Oz / Kiwi Suzuki DR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here please

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

  1. Mushu

    Mushu n00b

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    Been lurking here for ages, but since I've just stumbled onto this thread I think I should ring in with a couple of pics of my DR
    (photos taken for the Canterbury tagorama on Kiwi Biker)
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    The only thing it's missing is a long range tank, came with heaps of good bits, I'm really happy with it.
    Being my first 'dirt' bike (only been riding for about 18 months) bought it for a bit of dirt experience to help my road riding and now it gets ridden far more than my other bike.
    I'm really getting into adventure riding, considering getting camping gear sorted so I can go on longer rides.
  2. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    Thanks again to all who offered assistance. Oodeano had just what I needed (you Champion! :wave), bike all back together and goes like a new one. Packed and ready to roll off to the TTT rally Thursday night. :ricky

    Cheers - Ron

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  3. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Hi, welcome to posting. :beer

    When posting pics and text

    put an 'enter' after each.

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    It will look like this

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    and everything will be aligned

    down the left column.

    If writing a long paragraph add several

    'enters' (about 3 or 4 lines)

    and it will be easier to read. :freaky
  4. Mushu

    Mushu n00b

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    Is this directed at me? I use my phone to access the forum so it looks normal without spaces between pictures, but since it obviously doesn't work for you guys using computers I will edit my post to comply.
  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Looks like your carrying about as much fuel as the time you did when you ran out at Urbenville, hopefully there's someone around to help you out again. :lol3

  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Yes it was and thanks, that fixed it. :freaky
  7. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone heard of the stock BST carb leaking gas from where the fuel inlet pipe connects to the carb on the DR? We had my mates carby off the other night to put a DJ kit in and since then it's been weeping gas ever so slightly. Not from the overflow though where you'd expect to see it, but from what looks like could be the float bowl gasket or inlet pipe. Bowl came off and gasket is all good. Overflow pipe isn't blocked so I can't work out why/how/where it could be leaking fuel?


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  8. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    That's heaps - at least 6 litres there! At 21 km per litre that should almost get me almost 135 km's. :evil

    And I haven't forgotten I still owe you 500 ml's of fuel.

  9. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    someone correct me if i'm wrong, isn't there a tiny rubber o-ring that can pop off the lower section of the float bowel if you aren't careful? or am i just getting confused with the one that definitely exists at the top of the carb when you take the plastic top off?
  10. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    Hey b1 nah there's no o-ring on that bottom section unfortunately, just the gasket. I've ordered a new float bowl gasket and needle and seat and for it but I'm still perplexed. If the needle and seat were shot it should be leaking from the over flow. That's why I'm thinking it must be the inlet pipe.

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  11. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Been here awhile

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    The fuel line may have a pin hole leak or small split??
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    That inlet is stuck in there tight, some guys have bent them trying to rotate for a larger tank. I wonder if that wicking Loctite would work in this application?
  13. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    Yeah I'll change the hose as well while I've got the bike apart. It's odd that I can't see any fuel on the end of the hose as that'd be the obvious culprit.

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  14. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    I know I've twisted mine around to get everything out of the safari tank and that pipe is in there tight. That's why it seems unlikely to me that it could leak from here on my mates bike. I think I'll try and seal it off anyway with some loctite or jbweld just incase

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  15. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Any chance you guys just got a small bit of debris on the float bowl o-ring? Might just need a quick hosing off.
  16. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    Unlikely. We took the bowl off again to check it and it looked ok. Put it back on and half an hour later it started weeping out again

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  17. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    I've put my MPE forks onto Boo's bike and so have a surplus DR front end.
    Have a look at the for sale thread.
    Complete front end including wheel, light, speedo and headlight surround.
    Asking $650 for the lot and I'll toss in a free rear shock.
  18. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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    Does anyone know of a seat good for long days? Just got in from a 937km day and my ass hurts :) Hoping there is a better option.
  19. NZSHAKER

    NZSHAKER Been here awhile

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    I have an extra padded seat and my ass still hurts, so I got myself a airhawk and loved it.....
  20. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    I find if you sit sidesaddle with your legs crossed, it can be very relaxing, especially with cruise control :lol3.

    Airhawk or a nice thick sheepskin also fit the bill :clap