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Old 09-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #68731
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Hello, I'm new. Long time lurker and browser of all the awesome pictures, first time poster.
Could anyone please confirm if the Australian spec DR650 is the same as the US and Euro spec. In Australia there is what they call a LAMS scheme (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) and so some bikes are LAMS approved and some aren't. Some bikes they do two versions of so these bikes must have some sort of restricter in place, usually in the throttle. The DR650 is a LAMS approved bike in Australia but my question is, is this because it's power figures are such that it falls into that bracket, or does it have some sort of restriction in place?

I have a full licence so would prefer to unrestrict it if there is some sort of restriction in place.

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Chill
If my 68yr old memory is functioning properly I seem to recall a thousand or so pages back someone mentioning that the Austrailian bikes have a smaller exhaust outlet than US models, here it is 30mm or 1 3/16". Only other difference that I know of is that you guys get an adjustable needle in the carby while we are blessed by the EPA with a fixed one position type. Maybe your idle fuel mixture screw is not blocked off with a brass plug also.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:34 PM   #68732
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Who makes or where can I get short clutch and break leavers for my 2007 DR650?
A while back Jeff at Pro Cycle said he was testing some for inclusion on his list of DR goodies, give him a call and see what happened and let us all know.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #68733
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A while back Jeff at Pro Cycle said he was testing some for inclusion on his list of DR goodies, give him a call and see what happened and let us all know.
Just cut them off at where ever you want them.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #68734
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I've been riding xt225 for about a year now and wasn't really planning an upgrade but I saw a very cheap DR650 for sale but wanted to find out from experts here, do's and don't for this model DR.

It's a 1989 model DR650 for AU$1750
It looks good for its age and assured that it runs well. It will need standard TLC like any other second hand bike.

After some googling, I found a lot of info but can't find any record of 89 model dr650!
Unfortunatly, you want a Dr from 1996 on, they are all the same, before that the newer parts may not fit.There is a DRRidders forum, I've tried to join but they are out for lunch.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #68735
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There is a Pre '96 fourm at Drriders.com
You know how us DR riders are,we are always out to lunch.Doesn't matter you can always go through the door anyway.Look here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362489
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #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?

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #68737
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If its the first time with a magnetic plug, yes. There is all sorts of crap at the bottom of the oil pan the pump does not pick up to move through the filter.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #68738
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Wow - is that a solid mass, big pieces or a fine paste?

I started using a magnetic drain plug at around 30,000 miles, now have 40K and never more than a smudge of magnetic stuff.

[QUOTE=Meter Man;19499741]First oil change with a magnetic drain plug.

Does this like normal wear for a DR with 15,500 miles?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #68739
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Damm that's alot of stuff on there.My first change with a mag bearly had anything on it, and this is with a disk mag
(33 lbs of pull force).Hopefully yor next change won't be like that.I put on the disk mag at about 18K.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #68740
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If its the first time with a magnetic plug, yes. There is all sorts of crap at the bottom of the oil pan the pump does not pick up to move through the filter.
Yeah, first time with the magnetic plug. We'll see how it looks when I change it in a few months to put the motorcycle up for the winter.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #68741
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Yeah, first time with the magnetic plug. We'll see how it looks when I change it in a few months to put the motorcycle up for the winter.
No winter riding in your neck of the woods?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #68742
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[QUOTE=Escaped;19499763]Wow - is that a solid mass, big pieces or a fine paste?

I started using a magnetic drain plug at around 30,000 miles, now have 40K and never more than a smudge of magnetic stuff.

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First oil change with a magnetic drain plug.

Does this like normal wear for a DR with 15,500 miles?
Mostly a paste with a few larger pieces.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #68743
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No winter riding in your neck of the woods?
Not much, I used to tough it out in the winter but not much anymore.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:59 AM   #68744
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Damm that's alot of stuff on there.My first change with a mag bearly had anything on it, and this is with a disk mag
(33 lbs of pull force).
Mine found a nsu screw the first time I used it.

About 50,000km ago. Only paste since then.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:01 AM   #68745
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When my son was doing his Provisional license, he took his ZZR250 in for a service, and the shop gave him a Vulcan 1700 cruiser loan bike, which was perfectly LAMS legal.
Over here LAMS is (going to be) 660cc or less.

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