The 'No Pissin and Moanin' DR650 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by AST236, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    Thanks - I'm a less is more kinda person. I don't want wires and zip ties cluttering everything - I want something small and functional into when necessary.

    I don't know about turning off my headlight - I think law says I have to run one even during the day. (I wish the DR had the alternator of the KLR!)
  2. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    I did something similar adeed a switch and used a single 5 wire relay for both beams. Works great and the lights are much brighter, the downside is that it is now possible to leave the headlight on in error...will see how it goes, may add a second relay. Another very cheap and easy way to add headlight switching is at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506789 did this on a non DR and it worked great.
    A couple of photos of my DR setup...

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  3. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Here is a picture, on the left side where I can switch it if need be when riding. When the switch is off there is no light at all, when the switch is on the high beam is on if switched to high. I guess if I ever got pulled over for not having a light on I could say my low beam burned out. I like being about to switch it off like when in the garage, starting, or on dirt but staying warm. The switch is a flat rocker with three prongs on the back but I used only 2, can't see what I connected to )-: Just drilled a hole for the switch in the support part of the shroud above and forward of the screw on that side.
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  4. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    BergDonk (Steve) is making counter-shaft seal retainers. His first production run is complete and spoken for. I would like one and if 5 others are interested, I'll be point man for another 6 units.

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    I am not going to require any up-front money as long as your word is good. :D Feel free to reply here or send a PM to me. I'll keep a running tally of who's in and once we have (at least) 6, I'll place an order with Steve.

    The price will be $40 for the retainer plus a portion of what it costs to get them from Oz to the US and then from me to you. I would imagine ~$50?
  5. Lee Dodge

    Lee Dodge Been here awhile

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    Cool, how much are these?
  6. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    I edited my post but I'm thinking $50-ish.
  7. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    look into the stator mod, basically you change the wire arrangement of the stator and increase the output by alot. and you'll get more available power output at lower RPMs.
  8. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I think you mis-read that.

    Procycle:
    Peak voltage is down about 1 volt.
    The stock stator makes peak voltage right around idle.
    The modified stator makes its peak voltage at around 2000 rpm.
    If you're stuck in traffic or idling along on a slow trail shut off the extra lights, heated vest, etc. or you may drain the battery.

    From here, post #7:
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/755126-dr-stator-rewire/page__p__7722957#entry7722957
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I'd put my name in for 2, to Canada. Sent a PM.
  10. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Ditto on 2 - PM sent. I usually bulletproof my son's DR as I do mine. Around 50 each is good for me.
  11. devans101

    devans101 Adventurer

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    PM sent. I'm good for one.
  12. Alien VFR

    Alien VFR Space Jockey

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    My DR:

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  13. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    My wife's DR in front; mine behind.

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    Our latest farkle has been a couple of Pelican boxes so we can carry cameras, etc, in relative safety. And my tools sit on top of the box. Haven't lost them yet, in three rides.

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  14. DocSuzuki

    DocSuzuki Suzuki Fool.

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    :freakyGday ADVer`s! I`ve been a 2 year lurker here, especially Ride Reports and the DR threads, thought it`s about time to show up on the radar.

    My DR and I have been through a lot together, including having an argument with a Mitsubishi at an intersection, which required a new frame (hence the non purple paint for a 97), forks and front wheel for the bike, and tendon reattachment surgery for my hand. On the flipside we`ve had some memorable rides through every kind of weather barring snow.

    Late last year the base gasket gremlin showed up, so i kicked it`s arse, and while the engine was down i treated the big girl to a fresh set of rings (even though it didnt need them, at 29 500ish km) and i unleashed the wet n dry paper and polish to the ports and BST carb`s throat. Reseated the valves by hand, new stem seals as well. She came to me already wearing a Twin Air filter, so i butchered the airbox to Keintech (perhaps a tiny bigger?)spec to let `er really suck and blow. A new Staintune found it`s way on too eventually. After playing with the jet drills and a dyno run at a recent rally, the overall result is 35 bhp and a `peak` of 60 ft lbs. The pants dyno tells me that i`ve done good things, as the other DR 650 in the family felt to have more grunt than mine. Now mine will eat the 11000km 03 model. (That was dyno`d right after mine, 28 each of bhp and ft lbs) Not bad for a first time 4 stroke rebuild!

    I recently picked up a blackmagicvoodoo FCR off a YZF 426, and given that the polish job too. Still have to clean and reassemble it. Right now i`m adapting up a set of 93 RM 250 USD forks, turns out it is essentially a bolt in swap. No real bearing issues, axles are essentially identical. Only fab work is the obligitory caliper adaptor plate.

    Anyway, i hear you snoring, so i`ll end here...... with a couple pics.

    Hope to share cool stories, tips and tricks with you! :freaky
    P.S I have more pics, but too lazy to upload from my camera for now. These ones were on my Applecore Iphone.

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  15. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Welcome! Sounds like some love went into the DR. Have to wonder though....the BST is a Mikuni if memory serves and the pic is a Keihin. FCR 39 maybe?

    Look forward to more pics of your projects and outings.
  16. JTB488

    JTB488 Been here awhile

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    Looks like he mentioned picking up the FCR from YZ.
  17. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Right you are, sir. Thx - don't know how I missed that. :norton
  18. DocSuzuki

    DocSuzuki Suzuki Fool.

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    You are correct Trophy, a LOT of lovin, lots of sweat, and a bit of blood on the frame (which is still there!) has gone into this. This garden variety road / trail is my most prized possession, even though i also have some sought after classic trash. By no means is it a lovely KTM or Husky exotica (mmmmm, Husky....tasty!) but i have a Suzuki dealer up the road for supplies, and you need no less than a car to kill them!

    Regarding the carb, yes the BST is a bargain bin version of a Mikuni, and the Keihin pictured is an FCR 39.

    Oh, i can`t forget, thank you for your welcome! :freaky

    May all of our DR tractors give many more years of service.

    The Doc
  19. mikeb53

    mikeb53 Adventurer

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    I use my battery tender cable and a USB adapter that plugs in to that.
    Between the adapter, a 3-way battery tender splitter and a 36" battery tender extension cable, I can run my GPS, iPod and cell phone all from one plug-in connection.
    Been using this set up for over a year now and had no problems. I like this because when I don't need it, I can unplug 1 connector and it's all gone. Nothing left for crud and moisture to get in to.
    I picked up my adapter and all the cables I needed on-line from http://www.americancrossroaders.com.
    They have a line of adapters and cables that met all my needs.
  20. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    My gps and heated grips are wired to the spare connector near the head light. SAE cord directly off the battery comes out at the seat's left front. I use a 3-way cig plug to SAE adapter for charging phones, ipod and etc. The 3-way goes in a tank bag when traveling, I can charge things while riding that way. Or, I sometimes charge my phone off the battery when camping. The bike makes plenty of power for that. Add a heated jacket and things get tight. I installed a 35 watt HID head light to save on power. Works fine for me no charging issues. In the winter with the heated stuff on and when its daylight, I can turn off the head light and have plenty of power.

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