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Old 04-19-2011, 07:06 AM   #47701
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Just installed an HID headlight on my ride. Just wondering where everybody puts their ballast? I put mine on top of the lamp, under the wiring bundle near the speedo. Im afraid its going to get too hot. Any suggestions?

I asked this a couple of weeks ago, but this thread moves so fast it got lost lol
Mine's just to the right of the headlight just barely under the fairing - so far (about 10,000 miles) so good.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:40 AM   #47702
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The rebuilt DR finally lives.

1996 DR650SE finally rebuild after many late nights(picture attached)-

kehin flatside carb-Rob MX USA
stainless staintune header and pipe with baffle removed

A bit of a picture for the DR lads. I hope you like it and peace and power to the protagonists of the almighty DR!

I built the thing myself except for the head. I'm a machinist, but have a mate who is an expert in such automotive areas who did up the head for me.
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Head and Camshaft Journals rebuilt(line bored) courtesy of Steve Goostrey, SAL Manufacturing-Crows Nest Service Station and Automotive Engineering(QLD)

Rebuilt crankcase/new seals

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Heavy duty stainless spokes
Corbin touring seat
Safari 32L translucent tank
racetech fork springs and rear spring
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #47703
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I'd assume I'd back the idle adjustment knob out to the point where it doesn't have an affect on idle speed, so I can better tell what the FM screw is doing... but I'm not sure. Thanks!
The point where the idle speed screw has no effect is when the engine dies from too slow an idle setting. If it doesn't die then the throttle cable is holding the throttle slightly open and needs to be adjusted to have more free-play.

The idle speed and mixture adjustments are interrelated. A change in one will have an effect on the setting of the other. Set the idle speed close to the recommended 1500 rpm and then make the mixture adjustments. If it's all way out of whack the mixture will have a big effect on the idle speed and you will have to re-adjust the speed. Then go back and check the mixture screw setting. Make any final adjustments with the motor at full operating temperature.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:08 AM   #47704
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ooh, i'd love to have one of these...
look close and see if this will fit your bike jay, before i ship

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:24 AM   #47705
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Some nice looking bikes poppin' up on here. Good to see everyone's interpretation of what a DR is for them. Part of the fun of this bike, I think.

Screen - guessing only but it looks like Cee Baileys Commuter http://www.ceebaileys.com/suzuki/dr650z400ws.html I have the Sport and it's worked well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #47706
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Just installed an HID headlight on my ride. Just wondering where everybody puts their ballast? I put mine on top of the lamp, under the wiring bundle near the speedo. Im afraid its going to get too hot. Any suggestions?

I asked this a couple of weeks ago, but this thread moves so fast it got lost lol
I put mine on TOP of the little fairing shelf over the wiring bundle. In other words its actually mounted to the plastic fairing, visible from the riding position. That way, its exposed to air but well protected from driving water and debris. I just drilled holes and zip tied it to the little shelf. There is just enough room there if you place it at an angle all the way tight to the backside of the fairing above the light lens.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #47707
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I put mine on TOP of the little fairing shelf over the wiring bundle. In other words its actually mounted to the plastic fairing, visible from the riding position. That way, its exposed to air but well protected from driving water and debris. I just drilled holes and zip tied it to the little shelf. There is just enough room there if you place it at an angle all the way tight to the backside of the fairing above the light lens.
I managed (barely) to zip-tie the hell out my wiring bundle and attach all that stuff, including the ballast, below the headlight and behind the cowl. It's not ideal, but it's out of the way.

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:46 AM   #47708
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I managed (barely) to zip-tie the hell out my wiring bundle and attach all that stuff, including the ballast, below the headlight and behind the cowl. It's not ideal, but it's out of the way.

Rob
all is well until you have a wiring problem.
then its: well i'm bloody facked
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #47709
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The IMS-supplied petcock is of questionable quality. I used it initially, and it wasn't long before it became difficult to turn on and off. It was at that point that I was nervous enough about it that I replaced it with the Raptor petcock. It took a little while to hog out the petcock hole in the bottom of the tank for it to fit, but it worked.

