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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #200 on: November 24, 2009, 09:01:25 am »
Inprgress:  did you ever find out what was causing your starter to shriek?   this morning mine was also making strange noises...

This bikes starter started to shriek at about 15000km. Always has been like that for something like five years and 50000km (?) now. The noise is definitely caused by the starter clutch but it seems as if it does not really cause issues ???
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #201 on: November 24, 2009, 09:30:45 am »
Inprgress:  did you ever find out what was causing your starter to shriek?   this morning mine was also making strange noises...

This bikes starter started to shriek at about 15000km. Always has been like that for something like five years and 50000km (?) now. The noise is definitely caused by the starter clutch but it seems as if it does not really cause issues ???

mine started at 13000km.   but it's only if the bike is cold.   you say it causes no issues,  so I'll sleep well again.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #202 on: November 24, 2009, 09:31:16 am »
Hagar:  keep us up to date on the carb.   
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #203 on: November 24, 2009, 09:33:18 am »
Inprgress:  did you ever find out what was causing your starter to shriek?   this morning mine was also making strange noises...

This bikes starter started to shriek at about 15000km. Always has been like that for something like five years and 50000km (?) now. The noise is definitely caused by the starter clutch but it seems as if it does not really cause issues ???

mine started at 13000km.   but it's only if the bike is cold.   you say it causes no issues,  so I'll sleep well again.

No issues on mine - standing at 15000km currently.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #204 on: November 28, 2009, 11:27:17 am »
Well, seems my bike ran perfectly fine with said switch on the side of the carb unplugged. I, meaning me as well, haven't pushed the bike real hard to see what happens, but without that switch on the carb it seems all hunkydory.

The noise from the starter/starter clutch isn't an issue and doesn't seem to affect anything whatsoever, except my need for all things to be quiet.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #205 on: November 28, 2009, 11:34:22 am »
Wow I'll be doing some reading here. I'm getting my DR next week. My oh my but time can seem to go sooo slowly sometimes  :biggrin:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #206 on: November 28, 2009, 02:39:37 pm »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #207 on: November 28, 2009, 05:27:05 pm »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #208 on: November 28, 2009, 11:30:20 pm »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

what was the longest stretch you rode her for?   amazingly I find the DR a bit more comfy than the KLR....
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #209 on: November 30, 2009, 07:04:40 am »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

Yip - I stand regularly, just to keep monkey butt at bay. I've ridden 600 km stretches at a time. You can get around the seat issue quite easily - just by resting your butt regularly. The dr is still the perfect bike for me. Rugged, lowish, light and flickable.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #210 on: November 30, 2009, 07:05:34 am »
Wow I'll be doing some reading here. I'm getting my DR next week. My oh my but time can seem to go sooo slowly sometimes  :biggrin:

Congrats!! You'll love her, I'm sure  :thumleft:

Check out the MASSIVE dr650 thread on advrider. Some of the regular contributors from the US and OZ really know their stuff!       

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295&page=1969
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #211 on: November 30, 2009, 07:28:39 am »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

In my case it is probably stupidity :biggrin:

Did a trip to Dullstroom yesterday - 540km for the day. Was good :thumleft:

So Adventurer, what is your impressions of our beloved DR. Please share.   
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #212 on: November 30, 2009, 07:30:36 am »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

In my case it is probably stupidity :biggrin:

Did a trip to Dullstroom yesterday - 540km for the day. Was good :thumleft:

So Adventurer, what is your impressions of our beloved DR. Please share.   

I was going to ask the same thing KD  :D
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #213 on: November 30, 2009, 07:36:41 am »
Ok, the DR650 has gone back, must say, to ride that thing far, you must be one TUUUFFF MOFO!

....or STUPID MOFO  ;D

Most I have done in one go is about 550km...used an airhawk so the wind was worse than the seat
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #214 on: November 30, 2009, 05:19:58 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=36776.0

Thats the most I have ever done on my DR :pot: :pot: :deal:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #215 on: November 30, 2009, 05:40:05 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=36776.0

Thats the most I have ever done on my DR :pot: :pot: :deal:


OK ... you win  ;D Nice skidplate, btw. Where did you get it?? And the can - looks very similar to mine.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #216 on: December 01, 2009, 03:11:05 pm »

The Mikuni pumper card mod, available from procycle in the US, includes a range of jetting options for different altitudes. So you probably will get a slight power increase, in fact. But the big bonus I've read about online is the improved delivery across the rev range - allowing for power wheelies (if you're that way inclined) or lofting the front wheel over a log, etc (more my mission). This also negates the need for gearing changes as the bike won't bog down on low speed, technical trails.

Oh, and in case you're wondering ... no, I don't work for procycle  :biggrin:

Try Stefan Hessler for this carb, he is a DR expert and it's a bit cheaper than the R6K you mentioned from the US: http://www.hessler-motorsport.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=712&XTCsid=7b26bd5b98123e98a270385ab500e48e
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #217 on: December 02, 2009, 11:19:28 am »
OK ... you win  ;D Nice skidplate, btw. Where did you get it?? And the can - looks very similar to mine.
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Made it myself :deal:,3mm aluminium,got sum1 to weld it for me on both sides,max ground clearance,Im well happy :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #218 on: December 02, 2009, 11:21:08 am »
Have my own custom Rear-luggage rack designed at Waterjet,gonna fit it tomorrow and will post soon!! :pot: :pot:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #219 on: December 02, 2009, 06:54:43 pm »
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Made it myself :deal:,3mm aluminium,got sum1 to weld it for me on both sides,max ground clearance,Im well happy :thumleft:

Good job!!!
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