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Old 10-05-2011, 07:08 PM   #55111
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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?
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:49 PM   #55112
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Ride it for an hour at about 16psi. Get some heat into it and then see what it looks like.
Sometimes they're deformed by the way they're strapped when shipped.
This might make sense. I have been running it at 25 psi. guess i could give it a try. Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:51 PM   #55113
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It's pretty rare ... but out of round or lop sided tires do happen on occasion.
Double check to make certain the tire is fully seated into the rim. Sometimes you need over 60 PSI to have it "Pop" and fully seat.

What kind of tire is it?
Kenda 270 tire.

Looks fully seated all the way around the rim on both sides? Could it still need seating?
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #55114
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Kenda 270 tire.

Looks fully seated all the way around the rim on both sides? Could it still need seating?
No....usually there's a little raised rubber ring on the tire near the wheel. If that ring is evenly spaced from the rim all the way around on both sides the tire is seated correctly. Run your finger all the way around on that ring and make sure it's seated evenly.

If it still looks misshapen there's something else going on with that tire.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:15 PM   #55115
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Went for a 4 day Fall ride- it's going to snow here soon, so I wanted to get up high before it does. Hope you guys don't mind if I post a Mini Ride Report featuring my DR here.

Jones Pass




Hmmm..........seems to be a little DR sized space there to the left. I'll never tell about the somewhat steep rocky road behind the sign, though. My lips are sealed.



Lots of beetle killed trees in Colorado now. Some of them are being harvested but most will just fall down and rot.



Colorado's Fall Colors- Spectacular to ride through.



Quiet lonely tracks.



Down low, nice and sunny...




Up high......the storm's moving in on Ptamigan Pass. Time to move on.




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Old 10-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #55116
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Thx Shu!!! Good to see it out in it's environment.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #55117
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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   #55118
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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   #55119
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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   #55120
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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   #55121
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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   #55122
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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   #55123
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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   #55124
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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   #55125
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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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