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Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,135
Posted By jester1542
If they had to change something I think it should...

If they had to change something I think it should be stuff we can't easily upgrade. To me it is only FI and a six speed. Everything else can be reworked pretty easily.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By jester1542
Take a close look at the DR650. By many reports...

Take a close look at the DR650. By many reports it is one of the best dual sports out there. Handles 80 mph well all day, does well on dirt/gravel roads (just not twisty single track), has a lower...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 442,364
Posted By jester1542
You are likely to encounter snow in CS in both...

You are likely to encounter snow in CS in both Apr and May also. Probably won't last long though. Had hi temps in both the lower 70s and the uppers 30s last week.
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By jester1542
I live in COS also and I've seen several drivers...

I live in COS also and I've seen several drivers signal one way and turn the other or not turn at all. Although more don't seem to realize turn signals exist. Glad you it turned out so well.
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By jester1542
Don't bother just treat them as a learning...

Don't bother just treat them as a learning opportunity. I've dropped the bike four times so far. Fastest I was going was less then 5 mph. Once tried to compression brake through a 12 in diameter...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Might look here...

Might look here (http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=705043)
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
That is about what I see. Under normal load,...

That is about what I see. Under normal load, city riding, and high-80's outside temp, my high was 321 earlier this year. Temperature sensor is mounted under the sparkplug on my bike. Engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Check craig's list for Colo Sprgs. There was...

Check craig's list for Colo Sprgs. There was another used 2000 DR650 listed from Rockrimmon. It had more miles but was a bit cheaper. http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/876504301.html
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
I know this is late but before I replaced the...

I know this is late but before I replaced the stock muffler, I had rejetted to a 150 (I live at about 6700 ft), opened the air box, and put in a twin air filter. At that time, my average MPG was 36...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By jester1542
Glad you weren't hurt. I stopped riding for...

Glad you weren't hurt. I stopped riding for about 4 weeks this summer as I was averaging 70+ hours/week at work. Was concerned I would be fatigued and do something dumb.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Mine used to until I just bent mine out abit. ...

Mine used to until I just bent mine out abit. Didn't use any tools just grabbed it and pulled it out where I wanted it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 36,021
Posted By jester1542
I used the stock frame with the twin filter on my...

I used the stock frame with the twin filter on my 97.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By jester1542
If you want a bit bigger bike, you could also...

If you want a bit bigger bike, you could also look at a 96 and newer DR650. Bikes haven't changed since then except the rev limiter was removed in 98 and part of 99 before it was put back in.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,924
Posted By jester1542
FYI, trailtech has two RPM leads for the Vapor....

FYI, trailtech has two RPM leads for the Vapor. One has a resistor in the hot lead the other doesn't. According to trailtech, the one with the resistor is for use with the ignition coil. You may...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By jester1542
I've ridden some of the lighter cruisers and have...

I've ridden some of the lighter cruisers and have to agree the DR 650 I have is a lot more nimble then any I have ridden (even the lighter ones). I also totally agree with Krasniewski the small gas...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By jester1542
Thanks for the write up. One of the clearest I've...

Thanks for the write up. One of the clearest I've seen. Do you have the happy trails highway pegs on your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By jester1542
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,909
Posted By jester1542
Essentially the DR650 hasn't changed since 96. A...

Essentially the DR650 hasn't changed since 96. A couple of comments have been made the older ones are sometimes a bit better but I've seen nothing that really confirms that. Only things that have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Before I took the top off my air box, I was...

Before I took the top off my air box, I was running a DJ 150 and it was to rich. Believe the needle was on the third clip.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,388
Posted By jester1542
Just curious but how was it hard to ride over...

Just curious but how was it hard to ride over 60mph on the road? If your talking wind due to no screen I can see that but is there something else you encountered? We are about the same size, 6'...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,388
Posted By jester1542
If you only weight 65Kg then you probably won't...

If you only weight 65Kg then you probably won't need suspension work on the DR unless you are doing some serious trail riding. The Carb jetting/tuning doesn't really change the power available but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
I just switched the Vapor indicator lights to...

I just switched the Vapor indicator lights to LEDs. I used 9000 mcd LED as compared to the 18000 mcd LEDs mentioned in the referenced thread. The LEDs I installed helped make the indicators...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Thanks, hadn't seen that one. It is exactly what...

Thanks, hadn't seen that one. It is exactly what I was planning to do.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Not sure what diodes you are asking about. If...

Not sure what diodes you are asking about. If you mean the lights/indicators they are just normal bulbs similar to what you would find in a lot of auto dashes (about 3/8 in long by 1/8 in dia). I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Don't know if this...

Don't know if this (http://home.comcast.net/%7Emclaughlin1542/motorcycle/Vapor/vapor.htm) will help or not but I just finished an install. If you have any additional question just ask.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By jester1542
Either would probably work. Might also look at a...

Either would probably work. Might also look at a DR650. Bike is simple and pretty bulletproof. Will cruise at 60+ as long as your likely to ride it (especially if you have the stock seat). Only...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 101,237
Posted By jester1542
At least I' going in the right direction. ...

At least I' going in the right direction. Recently moved from a 3/4 helmet to a flip up.

Know a guy at a local video store that hit a deer while cruising about 35 or 40. He had either a bucket...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Might want to check the neutral switch screws...

Might want to check the neutral switch screws while working on the clutch.
What jets you looking for? I have some jets for both the original stock needle and the DJ kit which I'm not using since I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,846
Posted By jester1542
Didn't see anyone mention it but can the 610 be...

Didn't see anyone mention it but can the 610 be lowered? THe DR650 can. The original poster said he had a 32 in inseam. If the 610 is taller then the DR then it may be difficult for him to place his...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
I'm getting 46+ in town after installing a...

I'm getting 46+ in town after installing a FCR-MX. Prior to that I was getting 36 with the stock carb and DJ kit. Bike was really rich. In COS also.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 96,342
Views: 18,174,763
Posted By jester1542
Looks about the same as mine.

Looks about the same as mine.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,359
Posted By jester1542
Personally I have a DR650 so I might be biased...

Personally I have a DR650 so I might be biased but to answer your question. The DR is a very good 50/50 dual sport bike. Very stable on the highway and tops out at about 100 (stock). I've had mine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By jester1542
New DRs sell for 5099 (plus tax and the rest) at...

New DRs sell for 5099 (plus tax and the rest) at the dealer here.
Looks like 2000+ in mods. If you weight 200 or more you will probably want new front and rear springs (not sure how the shocks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,144
Posted By jester1542
You really should have it looked at. Pulled the...

You really should have it looked at. Pulled the tendon loose in my pinkie finger and it never did heal. Was told by the doc that only choice was a crooked finger or surgery. Didn't do the surgery...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,068
Posted By jester1542
I'd suggest buying it if you still want a DR. If...

I'd suggest buying it if you still want a DR. If you buy it don't be surprized if the handle bars aren't "tweaked" (DAMHIK). Rather then replacing the in-bar dampers consider a quality after market...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By jester1542
By all accounts I've read, the problems were...

By all accounts I've read, the problems were "ironed" out in 2004 and newer. That said even the previous problems weren't all that significant (other then maybe the torque limiter problems of the 98s...
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