Oz / Kiwi Suzuki DR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here please

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

  1. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    As Bergdonk mentions, keeping a good front sprocket makes a big difference to chain life.
    I too change them out around the 6K mark.
  2. CCCC

    CCCC Been here awhile

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    Thanks, just ordered one. Looks good
    CCCC
  3. DR650OZ

    DR650OZ Adventurer

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    Hi New to the forum and DR 650's. Hoping to pick the brains of the experience on here.

    Have been reading about lean jetting being STD on these bikes, mainly by people in the USA.

    My question is STD jetting to lean from new on 2012 Aussie DR650 ?, I have GSXR muffler/kientech mid pipe, standard header, standard airbox not cut with snorkel intact.( Due to induction noise and economy don't intend to change airbox or Carby)

    Bike feels fine to me and runs well(only done 1,800 km) but I am concerned if it is running lean about possibly burning out valve sometime down the track.

    Cheers
  4. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    see the first post of the BST magic thread. it suggests lean off idle but not bad elsewhere. the OP did my DR with the mods in that thread and definitely transforms the bike. you'll get similar results with an aftermarket jetting kit too. economy should be similar if ridden economically (i still get 20-22km/l on easy adventure rides) but will obviously use more when ridden hard.
  5. DR650OZ

    DR650OZ Adventurer

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    Thanks B1, Will have a read through all that. As mentioned don't think it is running bad at all just concerned if it is lean what that may do long term.

    Cheers
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    If there is no surging, and no flat spots when accelerating, it should be fine.

    If you lift the needle a notch, or two to be sure, as a test, you'll get an indication of how it runs when its a bit richer from 1/8 to 2/3 throttle FWIW.

    Lifting the needle is done by removing the carb top and pulling the slide out, pretty easy if the Phillips head screws cooperate. Best to replace these, and the float bowel, with Allens for the future.
  7. DR650OZ

    DR650OZ Adventurer

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    Thanks Bergdonk, will move clip one notch as test to see if runs any different, thanks for the advice
  8. DR650OZ

    DR650OZ Adventurer

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    In the process of setting up my new DR 650 and looking for any advice on best fitting handguards, the ones from Highway Dirt Bikes in USA appear to be good quality anyone have them?

    I guess the local choice is Barkbuster VPS or Acerbis Multiplo, looking for best fit with cables etc and clearance of switchgear. Main use will be for keeping cold off hands not doing any bashing through overgrown or rugged single track.

    Cheers
  9. rutsthematter

    rutsthematter Been here awhile

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    I bought the moose ones from procycle. They have the big plastic deflectors for good wind protection and bar end spacers to give clearance to the levers.
  10. DR650OZ

    DR650OZ Adventurer

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    Thanks, will check them out
  11. RideAlongAtlas1

    RideAlongAtlas1 IS GOOD ! ! !

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    Well it's Friday here in Australia.
    I made a song while riding my bike.
    Whilst on my DR650 of course.
    My song is called "Staying behind the truck, not going to get F^cked."
    Primarily designed for those in offices, trying to pass time. Please share if you know someone bored to-the-craphouse in an office environment, poor bastards.

    Song is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRoyXtdfd5M :flug:ricky

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  12. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    :lol3 keep an eye out behind when behind the truck, you never know what dangers might lurk behind you....

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  13. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    Anyone know what a new dr650 is worth at the moment. Flodder junior is getting cashed up in the Airforce and is interrested. Be good if he gets his own so i can ride mine a bit more
    Cheers Flodder
  14. Starky14

    Starky14 Yowie Bait

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    Spotties now on the DR. I can be seen about a month away through the trees.:rofl
  15. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure that junior Flodder should be able to get one for around $7500 ride away. :D
  16. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    Thats not to bad a price. James will be getting his first day leave tomorrow so will tell him when we visit him in Wagga.
    Cheers Flodder
  17. RideAlongAtlas1

    RideAlongAtlas1 IS GOOD ! ! !

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    I bought a 2012 plated but new dr650 onroad with 12 months rego including renthal 7/8 bars and some knee pas for $7800 3 months ago.
  18. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    worth riding around about demo models. was lucky to score one that the dealer received as a demo model but didn't actually rack up any km.... $6750 on the road.
  19. Plunkit

    Plunkit Adventurer

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    Purchased a new DR from Virginia Brisbane last month,price with bark busters , B and B bashplate and rack was $7930.00 ride away. Luv it.
  20. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Tyre time again!:D Trying a Kenda 760 this time:deal
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    Thru a new disc and pads in as well
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    Wont be riding it for a few weeks, but I'll do a review on disc and tyre when I do:deal
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