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Old 04-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #76261
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You mean they have been there all along? I don't remember ever seeing them. It looks like the metal is drying out?
You've just got some dust in the lines highlighting them more than usual. They've always been there.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #76262
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You mean they have been there all along? I don't remember ever seeing them. It looks like the metal is drying out?
Ignore the arrow, it's pointing out a metal head gasket.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #76263
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Took the awful Rotel Tomato can exhaust off of my Purple People Eater and installed an OEM setup scored off of eBay.

The bike even looks happier.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #76264
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Mine has them too. I panicked a bit when I first saw them until I looked at another DR and realised they all have them.

I found the recent comments about valve clearances interesting. I adjusted mine recently for the first time (12,000km) and they were quite loose. I was thinking that the way mine were would have meant a decreased valve-open duration and now adjusted it would increase the valve open duration. But was unsure as to which state would give more power if any.

Since adjusting it's noticably quieter. Also, before it would start without the choke and would run slightly slower and then speed up after 20 seconds or so. Now, if I start without any choke it tries to die and it starts ok with a tiny bit of choke for the first 20 seconds or so. It's about 20C (68F) degrees here in the mornings.

Not a problem I just find it interesting.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:05 AM   #76265
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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?
I'm using a short side stand on a full height DR and wouldn't run a stock stand if I was given a gold plated one...
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #76266
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I'm using a short side stand on a full height DR and wouldn't run a stock stand if I was given a gold plated one...
My stock one is a bit too short
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:24 AM   #76267
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Price check

Looking for another DR650 and found a 2003. It appears to be completely stock, no farkles and less than 2000 miles. Owner will take $2800, NADA value is about $2000. Original asking price was over 3K. Good, bad, OK on price.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #76268
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Apparently, it was a stretched choke cable. Oops I mean fuel enrichment circuit cable.
Interesting how you discover things, eh?

You could always go with one of these, from Pro Cycle:



That would eliminate the cable (and its adjuster) entirely.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #76269
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Can't get anyone to come look at my DR, only one lookey loo who decided on a smaller bike. Decided to get it serviced for the year and keep on riding.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #76270
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Looking for another DR650 and found a 2003. It appears to be completely stock, no farkles and less than 2000 miles. Owner will take $2800, NADA value is about $2000. Original asking price was over 3K. Good, bad, OK on price.

If it is super clean as it should be with those miles I'd say go for it
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:01 AM   #76271
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Can't get anyone to come look at my DR, only one lookey loo who decided on a smaller bike. Decided to get it serviced for the year and keep on riding.
Serviced and ready to roll! 08 1900 miles, asking 4,000.00 in Columbia MO. But it's fun to ride, so, whatever.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #76272
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Ignore the arrow, it's pointing out a metal head gasket.
Thanks, I guess it just looks annoying, my first Suzuki, ever. Always been a fan of Honda, Yamaha, but never Suzuki. Have you seen these lines on other products? I've looked at many motorcycles over the years, never have noticed this kind of stress, or molding markings. Only 1900 on the bike no other problems, center stand added, header pipe added, after market kick stand, and Sergeant seat added. 4,000.00.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #76273
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A few years ago when I first started shopping for a DR650, I saw the same "cracking" and wondered the same thing. Some bikes have it, some don't. I don't even remember anymore if mine does.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #76274
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Thanks, I guess it just looks annoying, my first Suzuki, ever. Always been a fan of Honda, Yamaha, but never Suzuki. Have you seen these lines on other products? I've looked at many motorcycles over the years, never have noticed this kind of stress, or molding markings. Only 1900 on the bike no other problems, center stand added, header pipe added, after market kick stand, and Sergeant seat added. 4,000.00.
Those are shrinkage lines from the casting process. Very common in all kinds of cast aluminum products.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #76275
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Pro Cycle/Warp 9 chain guide issues

Anyone try one of these from Pro-Cycle? I am having the chain rub on it with the supplied hardware.
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