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Old 02-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #59926
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The rear wheel is 18"
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #59927
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Clutch questions

While on a recent trip I had to take my '07 to a shop for what turned out to be a loose primary nut. The mechanic suggested heavy clutch springs which I allowed him to install.

Since then my clutch is quite grabby when engaging, especially when cold. I can adjust some of that out by adjusting the cable but then the clutch doesn't seem to disengage all the way.

I never had clutch issues before the work was done but with nearly 19,000 miles I guess anything is possible. Before I open her up again I'd like to have replacement parts on hand, so any suggestions on brands: stock Suzuki, DP or others? Anything else I should look for that might be causing my problem? The NSU bolts have already been locktited BTW.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:38 AM   #59928
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While in the middle of doing my RMZ250 Fork Swap (2007 RMZ) I'm about ready to unlace my SUN Supermoto Wheel that is currently laced to a stock DR650 Hub, and hopefully exchange the hub for a RMZ Hub, but any guesses to whether the spoke angles would be the same?

If not, what are my options?
this was done on my bike w/zero issues. spokes from the sm wheel which were on the dr hub worked fine w/the rm hub.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #59929
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While on a recent trip I had to take my '07 to a shop for what turned out to be a loose primary nut. The mechanic suggested heavy clutch springs which I allowed him to install.

Since then my clutch is quite grabby when engaging, especially when cold. I can adjust some of that out by adjusting the cable but then the clutch doesn't seem to disengage all the way.

I never had clutch issues before the work was done but with nearly 19,000 miles I guess anything is possible. Before I open her up again I'd like to have replacement parts on hand, so any suggestions on brands: stock Suzuki, DP or others? Anything else I should look for that might be causing my problem? The NSU bolts have already been locktited BTW.

Thanks, 'Hawk
i have only one recommendation - take it back to the mechanic and tell him you want it fixed, on his nickel. after all, his nickel is the one you gave him to fix your bike. i would suspect that installing standard clutch springs will make everything all better.

if the above is not conwenient, (you mentioned being on a trip), simply replace the springs w/stock-rated springs. not sure if one brand is better than any other. i generally try to go for most reasonable price, but do research to ensure cheap doesn't mean bad.

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #59930
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[QUOTE=ilragazzo;17966619]Yeah I saw him today... nice guy too, bad he thinks my jeep is not worth his DR. I might sell my jeep and ask him again with cash.... but I hate yellow.


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[SIZE=2]This is my winter project, I have put Honda CRF 450 forks and Gary Emig of "Emig Racing" made the triple clamps and steering stabilizer. The bike has a Honda front wheel and a RMZ 450 rear wheel. Gary made the spacers for the rear wheel to work. Installed TKC 80 tires front and rear.

Nice well thought out.



I am looking into that one.


As for getting a loan. If I can avoid it I will. But after looking at the yellow one earlier today I may just buy a new one.

KAMANDO thanks for the info, usefull knowledge here.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #59931
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Looks much more serious i.e. badass, less "cartoony" than some other colors.
Couldnt help but imagine how great it would look with a black supermoto front fender
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #59932
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Oh yeah ...

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #59933
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The rear wheel is 18"
Huh?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #59934
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The rear wheel is 18"
Is this a question?

Its a 17".
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #59935
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Is this a question?

Its a 17".
I think he's talking about his own rear wheel on the bike pictured above. Bergdonk asked about it being a 19". Could be wrong though.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #59936
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While in the middle of doing my RMZ250 Fork Swap (2007 RMZ) I'm about ready to unlace my SUN Supermoto Wheel that is currently laced to a stock DR650 Hub, and hopefully exchange the hub for a RMZ Hub, but any guesses to whether the spoke angles would be the same?

If not, what are my options?
I'm will shortly be lacing an ex RMZ Excel rim to my DR650 hub because the DID did its usual cracking thing at the join. Because of the bigger holes in the rim, I'm using HD spokes too, and will probably have to open out the holes in the hub a bit to to suit. Should get around to it in the next week or so. Spokes are the same length.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #59937
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I agree the gray does nothing for the DR.
Not sure I like it either makes it look like faded black. I tend to like the Blue, or Yellow , not to hip on the white either.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #59938
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Helped the local Suzuki dealer put together a new DR today,.. Looks really good in gray.
I like the grey. Looks a whole lot less cartoony than my yellow DR. But Spongebob looks good my my yellow one and he'd stick out too much on the gray so I'll stick with the funny cartoony yellow I guess. If I ever buy a new one I'd consider the gray. These bikes ain't meant to be styling ya know.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #59939
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I like the grey. Looks a whole lot less cartoony than my yellow DR. But Spongebob looks good my my yellow one and he'd stick out too much on the gray so I'll stick with the funny cartoony yellow I guess. If I ever buy a new one I'd consider the gray. These bikes ain't meant to be styling ya know.
Yellow is the traditional Suzuki racing color from way back. Think Roger DeCoster. My Suzuki's back then were all yellow. Wish my white DR was yellow.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #59940
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Yellow is the traditional Suzuki racing color from way back. Think Roger DeCoster. My Suzuki's back then were all yellow. Wish my white DR was yellow.
For 350 bucks you can get Yellow plastics from ProCycle
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