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Old 03-31-2013, 02:11 PM   #75346
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What do you all think is the average mileage (road miles) out of a DR650 clutch cable?

I've got a 2002, so between corrosion and miles (or use), I'm strongly thinking about ordering another to carry with the bike.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:17 PM   #75347
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What do you all think is the average mileage (road miles) out of a DR650 clutch cable?

I've got a 2002, so between corrosion and miles (or use), I'm strongly thinking about ordering another to carry with the bike.
I zip tie a spare cable right alongside the one in service. If it snaps, it's an easy and quick fix.


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Old 03-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #75348
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I zip tie a spare cable right alongside the one in service. If it snaps, it's an easy and quick fix.


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Old 03-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #75349
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #75350
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What do you all think is the average mileage (road miles) out of a DR650 clutch cable?

I've got a 2002, so between corrosion and miles (or use), I'm strongly thinking about ordering another to carry with the bike.
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I zip tie a spare cable right alongside the one in service. If it snaps, it's an easy and quick fix.


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I replaced my 2004 cable at 15k miles, but I left it in position. If the new one breaks all I have to do is switch ends.



Yes, it's on the wrong side of the bike, less cluttered and no exhaust pipe heat.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #75351
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What do you all think is the average mileage (road miles) out of a DR650 clutch cable?

I've got a 2002, so between corrosion and miles (or use), I'm strongly thinking about ordering another to carry with the bike.
I replaced mine at 34,000. It had worn halfway through one of the wire strands next to the cable barrel at the attachment point on the motor. Nowhere near breaking, but I'd carried a spare cable tied to it for 30,000 miles so I replaced it anyway.

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Old 03-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #75352
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I was able to put around 200 miles on my new DR650 this weekend and had a great time doing so. I averaged 52 mpg over the weekend. This bike just might pay for itself being an alternative to driving my truck.

Two things I noticed. First, there seems to be hesitation on light throttle. Reading up on this it looks like it may be a lean condition due to the stock jetting. Is this something jetting the carb can take care of? I'm taking my time reading through the BST/carb threads.

Second, I'm going to need some luggage!
Welcome! This thread has all that info somewhere, but yes, TUNING your carb or swapping to a flat-slide pumper or EFI can reduce or eliminate hesitation and/or surging.

A common fix is to remove the snorkel and richen the needle and idle-mix screw. An adjustable needle and an extended screw make this very easy. www.Procycle.us sells kits for this whether you just remove the snorkel (Factory Pro) or go all out and open up the airbox (Procycle). The needles in these 2 kits have different tapers, BTW.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:20 PM   #75353
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Thanks for the clutch cable experiences, gents.

I had a Kawasaki Vulcan with a really tough-to-pull clutch that had its replacement cable (so at least the second one that was ever on the bike) at under 20k miles. I'd say it was a mix of corrosion and tension.

Obviously the DR650 doesn't have the tension that other bike did. Still, getting that bike home with a broken clutch cable was a lesson learned. (the write-up story is here: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=21711 )
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:24 PM   #75354
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spare clutch cable

All good ideas that have been around for years. In addition to the spare, you might want to cover the exposed ends with a dust/waterproof cover to keep the ends and the cable ready for installation.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #75355
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Question oil cooler hoses?

I reinstalled the oil cooler today after a repaint and had a bit of trouble figuring out which hose went where.
And which end attached to the engine, and which end attached to the cooler.

Was I looking at the manual wrong or do they have the lines reversed in the drawing?
I looked at my Clymer and Suzuki manuals and they both show it the same.
Seems to me that they show the short line on top instead of the long one.
It is at the end of the lubrication chapter.

I finally got it on right but installing the hoses and cooler shouldn't take an hour!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #75356
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I reinstalled the oil cooler today after a repaint and had a bit of trouble figuring out which hose went where.
And which end attached to the engine, and which end attached to the cooler.

Was I looking at the manual wrong or do they have the lines reversed in the drawing?
I looked at my Clymer and Suzuki manuals and they both show it the same.
Seems to me that they show the short line on top instead of the long one.
It is at the end of the lubrication chapter.

I finally got it on right but installing the hoses and cooler shouldn't take an hour!
After several failures doing things like this, i have learned to take a couple of pics before undoing things, the pics come in handy when going back together, you often think, oh that is no problem, it has to go back together just as easy as it came off, NOT.
Been there done that.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:44 PM   #75357
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:42 PM   #75358
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Welcome! This thread has all that info somewhere, but yes, TUNING your carb or swapping to a flat-slide pumper or EFI can reduce or eliminate hesitation and/or surging.

A common fix is to remove the snorkel and richen the needle and idle-mix screw. An adjustable needle and an extended screw make this very easy. www.Procycle.us sells kits for this whether you just remove the snorkel (Factory Pro) or go all out and open up the airbox (Procycle). The needles in these 2 kits have different tapers, BTW.
Thanks for the info! I'm going to get some more miles on the bike and see how it runs once I'm more familiar with it. As it stands now, I think the ProCycle kit is in my future.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #75359
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I zip tie a spare cable right alongside the one in service. If it snaps, it's an easy and quick fix.


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don't forget, you tape the ends shut so dirt does not enter the cable.
i've read using black wire shrink wrap is the shiz.
after shrinking, hit the finished end with a lighter, melt a bit and pinch it shut.

i'd say that is an technique from RTW riders who need a spare.
modern cables are built very well and maybe fray at the end to warn you.
i can't remember in this whole DR thread much being said about the Suzuki cable failing. if you're worried change it every 20-30K. it's hard to predict when one will fail, if ever.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:45 PM   #75360
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