the DR650 thread

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

  1. Thanas

    Thanas Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot for the info regarding the rear wheel bearings.

    Here's what my original bearings looked like after 28.000 km (12.700 mi)
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    I guess i was lucky i found out they were crap now, instead of finding out during saterday's off-road ride and getting stranded away from home. To bad i wont be riding this saterday, but instead i will be doing an off-road course the 27th.

    I've got new bearings ready. Will update during the week when i get it sorted out.

    Another question:
    The new bearings will be double-seal versions. Is it still necesary to use the extra seals?
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    Number 4 and 21.

    Regards,
    Thanas
  2. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    IMO the NADA prices are not realistic. I've never seen a clean 96-up DR around here for anywhere near $1600.
    $2K for a clean 2001? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Can't hurt, unless you want to cutback on some friction.

    I always use double sealed bearings, and then pack grease betwen them and the outer separate seal. Means that anything that gets past the seal, still has more work to do to get to the bearing.
  4. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I think that is 17,400 miles :D
  5. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    I haven't seen any under $2000 in good condition. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, but IMO $2000 is fair.
  6. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    +1 Its a fair deal, take it!
  7. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Ask for the stock exhaust if you're getting this DR. The FMF is MUCH louder than stock on the slab, especially if you don't re-pack it religiously. Pipes that need re-packing just don't make sense for a bike that racks up mileage. They're better left to dirtbikes, that measure their wear in HOURS.
  8. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    anyone ever noticed the grease seal on the inside of the speedo hub mount? suzuki doesnt list it as a separate part so i was wondering if anyone has found where you can buy one aftermarket. after 111 000km i think it only right by my girl that i replace for her.
  9. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    I pulled the trigger :)
  10. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    I wouldn't do that trade. Honestly, DR650s aren't hard bikes to find, and they're definitely not hard to find on the cheap. At any given time there's two or three of them in good condition in my area just on Craigslist. If it were me and I had to do it all over again, I would have kept my street bike, gotten a night job at McDonalds or something, and just worked the couple months it'd take to save up for the second bike. If having two bikes is, for whatever reason, completely impossible/impractical for your situation, then sell your bike first to get every penny of what it's worth. If you're dead set on doing a straight trade...come on down to Albuquerque and we'll swap.
  11. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Thanks for the follow-up, I wondered where you ended up on this. :freaky

    Take a look at your photo. I'm thinking: Yes, use all the seals you can fit in there. :nod
    Yep, I'd guess you were. :thumb
    :beer

    72k miles :clap This came up some time ago, I never saw an answer. I'd like to replace mine too.
  12. TrophyHunter

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    Congrats! I agree with others here. $2K for a solid bike is a place a lot of folks would like to be.
  13. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Haha, this is too funny!!!
  14. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    OK, another update here.

    I was trying to avoid just straight up removing them, but I figured it was worth a shot. So today I had a free hour and decided to pull out the Intiminators to see how the fork action is. I did not bother to add more oil (as the oil height dropped), add preload (to keep the same preload I should add around 3/4" extra in PVC pipe, or bump the oil viscosity up (with the Intiminators removed I should go back up to around 10 wt, as Ricor recommended a lower 5 wt). I will do these things later.

    The fork action has pretty much returned to normal, in regards to no more excessive binding, easier to compress, and it rebounds back to normal ride height without me having to "pull" it up. There is still a slight amount of stiction, more then my F800GS or WR250R, but hey, it's a low tech DS bike without nice USD forks, so it feels pretty damn good now for what it is.

    It looks like the bottom edge could have been scrapping the inside of the fork tubes a bit too much.
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    For now I will just return to a higher viscosity oil and leave the Intiminators out, more or less a stock fork setup.
  15. Ren20

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    Thanks, new to dual sport. a lot to learn. first to get proper boots. I don't think my racing boots work for this application.

  16. Rob.G

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    Which boots are those? They'll probably do just fine for the time being. You may need to raise the shift lever a little so you can get your toe under it.

    I started out with a pair of Alpinestars Tech 2's. I still wear them strictly for dirt riding on my KLX250S, until I can get something taller. I just wasn't comfortable in full-height boots at the time. But just recently, I got a killer deal on some Sidi Adventure Rain boots. I don't think they're armored quite enough for true offroading, but for adventure riding, they ROCK. VERY comfortable. I swapped out the stock insoles with some SuperFeet insoles (the green ones). At first, I had to raise the shifter a notch, but now that they've broken in, I was able to put it back down. The only downside is these boots squeak like mad. I've read you can oil them, but I haven't tried yet.

    Rob
  17. Ren20

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    Rob,

    I have A* smx plus racing boots. The sole is quite thin on those boots. Been reading reviews on merchants sites. sidi sure makes nice boots. but also $$$.

    I currently have REVIT! textile jacket and Pants.

    Thanks for the tip

  18. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Yeah Sidis are expensive... hence why I jumped on the ones I found (barely used).

    REVIT is NICE stuff, really nice stuff.

    Rob
  19. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    http://www.atomic-moto.com/boots.html

    I usually give Brian at Atomic Moto a look for boots. Some stuff you don't see everywhere. I went with the Gaerne SG-10's for my more adventurous rides and the Gaerne G-Adventure for most of my stuff. I also picked up a brand new pair of A-star "no stop" trials boots from CL at a "I don't really need 'em but I can't pass 'em up" price.

    Brian is a vendor on ADV and has outstanding customer service.
  20. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    I do all my DS and ADV riding in Side Flex Force boots, which are quite hefty.

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    Yes they are big and clunky, but I have gone on 3 week rides (the Continental Divide Ride) in them without any issues. I just bring a pair of flip flops with me, so at lunch breaks I can air my feet out. Makes a huge difference.