ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2011, 05:13 AM   #55201
Xracer
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Michigan
Oddometer: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagespeed View Post
he'll need a sumo'd DR to make a proper comparison.



mine is not for sale however....

Where did you get your wheel/tire/brake setup? The cold, hard reality is that my DR spends 99.5% of it's time on pavement and after a few hairy moments of "understeer" with the skinny front Trailwing, I'm ready for some proper street rubber.
Xracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 05:30 AM   #55202
PHILinFRANCE
Beastly Adventurer
 
PHILinFRANCE's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: S W France my little bit of paradise
Oddometer: 1,086
17 euros

I'm off to Morocco in a couple of weeks and still have the stock tank on !!!! less than 3 gallons , so i've been looking at plastic tanks but the price frightened the hell out of me
Here's what i did for €17......and that was for the 5lt jerry can, i had the stainless lying about in the garage



Ohhh i made my own screen aswell

Phil
__________________
I,M HERE FOR A GOOD TIME NOT ALONG TIME
PHILinFRANCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #55203
alonzo
Misadventurer
 
alonzo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Northwest Ozarks
Oddometer: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by greener556 View Post
Is there any good write ups on DRZ400sm forks swaps out there??

I've been looking and can't much info.

Anyone know if the stems are the same, do they just bolt right up like the RM forks?? Any clearance issues with the forks and stock factory tank??
Looking at the parts fiche for the DR and the DRZ's it appears that the headstock bearings are all the same part number so chances of a bolt-up are pretty good.
If you google for "RT 30X52X16" (the bearing) it shows up for DR's DRZ's, RM's RMZ's, etc..
Here's a link to my RMZ fork install: http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/sho...rkinstall.html

Seems like I remember seeing a post here, maybe within the last couple of months, of someone who had put DRZ400[E|S] forks on a DR.

-- alonzo
__________________
2006 Suzuki DR650SE

1978 BMW R80/7
2009 BMW F650GS (do you think a new BMW every 30 years is too much?)

2006 Yamaha XT225
1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."
Ąsǝʞıq ʇɹıp ɟo ɟɟo ʎɐʇs pןnoɥs noʎ ǝqʎɐɯ uǝɥʇ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı
alonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:05 AM   #55204
Rumlover
Ed
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 707
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogjaw View Post
fixing to dive into my 06 DR, been talking to Keintech, super nice folks; starting with the carb, airbox, and moving on back from there... never worked on a carb before, but going to man up and go for it... any advice on where else to get the most noticeable improvement, please feel free to let me know. I have always been a big fan of suspension upgrades in my cars, not really sure where to go on the DR.
14T front sprocket
Rumlover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:08 AM   #55205
Rumlover
Ed
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 707
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodcat8 View Post
+1

I ate it in a sandtrap once. Bike did the exact same thing. I ended up pushing it......for miles. Out of desperation I started spitting on things because sand was lodged everywhere. Sure enough, there was a bit of sand in the kill switch not enabling it to fully release. Little more spit and a couple taps later, it fully released. Bike fired right up.
Welcome back. I always enjoyed your posts!
Rumlover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:14 AM   #55206
SprintST
Gnarly Adventurer
 
SprintST's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ottawa Ontario mailing address
Oddometer: 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biker Buzz View Post
I'm going to pick up my first Dual Sport tomorrow...a 2011 DR650! Kind of excited!
I'll just say this about that..... PROCYCLE.
__________________
"Let us never forget those who can't remember" [author unknown]
SprintST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:35 AM   #55207
Rusty Rocket
Life behind "Bars"
 
Rusty Rocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Northcentral CT
Oddometer: 8,497
I know that the DR650 has an automatic cam chain tensioner (acct), but at what point do I need to think about doing something with it or the cam chain itself. Almost zero discussion here about this subject. Is it really a set it and forget it item?
__________________
In the beginning, there was nothing. Even That exploded
2009 DR650
..1972 Penton Six-Days ..1971 Suzuki TS185.. 2005 KTM 400exc
Member of: AMA, NETRA, Blue Ribbon Coalition, CCCofVT, Berkshire TR, CT Ramblers
Rusty Rocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #55208
Foot dragger
singletracker
 
Foot dragger's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
Oddometer: 12,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket View Post
I know that the DR650 has an automatic cam chain tensioner (acct), but at what point do I need to think about doing something with it or the cam chain itself. Almost zero discussion here about this subject. Is it really a set it and forget it item?
Its automatic,no need to fool with it other then the gasket around the base of it tends to leak eventually. The DRZ400 is the one that gets the manual cam chain tensioner more often then not.
DR650 cam chains dont wear out any quicker then any other bike.
__________________
Some bikes around at times
Foot dragger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:43 AM   #55209
acap650
acap650
 
acap650's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Western PA
Oddometer: 555
It's a trials tire. Even though DOT approved probably not good for pavement - trials bikes run near single digit pressure in the tires and rarely exceed 40 mph. Also note the square profile would make leaning on pavement a challenge.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jon_l View Post
Just when I decided on a D606 front tire to replace the IRC GP-1 I have now, I saw this tire:



IRC TR-1 Dual Sport Front

Anyone used this? I am looking for better off-road traction in sand and rocks than the GP-1, with tolerable road manners.
acap650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:44 AM   #55210
plugeye
mc caregiver
 
plugeye's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Garland, Texas
Oddometer: 3,375
well maybe if you have run out of stuff to mess with.
fat chance of that for me, as 3 bikes all vie for attention
plugeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:49 AM   #55211
Foot dragger
singletracker
 
Foot dragger's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
Oddometer: 12,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by SprintST View Post
After struggling with the issue of bringing camping gear I have decided to leave it in Des Moines with the option of either having it shipped when I reach Colombia or simply buying what I need there.

