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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:38 pm 
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Taking a brand new bone stock DR650 and trying to lick it into the ultimate mid-sized adventure bike for exploring the east coast of Australia. As everyone knows, the DR650 is a cheap reliable bike but has a number of design flaws that need urgent attention before you do more than potter around a dirt road or the bitumen...

Full Force Racing Components are supension tuners in southeast Queensland who actually design and manufacture custom suspension solutions... they saw some of my old DR650 vids and asked if they could sponsor this series to take the bush pig from woh to go in the suspension area. Along the way we'll look at engine mods, weight reduction, luggage options and more. It will be fun to see how much lipstick we can put on the bushpig and whether she'll look any good at the end of it all. :)

This is just an overview of the essential power mods and a GSXR exhaust.


These are step-by-step instructions for doing the power mods.


Choosing the best GSXR muffler and how to make the required mid-pipe.


All the known issues and common problems with a DR650 that need fixing.


First level of suspension mods by the guys at https://www.fullforceracing.com.au/


bling from procycle and adventure bike australia


Protective gear for the bushpig


DR650 ergonomics


DR650 weight reduction tips


DR650 final suspension upgrade... wow!


Fixing that noisy DR650 starter motor


In the ergonomics vid I said Steg Pegz weren't available... now they are!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:27 am 
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Nice vid as ever Barry. Looking forward to the next. FWIW its one less failure mode if you remove the sidestand relay as well as the switch and jumper that connector :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Bring It :Roost:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:48 pm 
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+1 for another great video. Looking forward to seeing how much weight you can shed off the bike. In my experience it isn't very much and most that you do lose comes back in the form of bark busters, skid plate, luggage racks, etc. Even so, one of my favorite things about the DR is that it doesn't feel like it weighs as much as it does...until you drop it or get stuck and then it feels every bit of 365lbs.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:45 am 
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I'm glad I checked before starting a new thread for this great new video!

I am looking forward to the next installment and so should everyone on the forum. :lurk:
Excellent videos that are fun, informative, and very helpful. :notworthy:

Definitely two thumbs up :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:27 am 
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episode 2 - power mods and derestricting the DR650 :BevButt:



i did similar mods to my last DR650 so i know what a difference these basic mods make, but it's still a surprise when you take it for that first ride with the carby mods and a GSXR exhaust fitted!

huge thanks to auscanvet for modding the bushpig and agreeing to passing his info on in this vid. there are definitely other ways to modify a DR but i like how his mods can cost next nothing and have a great do-it-yourself approach even for mechanical idiots such as myself.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:40 pm 
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Fantastic vid as always! :clapping:

I just watched both of them and you did great!

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Your choice of back ground music is perfect.
It adds to the video, not distracts from it.
So many great vids are ruined by their choice of music.
Music should set the mood and not be noticed.

Best ever exhaust sound comparison too.

The GSXR series mufflers are hardly any louder than the stock DR, but they sound so much better and they allow a better air flow for increased power.
If a DR owner is happy with the stock muffler, that's great.
The rest of us are very happy with the lighter weight, better sound, and a noticeable boost in power.

I haven't see a vid of grinding the needle so that was very interesting too.

I am very happy with the Procycle jet kit in one DR but the jet kit didn't help my other DR.
The stock carb on it was so worn out from dust, dirt, and lack of any maintenance that it would have probably cost more to rebuild than it was worth, so I put the TM40 pumper carb on it.
Works great!
But the stock modified carb on my other DR does too, so I don't feel the need to replace it.

Thanks for making such entertaining instructional videos :woohoo:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:07 pm 
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Great videos, info, and comparisons.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:50 am 
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JagLite wrote:
.... The stock carb on it was so worn out from dust, dirt, and lack of any maintenance that it would have probably cost more to rebuild than it was worth, so I put the TM40 pumper carb on it. Works great!
But the stock modified carb on my other DR does too, so I don't feel the need to replace it.....


gordon has compared his needle grinding to all sorts of different jetting kits and he reckons it equals them all, and in some cases he's had better results.

but strangely he's never had a chance to compare it to a pumper carb. the throttle response is way better with his mods, but logic would dictate a pumper carb would still have a bit more snap to it if it's squirting extra fuel in.

i did have a DR years ago with a pumper carb and i can't remember it being particularly good at all. but gordon did say they are apparently more fiddly and can take a fair bit of tuning before they really start to work well?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:39 am 
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Location: In front of a computer inside a house situated on a street within a suburb of a city of a country located on the face of a planet in orbit around a star located within a galaxy somewhere in the ever expanding universe.
And that's why I went with the Procycle TM40 option. It works perfectly out of the box. Expensive, but worth it if you would rather be riding then fiddling.


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