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Old 03-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #61201
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Thanks Sagedrifter. I dont like to lay my bike over on its side to remove the wheels. People keep stopping to ask how bad the wreck was, and if anybody was hurt.. That center stand looks usefull.

Its possible we may know each other or passed by somewhere in the Talladega NF. I moved to Arizona after living in Oxford.
I used to ride here:


Now I ride here: Its a little drier environment now. Not to many creek crossings around these parts. If you look real close, you can see my DR at the bottom, where the road ends, about 50 feet to the left of that large boulder.
That would be Laughlin NV in the distance.



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Shu runs the SW-Motech center stand I think...

I've had one for years now. Procycle and Twisted Throttle sells them. It does not interfere with the kick stand. Its a bit short though, I carry small square pieces of plywood for rear tire work. Its a great thing to have IMO....

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #61202
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Uncorcked the dr this past weekend.

F40F0x muffler with Keintech midpipe and stock header, ProCycle Jet Kit using 150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle, DT Triple 1 air filter and cut open air box accoridng to ProCycle template.

Runs great but a fair amount of decel popping and when I wack the throttle open from 1/4 to WOT for just a tiny split second the engine revs but it doesn't feel like the bike moves much then takes off suddenly with a lurch. The sensation is similar to something like a slipping clutch that all of a sudden hooks up.

On the short ride fueling seems good, no surging, no hesitation other than what I just described, lots more power, first gear wheelies just by WOT while sitting on the seat with no suspension loading. Did the 4th gear WOT back off to 7/8th described in the tuneing instructions and no speed up or increase in power and no engine revs or misfire so I assume main jet and needle position is good.

Fwiw, I removed Harley CV carbs form sportsters, softails and touring bikes and it's a hell of lot easier to remove and replace a Harley carb than the dr carb.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #61203
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Yeah, it took 17,000 miles for my swingarm rubber protector to get warn down just enough to make SLIGHT grooves in the swingarm.
I don't get it.

I just went out with a flashlight to have a look at mine. 42,000 miles and there is only slight wear into the rubber protector- nowhere near the swingarm. Just a little flat spot in the same place where TimCC's has eaten into the swingarm.

Someone explain this wear to me since I don't seem to have it. Loose chain, tight chain? Undersprung, letting the back end bottom out too much? Too many jumps? What gives?

..............shu
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #61204
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That's too bad ... but perhaps not all is lost? Anyone know the retail price of this new Acerbis tank? If not too pricey it may be a nice alternative to the IMS.

For ages Acerbis has made nicer tanks than IMS. Both are pretty strong and seem to take a crash well, but generally ... Acerbis "Look" sharper on the bike, better finish and better colors.

I've used many different tanks on dirt bikes since the mid 80's. Clarke, IMS, Acerbis. Acerbis always looked the best. If the price was the same or close to the IMS, this new tank might be worth a look, even if it's "only" 5 gallons.

Looks pretty good on the WR250. Italian design makes all the difference.
I think the tanks are $359 or so. If it has dual petcocks and can use 100% of the fuel it may be alright. I still like my Safari tank and I would get it all over again. I do like a 6 gallon size though but, I guess I'll have to put up with my 9 gallon piss colored super tanker. I hate looking for fuel when I'm having fun in the middle of nowhere.....
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #61205
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Didn't bend the mounting point.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=58524

I'd hit plenty of things before, but usually they died.

Lasted for 3 1/2 years though.
One of the pics NordieBoy linked to:
Hey, did you get the broken threads out of there? And, how?



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Hey im in need to a start/stop switch the one on the right side of the bars, my start switch lever broke off,, i may have to go for a new one but was seeing if anyone here had one for sale. Let me know thanks
A few have replaced the start switch with a Radio Shack button switch. There's room in the stock housing if you didn't break the entire assembly. Sorry no pic, no link.

Here's a nice solution:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=40

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I just checked my swingarm protector.
Not even near worn through.

What are you doing to the poor things over there?
Me too. I'm at 28,940 and only have a 1/8"-3/16" notch in mine.

As usual, an hour behind the thread.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #61206
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I don't get it.

I just went out with a flashlight to have a look at mine. 42,000 miles and there is only slight wear into the rubber protector- nowhere near the swingarm. Just a little flat spot in the same place where TimCC's has eaten into the swingarm.

Someone explain this wear to me since I don't seem to have it. Loose chain, tight chain? Undersprung, letting the back end bottom out too much? Too many jumps? What gives?

..............shu
Fast riding??? Good looks? I don't know, wish mine would last 42K. I spend most of my miles bouncing around loaded on rough roads. My chain is not tight. Please do tell your secrete, I hate popping $30 for one.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #61207
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Thanks Sagedrifter. I dont like to lay my bike over on its side to remove the wheels. People keep stopping to ask how bad the wreck was, and if anybody was hurt.. That center stand looks usefull.

Its possible we may know each other or passed by somewhere in the Talladega NF. I moved to Arizona after living in Oxford.
I used to ride here:


Now I ride here: Its a little drier environment now. Not to many creek crossings around these parts. If you look real close, you can see my DR at the bottom, where the road ends, about 50 feet to the left of that large boulder.
That would be Laughlin NV in the distance.
Many of the water crossings are going away in the Talladega NF... so sad...

