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Old 04-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #75406
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Just the total OMG awesomeness of purple power But be sure the torque limiter is good http://www.kientech.com/DR650TorqueLimiter.html

1998 and early '99 were equipped with a solid idler gear that created a problem when the engine kicked back during shutdown, breaking out the gear bearing bosses. This also breaks out and destroys the left case half due to its ridged design. The case halves always come in matched pairs and cost in excess of $650.00 not to mention labor charges to change all internal parts into new cases. This should not be taken lightly. '96 and '97 had the torque limiter gear that is designed to slip due to a preloaded slip clutch arrangement. Well they went back to this design in mid '99 after vin # X2100561 so if your Vin # predates this you should consider installing this updated item shown above.
Erm...I have briefly read about this, but just to clarify, mine is the '96 model, and while I have noticed it makes a pop after shutting down on some occasions, should I be worried? I can check the VIN number later today, and before that I won't be riding it anyway...goddamn snow (as seen on the picture! )

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #75407
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96 has the torque limiting starter clutch.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #75408
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96 has the torque limiting starter clutch.
Sooooo...necessary to buy that part quoted?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:23 AM   #75409
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Sooooo...necessary to buy that part quoted?
Nope. Only 98-99 need them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:40 AM   #75410
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Nope. Only 98-99 need them.
Okay, that's good to know. Also, upper roller - remove? I don't know what has been done to the bike, as when I got it it has had SO many parts changed. The obvious things are easy to see, but for instance when looking into changing the headlight, I noticed that it was already unusually white and bright - possible already changed.
Might tear it apart to see what has been done - you always need to know your bike!

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:12 AM   #75411
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I don't know what has been done to the bike, as when I got it it has had SO many parts changed. The obvious things are easy to see


The one thing I noticed on your bike is that it doesn't have any fork protection except those ludicrous shields. You'd be better off putting gaiters back on. The yellow ones are a nice touch. ;)

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #75412
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The one thing I noticed on your bike is that it doesn't have any fork protection except those ludicrous shields. You'd be better off putting gaiters back on. The yellow ones are a nice touch. ;)

/QUOTE]

In my experience those yellow gaters get pretty dirty but maybe new ones would be OK. Fork skins are another option.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:40 AM   #75413
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I have a 2009 DR. As most know the stock seat is horrible. I have a Seat Concept Seat on now,but for me it is not much more comfy than stock. I have also tried the Corbin-not pleased either. 30-45 min is about all I can take before taking a break. Is there any other options any one has tried?
Renazco Racing, hands down the most comfortable. It's a true CUSTOM seat.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #75414
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renazco racing, hands down the most comfortable. It's a true custom seat.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #75415
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The one thing I noticed on your bike is that it doesn't have any fork protection except those ludicrous shields. You'd be better off putting gaiters back on. The yellow ones are a nice touch. ;)

Yeah, that and hand guards are the only things I miss on the bike...how should I ebay the fork guards, dr specific or universal?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #75416
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #75417
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asking a question for a friend's bike. He just got a dr650 that was jetted by previous owner, aftermarket exhaust.

I am curious what causes a slow throttle response when at a stop? It is only slow when rolling on from a stand still. I am trying to get my point across, not being savvy at mechanics at all. I would expect quick/sensitive low speed response on the throttle for any dual sport which is what you would need offroad.

Any ideas? Could this be a throttle adjustment setting? Jetting? front sprocket? I honestly wouldn't know which of these would cause this. I searched this thread for 'throttle response,' but all the comments are all over the map and I just don't know the root cause.
How many miles are there on the carb?

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #75418
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Yeah, that and hand guards are the only things I miss on the bike...how should I ebay the fork guards, dr specific or universal?
Cheers
Thjis is what I put on mine

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I have the same bike (1996) and it looks better with the black boots in my opinion.

Be sure to get the series 69 the others are goofy looking. Hope they are available in your area.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #75419
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Also, upper roller - remove?
Remove.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #75420
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Warp 9 levers!!!

These are awesome. I just put on the brake side and i'll work on the clutch side later. These have that very high end feel to them and provide that much needed lever position adjustment. Warp 9 includes a new perch replacement bolt plus a sweet new end cap for the brake assy clamp on the bar.

The lever is all CNC'd alum. and has a lot of attention to detail. The lever even folds back in case of a crash. Warp 9 has done a great service by producing these when no other option was available. IMO a must do for every DR owner!

I've adjusted them perfect for my shorter fingers for effortless 2 finger stops. If any of you have use high end Shimano or other MTB brake levers, these have that 2 finger perfect control feel to them. They are also shorter than stock for those handguard clearance issues.

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