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Suzuki DR650 Miscellaneous Page

 

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Miscellaneous

Here are some random items that just don't fit anywhere.

 


Wheelies

Being able to pull up the front tire can be helpful when trying to negotiate an obstacle such as a log or rock.  It's also just a lot of fun

 

Starting a Wheelie

  1. Get to 20-25MPH in 2nd gear

  2. Don't let off the gas

  3. Quickly pull the clutch in and let it out in one fluid motion.  You should only need to pull in the clutch a little bit and not all the way to the grip.

  4. Let off gas to level out or slightly feather rear brake

 

This is of course easier with lower gearing, lower tire pressure and bikes with performance upgrades.

 

Turning While Doing a Wheelie

Steer bike with the bottom of the front tire.

If you want to go right, turn the front wheel to the left and use the bottom of the front wheel to pull you to the side. ]

 

 


How to Kick Start a DR 650

 

Basic technique for cold start:

  1. Turn key ON

  2. Turn fuel petcock to ON

  3. Pull choke to full on (unless bike is already warm)

  4. Engage the decompression lever and release

  5. DO NOT TOUCH THROTTLE - engine will NOT start or cold idle with an open throttle

  6. kick through slowly until the decompression lever clicks up

  7. bring the kick start back to the top

  8. Commit to a big kick

  9. Repeat the decomp/kick series until it fires

  10. Let engine run on full choke until engine begins to rev way up at idle

 

Basic technique for warm start:

  1. Key ON

  2. Turn fuel petcock to ON

  3. Ensure choke is off

  4. Engage the decompression lever and release

  5. You may or may not need throttle - older bike like a little throttle if warm

  6. kick through slowly until the decompression lever clicks up

  7. bring the kick start back to the top

  8. Commit to a big kick

  9. Repeat the decomp/kick series until it fires

 

Advanced Technique:

  1. Turn fuel petcock to PRI (Prime)

  2. Pull the choke

  3. Ensure kill switch is OFF or Key is OFF

  4. Engage the decompression lever and HOLD IT

  5. Kick it 4 or 5 times

  6. Release the lever

  7. kick through slowly until the decompression lever clicks up

  8. Switch the kill switch and Key back to RUN

  9. DO NOT TOUCH THROTTLE - engine will NOT start or cold idle with an open throttle

  10. Commit to a big kick

  11. Repeat the decomp/kick series until it fires

  12. Turn fuel petcock to ON

  13. Let engine run on full choke until engine begins to rev way up at idle

 

Roll down a hill start:

  1. Set the decompressor

  2. full choke

  3. DO NOT TOUCH THROTTLE - engine will NOT start or cold idle with an open throttle

  4. 2nd gear

  5. Slowly release the clutch when you have some speed

  6. Coast to stop and let the bike warm up

 

 


Clearing a Flooded Engine

  1. Make sure that the overflow tube isn't full of fuel (after dumping bike)

  2. Key OFF

  3. hold the decompression lever in

  4. hold the throttle wide open to clear the passage

  5. kick kickstart several times

  6. release decompression lever and throttle

  7. Key ON try to start bike as you normally would

 

 


DR650 won't start after dumping bike

The carburetor overflow tube has a tendency to fill up with fuel if bike is dumped on right side.

 

Fix

Remove tube, add T fitting or reroute to allow to drain below the level of engine.

 

 


Grenading  Transmission

There is a potential significant problem with some 1998 and early 1999 DR650s prior to vin # X2100561.  These bikes had a solid starter idler gear that can break out of the gear bearing bosses when the engine kicked back during shutdown.  This will break out of the left case half, destroying it.  Should this catastrophic event occur, you will have a very costly repair on your hand.

 

If you have a 98-99 DR650 that hasn't been updated, you can switch to a 96-97 torque limiter gear that's designed to slip.  DR650s after vin # X2100561 went back to the pre-1998-1999 design.

 

Parts needed:

 

Parts cost around US$150.

