the DR650 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.

  1. CHRIS_D

    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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  2. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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  3. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    Corbin or Sargent for on-road only?
  4. vintagespeed

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    how much are all the engine covers that have to be added to that $80 for the same protection?

    that TCI might have saved my shift lever this weekend...:1drink
  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    both are good
    sargent is 1" taller.
  6. dfishman

    dfishman Been here awhile

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    Anybody that has upgraded the rear shock on their Dr have the stock one for sale.My buddy is in need.He got a DR about 6 months ago that had been sitting for 2 years here on Hatteras Island.The salt air pitted the shaft & it is done.
    E-mail bigeyefish@msn.com
  7. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Maybe right. Case armor (which is sweet stuff), skid plate and spare shifter lever (which I always carry). All total about $180 from procycle. I don't know. The TCI thing may be the way to go, just seems a little high when you can get good protection and can include spares of stuff and still save $75 :norton
  8. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    It's pretty rare ... but out of round or lop sided tires do happen on occasion.
    Double check to make certain the tire is fully seated into the rim. Sometimes you need over 60 PSI to have it "Pop" and fully seat.

    What kind of tire is it?
  9. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Both seats get good reviews here on this thread. I have a Corbin and it's good ... but I have no doubt the Sargent is probably just as good. Comfort and ergos are subjective. I'd ride a couple bikes with these seats and decide.
  10. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Is there any recommended interval to change (not just clean) the air filter on a 2005 DR650SE? I have 22,000 miles now and I'm not sure if the previous owner has ever changed the filter.

    Any recommendations for 90% street 10% dirt?

    Stock ($45)
    Twin Air ($31)
    Uni (25)
    K&N ($47)
    No-Toil ($22)
  11. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Ride it for an hour at about 16psi. Get some heat into it and then see what it looks like.
    Sometimes they're deformed by the way they're strapped when shipped.
  12. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Good idea to change it out. Filter foam tends to crumble and begin to fall apart after years of use. As it breaks down, little particles can get sucked into carb as foam softens and dissolves.

    The stock Suzuki filter probably is the longest lasting of the foam filters ... but for an '05, if original, I'd change it. I've had great luck with both UNI and Twin-Air filters. Not so much with K&N, which flow lots of air but let by some fine dirt. The Twin-Air and UNI flow a bit more air than the stock Suzuki filter.
  13. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Replace when it starts falling apart.

    Any filter will do but I really like the TwinAir.

    I alternate between a stock 2001 and TwinAir filters.
  14. planemanx15

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    Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(
  15. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    I believe the sergeant can come lowered 1 inch. This might be good for you.
  16. SprintST

    SprintST Been here awhile

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    My DR has a really poor sense of balance and seems to lie down at the most inopportune times. It also has a serious case of overkill on case protection. My thinking is that if my bike lies down and the case gets pierced in the middle of nowhere the $75 savings would be of little consequence.

    I first ordered and installed ignition, clutch and oil filter guards from Perry Gray only to find out that the Scorpion skid plate (with protective wings) that I'd also ordered to round out the protection package was no longer available for the DR. I settled on the TCI set-up because I like the side guards and I'm hoping to use them to mount up some highway pegs. After a quick look I'm thinking that moving the passenger pegs/bracket might even be a viable option.

    The TCI engine guards got tested the other day when the bike tipped over in the driveway while I was working on it. The guard was scratched up at point of impact but that's it. I'm satisfied. TCI make a quality product. Expensive, but good stuff that bolts right on. It's just one of those things that I was willing to spend a bit extra on. I'll scrimp elsewhere so it all works out in the end.
  17. B1

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    when i was mad about motards i ended up opting for 310mm discs where possible. no noticeable difference in braking power but that 5mm less radius made getting the caliper on a breeze. not much help on a DR650 as i think only the 320mm disc is available, but 310mm discs and caliper adapters are readily available for KTMs, drz400, wr450/250 etc.
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    i'm the same size, 5'9 on a good day though, and i love my Seat Concepts seat! i commute every day (except for yesterday & today due to rain.. :( ) and i love it. no longer does my rear ache.

    i agree, but i'd add that the poster should check the condition of the stock filter. mine has shrunk and was lifting at the far corner letting dirt by. i added some wire around the filter foam to hold it to the inner support to keep it from pulling away and not sealing.

    i think it shrinks a little with age, like me.
  19. nzrian

    nzrian Been here awhile

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    Hello all, I was doing the nsu check last night on my 2009 dr650 with 4000 km, and found that the bolts were Allen head from factory
    Not sure if this has been brought up before should make checking a lot easier
  20. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    After picking my DR up a week or five back my friends been so impressed he's been on the look out for one !!! anyway he got one 1996 with 38k km on the clock for €1200 and in mint condition.................just one small problem at very low speed it's a little lumpy !!! feels like it's lacking gas !!! Any ideas ??????
    Cheers Phil