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Old 02-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #59971
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Don't feel bad, you can always paint it gray.
Think I'll go with KTM orange or Honda red
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #59972
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R1150GS Graphitan

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The gray one looks like they raided a naval ship paint locker. I wonder what other bikes in history were battleship gray? I think the one that steve mcqueen, the British one, maybe it was grey. I'm thinking they are running out of bike pigment. Paint getting uglier, price going up. I mean who did a poll and came up with gray for the new color of the DR?
The BMW R1150GS came in a gray color for a year or two ... they called it Graphitan ..





I kinda like gray ... or is it ... grey
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #59973
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It feels great getting my bike back together. I don't think I have ridden it since 3-4 weeks ago when the sprocket bearing went. I've been slammed it feels like. The basement flooded with the cruddy weather we had and I had an interview for a job the same day, since then I've started a new job (yay!) full time, and have been plenty busy working on planning for my fiance's wedding in may. The whole time my bikes rump was fully disassembled in my parents shop. What a mess.

The good news is today I finally got her back together and just took her for a test drive. It was great to ride again even in the freezing dark. (HID helped ) I just need to readjust the chain and retorque the axle.

Not only did the bearing get changed out with new Koyo doudle sided seals but grease wit belray along with all the other rear end bearings. I cleaned all the parts up nice because of the chain lube that made a huge mess on everything (even though it's supposed to be "no fling") and now she looks almost new back there!!!

Im trying out that DuPont Teflon chain lube that is supposed to work great judging by the reviews. Should be near zero mess and most reviewers said they had longer chain life with it. So I figured what the heck.

Also overhauled the shock. I decided to just put in fresh 10w shock fluid ( ended up using amsoil, I couldn't find belray) and cranked up spring preload a bit for my big body. I so far really like the feel over what is was before. I highly recommend trying it if you and bigger and have a shortage on funds like me for farkles. It was pretty easy to do with basic tools and got nitrogen free at the local shop.

+1 on changing the fluid to 10w. Next I would like to service the front end bearings and fork fluid.... If I get the chance!
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #59974
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For all you good folks that have helped me out with this rear wheel issue over the last few weeks, it's back on and spinning nicely! Thanks again for all the help. New bearings (sealed both sides), new cush rubber, new (used but working freely) caliper, new pads, new fluid! Spins like a charm.
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So.. What was it that finally got the rear wheel spinning freely?

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #59975
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So.. What was it that finally got the rear wheel spinning freely?

-- alonzo
caliper - you haven't been paying attention!

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #59976
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...and have been plenty busy working on planning for my fiance's wedding in may....
planning for your fiance's wedding? what about for yours? she getting married by herself?

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #59977
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Bluhduh doh!!!

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planning for your fiance's wedding? what about for yours? she getting married by herself?

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Lol! Thanks! I didn't catch the wording there. Yea it is our wedding and its gonna be great. She's my greatest friend so we've been planning it together, which is time consuming but great to be involved in it, and not just a day about the bride.

Just don't tell my fiance about the other girl... The ol' Dr650!!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #59978
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #59979
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Had some wierd valve clatter sort've noise under heavy engine loads at low RPMs. Been about a thousand miles since my last valve adjustment, no issues. Put it up for about a month to dodge the worst of the winter weather, pulled her out to get to work and encountered it. Not terribly sure what it was, but was a little scary!

Could the valves need an adjustment this early due to sitting? WTF?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #59980
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The BMW R1150GS came in a gray color for a year or two ... they called it Graphitan ..
Zeus calls it Titanium...
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:56 PM   #59981
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Had some wierd valve clatter sort've noise under heavy engine loads at low RPMs. Been about a thousand miles since my last valve adjustment, no issues. Put it up for about a month to dodge the worst of the winter weather, pulled her out to get to work and encountered it. Not terribly sure what it was, but was a little scary!

Could the valves need an adjustment this early due to sitting? WTF?
I'd be looking at fuel quality/carb cleanliness issues.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #59982
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I'd be looking at fuel quality/carb cleanliness issues.
Yeah, or just roll out of the gas a little.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:13 AM   #59983
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"So.. What was it that finally got the rear wheel spinning freely?

-- alonzo"


caliper - you haven't been paying attention!

doug s.
Yep, the caliper but the bearings were pretty well shot also.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #59984
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Had some wierd valve clatter sort've noise under heavy engine loads at low RPMs. Been about a thousand miles since my last valve adjustment, no issues. Put it up for about a month to dodge the worst of the winter weather, pulled her out to get to work and encountered it. Not terribly sure what it was, but was a little scary!

Could the valves need an adjustment this early due to sitting? WTF?
This is one of the hardest things that a motor can endure (heavy load\low rpm). Hard to say what your particular issue is, but I would agree to check gas quality and carb. Pinging (gas octane related) and other wierd noises will always show up worst under these conditions.

Keep the engine in the rpm sweet spot. The stock DR does not like lower RPMs, and all will sputter and buck if the RPM is to low. I would also suggest you look at lowering your gear ratio (sprockets) if your riding habits include a lot of heavy loads.

Good luck

Edit: Upon re-reading I realize it has been sitting a month (It's early for me). If your gas has ethanol in it and you didn't use stabilizer, I would change it out before anything else is done. The stuff is junk and goes bad quick.

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:32 AM   #59985
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I'd be looking at fuel quality/carb cleanliness issues.
+1 I only use 93 or higher octane rating, because mine will do that all the time on 87. Just gotta keep it a gear lower and the revs up a bit and no problems. It only happens when I'm lazy about gear selection and hard throttle it.
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