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Old 02-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #59971
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Well, I'm also looking at a new 2011, she's white, LOL.
Don't feel bad, you can always paint it gray.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #59972
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White or Blue

You found the white one? What happened to the blue one?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #59973
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It's alive!!!!!!!

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. I've never done most of this stuff, even the pads were a new project, that's where this started actually. I've learned a ton and can basically do whatever I need to do now when it comes to wheels I think, except lace up spokes but I've done that on bicycles so don't count me out on that just yet.
I was hoping to put the racks on for the HT panniers I picked up but I'll have to remount the signals elsewhere so that can wait. I'm not quite sure how to do that but I can figure that out. Meanwhile, I tried the racks on the Tiger and they are pretty close to fitting. I think I can make a few extensions at work and get them to fit although I might have to have someone fab up a rear support. Here's what they look like on the Tiger and soon I'll have pics of them on the DR.



and here's how far the racks are from fitting. I need to build out the rear mount an inch or so and the passenger footpeg mount only needs a steel extension plate about an inch long.



I'm not sure what the forecast is tomorrow but I'm riding the DR to work regardless. I'm stoked to have this back together. BTW, I sanded the pins on the used caliper and gave them a light greasing and the pads that were on them were pretty good so I'll use those up and have the new ones to put on after they wear out.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #59974
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Gray one

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?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #59975
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Funny, I want one, but I always have liked utilitarian paint jobs.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #59976
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It looks way better and faster than the yellow ones!















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Old 02-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #59977
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As long as the frame's not purple, I don't care what color it is.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #59978
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Two words: zip ties
I've had my DR for 10 years and you just tell me this now! Genius
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #59979
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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, 07:53 PM   #59980
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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, 08:30 PM   #59981
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H O L Y C R A P !

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, 09:35 PM   #59982
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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, 09:56 PM   #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!

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #59984
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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, 10:19 PM   #59985
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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?

doug s.
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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