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Old 12-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #71581
805gregg
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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.
Sargent for me, an all day seat.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #71582
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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.
I was researching the torque specs and I came across this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466791 - Apparently the lower shock bolt was stripping out when set to factory torque specs. Can you comment on the validity of this, and would it be a good idea to go with his recomendation of limiting the torqueing of the lower shock bolt on the current gen DR650 to 37Nm / 3.7 kg-m and adding blue locktite to the threads?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #71583
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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
I'll be taking the pedal bike to work for a few days ...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #71584
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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'm glad to hear!
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i am still gonna try to troubleshoot it to get it right but at lest I can ride it now.
What's left must either be jetting or fuel supply related. Is the fuel filter inside the inlet elbow clean? Have you tried it with the gas cap removed (maybe the vent is clogged)?
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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.
Not a problem and you're very welcome.

Regards,

Derek
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #71585
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I ran a 150x17 on my Nordwest back in 2005...
Aye,but the front was the hassle.......was considering my Freewind wheel for Colombia south........can keep the 17" now!(I bought a new Gilera RC600 in '95 for 2500GBP,did Europe/Scandinavia on it-keeping the engine in the frame was hard!).
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #71586
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New DR

Well, I pulled the trigger on a 12 DR650 yesterday after months of research trying to decide between the XRL and DR. My eyes were bleeding from reading the threads on this forum! I've already made my first mods and have a lot more reading to do on this thread. What I was wondering is if anyone has some pics of a grey 5.3 Acerbis tank on the 2012 DR stock grey plastic?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #71587
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Just for you Nordieboy........excuse me DR lovers!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #71588
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I was researching the torque specs and I came across this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466791 - Apparently the lower shock bolt was stripping out when set to factory torque specs. Can you comment on the validity of this, and would it be a good idea to go with his recomendation of limiting the torqueing of the lower shock bolt on the current gen DR650 to 37Nm / 3.7 kg-m and adding blue locktite to the threads?
NC Rick (Cogent), said:

"An important note:

DO NOT use the Suzuki manual torque specification to tighten the lower shock mounting bolt (on the shock clevis).

The prescribed torque will often rip the aluminum threads out of the clevis on the OEM or our shock.

There is an error in the manual.

We suggest 37 NM as the correct torque to tighten the M-10 fastener in the aluminum thread."
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #71589
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I am going to take a DR to CA this winter, and I will need to lay it on it's side in the back of the truck. I am wondering if I should drain the oil, or if there are any other potential problems with it being on it's side for 4 days? Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #71590
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I am going to take a DR to CA this winter, and I will need to lay it on it's side in the back of the truck. I am wondering if I should drain the oil, or if there are any other potential problems with it being on it's side for 4 days? Thanks.
I would drain the gas and the oil. Can't think of anything that would cause any problems.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #71591
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I am going to take a DR to CA this winter, and I will need to lay it on it's side in the back of the truck. I am wondering if I should drain the oil, or if there are any other potential problems with it being on it's side for 4 days? Thanks.
Make sure the battery isn't the kind that leaks either. Oil, fuel, and acid SHOULD be the only concerns with laying a bike over. My DR's battery doesn't leak when sideways though, and I believe it's stock.

Test your brakes before hitting the road afterwards too. Basically, T-CLOCS (MSF pre-ride checklist).
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #71592
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If you have a lead acid battery, consider removing it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #71593
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http://shortwayround.co.uk/suzuki/ Has anyone else seen this and what do you think of the mods?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #71594
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I'm with you. Maybe I'm bow-legged or something, but I just don't get what people are talking about when they say it sucks for standing?!?!
Must be a reason people are saying it. It's the only seat I have issues with, both my KTM's have Renazco's, absolutely the best I've used. I need to get the DR seat sent off to them.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #71595
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http://shortwayround.co.uk/suzuki/ Has anyone else seen this and what do you think of the mods?
Good info there. He did a lot of miles on both a BMW Dakar and DR and has details on his mods and how they worked. I've studied his DR and taken a few good ideas away.
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