I've been in Jacksonville, AL for three years now, came from western NC, the Morganton area. I want to go back out west soon, but the funds are not there. I did the Moab area two years ago, good times.

Too much of this crap around here now:



They are putting in new culverts over the creek, it was a nice crossing at one time. It got washed out from the storms and they put the dang road back. I went to take a pic of the water and its just ugly piles of stones now with some chert... I didn't feel like taking the pic.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #61208
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Uncorcked the dr this past weekend.

F40F0x muffler with Keintech midpipe and stock header, ProCycle Jet Kit using 150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle, DT Triple 1 air filter and cut open air box accoridng to ProCycle template.

Runs great but a fair amount of decel popping and when I wack the throttle open from 1/4 to WOT for just a tiny split second the engine revs but it doesn't feel like the bike moves much then takes off suddenly with a lurch. The sensation is similar to something like a slipping clutch that all of a sudden hooks up.

On the short ride fueling seems good, no surging, no hesitation other than what I just described, lots more power, first gear wheelies just by WOT while sitting on the seat with no suspension loading. Did the 4th gear WOT back off to 7/8th described in the tuneing instructions and no speed up or increase in power and no engine revs or misfire so I assume main jet and needle position is good.

Fwiw, I removed Harley CV carbs form sportsters, softails and touring bikes and it's a hell of lot easier to remove and replace a Harley carb than the dr carb.

I just went through basically the same changes with the same initial off-idle behavior and going up to the 155 main from the 150 was what it really needed. swap it and you'll see.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #61209
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Thanks.....Might have to try the 155. I used the recommendations in the ProCycle Instructions with the 150 for free flowing exhaust and 155 for race exhaust. I assuemd the F40F0x was free flow rather than race.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #61210
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I think the tanks are $359 or so. If it has dual petcocks and can use 100% of the fuel it may be alright. I still like my Safari tank and I would get it all over again. I do like a 6 gallon size though but, I guess I'll have to put up with my 9 gallon piss colored super tanker. I hate looking for fuel when I'm having fun in the middle of nowhere.....
2250360002 1 359.95 Acerbis 6.6gal Tank 96-up DR650 - White


Subtotal: 359.95
Shipping: 13.88
Tax: 0.00
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #61211
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Hey: i took my new to me 2003 out on a short road trip over the weekend.
Over some pot holes I hear some rattling from the rear of the bike.
could it be shot swingarn brngs or do these bikes have a top out knock sound in the shock???
Thanks.
Usually it's the thick washer under the shock bump stop.
Bump stop moves up, washer rattles. Hit a big bump and the bump stop is pushed back down and the noise stops.
It's a bugger to troubleshoot if you don't know what's going on.

They're normally bonded together. I use super glue to fix it occasionally.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #61212
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A 155 Mikuni is like a 165 DJ main.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #61213
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One of the pics NordieBoy linked to:
Hey, did you get the broken threads out of there? And, how?
Drilled and thread removererer thingy.

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Me too. I'm at 28,940 and only have a 1/8"-3/16" notch in mine.
Yeah, mine looks to have a lot of life left.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #61214
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A 155 Mikuni is like a 165 DJ main. I live near sea level and never could figure out the fat jetting folks like so much. Never needed more than a 150 main with an exhaust upgrade.

The hesitation will go away with the needle at 3, its not a BST that likes the 4th notch. Sounds like its bogging from a rich needle setting.

Procycle sets the TM40 up right for your use, I had it easy with the plug and play TM40.
Not what I wanted to hear. Pulling the carb just to change the needle clip is a bitch but yea it does kinda feel like it's bogging down. I was kinda thinking maybe with the slide drilled it was opening up too fast. I know with the DJ kits on HDs they tend to run rich and there is a lot of disagreement about drilling the slide. I've just changed the needle to an '88 sporty needle and moved up one on the pilot and main jets and left the slide alone with good success.

The hesitaiton is only when I whack the throtte to WOT from around 1/4 to full. Otherwise no hesitation and in normal riding I probably won't be doing to many off idle to full out WOT accelerations. Was getting about 45 mpg and gonna see what I get now for comparison then if significantly different will make jetting/needle changes.

Btw, at sea level as well.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #61215
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I think the tanks are $359 or so. If it has dual petcocks and can use 100% of the fuel it may be alright. I still like my Safari tank and I would get it all over again. I do like a 6 gallon size though but, I guess I'll have to put up with my 9 gallon piss colored super tanker. I hate looking for fuel when I'm having fun in the middle of nowhere.....
I have been waiting on this tank, like some others, for a while now. I was really looking forward to the 6.6 gallon capacity.

The pictures I saw before Procycle pulled them from their website showed dual petcocks.

Not having to lay the bike over to get the last half-gallon of fuel when needed might be worthwhile.

The smaller than promised capacity is a disappointment and I'm still mulling whether it is $100 worth of worthwhile for the dual petcocks, but I've not yet ruled out the tank.

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