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Old 02-18-2011, 09:07 AM   #45001
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Hi people,
I am looking at a DR650SE 2008 model with about 41,000km (25,500 miles).

Any good advice on what to look out for when checking the bike. I have been riding street bike most of the time and this will be my first dual sport bike. So will appreciate if anyone can tell me any potential problem with a DR650SE with this amount of milage.

Thanks in advance.
Check the upper chain roller. Make sure there isn't a hole in the frame where the roller should be. I wouldn't be afraid of the mileage really. Look at the airfilter. You can tell alot if it's filthy. If you do buy it check the NSU screws.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #45002
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I put this how to over on TT:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=957802
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:10 AM   #45003
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Don't say I never gave you anything. $1,000 off coupon for a new 2009 DR650. Good until March 31,2011

The fact they included the DR650 in the offer I'm assuming some dealers must still have them in stock.

Not a joke, this is a legimate Suzuki promotion from their website.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/microsites/1koff.aspx

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Wow. This really has my brain in a tizzy. I just called my local dealer and asked him to do a search in his system for any leftover 2009s. I haven't heard back from him yet.

The MSRP in '09 was $5,699. What do you think a fair offer would be?

I was thinking $4,900.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #45004
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Even though my Carb jetting and Airbox are modified, I can't really argue with leaving the bike totally stock if doing a long range, extended ride. The only time power will drop off significantly will be at very high altitudes, like in the Andes and Himalayas. In the Andes you'll be riding over 15,000 ft. in a few places. Himalayas, even higher. The stock DR, as mentioned, does pretty well up to about 12K ft. (4K meters) In reality, by 12K its pretty gutless. But when up that high for extended periods there is a quick and easy solution: Remove the air box side cover. About a five minute job.
That's it? Awesome. One less question for when I'm rollin' down there.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #45005
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I picked up a used black 09 with 385 miles for 3900.00 in showroom condition about a month ago.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #45006
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The stock bar size is 7/8ths. I think any of the normal name brand bars will work fine. They do come in many different styles tho so it would be a good idea to call a customer service rep and tell them your height and riding style so they can point you toward the correct rise and pull back of bar. I have renthals on mine and they have survived many crashs.
That's a sweet looking bike you got. Is that and L.E.D tail light? It looks from the picture like it sits flush to the fender, any idea where it came from? Enjoy your new bike and read this thread in your spare time, it will tell you almost everything about your bike.
thanks for informations. yes its led tail light but has single curcuit lamp. the previous owner of bike had made it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:06 AM   #45007
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NSU bungle

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Broke the plastic hole on the NSU that surrounds the top screw. The star washer broke off a big chunk of the plastic while I was tightening it down. Wasn't talking about cutting metal. Just assumed that since the plastic housing is compromised, the screw will be more likely to back out. It used to be a plastic circle on the right side of the NSU, but 30-40 % of the plastic is not there. Don't want to take off the NSU but..........
Will try to take pictures today.......
okay, here is a pic or two to show what is the current NSU state. I guess I am thinking it has been compromised, so it would be better to just take the NSU off. Does anyone think it can be salvaged or should it just come off?
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #45008
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #45009
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If you can thoroughly de-grease/de-oil it, you can get some GRAY (NOT WHITE) Marine Tex, an appropriate sized metal bushing, then epoxy the bushing into place with the Marine Tex. I think that would work, if you are determined to salvage it. I would not attempt this repair with any other epoxy.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:55 AM   #45010
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Chain question

I'm looking to get a clip-type master link for my 08 650. The manual says OEM is a DID 525 v9. My chain, which I assumed was OEM is stamped v8. I understand you can't switch master links across brands, and I'm having trouble finding one specified for the 525 v8. Any insights or part numbers?

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Old 02-18-2011, 12:08 PM   #45011
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If you can thoroughly de-grease/de-oil it, you can get some GRAY (NOT WHITE) Marine Tex, an appropriate sized metal bushing, then epoxy the bushing into place with the Marine Tex. I think that would work, if you are determined to salvage it. I would not attempt this repair with any other epoxy.
Sorry, I'm am new to alot of this. Let me see if I understand. A bushing is a metal threaded piece that I would glue to the plastic piece and put through it? I know you live on big island, so can you find marine tex in auto part stores??
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:26 PM   #45012
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Wow. This really has my brain in a tizzy. I just called my local dealer and asked him to do a search in his system for any leftover 2009s. I haven't heard back from him yet.

The MSRP in '09 was $5,699. What do you think a fair offer would be?

I was thinking $4,900.

$4049 http://springfield.craigslist.org/mcd/2220256722.html

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Old 02-18-2011, 12:56 PM   #45013
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any help would be much appreciated. I am on a time crunch. Moving. Have to get my bike done and out of my place in less than 10 days. Can this NSU be workable or should I just cut the wires and remove????
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #45014
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Wow!

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #45015
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Just got a call from the shop regarding my '08 that was having some trouble. I feared the worst but in the end it just needed a new fuel line. $10 later and I'm on the road.

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