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Old 11-30-2011, 06:24 AM   #57421
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My tm40 has just done the same thing. I drained the float and hooked it back up, still did it. Pulled the lost bowl off, lotsa crap, cleaned and hooked up and still did it! Flushed thefuel inlet with heaps of carby cleaner, lots of hit came out. Hooked back up and all ok! New bike to me, first mod is a fuel filter! Sounds like this is your problem to...?
Agreed, Ill be going to Pep boys this week to get a fuel filter
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:11 AM   #57422
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Radios - Almost all of us in our local group that have radios, have the Baja Designs headset. It's not cheap, but it has a noise cancelling mic which is very important. You'll wanna smack the first person that gets a non-cancelling 'cause when they transmit, your ears won't be happy.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...t-Radio-System

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5241 Yaesu VX-170

I don't understand much about the comms....so I asked the geeks I ride with who do. I bought what they had. Radios add a fun and safety factor to the ride. We put one in lead, one sweep & sometimes one mid-pack if the group is large enough.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:04 AM   #57423
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GSXR mufflers,, 3 or 4 left here

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I signed up for alerts when GSXR 1000 mufflers are available, but I have one on the way. Alerts are still coming in. Here is what I thought was a good deal if anybody wants it. I assume first call gets it.

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09:04 November 29, 2011 (803)773-3535 C76 MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE & DEALERS SALVAGE, Sumter, SC
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We have the muffler you need. Its $75 plus shipping and handling. You can place a phone order by calling (803)773-3535 and ask for the "hotline sales department" or you can order online from sales@midscyclesalvage.com. We appreciate the opportunity to do business with you and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!
I just placed my order for one of these, he said they had light scratches from when the dealer took them off and piled them up.

Anybody looking for a newly packed FMF Q2?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #57424
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A group of us decided to purchase radios and noone knows nothing about them. I was wondering if someone would point me in the right direction. Didnt want to talk to sale reps until I was schooled

1. not all of us have ton of cash to drop down on a headset.

2. wanted something compatible with other systems.

3. something the had decent range .
I will look at what I have exactly when I get home- We bought Motorola 2 way radios then got the helmet speakers/mic and a handlebar switch. Worked great on the TAT. The radios were rechargable and would last all day with no problems. They were small enough to put in my wolfman tank bag. The radios are not "bike specific" so they work with any other 2 way radio on the same Mhz. I think we only had to switch the channel once all the way accross the country due to other people talking on them. They work about 3 miles on flatland- about 1 mile in the mountains.

Oh, and dont forget to unplug your helmet before you walk away from your bike!
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:12 AM   #57425
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I just placed my order for one of these, he said they had light scratches from when the dealer took them off and piled them up.

Anybody looking for a newly packed FMF Q2?
Just remember that these mufflers have no spark arrestors so if you get on a Forest Service road and they are picky, and it's fire season, you could get a ticket. But that muffler and Keintech mid really wake up these engines. Slightly more noisy but not bad.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:24 AM   #57426
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I have an extra oem mikuni 147.5 main jet for the stock carb if anyone needs it for their bike. Would prefer to give it to someone that currently needs it on their bike, not as an extra part on a shelf somewhere. thanks. just respond in thread, first dibs gets it for free.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #57427
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All good, got the metal seal out with no damage to bearing. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #57428
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Just remember that these mufflers have no spark arrestors so if you get on a Forest Service road and they are picky, and it's fire season, you could get a ticket. But that muffler and Keintech mid really wake up these engines. Slightly more noisy but not bad.
Here in Maine we have no USFS roads that I know of so I'm GTG. I'll probably pop one in just to be safe.

I'm hoping it will be quieter than the FMF I have now. I like sneaking around in stealth mode.

I have the TM 40 already and am looking to do the 780 kit this winter.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #57429
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Here in Maine we have no USFS roads that I know of so I'm GTG. I'll probably pop one in just to be safe.

I'm hoping it will be quieter than the FMF I have now. I like sneaking around in stealth mode.

I have the TM 40 already and am looking to do the 780 kit this winter.
Hey if you do that 780 kit. Please do a report on it here. Been looking at that for a while now. Love to here what happens. I'll bet that puts another 20 HP on a DR. shhhhwwwweeeetttttttt
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #57430
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Got my #004 moto-mule dual sport trailer mounted up this afternoon. Amazing litle trailer. Excited to get my ActionPacker mounted up and start using it.



Moto-Mule thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742318
My post in the thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....7&postcount=35
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:42 PM   #57431
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Shock Linkage and Swingarm Bearings

I have a 2007 with 21,500 miles. Winter has come and I am trying to get some longer term maintenance out of the way while the Rockies are all snowed in. I am also trying to do a little bit of anticipatory maintenance for a longer trip I hope to do later next year.

