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The DR650 thread
« on: November 20, 2008, 04:00:28 pm »
To thank my brilliant DR for the km's of great riding it's given me, I have compiled the following list for people looking for DR information.
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Post a pic of your DR Here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=27400.0

Workshop manual is no longer here :
History of the DR : http://suzukicycles.org/DR-series/DR650.shtml
Motorcycle USA shootout is here http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=7039&Page=1
Bigger tanks. Pics of IMS 4.9 gallon tank (thats about 19 L), Clarke 16L, Aqualine 25L, and some monster tank that holds 38L  from www.off-the-road.de : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20891.0
DR650 Wiki : http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Wilddog threads:
LuckyStrikers bottomless thread (14 plus pages of living with and pimping a DR) : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=11256.0
LuckyStrikers Report and pimp guide : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=16198.0
WD discussion on above (where I got the link) is here : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=23383.0
One year on a DR 650 SE by LeCap : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=23390.0
How to make a Tooltube by WanaBee : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=22364.0
ClrScr compiled this list of DR resources in the "Bashplate" thread : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20729.msg350043#msg350043
How to fit a GSXR-1000 tailpipe to a DR650SE : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20385.0
IceCreamman wasn't happy with his new bikes gearbox : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20353.0
One day ClrScr's DR refused to be put in the garage, it was the clutch engagement switch : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=18071.0
Some general info and website links : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=18946.0
DR servicing and getting the magneto cover off : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=15367.0
Lowering a DR : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=17296.0
Whats wrong with a DR650 thread : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=10207.20
Power/torque discussion : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=15988.0
DR650 gear selection trouble : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=13334.0
What oils to use : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=15173.0
Adjusting the steering head bearings : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=16894.msg267470#msg267470
Yoshi Gixxer 1000 end can on a DR (with pics) : http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20385.0

Thumpertalk Threads:
Thumpertalk's DR dedicated sub-forum : http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41
DR650 FAQ's : http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=705043
Tyre comparison (Trailwings v KT966) : http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=518340

Advriders DR thread : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295

Enthusiasts:
American DR rider modifiaction list : http://mistyoak.org/dr650/dr650-index.html
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 04:12:52 pm »
u da man ...thanks
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 08:24:57 am »
You mentioned my one year DR650SE thread twice ;D
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 09:51:56 am »
Great thread  :thumleft:

 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 12:48:57 pm »
You mentioned my one year DR650SE thread twice ;D
Not anymore, thanks!
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 07:05:32 pm »
Nice one dr guys!

Lecap, Blikners et al:

What special tools should I order from zook for self service/breakdowns? Gear pullers etc??

BTW don't forget the advriders (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295)
and thumpertalk ( http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41)   threads!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 08:07:53 pm »
Great thanks jenks. I have added them.
LaCap is the tech man I will make my name gat if I start dishing out advice but I have done full services including valve clearance adjustment with the basic tools I have.
I've had no breakdowns but have spare cables, tyre levers, patches, a spare 4mm tube, master links etc that I take with me on longer trips together with the duct tape and pratley putty!

 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 08:40:57 am »
Nice one dr guys!

Lecap, Blikners et al:

What special tools should I order from zook for self service/breakdowns? Gear pullers etc??

BTW don't forget the advriders (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295)
and thumpertalk ( http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41)   threads!


Gear pullers ???

Besides the obvious spanners and sockets you should have the little Suzuki jobbie to hold the tappet screws. You can substitute a pair of nose pliers but the Suzuki tool is cheap and packs small. And a feeler gauge. That's it. (For very long trips or DIY servicing only)
Can't really help with stuff to take for breakdowns. Never broke down ;D
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 09:51:39 am »
Nice one dr guys!

Lecap, Blikners et al:

What special tools should I order from zook for self service/breakdowns? Gear pullers etc??

BTW don't forget the advriders (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295)
and thumpertalk ( http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41)   threads!


Gear pullers ???

Sorry Lecap, I'm being a twatwaffle.  :lamer:

When I say breakdown, I mean stripping. I bought the good ol dr because I want to be able to do all the mechanical myself - including pulling the clutch basket and tranny refurb when she gets old. Apparently specialist tools required for engine stripping. I was just wondering what special tools I should order for that type of work. I want to get the stuff before Zook updates the dr.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 11:14:08 am »
Just curious - have you heard rumours about Suzuki updating the DR?
If so I hope they don't mess with it to much, or make it look like Toby's "my first bike" toys!
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 01:23:26 pm »
Just curious - have you heard rumours about Suzuki updating the DR?
If so I hope they don't mess with it to much, or make it look like Toby's "my first bike" toys!


