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Old 03-07-2012, 06:00 AM   #60961
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Can someone explain why some posts display so wide that I have to scroll horizontally to see all the info?
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:14 AM   #60962
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Can someone explain why some posts display so wide that I have to scroll horizontally to see all the info?
Large photos push things wider than some screens can show.

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #60963
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I'm going to fit some heavier springs as per the Race Tech calculator.

On their own are springs a worth while mod?
Or without the gold valves am I wasting my money?
I put springs in my forks and shock with no other mods.

Very well worth it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #60964
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I'm going to fit some heavier springs as per the Race Tech calculator.

On their own are springs a worth while mod?
Or without the gold valves am I wasting my money?
I guess I'm not answering your question, but what I've been told and read is that you get better suspension from emulators and soft springs than heavier springs and damper rods. So, you'll see better results from using your stock springs and emulators/Gold Valve than putting heavier springs in if you need to do things incrementally. So, if you're deciding between one or the other it's better to put in emulators than spings and do heavier springs later.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #60965
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I'm going to fit some heavier springs as per the Race Tech calculator.

On their own are springs a worth while mod?
Or without the gold valves am I wasting my money?
I have two DR650's, one with only heavier springs front & rear, and one with heavier springs & gold valves front and rear. I'd say heavier springs are an improvement over stock, but the gold valves make a huge difference.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #60966
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People often say this about the IMS petcock. It definitely is lighter than the stock unit. I've used mine for 40,000 miles now with no leaks or other problems.
I've had the IMS petcock in my yellow IMS tank for 6 years and it still works just like it is supposed to...
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #60967
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It would start to show deficiencies when pushed or as things start to wear, but for a lot of people a lot of the time that is all that would be required.

Yes, I still will be putting in Cartridge Emulators as it can use some help on washboard or rougher mountain roads. But just springs made a big difference.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #60968
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Anybody? Am I making something out of nothing or this a real problem? It just seems strange for there to be so much oil standing in that area.

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I have a strange problem. I opened the valves to check clearances and the exhaust valves side is full of standing oil. The intake side is drained but shows some oil has been there which as I recall is normal. Is there a port that is supposed to drain this that could be clogged? If so how do I unclog it and is this getting clogged a sign of some other problem?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #60969
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Bars

Ok here I go have a dr with stock bars and grips. I've added 1inch riser I won't nicer bars tho what's a good brand and bend for the dr with stock cables. Also What grips r u guys running


Any used bars for sale????
Pm me any info thanks
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:02 AM   #60970
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oil circulation

There is a good possibility that the oil paths are part clogged,
I only have a limited manual but did get into it and on page (4-15) a schematic is pictured giving one route of oil from the head retuning via the oil tube off the head. A place to start anyway.

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Anybody? Am I making something out of nothing or this a real problem? It just seems strange for there to be so much oil standing in that area.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #60971
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Anybody? Am I making something out of nothing or this a real problem? It just seems strange for there to be so much oil standing in that area.
That is normal and is not a problem. There should be oil in there, otherwise you would have a real problem.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #60972
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Info? I need

EDIT:Looks like it only available at Canadian Tire and you can't order online.
That doesn't help. If you have a link for this, please let me know.

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #60973
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Ok here I go have a dr with stock bars and grips. I've added 1inch riser I won't nicer bars tho what's a good brand and bend for the dr with stock cables. Also What grips r u guys running


Any used bars for sale????
Pm me any info thanks
ATV high bars 7/8" Aluminum many brands, MSR etc. around $50, pro-grips under $20
Bike Bandit, Chapparal, Comp Acc, all the usual vendors
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #60974
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Anybody? Am I making something out of nothing or this a real problem? It just seems strange for there to be so much oil standing in that area.
This is not a problem.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #60975
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I've been riding for just over two and a half years and I'm definitely not a teenager. The only bike I've ever ridden is the DR650 I bought new in 2009 and I love it, but the course I did to get my licence didn't come close to teaching me how to ride and I could do with some general advice. Things like what am I doing wrong when my front wheel wants to slide out from under me going around corners and roundabouts in the wet. Yes I'm still running Trailwings but I'm talking about speeds of round 30kph so it definitely has to be an inexperience thing right?
Any tips?
I completely missed that you were talking about riding on the street in the wet when I posted yesterday. My bad.
I shall try to redeem myself with this link.
No video purchase required!

While it is not specifically about riding in the wet, the techniques are the same.

"Cornering TW"
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...-cornering-tw/

Yes, it is about another bike, but the responses and suggestions apply to all our bikes that are fitted with less than the best traction street tires.

That means dual sport tires, knobbies, worn out deathwings, etc.

Hope this helps.
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