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Old 04-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #62596
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Crank acces cover stuck

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I was trying to adjust my valves last fall when I stripped the crank access cover, not a big deal since I can spin the rear tire to find the timing mark. Problem is I couldn't find the "T" stamped on the crank. All I could find is this:

Mercenario, my crank access cover was stuck (PO had it too tight). Using the tire to turn the engine works, but is a pain in the wazoo.

Decided to use a cold chisel and a 2 pound hammer. Tapped the cover lightly around the perimeter to loosen the stuck threads.

Tried the big Allen wrench again but still stuck. Used the hammer and cold chisel to make a 1/2" long cut at the edge of the cover, in direct line toward the Allen hole. Then leaned the chisel so when struck with the hammer, it would unscrew the cover. Only took a few taps and it was loose.

After using a socket to turn the crank and adjust the valves, some anti-seize compound was put on the threads and went for a ride. A new cover is under $20, so may someday get a new cover... or not.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #62597
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So I'm reassembling the carb, and I have some extra parts >_>.. specifically an o-ring that I didn't see where it came from and have no idea where it goes. The service manual shows three o-rings, I know where two of them go. The third one the service manual doesn't specify where it goes in the assembly of the carb...... please help
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #62598
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I put it back like it was when I got it.

Everything slid in place w/ no issues so I'm not sure if it makes much difference or not since the axle is just riding fore/aft in the slot in the swingarm.

Smarter people than me please jump in and tell me if I need to turn it around to avoid damage or falling on my arse....
Standard the nut is on the right which puts the adjusters up out of the way.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #62599
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Standard the nut is on the right which puts the adjusters up out of the way.

Makes sense. I'll swap it around tomorrow.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #62600
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Makes sense. I'll swap it around tomorrow.

Thanks
I went and uploaded a pic encase you didn't see the edit...
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #62601
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So I'm reassembling the carb, and I have some extra parts >_>.. specifically an o-ring that I didn't see where it came from and have no idea where it goes. The service manual shows three o-rings, I know where two of them go. The third one the service manual doesn't specify where it goes in the assembly of the carb...... please help
go to link, ome, click on fuel and get the carb picture and blow it up.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #62602
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Edit: The DR is happy with the stock 42.5 pilot jet.

If you took this out:



It might be this o-ring:



Yes, there's supposed to be a hose on that nipple.



It goes here (right side frame rail, next to snorkel), no filter, open end:

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:28 PM   #62603
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Makes sense. I'll swap it around tomorrow.

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #62604
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Charging/Battery Problem

I'm having some sort of charging/battery problem with my DR. I bought the bike a month or so ago and was warned by the PO that the battery was on its way out. Sure enough the battery would discharge quickly when the bike was left for a few days and even lost charge when the bike was running, getting so low that the bike wouldn't run properly, I guess due to lack of spark?

So I bought a new battery and the bike seemed to be running alright. I then put the bike in a container and shipped it to my new home in Hawaii. In the 2 weeks that the bike was in transit it completely lost its charge. To the point where I had no headlight, no taillight, nothing. I jump started it, let it run for 15 minutes, and nothing. No charge at all.

SO... I bought a battery charger/maintainer and a multimeter. I let it sit on charge overnight until the charger indicated charged completely. I measured the voltage: 13.0v. I started the bike, revved it a little and checked the voltage: 12.4v. It seems like the voltage should be higher when the bike it running, no?

So I'm thinking the regulator/rectifier or alternator is bad, but that wouldn't explain why the bike is discharging when it sits for a time, right?

Any suggestions?!
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #62605
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I'm having some sort of charging/battery problem with my DR. I bought the bike a month or so ago and was warned by the PO that the battery was on its way out. Sure enough the battery would discharge quickly when the bike was left for a few days and even lost charge when the bike was running, getting so low that the bike wouldn't run properly, I guess due to lack of spark?

So I bought a new battery and the bike seemed to be running alright. I then put the bike in a container and shipped it to my new home in Hawaii. In the 2 weeks that the bike was in transit it completely lost its charge. To the point where I had no headlight, no taillight, nothing. I jump started it, let it run for 15 minutes, and nothing. No charge at all.

SO... I bought a battery charger/maintainer and a multimeter. I let it sit on charge overnight until the charger indicated charged completely. I measured the voltage: 13.0v. I started the bike, revved it a little and checked the voltage: 12.4v. It seems like the voltage should be higher when the bike it running, no?

So I'm thinking the regulator/rectifier or alternator is bad, but that wouldn't explain why the bike is discharging when it sits for a time, right?

Any suggestions?!

A bad battery sometimes behaves like that. I have recent experience with that. When you bought the new battery, did you fully trickle-charge it before installing it?
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #62606
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A bad battery sometimes behaves like that. I have recent experience with that. When you bought the new battery, did you fully trickle-charge it before installing it?
No, just put it in the bike. It started right up, seemed fine. Then by the time it got to Hawaii it was completely dead. Maybe something is draining the battery when it's not running? But why does the voltage drop when it is running? Shouldn't it be higher?
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #62607
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i got the waterproof ones, can walk and change gears all day, love them
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #62608
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Michelin Anakee 2's on my '98.....Put a hundred miles on them today and like them a lot. Smooth, quiet and not bad on dirt roads.


I've been running Pirelli Scorpions on my DR and have been happy with them so far. Pavement and dirt roads for me and they work well so far. I'm going to try some Anakee's for my next set though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #62609
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shaddix:
Good pics, well lit, sharp focus, good macro.
But we want to see the porcelin coloring, please. Smaller would be good, for the guys still on dial-up. I think this is one of my original DR plugs, still lying on my desk.
What is this dial-up I hear of
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #62610
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No, just put it in the bike. It started right up, seemed fine. Then by the time it got to Hawaii it was completely dead. Maybe something is draining the battery when it's not running? But why does the voltage drop when it is running? Shouldn't it be higher?
You have to properly condition a new battery when you first activate it. It needs to be on a trickle charger or a Battery Tender until it's fully charged after you add the acid. I suspect that the new battery died on the way to Hawaii.

You can't trust voltage readings when a bad battery is in line. I don't know why they behave that way, but that's exactly how mine behaved when the battery died...it showed a drop in voltage with the engine running.
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