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Old 08-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #67951
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Mine only had like two small metal flakes in it. It really didn't seem fuel starved when it quit yesterday, at least not initially. It hiccuped just a bit and stalled pretty quickly...it didn't start initially after it died, but rather took a minute or two. Restarted, went maybe a 1/4 mile more down the road and quit again.

I've removed that fuel filter temporarily. I've also cleaned the air filter...I will oil it and re-install and see what happens. I'm also going to fill the tank in case being low on fuel might be the culprit. Like I said, I've only put maybe 60 or 80 miles on this thing so I am not really acclimated to its quirks just yet.
I had the same problem. It turned out to be the locking gas cap (aftermarket part) on my IMS tank was not venting (vents through the key hole). I pitched the locking cap and went to a vented Tusk billet gas cap.

Try cracking the gas cap open if it does it again and leave it cracked. If it runs fine then you found the problem.

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #67952
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hi guys long time no type.. since we have last spoken a little has changed to my DR... it now has the IMS tank, the Corbin seat Pan, and im sittin in Hawaii struggling with the Carb. I have had it tuned professionally and still at mid range cruising you can still feel a slight miss in the carb... its very subtle but enough to start irritating me as i ride it daily back and fourth to work daily. (30-50 mins one way depending on traffic) i believe it still has the the stock jets as i was trying to avoid the mods that entailed cutting up the air box and putting holes in the slider.. but im afraid that i may have no choice. I then tuned the carb my self and it is running better and the miss is less noticeable at 2 1/8 turns out on 92oct fuel. currently i had no choice but to put 89 in it and ofcourse with cheaper fuel its running a little rough again...
Since the bike runs fairly well except when cruising at light throttle, I'd just shim the needle a bit. If that helps, shim it a bit more.

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and secondly, i have no use of my reserve. i read some posts that you have to get that fuel line as straight as possible without kinking it, and did so at about 180mi its time to swap to the reserve and about 100yds later the bike is along side the road with fuel in it and reserve on.. ideas? any advice on these issues is greatly appreciated. pics to come soon regarding the upgrades.. CHEERS!
Start here and read the following answers (over the next day or two): http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=63737
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #67953
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:07 AM   #67954
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Cgag,

I live in NE Kansas. I was dead set on buying a DR and was watching craigslist too. Finally saved up a reasonable amount of money and it seemed there were none listed. Previously I had watched it seemed one or two would crop up every month or so. Anyway, I got impatient and just ended up buying a new one at Olathe Suzuki. Save your money on a new one and snag a good used one. You will save at least 2 grand. If you intend to take it in some rough stuff better take the cheaper one.

As a new rider....Don't give in and buy a new one. I think the two you listed are a little overpriced, but they are identical to the 2012 and actually are nicer colors. I thought I would like the Grey, but I now find it bland and monotone. I should have stuck to my plan because 3 weeks after buying my new one, a nice blue/white one with less than 3000 miles showed up in my own freaking neighborhood. It was only listed at $3400.

I would check out the yellow one first since it has lower miles and is a nice bright color. These bikes are reliable and 2600 is very low miles. I have 1800 on mine and I brought it home March 31st 2012. If those two sale, just be patient and one will come up for sale in KC area eventually. Heck, I have almost convinced myself I need a Super Tenere, and might put mine up for sale someday.
It's been a long day, lots of pain with uhaul and getting cash from my bank (no locations here), but the yellow one is sitting in my garage right now . I ended up paying 3500 and the guy gave me his helmet since he bought one that matched his new bike. Thanks for the advice (everyone else as well) . I did start to think about just buying one new as I was getting frustrated waiting for them to appear on craigslist, but yeah I'm glad to have saved the money so I'll feel less pain when I end up getting a seat and luggage and other goodies.

It's gotta be frustrating to see one pop up in your neighborhood 3 weeks later, but don't forget you could have just as easily waited months without seeing one.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #67955
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Before I spend 45 bucks on a manual, anyone know a better deal?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #67956
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Before I spend 45 bucks on a manual, anyone know a better deal?
There's a link to it on the DR650 wiki.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:54 AM   #67957
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removing pinion gear

hey guys,

just wondering if anyone could help me, I am about to replace my clutch and wanted to clean and check the pinion gear. Any ideas on how to get it out.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1281313546

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #67958
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Put my sargent seat for sale in the flea market... http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8#post19288638
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:44 AM   #67959
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It's been a long day, lots of pain with uhaul and getting cash from my bank (no locations here), but the yellow one is sitting in my garage right now . I ended up paying 3500 and the guy gave me his helmet since he bought one that matched his new bike. Thanks for the advice (everyone else as well) . I did start to think about just buying one new as I was getting frustrated waiting for them to appear on craigslist, but yeah I'm glad to have saved the money so I'll feel less pain when I end up getting a seat and luggage and other goodies.

It's gotta be frustrating to see one pop up in your neighborhood 3 weeks later, but don't forget you could have just as easily waited months without seeing one.

