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Old 03-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #75016
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Sorry, back to DR650s.
Thankyou. Until your post I didn't know we were off the subject of DR650s.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #75017
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If you have stock junk do not top off. If you must top off you can keep the stock tank and remove emissions stuff, plugging carp ports with Vacuum caps. Your gonna need to plug the port in the right side of the tank with something gas proof. Your cap is still going to have a tough time venting with gas in it.

The way I dealt with the issue is put the acerbis tank on and strip all the emissions stuff. Now the only thing that needs to vent is the cap, which it does thru a long hose. Still need to cap all vacuum ports etc. Its quite easy, and you have a bigger better tank.
Working the wife over on getting the tank. I called ims today and found out 09- current are all the same so on the hunt for a used tank going too try the local cycle salvage tomorrow .
I'm going to read the warranty paper work a ought the smog stuff. I'm sure if I pull it all off it will be void. But if I have a big problem I could just put it back on before it goes in at least that's what I'm thinking.


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Old 03-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #75018
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Seats ?

Has anyone had there seat reworked by fisher saddles ? I like the look of the 12inch wide seat. Just wondered about a real world opinion..
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #75019
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First mini-tour with my DR650 is accomplished. Before this, I was absolutely sure that the order I needed to go was:
1. New tank
2. Upgraded / stiff suspension
3. Upgraded saddle

But now...

1. UPGRADED SADDLE
2. New tank
3. Upgraded suspension



Not for any other reason than I'm now sure that Suzuki used the cheapest foam available, and after long hours in the saddle it settles down so far that it might as well not even be there (just like cheap foam in cheap bicycle seats, etc.).

I used to think the saddle was fine, but that was with 2400 miles on the bike. Maybe I used up the life of the cheap foam as I commuted to work (8000 miles on the bike now)?

So... while I really love Corbin for saddles (specifically, for their supportive foam), I'd also like to save money, and it's not like I'm going after a real leather cover for the bike even if I were to go Corbin. I'm contemplating a Seat Concepts kit... but I don't even think I need their feature of making it wider - I just need much higher quality foam.



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Old 03-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #75020
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WalMart ATV seat pad is $20 or so.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #75021
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So I am about to attempt to install the "fork solution kit" (heavier springs and emulators) from procycle this weekend...any advice? Thanks!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13193123&postcount=36300 Make sure you take a look at Distech's outstanding post link in my post.

I think PC has a good tutorial on their site, too.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #75022
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anybody ship a Dr via forward air? What size container? Can you pull the front wheel off to make it smaller?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #75023
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Did you buy this bike new? That doesn't look like a OEM Suzuki seat to me.

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Originally Posted by Mambo Dave View Post
First mini-tour with my DR650 is accomplished. Before this, I was absolutely sure that the order I needed to go was:
1. New tank
2. Upgraded / stiff suspension
3. Upgraded saddle

But now...

1. UPGRADED SADDLE
2. New tank
3. Upgraded suspension



Not for any other reason than I'm now sure that Suzuki used the cheapest foam available, and after long hours in the saddle it settles down so far that it might as well not even be there (just like cheap foam in cheap bicycle seats, etc.).

I used to think the saddle was fine, but that was with 2400 miles on the bike. Maybe I used up the life of the cheap foam as I commuted to work (8000 miles on the bike now)?

So... while I really love Corbin for saddles (specifically, for their supportive foam), I'd also like to save money, and it's not like I'm going after a real leather cover for the bike even if I were to go Corbin. I'm contemplating a Seat Concepts kit... but I don't even think I need their feature of making it wider - I just need much higher quality foam.



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Old 03-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #75024
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Did you buy this bike new? That doesn't look like a OEM Suzuki seat to me.

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I bought it with 2400 miles on it.


Apparently 2002 Suzuki DR650's did not have the logo/name "SUZUKI" on the sides of the seat like modern day ones do. All google images for the bike show the same.

I didn't know this until now, but I think it looks better than those with the name.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #75025
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The Dyno Dynamics dynos show quite different numbers to the more normal Dynojets, and Carl said that applying his conversion factor mean that the 43 DD hp <> 63 DJ hp. No one who's ridden it will argue the point. His ported CR500s on this dyno showed 37-38 hp.
Could it be Carl is using an Eddy Current type Dyno as opposed to the
typical Dyno Jet one? Experts here tell us the Eddy Current is the more accurate rating system ... but punters don't like it cause it returns a "low" number!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:40 PM   #75026
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Could it be Carl is using an Eddy Current type Dyno as opposed to the
typical Dyno Jet one? Experts here tell us the Eddy Current is the more accurate rating system ... but punters don't like it cause it returns a "low" number!
Something like that:
http://www.dyno.com.au/

As I said, the absolute numbers are largely irrelevant, other than for bragging rights, its how it works, and the before and after results that the tuning aided by a dyno achieves. So for comparison purposes, because they are more or less a standard, and give big numbers, DJ numbers get quoted. Its been somewhere on my to do list to take the DR to Carl for a tune, but just haven't got around to it. He knows FCRs and big singles and does a great job.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:02 AM   #75027
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anybody ship a Dr via forward air? What size container? Can you pull the front wheel off to make it smaller?
We shipped a Bonneville a few years back; all we did was remove the mirrors and turn the bars down. We didn't drain all fluids either, just emptied the gas tank. A buddy shipped a VStrom the same way.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #75028
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I trucked my DR out to Seattle and back via Federal. No container. They are the best in the biz. And they pick up and drop off right at my house.


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Old 03-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #75029
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #75030
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What I wish would happen is that they call the dealers and see if they have fork seals and a throttle cable in stock. That is the test, not how many bikes they push out the door. Then people who want a Suz will travel to where they can get a bike. Then the remaining dealers will be worth visiting after the sale.
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