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Old 05-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #76891
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Going to fit a E09 Dakar to the rear of my DR which has an 18" rim and want to confirm the 130 is the size I need.

Will fit a D952 at the same time unless I shouldnt?

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Not sure whether or not it will fit. You say you have an 18" rim. DR 650 17" rim is 2.50 wide. If you have an 18" DR350 wheel, it is only 2.15 wide. There is a fitment guide somewhere that shows if that is a safe fit, but I can't remember where it is hiding.
The E09 will work good on a 2.5 x 18, not so sure about a 2.15 rim though. a 120 might make more sense. The Dakar version is a bit stiff for the DR too I reckon, and the standard, cheaper, non stripe version works a bit better on the 'light' DR. Or a Mich T63 which is effectively the same tyre, often made in the same factory and usually cheaper again.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #76892
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That sound didn't come from the bolts . Emotional stress from the prospect of a snapped header fastener causes your, uh, nether-regions to make that noise as you're turning the wrench . (I have the same reaction.)
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #76893
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I can go 400kms (250 miles) on my IMS tank before I go on reserve. Just thought I'd throw that in.
Probably because nobody has ever touched the carb/filter on your bike... Unlike mine which had been screwed around with and was running on fumes after 200 kms on the same IMS tank...
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #76894
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OK, so just to make sure I understand, your NZ/AU DR650 came with a bare brass emulsion tube, but the NZ/AU spec replacement is nickel plated?

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I ordered a Needle Jet for a DR650 locally and got the nickel plated Y5-M instead of our brass Y5.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:29 AM   #76895
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I just found out previous owner put rear axle in the wrong direction. Nut is on left side. I don't think this is catastrophic but I'm finding a rather large handful of funny things on this bike. Also I'd say the rear axle was torqued to about 20ft lbs... Thank goodness for cotter pins...
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #76896
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My new DR650 has not done more than 200km on its standard tank. I've had in around 2 months. Conked out twice. At the moment it's in the garage and has done close to 200km, but I turned it to reserve earlier this evening as I was riding along.
"A DR650 does 200km on a standard 13l tank. It therefore uses 6.5 litres per 100km".
Under normal urban and highway conditions. Fair or unfair statements?
Mine uses between 4.5 and 5.5L per 100k depending on riding style etc. Standard exhaust and DJ kit.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #76897
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just a couple of quick questions to the collective knowledge pool; will the stock chain guide work with a 47t rear sprocket? and do the powerbomb header pipes have any special technology inside that little expansion chamber, or is it just that, an empty expansion chamber?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:55 AM   #76898
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Sounds similar to my first few tanks.I used to get about 230km to the standard tank eventually from memory. But I also remember the first few tanks went quick until I got the hang of how to get the most out of the bike. I came to if from a big 4CYL bike and the power's in a different place here. I switched to a Clarke tank 15L and it goes to reserve around the 300km mark, so I'd probably run dry at 350km.

What fuel do you put in. I used to use BP95 but have tried 98 recently, feels a bit quicker but that could be in my mind. I was getting occasional pinking on 95.
I've been using 91 octane. Do you reckon if I went higher it'll help? What is 'pinking'? Cheers
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:07 AM   #76899
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just a couple of quick questions to the collective knowledge pool; will the stock chain guide work with a 47t rear sprocket? and do the powerbomb header pipes have any special technology inside that little expansion chamber, or is it just that, an empty expansion chamber?
probably not; probably not; yes.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #76900
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I've been using 91 octane. Do you reckon if I went higher it'll help? What is 'pinking'? Cheers
I run the highest octane I can find. Usually 93. I get "pinging" (detonation) at heavy load. Usually too low of a gear at a large throttle opening, like when you should be downshifting, but can't because you are climbing a hill in nasty rocky terrain and can't get to the shifter quick enough. It is worse for my bike on lower octanes.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #76901
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So let's see if I got this right...

Valves are in spec
Stock everything
Plugs are new, gapped and clean

I was getting some light backfire when using engine braking with the throttle closed. I turned the mixture screw richer (out) a half turn and it went away.
I did this because I believe the backfire came from a lean condition.

Am I right?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #76902
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No. The backfire comes from a lack of a decel circuit in the BST40 carb. Many carbs have a circuit that trickles a small amount of fuel when the throttle is closed and that's why you don't hear it on them. Suzuki chose not to use that system. The only correct way to get ride of it is to replace the carb with one that has a decel circuit. That backfiring is not hurting a thing, Suzuki engineers know a thing or two about engines.


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Old 05-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #76903
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I run the highest octane I can find. Usually 93. I get "pinging" (detonation) at heavy load. Usually too low of a gear at a large throttle opening, like when you should be downshifting, but can't because you are climbing a hill in nasty rocky terrain and can't get to the shifter quick enough. It is worse for my bike on lower octanes.
Usually pinging means you're on the lean side of stoichometic combustion for a given compression ratio and timing advance. Higher octane fuel exists for the purpose of preventing detonation. Those fuels burn more slowly than lower octane. Theoretically you will get maximum fuel mileage and maximum power running the lowest octane that prevents detonation (pinging).
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #76904
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Pinging aka as pinking sounds like a bunch of metal sock knitting needles dropped onto a concrete floor. Just in case anyone wonders what it sounds like.


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Old 05-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #76905
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So let's see if I got this right...

I was getting some light backfire when using engine braking with the throttle closed. I turned the mixture screw richer (out) a half turn and it went away.
I did this because I believe the backfire came from a lean condition.

Am I right?
Although the backfire went away, so did several MPG. The mixture screw flows fuel at all throttle openings and wastes some fuel doing so. Tim nails the explanation below.

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No. Yes. The backfire comes from a lack of a decel circuit in the BST40 carb. Many carbs have a circuit that trickles a small amount of fuel when the throttle is closed and that's why you don't hear it on them. Suzuki chose not to use that system. The only correct way to get ride of it is to replace the carb with one that has a decel circuit. That backfiring is not hurting a thing, Suzuki engineers know a thing or two about engines.


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Technically, the backfire comes from a lean condition, as you went on to say.
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