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Old 05-18-2006, 03:42 PM   #136
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Just changed the oil last night to Shell Rotella Synthetic, 5w-40 and I could tell that the shifting improved on my commute this morning. It had Honda dino oil before. I also installed the Autozone-sourced magnetic drain plug too, it will be interesting to see if there is any accumulation on it at the next oil change.

How often are you DR owner's changing the oil?
Bill, I've had nothing but good luck running Rotella Synth in mine. I change it every 3000 miles or so, and change the filter every time.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:51 PM   #137
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Hi, Folks.

I see where a guy is selling a WATER COOLED 2001 dr650se. I've never heard of such an animal! I need a bike, but don't know much about them. So, I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who is familiar with this beastie. Is it worth having, assuming everything is otherwise ok? Thanks for feedback!
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:16 AM   #138
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Nice DR I have seen it before. How's that decal holding up and where did you get it? Also, where did you get the front wavy rotor?
The tank decal is just a front guard sticker but it has bubble already. Still staying on though! The both discs are from an Australian Company called, "Aussie Discs"
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:29 AM   #139
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Laugh Air Cooled, not water cooled

There isn't such a beast. He could be mistaking the large oil cooler for a radiator.

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Hi, Folks.

I see where a guy is selling a WATER COOLED 2001 dr650se. I've never heard of such an animal! I need a bike, but don't know much about them. So, I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who is familiar with this beastie. Is it worth having, assuming everything is otherwise ok? Thanks for feedback!
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:54 AM   #140
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The tank decal is just a front guard sticker but it has bubble already. Still staying on though! The both discs are from an Australian Company called, "Aussie Discs"
You might try this on the decal to let it breath and not bubble:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHZ26&P=7

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Old 05-19-2006, 12:47 PM   #141
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Laugh Contact IMS

Sounds like your using the OEM petcock with the IMS tank? Either way, contact IMS - 1 800 237-9906. If they don't replace it for free, they'll charge $15 USD for a replacement. It beats wasting money on a $75 Pingle brand "fuel valve". Use your savings for a spare rear tire!

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Great thread.

I got a 98- 650. I love it. I also have a 85K100RS but now I rarely use it.

I bought the DR last year and P.O. gave me an IMS tank. Trouble is the fuel valve really pushes hard on the engine fins when I even lightly tighten the rear bolts up. Somethings not quite right.

Anyone have this, or a cure?
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:08 PM   #142
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more noob queries

ok, so I got my pretty lil DR650 now and can see where all the love comes from. I keep seeing that DRs pretty much haven't changed much, yet the SuperTrapp IDS2 says it only fits 99-01 models. Was there a different mount or what? Also, I was curious about a steering damper for my '04 DR650. Does anyone know of a model that works (or do all require welding)? Thanks for any info or links to threads.
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:55 AM   #143
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ok, so I got my pretty lil DR650 now and can see where all the love comes from. I keep seeing that DRs pretty much haven't changed much, yet the SuperTrapp IDS2 says it only fits 99-01 models. Was there a different mount or what? Also, I was curious about a steering damper for my '04 DR650. Does anyone know of a model that works (or do all require welding)? Thanks for any info or links to threads.


I have the IDS2 on my 2005. I ignored the years they listed and it fits fine.
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:15 AM   #144
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well this is my old clunka
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...Picture029.jpg

or what happens on salt lakes
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...Picture001.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...Picture002.jpg

mods
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i just need more time to ride
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:19 AM   #145
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Anyone got a good link or resoure for plastic for a 91 DR 650? Like to change the color up a little. Nothing makes a bike feel new again like new plastic...
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #146
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Hi, today was my lucky day. A friend of mine invited me over so he could build me bashplate. We toyed around in his shop the whole afternoon, and this is the result:







4 mm of solid aluminum plate. No extra lugs on the frame needed, no holes, just a plain bashplate. Protects the engine from front to back, won't hook up on rocks and even the rear mounts are sunken. Looks the Shizzle to me.

Cheers Klei!!

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Old 05-20-2006, 06:14 PM   #147
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its a bit like the australian WIPPYS bash plates i have one but it wont fit becouse of the fattter header pipe
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:28 PM   #148
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Since we are talking protection

Got some more bling - side case protector


Glued on with this



as recommended.

Hope it stays on.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #149
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Since we are talking protection

Got some more bling - side case protector
SNIP

Glued on with this
SNIP

as recommended.
Hope it stays on.
Only if you use gray it doesn't look as bad if your messy like I am . It will stick fine. A lot of auto manufacturers are building engines with nothing but RTV for oil pans, timing covers etc. with no gaskets and they do not fall off Clean the mating surfaces with some alcohol (not beer or wine!) and all will be well.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:23 PM   #150
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Only if you use gray it doesn't look as bad if your messy like I am . It will stick fine. A lot of auto manufacturers are building engines with nothing but RTV for oil pans, timing covers etc. with no gaskets and they do not fall off Clean the mating surfaces with some alcohol (not beer or wine!) and all will be well.
Thanks - I used the meths from my spirits cabinet - what a waste of good metho!
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