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Old 08-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #79831
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I've had the 3 finger levers on for a little over a week now, AWESOME!
Hey JTB488. Thanks man!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:32 AM   #79832
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Im looking to get a dr650 but have a limited budget. How old would you recommend to go or what years would you avoid? I would like to stay close to 1.5k. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:35 AM   #79833
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Given that the carb is stock, the airbox is stock and that the carb is not worn, just install the adjustable non-USA OEM jet needle, tune the clip position and adjust the idle mixture.

How many miles are there on the carb?

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Derek

I did just this, and my bike runs excellent at ALL throttle positions. Im getting 58 - 62 MPG. Good idea to replace all O-rings and gaskets while your in there too.

It's not some complicated VooDoo if everything on your bike is totally stock. All you do is get the needle that it would have come with if it wasnt a USA edition, install it and tune the needle and the low speed adjustment screw and your golden. No need for anything else if you want a perfect running stocker that gets 60 MPG.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:31 AM   #79834
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Hey guys so I need some input from the DR community. I am working on a DR rear disk guard with brake caliper carrier so you dont have to do the weld on thing. So I drew up the cad drawings and had an idea of making the caliper mounts (in purple) able to be replaced with taller mounts to accommodate a larger rear rotor for the guys that are heavily loaded or just want better braking perfomance. So think of it as an oversized brake kit for the rear. To me it seems like the rear brake is a bit week but maybe its me? Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.

Your humble DR parts slave...Kevin

I like the no weld disc guard idea, I have no need or interest in a larger brake disc though.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #79835
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I like the no weld disc guard idea, I have no need or interest in a larger brake disc though.
Thank you for the input Carl
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #79836
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Wicked tooltube fixing

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Finally got around to fitting the Tool Tube I bought a couple of months ago.



Cut out an aluminum bracket for the front, to attach to the original tool box holes.



And hung the back off the helmet lock mount on another aluminum bracket.


Very similar fixing tool tube
AND YOUR IS LOCKABLE?





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Old 08-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #79837
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I did just this, and my bike runs excellent at ALL throttle positions. Im getting 58 - 62 MPG. Good idea to replace all O-rings and gaskets while your in there too.

It's not some complicated VooDoo if everything on your bike is totally stock. All you do is get the needle that it would have come with if it wasnt a USA edition, install it and tune the needle and the low speed adjustment screw and your golden. No need for anything else if you want a perfect running stocker that gets 60 MPG.
One just has to tune it for temperature and altitude...basically, density of oxygen...the same as one has to tune it if they open up the airbox or the airbox/exhaust. Once tuned, I don't really touch my carb, except to adjust for better manners with extreme changes in temp/altitude, or to check the OEM filter periodically. An aftermarket filter would probably be easier to access, but I don't have a big issue with the stocker, so I don't bother with aftermarket. My DR even sits for over a week sometimes, if I'm out of town. A little SeaFoam run into it before I store it and I don't have any problems with it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #79838
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I did just this, and my bike runs excellent at ALL throttle positions. Im getting 58 - 62 MPG. Good idea to replace all O-rings and gaskets while your in there too.

It's not some complicated VooDoo if everything on your bike is totally stock. All you do is get the needle that it would have come with if it wasnt a USA edition, install it and tune the needle and the low speed adjustment screw and your golden. No need for anything else if you want a perfect running stocker that gets 60 MPG.
Wow 58-62? I'm getting a consistent 46-52. Carb seems to be stock, I doubt any jetting mods were made, but I do have a Two Brothers exhaust. I wonder if putting the stock exhaust back on would help mileage at all.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #79839
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Well I'm not stock, and average 65 mpg's.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #79840
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Im looking to get a dr650 but have a limited budget. How old would you recommend to go or what years would you avoid? I would like to stay close to 1.5k. Thanks
I have a 96 with close to 40,000 miles and I wouldn't be afraid to ride it several hundred miles. It has the infamous base gasket leak that I sealed with Mega Grey high temp sealant. They fixed the base gasket issue at some point but I don't remember what year.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #79841
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Im looking to get a dr650 but have a limited budget. How old would you recommend to go or what years would you avoid? I would like to stay close to 1.5k. Thanks
'96. The DR650 hasn't changed much since then. Read the DR650 wikia webpage for some of the noted differences between the years since then.

Early SEs had the paper base gasket until mid-2003. '98-'99s could be lacking the starter's torque-limiter. Both of these issues are correctable.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #79842
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Given that the carb is stock, the airbox is stock and that the carb is not worn, just install the adjustable non-USA OEM jet needle, tune the clip position and adjust the idle mixture.

How many miles are there on the carb?

Regards,

Derek
The bike is stock so the carb has a little over 2000 miles on it. Where could I get the adjustable non-USA OEM jet needle? How do I tune the clip position and adjust the idle mixture? I know basically nothing about carbs.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #79843
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If you don't have the feel, a torque wrench is your friend. Also, run a tap through the threads on a new sprocket.
The latest British "Bike" magazine has a story about Valentino Rossi's mechanic's toolbox. Just about every size socket is attached to a torque wrench ... no ratchets or breakerbars. If someone that experienced needs one, what does that say about the rest of us? BTW, he also has a hammer and chisel handy ...

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Old 08-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #79844
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The bike is stock so the carb has a little over 2000 miles on it. Where could I get the adjustable non-USA OEM jet needle? How do I tune the clip position and adjust the idle mixture? I know basically nothing about carbs.
Paging Derek, it's in here somewhere...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...hlight=motolab
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #79845
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The bike is stock so the carb has a little over 2000 miles on it. Where could I get the adjustable non-USA OEM jet needle? How do I tune the clip position and adjust the idle mixture? I know basically nothing about carbs.
If you're happy with the way your bike runs, leave it alone until you're not happy with the way it runs.

Read all the internet you want, to learn. Just don't do anything you read. The adjustable needle would be a fairly simple mod to start with though, IF you have to mess with it.
Sure you'll have to learn to evolve in life, just don't mess with something mechanical that isn't broken.
Some of us have to mess with everything mechanical in our life, others leave the dang things alone and ride.

My DR was pretty much untouched for 15k miles: then I found this site.
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