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Old 03-07-2013, 12:07 AM   #74401
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My DR is at 44,118 miles, not those wimpy kilometer thingies.
Jus checkin' to see if the Aussie and Kiwi riders are keepin' up.


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Old 03-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #74402
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My DR is at 44,118 miles, not those wimpy kilometer thingies.
Jus checkin' to see if the Aussie and Kiwi riders are keepin' up.


Don't worry we're still here in the back ground keeping an eye on proceedings
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:58 AM   #74403
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2005 DR650, 3400 miles, for sale just down the road, all stock, new battery and rear tire, not too excited about yellow, but what should I pay??
The '05 yellow bikes are cool, fast, and tough. We put 58,000 miles on ours with nary a hiccup.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:24 AM   #74404
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Hi evry1, can someone tell me how the DR650 does with a passenger riding with? Comfort? Power? Is it a nice bike for 2?
thanx!

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:34 AM   #74405
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Honestly, I can't really tell any difference in power between the new carb and the old one, and that's with the gearing change
Theres no big difference in max power but TM40 makes DR much better excelerating and excelerating pump makes cold starts much easier, works like primer.

And my DR has little powerhole between some 2000-3000rpm with BST but not with TM

If TM is in good settings, it takes same gas mileage than BST in stock but works better in cold.

If BST set up is fine for power and cold weather, it takes much more gas.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:42 AM   #74406
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Hi evry1, can someone tell me how the DR650 does with a passenger riding with? Comfort? Power? Is it a nice bike for 2?
thanx!
Max carrying load is something 155kg...suits for two very little people whose got no luggages.

Im 113kg, one time went 3km to the corner shop with friend who is something 80+kg, it was first and last time drive with passenger..

Rearspring was totally bottom and chain keep worse noise, espesially if upper chain roller is still in place.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:32 AM   #74407
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I was just concerned about the 95 psi rating instead of the book rated 120 psi. As Paul Harvey would say: AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY, lol.

Thanks for all the posts on my question guys/gals!!
The auto decompress in the DR makes using a standard compression test invalid. You can always do a leak down test.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:05 AM   #74408
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New project guys... Since the 790 is done, and there is now more snow on the ground

Im going to attempt to build a fuel gauge. Basically, I want to tee off the fuel valve, and use a clear tube routed up the back side of the IMS tank near the seat and tank joint, and then vented to in the tank. I will need to tap into the tank near the top, or I will try to find another place to vent outside the tank that will not let water in.

I really don't want to drill into the tank, so Ill probably try to find somewhere else to vent to. Probably will try to find a small round ball that can float on top of the fuel in the clear line. I had a jetski that had an oil tank with a gauge like that, it worked great without any power or excessive tech.

Edit: I dont use the standard IMS tank cap, so venting to a tee on the cap would not work. I use the locking type cap.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #74409
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I'm considering getting a new 2013 DR650 for me and my wife.
I'm 110kg, she's about 55kg. How will the bike do? Will it handle the weight fine or will we kill it?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #74410
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I don't think any damage was done running the motor briefly with out oil. The bearings still had oil on them and the motor did not heat up and no load was on it. I would not worry.

Long long time ago, a buddy and I wanted to see how long a 1970 something Toyota would run with out oil (the car was destined for the wrecker). We drained the oil, started the car and put a brick on the accelerator pedal .... It kept running and running, the rpm's would drift because of valve float but it keep going! Then after like a half an hour, we turned it off, drained the coolent and started it up again. It lasted 10 min after that!

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Sorry for the confusion--I just checked and adjusted the valve clearances last summer--no full valve job. I did take apart the whole motor to put in the upgraded metal base gasket. I got everything put back together and forgot to put the oil back in the motor-. Had the bike sit idling for approximately one minute until the clatter of the valves reminded me I had forgot to put the oil back in. I put the oil back in and all seems ok. No smoke, starts just as easy as it always has. Couldn't tell any difference in the power either. I was just concerned about the 95 psi rating instead of the book rated 120 psi. As Paul Harvey would say: AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY, lol.

