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Old 05-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #76366
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Going to look at buying a '94 dr650. has some vibration from counterbalance that was "remedied" anything else to look for besides frame breaks, neutral lights, etc?

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #76367
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Going to look at buying a '94 dr650. has some vibration from counterbalance that was "remedied" anything else to look for besides frame breaks, neutral lights, etc?

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Wrong topic. Look for the Pre 96 topic for the best responses. 96 and up don't have a chain driven counterbalancer. That's one of the reasons it's better.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #76368
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so the '94 doesnt have chain balancer or '96 and above do not?

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #76369
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Well it would help if i read your post correctly. if possible a link to oldy moldy dr650 thread would be appreciated.

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #76370
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so the '94 doesnt have chain balancer or '96 and above do not?

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96 and up have a counterbalancer but it's not chain driven like the older ones. And I'd find the right topic but it's difficult on a phone.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #76371
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21346477#post21346477

Shameful plug for new DR items. Son sold his DR....bought my Strom.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #76372
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Is your son going to keep the Strom at your place? If so, you will still be riding it, right? Or are you getting a new road bike?

Looks like July for San Diego for me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #76373
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Nope - it's at his place & he's commuting on it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #76374
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Happy trails mounting hardware for the DR 650

Before I pop for the new stuff I thought I would give it a try here on the off chance someone has a set laying on the shelf. Operators are standing by.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #76375
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #76376
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countershaft seal

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:20 AM   #76377
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I have an 8.3kg rear spring in the flea market if anyone's looking. It was too stiff for me so I replaced it with a 7.5kg.
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I know this is an old post but it got me thinking.

I have added panniers etc. with the intention of touring/camping, I feel my suspension is a bit saggy when fully loaded and was wanting to learn a bit about upgrading it.

My question to the vast think-tank: HOW do I work out what rating springs (front/rear) I need ... or what "specialist" should I contact?

I'm not too well off so if a cheap way of doing it is available, that'd be good as well.

Cheers guys.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:36 AM   #76378
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Anyone know if this tool is the right one for the DR650?

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:44 AM   #76379
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Well it would help if i read your post correctly. if possible a link to oldy moldy dr650 thread would be appreciated.
Here it is: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7150262
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:38 AM   #76380
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I know this is an old post but it got me thinking.

I have added panniers etc. with the intention of touring/camping, I feel my suspension is a bit saggy when fully loaded and was wanting to learn a bit about upgrading it.

My question to the vast think-tank: HOW do I work out what rating springs (front/rear) I need ... or what "specialist" should I contact?



I'm not too well off so if a cheap way of doing it is available, that'd be good as well.

Cheers guys.

Want to do it on the cheap? When you have the bike loaded up for travel increase the spring preload to the DR shop manual specification for the stiff setting it's a simple measurement and easy to do. Travels over and luggage off? Set it back to to standard or soft. Truth is the stock shock is not all that bad when set correctly for intended use. I ride my DR pretty hard off road and do extended trips in the back country and the stocker is just fine. I'm saving my $$ til it actually needs a rebuild. The front forks are a different story they definitely need some help, a pair of intiminators made a big difference with mine.
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