There's just too much stuff and I really want to be in a position to enjoy some off-road riding and not be too burdened down.

I may very well regret this but I can envision being pissed off carrying all the stuff as far as South America and not using it. Then again I'll be equally pissed when opportunities present themselves and I don't have the gear.

So there you go. Thanks to everyone for the valuable input. If I could comfortably bring it I would but that's not turning out to be the case.

Cheers all. Hope to see some of you on the road to wherever.
People can and do overload the heck out of bikes when they head out on a trip,a 650 single works better when not chronicly over loaded especially in the dirt.
Might be handy to have someone ship stuff to you along the way.
Something to be said for having the bare minimum of stuff.
__________________
Some bikes around at times
Foot dragger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 06:57 AM   #55212
Foot dragger
singletracker
 
Foot dragger's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
Oddometer: 12,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by acap650 View Post
It's a trials tire. Even though DOT approved probably not good for pavement - trials bikes run near single digit pressure in the tires and rarely exceed 40 mph. Also note the square profile would make leaning on pavement a challenge.
Ive used the Pirelli DOT radial trials tire on my DRZe 400,hooks up so good on most dirt its amazing! Like velcro most of the time and gives a real smooth ride on rocks,pavement is not a problem as long as you get the DOT Pirelli,the other full competition trials tires will melt off quickly on pavement.
Leaning over on pavement is not a problem at all,at least for me running 11 to 13 lbs in the tire. The tire deforms enough it doesnt feel weird leaning over on the street. I wouldnt buy one just for street riding though by any means.
Friends have done over 2000 miles of hard scrabble dirt riding with these tires,your results may vary. I wont soon put another knobby on my plated DRZe,trials tire hooks up so good its like cheating!
They only come in 18" so a no go on a DR.
__________________
Some bikes around at times
Foot dragger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #55213
vintagespeed
fNg
 
vintagespeed's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonger, CA
Oddometer: 1,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogjaw View Post
.....never worked on a carb before, but going to man up and go for it... any advice on where else to get the most noticeable improvement, please feel free to let me know......
i did the DJ jet kit, tried it several ways and didn't like the super rich needle, wouldnt' start on choke without alot of swearing, had a mid-range surge, etc etc.

shim your stock needle with a .10 washer and add a 155/160 main jet. that'll put the smile on your face and still let your bike start up in the morning.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobbik View Post
...I kicked up the stand, pulled the clutch, hit the button ... and nothing.....
this is a good time to start removing those "safety" features on your bike, and it's the reason why i did it. when i hit that starter button i want my bike to start.

remove or bypass the side stand switch and clutch switch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
Where did you get your wheel/tire/brake setup?...I'm ready for some proper street rubber.
well, i did a fork swap to KX forks so i had to have a front wheel that fit the stock KX hub. i bought a pair of used Sun rims off ebay for $250, bought some spokes from Buchannan's (another $200) and ultimately laced & trued them myself. picked up the take-off tire set here for $100.

i LOVE the extra rubber, corners are a blast on this thing! i used to push my front skinny tire way too hard in the corners and hated that squirmy feeling when i'd get to the edge of the tire, no more with the SM setup! i have more rubber than i know what to do with now.
__________________
'12 Triumph ST3R corner raper (sold, sadly), '09 HusaBerg FE570 (also sold) and a bunch of 2 strokes that you dont want to read about. :)

TAT-2013: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=913898
SoCal_NoDak-2012: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829203
vintagespeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #55214
doug s.
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: md
Oddometer: 1,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by greener556 View Post
Is there any good write ups on DRZ400sm forks swaps out there??

I've been looking and can't much info.

Anyone know if the stems are the same, do they just bolt right up like the RM forks?? Any clearance issues with the forks and stock factory tank??
can't speak for the drz400, but i do know the rm125 (and i suspect the rm250 as well) is a direct plug-n-play...

oh ya - the hub also came from the rm125; re-laced to the wheel that was on my stock forks...

doug s.

doug s. screwed with this post 10-07-2011 at 09:34 AM Reason: mentioning the rm125 hub
doug s. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #55215
EBMOTT
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: SANTA ROSA, CA
Oddometer: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrophyHunter View Post
Ebmott - nicely done. Looks like you're preparing for a journey.....or just don't like stopping for gas.
i have three major trips in the future. the first big one will be the Dalton highway in alaska. the most northern port in the usa.
EBMOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014