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Old 10-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #55141
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I put led turn signal lites on my 97 dr 650 now all 4 lites blink fast when I try right or left. got the lites from Virtual village .com I don't want to add resisters. is there a relay kit that works?
Superbrightleds.com has a flasher kit. You can replace the flasher module under the seat. Then either pull the dash bulb or install the kit Dennis Kirk sells to make the dash light work. Good luck. There is an abundance of info on this topic in this thread. You just have to search for it.

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Old 10-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #55142
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Help me decide - Bring camping gear or not?

I'm currently in Des Moines Iowa, a thousand miles from home in Ontario Canada on my way to Tierre Del Feugo wondering how much I'll use the camping gear I'm hauling along. I enjoy camping but the stuff takes up awful lot of room, not to mention the weight. One of the reasons I changed to a DR from a KLR is the lighter weight. Now I find myself loading up on the poundage again.

Accommodation costs in the U.S. are manageable in the short term (kinda) but how much would I really be camping once outside of the States? Safety is a concern since I'm traveling alone. I'm hoping to do some couchsurfing along the way and stay in motels and hostels in the cheaper areas.

For those of you who have already done Central or South America and taken camping gear along would you do it again or forego the camping altogether?

So, do I leave the camp gear at a friends and just enjoy the ride a lot more or what? HELP? Would love to hear other peoples take on my dilemma.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:27 PM   #55143
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Hello all, I was doing the nsu check last night on my 2009 dr650 with 4000 km, and found that the bolts were Allen head from factory
Not sure if this has been brought up before should make checking a lot easier
That doesn't sound right. Even 2010 bikes have had philips head screws.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:48 PM   #55144
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That doesn't sound right. Even 2010 bikes have had philips head screws.
nup. checked my 2010 DR a few weeks back and it had allens... they were nice and tight (as was scottl's 2003 DR we did at the same time, it had the usual phillips heads) but we did the usual slightly longer bolts, loctite, drilled and wired.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #55145
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Having done that trip as far as the Panama border and now livng in Costa Rica I would leave the camping gear up north.

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I'm currently in Des Moines Iowa, a thousand miles from home in Ontario Canada on my way to Tierre Del Feugo wondering how much I'll use the camping gear I'm hauling along. I enjoy camping but the stuff takes up awful lot of room, not to mention the weight. One of the reasons I changed to a DR from a KLR is the lighter weight. Now I find myself loading up on the poundage again.

Accommodation costs in the U.S. are manageable in the short term (kinda) but how much would I really be camping once outside of the States? Safety is a concern since I'm traveling alone. I'm hoping to do some couchsurfing along the way and stay in motels and hostels in the cheaper areas.

For those of you who have already done Central or South America and taken camping gear along would you do it again or forego the camping altogether?

So, do I leave the camp gear at a friends and just enjoy the ride a lot more or what? HELP? Would love to hear other peoples take on my dilemma.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #55146
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The tiny filter that's in the fuel inlet. You have to pull the gasline off the carb to find it. It's inside the brass inlet. Pull it out and clean it. I tossed mine out and put an inline filter in the fuel line.
Cheers Rusty, the simple things ehhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'd never have sorted it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #55147
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In case anyone is looking for a change of pace.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731183
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:22 AM   #55148
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nup. checked my 2010 DR a few weeks back and it had allens...
The one I checked had 2 loose philips screws...
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:40 AM   #55149
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nup. checked my 2010 DR a few weeks back and it had allens... they were nice and tight (as was scottl's 2003 DR we did at the same time, it had the usual phillips heads) but we did the usual slightly longer bolts, loctite, drilled and wired.
Is the NSU the Neutral Sensor Unit? I think I'm getting the fact that the screws (allen or phillips) loosen up and this sensor falls off causing a nightmare. Does it just need some blue loctite and a good tightening or does it need its bolts changed also?

Next week I'm picking up a 2006, so I'm currently in the planning stages of getting it dirt worthy and reliable. Any other advice in this regard is highly appreciated.

And to think I use to think the KTM 690 thread was long!! So with that said, I'm sorry in advance for asking all these newbie DR questions .........
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:27 AM   #55150
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That doesn't sound right. Even 2010 bikes have had philips head screws.
i am 100% positive no on else has been into that clutch, still had all the blue paint on the bolts.
my bolts were nice and snug but loctited them anyway.
this is an aussie bike, i am second owner, the first owner used it to learn on, when he got his full license he "upgraded" to a cb 1300 or something like that.
His loss my gain.
Absolutely lovin the dr, what a weapon, the farkeling has begun!
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:05 AM   #55151
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Hi guys! I want to put 18 inch wheels on the back for winter driving, we have a large selection of tires of this diameter. Unfortunately we have hard to find a wheel assembly at a low price. Suitability for the DR wheels from other bikes?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:20 AM   #55152
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In case anyone is looking for a change of pace.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731183
after you sell or swap, would you mind writing up a comparison?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:20 AM   #55153
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Is the NSU the Neutral Sensor Unit? I think I'm getting the fact that the screws (allen or phillips) loosen up and this sensor falls off causing a nightmare. Does it just need some blue loctite and a good tightening or does it need its bolts changed also?
If you remove the stock screws,use contact cleaner to make sure there is no oil residue on the screw threads and those in the engine case they go in to blue loctite will be fine.

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:30 AM   #55154
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The basic problem with the GPS body is it has no steel inner sleeves the thickness of the wings the screws go through.
Sleeves would stop any compression of the plastic stopping the problem.
Locking agent would guarantee it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:03 AM   #55155
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Intiminators

I posted this as a WTB in flea market, but this is a better audience. I'm looking to buy a set of Intiminators, new or used. Thanks!
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