the DR650 thread

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

  1. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Some time ago... gosh it's been at least a year... somebody posted on this thread about building adjustable side stands. I think he was in Sacramento. I don't have any PMs left from that time frame, but I'm wondering who it was and if they still do this? Anybody remember?

    Rob
  2. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    If I take them off, I'll probably just put new ones on but I still can't really fathom they got bent so easily. It was low speed on a bit of mud; I should have forked out for the real thing I guess instead of being mr tight butt. :huh
  3. Born-to-ride

    Born-to-ride GSXR!!!

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    How do I go about adding pictures??
  4. greer

    greer Long timer Supporter

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  5. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    planemanx15 Long timer

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  7. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3, Great Grandpa to 3

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  8. fusionzone

    fusionzone Adventurer

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    hey guys, anyone have a DR650SE stock handlebar riser for sale.

    Being looking for one online but have no luck.

    Thanks
  9. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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  10. fusionzone

    fusionzone Adventurer

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    anyone tried installing the ZETA Rubber killer on your DR650 before ?
  11. rpet

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  12. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Will this motion pro fork tool work to remove the damping rod thing? Or does it have to be a hex key?

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    And if anyone has a pic of what to remove to get the rear spring off, I'd be grateful. I can handle this stuff--just need a push. I'm not tracking on the written instructions.
  13. dman

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    So after owning my bought-used DR for 18 months I finally decided to check the NSU. I don't have a real clutch tool but used my cordless impact and a bicycle tool like the one in this thread http://drriders.com/topic1206.html?sid=9ac5f72f62ca3c91b4ad62f000578cc7#p16382 and it was no problem (I don't see how people can remove the screws, replace and wire them with the clutch in place).

    But using the same tool and my torque wrench tightening the hub nut back on, one of the clutch hub bosses snapped off. I'm sure it was mostly my technique, but they seem weak for this method. So be warned. Clutch hubs on eBay looked sketchy (one appeared to have been drilled out for lightness??) so I ordered a new one from BikeBandit and it's back-ordered :( Ordered a MotionPro clutch tool too. Meanwhile my DR is napping on the garage floor ... I don't really want to put the cover back on to right it, and it's ful of oil. Oh well, live and learn, but I just wanted to caution others to be more careful. By the way, on my '06 with 16K miles, the OEM screws both seemed tight enough

    -dman
  14. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    You mean the spring bosses DMan ?
  15. dman

    dman Long timer

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    Correct. They're tall, hollow and close to the center so I guess they take a lot of bending load when used to counteract the tightening torque, which is not what they're designed for. One snapped off at the base. I had my doubts .... should have listened to them. I saw later a post (either here or at drriders) where someone had the same result.

    -dman
  16. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Several owners have snapped these off ... so you are not alone. And it's why some owners prefer to struggle working behind the clutch to R&R the NSU bolts. Maybe the called for Torque rating is OFF?

    Newer DR's seem to be found with tighter NSU bolts. A good thing! :clap But allen heads and Loctite are my preference.
  17. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    They only take 10nm no more. They can be easily crushed if not careful.


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  18. dman

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    i snapped the hub boss torquing the center nut. 36 ft-lbs I believe, a bit more than 10 NM. Or do I have the wrong spec?
  19. Tman00

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    Time for some new rubber. Need a good all around tire. Hated the stock tire-went the Kenda 270 route and want to try something else. Give me some ideas and how you liked the tires used.
  20. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    What is your type of riding?

    I have tried the Pireli MT-21 and the Kenda TrackMaster II.

    That's what I have used in the rear. Kenda, hands down. Can't wait for the MT21 to wear out so I can get back to the K.