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Old 12-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #72076
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Does anyone know where I can buy a starter for a 2000 model for a good price? Aftermarket or rebuilt is preferred given the price of a new one. The dealer tried to get me one, but it's totally the wrong part. And don't even suggest eBay unless you've personally had a good experience. Their feedback is atrocious.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #72077
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there was a stock stator for sale in the flea market under DR 650 parts for sale, Ill try to dig it up for you and send a PM
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #72078
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there was a stock stator for sale in the flea market under DR 650 parts for sale, Ill try to dig it up for you and send a PM

Starter, stator....whatever it takes.

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #72079
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Hey Fellas,

Been breathing some life back into a still nice, but somewhat neglected 2000 model. Thought I'd share a tip, but with 72,000+ replies, it prolly has been mentioned before?

Recently bought and have used this Metal Rescue on some much neglected parts of the my DR650. Gotta give them props. The stuff works great. Pics of the rear axle; they were so coated with grey, furry oxidation that I couldn't read the numbers indented into the metal graduation/snails. After an overnight soak in the metal rescue: As good as new. Seems to work on other non-ferrous metals as well. Stripped the brake calipers and brackets, soaked them overnight in Metal Rescue after a bath in soapy water. Like new (sorry no pix).

Anyway good stuff. After pix of the rear axle:



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Old 12-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #72080
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Hey Fellas,

Been breathing some life back into a still nice, but somewhat neglected 2000 model. Thought I'd share a tip, but with 72,000+ replies, it prolly has been mentioned before?

Recently bought and have used this Metal Rescue on some much neglected parts of the my DR650. Gotta give them props. The stuff works great. Pics of the rear axle; they were so coated with grey, furry oxidation that I couldn't read the numbers indented into the metal graduation/snails. After an overnight soak in the metal rescue: As good as new. Seems to work on other non-ferrous metals as well. Stripped the brake calipers and brackets, soaked them overnight in Metal Rescue after a bath in soapy water. Like new (sorry no pix).

Anyway good stuff. After pix of the rear axle:



Looks nice - what is that, an acid?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #72081
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I'm Impacted...!

And here's what I had to resort to after the PO must have used an impact gun to tighten the inspection/crank cover:

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #72082
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Looks nice - what is that, an acid?
No. I don't know what it is, but its completely safe on the hands, rags; you name it. I had my bare hands covered in the stuff. Almost no smell, no fumes, completely harmless to everything except rust!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #72083
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And here's what I had to resort to after the PO must have used an impact gun to tighten the inspection/crank cover:

Been there, done that.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #72084
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And here's what I had to resort to after the PO must have used an impact gun to tighten the inspection/crank cover:

Helps if you try to crack it loose when the motor is good and hot. Then a little anti seize on the threads makes it easier next time.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #72085
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TDC Compression

If you leave the plugs in the cover, all you need to do when doing the valves is remove the valve covers, get a plastic drinking straw and put it down a plug hole, after cleaning around and removing a plug. Then rotate the crank by turning the rear wheel with the bike in gear, say 4th and after the inlet valves close and the straw stops rising you have TDC on compression. Easy, and works on all motors, not just DRs. It does not have to be a perfect TDC, all you want is the follower on the base circle of the cam, and TDC compression will give you both, and avoid any issues with the decomp on the exhaust..
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #72086
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If you leave the plugs in the cover, all you need to do when doing the valves is remove the valve covers, get a plastic drinking straw and put it down a plug hole, after cleaning around and removing a plug. Then rotate the crank by turning the rear wheel with the bike in gear, say 4th and after the inlet valves close and the straw stops rising you have TDC on compression. Easy, and works on all motors, not just DRs. It does not have to be a perfect TDC, all you want is the follower on the base circle of the cam, and TDC compression will give you both, and avoid any issues with the decomp on the exhaust..
Exactly! That's what I had to resort to just a couple weeks ago. I just put my finger over the plug hole and waited for the piston to come up while watching all the valves were closed. Yes, as long as the followers on on the base circle of the cam, it doesn't have to be at exactly TDC.

When I put the new plug and O-ring back in, I used copper/anti-seize (even though same metal/alum) and just put it back in little more than finger tight. Now I can do the valve checks perfectly and I don't have a rounded out inspection plug.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #72087
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I got a pair of those cheap, chinese junk foot pegs, they looked like pot metal, I wouldn't even put them on my bike, I couldn't imagine how it would feel when I was standing on them and they failed. I mounted Fastway, a good American product.
Been running the cheap Chinese pegs on the TT350, DR650, XR250 and my bro runs them on his TT350.

3 years or so now with no problems.

Bro is local cross country champ and mx's the TT at VMX events...
He likes them and runs pivot pegs on his RM250.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #72088
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I've had them on and off a couple of bikes too and they are fine, if a bit heavy, but what's a few grams on a DR?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #72089
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Thumb Art pegs

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HI I've seen this type that cracking...
Therefore, I introduced a slight improvement
MORE INFO HERE AT XT600E THREAD
Those pegs are a work of art Bosley!

Although anytime no price is given tells me:

"If you have to ask, you can't afford it."

Good thing I am happy with my ProCycle pegs...
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #72090
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guy in mexico is having issues with his dr. not sure if he posted for questions in this thread but here is the thread for all the experts to see. he's getting frustrated. 2x carb clean and he has spark but bike still has issues:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849711
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