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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #63451
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^^^^ Holy Sh!t...how do you keep that so dang clean?
I'd have to dip mine in brake clean and repaint it to make it look that shiny.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #63452
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Got the mermite cans finished and mounted!

don't put your foot down while moving.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #63453
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Re. DR650 in Ecuador

First in May 2012 [I]Rider[I] magazine, now a short blurb on SpeedTV web site.
http://motorcycling.speedtv.com/arti...ds-in-one-week
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #63454
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Do they have an Advance Auto nearby? Look HERE.
$4.49. holy crap, I'm not paying those highway robbery prices!!!

If you look at the part # and compare with the part #'s that someone dug up from one of my past posts, the 3 is the same as that old one except the 3 is dropped in the beginning.

65256 vs, 365256 might be a store code for some purpose or even the manufacturer's number
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #63455
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Got the mermite cans finished and mounted!

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don't put your foot down while moving.
Yea, those look like good leg breakers. But most hard bags are ... especially if you're paddling along in deep sand off road. Those are some BIG bags! One reason I got rid of my GIVI bags was they allowed me to carry too much stuff. If one never goes off road ... those Marmite's look pretty good. I wonder how tough they are if you go over?
My old GIVI set up. I liked them but lost 35 lbs. when they came off.

They sat Low and Forward. But whacked my leg a couple times here:
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #63456
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I assume just by looking at the tank you can see that some will be isolated on the right side? Any guess as to how much? A couple of liters? A few gallons ? Would you have to lay it all the way down to get it to the other side?
The couple times I've run out on my IMS there is has been less than a quart left in the right side. Not quite enough to go 10 miles riding like my grandma. That might be different if you are riding only on smooth straight roads but the little bumps and turns tend to splash over most of the fuel that would otherwise be trapped if the bike wasn't actually moving.

The righthand side of the Acerbis tank is not as deep as the left side.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #63457
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$4.49. holy crap, I'm not paying those highway robbery prices!!!
Yabbut, if you spend another $95.51 you get 15% off so it would only be $3.82 and you would save 67 cents.

Dorman probably sells the same product with the same part number to multiple retailers...
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #63458
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Now that the Acerbis is out....

The great tank debate... IMS vs. Acerbis, who's the winner? why?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #63459
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Thumb NEW TURNSIGNAL RELOCATOR ready to ship!!

Gang
for those of you who went looking and found my fleaBay posting gone, I apologize. Have stock now on the turnsignal relocator just in time for riding season for a measley 10.99/shipped


Now more importantly I have a Transmission question. My faithful 'ole 97 has been acting oddly ever since I was forced to change the clutch cable.
What happened was it got chafed down at the shaft/case end because it "froze up" in the socket so that it was not rotating freely, metal fatigue set in and it finally frayed apart. In the last day of that process I had some hard shifts.

So replaced the cable and have gone many miles but it has been really crochety about shifting into 1st and 2nd. 1st is Always crunchy unless I roll it forward slowly. 1st to 2nd is dicey - at certain rpm's if I half-shift to neutral then tap 2nd its slick. If not, I get the grind. The clutch is disengaging fully as best I can tell. There is ZERO creep with the lever pulled. I've changed the oil, triple checked the level - all looks good and it barely had a fleck of metal in the oil when I strained it all to check.... so I'm baffled. The bike only has about 8K miles on it.

3rd through 5th, both ways, is slick. Downshifting into 2nd is like dropping off a ledge - there's quite a bit of room there. ???

any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #63460
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the acerbis Safari tank for the BRP was terrific - I dunno if they just got lucky or what but it was really tough and acted as 'crash protection' for the radiator on that beast, it held plenty of petrol, and was formed in a way that accomodated a standing rider quite well - I could stand and lean forward just a bit and 'rest' against the wide part of it. plus it looked way better with that tank on.... chick magnet .

too early to tell with the DR tank. I have no complaints about my white IMS, except that the petcock finally became unreliable - swapped out a raptor valve

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Now that the Acerbis is out....

The great tank debate... IMS vs. Acerbis, who's the winner? why?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #63461
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Cool2 New Tank/ just moved

Finally! i was able to purchase my new IMS tank, i was also able to purchse the corbin seat! woot woot! the tank is on now, im still waiting for my seat to arrive. been in the market for a luggage rack set up, i ran across these guys that had some pretty awesome gear. thot i would post real quick so u guys could check it out.. oh yea btw, I recently moved to Hawaii, any thumpers here in oahu?!? http://www.bboffroad.com.au/dr_6501.htm

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #63462
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Now that the Acerbis is out....

The great tank debate... IMS vs. Acerbis, who's the winner? why?

Clearly, the IMS is superior.













Because I already have an IMS...
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #63463
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Now that the Acerbis is out....

The great tank debate... IMS vs. Acerbis, who's the winner? why?
im not too sure which is actually better but i went with IMS for the simple fact i liked the looks of it better over the acerbis.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #63464
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Finally! i was able to purchase my new IMS tank, i was also able to purchse the corbin seat! woot woot! the tank is on now, im still waiting for my seat to arrive. been in the market for a luggage rack set up, i ran across these guys that had some pretty awesome gear. thot i would post real quick so u guys could check it out.. oh yea btw, I recently moved to Hawaii, any thumpers here in oahu?!? http://www.bboffroad.com.au/dr_6501.htm

I just moved to Oahu myself. Been here about a month. Haven't been able to do much riding yet besides commuting to work but the weather sure doesn't suck!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #63465
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Question Speedo cable - Miles vs. Kilometers

Hi,

Does anyone knows whether there's a difference between a miles speedo cable and a kilometers one?
Or is it the same cable, and the difference in the readings is obtained at the speedo itself?

at the fiches it looks like it's the same cable (part #13):
http://www.bikebandit.com/2003-suzuk...5872#sch508545
http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....=13&A=291&B=24

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