the DR650 thread

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

  1. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I have a brake bleeder but never one that hooked to a compressor. Which is that? Sounds good, i could spill a lot more fluid with a compressor :lol3.
  2. Otis357

    Otis357 Dirty Hippie

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    Thanks for the great responses on my DR\exhaust question. I just placed an order with Jesse last week for some parts, and guess I will be calling him back to talk about the airbox mod and jetting kits too.

    Im sure its in here somewhere, but how do you keep water and crap out of the airbox if you cut a giant hole in it?? We've been known to cross a few pretty deep water holes in our riding so I assume a small hole on the bottom to drain any water is a good idea too?

    Really enjoy working on the bike, but carbs are one of those parts that have always mystified me. Not all that comfortable poking around in the more sensitive parts of the bike..... guess I better read up a little more before attempting this one.

    Cheers...
  3. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    I run with the side off of mine, instead of having cut the top ... deep water can stall it.

    I don't know about the cut-tops, but on mine the best I could do was to tip the bike to the left a little after stalling it and being a hair above the airbox's bottom in the water.

    I think that if true deep-water crossing are in your future, not only should you consider leaving the airbox the way it is, but you may also think about a way to create a higher snorkel, and to use some water-resistant electrical goop to protect wire connections.

    The thing about a DR650, IMHO, is that it's a heavy off-road bike, so I was finding myself in deep water - with drop-offs - and if the bike had stalled at its deepest I would have had to leave the bike submerged and out there since I didn't have any riders with me who could help recover it if lost.

    It just isn't a lightweight enough bike for me to consider such water crossings again without being with other riders, and even then I'd probably choose a lighter dual sport if that were our focus.

    Example of the trip I am referring to: This one got hairy and did stall the bike, but was far from the deepest I took the bike. The deepest was really only about 10 feet across, but it dropped off like a MF'er. In any of the four major water crossings I did I was wishing I had left the airbox stock.

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  4. zdiver1

    zdiver1 Been here awhile

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  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I had the carb mounted one. As stated earlier its somewhat a pia to reach. I tossed it and got the PC case mounted one and never looked back.


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  6. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I have the case mounted one, which I liked, but now it doesn't want to stay out when I'm warming the bike. Is there something I need to adjust? Thanks
  7. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    I installed the case mounted one a few months ago and it never would stay out, had to hold it out with my hand until bike warmed up, ready a problem. Have not contacted Procycle about this problem but the previous one I bought from them stayed activated until pushed in. Not holding its self in out position is a PITA.

    TraveGuy

  8. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    All you'll ever need to know about your carb. :freaky

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347184&highlight=bst40
  9. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    How deep is deep?
    The hole is on the top so only about 3mm lower than with the snorkel.

    There is already a drain tube on the airbox.
  10. Otis357

    Otis357 Dirty Hippie

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    Definitely wouldn't ride anything that deeper than the snorkel... not intentionally anyway. Was considering more in regards to water splashing or being pushed up by the motion of the bike. Probably less of a worry than I originally thought....

    ER70S - Thanks for the carb link :thumb that will keep me reading for awhile.
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    Actually, with the side of the airbox off the water being pushed was a major issue, so I had to ride extra slow. Not sure about with the top off.
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    :beer

    I should add: the BST bible was started by a KTM rider, there are differences between the two; so don't freak when something doesn't match. :deal
  13. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    There's an adjustment under the rubber boot right at the 90degree bend. I bet that will fix it. I've had other bikes with non-sticking Choke knobs and it's generally a matter of adjustment.
  14. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a non-shortened kickstand they are willing to part with?
    If so, please pm me.
    Thanks
  15. nupit

    nupit Adventurer

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    I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a noise in between first and second gear. A couple times recently, I've had a noise that sounds like I'm in between gears when I come to a stop and have my clutch pulled in- like I'm in between gears(clanky) When I shift into gear, and take off the noise goes away. Thanks...08 DR
  16. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    I see some new blood here, amidst the regulars, so I thought mention the DR650SE Index. There's a link in my sigline, and in the Bike Specific Index thread that's stickied at the top of the Thumpers page. It's meant to be a resource for information about our favorite dualsport- sort of a file cabinet. I'd also like to re-invite everyone who has an experience, a link or a write-up they'd like to share to please add to our knowlege. And I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who's taken the time to contribute to what we have so far. It would be nothing without the time and effort you've put into it, and I'm most grateful :bow...
  17. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Hey does anybody know which bike the MX-Rob FCR carb for the DR comes from? I need to order a new choke for mine because it won't stay engaged.

    Thanks.

    Rob
  18. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I believe the FCR Carbs come from several bikes ... but mostly Yamaha 450 MX or some 450 Quad. I think it's a FCR 39 ? I have a WR250F with (I think) a FCR 39 on it. If not a 39 then maybe one number down? Dunno. But several bikes use the FCR's ... ask Rob, he will know more.
  19. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    So are we. :wave :beer

    Oops, DR pic:

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  20. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    YFZ450 quad.

    Any 39mm FCR choke should work though.