So, my questions comes down to this. . .

Should I just replace the bearings in the swingarm and the shock linkage now?

I have not had any problems with either of these yet. I am also, however, a tad lazy and am trying to avoid removing these parts multiple times. (In other words, I understand some advice might be to remove them and inspect them, but if I do that much effort, I think I am just going to replace them anyway and I would rather pre-order the parts and have them on hand to do the job.)

What say you? What has been some average mileage for replacing each of those bearings?

I really don't want to have problems in another 5-10k miles during the middle of summer and be messing with this when I could have replaced them now.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:42 PM   #57432
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Got my #004 moto-mule dual sport trailer mounted up this afternoon. Amazing litle trailer. Excited to get my ActionPacker mounted up and start using it.
Okay, that is pretty cool!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:31 PM   #57433
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Vapor tach ground

Hi all:

Just about finished installing my HBD guard/top clamp setup and Vapor (gonna be so sweet!) --but I have a quick question. I went with the tach installation option of feeding the red wire into the pos side of the coil connection, and the Vapor directions then suggest a frame bolt connection for the ground side. Any reason I can't just use the ground on the other side of the coil connection? Seems like it would be cleaner to me to have both wires together.....

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:38 PM   #57434
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I have a 2007 with 21,500 miles. Winter has come and I am trying to get some longer term maintenance out of the way while the Rockies are all snowed in. I am also trying to do a little bit of anticipatory maintenance for a longer trip I hope to do later next year.

So, my questions comes down to this. . .

Should I just replace the bearings in the swingarm and the shock linkage now?

I have not had any problems with either of these yet. I am also, however, a tad lazy and am trying to avoid removing these parts multiple times. (In other words, I understand some advice might be to remove them and inspect them, but if I do that much effort, I think I am just going to replace them anyway and I would rather pre-order the parts and have them on hand to do the job.)

What say you? What has been some average mileage for replacing each of those bearings?

I really don't want to have problems in another 5-10k miles during the middle of summer and be messing with this when I could have replaced them now.
Not sure what you mean by "longer trip". If you intend to leave the USA and be on the road for months ... or more, then I would attend to some of these bearings in advance, as you suggest.

BUT ... If you're just tooling round the Rockies and doing 2 to 3 week rides, I would not do a thing. I'm at around 44K miles on my current '06. My 3rd DR650. Never a bearing problem on any of mine. YMMV!

Linkage bearings should be checked for rust or binding about every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Most time they will only need a cleaning and bit of grease. (don't lose any of the needles!!) If they are dry, not good. If worn, change them.

If you see any rust it's quite easy to buy and fit new Suzuki parts. I think three or four bearings are used in the linkage in total. Check/re-grease them all ... but the lower most bearing is the one most likely to rust up or need care.

Swingarm bearings are a pain to extract/replace. I would simply check them before diving in. Do this with linkage and shock disconnected. If the swingarm operates smoothly, does not squeak and you don't have any side play, then leave them alone for now. You'll know when they need attention.

Unless you've been riding A LOT of underwater stuff, Deep mud, and tons of serious wash board on a heavily loaded bike .... then it's unlikely your swingarm bearings will be shot at your low mileage.

Don't neglect your wheel bearings. Have a good feel, check for smoothness, clean and re-grease. If any are rough, dry or beat up, I would change them. This is not a big deal. Don't use Chinese ALL BALLS bearings or anything Moose sell. Use OEM, Koyo or other reputable brand.

For shorter trips around the USA if you were to have a problem ... any sort of decent shop could get you back on the road in just a day or two. Bearings are easy to source and change out. Even in Mexico this is not hard to do.

A few things to consider for Prep for long rides:
1. New Battery
2. New Chain and sprockets
3. Check all cables
4. Fresh brake fluid
5. Carry a set of fork seals along
6. Carry spare plug (or two)
7. Go over your tool kit carefully ... make sure you can repair a flat.
8. Fresh tires to start

Don't over pack!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #57435
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Got my #004 moto-mule dual sport trailer mounted up this afternoon. Amazing litle trailer. Excited to get my ActionPacker mounted up and start using it.



Moto-Mule thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742318
My post in the thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....7&postcount=35
I'd love to hear your feedback after pulling the loaded trailer for a while.
How does the bike steer on pavement? Can you feel it back there at all?
What about under hard braking? Any negatives? This set up could be fantastic for 2 up riders ... or serious campers. But if it screws up the bikes handling ... then I'd have to pass.
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