the DR650 thread

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

  1. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I actually expected the DR to break 14 as my 558cc Nordwest did 14.1 and I feel the DR has a much better bottom end.
  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    glad I have a '96 :lol3
  4. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Could just be a difference in break-in on the pads and rotors. I think the brakes on my DR650 suck, so my '96 probably falls into the 130-foot range. My G-Tech does do 60-0 braking too... suppose I could practice and see what it does.

    Soon as I get a tap to chase the threads on my 15T sprocket, I can swap it on and go do some more testing.

    Rob
  5. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I believe Sannuel Clemmons is credited with saying that there are three kinds of 'untruths', Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!
    At first glance that looks like a big difference, and it would seem like one if there was a stopped truck you could not go around at 125'. The difference is 13', which is 0.15 seconds (at 60 mph). Despite having been told more than once how exactly skid marks can be used to calculate speed, I think that you could easily make that big a difference by altering tire pressures, temperatures, the tires themselves or the texture of the pavement. As I have heard said "That is why they play the game". Statistics, no matter how carefully recorded, from different times and places don't really tell you the whole story. There could have been lots of reasons for a 13' difference in 60 to 0 stopping over an 11 year period, I doubt we will ever know them.


    Bruce
  6. TinkerinWstuff

    TinkerinWstuff Take it apart

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    simple answer

    Steroids

    New testing procedures probably hold the '07 to a new standard and the old statistics from the '96 era should probably be marked with an *
  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  8. TinkerinWstuff

    TinkerinWstuff Take it apart

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  9. isgila

    isgila Been here awhile

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    Good day guys,
    Anybody got a spare rear shock to let go for cheaps.
    Want to sent it to rick at CD for the group buy.
    Way too expensive to sent mine from Singapore.
    Or can someone pls check which year is compatible with 96 model.
    Pls PM me
    Thanks
  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Is a Hayabusa muffler the muff of choice now for the DR? Is it lighter then the stocker by much?
  11. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Just a sidenote. The RMX has the 17mm axle,its the same as the RM except it has the speedo drive. I have a DRZ as well,Ive tried a few things to try to get the forks to work better,valving/springs/oil. They kinda work but are harsh yet mushy when pushed hard.
    My new 530 solved the problem.
  12. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Dirt bikes have been routing their gas cap vent lines to the hole in the middle of the steering head since time began,maybe before.
    None have caught on fire or exploded. There have how ever been instances of vent lines with check valves in them ceasing to vent the tank,thus the vapor lock monster arises.
  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Looks great! How much longer are the DRZ forks? Looks a little choppery. Must work better then stockers.
  14. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    I think the unloaded forks themselves were just over an inch longer than the stockers. Here's a little more sideish shot than the last one if it helps

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  15. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    Since the GSXR 1000 cans are getting harder to find and more expensive, Jesse at Kientech has developed a mounting system for the Busa cans. Lot's more available and comparable.

    http://www.kientech.com/DR650GSXRExaust.htm
  16. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    The gsxr pipes are going for stupid money now. It's crazy.
  17. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Just dropped in the dt-1 filter. Very nice and i like it a bit more that the twin air.

    The fmf pipe on the other hand I don't like. Probably going to sell that thing.
  18. dragnbiker

    dragnbiker dr650 monster

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    I just bought my second DR 650 , a 2012 . My first i bought new in 2001 . That bike had been to hell and back and just would not quit. 173,000 miles on it when i sold it. It was my daily driver for 5 years (didnt have a car) even drove all winter in the snow..... the best mods that ive had and proven were.. yoshimura racing exhust k&n intake ( had to cut the top of the airbox off) head ported and polished , dyno jet stage 3 jet kit ,dunlop d606 racing tires and a kevlar racing clutch.. The bike was always reliable and never gave me any problems except jumping it over 5 ft high ( bottom of tire hight ) the front suspention bottoms out. I replaced the springs with progresive racing springs but it didnt help to much....
  19. dragnbiker

    dragnbiker dr650 monster

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    Just finished my breakin service on my 2012 dr650. And im lookin into upgrades .. however the aftermarket for the bike has changed since i moded my 2001. Can someone tell me what exhust / jetkit and intake will give me the most hp gain. They dont make the yoshimura system i had on my 2001 anymore.. and have they made a racing cdi for it yet ?
  20. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    173k miles?
    almost Toyota-esk lol

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