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Old 03-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #74446
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Hello,
Just had a question that I am positive has been asked till some of you have puked but.... what would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance, sorry if I'm beating dead horse
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #74447
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What would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance.
Hi & welcome.

I run a DOT knobby on the front and it looks like I'll be running another Shinko 244 on the rear (no sand, no mud). The 244 gets good mileage and is 'really inexpensive'. If a knobby wears too fast, try the 244 on the front, too.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #74448
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #74449
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #74450
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are your grips wrapped in rope?
Yeah, he's weird. (ducking) :)

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #74451
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Hello,
Just had a question that I am positive has been asked till some of you have puked but.... what would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance, sorry if I'm beating dead horse
I was thinking you were asking about tires, but I wasn't sure.

I'm liking the Kenda K270 rear that I spooned on last weekend. It's a little more expensive than the Kenda K761 I ran twice before, but it's a bit dirtier. It's very similar to the Shinko 244 mentioned before, but slightly more aggressive. Both Kenda rears are under $80, and some people get over 10K miles from them. I got 6k miles from both of my K761 rears, but I didn't run them bald. They probably have another 1000-2000 miles left in them for pavement running. I'll be happy with the K270 rear if it lasts 6K miles or more. It handles slab, street, and sand just fine so far. Another popular rear is the Dunlop D606, but don't expect 6K+ miles out of the D606 DOT knob on pavement.

For the front, I use a Shinko 244 for commuting, trips, and easy dirt. It doesn't squirm as much on pavement as the K270 front reportedly does. I like it on pavement, and it's very inexpensive. If I'm going to be doing a lot of dirt though, I swap on an aggressive knobby. Even some MX knobbies can last a while on the front, but many really don't handle well on pavement, especially in turns and/or at speed. XC and/or DOT knobs can be a bit better. Popular front knobs are the Pirelli MT21 and the XCMH. I run a cheap AMS Sand Snake MX, but I take it easy in paved turns. It seems to last OK on pavement for such a cheap and aggressive knob, and it slices through sand and mud like a pizza cutter, so I don't mind the pavement tradeoff. The Pirelli DOT knobs mentioned above seem to do pretty well in our sand and mud too, but they aren't as cheap.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #74452
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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 03-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #74453
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are your grips wrapped in rope?
If you were used to as big of a johnson as I have, you'd hate gripping tiny Japanese grips too.

I've explained it enough ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867475 ) , and while I may change the rope out for a different color, I won't ever go to foam grips again (unless they really change the density and overall diameter).

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #74454
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #74455
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I'm more used to smaller ergos like on my old KZ440 and my YX600 anyway, but I've also spent quite a bit of time on a bigger GL1200 and a GS850G. The DR is more comfy now on the slab than my YX600 is.
Did you see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831213?

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #74456
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Hi - my DR is missing the horizontal "block" part of the rear chain guide (vertical plates are OK). Only a complete assembly seems to be available, either OEM plastic parts or Moose or other aluminum aftermarket guides. Cost is about the same .... any recommendations? If you have gone aftermarket and have the stock part and screws that you want to get rid of PM me.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #74457
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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!
I hope you're right about not damaging my motor . I really only ran it for like a minute and quickly shut it off. I like your Toyota story. Sounds like a guy I know that tried to rev up and do burnouts all the time in an attempt to kill the motor in his old GS 1100. He never succeeded!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #74458
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Thanks - dman
have you seen this? maybe it will give you some idea's.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667646
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #74459
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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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Old 03-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #74460
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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.
I've got an 03 with 48,000km on it and its still going strong. A mate had one the same and it blew up at about 85,000km. Its anyone's guess but if you look after it, change the oil and clean the filter regularly i would think 100,000 + would be attainable. I might consider tearing the engine down on mine at about 80,000 and a freshening it up before it dies.
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