Thanks for all the posts on my question guys/gals!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:52 AM   #74411
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I'll ask here before making a totally different thread on it.

I've seen YouTube videos taunting me with excellent dashboards made by owners for DR650's, yet they are always like "here's John's bike! Look at that dash!" ... but no one gets into the metal working aspect of it

Granted, I could figure it all out for myself - it's just simple cutting, bending and drilling...

I don't know why, but I'd like to see either some pictures of a DR650 dash when it's off of the bike (showing the build) or maybe a video of making such a dash.

The most recent taunt I've seen was:



Oh. wait, it's Curtis making both I've recently seen



I guess it would be cheaper to plan it out and have some metal shop plasma-cut and bend some aluminum plate, then I could do the drilling...

I just don't have the tools (or don't think I do) to get a good result. But I want to make one... so... any tips?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #74412
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...I want to make one... so... any tips?
If I was going to make such a thing I would first mock it up in cardboard. When I was pretty sure I had it all figured out I might then mock it up in ABS plastic sheet. Using some kind of CAD drawing program can make the whole process go smoother. Once you have a final mock-up or drawing take it to a fab shop and have aluminum laser or waterjet cut, folded and welded.

Consider just fabricating your dash from ABS sheet. ABS that is textured on one side can look pretty good and is easier/cheaper to fab with than aluminum.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #74413
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If BST set up is fine for power and cold weather, it takes much more gas.
I doubt many get more than 50 MPG with a TM40. (sorry, not sure of the kms per liter conversion) I think perhaps you never had your BST Carb set up correctly. With proper breathing and jetting the BST allows very good power and still delivers good MPG.

True about the mid range gap ... the TM40 is better there. My main complaint with the TM40 is the very stiff throttle action. Very tiring on a long day ... especially riding off road. I hate stiff throttles.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #74414
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I doubt many get more than 50 MPG with a TM40. (sorry, not sure of the kms per liter conversion) I think perhaps you never had your BST Carb set up correctly. With proper breathing and jetting the BST allows very good power and still delivers good MPG.

True about the mid range gap ... the TM40 is better there. My main complaint with the TM40 is the very stiff throttle action. Very tiring on a long day ... especially riding off road. I hate stiff throttles.
My FCR-MX has a very light throttle spring. When I got the bike, he mentioned that he had installed a lighter spring, I think from ProCycle. In fact, I almost find it TOO light. Often times, going slow, I will relax my hand and the throttle doesn't actually close all the way, and I have to make a point of closing it. I wish it was just a little stiffer. :)

Conversely, the throttle spring on my Polaris Outlaw 525 ATV, which uses the same carb, is freakin' STIFF.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #74415
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New project guys... Since the 790 is done, and there is now more snow on the ground

Im going to attempt to build a fuel gauge. Basically, I want to tee off the fuel valve, and use a clear tube routed up the back side of the IMS tank near the seat and tank joint, and then vented to in the tank. I will need to tap into the tank near the top, or I will try to find another place to vent outside the tank that will not let water in.

I really don't want to drill into the tank, so Ill probably try to find somewhere else to vent to. Probably will try to find a small round ball that can float on top of the fuel in the clear line. I had a jetski that had an oil tank with a gauge like that, it worked great without any power or excessive tech.

Edit: I dont use the standard IMS tank cap, so venting to a tee on the cap would not work. I use the locking type cap.
It will be interesting to see what you can come up with. For me fuel gauges have only served as a rough guide ... I find actual mileage readings more accurate.

I've run my bike dry a few times ... and always ZERO odometer at fill up.
I've also run my reserve dry, so I know what my range is and know range of reserve as well.

Of course, you have to factor in conditions, head wind, load and road speed. I usually allow a bit of lee way and cushion. The 5 US gal. IMS generally gives 200 to 215 miles before running out. On reserve I can go another 25 to 30 miles. YMMV (after that you have to lay the bike on its side to get that last 2 liters that's hiding in there!
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