the DR650 thread

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

  1. greener556

    greener556 Been here awhile

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    There's not a little plastic tit on the choke housing to keep it from rotating on the old bars??

    I can't remember from when I upgraded mine..
  2. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Do you happen to remember what that feedback from the forums was? Five amps just doesn't seem like much of a draw on the system, and I don't use that pair for anything else.
  3. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    I'm sure there was a lawsuit threatened against Suzuki there. Hell, I have an 08 Spectra with a ten year warranty. If my engine blew today, the cost of repairs would far exceed the minuscule value of the car, much less the value of the car nine years into a ten year warranty. I should probably check my paperwork again, but I don't believe they could just say "well, too bad, it's not worth it," if that happened. That said, it's not like they've ever honored any other part of my warranty, so I guess I could be screwed there too.
  4. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    There is inside the switch housing, but I can't get the bars past the choke lever into the switch housing. The switch housing actually comes apart and if there was no choke lever the switch housing would go right on.

    The bars are larger on the left side than the right side. If I flip the bars backward the choke lever and switch housing both slide right on the right side of the bars, but not on the left side of the bars where it's checkered.
  5. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    what bar do you have. I did an twin wall bar upgrade . Didn't have the problems you described.
    My twin wall has checkers on the left too.
  6. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    Here's the Kolpin rifle case that's bolted and locked with two locks to the DR650. Have never been stopped while carrying rifles in the case. A fuel attendant asked once what's with the rifle... and replied, "target shooting is fun". End of conversation.

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    This is how we used to carry rifles in the desert. Never got bothered by police either... but were in the Oregon desert, not NYC.

    Dave
  7. Feelers

    Feelers Been here awhile

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    Most hand warmers use 20-30 watts which is only 1.75 - 2.5 amps. The switched thing in the dash harness would handle that just fine. But, don't also use it for a full jacket liner and pants or generally load it up.
  8. canoli

    canoli human

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    After messing with the fuel lines long enough l figured it was time to get some extra gas..

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    and head out of town to see how far I can really go:

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    With 310 miles since my last fill up the bike came to a rolling halt with this much gas left..

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    at the Tropic of Capricorn

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    It seems that I was not the first Adv Rider to be here:

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    Probably could have gotten a few extra miles if I shook the bike around but it was 110 degrees so I dumped in the extra gas and headed home.

    Thanks again for the advice guys,
    Canoli
  9. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting, I was looking at the Safari over the IMS, but the truth is, I'll never go that for and thus need the extra range. I appreciate your scientific research.
  10. ndthl

    ndthl n00b

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    Has DRJens or anyone swapped a xf650 engine into a dr650?

    I need to fix the gearbox and engine on my dr and found a xf engine, both are same model year (1997). Has anyone made this swap before?

    I am in Queensland, Australia.

    What would I have to modify on the engine to make it fit? Other posters here have said that I might have to swap the head as the xf has 2 carbies. Would I just be able to swap the head from my DR onto it? I am not a mechanic, pardon my n008 questions.

    Wil
  11. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Should be just the head to swap.
  12. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
    someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
    Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
    or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

    Happy New Year

    Heirhead
  13. canoli

    canoli human

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    You CAN buy extended warranties on used bikes and on my first used bike (XT225) I was really glad I did as the engine grenaded itself. After some talk and negotiation I was given full replacement value of the bike. I did however have to wait a few weeks while a factory rep went over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure that EVERYTHING was stock. Something else to think about, if you take the bike out of the country, you might not be able to use an extended warranty as the company offering coverage will not be able to verify the condition of the bike should you make a claim. :deal

    Canoli
  14. ndthl

    ndthl n00b

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    Have you done it or know anyone that has?

    I just don't have any mechanical knowledge.
  15. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    They make a ruger 10/22 takedown too. It even comes with its own backpack.

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  16. ndthl

    ndthl n00b

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    Oh so we're sharing cool gun photos now are we? You guys must be Murcans.
  17. Kernel

    Kernel Been here awhile

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    actually i've heard that suzuki is pretty good with mods and warranties in that if you mod something and something breaks which has nothing to do with what you modded then you're most likely covered
    like if you take the airbox snorkle out and rejet the carb and get a crack in your front wheel your good
    but if you install a big valve kit and your head gets warped you're on your own
  18. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    Some time back on this site I had read a post on how to make a damper rod tube tool for my DR out off all thread and several nuts. I made one to use to convert my forks back to the taller height and later on scavenged the pieces for another project........shouldn't have done that because now I need it again and can't remember the sizes on the all thread and nuts.

    Can someone help me out with this?
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Oh look, 8 posts. You must be a n00b. :rofl
  20. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    This is not true. There is no such thing as 'voiding' a warranty. That's just an old wives tale and should not be repeated.

    Now, if you did something to the bike that caused something to fail you will likely have trouble getting a warranty repair on that failure. That will depend on the judgement call of the shop doing authorized warranty work and possibly the factory service representative.