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Old 06-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #66331
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MY last on the subject, but after a couple days with the tm40, in my opinion it is no contest that the tm40 is so much better than the properly rejetted BST. It isn't even debatable. Ive no experience with an FCR, but the TM was a wicked upgrade and I'd do it again without a second thought.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #66332
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #66333
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Exactly!!

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Turned over 30k miles today..still have never touched the carb, NSU screws, chain rollers,bearings, etc...just had to replace original battery last week.. bike runs perfect... WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??
Just ride and fix it when it needs it!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #66334
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The gasket had a substantial tear in in but, looks like it was sucked in not pushed out. about 3/4 of it just fell out as soon as I pulled the cover. Scraped the rest off with my pocket knife, put a nice bead of rtv and put it back together. Now just sit and watch the silicon dry...Dunno and don't care at this point as long as I can get to my girls... thanks guys!
Slim, glad to hear you got it figured out. Yours is the first time in this entire thread to have this happen: like that helps.
Hope you have your family back together and things worked out last night.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #66335
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Does anyone live in or near NE Ohio and have a pumpered DR? I'd like to ride a pumpered DR, and my DR back-to-back if you wouldn't mind. I'd also like to see the difference between my bike and a KTM 690, TE 630, and BMW 650 if anyone is willing. I'm mostly curious about engine performance right now, so I'd only really want a road test, so I won't hurt anyone's bike!
Just thought I'd ask.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #66336
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Before long the DR650 won't even be the subject.
Here you go.
























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Old 06-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #66337
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #66338
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Is it on track yet ?

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #66339
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'91 DR650s

I have an opportunity to buy a '91, it looks nice, bone stock but it seems the rear shock has lost its seals/fluid 'cuz it bounces like a pogo stick. Same with the forks. Is the rear rebuildable or do I gotta buy one? Where? What? 600 bucks seems like a good deal but is it? Been riding a long time and have a KLR but thought for the money this would be a good project... Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #66340
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I have an opportunity to buy a '91, it looks nice, bone stock but it seems the rear shock has lost its seals/fluid 'cuz it bounces like a pogo stick. Same with the forks. Is the rear rebuildable or do I gotta buy one? Where? What? 600 bucks seems like a good deal but is it? Been riding a long time and have a KLR but thought for the money this would be a good project... Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
This forum is more for the 1996 and on DR650 which was a major face lift year for the bike.
There is a forum here in Thumpers for that earlier DR who will know better but you could always consider the later bike.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61568

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #66341
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This thread has really gone to mindless bickering based on fiction or one's own personal twisted view on reality.

There is some good info in here, but its not worth the hassle of digging through the bitch fest.

The BS now covers the useful tech entirely.

Some forums refuse to feed trolls who do nothing than belittle other posters and argue just for spite. Not this one. Before long the DR650 won't even be the subject.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #66342
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Nice pics ADV8! Youv'e got some incredible riding down there. Tell me something, do all you Aussies have the Safari tanks, simply because of massive expanses between fuel stations? Im starting to think Africa, Russia, and Australia are the only places that merit such capacity. Otherwise, having all the weight of a full tank is kind of a drag, no?
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #66343
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Nice pics ADV8! Youv'e got some incredible riding down there. Tell me something, do all you Aussies have the Safari tanks, simply because of massive expanses between fuel stations? Im starting to think Africa, Russia, and Australia are the only places that merit such capacity. Otherwise, having all the weight of a full tank is kind of a drag, no?
But you don't have to fill it every time, but when you do, 6-700 kms is handy for sure.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #66344
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Nice pics ADV8! Youv'e got some incredible riding down there. Tell me something, do all you Aussies have the Safari tanks, simply because of massive expanses between fuel stations? Im starting to think Africa, Russia, and Australia are the only places that merit such capacity. Otherwise, having all the weight of a full tank is kind of a drag, no?
Not all of us. However, fuel load and the remote nature of things is always a concern. If I lived where ADV8 does I'd have the 30 litre tank. I'm building another DR which will have a 30 litre for that exact reason. I'm looking at rear tanks for it as well. I'm planning on a big trip and it is the weapon of choice simply because so much is available after market for it at cheap prices.

With the 18 litre tank, if I head out into the Western half of the State of NSW I get to the point where it's a full tank and I'm on reserve between fuel stops. I've rolled into Cobar a couple of times on fumes. Some of the back roads are lucky to get a couple of vehicles a day on them, so if you get stuck, you're really in the shit.

I've had to reduce speed on trips on the longer legs, to get better fuel consumption just so I could make the next fuel stop.

In the region I live, Service Stations are closing. Economic reality. So places I used to count on are either closed, or have limited hours on weekends. If I leave town on a Saturday, it's usually carrying enough fuel to do whatever round trip I have planned and end up back at home on Sunday. The high and low tourist seasons play a part too. Between summer and winter there's a lull, and they close shop for their annual break.

It's a hassle. But it's something you just plan for. On a trip, you may have to ring ahead and make sure places you're going have fuel. You can't always count on a remote fuel stop actually having fuel. Road closures due to rain etc can limit what supplies they get. Things can change over night too.

It's an even bigger hassle for more modern bikes. My F800GS doesn't like anything other than high octane. Finding High octane in remote areas isn't likely, so you carry octane booster.

At least a 30 litre tank for a DR is relatively cheap at around AUS $670~700. A 20 litre for the BMW costs AUS$2000. I think the target market has a lot to do with the price.

A lot of guys planning that "one off trip of a life time" buy a 30 litre fit it, use it, and sell it when done. Some keep them for the long trips and use smaller tanks for day to day.

To do things properly, you need to have the bike set up to account for the extra weight, or it will handle like a pig on tighter stuff with a full fuel load. It's ok once you've burned some fuel off, it's possibly better than a normal 18 or 20 litre tank because the weight is down lower for the same fuel load. If that makes sense. But if your springs are a little on the soft side now, they'll be a little bit worse with a full load.

For trail riding, I stick with the 18 because it allows me to complete a 280km loop and keep a reasonable reserve for when things go wrong. 280km doesn't sound far, but it can take almost all day depending on where I'm riding. It's predictable and I plan around it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #66345
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Turned over 30k miles today..still have never touched the carb, NSU screws, chain rollers,bearings, etc...just had to replace original battery last week.. bike runs perfect... WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??
Nothing, my friend, nothing at all.
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