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Old 09-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #69391
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Trucked out and back. Yea, Im surprised. I had that tire before, always got 3,500 out of it easy. The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route was very rocky overall with that volcanic rock thats quite abrasive. Thats the only reason I can think of. I had to put a cheap $69 Shinko on to make the last 900 miles, but hey, any port in a storm right ? Prolly last 10,000 miles
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #69392
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Two-up? On a DR? With gear? I am seriously impressed. Good on ya both.

Thanks for visiting our peninsula.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #69393
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Hi guys.

I've put my carb back together after giving a thorough clean, changed all the o-rings and replaced the idle jet with a stocker (42.5). Stock needle not worn and on 3rd clip (stock setting I believe). Fuel screw turned 2 1/4 turns.
Start the engine and warm it up. Starting from a setting that is known to be lean (1-1/2 turns is likely but not guaranteed to be), adjust the fuel screw to obtain the highest idle speed. Adjust to 1/8 - 1/4 turn richer than that. Then, adjust the idle speed back to 1500 rpm. Report back with the final fuel screw setting.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #69394
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3. I'd bet Pilot Jet is clogged. Pull it out and clean it and flush out the circuit below the jet too. !
Generally if the pilot jet is clogged, off idle (1/16 to 1/8 opening) will suffer as well.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #69395
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The real question is "Why are ours not adjustable?" and "Why is there a stupid aluminum blanking plate over our idle mixture screws?" This is the US EPA's approach. Assume we're stupid, then look the other way.

I applaud reducing pollution, but the EPA's approach is .... and nanny state bureacracy.
Don't forget: They hate us for our freedoms!

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #69396
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The real question is "Why are ours not adjustable?"
I have the non-USA adjustable needles in stock in case anyone wants one.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #69397
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Pilot jet.



A simple check, stick a coin (or more) in here to see if it helps.
I don't recommend poking metal inside/through the jet.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #69398
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just ordered the Wolfman rear top rack. Ill let you guys know how it is when it arrives. :)
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #69399
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Congrats on the trip Phil. Awesome! Your set up shown above pretty much confirms just how tough DR sub frames are. Passenger Plus luggage Plus wash board and serious 5000 miles of hammering equals BROKE sub frame for most 600 class bikes out there.

My DR has ridden some tough Baja routes several times ... but never carrying a load like yours.

Hope your North America trip was fun you ya all!
Ride Report link?
Thanks, we are still riding around, playing road tourers. We aren't Lake Mono at the moment and going to visit Yosemite tomorrow. After theTATwe had a couple of days cleaning everything then headed slowly down the coast as far as Fort Bragg then headed inland. Had a couple of nights at Lake Tahoe.
Here's a link to our ride report. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815869
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #69400
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Trucked out and back. Yea, Im surprised. I had that tire before, always got 3,500 out of it easy. The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route was very rocky overall with that volcanic rock thats quite abrasive. Thats the only reason I can think of. I had to put a cheap $69 Shinko on to make the last 900 miles, but hey, any port in a storm right ? Prolly last 10,000 miles
Did you notice where the T63 was made? I have used both Czechoslovakian and Thai made ones, with the Czecho made ones lasting longer, just like a Mitas E09. and the Thais lasting about 2/3 in recent experience.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #69401
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Did you notice where the T63 was made? I have used both Czechoslovakian and Thai made ones, with the Czecho made ones lasting longer, just like a Mitas E09. and the Thais lasting about 2/3 in recent experience.
intresting. no i didnt look. i also used the e09s before plenty of times. loved them. this one rear though was different. Perhaps thats why.

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #69402
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i searched this thread a few times but cant really seem to find the info i am looking for.

will be doing the LAB2V on my dr650 and while prepping my bike i was toying around the idea of getting an exhaust. possibly DG...

opinions on the DG versus other brands? looking to pass ama sound checks as well.

not interested in the gsxr pipe
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #69403
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I don't believe there are any aftermarket exhaust offerings for the DR that will pass any sound tests... If any of them do pass, it would be very close to the limit. However, a GSXR muffler will pass quite easily and score ~88-89 dB using the SAE J2825 sound test. Add an FMF spark arrestor and shave ~1dB from the result.

Quiet is definitely not a characteristic of the DG muffler.





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i searched this thread a few times but cant really seem to find the info i am looking for.

will be doing the LAB2V on my dr650 and while prepping my bike i was toying around the idea of getting an exhaust. possibly DG...

opinions on the DG versus other brands? looking to pass ama sound checks as well.

not interested in the gsxr pipe


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Old 09-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #69404
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i searched this thread a few times but cant really seem to find the info i am looking for.

will be doing the LAB2V on my dr650 and while prepping my bike i was toying around the idea of getting an exhaust. possibly DG...

opinions on the DG versus other brands? looking to pass ama sound checks as well.

not interested in the gsxr pipe
No offense, but I just don't understand the desire for aftermarket mufflers unless you really like the looks. Unfortunately, for the looks-based muffler buyers, the DR muffler is mostly under the side panel. So, changing looks isn't really a consideration. Do people like extra noise? I sure don't. If I could ride around in peaceful silence, I would. Do people want all that extra horsepower goodness? 1 or 2 extra peak horsepower is pretty stupid for all but actual race bikes. And, unlike spending $400 on a non-engineered cheap cylinder of metal that probably cost $50 to make, spending $400 on suspension upgrades will actually make you faster and more confident instead of louder and more annoying. Trying to save weight? Losing 5 pounds off of a 370 pound bike and 170 pound rider is less than 1% which is quite negligible.

But, whatever makes you happy.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #69405
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ER70S-2, TrophyHunter, Good to hear from both of you. Happy Birthday. The DR 650 Thread is my first read of the day. This the time difference beween the USA and The Philippines I read in the morning what you guys wrote yesterday.

The only thing Malcom Smith and I have in common is age and our love of motorcycles. I did get to ride with him in the
So Cal desert once about 1965. Well, I saw him before we started and after we finished, but that was it.

About riding alone, never a good idea, and I would never advise anyone to do it, but, I enjoy it very much, and will probably continue to do it. A fellow at the motel where I was when hearing my story, said, "If you hadn't been able to walk out, they would have never found you." I said sure they would have, but, it would probably been by deer hunters in the fall.

The Philippines has some great motorcycle riding here. If I was younger I would have a motorcycle rental business and promote it. If you get a chance look in the Reginal Thread under Asia. Some great ride report on The Philippines.

All of you guys keep writing the good stuff on the DR 650 to keep an old guy entertained.
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