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Mar 15th 2018, 10:06 AM   #16
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Do you still have your duel sport? MMcN49?
I do, 2012 Suzuki DR650. Its not made for single track which is one of the reasons I purchased it. Had major back surgery years ago and have to minimize the pounding, but I love going into the woods. So far this year I've only made a few short runs on it but about a month ago had a 240 mile day on the Buell.

Read through your owners manual. You are correct it is very informative. From what I can tell it doesn't have an o2 sensor. Though fuel injected they're operating the bike as if it were carbureted. Couldn't determine if the bike had a Throttle Position Sensor or Crank Sensor. With an electronic tachometer it probably has an engine speed sensor, but with no experience or information on this system I really don't know how it actually works.

With that said you probably don't have too much to worry about if you run up to or over 5000'. You might foul a plug but if you carry a couple spares you'll get home.

If my old Beemer were to live at 4000 or more feet the jets would have had to be leaned out a bit. I married my wife in December of 74. At the time she, me and the Beemer were living at sea level in Massachusetts. Needle adjustment and jetting was set for where we lived. We delayed our honeymoon until the Summer of 75 and took a 6-week cross country 2-Up trip on the Grossly overloaded Beemer.

We took the Trans Canada highway from Quebec to British Columbia then dropped into Washington and started working an easterly Zig-Zag route on back roads only towards home. We spent several days roaming around Colorado at 5-7000 feet and even climbed Pike's Peak (14,110 feet) all with no issues or plug fouling.
Mar 15th 2018, 12:43 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
Cool, ill get the oil changed and let you know. there are some fun dirt roads here to ride! theres anotther guy with an african twin thats looking for some fun too!
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Mar 15th 2018, 03:10 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Sounds good. The DR is chafing at the bit and tomorrow is suppose to be real nice. If you can squeeze another 1 to 200 out of it let me know. I'm going out into the Olympics, leaving at 0-Dark-30.

You're right about the roads. Most are fun, some a little challenging. I don't like riding solo on some of the more interesting ones.
Mar 16th 2018, 08:42 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
since it is a new motor, i am going to wait until the oil is changed. wanna come help?
Mar 16th 2018, 02:57 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by Neverseenrain
since it is a new motor, i am going to wait until the oil is changed. wanna come help?
Maybe. Questions?
*When?
*Where?
*Time?
*Is this the bikes first oil change?
* If yes do you have a fine mesh SS strainer?
*Does the engine have an internal, (like most dirt bikes) or an external spin on filter?
*Does the drain plug have a hex or socket, (allan wrench) head?
*If hex do you have a 6-point socket or box end wrench to remove it?
*If not, get one.
*Is the drain plug magnetic?
*If not purchase one of these for the next oil change https://goldplug.com/

NO COMMIE MAGNETIC DRAIN PLUGS! Commies press their magnets into the plugs and rely on an interference fit to hold in place. Problem is that its only a light press fit. On the DR forum several magnets slid out and worked their way to the gear box.

What kind of a basic tool set do you own?

Edited by MMcN49 on Mar 16th 2018 at 03:00 PM
Mar 16th 2018, 04:59 PM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
lol let me check. I haven't heard commie in a long time. Let me check what I got and I'll PM you COMRADE!
Mar 17th 2018, 03:11 AM   #22
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  Jan 2016
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  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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lol let me check. I haven't heard commie in a long time. Let me check what I got and I'll PM you COMRADE!
Put in for emphasis, designed to grab your attention.
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