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Old 10-02-2007, 02:35 PM   #7666
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Soooooooooooooooo any body know how these things go back together?
You missed a bit...
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:32 PM   #7667
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Soooooooooooooooo any body know how these things go back together?
That was worth the price of admission. Thanks! Made my evening as I'm stuck at work.....
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #7668
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OK, so it is louder but does it really run any better? Are you running the spark arrester off road? Have you got one on those big "H-D" crests sewn on the back of your jacket?

Do us all (or maybe it's just me?) a favor and get one of those quiet inserts installed ASAP before more people get pissed from being awaked by another LOUD motorcycle.
To answer your question, Yes, the bike runs better with the new Two Brothers exaust. This is a racing exaust and is prolly making as much HP that a stock DR can give. The bike was wheeling easily in first and second in the dirt just by using the throttel only. I had a hard time doing that before with the stock exaust pipe. I think the new pipe, K/N air filter with the jet kit has given the bike an extra 3 or 4 HP. It's loud because it is a racing pipe.

Don't worry, I ordered the silencer tip yesterday. I actually ordered two different ones from Two Brothers. I had to purchase these because the bike is to loud for my taste also. All I am trying to do is get the ol DR to have as much power that it can. I do not want to wreck any family picnics while having a ride, that's for sure. Maybe I should have got the Q pipe, dunno, to late now. The new silencer tip says it will bring the pipe noise level down to 93 decibles. I think that this will be a great exaust after the silencer tip is installed. I will let you know and post a picture as well.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #7669
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Petcock question...

Is there an "off" position for the petcock? Neither the manual nor the petcock markings seem to show such a thing, yet there are times I would like to know that fuel flow is blocked.

My new blue '07 has a whopping 15 miles on the odometer, but WOW, what a bike! Thanks for all the good wisdom I've absorbed on this thread.

Cheers... Jim
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:50 PM   #7670
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Is there an "off" position for the petcock? Neither the manual nor the petcock markings seem to show such a thing, yet there are times I would like to know that fuel flow is blocked.

My new blue '07 has a whopping 15 miles on the odometer, but WOW, what a bike! Thanks for all the good wisdom I've absorbed on this thread.

Cheers... Jim
No. The stock petcock has three settings- ON, PRI, and RES. PRI is will flow fuel whether the engine is on or not. Use this when the bike has been sitting for a while, and the fuel level in the carb is low. Bikes start much easier when there is fuel The other two settings will only flow fuel when the engine is running and providing a vacuum signal to the petcock.

The fuel flow is "blocked" by the inlet valve in the carb. The float keeps this valve closed until more gas is needed. As long as it's doing its job, you are fine...
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:53 PM   #7671
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everyone who does the convertion must take these photos.... the thing is huge!

heres one of mine....



cheers fish
I'm lovin' it!!

thanks for sharing, I was contemplating of getting one, now I'm more convinced. Btw, do you know if the Safari has fuel caps that lock?
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:18 PM   #7672
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what is the fuel capacity on a new DR650?? stock
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:21 PM   #7673
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Where can I get a power port like I see on some of your bikes to run my GPS?
Here' my simple setup:

1. Take a Battery Tender fused SAE lead and run from battery (had to lengthen the lead I had laying around).


2. Run lead along wire harness @ top frame tube.


3. Add SAE accessory socket found at your neighborhood WallyWorld.

Affix to speedo with a heavy-duty zip tie and some foam support.

Plug in to Battery Tender Lead


4. Add GPS.

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #7674
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I was riding to work today and while sitting at a light I gave the DR a little bit of gas and it stumbled for a few seconds then stalled. I tried to restart and the bike would not. I started the long roll home periodically trying to start the bike again. Once it momentarily started then died. After 2 miles of pushing the bike started and I rode it home.

I am thinking I have crap in the carb plugging the jets. This happened once before on the freeway but cleared itself quickly after I maneuvered to the shoulder. Any other ideas out there? The bike is stock with a full Safari tank, only 3 months and 3k miles old.
How recent was your tank swap? Junk from tank clogging the main or carb inlet filter?
Just a thought.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:20 PM   #7675
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Dr 650 OS

I just could´nt finish reading all 500 plus pages on this thread...
I´m interested in buying a 2002 DR 650 OS. What´s the difference with the S, SE and OS models?
Thanks,
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:14 PM   #7676
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Soooooooooooooooo any body know how these things go back together?

Hilarious!!! Ya made my night. And thanks guys for all the power port tips!
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:17 PM   #7677
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DynoJet Tuning

Proud owner of a 2006 DR650 SE but it ran a little lean right out of the show room. Dealer said that most guys install a jet kit and that solves the problem. I got a Dynojet kit, 3138 for a DR650 S and here's the deal: it idles smooth and runs really well on light throttle but when I call for the horsepower it dies and then as I let off the throttle is comes back to life and then surges with a burst of power. Here's my setup: stock pipe and airbox, idle mixture 2.5 turns from set, DJ 150 jet with needle at fourth notch. I checked and double checked all vacuum hoses and I also removed the inline fuel filter. I live in Florida so that's practically sea level. From what I can tell the bike is running rich but I'm no pro at this. Any suggestions?
I am new to the form and I have learned a lot about the bike from all of the postings that I have read.
Thanks!

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #7678
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Proud owner of a 2006 DR650 SE but it ran a little lean right out of the show room. Dealer said that most guys install a jet kit and that solves the problem. I got a Dynojet kit, 3138 for a DR650 S and here's the deal: it idles smooth and run really well on light throttle but when I call for the horsepower it dies and then as I let off the throttle is comes back to life and then surges with a burst of power. Here's my setup: stock pipe and airbox, idle mixture 2.5 turns from set, DJ 150 jet with needle at fourth notch. I checked and double checked all vacuum hoses and I also removed the inline fuel filter. I live in Florida so that's practically sea level. From what I can tell the bike is running rich but I'm no pro at this. Any suggestions?
I am new to the form and I have learned a lot about the bike from all of the postings that I have read.
Thanks!
Your bike needs more air. Open that airbox. For starters you should pull out the snorkle and see if you have an improvement. You will probably need to open it up a bit more then that though. Try that and then let us know what happens.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:29 PM   #7679
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bulb question

i asked this question in the garage section and got no answer. maybe someone here knows:

i hope to very soon become the new owner of a '97 DR650 that is now outfitted with one of these 8" lights as its only headlight.

http://trailtech.net/atv_8in_race_lights.html

right now the low beam is ON and the high beam turns the light OFF. the light has an H1 bulb which is single filament.

is there another bulb that is dual filament that is close enough in size to wire up for HI beam/LOW beam use in this light?

thanks. i'll be here alot now that i'm joining the DR club too. gonna use the DR for commuting and maybe easy dirt and keep the GS for longer distance stuff.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:39 PM   #7680
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What are you guys liking for brake pads? OE? other?
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