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Old 09-11-2007, 07:05 PM   #7141
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+1. I too have a DR350 rear wheel. I bought a stock 650 rotor. The odd thing is the stock 650 bolts are too long. the rotor isn't tight against the hub when the bolts are tight. I am likely going to flip the rotor over so the holes aren't counter bored. That or I have to remove some aluminum from the hub bolt holes.
Maybe either cut those bolts and rethread, or just find shorter ones.
I'd keep the counter sink, if possible.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:19 PM   #7142
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Yes, it is the lower exhaust pipe, not the tail pipe. I pannicked and ordered the dyno jet kit from Kientech, realy nice people. Thank you all for the replies. I will now go and enjoy my new ride.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:26 PM   #7143
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Steel doesn't start glowing red til around 900*F. I don't know what an ideal exhaust gas temp is, but lower than that would be a safe bet.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:48 PM   #7144
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I was concerned when the same thing happened on my completely stock DR 200 w/800mi on it. I had never before seen the glow because I'd never looked at the exhaust (down by the engine) in the dark after a hard ride at very high RPM.
Sometimes in the winter (when it's below freezing out) I'll give the DR200 a little more warmup time sitting at fast idle. After dark, I've noticed that the header pipe will get hot enough to glow dull red.

The BMW boxer twins I've owned in the past would glow dull red under similar circumstances.

All of these motors were well tuned with the stock jetting. They lasted a lifetime. The DR200 has 11,000 miles on it now with the stock jetting.

Therefore, I think it's safe to say that occasional extreme heat in the header pipe is normal and not damaging.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:49 PM   #7145
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No difference except for color changes.
Thanks mate, just got the bike today. I'm a happy rider once again.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #7146
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:49 AM   #7147
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Fastway pegs for the DR!!!

Whoo hoo!!!

Just cross posting to a different thread, but in case you didn't see it, Promoto Billet is now offering the Fastway Evolution pegs for the DR.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=24

Link to their website; http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...roducts_id/342

I have these on my Tiger, and have been really pleased with the grip and comfort of standing on these pegs!

Cheers!
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:58 AM   #7148
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finally! height adjustable pegs

As a tall rider I have been interested in these since I heard about them. Does anyone see any disadvantages to having pegs in the "lowboy" position?
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:08 AM   #7149
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As a tall rider I have been interested in these since I heard about them. Does anyone see any disadvantages to having pegs in the "lowboy" position?
Less ground clearance at your feet/pegs. Might also require adjusting the brake/shift levers.

FWIW - I used to run Buell footpegs on a SV650 which provided ~3/4" more legroom. It was quite a noticable improvement in comfort but with a little more boot/peg scraping in the corners.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:21 AM   #7150
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akward brake pedal?

Any one else feel that they have to try a might too hard to get to the back brake of their DR650? Mine is tucked under the case too much for my tastes. It looks to be NOT bent or any thing. The PO did some mods to the bike so I'm not even sure that it's a stock bit.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:59 AM   #7151
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Can anyone confirm that I am seeing this correct. If you install the Billit pegs in the lower position, they in turn will move the pegs further back and not forwards?

At 6'3" and size 14 feet, I am looking for some more room between footpeg and shifter as well as lowering slightly to help fit along with my higher bars.

Thanks
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #7152
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Any one else feel that they have to try a might too hard to get to the back brake of their DR650? Mine is tucked under the case too much for my tastes. It looks to be NOT bent or any thing. The PO did some mods to the bike so I'm not even sure that it's a stock bit.
Yes, I feel the same way. A larger surface to step on would be nice.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #7153
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Sometimes in the winter (when it's below freezing out) I'll give the DR200 a little more warmup time sitting at fast idle. After dark, I've noticed that the header pipe will get hot enough to glow dull red.

The BMW boxer twins I've owned in the past would glow dull red under similar circumstances.

All of these motors were well tuned with the stock jetting. They lasted a lifetime. The DR200 has 11,000 miles on it now with the stock jetting.

Therefore, I think it's safe to say that occasional extreme heat in the header pipe is normal and not damaging.
Thanks for backing my assessment

I figured that if it was going to blow, it would have done it thousands of miles ago

A very stable bike that corners like a supermoto!
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:22 AM   #7154
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Thanks mate, just got the bike today. I'm a happy rider once again.
excellent choice ,don't forget to gear urself up from head to toe ,
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #7155
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This is well-covered in DR lore... but a number of DR's have a sloppy weld at the exhaust header flange. If the bike builds a lot of carbon for some reason that area can get partially obstructed. So, the condition CAN be mileage-indepedent..... If one runs in dusty dirty conditions and the air cleaners rapidly get dirty, that would result in more carbon that normal. this issue would cause more heat buildup than is good... or normal. Also, its normal maintenance to open the plugs in the silencer and blow the carbon out of there. Either/both of these left untreated can overheat that pipe

header grind/weld etc good pics: http://photostorage.nelson.geek.nz/s...ind/index.html

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Thanks for backing my assessment

I figured that if it was going to blow, it would have done it thousands of miles ago

A very stable bike that corners like a supermoto!
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