the DR650 thread

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

  1. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Hah! Yeah. A lot of times the white trucks are work trucks, and some people buy them just to get a cheap truck. I'm not due of the appeal of the F150 personally. I got way more truck for my money with a Tundra. Plus, I just seem to like Japanese vehicles the best.

    Good luck dealing with or crazy drivers!
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  2. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Very nice :D

    But... :fpalm

    $135 ????? :yikes




    I picked up a Go Cruise throttle lock for a 3,300 mile trip to Alaska.

    (ProCycle of course)

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    I had never used one and wondered if it would really be of any benefit, but decided to give it a try. :scratch

    Wow! I'm sold :rayof :wings
    I used it constantly on the highways and often in town and I don't go for a ride without it unless it is a dirt only ride, and even when riding in the dirt I don't remove it.
    So simple and so inexpensive ($20) it just plain works. :pynd
    I bought another one as soon as I got home to use on my other bikes. :ricky :ricky
    (They come in two sizes for fat grips or regular grips)

    My wrists used to go numb at times on the highway, now I can take either (or both) hands off the grips to stretch, to rest, or to wave.

    I recommend this simple throttle lock to everyone. :happay

    Two thumbs up! :thumb:thumb

    I just looked online and I see Go Cruise also sells an aluminum version with a tension adjusting screw that is nice:

    Go Cruise 2 ($31.30)
  3. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I bought a 19" front with rotor and mounted Shinko 705 plus a brand new spare 705 from an inmate for a good price a few years ago. I just mounted the spare on the front of my Strom so I feel I got a good deal. Anyway, two things: if you want a street front setup, I highly recommend the 19", and second, since mounting it up, I have not yet put the 21" with IRC knobby back on.
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  4. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I bought my Monster after kids were born, replacing a BMW K100RS (pre-DR days), thinking I'd just do occasional local 2-4 hour rides, and commute. Got old real fast. Realized I'd rather do 3 or 4 weekend rides a year, to the Sierra, than ride the same local twisties and hang out at Alice's with the same crowd. Of course, then I would stare longingly at all those dirt roads in the mountains; took my Duc up quite a few but finally got a Strom, then DR. I wouldn't kick an FJR out of my garage now either. But, gotta thin the herd ...
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  5. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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  6. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    And where you live 80 mph is automatically Reckless Driving.Thats 12 points and loss of license for 1 year if convicted. And in my experience those I81 troopers don't have much of a sense of humor.
  7. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    I run go cruise on both the DR and the Tenere full time too. Too spoiled to do without.
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  8. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    No clarification needed.

    Regards,

    Derek
  9. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Great!
    That means it's still too rich.
    That there is still a rich stumble in the 3rd position corroborates that there is extra fuel coming from somewhere. Possible sources are a worn emulsion tube, larger than stock pilot jet, high fuel level (due to incorrect float height adjustment or faulty float system), drilled slide, cut slide spring, clogged air bleed jet, stuck cold start enrichment slide, and/or additional preload on the slide spring.
    That's good.
    The cold start circuit is supposed to take care of that until the engine is warm enough.
    If it's a Uni UP-123, those don't come oiled, and don't filter very well even when oiled. I recommend adding an oiled foam sleeve or replacing with an oiled foam unit.
    It should be replaced if it's been smashed flat as they commonly are.
    I don't think the wetness means a leak (actually the contrary may be true). It's probably not necessary to replace the cover unless there is visible damage and/or testing reveals a vacuum leak.
    In my opinion the tail of a caliper is not accurate enough as it's difficult to assure that it's normal to the gasket surface and there is not enough overlap to the float.
    What year is your DR650 and what code is stamped into the existing emulsion tube? Also, does it have the Mikuni square in the corner of a square symbol stamped in it?
    09494-00884 is what I sell for '96 & up DR650s.

    Regards,

    Derek
  10. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    Okie doke. Got a few hours in the shop tonight.

    Filters oiled (lightly) and installed.

    Tach is good to go. Left the fuel mixture screw and idle as is. Did a 10 mile jaunt. Finally have some numbers to play with.

    35mph twistie road, I'm in 3rd at 4800-5200 RPM. 5000 seems to be my average.

    Behind a car on a 50mph road I'm also riding at 5,000 RPM.

    35mph road with straights I click up a gear and ride at 4200RPM.

    Overall, my go-to rpm is 5,000 or just a tad under. Is that really racing this motor?

    Got back to the house. Engine was idling at 1,700 RPM. Fuel mixture screw was a tad over 3 turns out. I lightly seated the screw, backed out to 1.5 turns, and set the idle to 1500. Went for a quick half mile loop, no popping on decel, but I'm not sure if I took a hit in power or its just my mind messing with me. I'll have to take it for a longer ride. But, it idles fine and throttle seems to be instant just like before.

    We'll see what the mileage is out of the tank.
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  11. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    Now that you have a tach..
    did you set the screw by ear and it happened to be at 1.5 or did you just go to 1.5.

    Scroll down and follow " how do i adjust the fuel mixture properly "
    https://procycle.us/info/questions/dr650/fuel_system.html

    Motolab may have instructions as well, but i have no idea where on his site to link to if he does.
  12. MP29K

    MP29K Adventurer

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    Schmokel,
    What tach did you get, and do you have pics/video of the install? I'm in the market and schmokeling between a full computer or simple tach.
  13. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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  14. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    Just went to 1.5. The reason being, I looked all over to find that link you posted on my phone, but it was a pain in the ass to find.

    I knew you mentioned something a few pages back, but again it sucks looking through my phone. I may have to retackle this again.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301274722748

    Directions say there is supposed to be an hour meter and clock, but nothing happens when I hit the button. Broken maybe? Iunno. Tach works good so run it.
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  15. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    @motolab also, when I initially set the idle to 1500, what should the mixture screw be set to? I simply started at 1500rpm with the screw to 1.5 turns out.
  16. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    Cheers.
    I'll add it to my links i post if and when someone else asks.

    I'll be honest, i like to post links to the sites of the guys that hang out here if i can and it also helps people in case they need to buy something.
    You guys that hang out here and run a small business need all the support i give in any way, no matter how small that may be.

    It's appreciated what you guys do.
    I prefer to support the little guys, rather than search for the cheapest price on google.
  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I think it's also criminal, not just a ticket. I'm always nervous in VA since I've read that the fines are huge.
  18. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    And while i'm at at..

    If any of the regulars here that help me out a lot,
    (You all know who you are..)
    Ever dedide to start a micro brewery, you have a loyal customer in the waiting..!!! :drink
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  19. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Yer good, ride. :ricky
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  20. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    It's likely a matter of perspective. You seem to like to ride using a gear selection that is at least one too low for your given rate of travel. Personally, I think a broadband (sustained) use of 5K rpm on the DR650 is too high (and I say this as someone who has a 14T CS installed, with the attendant effect on average engine speed.) Others may disagree, but here's the thing that matters: It's your bike and your riding experience. If you can make peace with the resultant fuel mileage, and your bike continues to run well, then that's your style and that's that. Maybe there's a proper sport bike in your future. They're much more suited for your need for a braap braap fix than is a senescent dual sport.
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