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Old 10-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #70396
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I fitted a FCR to the DR and had a few issues with the throttle cable. Sorted that out and the bike runs like a dream. Fuel economy around 17km/l consistantly regardless of how much throttle I use or terrain I conquer. Only issue is that the bike is still popping when I close the throttle and the beast does not idle when cold. Any advise out there, or should I just ride and enjoy?!?!
I don't have any advice for you, but your mileage is not that impressive: you're getting 17km/l (or 40miles/gallon) and my modified BST gives me 21km/l (50 miles/gallon), which indicates that your carb is not as well tuned as you may think it is.

I believe MXRob is the expert on the FCR carbs for DRs, but he hangs out in DRriders, not here.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #70397
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Hey Jeff, anything happening with the countershaft seal protectors?
Happening? Does waiting for them to be done count as something happening?
I expect to have the first batch of retainers ready around the first week of November.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #70398
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If you you guys are serious I'd be willing to drag my bike down to the Bay Area. I'll PM Derek for details.
UberKul tells me his engine has a high compression piston, a DG slip-on exhaust, and a JD jet kit. I think that to fit the bill, the bike would need to be stock with the exception of the airbox mod, a DJ/ProCycle jet kit and a GSX-R muffler or aftermarket slip-on. Does that make sense?

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:56 AM   #70399
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Is it an FCR or an FCR-MX?
Fcr-mx (KTM)
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #70400
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Already shortened. I put the bike back to full height when I got it.
When you put the foot back on, you may want to adjust the angle. Otherwise the tip will dig in to peoples nice tarmac'd driveways...

From the heel of the foot to the pivot bolt is 280mm.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #70401
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Happening? Does waiting for them to be done count as something happening?
I expect to have the first batch of retainers ready around the first week of November.
Great - glad to hear it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:47 AM   #70402
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UberKul tells me his engine has a high compression piston, a DG slip-on exhaust, and a JD jet kit. I think that to fit the bill, the bike would need to be stock with the exception of the airbox mod, a DJ/ProCycle jet kit and a GSX-R muffler or aftermarket slip-on. Does that make sense?

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That's the first I've heard of a JD jet kit. I know a few people have asked JD to develop something but I haven't read or heard of an actual kit. JD doesn't list anything on his web site for the DR650. The JD kit would be an unknown quantity. I'd like to know a lot more about this.

In my experience the GSXR can is just restrictive enough to require slightly different jetting than the typical slip-on. I'd rather see a test subject with FMF, DG or Two Brothers exhaust.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #70403
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I gave Derek some bad info, it is a Dynojet kit on my DR. The JD is on my Husky 450.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #70404
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I gave Derek some bad info, it is a Dynojet kit on my DR. The JD is on my Husky 450.

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You also have the high compression piston? How are you liking that upgrade?
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #70405
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You also have the high compression piston? How are you liking that upgrade?
I like it, but it was more of a solution to a smoking on start-up issue than an upgrade. Feels like it gave the bike a bit more snap at the throttle. If you are in the motor anyway and have the cash it's decent, I was just trying to sort an issue and the cost over stock made sense for me. Rode my buddy's FCR39 or TM40 (can't remember which) equipped bike and we both felt the piston is good but only gets about half the benefit of the carb mod if that. The stock carb with standard mods is good enough for me, I tend to ride the suspension rather than the motor for speed.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #70406
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I'd rather see a test subject with FMF, DG or Two Brothers exhaust.
Sounds fine to me.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #70407
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Vapor Going Haywire -- Bigger Problem?

This morning, I rode my DR650 to work. First time I've ridden it in about two weeks. It's been on the Battery Tender for the last few days too.

Soonafter I got on the road, I noticed the amber and red warning lights on my Vapor randomly blinking, as the tach bargraph would randomly jump around (setting off the shift lights, which I think I have set at 7300 and 7500 RPM). But the bike was running fine. I had my heated jacket on, but I've run that once before with no issues. I turned it off just to see, but no change... still acting odd. It kept doing this all the way to work.

I did notice when I pulled into work that it just didn't sound quite right at idle. I can't really say more than that, just that it was odd. Not rough either, just didn't sound like it usually sounds.

Any chance this could be an indicator of one of my plug wires or the coil going bad, especially since the Vapor's tach pickup is a wire wrapped around one of the plug wires.

My regulator and stator are both new within the last six months. The stator is ProCycle's high-output model.

Ideas?

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:44 AM   #70408
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Headlight ON/OFF switch.

I noticed in the service manual that the Swiss/Austria versions of the DR have an ON/OFF switch for the headlights (on the right handlebar).

Anyone know where I can pick up one of these Euro-version switches? (I'm in the states)

I hate not being able to turn the lights off!
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #70409
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Just a quick and dirty, but very useful mod that I did to my bike this evening:


I had stopped in at CycleGear over my lunch break to see what they had in their clearance bins and get some waterproof gloves for commuting this winter, and I snagged a "weatherproof" handlebar mounted 12v outlet for ten bucks. Looking online, they have it the same price (plus s/h). It only took a few minutes to bolt up. They say it takes anything from 7/8 to 1" handlebars, and it has some kind of grippy material that actually holds it in place really well. The cap on it actually seals down damn tight. I'd be surprised if anything other than a heavy rain or a drop into water got in there, and I'd be doubtful of even the heavy rain. After my powered USB port shorted out, I was going to just get another one, but I figure that for ten bucks, I can just use my regular car charger to juice up my phone. I'm not an employee of CG or anything like that, but for ten bucks, it installs in five to ten minutes, and all you have to do is solder two wires into the keyed power source that's already in the wire bundle at the front of your bike. Totally recommend.
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I bought two of those myself, they were on sale for $10 ea. recently and am happy with them...interestingly mine were made in Taiwan and are much better quality than a lot of the made in China stuff CG sells
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #70410
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been looking up wind screens. Im between the Cee-Bailys, Screens for bikes and the Laminar Lip. Im 6'2" and the weather is cooling down and thought it may be nice to have some added protection. Nobody in the area has a DR with any of these screens, so i was searching for some real world feedback on useful ness of these screens. I dont want to go huge since I seek lots of dirt, but just somthing that helps.

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