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Old 03-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #61201
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I agree, The 700's rock. Much better tire than I've seen in a while. Although those 244's are even less and fast becoming the tire of choice for DS bikes here in the PNW.
I'm busy over here convincing everyone that Shinko 705's are the perfect tyre
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #61202
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Hello everyone, I've recently joined the DR650 family. I bought this beast off of craigslist this winter.



It's a 2001 with a pumper carb, modified airbox, and two brothers m7 muffler. The guy I bought it from was the second owner and didn't know it's history and was even less mechanically inclined than I. I replaced the headlight and redid a lot of the wiring up front. It has a Vapor tach so the mileage is unknown, he claimed it was about 11,000. Most of the issues I have found are minor and I'm working on a list of farkles that I want. Last night when I took off the sprocket cover to identify the countershaft sprocket I found this damage to the swingarm.



The chain has worn thru the slider and has eaten into the swingarm. It looks like it is caused by a combination of too tight chain tension and excessive seat loading. The question I have, how much of a worry is this? Will it fail as soon as I take it off road, or do I just monitor it for cracking and keep riding?
I do believe your master link clip is on backwards. It is easy to snag and pop off when it is facing this direction. But it does look like you got bigger issues to deal with at the moment.

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Oops , I see this issue has already been commented on. Sorry.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #61203
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Hey im in need to a start/stop switch the one on the right side of the bars, my start switch lever broke off,, i may have to go for a new one but was seeing if anyone here had one for sale. Let me know thanks



pm me or email t o tiji@carolina.rr.com

Go to Highway Dirtbikes and get their kill switch. $37 if I remember correctly. You need a on/off for the kill switch and a momentary on switch for the starter. It is way more durable and 1/2 the price of an OEM switch!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=634120&page=3

See post #40 in above link for picture and more details.

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #61204
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How I responded to Acerbis tank

Reply to PC- sorry to hear this if you do not plan on stocking them in the near future then send me a white IMS tank and refund me the difference. thanks for email. Paul Wakefield

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #61205
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Hey guys, just received a message from Jeff at Procycle regarding our eagerly anticipated Acerbis tank. Huge bummer! Thought this would be the perfect tank! . How silly to essentially replicate the IMS offering at higher cost!


Im sending this email because you have preordered one of the new Acerbis fuel tanks for your DR650. The Acerbis literature states these tanks would be 6.6 gallons (25 liters) capacity but in reality the actual production tanks are only slightly more than 5 gallons (20 liters) capacity. As you can imagine I am deeply disappointed! ProCycle had a lot riding on this new product. We were all very excited!

I have cancelled our initial stocking order of 60+ tanks and I will be cancelling all the open customer orders and returning those payments. If you paid by credit card it may take a couple of days for the returned payment to appear on your account.


I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


Please take a moment to make a quick reply to this message so I can keep track of everyone who has been notified.
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Thats stupid to release a tank that offers nothing new, why spend the R&D effort? I guess they think a nicer finished version on the IMS will sell. I bet IMS owners won't feel the need to "upgrade" much..

Why can't they copy the old 6.6 and make it work on a second gen DR650? Sounds too simple I guess. No sense in producing a 5 gallon version, what a waste.
That's too bad ... but perhaps not all is lost? Anyone know the retail price of this new Acerbis tank? If not too pricey it may be a nice alternative to the IMS.

For ages Acerbis has made nicer tanks than IMS. Both are pretty strong and seem to take a crash well, but generally ... Acerbis "Look" sharper on the bike, better finish and better colors.

I've used many different tanks on dirt bikes since the mid 80's. Clarke, IMS, Acerbis. Acerbis always looked the best. If the price was the same or close to the IMS, this new tank might be worth a look, even if it's "only" 5 gallons.

Looks pretty good on the WR250. Italian design makes all the difference.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #61206
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Hey: i took my new to me 2003 out on a short road trip over the weekend.
Over some pot holes I hear some rattling from the rear of the bike.
could it be shot swingarn brngs or do these bikes have a top out knock sound in the shock???
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #61207
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That's too bad ... but perhaps not all is lost? Anyone know the retail price of this new Acerbis tank? If not too pricey it may be a nice alternative to the IMS.

For ages Acerbis has made nicer tanks than IMS. Both are pretty strong and seem to take a crash well, but generally ... Acerbis "Look" sharper on the bike, better finish and better colors.

I've used many different tanks on dirt bikes since the mid 80's. Clarke, IMS, Acerbis. Acerbis always looked the best. If the price was the same or close to the IMS, this new tank might be worth a look, even if it's "only" 5 gallons.

Looks pretty good on the WR250. Italian design makes all the difference.
What a F-ing great background shot I have seen many of them under water this is called a wall dive!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #61208
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Thanks Sagedrifter. I dont like to lay my bike over on its side to remove the wheels. People keep stopping to ask how bad the wreck was, and if anybody was hurt.. That center stand looks usefull.

Its possible we may know each other or passed by somewhere in the Talladega NF. I moved to Arizona after living in Oxford.
I used to ride here:


Now I ride here: Its a little drier environment now. Not to many creek crossings around these parts. If you look real close, you can see my DR at the bottom, where the road ends, about 50 feet to the left of that large boulder.
That would be Laughlin NV in the distance.



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Shu runs the SW-Motech center stand I think...

I've had one for years now. Procycle and Twisted Throttle sells them. It does not interfere with the kick stand. Its a bit short though, I carry small square pieces of plywood for rear tire work. Its a great thing to have IMO....

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #61209
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Uncorcked the dr this past weekend.

F40F0x muffler with Keintech midpipe and stock header, ProCycle Jet Kit using 150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle, DT Triple 1 air filter and cut open air box accoridng to ProCycle template.

