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Old 05-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #76831
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Evening men

Thanks to some serious abuse of my credit card, the good people at Procycle, about 5 hours spannering, and some outrageous lies to my wife, my 2012 stock DR650 now looks like this......



20l Acerbis tank, TM40 pumper, DG end can, 1" bar risers, bash plate, handguards, opened up airbox all the usual stuff

And I live in Muscat, Oman so I can now go here again...(that's me on my old CRF450X - I got bored with 10 hour oil changes and a new piston every couple of days so bought a mighty DR instead !)





So, a couple of questions........................

Seriously does anybody ride with the DG can, WITHOUT the quiet insert ? Mine came without one and it is blisteringly, awesomely, incredibly loud. I sort of like it but I'm not so sure. In Oman we don't have many Highway Regs, just so long as you have insurance, the Boys in Blue leave you alone. Full throttle, in 2nd or 3rd is almost unbearable, even with an open face lid and ear plugs. But I think I'll keep it that way. Plus the quiet insert costs 40 Dollars, so LOUD it will be I think.

Secondly, I've put a right hand petrol cock on the Acerbis and the fuel line runs under the tank to say hello to carb. And that gets soooo hot, I almost can't touch it ! It is 45 in the daytime here, mind. Should I be worried ? I've used the 1/4" fuel lines that Acerbis/Procycle supply - I guess they are good up to 50 degrees or so

Anyway, love my new DR and love Oman, one of the best countries in the world to own a Dual Sport

(it used to look this this......before the credit card took a whack.....................)


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Old 05-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #76832
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DG exhaust

Nice bike, richeyroo!

For a cheap and easy way to tone down the DG pipe, check out this thread and read about Heavy's mod:

http://drriders.com/topic1014-110.ht...41c1aaa8522781


Worked well for me, made for a nice-sounding pipe.

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Old 05-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #76833
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Thanks for posting this picture. I have finally found a rider who puts more crap on his bike than I do.
You must be new to Adventure travel. There is disorganized overloaded ... and there is organized overloaded! I'm a light weight compared to the guys below. Note the last pic is a guy riding a DR650 in Mongolia ... sadly, he got hurt, had to turn round. The first guy is a random German guy in Bolivia years ago ... the other are Colebatch and team, traveling overland, mostly camping. About a 4 month trip through Russia, Mongolia.
see report here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987


This poor guy really needs an R1200GS!

courtesy of Colebatch and Co. .. stuck in Mongol mud!

DR650 set up for Mongolia ... overloaded? or just what is required?

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #76834
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Isn't this the skid plate with the bolts that almost touch the engine underneath at the back?
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:23 AM   #76835
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Does Colleen have a sister?

FIVE sisters (and seven brothers )

It's cool that she said it and you acknowledged it.

Communication is key



Running a 16t front (+1) and a 42 rear (stock) is almost too tall for my 6k + foot altitude. Not what I'd consider having to 'keep it on the boil'?

A lot of shifting down in the mountains, revs are your friend

It's been years since I bought mine, but if I remember correctly, it's a Utah sometin' and I got it from Kientec. I made that choice because it's 3/16", NOT 1/8".

Bolts that hit the engine?

HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #76836
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Oil cooler

Hi all
Has anyone thought or tried moving their oil cooler / radiator to maybe under the light ?

Ok i know this would meen lifting the light some , but after a few days camping off roading here in FR in very wet muddy conditions i noticed the radiator clogging up fast with mud, obviously making it work less efficient !!

Also last year in Morocco i dropped the old pig breaking the rad brackets !! still worked fine zip tied on but this to me seems the ONLY FAULT with the DR.

It just seems far to vulnreable to me !!

Any ideas appreciated

Phil

ps ..............not knocking my 1996 DR , i bought a 2010 xtz 660 3 or 4 months back and will probably be selling it !!! good bike but not a patch on the DR
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #76837
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ER70S-2,

That's a Utah Sport/Ricochet plate. I have the same one, and have put them on at least 3 different bikes now. Bought from Jesse, too.

Sarah


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Isn't this the skid plate with the bolts that almost touch the engine underneath at the back?
Yes, I'm afraid it is. I keep meaning to extend mine and I just added it to the list of DR things to do now that it's finally warming up.

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #76838
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YEP! FIVE SISTERS!

Hey MamboDave there is a Milano Bambino! He's a real person

good friend of ours and a decent motorcycle rider to boot.


richeyroo......zip tie that cross over fuel tube as high as you can away from the exhaust.

Anyone using the Procycle Case Saver Chain Guard?
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #76839
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It comes with the studs for installation. If you wanted to buy longer studs, it looks like you could still use the sprocket cover.

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Old 05-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #76840
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As far as I can tell, all markets except the US don't have nickel plated emulsion tubes. I think it's interesting to consider why that might be.

Regards,

Derek
My replacement one off the shelf was nickel plated though.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #76841
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My replacement one off the shelf was nickel plated though.
OK, so just to make sure I understand, your NZ/AU DR650 came with a bare brass emulsion tube, but the NZ/AU spec replacement is nickel plated?

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #76842
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Extra electrical hook ups under seat / behind light

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Either one is OK if taken care of. If you ride in dusty conditions they need to be cleaned frequently. (possibly daily?)

I broke the flimsy plastic cage that holds the foam insert on the stock filter. I went the red K & N style filter shown earlier. It needs to be cleaned and oiled frequently also. In severe dust I zipp tie a bit of "Filter Skin" cloth over the K & N filter. Seems to extend service range, inside of Carb stays pristine.

All the extra plugs are for other Suzuki models. Check their voltages (most are 12V), some switched, some un-switched. Some can be used to power accessories. Find correct mating plug or cut off stock one and use your own plug. There are two or three in/around battery area and another handy one
in headlight nacelle.

Wisconsin / USA here. I would like to know more about these unused electrical connections. Are pics and explanations available here??? Perhaps a link ???

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #76843
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Wiring Diagram w/spare Connectors

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=136
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #76844
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Sorry, I have NO IDEA what these plugs are for or their voltages .. too long ago. I've never needed them so just left them sit.

The above set of plugs are sealed at the ends. Why? Dunno.

A few more ... taped up from factory.

I think I remember testing this one ... its 12V, can't recall if switched or unswitched.

I believe some plugs are for TPS on another Suzuki model. Someone will remember this ... I don't.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #76845
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^ the black 2 prong plug in the next to last picture is the one you want to use. There is one of 'em on the cluster behind the headlight and another near the airbox. They are both switched (no power when the ignition is off).

I will be using the airbox one for my USB charger and the one behind the headlight for future driving lights. That leaves only my GPS to go straight to the battery (a benefit with the slow-to-start up Garmin).
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