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Old 04-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #62716
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Just read the last 100 pages...

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Oh crap.

Looks like I gotta read 4195 posts to catch up on the bike I just bought today...

I guess I'll sleep next month...

Edited again to say mine came in "Theft Deterrent Gray" color

And yet another Edit to say I think my first mods will be the Pro Cycle Seat kit, bash plate, D606s, and suspension.(re-valve & re-spring for my fat arse)

I'll save the intake/exhaust mods for later...
JUST READ THE LAST 100 PAGES. EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.

BUT, THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION HERE, SORTING THROUGH IS THE PROBLEM.

YOU WILL LOVE THE DR650!!

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #62717
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And to think my first edit was to change pages to posts...I guess I was right, but then I was wrong.

Then I went to pro cycle and got

Front Disk Fork guard
Case Armor
Skid Plate
Clean-up Backside Kit
Seat Concepts Foam & Cover kit

I think I should stop shopping soon or I'll be sleeping in a van down by the river...

I'm actually going to try my hardest not to mod the intake/exhaust to limit myself on performance. I ride with a pair of complete novice riders. As in one of them is getting his permit next month. (he rides well in the field...no road experience at all.) I don't want to find myself too far ahead of them, or make them feel they need to "keep up" and cause 'em to exceed their own capabilities. The cynic in me says, "yeah...that'll last a week." but I'm gonna give it an honest try.
On the case armor make sure you put the right amount of high-temp red RTV silicone on, this is a very important part of the armor shock. I still think I could of put it on a little thicker.

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #62718
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EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.
So true...

And there's also 10 answers to every question from 10 different people...but, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Just a tad superfluous.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #62719
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JUST READ THE LAST 100 PAGES. EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.
Cynic.

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BUT, THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION HERE, SORTING THROUGH IS THE PROBLEM.
Ohhhhhh, lookie here: Krusty's DR650SE INDEX. The idea is to keep the daily drivel here, on the DR650 Thread. The INDEX is meant for answers, not questions: "The Good Stuff".

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=32

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #62720
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #62721
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To big?

Hello.

Love my dr but kind of agree. Been riding forever and got the dr as better on freeway to get to off road places in SoCal.
Went to Anza Borrego Desert two weeks ago and went up a rocky road. My friend went up 4 sections on his xt225 and I fell 3 times going up and once going down. My fat ass on the lowered bike bottomed out many times. Huge dent in my Utah skid plate. Off road on technical stuff I should be riding something smaller and lighter but will try and get used to it as I really like it everywhere else.

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:38 PM   #62722
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

:(

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Skid plate, appropriate tyres, lower gearing.

That said, I prefer my little TT350 for playing on now. Get stuck on a few steep hillsides and you'll be wishing for a magic button to start the bugger though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #62723
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

:(

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Hello.

Love my dr but kind of agree. Been riding forever and got the dr as better on freeway to get to off road places in SoCal.
Went to Anza Borrego Desert two weeks ago and went up a rocky road. My friend went up 4 sections on his xt225 and I fell 3 times going up and once going down. My fat ass on the lowered bike bottomed out many times. Huge dent in my Utah skid plate. Off road on technical stuff I should be riding something smaller and lighter but will try and get used to it as I really like it everywhere else.

Heirhead
Sounds like you guys are discovering why I decided to do a Supermoto conversion on my DR. The DR will always be a heavy dirt bike. The more technical the terrain the more it's shortcomings become apparent. In Supermoto form I ended up with a good handling, nimble, lightweight street bike. I only ride street these days but I did the dual sport (enduro) bike thing back in the early eighties. The more serious I got about riding off road on my XL 600R the less I liked it, but it was a blast on the street. I ended up getting real dirt bikes for off road work, they just plain work better. Even a smaller displacement dual sport will be more forgiving on the trail but... it will be less comfortable on the street. Compromise bikes are just that. IMO it's true what they say about off road bikes...it's more to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #62724
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Horses for courses guys !!! i'm 5ft 9in and 12 stone piss wet through and have taken my DR 650 places a goat wouldn't go , but i'm a bit nuts
Did Morocco last year Tar , Sand , Dry river beds and steep boulder stroon gorges !!!! do have to admit i wish i was on my DR250 at times but thats no magic button
A smaller bike will nearly always do better than a lump in tech stuff but once you get the balance of the beast it's amazing where you can push it.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:50 AM   #62725
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quote "Edited again to say mine came in "Theft Deterrent Gray" color"

