the DR650 thread

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

  1. 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.
  2. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    About to pull the trigger on a 19" front too.
    Who makes that front brake rotor ?
    Assume it's the stock size ?
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Is pulling the enrichener (choke) going to help if the problem is that there's no fuel in the carb?
  4. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Galfer brake, stock size, definitely improved braking
  5. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    When the bike is misfiring there is still fuel in the carb - just not enough for smooth running. The enrichener will suck up enough fuel to stop the misfiring. If pulling the choke temporarily solves the problem then you are pointed in the right direction for finding the source of the problem.
  6. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    Is the 19" front wheel of a width that the rear OEM rim can stay, or does the rear still have to be changed out for balance like with SM wheels?
  7. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I usually just buy the cheaper wrap ons and add a relay which works fine for about $35 and sometimes new grips if I have to destroy the existing ones during removal. This time I had just gotten an ad from Aerostitch for Bikemaster heated grips for $59 which seemed decent so I ordered them. Then Aerostitch told me they were back ordered until January :huh so I cancelled and found the same grips for $45 and $5 shipping from Koups Cycle shop. Started to install them on my Moto Guzzi last night. Just need to run one ground wire, one wire to a switch source, runs the wires from the battery to the front of the bike, use a few zip ties, and put the grips on. I just have to do the last part yet but everything is working.
  8. O'B

    O'B Long timer

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    Wierd! Glad it was something simple. If that ain't a real WTF momement I don't know what is!:lol3
  9. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that.

    Did you notice an improvement over the stock rotor while using the 19" fornt wheel or did you fit the Galfer when you fitted the 19" wheel ?
  10. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    @Multisurface Rider: I'm on it! :ricky
    @JagLite: I love the DR :beer Simple rules!
    @ADV Grifter: I'm so glad it was fuel related, much easier to solve mechanical problems :D Yeah, my bad that I repositioned the fuel filter recently so that it was hidden from view. The rectifier and coil were donated by DR riders in South Africa. Hopefully now I'll get there and give them back :freaky
    @Emmbeedee: :rofl (at myself, too)
    @procycle: great tip, will remember that :beer
    @Randomroad: That's exactly what I yelled out and then a big smile grew on my face :D
  11. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    Got my new springs installed on the 2006 DR this Thanksgiving weekend. NO photos taken. Only broke one 3/8" ratchet handle and a 3/8" extension. Probably needed a 1/2" drive socket set. That is on the shopping list.

    8.3 kg/mm rear spring (black)
    0.55 kg/mm fork springs

    Took it for a 20 mile test ride in the rain and it's much better than stock OEM. Not nearly so much brake dive. The suspension feels slightly stiff, but me being used to the OEM springs, I have some learning to do. The stiffness will be good for hauling adventure camping equipment.

    Dave
  12. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    Rear shock blew thus summer, pro rebuilt and now it's leaking after a hard offroad ride wtf?!?
    How many time will I have to rebuild?
  13. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    Congrats! You'll really realize the value of the springs when you get off road and into something that would tax the stock bouncers.

    And there's something about a fully loaded DR that just looks and feels right. :thumb

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    Yours truly -- northern New Mexico, July 2010.
  14. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    You got a bad rebuild job.....a properly rebuilt shock should last for years and thousands of miles just like the stocker. Its hard to find good service anymore...........
  15. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    If you plan on retaining the stock rear rim I would recommend either a 2.15x19 or a 1.85x19 rim on the front.
  16. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    I borrowed a set from a buddy. Stock rear, 19 front, no issues at all. GoodCat8 ran the combo all the time and never mentioned any problems. The 19 is a blast in the corners and it looks symetrical on the DR.
  17. opium89

    opium89 Long timer

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    Needs some opinions from my fellow DR inmates....

    Have a 1999 DR with a grenaded case. Found a replacement bottom end at a salvage yard. Seeing as I am not quite sure how many miles might be on the bottom end I purchased, my original plan was to swap *everything* from the original engine and move it over to the new case. Now that I have it apart, I am not so sure it's worth the bother to split the cases, and simply move everything else over to the replacement. Anything you folks can think of that I should look for in making this decision? I'd really hate to not do it, then find out there's a bad bearing or gear in the replacement bottom end. Anything above the obvious I should be looking for in making this determination? Keep in mind I was an auto mechanic for 11 years of my life, so I am not completely oblivious to signs of normal engine wear. So far, I can't fault the replacement in any way, at least visually, performing some cursory spins, and looking for play in the rod, bearings and output shafts.

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    Something else has me a little stumped so I have another question. The grenaded case is from a 1999 model bike and did not have this washer behind the flywheel when I took it off.. Parts fiche shows it for 1999, and 2000, but not for 2001...I was told the replacement bottom end was from a 2000 model year bike. What's it doing there?

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  18. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Who did the rebuild?

    TravelGuy

  19. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    1. Can you check the engine # from the replacement and ascertain what year bike it came out of?

    2. Is there a way to make certain the parts fiche is correct in displaying/not displaying the washer with respect to the model years?
  20. opium89

    opium89 Long timer

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    Replacement: P409-112575

    Grenade: P409-108145

    I suppose I could call Bike Bandit and find out, but they've been pretty spot on so far.


    By chance, I found an ad on eBay from the exact salvage yard I purchased the bottom end from. They just so happen to have the started idler gear listed from an engine that matched the engine number as mine. The listing states: "The speedometer read 32199 miles before we parted this bike down"

    Sometimes you get lucky I guess....at least now I know what I am dealing with! Even at 32k, do you think it's worth a complete tear-down? The busted case only had 6000 on it before the starter-induced implosion.