Eddie's random adventures and DR650 build thread

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  • #5188

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Got out for a ride again yesterday and did Ohiniwai Road followed by Waiti Road.

    The first time I did Ohiniwai Road was in the dark so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in daylight yesterday, it’s quite scenic. I’ve added some pics to the Ohiniwai Road page.

    #5358

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Garage time tonight, it had been suggested that my bike was running lean, which I could easily believe so I pulled the needle out of the FCR39 and dropped it one position to raise the needle slightly. The needle was on the 3rd clip down with a .5mm spacer washer under that, and I shifted it to the 4th clip, keeping the spacer there also.

    I also need to get a gasket so I can fix my leaking Cam Chain Tensioner

    #5361

    awa355
    Participant
    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I was in Mitre 10 here in Te A yesterday and saw a brand range of tools on display. Among them was a packaged pair of tyre levers about 40cm long. They were labeled ‘Motorcycle Tyre Levers’. All the branded tools had blue packaging. Will have another look next time.

    #5362

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @oldone said:
    I was in Mitre 10 here in Te A yesterday and saw a brand range of tools on display. Among them was a packaged pair of tyre levers about 40cm long. They were labeled ‘Motorcycle Tyre Levers’. All the branded tools had blue packaging. Will have another look next time.

    I have 2 sets of tyre levers, one set is fairly solid and straight with a hook on the end and the others end in a spoon shape. The spoon shaped tyre levers are a million times better. One set destroys the tyre on removing, the other set removes the tyre whole.

    #5363

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Took the bike for a spin yesterday with the raised needle. It’s removed the backfiring on deceleration and smoothed out the power delivery all the way through, especially at lower revs so it looks like @facebook-michael-eastwood1 was right.

    My cam chain tensioner gasket is on it’s way so I’m thinking while I’m doing that I might pull the exhaust and the carb and fit a 150 main jet as I’m currently running a 145, and finish off removing the exhaust header weld now that I have a dremel as when i first did it I left a bit in there.

    #5384

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The first bits have arrived for a bit of a birthday for the bike

    #5411

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    A 150 jet for an FCR39 carb, is that a DJ 150 or do I need a Keihin one?

    @nordieboy?

    #5413

    NordieBoy
    Participant
    • Location: Wakefield, Nelson
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Sounds like genuine Keihin.

    #5439

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Starting on the DR’s big birthday today seeing as it’s not riding weather outside.

    Chain and Sprockets
    Oil and Filter
    Cam Chain tensioner gasket
    150 main jet for the FCR39 carb
    Knobbly tyre

    Plus I’ll be making some tuning changes to the pumper setup in the FCR39 carb to change how that kicks in.
    Clean the airfilter.
    Raise the front forks through the clamps by about a cm to match changes made to the rear shock setup recently.
    Remove part of my makeshift screen.
    Grind down the remainder of the exhaust weld now that I have a dremel.

    #5441

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The chain was POKED!

    The front sprocket was fairly hooked as well

    The rear sprocket was starting to hook but it’s actually done about 10,000km less than the front sprocket.

    #5498

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I’ve been plugging away at things over the past few days and got a few things sorted.

    Chain and Sprockets – Old ones removed but still some cleaning up to do before the new ones go on
    Oil and Filter
    Cam Chain tensioner gasket – Done
    150 main jet for the FCR39 carb -Done
    Knobbly tyre -Done

    Plus I’ll be making some tuning changes to the pumper setup in the FCR39 carb to change how that kicks in. – Done
    Clean the airfilter.
    Raise the front forks through the clamps by about a cm to match changes made to the rear shock setup recently. – Done
    Remove part of my makeshift screen. – Done
    Grind down the remainder of the exhaust weld now that I have a dremel. – Done

    Thanks to @david-goodwin the rear tyre is now fitted to the rim but I haven’t yet put it back on the bike, Jennifer’s DR250 also now has a more gravel friendly rear tyre fitted that we got from @Dean Saunders a little while ago in exchange for a tyre we have that didn’t fit any of our current bikes.

    The cam chain tensioner is done, the old gasket was a b*tch to get off, it took longer to scrape the old gasket off that it did to do the entire rest of the job including removing the exhaust header and oil lines etc.

    #5500

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I also checked the valve clearances seeing as I had the valve covers of to find TDC, one exhaust valve was a little tight but the other was ok, and both inlet valves were ok.

    Seeing as I had the header pipe off I gave that a good sand with some wet and dry and hit it with a coat of UHT paint as the original finish was quite chipped. I’ll probably do another coat on that before it goes back on.

    #5538

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    My sidecar buddy

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @eddieb said:
    I’ve been plugging away at things over the past few days and got a few things sorted.

    Chain and Sprockets – Done
    Oil and Filter – Done
    Cam Chain tensioner gasket – Done
    150 main jet for the FCR39 carb -Done
    Knobbly tyre -Done

    Plus I’ll be making some tuning changes to the pumper setup in the FCR39 carb to change how that kicks in. – Done
    Clean the airfilter.
    Raise the front forks through the clamps by about a cm to match changes made to the rear shock setup recently. – Done
    Remove part of my makeshift screen. – Done
    Grind down the remainder of the exhaust weld now that I have a dremel. – Done

    All done, and the header was repainted while it was off, though it seems the ‘High temperature paint’ I was sold isn’t high enough as it’s all bubbling off and the heat shield was repainted.

    I found a bit of gunk on the magnetic sump plug when I removed it, how worried should I be?

    #8239

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @roodyblues was nice enough to give me a version of the DR650 $6 Windscreen after the Central Plateau ride.

    I did a test run with it a few weeks ago and found it worked pretty well however I got a bit of turbulence. Listing myself up about 2cm meant the helmet was in clear air so I’m going to take 2cm off the top and see how that goes.

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