1996 DR650se Review p1 — v5

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Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

Suzuki released a complete to the DR650 in 1996. Changes an all new frame, new 43mm fork, new suspension, a totally reworked and counterbalancer, a new electric start a redesigned seat, and tank. It they were repositioning the big DR the dual sport spectrum, from the street-duty extreme and true dual-sport use, to directly with the Kawasaki and Honda’s XR650L.

The new frame is a mixture of different thinwall forms and stamped gussets, and is to be both lighter and stronger stiffer) than previous It is a single downtube cradle and controls a new welded box-section swingarm that looks stiff, with a CNC machined shock linkage.

The new 43mm KYB fork is a conventional with gold anodized legs. Suzuki calls the new a hybrid-style, it is also used on the RM250. The dual-chamber design has springs and a good feel, but no The previously mentioned rear and linkage drive a Kayaba with a piggyback reservoir, adjustable preload and compression

The shock spring is powder yellow for bonus coolness.

The has been made much compact and lighter, with a new oil located high and to the right of the front of the cylinder. It has a pent-roofed chamber with dual plugs, and 4 valves driven by an overhead cam. The bore and have been changed a nearly square (Bore = 95 x 90mm) design before to an oversquare (Bore Stroke; 100 x design like the XR650 and

The result is more flexible and increased reliability. The counterbalancing has been simplified to one gear-driven down from two in earlier The engine is very compact, very little plumbing out (v. the notorious XR650 smog Even the oil lines are tucked neatly. The sizeable oil cooler is by a beefy steel rod guard to the frame.

The small electric behind the cylinder is powerful and but there is no back-up kick so be prepared to roll-start this in an emergency.

The new seat is really long and firm, but much of the length is running up the back of the tank, a shortage of pillion space. The plastic side panels are with single screws, and the is bolted onto the frame in two Unfortunately, you will have to all of these screws to access the the which is located behind the under the seat.

Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

The 3.4 gallon steel tank is quite at the seat junction and flares out the front. It has black plastic around the seams at front and The DR650 uses a vacuum gas petcock.

This system automatically off gas flow to the carburetor when the is not running, so you don’t need to off the gas when you stop to park. In there is no Off position, only so I’ll be watching those lines as they age.

A reviewed feature of the DR650SE has the unique adjustable seat (actually bike height). apparently actually listening to the of shorter riders, has a kit available for to lower the frame 1.5 inches by the shock links and fork and installing a shorter kickstand. they claim this not affect the suspension travel, only ground clearance and reduced (this is disputed by the service manual).

It’s possible that modification would be a quick step towards converting bike into a supermotard bike. At 6′-1 I’m with the original seat and can put both feet down at lights, but 92% of the population is shorter me! But this is great outside-the-box which could help dual-sport riding more to more people.

Other include: a huge and quiet exhaust system with an heat guard; large-diameter wheel axles; plastic folding shift lever; handlebars; rubber-mounted wide footpegs; helmet lock; gas cap and fork; steel grab-bar/luggage on rear fender; low profile racing-style serrated aluminum pegs (I know, it’s an sealed plastic tool under left side thumb operated choke at left grip; and an OEM low resistance air cleaner (accessed thru two of screwed-on side panels).

Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

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