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Old 03-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #74446
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Hi all , i am looking at a 2004 DR650 with 54,000 kms ,
What would be the the most kms would you get out of the Suzuki motor , would it get a lot more out of this motor or would it be looking at a rebuild soon.
Thanks Tezza.
It should be good for many many more kms than that if it's been looked after. There was one at Team Moto recently with about 96,000km. It was a yellow 2001 model. I just searched and what a coincidence they have *another* yellow 2001 model but this one has only 34,000km so I'm sure that it can't be the same one.

http://www.teammoto.com.au/used_bike...tock_id=805724
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:31 AM   #74447
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It should be good for many many more kms than that if it's been looked after. There was one at Team Moto recently with about 96,000km. It was a yellow 2001 model. I just searched and what a coincidence they have *another* yellow 2001 model but this one has only 34,000km so I'm sure that it can't be the same one.

http://www.teammoto.com.au/used_bike...tock_id=805724
Its funny how this bike has been rebuilt with only the 34, 000km on it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:39 AM   #74448
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:20 AM   #74449
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Quick question:

I've searched and come up empty, is there a list of all factory DR colors (or colours if you're into that sort of thing...)? It'd be really handy if such a list included color codes and/or years available. You know, in case one wants to order body parts in other colors or some such. Off the top of my head I can think of:

Grey
Black
White
Yellow
Blue

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You can order several different colors from Procycle. I also use fenders for other bikes. My $5 blue Polisport front fender from Motorcycle Superstore is for a YZ450F.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:00 AM   #74450
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For sale is my FMF Q4 and big header. New retail is $490 + shipping http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#exhaust
How about $275 plus shipping. I have had it on the DR for a few thousand miles, street dirt, water crossings, not new but in very good shape, no dents, can excellent, all fits well and that big head pipe looks so much better than that skinny stocker


FMF bracket and little spacer included.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:07 AM   #74451
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Its funny how this bike has been rebuilt with only the 34, 000km on it.
Why, I wouldn't be surprised if mine will need a rebuild at that mileage. A lot of wear depends on how hard you ride.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:11 AM   #74452
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stand

Kind of a noob when it comes to the DR, and I'm trying to get the bike on some kind of stand to take off the front wheel....any recommendations?


I also use a car jack and tie straps to my garage ceiling to stabilize the bike, what are folks using without a center stand to put the bike up on to change wheels?

Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #74453
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Quick question:

I've searched and come up empty, is there a list of all factory DR colors (or colours if you're into that sort of thing...)? It'd be really handy if such a list included color codes and/or years available. You know, in case one wants to order body parts in other colors or some such. Off the top of my head I can think of:

Grey
Black
White
Yellow
Blue

MV
does this help?

http://www.colorrite.com/department/suzuki-10023.cfm

I can'tfind the purple frame paint
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #74454
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There have also been silver and red I believe. Have a look here http://dr650.zenseeker.net/DR650History.htm
"Suzuki Color Codes (most not available with DR650)"
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:25 AM   #74455
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There have also been silver and red I believe. Have a look here http://dr650.zenseeker.net/DR650History.htm
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You can order several different colors from Procycle. I also use fenders for other bikes. My $5 blue Polisport front fender from Motorcycle Superstore is for a YZ450F.
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So...

Grey
Black
White
Yellow
Blue
Silver
Red

I've seen all sorts of info on different front fenders, rear not so much. Also, the side covers. The colorrite looks like a handy reference for finding a color if you know the year. Maybe when I have more time I'll go through all the post '96 choices and compile a list.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #74456
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Kind of a noob when it comes to the DR, and I'm trying to get the bike on some kind of stand to take off the front wheel....any recommendations?


I also use a car jack and tie straps to my garage ceiling to stabilize the bike, what are folks using without a center stand to put the bike up on to change wheels?

Thanks!
I lay down a cinder block on either side, just behind the front wheel, with a piece of 2x8 across them.

I can place my feet on the cinder blocks to pull up the sag of the suspension enough to move the bike forward so the frame rests on the 2x8.

If you lowered your DR650, find some variation of it.

I can't remember if I then placed some weight on the rear of the seat to counter-weight it.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #74457
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I use these on my DR and Strom. You can actually shake your hand out while riding. Easily overcome when shutting the throttle if needed. Just get to speed, push against the front brake lever with your index finger, and relax a bit. I pop it off when I get to dirt but it really doesn't get in the way much.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:51 AM   #74458
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any of you try one of these?






http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rol/web1001431

I put one on for my Blue Ridge Parkway ride and have not wanted to take it off.

It slips on over the grip and you position it so the heel of your palm presses it down. That way you can relax your grip and still keep the throttle open. I don't even notice it while riding tough offroad stuff. Got it on sale for half that price. a bargain if you ask me.

Use one on all my bikes--I cut them down so there is more room for my hand on the grip.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #74459
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I put a set of Big Blocks on for my Mexico trip in January. Tires did well on pavement but the rear was 1/2 used up in 1000 miles of pavement. Front shows very little wear in that time. Didn't have a opportunity to test on dirt. On gravel they did very good.

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Okay, since tires have come up once again, I'll go ahead and ask... has anybody here run the Kenda Big Block on the DR650? I know people like it on bigger bikes like the KTM 990 Adventure, but I'm curious if it works well/wears well on the lighter DR?

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #74460
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Use one on all my bikes--I cut them down so there is more room for my hand on the grip.
I never felt the need for anything like this. Most rides I ever took involved many miles of offroad stuff breaking up the stretches of pavement. Most I ever really did was under 20 miles of slab. While preparing for my week-long ride on the Skyline drive and Blue Ridge Pkwy, I loaded my bike and myself the same as I would be on the trip. Most days were to be 200+ miles with a few going nearly 300. I know that isn't a lot for many of you, but it was going to be a new experience for me. I set out on a shakedown run of about 125 miles near home to see what I might feel on a long ride which would be blacktop. Also read sitting 100% of the time.

The only thing that I found was my arm didn't like holding the throttle still for that distance, so I added the "CrampBuster" and the ride went off without a hitch. I rode with 3 Harleys and a Versys. 2 Harleys, both much newer than my DR, broke down to the extent that they had to find a dealership for parts and repairs. (Starter & a fuel injection system)

The old '96 just kept thumping.
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