Mods tagged #dr650



1997 Suzuki Dr650
Drivetrain
NSU Fix
The screws that hold the NSU in place have a habit of coming loose. Replaced with bolts and safety wired them in place as well as loctite. Easier than expected and mandatory.
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Buy now 1997 Suzuki Dr650
Storage
Rear Top Rack Install
Installed budget aftermarket rear rack. Fitment was OK. A little challenging to install. Once installed, it's been solid.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
: Storage
Side boxes
Racks and Panniers are high on my list. The DR has no built in storage or stock racks. The Tusk rack is by far the best bang for your buck.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
: Armor
Acerbis Skid Plate
Ordered the Acerbis plastic skid plate from eBay. Waiting to install until after I do a valve adjustment
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
: Armor
Hand Guards
Stock handguards were missing on my bike. Really need some to cut wind on my hands while commuting as well as protect hands and levers while off road.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
: Electrical
Install Heated Grips
Received these for Christmas. Really looking forward to installing these. Also replacing the throttle tube.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
: Suspension
Rear Shock Rebuild
The rear shock on the DR650 is notoriously bad. Planning on upgrading when finances allow.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
Suspension
Respring rear suspension
Replaced wimpy rear spring with 8.6kg/mm spring that is suitable to my weight. Bought off forum page for cheap.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
Suspension
Respring front suspension
Replaced wimpy stock fork springs with .70kg/mm springs. I'm a heavier rider and often commute with gear on the bike. Also replaced fork oil with 10w
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
Suspension
Fork seals and bushing replacement.
Replaced Fork Seals and Bushings. Made damper rod removal tool out of 1" box steel and seal driver with 2" PVC tube. Used fresh 10w oil.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
Suspension
Adjustable Preload fork top caps
OEM top caps had stripped when replacing fork springs. Replaced with high quality aftermarket caps that also have preload adjustment.
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1997 Suzuki Dr650
Lighting
Headlight Bulb upgrade
Replaced stock headlight bulb with brightest available replacement from Napa
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