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Old 03-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #74776
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Does anyone know a source or part number for the drilled rear brake master cylinder guard I've seen on some DR650's? I had one on a KLR650 that was off of a Ninja.

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #74777
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Ok so I know it has to have been covered in here somewhere but I guess I'm technically challenged today or something. I'm wondering two things for my 00' dr650:
One: How do I bypass the clutch safety switch thing, and the kickstand one?
Two: Can anyone recommend a headlight and surround that looks and works better than stock? I looked and the trail tech torch but it doesn't list a DR as compatible?
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #74778
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Just added a 45 vision x light to my DR

I am also thinking about adding a single 40degree Vision X. please let us know how you like it in the deep dark.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #74779
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Sounds like a jet is a little clogged or something.

Sea Foam for a few tanks, then determine if it's still a problem.
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Normal. But after a minute on choke ... you can just ride off. Leave the choke on for another minute or so ... riding will achieve warm up ten times faster than sitting at idle. Don't over rev it or Lug it for the first five minutes ... after that ... anything goes.

Be sure to practice what you learn in the riding course ... especially things like identify and avoidance. Try to learn how NOT to target fixate ... many Noob riders go off the road or hit someone in their path because of that. Most times you can STEER around obstacles. But you have to stay cool and NOT fixate on the car in your path. Look for a safe out.
Practice tight figure 8's, holding throttle on steady, using rear brake to control speed. Go ahead, lean that sucker OVER! Learn to counter steer. Understand what that is. Remember .... YOU WILL GO WHERE YOU LOOK. Don't fixate. Doing tight figure 8's ... turn your head left and look way left. You will go there.

Also learn to safety check your bike. Tire pressures are important. Check 'em once a week at least. Know you tank range ... and know how to switch to reserve instantly without looking, must be done by feel. This could save your life.

Do braking practice. Learn to use BOTH brakes and learn how NOT to lock the rear brake and how to really hammer the front brake when you need to.

It's a jungle out there ... ride accordingly. Be safe, have fun!
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30* F? Brrrr...getting cold.

Normal, as Grifter said. It will buck and snort for a little while at small throttle openings when cold, but it should run tolerably well at just a bit higher speeds. Keep it at the lowest throttle where it still feels smooth and let it gradually warm up for 10 minutes as you ride.

Try to avoid jumping right onto the freeway with cold motor.

..........shu
Thanks for all the info and tips, guys! Much appreciated. I'll see how she does tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #74780
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Does anyone know a source or part number for the drilled rear brake master cylinder guard I've seen on some DR650's? '09 DR650SE
http://www.procycle.us/images/bikepa...cylguard-1.jpg

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #74781
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I have this guard (can't stand the expanded metal look of the one Procycle carries).

http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/in...category_id=64
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #74782
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Thanks for all the info and tips, guys! Much appreciated. I'll see how she does tomorrow morning.
I recently did the procycle jet kit, and it improved the starting and warmup time considerably. In fact, with the temp in the high 40s, I didn't even have to use the choke this afternoon. Much better at low-rpm cruising too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #74783
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Heading south of the Monterrey / Saltillo area today on backroads to Galeana and beyond.

Oops.....



First drop of the trip.

We wanted to get an idea of what the real back roads were like here so we we turned off the pavimento and started down a little track by the river. Karst waved me on, so I headed off through the 3 small water crossings (puddles really). The puddles all had about about six inches of water with round river cobbles (hand-sized to foot-sized) in the bottom. A little slippery but okay. Unfortunately, in the third puddle the cobble layer was bottomless. The rounded stones were covered with algae and rolled on each like roller bearings. Two thirds of the way through my front wheel buried itself about 10 inches deep in the stones and down I went. Karst, being a good friend, immediately got his camera out and took a bunch of pictures....... then, he came into the water to help me right my bike.



I'm almost back out of the puddle and my rear wheel keeps spinning and burying itself in the cobbles.


Taking a break




We came out of the mountains and turned off at a little town called Rayones- muy tranquilo- and stopped for something to drink at this little roadside food stand.




........................shu
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #74784
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Heading south of the Monterrey / Saltillo area today on backroads to Galeana and beyond.

