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Old 07-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #12241
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If you ordered a rim specifically for the DR, check that the wheel lacer hasn't put it on the wrong way round (although all 36 spokes would be showing as slightly bent if that were the case I would think)
Yep this would be the case, but one side is spot on.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #12242
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Yep this would be the case, but one side is spot on.
If it were me, I'd unlace it and check the spoke angles in the rim. If they are all the same, therein lies your problem.

A battery drill with a flat screwdriver blade makes for quick work after an initial loosening with spoke spanner.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #12243
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If it were me, I'd unlace it and check the spoke angles in the rim. If they are all the same, therein lies your problem.

A battery drill with a flat screwdriver blade makes for quick work after an initial loosening with spoke spanner.
Only problem, wheel is in Launceston and i'm at work in Cobar, doh.

I'm sure he will work it out and get another rim sent if he needs to tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:25 AM   #12244
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07 DR smokes on start up

A mates 07 DR650 smokes badly on start up when cold. Fine when hot. Has not done a lot of K's. It does not use oil between changes and has just replaced the valve guide seals to see if that was the problem, it wasn't. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:46 AM   #12245
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A mates 07 DR650 smokes badly on start up when cold. Fine when hot. Has not done a lot of K's. It does not use oil between changes and has just replaced the valve guide seals to see if that was the problem, it wasn't. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions?
What colour smoke?


blue = oil
black = fuel
white = coolant
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:50 AM   #12246
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:52 AM   #12247
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A mates 07 DR650 smokes badly on start up when cold. Fine when hot. Has not done a lot of K's. It does not use oil between changes and has just replaced the valve guide seals to see if that was the problem, it wasn't. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions?
tell him to put slightly less oil in it and see if that stops it.
They dont respond well to being over full especialy the higher k ones.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #12248
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #12249
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tell him to put slightly less oil in it and see if that stops it.
They dont respond well to being over full especialy the higher k ones.
A check of the air box would be a good indicator, mine could top up a KLR that's why i overfill it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #12250
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What colour smoke?


blue = oil
black = fuel
white = coolant
HI Pete
It's oil smoke and airbox is clean
He's having real trouble finding the coolant smoke Maybe some of the Guru's on here may give him some pointers
I have had 5 DR's over the years and a couple of them high milers and have never seen this before.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #12251
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HI Pete
It's oil smoke and airbox is clean
He's having real trouble finding the coolant smoke Maybe some of the Guru's on here may give him some pointers
I have had 5 DR's over the years and a couple of them high milers and have never seen this before.
Max, the only thing that would be logical other than valves, would have to be rings, or a very small leak in the head gasket, or a kink in the crank case vent hose, but if it's using no oil well it's got me stumped Oh yeah leaving for the Cape in 2 weeks, twist your arm?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #12252
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anybody try these? I have currently T63 on the rear but seems to be wearing out reasonably fast now; probably due to too much bitumen riding.

https://www.adventuremoto.com.au/pro...oducts_id=1060

They're expensive tyres but if they last a lot longer, than maybe worth it?? The 140 is $214 compared to the $275 for the 150 (out of stock for six weeks or so). Does anybody recommend them?

Are there any other cheaper sites for tyres??

thanks heaps.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:52 PM   #12253
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anybody try these? I have currently T63 on the rear but seems to be wearing out reasonably fast now; probably due to too much bitumen riding.
Fine on road, OK on dry off road, useless in wet off road. Longevity -lasted until after my first wet off road ride then I took them off when I stopped shaking

Google Pablos in Melbourne. Good prices and service, freight all over.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:00 AM   #12254
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Starter motor and warranty

I posted about this previously and how Suzuki would pay for the noisy choked chicken noise that is coming form the starter motor.

Just went and picked it up and low and behold..............it still does it The dealer said "well they all do it and its now been officially noted, so if something happens up the track, Suzuki will take care of it! Huh? Apparently they replaced the clutch mechanism in it which obviously isn't it. I thought it was the lack of grease that was in there. Anyway, I'll see how it goes

On another note, there was a 2011 DR650................the owner got ran off the road and now his frame is bent and a total write off. I can see that baby being parted out (if you're the owner and readng this..........condolences).

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:21 AM   #12255
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anybody try these? I have currently T63 on the rear but seems to be wearing out reasonably fast now; probably due to too much bitumen riding.

https://www.adventuremoto.com.au/pro...oducts_id=1060

They're expensive tyres but if they last a lot longer, than maybe worth it?? The 140 is $214 compared to the $275 for the 150 (out of stock for six weeks or so). Does anybody recommend them?

Are there any other cheaper sites for tyres??

thanks heaps.

The standard tyre size for a DR is a 120/90.

A 130/80 or a 130/90 will of course easily fit and is what most people use.

You occasionally hear of someone squeezing a 140 on there, but I don't know why.

I'd be very doubtful about a 150...I'm pretty sure it's designed for a much wider rim as fitted to bigger bikes.

Do a google search for a recommended tyre size to rim width chart...I've seen a Michelin one for example.

Those T63s might wear out quicker but they are a LOT cheaper than the prices you've mentioned....I just got a front and rear fitted (same sizes as a DR) for $215.00.
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