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Old 08-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #68536
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You guys are the bomb. Thanks! What is this Simple Green stuff I keep hearing about, by the way?

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #68537
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You guys are the bomb. Thanks! What is this Simple Green stuff I keep hearing about, by the way?
Holy cow, you haven't heard of Simple Green???

Walmart... cleaning products aisle, or in the car cleaning products asile. It's darn green, in a spray bottle. It's only THE best all-around cleaner money can buy. Totally non-toxic, biodegradable, etc. There are even instructions on the bottle for using as laundry detergent if you want.

The way it comes it's full-strength. You can save a bunch of money by diluting it with water. I suggest buying one spray bottle and then one of the big refill bottles. Then each time you spray the bottle down about 1/3 of the way, fill it up again with water. After 3-4 times of this, let it run out. Then refill it 1/2 to 1/3 of the way with the refill, and the rest with water from the faucet.

It's great for getting bug crap off your car before you wash it (think of it as a prewash), removing stains from carpet, clothes, whatever.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #68538
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Holy cow, you haven't heard of Simple Green???

Walmart... cleaning products aisle, or in the car cleaning products asile. It's darn green, in a spray bottle. It's only THE best all-around cleaner money can buy. Totally non-toxic, biodegradable, etc. There are even instructions on the bottle for using as laundry detergent if you want.

The way it comes it's full-strength. You can save a bunch of money by diluting it with water. I suggest buying one spray bottle and then one of the big refill bottles. Then each time you spray the bottle down about 1/3 of the way, fill it up again with water. After 3-4 times of this, let it run out. Then refill it 1/2 to 1/3 of the way with the refill, and the rest with water from the faucet.

It's great for getting bug crap off your car before you wash it (think of it as a prewash), removing stains from carpet, clothes, whatever.

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So on a scale of 1 to the ungodly cleaning power of Tuf Stuff - let's call that 10 - Simple Green is pretty awesome? I'm going to have to give this a shot.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #68539
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So on a scale of 1 to the ungodly cleaning power of Tuf Stuff - let's call that 10 - Simple Green is pretty awesome? I'm going to have to give this a shot.
I've used it full strength to remove Sharpie markings on plastic.. as long as the sharpie markings aren't that old. If they've been around for ages, forget it.

Note... I've read that Simple Green has been known to cause pitting on aluminum if left on it for an extended time. It's fine for cleaning it, just don't spray and forget. I use it all the time to clean grease off my DR650, like all the grease crap that builds up around the front sprocket. Though FWIW, WD40 actually works better in that particular case. Then I re-oil the chain afterward. :)

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #68540
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Note... I've read that Simple Green has been known to cause pitting on aluminum if left on it for an extended time. It's fine for cleaning it, just don't spray and forget. I use it all the time to clean grease off my DR650, like all the grease crap that builds up around the front sprocket. Though FWIW, WD40 actually works better in that particular case. Then I re-oil the chain afterward. :)

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All true, also don't spray it full strength around anything that might be greased
(unless you want it off). I use it to clean the alloy wheels on our cars but you need to keep it away from the brake callipers or after a while there is no more grease on pins, mounts ect.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #68541
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The gsxr pipes are going for stupid money now. It's crazy.
I just picked up my 35F0 GSX-R can on ebay for $46 in pretty much mint condition. These are the cans that came on 01-03 GSXR 600 and 00-03 GSXR 750. They will flow plenty well for a DR650, considering the 00-03 GSXR 750 makes 140HP, 100 HP more than our bikes. It is a couple pounds heavier than the 40F0 (01-02 GSXR 1000) but still much lighter than the stock muffler. Very nice tone, louder than stock for sure but not as loud as the FMF Q4 and hardly any popping on decel. I am not sad that I did not hold out for a 40F0. Dimention wise, the 35F0 and 40F0 are the same. The Keintech GSXR midpipe kit will work for either the 35F0 or the 40F0.

The GSXR midpipe kit from keintech is VERY nice. It seems expensive, until you get the kit in your hands. They put a lot of effort into making it a perfect bolt-up to the DR650. Even including a nice machined, SOLID, handsome bracket to mount the muffler to the mounting point on the sub-frame. So with the 35F0 and Keintech midpipe kit, I have $280 including shipping into the setup. My FMF Q4 that I had previously cost me $300 shipped.

One of the big reasons I held off on the GSXR pipe conversion was that I liked the way the FMF looked, and didn't think I liked the way the GSXR muffler looked. Now that I have it installed, the GSXR muffler looks awesome on the bike.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #68542
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #68543
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I just picked up my 35F0 GSX-R can on ebay for $46 in pretty much mint condition. These are the cans that came on 01-03 GSXR 600 and 00-03 GSXR 750. They will flow plenty well for a DR650, considering the 00-03 GSXR 750 makes 140HP, 100 HP more than our bikes. It is a couple pounds heavier than the 40F0 (01-02 GSXR 1000) but still much lighter than the stock muffler. Very nice tone, louder than stock for sure but not as loud as the FMF Q4 and hardly any popping on decel. I am not sad that I did not hold out for a 40F0. Dimention wise, the 35F0 and 40F0 are the same. The Keintech GSXR midpipe kit will work for either the 35F0 or the 40F0.

The GSXR midpipe kit from keintech is VERY nice. It seems expensive, until you get the kit in your hands. They put a lot of effort into making it a perfect bolt-up to the DR650. Even including a nice machined, SOLID, handsome bracket to mount the muffler to the mounting point on the sub-frame. So with the 35F0 and Keintech midpipe kit, I have $280 including shipping into the setup. My FMF Q4 that I had previously cost me $300 shipped.

One of the big reasons I held off on the GSXR pipe conversion was that I liked the way the FMF looked, and didn't think I liked the way the GSXR muffler looked. Now that I have it installed, the GSXR muffler looks awesome on the bike.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #68544
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #68545
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I've used it full strength to remove Sharpie markings on plastic.. as long as the sharpie markings aren't that old. If they've been around for ages, forget it.

Note... I've read that Simple Green has been known to cause pitting on aluminum if left on it for an extended time. It's fine for cleaning it, just don't spray and forget. I use it all the time to clean grease off my DR650, like all the grease crap that builds up around the front sprocket. Though FWIW, WD40 actually works better in that particular case. Then I re-oil the chain afterward. :)

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And do NOT spray it on a hot engine. It will turn the alumn. case white. I have seen people spray it on hot alumn. rims after driving and it dries almost immediately and causes a white stain. After that it takes a lot of Mothers polish and elbow work!
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #68546
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After my alternator problem on the BMW F8 earlier in the week, I figured bad luck comes in threes, so let it happen at home.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #68547
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Hello all...hope you don't mind a somewhat retarded question...

I have added the pumper to my DR. Along with a 13/42, I am loving the ride I'm getting from it (secondary, gravel, moderate trail). From the thread, it seems the GSXR exhaust is getting harder to come by. I have the stock muffler currently and really like the lack of noise from it. BUT...if the GSXR or 'busa exhaust would open another door, I wouldn't mind spending the coin...
My question: what kind of performance increase could I appreciate from the exhaust modification??
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #68548
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #68549
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My question: what kind of performance increase could I appreciate from the exhaust modification??
Flow-wise, the stock can isn't really too bad. It's heavy though; many replace it more to save weight (which helps performance in all areas) than to increase power output.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #68550
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Flow-wise, the stock can isn't really too bad. It's heavy though; many replace it more to save weight (which helps performance in all areas) than to increase power output.
With my 105kg (230lbs) + gear, a couple of kg's can is really not going to make a hell of a lot of difference. Me eating less might have a much bigger impact on performance
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