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Old 04-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #62386
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I like this. And that is a drz250 taillight?
Here ya go, it's on the 2005 DRZ250.

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #62387
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Yep, looks like its from the 01-07 DRZ 250
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #62388
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I know the IMS petcocks don't have a great reputation, but are they really POS? My buddy and I were both running our DRs on a long route in Death Valley and carrying an extra gallon of fuel each so we could run our IMS tanks until hitting reserve and then down to empty to find out what our ranges were.

Well we both got a surprise when neither of our bikes would start when we first ran out of fuel and switched to reserve. We could see the fuel in the tank right at the top level of the petcock. We ended up having to add our spare fuel to continue the ride and so we didn't learn the real range of our bikes with IMS tanks.

Any ideas on how to fix short of replacing the IMS petcock? Is there a separate filter on the petcock for reserve that might be clogged?

If we hadn't been carrying spare fuel, could we have modified the IMS petcock in the field to get us back to camp?
This happens regularly, I think it's the up-hill loop in the fuel line, something I learned from my snowmobile. fwiw: I still have my stock tank.

Usual routing:



Guys have been rotating the carb inlet 90* to the left: 9:00 o'clock. I think Tim came up with a better idea:



More info and pics in Krusty's DR650 INDEX:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635647
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #62389
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So.... um.... what happens if after you remove the upper chain roller.... you thread the set screw in too much... and it drops into the frame.
I guess it rattles around in the frame.
I know when I do mine, (with a set screw) i'll centre punch the very top thread on the side, with the hex key in the hole, some thread sealer, and screw it in. That'll stop it from falling in and give it a little bite. No bolt heads to worry about.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #62390
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I guess it rattles around in the frame.
I know when I do mine, (with a set screw) i'll centre punch the very top thread on the side, with the hex key in the hole, some thread sealer, and screw it in. That'll stop it from falling in and give it a little bite. No bolt heads to worry about.
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Or, like myself: Being an airplane guy. . .light is better. So, a dab of ATV on a fingertip. I'm sure i get maybe .00000000000002 more mpg.

edit: yeah yeah yeah. . . .ok: Smear the atv from finger to hole. Shhhheeeese.

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #62391
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I dont think I ride that hard (in the street). High 30's with Mefo DS tires. I did notice a 4mpg jump when I went from Mefo's to Pirelli Scorpion Trail street slicks. On the freeway, 60-70mph, avg. I do have a windscreen on the front, maybe that's doing it.
High 30's? Your thumbnail/website states the average is about 45. I ride mostly street commuting to work and back and I also have a windscreen (screens for bikes) but it may look like you have a bit more weight strapped to yours than I do mine, plus the fuel tank and whatnot.
I'm running the Shinko 705's, keep mine luggage free when possible and i only weigh around 165, so that may be the difference between the two of us.
I guess my point was even after I jetted it, added an aftermarket exhaust and re-jetted. I got a lot more fun-factor and barely lost any mpg's for it, but an avg. of 45 ain't too bad either.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #62392
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I know the IMS petcocks don't have a great reputation, but are they really POS? My buddy and I were both running our DRs on a long route in Death Valley and carrying an extra gallon of fuel each so we could run our IMS tanks until hitting reserve and then down to empty to find out what our ranges were.

Well we both got a surprise when neither of our bikes would start when we first ran out of fuel and switched to reserve. We could see the fuel in the tank right at the top level of the petcock. We ended up having to add our spare fuel to continue the ride and so we didn't learn the real range of our bikes with IMS tanks.

Any ideas on how to fix short of replacing the IMS petcock? Is there a separate filter on the petcock for reserve that might be clogged?

If we hadn't been carrying spare fuel, could we have modified the IMS petcock in the field to get us back to camp?
Mine ran out on the highway the other day, was able to reach down and switch to reserve, bike sputtered a bit then came back to life. I have a TM40 carb though, maybe that makes a difference.

