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Old 09-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #68731
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Anyone here on that DR forum? I'm trying to join but something is screwed up, I don't get an email back, someone contact an administrator or moderator for me please, 805gregg
Are you talkin about DRriders forum or ADV ???
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:51 AM   #68732
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #68733
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

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Found the website, those racks can be found at dirtracks.com. Made in Canada and look like they would be good. I will check out cycle racks. Thanks
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #68734
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

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there is also manracks
http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/suzuki-dr650
he's on adv
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719358
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549820
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:50 AM   #68735
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Over here LAMS is (going to be) 660cc or less.

An IT465 is approved
Yeah it's 660cc here in OZ too but with the addition of less than 150kw/tonne. For example a CBR600 is not LAMS approved.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:58 AM   #68736
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First oil change with a magnetic drain plug.

Does this like normal wear for a DR with 15,500 miles?

I don't get anywhere near that much on mine but I change my oil every 5000kms. Then again only started using a magnetic plug when the bike was about 30000km old. From new, there was always a fair amount of crap in the drain pan but I couldn't tell if it was metallic or not -it probably was. It is likely also that when new the engine will shed more metallic shards as it beds in and I would imagine that would settle down after some miles under the belt.

At least its better on your drain plug than being recycled through the engine or clogging the filter
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:41 AM   #68737
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I like the 16-42 combo for the highway too, very mellow.
Since my bike serves almost entirely as a commuting machine these days, I'm probably going to just drop the $20 and get the 16t front. Did you notice any appreciable difference in fuel economy when you made the change, or was it just smoother highway cruising? Also, I've noticed that my bike is really having a hard time maintaining highway speeds above 75-80mph. If I'm on anything other than flat road, I have to keep the throttle all the way open just to maintain 80, and I'm worried that gearing it up would exacerbate that problem. Does it feel at all down on power now that you've made the change?
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:56 AM   #68738
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Since my bike serves almost entirely as a commuting machine these days, I'm probably going to just drop the $20 and get the 16t front. Did you notice any appreciable difference in fuel economy when you made the change, or was it just smoother highway cruising? Also, I've noticed that my bike is really having a hard time maintaining highway speeds above 75-80mph. If I'm on anything other than flat road, I have to keep the throttle all the way open just to maintain 80, and I'm worried that gearing it up would exacerbate that problem. Does it feel at all down on power now that you've made the change?
Really!?!? Something isn't right, then. Mine will hold any speed I want on level ground up to 90+ mph... even carrying an extra 40+ lbs of camping gear. That's running my nearly-stock 16/46 gearing, and even when I'm riding at higher elevations (4000-6000' ASL).

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:03 AM   #68739
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Agreed - A DR650 Should hold 80MPH easily.

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Really!?!? Something isn't right, then. Mine will hold any speed I want on level ground up to 90+ mph... even carrying an extra 40+ lbs of camping gear. That's running my nearly-stock 16/46 gearing, and even when I'm riding at higher elevations (4000-6000' ASL).

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:09 AM   #68740
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Agreed as well, your top speed should be around 90. Check valves and carbs. Makes sure they are clean and adjusted. Also, check to make sure your throttle is adjusted correctly.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #68741
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Really!?!? Something isn't right, then. Mine will hold any speed I want on level ground up to 90+ mph... even carrying an extra 40+ lbs of camping gear. That's running my nearly-stock 16/46 gearing, and even when I'm riding at higher elevations (4000-6000' ASL).

Rob
I'm in Albuquerque, so approximately 5000' ASL. I always assumed it was my weight. With all my gear on, I'm pushing 250lbs. I've been meaning to tear my carb apart and clean it for a while now, so I should probably move that to the top of my to-do list. Not sure if that would explain my gas mileage as well, but that's generally been low 40's to high 30's.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:36 AM   #68742
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83mph was my top speed (actual, not indicated), loaded down and WFO at 6-7000ft. That was completely stock. That was also racing handlebar to handlebar with another bone stock DR650.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:04 AM   #68743
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Who makes or where can I get short clutch and break leavers for my 2007 DR650?
Apparently no one. But I've read you can swap over DRZ-400 clutch mount and master cylinder, which will give you access to DRZ shorty levers. I've been looking into doing this just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #68744
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Yeah it's 660cc here in OZ too but with the addition of less than 150kw/tonne. For example a CBR600 is not LAMS approved.
But the person I replied to mentioned a Vulcan 1700 loaner being lams approved?
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #68745
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How do you guys get into the 90's and 100's? Is that with the stock optimistic speedo? With my vapor, and GPS I top out at 87, but get a wobble. I assume its due to my worn rear tire, and panniers.
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