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Old 04-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #47536
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ill try that but i doubt its that. when it turned on for the second time i tried turning the key and the headlight was on, but when i hit the start button, it clicked like it was the solenoid like you said, but the everything shut off not dimmed. just completly shut off. i turn the key and hit the turn signal swithch band the dash doesent even light up after the whole starting attempt.
Maybe a short to ground somewhere...trace the wiring, especially around the battery and the triple clamp.

ER makes a good point though, the fact that it doesn't start right now isn't a huge deal, at least not in the long run. After reading the last several pages since your wreck, my only advice to you (not that you asked for it) is to slow down and I'm not referring to how you ride. It's only been two days and you've already got parts ordered that you don't know for sure will fit. Between this site, TT, and DRriders, there is an abundant of information out there and you're only hurting yourself by not reading/researching before you make a decision.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #47537
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Hey guys, here's a video from my trip across the Brazilian Amazon on the famed BR-230 TransAmazonica Highway across the jungle. A remote track cutting across the largest rainforest in the world. The road is pretty straight for the most part but got hilly, here and there. It was nice to get up close and see what this famous jungle is about, but also sad to see how much of it is being burnt down for cattle ranches.

Filmed with a GoPro HD camera. August 2010.
Part of my 2 year trip around Latin America and Africa.Click here for more Videos.
Nice video and quite an adventure you have taken on. I also checked out some of your site/blog but will have to go back to it when I have more time to do so.

I also like how the bike has been setup

Thanks for sharing,

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:55 PM   #47538
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No chase trucks. We base out of Pismo Beach, motel it there for two nights. The ride begins in Tres Pinos at the breakfast place there (great!), lunch in Parkfield. Route varies depending on weather, mud and make up of group. Typically one ride is street based, the other dual sport.
We've been doing this ride over 15 years.

Yes, the SF Northstars did Songdog for years. We don't go there much now.

Not sure when the next Pismo ride is ... I'll PM you in advance
once I find out.

From the Los Padres dropping down to Cuyama.

Carrizo plain

Dirt alternative up to Army base. About 15 miles of fun. Don't try to keep up with this guy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:02 PM   #47539
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Hell , I been a mechanic for 24 years and just sold my 98 Corolla that I have had for 11 years with 377,000 km having changed the oil every 8K using good old petroleum based 5W30 every time. I guess I could have been using synthetic, for what reason? I do believe that synthetic is a better product, however just how many more klicks would I have got out of that Corolla for the price of synthetic? Likely not many. It's still going strong apparently at 425K?
Your Corolla is liquid cooled and likely never is driven in temps much over 70F. (Canada)

Your DR650 is AIR/OIL cooled and runs much hotter in general. Summers in the West and South West get just slightly warmer than up North.

The DR benefits hugely from synthetic oil. Basically turns a 50,000 mile motor into a 100,000 mile motor. (if 3rd gear and and NSU bolts don't get you )
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #47540
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My 2005 DR650 starts OK cold, but...

...it seems to take quite a while to warm up enough to run marginally enough to start riding. Once the engine has run for 6 or 7 minutes everything is fine, however.

My setup:
05 DR
Stock carb
No carb work done
Bar mounted choke
Stock tank and petcock

Any ideas what the problem could be, or are the DRs just cold blooded beasts?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:08 PM   #47541
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Maybe a short to ground somewhere...trace the wiring, especially around the battery and the triple clamp.

ER makes a good point though, the fact that it doesn't start right now isn't a huge deal, at least not in the long run. After reading the last several pages since your wreck, my only advice to you (not that you asked for it) is to slow down and I'm not referring to how you ride. It's only been two days and you've already got parts ordered that you don't know for sure will fit. Between this site, TT, and DRriders, there is an abundant of information out there and you're only hurting yourself by not reading/researching before you make a decision.
i know, this bikes my primary and i have no other transportation. i just sold my car 3 weeks ago. Need to get her up and running asap. and im not going blind here, i found someone who did the mod:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255915

ill be going by that page to guide me and my neighbor is helping me out. he loves projects like this
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #47542
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now a quick question. to get the ignition switch off the top triple tree, what tool will i need?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:14 PM   #47543
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now a quick question. to get the ignition switch off the top triple tree, what tool will i need?
Is it a #40 Torx ?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #47544
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Is it a #40 Torx ?
kind of looks like it but has a bar in the middle. the torx t40 wont fit because the bar interfiers.
looks like some kind of special screw...
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:31 PM   #47545
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1. 2000 DRZ400s front triple tree with forks and bar mounts
2. DRZ400s Front wheel with dunlop tire (80% tread) , brake rotor and speedo. $200

im about to order the front axle. aside from the new brake caliper, hose and master cylinder, what else do i need ?

i know someone did this mod with a 2002 triple tree but ive heard 2000 to current are the same.... i sure as hell hope so.
my only worry is the bearings.
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i know, this bikes my primary and i have no other transportation. i just sold my car 3 weeks ago. Need to get her up and running asap. and im not going blind here, i found someone who did the mod:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255915

ill be going by that page to guide me and my neighbor is helping me out. he loves projects like this
1996 to current triple tree is the same.

This is your primary transportation, and you're focused on upgrading the forks??

I'm begining to understand why my Dad looked at me like I was the milkman's son.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #47546
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1996 to current triple tree is the same.

This is your primary transportation, and you're focused on upgrading the forks??

I'm begining to understand why my Dad looked at me like I was the milkman's son.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #47547
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:58 PM   #47548
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...it seems to take quite a while to warm up enough to run marginally enough to start riding. Once the engine has run for 6 or 7 minutes everything is fine, however.

My setup:
05 DR
Stock carb
No carb work done
Bar mounted choke
Stock tank and petcock

Any ideas what the problem could be, or are the DRs just cold blooded beasts?
You just need a little carb adjustment, shim needle, remove plug and and richen idle mixture. The 'how to' had been covered many times here, do a search.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:00 PM   #47549
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Oops my bad, too much of a rush to get supper ready for the lady..

It's a 2008 with 22000kms. I do every kind of riding with it, lots of highway, city and trails. The only sign it gave me was a scraping sound at the end of the last ride (20 hwy kms) it sounded like muddy brake rotors. I did't take a picture of the cam chain guides, but they are worn right to the metal underneath
Sounds to me like the cam chain tensioner was removed at some time and then re-installed without first winding it back to the proper position. Doing this would put way too much tension on the chain, wear out the guides and break the chain. The same thing happened to Jammin' Jay before he got out of the states.

You also said it lost all compression. If that's true you also have bent valves. I'm 99.9% certain that you bent at least 2 valves when the chain broke and allowed the piston to hit the valve heads. You'll need to investigate that and take care of them before you can put it back together.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:03 PM   #47550
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yeah man. i have the other frame on standby, but i just ordered a set of things.

1. 2000 DRZ400s front triple tree with forks and bar mounts
2. DRZ400s Front wheel with dunlop tire (80% tread) , brake rotor and speedo. $200

im about to order the front axle. aside from the new brake caliper, hose and master cylinder, what else do i need ?

i know someone did this mod with a 2002 triple tree but ive heard 2000 to current are the same.... i sure as hell hope so.
my only worry is the bearings.
The DR and DRZ calipers are identical. You won't need one unless yours got damaged. You won't need another master cylinder either, unless your is toast.
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