the DR650 thread

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

  1. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    A brief check in.
    Today I broke my personal altitude record on my DR. It was Mt. Evans Colorado in 2018 at 14,400 ft.
    Today on PE107 in Peru riding through Parque Nacional Huascaran I was just under 16,000 ft.
    No adjustment done to air/fuel mix
    No air box mods. Snorkel still in (Twin Air filter)
    Stock carb
    Carb dyno tuned before trip but that was it.
    No sputtering. No dying at idle. Nothing but a drop in power but it still had enough to get er done. 4AC245BA-84F8-4DD1-BEE1-335F48A08E4E.jpeg
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  2. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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  3. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur Supporter

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    They're great little bikes. I had one some years ago and had a lot of fun on it. The suspension needs help, Cogent made me a custom shock for it and I used heavier springs and emulators in the forks. That little thing went anywhere after that.
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  4. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    You sold it..??

    Damn.:baldy
    There could have been drag race version 2.0 :lol3
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  5. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur Supporter

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    Actually @cyberdos gave it to me over 10 years ago when he first moved to AZ since we could only ride 2 bikes cross country. When I started moving things out here 5 years ago, I brought the XT with me and gave it back to him. He kept it for a little while then sold it.

    A couple of XT memories....


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    Stock XT shock with upgraded spring.


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    Cogent shock for XT.


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    Glad I no longer have to deal with these conditions.


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    Moving the XT and a few odds and ends to AZ in 2014. :lol3


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  6. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    thats a mighty fine pack.. :lol3 :rofl:lol3
    you could of fit a few beers in the front near the compressor,
    but i figure you were playing it safe and didn't want to overload the trailer.. :D


    and nah, not keen on that white stuff.. :vardy
    yep, i think i'll stick to the stupid hot summers.
    give me hot and humid over cold, wet and miserable any day.
  7. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    Got tossed off the bike this evening. At my age, you don't bounce, you thud, and it hurts. But, no whining allowed.
    In addition to the various scratches, torn seat, and bent light bracket, the handlebars seem to be aimed about a 1/4" to the right. The bars themselves don't appear to be bent so I'm thinking the upper triple clamp got moved. If I loosen the 32mm nut shown in the photo, will I be able to re-position the triple clamp without losing the preload on the headset bearings?
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    You could, and also the top fork clamp bolts, but if your forks are aligned, no point. Do they stroke smoothly when you bounce the front end?

    Most likely the rubber bar mount to the top triple distorted a bit. You can loosen them off and realign, the big nuts underneath the top triple.
  9. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Lowering the front before you do the rear would make a shorter rake, increasing low speed response at the expense of high speed stability. Don't lower front before doing the 21" wheel.
  10. sandwash

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  11. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Whoa! :yikes




    How close to that UFO were you able to get?

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    Nice shootin'! :beer
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  12. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    @AlH came up and visited today. Got to see Hurricane Creek

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    Tower road

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    Got a little lost exploring and came up on this

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    There is a gated door in the bottom right. No clue why or what’s under the waterfall buried back in the forest.

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    Great ride, it was cool to see what these bikes can do. New tires were way better than the old ones on the higher speed gravel I’m used to and did great on everything else we hit today. Thanks again Al, hope to do it again soon.
  13. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    This looks just like Alaska riding!

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    Yep, it sure does

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    My ride this afternoon in our lovely sunshine:



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    I didn't mind the snow, but the ice under the snow made me stop here instead of continuing on to the end of the road.


    Before I got my bike out I took pictures of our visitors:

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    Mama Moose with her twins enjoying our yard


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    Another great ride for Bobby and me, will it be the last for the season?
    I hope not!

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  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Try loosening the handlebar clamps. The rubber mounts give a bit in a crash and cause the twisted look you describe.
  15. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    @dbarale offered to work on the bike for me, which is really awesome. I could not resist poking around on the little Yamaha today myself and fixed a couple little things I found. We know the bike and that it had been submerged in a muddy water hole. Several people have worked on it and I had heard it was dead and likely unsalvageable. I had helped the rider (a very cool lady we know) restart it on the trail (6-10 years ago) and didn’t think it could be that bad. it sat for years and went to another owner. Anyhow, the bike was a good deal but a gamble. I took the carburetor apart this morning and found some yucky sludge and a couple “issues”. After reassembly I reinstalled the creative fuel line and it started! Ran like a champ actually. Some more fixit stuff to be done and then a full Cogent suspension and it’s going to be great. I’m a very happy camper this evening having thought there was a 50/50 chance I’d be parting the bike out.
  16. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Wait! @procycle has a 400 kit for it? I’m in!
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  17. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Thankfully he did sell it, I know better than messing with @Lil' Steve with that stuff :lol3 Steve and Julio have talked about coming out this way some time and with this bike fixed up I’ll have them both covered. If you make it, I am not going to let you ride the Bimota on dirt so be warned.
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  18. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    I thoroughly enjoyed it too- even though I fell in a damn rut- same thing I did at LaSal. :muutt At least this time it didn't draw blood.
    Sure glad you were able to lift the bike so I could get my trapped leg back- or I may still be there as the SxS ride by and laugh.....:lol3
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  19. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    That gated door is where I wanted to put the scary clown... it looks like we are headed that way in the AM. Leaving Hot Springs at 10 or so.
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  20. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    :lol3

    all good mate,
    with the right tyres, I'll be fine just restricted to mud and sand on the bimota.
    i wouldn't ride it on the dirt, i promise.. :lol3

    anyways if @Lil' Steve is there, i'll be eyeing up a 900 for dirt, or one of those itty bitty 790's you and @cyberdos have.. :lol3

    although sticky rubber would be good,
    @Mongle has a cruiser so i'd be happy to go visit him and do some street miles between breweries.. :D