Kiwi DR650 forum

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by talbertnz, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    They generally end up holding around 20 ish l. Full it with petrol and leave it in the sun for a bit. Failing this give it the "hot water treatment" and you should easily get 20ish l.

    I use to be 170km to reserve now I can get over 300km. I've not had the opportunity to run the thing dry yet so dont know how big the reserve is though.

    Cheers R
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  2. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I agree with Cooneyr, the 18 litre capacity (or greater) is well worth having, I was thoroughly sick of planning my rides around fuel stops and the extra capacity is a relief! I can't see a need for the safari tank for NZ use unless you get a good buy, as I'm not sure I want the additional 10kgs of weight up high.
    I have to admit that a lot of my fuel range problems are due to tuning (pipe & jetting reducing the range) but even if the bike was stock I would still buy the 18 litre tank.
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  3. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    Just went for a quick spin around the block last night wheelie-ing away etc. sm style letting of some steam. but noticed that my neutral light didn't work....... hope its just the bulb!! and not the entire switch assembly being crunched up by cogs in the lower compartent of la engine....... cuz that doesn't seem to be an uncomen problem.... was dark last night so haven't had a change to look if it was just the bulb. any of you had the ''switch fall of'' problem?
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  4. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    No but I did take the side cover off and locktite the screws. They were pretty loose. Youed have to be pretty unlucky to chew up the sender unit the but screws would be fair game once the fall out. Pretty easy to check and well worth the piece of mind.

    Cheers R
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  5. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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  6. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    1.yup pretty stock standard still


    -And yeah yeah i know.. that screen.. made up the windscreen before riding back to aukland from matamata as I hated the wind tryin to blow me off on the way there. made up frombit of plexiglass and old curtain rod for support just a quick fix. works well so thats why its still on. will start fabbing a better (read prettyer) one soon. plus farklin ones we got some money to spare!!!

    2. i used some of that cheapy (silicone based?) tire shine stuff from the warehouse on everything plastic and rubber and some metal bits aswell , wipe of with cloth, works well shines and protects! BUT dont get it on tyre grip surface. things get verry slippery and takes a quite a while to dissapear to.
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  7. Kennif

    Kennif Been here awhile

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    Well i took advice and ordered an IMS tank from Justgastanks in the US. Very good service - tank delivered to my front porch in 6 days and track & trace emails every day to let me know where it was.
    Some help would be appreciated tho...

    The petcock on the IMS tank is further to the rear of the bike than the standand fitting. Did you have to fit a new fuel line to accommodate the fuel filter and the lesser space? If i try to make it fit it kinks the fuel line.

    I appreciate that the IMS petcock doesn't have the on/prime/res settings. What do you do with the standard vacuum line? Kink it off? Plug it? Does this mean you can no longer fit a Scottoiler system which operates off the vacuum line?

    I assume that the plastic shroud at the front of the standard tank is removed?

    Be good to hear from anyone who has successfully fitted one of these tanks.
    Ken
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  8. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Not bothered with a filter myself but after cleaning out the carb today I think it probably isnt a bad idea. Maybe a longer hose with a loop down and around in it to give you enough length?

    Blank of the vacuum line on the petcock side of the T for the scottie. About 15mm of 6 inch nail (head end) with a small jubilee (hose) clamp works fine for me.

    Yep gotta go

    Cheers R
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  9. Kennif

    Kennif Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that - I assumed that the inline fuel filter was standard. However I see from looking at DR650s on this site that they are not. Here's a photo which might show the problem.
    Kennif
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  10. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Rather bad drawing but something like this?

    Cheers R
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  11. simple dr

    simple dr Adventurer

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    mine occurs at about the point of throttle where load starts to come on to the motor and then at the point of near coasting , or just as you roll throttle off a little but not compleatly off.
    have tightened the chain tonight

    I thought maybe its a to loose chain hitting the chain roller.
    the sound is like from the top of motor?
    any help to any one or any thoughts anyone:dunno

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    :dunno
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  12. dirtbikeslob

    dirtbikeslob Been here awhile

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    i can get 20l into my ims although its supposed to hold 18l ish ,managed to get 410km out of it on the way to cape york before it ran out of gas 10km
    from coen:D
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  13. dirtbikeslob

    dirtbikeslob Been here awhile

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    also rode mates dr with a safari tank ,and it was a bit of a handful off road
    with a full tank,having said that ,i wouldnt mind one as long as it wasn't blue:evil
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  14. TransalperNZ

    TransalperNZ Been here awhile

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    Don't over tighten that chain.
    I took my chain roller off, you could try that, if that quietens it problem solved.
    If it doesn't solve it then I have no idea.
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  15. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Whats your valve clearances like ? and cam chain ?
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  16. simple dr

    simple dr Adventurer

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    hi there
    i have tightened the chain , not to tight but must have been a little loose .
    so i guess the problem was the chain roller .
    thanks all
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  17. driftinglobo

    driftinglobo Adventurer

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    Hi Guys, I have been lurking for a while now. But it is time to intro my self. I m a proud owner of "Big Bird". (a yellow DR650). it is total orig at the moment while I figure out how to set it up to best suit my needs. I m also new to forum ing so if i make a mistake just educate me.
    Cheers,
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  18. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    wow.. where did yer fined this thread.... last post was 2 1/2 years ago..
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  19. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Nordieboy is the DR guru. He'll probably be along shortly.

    Standard mods are tank, exhaust, open airbox, bashplate, handguards. From there, the list is huge. Most people change the bars (bar risers), seat, tweak the suspension, heated grips. From there it's a new carb, big bore etc.

    In my opinion, if you have to go that far, you should've bought a KTM 690 or similar.

    Break out the plastic and take a look over here......

    http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html
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  20. driftinglobo

    driftinglobo Adventurer

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    Hi
    As i mentioned I been lurking for a while. Especially since I decided to seek out SI's more remote places,that not really accessible with a road bike.
    So about a year ago Big Bird "followed " me home.
    Now it is time to set her up for dirt.
    The mods will get done as budget allows.
    First a decent bash plate. I m still debating between an MSR or a B&B or a home made one.
    Then a holder for a 5 tl fuel can to increase my range to 250 km + reserve. the El Cheapo way.
    Then reinstate my night vision. as my headlight is cracked and the original in the shop is a bit much.
    and some protection for it .
    Then some luggage set up. Got a venture pack rack but i feel I need something more solid.
    Up size the orig tool holder or fit an other one to house a spare tube and other bits.
    And later some different pipe?
    Not really thinking re jetting or big bore kits as I think if I want more power I get something else with more power.

    I wonder why is this thread died? Is there no need for it?
    Thanks.
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