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Old 05-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #64921
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How much is a FCR from MxRob? I looked at his website and don't see prices.

I fully understand the argument about low-end power and the DR, yet I run mine at high revs for sustained highway high-speeds, so maybe that smaller 39mm carb would be counter-productive for the every-day way I use the bike right now.
It'll handle highway running just fine. It just really smooths out the running at low revs, and improves throttle response everywhere.

You pretty much have to find your own FCR39, but if you contact him, he may set one up for you.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #64922
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Look at the fitting closer, there's a groove cut the full diameter. It doesn't matter where the bolt tightens.
Really sorry to hear the one NSU was already backing out.

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However, it comes with this:


I had originally replied, "That's definitely great news to hear! Thanks for the info, but don't think I've forgiven your ass for linking that damn rotor", but I deleted that last bit from my reply because I didn't want to stir up shit.

You fucking bastard.

Only reason I haven't ordered one already is because I was afraid it wouldn't fit with my Maire rotor protector...

That looks sweet as hell though.

Congrats! <-- with envy
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #64923
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"BTW, I don't do style. It's a dirt bike, not some girlie dress-up thing." -
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #64924
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I've ridden TrohpyHunter's DR and it was a totally different beast than my stocker. Smooth, responsive and lots of low end power.

Me thinks that kind of off-road travel might be a little on the challenging side for me.
Yep, the DR does it all quite nicely.
3 DR's an XR and an 1150GS in our little group...
http://youtu.be/aw4-ZQyOK0g?hd=1&t=8m3s

Includes my first ever ride on an 1150
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:06 PM   #64925
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Pics would help. And Congrats.
Try these...sorry the garage is a little cramped at the moment! Best I can tell these look to be stock. Then again, what do I know?







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Old 05-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #64926
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Hi folks,

I just brought home a 2000 DR650 with 15000 on the clock. The person I purchased it from said the owner before him had "replaced the front forks". My question is, what did he replace them with? Any easy way to tell if these are stock forks? They're awfully squishy, which indicates to me they are probably stock sticks. Suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!
Those are stock forks. The fork gaiters should be slid up to the bottom triple.

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Yep, the DR does it all quite nicely.
3 DR's an XR and an 1150GS in our little group...
http://youtu.be/aw4-ZQyOK0g?hd=1&t=8m3s

Includes my first ever ride on an 1150
DAMN!!! There's sum rokz.

There are also ample opportunities to make a mistake that would ruin yer whole week!!!

Rockin' good tunes, too.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:56 PM   #64927
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Almost four years ago a local machining/fabrication guy came up with a unique drop bracket configuration for the operator foot pegs on the 1996 and newer DR650. This configuration utilizes the Suzuki designed vibration isolation feature. This drop bracket configuration is best for folks that ride mostly street/gravel roads and are not doing that much 'stand up' riding off-road. This is due to the lowering of the foot pegs beneath the frame and the vibration isolation feature was designed for a mostly seated rider.

Anyways he's still got 6-7 bracket sets from this one time CNC production run and wants to get rid of them.......first come first serve..........when they are gone that's it. He has reduced the price to $60 shipped vs. the $75 previously (Paypal fees extra). The guy that had him design and manufacture these drop brackets posted up a review of them...........read thru the links below for more info, pictures and his contact info if interested


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=16710

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=16712

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There's a good chance he didn't come up with a "unique drop bracket configuration"...

This post mentions getting the idea from TrailZone Magazine...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1665

And there's been CAD drawings on this site for almost 4 years too...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1669
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What is "unique" about this drop bracket is the CNC machined design that allows the Suzuki factory engineered vibration dampening design of the foot peg to still function. It seems Suzuki recognized vibration output of a 650c.c. thumper and saw fit to incorporate a vibration dampening design into the operator footpegs. Think how much they could have saved(more corporate profit) over the past 16+ years IF they wouldn't have tooled up to make the operator foot pegs the way they did!?? Now I'm wondering if the pre-1996 DR650's had the vibration isolation feature in the operator foot pegs?? Most everything else(the two links above and others) uses a bolt through/clamp design that eliminates the Suzuki designed vibration dampening feature.

Each to their own on how to deal with the vibrations of their DR650.......I was happy to get a setup that incorporated the Suzuki designed vibration dampening.

