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Old 02-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #73726
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Easy now. I'm all DR. 200/ 400/ 650. It is easier to keep this thread as 650, and let each class sit in thier own world to prevent mix up of to much going on !!!

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #73727
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And I'd have to say that I was very suprized to see that the DR is gaining more ground up here in Western Canada then the KLR which was the number one selling unit for many years up here. The DR 650 is $6499 in Alberta and the KLR 650 is $6899

Suzuki is becomimg the new dual sport rocket ship of Western Canada.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #73728
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Seems to me that they might work better attached "up side down" to the way shown in the picture.

I think strap tension and normal vibration while trailering would create forces acting to create in a "scizzors-like" rotation.

By flipping them the forces would be more "in line" .

Probably a non-issue. Just thinking...
yep i'm gonna swap the reflector brackets and then you can mount em low.
i'll update the pic when i do.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #73729
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Manrack tiedowns. I have 'em mounted with the hole at the bottom. Work great but I did bend one just a little by pulling the strap tight instead of pulling down on the handlebars while taking up the slack. I hope that made sense. It sure avoids the problem with finding a place on the bars.

With all the talk about chains, it might be a time to mention again that just because the snail adjusters are on the same number that your chain is straight. Put a string down it or get a http://www.bikebandit.com/motion-pro...FQThQgodM3kAuw

or watch a video on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7f9y0MFIPY

I didn't do this step and was told by a rider behind me that he could see my rear tire and front tire at the same time. I was "crabbing" to the right. Mine are now marked for the stock 15 & 14 CS sprocket for a quick change over.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #73730
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Wolfman Gen 2 racks

Hey gents I was wondering if any of you had any comments on the new DR650 "Gen 2" side racks from Wolfman? I'm about to order my first set of racks and I have a choice between the old and new style. Which would you recommend? Some considerations from my personal observations:

1) The Gen 2 seems to mount about 4" more towards the rear of the bike and maybe a fuzz higher than the originals.
2) I have no desire to mount hard cases to the bike, so the added brackets and option of cross brace are of no benefit to me.
3) I will be using Large Rolies and Expedition Dry bags on these.
4) The Gen 2 uses two mounting legs on the rear portion which may interfere with my Kientech exhaust bracket and homemade rack.

Any input? I know either will be the tits, but help me make an informed decision here
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #73731
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:31 AM   #73732
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110km now, running good just a question, as this is my first DR650 and my first "new" bike ever, I can hear my timing chain, it's not "loud", in fact I only hear it if I try to listen to it. I'm wondering what "normal" engine noise is for a DR.

Thanks.
Wait until you put a bash plate on it and you wo'n't hear the timing chain anymore for the typical DR knock that is bounced back off the bash plate. In standard form the DR is almost too quiet...
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 AM   #73733
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Wolfman Gen II

I have the Gen II and no problems mounting with the Kientech bracket (assuming the GSXR can one?). I don't know what your rack is set up like but I have the ProMotoBillet. I ordered the adapter kit from WM.

Interesting point about the front to rear orientation. I didn't notice that when comparing....maybe it's a camera angle thing? I've had great response when emailing or calling WM so a quick contact with them might answer that. It seems odd they'd move the Gen II back but if they did, the reason would be interesting.

I got the Gen II for the flexibility of hard bags if I go that way but I'm currently using the Expedition bags. As you mentioned, no plans for that so Gen I would work fine.

If you get an answer, I'm interested in it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:24 AM   #73734
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Probably one of the easiest fixes in the interwebs. You need to wear earplugs when you ride.
So true .......that applies to almost every air (and oil) cooled engine
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:37 AM   #73735
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You've got this wrong. Suzuki OEM parts are generally close to what the other Japanese Big Four charge for genuine OEM parts. THEY ALL ARE EXPENSIVE ... and KTM are even higher. Ever price a stock Mahle piston for a KTM?

My guess is your XR-L side panels are after market. Right?

Thing is ... the aftermarket plastic companies typically pick the most popular and newer bikes. Mostly race motocross bikes are provided for.

