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Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,135
Posted By Adv Grifter
Chucky ... you've got some sort of problem. KTM...

Chucky ... you've got some sort of problem. KTM singles will vibrate a filling out ... but not the DR650 unless someone really screwed things up.
Could it be that LOOSE NUT BEHIND THE WHEEL? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
As long as you're going back in ... give the...

As long as you're going back in ... give the Pilot Jet a quick check. Make sure it's clear. Check all fuel filters.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
I think a 140 would fit on the DR ... not sure it...

I think a 140 would fit on the DR ... not sure it will buy you much, if any more tire life ... and I'm thinking handling on road could be weird. :dunno

I don't think you'll be seeing Mefo's or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,135
Posted By Adv Grifter
GSF1200 has made a very good summation of the...

GSF1200 has made a very good summation of the DR650's abilities. A few comments from someone who has owned two V-Stroms' (90K miles) and three DR650's. (over 50K miles on my current '06) For super...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Adv Grifter
Someone has replaced your battery ... Deka is not...

Someone has replaced your battery ... Deka is not used by BMW. In fact, BMW really screwed on this, using a cheapo outdated NON sealed battery for years. These leaked, boiled over, went dead and were...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By Adv Grifter
I generally agree with those figures. Lots...

I generally agree with those figures. Lots depends if Noob owners have fiddled with jetting and don't know what they're doing. Many get the bikes to run well ... but give up good MPG in the bargain....
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
I have that exact Emgo Box and plate. I used it...

I have that exact Emgo Box and plate. I used it to commute for a while, it's just sitting around now, removed plate. For $60 all in, it was a great deal!
It's not a big as it looks in this pic. Fits...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 588,794
Posted By Adv Grifter
Good to hear! An accurate speedo is a rare thing!...

Good to hear! An accurate speedo is a rare thing! (unheard of? :ear)
But what are you using for your "standard"? I hope no one believes GPS is accurate for a speedo? It can be accurate on very wide...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Fall Colors - Mammoth mtn, East Sierra

http://patricksphotos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rxjZQSK/0/L/i-rxjZQSK-L.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cnOupkZUAlU/THqv1rXX-GI/AAAAAAAAAR8/LTRf8fS5g_c/s800/686708662_emfS5-L-1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Thanks for that reminder Rusty. I've not had...

Thanks for that reminder Rusty. I've not had trouble with mine ... but I figure it could happen. Nice to know it's so simple to defeat. The only reason I've left mine in tact is for casual theft...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adv Grifter
You have the right attitude! Good luck ... I'm...

You have the right attitude! Good luck ... I'm sure you'll do well!
Another tip to consider once you learn the basics of riding:
Plan to begin some off road riding. (really ok on any small bike)...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,968
Posted By Adv Grifter
Great comments Jordan and Mike ... thanks for...

Great comments Jordan and Mike ... thanks for keeping it real. Travel is so much more than the bike. It's all individual, everyone goes for different reasons. Plenty of day to day challenges to face...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,968
Posted By Adv Grifter
Wow! Those are some stiff springs! Hopefully with...

Wow! Those are some stiff springs! Hopefully with luggage on board the bike will settle a bit? If not, maybe go back to standard kick stand?
Done a test ride yet?

I have straight rate .47 kgs...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
http://patricksphotos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GJk4Q8v...

http://patricksphotos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GJk4Q8v/0/L/i-GJk4Q8v-L.jpg
You can lose the inner plastic fender and bolt Lic plate directly to sub frame, into provided threaded holes. Angle brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 332,375
Posted By Adv Grifter
Beautiful job! Did you make the side racks?...

Beautiful job!
Did you make the side racks? Have you used them with loaded up full sized panniers off road yet?

I did something similar on left side. My heavy bag forced the rack inward,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
:lol3 It's true ... it's a big load, hardly...

:lol3 It's true ... it's a big load, hardly lightweight weight set up! :D
But I've been trying different panniers and duffel bags over the last year.
I have 3 different pannier sets and 3 or 4...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adv Grifter
I don't know Orlando, but I'm guessing he uses...

I don't know Orlando, but I'm guessing he uses some sort of 250cc bike for his training. BTW, BIG plus for getting the training. :thumb It will make you a much better and safer rider. (hopefully!) :D...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
That is a very good point. I just replaced my...

That is a very good point. I just replaced my "old" plywood piece with a bigger one. :eek1 You can see it under the duffel bag in pic below. What do you think? :ear
I was thinking that my panniers...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 588,794
Posted By Adv Grifter
First Gear are new to heated riding gear. I...

First Gear are new to heated riding gear. I believe they source from Warm & Safe, which, IMO, were never that great. (YES, I own one) 90 watts is way too much current draw for a jacket that has you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Big Kudos to the Aussie DR650 rider that made the...

