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Offline Ri

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2020, 09:42:46 pm »
Awesome, looks like I'm getting the hang of this now. Would love to buy a second DR for my wife and take it apart too :D

What is your budget? >:D
 

Offline Spectaitor

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2020, 07:39:39 am »
I understand that the needle can rub on the main jet and wear out. Check if the main jet is still round,or worn oval. There is a mod to prevent it from happening.
Main jet looked fine, everything looked to be in real good condition to me but will specifically look out for that next time  :thumleft:


What is your budget? >:D
Not so much budget but time, just had a kid in December but she rides my bike around the yard every weekend  :ricky:
So much to do, so little time. Better get going then!
 

Offline Ri

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2020, 07:59:18 am »
Not so much budget but time, just had a kid in December but she rides my bike around the yard every weekend  :ricky:

I'm guessing not the 3-month-old...

That's so cool! I (of course) believe it's the best "small" adv bike for shorter people as it can be lowered and still go almost anywhere, but it is a bit on the heavy side in rougher terrain for some women - me being one. But I'm stubborn ::)
 

Offline Spectaitor

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2020, 08:27:03 am »
My wife is fairly tall 1.75ish so she's quite happy with the bike standard height which is a bonus because it can always still be lowered if she wants. She was telling me how she thought that the bike was a bit heavy for her and she wanted a smaller engine but then I showed her some Jocelin Snow vids and she then decided the DR wasn't too heavy and she'd just practice picking it up.
So much to do, so little time. Better get going then!
 

Offline Ri

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2020, 07:37:16 pm »
My wife is fairly tall 1.75ish so she's quite happy with the bike standard height which is a bonus because it can always still be lowered if she wants. She was telling me how she thought that the bike was a bit heavy for her and she wanted a smaller engine but then I showed her some Jocelin Snow vids and she then decided the DR wasn't too heavy and she'd just practice picking it up.

That is cool. Then it's perfect. I also worried about picking up the bike but correct technique helps. And a lowered bike has a lower CoG in my case :ricky:

That said, with bikes like the 310GS and KTM390, she does have a choice of slightly lighter bikes that should still have nice amount of power.
 

Offline Spectaitor

Re: DR650 Time for a service.
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2020, 08:07:10 am »
I doubt she'd like the 310 or whether I'd let her get it, she doesn't let me go to weddings in shorts, she wont be buying the ultimate adv bike  :pot: Funny enough she really likes the 'scrambler' look so she really liked the CRF250L in the beginning and then the DR when I got mine.

When she's ready to pull the trigger I'll put out the feelers for one or I might even let her take my on and I maybe get a XR650L - Don't ask me why but I really like those, almost as much as the DR and would love to own one :ricky:
So much to do, so little time. Better get going then!