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Old 01-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #72646
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Location location. I got mine for 3400 and it had less farkles. It had 6700 miles and I know from working on it that it didn't see offroad much. Some areas they're cheap while some you can't find any. While I think you could do better if you waited, I am going to dissent and say if it checks out well it's not a bad deal. Just average like mine was
Have to agree. I looked at about 60 of them on CL and that's not far from what most are offered for. Some people want nearly the same money as new.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #72647
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the manual adjust one does sound nice, but the t-stat ones seem to be always slightly open, which ensure that there is always proper flow w/no air in the system. i am considering one of these w/an aftermarket oil cooler more for my buell s2, then to install in my dr, but i might yust buy two of these, when i do my buell...

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Yeah, I've been saying I'm gonna do this for a long time. Been waiting but I guess I'll pull the trigger. My last commute at 10 degrees sold me - on the other hand it was a balmy 35 this morning!

Alright, I'm going with the auto.....
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #72648
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Motolab and ADV Grifter, fantastic info thanks. I definitely have some white sludge in the breather hose that goes from the crankcase to the airbox. Is that normal? I might look into an oil cooler bypass valve for very cold climate on my trip..
Totally normal. Clean it out of course but no need to worry. Try to run the bike a bit longer. Takes quite LONG TIME for the DR's oil to get truly HOT. City riding in traffic really will heat it up quickly. I like to add Marvel Mystery Oil right before an oil change. Sort of like a flush. No milky stuff any where for me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #72649
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SO, I dropped my bike pulling out of my house today. Wet stock off road tires + pavement + a tiny bit too much gas and boom, I am on the ground. Fortunately, nothing was hurt except my bike (and my pride).

I kept reading that the stock bars would go with the first tip-over and that was no exaggeration. While it did really no damage to the bike, it bent the hell out of the bars, and the shifter (which put a serious gouge in the case). Anyway, think I will be replacing these bits today.

Does anyone have any advice on a good (relatively inexpensive) bar and shifter? I'm just a commuter - so I don't really need a 2 inch billet aluminum anything. Hell - replacing with stock would be fine with me.

TIA for any info.

BTW - I bent everything back and still road to work. Even with bent bits it was more fun than riding in a car.
I doubt your bars are bent. You've simply tweaked your forks and jammed the rubber steering dampers over a bit. Easy to straighten out. Yours is a common misconception.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #72650
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Well, the bike is running...yeah! After three separate carburetor removal and cleanings, and replacing all the gaskets and o-rings, I finally got it vrooming along. However, I do have a problem I am having trouble diagnosing and ultimately resolving. For reference, I have no idea how the bike ran before it blew up on the previous owner, but this bike does have a DG exhaust system installed, along with a K&N air filter.

So, the problem is basically on off-idle hesitation. It's not present while the bike is sitting and rev'd, but very obvious when riding it. Any acceleration off idle in any gear and there is a noticeable "bog" before it starts moving along. I have done my research and it appears to be a common problem that can apparently be caused by a gummed up carb, or increasing flow by such things as...aftermarket exhausts and upgraded air filters Since the carb is not spotless, I am going under the assumption that it is indeed these two items that are the root cause of the problem

What I can't determine however is if the pilot jet, or perhaps the needle are suspect. Most of my reading was leading me to believe that swapping out the pilot jet for a 47.5 would most likely be the cure, but after a chat with a vendor yesterday, they are pretty firmly convinced that a replacement needle will be the cure.

That said, I would be happy trying both options, so here's the real question of the day. Does anyone know where these two items can be acquired on the cheap? I've tried calling Sudco on the pilot jet, but they were far less than useful on the phone and are completely unable to determine which pilot get I need. Procycle of course sells the needle in a kit, but as you probably know, it's a little pricey, and I only really want/need the needle and not the rest of the parts included.

It would be very helpful if anyone could provide a Sudco part number, or perhaps another location and identification for purchasing the pilot jet, and perhaps point me to a vendor who can sell me just a needle for much less than the $40 or so I have been quoted for it elsewhere.

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated here.
I would get this needle: #584310346-G5. I think that is the right part number for the KTM LC4.... Don't forget the circlip.

Do you have a motorcycle shop nearby? I would keep the stock size pilot jet, though. Putting in a new one would eliminate that though as a problem source. I'd also buy 2 main jets - 2 on either side of your current jet. They are like $4 each at my local shop. What is your current main jet anyway?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #72651
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Looking for some DR650 valuations... what do you think of this rig priced at $3,500? A big thanks, I am completely new to these bikes. Bike is super clean, like new. Guy says he must sell due to financial issues.

