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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:05 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Get off Derek's ass.

Several of you have continually shown your lack of knowledge by criticizing Derek's post. He does a great job of explaining in his post and is very knowledgeable, we are lucky that he takes his time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
By installing the Intiminator you added 9/16"...

By installing the Intiminator you added 9/16" more preload. When I install mine I machine off 9/16" off the stock spacers and then raise my fork tubes 9/16 in the triple clamps. That way I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
If the forks aren't leaking I say leave them...

If the forks aren't leaking I say leave them alone. Have changed oil and spring many times with no problems to the seals. Easy job to change springs, a lot more work to change seals and bushings....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 TravelGuy

+1

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Same for me. I have done that mod on two...

Same for me. I have done that mod on two DR650's and happy with results on both.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes a shorter sidestand is necessary. I cut my...

Yes a shorter sidestand is necessary. I cut my stock long one and welded the foot back on.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
There are very well written inswtructions in teh...

There are very well written inswtructions in teh DR650 shop manual. I just did it a few weeks ago to my 3rd DR. Not hard takes about a hour.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
If it's water in the gas it is setting in the...

If it's water in the gas it is setting in the bottom of the tank and staying there during further fill ups. I had a similar problems several years ago on my DR. Only cure was to remove the tank and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Seems from your post you haven't been having...

Seems from your post you haven't been having problems with your clip master links so why not keep using them? Save the dollars of the rivet tool. One of the first things I do when I get a new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've ridden over 300,000 road miles and something...

I've ridden over 300,000 road miles and something like 70,000 dirt miles and never had a problem with clip master links. I must be doing something right or your doing something wrong. Have seen...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 08:50 AM
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Views: 2,119,508
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks for posting! TravelGuy

Thanks for posting!

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks for posting. Very interesting and...

Thanks for posting. Very interesting and informative.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 TravelGuy

+1

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Quality and size. TravelGuy

Quality and size.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Safari tanks have a front aluminum brace that...

Safari tanks have a front aluminum brace that makes it a little difficult to install/remove but definitely worth the trouble. I have used Acerbis, IMS and Safari on my DR650's and find the Safari...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
On my first DR build I used the extra wires in...

On my first DR build I used the extra wires in the headlight bundle to power my Symtec heated grips, worked fine but on my first two DR builds I used those wires to power a relay and used the relay...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Compressed air won't work for the factory...

Compressed air won't work for the factory installed right grip, it is bonded to the plastic. Only way I have found is to sand it off.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
That is the only oil I've used for the past 5...

That is the only oil I've used for the past 5 plus years. No issues. Two of the bikes got over 50,000 miles with no oil consumption. Changed oil and filters at 5,000 intervals.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Read a couple of years ago that DL650 caps would...

Read a couple of years ago that DL650 caps would work but the ones I bought on Ebay did not! Hope you find a answer.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Suzuki DR650 rear rack works okay for my...

Suzuki DR650 rear rack works okay for my occasional passenger.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Great supplier +1

Great supplier +1
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I personally hope that Suzuki keeps the DR650...

I personally hope that Suzuki keeps the DR650 unchanged for many more years. One of the last carbureted simple/economical bikes on the market to maintain and minimal "points of failure". If it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I have used these on two DR650's and a DL650. ...

I have used these on two DR650's and a DL650. They work just fine but you need to use a additional spacer on the right side to clear the brake master cylinder.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Is that a Rickman frame I see on the lift? ...

Is that a Rickman frame I see on the lift?

TravelGuy


http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af325/JagLite/2002%20Suzuki%20DR650/Tool%20Tube%20Muffler/DSCF1698_zpsf013f262.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks you very much for photos. Following them...

Thanks you very much for photos. Following them got me in the right direction. Switch is working now.

Thanks!!!!!

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks for the photos. Will follow your lead this...

Thanks for the photos. Will follow your lead this afternoon.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Worked for two hours this afternoon and have not...

Worked for two hours this afternoon and have not been able to get the wiring correct on the new plug. I have the schematic from the DR Service Manual and the wiring drawing for the switch but there...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I set up a DR650 for a Mexico trip by using Ricor...

I set up a DR650 for a Mexico trip by using Ricor Intiminators in the front staying with stock springs. Rear shock was done by Procycle with the shock shaft replacement so I would have rebound and...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 2,119,508
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 01:39 PM
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Views: 2,119,508
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 07:59 AM
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Views: 2,119,508
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Doesn't look like a joke to me. Looks like a man...

Doesn't look like a joke to me. Looks like a man with a plan and a mission. I hope he enjoyed his travels.

TravelGuy:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Don't you mean the rear right side of the engine?...

Don't you mean the rear right side of the engine? Looking down from the seated riders view.

I've set up mine so that the temp sensor that normally goes on the spark plug is under the upper oil...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 2,119,508
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Enough! You guys should start a group...

Enough!

You guys should start a group ride adequate thread.

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22,533
Views: 1,667,915
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Haven't been there since 2008 but there are two...

Haven't been there since 2008 but there are two hotels on the town square. I was treated wonderful by the staff and the locals. They like moto travelers.

TravelGuy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
My experience has been different. Build quality...

My experience has been different. Build quality of my Acerbis was extremely high quality. Great quality also of the Safari I owned. No problem with filler cap on either. IMS tank cap didn't fit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I used Nelson Rigs CL850's on my DR650 with racks...

I used Nelson Rigs CL850's on my DR650 with racks I fabricated in my garage. Have owned many brands of bags hard and soft. Consider the CL850's to be the best soft luggage made.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've owned IMS, Acerbis and Safari for my...

I've owned IMS, Acerbis and Safari for my DR650's. I conceder the Safari by far the best and worth the money. Will never buy anything from IMS again. Very unhappy with their product and customer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Does anyone here have the thread size for the...

Does anyone here have the thread size for the current model DR650 flywheel puller?

TraveGuy
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Balancing using the wheel bearings would leave a...

Balancing using the wheel bearings would leave a large margin of error due to the resistance of the lubrication/grease packed in the wheel bearings.

Probably need Jeff from ProCycle the chime...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,994
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Even if the tire bead is seated the air will leak...

Even if the tire bead is seated the air will leak out of the valve stem in a very short time. The ones I've seen where less than a minute. Blowouts with a tube just a few seconds.

TravelGuy
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