the DR650 thread

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

  1. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    I would like to verify

    Choke on or close the choke means pulling the lever(pulling the knob on other bikes) correct?
  2. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I just noticed mine decided to leak. :-| (at 44,118 miles)

    It's not too hard to fix, but make sure you understand what you need to do. Some time ago C2C4C killed his cam chain doing it wrong.
    :nod

    Yep. :freaky
  3. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    heard a good bit of negatives on the moose bearings, where is a source for some better kits for the rear wheel? cush bearing is toast and I was going to replace the rear wheel bearings also. need new cush rubbers as well so I was about to order from Procycle but I saw they have to moose bearings.
  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  5. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    did they make it to the next tire change? lol seriously I need to get some on the way asap, no local zuki dealer where is a good place to order?

  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    No local Zuki dealer, in Fla? I thought that state was bumper to bumper tourists. :D Sure, they lasted to the next tire change. :rofl But once the ????? were in my head, I decided not to use them again. Bike Bandit and Ron Ayers are two favorites.

    Edit: Pick Bike Bandit, Ayers waited a week to send me parts; waiting on something petty (don't remember).
  7. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    Moose and suzuki dont make bearings; they buy them from someone else. Take the old bearings to a bearing supply house and ask for quality replacements. They should be able to set you right up.

    Edit: I have an account with Applied Bearings but I think they sell to the public too. They have several locations and it has never taken more than 2 days to get stuff.
  8. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Post 74274 on this thread. Eakins posted bearing info, one page back :deal
  9. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    ?

    This is excellent info, thank you eakins - but what are the last three referring to?
  10. newride

    newride Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I actually don't understand what I need to do and don't want to kill my cam chain. More research I guess. I will start by ordering the seal. :huh
  11. shu

    shu ...

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    Bearings:
    -Front wheel bearings: SKF 6003-2RSJ
    -Front wheel seal: 09284-23001
    -Rear wheel bearings: SKF 6204-2RSJ
    2 x 6204 - 20x47x14
    -Rear wheel seal (brake side): 09283-26019
    1 x 26x47x7
    -Lock nut from 2008 and newer: 08319-2118a
    -Cush Hub bearing: SKF 6205-2RSJ
    1 x 6205 - 25x52x15
    -Cush Seal - 1 x 35x52x7
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    Two 6003 2RS
    Two 6204 2RS
    One 6205 2RS

    ^^^ these three lines are the total number of bearings you need to order, i.e. you need two of the size 6003, etc.

    The seals that my bearing house had were a bit taller than the original Suzuki seals so I ordered my seals directly from Suzuki (at Babbitt's On Line IIRC).

    ...............shu
  12. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    Thanks Eakins for sharing you're Ricor Install. I put the intiminators and springs in yesterday as well as a new rear spring. I know you are supposed to make one shock change at a time, but when I had it torn open, I put Race Tech springs in. :)

    greg
  13. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man

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    Oh great and knowledgeable DR650 thread readers...

    I have an odd electrical problem, and I am wondering if I can get any input. My bike has a bad connection someplace. When I turn the key to the "on" position, the headlight comes on. I then press the starter, an audible "click", and nothing. All the power goes away. I seem to be able to get the power back by wiggling the wiring harness here... circled in red.

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    I have tightened the battery screws, and visually inspected everything (there are no obvious problems). The battery is new and in great shape, seems to have full power. Anyone have any experience with this? Can you point me to any common failure in this area? The problem was very intermittent, but seems to be getting worse.

    BTW - that's not my bike. Just a photo from the internets. If it is yours, I appreciate your eye... it's really hard to find a picture of a DR650 from this side!
  14. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Side Stand safety switch wiring goes in that area. Possible problem with the plug at the top of that wiring lead or the switch it's self.

    TravelGuy

  15. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Partspitstop cheapest Suzuki OME parts
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I have to agree with Travelguy. Disabling that switch (removed it) was the first this I did to my DR. You have to make a connection across the plug after you remove it. I think I just cut the wire off the switch and twisted it together and plugged the old connector back in.
  17. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Could be the lead to the starter from the battery too.

    Side stand switch is always number one check though.
  18. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    I've seen new batteries with a bad cell in them, especially the cheaper ones. In a situation like this step one is always to get the battery load tested to be SURE it is good. Then trouble shoot from there.
  19. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    Back on Page 154, #2299. Tells all there is to doing away with the side stand switch the correct way.
  20. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    How are the DR ergonomics for taller riders? (6'3" here). How about for stand up riding offroad?