Brand New to my DR650 ,, Help Please !!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by shackman650, May 28, 2009.

  1. shackman650

    shackman650 n00b

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    First off Thanks ahead of time :1drink
    JUst paid $2000 for a 2000 DR650 with 9000 miles on her , "all stock" was that to much ??? bike was sitting for a while.
    Just put on a New Mikuni TM40 Pumper !!:freaky what a difference :eek1
    Bike runs Great.
    BUT I HAVE NOTICED SOME OIL LEAKING OR SEAPING OUT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BIKE , ON TOP OF THE OIL FILTER KIND OF ????but not from the filter.
    Is this a Gasket gone BAD ?? I'm new to this bike and Bikes in general :shog
    What should I look for and what is causing this ?
    I heard these bikes go threw Gaskets ? Is this correct ??
    PLEASE HELP ME OUT !
    THANKS
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  2. plugeye

    plugeye dreamer

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  3. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    First guess - you better hope it is - is the timing chain tensioner gasket. $0.50 part that can be changed in 15 minutes.

    Second guess - not so good but very possible - is a blow base gasket. These were made from paper until 03/04 and fail quite often. Replace with the newer metal version.
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