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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Hi Ben - The good thing about the DR650 is...

Hi Ben -

The good thing about the DR650 is that it is a relatively simple motorcycle, and almost any mistake can be fixed by copious amounts of money and additional work time in the shop....:lol3...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Wintering in the south

Tukata -

Thanks for following the thread and for asking about the status of the build and the testing. The DR650 is slumbering comfortably during the cold & snowy winter up north :vardy in a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Front wiring harness relocation

Unfortunately I don't have any in-progress photos of how we disassembled the front wiring harness for the headlight and turn signals, which included circuits for the handlebar mounted switchgear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Keyed Pannier Latches

Solo Lobo -

Thank you very much for the tip on the Southco latches. I found a local distributor that carried the Southco product line, and ordered a set of identically keyed latches for all the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By motodavid2000
DR650 panniers

Here is a link to my DR650 build and I used the Happy Trails panniers. I reinforced them before installation at the mounting points, as well as the frames.

Link: ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Frame gusset templates

Paul -

I suggest that you use card stock (such as on the back of a pad of paper) to make each of the gusset templates. The material is cheap, you can mark it easily with a Sharpie pen for making...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
GS or DR

Peter -

Thanks for looking at the thread. Are you referring to my BMW R1200GS / Adventure that I rode to the Arctic Ocean or my Suzuki DR650 that is the subject of this thread for South America...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Centerstand

Bronco -

Here are three photos that I hope are helpful to you with an explanation with each.

Viewed from the top, looking down onto top of footpeg brackets - left side of bike / shifter side....
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Header and mid-pipe

Chill -

If memory serves me, it is an FMF complete system; that was later modified to use an HMF exhaust can with the the FMF header and mid-pipe. You might try ProCycle (US) and I believe that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
We were out riding instead of talking about it...

We were out riding instead of talking about it :lol3[/QUOTE]

How many miles did you do between last Thursday and Monday?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Gussets

Bronco -

In my opinion, cutting a slot in the frame tube for a gusset plate unnecessarily degrades the tubing's structural integrity; while the butt / fillet weld we used is more than adequate...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Center Stand Stops

Bronco -

I am going to change the crankcase oil this week or weekend, and I will try to take a few shots of the centerstand "stops" that prevent the stand from swinging forward when deployed; and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
I just returned today from an approximately 1,500...

I just returned today from an approximately 1,500 mile trip to North Carolina at Robbinsville; and attended the Horizons Unlimited travellers meeting there. I also spent some time riding Rt. 129...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Preparations for longer "maiden voyage"

I have been test riding the bike, making some adjustments and also making the final preparations for a slightly longer trip to attend the HUBB Travelers' Meeting in Robbinsville, North Carolina on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
JagLite - Thanks again for the concern ! ...

JagLite -

Thanks again for the concern ! Believe me, I am trying my very best to continue to win new work and to get more people on our payroll. It has been 7 days per week for awhile, so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Steering Damper / Weave

Thumper - no wobbles, head shake or front tire deflections. The real issue is a slight high-speed weave. I suspect the combined effects of a relatively tall bike, metal panniers plus a windscreen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Thumb Suzuki DR650 Build - Adventure Bike / Update

JagLite --- Long story short is that I spent the winter at my home in Florida and the bike was "napping" in Ohio for the winter months. Once I got back to Ohio in May all hell broke loose with work...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,789
Posted By motodavid2000
Nice Builds and Creativity

macrae85 -

Thanks for posting up the creative DR650 build photos and the process you are going through. I especially enjoyed the photo sequence of cutting off the bent DR650 subframe and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,065
Posted By motodavid2000
Too small??

Gene -

My opinions only, but every motorcycle is a compromise in design. The smaller the displacement & lighter the weight, the less "comfortable" it will feel on the highway with cross winds,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
First gravel and woods ride today

I finally was able to shake off the chains of work obligations and took the DR650 out for its first real ride after the steering setup was completed and we re-worked the instrument panel and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Steering Damper

Foot dragger -

I have the Scotts steering damper on my DR650 and I have always liked their products - no muss, no fuss - they just work. As I am sure you alraedy know, the adjustability has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Forks & Shocks

Steve -

Sorry for not answering your question earlier on my Wilber's shock length.

