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Old 11-11-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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DR650SE Index Topic #15- LINKS, WRITE-UPS & PICTORIALS

Got a link to your favorite DR650 parts seller? Did someone write up a repair thread (complete with pics) that really helped you out? Living vicariously following the blog of some DR rider out on an epic adventure? Share those links here. Videos of DR650's in action? Yes, please.

And while I've spent the past few days deconstructing the DR into its various catagories, we all know it's how well integrated those aspects are that make the whole motorcycle greater than the sum of its parts. So if there's a "build-up" saga of a DR you admire, show us where so we can see it, too...

LINKS
-VENDOR LINKS
-RIDE REPORTS
-WEB PAGES/BLOGS

PICTORIALS & VIDEOS
-REPAIR
-BUILD-UPS
-DR's IN ACTION


ON THE FENCE?
Maybe you're doing research, determining if the DR650 is the right bike for you. Here's a great place to start finding the answer. A thorough, yet breif write-up that highlights the bike's strengths and weaknesses. Good stuff...

WHAT ABOUT THE 1990-1995 MODELS?
This index is specific to the 1996-current SE version of the DR650. If you own the earlier style DR650S, you might feel like you missed the party. While these are perfectly fine bikes, their short production run, and frequent revisions kept the aftermarket from producing much that is specific to these models.
On the other hand, since these bikes came with bigger tanks, comfier seats, wind protection, skid plates and luggage racks, you could argue that there wasn't much the early DR650 owner needed from the aftermarket in the first place...
Acerbis still lists a 6.6 gallon plastic tank for the '92-'95 DR650 [P/N 11158806]
The biggest plus is the earlier engine made more horsepower, but it came at a cost of more weight. The swingarm is a steel unit instead of aluminum, so the bike weighs 50lbs more than the newer version. Also, the suspension is an older design and much cruder, not that the new ones are anything to write home about either.
Just beware that few part interchange and that the 1992 to 1995 are a different sub-variant within the older design.
Here's a couple DR650S links:
"Pre '96 DR650S Thread"by DRS Canada
http://dr650.zenseeker.net/
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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ProCycle DR650 page - http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#a1510-0147

Tire changing write up - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717

DisTech's build - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=distech

LukasM's build - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239519
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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Great resource for diagrams and part number lookups
http://www.suzukipartshouse.net/page.../1/Suzuki.aspx
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #5
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In addition to his products page, Jeff has a FAQ page dedicated to the DR650:
http://www.procycle.us/info/questions/dr650/index.html
Lots of good info. ProCycle isn't just a retailer of parts, they research and develop many of the items they offer .
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
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Can't overlook mentioning another vendor who offers items specifically for the DR650- www.kientech.com. Jesse has a great reputation for being more than helpful to everyone who has DR questions...
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #8
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Another long overdue link. BergDonk is a fabricator and innovator, and is constantly finding ways to make the DR650 a better machine . Here's the link to his DR650 thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646076
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:33 AM   #9
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:30 AM   #10
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #11
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Been enjoying using the My DR650 app for Android.
Very handy w/ all the specs you need, valve adjust procedure, the owners manual & more in your hand in the garage.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...3023.app157444

The manual downloads each time you use it (switch to wifi if possible), but I found that I could hit share in acrobat reader and then share to my google drive (with 'keep on this device' turned on. click on the i with a circle so see this) & have it available offline and ready and fast to open in the garage. This manual in pdf form is then available on my computer via my google drive (i have a gmail email acct that syncs my phone to computer).
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