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Old 04-06-2010, 02:22 PM   #33481
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We had a 2000 DR650 since 2003 that we sold to another ADVRider last fall and I now have a 2005 DR650 I bought new and neither one had the NSU screws tightened and neither one has had a problem. It is VERY rare to have a screw come out and you're much more likely to crash into a candy apple red Chrysler minivan with 22" tires and driven by two blond lesbian Albanian midgets coming home from a Polka dance turning left in front of you (DAMHIK) than to have the NSU screw come out and explode your engine. I doubt I've heard of even half a dozen actual people who know someone who might have had the NSU problem happen since I got my first DR650 on all the forums I've visited, probably even less. There are more people who have dropped the screw into the crankcase while fixing the "problem" than having the screw fall out by itself. That said, I'll probably check mine the next time it is up on the lift, unless it is really nice riding weather. Otherwise, just buy a new worry bead...
so... how'd you make out with the two blond lesbian Albanian midgets
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:34 PM   #33482
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I've only heard some good reports on these tires ... but all from European riders. Too expensive based on what I've seen. K60's look OK but for $150 ??

I would look at Shinko, Kenda or IRC for 50/50. Avon Distanzia for 80/20 and for more dirt oriented, Conti TKC80, Dunlop D606 or Michelin T-63. All good tires and only the Distanzia and Conti are expensive.
Want a similar tire to the TKC 80 for half price try the Metzeler Karoo 2. I have a rear on now and love it. Caught some Michilin T-63's on sale even cheaper at MC Supersrore and they are setting in the garage now.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #33483
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I have heard that the manual petcock sold for the Raptor ATV fits a DR tank.
All true. I replaced mine with the Yam part for about $20 (US). You have to block the vacuum line at the carb. Perfect fit and they come with a gasket. (I bought a gasket when I ordered the petcock and didn'nt need it)
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:55 PM   #33484
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I have a 08 DR that is bone stock save the suspension. I am thinking about the 14 tooth CG. I wonder what that will do to the DR's road behavior? When not on the trails in AR the bike is a commuter. The only thing that worries me is how high will the RPM's go while on the slab; to and from the trail head at 70 - 75mph? Any info would be helpfull.

I live where you trail ride and I have the 14t on the bike and it really isn't a big deal at 70 at all. Still nice and smooth. The sprocket doesn't cost much and if you don't like it will sell easily I am sure.

I was concerned about the highway riding too, but has proved to be a non issue for me.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #33485
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so... how'd you make out with the two blond lesbian Albanian midgets
I told you not to ask!
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #33486
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How often does that happen? Is it a one in one hundred type problem, or likely to happen to every bike at some point?
My '01 were finger tight at 51,000km when I checked them.

My '97 had one finger tight and one missing at 28,000km when I bought it (upper chain roller was already ripped out too).

A magnetic sump bolt found the other screw
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #33487
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We had a 2000 DR650 since 2003 that we sold to another ADVRider last fall and I now have a 2005 DR650 I bought new and neither one had the NSU screws tightened and neither one has had a problem. It is VERY rare to have a screw come out and you're much more likely to crash into a candy apple red Chrysler minivan with 22" tires and driven by two blond lesbian Albanian midgets coming home from a Polka dance turning left in front of you (DAMHIK) than to have the NSU screw come out and explode your engine. I doubt I've heard of even half a dozen actual people who know someone who might have had the NSU problem happen since I got my first DR650 on all the forums I've visited, probably even less. There are more people who have dropped the screw into the crankcase while fixing the "problem" than having the screw fall out by itself. That said, I'll probably check mine the next time it is up on the lift, unless it is really nice riding weather. Otherwise, just buy a new worry bead...
Haha! Thanks for the insight. I'm not one of those worriers, but I'm new to the DR scene and I have to sift through the real vs. hyped concerns. It seems like every bike has a "known problem" that is really given a lot of bandwidth without much cause.

Maybe the next time I'm in Durango I'll stop by and say "hi".
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #33488
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DR650 Handlebars

I really like my black Renthal Fatbars, but I'm not sure what bend/rise they are...didn't need any longer cables or re-routing as they're only slightly higher than stock bars. I used the ProTaper handlebar clamps like those sold on the www.procycle.us site & used my stock mounting bolts with them. It's all worked out great.

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Who's got what brand of handel bars on ther 650 ? I'm lookin for somthing taller and just curios what the options are. (tried a thread search but nothing found)
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:54 PM   #33489
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Haha! I have to sift through the real vs. hyped concerns. It seems like every bike has a "known problem" that is really given a lot of bandwidth without much cause.
I checked mine and they were both loose. Worth a check, but it's your call.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:57 PM   #33490
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We had a 2000 DR650 since 2003 that we sold to another ADVRider last fall and I now have a 2005 DR650 I bought new and neither one had the NSU screws tightened and neither one has had a problem. It is VERY rare to have a screw come out and you're much more likely to crash into a candy apple red Chrysler minivan with 22" tires and driven by two blond lesbian Albanian midgets coming home from a Polka dance turning left in front of you (DAMHIK) than to have the NSU screw come out and explode your engine. I doubt I've heard of even half a dozen actual people who know someone who might have had the NSU problem happen since I got my first DR650 on all the forums I've visited, probably even less. There are more people who have dropped the screw into the crankcase while fixing the "problem" than having the screw fall out by itself. That said, I'll probably check mine the next time it is up on the lift, unless it is really nice riding weather. Otherwise, just buy a new worry bead...
I have to get over to Durango more often and learn the ways of the world, we just don't have any Albanians on this side of the pass at all.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #33491
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I have to get over to Durango more often and learn the ways of the world, we just don't have any Albanians on this side of the pass at all.
It is a rather well kept secret.

Let me know when you're over here and I'll show you the mean streets of Durango...
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #33492
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I checked mine and they were both loose. Worth a check, but it's your call.
It doesn't look like a big deal to check. I'm just not going to worry about it. If I get the time and get curious, I'll check it out.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:14 PM   #33493
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I live where you trail ride and I have the 14t on the bike and it really isn't a big deal at 70 at all. Still nice and smooth. The sprocket doesn't cost much and if you don't like it will sell easily I am sure.

I was concerned about the highway riding too, but has proved to be a non issue for me.
I have the 14 tooth CG and spacer on the way to me. Between your observations and some other users I do not think there will be a issue; I tend to over thing issues. Just do eh what?

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Old 04-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #33494
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Okay, I love ADV to death. But the search function really sucks.

How do I check the neutral switch screws on my wife's new-to-her DR650?
Which side case cover needs to come off to access it?

Help me be a star.

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Old 04-06-2010, 07:23 PM   #33495
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Okay, I love ADV to death. But the search function really sucks.

How do I check the neutral switch screws on my wife's new-to-her DR650?
Which side case cover needs to come off to access it?

Help me be a star.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5295&page=1003

Start at post #15045

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295&page=1003(Found the thread from Lucas-he really helped me on this)

Start at post#19791

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