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Old 03-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #75091
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Thanks for the great responses on my DR\exhaust question. I just placed an order with Jesse last week for some parts, and guess I will be calling him back to talk about the airbox mod and jetting kits too.

Im sure its in here somewhere, but how do you keep water and crap out of the airbox if you cut a giant hole in it?? We've been known to cross a few pretty deep water holes in our riding so I assume a small hole on the bottom to drain any water is a good idea too?

Really enjoy working on the bike, but carbs are one of those parts that have always mystified me. Not all that comfortable poking around in the more sensitive parts of the bike..... guess I better read up a little more before attempting this one.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #75092
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Thanks for the great responses on my DR\exhaust question. I just placed an order with Jesse last week for some parts, and guess I will be calling him back to talk about the airbox mod and jetting kits too.

Im sure its in here somewhere, but how do you keep water and crap out of the airbox if you cut a giant hole in it?? We've been known to cross a few pretty deep water holes in our riding so I assume a small hole on the bottom to drain any water is a good idea too?

Really enjoy working on the bike, but carbs are one of those parts that have always mystified me. Not all that comfortable poking around in the more sensitive parts of the bike..... guess I better read up a little more before attempting this one.

Cheers...
I run with the side off of mine, instead of having cut the top ... deep water can stall it.

I don't know about the cut-tops, but on mine the best I could do was to tip the bike to the left a little after stalling it and being a hair above the airbox's bottom in the water.

I think that if true deep-water crossing are in your future, not only should you consider leaving the airbox the way it is, but you may also think about a way to create a higher snorkel, and to use some water-resistant electrical goop to protect wire connections.

The thing about a DR650, IMHO, is that it's a heavy off-road bike, so I was finding myself in deep water - with drop-offs - and if the bike had stalled at its deepest I would have had to leave the bike submerged and out there since I didn't have any riders with me who could help recover it if lost.

It just isn't a lightweight enough bike for me to consider such water crossings again without being with other riders, and even then I'd probably choose a lighter dual sport if that were our focus.

Example of the trip I am referring to: This one got hairy and did stall the bike, but was far from the deepest I took the bike. The deepest was really only about 10 feet across, but it dropped off like a MF'er. In any of the four major water crossings I did I was wishing I had left the airbox stock.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #75093
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I have a brake bleeder but never one that hooked to a compressor. Which is that? Sounds good, i could spill a lot more fluid with a compressor .
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #75094
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Yes granted. Anything is an improvement on the stock choke setup and getting damaged wasn't a consideration or concern for me when changing it. I was talking about the stock choke cable setup being dodgy because the cable goes tight and slack when you turn the handlebars. I was kind of wishing that I had purchased the case mounted one once I had fitted the direct to carby one and especially when I realised how fiddly it is to operate. Luckily I live in a warm climate and only have to use the choke first up in the mornings only and not leave on for long. Bike is warm enough to ride once I have my riding gear on and I am ready to mount the bike, so I can switch it off before I ride.
I had the carb mounted one. As stated earlier its somewhat a pia to reach. I tossed it and got the PC case mounted one and never looked back.


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Old 03-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #75095
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I had the carb mounted one. As stated earlier its somewhat a pia to reach. I tossed it and got the PC case mounted one and never looked back.


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I have the case mounted one, which I liked, but now it doesn't want to stay out when I'm warming the bike. Is there something I need to adjust? Thanks
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #75096
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I installed the case mounted one a few months ago and it never would stay out, had to hold it out with my hand until bike warmed up, ready a problem. Have not contacted Procycle about this problem but the previous one I bought from them stayed activated until pushed in. Not holding its self in out position is a PITA.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #75097
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Really enjoy working on the bike, but carbs are one of those parts that have always mystified me. Not all that comfortable poking around in the more sensitive parts of the bike..... guess I better read up a little more before attempting this one.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #75098
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I'm sure its in here somewhere, but how do you keep water and crap out of the airbox if you cut a giant hole in it?? We've been known to cross a few pretty deep water holes in our riding so I assume a small hole on the bottom to drain any water is a good idea too?
How deep is deep?
The hole is on the top so only about 3mm lower than with the snorkel.

There is already a drain tube on the airbox.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #75099
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How deep is deep?
The hole is on the top so only about 3mm lower than with the snorkel.

There is already a drain tube on the airbox.
Definitely wouldn't ride anything that deeper than the snorkel... not intentionally anyway. Was considering more in regards to water splashing or being pushed up by the motion of the bike. Probably less of a worry than I originally thought....

ER70S - Thanks for the carb link that will keep me reading for awhile.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #75100
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Definitely wouldn't ride anything that deeper than the snorkel... not intentionally anyway. Was considering more in regards to water splashing or being pushed up by the motion of the bike. Probably less of a worry than I originally thought....

ER70S - Thanks for the carb link that will keep me reading for awhile.
Actually, with the side of the airbox off the water being pushed was a major issue, so I had to ride extra slow. Not sure about with the top off.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #75101
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ER70S - Thanks for the carb link that will keep me reading for awhile.


I should add: the BST bible was started by a KTM rider, there are differences between the two; so don't freak when something doesn't match.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:42 PM   #75102
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I installed the case mounted one a few months ago and it never would stay out, had to hold it out with my hand until bike warmed up, ready a problem. Have not contacted Procycle about this problem but the previous one I bought from them stayed activated until pushed in. Not holding its self in out position is a PITA.

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There's an adjustment under the rubber boot right at the 90degree bend. I bet that will fix it. I've had other bikes with non-sticking Choke knobs and it's generally a matter of adjustment.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #75103
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #75104
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Gear noise

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a noise in between first and second gear. A couple times recently, I've had a noise that sounds like I'm in between gears when I come to a stop and have my clutch pulled in- like I'm in between gears(clanky) When I shift into gear, and take off the noise goes away. Thanks...08 DR
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #75105
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I see some new blood here, amidst the regulars, so I thought mention the DR650SE Index. There's a link in my sigline, and in the Bike Specific Index thread that's stickied at the top of the Thumpers page. It's meant to be a resource for information about our favorite dualsport- sort of a file cabinet. I'd also like to re-invite everyone who has an experience, a link or a write-up they'd like to share to please add to our knowlege. And I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who's taken the time to contribute to what we have so far. It would be nothing without the time and effort you've put into it, and I'm most grateful ...
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