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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By dflow
USB adapter

Can someone tell me where to get this item?
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By dflow
No amount of insulation will keep pipes from...

No amount of insulation will keep pipes from freezing if they are in unheated space. Heating the garage isn't going to keep the pipes warm enough esp. if they are in exterior walls or attic space....
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 102,280
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Posted By dflow
Shocking

I'd check the spark plug cables/boots and the coil for damage and shorts. Run it in a dark environment and look for tracer arcing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By dflow
I can relate. In the past I have worked for...

I can relate. In the past I have worked for companies with complete model/machine shops, fully staffed and available to me after hours for my personal use. Very few on the engineering staff had that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By dflow
A Google search should get you started. Looks...

A Google search should get you started. Looks like it's been done before.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By dflow
I could see doing that if the stock petcock was...

I could see doing that if the stock petcock was used on one of the larger, aftermarket tanks. One problem with having too much reserve is the increased risk of forgetting that you flipped it and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By dflow
When I first got a DR I checked the reserve...

When I first got a DR I checked the reserve capacity by draining the fuel into a graduated container using the petcock settings and the bike level and undisturbed. It measured .8 ga. just as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By dflow
Interesting. So now there are 4 bearings on the...

Interesting. So now there are 4 bearings on the axial rather than the original 3. Is it the same bearing used on the other side? What is gained by doing this?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By dflow
But do you get your eye down level with the glass...

But do you get your eye down level with the glass when you check it?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By dflow
But do you check you tire pressures at level or...

But do you check you tire pressures at level or on side stand?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By dflow
Check oil when level and aim for the center of...

Check oil when level and aim for the center of the glass. The DR has a tendency to weep oil at various seals and higher oil levels contribute to it.

It's definitely the slow time of year.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By dflow
10W40 API classification of SE, SF or SG. Fill it...

10W40 API classification of SE, SF or SG. Fill it to 2000ml and check from there. 2300ml will be over fill. Synthetic or not is your choice. I've always used Mobil1 with good results and found some...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By dflow
You can check the float level without removing...

You can check the float level without removing anything. Check this link for details.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24377291&postcount=120
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By dflow
You could be better off if the PO did nothing...

You could be better off if the PO did nothing mechanically. 1K is nothing. If it's running well the break-in is irrelevant at this point. Lemons drop out early and a hard break-in speeds those along....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-28-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By dflow
Good to see some of you have awakened:snore. I'm...

Good to see some of you have awakened:snore. I'm hoping for a mild winter so we can get out from time to time. Not like last winter.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-25-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By dflow
Shh, quiet you will wake them all up. I think...

Shh, quiet you will wake them all up. I think it's an early winter hibernation around here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 17,083
Posted By dflow
I have to say that on the rare occasion when I...

I have to say that on the rare occasion when I stop at a multi-brand dealer the Hondas get the least of my attention. They have always been the ordinary, vanilla mark of the bunch in my mind. That's...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dflow
Don't forget to budget for ATGATT regardless of...

Don't forget to budget for ATGATT regardless of the bike you choose.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By dflow
header bolt removal

Had this same problem one year ago on a friends DR. Nothing worked until we removed the head. Lots of work for one miserable bolt but that's the way it goes sometimes. You can take care of any other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By dflow
Hey Chill, You might not get any sympathy from...

Hey Chill,
You might not get any sympathy from the US crowd regarding your hot spring weather considering we are having the direct opposite with a very cold early winter.
If your sporadic,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By dflow
You could also try Plastidip spray on the...

You could also try Plastidip spray on the plastic. I used the flat black on my side covers and they have held up well for one season of riding so far. Nice thing is you can peel it off if you decide...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By dflow
Nice clean design. I suspect you will be hit with...

Nice clean design. I suspect you will be hit with requests.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By dflow
PowersportSuperstore.com has had the best prices...

PowersportSuperstore.com has had the best prices in past searches I've done and if you buy thru Amazon they are a popular supplier there. But be aware, they have a well documented (google it and see)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By dflow
I think Metrosexual is a popular description of...

I think Metrosexual is a popular description of the modern male. I don't think you will find motorcycles in the profile if you google it. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By dflow
If they update the DR.

If they update the DR.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By dflow
You have some history of prolonged chain/sprocket...

You have some history of prolonged chain/sprocket life there. I have always struggled to get 20k out of mine and that is pushing it. I clean and lub regularly and now plan to swap out the CS sprocket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By dflow
This is true and I am in error. I went out and...

This is true and I am in error. I went out and connected a voltmeter to see for myself. I was shooting from the hip based on my experience with other charging systems. Unlike those systems the DR's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By dflow
I would start with not letting it sit and idle...

I would start with not letting it sit and idle while you are eating. You say 4 minutes but is it really? Keep in mind it is not water cooled. Activate enrichener (some call it choke) fire it up and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By dflow
Look for: -A float that is set too high. Bend...

Look for:
-A float that is set too high. Bend tab to fix.
-Miss assembled float ass'y to carb body. If the plastic ass'y with (2) o-rings is not seated correctly leakage will result.
-Bad...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By dflow
You must have had a lot to drink the night before.

You must have had a lot to drink the night before.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,823
Posted By dflow
I'd go with the DL650 if budget was a key factor...

I'd go with the DL650 if budget was a key factor or a Tiger 800 if not.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By dflow
Sounds like a good buy. The popping on is common...

Sounds like a good buy. The popping on is common and can be reduced. You will learn from the group here how to do it as well as anything else it will need.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By dflow
There are other factors in addition to bearing...

There are other factors in addition to bearing RPM that come into play such as ambient temps, brearing loads and duration/run time. Brake-down/over heating of the grease while riding a long, hot run...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 02:36 AM
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Posted By dflow
What are you looking to get for it?

What are you looking to get for it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By dflow
Unplug the horn and connect it to the battery....

Unplug the horn and connect it to the battery. You'll know if it is at fault or not then.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By dflow
It would make more sense it you leaned it over...

It would make more sense it you leaned it over after turning it off to clear the pooled oil. Overnight the oil has had time to seep past the valve stem seals and has coated everything, primed for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 773,966
Posted By dflow
Gps

You can always find out what others think here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

If you still have the 2820 and it shows the fire service roads level of detail I'd use it. You...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 102,280
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Posted By dflow
I've had tires delivered 2 days after placing the...

I've had tires delivered 2 days after placing the order and thought that was exceptional but this sets a new supply chain standard. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 102,280
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Posted By dflow
Do all D.I.D. chains have the same groove...

Do all D.I.D. chains have the same groove geometry? If so then chain pitch is the only critical difference.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,460
Posted By dflow
Drive chain retaining clip source

Does anyone know of a source for drive chain master link retaining clips? I installed a new D.I.D. 520 VX2 x-ring chain and broke the retaining clip.
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