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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 04:54 PM
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As I recall, jamminjay's problem was a clogged...

As I recall, jamminjay's problem was a clogged fuel filter - he had recently changed it and thought it was OK.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 11:48 AM
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My plan is to pick a FJR this summer for street...

My plan is to pick a FJR this summer for street use and convert the DR650 to 50/50 adventure riding. Additional mods will be more dirt orientated tires, bigger gas tank and rear suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Escaped
Just for a point of reference, I have about...

Just for a point of reference, I have about 50,000 miles on my bike (47,000 miles with Dynojet, side cover removed, FMF muffler, and slide drilled) and I have experienced no problems at all.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Generally you will receive a rivet style master...

Generally you will receive a rivet style master link with your new chain and have to buy the clip style separately if you want that.

You will need a riveting tool.

Such as this one:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I know this is not what you are asking, but on...

I know this is not what you are asking, but on the last couple chains before the current one on my bike, I used clip master links but this time I switched over to riveted style - way easier than the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Escaped
There are published torque specs. I just tighten...

There are published torque specs. I just tighten them with a short wrench and make sure they are tight enough but not too tight :wink: What every you do "DONT BREAK THE DAMN BOLTS!" as my father...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Escaped
:lol3 I thought I fixed that typo in preview LOL

:lol3 I thought I fixed that typo in preview LOL
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:29 PM
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Yes but the manufacturers need to "tune" for...

Yes but the manufacturers need to "tune" for emissions also not for just peak efficiency, especially in California, which results in an overly lean condition and the documenting surging. Ultimately...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I found you better not fill it up to the cap on...

I found you better not fill it up to the cap on the CA version since fuel will be sucked into the vapor recovery gizmo and really hurt MPG.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Escaped
OK one last linky post: ...

OK one last linky post:

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/suzuki/dr650

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/suzuki/dr650%20se
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Escaped
Here's the chart of the last 212 fill ups. The...

Here's the chart of the last 212 fill ups. The tank to tank variations are mostly due to how full I fill the tank each time:

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/escaped/dr650/fuelchart
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Escaped
I have been tracking my MPG since I bought my...

I have been tracking my MPG since I bought my DR650 new. The last 212 fill ups are shown here:

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/escaped/dr650

My MPG has averaged 45.1, highest 52.6 lowest 41.1 or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Laugh While on a ride today I stopped off for lunch at...

While on a ride today I stopped off for lunch at a great taqueria - good stuff. Well while getting ready to leave this guy comes up to me and ask me about my tires. Then he goes on to tell me about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I got my valve adjustment experience on a old VW...

I got my valve adjustment experience on a old VW bug. I put about 100,000 miles on that bug and adjusted the valves every 1,500 or so - like over 60 times X 4 jugs x 2 valves = 480 adjustments!:lol3...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Scroll down the page ...

Scroll down the page

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635786&page=5
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 02:05 PM
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This pic shows the location. There is a extended...

This pic shows the location. There is a extended fuel mixture screw in place, but this is where the plug is.

http://sides.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/i-fwq8jxX/0/L/DSCI0034-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Escaped
You have to drill out a brass plug that covers...

You have to drill out a brass plug that covers the adjustment screw.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Just guessing but I think your problem is likely...

Just guessing but I think your problem is likely with your Float needle.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Escaped
You want to buy sprockets at the same time they...

You want to buy sprockets at the same time they should be changed as a set - here is an example:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#drivetrain

You will need a chain breaker to cut the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Escaped
When you disconnected the fuel line - did fuel...

When you disconnected the fuel line - did fuel drain out? If it did not, your petcock is OK.

A stock petcock will only drain fuel (reserve or on position) if a vacuum is applied. If it drains...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Hey check out your choke (cold start enrichment...

Hey check out your choke (cold start enrichment :wink:) linkage. Choke linkage has been known to stick.

Valve adjustment should not have any effect on starting unless they are way way off.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Escaped
You can use a circlip (usually provide with the...

You can use a circlip (usually provide with the new 14 tooth sprocket) or grind off a little metal on the old retainer or buy a smaller retainer from procycle.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 11:55 AM
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That explains it, I saw a video of a RK going...

That explains it, I saw a video of a RK going down the road with the kick stand a dragging and the rider was oblivious - loud pipes :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Jammin Jay DR650 Peru Tour

I just noticed that Jammin Jay is now doing motorcycle tours - nice

http://jamminglobal.com/peru.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Escaped
And the: ...

And the:

http://sides.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/i-QSzgwPc/0/XL/mash_hammer-XL.jpg

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Escaped
In my opinion and experience a small windscreen...

In my opinion and experience a small windscreen is better than a taller one. If the windscreen is too tall, there will be too much turbulence around your helmet. I used and liked the Slipstreamer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I love how the seller states "Full disclosure:...

I love how the seller states "Full disclosure: The bike has been down twice. Once in sand and once while in tow trailer. See exhaust photo and side cover by shift lever. I have it listed below blue...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Dang :eek1- go buy a lottery ticket :lol3

Dang :eek1- go buy a lottery ticket :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Escaped
a leak in that location is usually the cam chain...

a leak in that location is usually the cam chain tensioner gasket. The prior owner may of thought that that bolt was leaking and put a rubber o ring on the bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Check out the Acerbis tank 5.3 gallon or 6.6...

Check out the Acerbis tank 5.3 gallon or 6.6 gallon tanks.

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#bodyframe
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Escaped
If anybody is curious, here is a picture of my...

If anybody is curious, here is a picture of my bike with the Q1 exhaust.

http://sides.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/i-NJ3vwhb/0/XL/432-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Great, only 4lbs or so more than my current Q1...

Great, only 4lbs or so more than my current Q1 but a heck of a lot less than the stock unit.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Looks good, My Q1 is looking gnarly and sounding...

Looks good, My Q1 is looking gnarly and sounding loud.:lol3 and needs of being replaced.

How much will this new stainless steel bad boy weight?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I recently read an article in a gun magazine,...

I recently read an article in a gun magazine, that in the good old days, 1950's, you could ship a rifle via US mail by just attaching postage and the address to the stock (and tying down the bolt)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Escaped
:clap

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Escaped
DR650 also a great choice for a commuter bike in...

DR650 also a great choice for a commuter bike in traffic. Narrow enough for easy splitting, good higher up riding position for vision over cages and the ability to go "Native" if necessary :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Escaped
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBogxlsgomc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBogxlsgomc

This video was posted a while back.

http://drriders.com/topic9764.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Escaped
I have gone from below sea level (Death Valley)...

I have gone from below sea level (Death Valley) to about 10,000 ft elevation (Tioga Pass) on the same day with out any noticeable performance problems. '06 DR650 with DynoJet kit, side cover removed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Escaped
Great! Still no Yellow?? :wink:

Great! Still no Yellow?? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Escaped
A couple weeks ago my stock petcock leaked in the...

A couple weeks ago my stock petcock leaked in the on position when I took the tank off. I just went ahead and replaced it with a new "manual" Raptor Petcock from Procycle $24.
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