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Old 02-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #60016
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In my opinion, not likely the valve adjustments. Check your chain and sockets - specially front! I had a strange "rattle" in front that ended going away with a new chain and sprockets.

How many miles on your current chain?

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Had some wierd valve clatter sort've noise under heavy engine loads at low RPMs. Been about a thousand miles since my last valve adjustment, no issues. Put it up for about a month to dodge the worst of the winter weather, pulled her out to get to work and encountered it. Not terribly sure what it was, but was a little scary!

Could the valves need an adjustment this early due to sitting? WTF?
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #60017
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2008 with 1650 miles, stock skid plate. Cold ride home, but fun ! Let the mods begin, LOL
Looks a lot like the 2007 U just brought home. What kind of hand guards are those? Is there a manf name?
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #60018
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Looks a lot like the 2007 U just brought home. What kind of hand guards are those? Is there a manf name?
Those are factory Suzuki hand guards.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #60019
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Yep every DR650 comes with those, and has since 1996 at least.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #60020
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Yep every DR650 comes with those, and has since 1996 at least.
Grrr

And now I understand why the bolts for the levers are "not quite right" due to some tinkering.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #60021
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Grrr
Just noticed you are a fellow Mainer. Never heard of Maine referred to as the mitten though? Anyhow I have a set of the stock blue DR650 handguards you can have for free if you are close enough.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #60022
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Just noticed you are a fellow Mainer. Never heard of Maine referred to as the mitten though? Anyhow I have a set of the stock blue DR650 handguards you can have for free if you are close enough.
My wife referred to here as just that, right smack dab in the center of what she opined as "The Mitten." For me doing so honors her memory a little bit. I just wonder what other bits of stuff were pulled off the bike before it came to me...

I'm in an unorganized territory near Brownville. When the weather warms, the whole state will be close enough! Thank you for the kind offer!

I've seen other pics of hand guards that look a lot like they also connect to the bar ends? Does that mean the weights must go?

Also saw a pic of a mean set made of clorox bottles.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #60023
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I've seen other pics of hand guards that look a lot like they also connect to the bar ends? Does that mean the weights must go?

Also saw a pic of a mean set made of clorox bottles.

David

Clorox bottles? This wouldn't have been on a KLR would it?

I use the MSR "barkbuster style" handguards. I kept the bar ends- they are on the outside of the bar that connects on the end.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #60024
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Nice New 2008 Blue with Handguards

Unlike most of the others, your first mod will be coming up instead of down. That bike will fit you like a glove at 6' 1". Good luck and keep the pics a coming. Nice color, you going to be alright switching from a KLR?
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #60025
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How Many Add-ons do you SEE?

From Recently Updated

How do I make the pic bigger? Feels like a miracle I posted the tiny pic. Kinda hard to spot the add-ons at this size.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #60026
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Unlike most of the others, your first mod will be coming up instead of down. That bike will fit you like a glove at 6' 1". Good luck and keep the pics a coming. Nice color, you going to be alright switching from a KLR?
They already raised it back up for me, so that's done. My helmets don't match now, they are both red, LOL

I got rid of the KLR in May of 2010, so I'll be just fine, although, with the mods i did to the KLR, she was faster than a stock DR650.

I already hit Procycle for a Jet kit, , IMS tank, and gas tank vent. Now I need to hit Jessie for that mid pipe to get the GSXR on there.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #60027
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How do I make the pic bigger? Feels like a miracle I posted the tiny pic. Kinda hard to spot the add-ons at this size.
Round mirrors, trunk, new seat, center stand, windshield, and i know you got something else

I use photobucket and just copy and paste the image code to show the full size pics
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #60028
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #60029
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What a guy!

I bought a roll of Lifesavers from Rick at Cogent and he threw in all this other stuff. Can't wait to see the difference in the DR.

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #60030
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Top case

I wanna add a pelican 1500 or 1550 as a top case, was thinking this mount is probably the best, or do you guys know of a better one

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2667/394/
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