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Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 10:03 AM
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Posted By jenx
The pommie presenter was making the point that...

The pommie presenter was making the point that the forks point out ahead of the tyre contact point on those "modern" bikes from the 70s. I assume the manufacturers have since resolved that problem...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 07:20 AM
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Posted By jenx
Vapor mount

Hey Kezza

I used three cable ties wrapped around the forks. Drilled holes into the little shelf of the sensor. I check 'em cable ties every time I ride - fearing one day the sensor will end up in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 02:59 AM
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Posted By jenx
Beautiful piece of kit. Didn't know they are made...

Beautiful piece of kit. Didn't know they are made in Oz.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 11:39 AM
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Posted By jenx
Hey Frecks Sorry about the grenade :huh ...

Hey Frecks

Sorry about the grenade :huh

If I recall correctly ... the clutch nut should have a securing tab on it. Did you see that tab? It's the type you bend onto the flat side of the nut. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2011, 11:52 AM
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Posted By jenx
Well said. I've nearly ridden off once with my...

Well said. I've nearly ridden off once with my side stand down. That switch saved my absent minded dumbass.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 06:33 AM
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Posted By jenx
Silverwolf - also check that the little vacuum...

Silverwolf - also check that the little vacuum tube running from the top of your carb isn't dipping into the airbox. Also ensure it's out of the airstream. I tucked mine behind the side cover.

As...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 12:00 AM
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Posted By jenx
Well written! Yeah the fancier bikes are sweet -...

Well written! Yeah the fancier bikes are sweet - but it's very hard to beat the dr's simple charisma :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2011, 04:48 AM
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Posted By jenx
+1 I think those mugs could have been a...

+1

I think those mugs could have been a nice little thank you touch for customers spending over a certain amount.

Jeff and the boys offer a great service, though!
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2011, 11:49 PM
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Posted By jenx
Awesome pic of the dr wible! Welcome :thumb

Awesome pic of the dr wible! Welcome :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2011, 11:29 PM
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Posted By jenx
original dr650 review!

Howzit guys

I chanced upon this old gem while surfing for dr parts. It appears to be an original review of the dr from around 96!

Note the reference to capacious fuel tank :rofl

Enjoy
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 03:17 AM
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Posted By jenx
Guys ... the snorkel removal has been covered...

Guys ... the snorkel removal has been covered ad-nauseum in this massive thread. Maybe do a search.

The consensus appears to be that the snorkel serves little more function than to throttle the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 12:02 AM
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Posted By jenx
That explains it :clap

That explains it :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 11:59 PM
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Posted By jenx
Grifter the whole electrode is evenly dark. ...

Grifter the whole electrode is evenly dark.

I've had two drs and both burned black on the plugs. Maybe rich on both?? I've got the dj needle on third clip.

But I have noticed the plugs are a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 11:46 PM
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Posted By jenx
Fair enough ... Oi Jeff I'm trying to talk myself...

Fair enough ... Oi Jeff I'm trying to talk myself out of getting that kit!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 09:39 AM
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Posted By jenx
Howzit Sherpa Uncorked refers to the opening...

Howzit Sherpa

Uncorked refers to the opening of the airbox as per procycle's diagramme. The snorkel is removed first. Some riders also remove the backfire screen - but it's not recommended (your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 04:40 AM
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Posted By jenx
Alien you're my hero :D. I'm getting around 21...

Alien you're my hero :D. I'm getting around 21 km/l on a dynojetted dr with the box cut. I know these are preliminary figure's Alien, but one gets a sense there's a roughly 15 to 20-percent increase...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 02:18 AM
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Posted By jenx
Another question on the pinging issue, Grifter,...

Another question on the pinging issue, Grifter, et al ...

I'm running 95 in my bike after a long while running 93. The plugs are burning a lot cleaner, but still a little black. I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 08:54 AM
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Posted By jenx
Jane try both. I found the 15 sweet for city and...

Jane try both. I found the 15 sweet for city and suburban riding. Great for the highway too. I keep the 14 for offroad.

BTW my brother emigrated to Oz and lives in Bris now. He's loving it! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 11:47 PM
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Posted By jenx
Jet ... Kezza is spot on. Not sure about...

Jet ...

Kezza is spot on. Not sure about grannie's undies tho :deal

Remove that little screw and slip the arm off the splines. Also use the mallet on the cover and wiggle that baby loose. You...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 11:39 PM
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Posted By jenx
:eek1:oscar

:eek1:oscar
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 06:05 AM
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Posted By jenx
Do a write up when it's all done, ADV!

