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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Nick250
Hey Pat, back when I was a dirt newbie in the...

Hey Pat, back when I was a dirt newbie in the late 1970's I was riding with a more experienced rider. I was on an IT175 and he was on a PE175, bikes at least 100 lbs lighter than yours. We came...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 103,862
Posted By Nick250
That looks to be a GSXR 1000 muffler. There is a...

That looks to be a GSXR 1000 muffler. There is a huge thread on it over at TT.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=621199
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Jeff, just curious, is that 70 mph "indicated"...

Jeff, just curious, is that 70 mph "indicated" with the stock speedo or real 70 mph and are we talking stock gearing? Thx

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Rick, given your mods, you must have opened the...

Rick, given your mods, you must have opened the air box, yes?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
+1 Same here, I have read thouands of posts and I...

+1 Same here, I have read thouands of posts and I can't recall even reading the words "oil pump drive gear".
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Here you go, everything anyone could possibly...

Here you go, everything anyone could possibly want to know about the GSXR muffler mod for the DR650.

Nick

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=621199
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
I suggest you ride the DR before going any...

I suggest you ride the DR before going any further on your proposed purchase. The Wee is a far more refined bike than the DR. It's an apples and oranges kind of thing from my perspective.

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
I have the gel seat because it's 1.5" lower than...

I have the gel seat because it's 1.5" lower than stock and I have a short inseam. As far as comfort factor is concerned, I would say it is about equal to the stock seat. I have not done more than...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Nordie, you missed my point. It was that I think...

Nordie, you missed my point. It was that I think that Jeff from ProCycle provides good evidenced based information that I personally would rely on. If Jeff says based on their dyno testing with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,046
Posted By Nick250
So, to the OP, after reading through the thread...

So, to the OP, after reading through the thread and being the owner of the DR650 and giving all due consideration my ultimate conclusion is, it depends...... Glad I could be of help, have a nice day....
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,625
Posted By Nick250
You could not pay me to ride either the DRZ400 or...

You could not pay me to ride either the DRZ400 or DR650 in "technical sections off road loaded with gear" regardless of seat height. They are boyh just too damn heavy IMO. I would get an XT250 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Nick250
With your stated "0" dirt experience, my...

With your stated "0" dirt experience, my contribution to this thread is to recommend that you do not do any of the described ridding alone. Damaged bikes and damaged body parts are usually part of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Burnie, it sounds to me like the folks at...

Burnie, it sounds to me like the folks at ProCycle went to some effort to sort out the DJ kit on their dyno. I would think of it as solid information. Much better than the notoriously unreliable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,625
Posted By Nick250
I am 5' 5" too and the DR650 with the lowered...

I am 5' 5" too and the DR650 with the lowered suspension and the lower get seat works well for me and I am very happy with the bike that way. Don't forget to get the shorter kick stand if you lower...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
As far as I know, with a stock set up there are...

As far as I know, with a stock set up there are no main jet issues. Adjusting the idle air screw that is so often mentioned and shimming the slide is the typical starting point for carb upgrades. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
It's a supply and demand thing. Shop around and...

It's a supply and demand thing. Shop around and see what you can do. There is not much mark up on a DR650, so keep that in mind. One of the things I did to clinch my deal was getting the dealer to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By Nick250
Actually the air box mod is must when you change...

Actually the air box mod is must when you change your jetting like with the DJ kit or with a pumper carb. The air box mod should not be done otherwise. You would end up running way to lean.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Thanks for the suggestion Buckaroo, I will keep...

Thanks for the suggestion Buckaroo, I will keep it in mind. Was it the DJ kit that you installed? If so, how much did your gas mileage suffer?

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Thanks Sarah and others who responded to my "air...

Thanks Sarah and others who responded to my "air box mod noise" question. I guess I will give Jesse a call on Monday and order the DJ kit.

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Air Box Noise

I am considering installing a DJ Kit on my bike. My understanding, and correct me if I am wrong, is that it is necessary to open up the air box (Jesse's air box mod for example) when you install the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
There is a HUGH thread on TT about this mod. ...

