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Old 03-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #74447
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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   #74448
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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   #74449
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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   #74450
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Any inputs??

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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   #74451
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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   #74452
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 12:02 AM   #74453
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I first tried the Cramp Buster ... and similar devices 25 years ago. On a long, straight, boring stretch of endless pavement they are fine ... but very distracting in a any sort of riding where you are working the bike and throttle. Constantly gets in the way ... almost dangerous ... IMO.

But the MAIN THING IS ... the Cramp Buster does not solve the problem of a TOO STIFF return spring and still requires more force than it should. You can't do fine motor control on the throttle using the Buster. The palm of your hand is not good for accurate throttle control. Fine for steady state droning ... but nothing more, IMO.

The FCR Keihin Carb is much better. Light and easy ... and that is probably why most major dirt bike OEM's used the FCR over the TM. (now most are F.I.)
For only the second time in four years do I disagree with you. I've had these devices - the "fat" variant - on all my four bikes (cruiser/sportbike/dualsport) for the past decade, and would not ride any of my bikes anywhere without them.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:10 AM   #74454
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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
There have also been silver and red I believe. Have a look here http://dr650.zenseeker.net/DR650History.htm
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #74455
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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, 03:31 AM   #74456
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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, 04:39 AM   #74457
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:20 AM   #74458
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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
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, 06:00 AM   #74459
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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, 07:07 AM   #74460
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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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