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Old 11-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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DR650SE Index Topic #1- CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTATION

The topic for this thread is Controls & Instrumentation, and it covers a little ground. I'd like to hear what worked best for you DR650 fans out there. Or, if there's something to avoid. If you have part numbers and supplier info, please share that, too.
If the case has already been made about something in this catagory, please feel free to just put up a link to the relevant post(s). Please link to the posts, NOT THE ENTIRE THREAD, unless that thread is already limited to this topic . No need to limit your links to ADV, either.
OK, please share your success stories regarding:

- HANDLEBARS/RISERS
- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING
- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS
- THROTTLE TUBES
- LEVERS/PEDALS
- CABLES
- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS

Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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Nice one Krusty.

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Originally Posted by Krusty ...
This is the first in a series of threads I'll be starting. They will each deal with a specific aspect of the '96-current Suzuki DR650SE. The purpose of these threads is to compile information for a listing in The Bike Specific Index Thread, which is stickied at the top of the Thumpers page.
The topic for this thread is Controls & Instrumentation, and it covers a little ground. I'd like to hear what worked best for you DR650 fans out there. Or, if there's something to avoid. If you have part numbers and supplier info, please share that, too.
If the case has already been made about something in this catagory, please feel free to just put up a link to the relevant post(s). Please link to the posts, NOT THE ENTIRE THREAD, unless that thread is already limited to this topic . No need to limit your links to ADV, either.
OK, please share your success stories regarding:

- HANDLEBARS/RISERS
- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING
- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS
- THROTTLE TUBES
- LEVERS/PEDALS
- CABLES
- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS

Thanks!

OK. I'll get the ball rolling. Here is what I have and works.

- HANDLEBARS/RISERS - Procycle risers on Renthal Jimmy Button bend Bars
- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING - Am happy with my knees around my ears
- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS - When out temps never get below 26 degrees C in Northern Australia ?
- THROTTLE TUBES - Procycle quick throttle -love it for response with carby setup correctly.
- LEVERS/PEDALS - standard (haven't broken or bent yet) because I also have barkbusters (handguards)
- CABLES - Original so far because I look after them.
- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS - Trailtech vapor - Awesome bit of gear. temp guage is very handy in hot climate (especially on the trail). Tacho handy to monitor engine speeds and gearing ratios, 12/24 hour time- saves wearing a watch, dual trip meters, great looks and adds a bit of class to the bike.

Without any of these, the DR is already a great bike. These improvements have been party function and partly personalisation of the bike.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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Here's a link to the DR650 specific Vapor Kit: http://www.trailtech.net/75-302.html


and a write up from DisTech on how to install some of the components: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=143
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:03 AM   #4
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i noticed the trailtech model shown uses a magnetic pickup on the front wheel. so mileage & speed accuracy is dependent on tire type/ size/ wear. is this correct?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:44 AM   #5
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- HANDLEBARS/RISERS:
I like my Pro Taper CR High Bend. But handlebar and Riser height is purely the riders choice. Make sure your position/bar height works while standing ... IF you want comfort/control off road. Stock steel bars are good but can bend in a crash. Pro Taper bars (Alu) absorb vibration better than stock. Bar end weights not needed.

A WORD ON ERGONOMICS:
Many riders do not set up their bars and levers for max comfort. Poorly set lever can cause numbness and even Carpal Tunnel syndrome. It is important to adjust levers so that wrists do not bend much ... but stay straight and relatively flat. Most riders have their levers set UP too high. This puts a bend in your wrist, especially when standing up off road. Not good.


- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING:
Wide pegs are nice off road when standing. I have used the IMS pegs but am using stock on the DR. NOTE: Early DR pegs are narrower than later ones.

No comments on lowering pegs.

- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS
I use Symtec heated Grips. About $35 at most vendors. They draw about 24 watts. Very nice!

- THROTTLE TUBES
I use Stock cables. Most know that the old throttle grip will NOT come off. Buy a new throttle tube if changing bars or doing Heated Grips. No other way.