Do a write up when it's all done, ADV!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 05:18 AM
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Posted By jenx
Thanks Jeff. Those figures are reasonable. I'm...

Thanks Jeff. Those figures are reasonable. I'm tempted!!:evil

Edit - Looks like a nice ride you guys had, there, btw.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 07:12 AM
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Posted By jenx
I'd really appreciate any figures you can come up...

I'd really appreciate any figures you can come up with, Alien! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 05:20 AM
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Posted By jenx
Any inmate ready to review the 780 bigbore kit??...

Any inmate ready to review the 780 bigbore kit?? I'm particularly interested in engine character/exhaust tone and fuel economy.

Jeff - your figures on consumption and db levels would also be a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 03:08 AM
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Posted By jenx
Sorry about the NSU grenade:huh Maybe give that...

Sorry about the NSU grenade:huh Maybe give that entire motor an internal scrubbing (petrol bath) and retain good parts for spares. I checked my NSUs about six months ago. I'm also thinking longer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 02:23 AM
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Posted By jenx
Further - You may find some gunk has found its...

Further - You may find some gunk has found its way into the fuel mixture seat/threads.

There are some who soak their carb bodies in a carb cleaning solvent to remove any fuel varnish. Be careful...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 02:04 AM
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Posted By jenx
Not impossible. Check the threads on the screw...

Not impossible. Check the threads on the screw and the carb body. I'm at around five thousand feet asl and 150 main and third clip on the dynojet needle. Fuel mixture screw is less than one turn out....
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2011, 04:03 AM
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Posted By jenx
Hey Grifter/Kezza I'm still here - just run...

Hey Grifter/Kezza

I'm still here - just run out of stuff to say, honestly :D

I think a lot of regulars (like myself) drift away - but still pop in once in a while for a gander at developments. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 102,519
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Posted By jenx
:huh Good catch! I checked mine on my low...

:huh Good catch!

I checked mine on my low mileage bike recently. They were fine. Locktighted em and then, during reassembly, proceeded to snap one of the clutch basket screws with my torque...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 102,519
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Posted By jenx
+1 I'm now used to the dr's plank. Long...

+1

I'm now used to the dr's plank. Long haul rides are bearable with regular standing.

Personally I'd rather spend my cash on a nice skidplate and um, some other goodies from Mr Procycle :)
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 05:12 AM
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Posted By jenx
Strange. The only explanation I can come up...

Strange.

The only explanation I can come up with is that the shorter one fits onto the inner plug which is closer up to the fuel tank.

My US import bike is missing its toolkit :gerg
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By jenx
Rok boots would definitely have made a diff to...

Rok boots would definitely have made a diff to your injuries. I took a spill on my dr650se a while ago riding offroad with guys way more experienced than I was. Left leg under the bike and sliding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 10:45 PM
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Posted By jenx
Nice one!! Maybe Zook will look at this when they...

Nice one!! Maybe Zook will look at this when they update the dr. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 10:36 PM
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Posted By jenx
Hey Nordie Sorry to hear about Christchurch....

Hey Nordie

Sorry to hear about Christchurch. Really sad.

I was thinking that there must be a better way to build tall structures in quake zones.
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2011, 09:28 PM
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Posted By jenx
'Take your time, we've got all day' ... yeah...

'Take your time, we've got all day' ... yeah those guys just wanted you off the track asap!!

Hope you're healing good!
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 102,519
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Posted By jenx
Hey Rivercreep Sorry for your loss, man....

Hey Rivercreep

Sorry for your loss, man. Hope you get some kind of decent settlement. :cry

Zapp - someone posted that vid here a few months ago. I was wondering if there's any update from ROb???
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 11:21 PM
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Posted By jenx
Nice bike. I like the hardcore look of the...

Nice bike. I like the hardcore look of the tenere. But it's heavy and underpowered. I like the xt660z - but I LOVE MY DR!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 102,519
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Posted By jenx
Here's a tip for guys with the magnetic plug. I...

Here's a tip for guys with the magnetic plug. I regularly check the plug without draining all the oil. Just quickly slot the old plug back in and clean off the residue from the magnetic plug and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 102,519
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Posted By jenx
Nok this is my second dr and both had notchy...

Nok this is my second dr and both had notchy shifts, especially the downshift from second to first. I also noticed that the bike would get notchier when my vapor indicated temps above 75 degrees C....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2010, 11:48 AM
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Posted By jenx
:rofl

:rofl
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