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Old 11-05-2006, 05:49 AM   #1516
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Which ones are they?

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These bars are high, cheap and work on the DR.
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:48 AM   #1517
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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

I have Gripsters on my DR350SE and think they are a good dual sport tire where you have to spend time on pavement. Although I don't have a lot of miles on them, they are wearing well. Not sure about any compound changes that may have been made. I have had the tires in mud, sand, gravel, and dirt and have yet to have a problem (pick your lines carefully )....just not as good as a knobby in the tough/deep stuff!
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:00 AM   #1518
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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?
Somewhere between 1.5 and 2 turns out should do it. You might have to experiment a bit, but this will get you in the right area.
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:10 AM   #1519
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Question Rim locks

What sizes do I use re: front & rear ? Stock DR650
Does anyone know of a good install guide ?
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:21 PM   #1520
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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?
I have the standard gearing now, and basically want the same as you. I am going with a 14th front. Apparently a one tooth change on the front is equivalent to 3 teeth on the rear. I reckon this will be perfect. I'm hoping this will knock the top end speed down 10km/h (6.2mph?). If you go bigger than 44 on the rear, you may wear out the chain guide in a hurry.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:27 PM   #1521
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go a 14 tooth front

i have used a 46 rear it revs a bit much at 110KM/h so i went back to the 41(standard)

the size of you rear tyre also changes the "gearing" i have a 130/80-17
Ummmmm,
He was asking about Rimlocks not sprockets.
I have no idea s to either answer, but my bike came with a HUGE back and a tinny front: 13/54 I think the count was.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:20 PM   #1522
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Ummmmm,
He was asking about Rimlocks not sprockets.
I have no idea s to either answer, but my bike came with a HUGE back and a tinny front: 13/54 I think the count was.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:31 PM   #1523
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I'd originally planned for rim-locks, but decided against them.
I don't think I'm really gonna be putting that much power to the ground and it's easier to change tires/tubes w/o em. Also, the balance issue.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:38 PM   #1524
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i have run as low as 10PSI in the rear with no probs 15PSI front.......i was going to go the rim locks but changed my mind
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:52 PM   #1525
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... I decided to change out the float bowl screws with allen screw because I had read on this & other sites that they are hard to remove. Hard to remove is an understatement. I was using a proper size in good condition Philips head screwdriver & putting a lot of force on it. It got to the point that the screwdriver started to shear the screw tangs off. Those screws are sure made of soft metal! Tried using a small nosed vice grip type pliers, but that didn't work. I ended up using an impact driver. I didn't want to rest the carb on the plastic diaphragm cap on the bench while beating on the screws, so held the carb in one hand, held & torqued the impact driver with the other while the wife hit the impact driver with a hammer. Also tried to loosen the screw for the diaphragm cap by hand, but also had to use the impact driver on those. Decided to also remove & replace the two screws holding on the throttle cable bracket, not needed, but I was on a roll. Those were on so tight that the impact driver just rounded out the screw heads without breaking the screws loose. Was able to get them out using a full size pair of vice grips. Turns out Mikuni used an overly strong thread locker on them. I replaced all the screws with allen head screws. Used a small amount of LockTite on the screws for the cable bracket. My point is that you all should get in there & replace the stock screws installed by Mikuni because if you ever need to do any trail or road side repair your never going to get those screw loose with a hand held screw driver. I imagine Mikuni assembles these carbs using air impact drivers & probable even though they don't use extremely high torque it's probable enough that there is a little galling of the carb & screw threads. I'm going to contact both Mikuni & Suzuki about this; they shouldn't be putting out a carb you can't get apart with hand tools....

Thanks heaps for this! Pulled my carb to bits yesterday to replace said screws etc. Bit of a mission, but not to bad since I was in a well equipped workshop.

Doing this job out in the sticks with a factory tool kit would be mission impossible though.

Replaced screws etc with some nice stainless cap screws...

Thanks again!
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:54 PM   #1526
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Which ones are they?

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Old 11-05-2006, 11:13 PM   #1527
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I'd originally planned for rim-locks, but decided against them. I don't think I'm really gonna be putting that much power to the ground and it's easier to change tires/tubes w/o em. Also, the balance issue.
I agree. Unless you are doing some pretty aggressive dirt riding rim locks aren't really needed IMO. If you start spinning up the rear on full throttle a bunch well then you could spin the tire on the rim and pull a valve stem. But this is unlikely.

I've never had a rim lock effect balance much one way or the other. Sure
improves the flat fix routine without them!
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:30 AM   #1528
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gday all, could some one tell me were i can buy the mounting frame for ally box paniers to suit dr650 06 model
thanks in advance glen
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:43 AM   #1529
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street tires

hey, did a search, came up empty.

need to get a DR from Michigan to Texas next summer. In two days.

What are your top picks for a street tire on the DR?
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:57 AM   #1530
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hey, did a search, came up empty.

need to get a DR from Michigan to Texas next summer. In two days.

What are your top picks for a street tire on the DR?
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