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Old 08-29-2007, 05:59 AM   #91
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Thanks tslewisz,

Sorry, I don't undertand " a PO, tho"

What is that?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:18 AM   #92
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Many thanks for your wellcome.

That is a
commendable work of the last owner, I've her only since a few months

I like so much this bike, for dual sport is simple perfect! (I've a KTM EXC 300 '07 for "hard" enduro :) )

I've read a lot of interesting things about this bike in this forum abut I've some doubts:

- Open airbox and kit dynojet: Really it wasn't worth the effort? How many I have to open the airbox? DRZ400 users open it 3"x3"

- Is it possible to get new plastics or graphics (just in case of crash)?, I don't find them in nowhere

Thanks a lot

Cheers!
TBO, great looking DR. I will picking up my 94 this saturday. Mine doesn't have any graphics at all, you can get OEM plastic and graphics at ronayers.com.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:57 AM   #93
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PO is Previous Owner.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:13 AM   #94
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Many thanks!


Slip, good lucky with your DR, I'd like to view some pics of her. Very useful site ronayers.com

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:14 AM   #95
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slow start

I finally got around to putting in some time after the weekend away:

First thing - spark. Pull off the first spark plug wire... and the spark plug is sitting loose in the top. No way - it wasn't running because it was loose? ..... well, I'm not that lucky, but she's got spark.
Next, carbs. Get the thing off, opened up - someone's rejetted it, and the pilot looks clearly clogged. I figured I'd try clearing the pilot jet and trying to start it again, but no such luck. I'll soak all the necessary carb parts in some solvent to clear that up, but is there some way I can check the jet/needle replacements on here?


Odd question: I got a box of parts, one of which was a random carburetor with a rectangular top instead of a round one. Sound familiar to anyone?
The muffler says "Forrest Service Rated" - is that the OEM muffler?
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:28 AM   #96
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I finally got around to putting in some time after the weekend away:

Odd question: I got a box of parts, one of which was a random carburetor with a rectangular top instead of a round one. Sound familiar to anyone?
The muffler says "Forrest Service Rated" - is that the OEM muffler?
If it weighs about 60 lb, then yes.

I like the quietness of the stock muffler, but it sure is a tank.

Don't know about the carb, I bought a jet kit from Kientech, and am running the smallest main jet included (a 150 i think.) Unfortunately, it doesn't include pilot jets, but it does include a needle.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:40 AM   #97
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If it weighs about 60 lb, then yes.

I like the quietness of the stock muffler, but it sure is a tank.

Don't know about the carb, I bought a jet kit from Kientech, and am running the smallest main jet included (a 150 i think.) Unfortunately, it doesn't include pilot jets, but it does include a needle.
The carb sounds like it could be a flat slide carb. These have in them a flat slide verses a round one. Supposed to give better throttle response.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:37 AM   #98
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Rejetting my '95 made a world of difference. No surging, better throttle response, etc. My airbox had already been hacked on by a PO, tho. The bike is much more pleasant to ride.
Do you remember what size jet you changed to?........just curious.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:01 PM   #99
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Not offhand, but it was the one suggested in the kit for a '95 with airbox mod and an aftermarket exhaust.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:51 PM   #100
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aftermarket exhaust choices

well I got the bike back on the road today (so far so good)

more on my adventures in tuning soon

I was looking around tonight
and got to wondering what choices we have for aftermarket mufflers for the pre96 DR
my bike came with a supertrapp with i think 8 disks on it
seems okay for now but might want to go a little quieter one day

same question for rear shocks
what works well and how much do they set you back?
can you rebuild the stock rear shock on the older DRs?

thanks
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:02 PM   #101
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What oil filters do the older DR's use? I will be getting my 94 tomorrow.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:07 PM   #102
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I bought a Progressive rear shock shortly after I bought my 90 in 94. It failed ~10 years later, (mounting eye broke) and they replaced it free of charge, with a newer, more robust design. Can't beat that kind of service...
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:04 AM   #103
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1991 DR650S, good deal ?

My first post here, hello to the forum! Very nicely done, and good reads everywhere.

I've got a line on this bike, for $1,500. It has 7500 miles, and I would say in very good shape, seems stock all the way around. Right front fork oozing small amount of oil out the seal. Mostly one longtime orig owner.

There's some vibration type metal noise coming from the bash plate area, noticeable once it gets moving 25+mph, and I can't help but wonder if that is valves clattering. Then again it could be something needs tightening. I don't have experience with valves.

Runs good, starts easy, very clean. Needs back tire soon. Only regret is kick start. I'm 50, 200#, good shape, not sure if kick is good idea, will I regret that???

My orig idea was a small 200-300cc thumper, but this seems so nice I hate to pass. Plan was to ride only trails, backwoods, with highway just to get there. But this 650 greatly expands the possibilties of longer jaunts.

Sorry for the rant, gotta soul search here, and all input welcomed and appreciated regarding this bike. I'm on a short fuse, so pls hurry !
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:12 AM   #104
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Go for it. My 94 is arriving tomorrow. The guy I bought it from is delivering it to me. I'm 52 and plan on doing the same thing as you. Mine has an e button, but I think it also has a kick start, not sure about that one. But I have read here somewhere that they kick over easily, not sure about that one either. If mine has one, I think I will use it for nostalgic reasons. I used to have a 1980 XL500 that was a kicker. I was thinking of a smaller DS as well. But the 650 will be nice for longer hauls. The one your thinking about is in such nice shape that I wouldn't hesitate.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:37 AM   #105
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I AM going for it !

I just called the guy, about 1hour away, leaving shortly with trailer.

Here's an interesting thread about a whole bunch of long haul upgrades on a DR650. I understand my bike carries a bunch of heavy weight stuff, so will be very interested in removing/changing things to lighten it up.

I'm an average mechanic, but don't mind trying with good directions. The complex stuff I stay away from.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...g-haul-23847-3
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