the DR650 thread

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

  1. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Dude ! Run outta gearing at 110 ? What are ya shootin for, ..... 135 ? :D


    Remember the speed limit in Chesterfield Idaho is 40 MPH . :lol3
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  2. crag antler

    crag antler In the woods lurking

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    Getting closer to the dual exhaust "look" tool tube. Taking some IMG_2744.JPG mental aptitude but doable.
    Just have to get the angle right and should be good.
    That and figure out the side cover
  3. IdealPragmatist

    IdealPragmatist Oxymoronic by definition

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    Wholly hell, man. If I needed to overtake someone at 110 on the DR, I'm guessing I'd only need the ability to attempt that once.

    Sort of unrelated...I rarely watch the YouTube crash compilations unless I think I can learn something from it, but got sucked into one last night showing lane splitters gone bad. Some of these guys were going easily that fast when it went wrong. I just can't find any sympathy for them.
  4. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    How long is fuel good for in a tank/carb? When I crashed back in June, I had just filled up. Not three miles down the road my bike went down. Until today, I've only done 3.8 miles since with the same fuel. Took the bike out for 50 miles tonight and something seems...off. Almost like a surging on low throttle. Doesn't seem as snappy. I'm not sure if I'm just used to the smooth, crisp throttle of the V-Star, or perhaps I need to run a few tanks of fuel through the DR. Perhaps a carb clean is in order?
  5. Bigshot

    Bigshot Adventurer

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    Thank You Uncle Fuzz
    The surging on my moded BST is finally gone. Wish I would have figured this out a year ago. The bike has never run this good since I got it so I tip my hat to you sir.

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  6. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Ram air?

    I love YouTube videos. The absence of standards is its own reward.
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  7. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    Was it ethanol laced fuel? If so I'd dump it in the car...and get new in the bike. I run non-ethanol 90% of the time in all my bikes and small engines. Keeps much longer.
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  8. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    THIS

    Our favorite place is run by a guy who started serving to go orders from his house. When there's a stack of wood in the kitchen, that's a good sign.
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  9. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Sounds like you need a 100 miles to clean it out. Realistically when mine sits for a month it takes about 20 or so miles until it smooths out. Then weekly rides.
  10. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    I thought you had a job!

    Good on you. Have a great trip. I loved my work, but with the clear vision of hindsight, I spent to much time in the office.

    b
  11. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    There is an ethanol-free station about 30m from me. Next fill up I'll go there.

    RE: I hate going out to eat. I can't stand it. Food is typically meh at best, outrageously expensive, I have no idea who is prepping the food, I have no idea what is in the food, and for me its a hassle. Typical meal nowadays seems to be $20. You have any idea how awesome of a meal I can cook for three people with $20? Wife and I went out a few weeks ago before kiddo was here. I got a burger. It had a friend egg on it. Whoop-Dee-Doo. It was $16 +tip. And that is my rant of the evening.
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  12. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    ARRRHHHHRRRR....
    I cant see the pics.
    Please don't tell me there was beer next to the food as well..:lol3

    Advrider has been real slow for me the last day or two.
    But when i can't see the food pics anymore :baldy:baldy:baldy
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  13. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I've been saying for years that if you put the Briggs and Stratton filter, (the RR fix): http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...carburetor-intake.635786/page-5#post-18843899 oiled with Bel-Ray foam filter oil, the surge goes away. And you don't have to tuck a bunch of hoses under the seat.
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  14. sturg

    sturg Been here awhile

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    For sure. but being jetted for 5000 ft, plus something like 75-100 LBS of extra gear makes it difficult to pass more than one or two cars or trucks at a time going up hill at 65-70 mph. The problem is I'm not hitting 110...currently running out of umph at 90 mph during these type of situations. 790 kit would give the top end power but wider gears or another gear would make that extra HP that much more versatile on the road. I'm not trying to break any land speed records on a DR, I just want to pass a few logging trucks and soccer mom's while going up hill.





    Bbbuuuuuuuttttt ...it would probably be muy bueno on the baja flats too:D. But i hear what you're saying.I think I've toured my valves enough this trip. speaking of which I'm at the famed Toad Rock Motorcycle campground in B.C. tonight. It's great! Grey's mountain pass in the AM and should be back in the US of A tomorrow or Monday!
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  15. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    The handling of the bike (or lack of) would be outweighed by the speed in my opinion - it is really just a big trail bike after all. The idea of a 790 kit really is to get more power and torque in general from the engine, not necessarily a higher top speed.


    This is in the pipeline - you may need to read back a few posts http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bergdonks-dr650s.646076/page-88#post-32960778
  16. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er

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    Hi guys. Just returned from an eight day, 2900 mile ride. My dr performed flawlessly.
  17. CampCowan

    CampCowan Wabi Sabi

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    My fun fund just got big enough for a saddle. Looking at pro cycles selection I am not seeing a lot of difference between the options. I have a Corbin on another bike, it is great. The procycle looks nice as well, and doesn't seem to care what tank I have(stock for now). Any opinions on these? Corbin, Moose, Procycle or Sargent?
  18. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    I have a sargent. Happy enough that it is the 3rd I have purchased. I think they have a return policy but you should confirm that. b.
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  19. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    The Corbin for the DR is firm, and it's also a tad wider near the front than some other aftermarket seat choices. I use one and it suits me fine, but for some riders it may be an acquired taste.
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  20. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    Don't believe anyone who tells you "buy brand X seat and all your cares will be over". All butts are different, and you may be looking at several trials to find what works for you.

    My DR came with a ProCycle seat on it, but its slippery cover and forward slope didn't work for me. The guy I sold it to loves it.

    Next tried a Sargent and then built a Seat Concepts kit, each had me squirming within 40 miles so off they went.

    A used Renazco bought off the FM is all-day good for me.

    Good luck in your search.
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