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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
So fill us in on the outcome. Does the 350 rear spring fit a 650?
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?
Should fit just fine. That's the same as a 90/90-21.
I run an ED-03 300x21 all the time. It is a really good tire.
Was looking to replace the front with a good value tire, a Bridgestone ED03 or a Metzeler Unicross...
Thanks for the guidance!
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)
My favorite combo for offroad tires is: (BTW, both are DOT approved)
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.
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.
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 .
but still posting for those with winter boredom.
7k on my 2012 now. This sample taken between 6 and 7k miles.
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
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?
Pull the seat and tank and check the wiring...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do these last for a while? I'm looking hard at those Mezteler Unicross tires too...thanks!
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
Smoke? Under the tank? I've smelled that before. In this case it was from an F650 Dakar. We put it out with our water bottles but not in time to save the bike.
somewhere in Uzbekistan
Time to get some help from someone who knows wiring.