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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 03:23 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
ctt gasket

That was a PITA

http://s12.postimg.org/5a6ddbmnh/001.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
washing bike

Is it fine to hose down the bike with the seat and fuel tank removed?

I zip tied baggies around the fuel line and secondary breather. The air box hole was covered with duct tape. I was too afraid...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
black dust

I don't wash my bike very often.

I notice that there tends to be a buildup of black dust around the lower fork near the front brake. When you rub some off with your fingers it looks like you've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
That light is CAN Bus. superbrightleds says " CAN...

That light is CAN Bus. superbrightleds says " CAN Bus bulbs should not be used in non CAN Bus applications."
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
LED tail-lamps

Here is a comparison of two different LED 1157 lamps from superbrightleds.com (https://www.superbrightleds.com/)

I have a DR250 taillight conversion...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
CCT Questions

What is everyone's opinion on using a dremel+sandpaper wheel to remove the old cam chain tensioner gasket, as seen here...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I like your shop.

I like your shop.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I always sheath the key before it goes in my...

I always sheath the key before it goes in my pocket. I like to keep my clothes clean.

I could try the heat gun.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
I already have some from home depot. It is really...

I already have some from home depot. It is really stiff, and it's hard to slide over the key.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
anyone have any of those clear vinyl sheaths that...

anyone have any of those clear vinyl sheaths that the new keys come in?

I would like to buy a few.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I posted a write-up of how to replace the pick-up...

I posted a write-up of how to replace the pick-up coil. I got mine from regulatorrectifier.com

Link to write-up: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25596285&postcount=101361
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I change oil and filter every 2k miles

I change oil and filter every 2k miles
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
A new story

I have another story. The problem was not that I had overtightened the clutch quick-adjust screw up near the left handle bar.

The problem is a failing clutch lever. The shaft that the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:01 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Thanks. lol.

Thanks. lol.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I have a story. My clutch "issues" were not...

I have a story. My clutch "issues" were not related to a worn clutch after all.

The problem was that I overtightened the clutch quick-adjust screw up near the left handle bar.

I almost blew a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:34 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
worn clutch?

when the throttle is applied the bike does not accelerate as usual. The revs increase as expected, but the bike seems to be a bit sluggish to get up to speed. at times the bike will feel like it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Reporting back. Metric 5 x0.8 x12mm length ...

Reporting back.

Metric 5 x0.8 x12mm length
Ace hardware has what is needed.

JIS driver bits, and a little WD40 help make removal of original screws easier with no stripping.
I used lock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 05:25 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Cool and thanks. I'll find the right size, and...

Cool and thanks. I'll find the right size, and then ill report back.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Stripped carb screw bst-40

Does anyone have a spare one of these:

http://s12.postimg.org/jrazl4mzh/carb_screw.jpg

??
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Altitude: 489 ft. Suburbs outside of Austin, TX...

Altitude: 489 ft.
Suburbs outside of Austin, TX
Interstate access
most roads ≤ 55 mph
relatively flat till you head west, which I rarely do
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:04 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Secondary transportation

I'm trying to decide on a secondary transportation.

I have been considering:

A. 2nd DR - since I already familiar with the bike
B. smaller bike 200-250cc
C. Japanese brand moped

I just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Will do, thanks

Will do, thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
26 miles interstate, round trip, daily commute....

26 miles interstate, round trip, daily commute. Only mode of transportation. Im thinking i should just be safe and replace the bearing asap with a socket or a bearing driver.

I just replaced all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
To install the fork seal you could just use 2 pvc...

To install the fork seal you could just use 2 pvc pipe halves. That's what I did. Make sure its the thin stuff used in p-trap plumbing so it can flex to fit around the fork tube
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
So i guess just order a new bearing to have one...

So i guess just order a new bearing to have one hand, and check the wheel for play for the first few hundred miles?

Anyone else say I should replace that bearing?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
I thought using the old bearing was acceptable if...

I thought using the old bearing was acceptable if you were careful only to tap the outer races.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Ruined bearing?

I was replacing my front bearings today, and I was using the old bearing to drive the new bearing in. I got the 2nd one all the way seated, and then I went for my slide-hammer bearing puller. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
Common Torque Specs

Quick reference.

Regarding lower shock bolt torque: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466791


http://s30.postimg.org/5i9sv6dcx/image.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
Quick reference for Ride-on doses

For DR650 stock tire sizes:

90/90-21 Front tire
http://s10.postimg.org/t253zejux/Rideon_Front_Dose.jpg

130/80-17 Rear tire
http://s10.postimg.org/3xiozq9s9/Rideon_Rear_Dose.jpg

rideon...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
OK, I'm good; I only tapped on the outer races....

OK, I'm good; I only tapped on the outer races. Thanks for the heat gun tip.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
will driving the new bearings in with the old...

will driving the new bearings in with the old bearings compromise the integrity of the new bearings?

I did all 3 rear bearings with this method yesterday, and am wondering if I should invest in a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Bad pick-up coil fixed!

Thanks to everyone's input! :D

Backstory: I Rode to work in the morning. I was leaving work, but the bike did not fire up. The engine cranked, but no Vroom Vroom. :(

The advice given to me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
BOO YA. my baby is running again. new pick up...

BOO YA. my baby is running again. new pick up coil worked like a charm
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
Today is the big day; I am replacing the pick-up...

Today is the big day; I am replacing the pick-up coil. I will report back, and maybe with a pictoral.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By sunthechip
Where is the cap??

Where is the cap??
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Thumbs up to ProCycle. My stator gasket from...

Thumbs up to ProCycle. My stator gasket from ProCycle arrived here faster than the pick-up coil that was 2nd-day air shipped from a Californian company.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Yup, I had the probes in the wrong place. My post...

Yup, I had the probes in the wrong place. My post has been updated. Off to bed see you all in the morning.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 09:30 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Starting problem

Background: Rode to work. Went to start bike after work. Bike turns over, but won't start. Spark plugs do not spark. Just did some resistance/voltage testing with a multimeter. Readings as follows:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By sunthechip
Thanks to everyone who helped. I'm going to run...

Thanks to everyone who helped. I'm going to run some diagnostics on the pick-up coil/electricals with the multimeter tomorrow.

....and I'll be picking up a moped tomorrow.
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