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Old 11-04-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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DR650SE Index Topic #5- BRAKES

Brakes don't seem to get a lot of discussion when it comes to the DR650. Suzuki struck a good balance for dual-sport braking. Not too powerful, which would be trouble off pavement, or too weak for quick stopping on the street.
Not that there aren't parts out there for stronger brakes. Oversized and wave rotors, braided steel lines, and different brake pad compounds are all available.
Please tell us what's worked the best for you when it's time to stop, or about upgrades you've made to your braking system...
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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tpi has afordable braided brake lines
http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/

it's generally accepted the oem front sintered pads are the best.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:30 AM   #3
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tpi has afordable braided brake lines
http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/

it's generally accepted the oem front sintered pads are the best.
Yes and yes...
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
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my stock 97 dr650 has the $40 (2 sets) ebay pads.
i changed the front line with a teflon. i ride 95% road, commuting.
no issues.
i believe the best thing you can do with non-new model is completely flush the systems every few years & clean everything yearly.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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I wore out the oem pads up front in 8K riding 80% in town. I changed them out with 1/16" left of the wear lines so, there was some life left. I used them hard though, riding off road on muddy roads in the rain with lots of gear up and down switch backs.

I'm trying the DP pads that TPI sells. I haven't used them long enough to give a real review but, so far so good. They don't spit black bust out like the stockers so, I guess they are harder? I have not ridden in the rain yet but, the dry grip has been very good. Not as loud as some EBC HH pads I've tried on other bikes.

Usually the stock oem is best though, I like stock pads on my FJR. So, are the DP pads going to kill my rotor or what?
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:10 PM   #8
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no one has mentioned ebc 320mm super moto rotor and adpater bracket.
tpi has em listed in their brakes section http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/

i used these rotors to upgrade my klr brakes and the stopping power is unreal but in the dirt you actually have better modulation that the stock one because the stopping power is very linear. i'd match this rotor w/ a ebc red/carbon pad so you don't overbrake in a panic.

if you really want to stop now (or your a BIG guy who needs all the braking he can), this rotor would be my 1st mod over braided lines.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #9
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heres a tip if you need to pull the rotor
use heat & impact driver, the bolts are saturated in red loctite
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #10
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Master cylinder swap

Someone a while back swapped a smaller bore diameter front brake master cylinder onto the DR, from an ATV I think, but I can't find any posts relating to it.
Can anyone refresh my memory?
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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Front Brake 'Spring Pad'

#4 here:
http://www.bikebandit.com/2000-suzuk...5882#sch240779

Goes here:
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Just a bump, has anyone swapped out the original master cylinder for an aftermarket one?

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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Lowered pegs and adjusting the rear brake

Okay. It's dark. It's cold. And I'm scratching my head on something that should be simple.

I just installed the Procycle peg lowering kit and adjusting the rear brake pedal height is perplexing me.

If I adjust the screw far enough to get the pedal level with the plane of the peg surface I don't get any grip at the brakes.

If I adjust the screw to get a grip a the brakes, the pedal height in relationship to the plane of the peg is too high.

Sooo ... what's the fix?

Thanks in advance,
Rick

Via edit - It does have the SW Moto-tech centerstand installed.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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Thanks, and I follow what you are saying.

After fiddling with it this morning I can get the adjustment set to where I have brakes, but the pedal tip is still slightly higher than the plane of the footrest. Just as soon as I go into the woods with it like that and stand up on the pegs I'll be tapping the pedal whether I want to or not.

So I'm going to need to pull the lever off and grind a bit from the bottom to get the clearance I need, and I have two questions:

1. (a) What's the trick to removing the pedal lever and (b) disconnecting the master cylinder shackle? My manual is loaned out so I am having trouble getting an "exploded" view.

2. How much metal to remove from the bottom of the lever?

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:23 AM   #15
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Someone a while back swapped a smaller bore diameter front brake master cylinder onto the DR, from an ATV I think, but I can't find any posts relating to it.
Can anyone refresh my memory?
The 11mm RMZ 450 master cylinder works,no mirror boss and a pressure switch banjo bolt needed.
The stock DR650 clutch cable fits up to the RMZ clutch perch and lever also,quality parts and shorter levers unlike the bargain basement DR items.

This picture needs updating as it was before the pressure switch banjo bolt arrived.





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