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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Dunno about that, just saying hard facing is when they finish making the gear they heat them up afterwards to bring the harder carbon steel molecules to the surface, then they cool them down rapidly to hold the molecules there in place, makes for a tougher surface area.
  2. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    D606 & E07 work well together.
  3. dave43

    dave43 Been here awhile

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    So does MT21 & E07
  4. dobbo

    dobbo Long timer

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    I have that setup for the last 12,000kms and all good. I intend to keep it that way as I've never noticed any change in vibes and put a new chain on at the same time.[/QUOTE]

    I ran the 525 chain with a 44t 520 rear... never noticed any vibration & found it was a good set up and the 44t rear was perfect for the riding I was doing.
    However, being a tight-ar*e I went to the full 520 set up; but have now found it wears twice as quick, so will be going back to the 525 system when my current chain is knackered.
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Agreed, and the upside of the MT21 is its reversible for when it cups. In theory, the 606 isn't, and will cup significantly. I have reversed it, and actually found it quite good backwards, and I didn't die either.

    For mostly road use though, there are more 50/50 fronts, but you'd likely regret it once you got it dirty.
  6. slapper

    slapper Been here awhile

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    well ... for better or worse, I've settled on a Dunlop K850A
    Both the MT21 and 606 just looked like they'd wear too quickly commuting.

    I hope I don't regret it tooo much :)

    thanks all.
  7. Chill

    Chill Been here awhile

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    I've got a short side stand for a DR650 if anyone wants it? Genuine Suzuki part, the silver one for lowered bikes. I ordered it because I thought I might need it when I went to a 19" front wheel but it's still ok on the stock stand. So it's just sat there now.

    I'm based in Brisbane. Free to a good home if the postage isn't crazy or maybe the reciever would like to make an ADV donation
  8. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    pm sent
  9. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know where you can get reasonably priced side panels??

    Saddle bags have pushed mine into exhaust and melted it.
  10. Andy_P

    Andy_P Been here awhile

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    Any suggestions on the best bars for the DR? Mine are a little bent after the stack on the weekend (not as bend as my knee!). From what I have read, the stock bars were never really that good anyway...
  11. Dave Nolan

    Dave Nolan left from woopwoop

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  12. backtodirt

    backtodirt Been here awhile

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    Hey all, have just emptied the oil out of the ole girl, seems I had nearly 2.5 litres of oil in there! just a little bit more than required I think:rofl.

    Mate of mine suggested to smell it and if it smells like fuel then there is something happening there but he could not exactly explain it, something about piston, rings, fuel getting thru?
    What to do? she has only 17000k's and i had changed the oil and filter (around 2100ml went in) before the last big ride which covered nearly 6000k's. no metal on the magnet or in the oil pan. the filter was a bit blackish but not too bad.
    Thanks for any advice!
  13. slapper

    slapper Been here awhile

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    if you leave your fuel tap on (or it leaks) and the float valve in the carby isn't sealing properly, the float bowl will fill and excess fuel will dribble through the inlet manifold into the piston.

    From there it will leak down past the rings into the bottom of the motor - hence smelling the oil to see if it has fuel in it ...

    You should also check the air filter ... if this *is* happening, then the float bowl can also overflow in the other direction - toward the air filter. You'll find the filter wet with fuel and possibly a fuel puddle in the bottom of the airbox.

    cheers
  14. backtodirt

    backtodirt Been here awhile

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    Thanks slapper, cleaned out the air filter when oil was done no fuel in there but I do leave the tap on and have smelt a bit of fuel in the gararge recently, will turn it off and check the carby over the weekend. I smelt the oil and it did smell a little of fuel.
    Thanks for the response :freaky
  15. Mosanator

    Mosanator DR dropper!

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    Not sure if this the right place but, I have been looking for a thread for noobs to introduce themselves to the site and can't find one.
    So I am in Australia (Down near the Snowies of NSW) - Check.
    I am riding a DR650 - Check
    So here I am!

    Recently returned to riding after a 30 year spell - Cars, girls, Wife, Kid, Home Loan all got in the way. But the girls don't seem interested any more, the home loan is finished and the wife gave me permission!!!:deal
    So I am back on two wheels.

    Just replaced the trail (death) wings with a Pirelli MT21 up front and a Mitas E07 on the back after reading sooooo many threads on here. Haven't tried them yet, but anything has to be better than the wings.
    Terrible tyres + rusty rider = big bruises and scratches OUCH :cry.

    Great to be here - can't believe the knowledge and assistance available.
  16. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I guess I'm not too much of a noob here anymore to say welcome. on behalf of this august bunch.

    Local DR discussion happens here, but closer to home and bike agnostic happens here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21051888#post21051888

    I just got the OK from the doc to get back on the bike, with constraints, after some knee surgery, so I'm keen to get riding again too. I'm east of Cooma. Might even get out later this weekend.

    There is a mob on the ACT thread that goes out mid week every week or so for a ride if that helps.
  17. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Honestly, that bike sounds awesome! Is it a Staintune exhaust system?

    The scenary looks pretty good also........make sure you post some more video's.

    :1drink
  18. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Mefo Explorer.

    I have one on the front of my Wee in conjunction with the Mitas E07 on the rear.

    Also have Mefo Explorers front and rear of the old KLE500.

    Very happy with the performance on dirt and tar, as well as wear rate of both the Mefo Explorer and the Mitas E07

    EDIT:
    Yeah okay.....so after catching up on the rest of the pages I realise my input is too late, but maybe it will give someone else some insight to what might work for them. :shog
  19. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    G'day Mediocre:D...........that DR sounds great!!!:thumb
    what exhaust system is fitted?:ear
  20. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Sound advice, except that the fuel will dribble into the combustion chamber rather than the piston.

    Regards,

    Derek