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Old 04-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #75991
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...the type I had which was a non-vented lead acid, where you charge the cells with electrolyte prior to installation and it's sealed from that point on...
That was an AGM battery.
AGM technology is what allows it to be sealed after filling.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #75992
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Sounds like a problem with your gas tank cap vent.

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I am new to the site and need advise....
I bought this bike 2 weeks ago it has 6700 miles on it, and it ran great for the first 85 miles. Then yesterday after about 1 mile of riding it started missing and when I *slowed down it died and would not start up. Just crank. After it cools off 30 minutes or so it starts and runs fine until it heats up. Then the whole process starts over again. I have drained the fuel and replaced with new fuel, straight gas no alcohol blend. No help. I did notice the exhaust coming out of the head became cherry red after running for about 2 minutes setting still? If the motor is cool it will start and run perfect.*
Any *ideas
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #75993
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Got one!

I know, no pics so it didn't happen...

Maybe Thursday night.

Stay tuned...
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Rich: I predict that you will have a DR650 real soon.

maybe we can set something up so you can try mine.
^^^from 3/14/2013^^^

I really wish I could do this with lottery #'s

congrats
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #75994
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Our local O'Reilly Auto Parts stocks AGM batteries for the DR, the Deka/Superstart ETX9.

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Hi Guys,

<2 year old battery in my DR failed yesterday. A friend told me the AGM batteries are more robust, and should last longer than the type I had which was a non-vented lead acid, where you charge the cells with electrolyte prior to installation and it's sealed from that point on...

Could you suggest a brand/part number of an Advanced Gas Mat (AGM) battery which has worked well for you?

Thanks,
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #75995
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Our local O'Reilly Auto Parts stocks AGM batteries for the DR, the Deka/Superstart ETX9.

Sarah
My Deka battery has been good to me. I have one in the KTM that's got 2 full seasons on it without even ever seeing a charger/maintainer. I have some other brand of AGM battery that is starting it's second full season, (I had it for a season and a half so far) in the DR. I put that one on a maintainer, only because the DR doesn't have a kickstarter for back-up, like the KTM.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #75996
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Our local O'Reilly Auto Parts stocks AGM batteries for the DR, the Deka/Superstart ETX9.

Sarah
Thanks, just gave them a call. $79, but the local O'Reilly store needs to order it for me. (I could drive 10 miles and have one tonight, but tomorrow will be fine).

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #75997
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As mention ealier - Gas Cap Vent or

In line fuel filter, small one in fuel line at petcock, or

Bad vacuum to petcock.

Good luck

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I am new to the site and need advise....
I bought this bike 2 weeks ago it has 6700 miles on it, and it ran great for the first 85 miles. Then yesterday after about 1 mile of riding it started missing and when I *slowed down it died and would not start up. Just crank. After it cools off 30 minutes or so it starts and runs fine until it heats up. Then the whole process starts over again. I have drained the fuel and replaced with new fuel, straight gas no alcohol blend. No help. I did notice the exhaust coming out of the head became cherry red after running for about 2 minutes setting still? If the motor is cool it will start and run perfect.*
Any *ideas
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #75998
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I did notice the exhaust coming out of the head became cherry red after running for about 2 minutes setting still? If the motor is cool it will start and run perfect.*
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #75999
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I just finished uploading v1.1 to Google Play....

http://drriders.com/topic7903.html
This is a must-have tool for every DR650 owner. Every spec you could possibly need at the touch of your smartphone. Exploded views, wiring schematics, part numbers, even specs for Australian models, the UK and other countries.

http://drriders.com/topic7903.html

Thanks for putting it all together and offering it FREE!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #76000
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Hi guys,

Anyone have any experience or at least an opinion on these things:
LED Handguard thingys - supposedly DR650 specific.
Looks a little blingy, and I'm really asking whether it would be a pain in the ass to actually connect them. Also, people suggest any other handguards for the DR? The selection on ebay is small, at least when you search model specific.

Thanks,

Chris
Trackside (at Cycle Gear) or Tusk offer inexpensive handguards with shields. You can stick 4" flexible adhesive amber LED strips on those. I find the LED strips at Autozone and Advance Autoparts. Cycle Gear sells adapters to attach signals with bullet connectors to the stock DR harness without any splicing/cutting/crimping.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #76001
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^^^from 3/14/2013^^^

I really wish I could do this with lottery #'s

congrats
Ok Carnak the Great...

When, pray tell, will I have my first DR650 get off?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #76002
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Our local O'Reilly Auto Parts stocks AGM batteries for the DR, the Deka/Superstart ETX9.

Sarah
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My Deka battery has been good to me. I have one in the KTM that's got 2 full seasons on it without even ever seeing a charger/maintainer. I have some other brand of AGM battery that is starting it's second full season, (I had it for a season and a half so far) in the DR. I put that one on a maintainer, only because the DR doesn't have a kickstarter for back-up, like the KTM.
I've not used the Deka/Superstart batteries ... but based on so many positive reports here and elsewhere ... it WILL BE my next battery. I've only heard good things about Deka. Works for me.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #76003
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I don't know why I am keeping it - after I got my bigger tank, I must've been delusional that I would ever put this back on... if you want a stock tank for a DR650 (mine is 2005) - blue - no dents, dings, or whatver - I even have the stock petcock to go with it since I replaced my petcock with a raptor...

Drop a line - $200 seems reasonable (plus shipping if you aren't picking up in the Bay Area).
$100 on a really really good day. White ones (the fastest color) seem to sell for a lot more.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DR650-stock-...c9243c&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-DR-65...3dd182&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...a5a2e0&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #76004
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Good group of riders out there! San Diego Adventure site looks great!

Man, conditions look dry as a chip there. You guys ready for your annual out of control fires? Keep an eye on those out of work fire bugs. Looks ripe for an arsonist.

How about a ride down to La Paz (and back) via Baja 1000 course? No trucks please. Lets see how those KTM's do on that ride!
SDAR is a great group. I've seen more territory riding with them in the past 5 years. Fires - worked the last 2 wildfires. No fun and hope we don't get it again ever.

KTM's - not "down" on any particular brand but 1 new 950SE blew a voltage regulator and I towed another 950SE with a bad fuel pump..on this ride! They definitely require attention.

I do love the simplicity of the DR, though. I got to the same place everyone else did & couldn't ride any bike to it's limits no matter what is was.

One of my primary riding buddies has a screen name of Bikeslut - cuz he has no brand loyalty. He's owned and ridden most everything.

I'm at the "it's all about the experience" stage of life with nothing to prove.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #76005
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OK, I got my DR on the road with the new suspension from Cogent and some other new components this last Saturday. The suspension worked really good, the carb needs some attention. I will be ordering new jets, fuel mixture screw for this and give the carb a good cleaning. I need some advise on what jets to get. Here are the details; FMF Q4, and I left the snorkel out when I put the airbox back in. Thats it......so, I am looking for some good insight here on what to get ordered up (Pilot, Main, etc). Thanks in advance

Oh one more thing. I live in the Phoenix but I head north quite often and I will be heading to Colorado this year as well.
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