the DR650 thread

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

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    The thing I like about this, over a tail bag, is it's not likely to fall off and it can be locked. I keep mostly camera gear in it.

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  2. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Find the plastic pale that has the color you like, and forum your own plastic parts. or even better is to make them out of aluminium.

    They are so easy to make, and home built looks better if you put some effort into it.

    We have a good selection of diffrent colored pales up here in Westen Canada. White is the most common, then Black is pretty readable. Blue, Yellow, are a bit tougher to find.

    I cut on my square and reform it into the flat mode with hot, hot, and hot water. Then cut out the shape needed. I put it in place on the bike to see where it needs the bends and mark them on the clean out side. With a heat gun on the back side of the pannal is were I heat to make my bends.

    A few race stickers and your good to go.

    From Jeathrow Bowdean PS: Man made it, and man can fix it him self !!!
  3. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    Sorry for the sidetrack, but is that amount of slack in the throttle cable normal? I'm asking because I was fiddling with mine while adjusting for an R6 throttle tube this past weekend.
  4. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    Ditto here. I purposely ran my IMS dry while carrying a spare gas bottle. It ran D-R-Y with the little loop in it. :deal
  5. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    i yust now checked rocky mountain atv - $82... maier has nothing. unless you want a stock front rotor guard...

    doug s.
  6. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Just a thought... but ProCycle has the complete plastics kit for $359 WITH side panels. Why not order that in the color you want, then sell off the other pieces? Might make it cheaper. I dunno, it's a thought.

    I'm going to order new plastic later this year when I get closer to stripping my bike down for a frame powdercoat and the 790 kit. I'm considering switching to black plastic (and a new black Acerbis tank) because the white IMS I have now is a total PITA to keep looking nice. Plus I'm considering painting the engine cases black like Jeff did on his 900 stroker kit. I can't wait to see pix of that back in the bike.

    Rob
  7. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    I'm gonna need a bike to put it in.
  8. TinkerinWstuff

    TinkerinWstuff Take it apart

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    Right on. It might sound like a lot of money but compared to the rest of two wheeled vehicles, it's a steal.
  9. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    You wanna put it in mine? I'm only an hour away. :)

    Rob
  10. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Black motor... purple frame... :puke1
    Looks like I need to buy another one. Looking for a good deal (just like many others!).
  11. bluegroove

    bluegroove Motorcycle junkie

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    I've used automotive fuel filters on bikes in the past. Just got to the autoparts store and look for one with the right angle in and outs. And the right diameter for the hose. You can get a MUCH bigger, free flowing filter this way for just a few bucks. I've done this on many bikes in the past with good results.
  12. spotlight

    spotlight Noob

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    So then your saying check the chain slack with the bike loaded?:eek1 And I have owned mostly dirt bikes had an XT-250 before this bike....
  13. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    My older carb'd Ducati OEM fuel filter is getting hard to find and not cheap. Turns out that its really just a Denso filter also used on older Mitsubishi 4 cylinder cars (aka Dodge Colt in the US). My local NAPA store had one on the shelf for just a few bucks .... a real Made in Japan OEM part, not even a store-brand clone.

    -dman
  14. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I think I payed about 40 bucks shipped for each of my xrl sidecovers with a forum member discount from another forum. Even without the discount they weren't much more. I wonder why suzuki charges so much for the DR parts?....prolly the same reason they charge so much for the busa parts.....because its a suzuki :evil........I'm very careful with my busa :wink:
    My Kawi's always seemed fairly cheap considering as well.....
  15. ER70S-2

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    If your chain is properly adjusted, it will be on the same adjustment notch; loaded or unloaded. Mid-travel is where the chain is tightest and is where I make sure there is some slack (lying across the seat). It won't be the 1-1/2"(?) stated in the manual, when loaded.

    More clear?

    Ok, I was just trying to keep a new rider from over tightening his chain, this wouldn't be you. :freaky
  16. Spirtwolf15x

    Spirtwolf15x n00b

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    110km now, running good just a question, as this is my first DR650 and my first "new" bike ever, I can hear my timing chain, it's not "loud", in fact I only hear it if I try to listen to it. I'm wondering what "normal" engine noise is for a DR.

    Thanks.[​IMG]
  17. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer

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  18. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Probably one of the easiest fixes in the interwebs. You need to wear earplugs when you ride. :D
  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    The chain will be tightest when the three pivots line up in a straight line

    The countershaft, the swingarm shaft and the rear axle. If you can compress your suspension to that point and verify there is still a bit of slack you'll know you have it right. Then release the suspension and see what it needs to be when the suspension is unloaded and make a mental note or take measurements

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    To obtain this, it is generally necessary to load the back wheel (for example placing a person on the motorcycle) until the centers of the engine sprocket, the swingarm pivot and the rear wheel axle have been positioned on the same axis. The swinging arm will be parallel to the ground.

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  20. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    i emailed acerbis about side panels for the dr650:

    hi!

    when are you going to carry plastics for the dr650? you could sell a lot. especially side panels! ;~) suzuki has made the same model since 1996 - you would only need one set of molds... :>)

    thanks,

    doug s.


    here's the answer i got:

    Hello,

    We do not get requests for plastics for that bike. We would have to have about 1500 request in order to start the project on making plastics for that bike. I can mention it to the higher ups but you are the only request I have had for a while sorry.

    Thanks,
    Brian


    doug s.