The screen for the fuel straw (on position) and for reserve is one and the same. You can use a flashlight to look in your tank and see it. I doubt it's clogged, try running your bike on reserve with a full tank
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #62393
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High 30's? Your thumbnail/website states the average is about 45.
Its jumped from 37-39 (Mefo's) to 44-48 with the Scorpion AT's. Thats a pretty big jump. Im sure once I throw the D606's on in the next month or so I'll drop a few MPG again. Oh well, this bike still rawks
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #62394
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I guess it rattles around in the frame.
I know when I do mine, (with a set screw) i'll centre punch the very top thread on the side, with the hex key in the hole, some thread sealer, and screw it in. That'll stop it from falling in and give it a little bite. No bolt heads to worry about.
I guess it's there to stay

Haven't noticed any rattle lol.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #62395
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I guess it rattles around in the frame.
I know when I do mine, (with a set screw) i'll centre punch the very top thread on the side, with the hex key in the hole, some thread sealer, and screw it in. That'll stop it from falling in and give it a little bite. No bolt heads to worry about.
I wrapped my set screw with teflon tape several times and made it a much better fit. Tightened it up until it was flush and it should be good to go!
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #62396
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A Canadian Oriental Eastern Beaver to be precise, from Japan. You really gotta get out more .
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #62397
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I know the IMS petcocks don't have a great reputation, but are they really POS? My buddy and I were both running our DRs on a long route in Death Valley and carrying an extra gallon of fuel each so we could run our IMS tanks until hitting reserve and then down to empty to find out what our ranges were.

Well we both got a surprise when neither of our bikes would start when we first ran out of fuel and switched to reserve. We could see the fuel in the tank right at the top level of the petcock. We ended up having to add our spare fuel to continue the ride and so we didn't learn the real range of our bikes with IMS tanks.

Any ideas on how to fix short of replacing the IMS petcock? Is there a separate filter on the petcock for reserve that might be clogged?

If we hadn't been carrying spare fuel, could we have modified the IMS petcock in the field to get us back to camp?
That happened to me on my way back to AZ from Baja. I was about 15 miles from home when the bike sputtered and I flipped it to reserve, but got nothing until I stopped and laid the bike over to transfer the fuel from the right lobe. Made it home with next to nothing left. I had plenty of opportunities to get fuel, but I was trying to drain the tank because I knew I'd be doing a full service on the bike when I got back - worked out perfect.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #62398
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Its jumped from 37-39 (Mefo's) to 44-48 with the Scorpion AT's. Thats a pretty big jump. Im sure once I throw the D606's on in the next month or so I'll drop a few MPG again. Oh well, this bike still rawks
I've never noticed more then 1-2 mpg difference in tires. I've ran deathwings, IRC GP-1, Dunlop 606s, and Scorpion Trails. I don't think I could make my DR get in the 30s! Bone stock it was 50mpg on the nose. I've rejetted, muffler, air box mod blah blah blah and it now gets 47-48. If I run 75 mph for 3-4 hrs on the highway it might drop to 45. And that is with my 220lbs, saddle bags (another 30-50lbs of gear) and a tombstone windscreen.

Just from my personal experience and what others get I would say if it is in the 30's you had something wrong.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #62399
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What you lot on about? This IS the stock DR650 tail light! .


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Thats a very neat tail you have there . Nice job!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #62400
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I know the IMS petcocks don't have a great reputation, but are they really POS? My buddy and I were both running our DRs on a long route in Death Valley and carrying an extra gallon of fuel each so we could run our IMS tanks until hitting reserve and then down to empty to find out what our ranges were.

Well we both got a surprise when neither of our bikes would start when we first ran out of fuel and switched to reserve. We could see the fuel in the tank right at the top level of the petcock. We ended up having to add our spare fuel to continue the ride and so we didn't learn the real range of our bikes with IMS tanks.

Any ideas on how to fix short of replacing the IMS petcock? Is there a separate filter on the petcock for reserve that might be clogged?

If we hadn't been carrying spare fuel, could we have modified the IMS petcock in the field to get us back to camp?
My experience: I have the Raptor petcock on an IMS tank, pig tail (loop) in the fuel line; I did NOT rotate the carb fuel inlet. As a test, I ran the bike with petcock "On" till it stopped. Opened the gas cap and fuel was right at the top of the tube where it should be. Turned the petcock to Reserve and ran again until the bike stopped. Looked in and the tank was dry. It took ALL the fuel, so the pig tail/ uphill loop held nothing back. Tell you this, though. At 65 mph, reserve took me only 11 miles! Normal mpg for me is 56 ~ 57. I never did measure how many (fractional) gallons is on reserve. I did slosh some gas from the right side to limp another 1/2 mile to a gas station instead of pouring in my emergency supply.
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