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Old 01-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #61
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I've always been told that most "carburetor problems" are electrical in nature.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #62
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I've always been told that most "carburetor problems" are electrical in nature.
I can appreciate your comment now since the mystery is over (I hope).
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #63
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So, do you have good news?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #64
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #65
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this request for feed back in the best spot, as any help will be appreciated. I have an '09 DR 650. It began acting up about a week ago...all of the issues I'm about to list happened inconsistently...hard starting (needed to hold throttle open to start), would shut off at idle, hesitation at varying RPM's, and finally it wouldn't start at all.
A tech at the Suzuki dealer in Zacatecas took the carburetor apart, inspected and cleaned it. It still didn't start. He installed new plugs (old plugs looked like it was running rich) and checked for spark (good) and it still won't start. Install new gas, same.
The tech also checked the timing and it was correct.
When trying to start it, in order to hear anything encouraging from the engine, the throttle must be open. It tries but won't start.
Question...could it be a faulty CDI, a coil, a bad ground, or something else? Feedback from anyone with DR 650 experience will be appreciated.
Finally, I'd prefer resolve my problem here and to continue my trip, but will ship the bike home if I have no other option.
Could have solved it day one if you would have added. "I recently added a new aftermarket stator."
It is common in trouble shooting to check everything that was recently done on the item whether you think it was done perfectly or not. New parts are defective too.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #66
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Wow!!! Red loctite on the engine side cover bolts? The next person who has to remove those bolts is going to be cussing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #67
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Wow!!! Red loctite on the engine side cover bolts? The next person who has to remove those bolts is going to be cussing.
Take "red" paint pen....mark the bolt heads.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #68
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Could have solved it day one if you would have added. "I recently added a new aftermarket stator."
It is common in trouble shooting to check everything that was recently done on the item whether you think it was done perfectly or not. New parts are defective too.
Yep! Below is what I wrote back on post #57.
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Too bad you didn't mention the fact you'd swapped out the stock Stator early on. You could have saved A LOT of time and money. Any owner installed Mod always goes TOP OF THE LIST for where the problem started.

But I also blame the Mexican techs for not finding this in the first hour of work.
My "mentor" at the shop I worked at always pointed this out to us Noob mechanics to watch for. Seems to still be good advice.

Glad to see the OP is back on the road in Mexico ... seeing some really beautiful areas. Check out his ride report.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #69
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Yep! Below is what I wrote back on post #57.

My "mentor" at the shop I worked at always pointed this out to us Noob mechanics to watch for. Seems to still be good advice.
It's confusing that he had two separate threads going but he did mention the stator upgrade clear back in post #3 in the Trip Planning thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....52&postcount=3

"The mods made to my '09 DR 650 are as follows: 4.9 gal IMS gas tank, Corbin seat, lowered pegs, bar risers, fork springs, high output stator, rear racks for pelican cases, wind screen, Garmin GPS. Picture to follow."
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