the DR650 thread

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

  1. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    I'm glad to hear!
    What's left must either be jetting or fuel supply related. Is the fuel filter inside the inlet elbow clean? Have you tried it with the gas cap removed (maybe the vent is clogged)?
    Not a problem and you're very welcome.

    Regards,

    Derek
  2. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Aye,but the front was the hassle.......was considering my Freewind wheel for Colombia south........can keep the 17" now!(I bought a new Gilera RC600 in '95 for 2500GBP,did Europe/Scandinavia on it-keeping the engine in the frame was hard!).
  3. chethro

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    Well, I pulled the trigger on a 12 DR650 yesterday after months of research trying to decide between the XRL and DR. My eyes were bleeding from reading the threads on this forum! I've already made my first mods and have a lot more reading to do on this thread. What I was wondering is if anyone has some pics of a grey 5.3 Acerbis tank on the 2012 DR stock grey plastic?
  4. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Just for you Nordieboy........excuse me DR lovers!
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  5. ER70S-2

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    NC Rick (Cogent), said:

    "An important note:

    DO NOT use the Suzuki manual torque specification to tighten the lower shock mounting bolt (on the shock clevis).

    The prescribed torque will often rip the aluminum threads out of the clevis on the OEM or our shock.

    There is an error in the manual.

    We suggest 37 NM as the correct torque to tighten the M-10 fastener in the aluminum thread."
  6. jhomc1300

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    I am going to take a DR to CA this winter, and I will need to lay it on it's side in the back of the truck. I am wondering if I should drain the oil, or if there are any other potential problems with it being on it's side for 4 days? Thanks.
  7. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    I would drain the gas and the oil. Can't think of anything that would cause any problems.
  8. Kommando

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    Make sure the battery isn't the kind that leaks either. Oil, fuel, and acid SHOULD be the only concerns with laying a bike over. My DR's battery doesn't leak when sideways though, and I believe it's stock.

    Test your brakes before hitting the road afterwards too. Basically, T-CLOCS (MSF pre-ride checklist).
  9. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    If you have a lead acid battery, consider removing it.
  10. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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  11. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Must be a reason people are saying it. :dunno It's the only seat I have issues with, both my KTM's have Renazco's, absolutely the best I've used. I need to get the DR seat sent off to them.
  12. Phreaky Phil

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    Good info there. He did a lot of miles on both a BMW Dakar and DR and has details on his mods and how they worked. I've studied his DR and taken a few good ideas away.
  13. Magnum Noel

    Magnum Noel Been here awhile

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    WELCOME:clap
  14. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Hi all, I just picked up an old 91 DR650, couldn't pass it up, and after a good day of riding Im really happy I did, its a fun bike to say the least. I've crawled through the engine today as well to try to figure out all the mods/adjustments that have been done to it, and unfortunately I'd say its been owned by some creative mechs over the years, with missing vacuum lines, cut wires ect. So it will take me a while to figure out why and what.

    I'm going to take it to a shop this week, (a guy I have used locally for years) just to give it a GOOD look over. Any other suggestions would be great, forums to read (besides this one if course) what to look for, common DR aging problems,

    My only problem with the bike is starting it cold,, takes a good bit, probably about 1-2 minutes,, once its running it starts 1st or 2nd kick, So that's first on my list of things to figure out & fix.
  15. greer

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    Adam is pretty specific on how he wants his bike set up and did an excellent job. I never had a problem with the stock switches and haven't done any power upgrades. I've completed a lot of the same mods on my bike. Adam stayed with us for 4 days prior to going into Mexico. His bike is well thought out for his use and sturdy. I believe he sold it recently with 75,000 miles on it.

    Jay also has a great build documented on his site. Equally impressive and thought provoking. http://jamminglobal.blogspot.com/2010/02/about-bike.html
  17. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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  18. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    I've put around 6,000 miles on my Corbin, and it's still overly firm. The support is nice, but I've been considering adding 1/2"-1" of softer foam to the top of the seat for that initial comfort. I don't have a problem with it being too wide when standing, so I guess I'm in the bow-legged tall people group as well.


    She looks great, man. Isn't the 712 a cruiser tire? How does it handle compared to your average sport touring type tire (Pilot Road, Roadsmart, etc)?
  19. planemanx15

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    I like it so far, feels very stable in the corners. I have never ridden with a sport touring tire, so I cannot compare. I got these because they had excellent wear and rain performance. I found myself getting stuck in the rain a little too much last summer!
  20. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Where did you pick up a 17 front in that model? Looks like they have them in 16,18, and 21 fronts. For commuting, those look like really nice tires.