ALL the Suzuki RM and RMZ series are covered by companies like Acerbis, Maier and others. The DR650 never made the Cut. Shame. Moto Cross guys fall down all the time ... they scuff up body work then buy all new plastic before selling the bike off and buying next year model. On and on.

But anybody looking around the market will see that NOW the DR650 is a hugely popular bike. More and more suppliers are jumping in and making Parts to fit the DR650.

Thing is ... plastic body work will never be a big seller on the DR as most guys don't do serious off road and don't crash much.
NO PROFIT = NO PARTS.

Pro Cycle saw this popularity coming ... and gathered together all the companies that provide DR650 support. (a major effort I would think) So now we've got ONE STOP shopping. Will be interesting to see if someone steps up in future with aftermarket plastic for the DR ... we've only waited 16 years!
Actually my xrl side covers are genuine honda, complete with heatshields....I'm a hayabusa.org member, and Justin from Honda East Toledo gives org members a discount.
BTW he carries parts for all the big 4......might not be bad to join up just for the discounts......of course with enough reading you might end up buying a busa

And I agree the most crashed bikes get the best aftermarket plastic support....I guess we gotta start crashing our big brutes more
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:39 AM   #73736
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #73737
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I like it, if I am ride where you ride, I can get free plastic, and then mock the guy with his number on the panels.
Cold brother....cold
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 AM   #73738
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Easy now. I'm all DR. 200/ 400/ 650. It is easier to keep this thread as 650, and let each class sit in thier own world to prevent mix up of to much going on !!!

From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada PS: I have a few bikes, so it's easy to drift around to visit !!!
Yeah Jeathrow...I see you in the xrl thread alot You traitor you...kinda like me
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:14 AM   #73739
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airbox mod overdone

Hey brainstrust

Put the TM40 from procycle on a couple months ago, i'm hopeless with carbies and couldn't get it tuned right so took it to the local suzuki dealer who tuned it on the dyno. Farken sweet, good work guys, goes great guns. Fast foward to a ride couple of weeks ago and a water crossing up to the bash plate, make it through fine but gives a big cough splutter coming out the other side then continues to run fine ever since. Go to clean the air filter post ride and find that my enlightened suzuki dealer mechanic has turned my airbox into a big cheese grater.

Before taking it to the dealer i had done the airbox mod the way procycle suggest. The dealer mechanic however has gone Freddy Kruger And taken to my airbox with a 1" holesaw, the cover and the other side each have 3 more holes drilled in them.

Question time.

Does the TM40 need a tee put in the vent line from the carbie like the BST does?
Would the cough splutter from the water crossing be from the carbie vent or water getting into the airbox from al the extra holes?
Should I start looking for a new airbox?

Cheers gang

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:30 AM   #73740
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Hey brainstrust

Put the TM40 from procycle on a couple months ago, i'm hopeless with carbies and couldn't get it tuned right so took it to the local suzuki dealer who tuned it on the dyno. Farken sweet, good work guys, goes great guns. Fast foward to a ride couple of weeks ago and a water crossing up to the bash plate, make it through fine but gives a big cough splutter coming out the other side then continues to run fine ever since. Go to clean the air filter post ride and find that my enlightened suzuki dealer mechanic has turned my airbox into a big cheese grater.

Before taking it to the dealer i had done the airbox mod the way procycle suggest. The dealer mechanic however has gone Freddy Kruger And taken to my airbox with a 1" holesaw, the cover and the other side each have 3 more holes drilled in them.

Question time.

Does the TM40 need a tee put in the vent line from the carbie like the BST does?
Would the cough splutter from the water crossing be from the carbie vent or water getting into the airbox from al the extra holes?
Should I start looking for a new airbox?

Cheers gang

Mark
It sounds like your bike is running great, and you're really enjoying the way its running now...I'm guessing the holed airbox is a big part of that equation. I've also cut my airbox, but just the top, and it made a nice difference in throttle response an willingness to rev, combined with my full exhaust and other mods.
Its just my opinion, but I would just avoid deep/fast water crossings.
I avoided them before I cut my airbox.....its too hard on machinery to play submarine with them, I leave that to the guys who stall the bike in knee-deep water, and take half an hour to get it started again
I like treating my machinery good so it lasts a long time, and runs reliably for me
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