Congratulations! I think you will love it as a first bike. I started on a TU250X. It was great for what it was. The DR was my third bike and on the ride home I kept thinking that if I had test rode before I bought my NT700V I wouldn't have even looked at the NT. However, the NT is a very comfy mile muncher and I keep it for long asphalt trips. The DR is more fun though.

Anyway, I haven't really modded mine, but the Seat concepts foam and cover was a huge improvement. Felt it was priced right too. I bought mine at Procycle. Not only is it much much more comfortable than the stocker, but I think it looks great too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:28 AM   #67960
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hey guys,

just wondering if anyone could help me, I am about to replace my clutch and wanted to clean and check the pinion gear. Any ideas on how to get it out.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1281313546

Thanks
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #67961
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BigDogMax - ditto on the video. Great job by your daughter. Even better that she's out there with you.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #67962
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Hi everyone,

Some of you may remember my carburetor issues we discussed on this thread about one week ago. Now, some of the new parts I ordered arrived. To cut it short, I replaced the modified white nylon washer/spacer thing that holds the jet needle, with a new and unmodified one. Now I'm back to stock settings, 1.5 turns out on the pilot screw, and the bike runs excellent. Man, that little washer made such a huge difference.. I never had such a good throttle response on this bike since I have her (about 2 months I guess).

Anyway.. the bike now developed another issue. As I said, the bike runs excellent, at least compared to how it was running before... WHEN it runs. For 2 times in a row now, when I start the cold bike it just runs for a minute then abruptly stalls. Let me explain...cold engine. Choke on. Start the bike with no issue... it idles for a minute then stalls abruptly/without any warning (the engine speed doesn't decrease before stalling). After that, the bike is VERY difficult to start again... almost drained my battery. Finally, I manage to start it only after leaving it for one minute or so (ignition off). Then it starts easily and works as expected (this time, little to no choke required).

If I try to re-start the bike immediately after it stalled, I have little to no success, and I'm totally unable to rev it from the throttle.. it dies immediately. It seems to me it only wants to start again after sitting untouched for a minute or so.

Any ideas are more than welcome...
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #67963
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CV carb needles

Question: Does anyone make or is there a part number for an adjustable needle for the stock carb? One that has the, pre EPA, standard five or so positions instead of one that you need to shim to adjust? No I don't want to change carbs as I just did the 600 mile service. I've been through the forum and didn't see anything. I can get, and have, various needles for the Dellortos on my Eye-talian bikes so there must be Mikuni needles available. Or do I have to buy a spare and chuck it in a lathe?
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #67964
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Hi everyone,

Anyway.. the bike now developed another issue. As I said, the bike runs excellent, at least compared to how it was running before... WHEN it runs. For 2 times in a row now, when I start the cold bike it just runs for a minute then abruptly stalls. Let me explain...cold engine. Choke on. Start the bike with no issue... it idles for a minute then stalls abruptly/without any warning (the engine speed doesn't decrease before stalling). After that, the bike is VERY difficult to start again... almost drained my battery. Finally, I manage to start it only after leaving it for one minute or so (ignition off). Then it starts easily and works as expected (this time, little to no choke required).

If I try to re-start the bike immediately after it stalled, I have little to no success, and I'm totally unable to rev it from the throttle.. it dies immediately. It seems to me it only wants to start again after sitting untouched for a minute or so.

Any ideas are more than welcome...
It doesn't sound to serious to me. Sometimes getting the idle dialed in can get a little tricky\frustrating. Sounds to me like it is stalling from being a little too rich still at idle (leaving the engine a little flooded which is why it is hard to start afterwards).

Might try taking it off choke a little sooner or reducing the choke a little as it warms up.
Also may want to try turning the pilot screw in a little more (1.25 turns) and turning the idle up a tad at the idle speed screw.

A little tweaking of the adjustments will fix it. Be patient.
Good luck!

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #67965
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This was mentioned above but make sure it has fuel. There is a little filter in the carb fill neck-toss that and put in an inline filter.

Sounds like fuel clogging to start.



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Hi everyone,

Some of you may remember my carburetor issues we discussed on this thread about one week ago. Now, some of the new parts I ordered arrived. To cut it short, I replaced the modified white nylon washer/spacer thing that holds the jet needle, with a new and unmodified one. Now I'm back to stock settings, 1.5 turns out on the pilot screw, and the bike runs excellent. Man, that little washer made such a huge difference.. I never had such a good throttle response on this bike since I have her (about 2 months I guess).

Anyway.. the bike now developed another issue. As I said, the bike runs excellent, at least compared to how it was running before... WHEN it runs. For 2 times in a row now, when I start the cold bike it just runs for a minute then abruptly stalls. Let me explain...cold engine. Choke on. Start the bike with no issue... it idles for a minute then stalls abruptly/without any warning (the engine speed doesn't decrease before stalling). After that, the bike is VERY difficult to start again... almost drained my battery. Finally, I manage to start it only after leaving it for one minute or so (ignition off). Then it starts easily and works as expected (this time, little to no choke required).

If I try to re-start the bike immediately after it stalled, I have little to no success, and I'm totally unable to rev it from the throttle.. it dies immediately. It seems to me it only wants to start again after sitting untouched for a minute or so.

Any ideas are more than welcome...
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