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Old 05-28-2006, 08:29 AM   #196
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OK I'll post a few. Crossing the 60th on the way back down from Yellowknife:



Mt. Robinson heading toward Jasper:



Icefeilds Parkway between Jasper and Baniff:



On the Oregon backcountry route with friends Kent and Johann:



DR mods:
Jet kit
FMF
skid plate
Renthal Desert High bend bars
IMS tank
DR rear rack

Since added:
Corbin seat

Going to add:
decent lighting
Springs
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:55 AM   #197
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Thanks Ron for the Pics.
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Old 05-28-2006, 04:08 PM   #198
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No worries.

Missus says "havent you got enough mc events on the callendar" (dont worry I'll work on her)

Perhaps somewhere in central Western NSW? to assist Qlders and Vics?. We may need to press some medals if any WA folk make it!

Somewhere near some nice roads - a mix of dirt and twisties - Western slopes? Somewhere between Coolah and Coolac

Camping or a pubstay (or both)?

When? perhaps a long lead time?

Event open to all but a DR focus.

Dave

Stack? Mission? Dr Beat? Burren? SleepyW?
Sounds good to me. We are heading out to Cryon this weekend so somewhere like that might be an option if it isn't too far out of the way? Otherwise I have a pretty good knowledge of the coastal tracks from the QLD border to Newcastle if that is of any interest?

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Old 05-28-2006, 08:05 PM   #199
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Hey this is Ed, my firist post. Here is my Dr at Arrow Rock Resevoir near Boise, Id. I am having a hard time finding any thing else to add on, execpt miles. almost 17000 on the 03.



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Old 05-30-2006, 12:04 PM   #200
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capt ed, nice setup what rack/panniers are those?
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #201
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1000 miles on my new DR

Got the '04 DR 650 almost 2 weeks ago, already got the nice tail on it. lot of stuff left to do, as well as ride. I just rode back from KY today, and after 6 hours I now understand "monkeybutt." I was running at ~70mph for a long time, but was wondering what speeds you all run comfortably? The downside is I spend so much time looking at the trails along the roadside.....sigh, I mean how much trouble could I really get into for just a quick exploration? heheheh
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:06 PM   #202
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Here's my 02 dr650

So far the mods of interest are:
  • Oil Cooler
  • Renthal Bars
  • Acerbis Handguars
  • Pirelli MT90 Scorpion S/T
  • ProGrip gel Grips
  • DynoJet Kit w/adjustable fuel screw
  • SuperTrapp
  • Garmin Quest GPS/w Wired Mount
  • Corbin Seat
  • IMS 4.9 Gallon Tank
  • Base Gasket Replaced
  • Lowered 40mm per Suzuki's Factory Option
  • JC Whitney 40 Liter Hard Luggage
  • Windscreen (not in picture)
  • AutoComm
I'll let you guys know how it does when I get back from a trip to/from Central America:) So far my buddy on his BMW kills me on the freeway, but I don't plan on too many 90+ mph roads down there
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:13 PM   #203
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So far the mods of interest are:
  • Oil Cooler
What'd you do to the oil cooler?
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:05 AM   #204
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[/list]What'd you do to the oil cooler?
Hmm, myabe that's not the proper word for it. I bought it used and it's what the guy called it. It's basically an oil radiator thing on the right side w/ a crash bar. It's a factory option/thing. You can kinda see it in this picture, it's right under the tank.
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:15 AM   #205
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Hmm, myabe that's not the proper word for it. I bought it used and it's what the guy called it. It's basically an oil radiator thing on the right side w/ a crash bar. It's a factory option/thing. You can kinda see it in this picture, it's right under the tank.
I thought that all DR650s came with an oil cooler ?
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:28 AM   #206
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I thought that all DR650s came with an oil cooler ?
Dammit, I feel for it when I bought it then, d'oh!
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:30 AM   #207
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They all do! It's all part of the SACS cooling system that was used on the older GSXR's. My '93 DR650 had the same oil cooler as well. It's definitely something the Honda XRL could benefit from...
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:42 AM   #208
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Carb screws too tight from factory

I got an extended pilot idle mixture screw from Jesse & the other day while installing it 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.
While I had the carb apart I put a 0.048" shim under the needle. Also checked the float level & found it a little high & readjusted it. I/m going to start with the pilot screw set at 2 turns out, the stock pilot screw was at 1 1/2 turns out.
Anyway check the screws on your carb. Has anyone else found theirs as tight as mine? -------- PeteC
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:50 AM   #209
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Carb screws and more

Mine were tight as hell,had to use vise grips....Replaced with a bigger headed quality stainless philipps....Link to my post from yesterday about my DR and some observations/questions that you all may be able to help me with..
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141812
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:29 PM   #210
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I have nothing new to add, but I'm not gonna let this thread slip to the 5th page. Time to go ridin....
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