the DR650 thread

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

  1. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Ck dsm for tracks. Strega and Crawdaddy on ADV have some tracks up there. We did the X-Plane ride http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/inde..._35945__hl__x-plane__fromsearch__1#entry35945 a few years ago and a lot of our local group spends time up there.

    I missed the Utah trip a week or so ago. http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/13977-teaser-photos-of-utah-1012/


    Enjoy!

    Ren20 - that thing looks like it did all 7700 miles in a climate controled garage! Nice.
  2. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    I've always wanted to try out the DR with the big bore kit and a TM40 carb just to see what kind of a difference it makes. You'll have to tell us how the test drive goes :evil
  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Presumably the front end is bolt on. Probably pass on the 19" rear. Front brake may be a challenge. Go for it.
  4. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    yes, the usd front end should be a bolt-on. i bolted an rm125 usd front end on to mine. i upgraded the springs to race tech... mine was from a mid-2000's bike, but the front end looks like yours...
    [​IMG]

    doug s.
  5. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    ah. Thanks for the info.

    Now, that the RM is older model. I am wondering if the front suspension is better than a newer model DR650.

    Dual sport is all new to me. And I have been reading everything about dr650. I rode around 90 miles on Saturday. The Suspension felt fine. tho it was all freeway. I am a lite rider at 155 lbs.

    I think the brake definite have rooms for improvement. The front rotor on the RM is significantly smaller. I could imagine the brake would be worse after the swap.

  6. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    i'd think that, w/a proper spring for your weight, the front end of your mr will still be a lot better than the stock dr front end. i agree, the brakes will need an upgrade. i am planning on doing a 320mm conwersion; they're awailable for the rm's, and include the offset bracket needed. caliper needs no changing; my dr caliper works w/the stock rm front end/brakes...

    oh, sst brake line is also a good upgrade, even if you keep the stock dr front end/brake rotor......

    doug s.
  7. sagebrushocean

    sagebrushocean Harris's hawker

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    A braided stainless front brake line will make a world of difference if all the other stock bits (pads, rotor, caliper, master cylinder) are in good shape.
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    Howdy again folks, I have a quick question. I received my Acerbis Tank and went to put it on. On the stock tank there where two hoses, one connected to the bottom left of the carb and the other connected to the top right-ish section.

    The Acerbis only has one outlet, was the second hose on the stock tank a breather hose?

    Thanks,

    Greg
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    The hose to the top of the carb is a vacuum which triggers the automatic fuel tap to flow fuel. If you're using a gravity feed with only one hose, plug the vacuum fitting on top of the carb.
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    ahh okay.. any hints on what to plug it with?

    Thanks,

    Greg
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    There's usually a little rubber plug which comes with the tank/tap. I figure most people put that over the vacuum fitting but I left the hose on the carb fitting and stuffed the rubber plug into the free end of the hose, effectively plugging it. This way if I ever need a piece of tube, there's a handy one right there. :wink:
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    Okay, great. Thanks for the help. The 5.3 Natural tone Acerbis changes the look of the bike to.... SWEET!....

    Greg

  13. Eggsontoast

    Eggsontoast Adventurer

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    Just a thought, has anyone tried to fit the XTZ660's front fairing and tank assembly on to a DR? Pat
  14. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Soft Scrub with bleach also works very well on white tanks. I had a white Safari Tank on my Husky and it easily took off the GA Red clay that had stained the tank.
  15. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    That'd be cool looking. It'd probably be more expensive trying to fab that up than just buying a custom fairing kit designed for it though.
  16. motolab

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    Use 13508-17C00 CAP in conjunction with 13671-05A40 CLIP, or install 13502-12D00 COVER, DIAPHRAGM in place of your existing one.

    Regards,

    Derek
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    :scratch
  18. Lil' Steve

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    Suzuki part #'s for a rubber vacuum cap and small spring clamp that will fit over where the vaccum hose is now. Or the cover which has no vacuum port. Your local auto parts store should have an assortment of vacuum caps/plugs for a couple of bucks.

    [​IMG]
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    I just thought the other guy was picking on me..:D
  20. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Carbs have been a regular discussion lately so that might explain the lack of explanation. :D