 


Suzuki Body Color Codes

Code Color
YKY Pearl Vigor Blue
YU1 Champion Yellow No.2
30H Solid Special White No.2
019 Solid Black (AKA Space Black)
291 Satin Black
YLZ Solid Black NO. 2
YKV Mat Black #2
YLG Terra Green
YT9 Flame Red
YVA Realtree Hardwoods HD Enhanced
ANT Flame Red/Solid Black
YLD Pearl Violet Blue
24V Prussian Blue
24K Light Charcoal Metallic
13L Bright Silver Metallic
14L Super White
YDV Euclase Silver Metallic
34R Starlight Blue
19F Champion Blue
1DR Atomic Purple
25G Winning Orange
33J Pearl Novelty Black
17U Urban Gray Metallic
28W Special White #2
12R Tight Silver
YAP Matte Shadow Black Metallic
OFP Traditional Silver
28V Marble Italian Red
19A Candy Anteres Red
163 Phlolina Yellow
OWP Trail Green
12F Candy Alpine Blue
OJW Pearl Still White
20F Candy President Maroon
YU8 Metallic Flint Gray
1LF Pearl Deep Blue
YV1 Metallic Blue
1HU Deep Purple Metallic
YV2 Variable Silver
1LE Pearl Medium Blue
YBA Pearl Deep Blue #2
YBD Pearl Splash White
YU9 Pearl Orpiment Yellow
YV4 Metallic Surf Green
YAV Burning Copper Metallic
YM2 Pearl Frosty White
YBB Pearl Medium Blue #2
03F Jamaican Blue
1TU Bright Purple Metallic
YHF Phantom Gray Metallic
YHG Oort Gray Metallic
YDZ Mat Silver Metallic
22U Candy Acadamy Maroon
ITY Rouge Red #2
1ZV Teal Bluish Green
Y22 Bourgogne Purple
1UH Prime Green
Y98 Candy Forrest Green
35W Charcoal Metallic
0FR Medium Gold
YD7 Metallic Glacial Blue
YM7 Metallic Abyss Blue
YM6 Metallic Galaxy Silver
YC3 Pearl Glass White
YC3 Pearl Glass White
0EP Shadow Black Metallic
0ED Charcoal
YU7 Pearl Crystal Red
YHL Candy Sonoma Red
Z66 Candy Pharoah Yellow
10R Milky White
29F Emporer Brown Metallic
Z16 Iris Purple
YON Candy Dusk Blue
3C4 Metallic Graystone
YOW Candy Koran Orange
YOP Candy Moonshadow Blue
YEC Pearl Flash Yellow
YME Candy Max Orange
466 M.F. Gray
YLF Metallic Thunder Gray
Z12 Arctic Blue
Y2D Flash Silver
Y4M Candy Grape Maroon
Y4N Brick Brown
Y4R Clay Beige
Y4L Pale Yellow
Z94 Aztec Orange
Y0V Marine Bluish-Green
Y3H Candy Fairy Orange
Y4E Ultra Marine Blue
YMF Daytona Yellow
YMG Metallic Majestic Gold
25Y Science Yellow
YMD Metallic Misty Silver
YAR Deep Sea Blue Metallic
YPA Pearl Mirage White
YD8 Metallic Sonic Silver
Y6G Silver Metallic
YAT Pearl Plum Purple
YC6 Candy Velvety Maroon
Y7H Metallic Space Blue
XA7 Luminous Polaris Blue
XA6 Metallic Spark Black
Y9F Pearl Canyon Yellow
Y7G Dark British Racing Green
Y9H Pearl Lively Yellow
Y9G Pearl Pluto Green
YE2 Pearl Rhode Maroon
YAU Barrel Gray Metallic
Y7M Pearl Helios Red
Y4T Ecru Silver Metallic
YC7 Metallic Light Olive Silver
Y7E Light Jay Blue Metallic
Y9E Pearl Steel Blue-Gray
Y7L Saturn Black
YAY Pearl Nebular Black
YLE Metallic Graphite Blue
YLC Opera Gold Metallic
Y9K Light Copper Metallic
YHJ Candy Napoleon Blue
1LD Light Pearl Blue
YLY Vigor Blue
YKZ Candy Indy Blue
Y4P Matte Silky Gray Metallic
YC2 Candy Grand Blue
YHH Marble Rakis Red
YMK Candy Dark Cherry Red
YSF Metallic Triton Blue
YRC Pearl Cerulean Blue
YRE Metallic Mist Green
YRH Candy Ruby Magenta
YMY Mat Titainium Metallic
YRB Aqua Blue Metallic

 

 


 

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