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Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,510
Posted By Bob808
The Freewind is a nice bike, fairing helps but to...

The Freewind is a nice bike, fairing helps but to mod the DR I don't think it's worth it. The plastics are hard, not soft as the ones on the DR, and have those mounting points that would make it very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,510
Posted By Bob808
I helped my friend rebuild his Freewind last...

I helped my friend rebuild his Freewind last winter.
The frame is different, the gas tank as well, and mounting points also. You could make it but it would be a lot of work. We struggled with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bob808
Does this count? 323252

Does this count?

323252
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bob808
Maybe he did die while testing it. No joke, did...

Maybe he did die while testing it. No joke, did you check hospitals?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,510
Posted By Bob808
Hello everyone :1drink A good friend of mine...

Hello everyone :1drink

A good friend of mine has a XF650 Freewind. I am helping with the rebuild. He bought it in a bad shape and we're almost there. Only problem we have is with the rear shock....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 887,867
Posted By Bob808
I am not a Harley fan but I am a fan of what...

I am not a Harley fan but I am a fan of what Storz has done to this bike. I find it very good looking. As I think of a very good looking bike I mix that with the concept of owning and driving it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Thank you but I'm good with my carb. I'm going to...

Thank you but I'm good with my carb. I'm going to get it right the next days then ride the hell out of the bike!
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
I replaced the bars with ones that are a bit...

I replaced the bars with ones that are a bit longer, like 1 cm each side. That caused some problems when turning right but as I was working on a friends freewind a few nights ago I noticed that his...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Oh thank you. That put my mind at ease. Then I...

Oh thank you. That put my mind at ease. Then I will install back the 145 tomorrow and see how it goes with the rest of the settings.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Hello all. I just finished rebuilding my '97...

Hello all. I just finished rebuilding my '97 dr650se. I replaced some crankcase bearings, all seals and gaskets. Also got the Procycle Jet kit and I installed it in the carburetor after I gave it a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 64,866
Posted By Bob808
To reduce vibration be sure that you have the...

To reduce vibration be sure that you have the original bar ends. They are heavy with a purpose. I've replaced the bars with FZ1 bars and that was huge improvement for my wrists, and to get rid of the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By Bob808
Hello there. I have a 2004 fz6n myself and love...

Hello there. I have a 2004 fz6n myself and love it!
I replaced the stock levers with cheap knock offs from ebay. Very sturdy, come in many colors and adjustable. About 30 bucks shipped (also if you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Almost done with the rebuild only need to paint...

Almost done with the rebuild only need to paint the exhaust. As long as I am here I decided to grind the blob of weld that everyone talks about. So after I finished the job I noticed that the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Nevermind, I tried but the clutch is slipping...

Nevermind, I tried but the clutch is slipping...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Can someone help me with some info please? I...

Can someone help me with some info please?
I have my DR all put together and I just need a single job to be done. To tighten the magneto screw. Since I don't have a 32mm wrench around I thought of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
What about the nut that is behind the magneto?...

What about the nut that is behind the magneto? Does that need to be tightened to 80NM or can I just use whatever tools I can to tighten it as much as I can? I have a torque wrench but don't have the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
A friend of mine just bought a Suzuki Freewind...

A friend of mine just bought a Suzuki Freewind (xf650) that has the same engine as DR650SE. The only difference is dual inlets in the head for the dual carb. And larger valves. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Yes, sorry, now I remembered. Still I have a...

Yes, sorry, now I remembered. Still I have a screwdriver that fits perfectly, like it is molded to the screw. Still, the sucker wouldn't budge so now I have to resort to special measures. Hex bolts...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
I replaced all the phillips head screws from the...

I replaced all the phillips head screws from the engine but I don't have any idea on what torque to use on them. There isn't any info on those in the service manual. I changed the ones from both oil...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Also seen on ebay used one but in good condition...

Also seen on ebay used one but in good condition for 100-200 us$ so if the damage is at the rotating ... thing :) then you can get another one for a fraction of the cost for a new one. And I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob808
Actually I found a good list:...

