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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #72796
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Aces - some of those kits shipped from Race Tech missing the spring seat. Give our sales dept a call on Monday morning. Talk to Drum or Matt, they are both familiar with the missing spring seat problem.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #72797
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Where do you have your temp sensor mounted? Close to where the oil comes out of the engine, or downstream from the oil cooler?
In the oil pressure test port, bottom front center of the engine. It uses one of the old tech temp sensors, not the newer ring around a banjo bolt:



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I have a Ducati and a DR (and a Vstrom). The Suzukis get a lot more use than the Duc, though the Monster has been flawlessly reliable since new (almost 14 years and 32K miles). I don't think I'm the only DR plus Duc rider here ...

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I would however agree with you, oil should be operated at a certain temperature to be as effective as possible.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #72798
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Float height misadjustments, clogs and parts wear aside, that would point to the pilot jet. Does the problem improve or get worse when the cold start enrichment circuit is activated? How about as the engine warms up?How deep are the indentations in the corners of the slide guide, concentric to the bore, adjacent to where the slide bottoms?

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I know the float's correct. I didn't try the choke last round of testing, but I can certainly warm it up again and see what happens. Didn't notice any visual wear on any of the internal parts, but I will get some high resolution photos of the inside of this thing next time I take it apart. It might help you to see what I am seeing...

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #72799
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So, I have an '02 with a seized front calliper, a slight oil leak at the cylinder top and the itch to buy a brand spanking NEW one! Looks like Suzuki has made no changes to this wonderful machine for yet another year? Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so. It's a bike I will have forever. They're just so damn simple!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #72800
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So, I have an '02 with a seized front calliper, a slight oil leak at the cylinder top and the itch to buy a brand spanking NEW one! Looks like Suzuki has made no changes to this wonderful machine for yet another year? Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so. It's a bike I will have forever. They're just so damn simple!
Lyle
"Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so."

huh?

i can't think of a single reason for you to buy a new one! imagine how nice you could make yours if you took only half the money a new one costs and used it to trick yours out...

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #72801
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So, I have an '02 with a seized front calliper, a slight oil leak at the cylinder top and the itch to buy a brand spanking NEW one! Looks like Suzuki has made no changes to this wonderful machine for yet another year? Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so. It's a bike I will have forever. They're just so damn simple!
Lyle
My DR's brake fluid is starting to look dirty - thanks for reminding me that it's time to flush the brakes with clean fluid.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #72802
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... Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so. It's a bike I will have forever. They're just so damn simple!
Lyle
No reason. Go get 'em before they're gone!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #72803
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"Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so."

huh?

i can't think of a single reason for you to buy a new one! imagine how nice you could make yours if you took only half the money a new one costs and used it to trick yours out...

doug s.
Like Happy Trails panniers, big gas tank, a shock upgrade, new gasket kit and use the left over cash for a really nice trip to AK or Mexico? Mine only has 8K on the odometer. This has crossed my mind.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #72804
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GPR question

I just revived a V1 GPR from E bay

They don't make a mount for my DR 650, it looks like the pivot arm should be centered on the triple clamp stem.
I know it centers left and right but when centered fro and aft it doesn't leave a lot of room for the fixed arm to clear.
The only thing I could find at GPR says the fixed pin should be in the middle of the slot not at the end.
Any help would be great, I am going to need to drill and tap the top of my bar mounts and will only get one chance to get it correct
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Anyone got any thoughts of wisdom that might help?

Thanks Jeff
The fixed pin only needs to be in the middle of the arm if the arm pivot point is not centered over the steerer tube.

If it is perfectly centered, then the post and arm should be completely static in relation to one another from lock to lock on the bars.

The GPR V2 on my TT350 is mounted way forward as otherwise the post would be several cm inside the fuel tank.

Not ideal, but it works.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #72805
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So, I have an '02 with a seized front calliper, a slight oil leak at the cylinder top and the itch to buy a brand spanking NEW one! Looks like Suzuki has made no changes to this wonderful machine for yet another year? Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so. It's a bike I will have forever. They're just so damn simple!
Lyle
Hi Lyle,

J&J Sports were recently advertising a new 2012 leftover for $5699. On the other hand, yours is fairly low mieage, caliper kits are cheap, and my '04 with 85K is running fine in spite of considerable winter use in NWO. So yours should have many more years of use & abuse to come.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #72806
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Hi Lyle,

J&J Sports were recently advertising a new 2012 leftover for $5699. On the other hand, yours is fairly low mieage, caliper kits are cheap, and my '04 with 85K is running fine in spite of considerable winter use in NWO. So yours should have many more years of use & abuse to come.

Steve
Hey Steve.....hope all is well....I'm having a HARD winter.....see ya when the snow melts!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #72807
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The fixed pin only needs to be in the middle of the arm if the arm pivot point is not centered over the steerer tube.

If it is perfectly centered, then the post and arm should be completely static in relation to one another from lock to lock on the bars.

The GPR V2 on my TT350 is mounted way forward as otherwise the post would be several cm inside the fuel tank.

Not ideal, but it works.
Thanks looks like I can get it centered really close, and will check the pic location from lock to lock before final weld.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:28 PM   #72808
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I would like to see everyone that likes the DR650 to go buy a new one this year. That would inspire Suzuki to keep making and importing them. I HAD TO BUY A USED ONE LAST YEAR BECAUSE NONE OF THE DEALERS IN MY AREA WOULD STOCK THEM, and Suzuki was out of stock by late spring when I was ready to buy since they are not a high volume seeling model.

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"Any reason NOT to buy a new one? Didn't think so."

huh?

i can't think of a single reason for you to buy a new one! imagine how nice you could make yours if you took only half the money a new one costs and used it to trick yours out...

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #72809
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I would like to see everyone that likes the DR650 to go buy a new one this year. That would inspire Suzuki to keep making and importing them. I HAD TO BUY A USED ONE LAST YEAR BECAUSE NONE OF THE DEALERS IN MY AREA WOULD STOCK THEM, and Suzuki was out of stock by late spring when I was ready to buy since they are not a high volume seeling model.

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Suzuki would have to give me some serious motivation to buy a brand new one. If they made something that competed with the BMW Serato with FI, more body protection, and better highway manners, I might be tempted to buy another one.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #72810
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Is Suzuki planning to stop bringing them over? WHY? You say they sold out. What more can we do? Stupid North Americans and their addiction to cruiser style bikes? Fuck, even H-D stopped building REAL motorcycles!
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