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Howdy from Oklahoma USA

Postby Lancer » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:24 pm

I just found this site today. It was posted by a friend on the suzukisavage.com site.
I have never owned a DR650/750/800 but would like to, so I tinker with my LS650's.
My '96/86 is a 700, with more cam, carb, Wiseco piston, and a few other things.
Unfortunately, Suzuki made really terrible exhaust ports so it does not perform like a DR.
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Re: Howdy from Oklahoma USA

Postby nug » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 am

Welcome mate :tup:
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Re: Howdy from Oklahoma USA

Postby BigBob » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:25 am

I remember many years ago modifying a friends LS650 as it was a complete slug barely capable of 60mph.
The exhaust header had a washer welded inside the top which cut the gas flow by about half, so we ground that off which made it much more free flowing and we got 75mph.
I checked out the carb and found that the plastic top has a spigot underneath (as they all do to locate the spring) well over an inch long which prevented the slide from opening fully, so that was cut down to allow the slide to open properly and it was easily the quickest Savage in the UK.
Still didn`t go round corners very well though ;)
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Re: Howdy from Oklahoma USA

Postby dave#22 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 am

My daughter had one years ago, she painted it black tiger stripes over pink & white.
I also modified the carb and exhaust for better performance.
That was a Canadian import.
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Re: Howdy from Oklahoma USA

Postby nug » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:57 pm

How they came up with the name "Savage" is beyond me :clap: "Salvage" would be more fitting. Great looking motor though and the bike does lend itself well to being modified, unlike the BIG which usually looks awful when hacked up.
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