Oops.....



First drop of the trip.

We wanted to get an idea of what the real back roads were like here so we we turned off the pavimento and started down a little track by the river. Karst waved me on, so I headed off through the 3 small water crossings (puddles really). The puddles all had about about six inches of water with round river cobbles (hand-sized to foot-sized) in the bottom. A little slippery but okay. Unfortunately, in the third puddle the cobble layer was bottomless. The rounded stones were covered with algae and rolled on each like roller bearings. Two thirds of the way through my front wheel buried itself about 10 inches deep in the stones and down I went. Karst, being a good friend, immediately got his camera out and took a bunch of pictures....... then, he came into the water to help me right my bike.


I'm almost back out of the puddle and my rear wheel keeps spinning and burying itself in the cobbles.
Whatta buddy.


Taking a break




We came out of the mountains and turned off at a little town called Rayones- muy tranquilo- and stopped for something to drink at this little roadside food stand.


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Old 03-15-2013, 04:29 AM   #74785
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trailtech sells a 14mm brass washer sensor that you can use to replace one of the brass washers on the oil line that goes into the cylinder head. that way your getting a reasonable ide of what the oil temp is and if your counter shaft oil seal spits itself out and the bike dumps all the oil before you notice, youll hopefully notice a spike in head temp before doing to much damage.
Or you can use a round file and file out the stock one that is supposed to go over the plug. I did this and have fitted it to the upper oil banjo with good results.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #74786
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I am also thinking about adding a single 40degree Vision X. please let us know how you like it in the deep dark.
I had mounted it in the wrong position so the first test was medium. I have already changed it to the correct position (it was rotated 90 degrees from correct position) and will test it again.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #74787
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Ok so I know it has to have been covered in here somewhere but I guess I'm technically challenged today or something. I'm wondering two things for my 00' dr650:
One: How do I bypass the clutch safety switch thing, and the kickstand one?
Two: Can anyone recommend a headlight and surround that looks and works better than stock? I looked and the trail tech torch but it doesn't list a DR as compatible?
Thanks!!
KLX450 light and surround with an HID. Complement it with a YZ450F front fender.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #74788
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Ok so I know it has to have been covered in here somewhere but I guess I'm technically challenged today or something. I'm wondering two things for my 00' dr650:
One: How do I bypass the clutch safety switch thing, and the kickstand one?
Two: Can anyone recommend a headlight and surround that looks and works better than stock? I looked and the trail tech torch but it doesn't list a DR as compatible?
Thanks!!
check out brittania composites. if you got the money the extra light is worth it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #74789
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Heading south of the Monterrey / Saltillo area today on backroads to Galeana and beyond.

Oops.....

First drop of the trip.

We wanted to get an idea of what the real back roads were like here so we we turned off the pavimento and started down a little track by the river. Karst waved me on, so I headed off through the 3 small water crossings (puddles really). The puddles all had about about six inches of water with round river cobbles (hand-sized to foot-sized) in the bottom. A little slippery but okay. Unfortunately, in the third puddle the cobble layer was bottomless. The rounded stones were covered with algae and rolled on each like roller bearings. Two thirds of the way through my front wheel buried itself about 10 inches deep in the stones and down I went. Karst, being a good friend, immediately got his camera out and took a bunch of pictures....... then, he came into the water to help me right my bike.

I'm almost back out of the puddle and my rear wheel keeps spinning and burying itself in the cobbles.


Taking a break

We came out of the mountains and turned off at a little town called Rayones- muy tranquilo- and stopped for something to drink at this little roadside food stand.

........................shu
Looks like a good time! Nice photos and story. Thanks for sharing.


I got out this morning for about 15 miles on some private dirt roads this morning. I rode for a few minutes with the choke half on and it seemed to help the bogging and sputtering. Once warmed up, it ran great.


2012 Suzuki DR650 by mkrepp, on Flickr
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #74790
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Shu - thanks for keeping the riding spirit alive with the pics. Universal motorcycle experience...."are ya dying?...No..?...hang on, lemme get my camera.."

I went with a Polisport front fender for about $25 shipped off of ebay. Straight bolt in and I like the looks. Rock solid at freeway speeds.



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