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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #120 on: November 16, 2009, 08:16:38 pm »
Sumone told me that I should take my chain-roller off the DR,coz the DR is popular to rip it out of the frame?? This true?

If heared about it but did'nt bother,coz mine was working quite nicely,but I took it off anyway today,just to be sure/safe.

Anything els??Thanx
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2009, 12:22:06 am »
Well heard!
well done!
The UPPER chain roller is completely useless. Its only purpose is to rip a hole into your frame.

Else: Check your steering head bearings.
If your bike is new: Readjust.
If your bike is not new: Buy a set and replace as they were overtightened when the bike was new (at least on my seven DR's model between 1996 and 2007)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2009, 08:56:08 am »
Sumone told me that I should take my chain-roller off the DR,coz the DR is popular to rip it out of the frame?? This true?

If heared about it but did'nt bother,coz mine was working quite nicely,but I took it off anyway today,just to be sure/safe.

Anything els??Thanx

Good that you removed it! It's been known to rip a hole in the frame when the chain connects during suspension compression. You can fill the threaded hole left behind with pratley putty, black silicon or the bolt red locktited.

I'd be interested to hear Lecap's thoughts regarding removal of the snorkel and cutting holes in the top of the airbox to improve breathing.

Also the pumper carb (Mikuni) - it's available from procycle.us - would you spend the cash on that lecap. I have some moola coming next year. So I'm thinking pumper carb, rack and maybe even the motard wheel set!! Hey it's Christmas time  :drif:
« Last Edit: November 17, 2009, 09:00:34 am by jenks »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2009, 09:51:23 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2009, 10:13:06 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o

+1

I like it the way it comes from the factory. Even exchanged an aftermarket pipe in favour of the original exhaust.

 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #125 on: November 17, 2009, 10:39:50 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o

Agree  :thumleft:

Just got back from a 2000km round trip to Boegoeberg. Bike performed perfectly and it was the wind not the performance of the bike that kept the speed to around 110 most of the time.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #126 on: November 17, 2009, 11:07:08 am »
Kykdaar would you mind posting some recent pics of your bike ? Also is this a good deal :

http://www.junkmail.co.za/v-pretoria-motor-mail-motorcycling-suzuki-dr-650-se-2007-8000km-QZQYCatQX0572QYRgnQX0002QYAdQXF79755QYEdQX200935

Looks good to me  :mwink:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #127 on: November 17, 2009, 11:12:34 am »
talking about wind protection...

here's my bike as she currently stands:



the screen (and bash plate & hand guards) is the only thing the DR lacks.   here's the screen i found,  it's from 'screens for bikes' in auz.   Emailed the dude,  and landed it's AUZ$160 = R1125.00 (aprox) ---- LANDED!!!!



here's what it looks like on the bike.   the guy says he can do any colour/tint.  





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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #128 on: November 17, 2009, 11:14:08 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o

Fair enough. You're the pro, Lecap. What you say on these matters is taken very seriously. Kykdaar and Horse agree. Seems like I'm in the minority here  :peepwall:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #129 on: November 17, 2009, 11:17:52 am »
in case anyone's interested: peter@screensforbikes.com
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #130 on: November 17, 2009, 11:21:13 am »
Kykdaar would you mind posting some recent pics of your bike ? Also is this a good deal :

http://www.junkmail.co.za/v-pretoria-motor-mail-motorcycling-suzuki-dr-650-se-2007-8000km-QZQYCatQX0572QYRgnQX0002QYAdQXF79755QYEdQX200935

Looks good to me  :mwink:

Sidetrack, will take a few photies and post, but of what aspects - are you interested in the mods on the bike?

The advertised bike looks goods but IMHO is priced at a premium. I recently posted details of an 08 model for sale with the same km's for 3K more. Everything depends, of course, on condition, market forces and whether you really want it (in which case you would pay anything in any event).

