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Old 04-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #75991
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #75992
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AGM batteries for DR650

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?

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #75993
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I just buy from wally world,they usually last 3-4 years.I also a added one of these,miini digital volt meter.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #75994
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FS: DR650 OEM fuel tank, blue

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).
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #75995
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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!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #75996
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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, 11:32 AM   #75997
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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).
Dozens of stock tanks come up for sale every month in the Flea Market forum. IMO, $200 is a bit high, more power to ya if you can get it. Usually a pristine stock tank goes for around $100. Good luck!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #75998
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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   #75999
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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   #76000
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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   #76001
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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   #76002
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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   #76003
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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   #76004
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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   #76005
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Cherry red - normal

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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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