www.DRRiders.com

A Dedicated Suzuki DR650 forum for DR650 riders to share their knowledge, experience and adventures!
It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:47 am

DRRIDERS.COM Search - powered by Google

DRRIDERS Member Location Map

Place yourself on the map here!

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:10 am 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:12 am
Posts: 17
Location: Armstrong bc
I thought I did this already, but like most things, I must have screwed it up. I am new to the forum and to Suzuki. I have been riding since 1967. I bought a 2018 dr650 about 3 weeks ago and am trying to work out the bugs. it runs like a pos!! I have been reading quite a bit on the carb and am waiting for parts. dam government and the epa. I have never had a bike that runs this crappy. I actually took it back to the dealer so they could be the ones to make the first carb adjustment, at least "they" got to remove the plug. they found the air screw set at 1/2 turn out, the bike surged so much it all most rocked me to sleep. I've got the screw out about 2 turns now and it doesn't run too bad, but will be better. it seems like a good bike for an old fart and i'm sure I will enjoy it

_________________
2018 suzuki dr650
2016 Yamaha bolt
1998 Yamaha xt225
1981 Honda ct110
1973 Honda ct90
armstrong bc
Greg


Last edited by grewen on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am 
Offline
Map & Manual Master Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:18 am
Posts: 2555
Location: SW Oregon
Welcome to the forum Greg. The manuals you requested will be very helpful for maintenance and information in general. :s_yes

_________________
DR650 manuals in PDF format available, please inquire by PM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 am 
Offline
Adventure Rider
Adventure Rider

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:22 pm
Posts: 1658
Location: San Diego County, CA, USA
Step by step to get it how you like it. Unfortunate that it runs bad right off the floor but once adjusted properly, you should get enjoyment for years.

Welcome.

_________________
AMA Life
2014 DR650
2013 HD Road King
2007 WR450


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:11 am 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:12 am
Posts: 17
Location: Armstrong bc
thanks guys. it really isn't much worse than my tw200 was when I got it. at least it starts without the chock now with the screw turned out

_________________
2018 suzuki dr650
2016 Yamaha bolt
1998 Yamaha xt225
1981 Honda ct110
1973 Honda ct90
armstrong bc
Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:02 am 
Offline
Adventure Rider
Adventure Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 7:40 pm
Posts: 919
Location: BC Canada
:drinks: A kindred spirit!

I too, had a '01 TW200 before buying my DR in 2010. It was a fun bike to ride and I rode it a LOT!
The DR is a load of fun too...just a "bit" more powerful. I'm also in BC, near "the big smoke".

My DR surged a lot off the showroom floor as well. They pulled the plug and adjusted the screw, but the improvement was minimal.
I ended up getting the ProCycle jet kit and that helped for sure.
Some have success in re-routing the hose for the breather filter too, as that can also cause surging.

Lots of information to be found in this forum.

_________________
2010 Black DR650 - Raptor Petcock...MSR skid plate...Stock chain-roller removed/"Seat Concepts" seat kit/Lower ball-bearing roller/AMP case armor/Pro-Moto rack/Twin Air filter/520 conversion/TM40 pumper carb/8.3 Rear spring/ProCycle Case saver/WARP 9 bar-risers/IMS 4.9 gal Tank/Homemade Chainguard topic15058.html NSU Fix topic14597.html NSU Fix re-visited topic14828.html
DR_Rider blog: https://dr650rider.blogspot.ca/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:24 am 
Offline
Member Servant
Member Servant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 9962
Location: Mackinaw City, MI, USA
Welcome to DRRiders.com Greg! :howdy:

_________________
- mxrob -


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:36 pm 
Offline
MSF Student
MSF Student

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Posts: 31
Location: PG.BC. Central British Columbia , Canada
hi ,,, another bc rider , I bought a 2015 with 400 km on it, I got it running really sweet with a couple of very cheap mods, first was the idle mix screw, mine is at 1-1/2 turns right now, next was de snorkleing , third was the actual mod that really made a big difference, I replaced the needle in the slide with a stock KTM needle, I got the needle , a spare plastic ring and a little circlip . all for 22.45 including tax the needle part # is ktm 584310346G5 its a stock part for a 640 ktm single which uses the same carb as the DR OH I put the clip in the middle slot. the change in how my bike runs is so good I never have to think about how it runs now, it just runs super smooth , recently did a round trip from PG to Christina lake , and it ran flawlessly the whole trip ,, thats just short of 2000 KM total .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:09 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:12 am
Posts: 17
Location: Armstrong bc
DR_Rider wrote:
:drinks: A kindred spirit!

I too, had a '01 TW200 before buying my DR in 2010. It was a fun bike to ride and I rode it a LOT!
The DR is a load of fun too...just a "bit" more powerful. I'm also in BC, near "the big smoke".

My DR surged a lot off the showroom floor as well. They pulled the plug and adjusted the screw, but the improvement was minimal.
I ended up getting the ProCycle jet kit and that helped for sure.
Some have success in re-routing the hose for the breather filter too, as that can also cause surging.

Lots of information to be found in this forum.



I think you have a xt225 also? I traded my tw200 in on the dr, but before I did I came across a 1998 xt225 and bought it, nice bike! the dr and the xt look like twins when they are side by side

_________________
2018 suzuki dr650
2016 Yamaha bolt
1998 Yamaha xt225
1981 Honda ct110
1973 Honda ct90
armstrong bc
Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:32 pm 
Offline
Adventure Rider
Adventure Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 7:40 pm
Posts: 919
Location: BC Canada
Yes, when I sold the TW I replaced it with a Kawasaki Super Sherpa, but found it impossible to jet properly. After "living with it" for six months, I sold it and bought the XT, which basically has the same engine as the TW, except for the cantilevered rear sprocket.

My wife mentioned it too...that the XT and DR look like they're "related"... :s_wink

Twin brothers from different mothers, maybe?

_________________
2010 Black DR650 - Raptor Petcock...MSR skid plate...Stock chain-roller removed/"Seat Concepts" seat kit/Lower ball-bearing roller/AMP case armor/Pro-Moto rack/Twin Air filter/520 conversion/TM40 pumper carb/8.3 Rear spring/ProCycle Case saver/WARP 9 bar-risers/IMS 4.9 gal Tank/Homemade Chainguard topic15058.html NSU Fix topic14597.html NSU Fix re-visited topic14828.html
DR_Rider blog: https://dr650rider.blogspot.ca/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: howdy from bc
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 pm 
Offline
Adventure Rider
Adventure Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:20 am
Posts: 769
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia
Hi and welcome to the DRRiders forum :s_smile

You would expect a new bike to run like a new bike.

_________________
If I could buy methanol 2stroke scented air freshener, I'd buy it by the case.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron



Forum hosting by ProphpBB | Software by phpBB | Report Abuse | Privacy