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Old 07-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #151
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The WR250X was a blast to flick around onroad with the SM tires on, but not so fun in the dirt with the 18/21 wheels.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #152
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Can't beat the 19". To be honest though, I think my next DR will retain the stock carb, just go with jetting. For off road adventures the pumper carb is amazing, but for daily commute and street duties I think I found it a little high strung.
Can you explain what you mean by "high strung"? Is it too responsive or jerky? My last bike was a WR250X and it was very hard to ride slowly due to the excessive response to throttle movement.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #153
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Can you explain what you mean by "high strung"? Is it too responsive or jerky? My last bike was a WR250X and it was very hard to ride slowly due to the excessive response to throttle movement.
i'd be curious as well. my street-only dr650, w/the fcr39 carb is as smooth as can be. certainly responsive as can be, as well, but i don't see anything wrong w/that!

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #154
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #155
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Sweet looking DR, what all have you done to it (besides the obviously visible stuff) ? What shield is that?

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #156
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i'd be curious as well. my street-only dr650, w/the fcr39 carb is as smooth as can be. certainly responsive as can be, as well, but i don't see anything wrong w/that!

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I'll clarify mine... I was agreeing that I'd stay with a modded stock carb for the street mostly due to the "bang for the buck"....not anything related to a "high strung" feeling. Both the FCR and my TM40 have had excellent and controllable response. Just after riding LucidMayhem's dialed in stock carb, I'd spend the extra $300 elsewhere.

I can understand the twitchy feeling in traffic, though, since the response is immediate. A slight "roll on" feel might be better suited for some travel.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #157
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The pumper carb just gives you instant throttle response. Is not magical, does not cause insane power etc.

If your happy with the BST, there is no need to spend the money. IMO the stock BST carb is best with the shimmed needle, extended pilot screw and no snorkle. I never liked the DJ needle. I lost way too much economy, going from 50/54 mpg to 45 mpg or less sucked. The TM40 gets me 50 mpg easy and I get the power of the jetted BST. I run my TM40 @ 3rd notch, 150 main and see 52 mpg cruising at 65 mph often with a gsxr exhaust. I never saw that kind of economy with a BST carb with the needle at 4 with a 150 Mikuni main. 3rd notch caused too much lean surge.

I just dislike vacuum carbs on a single though, its like having a rubber band throttle cable. It's just money, if you got it to spend ... Do it.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #158
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Valuable info...thanks guys.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:51 PM   #159
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I hear you sagedrifter. I was in your neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. I grew up in Oxford and did my first two years of college at JSU. I rode up for a BBQ salad at The Rocket!! Lots of good riding in the area. We came up through Lineville and over Cheaha. What's up w/ the road on Skyline Drive being so torn up? It was that way last June when I was up for the races too.


I'm semi retired but lost the full time job I had in January. After I got back from the Superbike races a couple of weekends ago, I sold my VStrom and am down to just the DR. I may buy a dedicated streetbike down the road for longer trips w/ my brothers, but I'm not going to get in a rush. They both have dualsports too (a KLR and an XRL) so we ride a lot togther anyway.
I ride 500 down from Piedmont often. Just got back from Maggie Valley though, I like taking the DR up through GA on dirt to Tellico when I have time... I have the big ole Safari tank, so I can leave Jacksonville and take the long slow route to Robbinsville without stopping.

I usually wear out before running out of fuel... I'm only 35 though, I can still squeeze out 300 miles of mixed roads in a day. Although the Safari tank will go more than 400 miles... We have some really cool options for dirt roads around these parts. The DR works well for my use. I'm hard to miss, just look for the tall fat guy on the dirty DR with too many farkles. ;)

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #160
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I'll clarify mine... I was agreeing that I'd stay with a modded stock carb for the street mostly due to the "bang for the buck"....not anything related to a "high strung" feeling. Both the FCR and my TM40 have had excellent and controllable response. Just after riding LucidMayhem's dialed in stock carb, I'd spend the extra $300 elsewhere.

I can understand the twitchy feeling in traffic, though, since the response is immediate. A slight "roll on" feel might be better suited for some travel.
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If anyone asked me "is the pumper carb awesome?" my response would be hell yes.
If I lived somewhere that wasnt 98% concrete I'd probably mount one again. I do love my wheelies.

To keep the pic vibe going.... this was my favorite DR "retreat" when I could find the time to get out of the city.










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Old 07-06-2012, 03:24 AM   #161
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The TM40 is a good carb, I have one from Procycle

But, IMO, if you haven't done your suspension, brakes, and controls yet, do that first. To me those mods were much more beneficial than the TM40. Especially coming from a well setup BST40, the difference just isn't drastic.

And you will thinking I am kidding when I say; the Yamaha R6 throttle tube did more for the butt-dyno than the TM40. No joke.

So to sum it up, do the suspension, brakes, and controls (including the throttle tube) before the TM40.

All my opinion, YMMV.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:42 AM   #162
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #163
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"And you will thinking I am kidding when I say; the Yamaha R6 throttle tube did more for the butt-dyno than the TM40. No joke."

Ya BIG TIME difference
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:42 AM   #164
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If anyone asked me "is the pumper carb awesome?" my response would be hell yes.
If I lived somewhere that wasnt 98% concrete I'd probably mount one again. I do love my wheelies.

To keep the pic vibe going.... this was my favorite DR "retreat" when I could find the time to get out of the city.








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Old 07-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #165
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Bronco638,

Can't explain the fender because it's not my bike. But I'll bet SBG can since it's his bike.

It does look cool though. I also kind of like the fairing on his bike and I sure would like the gauges he has.

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Looks like it was factory stock on some years. I like the look.
That is damn cool. I'm guessing that was a cost cutting measure on the later models.
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That's the stock fender that came with european models of the DR600/650 models. I liked it way better than the american fender because it was designed to match the headlight fairing. I ordered the parts from Anderson Vintage Parts. I don't see it much any more, but back in the 80's, the big thing for running late night events/baja was painting the front half of the fenders black to prevent glare. I'm actually going to paint that front section black. I'm slowly removing traces of blue which I started doing with the white handguards and black fork gaitors.
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