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Nope. The 2 links mentioned use the stock damping rubbers and allow the foot pegs to flex the same as stock.
The centre bushing through the damping rubbers allows the peg to stand slightly proud of the drop bracket. I measure about a 10mm drop under load at the end of the foot peg.

It's a mellow Saturday evening and I've got some time to address the above "Nope" response. Maybe some pictures will help........this is a stock DR650 operator foot peg assembly with two rubber dampening bushings and center metal sleeves/bushings that the bolts clamp thru to hold it to the *round* mounting stand-offs coming off the frame tube. This is stuff that most DR650 owners have seen before if they have removed their operator foot peg brackets.

Here it is all bolted together;


Here are the two stand-offs from the frame after the operator foot peg assembly has been removed;


Here is a picture of the stock Suzuki designed operator foot peg.


This picture illustrates that the metal center bushing in the middle of the dampening rubbers is actually shorter in length than the outside width of the operator foot peg bracket ;



As can be seen in the above pictures Suzuki designed the DR650 operator foot peg bracket mounting to reduce the vibrations the 650c.c. single cylinder thumper engine puts out. Since vibration is omnidirectional ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnidirectional ) they went with a design that "floated" the operator foot peg bracket on the two rubber dampening bushings that were held onto the frame by the bolts clamping the steel center bushings to the *round* mounting stand-offs.

The logical reason the mounting stand-offs are round is that the rubber dampening bushings are round. The two flanged mounting bolts hold the *round* rubber bushings against the *round* mounting stand-offs when clamping the steel center bushings in the mounting of the operator foot peg bracket to the frame. This provides "isolation" from the frame where the solid mounted engine vibrations come from.


In the picture below the green dotted circle shows where the metal center bushing is clamped to the *round* mounting stand-off. The blue dotted circle shows where the compressed rubber dampening material contacts the *round* mounting stand-off. There is **no** contact between the operator foot peg bracket and the mounting stand-offs as the operator foot peg bracket is "floated" on the rubber dampening material away from the frame mounted stand-off. In normal seated riding the rubber dampening material is doing it's job of reducing the transmitted engine vibration to the operator's feet. If someone rides standing up a lot or over time the rubber dampening material can get deformed/pounded out and that could allow engine vibration to be transmitted from the frame to the operator's feet.


This picture shows a flat plate with **no** round stand-offs to allow the rubber dampening bushings to be isolated and "float" the operator foot peg bracket. Soo when the mounting bolts clamp the operator foot peg bracket to a flat plate there is direct metal contact and the Suzuki designed omnidirectional vibration feature is negated.


I understand that some people don't give a care about the vibration transmitted thru the foot pegs when the Suzuki designed omnidirectional vibration feature is negated. I still believe that IF Suzuki engineers didn't understand that vibration was a issue for seated distance riding they would NOT have went to all the design work of incorporating the rubber dampening material in the operator foot peg assemblies. Heck think of all the money they would have saved since 1996 if they had just bolted a metal foot peg bracket assembly to the flat plate welded to the frame tube without any thought of vibration dampening.

This picture shows the CNC machined drop bracket for the operator foot peg assembly....I chose to coat mine with spray-on truck bed liner material. There is a round stand-off that duplicates the diameter of the original round stand-of on the DR650 frame.


Also there is a hardened washer(slightly smaller diameter than the stand-off) that goes up against the machined aluminum stand-off surface to take the clamp load of the steel bushing when the operator foot peg is mounted to the drop bracket. Here is a picture that shows that;


The reason I put the asterisks around the word *round* in all the above verbage is that Suzuki designed it that way......using round rubber bushings that seat up against round stand-offs from the frame to reduce vibration to the operator's feet. As stated above they could have saved A LOT of money over this 16+ year production run if they would have just eliminated the vibration dampening feature of the operator foot peg

PS..........my bike was the test bike for the prototyping of these drop brackets so that is why I have the above info.

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Old 05-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #64928
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Also, the FCR usually costs more than a TM for no gain.
The FCR has an air-cut valve that reduces decel popping with a free-flowing exhaust. It's moving parts are also protected better against mud and grime.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #64929
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Opened airbox per Jesse specs, unmodified oem exhaust, Dynojet kit with Jesse's suggestion of 155 DJ mainjet for said exhaust, Kientech extended fuel screw aprox. 1 1/4 turns out, drilled slide and most importantly DJ needle's clip leaned to 3 down from the top, to TOTALLY eliminate the rich off idle flat spot, at 2200' asl elevation.

