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Old 08-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #53701
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Engines are shipped with oil from factory. But i agree on most dealer wrenches incompitence
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #53702
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Engines are shipped with oil from factory. But i agree on most dealer wrenches incompitence
I was told some come with an oil more in line with running in so dumping it after 24 miles might not be that great an idea.

From my experience the DR takes a while to truly be run in,at least the 1600 kms the factory recommends.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:21 PM   #53703
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Does anyone know if the back rim of a 1993 DR650 will fit on a 2000 DR650? There is one available for cheap and I want to be able to swap dirt to street with an extra set of wheels. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #53704
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Does anyone know if the back rim of a 1993 DR650 will fit on a 2000 DR650? There is one available for cheap and I want to be able to swap dirt to street with an extra set of wheels. Thanks!
No. only the 1996 to current will interchange.
The brake rotor bolt pattern is different and the brake rotor is smaller.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #53705
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No. only the 1996 to current will interchange.
Bummer! I already committed to it..
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #53706
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Bummer! I already committed to it..
Maybe someone here has a solution.
Suzuki redesigned the DR in 96 and very few things pre 96 will interchange.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:22 PM   #53707
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The motorcycles I've uncrated the last few years did not have oil in them except for the forks and shock.

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Engines are shipped with oil from factory. But i agree on most dealer wrenches incompitence
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #53708
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Bluhduh Today, I Had Three Flats on My DR650

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #53709
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That bike has to have a skidplate.
She's got one , the guy had taken it off for the street
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:40 AM   #53710
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My 06 DR650 has developed a clutch side oil leak. I think its either from the engine chain tensioner gasket, or the clutch cover gasket. I did take the clutch cover off abouth a month ago to do the NSU screws. I didn't notice an oil leak before that, but I did clean the engine at the same time so maybe I just couldn't see it before. I keep cleaning all the oil off try try to find the source, but I can't tell.

I did accidently overfill the engine oil about a week ago. I have read that that can cause the chain tensioner gasket to fail, so I'm leaning towards that being the problem.

I have read about people using talcum powder or baby powder to find the oil leak. Just wondering how that would work, wouldn't it just blow off when you started riding??

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:02 AM   #53711
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Hi fellow DR riders.

This last saturday i picked up my DR 650. Really like the bike so far.

Some picks over here:
http://a-stefanes.hyves.nl/album/667...aald/kuHbc1gx/



She's from 2006, an New-Zealand model, which has been imported to the Netherlands in 2009. By the previous / first owner.

There is an aftermarket exhaust (slip-on) fitted. So far i definately need new tires, so i ordered them this morning:


Heidenau K60 Scout.

I;m not looking for great performance mods, just want the biek to be running properly. I feel it is definately running lean. A lot of popping on decel. So far it seams that by pulling the air snorkel, raising the needle 2 mm / 0.08 inch. and drilling the plug for the (idle) mixture screw. Including an axtra hole in the slide. And then i would have a smooth running bike?

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:16 AM   #53712
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Does anyone know if the back rim of a 1993 DR650 will fit on a 2000 DR650? There is one available for cheap and I want to be able to swap dirt to street with an extra set of wheels. Thanks!
whole wheel or just the rim?
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:20 AM   #53713
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Seeing tha the is talking abouw swapping wheels. Dirt / street. i'm guessing a whole wheel, not just the rim.

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:46 AM   #53714
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dont quote me, but i read up on this a few years ago and at the very least the rear discs are different from 1996 on with the SE models... different bolt hole pattern and disc diameter. that alone would make it difficult, apart from possibly different axle diameters and overall width with the swingarm.

i got some of the info from the metalgear.com.au wesite but they dont let the public access full disc specs anymore.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:37 AM   #53715
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Great Story

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Wow you had quite a day, I enjoyed reading about it but felt guilty being entertained at your expense. You gotta be tough to stick with a sport like motorcycles after days like that. I live on the edge of some total wilderness and know my days comming sooner or later
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