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Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
What needle are you running?

What needle are you running?
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Where are you heading to?

Where are you heading to?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
the DR650 thread

Many riders overlook what the rear brake can do for them. I'm a big fan of trail braking into corners, it really settles the chassis and if needed you can scrub a little speed off in those situations...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Bingo! This is exactly what DID recommends for...

Bingo!
This is exactly what DID recommends for their chains. Actually they recommend 90 weight.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
So what about the noise in third gear? Mine has a...

So what about the noise in third gear? Mine has a very slight noise that I can hear in third only. Well, it may make it in forth and fifth but I can't hear it. Nothing in first or second.
I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
How many miles? I have noticed a slight noise...

How many miles?
I have noticed a slight noise in third gear on mine, only third.
I remember reading about third gear noise but can't remember if it's normal.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Well you know what a thread chaser looks like so...

Well you know what a thread chaser looks like so make one with a old spark plug. Done this before with a die grinder. You may have to clean up the threads on the plug with a thread file.
If you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Nice pic. Now take some time off work and point...

Nice pic. Now take some time off work and point that thing south. I'll show you some good riding and you can buy me that beer you promised:)
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Good news! In your first post after getting it...

Good news! In your first post after getting it going yesterday you said no pinging. I have to wonder if it was the pick up coil causing the problem all along and not carb. Anyway what changed today...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
Thanks for the reports Minky. How are the...

Thanks for the reports Minky.
How are the vibrations in the pegs, bars and seat at freeway speeds?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
Good deal, congrats for hanging in there!

Good deal, congrats for hanging in there!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Good info on the resistor caps on the plug wires....

Good info on the resistor caps on the plug wires. Sounds like you are on the right path.
Let us know what you find.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Like I said I would go no further until you check...

Like I said I would go no further until you check the pick up coil at the same place on both engines. There may be a wiring issue from the CDI box to the pick up coil. Its doubtful that there are two...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
I would not worry about the secondary readings at...

I would not worry about the secondary readings at this point.
The pick up coil is what sticks out to me.
I would take the same reading at the same connector on your bike, not at the CDI box. If...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Looks like you need to check the secondary...

Looks like you need to check the secondary resistance, should be 23,000-25,000 ohms. This is across both plug wires. Then check the pick up coil resistance at the cdi connector should be 170-256...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Yes I think you can rule out the kill switch. ...

Yes I think you can rule out the kill switch.
If the stator readings are the same on both engines I would rule that out too.
Is there a possibility the plugs were fouled prior to you cranking?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
The engine (starter) will not turn over with the...

The engine (starter) will not turn over with the kill switch engaged. His engine is turning over but not starting. Not 100% but I don't think the engine will turn over with any problems with the side...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Also I just looked back at your spark plug...

Also I just looked back at your spark plug picture, they are dry after cranking and no start?? If you have no spark they will be wet with fuel. This would rule out the entire ignition system and all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Those numbers sound to close to call the coil bad...

Those numbers sound to close to call the coil bad at this point to me.
Secondary resistance, yes both plug wires. Usually on the secondary side high resistance or a open circuit is what you will...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Engine will not turn over with kill switch...

Engine will not turn over with kill switch engaged.
Check wires around the coil connector area, mine were rubbing on the frame and dangerously close to grounding out. Make sure all connections are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Looks normal to me, as already stated possible...

Looks normal to me, as already stated possible oil around the exhaust valves. I have seen automotive engines that make that look good with less miles. Blame it on all the additives in the fuel today.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Has this been the same bike you have used on...

Has this been the same bike you have used on other trips? I'm assuming the guys at CCM are doing the maintenance, anything to report there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Would not worry much about the nick as long as it...

Would not worry much about the nick as long as it does not affect the movement of the slide. Check for wear on the other side though.
The washer is added to shim the needle up (stock non adjustable...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Lots of good info if you look back through this...

Lots of good info if you look back through this thread.
I don't see the nick in the slide you are talking about, but inspect the other side on the rounded part. Any wear there? If so inspect the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
You should be able to cure this by adjusting the...

You should be able to cure this by adjusting the fuel pilot screw. They are known to be set to lean from the factory to meet EPA standards. You need to remove the carb and drill out a tamper plug...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
I would remove it and take the end cap off. ...

I would remove it and take the end cap off.
That way you can remove any metal left from drilling. Also most are putting a small piece of fabric or felt in there to absorb the oil.
Or you could...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
the DR650 thread

I just googled " DR650 operating temperature" your not the only one seeing these temps on a vapor. I say just ride it if there are no other problems.

I had a fifth gen VFR 800 internet was full of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
the DR650 thread

Checked the steering bearings lately? How about the sag. Bike sitting lower in the rear will give some weird stability issues.

Going to try the 244 after I burn off this TW42 and it won't be long....
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
I'm wondering if there is something wrong with...

I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the one you had. I'm having none of these problems at 22 psi and about 400 miles on the tire.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
At one time I think Kientech would sell the mid...

At one time I think Kientech would sell the mid pipe without the flange welded on. No idea if it would fit the muffler that you want to use.
Read somewhere that the power bomb header kills the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
the DR650 thread

Constant pressure, no adjustment needed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Did it pull the petcock out of the tank or break...

Did it pull the petcock out of the tank or break the plastic knob off?
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
I set my bike up based off of prior experiences...

I set my bike up based off of prior experiences and what I read from a couple of posters in this thread. Had a open air box on a SV 650 once, ran great as it was dyno tuned. The honk from the carbs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Thanks for taking this on, the results should be...

Thanks for taking this on, the results should be interesting. Unfortunately I have nothing you need for the test.

Your main jets seem a bit big to me what set up are you currently running on your...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
the DR650 thread

You can't be serious??
Your going to need a more accurate way to measure to engine temp than that. If you don't want to spend the cash on a Vapor the cheap solution would be temperature sicker that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 05:37 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
As many know that CCT gasket is a pain to scrape...

As many know that CCT gasket is a pain to scrape off the engine. I decided to pull the starter and lube the bushing one day but did not have a gasket. The gasket stuck to the engine and has a small...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/12/yzaja7ab.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/12/yzaja7ab.jpg

Rolled out at 0 dark 30 this morning in heavy fog. Sun came out and turned into a beautiful day. Knocked out 150 miles and made it back before...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By todd900ss
Don't work in an office and feel I live modestly....

Don't work in an office and feel I live modestly.
My point is/was to some people the act of tinkering with their bike and performing upgrades is how he or she has fun. Maybe that month long vacation...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
That's high praise. Hope they make it to the US.

That's high praise. Hope they make it to the US.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By todd900ss
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? I...

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed today?
I disagree with your to much invested. A 6k DR that well set up is a bargain in todays motorcycle world. Now a 20K+ 1200GS is a waste of money IMO. Guess...
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