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Old 11-21-2012, 06:40 AM   #71356
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Southwest Moto Tire is in Tucson, they used to have most everything.
Actually, they used to pretty much drop ship everything. Worked great for me because living in Dallas back then it was next day shipping from Parts Unlimited. I stopped buying from them back when they got bought out and jacked up their prices.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #71357
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Actually, they used to pretty much drop ship everything. Worked great for me because living in Dallas back then it was next day shipping from Parts Unlimited. I stopped buying from them back when they got bought out and jacked up their prices.

Do mean you stopped buying from SWMotoTire, or PartsUNL?



I just shopped tires (5 mins ago after seeing the name) at SWMT and their prices seemed pretty good. Anywhere better? I love saving munney.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #71358
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Just curious, how many people did the full procycle upgrade on their DRs to 790cc.
I couldn't find much info on this thru search...

How much difference was there and in terms of weight/power ratio, any drawbacks?
There are some people here with the 780 and 790 kits... the posts I've seen indicate that it's a very worthwhile mod. I plan to do it hopefully before the end of next year. But my little KLX250S needs the 351 kit first. The DR already has pretty respectable power stock. The KLX? Not so much. :)

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #71359
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I've got a 2009 that I bought new 2.5 yrs ago, and it's got 39K miles on it with no problems so far. Good luck.





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Greetings all,

I am looking at a 2005 DR 650 that has 24,000 miles. (Mostly highway as a commuter).
The guy has full records and the bike looks well cared for.

Question: IS 24K high mileage for a DR 650 engine that has been maintained?
(I have an old BMW Boxer, where 24K is barely broken in, so my thinking may be off.

Thanks,
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:30 AM   #71360
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #71361
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Jammin's Troubles

Please bear in mind I know diddleysquat about anything mechanical. But is there any way that new-fangled battery could be causing something funky in the electrical system? Seems like I read some such about that early on in the development of these batteries.

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I agree you should not proceed without getting another good battery to test with. Be sure to check all the associated ground points. A little patience I am sure you are almost there. It will certaianly be a WTF moment when you identify the problem.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #71362
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@BergDonk: As far as I know, the TM38 does not have a built-in fuel filter. I have the Aqualine tank with two petcocks and there are screens on the inside of them. I then have an inline fuel filter (paper core) where the two fuel lines meet and before it goes into the carb inlet. Good idea on viewing the float level. Will try that when I get back to civilization.

Here's an exploded view of my carb: http://www.sudco.com/Diagrams123/exptm.gif
Anything you see in there that I can fiddle with?

@Nullarbor63: thank you, my friend. You are right that I am getting hung up on it being an electrical issue but I'm open to it being related to something else. It's just that I can't diagnose that here but once I'm back to a city, I'll do a full tear down and investigate. Thanks for bringing up the cylinder head crack issue. Didn't know about that.

@greer: you have a valid point and yes, it could be the Shorai lithium-iron battery. I'll test with a regular one once I'm back to Nairobi.

@nsrrider: yeah, I dont think it's the resistor. thanks.

@Randomroad: I can't wait for that WTF moment!

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #71363
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OK, thanks. S0..... we should expect a 18" conversion. $$$
Well no Flow, we should expect one to call ahead after the long ride to Texas to make sure one had a tire waiting. Like I did in Battle Mountain Nevada while riding the TAT. It was pretty easy, I called a bike shop out there before we left NJ and had him order us tires. He did, they were there.
We continued on..........

Pretty easy

Loose the edge there friend.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #71364
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Just curious, how many people did the full procycle upgrade on their DRs to 790cc.
I couldn't find much info on this thru search...

How much difference was there and in terms of weight/power ratio, any drawbacks?
I did it. The mother moves. Tons of smooth power. I recommend it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #71365
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790 kit

You might check out DRRIDERS.com. I think there were some reports of it posted there. I plan on doing the kit this spring.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #71366
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I did it. The mother moves. Tons of smooth power. I recommend it.
Have you done any other mods to the bike, or just given it truckloads of awesome power?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #71367
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@BergDonk: As far as I know, the TM38 does not have a built-in fuel filter. I have the Aqualine tank with two petcocks and there are screens on the inside of them. I then have an inline fuel filter (paper core) where the two fuel lines meet and before it goes into the carb inlet. Good idea on viewing the float level. Will try that when I get back to civilization.

Here's an exploded view of my carb: http://www.sudco.com/Diagrams123/exptm.gif
Anything you see in there that I can fiddle with?



In trying times like this, I tell myself to look for the positives and put things in perspective. I'm healthy, dry and online :)

Someone might have said this already: Any bike that I have had that would start when cold...run for a bit...then shut off and not re start until time has passed has for me always been a gas tank vent issue. Next time it does it make sure the tank is venting correctly. Take the cap off and try starting again. Also, make sure your fuel lines are not near the cylinder head. I never heard of a bike having fuel vapor lock from heat boiling the gas, but it sounds like you have checked everything else...

I have never been inside of a TM38 so I don't know how the float needle is hung on the float. On some carbs if the float is not hung EXACTLY how the manufacurer reccomends it can hang/stick in its little tube. Most often this results in a lean condition but still runs or will start and quit as soon as the float bowl runs out of gas. Edit: I looked at the carb link you provided...doesn't look like it can go but one way. hmmmm.....

Do we need to send an Old Priest and a Young Priest and have an exorcism? I'm sure you can find someone to swing a dead chicken over that thing! Good luck brother.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:50 PM   #71368
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Do mean you stopped buying from SWMotoTire, or PartsUNL?



I just shopped tires (5 mins ago after seeing the name) at SWMT and their prices seemed pretty good. Anywhere better? I love saving munney.
many buy tires from MSS http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...res-Tires.aspx
buying a pair will almost always be enough for free shipping - $90+
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #71369
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@BergDonk: As far as I know, the TM38 does not have a built-in fuel filter. I have the Aqualine tank with two petcocks and there are screens on the inside of them. I then have an inline fuel filter (paper core) where the two fuel lines meet and before it goes into the carb inlet. Good idea on viewing the float level. Will try that when I get back to civilization.

Here's an exploded view of my carb: http://www.sudco.com/Diagrams123/exptm.gif
Anything you see in there that I can fiddle with?

Nothing jumps out at me and it doesn't appear that you have a drain on the float bowel. I have in the past drilled the float bung and threaded and epoxied a hose fitting into it so I could track down a float level issue. But I also had a spare bung to do it to.

As you have a decent external inline filter, I'd get rid of the screens inside the tank. When they are hidden away, they tend to be ignored.

And as someone else suggested, tank venting?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #71370
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gsxr muffler ?

Took a chance on a GSXR muffler from ebay.

It is the coveted 40FO.

Description said it sounded like there were loose parts inside.

I received it today and shook it, something sounded loose. Held the 4 bolts on the end, shook it, sounded like maybe a very little loose sand inside but nothing mechanical.

The end cap bolts have very small factory welds on them so I know it hasn't been screwed with.

Am I good to go? Should I try opening it up or leave it alone?
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