the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    Cheers.
    I'll add it to my links i post if and when someone else asks.

    I'll be honest, i like to post links to the sites of the guys that hang out here if i can and it also helps people in case they need to buy something.
    You guys that hang out here and run a small business need all the support i give in any way, no matter how small that may be.

    It's appreciated what you guys do.
    I prefer to support the little guys, rather than search for the cheapest price on google.
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I think it's also criminal, not just a ticket. I'm always nervous in VA since I've read that the fines are huge.
  3. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    And while i'm at at..

    If any of the regulars here that help me out a lot,
    (You all know who you are..)
    Ever dedide to start a micro brewery, you have a loyal customer in the waiting..!!! :drink
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  4. ER70S-2

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    Yer good, ride. :ricky
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  5. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    It's likely a matter of perspective. You seem to like to ride using a gear selection that is at least one too low for your given rate of travel. Personally, I think a broadband (sustained) use of 5K rpm on the DR650 is too high (and I say this as someone who has a 14T CS installed, with the attendant effect on average engine speed.) Others may disagree, but here's the thing that matters: It's your bike and your riding experience. If you can make peace with the resultant fuel mileage, and your bike continues to run well, then that's your style and that's that. Maybe there's a proper sport bike in your future. They're much more suited for your need for a braap braap fix than is a senescent dual sport.
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  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    The way I look at it is this: an engine has, let's say, a billion revolutions before it starts burning oil. I short shift to keep my RPM down and to extend my motor's life. I got to about 60k miles before I started burning a bit of oil. I'm guessing Schmokel will be burning oil at 30k and blaming Suzuki. :dirtdog
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  7. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Ok guys, I'm proud of myself. I just finished my first solo tire change. And it was the rear to boot! Dead T63 removed and new S244 installed. Only slight rub is that I'm pretty sure the bead isn't all the way seated all the way around.

    I aired it up to 70psi and that caused a pop, but it doesn't look even. Rode it around the block at 70psi, then aired it down to 23psi and rode around the block again. Got up to 35mph or so.

    Got any tricks or do I just need to go ride it more? Faster maybe? Or lower pressure to cause more carcass flex? Something else entirely? Don't worry about it?
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  8. Bootht99

    Bootht99 Been here awhile

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    Bought a 5.3L tank from Justgastanks July 27 and was notified that it was on backorder and would be shipped late August. No biggy. I wait a while since shipping to Canada is always slow, but no shipping notification came.

    Nothing showed up in the mail, but the order status was listed as complete. I contact JGT and they said I never responded to say I still wanted the tank. Wtf lol Of course I do, and they didn't actually ask anything.

    They say it'll be shipped in 7-10 days, then follow up to say it'll be shipped late October. I'll be getting the sled ready by the time it arrives! Oh well.... Hasn't caused too much of a hardship for me...

    My rant for the evening
  9. procycle

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    I can't imagine why the delay. There is no availability problem with the 5.3 tanks.
  10. ER70S-2

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    Find this line and follow it around the rim, that'll tell you if the tire's seated. If not seated, find a dirt road and go for a ride or air down, unseat tire, lube and try again.

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  11. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Yeah, the lines aren't even. I'll see what I can do with it in the morning. Hopefully I don't need to take it back off the bike.
  12. ER70S-2

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    If the deviation is at the valve stem, the tire has to be unseated so you can push the valve stem into the tire before adding air.
  13. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    One side is a little too sunken in right by the valve stem, the other side it's about 90* around from the valve stem. I'll work oon it in the morning. I'll try to seat it without taking the wheel off, but I may have to.
  14. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    The vendor's statement is a red flag, full stop. It makes no sense and is at odds with their duty to provide an item that you have paid for. I'd request a refund (and be a thorn in their side until it was received) and take my business elsewhere.
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  15. ER70S-2

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    Remove the valve core and make sure you can push the valve stem into the tire. If not, it's caught under the edge of the bead.
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  16. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
  17. ER70S-2

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  18. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    No way man. I'd have no one to blame but myself. But when that day comes, I'll just pick another one up; or punch mine out to a 790. :D
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  19. ER70S-2

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    That'll work. :thumb
  20. Bootht99

    Bootht99 Been here awhile

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    When I was first on the market for the tank, it seems that all of the vendors had them on backorder. I chose them since i found a discount code online, and they didn't indicate any backorder. Since I've paid for it, I've had notifications from other vendors that they were again in stock.

    I'm happy you made this statement. I just emailed requesting a full refund. At the time I was initially responding to their emails (after I asked what the status actually was), I was at work at not really focused on the tank issue. Now that I've thought about it more, it really bugs me. It's been over 71 days, and I've received zero correspondence from them. As far as I know, they were going to hold onto the money and never send it to me.
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