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Old 12-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #72241
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And I thought changing the oil on my old 520exc was a PITA. Love my dr though suspension no where near that of the old 520...
I so badly wanted to put my DR650 engine in the chassis of my 2000 KTM 250 exc. That would've been a fun bike.

Now I think I would just get a 2007 525exc and call it even.

DR is easier to change oil on.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #72242
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Is this an IMS or Acerbis tank? Seller claimed to be acerbis. But look IMS to me. I think acerbis is more angular, correct?

That looks just like my IMS 4.9. The Acerbis 5.3 is more angular. The Acerbis 6.6 for older DR650s looks different.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #72243
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Looking at my Acerbis4.9 tank, it appears that the petcock actually sits below the level of the intake on my carb. Anyone else notice this? I can't actually hook up the fuel line without there being a bit of an uphill climb to it or a bend.
The OEM Suzuki petcock on my IMS 4.9 was just a hair lower than my carb inlet. Then I turned the inlet.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #72244
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I so badly wanted to put my DR650 engine in the chassis of my 2000 KTM 250 exc. That would've been a fun bike.

Now I think I would just get a 2007 525exc and call it even.

DR is easier to change oil on.
Dr oil change is a breeze. Newly purchased 79 xr600 framer should be just as simple. Gotta love simplicity fer sure. Your 250 is a stroke right? Got a 300xcw but she doesn't get ridden much since purchase of the dr and now the track bike in the works. I need to find a way to retire so I can ride em all.... :)
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #72245
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Interesting. I also think that's an ims tank. may just have to call the seller again.

I like the angular acerbis more.

Ren20 screwed with this post 12-28-2012 at 09:56 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #72246
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That looks just like my IMS 4.9. The Acerbis 5.3 is more angular. The Acerbis 6.6 for older DR650s looks different.
Looks like the IMS on my dr.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #72247
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Your 250 is a stroke right?

I need to find a way to retire so I can ride em all.... :)
Yeah, 250 was 2T. For what I sold it for, ($900), I should've kept it and put the forks on my DR.

I'm 59 and been retired 2 years now. ( RichBebe)

Still don't ride as much as I'd like.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #72248
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Thats the one on craigslist right, in spokane?
U live in spokane area?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #72249
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Oxford Heated Grips

My lady got me the Oxford heated grips from Twisted Throttle for Christmas, so I thought I'd share a few quick words on them:
1 - the build quality leaves a bit to be desired. When reading through the installation instructions, they actually tell you that you will likely need to take a metal file to the inside of the grips because their rubber molding process may not leave the grips with the correct inner-diameter. This was definitely true in my case. They aren't pretty on the inside, but since the inside is now glued to my bars, I guess that doesn't matter.

2 - the wiring harness for my left grip completely fell apart as soon as I plugged them in. I wound up just soldering the wires together, and it works fine now.

3 - those two points out of the way, these grips heat up in a couple minutes, and they get damn hot. I cannot wait to try these out on the road.

4 - Right now, I just followed the instructions and wired the things straight into my battery. This does mean that any joker can come by in the parking lot, push the ON button, and kill my battery. It also means that I have to be vigilant about turning them off when I turn off the bike. Does anyone else run heated grips off that switched ignition pair that resides under our headlight shrouds? They have a 5A inline fuse, and I don't think the wattage was actually all that high.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #72250
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I need your advice. My tank recently cracked and i had to get it welded, it cracked because it flexes too much on the rubber grommets holding it to the frame. What can i do to stop the flexing of the tabs that holt the tank down? I already got new rubber grommets.


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Old 12-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #72251
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New vs Used DR

Hey guys I'm new to the forum here and new to Dual sport(ing)--can I use that as a verb? Anyways for a brief introduction I'm a nineteen year old college student in Clemson, SC. I' have never ridden street before but I raced MX for most of my childhood and teenage years. Anyways, now that my racing days are over I'm looking for the next best thing and have been looking into dual sport bikes for over a year. From what I've gathered, a DR 650 will fit my needs best. This would involve more street riding than off road with the occasional 100-200 mile trip. I've looked into buying new and used. The best asking price I've found is for a brand new 2012 model asking 5200 on the sticker. Right now (and I'm not sure for how long) Suzuki is offering 0% financing in these. With that being said, I still would consider buying used if it were, say an 04 and up model. Is it realistic that I could find a used bike that is in good enough condition and priced right to beat the $5200 0% brand new bike? Seems unlikely to me. Opinions?
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #72252
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0%?!

Bastards. They weren't doing that when I bought. Luckily a credit union we deal with at work was willing to do the deal with me pretty much setting my own terms. But not 0%. Damn.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #72253
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Fork Upgrade

I'm going to be tearing my front forks apart to replace the seals and while I'm at it I'm thinking of adding a pair of intiminators. Question is should I be looking at changing the springs to? I'd like to make the forks the best they can be without replacing them all together, Anything else I should be looking at while I'm in there? I probably weigh in at 200 lbs. with all my riding gear on if that makes a difference with springs etc.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #72254
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My lady got me the Oxford heated grips from Twisted Throttle for Christmas, so I thought I'd share a few quick words on them:
1 - the build quality leaves a bit to be desired. When reading through the installation instructions, they actually tell you that you will likely need to take a metal file to the inside of the grips because their rubber molding process may not leave the grips with the correct inner-diameter. This was definitely true in my case. They aren't pretty on the inside, but since the inside is now glued to my bars, I guess that doesn't matter.

2 - the wiring harness for my left grip completely fell apart as soon as I plugged them in. I wound up just soldering the wires together, and it works fine now.

3 - those two points out of the way, these grips heat up in a couple minutes, and they get damn hot. I cannot wait to try these out on the road.

4 - Right now, I just followed the instructions and wired the things straight into my battery. This does mean that any joker can come by in the parking lot, push the ON button, and kill my battery. It also means that I have to be vigilant about turning them off when I turn off the bike. Does anyone else run heated grips off that switched ignition pair that resides under our headlight shrouds? They have a 5A inline fuse, and I don't think the wattage was actually all that high.
I run the Oxford grips and find them quite good and no real dramas installing them.

I did originally run them through the "spare" wire near the headlight but with feedback from this forum, was advised to run it through a relay. I've never done a relay before so enjoyed the project of working out how to do it. Although I must say, I have a digital voltmeter on my bike and when running the heaters, it really makes no difference drawing on the battery when your underway. So, I don't think there is a terrible amount of drain on the system.

Now they've been wired up, they seem to work everytime and if you use them with products like hippo hands or even Oxford put out their own product, makes winter riding more enjoyable.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #72255
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I'm going to be tearing my front forks apart to replace the seals and while I'm at it I'm thinking of adding a pair of intiminators. Question is should I be looking at changing the springs to? I'd like to make the forks the best they can be without replacing them all together, Anything else I should be looking at while I'm in there? I probably weigh in at 200 lbs. with all my riding gear on if that makes a difference with springs etc.
yes you should from what I have been hearing / feeling with all the rest of the riders , for the smallish cost now you can then safely add weight to it by farckling up the front and ride harder on worse conditions
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