the DR650 thread

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

  1. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    $100 on a really really good day. White ones (the fastest color) seem to sell for a lot more.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DR650-stock...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f23c9243c&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR65...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR65...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-DR-6...Parts_Accessories&hash=item33803dd182&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR65...Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c6ca5a2e0&vxp=mtr
  2. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    SDAR is a great group. I've seen more territory riding with them in the past 5 years. Fires - worked the last 2 wildfires. No fun and hope we don't get it again ever.

    KTM's - not "down" on any particular brand but 1 new 950SE blew a voltage regulator and I towed another 950SE with a bad fuel pump..on this ride! They definitely require attention.

    I do love the simplicity of the DR, though. I got to the same place everyone else did & couldn't ride any bike to it's limits no matter what is was.

    One of my primary riding buddies has a screen name of Bikeslut - cuz he has no brand loyalty. He's owned and ridden most everything.

    I'm at the "it's all about the experience" stage of life with nothing to prove.
  3. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    OK, I got my DR on the road with the new suspension from Cogent and some other new components this last Saturday. The suspension worked really good, the carb needs some attention. I will be ordering new jets, fuel mixture screw for this and give the carb a good cleaning. I need some advise on what jets to get. Here are the details; FMF Q4, and I left the snorkel out when I put the airbox back in. Thats it......so, I am looking for some good insight here on what to get ordered up (Pilot, Main, etc). Thanks in advance :clap

    Oh one more thing. I live in the Phoenix but I head north quite often and I will be heading to Colorado this year as well.
  4. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Stock main, stock pilot, shim the needle up .030"
    As long as you are not cutting open the airbox you don't need anything else.
  5. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Jeff, what is the stock main and pilot. I bought this bike recently (and have ordered many items from procycle recently) and I am sure the previous owner was in the carb and I am not sure what the stock sizes of jets are.

    Now, if I was to open up the air box what jets should I use and I want to put the extended fuel mixture screw in. Does the kit on your site cover all jets? When looking at the picture, I did not see the pilot jet.
  6. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    I've become what I hate...a throttle bliper! Help me stop the madness!

    DR just started not wanting to idle down when coming to a stop. Quick blip of the throttle and it settles down. Thought throttle blade was sticking and figured after the first time that would be it. Nope. I even tried using the push/pull on the throttle and it wont idle down. Blip works every time... WTF?

    Going to pull the carb off and give it a good cleaning. Any suggestions on a probable cause?

    I swear I will sell the f*!@er if I have to blip the throttle all the time :lol3
  7. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Pilot 42.5

    If you open up the airbox you need a jet kit because you have to change the needle to compensate for the loss in airbox restriction. The jet kit doesn't include a pilot jet. There has never been a need to run anything other than the stock pilot.
  8. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I have the Q4 on my 530 KTM,its way louder then one would think,if you like noise it's the 1 to get.
    Then when the packing blows out it will echo off the canyons.
  9. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Hey man, hang in there and take a shot at he two inmates ideas. I know you have a line screwed up going to the carb so maybe between the three things you will be up and running for Pickett!

    Might want to reach out to MX Rob or Procycle about the carb issue we discussed. Rob is the best and makes the pumper carb I have on my bike.

    Footnote :

    Should not have bought blue, they don't run as well! :lol3
  10. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I'll run my Q4 until the packing goes to hell then I will put the stock muffler back on....:lol3
  11. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I forgot ... are you running the stock BST40 Carb? If so ... PM Derek.
    My old Carb did the same ... slide/Jet needle was worn out (apparently).
    I just bought a whole new Carb. This might be it, not certain, but when the slide and Jet needle begin to wear you can get off idle stumble and stalling going down to idle. YMMV.

    Just a thought.
  12. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    Stock-ish BST40

    Forgot about the whole needle wear. I do have an aftermarket needle (PC kit); I will have to check the tube it runs in. I think Derek has mentioned not liking aftermarket needles due to wearing that tube.

    Thanks
  13. Indytriumph

    Indytriumph Adventurer

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    I have done most of that, what I have left is the suspension and motor rebuild. I am debating if it is worth it.


  14. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    yea, its that stinkin' tube. My needle looked OK but the slide and tube showed a bit of wear. Does not take much to affect smooth running.
    Could also be a bit of water in float bowl. Drain it for luck. Maybe a dose of Sea Foam or Techron? Also, re-check fuel/air screw setting (mine vibrated OUT) and reset idle speed.

    Good luck! :freaky
  15. bluegroove

    bluegroove Motorcycle junkie

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  16. bluegroove

    bluegroove Motorcycle junkie

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    hmm.. maybe I wasnt' sposed to post it here? It's in the flea market now. Just thought I'd let you guys know 'cause it's a DR650 item. :norton
  17. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    PM sent :deal
  18. rand0mlychrisUK

    rand0mlychrisUK Adventurer

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    This UK Ebay Shop is breaking a '98 DR for parts and flogging them, might be useful for any of you guys.
    Breaking DR650 for Spares

    Thought it might be of use :wink:

    Chris:clap
  19. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    I'm about to check the NSU screws on my '09 DR650SE with 2,412 miles on it, I want to replace the phillips head screws with either allen head or hex head bolts and then drill and lock wire them. I found a post that claimed the OEM screws were 5mm x 15mm long with standard metric threads (looks like .8mm pitch or 12.5 threads/cm), does anyone know the specs on the O.E.M. NSU screws for sure? Also read a post that claimed the later model DR's now come with allen head screws already installed, anyone else found this to be the case?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
  20. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Sorry Jeff, can't help with bolt size. And yes, I too have read several reports here on this thread on newish DR's stating current NSU bolts are Allen head ... and that they in there fairly tight. Suzuki don't torque them down because the NSU unit is PLASTIC. Loc Tite is your friend. Safety wire it if you like ... but I'm confident Loc Tite is adequate, IMHO.