the DR650 thread

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

  1. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Then there is the fitting they SHOULD change due to obvious failure and they don't.
  2. procycle

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    No misinformation there. The fitting is a piece of the oil pump assembly. It's a part H-D has been using for 70+ years.
  3. procycle

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    I'm sorry you interpret that as badmouthing. That was certainly not my intention. I was just pointing out one reason why H-D dealers are able to keep many needed parts in stock. And why sometimes they are much less expensive than similar Japanese parts.

    In addition I was trying to point out something most non-Harley types don't know - that the first year of many parts life is appended to the part number. If you skim through a H-D parts manual it's amazing how many part numbers are 35+ years old and still going into current bikes.
  4. procycle

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    Fuel pressure regulator?

    Oops!.... That time it was Harley bashing :shog
  5. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Oh, I was referring to Suzuki, not Hardleys.
  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Hey DR guys. I usually hang out over on the Honda XR650l side of the fence but my buddy has asked me to look at his buds DR650. Looks like a late 90's model. Yellow fork boots and blue/purple frame.

    The engine will start and idle but will not take throttle. Once the throttle is twisted some it will rev a bit and then fall on it's face, not accepting throttle. It's my guess that the diaphram in the carb is bad or leaking and not allowing vacuum to lift the slide.

    What say you DR guru's?
  7. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    Stay on the pavement, over 500 pounds,

    I'll just take my old faithful GS,

    Suzuki GS that is, bought new in 1979

    '79 GS1000E - about 550 pounds ready to roll, 90 HP, smooth inline 4, still fun 33 years later!


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  8. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    OH my that GS looks fine. I had one that matches yours, loved it did many a trip and silly things on it .:norton
  9. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    Thanks! I've really enjoyed that bike and have done a few crazy things back in the day on mine, too. Shorts, flip flops, helmet, girl in a swimsuit on the back, seeing if it would really run 125, (it would) running from the man, (only twice, didn't want to push my luck!)


    Oh yeah, not all of the above at the same time! :huh


    Still have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground for an entire ride, though...

    She's a blast to run the rpm up and go through the gears!

    We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

    My DR650 got a new (slightly used) Corbin seat tonight and I'm taking off tomorrow to do some scouting.

    ...
  10. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Could be the diaphragm but I'd bet on the Pilot Jet. With your experience you should have no prob pulling the carb off and giving it a good clean.
    Sometimes grit hangs up in the small Pilot Jet passages, has to be 100% clean to run well.

    Parts in the BST Carbs do wear out over time. Slide, Jet Needle. Also maybe pull the needle jet in the float bowl, check for debris and make sure rubber tip is firm and sharp.

    Sometimes its cheaper to buy a nice used, low time BST Carb and just put that on. Good luck, hope you get her up and running!

    MCMA? I used to be a member in the early 90's. I hear the property is looking good with new trails. Great group of guys!!
  11. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Early 90's? Been a member since 1983.

    Not the pilot jet as it runs off choke at idle. Just will not accept throttle. I stopped by my buds work while he was taking care of a asshole customer on the phone. I started the bike, turned off the choke and it idled but will not rev up. I told him to check the diaphram for leaks or tears.
  12. GaThumper

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    If it has the stock petcock, try setting it on prime to rule out a problem with the vacuum petcock.
  13. mcma111

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  14. dman

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    Maybe it's a WeeStrom thing .... some combination of tire noise and fairing reflections. All I know is that my 705's were quiet when new, but increasingly the front is getting louder, over a broader road speed range. I have about 10K miles on the front with lots of tread left and not noticeable cupping. Anyway, this is the DR thread and so far I'm a happy camper with my front 606 on the DR. Will spoon on the rear in a week or so.

    -dman
  15. kamlander

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    same bike, exact same problem, order with RegulatorRectifier still pending after more than a week,hate having bike not running. what the hell is up with this run of bad pickup coils?
  16. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    I didn't read any bad mouthing in his statement/post. It was just a explanation of parts ordering problems for other brands.

    TravelGuy

  17. 805gregg

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    So you are planning on taking the simple cheap DR you fell in love with and making it complicated and expensive, good luck with that.
  18. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    Really? I think having high quality parts to replace cheesy stock ones with is a bonus in my book.
    You definitely wont be interested in any of the stuff I am working on for the DR then.

    Bundy
  19. thetable

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    I'm in for one of the clutch levers when they become available. Tired of busting my knuckles on the stock lever, and I'd like it a bit further from the bar as well.
  20. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    Don't forget to check the little filter in the carb inlet. Common problem and an easy fix.