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Old 06-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #77311
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I wonder how much more power I could have if I could get gasoline without 10% ethanol.
10% more?

I know my damn truck gets 1 mpg less when towing if I use the ethanol mix. 1 mpg doesn't sound like much, but when it only gets 11 towing and it drops to 10 it is a big deal to me. Especially when I have to drive 200 miles or more.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #77312
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Hi guys

Any suggestions for a tank bag that will fit the DR650 Safari Tank. Looking for something that has a nice big map window in the top. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #77313
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help clutch issues

i have a 2002 dr650 with say 5k on it im the 3rd owner
i just got the bike recently
drives well the problem i am having is
the clutch engages at the very end of clutch lever release
meaning i can disengage the clutch in the first id say 1/2"-3/4" of pull on lever
any ideas on what to do
i have no clutch slippage at high speeds.....
any info would help
thanks
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #77314
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That Bimota is amazing. Trade you my sister for it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #77315
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That Bimota is amazing. Trade you my sister for it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #77316
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Lowering links

Just bought a set of these. Really good price and a few different sizes for customization. I'll report back on the quality when I recieved them. Lowering my 790 2"... It seems like a lot, but with a 2x4 under my feet, I can get the ball of my feet on the ground. With another 1/2" I should be Even better. My only concern is bottoming out my suspension two up. I might have to turn up the preload on the rear spring. On the front, I'll just pull the forks up 1.5 inches.

http://burkhartcycle.com/store/index...roducts_id=162

Edit: if I knew at the time the vstrom 1000 seat is 1+ Taller than the 650, I wouldn't have to go though this trouble when I installed the seat.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #77317
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i have a 2002 dr650 with say 5k on it im the 3rd owner
i just got the bike recently
drives well the problem i am having is
the clutch engages at the very end of clutch lever release
meaning i can disengage the clutch in the first id say 1/2"-3/4" of pull on lever
any ideas on what to do
i have no clutch slippage at high speeds.....
any info would help
thanks
I dont know if the dr is designed same but I had the same problem on my vulcan. Ended up being a week clutch pack spring. I never felt it slip either.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #77318
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I dont know if the dr is designed same but I had the same problem on my vulcan. Ended up being a week clutch pack spring. I never felt it slip either.
good to know
thanks
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #77319
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good to know
thanks
I'd adjust the clutch...
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #77320
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I'd adjust the clutch...


Well, there is that.

I have a bad habit of thinking people do the easy stuff before asking questions. I dont always remember that some people dont know where to start.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #77321
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I'd adjust the clutch...
That was going to be my 2 cents worth of suggestions
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #77322
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All a moot point for me these days as I don't race anymore and I'm not the least bit interested in squeezing out the last ounce of power out of the bikes I have. Heck, even my Gixxer's bone stock and it'll stay that way till I dump it. Besides, the nearest tuner to where I live now is 210 miles away, and he uses one if those DJ dyno's.
Most any stock Gixxer will hit 160+mph,of course more for the bigguns.

I just dont need to do that on the street,but its nice to have it there in case something comes up where you need it,the handling must be inspiring.

Im picking up a used 1250 Bandit on Thursday,not a fast one but good solid bottom end grunt and supposed to be comfy enough.
Mainly want a reliable bike for burning up and down the CA coast and beyond.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #77323
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I'd adjust the clutch...
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Well, there is that.

I have a bad habit of thinking people do the easy stuff before asking questions. I dont always remember that some people dont know where to start.
any advise on what to do to adjust it?
would i be able to use the adjustment at the lever
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #77324
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Bent Riser

I have (well, had) a ROX 3-1/2" riser on my DR650. When I pulled everything apart last week to do some wiring work, I noticed the stupid thing was BENT. Or more accurately, curved. Apparently from the bike going down on the right side a few too many times, the thing actually bent. I'm amazed because of how thick the aluminum was.

So, I'm replacing it with a PowerMadd 3" model that shows up tomorrow. I have the same one on my KLX250S and that thing has survived countless dumps without any issues... dumps far worse than the DR has ever experienced.

Anybody want a really good deal on a bent ROX? :)

Rob
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #77325
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Most any stock Gixxer will hit 160+mph,of course more for the bigguns.

I just dont need to do that on the street,but its nice to have it there in case something comes up where you need it,the handling must be inspiring.

Im picking up a used 1250 Bandit on Thursday,not a fast one but good solid bottom end grunt and supposed to be comfy enough.
Mainly want a reliable bike for burning up and down the CA coast and beyond.
Needs got nothing to do with it.

Hell, a Bandit will go well into the triple digits without even trying.
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