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Old 10-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #55141
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Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(
i'm the same size, 5'9 on a good day though, and i love my Seat Concepts seat! i commute every day (except for yesterday & today due to rain.. :( ) and i love it. no longer does my rear ache.

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Replace when it starts falling apart...
i agree, but i'd add that the poster should check the condition of the stock filter. mine has shrunk and was lifting at the far corner letting dirt by. i added some wire around the filter foam to hold it to the inner support to keep it from pulling away and not sealing.

i think it shrinks a little with age, like me.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:56 PM   #55142
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Hello all, I was doing the nsu check last night on my 2009 dr650 with 4000 km, and found that the bolts were Allen head from factory
Not sure if this has been brought up before should make checking a lot easier
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #55143
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After picking my DR up a week or five back my friends been so impressed he's been on the look out for one !!! anyway he got one 1996 with 38k km on the clock for 1200 and in mint condition.................just one small problem at very low speed it's a little lumpy !!! feels like it's lacking gas !!! Any ideas ??????
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #55144
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After picking my DR up a week or five back my friends been so impressed he's been on the look out for one !!! anyway he got one 1996 with 38k km on the clock for 1200 and in mint condition.................just one small problem at very low speed it's a little lumpy !!! feels like it's lacking gas !!! Any ideas ??????
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The tiny filter that's in the fuel inlet. You have to pull the gasline off the carb to find it. It's inside the brass inlet. Pull it out and clean it. I tossed mine out and put an inline filter in the fuel line.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #55145
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Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(

Well, I am 5' 8", but more in the 215lb range . I have the Corbin seat and love it. I couldn't ride the stocker for more then 40-50 miles at a time. The Corbin I can go till the gas runs out. It is narrow in the front for standing then wider in the back for comfort. I have stiff springs on mine so even with my weight the bike doesn't sag much when I sit on it. I can't flat foot...but it doesn't bother me.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #55146
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The tiny filter that's in the fuel inlet. You have to pull the gasline off the carb to find it. It's inside the brass inlet. Pull it out and clean it. I tossed mine out and put an inline filter in the fuel line.
Thumbs up on getting rid of the tiny filter in the carb inlet. I also put me a in line filter in.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:17 PM   #55147
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Corbin or Sargent for on-road only?
the first one that comes up used for a good deal. if you go w/a corbin, be sure it fits your tank; the sargent is supposed to fit any tank. another option would be to get a seat concepts or procycle kit to refurb the stock seat; awailable from procycle.com

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:19 PM   #55148
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the first one that comes up used for a good deal. if you go w/a corbin, be sure it fits your tank; the sargent is supposed to fit any tank. another option would be to get a seat concepts or procycle kit to refurb the stock seat; awailable from procycle.com

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If you have the duckets you can send your seat in to procycle and get $75 towards another seat. All they are doing is refabbing your seat when you send it back and reselling it. They will give you a credit towards another for yours.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #55149
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Has anyone used TCI Products skid plate? I like the side engine guards.

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...roducts_id=569

Has it held up good? Is it easy to R&R? Worth the money?
Have not seen/used one in person but my only concern would be if an otherwise simple slide/impact would bend the mounting tabs and generate a single impact point directly into the side case? Otherwise they look very stout and BMWish.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:29 PM   #55150
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Have not seen/used one in person but my only concern would be if an otherwise simple slide/impact would bend the mounting tabs and generate a single impact point directly into the side case? Otherwise they look very stout and BMWish.
you still need case armor, at least on the left side; imo - nothing to stop the gear shift lever from hitting the case... my bike is street only; i need to get some case armor...

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #55151
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Someone was complaining about how much disassembly was necessary to remove the oil filter with the TCI set-up. He wasn't very happy.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:08 PM   #55152
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I put led turn signal lites on my 97 dr 650 now all 4 lites blink fast when I try right or left. got the lites from Virtual village .com I don't want to add resisters. is there a relay kit that works?
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:49 PM   #55153
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Ride it for an hour at about 16psi. Get some heat into it and then see what it looks like.
Sometimes they're deformed by the way they're strapped when shipped.
This might make sense. I have been running it at 25 psi. guess i could give it a try. Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:51 PM   #55154
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It's pretty rare ... but out of round or lop sided tires do happen on occasion.
Double check to make certain the tire is fully seated into the rim. Sometimes you need over 60 PSI to have it "Pop" and fully seat.

What kind of tire is it?
Kenda 270 tire.

Looks fully seated all the way around the rim on both sides? Could it still need seating?
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #55155
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Kenda 270 tire.

Looks fully seated all the way around the rim on both sides? Could it still need seating?
No....usually there's a little raised rubber ring on the tire near the wheel. If that ring is evenly spaced from the rim all the way around on both sides the tire is seated correctly. Run your finger all the way around on that ring and make sure it's seated evenly.

If it still looks misshapen there's something else going on with that tire.

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