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Offline GaiasGuardian

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3740 on: January 05, 2016, 11:42:14 am »
Morning guys, juwt want to thank all the guys on here that helped me with technical tips over the last couple of months. Thanks for tolerating all my stupid questions and and me being so clueless.

Anyway, exciting stuff, standing on 290km now on my IMS tank without going over into reserve!

Couldn't be more happy with my jetting. Spot on and I'm stoked to bits
You aren't riding fast enough!

The 290 km is not acceptable!

Good to hear you're enjoying the DR!

What carb/jet setting and mods did you end up with? Confirm you're at the coast?


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3741 on: January 05, 2016, 09:14:21 pm »
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The 290 km is not acceptable!

Agreed!!  :laughing4:

I've gone into reserve twice on one trip  :imaposer: Third time in the middle of nowhere was a bit of a heart stopper, but I'd only forgotten to open the petcock after (yet another) fall :P

Let me know if want to increase your distance. I'm feeling cocky after my recent adventures, and I can probably organise us some babysitters experienced riding companions  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3742 on: January 06, 2016, 06:32:52 am »
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The 290 km is not acceptable!

Agreed!!  :laughing4:

I've gone into reserve twice on one trip  :imaposer: Third time in the middle of nowhere was a bit of a heart stopper, but I'd only forgotten to open the petcock after (yet another) fall :P

Let me know if want to increase your distance. I'm feeling cocky after my recent adventures, and I can probably organise us some babysitters experienced riding companions  :imaposer:
Hi Ri, did you go out on Sunday?

Went past a whole group of riders standing next to the road by the Wind generators. Looked like so much fun!
 

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« Reply #3743 on: January 06, 2016, 06:43:31 am »
Had such a nice ride on Sunday but ran out of gravel roads that I know about.

Not my proudest moment, but got to roost 3 incredibly arrogant joggers! Moment of great satisfaction in my life!
 

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« Reply #3744 on: January 06, 2016, 10:44:36 am »

Hi Ri, did you go out on Sunday?

Went past a whole group of riders standing next to the road by the Wind generators. Looked like so much fun!

Hi GG, no I didn't ride on Sunday. It could've been Kodgehopper, he said he was taking a group of newbie adventure riders over Highlands, and he usually combines that with the gravel to the wind generators.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3745 on: January 12, 2016, 09:01:37 pm »
Looking for a complete rear wheel - or just the hub for a DR650SE.
want to do a 18" conversion...
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3746 on: January 14, 2016, 11:16:29 am »
Elloo Superduper Mr Fox wil a Hub work from a Suzuki XF650 will take a photo this afternoon
Hou die Tyres op die Grondpad...
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3747 on: January 14, 2016, 12:10:12 pm »
Elloo Superduper Mr Fox wil a Hub work from a Suzuki XF650 will take a photo this afternoon

I think the rear hub and actually the whole rear wheel of the DR650SE and XF650 is the same besides the XF's painted rim.. Unlike the front which has the disc on the other side and is 19" vs. 21"
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3748 on: January 20, 2016, 04:22:20 pm »
How to remove a DR650 Carburator

Remove side panels
Remove seat
Remove pipes to fuel tank.
Remove fuel tank.
Cover bike and go inside, drink coffee while waiting for rain to stop.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3749 on: January 20, 2016, 10:14:29 pm »
Elloo Superduper Mr Fox wil a Hub work from a Suzuki XF650 will take a photo this afternoon

Thanks!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3750 on: January 21, 2016, 07:38:59 am »
Hi Guys,

Anybody fitted a 140/80 rear on their DR?
I ask because there is a 140/80 (Michelin?)at Craigs Parow for R600.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3751 on: January 21, 2016, 08:59:53 am »
Hi Guys,

Anybody fitted a 140/80 rear on their DR?
I ask because there is a 140/80 (Michelin?)at Craigs Parow for R600.


When I bought my DR second hand it came with a Mitas E-07 140/80. Didn't have any problems with rubbing on frame, but that might not be true for other manufacturers. That rim was also not designed to take such a fat tyre and will squeeze it.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3752 on: January 21, 2016, 09:49:11 am »
Hi Guys,

Anybody fitted a 140/80 rear on their DR?
I ask because there is a 140/80 (Michelin?)at Craigs Parow for R600.


