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Old 03-18-2013, 07:25 PM   #74956
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The shop on the other hand was great - In the end they only charged me for the one tire mounting - even when I went back to with the correct tire for the front.
I can see paying someone to change and mount a rear tire ...but honestly, the front is a piece of cake. Do it your self. Once you get it down .... maybe you can tackle the rear tire?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:14 PM   #74957
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Looking for advice ... my sons' DR got drowned in the Bundaberg floods.. A mate of his took it home and "checked it out" ... I'm not sure what he found but after a few days said it was now OK.
Son rode it home ( a few K's ), then it wouldn't go again.

Here's the question: ... bike shop has looked at it and estimates $3000 to fix it ... WHAT COULD BE WRONG? ... I thought an oil change would resolve the "swim" .... any/all thoughts appreciated.






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Old 03-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #74958
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Looking for advice ... my sons' DR got drowned in the Bundaberg floods.. A mate of his took it home and "checked it out" ... I'm not sure what he found but after a few days said it was now OK.
Son rode it home ( a few K's ), then it wouldn't go again.

Here's the question: ... bike shop has looked at it and estimates $3000 to fix it ... WHAT COULD BE WRONG? ... I thought an oil change would resolve the "swim" .... any/all thoughts appreciated.
Sorry, but not enough information...

Was it making noises when it 'stopped'?
Was it running when son turned it off, or did it die and refuse to re-start?
Did it stop violently or with a "bang"?
What was the $3000 estimate for?
What did the shop say needing fixing?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #74959
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2013 DR650se NEW WOOT

Im the damn proud owner of a new dr, love this site, just wanted to let yall know that dr350 ims super stock pegs bolt right up to the new 650 and what a damn fine addition to the already damn fine dr. nuff said bout the pegs, got the best rack for the rear and mounted the three gallon black rotopax tool box with locking t bar looks sweet, put oil filter magnet and oil drain plug magnet on it. way more goodies on the way, quickly before the wife notices! postin picks ina few weeks. posted all my new dr350s stuff on this site and sold it all, want to thank all of you that bought it, thats over a grand of goodies for the new zuk. one question, any reason to switch my petcock to the pingle? or just wait till the oem wears out?

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:35 PM   #74960
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one question, any reason to switch my petcock to the pingle? or just wait till the oem wears out?

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I don't get the Pingle love. The manual Yamaha Raptor petcock is $25.

I just installed the stock vacuum petcock on my new Acerbis 5.3 gallon tank. Oh, the petcock has 9 years and 44,323 miles.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #74961
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Reinstein7, Welcome, you will surely enjoy the DR650. I have a Pingel petcock and like it very much. I am sure the Raptor petcock works very well also, and does cost a lot less.

The only reason I like a manual petcock is that is all I have ever had and I understand it and turning it off is automatic for me.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #74962
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Sorry, but not enough information...

Was it making noises when it 'stopped'?
Was it running when son turned it off, or did it die and refuse to re-start?
Did it stop violently or with a "bang"?
What was the $3000 estimate for?
What did the shop say needing fixing?
Thanks for the response, .... that's all I know at the moment, I'll try getting that info asap...may take a few days.

cheers
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:51 AM   #74963
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Is anyone here aware of a year by year comparison of DR650 models since their inception?

Is there a first, second or third generation on these?

If I were looking for newer, is there a model year range that is basically the same as the 2013 model?

EPA Q's:

Has pollution control crept into this model?

Is there a "50 state" model and a "49 state model"?

Thanks!

You might find the answers here somewhere: follow this link and have a look at the DR history pages;

http://dr650.zenseeker.net/
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:35 AM   #74964
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Question What a Shock

Would a '92 RS rear shock absorber fit a '93 RSE? IE, do they share most mechanical parts, or would they each have their own configuration and spares?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #74965
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I've seen these exact symptoms. The problem turned out to be the plastic washer on the needle was severely worn which was causing the needle to run in a lower (leaner) position. If that's what is happening with your bike you can flip the plastic washer over and be back to the original needle height.
Thanks, Jeff. If I'm going to open it up anyway, think I'll do a complete refresh. Heck, might buy a used carb too and then I can screw with one and still have one I know is going to be OK!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:35 AM   #74966
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Would a '92 RS rear shock absorber fit a '93 RSE? IE, do they share most mechanical parts, or would they each have their own configuration and spares?
Cheers,
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Chris, Almost everyone here has the newest generation (if you can consider 1996 new ) DR650's

best to ask here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61568

These guys are far more likely to be able to answer your question.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #74967
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Is anyone here aware of a year by year comparison of DR650 models since their inception?

Is there a first, second or third generation on these?

If I were looking for newer, is there a model year range that is basically the same as the 2013 model?

EPA Q's:

Has pollution control crept into this model?

Is there a "50 state" model and a "49 state model"?

Thanks!
The Kalifornia bike has a different gas tank (few oz smaller for recovery hose or some shite)
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #74968
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Looking for advice ... my sons' DR got drowned in the Bundaberg floods.. A mate of his took it home and "checked it out" ... I'm not sure what he found but after a few days said it was now OK.
Son rode it home ( a few K's ), then it wouldn't go again.

Here's the question: ... bike shop has looked at it and estimates $3000 to fix it ... WHAT COULD BE WRONG? ... I thought an oil change would resolve the "swim" .... any/all thoughts appreciated.
If the bike was completely under water (and, it sounds like it was), the wiring harness will be garbage. This may explain why it won't run now. You could try looking for a complete harness from a wrecked DR. $3000 is probably to completely tear the bike apart and to replace the wiring as well as to ensure all the water is removed (from everywhere). When this happens in the US, the vehicle is marked as "salvage" on the title and the insurance company declares it a total loss. Some of these "flood cars" come back to haunt the unwary via the unscrupulous. The usual issue is electrical because the harness has corroded.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #74969
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I'm not suggesting jetting leaner than stock or too lean ... but to MATCH stock jetting ... or get close.

When the air box is opened and carb re-jetted, DJ (or other) needle installed, jetting is typically set richer than stock to compensate for the open air box and more free flowing air filter. (IE: from stock 140 Mikuni Main jet to a 160 Dyno Jet main jet)

All I suggest is don't go TOO RICH on the Main jet or needle clip position ... try to match stock jetting. Obviously if pinging occurs ... you've got a problem ... and I'm betting in some cases it's the "loose nut behind the wheel" ! (Lugging?)

I've ridden 3 brand new DR650's ... going back to 1996. No pinging on any of them running mostly regular gas. Also, my riding group now has 6 DR riders ... no pinging reported among that group either. 3 are stock, 3 are opened up and re-jetted. We've ridden together 10 years and about 50,000 miles. Almost always a DR or three on our rides.

Running lean isn't going to cause pinging. That's a result of timing advance and octane. Rather, running lean will give you a lean "surge" and running rich will cause the engine to bog.

FWIW, I picked up a used Wideband O2 sensor on eBay a few years ago. I welded a bung into the head pipes of my bikes and use that for verifying jetting. It works great!

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #74970
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Hey Reinstein, welcome, I'm in Utah now but make occasional trips to home turf Pendleton. Lot's of great riding there, maybe we'll get in a ride when I come through.
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