- LEVERS/PEDALS
I always carry a spare set of Suzuki levers on my bike. I also use Bark Busters to help protect the levers, master cylinder and .... most important ... my hands! Without Bark Busters levers are easily broken ... even in a minor tip over.

Brake Pedal and Shifter protection:
I run a thin safety cable lanyard on my shifter and brake cable, from the lever tip to the frame. This is an old Enduro riders' trick. Easy to do, will save your shifter or rear brake lever from being torn off when riding off road. Cheap insurance, easy to rig up your self.

- CABLES
All stock. I only run Suzuki cables.

- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS
No comments here.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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from memory you enter the diametre to the tyre edge for each different wheel size, its all in the instructions anyway and you just recalibrate for when you use a different sized wheel. its easy.

Quote:
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i noticed the trailtech model shown uses a magnetic pickup on the front wheel. so mileage & speed accuracy is dependent on tire type/ size/ wear. is this correct?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:11 PM   #7
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- HANDLEBARS/RISERS
ProTaper Contour "Pastrana ATV", a high bend fat bar, with Protaper fat bar adaptors. I did have to slightly enlarge the stock rubber mounts to accommodate the large bolt on the protaper mounts. These bars came off my DRZ and have fallen over many, many time and are still in one piece.
- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING
I had made some lowering brackets out of alum. but the did bend over time. So I got a spare set of stock pegs, cut off the peg, milled down the mount and welded them back on getting about 1.5 inch drop and slightly rearward.
These now sport the cheap IMS knock off pegs alailable on ebay for about 15 bucks.





- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS
No heat yet. I now use Pro Grip 714 Dual Sport Grips and like them allot, but have used progrip pillow tops an like them as well
- THROTTLE TUBES
Just a motion pro replacement tube, as the stock grips are glued on with some sort of nuclear bomb proof glue and a new tube is easier than trying to get the old one off
- LEVERS/PEDALS
Stock
- CABLES
Stock
- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS
Trailtech Vapor here as well, love it. This also spent a couple years on my DRZ before being moved over to the DR and is still holing up well through drops, rain, mud, etc. and still tickin.


Cheers, Todd
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:43 PM   #8
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i have one of these.
http://www.turbocity.com/product_inf...roducts_id=665
puts the light cluster to where i can see it.

i use protaper atv mid bars with stock cables.
much better when standing
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 AM   #9
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- HANDLEBARS/RISERS .................Pro Taper Chad Reed bend oversize bar
- FOOTPEGS/FOOTPEG LOWERING...Lowered and moved rearwards
- GRIPS/HEATED GRIPS.................Pro Taper grips, very grippy
- THROTTLE TUBES......................Standard
- LEVERS/PEDALS.........................Cut and shut shortened to match rear movement of pegs
- CABLES....................................re routed to stop the hook ups behind the headlight
- GAUGES/INSTRUMENTS...............original speedo binned, Garmin GPS only

Barkbusters with the triple clamp mounting kit. You aren't trying hard enough until you crash and bend them, and the bars, and the levers.....








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Old 11-04-2010, 05:43 AM   #10
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the GPS doesnt need a magnetic or any pickup, correct?
no calibration either?
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #11
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snowy,
the GPS doesnt need a magnetic or any pickup, correct?
no calibration either?
My 60CSx didn't require any of that.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #12
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My 60CSx didn't require any of that.
+1 GPS is correct out of the box. The satelites are about 11,000 miles up, and can see me creep forward at a stoplight. Pretty fookin' cool.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:14 PM   #13
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Heads up L E D voltage monitor (LED in the centre of the fairing)







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Old 11-04-2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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snowy,
the GPS doesnt need a magnetic or any pickup, correct?
no calibration either?
no it's not a bicycle wheel computer, but there is an elevation calibration technique.

i also use a 60csx w/ a ram mount & hard wire w/ touratech wiring kit.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #15
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I don't have one of these yet, but I think they're kinda cool, in an old-school way... An oil temperature gauge that replaces the oil cap. Image won't load, sorry.


http://www.getgeared.co.uk/MOTO-DETA...perature_Gauge
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