If it was me and I had a dispassionate decision to make - I would offer about 37K
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #131 on: November 17, 2009, 11:22:00 am »
Ganja, that screen looks cool dude :thumleft:
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #132 on: November 17, 2009, 11:23:24 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o

Fair enough. You're the pro, Lecap. What you say on these matters is taken very seriously. Kykdaar and Horse agree. Seems like I'm in the minority here  :peepwall:


Boet, do not be too bothered with what I think. Everyone to their own. At the end of the day we just happy to ride such a lekker bike.

When we gonna have a DR run?
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #133 on: November 17, 2009, 11:26:04 am »
Kykdaar would you mind posting some recent pics of your bike ? Also is this a good deal :

http://www.junkmail.co.za/v-pretoria-motor-mail-motorcycling-suzuki-dr-650-se-2007-8000km-QZQYCatQX0572QYRgnQX0002QYAdQXF79755QYEdQX200935

Looks good to me  :mwink:

Sidetrack, will take a few photies and post, but of what aspects - are you interested in the mods on the bike?

The advertised bike looks goods but IMHO is priced at a premium. I recently posted details of an 08 model for sale with the same km's for 3K more. Everything depends, of course, on condition, market forces and whether you really want it (in which case you would pay anything in any event).

If it was me and I had a dispassionate decision to make - I would offer about 37K

Been on there for a while so I'm sure he will jump at 37K. Yep would like to see the mods on the bike, side pic would be cool  :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #134 on: November 17, 2009, 11:30:36 am »
Never bothered with performance mods on my DR's. If I want a performance bike I buy a KTM. I would not sacrifice the DR's legendary reliability and longevity for the thrill of a few extra hp. Seen too many modded & perished DRZ's recently :o

Fair enough. You're the pro, Lecap. What you say on these matters is taken very seriously. Kykdaar and Horse agree. Seems like I'm in the minority here  :peepwall:


Boet, do not be too bothered with what I think. Everyone to their own. At the end of the day we just happy to ride such a lekker bike.

When we gonna have a DR run?

I let my learner's lapse Kd, so I have to rewrite it and get my drivers now. Gotta get that out of the way first! I'm keen to ride with you okes sometime - maybe early next year - when I'm legal??



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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #135 on: November 17, 2009, 12:21:09 pm »

When we gonna have a DR run?

You like to  :pot:  hey... seen a few threads proposing brand specific runs in the past...  :mwink: to hell with them...I'm keen  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #136 on: November 17, 2009, 12:57:45 pm »
I think they brand rides are a nice idea, lots of opportunity to shoot the breeze about the (other) love of your life  :mwink: - compare mods, etc, etc.

It's also a nice equaliser - shows who's got the best skill. Me - I'm a mountainbiker with above average MTB skills - but who is way out of his depth on the dr. I never get close to the Zook's limits.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #137 on: November 17, 2009, 01:01:32 pm »
Hey sidetrack

Is that second quote in your profile (Tuco) from the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western classic?? (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly). If so, kudos on your excellent taste  :thumleft:

Edit: I googled the quote and found it is a quote from the Mexican rogue, Tuco. Nice one sidetrack!!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #138 on: November 17, 2009, 01:49:53 pm »
Okay, here are a few pics (please excuse the messed-up garage) that shows my mods
to date -

Rear luggage rack (DR Monster Luggage rack (TM))  - Blazes;

Side luggage rack (to take Dirtbagz) - Groenie;

12 V plug and cables - Groenie;

Pooratech Bashplate - Blazes;

Barkbusters (DR specific) - ChrisL;

Kappa K660 screen (was on the bike when I got it) - Topbox?

IMS 19 L tank (was on the bike when I got it) - Loxton Suzuki?

Still must get -

Wide footpegs - Runner and co

Handle bar raisers / protaper bars - ?









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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #139 on: November 17, 2009, 02:20:55 pm »
Looking good, thanks for sharing  :thumleft: Bit of a mission finding them second hand especially from dealers  :-\
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