the DR650 thread

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

  1. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    The tiny filter that's in the fuel inlet. You have to pull the gasline off the carb to find it. It's inside the brass inlet. Pull it out and clean it. I tossed mine out and put an inline filter in the fuel line.
  2. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    Well, I am 5' 8", but more in the 215lb range :wink:. I have the Corbin seat and love it. I couldn't ride the stocker for more then 40-50 miles at a time. The Corbin I can go till the gas runs out. It is narrow in the front for standing then wider in the back for comfort. I have stiff springs on mine so even with my weight the bike doesn't sag much when I sit on it. I can't flat foot...but it doesn't bother me.
  3. drsmiley

    drsmiley Been here awhile

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    :thumbup Thumbs up on getting rid of the tiny filter in the carb inlet. I also put me a in line filter in.
  4. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    the first one that comes up used for a good deal. :evil if you go w/a corbin, be sure it fits your tank; the sargent is supposed to fit any tank. another option would be to get a seat concepts or procycle kit to refurb the stock seat; awailable from procycle.com

    doug s.
  5. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    If you have the duckets you can send your seat in to procycle and get $75 towards another seat. All they are doing is refabbing your seat when you send it back and reselling it. They will give you a credit towards another for yours.
  6. UberKul

    UberKul UberNoob

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    Have not seen/used one in person but my only concern would be if an otherwise simple slide/impact would bend the mounting tabs and generate a single impact point directly into the side case? Otherwise they look very stout and BMWish.
  7. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    you still need case armor, at least on the left side; imo - nothing to stop the gear shift lever from hitting the case... my bike is street only; i need to get some case armor...

    doug s.
  8. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Someone was complaining about how much disassembly was necessary to remove the oil filter with the TCI set-up. He wasn't very happy.
  9. lonewolf97

    lonewolf97 Long timer

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    I put led turn signal lites on my 97 dr 650 now all 4 lites blink fast when I try right or left. got the lites from Virtual village .com I don't want to add resisters. is there a relay kit that works?:baldy
  10. Harley Beemer

    Harley Beemer Adventurer

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    This might make sense. I have been running it at 25 psi. guess i could give it a try. Thanks!
  11. Harley Beemer

    Harley Beemer Adventurer

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    Kenda 270 tire.

    Looks fully seated all the way around the rim on both sides? Could it still need seating?
  12. shu

    shu ...

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    No....usually there's a little raised rubber ring on the tire near the wheel. If that ring is evenly spaced from the rim all the way around on both sides the tire is seated correctly. Run your finger all the way around on that ring and make sure it's seated evenly.

    If it still looks misshapen there's something else going on with that tire.

    ......shu
  13. shu

    shu ...

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    Went for a 4 day Fall ride- it's going to snow here soon, so I wanted to get up high before it does. Hope you guys don't mind if I post a Mini Ride Report featuring my DR here.

    Jones Pass

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    Hmmm..........seems to be a little DR sized space there to the left. I'll never tell about the somewhat steep rocky road behind the sign, though. My lips are sealed.

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    Lots of beetle killed trees in Colorado now. Some of them are being harvested but most will just fall down and rot.

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    Colorado's Fall Colors- Spectacular to ride through.

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    Quiet lonely tracks.

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    Down low, nice and sunny...


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    Up high......the storm's moving in on Ptamigan Pass. Time to move on.

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    ...........shu
  14. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Thx Shu!!! Good to see it out in it's environment.
  15. Grizz Adams

    Grizz Adams Long timer

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    Superbrightleds.com has a flasher kit. You can replace the flasher module under the seat. Then either pull the dash bulb or install the kit Dennis Kirk sells to make the dash light work. Good luck. There is an abundance of info on this topic in this thread. You just have to search for it.

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  16. SprintST

    SprintST Been here awhile

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    I'm currently in Des Moines Iowa, a thousand miles from home in Ontario Canada on my way to Tierre Del Feugo wondering how much I'll use the camping gear I'm hauling along. I enjoy camping but the stuff takes up awful lot of room, not to mention the weight. One of the reasons I changed to a DR from a KLR is the lighter weight. Now I find myself loading up on the poundage again.

    Accommodation costs in the U.S. are manageable in the short term (kinda) but how much would I really be camping once outside of the States? Safety is a concern since I'm traveling alone. I'm hoping to do some couchsurfing along the way and stay in motels and hostels in the cheaper areas.

    For those of you who have already done Central or South America and taken camping gear along would you do it again or forego the camping altogether?

    So, do I leave the camp gear at a friends and just enjoy the ride a lot more or what? HELP? Would love to hear other peoples take on my dilemma.
  17. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That doesn't sound right. Even 2010 bikes have had philips head screws.
  18. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    nup. checked my 2010 DR a few weeks back and it had allens... they were nice and tight (as was scottl's 2003 DR we did at the same time, it had the usual phillips heads) but we did the usual slightly longer bolts, loctite, drilled and wired.
  19. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Having done that trip as far as the Panama border and now livng in Costa Rica I would leave the camping gear up north.

    TravelGuy

  20. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Cheers Rusty, the simple things ehhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'd never have sorted it.
    Phil