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Old 04-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #34981
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I went up a couple of sizes in the main jet, cut the top of the airbox and drilled a hole thru the first two baffles. Check Kientech Engineering
Have you sold that old dinosaur?
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #34982
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Clean carb. New gas sucks.

Clean the carb? I hope it's clean already, the whole darn bike came out of the crate just recently! It's currently got about 120 miles on the clock, 109 of which I did yesterday. I will explore the ProCycle options too. Thanks for the tips.



And speaking of today's fuels, yes new gas does suck. I've written every elected official I can think of to express my disgust with this whole corn fiasco. So far the only one who seems to be as concerned as me is Senator Ayotte. She wrote me a very strongly worded letter condemning "our nation's misguided ethanol policies" and the backroom BS that has us in this ethanol mess. At least somebody in DC gets it. But in the meantime I'm having fun with a shiny DR. The best blood pressure medicine I can think of.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #34983
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You can't believe anything you read on the interweb.

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #34984
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Have you sold that old dinosaur?
wanna buy it? I'll make a good deal for a friend.

That's right, I don't have any.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #34985
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I was up your way Jeff, scouting out some trails, Saw alot of this!





Nice bike ya got there
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #34986
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Clean the carb? I hope it's clean already, the whole darn bike came out of the crate just recently! It's currently got about 120 miles on the clock, 109 of which I did yesterday. I will explore the ProCycle options too. Thanks for the tips.



.... But in the meantime I'm having fun with a shiny DR. The best blood pressure medicine I can think of.
PURRDY!

looks a lot like the one that they were just setting up at Reynolds the other day when I was getting all my bikes inspected - Did about 60 miles that day and never went further than their shop!

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #34987
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I love the grey DR650! Nice machine.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #34988
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I love the grey DR650! Nice machine.
yeah, but he's gotta get it dirty at SOME point
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #34989
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OK, who are the DR650 gurus? I've pretty well sorted out a dozen V-Stroms and a DR-Z or two but I've just acquired a DR650 much to my great delight. It's just about perfect for my use except for a tiny hesitation or lag on take off. Dynojet kit? Secret Mayan blessing involving mammal parts and full moons? Your thoughts greatly welcomed.
Hi Jeff
Pull the left side cover off, remove the 4 screws that hold the air filter cover , road test, if hesitation is gone ...then punch one or two holes in the top of airbox. My DR is really fussy on air, I can tell when my filter is getting dirty by the hesitation it has when I tend to whack the throttle on that rare occasion.

This winter I went though the bike, new bearings, tires, plugs,fixed the oil leak at the cam chain adjuster, wider foot pegs,new front/rear springs, chain sprockets and to top it off I covered the air box hole with some Frogzskins that are used in the snowmobile industry to stop water/snow from entering where it shouldn't in a sled....well I was running it down at the pit outback and when I hit the road it hesitated, skipped and bucked like a mofo, took it apart and put old plugs in it. (skipped like a broken plug only on hard accel.), that didn't fix it, pulled the side cover off the air box and hesitation, bucking gone.....removed said Frogzskin (fine mesh/screen) reassemble and runs perfect !

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #34990
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Hi Jeff
Pull the left side cover off, remove the 4 screws that hold the air filter cover , road test, if hesitation is gone ...then punch one or two holes in the top of airbox. My DR is really fussy on air, I can tell when my filter is getting dirty by the hesitation it has when I tend to whack the throttle on that rare occasion.

This winter I went though the bike, new bearings, tires, plugs,fixed the oil leak at the cam chain adjuster, wider foot pegs,new front/rear springs, chain sprockets and to top it off I covered the air box hole with some Frogzskins that are used in the snowmobile industry to stop water/snow from entering where it shouldn't in a sled....well I was running it down at the pit outback and when I hit the road it hesitated, skipped and bucked like a mofo, took it apart and put old plugs in it. (skipped like a broken plug only on hard accel.), that didn't fix it, pulled the side cover off the air box and hesitation, bucking gone.....removed said Frogzskin (fine mesh/screen) reassemble and runs perfect !
picky! better bring an air filter up on the Roam...
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #34991
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picky! better bring an air filter up on the Roam...
Or two....
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #34992
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You can't believe anything you read on the interweb.

Ain't it the truth! And I know because it says so on the interweb!
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #34993
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Hi Jeff
Pull the left side cover off, remove the 4 screws that hold the air filter cover , road test, if hesitation is gone ...then punch one or two holes in the top of airbox. My DR is really fussy on air, I can tell when my filter is getting dirty by the hesitation it has when I tend to whack the throttle on that rare occasion.

This winter I went though the bike, new bearings, tires, plugs,fixed the oil leak at the cam chain adjuster, wider foot pegs,new front/rear springs, chain sprockets and to top it off I covered the air box hole with some Frogzskins that are used in the snowmobile industry to stop water/snow from entering where it shouldn't in a sled....well I was running it down at the pit outback and when I hit the road it hesitated, skipped and bucked like a mofo, took it apart and put old plugs in it. (skipped like a broken plug only on hard accel.), that didn't fix it, pulled the side cover off the air box and hesitation, bucking gone.....removed said Frogzskin (fine mesh/screen) reassemble and runs perfect !
Thanks a million, that's some kind of priceless DR wisdom I was hoping to find. I'll try 'er tomorrow after running my errands all around Happy Valley. Much obliged! I hope the swap meet is a huge success. Wouldn't you know it, I've got to work that Saturday. Have fun! Hopefully it will be more than 48 degrees by then!

Wade, you're bang on man. There's still snow in the woods in many places around here. I tried crossing the middle (unplowed) section of the Potter Road a few days ago on the V-Strom with street tires. No chance. Even the ruts were lined with ice. We need a good stretch of warmer days. And you bet, the DR will be muddy soon enough. I just need some time off from work to go get lost in the woods for a bit.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #34994
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I can report that Hurricane Mtn Rd is still gated, and no, in fact you CAN'T make it through the snow and ice at the top. Two tries at it gave me a lesson in respect, humility, and the heaviness of a KLR pointed in a direction other than intended.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #34995
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