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Old 11-11-2010, 12:31 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, 12:47 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, 12:49 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, 05:38 PM   #4
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More great builds

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Old 11-12-2010, 05:53 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, 05:59 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 11-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #7
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Keintech link

Hi Krusty:

I tried the link and it didn't work. I did a search and found Jesse at this location?

http://kientech.com/

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Can't overlook mentioning another vendor who offers items specifically for the DR650- www.keintech.com. Jesse has a great reputation for being more than helpful to everyone who has DR questions...
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #8
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Hi Krusty:

I tried the link and it didn't work. I did a search and found Jesse at this location?

http://kientech.com/

Good catch ... I never did get that whole 'i' before 'e' thing...
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:49 PM   #9
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I don't think I am going too far out on than branch, when I say, I would bet money, that just about everyone who comes here has gained from what both Jeff and Jesse do for the DR 650.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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Still no-where up to date but getting there. I have started to add some of the repairs and maintenance with photos that will be built on as time goes on. Lots of ride photos and videos that we have done.

http://www.territoryon2wheels.com.au
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:58 AM   #11
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DR650SE's in action...

http://shortwayround.co.uk/ by Jedi Master. (A RTW journey, still in progress. The trip started on a F650, but reliability issues led him to swap to a DR650 mid-trip . Of particular interest is the DR650 Preparation Page (http://shortwayround.co.uk/suzuki/). A very well thought out guide for what needs and issues to address and what to bring along for long distance travel on the DR.

A Solo Trip from Gibraltar to Australia (DR650s are for old ladies) by Linda Bootherstone-Bick

Just another Alaska ride by snowrider

Snowrider to Mexico by snowrider

Dirtbikes & Death Roads, 2200 Miles in Bolivia by RockyRoads

2 blokes, 2 bikes on the Silk Road

Lower Latitudes- Better Attitudes by Lone Rider

Chameleon DR650 by David Early

Europe to Timor Leste (2006-2009)
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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My DR thread on KiwiBiker...
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...ost-(NordieBoy)
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #13
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I don't think I am going too far out on than branch, when I say, I would bet money, that just about everyone who comes here has gained from what both Jeff and Jesse do for the DR 650.
I've gotten products from both. Very satisfied with both vendors and will continue with both.

Had wonderful experience with Rick from Cogent also. He spent alot of time on the phone helping me set my forks just right and did a fantastic job reworking my shock.

http://motocd.com/index.php?option=c...id=35&Itemid=1
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:59 PM   #15
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Boy, I'd really love to get my hands on Peter Egan's August 2007 article praising the DR650!

Can anyone scan the article? It was only one page.

I can't find anything on-line.
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