Big Kudos to the Aussie DR650 rider that made the Video, Great job! Excellent! Who knew the DR could even make it through such trails?? :eek1
(loved the fake western accent .... and pronunciation of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Wow! Sorry to hear that one. I'm a plywood guy...

Wow! Sorry to hear that one. I'm a plywood guy too! :clap I have a piece of plywood bolted to stock Suzuki rack. Makes a nice, wide platform for a BIG duffel bag! Cheap and cheerful!

Crashing is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
That lower link looks a bit dry! How are the...

That lower link looks a bit dry! How are the needle bearings? That one link bearing gets the spray and is the first to need a re-grease/cleaning.

I went through many of these during enduro days....
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,617
Posted By Adv Grifter
Persistence pays off! :clap Good for you on...

Persistence pays off! :clap
Good for you on this one! I'd be SHOCKED if these tires actually arrive by
December ... but at least it's in the hopper. :thumb

Continental would be FOOLS not to get...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Adv Grifter
Unfortunately this is a common problem on NEW...

Unfortunately this is a common problem on NEW DR650's. I'm not sure what causes this and I'm sure anyone can definitively say what it is. The good news is ... IT GOES AWAY!

I don't know about...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Adv Grifter
Yea, getting your bike into the USA as a tourist...

Yea, getting your bike into the USA as a tourist is easy. We have no temporary importation system at all for foreign bikes/cars ... does not exist. You are a tourist ... and immigration will care...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
With a full 5 gallon IMS tank and various guards...

With a full 5 gallon IMS tank and various guards mounted up to the DR, maybe a rear rack ... the DR650 is gonna weigh up near 400 lbs. So lighter than the KLR, but not by all that much.

You can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
On rare occasions the Brake light element in the...

On rare occasions the Brake light element in the two element bulb can burn up ... while the run light remains lit.

If you replaced the bulb ... did you use the correct two element bulb?

If...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
There have been HUNDREDS of DR650's that have...

There have been HUNDREDS of DR650's that have survived HELL with a full load and not broken or cracked a sub frame. Jay's case is an extreme example of abuse and overloading on a very high mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 588,794
Posted By Adv Grifter
If valve stems are being pulled out ... then rims...

If valve stems are being pulled out ... then rims locks are the answer. If you ride steep, technical downhill, then even the front can be yanked from aggressive braking on surface with good grip...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
This is true. If bags are over loaded they can...

This is true. If bags are over loaded they can "flex" the side racks as the bags push IN on them in severe riding conditions. With enough flex, the attach points can work harden and crack. This has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
The DR650 sub frame is quite robust. Has a much...

The DR650 sub frame is quite robust. Has a much better rep for holding up than the KLR one does. Very few broken or cracked ones ... even with those overloading the bike. I ran GIVI hard bags and a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Somewhere deep in this thread I believe this has...

Somewhere deep in this thread I believe this has been covered. Years ago.
I believe Jeff is correct. There are some German web sites that get into this in detail. IIRC from reading done years ago...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
I'm running Symtec grips too. On high they only...

I'm running Symtec grips too. On high they only draw about 30 to 35 Watts, IIRC. That is about 2.5 amps. If I were to fuse my set up I would NOT go higher than a 5 AMP fuse. Just no need. Never OVER...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Adv Grifter
Nice you have the means to be so fussy! :lol3 ...

Nice you have the means to be so fussy! :lol3
My comments about Aussies rarely getting off home are outdated I guess.
During my 7 years working, traveling and living in Mexico, Cent. America and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Adv Grifter
That is a tough decision for sure. I would go...

That is a tough decision for sure.
I would go look at the newer bikes, look closely at them ... ride them if you can and listen to them run ... when HOT. Now compare to the '06 and see what you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Perfect! Thanks ... now I remember this. Makes...

Perfect! Thanks ... now I remember this. Makes perfect sense.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
I don't know if it's fused or not ... but based...

I don't know if it's fused or not ... but based on how the Japanese do things ... I'm guessing it would be fused ... if I could read wiring diagrams ...I could help. :D

I've used the little brown...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Adv Grifter
It's been a few years since we had the KLX. I...

It's been a few years since we had the KLX. I can't remember the sub frame .. but I'm thinking it's not too bad as the bike is capable of carrying a passenger. I have no knowledge regards the stator...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Adv Grifter
If you follow the KLX250 threads on Thumpers ......

If you follow the KLX250 threads on Thumpers ... you can find some very encouraging reports from several current KLX owners who have gone with the 300 to 330cc over bore kits. Owners claim a very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By Adv Grifter
Kinking is not good. You are not cleaning/oiling...

Kinking is not good. You are not cleaning/oiling chain enough. Sometimes you can resurrect kinks with a good cleaning/ oiling.

Speaking of cleaning .... WD40 is fine. Won't get past O rings. I...
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