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Old 09-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #7561
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i agree wit u TALL MAN it's absolutly market demands , in the U.S. they rush for street bikes or CHROME LADEN TRACTORS ,( lol ) however , those kinds of bikes require big advertisements , & specl. marketing system to make it closer to the cosummers demands , i bet u every Dr650 riders would want to grap a DR-BIG in a heart beat ( once u test drive one ),they even have clubs & threads for BIG'S all over europe ,but this bike is popular all over the world except in U.S. ,check that pic. 4 DR-BIG club in Germany ...i love to do that here in the U.S. someday soon !!!
I agree. Like I mentioned earlier, I bet they'd be popular here but that's not a bet that Suzuki is willing to take. I don't blame them. They'd never beat out the cruiser market here. It's a business choice and most of the time they are pretty smart about these things. Most of the time.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:22 PM   #7562
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I've seen quite of few DR owners who say the bike feels content at 70-75mph. To my untrained ear, it feels really happy at 50-55mph, stock gearing. Any idea what kind of RPM's these things turn at a given speed? (GPS speed, the speedo is 10% off)
Mine feels happy between 62-65 indicated in top gear. Around 50-55 indicated, it feels like it is lugging in top gear, so I shift to 4th.

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Old 09-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #7563
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Rejetting

Well, I bit the bullet and am doing the jetting on my '06 DR. I disconnected most everything from the carb, I just have one more line. Question is, on the right side of bike, there are two lines coming off carb, one goes to small filter above the airbox, does anyone know where the other goes.
I put pix here
http://web.mac.com/chriskoz/iWeb/Site/dr650%20Carb.html
if anyone feels like looking.
The line may need to be plugged. This may be why I am getting a rough idle. If anyone has a picture of their airbox with the holes cut out, that would be a big help as well.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:48 PM   #7564
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little hose

I think that one goes to atmosphere. Make sure it isn't plugged or kinked and run it back to the rear like over the airbox. Just let it hang free out the side once and see if the bike runs better.

Make sure the other small vacuum line is hooked to the petcock and not kinked. I think those are the only 3 lines you have to mess with but it has been a while since I did mine, so maybe wait for someone with some sense chimes in!!!!

If you start with the fuel screw out maybe 1.5 turns or so, it should run and you should be able to tune it in/out from there.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:50 PM   #7565
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go here for airbox mod

http://www.kientech.com/DJDR650AbMod.htm
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:01 PM   #7566
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Forgot to mention I have an IMS tank so there is only one line coming off petcock, other line is plugged coming off carb.
Thanks for the help so far
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:33 PM   #7567
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I've seen quite of few DR owners who say the bike feels content at 70-75mph. To my untrained ear, it feels really happy at 50-55mph, stock gearing. Any idea what kind of RPM's these things turn at a given speed? (GPS speed, the speedo is 10% off)
I have a topgun digital tach/hourmeter kit fitted, at 110kph indicated it runs ~4320rpm. With 14T front sprocke, that was ~4670rpm.

I was getting 5.7L/100km with the 14T. With the OE 15T back in, getting 5L/100km on the same commute. I have a 145main jet, slide drilled, airbox door pre-filter.

The 14T is perfect everywhere except for the fuel range dropped on the highway... i.e. effectively taking 1.4L more out of the 13L tank.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #7568
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Pipe to header junction.

there is no gasket or seal on mine. Should there be? Can I make on out of silicone?
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #7569
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I agree. Like I mentioned earlier, I bet they'd be popular here but that's not a bet that Suzuki is willing to take. I don't blame them. They'd never beat out the cruiser market here. It's a business choice and most of the time they are pretty smart about these things. Most of the time.
well , my man ,if u r a Doctor & u have a big one then u deserve to be called DR-BIG ,TOP it off with the real 800S & ur the man ...how about this red one ??
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #7570
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well , my man ,if u r a Doctor & u have a big one then u deserve to be called DR-BIG ,TOP it off with the real 800S & ur the man ...how about this red one ??

Sweeeeeet!! I need one of them Big red ones!!! Call me Dr Frustrated since I can't get one here.....
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #7571
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whats the real life gear to speed ratio on the dr650? i have the new 07 and suzukis recommended up and down shifting seem way too low. this is my first 'thumper' so i'm not sure if i'm lugging the engine or thats the way single cylinders feel. thanks.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:18 PM   #7572
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whats the real life gear to speed ratio on the dr650? i have the new 07 and suzukis recommended up and down shifting seem way too low. this is my first 'thumper' so i'm not sure if i'm lugging the engine or thats the way single cylinders feel. thanks.
I have no idea what it really is but it's definitely not what the book says. Just shift when it feels right. The bike will lose power when approaching max rev. You'll get to know the bike soon enough. Enjoy the bike!
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:21 PM   #7573
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Not a chain guide, a chain guard. What Suzuki calls a "chain case". Part number 19 in this diagram...


http://demo.motorsportdealers.com/mo...3157624PSX&z=2
Sorry, I tossed that part in a box. I tossed the sprocket cover too. That stuff just collects mud. I saw guard and immediately thought guide cuz I don't use that stuff. I better read a little closer from now on.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:46 PM   #7574
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I bought these and the tail rack too..

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anyone bought these pannier racks? they look well-done to me and the guy has 100% positive ratings.... they also look a bit heavy
Feedback?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170152636777

The tail rack is the perfect size for me but you should probably keep the stock tail light which will stick out behind the rack. Both items are made very well and the fit is excellent. They are not as heavy as they look. Not heavy at all, really. I'm not going to be using mine (the pannier racks) so if you want them they're yours for 75% of the ebay price + shipping. Never been mounted. Hardware included. So, $63.75 + shipping.

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Old 09-28-2007, 10:09 PM   #7575
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Hey folks, a question...

I can understand the need for more range, but what's it like riding with all that extra fuel weight up high???
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