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Old 04-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #16
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Ok I set up a smugmug account and here we go My bike in a box.

this is what the wiring harness looked like


some sort of front fork mod


my rear wheel was on this bike so i assume the rear wheel on the 650 came off of this bike



parts used to get the rear wheel to fit


rear wheel I took off


Misc photos





busted off the chain guard mounting brackets


wear on the swing arm
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
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Thanks, My SN is after Suzuki changed back. Do I still need to check?
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Hi Steve,

I don't know if you already knew about this, but the 1998-99 DR650s can have a problem with the starter gear (depends on the serial number, you can Google "Suzuki DR650 starter problem", or something like that for the scoop). I also have a 1999, and replaced the solid gear that was driven by the starter motor, with the earlier/later gear that has a torque limiter clutch. If the engine backfires when it shuts down, this can break the solid gear, and that apparently destroys the engine case. Interestingly, my torque limiter came from a 1995 DR; I checked the part number from one of the on-line Suzuki parts houses, and it was identical to the later number. The retail price for the parts is about $175, but I bought mine through eBay for $40...

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:05 PM   #18
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So what do you guys think about going to the 18" rear wheel? I am considering swapping wheels with my DR350. I am also installing a 46 tooth rear sprocker with a 15 and 16 tooth front gear.

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A common modification is to put an 18 inch rear wheel from a DR350 on there. That may be what you have.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:20 PM   #19
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Life can pass one by if we are not careful. I have always said I am going to get me some bikes to have fun with and teach my boys along the way. To many tomorrows and not enough today's and two of my boys are grown and gone then i got cancer and through a surgical miracle it was all hacked out and I am still here. I lost most of the left 1/2 of my pelvis but thanks to someone who donated his body to medicine I got his pelvic half and guess what??? It still works. Thank God for good surgeons, organ and tissue donors, and life.



So i went out and bought two 1980 xl250's and we started riding. traded my old quad for a DR350s and had 3 bikes. Now the son, wife and i go out riding often. Found a sweet old BMW R90/7 and now i commute to work on it. What a way to wind down from a hard day of work.



The moral is act now before life acts for you.

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Sounds like you have the wiring pretty much sorted, but I have a bunch of pictures I didn't put in my thread just to keep track of the routing. Let me know if your interested.

Nice collection of bikes, are you going to Odessa?
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #20
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I do not know what Odessa is. Share...

I do not have a bracket for the starter solenoid, if you have a picture of that and location i will make one and get it attached to the bike.

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Sounds like you have the wiring pretty much sorted, but I have a bunch of pictures I didn't put in my thread just to keep track of the routing. Let me know if your interested.

Nice collection of bikes, are you going to Odessa?
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:49 PM   #21
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Here is the pre-1996 fuel tank mounting hardware adapter from Zen Seeker's Suzuki DR650 Resource Site. http://dr650.zenseeker.net/GasTank.htm









I got the FMF exhaust system, FMF Q-4 and FMF header pipe, and 6.6 gal fuel tank in over the weekend. I was gone all weekend but will assemble tonight and post photos.

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we need to have a look before it come to the comment and conclusion.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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I do not know what Odessa is. Share...
Maybe you know it by another name. Mattawa or Desert 100?
Stumpjumpers MC Desert 100 Race, Poker Run and Dual Sport

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...I do not have a bracket for the starter solenoid, if you have a picture of that and location i will make one and get it attached to the bike.
The rubber starter relay holder slides onto the two spades pointing at us. The rubber headlight fuse holder slides onto the one spade on the right pointing up.




Looking straight at the bracket. It's pretty ugly without the relay and fuse in place.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:29 PM   #23
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Seat

The stock DR650 seat is a 2x4. If you intend on replacing it and care anything about the weight of your bike, do not get a Corbin. The shot fiberglass pan weighs a ton. One point of many but that's the end of this Corbin rant.

Renazco seats use the stock seat pan, are light weight and beautifully hand crafted. The lead time is really long, but the wait is worth it. Local no shipping bonus, Chris Hickson is in Ravensdale!

Sargent makes a DR650 seat that I've heard good things about too. On their website they say they have, "Our own lightweight PolyTec seat pan". Haven't seen one for the DR but I have a Sargent for my R1100GS and the quality is quite good.

The base models are "roughly" the same price for each brand.
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I have installed the FMF exhaust system with the Q4 muffler on the bike.





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Old 04-06-2010, 06:51 AM   #25
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I was also able to prefit my Acerbis fuel tank.



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Old 04-08-2010, 12:20 AM   #26
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I fitted the seat to the tank tonight and installed a SW-MotechBash Guard / Skid Plate. This is a great piece of armor.

The seat did not fit my new tank very well.



I am on a limited budget so I modified the stock seat to fit the pre 96 tank on this 1999 DR



verified the fit



stapled things back together




and had a great fit

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I also got my new SW-Motech Bash plate. It was the most expensive one I found (125.00) but for the protection it will provide I think it is the best on the market. It attaches to the frame and protects like it should.

You get a new FWD lower engine mount bolt.





looks great on the bike.







It took 1/2 hour to fit the seat and 15 min to install the bash plate.

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Old 04-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #27
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The oil cooler has been modified to the point that I can not use it. Before I buy a new used cooler, do I really need one? How much warmer does the bike get with the oil cooler holes plated off?

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Old 04-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #28
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Hooked up the fuel and started the bike. Running lean, idles nice but backfires and pops when I exercise the throttle. At 4 1/2 turns of the air needle runs better. Thinking that I need a larger jet.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #29
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I was also able to prefit my Acerbis fuel tank.



Lookin great so far. It needs a big 8" round Baja headlight though. Keep posting pictures.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:09 PM   #30
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The oil cooler has been modified to the point that I can not use it. Before I buy a new used cooler, do I really need one? How much warmer does the bike get with the oil cooler holes plated off?

Yes, you need the oil cooler. The DR is air/oil cooled. That oil cooler is a big part of the cooling system.
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