the DR650 thread

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

  1. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Can't attach pics anymore, try Smugmug or another hosting site. You can also search for how to put pics in posts. Good luck.
  2. Nibis

    Nibis Where to next?

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    Yes, that's what I use, also, make sure you clean out the grooves on the commutator of the armature, I use a oring pick or knife to get the gunk out, clean/sand with emery cloth, then spray with the cleaner
  3. Nibis

    Nibis Where to next?

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    congrats
  4. LexTalionis

    LexTalionis Inciteful

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    Being a cheap bastard, I used a Dremel to cut the head off the OEM bolt, cut a slot in the end for a screwdriver, slathered on some blue Locktite and screwed the headless bolt in flush with the frame.

    Lex
  5. Booyashaka

    Booyashaka Ride Report Junkie

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    Yup, what he said. Wow, your's is a lot dirtier than mine was, although the armiture looks about the same. Contact cleaner works good, just make sure you sand and clean the commutator after you do the cleaning. The cleaner evaporates so fast that it leaves a thin film on everything (mixed in with that carbon gunk). If all else fails, you can pick up a new one on fleabay for ~$50.
  6. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    If you have the chance to try both, you should do so. Although on paper the DR is 50lbs heavier than the DRZ, it's the DRZ that actually feels like it has an additional 50lbs on it -- it's very top heavy, and it's the one attribute that made me walk away from the DRZ.

    If you don't mind the weight, the DRZ has a great engine, an excellent seating position (especially for off-road action), and better suspension than the DR (although you'd probably have to modify either one).

    Your signature indicates that you had an X-Challenge that you sold; the reasons for selling it would probably point you to either the DR or the DRZ.

    Having said all this, if your riding is going to be so much dirt-oriented as your note implies, then I would suggest you look into a KTM EXC; the difference in off-road capabilities between it and the DRZ is night and day, and it does surprising well on road too. More upkeep than the DRZ, but that's the price you have to pay for performance.

    There's a great write up on the DRZ and KTM on Paochow's website.
  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I've had one DRZ and two DR's. For an all purpose I prefer the DR, for a straight dirt I prefer the DRZ. But in no way near enough to sacrifice the all-rounder aspects of the DR in my opinion. The DR rocks anything I can throw at it.

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  8. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    2009 with 3000 miles and pinging. Took the chain roller off. Turned fuel screw out 2 turns.
    Filled with premium gas. $4.50 gal. still pinging. OUCH!! Plug closest to outside,nice color, inside one,white. Valves are in spec.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance to all who answer.

    Heirhead
  9. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    I've only felt limited in the dirt by the DR when on really tight/steep/rutted/etc single track (why I have my WR400 now). If you're staying away from that stuff, or only doing a little bit of it and staying mostly on fire roads/double track, the DR would be the much better option. If going for more single track stuff, I think there are better options than the DRZ.
  10. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I need some bits for a FCR-MX, can anyone recommend an online store that will ship to New Zealand?

    Sudco don't seem to have an online store, unless I'm missing something. I've been to about half a dozen other places just to get to the checkout and find they won't ship to NZ.

    I'd buy local but NZ distributors tend to be worse than useless.
  11. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    What bits?
  12. eRRmmm

    eRRmmm Been here awhile

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    I recently bought some FCR jets from these guys

    http://www.motorcyclespareswarehouse.com.au/pages/about-us

    maybe give them a try.
  13. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Those bits we were discussing a week or so ago on kiddiebiker.

    3x Screw M4x8 021-710, 0136-808-1100
    1x Diaphragm 021-735, 1201-858-2700
    1x U Ring 021-067, W9353-36000
    1x Coil Spring, Accelerator Pump 021-069, 1300-142-2000
    1x o Ring, Accelerator Pump 021-071, W9351-19058
  14. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    All from the bottom of the accel pump?
  15. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Yep, all from the accel pump.
  16. silverwolf

    silverwolf Been here awhile

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    It sounds like you are on the right track. I had a heck of a time tuning mine. i was trying to listen to the normal setup and it wouldn't run right. I have ended up with the 155 main, 5th clip on the needle and about 2.5 turns out on my 2009 with the procycle kit. I have stock exhaust and run usually around 2,500 ft. I get a consistent 50 mpg. I think I am still slightly lean as it runs better at 50-60 degrees than when it's mid 20's in the morning. Listen to the engine adjust as it feels right and ride it.

  17. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Got a question guys, I replaced my front sprocket last night. Going to a 520 setup, and using a 15t sprocket in the front. I just want to make sure I am installing it correctly. The raised side of the sprocket with the numbers faces in, correct? I am supposed to put the sprocket on, then the rubber seal, then put the retainer on, rotate the retainer in the slot so the holes line up with the sprocket holes, then screw it to the sprocket? This means the sprocket is locked in place and doesn't float on the countershaft? I thought the sprocket was supposed to float on the countershaft so it can self align with the chain? People sometimes ditch the retainer and use a clip instead, wouldn't this allow the sprocket to move back and forth on the countershaft?

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  18. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Did you just get the bike or is this a problem that has just started? DR650s are pretty noisey beasts by nature.
  19. jlwilsonjr

    jlwilsonjr Adventurer

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    I'll get more pics today. She is in need of a new battery so I'll get that sorted today. Anyone got a recommendation on a good battery?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66282888@N00/6775871076/
  20. amitos23

    amitos23 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply,

    I was looking again at the manual and it seems it should go in first:

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    I think I will look at how the older one installed when I take the cover off and report,

    Something fishy in the fiche :huh

    Amit