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Old 09-27-2007, 05:11 AM   #7531
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Shouldn't that be 38 horses?
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:51 AM   #7532
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I'm planning to jet my ride and mod the air box by cutting out the top, question is do I still have to leave the airfilter in it? thks.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:06 AM   #7533
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I'm planning to jet my ride and mod the air box by cutting out the top, question is do I still have to leave the airfilter in it? thks.
It's a great and easy mod.

I can't imagaine running a bike without an airfilter though. Especially a dirt bike. To my knowledge I do not know of anyone that has removed the air filter. You would get so much crap into your engine....
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:28 AM   #7534
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hope you get it!
if so, check out the info on kientech's website concerning starter issue in 98-99. be aware....

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Been lurking for quite a while and never thought I had anything useful to contribute so I just sponged as much info from this thread as possible. Well, I think I'm about to cross over and join you looneys :-) lol.... I have been a street rider for years... current mount is a 2005 CBR 1000rr and I love it!

I love travel on 2 wheels... been across Canada and this year went to Cali along the coast. The CBR is a great travel machine but I kept seeing all these great roads that I wouldn't even consider doing on the CBR and it got my brain spinning again on the dirt/dual sport thing.

When I was growing up I rode everything from a 5hp Briggs & Stratton mini bike to honda 50's, 70's, Suzuki 2 smokers and on and on..... but then discovered the street bike! Been there for the better part of 30 years. I love my sport bike and will have one till I can no longer swing my leg over but the last few years I've felt like something was missing. Enter this thread and I've been hooked and looking for a DS ride to add to the stable to keep the CBR company. I put an offer in on a '99 DR650 tonight and I'm holding my breath hoping it's accepted!

It's pretty much stock but I have mapped out the future for this bike thanks to all the posts in this thread. Thank you to all! I will post when it gets sorted out :-) Thank you one and all for the motivation! I can't wait to hit the dirt again
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:45 AM   #7535
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It's a great and easy mod.

I can't imagaine running a bike without an airfilter though. Especially a dirt bike. To my knowledge I do not know of anyone that has removed the air filter. You would get so much crap into your engine....
haha...true...thanks for ur input.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:25 AM   #7536
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damn Buggs, those pics are almost surreal ! What kind of camera did those come off ?

You fellers sure have some drop dead awesome places to ride. I am so jealous !
I'm glad I'm heading there this weekend! We should have alot more pictures to post.
Wonder if that horse is still standing there?
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:42 AM   #7537
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Hi All....

Been lurking for quite a while and never thought I had anything useful to contribute so I just sponged as much info from this thread as possible. Well, I think I'm about to cross over and join you looneys :-) lol.... I have been a street rider for years... current mount is a 2005 CBR 1000rr and I love it!

I love travel on 2 wheels... been across Canada and this year went to Cali along the coast. The CBR is a great travel machine but I kept seeing all these great roads that I wouldn't even consider doing on the CBR and it got my brain spinning again on the dirt/dual sport thing.

When I was growing up I rode everything from a 5hp Briggs & Stratton mini bike to honda 50's, 70's, Suzuki 2 smokers and on and on..... but then discovered the street bike! Been there for the better part of 30 years. I love my sport bike and will have one till I can no longer swing my leg over but the last few years I've felt like something was missing. Enter this thread and I've been hooked and looking for a DS ride to add to the stable to keep the CBR company. I put an offer in on a '99 DR650 tonight and I'm holding my breath hoping it's accepted!

It's pretty much stock but I have mapped out the future for this bike thanks to all the posts in this thread. Thank you to all! I will post when it gets sorted out :-) Thank you one and all for the motivation! I can't wait to hit the dirt again
if u r in Canada & want to cross over to Enduro ,maybe u can check if they sell DR-BIG they come in 2 engin displacement of 750cc & 800cc ,they r not available in the U.S. otherwise i wouldn't buy a DR650 ,I am shipping one from France next year it's a DR ZETA800 similar to z 1 in z pics ,this bike is much better 4 long distances as well as off rd. last time i check them in 94 they had some available in Montreal ,
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #7538
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What does the DR650-Collective like for a (cheap) throttle lock? The O-ring trick won't work with my bar-ends, so I'm looking along the lines of a Vista Cruise or NEP unit.