When I bought my DR second hand it came with a Mitas E-07 140/80. Didn't have any problems with rubbing on frame, but that might not be true for other manufacturers. That rim was also not designed to take such a fat tyre and will squeeze it.

not a DR though, but a friend of mine had a 140 on his KLR, breaking the bead was nearly impossible... and this all while he was stranded on the side of the road, ended up getting assistance from a good Samaritan but ended up cutting the tyre off the rim...
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3753 on: January 21, 2016, 10:09:46 am »
Hi Guys,

Anybody fitted a 140/80 rear on their DR?
I ask because there is a 140/80 (Michelin?)at Craigs Parow for R600.


When I bought my DR second hand it came with a Mitas E-07 140/80. Didn't have any problems with rubbing on frame, but that might not be true for other manufacturers. That rim was also not designed to take such a fat tyre and will squeeze it.

not a DR though, but a friend of mine had a 140 on his KLR, breaking the bead was nearly impossible... and this all while he was stranded on the side of the road, ended up getting assistance from a good Samaritan but ended up cutting the tyre off the rim...

The 140's on the KLR are more problematic as you will after careful investigation learn that all the guys who claim it does fit have the rear wheel fitted skew to prevent the tire from eating its way through the chain guard. (Even some 130 rear tires do this on the KLR when fitted straight). Fitting the rear skew causes the bike to "crab walk" which in turn causes awkward handling in turns (similar to twisted forks). The bike will fall into one turn whilst it will resist turning the other way. You will also get unusual lateral wear on your drive chain sprockets caused by the misalignment.

Besides being difficult to fit and unseat there are a number of additional reasons why you should NOT fit tires wider than what is recommended. The tires carcass gets forced into a more bulged shape. This and the narrower contact patch will result in more heat and more wear and could possibly lead to delamination and catastrophic tire failure.
The fitted wider tire will also have a larger diameter which alters the steering geometry of the bike. On some bikes (XR650L) the fitment of an excessively wide rear tire leads to handling problems and steering instability.

The only thing which as far as I know would not be an issue on the DR650SE is lateral clearance.

All in all I don't think it's worthwhile to go for a 140 rear tire just because it's cheap.
As far as my experience reaches it's fine to use the much more readily available 130/80x17 instead of the OEM 120/90x17
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3754 on: January 21, 2016, 12:09:08 pm »
Hi Guys,

Anybody fitted a 140/80 rear on their DR?
I ask because there is a 140/80 (Michelin?)at Craigs Parow for R600.
I have found that the Dunlop D606 130 is actually wider than a Michelin T63 130.

The T63 130 is closer to a 120 width.

My friend had a TKC 140 on his DR. No clearance issues.

Just my personal experience.




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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3755 on: February 02, 2016, 03:24:11 pm »
Anybody know where i can get front and rear sprockets (525 ) chain? i dont want to go 520 because of the output shaft spline wear issue as well as durability.....
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3756 on: February 02, 2016, 03:33:12 pm »
Anybody know where i can get front and rear sprockets (525 ) chain? i dont want to go 520 because of the output shaft spline wear issue as well as durability.....
Suzook agents dont reply with a quote... Dont want to order from overseas.

Give runner a call, got a front sprocket from him chop chop!!!!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3757 on: February 02, 2016, 03:36:27 pm »
Anybody know where i can get front and rear sprockets (525 ) chain? i dont want to go 520 because of the output shaft spline wear issue as well as durability.....
Suzook agents dont reply with a quote... Dont want to order from overseas.

Give runner a call, got a front sprocket from him chop chop!!!!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3758 on: February 02, 2016, 09:44:58 pm »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3759 on: February 09, 2016, 09:05:33 pm »
During December and January, I finally managed to sneak into the back door of the SSS.
The little blue steed is not too happy though, and there has been a few niggles.
Firstly, the bike would die if I turned the handle bar left at low speed, such as when I pulled into a parking area. This turned out to be due to the choke cable being routed wrongly, each time I turned the handle, the choke was pulled open and the bike died. Easy enough to fix, but this led to another problem. Now the bike would not run smoothly unless I opened the choke a bit. If not, the bike would cut out even at high speed cruising on the highway. I decided to check the carb, and thus removed the carb from the bike. The first part, removing the piece of plastic at the top, turned out to be quite difficult, as the screws were tightened much too tight. I got them loose though, and checked that everthing at the top looked OK.
I then tried the float bowl screws. These two screws took me 3 weeks to get out, something I only managed tonight. So now begins the big clean, checking which jets the carb has in, and finding out why the bike is cutting out at high speed.
After that will come the easy stuff, like front forks and new tyres.
And hopefully, after that, I will have a little blue bike that will take me across the country as reliably as my KLR did for so many years.
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