I like that. I think its a colour that will grow on you. Agree about the seat.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #62726
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The DR is of course not as nimble as my WR450, but it'll go where ya point it if you can hang on.

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index..._1#entry115479

Watch the rocky trail video on page 2 if ya want.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #62727
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Sorry about the bad lead! I got parts for my FCR there and just assumed they would have the BST parts as well.

Next place to try my be inmate motolab!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528038

Also lot's of great info in the BST Bible thread....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347184

and on Rob's web site.

http://mxrob.com/mxrob_012.htm
No problem on Sudco. And, I had a nice chat with Derek (motolab) over lunch. It appears I need to check quite a few other things to be sure my carb is good-to-go for the long haul. Might as well do it right the first time.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #62728
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Horses for courses guys !!! i'm 5ft 9in and 12 stone piss wet through and have taken my DR 650 places a goat wouldn't go , but i'm a bit nuts
Did Morocco last year Tar , Sand , Dry river beds and steep boulder stroon gorges !!!! do have to admit i wish i was on my DR250 at times but thats no magic button
A smaller bike will nearly always do better than a lump in tech stuff but once you get the balance of the beast it's amazing where you can push it.

SOOOoooooo true.
Tech23 is also on.
Looooong ago, there I was on top of a ridge, waaaay up a knarly single track trail that had me thinking I just made it up a trail few humans have reached. I AM AMAZING on my 250.
Then up blasts two guys on a couple of beat-up Honda big-bore dual-sports like they were looking for the local cafe.
They weren't even dirty. Heck. I'd just crashed out ten times trying, and had to go partly down in places because it was too knarly twisy steep to start back up.
I've returned there since, a hundred times on a thumper. Sheeese, like going up a driveway. We learn.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:04 AM   #62729
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How concerned should I be that the "new" pick up pulser coil I bought from Regulator Rectifier is testing at 360 ohms (when the Suzuki manual puts it at 170 to 256 ohms)?

I only tested it on a whim, not considering that the new one might have problems. But it is is pretty consistent at 360-365 ohms on the multimeter with the attached wires. Should I just put it in and see what happens? Hate to have to do this twice.
That spec in the manual is really only useful for testing the OEM pulse coil. If the original pulse coil tests out of spec then you know you have a problem. Too much resistance = broken wire or bad connection, too little resistance = internal short. That doesn't mean that the system won't work with a good coil that has different resistance. The new coil probably generates a stronger signal from the increased windings. I would write the resistance of the new coil in the manual to aid in future troubleshooting.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:12 AM   #62730
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I purchased a Superbrace from Procycle and installed it per instructions. Measuring between the brace and the fender mounting bosses (fender removed) with the front supported off the ground there is 8 1/4 inches of clearance.With the fender installed it would be an inch or so less. My bike is not lowered. The front suspension travel is supposed to be 10.2 inches, so the brace is going to be hitting hard parts long before the fork gets to the end of travel. If you look closely at DirtySumo's picture (post 62853) you can see that there is nothing like 10+ inches of clearance. I have emailed both the maker and Procycle about the problem, but have not yet received a reply, when I do I will post it here.
None of the DRs around the shop have a Superbrace installed so I can't take a close look. I haven't ever heard about an interference problem and after reading many thousands of forum posts I believe this is the first time this has been mentioned. I'm interested to know what the manufacturer says but I suggest you get their permission before repeating their private reply to you in a public forum.
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