DR650SE Index Topic #15- LINKS, WRITE-UPS & PICTORIALS

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  1. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    Got a link to your favorite DR650 parts seller? Did someone write up a repair thread (complete with pics) that really helped you out? Living vicariously following the blog of some DR rider out on an epic adventure? Share those links here. Videos of DR650's in action? Yes, please.

    And while I've spent the past few days deconstructing the DR into its various catagories, we all know it's how well integrated those aspects are that make the whole motorcycle greater than the sum of its parts. So if there's a "build-up" saga of a DR you admire, show us where so we can see it, too...

    LINKS
    -VENDOR LINKS
    -RIDE REPORTS
    -WEB PAGES/BLOGS

    PICTORIALS & VIDEOS
    -REPAIR
    -BUILD-UPS
    -DR's IN ACTION


    ON THE FENCE?
    Maybe you're doing research, determining if the DR650 is the right bike for you. Here's a great place to start finding the answer. A thorough, yet breif write-up that highlights the bike's strengths and weaknesses. Good stuff...

    WHAT ABOUT THE 1990-1995 MODELS?
    This index is specific to the 1996-current SE version of the DR650. If you own the earlier style DR650S, you might feel like you missed the party. While these are perfectly fine bikes, their short production run, and frequent revisions kept the aftermarket from producing much that is specific to these models.
    On the other hand, since these bikes came with bigger tanks, comfier seats, wind protection, skid plates and luggage racks, you could argue that there wasn't much the early DR650 owner needed from the aftermarket in the first place...
    Acerbis still lists a 6.6 gallon plastic tank for the '92-'95 DR650 [P/N 11158806]
    The biggest plus is the earlier engine made more horsepower, but it came at a cost of more weight. The swingarm is a steel unit instead of aluminum, so the bike weighs 50lbs more than the newer version. Also, the suspension is an older design and much cruder, not that the new ones are anything to write home about either.
    Just beware that few part interchange and that the 1992 to 1995 are a different sub-variant within the older design.
    Here's a couple DR650S links:
    "Pre '96 DR650S Thread"by DRS Canada
    http://dr650.zenseeker.net/
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  4. DisTech

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td bgcolor="#575757"><table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#404040"><td>Building a DR650 Adventure...
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    Mezo</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#404040"><td>My DR650 Rebuild Project Thread (Yossi / Israel)
    jossef</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#404040"><td>My own DR650 mod thread
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  5. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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  6. Krusty ...

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    Can't overlook mentioning another vendor who offers items specifically for the DR650- www.kientech.com. Jesse has a great reputation for being more than helpful to everyone who has DR questions...
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  7. BradBeck

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    Hi Krusty:

    I tried the link and it didn't work. I did a search and found Jesse at this location?

    http://kientech.com/

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  8. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    Good catch :bow... I never did get that whole 'i' before 'e' thing... :shog
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    YnotJP? Long timer

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    I don't think I am going too far out on than branch, when I say, I would bet money, that just about everyone who comes here has gained from what both Jeff and Jesse do for the DR 650.
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    Still no-where up to date but getting there. I have started to add some of the repairs and maintenance with photos that will be built on as time goes on. Lots of ride photos and videos that we have done.

    http://www.territoryon2wheels.com.au
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  11. Krusty ...

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    http://shortwayround.co.uk/ by Jedi Master. (A RTW journey, still in progress. The trip started on a F650, but reliability issues led him to swap to a DR650 mid-trip :clap. Of particular interest is the DR650 Preparation Page (http://shortwayround.co.uk/suzuki/). A very well thought out guide for what needs and issues to address and what to bring along for long distance travel on the DR.

    A Solo Trip from Gibraltar to Australia (DR650s are for old ladies) by Linda Bootherstone-Bick

    Just another Alaska ride by snowrider

    Snowrider to Mexico by snowrider

    Dirtbikes & Death Roads, 2200 Miles in Bolivia by RockyRoads

    2 blokes, 2 bikes on the Silk Road

    Lower Latitudes- Better Attitudes by Lone Rider

    Chameleon DR650 by David Early

    Europe to Timor Leste (2006-2009)
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    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I've gotten products from both. Very satisfied with both vendors and will continue with both.

    Had wonderful experience with Rick from Cogent also. He spent alot of time on the phone helping me set my forks just right and did a fantastic job reworking my shock.

    http://motocd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=1
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    Boy, I'd really love to get my hands on Peter Egan's August 2007 article praising the DR650! :clap

    Can anyone scan the article? It was only one page.

