the DR650 thread

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

  1. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    I'm with you on the Scorpion Rally. I've got to import mine from Aussie. Pirelli NZ are to dumb to realize how good a tyre it is and to spite requests wont import them as stock, indent only. :baldy They seem to work well in all conditions. I have maybe 8000km on mine. Will be getting another one for our TAT trip.
  2. Heavy

    Heavy Been here awhile

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    I like that. I'm surprised though...that much attention to detail and they accepted the cheesy looking heat-shield?

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  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Congrats on the NEW bike.

    Rant back on: The fact that the dealer didn't have an oil filter really gets me. That filter fits soooo many models including quads. That is unexcusable. Stay away from them period. Drive to the next nearest Suzuki dealer even if it's 3 hours away. Thing is, with the internet, you can get any part you need delivered to your door within days. (and save gas money) If you have to drive to the dealer to find out they don't have it and then drive bck after it comes in, you've wasted time and money.

    My dealer only had 1 fork seal in stock for my DR650, so I went 20 miles away to the next one and got a set. The seals are like the oil filters, they fit a lot of other models. I even went so far as to cross reference a Kawasaki seal the same size and they didn't have those either. I asked again about a year and a half later and the dealer had zero fork seals. Then the dealer wonders why people order off the internet.

    Rant over again.

    Fortunately we have ProCycle and Keintech for all kinds of stuff for our bikes and the support of all the people and knowledge amassed in this thread.
  4. jessepitt

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    I would have ordered the filter from procycle but I wanted to get the oil changed immediatly after break in so I could ride it to work and take it camping this weekend so I found it locally. Unfortunatly things a pretty spread out here in central OR so the next actual Suzuki dealer is probably in portland. Fortunatly both of the little hole-in-the-wall bike shops had the filter I needed. Plus they were much more knowledgeable about motorcycles. The salesman I delt with a the dealer did not actually own a motorcycle and hadnt had one since the mid eighties. I got suspicious when all his MC stories were about his XL500 and he refer to it as his first bike in one story and his last in another. No one I talked to there knew as much about MC's as I or the average ADV member do and none had heard of ADV.
  5. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Question for you guys with the R6 throttle tube.

    Whats the difference between these two part numbers?

    5SL-26240-01-00

    2C0-26240-00-00

    They are both used on the R6, even across the same model years.

    On the recommendation of some members in this thread, I have been using 5SL-26240-01-00 on my bike. I was told the R6 throttle tube 5SL-26240-01-00 would not have to be modified to work. I am on my third R6 throttle tube, and on every one I had to file the idle stop down quite a bit to make it work properly. Not a big deal, takes 2 minutes with a dremel.

    Just wondering if maybe 2C0-26240-00-00 is the part number that works without modification?


    EDIT:

    Oops just did a little more research. Looks like 5SL-26240-01-00 is a black throttle tube from the R6s and has a smaller cam (slower throttle pull) than the 2C0-26240-00-00 which is a white throttle tube from the regular R6 and has a larger cam. Going to order a 2C0-26240-00-00 and see how it is.
  6. ER70S-2

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    I love experiments. :thumb

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  7. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Jess, Ill bet that battery has a minimal charge to it as well. Plug that sucker in and let it top up. They are supposed to do that as well. Most dealers dont and it can really shorten your batteries life.
  9. doug s.

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    there was one shown in the kneeslider a while back. (cool webzine, imo)

    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/08/30/suzuki-dr650-street-tracker/
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    and the kneeslider documented a kit off a savage that you can build a *lot* cheaper than what deus bali sells their bikes for...

    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/05/19/ryca-cs-1-suzuki-s40-cafe-conversion/
    http://www.rycamotors.com/bikes/
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    of course, i am still a bit partial to my 'tarded dr650... :D
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    doug s.
  10. WilderRider

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    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS!:p3rry

    I realize my post did not specify and it is difficult to tell from the pic, but this IS the front. I should have been more specific. I was still just thinking I was getting pretty good mileage out of the front as well. Yeah, there is probably a couple thousand left, but I wanted to put on the new one I already had and at $27.00 not wasting a lot of money.
  11. WilderRider

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    Whoops, like I just said above, I should have specified that this was the front. Sorry.

    But the rear 244 is what I had on there on by Baja trip. It had 5,000 miles when I took it off. There was a little bit of life left in it. It was a great Baja tire.

    The both tires were fine even after 4,000 miles. I took them both to Moab to keep wearing them down and they were fine.
  12. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    haha. the whole machine looks like shit to me
  13. doug s.

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    i only think the pseudo h-d paint job looks like shite. but, i like the bikes on kneeslider better.

    ymmv,

    doug s.
  14. Go Irish75

    Go Irish75 Been here awhile

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    I wonder where they are hiding the birds nest that's behind the headlight cowl. Those street trackers look pretty clean up on top from far away, but they have to be hiding that mess somewhere.
  15. garnaro

    garnaro MotoBlunderer

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    that is funny - almost makes it a mockery of itself!

  16. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Deus of Australia has a bunch of custom build singles and now twins ... some work, some don't. Check out their site. They have a shop in L.A. now and several other shops round the world, including Bali! I find Deus as a refreshing alternative to Asshats like Orange County Orangatangs and other custom builders who build $100,000 bikes you can't ride without being impaled on a Nazi spike or some other sharp piece of useless Bling. :lol3

    http://au.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/
  17. doug s.

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    i understand, but >$15k for something like that dr650 flat tracker is also absurd, imo. build or buy one of these for $7k. (or less?)

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    http://www.rycamotors.com/
    http://shop.rycamotors.com/
    http://shop.rycamotors.com/bikes_for_sale.html

    doug s.
  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Yah know I was thinking the same thing but didn't wann be the first to say so. All that work and they left the stock carb on. :deal
  19. Rugby4life

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    I want to add a power port to my DR650 to run my GPS or charge my phone on long rides. Searching for signal in the middle of nowhere really eats the battery. Where would be a good place (for a rookie) to tap for power. I remember seeing a picture of an unused connector that someone was using for an aux light switch. Anybody know which one?
  20. ER70S-2

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    It's in the wad of wiring behind the headlight.

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