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Old 11-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #83656
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i gotta a jolly old elf in a northern workshop fabbing up my xmas present..






on the tire topic: i never heard any chatter about the kenda big block [748?]
so i picked one up for the front just because it looked... knobby. still haven't mounted it yet. for the back i picked up the t-63 for the same reason.
Is that can a Two Brothers?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #83657
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14" Delkevic hayabusa can. jesse hadn't seen one so i sent it to him so he could get the flange on right.

at 14" its 3 inches shorter than some hayabusa cans and 4" shorter than others. the end of the pipe is at the turn signal instead of the far edge of the tail light mount.
weighs 4.9lbs w/o the quiet insert. 5.2 with. the quiet insert is so obstructive i might be able to use factory jetting but would rather drill a mess of holes in the insert to flow it a little better without getting too loud.
the quiet insert also might interfere with some of the usfs spark arrestors so i will have to take a look for a solution for that when i get it back.

its not the cheapest can but i was feeling fickle and decided to try something others haven't tried yet.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #83658
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Well, it REALLY cool looking. I like it, a lot.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #83659
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kinda of a dumb question but it seems my Donkey Roota doesn't break down?!
So I have to ask about maintenance

I have one of these http://www.motorcycle-exhausts.co.uk...uct--9380.html

But I don't have a service kit and I don't plan to carry one on a BIG trip
So I just washed it in washing powder, waiting for it to dry and noticed I have a can of foam air filter oil.

Is it a bad idea to use this or should I really service it with proper DNA oil?
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:59 AM   #83660
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'86 DR600 Dakar

Looking for some feedback on this model of bike. The original owner gave it to his son in law about 4 years ago and it's been off the road for almost a year. During it's life it spent a bit of time on logging roads but the vast majority of it's 7K miles were spent on asphalt for commuting.

I haven't seen it in person 'yet' but from the typically forgiving digital pics it looks in good shape with the exception of the tank which has no decal package on it. The current owner says the a bed frame fell against it while in storage so he removed it, had it repaired and as the decals were pretty faded he removed them.

He's had new sprockets,chain, air filter and brakes installed. If the bike only has 7k miles is this too soon for these replacements?

The plan is to put this 350 lb bike on the bike of an RV so I would have something to toodle around on when away. I used to have an 86 Honda XL250 so getting another of this era not unfamiliar but it's possible, after bringing it up to OEM, it can qualify for Collector Plates here which has some perks.

Any candid comments about this model...things to look for, red flags would be appreciated.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #83661
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There are actually many significant benefits to ethanol, but those are being (perhaps purposely) overshadowed by poor implementation.

Regards,

Derek
I see none to benefit the consumer!!!!! It holds water in gas, then seperates in carbs, it's a solvent and eats plastic and rubber O rings. The excessive water in the fuel corrodes fuel tanks and fuel pumps.
That solvent action wipes valve stems and cylinder walls clean and prevents the fuel lubricity within the valve train and creates premature wear of upper cylinder and valve train.
The there are thermodynamic ramifications, it doesn't produce as much power... Period! Thus is becomes less efficient. Maybe your thinking of menthanol injection for more power lol.

Ethanol is an extremely destructive fuel for most engines. It has created millions if not billions in damage in the marine industry and automotive and power sports.

The EPA is using it to try and replace MTBE a major groundwater contaminate. New tank technology has been in place for 30 years and improved 400% in the past 10. We don't need ethanol in all of our gas!

The huge conglomerate farms (not the little guy) ethanol plant owners & builders, also the fuel plants blending designer gas for several parts if the country are all laughing the whole way to the bank!!! As is the oil industry!

Write your representative and tell them no more ethanol, it's costing Americans billions and contrayary to belief it is NOT environmentally friendly, just the opposite in production!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #83662
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Looking for some feedback on this model of bike.





