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Old 04-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #76216
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I thought my new (to me) dr was a bit short, so I peeked at the dogbone, and sure enough it could come up. So up it went, and it's more comfortable for me now.
Only, the sides stand is now too short. Any shorter stature Utah residents want to trade with me?
It's a stock looking unit, real nice, but a light grey, not dark like the rest of the bike's steel. It doesn't look like a chopped job, but probably aftermarket, judging by the quality of the welds and paint.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #76217
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I have a feeling if the Frame Man looked at that frame he would pass as its destroyed/kinked/badly straightened already.
Its a total not a slightly bent frame, and every weld and tube on the rest of it would be suspect. Considering how cheap a DR can be had with a blown engine its not worth it trying to save that frame.
Its a 400 lb bike,that frame could easily come apart elsewhere.
I suspect you are correct. The Frame Man would most likely avoid due to liability given it's a street bike. It'd be a Lose/Lose for him. I've seen some Alu beam frames he straightened on race bikes ... but very minor bends compared to that poor DR.

I've used the Frame Man many times over the years to straighten bent wheels. (TDM 850, VFR800, KTM Duke ll, V-Strom). The V Strom cast wheel eventually cracked all the way across. New owner had to replace the wheel. He lucked out, found a used one cheap.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #76218
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April 29, 2013

Here's a video detailing why I chose the Suzuki DR650 as my bike of choice for my three-year motorcycle journey from Chicago to Delhi and then specifically, what are all the features on sanDRina that bring her up to Adventure Spec

Details on Aqualine Safari Tank, Pivot Pegz, WER Steering Stabilizer, Fork Brace, Happy Trails Panniers, Vapor Dash Computer, Galfer Rotors, Answer Handlebar, Ricoh Intiminator, Touratech GPS Mount, Vision X LED Lights, Suzuki GSX-R1000 Titanium Exhaust, Scotts Stainless Steel Oil Filter and more...



(this video was shot before I properly set the valves, so they sound really loud )

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Thanks for the Video Jay. Well done Vid!! (next time? a lavalier mic .. remember, I'm a movie sound man!)

Well done explanations of all your good mods. I loved your emphasis on simplicity. The DR650 certainly has that. But it's also got just plain good engineering and QUALITY parts. The Suzuki SACS system is, in large part, why the "air cooled" motor lasts so well and survives abuse. It's brilliant engineering, elegant and simple.

I had predicted your switch fuse block would fail. You proved me wrong! Well done Jay! Well thought out and well executed wiring mods can survive
60,000 miles of Hell! Hope you can keep your ride report going after India and let us all know what you end up doing.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #76219
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Question Sump oil screen accessibility

Anybody know how accessible the sump oil screen is on the DR?

Its #10 in this diagram http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_sectio...0#.UX649MqQOyA

I had my oil sight glass poked out (actually in) by a downed tree branch and am trying to flush out the engine. Details here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882879

Based on peering in from the left side where I have the clutch cover off, I think the sump oil screen is only accessible by splitting the cases. But there is a slim chance it could be accessible under the stator cover. Anybody know for sure?

Alternatively, does anyone have any good photos of what it looks like under the stator cover. Need a view that is very low, without the stator in place or the area below the stator.

BTW, this is the cliff jumping DR made famous by my crash video. After scores of hours, I finally got it running this weekend and then this freak incident happened two hours into my first shakedown ride.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:54 PM   #76220
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output seal

Had leaking output seal on bike i just bought it popped out when seller delivered it which he assured me it was just seal so bought new seal and fitted started up within 10 secounds popped seal out i removed breather from crankcase by starter and it is breathing ok from there , are there any other breathers on dr 650 also anyone had anything similar
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #76221
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That's a great video Jay, glad to see you're doin great & on the move again soon...safe travels to you!

[QUOTE=Jammin;21291423]April 29, 2013

Here's a video detailing why I chose the Suzuki DR650 as my bike of choice for my three-year motorcycle journey from Chicago to Delhi and then specifically, what are all the features on sanDRina that bring her up to Adventure Spec
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #76222
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Anybody know how accessible the sump oil screen is on the DR?

Its #10 in this diagram http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_sectio...0#.UX649MqQOyA

I had my oil sight glass poked out (actually in) by a downed tree branch and am trying to flush out the engine. Details here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882879

Based on peering in from the left side where I have the clutch cover off, I think the sump oil screen is only accessible by splitting the cases. But there is a slim chance it could be accessible under the stator cover. Anybody know for sure?

Alternatively, does anyone have any good photos of what it looks like under the stator cover. Need a view that is very low, without the stator in place or the area below the stator.

BTW, this is the cliff jumping DR made famous by my crash video. After scores of hours, I finally got it running this weekend and then this freak incident happened two hours into my first shakedown ride.
We'll see you at Rio Nido for more cliff stories?
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #76223
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Anybody know how accessible the sump oil screen is on the DR?... I think the sump oil screen is only accessible by splitting the cases...
Yes, easily accessible... after splitting the cases
There are a few pics here --> http://www.procycle.us/info/articles/dr650/dr900.html
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #76224
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Yes, easily accessible... after splitting the cases
There are a few pics here --> http://www.procycle.us/info/articles/dr650/dr900.html
Thanks for the confirmation. Splitting the cases? Not going to happen. I'll manage.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #76225
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Had leaking output seal on bike i just bought it popped out when seller delivered it which he assured me it was just seal so bought new seal and fitted started up within 10 secounds popped seal out i removed breather from crankcase by starter and it is breathing ok from there , are there any other breathers on dr 650 also anyone had anything similar

Get one of these from Procycle for less than $25.






http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#engine
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #76226
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Get one of these from Procycle for less than $25.






http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#engine
Thanks LIL Steve is this common fault then i was thinking must be blocked breather would they ship to uk
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #76227
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Anybody know how accessible the sump oil screen is on the DR?

Its #10 in this diagram http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_sectio...0#.UX649MqQOyA

I had my oil sight glass poked out (actually in) by a downed tree branch and am trying to flush out the engine. Details here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882879

Based on peering in from the left side where I have the clutch cover off, I think the sump oil screen is only accessible by splitting the cases. But there is a slim chance it could be accessible under the stator cover. Anybody know for sure?
'Any chance you could gently backflow that with oil, diesel, air or the like? Insert a thin vacuum tube and vacuum the screen?
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #76228
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Thanks LIL Steve is this common fault then i was thinking must be blocked breather would they ship to uk

I wouldnt call it common but it's not unheard of, I have seen it personally though.

I believe Procycle ships worldwide. I'm sure he'll chime in otherwise.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #76229
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'Any chance you could gently backflow that with oil, diesel, air or the like? Insert a thin vacuum tube and vacuum the screen?
Yeah, that's my fallback plan is something like that. Squirt some kerosene down the passage that goes to the screen in the sump. Not possible to get underneath it to vacuum it though.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #76230
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Thanks LIL Steve is this common fault then i was thinking must be blocked breather would they ship to uk
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I wouldnt call it common but it's not unheard of, I have seen it personally though.

I believe Procycle ships worldwide. I'm sure he'll chime in otherwise.
Interestingly, since I ceased manufacture, is seems that Suzuki are now making them too, so you may be able to source one via them in the UK. VSM are selling them here in Oz and also ship overseas I believe.

Just posted on the Oz thread, one recently fitted:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=13131

http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/cont.html
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