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Old 03-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #12916
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dead battery story

I bought my DR in '08 but it was an '07. I sold it the other day to a mate and
he couldn't even get the battery to turn over the motor. I had had it on a
tender on and off for the last six months as I had flattened it completely twice
cos I forgot to prime the carby but it had been working fine for me on the
tender. The bike had an easy life 36000 on the clock and most rides 350km on
tar with 3000 on fire trails. So the battery was four years old. When I flattened
the battery it would turn it over about ten times before dying.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 PM   #12917
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Thanks for this tip...just had a look under mine..4 numbers and some Chinese writing...
Thanks all. Ended up finding the key in the cupboard. Turns out though ( I have a mate that is a locksmith) that the number under the fuel cap is 4 digits. This combination will open the fuel tank and helmet holder but not the ignition which needs 6 digits. The digits tell the locksmith what cuts to make. If you pull the bottom off the ignition barrell I'm told the numbers should be in there aswell. My tip - always have a spare which I now have!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #12918
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I want order a few bits from procycle. Anyone in Melbourne want to share the box for shipping costs?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #12919
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I hope you rang and told Safari Tanks about your issues before posting on a world forum. I for one have 3 Safari Tanks for different bikes and I could not be happier with their product and service. Safari has always been professional in all regards.
With you on that
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:51 AM   #12920
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clutch perch

I'm after an after market clutch perch for the DR650. I'm going to put new bars on and believe putting the standard perch onto new bars can be a bit of a hassle, so need one that will bolt on.

Any ideas what will fit??
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #12921
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I'm after an after market clutch perch for the DR650. I'm going to put new bars on and believe putting the standard perch onto new bars can be a bit of a hassle, so need one that will bolt on.

Any ideas what will fit??

stock perch is no real problem
just a small lug that takes a few minutes to grind out with a dremel or files
quicker then trying to get another
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #12922
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I'm after an after market clutch perch for the DR650. I'm going to put new bars on and believe putting the standard perch onto new bars can be a bit of a hassle, so need one that will bolt on.

Any ideas what will fit??
I think from memory I put a drz 400 on mine ??? - but Ill get back to you with some more conclusive proof than my late night memory
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #12923
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I'm after an after market clutch perch for the DR650. I'm going to put new bars on and believe putting the standard perch onto new bars can be a bit of a hassle, so need one that will bolt on.

Any ideas what will fit??
Pretty much anything you like the look of. I had one in my junk pile, so no idea of its origin, other than it might have been Yamaha. Only provisio is that you don't want the clutch interlock. Just track the wires back and plug them together.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #12924
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Tyre pressure

Hi guys

Fairly new around here but been reading for a while. Well just picked up the 2new dr650 for me and the wife. We are fairly new dirt riders.
Trying to work out what pressures we should be runnning for different terrain.
Both bikes have safari tanks and the suspension has been done(pic of bikes to follow). Both bikes have pirelli mt21 front and rear.
Below are the types of terrain we ride, can you give us sugestions as to what pressures we should run for each terrain
Cheers

Soft sand
Hard dirt with loose covering of dirt
Hard dirt with some rock
Bituemin

Thanks guys, hope to post a trip report soon.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:14 AM   #12925
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Hi guys

Fairly new around here but been reading for a while. Well just picked up the 2new dr650 for me and the wife. We are fairly new dirt riders.
Trying to work out what pressures we should be runnning for different terrain.
Both bikes have safari tanks and the suspension has been done(pic of bikes to follow). Both bikes have pirelli mt21 front and rear.
Below are the types of terrain we ride, can you give us sugestions as to what pressures we should run for each terrain
Cheers

Soft sand
Hard dirt with loose covering of dirt
Hard dirt with some rock
Bituemin

Thanks guys, hope to post a trip report soon.
CCCC

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Yeah....they look great dont they...

Sorry no advise from me....nice pic but.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #12926
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Hi guys

Fairly new around here but been reading for a while. Well just picked up the 2new dr650 for me and the wife. We are fairly new dirt riders.
Trying to work out what pressures we should be runnning for different terrain.
Both bikes have safari tanks and the suspension has been done(pic of bikes to follow). Both bikes have pirelli mt21 front and rear.
Below are the types of terrain we ride, can you give us sugestions as to what pressures we should run for each terrain
Cheers

Soft sand
Hard dirt with loose covering of dirt
Hard dirt with some rock
Bituemin

Thanks guys, hope to post a trip report soon.
CCCC

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Start off with about 22 psi in both and work from there, it should be fairly right as long as you aren't racing. I rode mine across the Tanami, then down the bitumen to Derby and up the Gibb River road with that pressure no probs.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #12927
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Picked up this cheapie Tacho/Hourmeter...at 100kmh tacho says 2100 rpm with a 15 /44 sprocket set.....does that seem about right..??.. Wrap the wire around the plug lead..too easy
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #12928
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Picked up this cheapie Tacho/Hourmeter...at 100kmh tacho says 2100 rpm with a 15 /44 sprocket set.....does that seem about right..??.. Wrap the wire around the plug lead..too easy
x 2 = 4200 rpm is more likely.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #12929
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Yeah I thought it seem slow rpm...what does the 1./10 on the body mean..some kind of ratio...the .2 means .2 of 1 hour ..12 mins I spose..
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #12930
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Yeah I thought it seem slow rpm...what does the 1./10 on the body mean..some kind of ratio...the .2 means .2 of 1 hour ..12 mins I spose..
Its hours, so when no signal is received for the rpm, it displays running hours. Cant recall whether its decimal hours, or if it ticks over at .6. Decimals don't really matter anyway.
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