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Old 08-21-2007, 03:48 PM   #6766
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quick question....just installed a new fmf q2 muffler. When i first ran it, no smoke, but then smoke started coming out. Nothing crazy, but it'd definately there. I shut it off pretty quick. Is this normal for a new exhaust or am I doing something wrong?
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:35 PM   #6767
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quick question....just installed a new fmf q2 muffler. When i first ran it, no smoke, but then smoke started coming out. Nothing crazy, but it'd definately there. I shut it off pretty quick. Is this normal for a new exhaust
Normal. The new exhaust has some junk left in it by the maker .. you can wash it out .. but you won't get all of it ... The junk smokes when it gets hot .. that is why if takes some time to start smoking..
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #6768
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Greetings!

My local shop didnt have any "suzuki jets" because they were "odd" so I asked to look through their jets and found some genuine yamaha jets for Mikuni carbs that look (to me) the same as the suzuki jets. they even have that little square symbol on them where the jet # is.
This is more proof how dumb most shop monkey's are. "Odd jets" sheeeesh!

Bottom line: Has NOTHING whatsoever to do with YAMKAWASUZIHonda....has to do with Mikuni or Keihin. Mikuni jets are what the DR uses. So Any hex head Mikuni with the number value you want is OK. Seems to me you would be way rich with a 150. I have removed snorkel and have an FMF and run a 142.5 at sea level. 45 pilot (to reduce backfiring only), air screw out 1/2 turn. Stock needle. Stock air filter. Plug color is a perfect tan color. Could even go leaner.
Plugs on a stock DR are nearly white.

Going over 8000 ft. I might go to a 138. (remember, 140 is the stock main jet
for 49 state bikes.) Go as lean as you can (safely) at sea level then you should be OK up to at least 8000 ft. or so. Bike will always lose power but it should not load up too bad.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:09 PM   #6769
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Thats what I figured, no "special ordering" for me!

Ya, I was definitely loading up at 2000 feet, so I think Ill see how it runs with the stock 140 at 800 feet, and possibly bump it to a 142.5 after a plug check.

I'v only been getting 40-45 mpg so hopefully leaning it back out will up that a bit.

I should probably just jet it for 800ft and be prepared to take the air box cover off when I know I'll be in the 5-8000 range since no jetting will work WELL for everything...

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #6770
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Any hints for a Noob looking for an FMF Q2 for my '07 DR650. Tried to order one, and FMF has discontinued them. Any sites you could point me towards?

Any other brands I should be considering? The Staintune is a little out of my price range.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:11 PM   #6771
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Dirt nooB

I just picked up a DR K5 with 20k on the clock.
Being new to riding in the dirt I have a few nooB questions...

1) Should I use a different chain lube than for the street? Lube more often? Less often?
2) Any suggestions for supporting the bike without a center stand for lubing the chain?

**** after posting I decided to order a Hawkeoiler and see how that goes****

3) Any suggestions for basic dual sport apparel ?
I know I need an off road lid and goggles.
Do I need more armor than standard street jacket and pants?
Are my street boots OK (Sidi Sport Tepors) or do I really need the high ones?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:52 PM   #6772
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Any hints for a Noob looking for an FMF Q2 for my '07 DR650. Tried to order one, and FMF has discontinued them. Any sites you could point me towards?

Any other brands I should be considering? The Staintune is a little out of my price range.

Thanks in advance.
The last time I checked Jesse at Kientech had them in stock: http://kientech.com/DR650ProdList.htm
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:55 AM   #6773
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This is more proof how dumb most shop monkey's are. "Odd jets" sheeeesh!

Bottom line: Has NOTHING whatsoever to do with YAMKAWASUZIHonda....has to do with Mikuni or Keihin. Mikuni jets are what the DR uses. So Any hex head Mikuni with the number value you want is OK. Seems to me you would be way rich with a 150. I have removed snorkel and have an FMF and run a 142.5 at sea level. 45 pilot (to reduce backfiring only), air screw out 1/2 turn. Stock needle. Stock air filter. Plug color is a perfect tan color. Could even go leaner.
Plugs on a stock DR are nearly white.

Going over 8000 ft. I might go to a 138. (remember, 140 is the stock main jet
for 49 state bikes.) Go as lean as you can (safely) at sea level then you should be OK up to at least 8000 ft. or so. Bike will always lose power but it should not load up too bad.
Thats interesting because I was told there are small hex, large hex, small round, large round.

When I opened up my carby I found the large round main jet (which is what I ended up installing).

My marine mechanic mate mentioned that some of the hex heads are used in jet skis.

Pick of my main jet below:


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Old 08-22-2007, 03:55 AM   #6774
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Thats interesting because I was told there are small hex, large hex, small round, large round.

When I opened up my carby I found the large round main jet (which is what I ended up installing).

My marine mechanic mate mentioned that some of the hex heads are used in jet skis.

Pick of my main jet below:


youve got really knobbly knees stack........

cheers fish
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:38 AM   #6775
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youve got really knobbly knees stack........

cheers fish
Thanks I will pass it on to my assistant, they are his knees which I think got in that condition from kick boxing and karate
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:46 AM   #6776
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The stock light works on battery voltage. It is not wired directly to the stator.
The stator charges the battery.
The TPI harness connects directly to the battery and uses 2 relays to provide full voltage to the headlight and uses larger wires that are able to supply the increased amp draw that is needed to power a higher wattage bulb.
So you get more volts to the light and more amps to the light without risking melting the stock wires.
You simply plug the new harness into the old headlight wiring and mount the relays somewhere near the carb.
all the stock high/low controls operate as stock.
It looke to me to be about twice as bright as stock.
Keeping in mind the max charging capacity is 200 watts and you are using half that just for the high beam so you may not be able to run vests/ grip heaters and the high beam all at once but you will not need the high beam as much because the low works so much better.

