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Old 09-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #54286
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I swear by RENTHAL sprockets-hard to come by here in the USA(like most decent things in life :p)
No. Any motorcycle shop can easily get Renthal sprockets. All the major distributors carry them but Renthal doesn't make any steel rear sprockets for the DR650.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #54287
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I contacted PBI about a month ago and they said they are setting up to make steel sprockets. I requested a 46T rear for the DR650, but I have no idea if they'll think that's a good size to manufacture.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #54288
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Perhaps unknown to you! Maybe you need to get out more.

PBI has been making high quality sprockets here in the good ol' US of A for over 30 years.
Their sprockets are made here in Oregon by Pesznecker Brother Inc. PBI makes lots of other metal products in addition to sprockets.
One of your competitors sell PBI sprockets. TPI I believe? The reputation among mostly KLR users was not great. This back about 5 or 6 years ago. Like 5000 miles from a countershaft sprocket. Hard to know with DR riders ... not that many distance riders.

What sort of current feedback are you getting from customers on the longevity of PBI sprockets? Will they outlast OEM Suzuki sprockets?
How much are they? (15T / 42T)
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #54289
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One of your competitors sell PBI sprockets. TPI I believe? The reputation among mostly KLR users was not great. This back about 5 or 6 years ago. Like 5000 miles from a countershaft sprocket. Hard to know with DR riders ... not that many distance riders.

What sort of current feedback are you getting from customers on the longevity of PBI sprockets? Will they outlast OEM Suzuki sprockets?
How much are they? (15T / 42T)
Kientech sells them too. I'm running a PBI 520 CS right now, but I only have 2K on it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #54290
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No. Any motorcycle shop can easily get Renthal sprockets. All the major distributors carry them but Renthal doesn't make any steel rear sprockets for the DR650.
And why would you want a steel one........if a Renthal spocket is good enough on a 160BHP Ducati v-twin,it's good enough for a 30 something BHP DR650?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #54291
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And why would you want a steel one........if a Renthal spocket is good enough on a 160BHP Ducati v-twin,it's good enough for a 30 something BHP DR650?
you wont get near the mileage from aluminum
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #54292
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I don't think many 160 HP Ducati's have crossed the Simpson.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:01 PM   #54293
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And why would you want a steel one........if a Renthal spocket is good enough on a 160BHP Ducati v-twin,it's good enough for a 30 something BHP DR650?
Yea! Renthal Aluminum! I think you should fit all three of your DR650's with Ally sprockets for S. America! Saves weight too!

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #54294
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And why would you want a steel one........if a Renthal spocket is good enough on a 160BHP Ducati v-twin,it's good enough for a 30 something BHP DR650?
Yeah, what they said. And horsepower has nothing to do with it..
Aluminum is good for a race bike or for a high performance setup. The DR650 is neither. Steel makes a lot more sense for dual sport riding. It will last longer which means the chain will last longer. The only benefit to running an alloy sprocket is you can save a pound or so of weight on the wheel. For a pro level MX rider it can make a difference. Most DR riders will be much more interested in drivetrain life than they will be in saving a pound.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #54295
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One of your competitors sell PBI sprockets. TPI I believe? The reputation among mostly KLR users was not great. This back about 5 or 6 years ago. Like 5000 miles from a countershaft sprocket. Hard to know with DR riders ... not that many distance riders.

What sort of current feedback are you getting from customers on the longevity of PBI sprockets? Will they outlast OEM Suzuki sprockets?
How much are they? (15T / 42T)
I have not heard of or seen any issues. I don't know anything about the KLR guys experience but I have to think that was whatever the problem was it was something unusual. I've been selling PBI since I first started in the motorcycle business back in the 80s.
Pricing is right in there with other name brand sprocket companies (Sunstar,Renthal). $18-$22 for fronts. Just like Renthal, they do not make steel rears to fit the DR650.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #54296
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Fng!

Well, I've been riding a 2005 KLR 250 since mid May, my 1st and until today, only steed. Went to take the test today to upgrade my moto permit to a full endorsement. Passed with flying colors. Came home to my wife saying she had a surprise... She told me to grab my helmet and we went for a ride. To my surprise she had purchased me a 2006 DR 650!

So today I joined the club!

That was late this afternoon, So I've not yet got a chance to take any pics. But I will when I get the chance. As I said, It's a 2006 with 3001 miles when I took the keys, a few more now... Has the airbox mod, and jetting done with factory exhaust. That won't last long.

This thing is an absolute night and day difference compared to my 250. But I guess that goes without being said. My only current complaints are the factory Suzuki gel seat, and the suspension. The seat is horrible. Planning on upgrading to a Seat Concepts as soon as I can afford it, have heard nothing bt good about there seats. As far as the suspension, I have to believe it has lowering links... Anybody have the centerline dimensions of a factory link vs. a lowereing link? I would really like it to be a little taller, and I'm nota long legged guy. It's just plain low! I'll start withe the links and go from there, upgrading the suspension as money allows. Is it truly worth going to the hassle and money to convert to USD forks vs. building the factory forks?

Sorry for the long post and crazy talk. Just super stoked about the new bike. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:02 AM   #54297
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Ungeheuer:Curious about the clearance and location. Do you have a pic of the sensor mounted on the bike?
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:28 AM   #54298
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What sort of current feedback are you getting from customers on the longevity of PBI sprockets? Will they outlast OEM Suzuki sprockets?
How much are they? (15T / 42T)
2,000km old PBR sprocket...
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:48 AM   #54299
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Help needed please , can anyone tell me what amount of oil i need for a full strip down ( clutch cover off) and new filters???, i know it says 2300mm on the casing but it usually takes more on full offs
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:09 AM   #54300
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Help needed please , can anyone tell me what amount of oil i need for a full strip down ( clutch cover off) and new filters???, i know it says 2300mm on the casing but it usually takes more on full offs
Cheers Phil
Oil change 2300 ml.
With a filter 2400 ml.
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The main thing is to check the level as per the manual.
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