Long story short, I had originally intended to build up the stock forks using new springs and valves -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Llantas and Lions; or Grizzly Bears

Veemax -

NO THANKS on the lions at the back of your neck !! There were grizzly bears up north when I rode to Prudhoe Bay, and the tundra grizzly is an especially unpleasant critter as well as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Garage Space

Bill -

:roflWell, maybe. There are a lot of very nice man caves & garage spaces, but thanks for the nice compliment - certainly appreciated.

Anyway, go here: ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Back at it !!

I have been fully loaded up with work, and am just now getting back to this thread and some additional testing / tuning / riding.




ADVpoodle -

Sorry to hear of your ugly cage / moto...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Shorai Battery

The battery that came with the moto as installed by the PO, was slightly too large physically. To the extent that I could not install the battery hold-down clamp.

Given that I wanted to make our...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Costa Rica

NuckaMan -

OK - got it on the hope for a venture-capitalist type to buy your invention. Hope all works out on this & the next project(s). :D

Yes, I owned & operated an enduro-style moto...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Side loadsing of headstock bearings

Vintagespeed -

Thanks much for the comments and good questions - all. I am going to offer my opinions here as I am not a moto designer or engineer.

I do not think that raising the upper...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,851
Posted By motodavid2000
Dan - Here is what I did with mine and...

Dan -

Here is what I did with mine and shows the brand of RTV silicone. Hope this is helpful for you:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16572452&postcount=47

Tape was adequate,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Adv Grifter - I found the grouping of...

Adv Grifter -

I found the grouping of swingarm pivot / frame crack photos after I had planned and executed the frame reinforcements, unfortunately. The mods I have made will not address this type...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Frame / Subframe & Pannier Frame Reinforcements

AdvGrifter -

Thank you for the thorough response; and I agree with you on 98% of your points, opinions and commentary. The reason that I selected the DR650 vs. so many other moto options is for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Walking Papers

NuckaMan -

Really sorry to hear of your receiving your pink-slip. Seems to be a nasty affliction of so many for the last two years or so. Biomedical engineering should be a solid field given the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Inspiration

dirtyrod -

Hey, thanks for looking and following along. Not sure if this build is inspirational or not. It might be inspirational if the contraption actually works as intended and survives long...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Head Pressure of Fuel

Tom -

Good to hear from you. Hope that you are enjoying Costa Rica.

No, you are not under any misconception. From my classes back at Purdue University so many years ago, the head pressure...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
RM forks

tdrrally -

You're right of course, but then that wouldn't be much of a project. If I can get the Ohlins to work for me then I will go that route, if not, I will fall back and punt to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Fork Stroke

Yes, you are correct. We are going to stroke the Ohlins forks to bottoming and attempt to determine the full stroke length & then the tire / fender clearance. I would rather not find out the hard...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Ohlins forks, headstock and steering stem

OK - we have been measuring, thinking, re-working and using the lathe. We knew going into this that the Ohlins forks were longer and would therefore affect steering geometry - how much we did not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,727
Posted By motodavid2000
Steering stem & bearings

NOSIGN -

Thanks much for looking at my DR650 build thread and for posting up your build. Great job and the WPs on your bike look fantastic, as does the lighting setup. Hope all works as well as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
Throttle Hand

Kawidad -

Ha, ha !! Absolutely, twist the wrist and watch the range [mpg] go away quickly - you got it !

Thanks much for the compliment on the welds. I will let my welder know - he is an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,641
Posted By motodavid2000
CV Carb vs. Mikuni Pumper TM40

Kawidad -

Thanks for looking through the thread. Good question on the carb & all I can say is that we'll see with time how the whole package performs - or not.

My opinion is that the Mikuni's...
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