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Old 11-03-2006, 02:09 AM   #1501
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Brian, thanks for the reply. I'll be interested to see what you can acheive with the stock base. Are you planning to use the non-slip material on the website, it looks pretty good?
Yes, The black Grippa for the top and another smoother material for the sides.
I went out to Frankston today to look at the Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers and the A Bagz. They looked pretty good, not too big with ample capacity. The A Bagz had a pocket on each end that I didn't like, they made the bag too long and were a little superfluous. The lady I spoke to said that they could make the bag without the pockets if requested, would probably take a couple of weeks from ordering.
The issue is some sort of bracket to keep the side bag well away from the exhaust. I've looked at the Moto-Sport panniers;
http://moto-sportpanniers.com/soft.htm
which have a mounting bracket system but there is a fair difference in price.
For that kind of money I could get the Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers, an A Bagz and a tank bag, all the luggage that I would ever need.
Time to look into making up some sort of luggage rails to keep things organised and off the exhaust.

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Old 11-03-2006, 02:49 AM   #1502
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New Aussie DR owner

Hey there,
Was finally ventured into a DR as a 'road' bike. What a fun bike. So relaxed and solid on the road, any road. A bit heavy off-road but that's OK.
This bike has only 7000km on it a appears well looked after (05 model). It has a whine in 3rd gear. Can anyone tell me if this is common, what may have caused it and will it be terminal?

cheers
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:59 AM   #1503
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Ah good idea. I'm hoping to resolve the buzziness, might try a barsnake or flexx bars, and put some rubber on the footpegs or something.

Looking at july 07 for the cape. Interested?:)
Interesting comments - my green DRZ vibrates at some revs and not at others. It's pretty much vibration free at 100 - 110kph on 15/48 gearing. I found the worn out chain created most of the noise/vibration. Adjustment seems a lot more critical than in the bush.

On my recent 2000k trip I found the seat better than expected as well, just with a Sheepyhollow seat pad. Got a bit sore on longer tar transports though.

I'm turning into a real big fan of the DR650 - you can buy the basic bike and turn it into whatever you want without much effort. Interesting development Danny - should be a good pairup when you set up the DRZ more for the bush.

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Old 11-03-2006, 11:26 PM   #1504
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Suzuki Part Numbers - Regularly consumed items

The below Suzuki Part numbers may make your life easier when ordering parts over the phone at your bike dealer. The part numbers listed below are for a 2006 DR650. Cheers

Oil Filter: 16510-37450
Carby Air Filter: 18780-32E00
O-Ring small: 09280-15007
O-Ring large: 09280-72001
Sump plug: 09247-14026 [Not shown in picture]

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Old 11-03-2006, 11:34 PM   #1505
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Is the carb airfilter something that needs to be renewed every so many miles? Never did that.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:21 AM   #1506
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I just noticed that mine was very caked with dust the other day (Bike is 5,000 km old now) it is the first time I have changed it.

Davorallyfan has changed his every 2nd oil change apparently (I think he changes his oil every 2,000 -3,000 km)

It is easy to get to just under the seat - a 3 min job.
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Is the carb airfilter something that needs to be renewed every so many miles? Never did that.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:43 AM   #1507
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The foam from the carb air filter can be removed to be cleaned/oiled. I didnt even remove the foam last I cleaned it though. just make shure you let it dry out and apply some engine oil or something to it.

If you have never cleaned it, about the only thing that COULD happen is a prematurly worn carb slide. I would pull the carb and clean any crud out of there if you are concerned about it.

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Old 11-04-2006, 06:20 AM   #1508
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When I have my bike back, I will check is that carb vent vacuum slide filter thingy.

But first things first, it's at a local suspension wizard at the moment who will replace the fork seals, overhaul the rear shock and put some real rebound in it. And to top it off he will professionally setup my bike for my weight. I already know these "new" forks are much better than the original ones, but it's always good to have an expert have a look at it.

Can't wait to have it back. There's a lot of offroad riding planned for this winter.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:00 PM   #1509
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Hey there,
Was finally ventured into a DR as a 'road' bike. What a fun bike. So relaxed and solid on the road, any road. A bit heavy off-road but that's OK.
This bike has only 7000km on it a appears well looked after (05 model). It has a whine in 3rd gear. Can anyone tell me if this is common, what may have caused it and will it be terminal?

cheers
I reckon it could be the 60km/h speed limit in the burbs. With standard gearing, that puts you in 3rd gear (it does me). So maybe it has spent a lot of time around town.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:08 PM   #1510
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The foam from the carb air filter can be removed to be cleaned/oiled. I didnt even remove the foam last I cleaned it though. just make shure you let it dry out and apply some engine oil or something to it.
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I just cleaned mine today. Didn't need it, really, but I wanted to do it. 1st time, 7k miles.
Easy as pie, messy washing and re-oiling.
Is there any reason that this isn't a lifetime air filter?
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:20 PM   #1511
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Oh no another Jetting/gearing question

A couple of rehashed over questions for you guys. First anyone
have a 150 dynojet jet with dynojet needle, or stock needle, extended
mix screw, stock exhaust and stock airbox at sea level that works? I
am after mileage, minimal performance upgrade, and ease of
maintainence, and future adjustments for other mods. Next I don't see
myself going 100 mph on one of these, or the need too. I would however
like to get a tad more grunt (love to lift the wheel with just
throttle,) and a little more off road drivability, these things are
too highly geared for low speed off road finesse I.M.H.O. I would
not mind losing 6 or 8 miles an hour off my top end to get some bottom
end grunt, but I would like to cruise at 70 and occasionally 75 to 80
without buzziness. Can it be done, and if so what is the gearing you
suggest?
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #1512
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And even worse another tire question (at least its not oil)

Also. I had read somewhere (I believe but am not sure, it was on this forum) That the Gripster sold now is not the same compound as the older one, and wears quicker. Is this a fact, or just someones opinion. I am about to order a set of tires for a Guatemala run, and it seems these are a good as any 90/10 tire out there, last quite well, and are cheaper than most of the Major players out there. Any one have any fact / fiction/ or opinion on this.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:53 PM   #1513
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These bars are high, cheap and work on the DR.
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:15 PM   #1514
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I just cleaned mine today. Didn't need it, really, but I wanted to do it. 1st time, 7k miles.
Easy as pie, messy washing and re-oiling.
Is there any reason that this isn't a lifetime air filter?
Lone,
On the DR the filter should last a long time. On dirt bikes we constantly have
to pull off the foam filter to clean it, so it gets "handled" a lot, squeezed,
washed and wrung out. Eventually they tear or get a bit flimsy. They are
cheap.

If you are running the stock closed air box on your DR then your
filter should stay clean for a long time unless you start riding in groups or
get behind a bunch of trucks or buses on dusty dirt roads for miles and miles.
7000 miles is a long time. You really must ride alone!

I like the UNI spray on filter oil. Its kinda sticky and you don't need much.
Easy to use. When you oil filter, put it in a big zip lock bag. Wear rubber
gloves. Squeeze the filter getting the oil all over. Now take a clean rag
and damp off the excess oil. You don't want it dripping wet.
Grease the contact lip a bit.

When cleaning the filter, be sure to finish the washing with Soap and
Warm water. This really gets all the particles that solvent can leave
behind. (a trick I learned from Larry Roesler)

If your foam filter is in good shape it should last about two years on you
DR at least.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:37 AM   #1515
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How many turns out on the pilot screw?

I my excitement of disassembling and cleaning the carb on my new to me 98 I neglected to count out how far the pilot was screwed in. What would be a good starting point?
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