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Old 01-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #12796
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It's a bummer alright.

There's obviously 2 different costs involved; One how much work I do myself the other, how much for someone else.

Any ideas of roughly how much to do yourself? bearing in mind I don't have a case splitter or crank puller etc

Thinking it might not be worth it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #12797
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I'm sure some of you will recognise these pictures instantly...

After warming up the bike, I dropped the oil for the first time and immediately after removing the sump plug, I hear PLONK and find this;









I had assumed this was part of a gears..... however it doesn't look like its from a gears or clutch plate. No other debris fell.

I've done less than 500 km's since owning it, don't have the mechanical history. It has less than 9500 km's on it, a '97 model. My last ride was the snowy ride beginning of November but didn't feel or hear anything untoward, didn't feel any different to DRF's DR.

Sunday I'll take off the clutch cover to have a good look, sift through the oil hopefully find finer residue instead of going back up a barrel.... nothing has exploded yet.... I guess it's probably best to just replace what broke, do a few oil changes with some old diesel then ride it.... Any opinions otherwise?
Yor bike will be a perfect one to diagnose and document as it has broken but not grenaded the rest of the gearbox and engine.
It may help pinpoint what has broken first.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #12798
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I bought a set of rear spokes incase of a failure for a Simpson Desert crossing in September. I'd be happy to part with one if you haven't bought some already. It's been a while since I have logged on.


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Due to my own negligence, I've broken one spoke and bent another one.

I went to the Suzuki dealer and have been advised I need to buy the whole spoke kit!! for around $95 plus.

Is there any other way to source single spokes..............like online somewhere??

thanks
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #12799
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I bought a set of rear spokes incase of a failure for a Simpson Desert crossing in September. I'd be happy to part with one if you haven't bought some already. It's been a while since I have logged on.
thanks heaps, I'd appreciate that, as I haven't really followed through with purchasing.

I'll PM you.

thanks - Dan
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #12800
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Has anyone picked up a Shorai battery from the states?

My Odyssey pc310 just packed it in a month out of warranty
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #12801
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I have a pair of DR650 wheels for sale here...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854035
Please PM if interested, or any ideas what the going $ rate is for this sort of thing, thanks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #12802
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Anyone know if a 3.25/3.50 ( cheng shin c183s )tyre will fit on the front of the mighty dr 650's. cheers, steve.
A friend has fitted the above tyre to the front of his DR650 for desert trips and has only good to say about the increased flotation and steering offered in sand. I have bought one as well now and will give it a test run at Easter along the coast on the DRZ.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:25 AM   #12803
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A friend has fitted the above tyre to the front of his DR650 for desert trips and has only good to say about the increased flotation and steering offered in sand. I have bought one as well now and will give it a test run at Easter along the coast on the DRZ.
Hi Dennis 3.25\3.50 is equal to 100\90 I used one on the KTM 640 but that a wide front rim 2.25 inch DR is 1.6- I think, Not sure how it would go being pulled in so much on the side walls. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:57 AM   #12804
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the dr front rim is 1.85 standard, I just checked this out myself as the rim is cracking and i was hoping to replace it with a motorcross rim that might be stronger, but they are 1.60.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #12805
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I'm sure some of you will recognise these pictures instantly...

After warming up the bike, I dropped the oil for the first time and immediately after removing the sump plug, I hear PLONK and find this;









I had assumed this was part of a gears..... however it doesn't look like its from a gears or clutch plate. No other debris fell.

I've done less than 500 km's since owning it, don't have the mechanical history. It has less than 9500 km's on it, a '97 model. My last ride was the snowy ride beginning of November but didn't feel or hear anything untoward, didn't feel any different to DRF's DR.

Sunday I'll take off the clutch cover to have a good look, sift through the oil hopefully find finer residue instead of going back up a barrel.... nothing has exploded yet.... I guess it's probably best to just replace what broke, do a few oil changes with some old diesel then ride it.... Any opinions otherwise?
i'd be whipping the motor out and splitting it. that looks suspiciously like a dog off one of the gears.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #12806
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Welcome to the party coxy

How's life treating you, where are you at?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #12807
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Anyone tried these tyres?

Saw these tyres last week. Good price.. Anyone familiar with them??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251145876...84.m1424.l2649

looking for new rear, think I might try them.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #12808
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Saw these tyres last week. Good price.. Anyone familiar with them??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251145876...84.m1424.l2649

looking for new rear, think I might try them.
I haven't tried the Duros myself, but I have heard some good reports on the grip and general performance of the knobbies, especially fronts, from people whose judgement I trust. YMMV
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #12809
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #12810
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Ricor Intiminator Valves anyone ??

been doing a bit of reading on the net about these but getting conflicting opinions ( who would have thought it ), so was wondering if anyone here has any opinions ( & hopefully experience ) of Ricor Intiminators & also how they compare to Gold valves etc

i know they work differently and are different to install, but my main point of interest is really how good they work

cheers
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