the DR650 thread

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

  1. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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    A few more things to think about.

    Personally, I find the PDS goes through lower shock bearings very regularly. YMMV

    And the Husky has the composite subframe which I have seen riders break....
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Ignore your linkage at your own peril

    My photo of shame. From the KTM 300 thread I waited too long to pull things apart. (skipped a season)
    This bolt goes through the clevis on the frame just below the swingarm pivot.(XC linkage) There's no way to get a swing at it with a hammer and drift to drive it out. It's behind the bracket for the sidestand. It was stuck in the bearing sleeve. (rusted) You can hit it inward, so that was all I could do. So I cut off the head and then drove it in and cut some off, then repeated this till the last piece was out.
    Don't wait too long to re-grease things. Lower bearings in a PDS shock are a bit easier :-)[​IMG]
  3. Redfish Hunter

    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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    That is not Good News. At least I am saving $$ by not wearing out and replacing tires.
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  4. drmiller100

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    My bad. I like Rick a lot. I appreciate his posts. I meant to write nothing negative about Rick.
    I meant to encourage people to use the ignore button more.
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  5. Redfish Hunter

    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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    No sir, I think you misunderstood MY intent. I was saying that the post that upset Rick (and I think upset you) may have not been meant to offend, may not have been as bad as it looked at first glance.

    None of us ever write anything negative about Rick. Some of us because we like Rick, some of us because we want him to build our suspension systems...

    At any rate, it is good to see you posting here a little bit. You make this place better.
  6. shu

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    Wow! Incredible mileage.

    I have run 3 sets of those tires (came on my bikes, not by choice) and averaged 2500-3000 miles on a set.

    I actually liked them on the street, not so much on trails.

    ..............shu
  7. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I would try a Supersprox.

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    https://www.supersproxusa.com/
  8. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    That lower bearing is the first one to go on the linkage systems too. the forces are remarkably similar in most of both systems. on the DR, its the first to go because of the small size, high load and exposed position. 100 hours on mine so far in wet conditions and Im still good.
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  9. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    Yes, its going to be tight, me thinks!
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  10. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    they may well be better now but we had very poor life from them when they were a new thing. i dont think the alloy was right or the hardening correct. they were made in eastern Europe as I recall. I cant remember the name of the Illinois company that started representing them but I do remember they had a suburban area Husky dealer for years and i purchased from them in the 70s. we sold supersprox to Ducati customers and I ran them on my own street bikes. The German sprocket manufacturer I have used and sold is Ejot if i spell that correctly... they and AFAM make some of the finest sprockets I know of.
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  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    If you are willing to run a 520 sprocket the Husqvarna Te 610 and others from the 2006,2007 vintage will fit the DR650 hub
  12. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    Lol saw this on Facebook
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  13. Anyone

    Anyone Been here awhile Supporter

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    I went with the husky, because i like the colors better
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  14. chethro

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    Had a nice rumble through the hills. 202 miles in just under 6 hours with almost no traffic and curves that wouldn't end. What a workout!

    First stop Burning Springs exhibit again:

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    Imagine 5-6 hours of roads like this with only about 30 minutes of that time with another vehicle in sight...Just go whatever speed you like fast or slow.

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    Rt 47 East of Smithville. A nice rest stop at a church and one wild curve.

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  15. Sonny S.

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    There's a big lake with some awesome cliffs in Smithville isn't there ? Smithville Lake maybe ? Two years ago for July 4th we stayed at Buckhorn Lake in KY. that was pretty nice..
    We were on the Harley's and spent 8 days riding that area. Stayed mostly in the Appalachian Mtns.
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  16. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    You are probably thinking about Summersville Lake. It is very clear with rocky cliffs in many places around it. They drain it every year which turns the Gauley River into a Class 5 kayak river.
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  17. Sonny S.

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    YES !!!! That's it
  18. Sonny S.

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    They flooded the town to build that lake IIRC
  19. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    The boat ramp or road near the marina just keeps going down to the bottom of the lake. I remember a Wiley's jeep was at the bottom 30 years ago.
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  20. Green Mtn Rider

    Green Mtn Rider Husky Rider

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    All depends on the front tire used
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