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Old 02-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #73666
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I saw that too, then went and looked it up at Rocky Mountain ATV. $60-ish each. BUT.. the heat shield is another $40 or so. Basically, ProCycle makes little or nothing on that stuff.

Next best bet will be Maier, in the off chance they have something. Otherwise, eBay.

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i yust now checked rocky mountain atv - $82... maier has nothing. unless you want a stock front rotor guard...

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #73667
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Just a thought... but ProCycle has the complete plastics kit for $359 WITH side panels. Why not order that in the color you want, then sell off the other pieces? Might make it cheaper. I dunno, it's a thought.

I'm going to order new plastic later this year when I get closer to stripping my bike down for a frame powdercoat and the 790 kit. I'm considering switching to black plastic (and a new black Acerbis tank) because the white IMS I have now is a total PITA to keep looking nice. Plus I'm considering painting the engine cases black like Jeff did on his 900 stroker kit. I can't wait to see pix of that back in the bike.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #73668
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...I can't wait to see pix of that back in the bike.
I'm gonna need a bike to put it in.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #73669
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I guess I was looking at those through the eyes of someone who had to replace plastics on a sport bike. When you've paid $450 for a single fairing panel, $190 for both sides starts looking cheap.
Right on. It might sound like a lot of money but compared to the rest of two wheeled vehicles, it's a steal.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #73670
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I'm gonna need a bike to put it in.
You wanna put it in mine? I'm only an hour away. :)

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #73671
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You wanna put it in mine? I'm only an hour away. :)

Rob
Black motor... purple frame...
Looks like I need to buy another one. Looking for a good deal (just like many others!).
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #73672
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I've used automotive fuel filters on bikes in the past. Just got to the autoparts store and look for one with the right angle in and outs. And the right diameter for the hose. You can get a MUCH bigger, free flowing filter this way for just a few bucks. I've done this on many bikes in the past with good results.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #73673
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Welcome to the biggest DR650 thread in the universe.

What's your experience with motorcycles? The last thing you want on a new bike is for your chain to be too tight. I stand on the right side of the bike and lie across the the seat like a deer on the fender. Now I pull on the swing arm with my left hand and check the chain with my right hand; putting as much weight on the bike as I can. Don't pull the bike over on yourself. You can also use a ratchet strap over the seat to compress the suspension (put something over the seat to keep from ruining the cover).

Good move. The one thing I wish I had done earlier is to put in a magnetic drain plug.
So then your saying check the chain slack with the bike loaded? And I have owned mostly dirt bikes had an XT-250 before this bike....
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #73674
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I've used automotive fuel filters on bikes in the past. Just got to the autoparts store and look for one with the right angle in and outs. And the right diameter for the hose. You can get a MUCH bigger, free flowing filter this way for just a few bucks. I've done this on many bikes in the past with good results.
My older carb'd Ducati OEM fuel filter is getting hard to find and not cheap. Turns out that its really just a Denso filter also used on older Mitsubishi 4 cylinder cars (aka Dodge Colt in the US). My local NAPA store had one on the shelf for just a few bucks .... a real Made in Japan OEM part, not even a store-brand clone.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #73675
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OMG!!!

Just checked Procycycle and 2 pieces of plastic, PLASTIC, are $190 for a pair of F'n sidecovers!

The search continues.......
I think I payed about 40 bucks shipped for each of my xrl sidecovers with a forum member discount from another forum. Even without the discount they weren't much more. I wonder why suzuki charges so much for the DR parts?....prolly the same reason they charge so much for the busa parts.....because its a suzuki ........I'm very careful with my busa
My Kawi's always seemed fairly cheap considering as well.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:06 PM   #73676
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So then your saying check the chain slack with the bike loaded?
If your chain is properly adjusted, it will be on the same adjustment notch; loaded or unloaded. Mid-travel is where the chain is tightest and is where I make sure there is some slack (lying across the seat). It won't be the 1-1/2"(?) stated in the manual, when loaded.

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I have owned mostly dirt bikes had an XT-250 before this bike....
Ok, I was just trying to keep a new rider from over tightening his chain, this wouldn't be you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #73677
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110km now, running good just a question, as this is my first DR650 and my first "new" bike ever, I can hear my timing chain, it's not "loud", in fact I only hear it if I try to listen to it. I'm wondering what "normal" engine noise is for a DR.

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #73678
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Price dropped to $150 shipped.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:52 AM   #73679
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110km now, running good just a question, as this is my first DR650 and my first "new" bike ever, I can hear my timing chain, it's not "loud", in fact I only hear it if I try to listen to it. I'm wondering what "normal" engine noise is for a DR.

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Probably one of the easiest fixes in the interwebs. You need to wear earplugs when you ride.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #73680
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So then your saying check the chain slack with the bike loaded? And I have owned mostly dirt bikes had an XT-250 before this bike....
The chain will be tightest when the three pivots line up in a straight line

The countershaft, the swingarm shaft and the rear axle. If you can compress your suspension to that point and verify there is still a bit of slack you'll know you have it right. Then release the suspension and see what it needs to be when the suspension is unloaded and make a mental note or take measurements


1 First of all, the chain must be placed at its maximum tension condition. This condition will occur whenever the engine and wheel sprockets are at the maximum distance from each other.

To obtain this, it is generally necessary to load the back wheel (for example placing a person on the motorcycle) until the centers of the engine sprocket, the swingarm pivot and the rear wheel axle have been positioned on the same axis. The swinging arm will be parallel to the ground.

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