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Old 12-20-2009, 12:12 PM   #29911
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Anyone have any experience with stock petcock failures?? Maybe an easy solution. Don't need to fill the bottom end with fuel!!!!

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Put on a petcock from a Yamaha, that has no diaphram. Then plug the line to the carb. I put one on for about what it'll cost you for a rebuild kit.

Yamaha part # 5LP-24500-01 Under $20 and it comes with a gasket Straight bolt on.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #29912
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...Anyone have any experience with stock petcock failures?? Maybe an easy solution. Don't need to fill the bottom end with fuel!!!!

Thanks,
Jack
O-rings can fail, diaphragms can fail - once either one fails the petcock flows fuel no matter where the dial is set. I searched extensively for a rebuild kit for this size petcock when mine failed and couldn't find one. The only solution I've seen is to replace it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:11 PM   #29913
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That's some improvement, since the old shots used to show you laying in the mud. How you been bud?


I have NO idea what you're talking about.








Things are good, got a foot of snow here last night..... that storm dump much up by you?
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:26 PM   #29914
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Things are good, got a foot of snow here last night..... that storm dump much up by you?
Northern fringe, 'bout 5"
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #29915
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We got 12" of snow S.E. of Asheville, NC mucked things up for the weekend. We kept power but some of my shipping did not get out on Friday.

Jack, take the petcock apart, look for dirt in the seats and stuff. I had a problem with mine when the bike was new and it would flood out, filling the air box. Once I took it apart it has never done it again. It was in 2001 and I cant remember much (old and senile) but I do know that I did not purchase parts.

Thank you for the kind words regarding our re-engineered shock! that is what makes the world go around for us!
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #29916
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Bead Braker

Not sure why but I have never had a problem braking the bead on a tire when changing or repairing but I have read on this thread that many people have extreme problems with this during tire changing. Well today I may have found the answer to all these bead braking problems.

HARBOR FRIEGHT has a motorcycle bead braker. Base and lever type for only $19.95. I have for the past year used a simular braker here in my home shop and did find it better than using tire irons as I have done for many years.

Hope this helps you guys out with bead braking problems.

Good luck in the future changing tires;

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Old 12-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #29917
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Not sure why but I have never had a problem braking the bead on a tire when changing or repairing but I have read on this thread that many people have extreme problems with this during tire changing. Well today I may have found the answer to all these bead braking problems.

HARBOR FRIEGHT has a motorcycle bead braker. Base and lever type for only $19.95. I have for the past year used a simular braker here in my home shop and did find it better than using tire irons as I have done for many years.

Hope this helps you guys out with bead braking problems.

Good luck in the future changing tires;

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Old 12-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #29918
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We got 12" of snow S.E. of Asheville, NC mucked things up for the weekend. We kept power but some of my shipping did not get out on Friday.
Rick --

Guess that means my shock is snowed in????

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Old 12-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #29919
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That's the one I saw a Harbor Freight today. Looks much like the one I have been using and is cheap enough for almost anyone.

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Old 12-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #29920
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It did a little snowing yesterday in the DC area.

The DR is incapacitated right now



THe picnic table is in use as well

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:10 PM   #29921
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Procycle Low Mount Fender Kit

Anyone had an opportunity to install Procycle's new Low Mount Fender Kit? I'm wondering how well it fits, sturdiness of the plastic, ease of mounting, amount of wheel coverage width-wise (picture on web makes it seem a little thin, like water would spray up on the sides), etc. Does it have to be painted or can you just go with the black? Any feedback would be great to hear.

Thanks...Andy
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:48 PM   #29922
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Check DR350 thread for info on petcocks

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Easy solution is to get a plastic tank and new pet cock with it. Other wise clean it out once in awhile to keep it from hanging open.
I am learning the hard way with a failed petcock membrane.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #29923
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Anyone had an opportunity to install Procycle's new Low Mount Fender Kit? I'm wondering how well it fits, sturdiness of the plastic, ease of mounting, amount of wheel coverage width-wise (picture on web makes it seem a little thin, like water would spray up on the sides), etc. Does it have to be painted or can you just go with the black? Any feedback would be great to hear.

Thanks...Andy
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #29924
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2000 DR650 Fuel in air breather box

Does any one know why Iam getting fuel in the air breather box ?
I tryed to start it today, It flooded I got it to crank but the breather
box is still filling up with gas. Thanks if any one can help ...... Joe
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #29925
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Grip heater switch mount. Piece of aluminum sandwiched in right bar riser
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