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Old 03-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #74761
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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, 10:29 PM   #74762
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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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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 03-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #74763
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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, 12:08 AM   #74764
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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, 04:43 AM   #74765
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Er70s-2. Thanks for the advice on the bike and grammar.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:32 AM   #74766
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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, 05:47 AM   #74767
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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, 05:49 AM   #74768
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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, 06:02 AM   #74769
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #74770
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
google image search that one. (without "safe search")
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:15 AM   #74771
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google image search that one. (without "safe search")
LOL! I never considered our brothers across the pond or what it would mean there! And me a Triumph rider for 40 years!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:43 AM   #74772
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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?

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Twat waffles?
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #74773
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:52 AM   #74774
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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?
There's a thread in another sub forum here discussing this. I think the consensus was "douchebag"
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #74775
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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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Good point Lex. I hadn't considered that. I know it's due, and I've got 3890 miles on the tires too. Metzler enduro 3 s. I'd like to save some money, but I know better than to piece meal or cheap out. I guess I'm in the market for drive train and tires. Don't tell the wife, she thinks this is the inexpensive bike. -Andy
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