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Old 09-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #54841
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Hey Guys,

I've been on the road six months now on my 2008 DR650. I started in Seattle with Alex Smith (RR: No Jobs, No Responsibilities) in April and now I've finally arrived in Cusco. The bike has performed admirably the entire 15,000 miles so far, although over the last week my rear end has absolutely given out. I carry a lot of gear, and I'm sure that has something to do with it. It also didn't help that I just covered 700 miles of dirt in ten days fully loaded from Huaraz to Cusco on the inland mountain roads. It was a blast, but now I'm paying for it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #54842
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Hey Guys,

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Make sure it isn't your suspension linkage, lots of moving parts down there.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:55 PM   #54843
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With Barnett you may end up with a very stiff clutch pull. This is typical of Barnett. STIFF SPRINGS ...
This opinion does not match my experience with the Barnett clutch for the DR650. Does a new Barnett have a stiffer pull than a worn out stock clutch? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. It's nothing anybody ever comments about.

The stock clutch works nice and maybe has better feel but it won't take very much abuse.

My favorite is the clutch kit from DP. High quality stuff, great feel, and it's still surviving just fine in the DR780.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #54844
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Starting to install a set of RMZ forks on my DR650. Anyone having already done this found a 300mm or larger front brake disk kit that will fit the RMZ front wheel?
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #54845
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Starting to install a set of RMZ forks on my DR650. Anyone having already done this found a 300mm or larger front brake disk kit that will fit the RMZ front wheel?
http://www.mototraction.com/p/962053...450-05-09.html

There is a pair of DRZ SM brackets here.. fwiw.
eBay 270821069984

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #54846
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that ebay link is for headlight brackets, not brake kits...

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #54847
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I know Barnett going back to the 1960's. They make products for Race Cars and bikes. For certain racing applications Barnett are fine. But for the DR650 I don't feel Barnett is the best choice. With Barnett you may end up with a very stiff clutch pull. This is typical of Barnett. STIFF SPRINGS ... which on the DR650 is not needed. Barnett started off making clutch kits for Drag racers.

The stock Suzuki items are superior to anything Barnett makes ... and are made specifically for your DR650, not a "One Size Fits All" approach.

Aftermarket parts rarely fits perfectly and nearly always are compromised in quality over the long term. YES ... the Suzuki items are most likely more expensive but if installed correctly should last a long time.
WOW

Thankes for the educated answer
After this i'll surly purchase The stock parts
this was also the answer i got form thumper Talk
Thanks again
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:10 PM   #54848
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Finally got my HID light. Works great and easy to install.true PNP..most difficult part was getting all of the wiring through the rubber boot ..if you go with this kit, make sure you click the right parts on your order..I didn't, DOH!! and there were many hassles..eventually got everything right..when in doubt, call them and go over everything first.. H4, and then you can choose your color of bulb..I went with 5000k and it works well for me..lo beam only, but it's enough!! http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...rcycle-HID-Kit
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:13 PM   #54849
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Bill:
Did you put this in Krusty's DR Index, where? Thanks.
just did. in 2 place engines & write ups.
thanks for the idea!
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #54850
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This opinion does not match my experience with the Barnett clutch for the DR650. Does a new Barnett have a stiffer pull than a worn out stock clutch? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. It's nothing anybody ever comments about.
I've not tried a DR with a Barnett ... but have ridden many bikes over the years with a Barnett clutch replacement. Most all were stiff.

How many miles do you have on your DR650 with the Barnett clutch in it?
Is the Barnett clutch pull as easy as stock?

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The stock clutch works nice and maybe has better feel but it won't take very much abuse.
I've read about a couple worn out clutches this year on this thread ... but over the long run not many DR650 clutch failures reported on this thread ... or elsewhere in DR650 world.

Anyone know how many riders here on this thread have had to replace their stock clutch?

In my riding group of mostly older DR650's (six DR's) we've not had a clutch failure yet. That's about five years riding with these same guys (and gals) Two of our guys pulled the clutch plates doing the NSU fix and both bikes had plates that measured close to stock spec. They both left them in place. No probs thus far. Just lucky I guess.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:54 PM   #54851
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just did. in 2 place engines & write ups.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:56 PM   #54852
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I've not tried a DR with a Barnett ... but have ridden many bikes over the years with a Barnett clutch replacement. Most all were stiff.

How many miles do you have on your DR650 with the Barnett clutch in it?
Is the Barnett clutch pull as easy as stock?

I've read about a couple worn out clutches this year on this thread ... but over the long run not many DR650 clutch failures reported on this thread ... or elsewhere in DR650 world.

Anyone know how many riders here on this thread have had to replace their stock clutch?

In my riding group of mostly older DR650's (six DR's) we've not had a clutch failure yet. That's about five years riding with these same guys (and gals) Two of our guys pulled the clutch plates doing the NSU fix and both bikes had plates that measured close to stock spec. They both left them in place. No probs thus far. Just lucky I guess.
I think the factory clutch is fine for most riders. Most bikes do light dual sport or ADV touring, but if you ride trails a lot the factory clutch doesn't like the abuse. Mine gets lots of trail duty, and my clutch is almost out of adjustment at 17,000 miles. I know there are many guys wearing out their motors before the clutch. Just my 2 cents. I will be using a tougher clutch next time.


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Old 09-24-2011, 11:03 PM   #54853
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I've read about a couple worn out clutches this year on this thread ... but over the long run not many DR650 clutch failures reported on this thread ... or elsewhere in DR650 world.
Yeah, DR650 clutches don't wear out prematurely. Under normal use the stock clutch will go quite a ways - 30,000 miles or more. It's when the going gets tough (like deep mud) where the clutch has to take some abuse the clutch will overheat and disintegrate.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:41 PM   #54854
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:18 AM   #54855
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Three words Elad: Genuine Suzuki Parts! Barnett are crap! Get Suzuki parts and have someone who understands a clutch install help you. Hopefully no serious damage. No Synthetic oil. Shalom!
You really are a fan of OEM parts!You forget that most OEM stuff is built to a budget by outside contractors
(Suzuki doesn't manufacture clutch plates).I cannot comment on Barnett,but you were saying the same about chains and sprockets,OEM is the last thing i'd use as a replacement,that's why we have things called upgrades.
A decent brand,such as Barnett or EBC will probably be as good if not better than OEM,these companies do massive testing on their products.It's usually the aftermarket firms that show the motorcycle manufacturers the way ahead through testing and racing!It's like shocks,would you rather have OEM over Ohlins or Wilbers?
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