Actually I found a good list: http://drriders.com/topic235.html
It states alternatives to all the bearings in the crankcase from SKF. There's only one 63/22 bearing that needs a safety pin and SKF...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob808
Are there SKF for swingarm/linkage/steering head...

Are there SKF for swingarm/linkage/steering head bearings? I only found All Balls for that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob808
SKF bearings for DR650SE, need some help please

Hello everyone. Last check before ordering stuff to rebuild my engine I noticed that the crankcase bearings don't move so smooth. Seems like they have sand in them or something like that. When I move...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Is there any way in which I could plain text...

Is there any way in which I could plain text download this whole thread to put it in a single document? Would make searching very useful :) Maybe some software that you know of. It could be for any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Does anyone have a complete bearing list from SKF...

Does anyone have a complete bearing list from SKF for DR650SE? For the whole engine, since I have it open I might as well do a complete replacement. When I opened the crankcase bearings seemed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,602
Posted By Bob808
Does anyone have a complete bearing list from...

Does anyone have a complete bearing list from SKF? For the whole engine, since I have it open I might as well do a complete replacement. When I opened the crankcase bearings seemed smooth, but after...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,712
Posted By Bob808
I see a smiling monkey :razor

I see a smiling monkey :razor
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
I don't dare to use any original gasket. Most of...

I don't dare to use any original gasket. Most of them turned to stone :lol3
I do care about the factory ones just that I thought that I need to order them piece by piece. Any word on the gasket set...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Go for the bolt route. I did it and it cost me...

Go for the bolt route. I did it and it cost me about 5$ with all parts. Be sure to have an extender to hold it.

On a side note, I need to put my engine back together and need to get a complete...
Forum: Europe 06-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Bob808
Talking Vendors in europe

Hi there. First, does procycle.us have a selling point in Europe? If no, are there any other vendors in Europe that have similar stuff to procycle for DR650SE? I'm doing a complete rebuild and need...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,490
Posted By Bob808
I only needed the flywheel puller as a special...

I only needed the flywheel puller as a special tool, you need an impact tool for some areas. But that is for taking it appart. I am still thinking on how to torque back everything :)
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
I'm the kind of guy who doesn't watch the bad...

I'm the kind of guy who doesn't watch the bad news on tv and I tend not to get hyper over anything. A whine is a signal that something ain't right, right? So if it were a whine, I would consider...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Sorry for teh late reply but I had a crazy day....

Sorry for teh late reply but I had a crazy day. Picture attached. Spoke to the previous owner and said he disn't hear no 3rd gear whine, nor any other gear for that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Yes, pin and spring are compressed behind NSU.

Yes, pin and spring are compressed behind NSU.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Yes, I figured that out. I just taped it with a...

Yes, I figured that out. I just taped it with a screwdriver and because of the curve it went out. Now that I finally opened the crank case I was a bit nervous since both my NSU screws were missing,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
I don't have a set of wire-cutting pliers but...

I don't have a set of wire-cutting pliers but I'll put some ice on it for 10-15 min then try harder with pliers. For a 3$ part it is pretty stuborn! Did you guys have problems with it? Or am I just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Guys, I'm stuck and I need some help. After...

Guys, I'm stuck and I need some help. After pulling the flywheel I have to take off that safety pin but it's welded stuck. Any ideas? I tried pulling it out with a pair of pliers but no luck....
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,490
Posted By Bob808
Does anyone know of any case where the new...

Does anyone know of any case where the new improved Suzuki 3rd gear desintegrated? If there are any, then a statistic could be made for a 60$ part :) ofc a bike made from titanium would work best for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Cry Here are some pictures of the cylinder and head....

Here are some pictures of the cylinder and head. I found one scratch that I can barely feel with my fingernail, the rest seem like stains or very fine scratches. Can't feel them at all. The longer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 102,133
Views: 19,963,799
Posted By Bob808
Hello everyone. I just opened up the engine on my...

Hello everyone. I just opened up the engine on my newly bought '97 dr650 (30.000 km) and was wondering about the condition of my piston. Maybe you guys can help me out. I don't know if this is bad or...
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