the DR650 thread

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

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  2. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    Maybe you will get that 2008 model bike at US dealers in 2013. :lol3
  3. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    As I have been a West Coast guy my whole life (almost 60), I am very disturbed that I
    have never test rode or taken a demo with an Eastern Beaver !!!!!!! Sounds like a must have.

    Heirhead
  4. DirtySumo

    DirtySumo Adventurer

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    OK then. The pissin' starts now. I might see that 'Grifter guy near Middle Creek . . .or maybe Elkins Flat up in the pines (after I remove some tape, natch' ) :D:D
  5. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Get some spray-on foot powder and spray it all over the engine, after you had removed any existing oil and dried it off. Go out for a ride, the leaking spot will make itself known and will be very easy to see. I also am guessing its the CCT gasket. Oil goes everywhere from the wind swirling around the engine. Make sure you read up on proper removal and installation of the CCT mech. This gasket often starts leaking as a result of too much engine oil.
  6. Nibis

    Nibis Where to next?

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    For mine, it was my son riding mile long wheelies :evil
  7. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Time to move on to improving the suspension :wink:
  8. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Hey All,

    Looking to get rid of the monstrous lighting on the rear of my DR..Can some of you who have done some simpler substitutions post pictures of your solutions? I'm trying to get ideas... Anyone using a baja designs style LED tail light?
  9. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Have you seen that the DR250 tail light is a direct replacement? Or do you want something different than that?

    Here is the image from procycle's site

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  10. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    most folks install dr250 tail lights.

    http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#electrical
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    doug s.
  11. DirtySumo

    DirtySumo Adventurer

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    I was thinking that for the first time in my life I would put bling money towards saving the planet, reforming murderers in prison, saving vermin, saving endangered spiders, etc, etc. .
    But . . . . . NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    btw: I have ALREADY helped you with your retirement many, many, times. :clap
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I didn't know about Procycle or ADVrider when I did this. :eek1 That Procycle piece looks very nice.

    I didn't want my rear tire throwing crap on my jacket so I left most of Suzuki's parts on. Besides the taillight shown above, I recessed my plate light into the fender, trimmed the bottom edge off the fender and removed the plate bracket. A solid piece of alum is cut to the size of the plate for support.

    That's weird: I smudged my lisc plate in Smugmug and now it's bigger than the second pic?? :scratch

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    How I recessed the plate light. You can see the alum piece at the far left of the pic, really dirty.
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  13. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    What is the story behind that muffler?
  14. rain

    rain Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh

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    I'm selling my not-currently-running '96 DR for parts or repair in the flea market.
  15. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    It's a much older FMF MegaMax for four strokes, circa 2004. I bought it because I like the disc control concept: less discs more quiet, more discs, louder. I just removed discs until it was quiet enough for me. Again, long before I knew about the GSXR and other options. The only reasons for leaving the stocker: its height and its weight.

    It's been replaced by a GSXR Ti unit, which was still a little loud for me until I stuck a spark arrestor in the end. Now it's good and no more repacking. :clap
  16. Putzy

    Putzy Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the tips guys. Just to clarify, I have the DJ needle set pet Jesse's instructions. I started with fuel screw out 1 turn, but would not idle right. So moved it out to two turns, still idled rough, do now its at 2 1/4 turns and idles nice. Airbox top was cut out per Jesse's template.

    Guess I will start with new o rings and have a look at the petcock.

    Thanks.

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  17. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    I dont think I ride that hard (in the street). High 30's with Mefo DS tires. I did notice a 4mpg jump when I went from Mefo's to Pirelli Scorpion Trail street slicks. On the freeway, 60-70mph, avg. I do have a windscreen on the front, maybe that's doing it.



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  18. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    I like this. So you just modified the stock mud flap to what you have there? And that is a drz250 taillight?
  19. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    What the FISH is that exhaust?? :eek1

    FMF? Home made look alike ? Modded FMF?? :ear
  20. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Been here awhile

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    So.... um.... what happens if after you remove the upper chain roller.... you thread the set screw in too much... and it drops into the frame. :rofl