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Old 05-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #64396
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Mount that GoPro to the subframe if you can and angle it the same way, then go for a ride and see if the results are different.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #64397
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Incredible location! Where is this?
Check this site out. Scroll down to the Lost Coast.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #64398
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I spent a half a day doing experiments to try and isolate the odd vibration I feel in the footpegs on light acceleration, especially in 5th gear.
Nice job on the Video. You're looking ... but not seeing.
Change your cush rubber dampers. Sure ... yours look fine. They are not.
Change them.

Use a light Emery Cloth to clean up your Axle. Polish it with Alu or Steel wool after that. Grease, re-install.

Double check all bearings, especially internal Hubb bearings.

Next, get rid of both UPPER and LOWER chain rollers. They are well known noise makers. Both of mine are GONE ... and have been for 4 years.

The Chain Guide makes noise when NEW. But once broken in (around 10K to 15K miles) noise abates. I glued an HD rubber strip along the lower, inside run of the Guide. SILENCE.

Always check your chain tension on TOP of the swing arm, not the bottom.
That said, your adjustment looks correct.

Forget the trans clunking. There is nothing to be done other than buy a Shaft Drive bike! The 14T sprocket is probably a bit noisier and may produce more vibes, not sure on this.

Replace you Cush Rubbers, remove Chain Rollers and you will be happy.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #64399
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Incredible location! Where is this?
That photo was along the banks of Big River just south of Mendocino in N California. The water was even kind of warm!
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #64400
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #64401
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+1 You don't have a problem with the chain or transmission. Chains make these noises under those conditions..

Nice video!

Relax and enjoy your DR! Don't over tigthen the chain. Less noise but real problems then develope.

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Great video.
I will retract my earlier statement about it being in your head and rephrase by saying its the nature of the beast.
Since you have mentioned this, I have started to pay attention in 5th and around ~67mph, I do feel a vibration, but I still don't think it's an issue. There are so many different things going on to cause the vibration, I don't think it can really be tuned out.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #64402
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
I got mine for $6400 out the door. However it was a 2011 and they had it on hand and it was their last one. Id say that's a fair price as it is a very hot bike right now but say its a done deal for $6700. Or if you are military then see if they give a discount for that too. Either way you won't be disappointed with it. Such a fun machine!

P.S. Is this in California?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #64403
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
I beat up a dealer and got to about $300 off retail. I was told there is only about $500 for the dealers in profit on DR650, but I don't know how true that is. One thing though I wonder based on your post is "handling". What is that? I wouldn't pay for assembly/handling. I'd pay $300 less than retail, plus tax/fees, and that's it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #64404
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
I joined a couple of weeks ago and picked my 2012 DR up last Saturday. I was able to get the Suzuki 0% financing on $6,500 OTD. The dealer was closing and had to order it but I also knew the owner and his wife a small bit so they claimed to not be making much more than lunch money (if you believe that). Needless to say another dealer was offering me one for about $6,700 OTD and was not too happy when I told them about the deal I got.
I've only put about a hundred miles on it so far and am a happy man. It shares the garage with a '71 Moto Guzzi Ambassador and an '85 Cagiva Alazurra Street Tracker project. Hello all old time members. One question though.
The clutch seems to let out very late, slipping lightly till out causing the bike to feel like it's geared rather high. Is this normal and is there an adjustment for when the clutch lets out or is the only option to just put some slack in the cable? And yes I have read the entire thread before this first posting. You guys talk a lot ... Rich
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #64405
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
You could certainly find a barley used couple year old bike for between $4000 and $5000.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #64406
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Oh DR gurus, I have hit my first minor snag not more than 24 hours into owning the bike... what is the prevailing wisdom of how to raise the stock shifter up a notch or so? I just tried to, but it seems to hit the side of the engine case which wold prevent it from moving enough to upshift it.

I wear boots, and often wear off-road boots. Sure, I can angle my foot and wedge it down under the shifter for upshifts as I have thus far, but on both of my other bikes (in my signature) I've easily raised the shifters to accommodate boots Why would an off-road bike be more limiting than road bikes?

Thanks for any help with this.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #64407
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Is there a mark on the engine cover ? check that the shift lever is not bent in already.
It might need tweaking.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #64408
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Thanks for such a fast reply ADV8!

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Is there a mark on the engine cover ? check that the shift lever is not bent in already.
It might need tweaking.

a-ha! So the chain cover needs taken off to do it. Sorry, I wrote 'case' - but it's actually the inner portion of the shifter - like right ahead of the shaft - that hits. But... I don't really want to take my chain cover off... at least I don't think I want to for commuting - but I will take it off for off-roading since I guess that's what you do.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #64409
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I've only put about a hundred miles on it so far and am a happy man. It shares the garage with a '71 Moto Guzzi Ambassador and an '85 Cagiva Alazurra Street Tracker project. Hello all old time members. One question though.
The clutch seems to let out very late, slipping lightly till out causing the bike to feel like it's geared rather high. Is this normal and is there an adjustment for when the clutch lets out or is the only option to just put some slack in the cable? And yes I have read the entire thread before this first posting. You guys talk a lot ... Rich

Adjusting the slack/free play at the lever is about it.
I don't think its ever going to feel like a MG lever.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #64410
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Thanks for such a fast reply ADV8!



a-ha! So the chain cover needs taken off to do it. Sorry, I wrote 'case' - but it's actually the inner portion of the shifter - like right ahead of the shaft - that hits. But... I don't really want to take my chain cover off... at least I don't think I want to for commuting - but I will take it off for off-roading since I guess that's what you do.
That is a old pic I just grabbed,I had run the sprocket cover off but it has been back on for some time now,it should not interfere with the shift lever.
Post up a pic of what it looks like on your DR perhaps.
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