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Old 10-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #70156
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This is kind of embarrassing, I didn't know my bike has a choke. I hope I didn't leave the choke on for my first 90miles ride.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #70157
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This is kind of embarrassing, I didn't know my bike has a choke. I hope I didn't leave the choke on for my first 90miles ride.
Generally speaking, I doubt if an hour and a half would hurt anything other than fuel mileage. Are you sure it was ever on? In warm weather, you hardly need to choke to get them started.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #70158
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Info followed by a quick question. I'm looking at a 2006 DR650. The VIN starts out JS1SP46A followed by 9 additional numbers for a total of 17 digits. I called my insurance company and they were having issues with the "JS1" part of the VIN. I just wanted to verify that this isn't an overseas model and is a US Spec model. Does everyone else have VIN's that start with JS1?

My 2006 serial number Begins


JS1SP............ 17 digits you should be fine.


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Old 10-16-2012, 08:24 AM   #70159
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The bike started up fine. It was around 55 to 60 degrees. My last bike was EFI so I am kind of spoiled.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #70160
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This may have been covered somewhere but I'm too lazy to look. Took my '06 to New Mexico recently and it had real problems trying to get to speed as the altitude rose Crossed the Continental divide and on I-40 just had real problems staying out of everybodies way. Just cutting out and spuddering alot. I bought it used and I think the carb has been monkeyed with. It was doing this to some extent in OK at closer to 600 ft, but was real noticeable in NM.

It's back to 'normal' but I'd like to get it running better and maybe know what to do to max performance when I get to altitude.
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Not sure what has been done previously, this is just an uneducated guess on my part. I think I'm the 3rd owner on this bike. I could take it to a shop, but I'd like to do this work myself. I'll just do some searches and see what I can learn.

But in general what adjustments should be made when going to altitude? Move a clip up or down on the needle Or ????
Jet kits are designed to work with an open airbox, if your snorkle is still in place (rubber tube on top of airbox), that's likely to be the problem.

Some aftermarket jet kits have been known to run rich at the suggested jet sizes. Since it's worse at higher altitudes, it's too rich. You can start by raising the needle clip one notch (dropping the needle). If this helps, try raising it another notch and test ride. You're going leaner so when rideability suffers you need to move the clip back down one (raising needle) to richen the mixture.

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Info followed by a quick question. I'm looking at a 2006 DR650. The VIN starts out JS1SP46A followed by 9 additional numbers for a total of 17 digits. I called my insurance company and they were having issues with the "JS1" part of the VIN. I just wanted to verify that this isn't an overseas model and is a US Spec model. Does everyone else have VIN's that start with JS1?
Me too.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #70161
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This is kind of embarrassing, I didn't know my bike has a choke. I hope I didn't leave the choke on for my first 90miles ride.
Technically, BST40 carbs use a cold start enrichment circuit instead of a choke. A choke is closed when an engine is cold and opened when it is warm, whereas a fuel enrichment circuit is opened when the engine is cold and closed when it is warm. A choke works by restricting the air flow, whereas an enrichment circuit works by adding extra fuel. A choke requires a fast idle cam or something akin to it (or you have to hold the throttle open manually), whereas an enrichment circuit adds a little extra air simultaneously with the extra fuel, so the fast idle is already built in.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #70162
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Not sure what has been done previously, this is just an uneducated guess on my part. I think I'm the 3rd owner on this bike. I could take it to a shop, but I'd like to do this work myself. I'll just do some searches and see what I can learn.

But in general what adjustments should be made when going to altitude? Move a clip up or down on the needle Or ????
See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=56570.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #70163
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Jet kits are designed to work with an open airbox, if your snorkle is still in place (rubber tube on top of airbox), that's likely to be the problem.
In the case of the DJ kit, I think using the term "designed" is being overly kind. In the case of the FP kit, it will work just fine with the snorkel in place (obviously it would need to be jetted properly and the correct clip position selected, just like in any other instance).

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #70164
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Im shamelessly advertising. My bike is for sale. Anyone interested let me know.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834559
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:50 PM   #70165
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Im shamelessly advertising. My bike is for sale. Anyone interested let me know.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834559
Damn! Your stickerbombing project was one of the more enjoyable reads. I'm sad to see you're selling it. Hope you find a buyer for it in a hurry.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #70166
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Damn! Your stickerbombing project was one of the more enjoyable reads. I'm sad to see you're selling it. Hope you find a buyer for it in a hurry.
Thanks man. I have tendon issues and last week I was in a wreck in my car. Starting to have back issues now.
I cant ride for another year or so until my health and/or personal issues are gone..

Just dont wanna let the bike sit that long, PLUS i might be moving in a month or so.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #70167
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Thanks man. I have tendon issues and last week I was in a wreck in my car. Starting to have back issues now.
I cant ride for another year or so until my health and/or personal issues are gone..

Just dont wanna let the bike sit that long, PLUS i might be moving in a month or so.
Well, here's to hoping you decide to get back on the horse next year.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #70168
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Battery terminals are fine.
Speaking of dead batteries, the stock battery on my 2009 DR is about wore out, I think.

What's the collective's judgment on the best replacement battery for these bikes? Somewhere along the line I seem to recall reading that the best replacement battery was – oddly enough – the OEM battery.

Is it worth getting an AGM or whatever battery? One of my main concerns is that I don't want a battery that's going to leak acid all over and turn my motorcycle frame into Iron Soup...

TIA for any advice guys!
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #70169
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Speaking of dead batteries, the stock battery on my 2009 DR is about wore out, I think.

What's the collective's judgment on the best replacement battery for these bikes? Somewhere along the line I seem to recall reading that the best replacement battery was oddly enough the OEM battery.

Is it worth getting an AGM or whatever battery? One of my main concerns is that I don't want a battery that's going to leak acid all over and turn my motorcycle frame into Iron Soup...

TIA for any advice guys!
If you're worried about leaking, Shorai (I think that's the name) makes a gel battery that's gotten decent reviews.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #70170
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Speaking of dead batteries, the stock battery on my 2009 DR is about wore out, I think.

What's the collective's judgment on the best replacement battery for these bikes? Somewhere along the line I seem to recall reading that the best replacement battery was oddly enough the OEM battery.

Is it worth getting an AGM or whatever battery? One of my main concerns is that I don't want a battery that's going to leak acid all over and turn my motorcycle frame into Iron Soup...

TIA for any advice guys!
Keep your bike on a battery tender when you're not riding it, and you'll get 8-10 years or more out of a stock battery. My 04 busa and 06 zx14 are still on the stock sealed batteries with that method, and my other bikes get 8-10 years out of a good quality sealed agm battery (or stock if you want to spend that much). I rarely buy batteries

Just use the pigtails that come with the tenders, and its super easy to quickly plug the bike in when you park it. Plus your bike will run and start WAY better all the time with a fully charged battery...great peace of mind
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