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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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Posted By dflow
Sorry if I lead anyone astray regarding brg....

Sorry if I lead anyone astray regarding brg. preload. I should have checked it out before typing. I did check it out after and see the difference with other marks. Thanks to Procycle for clearing it...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:53 PM
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Posted By dflow
Actually if the bearings are installed with the...

Actually if the bearings are installed with the contact angles pitched out, away from one another then the preload spacer would be shorter in length than the distance between the hubs shoulders. This...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:13 PM
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Posted By dflow
Wheel bearing assembly warning

Ball bearings have what is called an angular contact. What this means is the balls themselves make contact with the inner and outer races off center of a theoretical vertical center line as viewed in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By dflow
Further justification for a beam torque wrench....

Further justification for a beam torque wrench. As long as you have a clear line of sight you know exactly how much force you are applying.
Also it is good practice to zero out a clicker type...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 109,407
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Posted By dflow
Old school torque wrenches are better for beginners

Garbage in, garbage out. HF will get you by for some things but when you are look for precision or reliability I'd look elsewhere. You do have other options in torque wrenches. Take a look at beam...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:37 AM
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Posted By dflow
Synthetic oils

Another advantage of synthetic is it has better shear strength which is critical in a gearbox. As for temps, it has a higher tolerance before degradation/break-down occurs which is critical in an air...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 109,407
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Posted By dflow
Jenn, I think the best solution is to find...

Jenn,
I think the best solution is to find someone near you with knowledge and ask them to show you the first time. When you are starting without the basic skills and relying on online guidance the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By dflow
Thanks for the feedback. Lessons learned by...

Thanks for the feedback. Lessons learned by actual experience are priceless.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:04 AM
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Posted By dflow
Jenn Might I suggest marking the bolt at the...

Jenn

Might I suggest marking the bolt at the crank end to make it easier to find TDC. Looking through the small hole for the T mark can be a pain. The arrow gets me close enough for valves. Set it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:55 AM
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Posted By dflow
Compression test will not work on an engine with...

Compression test will not work on an engine with the decompression feature which opens the valves slightly while the starter is cranking.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By dflow
Agreed. I can be more careful about dialing in...

Agreed. I can be more careful about dialing in TDC and try again.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:53 PM
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Posted By dflow
Interesting question although I believe I've...

Interesting question although I believe I've heard others do a leak down successfully. It is true that a compression test will not work for this reason.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 109,407
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Posted By dflow
It was definitely at TDC. I did put a wrench to...

It was definitely at TDC. I did put a wrench to the bolt only to have it break loose. I guess I could do it at a lower psi, it's just harder to hear where the air is escaping from for a good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By dflow
Leak down test advice required

I attempted to perform a leak down test on my '06 DR with 41K miles today only to find the piston will not stay at TDC beyond 40 psi. There's no way to evaluate the condition of the engine if it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By dflow
I agree, the bond between epoxy and metal is not...

I agree, the bond between epoxy and metal is not good enough to withstand the flexing of the spokes and rim. And then there is the number of potential leak points. Be prepared.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 109,407
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Posted By dflow
I'd try starting it after spraying some starter...

I'd try starting it after spraying some starter fluid in the carb. If it starts right up then it would confirm it is the fuel system causing the problem. Also, have you tried starting it with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By dflow
Counter sink the hole and fill with epoxy. That...

Counter sink the hole and fill with epoxy. That way the epoxy is solid. That would explain the larger than original hole as plugged. At least that is how I would have done it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,459
Posted By dflow
Good ride, good weather, and if your thing is...

Good ride, good weather, and if your thing is dust, we had plenty of that for you as well.
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/IMG_0748.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 109,407
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Posted By dflow
The common leaks up high are from the valve cover...

The common leaks up high are from the valve cover which uses RTV as a seal. Better be sure of the source of the leak before you get in deeper than needed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By dflow
There is a second adjustment for the idle screw...

There is a second adjustment for the idle screw ass'y. that moves the entire unit up and down. Look for the jam nut which locks it to the carb. Should be obvious if you spend enough time with it....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,459
Posted By dflow
Here is the 2012 ride...

Here is the 2012 ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763627
It shows a clockwise direction. I'm assuming that is the intended direction. Unless you are the last group out it should...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,459
Posted By dflow
<---COPY FROM HERE Sign-up sheet 1....

<---COPY FROM HERE

Sign-up sheet

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/2015%20DS%20Touring/2af89046-b08f-4ce8-8dcc-7d354d35780a.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2015, 02:16 PM
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Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
In front of a treeline. ...

In front of a treeline.
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/2015%20DS%20Touring/IMG_0701.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,215
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%202/IMG_3557-1.jpg
For sale this year.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/MARCH2012%20047.jpg
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/MARCH2012%20050.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 1,887,235
Posted By dflow
Now that would be hard to miss, even if you were...

Now that would be hard to miss, even if you were a cager that tends to look through bike on the road.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
I agree, they are great bikes. I put over 70K...

I agree, they are great bikes. I put over 70K miles on mine.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 123,385
Posted By dflow
circa '77. Short lived period with the large...

circa '77. Short lived period with the large shield and bags, freebees from a fellow rider. 3rd bike already. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
Numa, Which bike were you on?

Numa,
Which bike were you on?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%201/002917e1-531f-4d05-84fc-e03844bf5598.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 603,196
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%202/IMG_3557-2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 1,887,235
Posted By dflow
Colorado ...

Colorado
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%201/87747c89-d9cc-44bd-89ab-632de5b0d12f.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 587,049
Posted By dflow
Early on the 2nd day of a 2 week ride to...

Early on the 2nd day of a 2 week ride to Colorado. The only bad weather we had the entire trip was that 24 hr. period and much of it was spent in a motel room the night before this shot. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%201/20110918-Day2CIMG_3345.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,304
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%202/IMG_3545-1.jpg

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/CO%20Ride%202011%20week%202/IMG_3547.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,400
Posted By dflow
Thanks for the info. Enjoy your ride once spring...

Thanks for the info. Enjoy your ride once spring gets here.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 68,445
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/2007%20DS%20Touring/5330bbc6-4d14-488c-8543-68e32842eb00.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 114,140
Posted By dflow
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/...

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/dflowers/2010%20DS%20Touring/cf1e6adb-23c3-4655-b2ba-f5ba0774b2cf.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 665,210
Posted By dflow
Here is a bridge no longer standing. It has been...

Here is a bridge no longer standing. It has been replaced with a new cement structure of considerable expense all to service a few. Another shining example of our tax dollars at work.
...
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