the DR650 thread

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

  1. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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  2. carcajou

    carcajou Resourceful Weasel

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    I searched for this and was not successful. Can anyone steer me to instructions on how to adjust the preload on a Cogent Dynamics Shock? Thanks.
  3. a$$hole

    a$$hole Long timer

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    New DR guy here. The KTM 990 got smashed (left turner) so I picked up an 06 DR for now. I decided to check out the NSU screws and to my horror the nut that holds the primary drive gear on was almost completely off. :eek1 The only thing keeping it on there was the clutch basket. Doesn't appear to be any damage though so I'll just tighten her back up. And the NSU screws were lightly snug if anyone wanted to know. My question though is how loose or sloppy is that brown idle gear supposed to be? Mine moves about pretty good. O and I'll get some pics of the bike once I get her back together.


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  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Since Cogent revalves the stock DR shock, I'd guess the stock DR preload specs are valid.

    10.0" (253.5mm) softest
    9.7" (247.5mm) Standard
    9.4" (238.5mm) Stiffest
  5. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    #3 will be in a corresponding cavity in the cover, held in by the viscosity of the oil.
  6. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    That is the oil pump drive gear off the clutch basket.
    It has a pin that comes through the engine case with a cir clip that holds it.
    The pin can wobble in the case and has end float also.
    That intermediate gear in turn can wobble about but have never read of a failure ?
    When I did the NSU screws I noted that wobble :huh

    A shim could be put under the circlip so the pin is more rigid but figured if it isn't broke don't fix it,the wobble is disturbing all the same but must be stable while operating.

    Don't forget to clean and lube the brake pedal pivot while you are there.

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  7. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Thanks Joe. :beer
  8. procycle

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    I have heard of a couple of failures. Not common but certainly worth a little preventive action. I had a .010" suspension valve shim that fit nicely under the clip and took 90% of the wobble out. If you do this be careful. Once the inner clip is removed there is nothing to stop the pin from falling inside the cases.
  9. a$$hole

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  10. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    That's a pretty steep price for pads that only partially cover your upper body and carry no certification. I believe you can do much better than that.

    Another option is the Juggernaut pressure suit, manufactured by a member here, who also provides a discount to fellow ADV riders.
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Thanks, I just threw a few questions his way re: the Juggernaut for commuting.
  12. Bob808

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    I'm the kind of guy who doesn't watch the bad news on tv and I tend not to get hyper over anything. A whine is a signal that something ain't right, right? So if it were a whine, I would consider changing it. And since there's been blowups with the "improved" gear from suzuki then I will keep my fingers crossed :)
  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    i didnt think they were related. hence the question. just curious. sorry about the failure.

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  14. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    I had the same thing happen. (2008)
    I simply removed the shift lever,pushed the seal back in flush and put two O-Rings on the shaft that filled the gap to the lever which was then refitted.
    Never had a problem since and they are still there to this day.
  15. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    Hey guys, is the cam chain tensioner leak a possible cause of having oil drip off the front left side fins?
  16. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Very possible but if you aren't notice a lot of oil on the right side of the engine, then I doubt thats your problem.

    Clean all the oil off the engine everywhere, then spring baby powder all over the engine, or better yet the spray-on athlete's foot powder. Take it for a ride and then the source of the leak will make itself very clear.
  17. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    Oh there's oil all over the thing haha. It's on the rear brake reservoir, on the carb diaphragm hose, running down the right side of the crankcase, all over the crankcase breather hose, pooling on top of the CCT. I can't tell if the metal base gasket is leaking or if maybe the stator gasket is leaking... I think my oil filter o-rings are leaking.
  18. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Just use the powder method I mentioned. Every leak the bike has you will be able to see exactly where its coming from. The spray-on foot powder may be best in your case since you seem to have multiple leak points.
  19. MudBoat

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    Using o-rings is a good suggestion! Sounds like it would hold up better than silicone!
  20. FatChance

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    I have Westco AGM batteries in my DR650 and both 1150GSs because I think they are the best bang for the buck and they last a long, long time.