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Old 05-25-2012, 05:01 AM   #64891
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Realtors like to say, "Location, location, location." Wouldn't be surprised to find the dealer in Dallas has more overhead that needs to be covered than the one in Texarkana. It's not always and entirely seller greed.

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Nah, the bogus $600+ for freight and prep that most of the Dallas dealers charge per bike covers the overhead.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #64892
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Any one know where I can buy a adaptor sleeve to use between a FCR MX carb and stock airbox on the DR?? Either Oss or USA


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Old 05-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #64893
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Interesting to hear that Bajaj owns a big chunk of KTM. Didn't know that. The sales people at the dealer didn't know anything about anything.... didn't know anything about any other KTM model, and didn't seem to know much about bikes in general.

Oh well, I was very impressed with the bike. Fueling seemed very good. And it had top notch build quality. I'd love to see that bike come to North America. A real competitor for my WR250X.

A few more pics of it here, plus some other bikes I saw:

http://www.fy-yff.com/2012/05/mumbai-motorbikes.html




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Indian Auto/Bike manufacturer Bajaj own 40% of KTM, with plans to buy more. I've seen this bike in the press for the last year. It's awesome ... and good to hear its reasonable in India. The 125 is already being imported to EU, not sure about the 200. I say bring it to the US, I'd bet it'd sell if its price is competitive.

And it might be really cool to tour India on if it's tough enough! (having ridden the "New" Enfields, not a huge fan. I like brakes! Bajaj also make the cool Pulsars you may have seen on the streets there. They also make a couple 150 or 200cc dual sport bikes (forget model name) that have good reps with travelers there.

Here's some info on KTM/Bajaj deal and the Duke 200.

http://www.livemint.com/2012/01/2418...debut-wit.html
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #64894
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Anyway, it's a very nice little bike and super cheap because they are assembled in India where labour costs are peanuts ($2,500 price tag even includes insurance and license) .



You couldn't get a KTM repaired here for that price.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #64895
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Looked again today and it looks like magneto cover is leaking along with base gasket on the left side. I had the oil filled up to the F line and I let some out til its right at half between the low and full lines cold. I'm hoping I just had too much oil in it
Check your owners manual. To check the level, run the engine for a few minutes, turn off, and then wait 3 minutes. The level will be a bit lower than if you just checked it cold without running the engine.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #64896
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Hey all. Long time listener, first time caller.

I just bought my 2006 DR650 after selling my gsxr750 and searching for months. Ended up buying from someone on this forum. I totally love the bike and know I made the right choice.

This bike is having a slight stumble right off idle when given normal throttle. I see it is a common thing and people say to "drill out the brass plug and turn some screw". Well, I'm carburetarded. Can someone show me a picture of said brass plug and instruct me on which way to turn it to address this lean idle condition?
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:23 AM   #64897
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This bike is having a slight stumble right off idle when given normal throttle. I see it is a common thing and people say to "drill out the brass plug and turn some screw". Well, I'm carburetarded. Can someone show me a picture of said brass plug and instruct me on which way to turn it to address this lean idle condition?
I should be more specific, but it's just a few (more or less) pages back (edit to say, a few meaning 10 - 20 :) .

EDIT TO ADD http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=64794
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #64898
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I should be more specific, but it's just a few (more or less) pages back.

page 3240.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...5295&page=3240
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #64899
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Hey all. Long time listener, first time caller.

I just bought my 2006 DR650 after selling my gsxr750 and searching for months. Ended up buying from someone on this forum. I totally love the bike and know I made the right choice.

This bike is having a slight stumble right off idle when given normal throttle. I see it is a common thing and people say to "drill out the brass plug and turn some screw". Well, I'm carburetarded. Can someone show me a picture of said brass plug and instruct me on which way to turn it to address this lean idle condition?
the post you want is here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...g#post18721986

but, don't bother. find an fcr39 or tm40 carb and install it and call it a day. everyone who has futzed w/the stock carb and then upgraded has said the difference is huge. if you are patient, you can find a used carb and save some cash; otherwise splurge on a new one.

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #64900
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Hey all. Long time listener, first time caller.

I just bought my 2006 DR650 after selling my gsxr750 and searching for months. Ended up buying from someone on this forum. I totally love the bike and know I made the right choice.

This bike is having a slight stumble right off idle when given normal throttle. I see it is a common thing and people say to "drill out the brass plug and turn some screw". Well, I'm carburetarded. Can someone show me a picture of said brass plug and instruct me on which way to turn it to address this lean idle condition?


This is easy enough to do that I did it last weekend (including shimming the needle and drilling the slide) in under an hour. I was carb reluctant as well, but it's not that hard if you go slow and pay attention.

Not sure where you are located, but ask around and I bet there is a DR rider nearby that will gladly help you get your bike sorted. Might have to feed him though.

Welcome to the asylum and ride safe.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #64901
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Thanks for the awesome replies! That link with pictures is perfect!

Which way would I turn the screw to richen it up? CW or CCW?

What would be a fair price to pay for a used FCR39? I would also need to look up the needed accessories too.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #64902
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Thanks for the awesome replies! That link with pictures is perfect!

Which way would I turn the screw to richen it up? CW or CCW?

What would be a fair price to pay for a used FCR39? I would also need to look up the needed accessories too.
Jesse did an awesome series of photos on that project.

Since it's a fuel screw, in for leaner, out for richer.

If you like to tinker, like changing jetting, test ride, change another setting, test ride, etc. The FCR is a good choice, it has more adjustments available to get spot on jetting.

I rode my DR for 15k miles doing nothing more than replace the seat and pull the snorkle. At my 6k foot altitude, the stock jetting was close enough. But like many others, I'm getting tempted to upgrade to a pumper. I'll pick the TM-40, it's a plug and play with a few simple adjustments to get the jetting close enough. I like tinkering with the bike when I feel like it, but I won't be wanting to take the extra steps to get the FCR spot on.

I don't know what a good price would be, for either.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #64903
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I see used FCR's for 250-300 already set up for dr650's. The one I bought I was told was off a Husky and did not need an adapter to fit the boot - it was a perfect fit including cables.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #64904
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I know the common thought is that the stock carb sucks- so here's just a little balance: I've ridden (happily) 44,000 miles from sea level to 14,000 feet, with a completely stock carb and airbox and never had it stumble, surge, miss or otherwise misbehave. Totally reliable.

Some might say that I don't know what I'm missing and that could be true. Ignorance (and no carb problems) is bliss.

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #64905
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Thanks all.

The TM40 being plug and play sounds good to me. I would really need to read up on carb tuning for the FCR39 it sounds like.

I have no problem tinkering and taking time to learn, but this bike is now my daily commuter and its over 100F outside for the next few months. Not sure how much tinkering I could stand. Also, apartment parking...

I need to find a Phoenix DR650 veteran in the regional forums!
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