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JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby spendango » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:26 pm

I have just bought a DR 650 ,haven't picked it up yet but it's an import that's been re reged 2007 ,kickstart only on it , i'm thinking around 1992 not the rse ,I was told today after i bought it that this model has a weak engine ??? any thoughts :tup:
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby BigBob » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:37 pm

I had a kick only Italian import DR650RS Djebel and a lot of fun it was too. About 1990 iirc.
Proper butch kick start, not for limp wristed girlies for sure. Just remember to kick it like you`re kicking a rapist off your mother ;) .
Anything less than 100% committed will see you in A&E with a serious leg injury. Fine once you get the hang of it. Helps being 6ft6 and 17st ;)
Nothing wrong with them at all. Just like a smaller Big without the s/clutch issues.
Remember to remove the sump plate and check the screen for shite.
Regular oil changes definitely a good idea.
Getting rid of the 1-2 system gets rid of lots of weight, down to about 155kg
Front and rear end pretty much the same as the Big
Info here http://www.suzukicycles.org/All-Suzuki/ ... odels.html
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby spendango » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:47 pm

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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby nug » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:49 pm

Hmm, fond memories of kick starts :think:

My first DR600 crippled me the day collected it ! I stalled it in the traffic outside Hampton Court palace..... instinct & lack of thumper skills made me immediately chuck the kick start out & boot it. I must of had the ball of my foot on the kicker in my haste (panic) to get moving again. Result: DR600 1, Right calf muscle & associated tendons 0. I couldn't walk right for over a week !

I soon learn't the technique after that :tup:

Enjoy it Spen :clap:
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby spendango » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:57 pm

I've kicked over many a big single ,XL,XT,XR etc . The bike is a DR650 SE 1994 ,re- reged 2007 , loads of paper work with it but the guy left it lying in his backyard under a cover for a year or so .Got it cheap and picking it up tomorrow haven't decided what to do with it yet :wtf:
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby nug » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:01 pm

My Brother had an XT600 Tenere which you could just boot anywhere in the cycle & it would start & not kick back...plus it had leccy foot as well. I used to hate him when I was lathered in mud trying to kick mine wile stuck in a rut ! XT 500 should have given you suitable training I imagine ?
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby spendango » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Anyone in the know confirm which models would have interchangeable parts (BOB)
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby kyle » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:14 pm

i had a 94 and it was lecce start? i loved it.. wish i nevere got rid to be honest :tdown:
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby nug » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:41 pm

I know the head & carb are different. 600 had a pumper carb & twin exhaust port :tup: The 650 had a different oil setup to feed the head iirc ? Outer engine covers look different. rear end is same as Big although the shock is different. I think I still have a few bits from a job lot of 650 crap I bought a few years back.
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Re: JUST BOUGHT A 650

Postby kyle » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:55 pm

a piccie of my old one
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