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Old 02-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #73621
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While you're piddling with it, check that little bitty filter in the carb inlet elbow; that thing is apt to cause trouble at some point.
True, except fuel filters get more restricted as dirt accumulates, which is generally a gradual process (i.e. no clogging completely all at once). That means that the symptoms will first manifest with the fuel being consumed more quickly than it can be replaced at large openings/high rpm.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #73622
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I also get excellent mileage out of Tourances.


QUOTE=kbuckey;20692600]Amusing. I guess I'm just a wuss 'cause my mileage has been
Tourance: 10519 miles
Tourance: 8997
Tourance: 9773
Bridgestone Trailwing 21/22 (emergency replacement somewhere in N. CA.): 6178
Tourances currently on the bike: 9842 - have the replacements waiting to go on.

None of it "on a trailer."[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #73623
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Amusing. I guess I'm just a wuss 'cause my mileage has been
Tourance: 10519 miles
Tourance: 8997
Tourance: 9773
Bridgestone Trailwing 21/22 (emergency replacement somewhere in N. CA.): 6178
Tourances currently on the bike: 9842 - have the replacements waiting to go on.

None of it "on a trailer."
That's excellent! I've not used a Tourance on my DR's but have used them on my former Tri Tiger and Vstrom. Longest wearing tire in that class of the 5 or 6 road biased dual sport tires. They cost more but last the longest, work well in rain, good handling. Not much good off road if muddy or deep sand but otherwise great tires.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #73624
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Amusing. I guess I'm just a wuss 'cause my mileage has been
Tourance: 10519 miles
Tourance: 8997
Tourance: 9773
Bridgestone Trailwing 21/22 (emergency replacement somewhere in N. CA.): 6178
Tourances currently on the bike: 9842 - have the replacements waiting to go on.

None of it "on a trailer."
Wow, I used to be lucky to get 3K miles out of a Tourance. That was on a DL 650 though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #73625
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Cutting A Spare Key?

Just bought my first Suzuki!




It's an '06 I hope to introduce to the TAT later this year
after some more farkling.

It came with just one key. There was no little ID plate
with the key # stamped on it either.

What's the consensus on the best procedure to get a spare key?

1. Go to the nearest Suzuki shop.
2. Go to the nearest store that copies keys.
3. Go to a locksmith?
4. None of the above. Remove the ignition switch.

Thanks in advance for your sound advice.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #73626
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I've been running the IMS tank and Giant Loop for well over a year, close to two. No need to change fuel caps. The IMS cap with shorty tube works absolutely great.
Thanks .... I think I will buy this bag instead of Wolfman.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #73627
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Congratulations!

No answer to your question - I still have both keys, but I would probably just order from Suzuki, unless the price is outrageous.

I have a 2006, owned from new 40,000 + miles and no problems:




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Just bought my first Suzuki!




It's an '06 I hope to introduce to the TAT later this year
after some more farkling.

It came with just one key. There was no little ID plate
with the key # stamped on it either.

What's the consensus on the best procedure to get a spare key?

1. Go to the nearest Suzuki shop.
2. Go to the nearest store that copies keys.
3. Go to a locksmith?
4. None of the above. Remove the ignition switch.

Thanks in advance for your sound advice.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #73628
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Just bought my first Suzuki!




It's an '06 I hope to introduce to the TAT later this year
after some more farkling.

It came with just one key. There was no little ID plate
with the key # stamped on it either.

What's the consensus on the best procedure to get a spare key?

1. Go to the nearest Suzuki shop.
2. Go to the nearest store that copies keys.
3. Go to a locksmith?
4. None of the above. Remove the ignition switch.

Thanks in advance for your sound advice.
Go to a real locksmith who has a full complement of blanks. Preferably one who has a storefront. Not one of those fly by night jobbies. The dr had a specific blank that works. 10 bucks by the time you are done.


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Old 02-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #73629
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It came with just one key. There was no little ID plate
with the key # stamped on it either.

What's the consensus on the best procedure to get a spare key?

1. Go to the nearest Suzuki shop.
2. Go to the nearest store that copies keys.
3. Go to a locksmith?
4. None of the above. Remove the ignition switch.

Thanks in advance for your sound advice.
I went to a locksmith and he had a blank which he copied my Suzuki key pattern to. Cost $3.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #73630
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ACE hardware has the key blank: SUZ18.
that fits the DR.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #73631
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ACE hardware has the key blank: SUZ18.
that fits the DR.
The Good News - I'm a half-a-mile from an Ace Hardware store.
The Bad News - I still can't use the front door key they copied.
Still, it's too convenient to pass up. Thanks for the lead.

I used a locksmith once for a steel BMW key. That worked out pretty good.
Probably my next stop if Ace doesn't come through.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #73632
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That's not the same filter she's talking about. She means the one in the fuel line elbow at the carb.
Sorry, I should have read that better but it brings up a question I have. I thought I had read some where in the past about a filter in that location but I couldn't find it in the exploded carb diagram, I'm running an external fuel filter in the fuel line so I'd like to get rid the small one in the elbow. What's it take to do this? Also the elbow is stuck in its current position, any suggestions on how to get it off with out breaking it?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #73633
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2013 DR-650 noise??



OK so I took my new DR out for it's maiden voyage I had 31 miles on the ODO so I opted to be easy on it for a few.....well not so easy to do on such a fun machine and here in the mountains of east Tennessee.

When I got home from my ride 155 miles on the ODO I noticed a noise from the left side of the case a kinda thumping noise....is this normal? also had to adjust the chain just after one ride. Now I believe in break em in like you want them to run but gheesh! So today I changed the oil and filter at 155 miles and installed the magnetic drain plug. Are these things normal? to me the oil seemed kinda milky any thoughts?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #73634
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center stand eh?

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #73635
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Sorry, I should have read that better but it brings up a question I have. I thought I had read some where in the past about a filter in that location but I couldn't find it in the exploded carb diagram, I'm running an external fuel filter in the fuel line so I'd like to get rid the small one in the elbow. What's it take to do this? Also the elbow is stuck in its current position, any suggestions on how to get it off with out breaking it?
All it takes is a small pair of pliers to pull the filter out by the lip (sounds painful, no?).
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