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Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 Same experience here.

+1 Same experience here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:47 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Don't worry about reusing the clip. I've been...

Don't worry about reusing the clip. I've been reusing them for over 50 years. Some of my clips have been removed dozens of times and reused.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:47 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Sold, I just bought it. TravelGuy

Sold, I just bought it.

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
In January of '07 my riding buddy and I were...

In January of '07 my riding buddy and I were stopped in the mountains of Guatemala by the rebel troops that had been fighting the government forces for many years, they had set up a road block to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+! you beat me to it!!!!

+!

you beat me to it!!!!
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I will be staying in Ensenada, at what hotel I...

I will be staying in Ensenada, at what hotel I don't know yet, but will PM you when I get there. Would be nice to meet face to face.

TraveGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:16 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 05-09-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
The chart I found does just say Rubber I noted...

The chart I found does just say Rubber I noted that we know they aren't natural rubber. Butyl does not make good sling shots but the tubes I have that are just listed a Rubber can be used for sling...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Tubes

Donnie some tube questions?

From some info I found on the Internet a few years ago it seems that some tubes are Butyl and others are listed as Rubber (meaning being natural rubber but we...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Glad to know MexTeck is happening again. Was...

Glad to know MexTeck is happening again. Was there in '08. Arrived three or four days early and was extremely well received by the locals. Galeana must be one of the most motorcycle friendly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Just spent two weeks chasing a oil leak that has...

Just spent two weeks chasing a oil leak that has the same symptoms as yours. Finally fixed it yesterday evening. It was the CCT gasket. I just removed the exhaust pipe and had good access to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:58 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
If they didn't remove the brass plug they didn't...

If they didn't remove the brass plug they didn't adjust much if at all. My first DR surged and shimming the needle didn't really help. I bought a extended adjustment screw from Procycle and a non...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I had a similar problem once after fueling up the...

I had a similar problem once after fueling up the tank. Fuel had water in it. Drained float bowl and tank then all was good.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:01 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Cam Chain Tensioner

When you use the screw in the back of the cam chain tensioner to retract the plunger does that screw detent and hold the plunger retracted while installing or do you have to hold with retracted with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
It is really making a mess on the engine and my...

It is really making a mess on the engine and my riding pants. It's definitely not a cam cover. Could possibly be a head bolt but by the time I get into the head bolts I need to be ready to put in a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks Jeff. Reason for my question was I was...

Thanks Jeff. Reason for my question was I was having a problem locating a CCT gasket. Three or four years ago I bought a Moose DR650 gasket set. Well opened it yesterday and found out it didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Head Removal

Jeff the repair manual goes towards a total disassembly. My question is to just replace the head gasket does the cam chain tensioner need to be remove or can the screw on the back of the tensioner...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks Jeff. Just what I needed to hear. I've...

Thanks Jeff. Just what I needed to hear. I've got a good garage well supplied with tools it's just I haven't done a overhead cam engine since back in the 60's and that was a Honda S90 which would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
No it's just the head gasket. TravelGuy

No it's just the head gasket.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
No compression problem but it has developed a oil...

No compression problem but it has developed a oil leak.

Interesting no replies on time to replace the gasket.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:50 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Cylinder Head Gasket Replace

Need info from you guys that have replaced a cylinder head gasket on a DR650. What is you estimate of time to do this? Leaving for Baja in two weeks and trying to decide if I should do the work...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've done the Race Tech shaft assembly rebuild...

I've done the Race Tech shaft assembly rebuild twice and it makes a great working shock. Takes about a hours time once the shock is out of the bike plus the time to get a local shop to charge the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Doing this I would be concerned that the tire...

Doing this I would be concerned that the tire might contact the bottom triple clamp during full compression??? Did some measurements a few years ago and was to close to call safe.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:06 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Very informative. Thank you. ...

Very informative.

Thank you.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Would be interesting to see what's inside the...

Would be interesting to see what's inside the GSXR mufflers?

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 and now that the pipe has brazing alloy on it...

+1 and now that the pipe has brazing alloy on it a proper weld repair will be more difficult to do.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Lived in Costa Rica for a few years and every...

Lived in Costa Rica for a few years and every time I had something shipped from the states the customs office added duty charges that almost equaled the original price of the item in the USA. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
After having white and natural colored tanks I...

After having white and natural colored tanks I have gone to solid color tanks for my bikes since I'm tired of the discoloration and staining of white and natural tanks. Also no IMS tanks again from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've owned both bikes in question and I think you...

I've owned both bikes in question and I think you will be much happier with the DR650 for the riding you describe. At your weight you probably will be happy with the stock suspension and the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I have used the RaceTeck shock shaft...

I have used the RaceTeck shock shaft kit/replacement on two of my DR650's and extremely happy with the performance. Procycle will do the labor for $99 or you can do it yourself as I have in about a...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28,796
Views: 2,526,900
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Donnie it's been 8 or so years but when I went to...

Donnie it's been 8 or so years but when I went to a VISA interview with my Costa Rican friend we were denied the Tourist VISA face to face. Things may have changed in the past years but that has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:18 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
You really opened my eyes on this subject!! ...

You really opened my eyes on this subject!!

Thanks;

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
On all three of my DR's I had after market...

On all three of my DR's I had after market petcocks. Many times forgetting to turn them off and I have never had a flooding or other problem do the that. Maybe just lucky but I keep thinking that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I always go by the sight glass, have bike...

I always go by the sight glass, have bike perpendicular to the floor. Takes about 2 quarts. Side cover above sight glass says 2300ml.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes those are the ones I'm referring to. I have...

Yes those are the ones I'm referring to. I have found that if I replace them with Allen head cap screws they are easier to loosen and tighten.


TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
The rear top bolts go in at a angle. You need...

The rear top bolts go in at a angle. You need to start the rear bolts first but only a few threads. Then start the front blots into the frame holes. Then tighten up the reat top bolts then the...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thank you much for this info. Sounds like you...

Thank you much for this info. Sounds like you have given me the answer. Were there any time limits for leaving a vehicle in the Tecate lot? Some of the border crossing lots I have checked out...
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