Bonus ADV-points if you provide an actual part number...

Anyone?
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #7539
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if u r in Canada & want to cross over to Enduro ,maybe u can check if they sell DR-BIG they come in 2 engin displacement of 750cc & 800cc ,they r not available in the U.S. otherwise i wouldn't buy a DR650 ,I am shipping one from France next year it's a DR ZETA800 similar to z 1 in z pics ,this bike is much better 4 long distances as well as off rd. last time i check them in 94 they had some available in Montreal ,
So what does it cost and how difficult is it to get one of those over here from France? How did you go about it? I'm planning on purchasing a KTM Adventure 990 in the spring to replace my Beemer so I want to know that I'm not missing any other bikes I should be considering.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:37 PM   #7540
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What does the DR650-Collective like for a (cheap) throttle lock? The O-ring trick won't work with my bar-ends, so I'm looking along the lines of a Vista Cruise or NEP unit.

Bonus ADV-points if you provide an actual part number...

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I use the visita universal cruise. It takes a little fine tuning, but it seems to work well.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:39 PM   #7541
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I use the visita universal cruise. It takes a little fine tuning, but it seems to work well.
Awww..that was my 100 post.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:43 PM   #7542
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> ]What does the DR650-Collective like for a (cheap) throttle lock?
> I'm looking along the lines of a Vista Cruise or NEP unit.
> Bonus ADV-points if you provide an actual part number...

I like NEPs. Simple, cheap, effective. I don't leave home without one :-). I used an NEP from a Hawkgt.




I made an aluminum/JBWeld sandwich on the throttle tube housing and drilled and tapped it to secure the base plate of the NEP.

I sanded the ridges off the throttle tube to provide a smooth surface for the NEP. Had I known the handgrip was vulcanized to the throttle grip, I would have simply bought a new one. PITA removing the handgrip.

Works great.

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Old 09-27-2007, 07:04 PM   #7543
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So what does it cost and how difficult is it to get one of those over here from France? How did you go about it? I'm planning on purchasing a KTM Adventure 990 in the spring to replace my Beemer so I want to know that I'm not missing any other bikes I should be considering.
i use to have a 1990 DR-BIG 750cc back in Nice ,i have to ask my brother he live there this lucky bustard ,about how much for a 06 or 07 used + modifications applied to it , the only problem i am expecting to face is here ,the emission laws ,and what to do to make it pass .Dr-big have a tremendos amount of torque ,cause it's 750cc on 1 cyl. ,KTM are great bikes too ,but i heard so much about lack of service and delays of parts when something happen ,u wait forever for parts to show up ( maybe only in this state ), i don't know why dr-big isn't so popular in the U.S. but i am dying to get 1 here ,mine looked just like this one in the pics ,without mods.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:43 PM   #7544
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i use to have a 1990 DR-BIG 750cc back in Nice ,i have to ask my brother he live there this lucky bustard ,about how much for a 06 or 07 used + modifications applied to it , the only problem i am expecting to face is here ,the emission laws ,and what to do to make it pass .Dr-big have a tremendos amount of torque ,cause it's 750cc on 1 cyl. ,KTM are great bikes too ,but i heard so much about lack of service and delays of parts when something happen ,u wait forever for parts to show up ( maybe only in this state ), i don't know why dr-big isn't so popular in the U.S. but i am dying to get 1 here ,mine looked just like this one in the pics ,without mods.
I would bet they would be popular here in the states. However it's Suzuki that needs to take that bet and I'm guessing they won't do it. Too bad. Looks like a nice bike.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:30 PM   #7545
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Shouldn't that be 38 horses?
Must have been daydreaming!
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