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Old 05-11-2013, 05:52 AM   #76561
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Picked up a second set of wheels so I wouldn't have to swap tires all the time. Are OEM brake rotors the only way to go or are there other recommendations?
I ordered a set off of eBay that inmate BergDonk recommended. IIRC, they come from the Far East (not China, could be Taiwan - not that it matters). The boxes that my rotors came in do not have any branding on them. However the appearance of the rotor is rather unique; instead of the outer circumference being smooth, it has a saw-tooth profile and the braking surface contains curved cooling slots. If memory serves, they were about $100 for both which included shipping.

Here's a link to one eBay vendor: LINK

There are others and the prices fluctuate. Do an eBay search on "DR650SE Brake Rotors" and lots of options will be returned. HTH.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #76562
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Adventure riding helmets & Bike Comparison Table shared

Adventure riders ,
I thought I'd share a table I made recently (prior to me buying my DR650 a month ago or so). Note the lighter weight of the DR650 compared to the others.
As at March 2013


I would like to ask: What helmet best I get for expedition riding???

(I bought a dirt-helmet and goggles, but they're crap for expeditions . Today I tried my mates Shoei 5 year old helmet...soooo much better. I don't at all like the bloody never ending wind that I'm getting from this M2R helmet, horrible over 50km per hour .
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #76563
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I would like to ask: What helmet best I get for expedition riding???

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Here is a great deal on Shoei
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...le_helmet.html
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #76564
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Adventure riders ,
I thought I'd share a table I made recently (prior to me buying my DR650 a month ago or so). Note the lighter weight of the DR650 compared to the others. As at March 2013


I would like to ask: What helmet best I get for expedition riding???

(I bought a dirt-helmet and goggles, but they're crap for expeditions . Today I tried my mates Shoei 5 year old helmet...soooo much better. I don't at all like the bloody never ending wind that I'm getting from this M2R helmet, horrible over 50km per hour .
Not sure as to the accuracy of some of those numbers. A stock DR650 with no extras weighs in around 163 kgs Wet. Also, I'm pretty sure the seat height is lower than 35". And don't forget, the DR can be lowered by reversing the factory settings. (drops it about an inch)

Helmets:
Expedition Riding? Wind noise? First thing I would do is buy some nice, soft ear plugs. Goes a long way to eliminating wind noise, fatigue and improves concentration, focus.

A 5 year old Shoei helmet is deluxe compared to a Crap M2R. Helmet styles are personal ... I prefer Shoei flip ups. (Multitec or Neotec)
Not cheap but quite good. Also check out new top of the line HJC lightweight flip up helmets. Very good for travel, less $$$ than Shoei.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #76565
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So how inna world did ya loose the rider pegs??
I came up short on a triple and cased it so hard the pegs bent and the brackets snapped off!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #76566
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #76567
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Sure no problem. I just hit the rocket boosters and flip the switch that turns me into Ricky Carmichael.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #76568
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #76569
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Question Tech question: Head bolt washers

I'm replacing the head gasket and I'm unsure whether the very thick "copper" (or similar) washers under the head bolts can be reused or not. I could simply put steel washers, but I'm not sure whether there's a special reason for the original washers to be copper. What do you guys normally do?

Also are the bolts themselves reusable?
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #76570
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So, my bike is now going really low RPM and stalling out at nearly every stop sign. It was doing this infrequently and now seems to be doing it every stop. It has no problem idling while stationary; it hums along nicely at 1500 +/- (measured by Vapor computer). Choke not needed to start the bike (first poke of the button every time). It doesn't die randomly, surge or otherwise bog or act weird while actually riding. It's not down on power. It's just when the clutch gets pulled in for the final deceleration to a stop (I don't like downshifting to first).

Stock carb, fuel screw out 1.5 turns, snorkel removed. No additional airbox holes, TwinAir air filter.Remote cable choke. Quick twist R1 throttle tube.
Bike was used off and on during the winter, and has fresh 92 octane and a bit of Sea Foam in there.
Under 500mi on new correct spark plugs.

An 09 with 6600 mi. I bought it with 6100 miles. Zero mods were done by previous owner.

HALP!
Well, after taking a look more closely at my Vapor, the bike was actually idling more around 1250 today. Upping the idle screw to 1500 or so, and backing the fuel screw back to barely above 1 turn out seems to have lessened the stalling-while-stopping issue.

Checking fuel height with a rubber tube was inconclusive. It could have been 1.5mm or more like 3-4mm. It was just too fiddly and fuzzy of a test for me to be confident in what I was seeing.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #76571
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I'm replacing the head gasket and I'm unsure whether the very thick "copper" (or similar) washers under the head bolts can be reused or not. I could simply put steel washers, but I'm not sure whether there's a special reason for the original washers to be copper. What do you guys normally do?

Also are the bolts themselves reusable?
Based on when I did my Husky TE610, Id say no. The copper needs to be crushed and the head bolts need to be stretched when torqued. They are shot after that. Not sure about the DR though, but my guess it's no different.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #76572
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I'm replacing the head gasket and I'm unsure whether the very thick "copper" (or similar) washers under the head bolts can be reused or not. I could simply put steel washers, but I'm not sure whether there's a special reason for the original washers to be copper. What do you guys normally do?

Also are the bolts themselves reusable?
Anneal the washers by heating with a propane torch to glowing red and allowing to cool down slowly. Reuse the bolts.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #76573
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What ft./lb do the DR650 head bolts get torqued to?

I know my Ford F-150's head bolts are torque-to-yeild, and are supposedly non-reusable, but some guys say you can use them a second time - but no more than twice.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #76574
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Question rear shock

Is anybody out. There running on a ricor shock. If so what do you think of it?
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:26 AM   #76575
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Maynard -

> Anneal the washers by heating with a propane torch to glowing red and
> allowing to cool down slowly. Reuse the bolts.

Copper is annealed by plunging into cold water after heating.

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