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Offline Dux

Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4020 on: October 28, 2020, 10:30:39 am »
I have just repaired the second DR with burnt exhaust valve , admittedly both bikes close to 100 000km , but also in both cases valve clearance checks had been neglected , so make sure they are checked regularly .

Should be common sense Ouboet.

But as we all know, common sense is no longer very common.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4021 on: December 27, 2020, 07:17:20 am »
Howzit Guys I am officially a DR650 owner
2010 model that had front end damage that was repaired by a mate. Odometer was damaged in accident so not sure of milage. But accident was in 2013 so bike been sitting for 7 years.
The odometer we found ofv another bike says 56000km.
Has anyone ever turned one of these clocks back?

What oil recommendations do you all have?




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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4022 on: December 27, 2020, 10:01:52 pm »
Howzit Guys I am officially a DR650 owner
2010 model that had front end damage that was repaired by a mate. Odometer was damaged in accident so not sure of milage. But accident was in 2013 so bike been sitting for 7 years.
The odometer we found ofv another bike says 56000km.
Has anyone ever turned one of these clocks back?

What oil recommendations do you all have?




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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4023 on: December 28, 2020, 11:23:19 am »
More like R27000 - R30000 budget for me 
So die een is uit? ;) :peepwall:

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Look at all the changes listen in the description, among others, it's got Wilbers rear shock and RM forks.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4024 on: January 02, 2021, 09:17:33 am »
Re. the oil Question. I use Bell Ray Thumper in my DR650, but any good quality wet clutch compatible 4T oil  in the 10W40 range will do.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4025 on: January 03, 2021, 10:06:15 pm »
Hi all just got a use IMS tank when installing I saw that I was missing one tank rubber mount. As shown below.

Anyone got a spare?
Or tried And tested DIY replacement ideas.

I'll check with local agents tomorrow but really don't want to wait for a part I'm on leave this week and want tank on ASAP.

Next question :
The vacume port on carb needs a cap. Where do I get these from?
Or what's best DIY method?

Advice greatly appreciated.





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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4026 on: January 04, 2021, 07:39:48 am »
Have a look on the floor in the area where you removed the stock tank.

The rubber falls out easily when you remove the tank.

I might have one. Not at home currently.

Regarding the vacuum blank off. I used a short piece of rubber fuel house, filled/sealed the one end with silicon, and pressed it over the vacuum port on the carb.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4027 on: January 08, 2021, 12:42:10 pm »
In my case I used a short length of rubber hose, one end on the carb, other end I put a bolt in with clamp around. I suppose any short piece of rod that had the same inner diameter as the tube will work
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4028 on: January 08, 2021, 05:00:40 pm »
In my case I used a short length of rubber hose, one end on the carb, other end I put a bolt in with clamp around. I suppose any short piece of rod that had the same inner diameter as the tube will work
I made one from silicone hose. Melted then clamped with vice. Seems pretty solid.



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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4029 on: January 08, 2021, 07:17:32 pm »
Where does this need to go?

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4030 on: January 08, 2021, 07:59:00 pm »
Where does this need to go?

Clearly I don't work on my own bikes :-[. but always happy to learn new things.
On the vacume port on the carb


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4031 on: January 09, 2021, 07:00:25 pm »
Some versions of the carb has that already closed off if I recall correctly (long story, but I've been through 3)
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4032 on: January 25, 2021, 07:27:33 am »
Question, why would you blank off the vacuum of the carb? Don't you need airflow there to allow the slide to move freely?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4033 on: January 25, 2021, 07:32:17 am »
Question, why would you blank off the vacuum of the carb? Don't you need airflow there to allow the slide to move freely?
As part of the instilation of the larger IMS tank the Instructions say to remove the vacume pipe that connects to stock tank. There is still the secondary breather filter pipe letting air in so slide still works fine.


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4034 on: January 26, 2021, 12:16:27 pm »
Hi guys, I need some advice on oil for the Dr. I use Total quartz 7000 10 w 40 on my car and there is always enough left to do the Dr but I am not sure of its compatibility with the clutch. Inputs will be appreciated.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4035 on: January 26, 2021, 02:41:56 pm »
Hi guys, I need some advice on oil for the Dr. I use Total quartz 7000 10 w 40 on my car and there is always enough left to do the Dr but I am not sure of its compatibility with the clutch. Inputs will be appreciated.

Don't use car oil, you will stuff up the clutch, got that T-shirt. Best oil I found was Castrol Actevo, used in all my bikes.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4036 on: January 26, 2021, 03:11:57 pm »
Hi guys, I need some advice on oil for the Dr. I use Total quartz 7000 10 w 40 on my car and there is always enough left to do the Dr but I am not sure of its compatibility with the clutch. Inputs will be appreciated.

My manual says SAE 10W40 API SE, SF or SG.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4037 on: January 26, 2021, 07:24:43 pm »
Hi guys, I need some advice on oil for the Dr. I use Total quartz 7000 10 w 40 on my car and there is always enough left to do the Dr but I am not sure of its compatibility with the clutch. Inputs will be appreciated.

Don't use car oil, you will stuff up the clutch, got that T-shirt. Best oil I found was Castrol Actevo, used in all my bikes.

Agree 500% , Actevo is cheap , clutch plates not , unfortunately a lot of the car oils have friction modifiers which will destroy your clutch plates
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4038 on: January 27, 2021, 10:10:39 am »
Thanks for the input so far guys, the dellema is as Frankmac states, the quartz 7000 complies with the manual but does not seem to be Jaso rated. I Will err on the safe side and stick to activo, just a pity about the wasted oil though. For the oil cos that is great because after all the profit is made on what is left on the plate.  :xxbah: :biggrin:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4039 on: January 27, 2021, 10:12:15 am »
Hi guys, I need some advice on oil for the Dr. I use Total quartz 7000 10 w 40 on my car and there is always enough left to do the Dr but I am not sure of its compatibility with the clutch. Inputs will be appreciated.

Don't use car oil, you will stuff up the clutch, got that T-shirt. Best oil I found was Castrol Actevo, used in all my bikes.

Agree 500% , Actevo is cheap , clutch plates not , unfortunately a lot of the car oils have friction modifiers which will destroy your clutch plates
Dux would Shell Advance AX7 10W40 or 15W50 be just as good? On a 250 aircooled quad would you say 15W50 is better than 10W40? It does slow work from time to time and then it gets hot!!
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