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Old 12-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #58291
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I think the starter gear issue is in the 98, 99 models..keintech sells the clutch gear for the starter...
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #58292
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No, a seat like that would be terrible off road, IMO. I'd never run it. My Corbin is fine for me ... but even the Corbin is a bit uncomfortable standing.

Those GS/GoldWing type seats are not for the DR, IMHO ... unless you just commute or do only very long road rides and never go off road.
The Sargent is the same way. Great sitting down, forces the legs too far apart when standing up (not comfortable).

I also have a Seat Concepts seat. I haven't had a chance to put it on the bike yet, but it looks like a good compromise. It's narrow further back then the Sargent / Corbin but flairs wider about where your butt would be when sitting down. A few reports a while back were positive on the DR Seat Concepts seat.

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #58293
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DR650 is not only fun to ride, but to customize to suit your tastes as well. Can't say enough good things about it, and probably will never sell it.
+1 on Never Selling My DR
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #58294
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96 up basically same.

I just sold my 17" front and mounted a 19" again, its perfect for me.
Looks nice too.

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But the standard WR250R dual sport with 21" front makes a darn good dual sport bike off road and is pretty good at everything considering. Easier to handle than a DR650 off road, lighter ... and you just don't need a lot of HP on tight trails.

I own a WR250F ... great off road but no plate and can't get one .... and the gearing is so LOW it's useless on the highway with a top speed of about 50 mph.

Essentially the same bike. There are a few subtle changes ... and warnings ... most owners don't even know about or never noticed.
1. early DR's had narrower foot pegs. Not sure where change happened.
2. Around '05 Suzuki made some jetting and timing changes ... this disclosed from a source at American Suzuki.
3. Early models used a Paper cylinder base gasket ... some leaked. Later ones (after 2002 or '03?) Use a Metal base gasket.
4. Some early models had a sprag clutch starter problem. Details are fuzzy but only affected a year or two in early 2000's or so?? Don't quote me on that one.
5. Some Carbs are different ... same model carb but a few differences. IE: My '06 Carb is different from an '09 carb I have. Subtle. Both work fine.

I'm sure there is more but fact is just about ALL the parts are interchangeable.

Good info, thanks.

I don't want to pan the wrr, it's a great bike that'll do 85-90 mph (gps verified). I just want something with more low-end torque that's easy to work on with out a lot of complexity or electronics, and I like that you can make pretty significant power gains relatively simply too, with the dr.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #58295
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Wiring up Hot Grips

Good day all,
I'm thinking of using the electrical plug above the headlight for wiring in my heated grips. They draw 16watts (1.33 amps) on high per grip. Does anyone know if this will be ok, ie, are these wires sufficient to power the grips without overheating, etc? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Do I need to run a relay or fuse if I can use this connecter? Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:21 PM   #58296
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Question new Acerbis tank

I was reading on a different forum page Jeff at PC has the new Acerbis tank and is testing it, I was wondering how it is going. 6.5 gallons, $360 without locking cap and two petcocks like the safari tank.

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Old 12-27-2011, 12:33 AM   #58297
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the dr650 wiki reckons the very rare third gear probs were fixed with a different cog after 2006. also got info about the starter clutch torque limiter on 98 and some 99 models. dont know how reliable the info is...
There've been new ones that have gone bang too.

The info is very reliable.

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Old 12-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #58298
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If you like to have a centerstand (I do) it's the only one out there, as far as I know. It is not a great stand but it's ok. Note in the pic, I have 2 little blocks under the feet since it's really not tall enough. Also, I have strapped the stand to front wheel ( look close to the stand), since it sits so close to balance point that it's easy to knock off the stand when you're wiggling the rear wheel back on.
But it's not overly heavy (7 pounds) and makes chain and wheel maintenance easy. I'd buy another.

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asurvivor quote: "How's it do in the mudd and really bumpy trails?"

Have had that centerstand on my 2006 DR for about 29K miles, including Dug Bar on the Snake River twice. Seems to hold up fine. Yes, it's a "little" short, so little blocks of wood, rocks or something is needed to get the rear wheel off the ground to turn the wheel (oiling chain etc). Have thought about welding some steel plates like snow shoes to spread the load and increase height... but not yet. Maybe even a little foot pedal to help in deploying the center stand.

Got my center stand from ProCycle just after getting the bike in 2008. See the picture.


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Old 12-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #58299
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I find this works fine
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:30 AM   #58300
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Good day all,
I'm thinking of using the electrical plug above the headlight for wiring in my heated grips. They draw 16watts (1.33 amps) on high per grip. Does anyone know if this will be ok, ie, are these wires sufficient to power the grips without overheating, etc? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Do I need to run a relay or fuse if I can use this connecter? Thanks.
That plug is used on the European head lights with a small single pilot light/bulb.

My thoughts on high draw items is a direct feed from the battery via a switched relay avoids resistance and gives the maximum power to the item in question instead of via the stock loom protecting it also from high draw losses and overheating.
The item would then perform at its best.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:10 AM   #58301
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Thanks, I appreciate your reply.

I guess that is what I'll do then.

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That plug is used on the European head lights with a small single pilot light/bulb.

My thoughts on high draw items is a direct feed from the battery via a switched relay avoids resistance and gives the maximum power to the item in question instead of via the stock loom protecting it also from high draw losses and overheating.
The item would then perform at its best.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:48 AM   #58302
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which nuvi is that? my budget didnt allow for a decent gps so went for the garmin nuvi 1490t. the five inch screen is really easy to read, and its the cheapest model which allows programming of routes. works quite well offroad with the garmin topo maps. it ain't no zumo but for around $160 to $200 on ebay i'm not complaining.
Mine is a ~2007 Nuvi 200. Came mounted on a used DL650 I bought. Other than outdated maps, and reduced battery life due to age (10 minutes max without vehicle battery), it works perfectly.

Used it on the DL650, CBF1000, DR650, and in the car.

Sucks compared to a Zumo, Montana, Oregon, GPSMAP 60, or 62, 76, etc., since I can't do any route planning, but it allows me to wander around, turn down unknown roads, and then ask it for directions home. Also, to save locations so I can return again.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:54 AM   #58303
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This may sound crazy, but I tried the ram mount system and it worked well on the handlebars of my DR650. Well I have three other bikes and was taking off on the Tiger. Instead of getting a new ram mount, I cable tied the little mount that came with the 70 dollar Garmin to the accessory bar. 3000+ miles later and it still is holding solid. I am a big supporter of DIY projects. In this case I just happened to try it and it worked beyond my expectations.
Penny tech is great, and if it works for you . The only thing I bought twice is this:



The rest moves from bike to bike with a loosening of the thumb-turn.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:00 AM   #58304
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Heated grips

Good info here:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...g+heated+grips


A neat trick for getting rid of the resistor, scroll down just a bit to read my post about the turn signal flasher:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641249

Happy Wiring!

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:15 AM   #58305
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Thanks. Great info!
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