the DR650 thread

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

  1. Weebil56

    Weebil56 V-Strom Flogger

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    1] If you are only riding the Pavement this would be OK. if your dual sporting and you end up doing a get off this could hurt you ( Bad)

    2] I have these and they are well made and fit good ! Dont allow my soft bags to contact the Muffler either
    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn258/drsand/SANY0223-1.jpg

    3] Save your money and get some Textile Bags from either Nelson -Rigg or Wolfman .... because these are not functional for any kind of Riding IMHO
  2. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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  3. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Had this on my 400. Baja 8" race light. Liked it a lot.

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  4. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I have these on my DR, no rack needed. The side shrouds keep it off the pipe, they work perfect for my commuting and misc adventures.

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  5. Backonthebike

    Backonthebike Giddy up

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    Howdy all;
    Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with these three brands of aftermarket tanks.
    I'm doing the research on behalf of a mate who has a new DR.
    The Safari which is made here in Australia is twice the price of the Acerbis (same capacity) and the IMS (app 10 litres smaller).
    Is it twice as good?
  6. tobster9

    tobster9 Sky larker

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    With regards to bags n panniers I can say from experience that the Dirtbagz are useless, they lasted 2 days riding in baja beffore one side broke, had to get it re welded, it broke again after that, the other side (non pipe) broke off the tab that was welded to the frame. I was riding with a guy that had a giant loop, that seems to be a quality product he had no issues at all. Asides from the panniers breaking, the bags are also not up to much, my stitchings worn out and theyre definately not waterproof, light shower resistant maybe.
    The dirtbagz would be good if theyre kept only for road use and you use them in dry weather, say for transporting or delivering feathers or q-tips, just my 2c
  7. Willson

    Willson Adventurer

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    Salut a tous,

    Still on my broken transmission problem...:

    The 3rd drive gear is the one that broke, and there is a little bit of wear on the 5th driven gear. So I'm going to change those two, but question :

    Do I need to change those gears as a pair ? Meaning the 3rd drive gear with the 3rd driven gear ? Same with the 5th.

    I am still waiting for a reply from Suzuki Mexico to order the parts and I am e-mailing every website for parts availability. Of course nobody uses DHL (the only international courier available where I am in Mexico). And I got an answer saying that the gasket set is on nationwide back-order from Suzuki... just my luck.

    Thank you all, take care !
  8. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Yea, those Cortech Sport bags will work on the DR if you keep them far enough forward ... and don't let them move rearwards. Use caution if you load them heavy. (I owned a pair) What can happen when heavy is they put pressure on the plastic side panel and push the panel into the pipe. Next, the panel melts ... then you get a fire. The Ebay or Happy Trails rack makes all these problems go away, and also gives you somewhere to attach to for off road.

    I burnt up one side panel ... this was my solution before I got the HT racks.
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    I used this pipe hangar to off set the plastic panel and keep it off the pipe.
    works very well with heavy loaded bags ... but with a rack, no longer needed.
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    Happy Trails rack in place. Any soft bag will work with these ... and they are kept in close. Pipe hangar is still there. Why Not? :D
  9. shu

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    Ditto. The PO of my DR had those bags on without any standoffs. The DR side panel was pushed into the muffler, burned/melted and burned a hole in the rubber pad of the bag. He was clueless, didn't even notice that it was happening until I pointed it out when I went for a test ride. I think he came really close to burning the bike to the ground.

    Moral: Soft bags always need some kind of standoffs, to keep them out of the wheel and off the muffler. (Giant Loop may be the exception. I've never used them.)

    ..................shu
  10. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    I wanted to get one the first time I saw a picture of it on a DR in this thread!
    Then I found the price :eek1
    Decided a regular 7" light for $35 would be just fine...
  11. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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  12. pzs

    pzs Been here awhile

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    Can someone please send in their pic's of how they mounted the sensor pickup for their vapor on a DR650

    Regards
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  13. procycle

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    If it was my own bike I would definitely replace them as pairs.
  14. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    I put the DR engine in the Rickman frame Saturday... and it is a


    FAILURE


    The center cross tube in the bottom frame hoops prevents the engine from sitting down between them.
    It needs to go about 2" lower to be able to fit the carb on a custom intake between the brace tubes.
    And to get the countershaft sprocket in line with the swingarm bolt and rear axle.
    Another problem, one I had not thought of, is that in order to line up the chain to clear the frame the engine has to be shifted to the right almost 2". :cry I had not thought about an engine designed for a single shock bike can have the sprocket farther out since it doesn't need to clear a shock on the side of the swingarm.

    I considered a jack shaft arrangement as there is room to fit one in the rear engine mount plates which would solve both the sprocket height and side distance requirements but the carb will not fit at all. Unless the engine could be mounted lower, a goofy intake that dropped the carb a good 2" would be required. Then the oil drain bolt is right over the center frame cross tube. ARGH!

    I am not going to cut up my beautiful new frame so I am now looking for a unit construction Triumph 650 twin engine.

    If anyone has a lead on a mid '60 to mid '70 Triumph engine?
  15. TrophyHunter

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  16. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    That's too bad. Since Rikman brothers made frames to fit all different engines .... is it possible there is a frame out there that would fit the DR motor? I remember Rikman Montesa, Greeves and others.

    I would think you can easily find a nice 650 or 750 Triumph motor to fit your frame. If me ... that is the route I would go in the 1st place. The Triumph motor can be built up with more modern and durable components. It's light and responsive and with all modern internals, should last fairly well too! (remember early Kenny Drew projects? :clap )

    I raced (and mostly crashed) Triumphs as a kid. Really did better on Bultaco's and later Huskies (like Malcolm!) But I will never forget seeing guys like Dave Aldana, Gene Romero and Gary Nixon tearing up Ascot Park on their Hot Rod Triumph's in the mid 60's. :freaky Good luck!
  17. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The Safari is about 30L
    The IMS is about 18L
    The (new) Acerbis is about 23L
    The pre '96 Acerbis is about 25L
  18. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I like what the SDSU guy is doing there! Nice racks ... and he's local!

    Not so sure about the Giant Loop solution. I've tried stuff like that over the years and typically ... I have a fire! :lol3

    It's fine if the bag is small enough and lightly loaded and never moves. But when it's full of stuff and tools ... it can get heavy and cause the bag to wrap around the pipe ... touching in places where the shield does not protect. Also, movement off road can cause things to shift and sometimes catch fire.

    Our group went through these situations back in the 80's when everyone rode KLR's and XL600's ... and we burnt up a lot of soft bags! :D

    Titanium pipes are the way ... and so are Carbon fiber. Why? They don't get hot ... ever. Won't burn anything. But Stainless gets real Frickin' hot! and Aluminum is not far
    behind. The GL stand off is simple and elegant ... and on a certain bike with their bag ... probably works OK ... for a while.
    :kboom:annie
  19. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    That's a damn good idea.
  20. TrophyHunter

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    Yeah...it comes with the GL bags so I'm guessing it's designed to work with their stuff. I think the CL SDSU listing might be the same guy who does the ebay DR rack...sure looks like his stuff. His former biz partner moved on and started http://www.nomadic-racks.com/

    Ascot..? I remember Ascot. I probably watched you race! :D