the DR650 thread

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

  1. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I get the best life out of the stockers....most bike makers put damn good batteries in their machinery.......and they usually use Yuasa's :D But I've also had good luck with other quality batteries....you do need to pay for the quality tho, don't expect a $40 shipped e-bay special to last 10 years in your time machine :lol3
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    So fill us in on the outcome. Does the 350 rear spring fit a 650?
  3. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Just recently picked up a DR650, of course, and was wondering about a specific tire to see if it will fit on the front...

    I'm not sure if a 3.00-21 would fit in a Bridgestone ED03..anyone know? :ear

    Thanks!
  4. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Should fit just fine. That's the same as a 90/90-21.

    Rob
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I run an ED-03 300x21 all the time. It is a really good tire.
  6. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Was looking to replace the front with a good value tire, a Bridgestone ED03 or a Metzeler Unicross...

    Thanks for the guidance!
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  7. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    FWIW there is a very handy rim width vs. tire size reference at http://www.mtsac.edu/~cliff/storage/gs/Motorcycle_Rim_Width_Tire_Size_Chart.pdf
    I generally double check the tire makers site to be sure and so far all have agreed...
    BTW, I have an '06 Tiger myself and love it (ride a DR650 as well)
  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    My favorite combo for offroad tires is: (BTW, both are DOT approved)

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...e-ED03-Front-Tire.aspx?WT.ac=RichAutoComplete

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    &

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...ster-II-Rear-Tire.aspx?WT.ac=RichAutoComplete

    in 130/90-17

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    shop around for price. I've gotten mine from several sources, usually someone has one or the other on sale.


    I got a RockyMtnATV $25 gift card for renewing my BlueRibbon Coalition, and a $10 card for renewing my AMA membership. so that's likely where I will source my next set. Had good luck w/ Bob's Cycle Supply also.
  9. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    How about just going with High Octane pump gas? Might be enough?
    The high temps are probably due to tight tolerances of your new High comp piston breaking in? Maybe a bit more cylinder honing required? Dunno.

    I've not heard of any pinging reported among our little seven bike DR650 cadre. (all stock motors) My own DR (stock) has consumed lots of really crap Baja fuel out of rusty 55 gal drums. A nasty slurry of gas, water, Diesel and rust. I always try to get them to decant it into clear jugs so I see what I'm getting. It ain't pretty ... but the mighty DR ran fine ... no pinging ... even in 100F heat of Southern Baja.
  10. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Yes ... it fits. I think the ED03 is the Bridgestone "Gritty" tire. A really good and tough tire. We used them on long Baja rides. Pretty good ON and OFF road ... but more Off road. Go easy on wet paved corners until you're sure how she sticks ... or doesn't .
  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    From my 07' with close to the same mileage taken in 2011. This was actually 1 quart 10w40 and 1 quart 20w50 Amsoil. Hence the higher Viscos
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  13. shaddix

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    I am sitting at a stop light and smoke starts coming out from under the tank! I am just 5 miles from the house so I go when the light changes and it blows away. Then I stop at a few more lights and no smoke. I get it home and shut it off and I don't see where any oil is leaking or anything. But now it won't start. The starter turns it over but it will not run. I really have no idea what to do with it? Should I take the carb apart?
  14. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Pull the seat and tank and check the wiring...
  15. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Sounds electrical......better start looking for burnt wiring. And check for spark, that'll tell you right away if its fuel/carb or electrical related.
  16. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Re: Tires... since this comes up from time to time anyway...

    I like the look of the ED03. I'll have to consider that. I was going to do T63's for my next set of off-road tires. But the Kenda in back... I dunno. I run those on my KLX250S, and while they're great tires, I think they wear out waaaay too damn quick for the KLX... I bet they'd be even worse on the much heavier DR.

    Rob
  17. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Thats what most of the reviewers on the link to the Kenda said, that they liked the traction, but it wore out too fast. Thats why I won't be running them. I don't mind paying a few dollars more for longer life.
  18. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    I had the same issue with my LED aux lighting. The positive wire frayed on the frame and and started smoking. I ended up adding a fuse and replacing all the wires.
  19. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Do these last for a while? I'm looking hard at those Mezteler Unicross tires too...thanks!
  20. shaddix

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    Wow yeah all the wires are burned up and frayed. I unplugged something now the headlight won't com on anymore. I will have to read up. Looks like this is gonna suck lol. I was about to sell it too


    Ugh wiring harness 300 bucks really? I think I should take it to a dealer