the DR650 thread

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

  1. buckrut1972

    buckrut1972 H.R. Nightmare

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    After spending $140 on gloves a bit ago that 29 degree ride in this morning finally did it for me. I NEED HEATED GRIPS. I see lots of models but can anyone point me in the right direction? I prefer the easier the set up the better.:hmmmmmBut I'll take anything at this point.
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    And when it won't run is renamed affectionately to "Big Push". :rofl
  3. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Ha! Found the culprit: clogged fuel filter (paper core). Replaced it with a new spare (copper core) and sanDRina runs like a champ! :clap Went for a 60 km test ride and no issues. I think that was it :deal Continuing south tomorrow :ricky

    Come on, motorcycle gods, what else you got? Let me have it. :1drink

    I got jolted last night and told myself that 'give up' isn't in my dictionary. I beat my demons back in their cave and listened to the advice from ADV brethren who directed me to inspect this part. :beer
    If I don't make it to the next town tomorrow, I'll figure it out :norton

    [​IMG]

    Thanks!!!
  4. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    +1 :thumb
  5. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    No. I have what I call 'Adventure Wheels'. A 4.25x17 rear and a 2.75x19 front.
    Makes the bike much feel more planted on the twisty pavement without giving up anything significant in off-road capability. It would be a bad idea to run a 150 tire on the stock rim.
  6. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Been here awhile

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    Great!:clap

    Now ride.:ricky
  7. nsrrider

    nsrrider Been here awhile

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    Need some input. Can the barrel and cylinder head on the DR be painted with high temp paint (like from a rattle can) with any expectation of it holding up very well?

    Can they be powder coated and would that hold up better?

    Is there a better option?

    thanks guys!
  8. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    Okay, thanks for the advice..





  9. sagebrushocean

    sagebrushocean Harris's hawker

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    Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of bypassing the side stand and neutral safety switches. Under the tape there will likely be a jumper wire as described here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3899268&postcount=2300

  10. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Simple bike, simple problems :clap

    So glad you found the cause and solution.
  11. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Great news! :wings So, looks like the few geniuses here who insisted it was fuel related ended up being correct. (I was not one backing that theory! :D )

    Just goes to show ... sometimes even the simplest things can fool even the very experienced. It's happened to me ... many times.
    But I'm so glad it appears NOT to be electronics!

    Carbs are MUCH easier to sort out.

    How would you guys like to pay for:
    1. New Stator
    2. New Rectifier/Regulator
    3. New Coil
    ... and whatever else was purchased ... only to find out it was a simple case of a clogged filter. :baldy

    Any bets some nice used Stators and other electronics will be turning up for sale soon in the Flea Market?

    Ride On Jay!
  12. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    This reminds me of the time my brother couldn't get his Harley 45 started and tore the whole thing apart just to find out he was out of fuel.

    :lol3
  13. Magnum Noel

    Magnum Noel Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]
    I like the Oxford Heated Grips they've been great
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Great trip. Great photos. I rode around outside of Ridgecrest back in 1977.

    Be sure to keep us posted about the swingarm issue.
  15. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Genius!!! You've made the DR infinitely more comfortable and you didn't have to buy a new seat. :clap

    I found this in Sagebrushocean's link:
    There are 4 wires going into the connector for the side stand switch,
    2 orange, one green & one orange with black tracer. You want to make
    a jumper that connects one of the orange wires to the orange with
    black tracer.

    :rofl

    :kboom

    :freaky
  16. Garak

    Garak Cardassian Spy

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    +1. I'm very happy with my Oxfords. The wiring can be delicate in spots so exercise caution when installing, but once they are on they work very well and seem pretty robust.
  17. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    I'm so glad you have it sorted out!
    For future reference - one way to help diagnose a fuel flow problem is to engage the choke as soon as the misfiring starts. If running on choke makes a big improvement it's almost certain that there is a fuel starvation problem.
  18. Anklyne

    Anklyne Adventurer

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    It came with a Sargent seat, so I think I'll stick with that for a while :rofl

    Awesome! Thanks!
  19. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I'm a huge fan of the 19" front wheel as well; rocks the twisties[​IMG]
  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    How are yopu finding the Scorpion Rally. I really like the 21" fronts, but I note you are running a 19 which has a blockier tread, I guess better matched to the rear.