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Old 12-06-2012, 02:20 AM   #71671
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Thx for the verification, Grifter. I'll keep grinding..... :)
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:10 AM   #71672
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The bearing only applies to early models. I think 96 and 97. Early models had a starter with a longer shaft that was machined to fit the bearing. Somewhere along the way Suzuki apparently decided it wasn't needed. Current models have a short starter shaft but the cover still has an empty pocket machined for the bearing.
So, just for the record, if my 96 needs a starter, can I use the newer short shaft version?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:28 AM   #71673
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #71674
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Replacing bars - grips?

I am replacing my bars. Will I need to replace grips, or will the left one come off?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #71675
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I am replacing my bars. Will I need to replace grips, or will the left one come off?
I had to cut mine off.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #71676
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So, just for the record, if my 96 needs a starter, can I use the newer short shaft version?
Dunno. I don't see why not but the long shaft with bearing support looks like a much more robust design. If I had to replace a starter I would seriously consider getting the old style and adding the support bearing.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #71677
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I installed a new horn yesterday ( I haven't had a working one for at least 6 months), then I turned the power on and pressed the horn switch, but there was no sound, so I checked the electrical connectivity.
When I bypassed the switch with a screwdriver the multimeter would read 13V where the horn plugs in, so the switch was the problem.....

I dissembled the entire left hand control and cleaned the inside of the horn switch with a pipe cleaner, turned the power on, pressed the horn switch, and the multimeter read 13V.

I thought it was all fixed, so I reassembled the control unit to the handle bar, turned the power on and pressed the switch to see if it was working properly ........NOPE.

So then I disassembled the entire control unit AGAIN to figure out why the switch wasn’t making contact.

It turns out the horn switch was not flush with the plastic exterior of the control unit, so I wedged a piece of a zip-tie in the crevice and brought the crooked end of the horn switch forward and flush.

I reassembled the unit (halfway this time) and tested the switch... BINGO, 13V on the multimeter.

2 hours later everything works and the horn fires up nicely...
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #71678
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Dunno. I don't see why not but the long shaft with bearing support looks like a much more robust design. If I had to replace a starter I would seriously consider getting the old style and adding the support bearing.
Good point - newer is not necessarily better.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #71679
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Dunno. I don't see why not but the long shaft with bearing support looks like a much more robust design. If I had to replace a starter I would seriously consider getting the old style and adding the support bearing.
It's a superceded part #

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...STARTING_MOTOR

and the shorty is the only one avail. Sell you a collector's item outta my '96.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #71680
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It's a superceded part #

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...STARTING_MOTOR

and the shorty is the only one avail. Sell you a collector's item outta my '96.
The long shaft starter is still used in their ATVs. It's available from several aftermarket suppliers.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #71681
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Clymer Manuals Suzuki Dr650 1993-2013

I have just ordered my copy of the Clymer Manual.



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I know you are Gurus, but I am a new-be and this will reassure me, when I will upgrade my suspension next spring, just saying.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #71682
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I have just ordered my copy of the Clymer Manual.
The Clymer people finally got tired of listening to me carp on about the lack of an aftermarket manual for the DR650. I've been asking for this for YEARS.

I have one sample copy. It looks pretty good. I haven't had time yet to make sure they didn't replicate the errors in the factory manual.

ProCycle should have the first shipment of Clymer books in about 2 weeks.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #71683
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The long shaft starter is still used in their ATVs. It's available from several aftermarket suppliers.
Topic hijack - is it possible to buy a gasket for the locking gas cap found on the IMS tank? I think my tank and cap are about 12 years old and the gasket doesn't seal well.

Must remember to install those two countershaft seal retainers we bought from you - they look great.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #71684
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Topic hijack - is it possible to buy a gasket for the locking gas cap found on the IMS tank? I think my tank and cap are about 12 years old and the gasket doesn't seal well.

Must remember to install those two countershaft seal retainers we bought from you - they look great.
We haven't been able to get gaskets separately.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #71685
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Try here:
http://www.imsproducts.com/Products/...=true&tyd=true
Another place
https://www.denniskirk.com/gas-cap-for-ims-gas-tanks.p180255.prd
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