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Old 02-18-2011, 12:06 PM   #45016
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NSU bungle

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Broke the plastic hole on the NSU that surrounds the top screw. The star washer broke off a big chunk of the plastic while I was tightening it down. Wasn't talking about cutting metal. Just assumed that since the plastic housing is compromised, the screw will be more likely to back out. It used to be a plastic circle on the right side of the NSU, but 30-40 % of the plastic is not there. Don't want to take off the NSU but..........
Will try to take pictures today.......
okay, here is a pic or two to show what is the current NSU state. I guess I am thinking it has been compromised, so it would be better to just take the NSU off. Does anyone think it can be salvaged or should it just come off?
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #45017
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:36 PM   #45018
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If you can thoroughly de-grease/de-oil it, you can get some GRAY (NOT WHITE) Marine Tex, an appropriate sized metal bushing, then epoxy the bushing into place with the Marine Tex. I think that would work, if you are determined to salvage it. I would not attempt this repair with any other epoxy.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:55 PM   #45019
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Chain question

I'm looking to get a clip-type master link for my 08 650. The manual says OEM is a DID 525 v9. My chain, which I assumed was OEM is stamped v8. I understand you can't switch master links across brands, and I'm having trouble finding one specified for the 525 v8. Any insights or part numbers?

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:08 PM   #45020
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If you can thoroughly de-grease/de-oil it, you can get some GRAY (NOT WHITE) Marine Tex, an appropriate sized metal bushing, then epoxy the bushing into place with the Marine Tex. I think that would work, if you are determined to salvage it. I would not attempt this repair with any other epoxy.
Sorry, I'm am new to alot of this. Let me see if I understand. A bushing is a metal threaded piece that I would glue to the plastic piece and put through it? I know you live on big island, so can you find marine tex in auto part stores??
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #45021
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Wow. This really has my brain in a tizzy. I just called my local dealer and asked him to do a search in his system for any leftover 2009s. I haven't heard back from him yet.

The MSRP in '09 was $5,699. What do you think a fair offer would be?

I was thinking $4,900.

$4049 http://springfield.craigslist.org/mcd/2220256722.html

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #45022
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any help would be much appreciated. I am on a time crunch. Moving. Have to get my bike done and out of my place in less than 10 days. Can this NSU be workable or should I just cut the wires and remove????
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #45023
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Wow!

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:15 PM   #45024
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Just got a call from the shop regarding my '08 that was having some trouble. I feared the worst but in the end it just needed a new fuel line. $10 later and I'm on the road.

They're bulletproof.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:30 PM   #45025
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Just got a call from the shop regarding my '08 that was having some trouble. I feared the worst but in the end it just needed a new fuel line. $10 later and I'm on the road.

They're bulletproof.
Nice when it's something little and inexpensive.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #45026
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I got the impression he was asking about electrical power...
Oh ... crap! You could be right! Whoops!

To cover the elec. output issue I'd look at the DR thead index and find instructions for re-wiring the stator. This gives you about 50 more watts but at a slightly higher RPM. Idle output actually drops ....

I installed a headlight switch, others use a 35 watt HID headlight and LED bulbs throughout. This saves more power.

I run a Gerbing and grips no problems. Night riding is more of a challenge if you run Aux lights or other accessories.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #45027
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That's it? Awesome. One less question for when I'm rollin' down there.
Mark, keep in mind, that is the "quick fix" solution. It will help some but there are a couple other things I would do:

1. Make sure you install an extended fuel screw adjuster. At high altitude, lean it out a bit (turn IN ... clockwise) This will help idling and starting, save fuel and bike will run better overall. Re-adjust when back down at lower altitude ... Always run this as lean as possible while retaining a reasonably smooth idle.

2. If you plan to stay up high for extended periods, I would change the pilot jet and possibly the main jet. (both need to be Leaner ... smaller number) Just be sure to return to normal jetting once down to lower altitudes.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #45028
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any help would be much appreciated. I am on a time crunch. Moving. Have to get my bike done and out of my place in less than 10 days. Can this NSU be workable or should I just cut the wires and remove????
Panicing,
Snip the wires a couple of cm inside the cases, fold it back on itself a couple of times and zip tie it.
You can always solder on a new one later if you want.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:24 PM   #45029
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Oh ... crap! You could be right! Whoops!

To cover the elec. output issue I'd look at the DR thead index and find instructions for re-wiring the stator. This gives you about 50 more watts but at a slightly higher RPM. Idle output actually drops ....

I installed a headlight switch, others use a 35 watt HID headlight and LED bulbs throughout. This saves more power.

I run a Gerbing and grips no problems. Night riding is more of a challenge if you run Aux lights or other accessories.

Thank you and yes electrics is what I was asking for and after looking at my post I can see I wasn't very articulate about it...must have been the 4 hr sleep the night before.
Engine power I know plenty about. That thing was pushing 52 @ the wheel without an air box @ one point...Yes it's possible but not worth the expense and you end up with a purpose built motard and takes the rest out of the equation (dual sport, drivebility and everyday livable use).

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Old 02-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #45030
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That is the best looking DR I've ever seen. Love the black pipe!
Thyank you Rusty...It was one off the fastest too.
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