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Old 11-20-2007, 07:45 AM   #226
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tHErEV -
your bike is awesome. Soooo awesome. How much is stock and how much is diy?


Kawidad -
I've got one somewhere. I'm not totally sure I want to give it up, I like the idea of being able to put it back to stock and selling the acerbis seperate when I decide to part ways with it. I'll think on it and let you know.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:17 AM   #227
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but any was I,m just here to let you know that a KLX 250 front end goes straight into the earlier DR's.

I just had to cut the turn stop and the steering lock off.

But apart from that The bearings are the same and the shaft is the same length.

Springs are to soft (as you would expect) and the handle bars aren't rubber mounted (I noticed the vibrations on the highway).

The breaks are better though.

I have only just done it over the weekend so I haven't really tested it yet.



Why'd you get your front end changed other than the brakes? Couldn't you have just upgraded the brakes you had? ...

and is that thing a dakar variety? Looks sweet man! How'd you score that thing?


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Old 11-20-2007, 11:58 AM   #228
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Why'd you get your front end changed other than the brakes? Couldn't you have just upgraded the brakes you had? ...

and is that thing a dakar variety? Looks sweet man! How'd you score that thing?


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Actually I changed the front end because I had a dent in the front rim, and on the last trip the instrument panel snapped off.

I had a KLX sitting around and I just thought I'd see if I could make it fit, and surprisingly it did.

The KLX had a good front wheel and it already had a vapor digital speedo installed.

The bike is a fairly standard DR650rs the only modifications I made is I built a new screen for it and put CBR250 head lights in it.

I'll get around to finishing the nose onday..... I hope.

But for comparison porpoises this is what it looked like when I got it.

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Old 11-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #229
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Very nice!
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:35 PM   #230
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Kawidad -
I've got one somewhere. I'm not totally sure I want to give it up, I like the idea of being able to put it back to stock and selling the acerbis seperate when I decide to part ways with it. I'll think on it and let you know.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:43 AM   #231
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fuel cock rebuild

So it seems like I may need to rebuild the fuel cock on my 92 DR because of leakage. Are there kits to do this sort of thing?

OR any suggestions for an aftermarket fuelcock?
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #232
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I don't believe there are any kits, but I've heard of people taking them apart and replacing the seals and o-rings with good results.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:15 PM   #233
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I don't believe there are any kits, but I've heard of people taking them apart and replacing the seals and o-rings with good results.
+1 did that with with my DT2's petcock, the problem was a rubber disc that had worn out .... the PO replaced it with RV sealant ()
A new petcock did it for me on that one, but a replacement rubber disc would have been just as easy. Disassemble it if you can, and see what rubber parts you can replace.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #234
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Steve, choke/ bashplate

Hey Steve, sorry I didnt post earlier, but for some reason AdvRider isn't letting me know about replies to the thread...
Anyway, I believee th 90-91 came with that bashplate. The 92-95 have a similar one that was smaller and thinned but the same design. I ad one of each when I was selling mine and now have the White Bros. one. It should fit yours as the frames are the same I believe. Nice smooth aluminum. Runs for $75.00 or so I think.
Also, the choke on carb was stock on 90-91 I believe. I bought the DR350 choke from Jesse and it is so short. I then loked at online parts fische (try Ron Ayers.com) and saw that the 90-91 had a choke on carb set-up that looked longer so I dropped $25.00 at Hollink and it is the exact same as the DR350 but with a longer stem so it clears the cables better. If you have no prob getting at the choke plunger knob then it is stock. ALso, the clutch side handlebar controls would have an area next to the lever mount that would be "empty plastic" from where the choke lever wouldve gone.

Shoulda bought mine! LOL Just kidding, Im actually really glad I kept it and put more miles on it this year than my ZRX1100.

Hope that that helps, Jason
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:04 PM   #235
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Soft Bags...

Can someone recommend a good set of frame supported soft bags??

Mine is a '95 and I'm not finding anything, maybe my search-fu is weak.

I have some ideas for making some myself, might be a good winter project if nothing else pops up.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:14 AM   #236
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Shoulda bought mine! LOL Just kidding, Im actually really glad I kept it and put more miles on it this year than my ZRX1100.
Then you wouldn't have had that great experience making a video and be famous the world over for starting your DR650 on a camera phone!

And besides, as soon as I get the brakes in from CycleStop then I'll be street legal and we can go ridin'!
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:48 PM   #237
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Question Cycra handguards

Will Cycra ProBend triple clamp front mount handguards fit on my 1992 DR650? I'm not sure how that triple clamp mount fits on. Thanks

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #238
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Positive update!!

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p.s my thread in the garage forum now has a video imbedded so you can hear the noise I'm getting in 3rd gear CLICK HERE



WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?
Well ya know .....I just decided to ride this thing and keep it out of 3rd (where the noise is worst) and see what happens.

I changed the oil today after about 400 miles and saw nothing abnormal (metal shavings/ particals etc.)even checked the drain pan with magnet.

I have, however, changed the old drain plug out for a magnetic one.
found it here
http://www.kevinscycleracing.com/performance.htm

My local dealer said he couldn't get one for the "older" model

At 1st I wasn't sure if they had sent the right one as it used a 14mm socket and my stock plug uses a 21mm....but the threads and all matched.


p.s. the main respondant in my "garage" thread, ValveCrusher, rode my bike a few weeks ago and thinks He's pretty sure it's a bent shift fork rubbing the gear stack.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:29 AM   #239
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I have, however, changed the old drain plug out for a magnetic one.
found it here
http://www.kevinscycleracing.com/performance.htm

At 1st I wasn't sure if they had sent the right one as it used a 14mm socket and my stock plug uses a 21mm....but the threads and all matched.


p.s. the main respondant in my "garage" thread, ValveCrusher, rode my bike a few weeks ago and thinks He's pretty sure it's a bent shift fork rubbing the gear stack.
Hey Banjo! Thanks for the magnetic plug tip! I'ma order me one too ... did you get the "Moose" or the "4 Stroke" plug? .... I didn't see a difference
And ewwww, good luck with that bent shifter fork.

Hey - when you got a new oil filter, did it come with new O-rings too? Mine didn't...
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:06 PM   #240
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Hey Banjo! Thanks for the magnetic plug tip! I'ma order me one too ... did you get the "Moose" or the "4 Stroke" plug? .... I didn't see a difference
And ewwww, good luck with that bent shifter fork.

Hey - when you got a new oil filter, did it come with new O-rings too? Mine didn't...
Yes....it was a Moose brand plug.
(I talked to the guy on the phone when I ordered)

Thanks....try to not step on the gear shift while under power.
(awesome set of dirt ess turns...foot out and sliding..left...right..repeat!!)

No....filters do not come with new O-rings.
(they are re-usable and do last a long time though)
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