the DR650 thread

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

  1. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Does Colleen have a sister? :toney

    Too bad they wasted all that time on a BMW. :zilla :rofl

    It's cool that she said it and you acknowledged it. :nod

    :clap

    Running a 16t front (+1) and a 42 rear (stock) is almost too tall for my 6k + foot altitude. Not what I'd consider having to 'keep it on the boil'? :scratch

    It's been years since I bought mine, but if I remember correctly, it's a Utah sometin' and I got it from Kientec. I made that choice because it's 3/16", NOT 1/8".

    :thumb
  2. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I LOVE the desert scenery in southern Utah. :clap I run a 16t when I visit Kalif, but in Utah a 16t is pretty tall; glad/surprised you were able to ride that terrain. :nod

    I can relate how nice it must have been running 70 on the way back. At that speed with a 16T, my DR feels like my ex-FJR (well, ok, almost). :D
  3. greer

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    ER70S-2,

    That's a Utah Sport/Ricochet plate. I have the same one, and have put them on at least 3 different bikes now. Bought from Jesse, too.

    Sarah
  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    I thought you were making a play on my name since I posted that two pages ago suggesting that a lot of people do the same.

    :rofl

    I guess we M B's think alike?
  5. richeyroo

    richeyroo XT6-- 34L, CRF450X

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    Evening men

    Thanks to some serious abuse of my credit card, the good people at Procycle, about 5 hours spannering, and some outrageous lies to my wife, my 2012 stock DR650 now looks like this......

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    20l Acerbis tank, TM40 pumper, DG end can, 1" bar risers, bash plate, handguards, opened up airbox all the usual stuff

    And I live in Muscat, Oman so I can now go here again...(that's me on my old CRF450X - I got bored with 10 hour oil changes and a new piston every couple of days so bought a mighty DR instead !)

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    So, a couple of questions........................

    Seriously does anybody ride with the DG can, WITHOUT the quiet insert ? Mine came without one and it is blisteringly, awesomely, incredibly loud. I sort of like it but I'm not so sure. In Oman we don't have many Highway Regs, just so long as you have insurance, the Boys in Blue leave you alone. Full throttle, in 2nd or 3rd is almost unbearable, even with an open face lid and ear plugs. But I think I'll keep it that way. Plus the quiet insert costs 40 Dollars, so LOUD it will be I think.

    Secondly, I've put a right hand petrol cock on the Acerbis and the fuel line runs under the tank to say hello to carb. And that gets soooo hot, I almost can't touch it ! It is 45 in the daytime here, mind. Should I be worried ? I've used the 1/4" fuel lines that Acerbis/Procycle supply - I guess they are good up to 50 degrees or so

    Anyway, love my new DR and love Oman, one of the best countries in the world to own a Dual Sport

    (it used to look this this......before the credit card took a whack.....................)

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  6. greer

    greer Long timer

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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    You must be new to Adventure travel.[​IMG] There is disorganized overloaded ... and there is organized overloaded! :lol3 [​IMG] I'm a light weight compared to the guys below. Note the last pic is a guy riding a DR650 in Mongolia ... sadly, he got hurt, had to turn round. The first guy is a random German guy in Bolivia years ago ... the other are Colebatch and team, traveling overland, mostly camping. About a 4 month trip through Russia, Mongolia.
    see report here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987

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    This poor guy really needs an R1200GS!
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    courtesy of Colebatch and Co. .. stuck in Mongol mud!
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    DR650 set up for Mongolia ... overloaded? or just what is required?
  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Isn't this the skid plate with the bolts that almost touch the engine underneath at the back?
  9. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA
  10. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Hi all
    Has anyone thought or tried moving their oil cooler / radiator to maybe under the light ?

    Ok i know this would meen lifting the light some , but after a few days camping off roading here in FR in very wet muddy conditions i noticed the radiator clogging up fast with mud, obviously making it work less efficient !!

    Also last year in Morocco i dropped the old pig breaking the rad brackets !! still worked fine zip tied on but this to me seems the ONLY FAULT with the DR.

    It just seems far to vulnreable to me !!

    Any ideas appreciated

    Phil

    ps ..............not knocking my 1996 DR , i bought a 2010 xtz 660 3 or 4 months back and will probably be selling it !!! good bike but not a patch on the DR :evil
  11. ER70S-2

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    :beer

    Yes, I'm afraid it is. I keep meaning to extend mine and I just added it to the list of DR things :deal to do now that it's finally warming up.

    5 sisters!! :eek1
  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    YEP! FIVE SISTERS!

    Hey MamboDave there is a Milano Bambino! He's a real person :freaky

    good friend of ours and a decent motorcycle rider to boot.


    richeyroo......zip tie that cross over fuel tube as high as you can away from the exhaust.

    Anyone using the Procycle Case Saver Chain Guard?
  13. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    It comes with the studs for installation. If you wanted to buy longer studs, it looks like you could still use the sprocket cover.

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  14. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    My replacement one off the shelf was nickel plated though.
  15. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    OK, so just to make sure I understand, your NZ/AU DR650 came with a bare brass emulsion tube, but the NZ/AU spec replacement is nickel plated?

    Regards,

    Derek
  16. biosci

    biosci Tumbleweed54473

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    Wisconsin / USA here. I would like to know more about these unused electrical connections. Are pics and explanations available here??? Perhaps a link ???

    thanks, Jim:1drink
  17. ER70S-2

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  18. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Sorry, I have NO IDEA what these plugs are for or their voltages .. too long ago. I've never needed them so just left them sit.
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    The above set of plugs are sealed at the ends. Why? Dunno.
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    A few more ... taped up from factory.
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    I think I remember testing this one ... its 12V, can't recall if switched or unswitched.

    I believe some plugs are for TPS on another Suzuki model. Someone will remember this ... I don't.
  19. rpet

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    ^ the black 2 prong plug in the next to last picture is the one you want to use. There is one of 'em on the cluster behind the headlight and another near the airbox. They are both switched (no power when the ignition is off).

    I will be using the airbox one for my USB charger and the one behind the headlight for future driving lights. That leaves only my GPS to go straight to the battery (a benefit with the slow-to-start up Garmin).
  20. TrophyHunter

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    I mounted one up in hopes it never gets "used"....:D Simple install and I put the countershaft seal retainer on too. The chain guard easily adjusts 'tween sprocket sizes.