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Old 03-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #61336
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Bike wouldn't start this morning. Not even a click. This was of course when I was already running late for work and fully suited up in rain gear. Had to take the car. There were a couple of times over the last couple of weeks when it would happen, but I assumed it was my half broken start button (tore it out of the housing on a hill climb crash). I took the switch housing apart and tested both kill switch and start button for continuity and they were fine. Next I checked the fuses. They were fine. Battery was at 12.8V, so that wasn't it. Thought about the kickstand switch, but that should only affect it in gear, but I still tried jumping the leads in the plug just in case. Thought it might be something that could take a while to fix, so I took a break and put the license plate back on my WR400 so I could at least ride it for the next couple days if I had to. Figured I would come on here and ask for some tips, but checked Google first. Sure enough, something obvious that I had not thought to check yet. The clutch switch. Went outside and jumped the leads under the headlight fairing and it fired right up. The DR needs some attention anyway, so I think I'll disconnect the rest of the sensors so I don't have one of these things fail in an inconvenient spot.

tl;dr, Clutch switch failed.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #61337
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #61338
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #61339
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Flea market post selling:Mikuni BST40ss carb for DR650

selling:Mikuni BST40ss carb for DR650
Mikuni BST40ss carb

This carb is off my 2011 with 1900 miles I just upgraded to a TM40 pumper.
My set up is FMF powerbomb header-FMF Q4 muffler-open air box with this carb I was getting 45 to 50 mpg.
This carb has a Procycle jet kit and will include the kit and air box cutout stencil and the nearly new throttle cables and breather hose and filter.
What a deal for $150. includes shipping to lower 48.Paul
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:43 PM   #61340
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I have worn earplugs every working day for the last 12 years and highly recommend 3M 1100's for anyone who finds earplugs uncomfortable. The only disposable plug that I can wear for more that 2 hours at a time. The only thing better are my custom molds. But the 3M's work better with a helmet on.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-1100-Foam-E.../dp/B0002YK9YG
Those are the ones I use for everything I do that needs hear protection.Can be had a Northern Tool in huge boxes for $10 or $12,if the economy hasn't sent the price to visit the moon.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #61341
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Bike wouldn't start this morning. Not even a click. This was of course when I was already running late for work and fully suited up in rain gear. Had to take the car. There were a couple of times over the last couple of weeks when it would happen, but I assumed it was my half broken start button (tore it out of the housing on a hill climb crash). I took the switch housing apart and tested both kill switch and start button for continuity and they were fine. Next I checked the fuses. They were fine. Battery was at 12.8V, so that wasn't it. Thought about the kickstand switch, but that should only affect it in gear, but I still tried jumping the leads in the plug just in case. Thought it might be something that could take a while to fix, so I took a break and put the license plate back on my WR400 so I could at least ride it for the next couple days if I had to. Figured I would come on here and ask for some tips, but checked Google first. Sure enough, something obvious that I had not thought to check yet. The clutch switch. Went outside and jumped the leads under the headlight fairing and it fired right up. The DR needs some attention anyway, so I think I'll disconnect the rest of the sensors so I don't have one of these things fail in an inconvenient spot.

tl;dr, Clutch switch failed.
Google is your friend,

I need to remember that more often. One day my Valkyrie had the same problem, not even a click. Jumped the starter solenoid, started right up, so I knew the problem was electrical and not starter or ignition electrical. Three hours later, after inspecting/cleaning the clutch and sidestand lockouts and inspecting all the wiring, I go to Google. Right away, I read how to fix the starter switch contacts, a 15 minute job. I had looked at the starter switch earlier, but did not see what was wrong.

Google is my friend.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:48 AM   #61342
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earplugs

We use these moldable silicone plugs made for swimming:



Fit like custom, stay in fine, and when they get dirty, toss them and start again.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #61343
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tube question

I purchased a couple sets of tires for the DR just in case, but what do I want for the rear tube? Is TR-6 the right choice? What's the difference from TR-4?

130/80 -17 if I go inches is 130/25.4 =5.12, so do I want a 4.50-5.10 x 17 tube? or a 5-5.10? Fave tubes for longevity? Does it really matter if I choose to spend 14 or 30 dollars? There's a bewildering assortment!

Also, are those folks running Shinko 700's using 130 rear and 3.0 in the front?

Thanks!

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #61344
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I purchased a couple sets of tires for the DR just in case, but what do I want for the rear tube? Is TR-6 the right choice? What's the difference from TR-4?

130/80 -17 if I go inches is 130/25.4 =5.12, so do I want a 4.50-5.10 x 17 tube? or a 5-5.10? Fave tubes for longevity? Does it really matter if I choose to spend 14 or 30 dollars? There's a bewildering assortment!

Thanks!
I'd like to piggyback on the tube question/discussion and ask what brands are made of real rubber. I want to pack patchable tubes when I do the TAT this summer. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #61345
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #61346
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Tubes

Stick with natural rubber if you want to patch it, Butyl rubber sucks

Front
Rim Size21"
Tube Size2.75-21, 3.00-21
TypeMotorcycle Tube
Stem TypeTR-4 / TR-6
Stem OffsetStandard
Stem Diameter8mm
Stem DescriptionStraight metal stem


Rear
Rim Size17"
Tube Size4.50-17, 5.10-17
TypeMotorcycle Tube
Stem TypeTR-4 / TR-6
Stem OffsetStandard
Stem Diameter8mm
Stem DescriptionStraight metal stem


Front Tire Size ConversionsRear Tire Size Conversions
Metric Alpha Inch Metric Alpha Inch
80/90 MH90 2.50/2.75 110/90 MP85 4.00/4.75
90/90 MJ90 2.75/3.00 120/90 MR90 4.50/4.75
100/90 MM90 3.25/3.50 130/80 5.00/5.10
120/80 4.25/4.50 140/80 5.50/6.00
120/90 MR90 4.25/4.50 140/90 MU90 5.50/6.00
130/90 MT90 5.00/5.10 150/80 MV85 6.00/6.25
150/90 MV85 6.00/6.25
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #61347
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Stick with natural rubber if you want to patch it, Butyl rubber sucks
What brands of tubes are natural rubber?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #61348
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These are. I'm sure there are others too.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #61349
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I purchased a couple sets of tires for the DR just in case, but what do I want for the rear tube? Is TR-6 the right choice? What's the difference from TR-4?

130/80 -17 if I go inches is 130/25.4 =5.12, so do I want a 4.50-5.10 x 17 tube? or a 5-5.10? Fave tubes for longevity? Does it really matter if I choose to spend 14 or 30 dollars? There's a bewildering assortment!

Also, are those folks running Shinko 700's using 130 rear and 3.0 in the front?

Thanks!
Bikemaster brand tubes are $9.07 in the 5.10 size. IRC are $12.67. I like the IRC tubes, I know the HD tubes are rubber. 3.00 tubes are $9.67...

I think MSR Gold tubes are natural rubber. I go with the regular ones though.

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Yep, here is the MSR stuff: http://www.bikebandit.com/msr-gold-m...al-rubber-tube

I just run the IRC or BikeMaster tubes though, I've tried the fancy tubes and they take a nail just as well as the cheaper tubes.. I usually don't mess with patching. But, IRC are rubber as far as I know.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #61350
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Here is a chart for tubes, shows some rubber options:

http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/...s/TubeInfo.pdf
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