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Old 03-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #74671
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Hello DR650'ers. I don't have one yet, but I am thinking about buying a used one I found for sale. I was wondering if someone could give me an idea on how much power they have, with a TM40 Mikuni and GSXR exhaust? I don't mean numbers, but by the seatofyourpants dyno. Also how well do they run at very low speeds through sticky stuff?
welcome! buying used is a great idea, imo - then you have extra $$$ for making it yours!

my bike has a keihin fcr39, hi-flow midpipe and header, w/tsukigi gsxr1000 exhaust, and it kicks ass on my seat-dyno. if i'm not paying attention, front wheel will lift w/o trying. pretty easy in 2nd, as well...

can't help you w/the "sticky stuff" - mine's set up as a motard...

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #74672
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Yah figured reading was going too come up. Damn.
Shock tuning is a must. Nose dives hard and is nose high just running down the road even with me sitting on the tank.
Think I'm going too change the bars out too renthal cr high bars from what little I have read.
Picks here you go

Think I'm going too fabb peg brackets this weakened 2inch down And 1inch too 1.5 back so my flippers stop getting stuck.

Thanks for the info

Here's a pick
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #74673
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Since the IMS has a glossy finish, I'll be curious to know if it does stay marked. I just got a natural color Acerbis which has a matte finish. I think it's going to keep every finger print I put on it. I mark the magazines for my XDM with a Sharpie and they need refreshing on occassion.

Are you going to mark it with the bike vertical or on the sidestand?
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #74674
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Front Wheel Bias?

My 19” front wheel is about 1/8” biased to the brake rotor side of the forks. Is this normal for the stock set up? I don’t have my 21” wheel anymore to check it and find out. So if someone could take a close up picture or let me know I’d appreciate it.


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Old 03-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #74675
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Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I know the bits that need to be changed, so I just have one little doubt removing before I buy

How does the DR cope with high ambient air temperatures. Even in winter out here it doesn't get below 25C (77F) and from May to September it doesn't really go below 35C (95F). Occasionally it hits 45C (115F) in June , July and August and on those days, I ain't gonna ride the bike

But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #74676
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Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I know the bits that need to be changed, so I just have one little doubt removing before I buy

How does the DR cope with high ambient air temperatures. Even in winter out here it doesn't get below 25C (77F) and from May to September it doesn't really go below 35C (95F). Occasionally it hits 45C (115F) in June , July and August and on those days, I ain't gonna ride the bike

But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

Richey
Ive never heard of a DR overheating. Lots of guys ride them through the deserts of the world all day, day after day with no problems. Very popular bike in Australia.

I've ridden mine for days through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan with air temps at 110-115* F and ground temps at about 150*. The bike never faltered, but I did.



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Old 03-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #74677
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #74678
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I live in Sacramento California and in the Summer it is regularly over 100 degrees F. I have ridden when it was as hot as 105 with no problems. The tires were to hot to touch - the tip of the muffler FMF Q1 (titanium) was cooler than the business side of my rear tire

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Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I know the bits that need to be changed, so I just have one little doubt removing before I buy

How does the DR cope with high ambient air temperatures. Even in winter out here it doesn't get below 25C (77F) and from May to September it doesn't really go below 35C (95F). Occasionally it hits 45C (115F) in June , July and August and on those days, I ain't gonna ride the bike

But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #74679
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But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

Richey
As stated above, lots of guys here ridden in high temps, on and off road. I've ridden through Death Valley at 118F. Also, several multi thousand mile tours through Baja and mainland Mexico. Many 400 mile days between 90F and 100F.
So Yes ... the DR is as happy as a pig in shit! It does heat better than about any bike i've owned.

If your churning through very deep sand for hours in high temp at full throttle ... that would be the only situation where I would back down some. Use good synthetic oil. Keep moving if you can. You'll be OK.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #74680
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Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I know the bits that need to be changed, so I just have one little doubt removing before I buy

How does the DR cope with high ambient air temperatures. Even in winter out here it doesn't get below 25C (77F) and from May to September it doesn't really go below 35C (95F). Occasionally it hits 45C (115F) in June , July and August and on those days, I ain't gonna ride the bike

But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

Richey
im in indonesia at the moment and the temps vary between 28 and 36 C. the biggest test ive given it is in jakarta traffic: 2hrs to do 15km. on the vapor she normally runs between 80C on open roads and 100C in normal traffic. in Jakarta she peaked at 150C and never missed a beat but was uncomfortably hot between the legs. running Mobil 1 5W50. wouldnt be too hard to install a small fan on the back of the oil cooler either if you were really worried.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #74681
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Hi gang

and run good synthetic oil.
Looking forward to joining the gang

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Welcome to the DR and ADVrider.

This is all the DR asks for. With good oil, yer boots will melt before the DR has heat problems.

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im in indonesia at the moment and the temps vary between 28 and 36 C. the biggest test ive given it is in jakarta traffic: 2hrs to do 15km. on the vapor she normally runs between 80C on open roads and 100C in normal traffic. in Jakarta she peaked at 150C and never missed a beat but was uncomfortably hot between the legs. running Mobil 1 5W50. wouldnt be too hard to install a small fan on the back of the oil cooler either if you were really worried.
Richey; read some of Blackcap's previous posts. He's BTDT Actually, he's doing it right now.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:06 AM   #74682
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Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I know the bits that need to be changed, so I just have one little doubt removing before I buy

How does the DR cope with high ambient air temperatures. Even in winter out here it doesn't get below 25C (77F) and from May to September it doesn't really go below 35C (95F). Occasionally it hits 45C (115F) in June , July and August and on those days, I ain't gonna ride the bike

But for reassurance I need some "I rode my bike all day off road when it was 38C (100F) and the bike was as happy as a pig in sh*t" type stories. I think that will be my upper limit. I will get a Vapor to monitor oil temperature and run good synthetic oil.

Looking forward to joining the gang

Richey
Bangkok, Thailand 3 for years. Temps often in the mid 90's and humidity near 100 % in heavy traffic, with 10 hrs + on the bike and no problems. Now living in the desert with temps at times reaching 113 F with many hours wide open at high revs. No problems with heat (I mean the bike... I almost passed out a few times). The DR is one tough bike.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:59 AM   #74683
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #74684
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Yah figured reading was going too come up. Damn.
Shock tuning is a must. Nose dives hard and is nose high just running down the road even with me sitting on the tank.
Think I'm going too change the bars out too renthal cr high bars from what little I have read.
Picks here you go

Think I'm going too fabb peg brackets this weakened 2inch down And 1inch too 1.5 back so my flippers stop getting stuck.

Thanks for the info

Here's a pick
I love the grey. Go back to post # 74558, we discussed the "Cramp Buster" it will help with that right hand issue.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #74685
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XDm-40 3.8

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I've got an XD9mm. I like it. I have two sixteen round mags for it too. I also recently aquiered a S&W Body Guard 380. It is a little more compact than my wallet, slightly bigger than a deck of cards, and has a built in laser.

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