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

  1. Itchi

    Itchi n00b

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    Bling it up? other than some colour i am not sure what i'd do that hasnt already been done. lifted straight from the add:

    "Fully kitted out Suzuki DR650 SE ready for any adventure. This bike is ready to go anywhere.

    18L adventure fuel tank.
    *Procycles jetting kit (dyno tuned at 39hp)
    *RaceTech cartridge emulators +7.0 springs plus seals and oil.
    *Procycles gold valve rear shock kit upgrade with 8.3 spring and oil
    *B&B bash plate
    *30mm handlebar risers plus oversize handlebars
    *bark bustera with custom mounts
    *lowered foot mounts with pivot foot pegs
    *vapour digital odo with custom mount and custom mount for GPS
    *heavy duty O-ring chain EK 525-120
    *sprockets f 14T, r 42T
    *High flow K&N filter and high flow oil filter.
    *side racks to carry 2 Wolfman teton bags included
    *rear tube/tool storage
    *perspex headlight guard
    *windshiels
    "

    I was thinking some tank decals. I want to call it Lion-hog. I have never really been into naming my vehicles but keen i think this is pretty appropriate.



    Anyway i just put it through a service (mechanic wrecked my new helmet because i 'shouldn't have left it locked on the back' in the helmet lock apparently) and having it returned i notice that the oil reservoir window still doesn't show me enough oil when the bike is standing. I checked as soon as i left the garage. should i be at all concerned about this?

    i'm in Sydney by the way.
  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    0.7 fork springs :huh

    The oil should be as per the manual, preferably up near the upper line. There is a procedure in the manual for checking the oil, OTTMOH check 2 mins after shutting down. I found that it doesn't change, so cold level check is fine and what I do.
  3. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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    Manual says three minutes, but key thing is held vertical, not on the stand.
  4. Itchi

    Itchi n00b

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    I know. it has the same glass view window as the spada. i have tried with a level and a block of wood and its pretty low despite having just come out of the mechanics.


    The bike is from randwick, not coogee. Shes beautiful. i was pretty pleased no one had snapped her up before i got to her.
  5. Benz-in-Oz

    Benz-in-Oz Been here awhile

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    Top it up and change mechanics or better still do your own work.
  6. J_B

    J_B Mid-life Crisis

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    anyone got a 20 L safari or Acerbis tank in white or Translucent sitting around that they would k=like to part with.

    Can pick up in Perth or Sydney or pay postage
    Cheers
    JB
  7. Killa Meter

    Killa Meter Been here awhile

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    Hey Itchi get hold of an owners manual and read it .Get rid of the K &N filter if your going to ride dirt.Buy a stock air filter or a uni , their cheap enough .Keep an eye on that chain for stretching , read the manual for proper adjustment. HAVE FUN!
  8. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    I've read you can 'hair nets' to put over stock filter which and then toss out when dusty/dirty and throw on a new one. :clap
  9. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    swimming pool filter covers work well too.
  10. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Chux cloths work well too. Roll a few up in your tool bag. They just stick to a well oiled filter and peel off as required, stick on a new one.
  11. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    I don't recommend the DynoJet needle that comes in the PC kit because:

    1) It's a shape that is likely to produce significant variances in mixture strength throughout the rpm range (richer toward the bottom relative to the top).

    2) It's made out of stainless steel which means more emulsion tube wear than with an aluminum needle.

    3) It doesn't use the white plastic spacer under the clip, which means the needle is not preloaded in the downstream direction, and will therefore be more prone to orbiting/otherwise gyrating inside the emulsion tube. It also means that the needle will not be able to pivot out of the way as the slide guide wears. Both of these factors equate more emulsion tube wear.

    Has the slide been drilled?
    As others have noted, the K&N is not likely to filter adequately off road. The standard under-diaphragm vent filter is also inadequate and will contribute to accelerated slide guide, silde, emulsion tube and jet needle wear when the bike is ridden in dusty conditions. I recommend replacing the standard under-diaphragm vent filter with an oiled Uni UP-123.

