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Old 03-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #74731
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While letting my ADD run a muck I didn't check the tank when I left work today and what do u know I ran out just as I was going too pass a gas station. Lol

So filled her up and switched over too prime while I put my gloves on and got the tunes going. Bough 2 miles away she shut off. Switched back too prime for 2-3 min off I went agin 3-4 miles she shut off.
Pulled the fuel line too the carb and with it in prime gas came out. Switched too on and damn near no gas switched back to prim and made it the 24 miles home.
Am I missing something.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #74732
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While letting my ADD run a muck I didn't check the tank when I left work today and what do u know I ran out just as I was going too pass a gas station. Lol

So filled her up and switched over too prime while I put my gloves on and got the tunes going. Bough 2 miles away she shut off. Switched back too prime for 2-3 min off I went agin 3-4 miles she shut off.
Pulled the fuel line too the carb and with it in prime gas came out. Switched too on and damn near no gas switched back to prim and made it the 24 miles home.
Am I missing something.
clogged vent? put it to "on" and see if it runs w/the gas cap off...

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:54 PM   #74733
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Welcome Greaslife. Yes, get to reading the DR650 Thread, but, it will take a month of Sundays or longer. Just look over 13 and a quarter million have been to this thread. There are DR650 Index Threads that address different items that maybe faster for you to find what you maybe looking for.

I keep a notebook and when I find something here that I know I will want to revisit, I record the page. NSU bolts, and bypassing the kickstand and clutch switches maybe this type of information you will want.

Procycle and Kientech will probably become names well known to you as well as others.

Subjects come up here on a regular basis, so check in often.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #74734
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Report back on my switch to higher bars (mid-rise ATV bars, specifically):

Well, I haven't done a long trip with them, so I can't say anything about long-term comfort. I can say that they felt really weird at first, and I originally thought I had made a mistake.

Too, I don't know if it was just something that would have happened anyway, but my lower back had minor spasms from immediately after changing them. It was certainly a difference in riding, and I could see how it was placing a little more weight on the lower back.

Anyway, that all went away, and what I'm left with, now that I'm more used to the bars, is a bike that feels much more flickable for reasons I don't fully understand. Part of it seems to be that the stock bars were just far too wide for what I use the bike for. I guess that width comes into play for certain riders (riders with wide shoulders?) or certain terrains (where one needs leverage?).

On the mean streets, during commutes... the width is pretty sweet.

I just need to find out what the rise will be like for me, personally, on longer rides that my work apparently won't let me do anymore.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #74735
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clogged vent? put it to "on" and see if it runs w/the gas cap off...

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It's vacuum operated so the motor will have to be running. Not safe. Check to see if the vacuum line for the petcock is kinked or even off the carb.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:03 PM   #74736
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Is it just me or does it seem like Suzuki is really selling a lot more DR 650 lately? Even my local dealer who never carries any dual sport motorcycles actually has a DR 650 on the floor for 0% finance. They usually just cater to the squids and pirates, never to dual sports.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:29 PM   #74737
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Where're you at noob Dual sporting is great, the DR is a great bike to start with, well a beat up 250 might be better, get one of those for dirt. Otherwise take it easy, practice a lot of slow stuff. Figure eights, stopping on hills, hard braking. Yep you can and should use that front brake on dirt, learn when to use which. I used to practice locking the front on dirt, and an immediate release, but don't try that yet.
Where're you at noob means fill in your location in your profile (state or county). We won't hunt you down, honest. What Barko said "hard braking". This means front brake, on both pavement and dirt. This will save your butt: learn it (not today, don't grab the front brake with 4 fingers; yet). My Sister said about her 130 hp Ducati: "Ya got to trust yer brakes." Girls; wudda they know?

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If you haven't already take the MSF course,it's the best thing for new riders and welcome to riding in general and DR's specifically!

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While letting my ADD run a muck I didn't check the tank when I left work today and what do you know I ran out just as I was going to pass a gas station. Lol

So filled her up and switched over to prime while I put my gloves on. But 2 miles away she shut off. Switched back to prime for 2-3 min off I went again 3-4 miles she shut off.
Pulled the fuel line to the carb and with it in prime gas came out. Switched to on and damn near no gas switched back to prime and made it the 24 miles home.
Am I missing something.
If the bike isn't running, fuel shouldn't flow from either ON or RES. Since the bike ran on PRI, I'd check the vacuum line from the carb cap to the petcock. If it's good, take the petcock apart and give it a gentle blast of air.

Since the internet is a world wide network visited by riders from many other countries, learn how to use "I'm going to the store, I have two feet, and I have two hands, too". It will make you look smarter. Yes, it matters.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #74738
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Sure; one just has to get a gauge and sensor and install it. If I could find one small enough and weatherproof, I might get one. If it didn't cost a fortune. But between my Vapor and a Battery Bug, I'm running out of space to put stuff.

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trailtech sells a 14mm brass washer sensor that you can use to replace one of the brass washers on the oil line that goes into the cylinder head. that way your getting a reasonable ide of what the oil temp is and if your counter shaft oil seal spits itself out and the bike dumps all the oil before you notice, youll hopefully notice a spike in head temp before doing to much damage.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:08 AM   #74739
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First off, I think I'm due for a new chain, but the PO put an aftermarket sprocket to ride the highway better, and I have no idea what size chain to buy. That's not the main issue though.

I did a chain adjustment this weekend, and now the chain is binding up, for lack of a better term. In neutral, it won't spin freely for a whole rotation, but instead stops. I can hear what sounds like links binding at slow speeds. When measuring adjustment distances horizontally below the swingarm, there is clearly a tight spot and a looser spot. I'll be adjusting again before I ride it, but I wanted to bounce this off ya'll in the meantime.

Oh yeah, I just replaced the cotter pin rear nut with the self locker.
Be aware your DR may not have the OEM chain size, as in 520 vs 525. Something else to be aware of.

Probably best to simply replace both sprockets and the chain, then you will be sure of what you have. Besides, it's good practice, worn sprocket(s) will significantly increase chain wear. ProCycle sells sprocket/chain kits.

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:43 AM   #74740
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Er70s-2. Thanks for the advice on the bike and grammar.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:32 AM   #74741
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Is it just me or does it seem like Suzuki is really selling a lot more DR 650 lately? Even my local dealer who never carries any tools for motorcycles actually has a DR 650 on the floor for 0% finance. They usually just cater to the squids and pirates, never to dual sports.

Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

Check the magazines and e -media, Dual sport is the next big wave, expect to see more riders on your favorite trails come this summer. This new popularity will be a blessing and a curse.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:47 AM   #74742
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

How about Dirt pirates or mud squids.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #74743
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

Check the magazines and e -media, Dual sport is the next big wave, expect to see more riders on your favorite trails come this summer. This new popularity will be a blessing and a curse.
I just call them...us.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:02 AM   #74744
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
google image search that one. (without "safe search")
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