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Old 06-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #78031
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I should have said "more direct".
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #78032
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Also, is there some page with all the tricks to making a rear tire last? I will have destroyed a K60 in about 2500 miles, and everything else short of a road tire would be worse. I am very impulsive and turn down dirt trails off main roads frequently, so a road tire is no go. I know of the mefo explorer which I might try, but all the dual sport tires I ruin too quickly. I'm willing to compromise with wet both on street and in dirt so hard compound is no issue.
For long life and reasonable performance, I really like the Metzeler Tourance (130 / 80 on the rear) tires on the DR650. I think because they are designed for the big dual sports they give extra long like on the DR. Negatives are that they are expensive and very difficult to change in the "Field".

I hate to even mention it (because its hard to believe) but I have put over 14,000 miles on each of my last two sets.

43,000 miles now on my 2006 DR650
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #78033
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MSRP is $6,399 for a 2013. Suzuki is tossing in $400 in bonus cash. Apply the bonus cash to the $6,399 and offer the dealer $5,800 cash OTD not counting taxes.
What do you think? To much? To little?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #78034
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If you can afford it, go for it! Yea you could find a used one but ....

I bought my 2006 new in 2006 - out the door for 5,000 including everyting - who says there is no inflation . 43,000 fun filled miles so far.

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MSRP is $6,399 for a 2013. Suzuki is tossing in $400 in bonus cash. Apply the bonus cash to the $6,399 and offer the dealer $5,800 cash OTD not counting taxes.
What do you think? To much? To little?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:03 PM   #78035
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Ok seems to be problem solved, Set the needle to 4th up re jetted to 150. Surge is GONE and she seems to run great. I went for a short ride and pulled a plug. She looked beautiful. I will be riding her to Sturgis tomorrow and will pull a plug then. Taking the jets and all tools with me just in case.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #78036
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MSRP is $6,399 for a 2013. Suzuki is tossing in $400 in bonus cash. Apply the bonus cash to the $6,399 and offer the dealer $5,800 cash OTD not counting taxes.
What do you think? To much? To little?
IMO, buy the 5 year unlimited mileage warranty. I think its 500, so all the above you mentioned plus 500 so, 6300 OTD.

I do think whether to get the warranty depends on the mileage you will put on it.

Consider this (and im not saying this is right, but possible): buy a new DR650, farkle it but leave the motor alone. Jet it for snorkle removed and shim the needle, but keep the airbox the same so it can go back to stock quickly. Then, put bags on it and literally ride around the entire world on it. 70000 miles and 3 years later, you are back in the states. Ride the piss out of it until it blows, then tow it to the suzuki dealer and have them rebuild it for free. Bam. Two DR650s for the price of one. Even any bearings or whatever that goes out until the 5 years would be covered.

This is abusing the system though, and im not sure I could do it myself. Id prolly buy used for ~$3500 and just write it off as an expense for the trip.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #78037
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Not sure the bike would require any rejetting off the bat since I live at 7,000 feet and ride up to 12,000. If the stock bike is jetted lean at sea level then she should be a tad richer at our riding altitudes.
Perhaps some Colorado riders can chime in about the jetting.

Doubt I would get the extended warranty as I have to many toys to play with and none see that much mileage in a year. About the most I've ridden a bike in one year was 8,000 miles and that included a trip to Kentucky to buy a new Goldwing which I rode back to Alaska when I lived there. On an average year 2,000-3,000 miles per bike, tops.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #78038
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Old Thread with GReat new Info for me

Thanks a million for the details on DIY revamping a Suzuki Dr 650 seat. Got this at the top of my bucket list.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:38 PM   #78039
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MSRP is $6,399 for a 2013. Suzuki is tossing in $400 in bonus cash. Apply the bonus cash to the $6,399 and offer the dealer $5,800 cash OTD not counting taxes.
What do you think? To much? To little?
Picked up a new dr 650 2 weeks ago for 5900 plus tax, etc. Funnest toy ever, planes included!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:39 PM   #78040
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Not sure the bike would require any rejetting off the bat since I live at 7,000 feet and ride up to 12,000. If the stock bike is jetted lean at sea level then she should be a tad richer at our riding altitudes.
Perhaps some Colorado riders can chime in about the jetting.
I rode my 96 DR650 through CO a few years back and it ran perfect out there even though it always ran lean back in the midwest. Less oxygen with the same amount of fuel gives a richer mixture and it ran great even up on pikes peak at over 14,000 feet. Never did re-jet it going through CO like I expected.

I think you might be fine but you may still have to shim the needle up a bit.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #78041
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Picked up a new dr 650 2 weeks ago for 5900 plus tax, etc. Funnest toy ever, planes included!
2013 I assume?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #78042
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Barely off idle is the idle fuel screw. Instructions thanks to Jessepitt.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=71


Thanks so much for the link! $0.18 for 2 stainless washers to shim the stock needle up a bit and surge is totally cured!!! About 30 minutes and $0.18 and PROBLEM SOLVED!

I've never been one to make a bike overly rich.....I like the 60 mpg or so with this new 2012 and my previous 1996. I'll give you an update on what 2 small washers to shim the needle up will cost me in fuel mileage. I expect about 2-3 mpg but hopefully less.

PS- I left stock idle setting alone and stock main jet alone. 1 washer helped but didn't totally eliminate the surge....2 did the trick! I'll measure the thickness of the washers with micrometer tomorrow. Thanks again guys and gals!

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:02 PM   #78043
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MSRP is $6,399 for a 2013. Suzuki is tossing in $400 in bonus cash. Apply the bonus cash to the $6,399 and offer the dealer $5,800 cash OTD not counting taxes.
What do you think? To much? To little?
Take advantage of the 0% for 5 years too if they're still offering it!

I gave $5149 out the door for my new 2012 on March 14th, 2013! ....0% for 5 years and nothing down equals about $85 /month. That's hard to beat in my opinion. I've already saved enough in gas to make the payments plus some!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #78044
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I purchased a new 2012 in March 2013 for my own birthday present!!! I'm loving the bike except for the off idle lean sputter. I haven't yet started to tackle that. It's fine at idle and fine in the upper 15/16ths of the throttle....just the first little bit it runs way lean.... PS...don't really want to do a full airbox, jetkit, kinda deal...I just want that tiny off idle lean spot fixed. The rest is fine.

So anyway, after some searching I decided to go with the Fuzeblock FZ1. Now I'm struggling to find a good place to locate it. Anyone got pictures of their setup?
OK SOOOO.....Off idle surge cured with 2 $0.09 stainless washers to shim the needle up.....NOW back to the other question....:

Does anyone have pics of where they mounted an FZ-1 Fuzeblock. Also general Dash / Cockpit pics would be nice to see as well. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #78045
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Try spraying some WD40 into the key slot. It's a long shot but I have been able to get a little longer life out of a switch by doing this.
And remember if it can't be fixed with a hammer or ductape it's definatly an electrical problem.
Might try some Electronic Contact Spray in it somehow.
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