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Old 03-12-2011, 02:33 PM   #45871
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My mods (all made in one go):
FMF Q4 Full System: Exhaust & PowerBomb Header
Extended fuel mixture screw
Moose DynoJet Jet Kit
Airbox Side Removed
Main Jet 160
FS 1 turn
DJ needle 4th clip from bottom with washer
Drilled slide

I installed the DJ kit as per the instructions, except that I used the 160 jet, since a few inmates reckoned the 170 was too rich.

May be I should have made one mod at a time, but I got the bike running rich and I'm in the process of adjusting the AF screw to try to get it just right.
If it is important to you, I suggest you keep an eye on your fuel consumption, which - in my case - came down to 14 lts/km.
My 2 cents
Appreciate the feedback. I'll likely try the FMF Q4 with my current set-up and see how things go, 'cause I think it would pretty much mirror what you've listed here, except I'll be using the stock header pipe. I was going to add the extended fuel mixture screw and stainless screws on the carb lid during the main jet swap out, which might still be worth it for $25.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:37 PM   #45872
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I recently bought a '99 Bandit 1200 and as much fun as the DR has been it has to go.

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #45873
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Ok, I'ts getting to be decision time. I have looked an an '08 DR650 with 6,900 miles in nice shape and can buy it for $3,000

On the other hand I can buy an '07 DRZ400 with only 664 miles for the same money! Other than a little rust on the chain it is as new.

Now I'll give you a little background info to help me make up my mind. I have been riding for 40 years now (dinosaur!) and have raced East Coast Enduros in the past but have given up hard core dirt riding. Most of my ring with whichever bike I buy will be mostly secondary roads, dirt roads and the occasional single track thrown in. It would also be used for a trip into Mexico if I ever get the opportunity.

Right now I'm leaning towards the 650 but I do like the lesser weight and better suspension of the 400.

Somebody help me make up my mind!

BTW I think I will also post this in the DRZ thread

I agree with the others about it being a better trail than highway bike. And I agree with Nordie about it being better for a shorter, lighter rider. If this is you, maybe it's worth considering.

You might also check out Nicomama's ride reports. She rides a DRZ400, but she's 5'4 and I doubt if she's even 120 lbs. She does a lot of highway riding on it (on D606's no less), but she rides by herself so she doesn't need to keep up with anybody.

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:45 PM   #45874
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #45875
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Suspension upgrades are always worth the cash, even before engine upgrades. But first it would be good to just ride with the suspension just the way it is. That way, you know where things are before you start messing with it. Depending on your weight and riding style, you'll probably want to throw some Intiminators or Emulators in the forks, and maybe stiffer springs. For the rear shock, a Gold Valve and maybe a stiffer spring.



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After years of lurking here, a brief flirtation w/ a DL650 a few years ago, and a move to the PNW from New England I have finally committed to taking the jump into adv. riding and the DR650 is my new ride. I've been riding for almost 30 years, had 15 bikes prior (primarily sport-touring the last 15 years), well over 300K miles behind me and I am pretty excited about making this change. It's got long enough legs to do some touring, yet dirt worthy enough to go play with my daughter on her crf50 as she learns the ropes... it's a great way to start. I'm attending a two day adv riding camp w/ Puget Sound Safety in May to bring me up to speed a bit off road technique.

First farkles:
- standard engine and bar protective bits
- Happy Trails Teton Pans
- small screen
- IMS 4.9 tank
- Spencer seat mod
- mirror extenders
- tank panniers
- pivoting bar risors
- Denali LED lights
- heated grips
- rear rack

Just found a killer deal on nice boots too, Gaerne SG10's for 299.99 shipped!

All advice appreciated... I've been browsing this thread, but... 45K + posts... holy shit!
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #45876
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I have actually owned both bikes and agree with whomever said if your going to do any high way riding go with the 650. There is no question the 650 holds the title on the road. The 650 in my opinion outweighs the 400 in the functionality department.

I will say this, the suspension is horrible in a stock 650.



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Ok, I'ts getting to be decision time. I have looked an an '08 DR650 with 6,900 miles in nice shape and can buy it for $3,000

On the other hand I can buy an '07 DRZ400 with only 664 miles for the same money! Other than a little rust on the chain it is as new.

Now I'll give you a little background info to help me make up my mind. I have been riding for 40 years now (dinosaur!) and have raced East Coast Enduros in the past but have given up hard core dirt riding. Most of my ring with whichever bike I buy will be mostly secondary roads, dirt roads and the occasional single track thrown in. It would also be used for a trip into Mexico if I ever get the opportunity.

Right now I'm leaning towards the 650 but I do like the lesser weight and better suspension of the 400.

Somebody help me make up my mind!

BTW I think I will also post this in the DRZ thread
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #45877
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i've riden both. yes very different bikes.
prior to the wr250r and the klx250s the drz-s was THE best of the "light" japanese street legal dirtbike/DS.
the dr has always been more street/tour oriented.

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I have actually owned both bikes and agree with whomever said if your going to do any high way riding go with the 650. There is no question the 650 holds the title on the road. The 650 in my opinion outweighs the 400 in the functionality department.

I will say this, the suspension is horrible in a stock 650.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #45878
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After years of lurking here,... the DR650 is my new ride.

First farkles:
- standard engine and bar protective bits
- Happy Trails Teton Pans
- small screen
- IMS 4.9 tank
- Spencer seat mod
- mirror extenders
- tank panniers
- pivoting bar risors
- Denali LED lights
- heated grips
- rear rack



All advice appreciated... I've been browsing this thread, but... 45K + posts... holy shit!

Skip the Spencer seat mod and go right to a better seat like a Seat Concepts, Sargent, etc.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #45879
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And I agree with Nordie about it being better for a shorter, lighter rider. If this is you, maybe it's worth considering.
Rob
Another vote for the 650, I'm 6' tall and 215 lbs.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #45880
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Hey WojoMan. What windscreen is that mounted on your DoctoR?
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #45881
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chain

I remove chain and sprokets and soak in kerosene overnight occasionally thus the reason to remove the chain
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #45882
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Hey WojoMan. What windscreen is that mounted on your DoctoR?
It's in the title of his post. Screens for bikes.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #45883
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It's in the title of his post. Screens for bikes.
Yup, that would be the one.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #45884
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Need carb info .

My bikes been down for a little over a year(torque limiter killed my case) so I decided it was time to fix it but before I tear the motor down I wanted to start it up to make sure everything still works.
I replaced my old chewed up stator with another one, charged the battery...it would turn over but not start up.
The plugs are firing but my guess is old gas, so I pulled the carb from the motor (all but the choke cable) to clean the carb out but I cant get the screws out of the bowl, I dont want to strip them but ther serious tite.

Whats the trick to get'n these screws out ?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #45885
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I used a impact driver to remove my carb screws. Others have been successful with vice grips. Everyone agrees they are verrrrrrrrrrrrry tight. Replace them with hex head screws from hardware store. I think they have a gorilla put them on!
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