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Old 10-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #70066
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I found this Sigma jet kit on eBay. Haven never heard of them but I haven't looked a lot lately.


Has anyone tried it and does it work any better than the Dino jet, I never could get the Dino jet to work with out stumbling off closed throttle. Every one tells me the Dino jet needle is the prob but that is over my head.

Any other suggestions on a jet kit to try that works.

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I would recommend the non-USA OEM adjustable needle.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #70067
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I wouldn't do that trade. Honestly, DR650s aren't hard bikes to find, and they're definitely not hard to find on the cheap. At any given time there's two or three of them in good condition in my area just on Craigslist. If it were me and I had to do it all over again, I would have kept my street bike, gotten a night job at McDonalds or something, and just worked the couple months it'd take to save up for the second bike. If having two bikes is, for whatever reason, completely impossible/impractical for your situation, then sell your bike first to get every penny of what it's worth. If you're dead set on doing a straight trade...come on down to Albuquerque and we'll swap.
Didn't do the trade but I am going to look at a 2003 tomorrow with 18,000 miles, aftermarket seat, aluminum rear rack with a JC Whitney trunk, has been rejetted and has a twin air filter, dr200 tail light and otherwise its stock. The owner bought it from the original owner who never used it in the dirt- commuted to work on it daily. It has new DOT knobbies on it and comes with half worn street tires. the bike looks clean and he is going to pony up a little cash as well.
I dunno, what do you guys think???
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #70068
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forgot to mention I usually put at least 15,000 miles a year on my bikes, this one already has 18,000 am I getting myself into a mess with maintenance or is it gonna reach the end of its life after a year or so?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:07 AM   #70069
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I rode our '05 into town for errands Friday and noticed it's right at 58,000 miles. Nothing but oil changes, valve checks, cush rubbers, and carb o-rings (thanks for the explanation, Derek.)

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Old 10-14-2012, 04:38 AM   #70070
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Jedimaster put his through the paces on a multi-year RTW trip with 100+ lbs of gear and sold it with 75,0000 miles on the odo. Jammin' Jay has put his thru the paces, too. Both had the usual maintenance with a challenge or two. This is constant and hard use. I'm guessing you'll be fine.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #70071
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desert ripping dr riders i need your help

i will be dragging my DR650 cross country next month to ride the LAB2V and spend some time riding around moab, ut and around the ridgecrest/dv/palmdale area of california. my dr650 is 100% stock and i was wondering if i should change the jetting for this trip? i dont care about power gains or loss to much just want it to run good the whole trip.

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:10 AM   #70072
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Didn't do the trade but I am going to look at a 2003 tomorrow with 18,000 miles, aftermarket seat, aluminum rear rack with a JC Whitney trunk, has been rejetted and has a twin air filter, dr200 tail light and otherwise its stock. The owner bought it from the original owner who never used it in the dirt- commuted to work on it daily. It has new DOT knobbies on it and comes with half worn street tires. the bike looks clean and he is going to pony up a little cash as well.
I dunno, what do you guys think???
I still wouldn't do it. Especially not with 18k on the clock. These bikes are just too damn easy to find for cheap. Also, when you inevitably have to do work on your bike and it's out of commission for a few days while parts get ordered, you'll be glad you had another bike in the garage. Unless it's just completely impractical or impossible for you to have two bikes, I wouldn't do a trade.

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #70073
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Yeah, but the point I was trying to make is that the contact patch doesn't necessarily increase in size with a wider tyre, just its shape changes.

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #70074
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forgot to mention I usually put at least 15,000 miles a year on my bikes, this one already has 18,000 am I getting myself into a mess with maintenance or is it gonna reach the end of its life after a year or so?
You won't find any forum posts about riders having chronic problems with high mileage DRs. Nobody seems to be able to wear one out as long as the bike gets reasonable care.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:35 AM   #70075
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I have another bike, its old but she purrs like a youngin. 1996 Kawasaki KZ1000P police bike, I let my dad ride it mostly but if I need it I can go get it and use it.
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I still wouldn't do it. Especially not with 18k on the clock. These bikes are just too damn easy to find for cheap. Also, when you inevitably have to do work on your bike and it's out of commission for a few days while parts get ordered, you'll be glad you had another bike in the garage. Unless it's just completely impractical or impossible for you to have two bikes, I wouldn't do a trade.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #70076
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Didn't do the trade but I am going to look at a 2003 tomorrow with 18,000 miles, aftermarket seat, aluminum rear rack with a JC Whitney trunk, has been rejetted and has a twin air filter, dr200 tail light and otherwise its stock. The owner bought it from the original owner who never used it in the dirt- commuted to work on it daily. It has new DOT knobbies on it and comes with half worn street tires. the bike looks clean and he is going to pony up a little cash as well.
I dunno, what do you guys think???
i would have no problems w/a dr650 w/18k on the clock. i would absolutely do this trade - if the bike is solid, and it's what you really want, and if the "pony(ing) up a little cash as well" would leave you in the same position financially as if you were to sell your bike outright and buy this one w/no trade...

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #70077
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i would have no problems w/a dr650 w/18k on the clock. i would absolutely do this trade - if the bike is solid, and it's what you really want, and if the "pony(ing) up a little cash as well" would leave you in the same position financially as if you were to sell your bike outright and buy this one w/no trade...

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I did forget about the cash part. That'd leave you with money in hand to farkle the daylights out of it, which is what dual-sports are actually for anyways.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #70078
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I rode our '05 into town for errands Friday and noticed it's right at 58,000 miles. Nothing but oil changes, valve checks, cush rubbers, and carb o-rings (thanks for the explanation, Derek.)

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desert ripping dr riders i need your help

i will be dragging my DR650 cross country next month to ride the LAB2V and spend some time riding around moab, ut and around the ridgecrest/dv/palmdale area of california. my dr650 is 100% stock and i was wondering if i should change the jetting for this trip? i dont care about power gains or loss to much just want it to run good the whole trip.

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The only problem some have is at lower altitudes. If you're happy with the way your bike runs there, it will run fine where you're headed. Better exercise your jaw muscles or you'll get face cramps from your jaw dropping at some of the scenery in southern Utah.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:19 AM   #70079
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Most riders have had good results by setting the idle mixture right on the lean edge of the smooth idle range - usually around 1-1/4 turns out.
There should be no need to do this if the rest of the circuits are tuned properly. The only legitimate reason I can see is if the bike will be used much higher altitudes than it is set up at.

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #70080
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Wowie!!

The only problem some have is at lower altitudes. If you're happy with the way your bike runs there, it will run fine where you're headed. Better exercise your jaw muscles or you'll get face cramps from your jaw dropping at some of the scenery in southern Utah.

thank you. i am devising a plan using a baclava and zip ties to keep my jaw closed while riding canyonlands.
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