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Offline kdtrull

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Something Different
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:14:58 AM »
Sold my 3rd KLR.  It's a great bike but it doesn't fit me....I don't know why I keep buying them.

I really miss my DR650....Only had one of them.  If I couldn't have an XT250, the DR650 would be my go-to bike.

So, I do have an XT250 and my cousin wanted the only DR650 I could find within a reasonable distance.  I've spent a fortune trading the past few years and had to dial back the budget some....So, I got this (relatively) old ride from a work buddy of mine for 2500 bones.  I had no idea it was gonna' be such a pain to get going again.







It had some ethanol problems as it sat in storage for over a year:





Guess where all those filter screen particles went.

Then, I totally ruined the BSR36 trying to fix/clean it.  That thing had rubber in places I didn't know existed.  The rubber liquefied in a 24 hour carb cleaner bath. (Lesson Learned).



So I got a new BSR36 from a guy in IL that rode 11 miles home from the dealer then changed to the FCR39 MX....I got his "just like new" BSR36 for a couple hundred clams.  The FCR39 would have been around $800.00 for a new one.

The DRZ has a gaping open air box and FMF exhaust from the port to the tail.  Got the new carb, installed the recommended JD jets, and WHAMMO!...runs like a champ.





Happy now.  Much more power than I've had on a dual sport before....which means I'll probably be injured soon.  But, for now, it's all fun and big smiles.
160 main, 25 pilot, skinny needle = turn up new ground in 3rd gear....even with my shameful weight holding it down.   :P

P.S.  It is far and away the ugliest dual sport I've ever seen...and dual sports are buzzard-ass ugly to begin with.   :D





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Re: Something Different
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 08:30:05 AM »
I can't wait to see the adventures you take on that bad boy!!
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Re: Something Different
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 06:17:09 PM »
That thing is farkled like Glen use to own it.
Nice find!

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 08:41:12 PM »
That thing is farkled like Glen use to own it.
Nice find!

Ha...I thought the same thing and then I thought, "could be a Glenn deal but it's over a year old."   :D

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 12:39:32 AM »
Love that big azz tank!
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Re: Something Different
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 01:01:20 AM »
Love that big azz tank!

 ;D  Reminds me of a girl I used to date!

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 07:21:21 AM »
Looks great to me  ;D
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Re: Something Different
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 08:09:29 AM »
nice find, it'll serve you for a long time if you just ride it. they really start to fall apart when they get polished and then sit.
just give 'er the berries !

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 08:57:12 PM »
Probably be injured soon  :D :D :D :D :D :D
I can beat the Paramedics to my crashes by at least 10 minutes.

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 05:52:26 AM »
that rear rack will break your seat bolt bosses on away from the subframe. if you want to keep it on the bike, consider having the bosses welded with a little more pigeon poo. :-)

that little carb will stay clean n happy with all kinds of crap fuel, if you just keep running the bike. sitting is death.
just give 'er the berries !

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Re: Something Different
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 12:22:22 AM »
that rear rack will break your seat bolt bosses on away from the subframe. if you want to keep it on the bike, consider having the bosses welded with a little more pigeon poo. :-)

Thanks for the heads-up.  I'll try to get some more poo applied.