2006 DR650SE, 8k miles on it. I only rode it around town going to and from work. In town I was getting about 50 mpg, so I'm sure better on the highway. I just put brand new Michelin T63 Dual Sport tires on it. I have about 25 street miles on them and they are great on the pavement. I took it out to Attica and rode for about 1 hour and they have amazing grip! I also have the Trailwing tires too.
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Extended air/fuel mixture screw
ProCycle Jet Kit
Airbox has been cut (performance mod with Jet Kit)
FMF Powercore 4 exhaust
Badlands Tank Wrap Bag
Moose Racing Rear bag
Moose Racing Brush Guards
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DR250 Brake light
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Not a bad deal. Nice DR's are going up in price ... most places anyway.
'06 seems to be "a good year". Some newer DR's have had a few mysterious issues. '05 to '07 seem pretty good. My '06 is at 50K miles.
My only concern is the owner saying he wants to buy a Motocrosser. This could be insight into how your DR was used. If he's a young moto cross guy then he's likely beat the HELL out of the bike. I would look closely for tell tale signs or hard riding / abuse. Bring an experienced friend along to help you checking things out.

Have a close listen to the motor when HOT. Check under side of bike for dents, deep scrapes. Is there caked / baked on Mud? (rain ridden)
Any dents in wheels .... look close. How are the controls? any bent levers, dirty switches or sloppy cables/hoses? All this indicates some hard use. If it was only used as a commuter .... then at just 8000 miles the bike should be fairly PRISTINE.

I would offer $3000 and see what happens. Most aftermarket stuff cannot be added to re-sale value of the bike in most cases. Be friendly but direct.
Good luck. It's a great bike ... you'll love it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #72652
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I would get this needle: #584310346-G5. I think that is the right part number for the KTM LC4.... Don't forget the circlip.

Do you have a motorcycle shop nearby? I would keep the stock size pilot jet, though. Putting in a new one would eliminate that though as a problem source. I'd also buy 2 main jets - 2 on either side of your current jet. They are like $4 each at my local shop. What is your current main jet anyway?
I am *fairly* certain it is all stock, but I am beginning to wonder if perhaps the PO may have changed out either the main or pilot jet (which could possibly be the actual source of the problem). I didn't actually check them for sizing when I had the carb apart. The reason I say this is because *someone* has had this carb apart, as witnessed by the stripped out float bowl screws I replaced. Do you know if the jets are stamped with their respective sizes?

There'a also a couple other things to note. The idle on this bike seems a little high to me. This is with the idle adjustment backed all the way down. The second thing of note is there is a little bit of a "backfire" immediately after the bike is shut off. This has been consistent since I've gotten it running. I use the term "backfire" loosely, as it's more like a muffled "boom" sound, as opposed to the "pop pop pop" I get when the bike is running noticeably lean when cranking the air/fuel screw down. The sweet spot for the air/fuel mixture screw seems to be between about 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 open. Get past 3 turns or so, and the idle speed starts to creep upwards.

I will see about taking it back apart this evening and see if I can determine the sizes of both the main and pilot jet. I know for certain the needle is a stock part, as it is marked as such. Do you use the same plastic spacer from the stock needle with the KTM needle?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #72653
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Well, the bike is running...yeah! After three separate carburetor removal and cleanings, and replacing all the gaskets and o-rings, I finally got it vrooming along. However, I do have a problem I am having trouble diagnosing and ultimately resolving. For reference, I have no idea how the bike ran before it blew up on the previous owner, but this bike does have a DG exhaust system installed, along with a K&N air filter.

So, the problem is basically on off-idle hesitation. It's not present while the bike is sitting and rev'd, but very obvious when riding it. Any acceleration off idle in any gear and there is a noticeable "bog" before it starts moving along. I have done my research and it appears to be a common problem that can apparently be caused by a gummed up carb, or increasing flow by such things as...aftermarket exhausts and upgraded air filters Since the carb is not spotless, I am going under the assumption that it is indeed these two items that are the root cause of the problem

What I can't determine however is if the pilot jet, or perhaps the needle are suspect. Most of my reading was leading me to believe that swapping out the pilot jet for a 47.5 would most likely be the cure, but after a chat with a vendor yesterday, they are pretty firmly convinced that a replacement needle will be the cure.

That said, I would be happy trying both options, so here's the real question of the day. Does anyone know where these two items can be acquired on the cheap? I've tried calling Sudco on the pilot jet, but they were far less than useful on the phone and are completely unable to determine which pilot get I need. Procycle of course sells the needle in a kit, but as you probably know, it's a little pricey, and I only really want/need the needle and not the rest of the parts included.

It would be very helpful if anyone could provide a Sudco part number, or perhaps another location and identification for purchasing the pilot jet, and perhaps point me to a vendor who can sell me just a needle for much less than the $40 or so I have been quoted for it elsewhere.

