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Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,852
Posted By el capitan
Indy, I just upgraded to a second wheelset....

Indy, I just upgraded to a second wheelset. Normally my DR is ridden on the road and in city-traffic, so to have fun on gravel I always had to swap tires, which gets costly if done frequently. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 462,142
Posted By el capitan
Mitas E-07 rear in deep mud?:eek1

Mitas E-07 rear in deep mud?:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By el capitan
Iīve owned a 525 for quite some time. As a...

Iīve owned a 525 for quite some time. As a commuter the engine will survive, but you will quickly notice how fast those 15 h between oil- and filterchanges sum up. In city-traffic this bike turns you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By el capitan
The "special tools" you refer to are a 14 and a...

The "special tools" you refer to are a 14 and a 17 mm spanner. Getting the shock out is easy, changing springs and even shock oil as well. Putting the multi-part airbox back in is a task for a veeery...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,001
Posted By el capitan
The temp-reading under the sparkplug is no...

The temp-reading under the sparkplug is no problem. From an indicated temperature of 100°C on itīs wheely-time. My bike rarely indicates more than 135-140°, just at city-lights. As soon as you are on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,001
Posted By el capitan
Yep, in fact it works so well that I have...

Yep, in fact it works so well that I have problems getting my bike back from other DR-riders and now forward my DR-knowledged gained from advrider and drriders.
My entire (shortened) front end...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,001
Posted By el capitan
Bergdonk, your work and mx-robīs projects were my...

Bergdonk, your work and mx-robīs projects were my base for building my DR on the other side of the globe. It now features a WP48 front end, FCR39-MX carb, floating 320 disc (despite knobbies and a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By el capitan
The DRZ 400 may be a very capable bike offroad,...

The DRZ 400 may be a very capable bike offroad, but if you ever tasted the load of torque a 650 offers your question will be answered very likely. Especially if 2up and lots of slab are your main...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,087
Posted By el capitan
I know too well what you mean :evil - riding a...

I know too well what you mean :evil - riding a modded DR 650 with a Keihin FCR39MX, RM-X throttle cam and a Husaberg ī05 front end. Smooth right from idle and perfectly controllable - just lacking...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,087
Posted By el capitan
Runt boy, how would you describe the outcome of...

Runt boy, how would you describe the outcome of your changes? Is the engine more direct in response to throttle? Does she have more low-end grunt? Please let me know.

Besides, my brother used to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,502
Posted By el capitan
I had a KTM 525 MXC with a second set of wheels....

I had a KTM 525 MXC with a second set of wheels. It was a hoot to ride, but the seat always tried to rip me in half. In addition, a good normal bike always whispers in your ear "come on, we could go...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By el capitan
Hi Rosstersoverland, If the ride seems bouncy:...

Hi Rosstersoverland,
If the ride seems bouncy: Too harsh upon compression or too fast in rebound? The thicker fork oil requires opening up the comp-adjuster - where I had mine at least in the middle...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By el capitan
Hi Rosstersoverland, Iīm glad in case I...

Hi Rosstersoverland,

Iīm glad in case I could really help. In fact I was looking forward to hearing from you and I still am curious how your DIY-fix works out on the road. Due to the higher...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By el capitan
double post

double post
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By el capitan
With a DR or similar simple fork Iīd say just...

With a DR or similar simple fork Iīd say just remove the springs and measure the travel - you at least end up with a rough image of likely travel. For the fork you can just measure the free...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By el capitan
Welcome to thumpers! Any Yamaha-dealer should be...

Welcome to thumpers! Any Yamaha-dealer should be able to help as long as you need anything for the engine as this is the XT660 power plant. For brake pads and such you might be better off to browse...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 54,273
Posted By el capitan
Congrats to your lightening of the heavy pig and...

Congrats to your lightening of the heavy pig and to the spirited riding you do with it. Loosing considerable amounts of weight and at the same time using shorter dogbones MUST be a bad combo: The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By el capitan
No further questions :D The stock rebound damping...

No further questions :D The stock rebound damping is weak at best and obviously becomes helpless against a firmer spring, that extends the damper way too fast. I had the same experience, but could...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By el capitan
Are you sure the shock itself needs to be...

Are you sure the shock itself needs to be serviced? Does it leak? Or has it slowly deteriorated to a point where the bike becomes unrideable? Shock oil gets old and quits functioning, while becoming...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,125
Posted By el capitan
Canīt be too expensive to have the designerīs...

Canīt be too expensive to have the designerīs apprentice do the styling around an exisiting bike where you can take all the technical stuff off. My little brother owns a KTM 690 SMC R and was shocked...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By el capitan
Straightforward? No. I had two spacers machined...

Straightforward? No. I had two spacers machined to match the slimmer aluminum stem from the īberg to the bigger Suzuki bearings. The berg-stem is also shorter, so I had some Millimeters machined from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By el capitan
I felt lucky to find an entire Husaberg-front-end...

