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Old 07-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #15016
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Hey!

Hey, I'm a brand new member and since I'm been lurking this thread for many moons I thought I'd make my first post.

I have a 2008 DR I got in February. The only mods so far: lower it and add the gel seat plus the stock luggage rack.

Let's see if I can post a few pics.

Hmm, it says I have uploaded the max of one pic.

Well...
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #15017
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Lewy wrote "Looking into using a vacuum or electric pump to use up the last little bit."

If you rotate the fuel inlet on the carb to the 8 o'clock position you will be able to use all the fuel less an ounce or two. Same setup I run except I have a small bronze in-line fuel filter from a bike shop in the "common" line to the carb. I removed the OEM white plastic fuel strainer from my inlet tube when I rotated it. No need for a pump IMHO or experience.

Good luck!
Can the inlet be safely rotated with some force or do you mean actually bending it? Don't want to break it
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:56 PM   #15018
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Hello, I couldn't figure out how to post them, so here is a link to my pics:

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Sx6HE2HN

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Old 07-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #15019
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Can the inlet be safely rotated with some force or do you mean actually bending it? Don't want to break it
It will rotate. Use a vice if the carb is off the bike.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:40 PM   #15020
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Yeah, some people have done it and posted in this thread. I am one of 'em! Check out the link in my signature (yeah I know I have to update the log...).
Thanks Lukas you have saved me a bunch of time measuring stuff.
I'm onto it asap.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #15021
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Can the inlet be safely rotated with some force or do you mean actually bending it? Don't want to break it
It will rotate with enough force. The trick is to not crush the elbow before it rotates.
Shown here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5121717
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:55 AM   #15022
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Well im glad.... lol.... cuz i did it today and nearly fell off the bike laughing so hard at how loud it was...... i figure next time someone is an idiot and talking on their cell phones ill hold the kill switch in for a few seconds then let it out KAPOWWWWWWWW
watch out it can fairly mess with the packing in your silencer.

I had a d*!k head of a mate who used to do it with his car, every time he did it a big chunk of smoldering packing would fly out of the exhaust.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:43 AM   #15023
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There's the neutral switch. I locktited the lower screw and removed the upper screw with a flat screwdriver and hammer as a chisel. It wasn't loose, but it came out real easy. I will eventually replace with a hex bolt, but for now, the lower screw is holding it in and is securely locktited.

I'm tempted to remove the switch while I'm in there. Will it come out at this point or am I going to have to pull the clutch basket?

Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:08 AM   #15024
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Hello, I couldn't figure out how to post them, so here is a link to my pics:

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Sx6HE2HN

right click the pic on your site, select "copy image location" (link) and then when posting click the "insert image" button in the wisiwig toolbar and paste the link. the pic stays on your site but is simply linked to the forum page.
no uploading.
just dont remove the pics or the link will be broken and ppl wont see your great ride(s)/tool/mod/oops....
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:10 AM   #15025
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I'm tempted to remove the switch while I'm in there. Will it come out at this point or am I going to have to pull the clutch basket?

Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
All you need is a small air impact to pop the clutch off. Put in some longer bolts after cleaning the case and loctiting the bolts and your done. Not too sure about running it with one screw holding it in place.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:13 AM   #15026
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watch out it can fairly mess with the packing in your silencer.

I had a d*!k head of a mate who used to do it with his car, every time he did it a big chunk of smoldering packing would fly out of the exhaust.
Does the stock exhaust have packing?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:13 AM   #15027
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Heres a pic of mine with two longer allen head screws loctited in place,didnt take long to get the clutch off and change out the screws and put the clutch back on.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:15 AM   #15028
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Does the stock exhaust have packing?
Nope,all metal baffles. Probably not the best thing for the bike to make it backfire though. My old BMW does it when the points are dirty.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:26 AM   #15029
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Well, I pick her up tonight...an 08 Blue DR650SE.

So now I need some help on what everybody thinks the best mods for the buck are. Short term it won't see any heavy duty off road, but it will see some.

I read all sorts of different mods that are common. Suspension, Air Box, Skids, etc... Can somebody give me a link to the air box mod? I can't seem to find a good one.

I plan on skids and upgraded hand guards in the near future. Maybe taking down the front sprocket by a tooth, but I will see how it goes for now.

Tell me what you think should be on my list.

Another quick question...if I search sites by my model of bike for accesories, it doesn't list anything. I am guessing because it is new?? Will an 08 fit the same accesories as an 06?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:32 AM   #15030
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hey guys...

i'm in italy... do you know where i can find a cheap side racks for my dr... posted 2pages ago... 190$ are too much...
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