There is a HUGH thread on TT about this mod. Everything you need to read to see if this mod is for you.
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=621199

No doubt it's the real deal and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Based on your 99% street riding, I would think...

Based on your 99% street riding, I would think the Wee or Versys would be better candidates for you. Do dealers in your area let you take test rides? If so, I think that would provide an answer to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,988
Posted By Nick250
For a dirt bike I would take any of the dirt...

For a dirt bike I would take any of the dirt bikes in my tag (except the IT175 which I just could not make friends with) over my '08 DR650. The 250cc Husky's in particular. I think of the DR650 as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Redbean, yes my bike is lowered via the alternate...

Redbean, yes my bike is lowered via the alternate shock mount on the swing arm and the triple tubes are raised 1.25". I also use the lower gel seat which gives me another inch or so. I am very...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,096
Posted By Nick250
My local Autozone carries it. I think you can...

My local Autozone carries it. I think you can buy it on Amazon too.

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,519
Posted By Nick250
Like another poster said, give Jesse at Kientech...

Like another poster said, give Jesse at Kientech a call. All he does is Suzuki DR stuff. Tell him what you want to accomplish and he will make an informed recommendation. Very nice straight...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Redbean, being old and short with a rack and bag...

Redbean, being old and short with a rack and bag on the back of my bike, I have the same problem getting my leg over the bike. I stand on the left side of the bike with the kick stand down, put my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Thanks Andrew, you quantified the differences...

Thanks Andrew, you quantified the differences very well IMO. The 10 cent mod sounds good to me. The objectives you had for your bike are the same as I have for mine. If I can get the same results...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Maybe I need new glasses but I don't see the...

Maybe I need new glasses but I don't see the resemblance.

Nick
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Andrew, you are just the person who is in the...

Andrew, you are just the person who is in the position to answer a question for me. Is your wife's bike with the DJ kit and air box mod make an appreciable difference in smoothing out the power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Nick250
I am told the DJ kit was designed to run without...

I am told the DJ kit was designed to run without the side cover, but if it were me (and it soon will be) I like Jesse's mod better, and well, he's the expert. Besides, what happens if you need to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,907
Posted By Nick250
You could not pay me to ride a DR650 on tight...

You could not pay me to ride a DR650 on tight muddy trails. Yikes! You better be an experienced dirt rider in good cardio shape and solid upper body strength. Otherwise get one of the 250's. IMHO of...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By Nick250
Like I said, it looked like just the right thing...

Like I said, it looked like just the right thing for me too and I was ready to plunk down my dough. Thought to myself I sould take quick look at the user reviews. I was taken aback by how uniformly...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By Nick250
Same 800cc motor as the F800, but slightly...

Same 800cc motor as the F800, but slightly detuned for a bit less horse power.

Nick
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By Nick250
Motorcycle Jack Suggestions

I am looking for a simple jack with hydraulic or mechanical assistance to use on my DR650 for routine maintenance. The bike is heavy enough that I don't want to have to wrestle it onto a fixed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,279
Posted By Nick250
Would a DR650 be enough bike to keep up with you...

Would a DR650 be enough bike to keep up with you guys on the slab? The back roads should not be a problem keeping up I would think. I live in Waltham MA and I could be interested if you are still...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 102,418
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Nick250
Yup it sure does, and a lot more. It replaces...

Yup it sure does, and a lot more. It replaces your existing setup. I am about to purchase one myself.

Nick

http://trailtech.net/vapor.html

Vapor Kit: Suzuki DR650
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,907
Posted By Nick250
+1 I am 5' 5" and this combo works for me just...

+1 I am 5' 5" and this combo works for me just fine. For any kind of serious off road though it is too heavy by my standards. A 250 cc something or other would be my choice if the balance tilted to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,651
Posted By Nick250
There is a long thread over at TT on just this...

There is a long thread over at TT on just this topic.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=690026

Nick
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