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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 08:09 AM
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Posted By procycle
Rather than being a de-tuned version of the F the...

Rather than being a de-tuned version of the F the R is much more like 1/4 of an R1 motor also de-tuned.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 06:51 PM
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Posted By procycle
By all accounts I've heard the reliability has...

By all accounts I've heard the reliability has been stellar. I know of one rider with 60K+ miles. They are also very low maintenance. First valve check is scheduled at 24,000 miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By procycle
I've got one that rearly gets ridden. One of the...

I've got one that rearly gets ridden. One of the ProCycle employees (Mike) has it at the moment but it could be available any time after the Memorial day weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By procycle
Absolutely true. We have over 12,000 items listed...

Absolutely true. We have over 12,000 items listed across the entire web site. It is not practical or even possible to keep an endless supply of every single item on hand at all times. Occasionally...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By procycle
You are living the dream, aren't you!

You are living the dream, aren't you!
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By procycle
Overland Expo

35 degrees, wind. It only rained when it wasn't snowing. Mudfest in the parking area.
Um... this is supposed to be Arizona?
This view from the shelter of the Wolfman booth. Note snowflakes in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By procycle
Install it flush with the case or very slightly...

Install it flush with the case or very slightly protruding. One part of the countershaft seal problem is that the seal is 7mm thick but the machined surface of the seal bore is only 4 to 5mm wide and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 06:53 PM
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Views: 2,092
Posted By procycle
If you really want to do something like this the...

If you really want to do something like this the way to go is a Davies Craig water pump and electronic controller. You toss out your thermostat and the controller adjusts the pump speed to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By procycle
You will get better service emailing directly to...

You will get better service emailing directly to the sales department --> info@procycle.us
I'm out of town until the end of the month and don't have access to inventory or the ordering system. Also,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:12 PM
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Posted By procycle
This will certainly account for the hard starting.

This will certainly account for the hard starting.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:15 PM
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Posted By procycle
It will never stay at TDC all by itself. ...

It will never stay at TDC all by itself.

When I do a leak down I set the piston a couple degrees after TDC and hold the crank in place with a long breaker bar braced or chained to a footpeg or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By procycle
or 15/41 in some non-USA markets.

or 15/41 in some non-USA markets.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By procycle
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By procycle
A stock DR650 has about 60 watts of additional...

A stock DR650 has about 60 watts of additional power available to run lights or accessories. If you replace your stock 55w headlight you will only need 45 additional watts for that light. That light...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By procycle
Yes. On a 4.25x17 rim.

Yes. On a 4.25x17 rim.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By procycle
Use a good name brand of fork oil and you will be...

Use a good name brand of fork oil and you will be OK.
Most suspension guys like to choose a brand and stick with it, not so much because it is 'best' but because it adds consistency to their...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By procycle
Sounds exactly right. The spec in the manual is...

Sounds exactly right. The spec in the manual is not very accurate.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By procycle
With the stock stator you have about 60 watts of...

With the stock stator you have about 60 watts of extra capacity for running additional lights and electrical accessories.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 04:54 PM
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Posted By procycle
That's a very unusual failure.

That's a very unusual failure.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 05:14 AM
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Posted By procycle
+1 Any carb swap or re-jet will require tuning...

+1
Any carb swap or re-jet will require tuning of the jetting setup to match the bike and conditions. When dialed in properly a pumper carb will return fuel economy equal or better as compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 02:18 PM
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Posted By procycle
Sweet! Even though you don't anticipate any...

Sweet!
Even though you don't anticipate any single track you should still install some kind of skid plate (even the little OEM Suzuki plate) I know of several bikes that have holed cases on gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By procycle
I haven't ever tried it that way. It would...

I haven't ever tried it that way. It would probably work but I don't see it as making the job significantly quicker or easier.

Cross out the section in the manual where it tells you which head...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:15 AM
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Posted By procycle
Someone who is organized and has done already...

Someone who is organized and has done already done it a few times can probably do the job in 2-3 hours or less as long as there are no hiccups.

Double that for a first time newby and add more time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By procycle
Not much different than any other modern bike and...

Not much different than any other modern bike and certainly much easier than many. I can't immediately think of a bike that doesn't need the tank removed. Clutch cables don't need replacement very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:28 PM
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Posted By procycle
We know DRs - 96 and up but don't really have...

We know DRs - 96 and up but don't really have much on the 90-95 bikes. They are so different and pretty rare anymore.

The best bet on an exhaust for the 1994 bike is to keep a close eye on eBay. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:13 AM
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Posted By procycle
I suspect you will have a lot of riding ahead of...

I suspect you will have a lot of riding ahead of you before it fails. My thinking is that on a bike like the DR there is plenty of natural air circulation around the LED for cooling. I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By procycle
+1 Don't ride it anywhere that you can't walk...

+1
Don't ride it anywhere that you can't walk back from.

Years ago, I told that same thing to a kid standing at the parts counter. I think he thought I was making a joke. Well, a week later he's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By procycle
When a chain is severely worn it 'stretches'. Ok,...

When a chain is severely worn it 'stretches'. Ok, it doesn't really stretch but each link wears which makes the effective pitch longer. It no longer fits the sprocket. Since it no longer fits...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:06 PM
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Posted By procycle
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:36 PM
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Posted By procycle
It's an emissions thing. Half the exhaust gasses...

It's an emissions thing. Half the exhaust gasses never do find the way out...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 109,288
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Posted By procycle
I've got half of one More info here -->...

I've got half of one

More info here --> http://www.procycle.us/info/articles/dr650/muffler-dissection.html

http://www.procycle.us/images/info/dr650/mufflerdisection/oem1.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By procycle
Be sure to test with the spark plug cap removed....

Be sure to test with the spark plug cap removed. There is a resistor in the cap that does occasionally fail.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 02:27 PM
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Posted By procycle
This is extremely unusual. Modern Japanese...

This is extremely unusual. Modern Japanese ignition coils very rarely fail. To have two bad ones in your possession is like winning the lottery (and losing the ticket).
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By procycle
I have never had any success identifying good/bad...

I have never had any success identifying good/bad CDIs with the resistance test charts in any service manual.

In my experience either one or more given values will test bad even though the CDI...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By procycle
Nope. Ran on Monday, wouldn't start on Tuesday.

Nope. Ran on Monday, wouldn't start on Tuesday.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 08:17 AM
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Posted By procycle
Just to add my 2 cents to what NC Rick wrote....

Just to add my 2 cents to what NC Rick wrote. Fork springs typically are manufactured to around a 2% tolerance in the actual spring rate. That variation has never been enough to be a concern. A 3mm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:39 AM
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Posted By procycle
+1 I would not remove a cross brace from...

+1
I would not remove a cross brace from handlebars designed to have one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By procycle
Too many variables for there to be a solid answer...

Too many variables for there to be a solid answer to this question. A lot depends on how a particular helmet fits a particular head. Tight around the ears helps for noise but can also be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 109,288
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Posted By procycle
+1 Those folks who don't wear earplugs will...

+1
Those folks who don't wear earplugs will never believe this. It's true, you can hear everything going on around you better with earplugs than without them.

Being totally deaf in one ear and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 109,288
Views: 21,935,923
Posted By procycle
All the same from 1996 to 2015.

All the same from 1996 to 2015.
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