I really hope they leave this bike alone!!

There was some chatter a few days ago on advrider's thread that Zook had wanted to upgrade the dr before sales went through the roof about two years ago.  Just idle web speculation, nothing more!

Got a feeling value for money and capable bikes were back in vogue.

If Zook know what's good for them they'll leave the dr for us to upgrade and they could rather release a new model that takes-on the jerry f800gs and ktm690.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 05:47:34 pm »
You will ride a long time before needing pullers. Most likely clutch plates at around 60 000 km but they just slip out after unbolting the outside pressure plate. If it does not leak oil on the case or need a big end the bike should go a lifetime without splitting cases. I don't own a 650 but as with the 400 change oil regulary, your bike will thank you :)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 05:57:09 pm »
You will ride a long time before needing pullers. Most likely clutch plates at around 60 000 km but they just slip out after unbolting the outside pressure plate. If it does not leak oil on the case or need a big end the bike should go a lifetime without splitting cases. I don't own a 650 but as with the 400 change oil regulary, your bike will thank you :)

Yeah. But you never know - something could blow. Nice stuff to have just in case.

Re oil changes. I give her a new drink every 1000ks. She purrs like a kitten!! Stunning bike.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 08:04:19 am »
Hey Jenks , when u reqady to pull the trigger at procycle let me knw, maybe we can do a group buy an save some dinero
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 08:13:48 am »
Hey Jenks , when u reqady to pull the trigger at procycle let me knw, maybe we can do a group buy an save some dinero

will do. It'll only be early/mid next year. OK by you??

I want the pumper carb, emulators, maybe front fender, rack ... Eish the list goes on! Could cost 20K  :eek7: Depends on me selling my second house in April. Will let you know.
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2008, 08:22:24 am »
Hey Jenks , when u reqady to pull the trigger at procycle let me knw, maybe we can do a group buy an save some dinero

will do. It'll only be early/mid next year. OK by you??

I want the pumper carb, emulators, maybe front fender, rack ... Eish the list goes on! Could cost 20K  :eek7: Depends on me selling my second house in April. Will let you know.

sweet , no worries. i want some basic stuff, bashplate and the like.... i aint got that kinda dinero but would like that carb...it sure is sweet
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 09:35:33 am »
getting a set of knobblies and end cannister next ....

jenks, when u thinking of fabricating that bash plate ...  where in jhb are you?


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 11:26:00 am »
getting a set of knobblies and end cannister next ....

jenks, when u thinking of fabricating that bash plate ...  where in jhb are you?


(btw i am gruebane at advrider)

Yeah, worked that out ;)

I'm in Westdene, Jozi. You're in Randburg, if I remember correctly. I'm pm-ing you my cell number.

I'll give the BP a go this weekend. Always takes twice as long as one thinks to do this kinda stuff. I need to buy a heat gun for when I bend that steel.

BTW - Lecap et al - do I risk making the mild steel brittle by heating??

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 11:28:46 am »
getting a set of knobblies and end cannister next ....

jenks, when u thinking of fabricating that bash plate ...  where in jhb are you?


(btw i am gruebane at advrider)

Yeah, worked that out ;)

I'm in Westdene, Jozi. You're in Randburg, if I remember correctly. I'm pm-ing you my cell number.

I'll give the BP a go this weekend. Always takes twice as long as one thinks to do this kinda stuff. I need to buy a heat gun for when I bend that steel.

BTW - Lecap et al - do I risk making the mild steel brittle by heating??

Gracias



Sweet , i am in northriding ,randburg. ... happy to help with costs etc on this ... 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 11:38:03 am »
getting a set of knobblies and end cannister next ....

jenks, when u thinking of fabricating that bash plate ...  where in jhb are you?


(btw i am gruebane at advrider)

Yeah, worked that out ;)

I'm in Westdene, Jozi. You're in Randburg, if I remember correctly. I'm pm-ing you my cell number.

I'll give the BP a go this weekend. Always takes twice as long as one thinks to do this kinda stuff. I need to buy a heat gun for when I bend that steel.

BTW - Lecap et al - do I risk making the mild steel brittle by heating??

Gracias



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Cool. Let me do one and see how it works out.
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