the DR650 thread

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

  1. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    There should be no need to do this if the rest of the circuits are tuned properly. The only legitimate reason I can see is if the bike will be used much higher altitudes than it is set up at.

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    Derek
  2. AJxr

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    thank you. i am devising a plan using a baclava and zip ties to keep my jaw closed while riding canyonlands. :freaky
  3. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    Just rode 90 miles on the dr 650 for the first time. So different than my sv650. Feels light. Have to get used to bike. The way it handles.

    Quick feedback.
    The seat is torturing device. I've read about how bad it is. Oh my, it was bad. I had to stand up for a few times because I couldn't feel my butt. Need to do something about it soon.

    It was still fun
  4. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    So my bike decided to take a nap last night and won't start this morning. It was laying on its left side and could obviously smell fuel. What should I be looking to fix?


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  5. procycle

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    In a perfect world that would be true but the fact is that the DR650s that people on this forum ride every day do not have "all circuits tuned properly". The original poster commented that he had a rich bog after installing the DynoJet kit. DynoJet's instructions tell you to adjust the mixture screw to a position that is too rich. In almost all cases the off idle rich bog can be cured by setting the idle mixture at the lean edge of the 'smooth idle range'. This is a practical solution that anyone can use.
  6. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Anyone can also refrain from installing a DynoJet kit.

    Regards,

    Derek
  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Stock jetting will be fine. I've ridden Ridgecrest and the Mojave for over 30 years. Death Valley too. Great area. Try to find locals to guide you.
    You will need better tires than stock. I'd go with TKC's or D606 or what ever you can find, especially up front.

    November can be changeable weather. Be prepared for Cold and Rain. But mostly ... November is ideal for the area. Have fun. There are two decent bike shops in Ridgecrest.

    Hope you get a chance to explore the area ... it's great riding. Husky Monument, Cuddyback lake, Charlie Manson's house ... and lots lots more.

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    "The Fun House", two miles out of Ridgecrest.
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    The Pinnacles, near Trona, CA.
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    Heading into Death Valley and over to Goler Wash.
  8. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Was there any fuel visible on the ground? You might have just dumped some from the breather hose. If you're not using the stock tank with the vacuum operated petcock and you left the manual petcock in the ON position, it's conceivable that the carb got flooded when it was on it's side like that. You might be able to just let it sit for a while and try it again. Alternatively, you could turn the petcock to OFF (if it's manual), then use the drain screw at the bottom of the carb to drain the fuel out. Use some tupperware for this as there is a good bit of fuel saved up in there. Once that's done, tighten the screw back up, turn the petcock to ON, and try again.
  9. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Those last two are front page candidate material right there.
  10. JTB488

    JTB488 Been here awhile

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    Isn't there like indians behind those rocks:rofl
  11. AJxr

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    this is what i am after! i have a fresh set of mt21s mounted with heavy duty tubes. do you have any gps tracks or maps/guides. looking to make the most of my time out there
  12. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    Yep, new DR owner here!
    Traded my FZ6 for that 03 today with 18,000 miles and a good bit of $$$ too!
    The guy has not ridden it much in the last couple months and on the ride home (65 miles) it did studder a little bit so I assume it has some trash or gum in the carb, I'll get that cleaned up hopefully next week but I have to say it is way more comfy than the FZ was.
    Like it so far!:clap
  13. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Thanks Neo, I'll try draining the carb. Sat all day and still wouldn't start tonight.


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  14. ER70S-2

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    :rofl Use the 1/2" wide zip ties. :nod

    It should turn like it's on rails, thinks it's a sport bike. :wink:

    :2cry
    Do not buy the Zuki gel seat, it only delays the pain by 10 minutes. But it is a bit shorter.

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  15. ER70S-2

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    Mine gets flat on the ground more than I'd like to admit. :puke1 Up to this point, it will always start (:uhoh) by holding the throttle wide open until it fires. Worked again today, flat front tire dropped me in a nanosecond, turning into a dirt parking lot.. :shog Lucky for me I was going under 20. :clap Probably on the ground for 15 minutes, I really like the stock vacuum petcock. :nod

    If that doesn't work, remove the tank, using air or a hose, blast the area around the spark plugs (always full of debris that you don't want in your cylinder, like sand or gravel), loosen the plugs a bit (half turn?, this will loosen any thing wedged against the plug), blast with air or water again and remove the plugs. If you have air, blow out the cylinder to displace the fuel vapors. If you don't have air, hold the throttle wide open (fuel won't flow at cranking speeds with an open throttle), crank the starter 'for a bit', to purge fuel vapors. Replace plugs, start motor. Maybe. :D
  16. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Hit up RideFreak on these forums. He does rides up in UT pretty often from what I understand. He might have some tracks you can follow.
  17. Ren20

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    Here she is. The virgin!
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    2001 with 7700 miles.
  18. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    She looks good!
  19. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    I have a rm250 1990s Donor bike. Almost complete bike without the cylinder head and seat. Everything else is there. USD forks, bigger rear wheels(19" ??) etc.
    I am wondering what kind of parts I could fit onto the dr650. Is it even worth it?

    Is it a rm250 by the way? :)
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  20. sagebrushocean

    sagebrushocean Harris's hawker

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