I can run my high beam for hours on end without and loss of battery voltage, at least at normal riding speeds.
I doubt the charging system would maintain the battery at idle though.
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I did not buy the TPI bulb because it is a 60L/55 high. bulb.
I went with a 55L/100H bulb.
Thanks for the info. That mod seems like the easiest way I've heard of so far to get better lighting on the DR.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:03 AM   #6777
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I just picked up a DR K5 with 20k on the clock.
Being new to riding in the dirt I have a few nooB questions...

1) Should I use a different chain lube than for the street? Lube more often? Less often?
2) Any suggestions for supporting the bike without a center stand for lubing the chain?

**** after posting I decided to order a Hawkeoiler and see how that goes****

3) Any suggestions for basic dual sport apparel ?
I know I need an off road lid and goggles.
Do I need more armor than standard street jacket and pants?
Are my street boots OK (Sidi Sport Tepors) or do I really need the high ones?

Thanks for the help.


Hay Bogiewan welcome to the DR asylum to answer your first question ? chain lube what's that ? Just kidding I like using a dry lube it has silicon in it and last for a while and water does not seem to bother it due to the silicon dirt don't stick that much either. but I due give it a good shot every other week but if i do a lot of dirt ridding I clean it as soon as possible and give it some more.. basically keep it clean and inspect it often and do what you feel works for you. I am big on preventive maint. so I don't mind the work.

Q-2 I have used steel milk crates big rocks any thing that will hold about 350 lbs. and will span the distance of the frame. NEVER rest it on the motor. Bad thing's happen!!!! now I use a lift stand not a table it works with a hydraulic floor jack.

Q-3 try this site it's one of many out there. http://www.motodepot.com/index.php

as far as your Question on boots well it all comes down to how much do you like your shins, and calves I had my leg thrown back and hit the bike from smacking my foot that alone caused me to invest in some high dirt boots. much better support and safety I think any way but it all comes down to your personal preference and the way and where you ride . I learned at an early age you don't dress for the ride. you dress for the crash !!!! well good luck have fun and again Welcome !
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:49 AM   #6778
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DR650 Review

It is two months now since I got a '07 DR650. Just turned 920 miles. I did have a KLR on order, but got such a run around I gave up and grabbed what I think was the only DR650 in Billings, MT.
Great bike! Hauls the mail in stock form! Fun to work on. Did the 600 mile service myself. Valves are easy with Jesse's DR Valve Kit.
Put on a Utah skid plate, top gun licence plate bracket, Seal Saver boots on forks, Wolfman tank bag and Cortech tail bag. Will order MRA Roadshield tomorrow.
My mileage is about 80% dirt. Some rock crawling and primative ATV& Jeep roads thrown in.
Dropped her once at about 20 mph trying to ride out of a rut.
After remembering to stand on the pegs a RIDE the thing instead of sitting down all the time, I can do very well in some tuff stuff! Not as easy as a Four-wheeler, but i can get through. Alot more work, but satisfieing!!
The bike is a little high, and I will probably do the lowering thing, although in no hurry.
I think I am better off with this bike than the KLR, as I have a bad habit to push a little deeper in the rough stuff. But I never rode a KLR other than sit on a '07 at the dealership, and if I had gone that route I probably would be singing praises on the KLR. These dual sport thumpers are just a total hoot, and I am planing all sorts of trips in the back country here in Central Montana.
Thanks to everybody on this thread for the helpful hints on products and general DR information. I will continue to watch the thread and see what everybody is up to, and I will post anything interesting that i come up with. Later..........DRDIRTY
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:27 AM   #6779
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It is two months now since I got a '07 DR650. Just turned 920 miles. I did have a KLR on order, but got such a run around I gave up and grabbed what I think was the only DR650 in Billings, MT.
Great bike! Hauls the mail in stock form! Fun to work on. Did the 600 mile service myself. Valves are easy with Jesse's DR Valve Kit.
Put on a Utah skid plate, top gun licence plate bracket, Seal Saver boots on forks, Wolfman tank bag and Cortech tail bag. Will order MRA Roadshield tomorrow.
My mileage is about 80% dirt. Some rock crawling and primative ATV& Jeep roads thrown in.
Dropped her once at about 20 mph trying to ride out of a rut.
After remembering to stand on the pegs a RIDE the thing instead of sitting down all the time, I can do very well in some tuff stuff! Not as easy as a Four-wheeler, but i can get through. Alot more work, but satisfieing!!
The bike is a little high, and I will probably do the lowering thing, although in no hurry.
I think I am better off with this bike than the KLR, as I have a bad habit to push a little deeper in the rough stuff. But I never rode a KLR other than sit on a '07 at the dealership, and if I had gone that route I probably would be singing praises on the KLR. These dual sport thumpers are just a total hoot, and I am planing all sorts of trips in the back country here in Central Montana.
Thanks to everybody on this thread for the helpful hints on products and general DR information. I will continue to watch the thread and see what everybody is up to, and I will post anything interesting that i come up with. Later..........DRDIRTY
How about a some pics? ....particularly of that license plate bracket
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #6780
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Question A real Service Manual

I hate to do this as I know someone is going to tell me to search the site but I have. I am looking for a Service manual. One that service technician's work on the bike with. I've got an 06. I've searched Thumper Talk, this site, and Yahoo's DR650 site. I've downloaded three hopefuls only to find the same one I already have which tells me how to change the oil.....I know someone here can direct me. Even if I have to buy it or a paper copy. Thanks!
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