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Old 05-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #76261
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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   #76262
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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   #76263
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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   #76264
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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   #76265
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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   #76266
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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   #76267
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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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Old 05-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #76268
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Not to be a a prick about it,but if are you worried about the casting marks sell it and if you are lucky you may find something with out marks.Various reply's that it's no big deal.My 97 has them and I ride the crap out of it with 0 problems.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #76269
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Anyone try one of these from Pro-Cycle? I am having the chain rub on it with the supplied hardware.
I bought a chain guide from Kientech and I had to shim it with a couple of washer to center the chain on the blocks.No big deal,works just fine.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #76270
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Not to be a a prick about it,but if are you worried about the casting marks sell it and if you are lucky you may find something with out marks.Various reply's that it's no big deal.My 97 has them and I ride the crap out of it with 0 problems.
I didn't think that; Your right! If I don't like it sell it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #76271
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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 has the metal base gasket, offer $2500. If it has the paper base gasket, stick to NADA value.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #76272
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Those are shrinkage lines from the casting process. Very common in all kinds of cast aluminum products.
Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.

My understanding of a shrink line is where one part of the mold cools quicker- shrinking faster then another which causes a parting line (also known as a shrink line). This type of line often leads to a crack because of stresses in the metal.

Edit: They are probably using the same mold from 1996! LOL

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Old 05-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #76273
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We ship worldwide. It's easiest to just order right from the ProCycle web site. You can find the DR page here. International shipping on one little part can be a bit painful. It may be more worthwhile if you can find a few more items you need. If you want to pay with PayPal send an email to the sales department through the web site. One of the sales staff will be able to send a PayPal invoice.
Thanks for help just sent e mail there isn't much else that would fit as its for ccm 644 which has dr 650 engine in british built frame and white power suspension brembo brakes etc sort of like ktm but with engine you don't have to rebuild every 10 mins
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #76274
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Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.
Ahh! That makes perfect sense. That would explain why we don't see them on everything and they seem to show up on these things that are probably using 25 year old molds.

Anybody got photos to compare these marks? Do the cases all come out of the same cracked dies?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #76275
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Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.

My understanding of a shrink line is where one part of the mold cools quicker- shrinking faster then another which causes a parting line (also known as a shrink line). This type of line often leads to a crack because of stresses in the metal.

Edit: They are probably using the same mold from 1996! LOL
we'll just call them old age lines, old age veins or old age beauty marks.
...getting better with age.
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