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Old 06-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #78001
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Chances are slim that the Japanese used an Eibach in the DR. So it looks like you bought one that's been owned by someone with some knowledge of the DR.

Look at the two screws on the carb cap (black plastic) and the two screws on the float bowl. I'll bet they both have allen head screws (stock is Phillips look-alikes JIS). If there are allen heads, take the seat off; can you see your air filter? Does your bike have an upper chain roller?

How many miles?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #78002
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It the stock rear spring an eibach? I just bought an 06 and find it has one so I'm just wondering.
Stock spring doesn't say anything on it. I think most stock ones were white.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #78003
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Picked up my 2001 this afternoon

Here's the skinny on my new steed:
01 9,300 on the odo
JE HC piston, stage 2 hotcam, 3x3 air box mod, not sure of the jet kit used, FMF Q and some grinding done on the header pipe, on the inside of the flange? the carb mods done, missing the side plastic on the right side and the speedo cables broke.
Got the orig header pipe and exhaust along with a rear wheel setup with a street tire.
Traded my 02 CRF 450 for it and am pleased with the deal.

Soon as I figure out how to load pics I will share
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #78004
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Thanks for the heads up, FC. I just picked up a gallon (their smallest and only size) from the local NAPA today. $15. Probably a lifetime supply. And it's probably just soapy water. Either way I'm now using the "pro" stuff.

My wife can now take solace in the fact that her bottles of Windex are now safe.
Hey, me too! But mine was only $9 at NAPA in CT.

I wish I could get 1% on every dollar spent based on this thread's advice!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #78005
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #78006
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There has to be a good story behind that DR650!

Very interesting looking bike! What have you done to it?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #78007
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These are quite nice, and inexpensive. I bought some of their top and side racks and they are well made, but I have not seen the engine guards up close as I didn't buy those.

I have a set of luggage racks through this guy, and put a friend onto them and shes now got a set too . This guy does a good job and has a solid welding system
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #78008
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Chances are slim that the Japanese used an Eibach in the DR. So it looks like you bought one that's been owned by someone with some knowledge of the DR.

Look at the two screws on the carb cap (black plastic) and the two screws on the float bowl. I'll bet they both have allen head screws (stock is Phillips look-alikes JIS). If there are allen heads, take the seat off; can you see your air filter? Does your bike have an upper chain roller?

How many miles?
I didn't think it would but I figured I would ask. Yes the Air box is cut up and the lower screws are already Allen but the top are stock. They come out easy any way. It is Jetted with a 160 which I am guessing is too big for NOT having an aftermarket pipe on it. The choke cable was just about seized solid so I got it broke free. Pulled the plugs and HOLY CARBON. I think she is running a bit rich. Until I can get a 150 jet I just lowered the needle to the second highest (making the needle go lower) point. Hopefully that will help a little. The roller is another thing I looked for after reading and seeing the aftermath and yep it is gone as well. The Bike was very well taken care of and I honestly don't think it seen any real off road, there are 0 scratches on it. Beautiful bike. Of course I am fighting the dr surge that is why I was digging into the carb. Figured since I have the airbox and everything out of the way I may as well adjust the spring. That is when I noticed it is a eibach.
Last but not least the valves were a bit tight so I adjusted them today. .08 and .17 on the nose.


She has 8100 miles on it now, 7940 when I purchased her last friday.

Thank you to all who replied.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #78009
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These are quite nice, and inexpensive. I bought some of their top and side racks and they are well made, but I have not seen the engine guards up close as I didn't buy those.
I have the rear and side racks too. Really like them. I wonder if the guards will get in the way of changing the oil filter.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #78010
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I didn't think it would but I figured I would ask.
No one here is going to complain about questions.
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It is Jetted with a 160 which I am guessing is too big for NOT having an aftermarket pipe on it.
It's simple enough to try a 150. I was surprised when I tried a smaller MJ, the improvement was much more than I expected (but I live and ride at 6000 foot + altitude).
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The choke cable was just about seized solid so I got it broke free. Pulled the plugs and HOLY CARBON. I think she is running a bit rich. Until I can get a 150 jet I just lowered the needle to the second highest (making the needle go lower) point. Hopefully that will help a little.
Finding that the fuel enrichment cable was almost seized has given other owners serious headaches. If it runs well with the lower needle, you'll know the jetting is too rich.
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Of course I am fighting the dr surge that is why I was digging into the carb.
So where is Midgard and what is the altitude? It will help figure out why you have the damn surge.
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Figured since I have the airbox and everything out of the way I may as well adjust the spring. That is when I noticed it is a eibach.
Last but not least the valves were a bit tight so I adjusted them today. .08 and .17 on the nose.

She has 8100 miles on it now, 7940 when I purchased her last friday.

Thank you to all who replied.
obtw: welcome to the DR universe
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #78011
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Going to have to visit a dealer and take a lookie lou at a DR650.

Any differences between the 2011, 2012, or 2013 models other than colors or graphics?
None. Something about getting it pretty well right the first time, back in 1996.

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:12 PM   #78012
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No one here is going to complain about questions. It's simple enough to try a 150. I was surprised when I tried a smaller MJ, the improvement was much more than I expected (but I live and ride at 6000 foot + altitude).Finding that the fuel enrichment cable was almost seized has given other owners serious headaches. If it runs well with the lower needle, you'll know the jetting is too rich.So where is Midgard and what is the altitude? It will help figure out why you have the damn surge. obtw: welcome to the DR universe
I am around 3200'. Rapid city SD. Midgard is a really old way of saying earth.
Also it surges at idle, des not matter where I have it adjusted. BTW what is factory on it. I have seen everywhere from 1.25 to 2.5 turns out. Surges everywhere below 1/4 throttle.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #78013
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I am around 3200'. Rapid city SD. Midgard is a really old way of saying earth.
Also it surges at idle, des not matter where I have it adjusted. BTW what is factory on it. I have seen everywhere from 1.25 to 2.5 turns out. Surges everywhere below 1/4 throttle.
You'll get it right, no worries!
Once you get new plugs in there and a smaller main jet it may clear up. I'm sure the stuck choke had a bad influence. If not ...?

Check for air or vacuum leaks. Pull Carb top, make sure rubber diaphragm is OK, not pinched or holed. Go as lean as you can on pilot fuel screw. Mine is set about 1 turn out.

Flush float bowl and check fuel inlet filter and petcock filter.

Have fun, good luck. Love the Black Hills. I spent a month in and around Deadwood in late 80's. Loved it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #78014
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I am around 3200'. Rapid city SD.
3200' isn't all that low.
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Midgard is a really old way of saying earth.
Well ya got me there, I ain't no spring chicken. Maybe I should have read more.
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Also it surges at idle, does not matter where I have it adjusted. BTW what is factory on it. I have seen everywhere from 1.25 to 2.5 turns out. Surges everywhere below 1/4 throttle.
Many years ago, the standard answer was 1-1/2 turns and it worked for me for years. But now I have the extended idle fuel screw I decided to try 1-1/4, thinking at my altitude it would have to work better. Wrong

Crap, I just lost my answer.

Short version: on today's ride I went richer on the idle fuel screw, from 1-1/4 to 1-1/2. It wouldn't idle without help until I went that 1/4 turn richer and now it idles just like when it was a puppy? (back to 1-1/2 turns) (6000+ feet) with the stock 42.5 pilot jet. So..................1-1/2 turns...................maybe
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #78015
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