- Adventure Modifications
- DR650 Engine / Transmission Rebuild
- Suzuki DR650
- Potential problems to be aware of
Adventure ModificationsThe Suzuki DR is a long-standing model in Suzuki's lineup, introduced in as a replacement for the DR model. It has a 13 L fuel tank. This kit provides some much needed protection for both you and your big DR. Handguards and deflectors protect your hands while the skid plate and Case Armor will cover your baby's soft externals. Yes, plastic! This is a product from our friends at Acerbis. Ultra tough injection molded reinforced composite. It's twice as thick as a metal skid plate but is only half the weight. Plastic glides over rocks and roots better than aluminum. It also reflects less engine noise. Full coverage, mounts to existing threaded holes at the rear of the frame. These plates are made from 4mm thick aluminum because the extreme abrasion and impact resistance for the full weight of the bike and the rider. This means no more trying to hold clamps in place when you take you skid plate off for oil changes or cleaning. Easy off, easy on. All necessary hardware is included in the kit. The plate has foam or rubber wherever there is contact with the frame. This is one of the toughest skid plates we've got. The rear mounting bolts are fully recessed for protection. A welded block protects the bolt heads from being bashed and rounded from obstructions. Rubber isolators between the plate and the frame at these two bolt locations help to eliminate vibrations and keep noise down. Front mounts clamp around the frame for a solid connection. The right side of the plate extends up to cover the oil filter and unbolts from the skid plate for easy filter changes. This skid plate has a black textured powder coat finish for great looks and durability. Includes stainless steel hardware. Pat Walsh Designs have improved their skid plates.
DR650 Engine / Transmission Rebuild
Discussion in ' Thumpers ' started by rchMar 14, Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Dismiss Notice. Become a site supporter for a free shirt and ad free viewing. Removing the clutch allowed me to see the issue. The output shaft bearing is toast. There were small pieces of it in the bottom of the cases. So far, I have not found any other signs of damage. The PO said he shut down the bike soon after hearing the noises, thankfully! I have taken down the engine as far as I can without a rotor removal tool which I ordered from ProCycle. I can't see if there are any issues with gears yet but I thought I'd come here and ask a few questions: 1. Since I am splitting the cases, should I just replace all the bearings and seals, or only what I need? What do I use to clean the components with, like the clutch plates, to ensure I get rid of all the metallic soaked oil? Should I use something different for the cases than I do the valve cover? Should I replace all the screws like the ones holding the neutral safety switch with stainless allen bolts? A few of them I will have to replace. Blue loctite? How far should I take the rebuild since I have the entire motor apart? What should I know that I don't? Where's the best place to buy parts? I will post up some pics in a few and will continue to take them along the way for anyone interested in killing time looking at them! Joined: Nov 19, Oddometer: 6, Location: N. Also how many miles on the engine?
With a glance at the DR S from Suzuki and you might just dismiss it as an enduro bike. That would be doing it an injustice. When I mentioned that I was looking at the DRS, two comments that folks made over and over was it has a small fuel tank and the seat sucks. For the price, if you have to throw on some accessories to make it your own, you are still getting an inexpensive ride. The bike has no electronics, which is a double-edged sword. Seat height is a lofty Suzuki has an accessories kit to drop the seat 1. The DRS definitely weighs in at the bottom of the range for true dual-sport machines at pounds, wet. A single-downtube, double-cradle frame made from tubular stock with a rectangular downtube gets things started in the right light? Not quite the same as a proper skidplate available as an accessorybut better than nothing, and certainly a better arrangement than a stressed-engine frame design that leaves the engine well exposed and vulnerable to terrain strikes. Stock ground clearance is Suspension height at both ends may be lowered through the use of an accessories kit, necessarily with a concurrent reduction in seat height and ground clearance. The suspension itself is definitely set up with true off-road work in mind, and the DRS is not a soccer-mom equivalent. Suspension travel is right at In an effort to increase the effectiveness of the suspension, Suzuki runs lightweight brake discs and hollow axles to help keep unsprung weight to a minimum, and reduce the amount of work the shocks have to do in order to keep the wheels on the ground. A twin-piston front caliper binds a mm front disc, not exactly the biggest disc available, but rather large by off-road standards. I expect this is to provide adequate braking effort on paved roads with greater available traction than you find on the dirt, and this keeps the DR from being just a dressed-up dirt bike. Another dual-pot caliper acts on the mm rear disc to complete the brakes, and the lack of ABS or brake-linking keeps the operation simple and honest. At 21 inches, the front wheel is definitely sized for serious off-road riding where large diameter front wheels are desirable, and arguably necessary. A inch rim brings up the rear, and both wheels run an aluminum rim and hub with stainless-steel spokes. For years, off-road riders have preferred laced wheels for the extra give they provide, and Suzuki gives riders what they want at the hoops.
Discussion in ' Thumpers ' started by OzPupMar 30, Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Dismiss Notice. Become a site supporter for a free shirt and ad free viewing. The Myth of DR Reliability? OzPupMar 30, But the more i research it, the more troubled I am by the number of issues that seam to be prevalent. Failures of cush drive bearings Premature carb wear etc etc. A few of these issues aren't just anoying but quite possibly fatal. I understand that every bike has its issues, but is the DRs reputation of being as reliable as a hammer a myth? They are fine. Poor grease from the factory is very common on a lot of brands. Wheel bearings are a consumable, and as long as you replace them with a quality bearing they are fine, and that is the first I have heard of carb wear, I knew the Adv carb parts wear pretty badly I had to replace my needle at Klms, and slide was pretty badly worn at 65and they run the same carb, but that isn't something that suddenly lets go as far as I know. The DR is a very common bike on ADVrider, so you are going to hear a lot of good and bad stories about them. KLR s also get quite a few good and bad stories, once again because they are so prolific on the site. I personally don't own one, and have only owned an earlier 91 model DR Oh and I own a KTM, apparently that makes a difference to my trustworthiness. ADV Sponsors. I've had lots of big singles,most lose bots,couldn't keep the engine in my Gilera frame! Joined: Dec 23, Oddometer: 7, Maggot12Mar 30, Joined: Feb 21, Oddometer: 18, Location: Canada's ocean playground. Interweb overload Just get the dam bike and ride the shit out of it. Maintain it, if it breaks, fix it, and keep riding. I don't even own a DR. SchmokelMar 30, Joined: Jun 29, Oddometer: 17, Location: Up. And to the right.