the DR650 thread

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

  1. deathu

    deathu Adventurer

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    I finally managed to get that pilot air jet out :1drink it did involve some light hammering but that's it.

    I only wish I could do the same! But "near new" DR650 parts are an utopia in europe. Just about the same as "near new" Transalp parts would be in the states :rofl

    Anyway... in the meanwhile I would really appreciate if someone with a stock, unmolested BST40 carb could tell me what the highlighed distance should be:[​IMG]


    I suspect the throttle may be a little bit "too open" at idle on my carb. I just want to know how a stock bike carb is set up...
  2. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Yea, that would be a good idea! My first Mexico trip my DR had the stock shock but I did replace springs front and rear. It wasn't horrible on Topes but not great. Then I got the Ohlins shock and Race Tecd'd the forks ... transformed it into a Berm Buster. :D
  3. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Exactly! A broken peg is a very bad thing. I witnessed one break once ... luckily the riders foot/ankle was OK ... as he landed straight. Very lucky. But many times the ankle turns on landing ... and tremendous force of all your body weight and momentum come down on your ankle. Not good. :eek1

    When I rode Enduros back in the 90's I often thought about my pegs and just how important they were, given in an Enduro I'd be doing HUNDREDS of jumps and landings in the 5 hour event. Everything is riding on your pegs as in an Enduro ... you STAND UP almost all the time. Here good boots also play a part. More support, less likely to break an ankle.
  4. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    You Sir, are an Artist! :clap Those are some beautiful mods! I agree ... a properly done weld is secure ... probably better than stock. But sometimes even the stock pegs break. Fantastic skid plate and pipe bracket! :freaky
    (me thinks Skunk Wizard is working at the Skunk Works! SR71?)
  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  6. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    +1!!!!

  7. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    Ahh!, grasshopper you’ve been schooled in thumper jive and have mad skills at procurement
  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    The lever pivot bolt is in as far as it can go. It's shouldered. Probably so it'll work with crappy Suzuki hand guards which attach at that point.

    Bronco638: The gap between the lever and mount could be just standard cable slack. I have not been back out to the bike to see if I can make it line up properly. Will check later.
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Both of ours line up perfectly.

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  10. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Bet he was wishing he was wearing gear instead of a silly police uniform.
  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Actually had my Husky 610 foot peg bolt shear right off. That sucked ill tell ya.


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  12. sunthechip

    sunthechip Been here awhile

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    Is it necessary to remove the spark plugs when adjusting the valve clearance, and why do people take them out?
  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Just one. It makes it a hell of a lot easier to turn the motor over that way to get to TDC.
  14. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    And he should know that there are two top dead centers. Make sure to get the right one on the compression stroke.


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  15. sunthechip

    sunthechip Been here awhile

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    I've adjusted the valves before, I just didn't remove the spark plugs. Turn it CCW until T is visible and the rockers can wiggle, right?
  16. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  17. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    I recently ran my battery down with electric vest and grip heaters set too high on a cold day so I installed an LED voltage monitor to keep me from making the same mistake again. The battery charged up fine with my battery tender and seems not to have suffered any damage. The LED monitor glows green when the charging voltage is greater than 13.2V but, curiously it changes to yellow indicating less than 13.2 when I rev the engine above idle then returns to green when the RPM returns to idle. I verified this voltage drop measured at the battery using a real volt meter. I then discovered that if I turn on my grip heaters the voltage goes up and turns the LED green and it stays green at all revs.

    This all seems backwards to me. Could someone please verify if it's normal to have a load such as the grip heaters raise the voltage or explain to me the problem if it's not behaving normally. I did the alternator checks for continuity and AC output and it checks out fine.

    In case it matters, I have a 60Cx GPS running off the battery and I had the controller for my vest plugged in but not turned on and the vest was not plugged in during my last test ride. The lights are all stock but the headlight is running through a relay to reduce voltage loss.
  18. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    I want to drain my tank and put in fresh gas.

    The tap doesn't want to dispense while the bike isn't running.

    Is that a vacuum line I see attached to the back of the tap?

    Using a hand vacuum pump I appied vacuum.

    No joy.

    Is pressure used here rather than vacuum?

    Do I need to open the tap and de-goo it?

    Is there really no inline filter here or is it contained in the tap?

    Thank you sir, may I have another...
  19. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Answered in yellow above.
  20. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    Thanks.
    I tried Prime and got a dribble. A roaring torrent is required by my level of patience. Is the screen in the tank located at the top of the fuel tubes?