the DR650 thread

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

  1. Road Barnacle

    Road Barnacle Been here awhile

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    The lack of internal support can be a good thing. I have a similar CH bag with the bungee mount and a small pelican case. When I need the extra storage I just unravel the CH bag and strap it in place. Otherwise it stays balled up and out of the way.
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  2. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I got the hint about “freeing up space”.
  3. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  4. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Dunno yet. Will report back when I start work.
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  5. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    A little shed time this morning. Thanks @BergDonk, i used your valve adjustment procedure again. Now I have to wait until Wednesday to put on some Bikemaster heated grips. :D All that's left to do this winter is an oil change and to clean the filters.
  6. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    Ohm it out before you start it and after it warms up, green and blue wires. Resistance 170-256 ohms @100 range on the meter( this is from the service manual) Mine was in range before start, (it did start) but after it was warmed up it was on the high side and out of spec. Give it throttle and 60+ feet and it would shut off. Maybe guess work on my part, but that was the fix and it's been 4-6 years and no problems.
  7. Tall Man

    Tall Man Privileged.

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    Are those Tom's Moto-Racks on your DR?
  8. Road Barnacle

    Road Barnacle Been here awhile

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    yes … They are a little on the pricey side but I was won over by the fact they are somewhat minimal and have the rotopax mounts. They are versatile and the fit/finish is top notch.
  9. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer Supporter

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    I printed Jim's document and carry it on the DR with a spare coil and a few other things specific to the job. When I cracked mine open to change the screws to allen heads, it'd already been done. I wasn't quick enough with the washer Jim warned about and had to go fishing. Suzuki put that thrust washer directly above an opening into the transmission. I did find a magnetic tool that will fit into the slot - which now goes with the pulse coil kit.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YKNOLQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Pic is with the rotor off - probably could be done with it on.
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  10. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    Just emailed Tom to ask if he offered something minimal on the left side to carry a rotopax ..."Get the rotopax away from the exhaust, off my rear rack and lower the center of gravity of the loaded bike."

    Will share his response.
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  11. Tall Man

    Tall Man Privileged.

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    I've the same pannier and top racks on my DR, and I too am well-pleased with their construction and fit. They were perhaps the last set Tom fabricated before his accident in Sept. 2016, which affected his production capability until 2020 (IIRC). The RotopaX mounting plates, now standard, were extra-cost options when mine were purchased.

    Recommended.
  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    My take on heated grips FWIW. Living where I do, they've been essential since the early '80s when I discovered them. On my dirtier bikes, like the DRs, I prefer to keep my dirt bike grips of choice, so film type heaters are the go.

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    Add some heat shrink to the left bar end. The knurling means it grips fine, if not, add some contact adhesive before the heat to be sure.



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    Warp the heaters on and use a few zip ties to keep them in place.



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    I use some brake cleaner as a lube to slide the grips on.



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    Then a few wraps of stainless tie wire keeps them secure., along with the residual adhesiveness of the brake cleaner.



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    For control, I've been using the Bikemaster/Tusk 5 setting controller and its associated wiring harness. I just cut the grips off that come with the kits and attach the films. Works great, I have this setup now on 4 of my bikes, and a couple of mates' bikes too.
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  13. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    So I got followed home today...

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  14. LexTalionis

    LexTalionis Inciteful

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    I have these on both my DRs, and on both DRs I needed to install a ~1" spacer and longer bolt on the lower left connection point for the left side rack to line up properly. Other than that, very strong, well made, attractive.

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  15. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Wow :clap
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  16. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    It's for my mom. 2 up bike. Inaugural ride to eat for us tomorrow!
  17. hock2e

    hock2e I'm a crastinator, still holding off on going pro

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    So why is there a half eatin samwitch on the seat ?
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  18. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    Because I was halfway through eating it when I took the picture. I was making room in the garage and sitting up the front tire (the shop didn't put enough in it) and my mom brought out a peanut butter sandwich for me.
  19. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    "Mom" is going to enjoy that bike :-).
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  20. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    She's quite excited. I know y'all aren't gonna believe me, but I didn't get it for me. I'm happy with my Africa Twin for riding solo.
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