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated here.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #72654
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I got a completly stock '96 with 10,000 miles for $1900, keep looking.
Excuse me? Hey Greg ... what about those pesky 10 years difference in age of these two bikes? And how many owners had your bike in those ten years?
And did you know a 5th grader can disconnect the stock speedo? I never trust it ... look at the bike, listen to the motor.

To me ... those ten years are easily worth the $1600 price difference.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #72655
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It's well documented on the various DR650 forums that a pilot jet larger than stock will cause a rich stumble.
Unless you've compensated by upping the pilot air as well.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #72656
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Not a bad deal. Nice DR's are going up in price ... most places anyway.
'06 seems to be "a good year". Some newer DR's have had a few mysterious issues. '05 to '07 seem pretty good. My '06 is at 50K miles.
My only concern is the owner saying he wants to buy a Motocrosser. This could be insight into how your DR was used. If he's a young moto cross guy then he's likely beat the HELL out of the bike. I would look closely for tell tale signs or hard riding / abuse. Bring an experienced friend along to help you checking things out.

Have a close listen to the motor when HOT. Check under side of bike for dents, deep scrapes. Is there caked / baked on Mud? (rain ridden)
Any dents in wheels .... look close. How are the controls? any bent levers, dirty switches or sloppy cables/hoses? All this indicates some hard use. If it was only used as a commuter .... then at just 8000 miles the bike should be fairly PRISTINE.

I would offer $3000 and see what happens. Most aftermarket stuff cannot be added to re-sale value of the bike in most cases. Be friendly but direct.
Good luck. It's a great bike ... you'll love it.
per the o.p., the seller will sell for $3k; the o.p. wants to steal it at $2.5k. best to judge in person, but from the c/l pics (and description), it seems the bike has seen extremely limited off-road use - it does look quite pristine... while not a steal, $3k seems a fair price for this bike... imo of course!


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Old 01-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #72657
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Location location. I got mine for 3400 and it had less farkles. It had 6700 miles and I know from working on it that it didn't see offroad much. Some areas they're cheap while some you can't find any. While I think you could do better if you waited, I am going to dissent and say if it checks out well it's not a bad deal. Just average like mine was
$3400 is what I bought mine for as well. It was a 2001 with 6000 miles on it, and he had done damn near every single mod I wanted. Fuel tank, engine case armor, bash plate, corbin seat, pro taper bars, Acerbis hand guards, tail light, etc, and he still had all the stock parts and receipts for everything he did for it. Looking at how cheap some people got theirs for, I felt a bit miffed at first, but having my bike be a damn near complete package from day one was easily worth that price.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #72658
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Unless you've compensated by upping the pilot air as well.
Yes, yes, but you may be the only DR owner who has done that. Most expect a bigger pilot jet will cure a lean hesitation which is actually due to the needle. They end up with a rich bog off idle followed by the same lean hesitation they started out with.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:41 PM   #72659
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So, the problem is basically on off-idle hesitation. It's not present while the bike is sitting and rev'd, but very obvious when riding it. Any acceleration off idle in any gear and there is a noticeable "bog" before it starts moving along.
That said, I would be happy trying both options, so here's the real question of the day. Does anyone know where these two items can be acquired on the cheap?
Any help/info would be greatly appreciated here.
I had the exact same problem, a few weeks ago and per Derek and other's here (EROS7 ??? and Procycle) it was a clogged pilot. Maybe your search -fu is better than mine and you can find it. I figured I order a carb rebuilt kit anyway, if I was going to take the carb off and tear it down. Sure a s**t they were exactly right. I even found the little chunk of dirt in the pilot. I Pine-Soled the carb, then put it back together using the bits that were already on it. My bike power-wheelies pretty easily in first and second now. The difference is amazing. Wasn't hard. Took about 30 mins to get everything off and disassembled, then maybe 2 hours the next day of cleaning and putting everything back.

Just get the BST-40 Bible off this forum and follow it to perfection. Do the Pine-Sol soak and clean (yeah it takes overnight, but it is dirt cheap and it works!). Then make sure your little seocndary filter is clean (mine was filthy on a bike with 800 miles!) and there no air obstructions (like the mouse-chewed snorkle on my bike to get int the way).

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #72660
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I offered $2,500 cash today... he is stuck at $3,000. Here is the Craigs List link to see pic.
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/3489277336.html

I would put a center stand, skid plate and windshield on it right away. How much of an improvement are the performance mods? Thanks!!!

For reference, I have two of them. One is a 2000 model I paid $2000 for and had 15,000 on it or so. Corbin seat and skid plate, a few spare sprockets were all that was included. The second is a 99 (the one I have been discussing lately) I bought for $600 with a grenaded case due to the solid starter gear failure. With new bottom end and a few odds and ends, I am probably in it now for about $1500, but this bike only has 6000 actual miles on it.
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