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Old 12-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #71536
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Seat Concepts vs Stock:





I got the 1" taller than stock. I lasted 7 years with the stock seat. I do stand a lot when riding. It was an upcoming 1500 mile pavement trip that got me to upgrade. I won't go back' I also think the black makes the bike look better than the old yellow/purple scheme. Almost don't notice the purple frame any more.



I would recommend the Seat Concept to anyone thinking about upgrading. $160 if you do it yourself and $20 more plus shipping of your stock pan, if you want them to staple it on. If you tell them you are on ADVRider, They used to ship it back free.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #71537
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Riding in the rocks in New England trails, beats on the lower parts of any bike. With it's lower ground clearance (compared to my KTM) I whack stuff quite often. After getting home from the last ride, while washing my DR, I noticed the part of the brake pedal that your foot lands on was gone. All that was left was the welds. I was wondering how I could fix it when I remembered I had a brake pedal from my now gone 2000 KTM in a box of stuff. I got it and took the toe rest off and after some grinding with an angle-grinder to get rid of the weld material, I drilled a hole and bolted on the replacement piece. Didn't even have to take the stock pedal off the bike.

KTM part # 54603060150 Be sure to get the little bolt 0933050163 that goes with it. It's got a tapered head to countersink it so it doesn't hit your case. $10 total. Free if you have one laying around in a box in the garage.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #71538
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I also think the black makes the bike look better than the old yellow/purple scheme. Almost don't notice the purple frame any more.

Yup. I don't notice much purple paint left on that DR either!

That DR there has been RIDDEN, SON!

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #71539
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Ditto on the Seat Concepts. The tall is a nice option if you have the inseam for it. The area toward the middle is 10" wide instead of the stocker's 7....and flat. Nice place to scoot back into if on a long road ride or just need a backside break.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:57 PM   #71540
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I have stock, Corbin, and Seat Concepts.
I find the Seat Concepts the most comfortable of the three.
Corbin is nice and wide but rather hard for my boney butt.
Stock is just plain uncomfortable to me for longer than 20 minutes.
Did you give the Corbin the time and miles to contour to your sit bones? That firmness is everything when it comes to support - and it's the support that creates that comfort.

Granted, I don't own a Corbin for my DR650, but I do own one for my other bike... love it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #71541
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I use this tool tube and bracket. I bought it from him when he did a limited run last year. He's back at it. It works awesome.

http://www.weld86motoparts.com/Suzuki-DRZ.html
another tool tube option... the famous agri supply $5 "manual cannister" tube with a ss band mount from Jegg.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=12943


I found mine on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynomax-3327...ht_1740wt_1018


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Old 12-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #71542
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17' Continental TKC80's for supermotos!

Ahh,moral in my madness......Continental have now released 17" TKC80's tyres in supermoto sizes
120/70 (f) 150/70 (r)........ideal for the 2nd half of my AZ -Argentina trip!
I knew this 17" set up was ideal......only need 1 spare tube! :)
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #71543
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chain gouged the swingarm

My chain guide is worn through and the chain has left 2 shallow gouges in the swingarm. Is this a serious problem? Will the gouges cause any problems or inhibit the function of the replacement chain guide?

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #71544
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Just put this on using a mid pipe from Jesse. It's a Hayabusa 24F0. I haven't started it up yet, not ready to do that yet.



