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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:00 am 
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I know a lot of people have issues starting the older DR650..
I know I did when I first got mine...anywho, the subject came up in a
thread recently and I thought Id make a video to demonstrate my sure fire technique!

Hope this helps someone out...



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Hell yeah! :good: Great "How To" tractorking!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Hey there, not sure if this helps anyone but I just bought a 91 dr650 and have figured out the starting method quite easilym trn on fuel, and ignition, then pull your decompression lever in till it sticks, you may have to push kickstart down once for this but after decompression lever stays in slowly press down on kickstart till lever pops out but no more. Then return kickstart to top position and drive it home. This may take 3or 4 tries but I have had great success this way with out injury to the balls of my foot or getting tossed over the bars lol good luck :bumps:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Thats the way i usually do it too. But iv been experimenting with not usin the decomp at all. I kick it over slowly until kick start stops, then bring it up and give it a good kick. Works the same.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:14 pm 
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As I am gaining a little bit of history with 1990 DR650S I can vouch for everything that tractor king says EXCEPT the use of the decompression lever. The cable has to be adjusted correctly; it should be tight so that there is little or no free play. Then use the lever as spec'd in the Suzuki manual. Cock the lever, push the kick start slowly til the lever resets then bring the kickstart back up and give it everything. Works everytime unless you are stuck in mud and there are people coming up behind you. Then nothing works.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:32 pm 
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My two cents....

1990 kick only model...couldn't start for the first 10 weeks I had it. All traced back to pinched stator wires and a cracked inlet manifold.

Two year full resto goes by and the bike starts sweet with a prime kick or two (de-comp held, WOT, no ignition) Then ignition on, set de-comp and no choke or even touching the throttle I need one, at worst two kicks.

But that all changed when I fitted new camshaft and rockers recently. Now I need to add using the choke to the above procedure when cold.


But if I have fed the wrong fuel besides 95 or 98 octane it is a real hassle to start, generally needing the idle stop wound up 5-7 turns, then readjust as it warms. But it runs crap on lower fuel and stalls way too easily.

Oh, and I am 64kg's, mid fifties with crook knees..... :bumps:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:28 pm 
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The video is great tractor king. One change as noted earlier in this post is the click back of the decompression handle. Rotate the kick start until full resistance, pull in the decompression lever leaving it loose. Then continue to very slowly kick until the decompression lever clicks closed. Then full boot and she will go. In the tractor video he never mentioned this, and mine wouldn't start until i made this amendment.
But thanks for everyone on this one, all the information on this website helped alot.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Great video tractor king. My starting procedure is identical (except adjusting the fuel tap) on my 93 DR. Unfortunately I had to learn that technique years ago without your video by the school of hard knocks. It was very frustrating when I first bought it. My bike starts easily at altitude or temperature with stock jetting.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:47 pm 
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having pulled back the decompressor does it close /return on its own when kicked over


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