Two identical bikes (07 & 08) set up this way (skipped drilling the slide on the second and retained backfire screen as well), both run great with excellent gas mileage figures and I look forward to grabbing a couple of inexpensive, discarded low mileage BST40's somewhere down the road, for high mileage replacements.

Financial advantages over FCR and TM40 alternatives, priceless.

Each to their own, but horror stories of rejetted BST40's, is so fucking amusing.

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:18 AM   #64930
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Opened airbox per Jesse specs, unmodified oem exhaust, Dynojet kit with Jesse's suggestion of 155 DJ mainjet for said exhaust, Kientech extended fuel screw aprox. 1 1/4 turns out, drilled slide and most importantly DJ needle's clip leaned to 3 down from the top, to TOTALLY eliminate the rich off idle flat spot, at 2200' asl elevation.

Two identical bikes (07 & 08) set up this way (skipped drilling the slide on the second and retained backfire screen as well), both run great with excellent gas mileage figures and I look forward to grabbing a couple of inexpensive, discarded low mileage BST40's somewhere down the road, for high mileage replacements.

Financial advantages over FCR and TM40 alternatives, priceless.

Each to their own, but horror stories of rejetted BST40's, is so fucking amusing.

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yust don't ever ride a dr650 w/a properly set up tm40 or fcr39 carb, and you will remain happy. my bike ran fine w/the stock carb. but now, it really runs great...

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:36 AM   #64931
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yust don't ever ride a dr650 w/a properly set up tm40 or fcr39 carb, and you will remain happy. my bike ran fine w/the stock carb. but now, it really runs great...

doug s.

Some people like that rubber band throttle cable feeling. It keeps things from happening too quickly.

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:17 AM   #64932
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DAMN!!! There's sum rokz.

There are also ample opportunities to make a mistake that would ruin yer whole week!!!

Rockin' good tunes, too.
The 1150 rider put his foot down at the wrong time and the rock moved...
Torn muscles up the back of his leg.
That's why I got to ride the 1150...
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:29 AM   #64933
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The reason I put the asterisks around the word *round* in all the above verbage is that Suzuki designed it that way......using round rubber bushings that seat up against round stand-offs from the frame to reduce vibration to the operator's feet. As stated above they could have saved A LOT of money over this 16+ year production run if they would have just eliminated the vibration dampening feature of the operator foot peg

PS..........my bike was the test bike for the prototyping of these drop brackets so that is why I have the above info.
Even with flush mounting against the plates, the tip of the footpeg moves about 5-10mm.

I even used a large washer on the outside to try to reduce the movement.
The washers just bent.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:01 AM   #64934
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I like this idea. I was very disappointed to find dust in the carb hose with my new filter. Thanks Joe
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This is mostly a repeat post on my part, for those keeping track.

I don't care for the K&N style air filters, but at least this one has some surface area compared to the dry POS that comes stock. If you're going to use one of these, at least use the lube designed for them.

I thought I'd put this in Krusty's DR650 Index, but I haven't, so I can't post a link. It's another one of those I'm going to have to finish tomorrow. I'm runnin' outta daylite.

Quickie:
For those with a memory, it was the one with Rusty Rocket's idea of using a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower filter.

The anemic little stocker is on the right (and it's swollen, I had just cleaned it in gas). It was dry and scary dusty.





How to get the stock one out to clean, oil, re-install. Put the plastic clip back in, then push the oiled Briggs in on top.




With Rusty's idea, shown here, completely neglected , there was no dust in the rubber tube. You can see where the sludge was flaking off, exposing fresh, oiled filter surface area.
Just like the original Filtron foam filter was designed to do. Oops, mighta dated myself a bit there.



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Old 05-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #64935
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Long Distance Gearing?

Month from today leaving on a 2500 mile trip, will be nearly all on-road as couple guys coming along are taking street bikes/cruisers.

I'll have my DR650 on supermoto wheels and currently running a 14/43 gearing which is real fun around town but pretty rev happy for 60mph (~4300 rpm). How would switching to 16/42 be for the trip? We don't really plan on taking freeways but mainly back roads and small highways were we will average about 50mph or so.

I'd like to keep the revs down a bit lower to help save on fuel.

Any of you guys running the 16/42?
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