I felt lucky to find an entire Husaberg-front-end (fork, yoke, wheel, axle, brakes) for 650 $ in Austria and could sell the stock parts for 455 plus swapping engine from frame to frame and installing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By el capitan
In Austria and Germany the DR 650 SE had been...

In Austria and Germany the DR 650 SE had been discontinued after the year 2000. Maybe they were sold a bit longer in Ireland? But today DRs are only sold to the US, Australia and New Zealand AFAIK....
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By el capitan
Among the bikes available in Europe the KTM 690...

Among the bikes available in Europe the KTM 690 Enduro really shines. Forget the Yamaha XT660 R - itīs about 200 kg incl. fuel, about 60 heavier than the KTM with less power, worse brakes, worse...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,100
Posted By el capitan
Iīm riding a DR 650 FE (WP 48 fork off a...

Iīm riding a DR 650 FE (WP 48 fork off a Husaberg) and know exactly what you feel like ... :wings
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,541
Posted By el capitan
I went with adapter-plates first, but was annoyed...

I went with adapter-plates first, but was annoyed by the fact that you canīt use the bike-lift anymore to raise the rear wheel. I had a second set of stock peg-mounts cut and rewelded to reach the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By el capitan
I once had a 525 MXC in your situation. Great...

I once had a 525 MXC in your situation. Great bike, but only with a trailer or bus. 15 hours between oil- and filterchanges sum up quickly on the road and 30 hours for checking the valves also pass...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 41,200
Posted By el capitan
May I ask what you paid for the entire lot? My...

May I ask what you paid for the entire lot? My pride about my DR-rebuild (with Husaberg front-end and other stuff) just vanished into nothing when watching your bike ...:cry
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 442,550
Posted By el capitan
@ccaarmerciill...

@ccaarmerciill (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=292288): Really nice bike you got there! Be cautious about turning all settings into the hard direction though: When I ride with the boys (SMC,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 254,639
Posted By el capitan
So the engine protection pays for itself? :evil I...

So the engine protection pays for itself? :evil I got "long-leg-syndrome" - exactly half of my 184 cm is legs, so I raised the rear by 30 mm, upholstered and widened my seat, dropped the peg-mounts....
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 254,639
Posted By el capitan
PeteNZ - have you ridden the bike with the...

PeteNZ - have you ridden the bike with the USD-fork yet? I installed a shortened WP48 in my 96er-DR. Wow. Stiffness, compliance, the ability to tune the damping either way - I wonder why only so few...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 110,918
Views: 22,533,652
Posted By el capitan
If you want to stay cheap nothing beats the...

If you want to stay cheap nothing beats the proper spring and a refill with 5w or 7,5w fork oil. Immediately improves the shock: Sufficient rebound and still adjustable compression. If you ride 10w...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By el capitan
Congrats to your new bike! I bought such a 96er...

Congrats to your new bike! I bought such a 96er in 2010 with 7.891 kms on the speedo. Still bone dry with the paper gasket. And equipped with the dampened starter gears, so it saves you the hassle of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,466
Posted By el capitan
Hi David, funny nobody mentioned the DR 650....

Hi David,

funny nobody mentioned the DR 650. Iīm 6ī1, but with 36" inseam and originally felt quite cramped on the stocker. A DIY seat, shortened pegmounts, oversize bar with rizers and a 1,2"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By el capitan
Youīre asking the same question in two forums,...

Youīre asking the same question in two forums, right? I also thought of your solution, but ended up with an IMS-tank.
In fact you could simply use threaded pipe clamps to screw an alloy plate to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By el capitan
Wicked Welcome to the club! And you donīt know yet how...

Welcome to the club! And you donīt know yet how crazy YOU will get once the virus of farkelling infected YOU! Believe me, I know what Iīm talking about (FCR-MX, 040, WP front, IMS, ...) Better hand...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By el capitan
The Duke 390 is approx. 6.800 $ in Austria - but...

The Duke 390 is approx. 6.800 $ in Austria - but we got emission-taxes and much higher VAT, so a price below 7.000 $ should be very likely for the Adventure 390.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By el capitan
Laugh For the rear shock I went the cheap way: 7,5 kg...

For the rear shock I went the cheap way: 7,5 kg rear spring and 5w fork oil - works for my 200 lbs ready to ride. And as my original Acerbis handguards were scratched I just used the fat bar mount...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By el capitan
Getting the ergos right is no.2 for me after...

Getting the ergos right is no.2 for me after suspension/brakes. It makes such a difference and turns a nice average bike into YOUR bike. I feature comparable measurements and chopped the peg-mounts,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By el capitan
I had talked to my powdercoater about plugging...

I had talked to my powdercoater about plugging the threads. He said "sure" and when I got the bike back EVERYTHING was coated. We spent 30 min. with the tap and die. When reassembliing the bike I...
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