Runs great but a fair amount of decel popping and when I wack the throttle open from 1/4 to WOT for just a tiny split second the engine revs but it doesn't feel like the bike moves much then takes off suddenly with a lurch. The sensation is similar to something like a slipping clutch that all of a sudden hooks up.

On the short ride fueling seems good, no surging, no hesitation other than what I just described, lots more power, first gear wheelies just by WOT while sitting on the seat with no suspension loading. Did the 4th gear WOT back off to 7/8th described in the tuneing instructions and no speed up or increase in power and no engine revs or misfire so I assume main jet and needle position is good.

Fwiw, I removed Harley CV carbs form sportsters, softails and touring bikes and it's a hell of lot easier to remove and replace a Harley carb than the dr carb.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #61210
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Yeah, it took 17,000 miles for my swingarm rubber protector to get warn down just enough to make SLIGHT grooves in the swingarm.
I don't get it.

I just went out with a flashlight to have a look at mine. 42,000 miles and there is only slight wear into the rubber protector- nowhere near the swingarm. Just a little flat spot in the same place where TimCC's has eaten into the swingarm.

Someone explain this wear to me since I don't seem to have it. Loose chain, tight chain? Undersprung, letting the back end bottom out too much? Too many jumps? What gives?

..............shu
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #61211
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That's too bad ... but perhaps not all is lost? Anyone know the retail price of this new Acerbis tank? If not too pricey it may be a nice alternative to the IMS.

For ages Acerbis has made nicer tanks than IMS. Both are pretty strong and seem to take a crash well, but generally ... Acerbis "Look" sharper on the bike, better finish and better colors.

I've used many different tanks on dirt bikes since the mid 80's. Clarke, IMS, Acerbis. Acerbis always looked the best. If the price was the same or close to the IMS, this new tank might be worth a look, even if it's "only" 5 gallons.

Looks pretty good on the WR250. Italian design makes all the difference.
I think the tanks are $359 or so. If it has dual petcocks and can use 100% of the fuel it may be alright. I still like my Safari tank and I would get it all over again. I do like a 6 gallon size though but, I guess I'll have to put up with my 9 gallon piss colored super tanker. I hate looking for fuel when I'm having fun in the middle of nowhere.....
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #61212
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Didn't bend the mounting point.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=58524

I'd hit plenty of things before, but usually they died.

Lasted for 3 1/2 years though.
One of the pics NordieBoy linked to:
Hey, did you get the broken threads out of there? And, how?



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Hey im in need to a start/stop switch the one on the right side of the bars, my start switch lever broke off,, i may have to go for a new one but was seeing if anyone here had one for sale. Let me know thanks
A few have replaced the start switch with a Radio Shack button switch. There's room in the stock housing if you didn't break the entire assembly. Sorry no pic, no link.

Here's a nice solution:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=40

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I just checked my swingarm protector.
Not even near worn through.

What are you doing to the poor things over there?
Me too. I'm at 28,940 and only have a 1/8"-3/16" notch in mine.

As usual, an hour behind the thread.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #61213
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I don't get it.

I just went out with a flashlight to have a look at mine. 42,000 miles and there is only slight wear into the rubber protector- nowhere near the swingarm. Just a little flat spot in the same place where TimCC's has eaten into the swingarm.

Someone explain this wear to me since I don't seem to have it. Loose chain, tight chain? Undersprung, letting the back end bottom out too much? Too many jumps? What gives?

..............shu
Fast riding??? Good looks? I don't know, wish mine would last 42K. I spend most of my miles bouncing around loaded on rough roads. My chain is not tight. Please do tell your secrete, I hate popping $30 for one.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #61214
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Thanks Sagedrifter. I dont like to lay my bike over on its side to remove the wheels. People keep stopping to ask how bad the wreck was, and if anybody was hurt.. That center stand looks usefull.

Its possible we may know each other or passed by somewhere in the Talladega NF. I moved to Arizona after living in Oxford.
I used to ride here:


Now I ride here: Its a little drier environment now. Not to many creek crossings around these parts. If you look real close, you can see my DR at the bottom, where the road ends, about 50 feet to the left of that large boulder.
That would be Laughlin NV in the distance.
Many of the water crossings are going away in the Talladega NF... so sad...

I've been in Jacksonville, AL for three years now, came from western NC, the Morganton area. I want to go back out west soon, but the funds are not there. I did the Moab area two years ago, good times.

Too much of this crap around here now:



They are putting in new culverts over the creek, it was a nice crossing at one time. It got washed out from the storms and they put the dang road back. I went to take a pic of the water and its just ugly piles of stones now with some chert... I didn't feel like taking the pic.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #61215
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Uncorcked the dr this past weekend.

F40F0x muffler with Keintech midpipe and stock header, ProCycle Jet Kit using 150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle, DT Triple 1 air filter and cut open air box accoridng to ProCycle template.

Runs great but a fair amount of decel popping and when I wack the throttle open from 1/4 to WOT for just a tiny split second the engine revs but it doesn't feel like the bike moves much then takes off suddenly with a lurch. The sensation is similar to something like a slipping clutch that all of a sudden hooks up.

On the short ride fueling seems good, no surging, no hesitation other than what I just described, lots more power, first gear wheelies just by WOT while sitting on the seat with no suspension loading. Did the 4th gear WOT back off to 7/8th described in the tuneing instructions and no speed up or increase in power and no engine revs or misfire so I assume main jet and needle position is good.

Fwiw, I removed Harley CV carbs form sportsters, softails and touring bikes and it's a hell of lot easier to remove and replace a Harley carb than the dr carb.

I just went through basically the same changes with the same initial off-idle behavior and going up to the 155 main from the 150 was what it really needed. swap it and you'll see.

Greg
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