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Old 07-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #78691
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In a search of replacement for my sold away Wee DL650, I have recently tested 2 DRs. One, around 30000 kms on the clock, had no vibrations what so ever, but it had 14 teeth sprocket. Another one, 800 kms, and it vibed a lot, not shook, high frequency vibration at 3 gear around 75 km/h and up to 5 gear 130 km/h, mostly through the pegs, less through the bar.

Was the last a matter of the bike has not been broken in yet, a norm for the early mileage, or a malfunction?
Does it have crash bars or any aftermarket hard parts?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #78692
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Upon entry into going through the stock carb on my '06, I think somebody has been in here before.

Can anybody confirm the stock size main jet in a bone stock carb ? What about a stock pilot jet size ?

Are all the rubber O rings and bowl gasket available direct and seperate from Suzuki ?

And who would be a good OEM Suzuki parts mailorder place to the midwest ?

While I am at it, anybody know the Suzuki parts number for the counter seal keeper on the new bikes ?

Sorry for the questions, but I just got the bike and have no service manual, and there is no Suzuki dealer anywhere near me at all.

If I could "view" a service manual and parts manual on line that would help alot. ( anybody know, a PM would be great. Dont wanna violate the rules ??)
my 07 had>>> 42.5 on the lo speed jet and 140 main -- the 140 is way too low for me - cut airbox and a 03-6500 dg muffler I run a 47.5 lo speed jet and a 160 main with the jet needle spaced up about .030 -- 6 rounds cut off the diaphram spring >>> there's the kit i ordered -- you have to tell them where you live so they can speck it out - but im at 500 feet.>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=231009145133 -- O and it's spot on -- power everywhere -- not sure about mileage but I don't care - it's all there!

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #78693
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Does it have crash bars or any aftermarket hard parts?
No, bone stock, show room condition.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #78694
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Does anyone know if Procycle's Magnetic Sump Plug is built such that the screw-top-end hexagon part is also magnetic? Or is it just the screw-in THREAD part that is magnetic??
This is the stock part which came out of one of our bikes when I put the PC Magnetic plug in.

As I remembered, the PC plug takes a 14MM socket, and the stock one is 17MM. So that might be an easy way to figure it out.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #78695
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1) How many km or miles, does a Safari Tank take your bike?
My first load went 520km. That's averaging, roughly, 80km per hour. I also did about 2 hours on sand @<15km hour.

2) Also do advriders ride around with their high-beam on during the day? Do you get lots of cars flickering at you?

I'm certain going around on high beam makes me more seen. I had my beam off an hour ago and a car I reckon didn't see me until the end @ 120km/h.
1.) I get roughly 50MPG (US) at 60-65MPH. This is around 80Km/US Gal at 100KPH. I can run it as low as 40MPG (US), or 64Km/US Gal, if I'm wringing the grip off off of it. A Safari 8gal tank would take me about 400 miles (640Km).

2.) I try to be conspicuous without potentially pissing everybody off. I'm likely to use a loud horn instead of a loud pipe. I use amber LED fog lights up front, aimed low. This gives me the "triangle of light", contrast of color, and better field of view in inclement weather. I also converted my front signals to marker lights. I use 4" red LED adhesive strips on the sides of my rear fender too, as well as a brake LED that flashes 3x before going solid. The DR is now more visible 360-degrees than when stock.

I also use lateral motion and hi-viz/white/reflecto on my gear/plastics, to be more visible.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #78696
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking at possibly getting a 2000 DR650. Its got about 22,000 miles on it. How many more miles on average will I be able to get before I'm looking at a rebuild?

With proper suspension, will a DR650 be able to achieve freeway speed with a 240lb driver and 170lb passenger?

I want a backup/guest 'dirt bike', but also would like to kill two birds with one stone and have an adventure bike for my wife and I. The XR650L is too tall for a passenger, and the KLR is too heavy to be used as a dirt bike.

I'm hoping the DR650 will fit.
Although 22K miles isn't really a whole lot, unless it's a good price and you're looking to do power mods, I'd look for something with fewer miles. People run DRs way more than 22K, but people can also kill them in that mileage too.

I don't think you'll have an issue with freeway speeds hauling 400lb if the DR650 is running right. SPACE is usually more of a consideration for hauling a passenger on a DR650. Comfort can be an issue on the short-length seat and the high passenger pegs. If you're small people, it can work. I'd recommend some comfort mods though.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #78697
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my 07 had>>> 42.5 on the lo speed jet and 140 main -- the 140 is way too low for me - cut airbox and a 03-6500 dg muffler I run a 47.5 lo speed jet and a 160 main with the jet needle spaced up about .030 -- 6 rounds cut off the diaphram spring >>> there's the kit i ordered -- you have to tell them where you live so they can speck it out - but im at 500 feet.>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=231009145133 -- O and it's spot on -- power everywhere -- not sure about mileage but I don't care - it's all there!
I bought one of their kits for my KLR 250. The instructions were clear and accurate and easy to follow. The bike went from being a sputtering POS at 8,000 feet to pulling strong above 10,000 feet.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #78698
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Who uses km/USg ??? That is about as fu**** up as an American could possibly make it.
Canudians that are buying cheaper fuel south of the border?
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #78699
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We rode thru BC,Yukon last week..$5-$8 per gallon !!.


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Old 07-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #78700
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Wiseco rings will fit a Wiseco piston. It is extremely unlikely that they would be a correct fit on the OEM piston (if that is what you have).
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #78701
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Been away from the DR for a while but want to put a new sprocket and chain on the beast. Am I correct in remembering that a 14 will give me a better slow speed offroad speed then the 15? Where is a good place to order sprocket and chain? Thanks
I got mine at ProCycle and the 14 T makes it much easier to ride at slow speeds in the rough.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #78702
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We rode thru BC,Yukon last week..$5-$8 per gallon !!.


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Old 07-15-2013, 12:46 AM   #78703
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You were quoting RideAlongAtlas who is half a world away in Australia and you're in Florida which in US terms is about as far from Canada as you can get...
I just drove down near Canudia last weekend, and today I'm trading messages with people half a world away in the land up over. Aint the modern marvels of superslab and interwebs great?

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Old 07-15-2013, 01:56 AM   #78704
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Thanks for the replies to my last couple of questions.
Looks like they didn't forget to put the magnetic plug up my bike's butt.
The Safari Tank did 520km before I refuelled it. It had at least a few litres left in it so 600km range
Fell off again today, but on the suburban road, at like 10km an hour. Luckily I was wearing these Forcefield pants. Bloody awesome pants. I really recommend these bastards, no bs. Landed on my right knee, and yeah, just quickly picked my bike up, no damage to my knee at all. I had some First Gear overpants over these Forcefields as well. Can't get much better adventure protection that that (for legs), other than a better rider who wouldn't have like I did.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #78705
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We rode thru BC,Yukon last week..$5-$8 per gallon !!.


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How many kms were you averaging per US gal?


In Perth Western Australia we are paying about $6.40 per gallon. That's working on 4 litres to the Gallon. 2 weeks ago on the Canning Stock Route I paid $3.40 per litre............... That works out to $13.60 per gallon. Takes the fun out of travelling about!! I was very thankful the DR is as frugal as it is on fuel.
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