Oz / Kiwi Suzuki DR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here please

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

  1. bull600

    bull600 Been here awhile

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  2. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Think I got mine (Weld on ) from Procycle.us, but because of minimum postage you need to order a few things to make it worthwhile.(lots of things in online catalogue).
  3. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    Poor charlie has been sitting in the sun (cover on) for a few weeks. There wasn't much fuel left so could it have evaporated via the safari tank.
    I have treated him badly of late but if he starts i hope to make it up to him.

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  4. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Charley should get together with my DR and set up a battered DR shelter, somewhere where their present owners can't find them, somewhere were they can start a new life safe from abuse :lol3
  5. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    He may need to soon. He has a bit more abuse to suffer yet.

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  6. sh4kes

    sh4kes Been here awhile

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    I will very soon Tenerrod. I'm waiting on my new one from Cogent Dyanamics. I'll be about a month or so until I get the biek rebuilt and am comfortable enough to see the stock parts though.
  7. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    I think most DRs suffer from some form of abuse. I know mine does.
    It gets beaten like a red headed step child for months at a time then randomly treated with respect and kindness for a single weekend when I do oil and whatever else I can be bothered doing. Then I go back to spanking it.
    I even ripped the poor buggers legs off and stuffed ones from other bikes on.

    Hello, my name is T.K. and I'm a serial DR abuser.
  8. Tomocan

    Tomocan Been here awhile

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    Oil is clean through sight window just doing it as it's a new bike to me so want to start off fresh.

    Carb has not leaked a drop since the float was replaced and I even forgot to turn off the petcock once.
  9. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Fuel in the oil is not likely to change the appearance.
    That's good, but if the needle has a witness line in the tip, I would still replace it.

    Regards,

    Derek
  10. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    after nearly 5 weeks without turning a wheel:cry............Black Pearl's mobile again!:D:clap:rayof:happay
    new rear wheel cush rubbers,bearings,seals fitted today(sickie day:evil):super
    park the postie for a while,now:wink:
  11. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Slowing down

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    Thanks but l think we're all sorted now. It was for a mates bike and he's gone to visit an inmate with one.
    Cheers.:freaky
  12. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    hi all
    i need a set of wider pegs for my dr650se 2010, I've seen a set on ebay but it only goes up to 1998 would these fit mine


    thanks mick
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    DR650 SE 96 - current are all the same, so should be OK. If in doubt, ask the vendor.
  14. Captain115

    Captain115 Been here awhile

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    Hi all,

    Bought a ex-demo 2012 DR650 a couple of months ago. Been enjoying the ride, adding some extra's, making it more comfortable and getting used to some light trail riding. I'm loving the comfort of the big thumper on the highway, as I came from riding an underpowered 250 single, which would vibrate like crazy at 90+ and make my feet and hands go to sleep after 40 minutes.

    I'll do a proper thread writeup sometime soon with a bit of my mods and history and everything, but thought I'd just put a post in here saying hi first.

    Cheers,
    John

    On a side note, I never understood why there was a main DR650 thread in Thumpers and a 'no moaning and bitching' DR650. It seemed pointless to have two very similar threads about the same bike...until I was reading the main DR650 thread over the past few days. There has been ongoing petty arguments for literally 8+ pages. Pretty sad/crazy.
  15. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    My bike is booked to have the tyres changed tomorrow but the battery is dead. I swear I have in the past had charging done with a regular car charger. Its an agm battery and research seems to suggest the car charger is ok. Is it ok to if I keep an eye on it?

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  16. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    couldnt see why not naz. its 12v
  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    As long as it doesn't hit it with too many amps. 3 amps would be the max I'd pump into a DR battery from a charger lest it get overheated. If its really dead, maybe a fancy electronic charger like a CTek might make it live again.
  18. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    Well if matty goes and gets the cable for the bike charger off the boat today I Can use that. If not I will have no choice. He doesn't look like he is going anywhere.

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  19. greendude

    greendude Long timer

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    jump start it with a car battery and go for a ride:D
  20. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    I asked to do that off the landy but was told no. Anyway I had no choice but use the charger there. Seems ok but will find out when I put it in in the morning to make my tyre appointment :$

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