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Old 09-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #69346
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Have I forgotten something? I thinking I remember the rear subframe of the 690 KTM being the plastic gas tank which they did have problems with and KTM made some changes to the mounting bolts or spacers. I remember reading that someone makes a luagage rack that mounts to the main frame to lesson the problem. I like KTM's a lot , one of my favorite bikes was a 200EXC (loved it), for what they are but for a long distance travel bike I'll stay with my DR650, did a 700 mile trip last week and enjoyed the comfort, Two 350 mile days loaded with about 65 pounds of camping gear and supplies on the subframe. If I was just running gravel and dirt roads for the fun of it I might want the KTM 690, fun power and suspension, but the one I road in Costa Rica, only a few miles, would shake my teeth out on a all day ride, engine vibration.

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Broke one of the tabs the grab bar bolts to, and one of the upper braces the fender rests on. Probably 20 - 25 lbs, some pretty rough terrain.

The stock answer is there because a lot of people don't know what the hell they're talking about. I prefer the facts over making shit up.

Funny........ how many times have you been banned?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #69347
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[B]Have I forgotten something?
Obviously you have, the OP was talking about the XR650L having a bad subframe. But there's a nice consolation gift for playing. Buh bye.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #69348
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All I can say is I have had both an XR and a DR, and the DR subframe is way, way stronger. I don't know anything about a KTM, so I have nothing to say about them, other than they sure look great.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #69349
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All I can say is I have had both an XR and a DR, and the DR subframe is way, way stronger. I don't know anything about a KTM, so I have nothing to say about them, other than they sure look great.
Glad to see you still posting on the DR thread, after your epic 'walk'. Hopin' I never have to do something similar.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #69350
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:29 AM   #69351
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Pilot jet.



A simple check, stick a coin (or more) in here to see if it helps.
Yeah my throttle stop looks exactly like that. I can keep cranking it higher so it's like putting the throttle partially on but I don't think that's a fix. Turned the air/fuel screw back to 1 1/4 and harder to start but needs less throttle to keep idling so I reckon i'm getting closer. Though lots more popping if I open the throttle up.

Hand over snorkel doesn't do anything anymore, though I tightened the carb boot screws so maybe that was a separate issue.

Choke still makes no difference except won't start at all and kills it if already running.

Float bowl next and possibly raise needle one clip... Have to get one of those extended air/fuel screws. A real pain to get to.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:34 AM   #69352
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Hey gang, Im a NOOB DR650 owner and have noticed at least 6-8 rear top rack options. Im thinking I like the Wolfman top rack, but I was wondering what you guys/gals have liked. I like the smaller styles, but I would like to be able to carrry a dry duffel on the rear.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:10 AM   #69353
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My bike came with the factory rack, but if I was to buy one I would get the patwalsh rack.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #69354
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Food for thought

Check it out.
http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2012/9/...deus-bali.html
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #69355
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http://www.bikeexif.com/dr650-suzuki

Heres one from them earlier this year. I really like the bare bones looks of them, maybe with enough interest they might start producing some of the parts they used ie seat tank fenders etc etc.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #69356
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Of course, the only way to know what you have to do to fix it is to totally disassemble it and inspect everything. From my experience it's usually damage or wear to the shaft that causes the seal to fail.
So I was looking around and found Cogent's website and sent them a email. Then I realized that they are only 20 minutes away from where I live, what are the odds. Going to go ahead and take the shock off and see what they can do for me, maybe get the fronts done also.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #69357
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Last weekend I fell while riding through some mud, everything was alright except for my foot brake. I guess it dug down into the dirt because it got bent way out of shape. Does anyone know where I can buy a new one? I'm not seeing anything obvious from googling.

Also while I'm here I wanted to ask about luggage. Does anyone have recommendations about hard vs soft luggage if I wanted to use my bike as my sole vehicle (need to carry groceries, my laptop, misc items), and eventually do a lot of traveling through central/south america? Any info on specific products look at? I see people just say things like checkout wolfman luggage, but they sell a lot of different stuff, and I don't really know exactly what I'm looking for. I also don't have any racks or anything at the moment, so I'd need to get those too.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:01 AM   #69358
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So I was looking around and found Cogent's website and sent them a email. Then I realized that they are only 20 minutes away from where I live, what are the odds. Going to go ahead and take the shock off and see what they can do for me, maybe get the fronts done also.
If your bike ever sees a washboarded gravel road, then for the love of God and all things DR, have them change the valve shim stack! Dunno how it's configured or what my local guy put in there but the change is incredible and most noticeable on washboard.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #69359
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Yeah my throttle stop looks exactly like that. I can keep cranking it higher so it's like putting the throttle partially on but I don't think that's a fix. Turned the air/fuel screw back to 1 1/4 and harder to start but needs less throttle to keep idling so I reckon i'm getting closer. Though lots more popping if I open the throttle up.

Hand over snorkel doesn't do anything anymore, though I tightened the carb boot screws so maybe that was a separate issue.

Choke still makes no difference except won't start at all and kills it if already running.

Float bowl next and possibly raise needle one clip... Have to get one of those extended air/fuel screws. A real pain to get to.
So, let me get this straight. Your problem is "My bike won't idle!"
Your solution is "I'm going to futz around with everything EXCEPT the IDLE adjustment screw!"
You, sir, are banned from motorcycles!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:54 PM   #69360
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If your bike ever sees a washboarded gravel road, then for the love of God and all things DR, have them change the valve shim stack! Dunno how it's configured or what my local guy put in there but the change is incredible and most noticeable on washboard.
I actually do gravel that has wa
sh board and was going to ask about adjusting for that.
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