Any candid comments about this model...things to look for, red flags would be appreciated.

http://image.usedcampbellriver.com/p...217816_934.jpg

Thanks..
I had a Suzuki SP600 1985. Same bike, basically. It was my very first 4 stroke bike after 15 years on 2 strokes. (I wanted to try dualsporting)
Kick start only. Hard starting, especially hot. It was prone to "cough and die" when you whacked the throttle off idle. Now that I know more about jetting I think that could be overcome. Decent suspension. Mine lost almost all it's oil on a ride and I never figured out why. It had a knock after that, so I figured it was a bearing issue. I just sold it and stayed with 2 strokes for another 10 years before I tried another 4 stroke.
There was zero aftermarket items for it. It had a 5 gallon tank. If you ever get it. try the tank on a modern (if 1996 is considered modern) DR650. I think I could track down a tank from one of those but don't want to waste my time if it doesn't fit. Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:34 AM   #83663
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i see none to benefit the consumer!!!!! It holds water in gas, then seperates in carbs, it's a solvent and eats plastic and rubber o rings. The excessive water in the fuel corrodes fuel tanks and fuel pumps.
That solvent action wipes valve stems and cylinder walls clean and prevents the fuel lubricity within the valve train and creates premature wear of upper cylinder and valve train.
The there are thermodynamic ramifications, it doesn't produce as much power... Period! Thus is becomes less efficient. Maybe your thinking of menthanol injection for more power lol.

Ethanol is an extremely destructive fuel for most engines. It has created millions if not billions in damage in the marine industry and automotive and power sports.

The epa is using it to try and replace mtbe a major groundwater contaminate. New tank technology has been in place for 30 years and improved 400% in the past 10. We don't need ethanol in all of our gas!

The huge conglomerate farms (not the little guy) ethanol plant owners & builders, also the fuel plants blending designer gas for several parts if the country are all laughing the whole way to the bank!!! As is the oil industry!

Write your representative and tell them no more ethanol, it's costing americans billions and contrayary to belief it is not environmentally friendly, just the opposite in production!!

big plus one!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #83664
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big plus one!
It's a giant piece of pork!!! A pig in a hokie greenie blanket

All a scam at our expense! Demand that your legislators kill this BS!!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #83665
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It's a giant piece of pork!!! A pig in a hokie greenie blanket

All a scam at our expense! Demand that your legislators kill this BS!!!
belong to the AMA, they are fighting E-15 now. (right after contacting you reps)
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #83666
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There are actually many significant benefits to ethanol,Derek
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #83667
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Like What.?
automatically reminds you to replace rubber parts in the carb
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #83668
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Like What.?
Generates additional sales for folks who sell replacement carb parts.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:03 AM   #83669
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Corn prices took a crap in the past six months, approaching 4 year lows. The local TSC is selling corn stoves again so people can burn it to heat their homes. Yes, you buy feed corn by the pallet and burn it to heat. It's that cheap.

Some of my neighbors were quick to harvest their soybeans, but the corn is still sitting in the field gathering snow. Combine that with the pork belly shortage due to all the piglets dying from the PED virus and the demand for corn / soy drops even more.

A couple of them are talking about going back to wheat or buckwheat next year to feed the yuppies ...
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #83670
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I see none to benefit the consumer!!!!! It holds water in gas, then seperates in carbs, it's a solvent and eats plastic and rubber O rings. The excessive water in the fuel corrodes fuel tanks and fuel pumps.
That solvent action wipes valve stems and cylinder walls clean and prevents the fuel lubricity within the valve train and creates premature wear of upper cylinder and valve train.
The there are thermodynamic ramifications, it doesn't produce as much power... Period! Thus is becomes less efficient. Maybe your thinking of menthanol injection for more power lol.

Ethanol is an extremely destructive fuel for most engines. It has created millions if not billions in damage in the marine industry and automotive and power sports.

The EPA is using it to try and replace MTBE a major groundwater contaminate. New tank technology has been in place for 30 years and improved 400% in the past 10. We don't need ethanol in all of our gas!

The huge conglomerate farms (not the little guy) ethanol plant owners & builders, also the fuel plants blending designer gas for several parts if the country are all laughing the whole way to the bank!!! As is the oil industry!

Write your representative and tell them no more ethanol, it's costing Americans billions and contrayary to belief it is NOT environmentally friendly, just the opposite in production!!

What do you have to say about using 91,93 etc. octane fuel in the DR650? Does the manual call for 87?
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