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Old 12-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #72331
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After messing with the fuel lines long enough l figured it was time to get some extra gas..


and head out of town to see how far I can really go:



With 310 miles since my last fill up the bike came to a rolling halt with this much gas left..



at the Tropic of Capricorn


It seems that I was not the first Adv Rider to be here:


Probably could have gotten a few extra miles if I shook the bike around but it was 110 degrees so I dumped in the extra gas and headed home.

Thanks again for the advice guys,
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #72332
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...it was 110 degrees so I dumped the extra gas and headed home.
Thanks for posting, I was looking at the Safari over the IMS, but the truth is, I'll never go that for and thus need the extra range. I appreciate your scientific research.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #72333
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After a major brakedown on my DR650SE -01 (Gearbox exploding...) I have been looking for a replacement engine wich was really difficult. But have now found a XF 650 Freewind engine -99 and I hope this will fit on my bike. Understand that only the cylinder head with larger valves and the two carburator differ from a DR650SE engine, torquelimiter is also different but this must be possibel to swap from the old engine. Is this correct?
Has DRJens or anyone swapped a xf650 engine into a dr650?

I need to fix the gearbox and engine on my dr and found a xf engine, both are same model year (1997). Has anyone made this swap before?

I am in Queensland, Australia.

What would I have to modify on the engine to make it fit? Other posters here have said that I might have to swap the head as the xf has 2 carbies. Would I just be able to swap the head from my DR onto it? I am not a mechanic, pardon my n008 questions.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #72334
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Has DRJens or anyone swapped a xf650 engine into a dr650?

I need to fix the gearbox and engine on my dr and found a xf engine, both are same model year (1997). Has anyone made this swap before?

I am in Queensland, Australia.

What would I have to modify on the engine to make it fit? Other posters here have said that I might have to swap the head as the xf has 2 carbies. Would I just be able to swap the head from my DR onto it? I am not a mechanic, pardon my n008 questions.

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Should be just the head to swap.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #72335
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A bit harsh I'd say.
There are plenty of good reasons to buy new. Sure, there are good deals around on used DR's if you're patient ... and lucky. They are reliable bikes for the most part ... but they do have one or two SHOW STOPPER issues.

Main advantage of buying NEW is the warranty ... and the ability to buy an Extended Warranty up to 5 years. This covers things like 3rd gear failures.
Rare as they are ... if it happens in 5 years ... you get a NEW motor.
That's a lot of riding.

Next is a zero interest loan with a LOW monthly payment. This just works for some folks.

But for the OP, "New" may not be his best choice. Impossible to know if he'll even like the DR650. If you buy NEW, add a warranty, add $1000 in extras, then decide you don't like the bike ... well when you go to sell it off you'll take a major hit.

What the OP needs to know is that a showroom stock DR650 is no where near what a modified DR650 can be. So whatever DR you get ... to get the best out of it plan to do some modifications and adding some extras. There are THOUSANDS of posts here detailing what those extras are ... and what they do for you. Good luck! My Advice: TEST RIDE TEST RIDE
TEST RIDE!!!
Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #72336
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Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

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You CAN buy extended warranties on used bikes and on my first used bike (XT225) I was really glad I did as the engine grenaded itself. After some talk and negotiation I was given full replacement value of the bike. I did however have to wait a few weeks while a factory rep went over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure that EVERYTHING was stock. Something else to think about, if you take the bike out of the country, you might not be able to use an extended warranty as the company offering coverage will not be able to verify the condition of the bike should you make a claim.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #72337
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Should be just the head to swap.
Have you done it or know anyone that has?

I just don't have any mechanical knowledge.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #72338
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it's a Rossi .22 takedown carbine that shoots shorts, longs, and long rifle. It fits easily into a standard paintball gun case as you see in the pic. Also easily fits incognito into a standard duffel, knapsack etc. One of my favorite rifles to shoot besides its extreme portability.

They make a ruger 10/22 takedown too. It even comes with its own backpack.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:12 AM   #72339
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They make a ruger 10/22 takedown too. It even comes with its own backpack.

Oh so we're sharing cool gun photos now are we? You guys must be Murcans.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:19 AM   #72340
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Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

Heirhead
actually i've heard that suzuki is pretty good with mods and warranties in that if you mod something and something breaks which has nothing to do with what you modded then you're most likely covered
like if you take the airbox snorkle out and rejet the carb and get a crack in your front wheel your good
but if you install a big valve kit and your head gets warped you're on your own
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #72341
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Home Made Fork Tool

Some time back on this site I had read a post on how to make a damper rod tube tool for my DR out off all thread and several nuts. I made one to use to convert my forks back to the taller height and later on scavenged the pieces for another project........shouldn't have done that because now I need it again and can't remember the sizes on the all thread and nuts.

Can someone help me out with this?
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #72342
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Oh so we're sharing cool gun photos now are we? You guys must be Murcans.
Oh look, 8 posts. You must be a n00b.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #72343
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Any mod at all will VOID any warranty
This is not true. There is no such thing as 'voiding' a warranty. That's just an old wives tale and should not be repeated.

Now, if you did something to the bike that caused something to fail you will likely have trouble getting a warranty repair on that failure. That will depend on the judgement call of the shop doing authorized warranty work and possibly the factory service representative.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:19 AM   #72344
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Some time back on this site I had read a post on how to make a damper rod tube tool for my DR out off all thread and several nuts. I made one to use to convert my forks back to the taller height and later on scavenged the pieces for another project........shouldn't have done that because now I need it again and can't remember the sizes on the all thread and nuts.

Can someone help me out with this?
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #72345
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what bar do you have. I did an twin wall bar upgrade . Didn't have the problems you described.
My twin wall has checkers on the left too.
They are Fly Aero tapered bars, and the left is certainly larger than the right, mayb 1000s of an inch but what slides over the right side does not slide over the left side. I can't be the only one using these bars with this issue, right? How'd you all get the choke lever on the bars?


ETA: I got it on. I had to use a hammer and used a 15/16 socket over the bar end. It shaved the inside of the choke lever as I (gently) pounded on the socket, sliding the choke lever on. I'm surprised the bars are slightly different diameters from the left and right, oh well.
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