I have ran the 24, 35, and 40F0's, and you will love the performance of the Busa can... Uncle Jesse does an awesome job of making this slightly longer can work like a champ on the DR.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #71545
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Some of you may remember I picked up a 2003 DR650 a little over a month ago and after a couple weeks of throttle hesitations and extreme surging I decided to clean the carb and have a look see at the the jetting inside. Well one thing led to another and next thing I know the bike is not rideable and I am borrowing cars to get to work.
i called up Derek and had a carb rebuild kit and some various jets and a needle on its way and got it all installed this past week and finally finished it up just in time for a ride today.
although it still surges and occasionally sputters on a sustained freeway ride it runs much better.
i am still gonna try to troubleshoot it to get it right but at lest I can ride it now.
To everyone that helped me figure out some of the issues I really appreciate the help and big thanks to Derek for putting up with a whole lot of emails with endless questions.
I did find an exhaust leak going into the muffler that will need to be fixed and three are a couple other things I need to get it right but at least I am on the right path!
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #71546
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Some of you may remember I picked up a 2003 DR650 a little over a month ago and after a couple weeks of throttle hesitations and extreme surging I decided to clean the carb and have a look see at the the jetting inside. Well one thing led to another and next thing I know the bike is not rideable and I am borrowing cars to get to work.
i called up Derek and had a carb rebuild kit and some various jets and a needle on its way and got it all installed this past week and finally finished it up just in time for a ride today.
although it still surges and occasionally sputters on a sustained freeway ride it runs much better.
i am still gonna try to troubleshoot it to get it right but at lest I can ride it now.
To everyone that helped me figure out some of the issues I really appreciate the help and big thanks to Derek for putting up with a whole lot of emails with endless questions.
I did find an exhaust leak going into the muffler that will need to be fixed and three are a couple other things I need to get it right but at least I am on the right path!
Kudos to Derek!
If you're still getting sputters ... I'm guessing WATER in fuel tank. Have you ever flushed it out? Have you pulled the petcock out of the tank and cleaned it? I assume you have checked the little white intake fuel filter on the carb too?

Other than that ... I can only think an OPEN air box ... like side cover OFF.
(not good) or leaky rubber manifolds from air box to Carb or going into intake manifold. Or ... something plugged on Carb that should not be plugged ...

Keep looking and testing ... one thing at a time. You'll track it down.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #71547
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My chain guide is worn through and the chain has left 2 shallow gouges in the swingarm. Is this a serious problem? Will the gouges cause any problems or inhibit the function of the replacement chain guide?

Should be OK. But DO NOT ride it anymore like that. Install a new Rubber
Swing Arm Chain Slider. (chain guide is the plastic white thing under your rear sprocket). while you're at it, pull rear wheel off. Check out the swing arm for looseness (left to right) You may need to pull out the BIG swingarm bolt, check bearings and re-grease. Be careful .. those are in there very tight. Use proper wrench and breaker bar. When you put it back be sure to Torque to spec. Bearings are probably OK ... but might be worth a look if any roughness or lateral slack is found.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #71548
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Kudos to Derek!
If you're still getting sputters ... I'm guessing WATER in fuel tank. Have you ever flushed it out?
This is possible, its been sitting on my workbench under a shelter outside for a month, condensation?
Have you pulled the petcock out of the tank and cleaned it? not yet
I assume you have checked the little white intake fuel filter on the carb too? I did do that!

Other than that ... I can only think an OPEN air box ... like side cover OFF. top of the airbox is cut for the procycle jet kit
(not good) or leaky rubber manifolds from air box to Carb or going into intake manifold. Or ... something plugged on Carb that should not be plugged ...

Keep looking and testing ... one thing at a time. You'll track it down.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #71549
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Should be OK. But DO NOT ride it anymore like that. Install a new Rubber
Swing Arm Chain Slider. (chain guide is the plastic white thing under your rear sprocket). while you're at it, pull rear wheel off. Check out the swing arm for looseness (left to right) You may need to pull out the BIG swingarm bolt, check bearings and re-grease. Be careful .. those are in there very tight. Use proper wrench and breaker bar. When you put it back be sure to Torque to spec. Bearings are probably OK ... but might be worth a look if any roughness or lateral slack is found.
Tore open the swing-arm today (2006 DR650se) to grease the swing arm bearings. Yes they needed grease and the bearing were OK.






Put axle grease in a livestock shot syringe and squirted it in on the needle bearings. Worked quite well.

The chain slider was well worn and a new one is on order from PC along with the new rear cushion bearings. The most forward bearing there was loose and the others had a little wiggle so got "the kit" coming.

Will be taking the truck to work for a few days.

Dave

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #71550
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hmmmmm.... I think my corbin seat is too low for me or something. My butt feels like it wants to go more forward with the corbin than I can remember with the stock.....
Time to get busy then...
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