    Regards,

    Derek
  12. dobbo

    dobbo Long timer

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    Hi,

    I thought I'd post this here, rather than the DR thread in the 'Thumper' section, where it would get lost in the pages rather quickly.


    My 2008 DR650 (50,000 kilometres on the clock) has developed quite a rattle within the engine somewhere, which increases with an increase in revs (same if bike is warm or cold).
    I never really noticed it, until a recent trip, where I had a couple of other DR650 riders comment about the rattle/noise in my bike's engine.

    Bike has a High Compression piston fitted (From Procycles.us), which I did have trouble fitting the new cudgen pin, which took a little gentle persuasion to get it fitted.
    The piston has been in the bike for about 20,000 kilometres now. (so I don't think this is the problem); although, I have notice it to be a little more 'rattley' since the piston went in, back then.

    I always run a 10W-40 engine oil and 98 octane fuel.
    Valve clearances are okay and within spec.
    I remove the 'Bash-plate' to see if it was just the engine noise resonating from it; however, the rattle is still there.
    NSU screws have been loctited in place.

    Did anyone here, with a HC piston fitted notice an increase in engine noise...ie rattle ???

    Can anyone give me a few suggestions on where to start looking, before dismantling the engine.

    Any help would be appreciated,
    thanks

    Dobbo
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Cam chain , cam chain guide, tensioner?
  14. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    Hi Dobbo,

    On my 3rd DR and they have all been very quiet mechanically - until I fitted a High Compression piston. Clearance and everything is correct (fitted at 5,000 km's) but surprised how rattly it is. Noticeably more power and no oil consumption problems. Apparently not uncommon when fitting a forged piston.

    Found the best solution is always wear my earplugs, otherwise I started seeing dollar signs!

    Cheers - Ron

  15. dobbo

    dobbo Long timer

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    Thanks Donks,
    that where I am heading...

    Cam chain or the Cudgen pin.

    Either way, head is coming off when I get time.

    cheers
    Dobbo​
  16. garin

    garin thumper

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    This afternoon my oil filler cap rolled off into the bush, leaving me shaking my head at my own inability to tighten it well enough after an oil change... The good news is that I noticed it almost immediately before I sprayed oil all over everything. The bad news is that I am supposed to be leaving Hobart at dawn on Sunday for a big trip....

    So if anybody can "lend" me their oil filler cap and o-ring, I'll gladly replace it with enough cash to get another of their choice -- stock, or a flash one from Vince Strang or elsewhere. I'll also throw in a six pack of one of Tassie's finer brews to help the few days that it takes to arrive go by smoothly.

    Anyone?

    Thanks

    -Chad
  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I've used wine bottle corks and rubber bungs to plug filler holes in the past. A bit of tie wire over the top and shaped to suit. Twist them in and the threads get some bite.
  18. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    Could be a clutch rattle :ear Otherwise...

    Take the lefthand bung off the alternator cover and put a socket with a non-racheting handle on the large nut in there.
    Take the sparkplug out, bring the piston up to about 30mm off TDC and gently put a screwdriver on top of the piston.
    Turn the crankshaft gently a couple of degrees backwards and forwards and the piston should move immediately.

    You may even be able to feel play without touching the piston with the screwdriver merely by turning the crank minutely.

    Trick to getting the gudgeon pin in btw is to heat the top of the piston and possibly little end on the conrod...doesn't need much:thumb

  19. garin

    garin thumper

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    Yup, I've got a rubber chair foot jammed in there now. It's holding well enough, though I'd really like to get a proper one settled. I've got a line on one in Melbourne, which will do -- I'd just feel better with a proper one ASAP.
  20. Benz-in-Oz

    Benz-in-Oz Been here awhile

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    Coming over the Clarence River once in late seventies just turning off to go into Yamba my foot slipped off the peg on the Duc. 860 I looked down and there was Bel Ray spraying all up the side of the engine from the filler hole. I pulled it up by the roadside and all I could find was a bit of sugar cane, I wrapped a piece of rag that I carried under the seat around it and it served me quite well till I could get a replacement.