    I can't find anything on-line.
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    Spark plug &#8211; 8 ftlbs (96 in lbs)
    Spark plugs:
    Denso irdidium - 5364 (IU31)
    Standard ngk - CR10E
    NGK irdium - CR10EIX

    Oil drain &#8211; 17.5 ft (210) &#8211; use 13mm socket
    Oil filter cover &#8211; 8flbs (96 in) stock &#8211; 4ft (48) w/ AMP alum cover
    Oil &#8211; 2.5 qt w/ filter (10w-40) &#8211; fill to top of view window, less than 2.5q

    Valves &#8211; engine cold, every 7500 mi.
    In: .08 - .13 mm (.003 - .005 in) - .004 ideal (Pro-Cycle has the tools)
    Ex: .17 - .22 mm (.007 - .009 in) - .008 ideal
    TDC inspection hole plug (look down in and find the T) &#8211; 16.5 ft (198)
    Magneto/Generator Cover cap (loosen hot, rotate the motor CCW) &#8211; 11ft (132)
    Valve access cover bolts &#8211; 4-7ft - general bolt spec, adjust hand tight
    Valve tappet screw lock nut &#8211; 4ft (48) &#8211; general bolt spec, adjust hand tight

    Handle bar clamp bolt &#8211; 16.5 ft (198)
    Triple clamp bolts: upper &#8211; 21 ft (252) / lower 19 ft (228)
    Steering stem (top of triple clamp) top nut/cap &#8211; 65 ft lbs
    Front wheel axel &#8211; 47 ft : tighten first, cycle shocks 5x
    Front wheel axel clamp bolts &#8211; 7 ft (84 in) : tighten next, top bolt first
    Fork top cap &#8211; 16.5 ft (198)
    Fork preload = 10-20mm
    Fork oil height = 6.5&#8221; / 16 oz (5.9 lowered &#8211; need 2 qt)

    Front brake caliper bolts &#8211; 19ft (228)
    Fr brake Bleed nipple &#8211; 6 ft (72)
    Fr Brake pad mounting pin &#8211; 13lb (156)
    Fr brake hose banjo bolts &#8211; 16.5ft (198)

    Rear brake caliper pad &#8211; 13 ft (156)
    Rear wheel axel nut &#8211; 72.5 ft (cotter pin) / 79.5 (fuji nut)
    Fuji Lock nut from 2008 and newer: 08319-2118a
    Rear shock &#8211; upper bolt 40 ftlb , lower bolt 37 Nm (old cogent) 55nm (stock & new cogent)
    Rear suspension linkage - Dog bones fuji-nuts (both) &#8211; 72.5 flbs
    Rear suspension linkage &#8211; frame fuji-nuts &#8211; 58 ftlbs

    Chain &#8211; 525, 110 link, 14/42 sprockets
    Chain free play &#8211; 1.2&#8211;1.8 in (30-45 mm) 1.2 to 1.8 inches of slack in the middle of the chain
    Chain stretch limit: Loosen your axle nut and adjust your chain so there is no play in it. Count out 20 pitches (21 pins) measure between the centerlines of the 1st and 21st pin. 319.4mm (12.6") is the service limit
    Swing arm frame bolt nut &#8211; 55.5 flbs

    Counter sprocket bolts - 4.5 ft lbs (54 in) (shoulder/raised area goes in towards engine)
    Suzuki counter sprocket seal retainer &#8211; part# 24751-32E00
    Rear Sprocket bolts &#8211; 19.5 ftlbs (234 in)

    Cogent rear shock
    -lower red adjuster &#8211; rebound, 42 click total, out/down is softer
    -upper small adjuster &#8211; compression, out/CCW is softer


    Quality Bearings:

    -Front wheel bearings: SKF 6003-2RS
    2 - 17 x 35 x 10
    -Front wheel seal:
    2 - 23x35x7 (09284-23001 &#8211; Suzuki #)

    -Rear wheel bearings: SKF 6204-2RS
    2 - 20x47x14
    -Rear wheel seal (brake side):
    1 - 26x47x7 (09283-26019 &#8211; Suzuki #)

    -Cush Hub bearing: SKF 6205-2RS
    1 - 25x52x15
    -Cush Seal:
    1 - 35x52x7 (09283-34003 &#8211; Suzuki #)
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    Two 6003-2RS
    Two 6204-2RS
    One 6205-2RS
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