Now if I could just do something about that stupid up-turn on the FCR carb for the fuel line so I didn't have to loop the damn thing coming off the tank.

Rob
Early in this thread there were several reports about the IMS petcock. Lots of them stiffened up. Mine has been OK. Not hard to turn, no leaks ... so I've left it in place. IMS claimed they changed the part and went with a different petcock at some point around 2006.

With your FCR carb and IMS tank, how many miles until you run dry? Is the tank totally empty at that point?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:00 AM   #47710
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Early in this thread there were several reports about the IMS petcock. Lots of them stiffened up. Mine has been OK. Not hard to turn, no leaks ... so I've left it in place. IMS claimed they changed the part and went with a different petcock at some point around 2006.

With your FCR carb and IMS tank, how many miles until you run dry? Is the tank totally empty at that point?
Well, that's hard to say. I think the loop in my fuel line is causing problems, because it runs "dry" somewhere south of the 4-gal mark. The Raptor Petcock's reserve line is right at the bottom of the tank, so in theory, you should be able to use darn near all of the fuel in the tank, but that loop isn't helping. The only way I can figure to eliminate it is to lose the in-line filter.

As for MPG, it varies a bit. If I take a relaxed ride off the freeway, I can get around 48 mpg. But if I'm "having fun" I get a worst of mid 30's to typically lower-mid 40's.

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all is well until you have a wiring problem.
then its: well i'm bloody facked
It's not as bad as I made it sound. And with my Denali LED lights, those things are so good that I could operate without the headlight just fine.

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #47711
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Some nice looking bikes poppin' up on here. Good to see everyone's interpretation of what a DR is for them. Part of the fun of this bike, I think.

Screen - guessing only but it looks like Cee Baileys Commuter http://www.ceebaileys.com/suzuki/dr650z400ws.html I have the Sport and it's worked well.
I sent you a PM about my suspension upgrade.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #47712
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I sent you a PM about my suspension upgrade.
This is the fairing I have. http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
It works well and the lights are very bright. When I ride with my son who also has a DR you can not tell if his light is on or not when we are both stopped side by side.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #47713
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This is the fairing I have. http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
It works well and the lights are very bright. When I ride with my son who also has a DR you can not tell if his light is on or not when we are both stopped side by side.
I'm considering one of those. How do you find the wind protection/deflection? How tall are you? are you running the Halogens, the HID or a combination? Are HIDs really worth the extra dough? I know they free up some power, but I'm only running grips as a powered accessory. I might add a 12v for charging crap and running an air pump later, but I'm not looking to get set up for heated gear or anything drawing a lot of power.

I have a blue 2k7 and Britannia can't match Suzuki blue, so I can't decide if I should go with white, black or Husqvarna blue...anyone out there have a Husqvarna blue on a blue DR? comments?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:38 PM   #47714
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I'm considering one of those. How do you find the wind protection/deflection? How tall are you? are you running the Halogens, the HID or a combination? Are HIDs really worth the extra dough? I know they free up some power, but I'm only running grips as a powered accessory. I might add a 12v for charging crap and running an air pump later, but I'm not looking to get set up for heated gear or anything drawing a lot of power.

I have a blue 2k7 and Britannia can't match Suzuki blue, so I can't decide if I should go with white, black or Husqvarna blue...anyone out there have a Husqvarna blue on a blue DR? comments?

Thanks for your input.
I checked out the site... that fairing setup is slick, but dang... $465 CDN (which is $482 USD right now). Add another $50 for shipping and there's no mention of the cost of upgrading to HID, which is kinda mandatory on the DR.

My new Denali LED aux lights are FANTASTIC. For $279 they're good enough to use without the actual headlight. That's how much light they put out. I think I'll stick with what I have.

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:23 PM   #47715
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What do people do with their old BST40 carbs when they replace with TM40? I may be willing to purchase one from someone with a spare one around.
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