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Old 05-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #63631
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Are you doing the 780 now?

Did you find out how much our DR motors weigh? That red cushion would make a nice seat.
There are no scales available so not sure of the weight,perhaps 50 something kgs (100+ lbs)
Mission today is strip the DR engine and get three of the gears in the post to Nova Racing Transmissions then prep it for reassembly and yes all the new upgrade parts.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #63632
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Hey guys,

So I have been eyeing off dr650s for a while, and last weekend dropped some cash for an old '96 dr that was turned into a nice looking motard. Little bit of a shame, is it looks really nice as it, but I plan to take it around Australia and will be decked out with camping gear and the like I plan on a long, trip around the coast line and through the middle, no time restraints. But as such I need to setup the bike to give me the least amount of grief as possible.

It seems to need a new clutch as it slips a little around 4k+ when given some right wrist. Ive been trawling through the net and this thread trying to get an idea of the most reliable clutch, and so far all I have got is steer away from EBC units, can any one give me a recommendation for a new clutch? OEM, Barnett? It has a dynojet kit and a little work done.

Im looking at rebuilding the engine, for piece of mind, I am a little unsure of how many ks the engine has on it, it feels good, will have a little look in a week or so. Im not too keen to replace the piston, but it seems people say they are cheap and might as well do it if the rings are being swapped. Ive been looking at after market pistons (havnt got price for oem always seems expensive) and so far only the 10.5 comp comes up. How much hotter does the high comp piston run? Does it need high octane fuel?

It currently has a 17inch front rim on, I havnt done any off roading with motorbikes as of yet, but I want to start, it seems people dont/fear smaller rims. Im sure there is a reason, but im not experienced enough to see why? Does ruts and so on through the handles around? Since Im sure i will be doing more road than offroad, im keen to keep the wheel size down? Seems a good compromise is 19inch What do you guys recommend?


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Barrnett makes good clutches, you won't need the heavier springs though, IMO the stock clutch is the way to go
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #63633
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Geared up, I'm 205#. 1/2" spacers were too stiff and 1/4" were still too soft.

Both made a major improvement in brake dive.

Are your fork tubes flush with the top triple or slid up some.

Edit: Also about the lowered suspension: My stock forks (full extension) are 35 1/4" from the fork cap to the axle centerline. Factory lowered should be 33 3/4".
I just measured my forks with the bike on a stand. the forks are stock length at 35 1/4". HUH??? my kick stand has been welded so i thought the bike was lowered. I recall sitting on a bike in the showroom and it felt much taller. Now i need to look deeper. the rear shock bolt was in the bottom hole, and the "links" have a stamping on them of "32E". Are the links not stock????
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #63634
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There are no scales available so not sure of the weight,perhaps 50 something kgs (100+ lbs)
Mission today is strip the DR engine and get three of the gears in the post to Nova Racing Transmissions then prep it for reassembly and yes all the new upgrade parts.
Do you think the new 3rd gearset will be ready in time for your reassembly?

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I just measured my forks with the bike on a stand. the forks are stock length at 35 1/4". HUH??? my kick stand has been welded so i thought the bike was lowered. I recall sitting on a bike in the showroom and it felt much taller. Now i need to look deeper. the rear shock bolt was in the bottom hole, and the "links" have a stamping on them of "32E". Are the links not stock????
Bottom hole is stock (high) and 32E is also stock. 32E is stamped all over the bike, on different parts. You may have the gel seat, it's shorter (don't remember how much). About the welded stand, mine is just a bit too long, I have to plan my stops, so someone may have corrected that.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #63635
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What comes in a box marked "Medium" and is anything but?








My Acerbis tank! (damned if I didn't forget to check the petcock, lol)



And yet I didn't get to install it.

Why?

Because I was installing my other farkles like the Wolfman Luggage Racks, Moose Racing Day Bags, and Windscreen.



I have the Wolfman Expedition Bags in Yellow in the garage for later on.

I'm saving the tank for an upcoming wrenching day when I do my first oil change/filter change on it and check the valves (No. I still don't have 600 miles on it yet. I'm getting there. Don't rush me)
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #63636
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The Acerbis tank saga continues...

I finally got the right petcock from Acerbis after more than a weeks wait.
In reading previous posts, there were pretty clear instructions on how to pivot the fuel intake to the carb from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock so there is no rise in the fuel line.
I followed it to the tee, heated it up, used a vise and all. Well the fuel inlet twisted like a twist tie. The base stayed put and the neck twisted.... It didn't break, but it does look like it got pinched some, but not closed.
So now what?
Do i drill it out and screw in a fitting? If so, what size and where would i get it?

Next, the petcock they sent does not have a connection for the vacuum line that was fitted to the stock petcock, what do i do with that to keep everything running as it should?

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #63637
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I just measured my forks with the bike on a stand. the forks are stock length at 35 1/4". HUH??? my kick stand has been welded so i thought the bike was lowered. I recall sitting on a bike in the showroom and it felt much taller. Now i need to look deeper. the rear shock bolt was in the bottom hole, and the "links" have a stamping on them of "32E". Are the links not stock????
Those are stock links. If it is in the bottom (lower) hole it is at the stock raised height. Probably the previous owner has taken preload off the rear shock (by way of the adjusting nuts on top of the spring) and lowered it a little that way, and shortened the kickstand because of that.

Might check if it is a "stock" shock\spring
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #63638
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The Acerbis tank saga continues...

I finally got the right petcock from Acerbis after more than a weeks wait.
In reading previous posts, there were pretty clear instructions on how to pivot the fuel intake to the carb from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock so there is no rise in the fuel line.
I followed it to the tee, heated it up, used a vise and all. Well the fuel inlet twisted like a twist tie. The base stayed put and the neck twisted.... It didn't break, but it does look like it got pinched some, but not closed.
So now what?
Do i drill it out and screw in a fitting? If so, what size and where would i get it?

Next, the petcock they sent does not have a connection for the vacuum line that was fitted to the stock petcock, what do i do with that to keep everything running as it should?

Thanks
Remove the vacuum hose/tube and put a rubber cap on the carb fitting and on the fuel inlet you should of been ok, I would have left it alone and waited to see if I had a problem.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #63639
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Those are stock links. If it is in the bottom (lower) hole it is at the stock raised height. Probably the previous owner has taken preload off the rear shock (by way of the adjusting nuts on top of the spring) and lowered it a little that way, and shortened the kickstand because of that.

Might check if it is a "stock" shock\spring
How do i see if the rear shock spacer is in the TALL position by looking at it?
Or, do i need to take it apart to tell,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #63640
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Those are stock links. If it is in the bottom (lower) hole it is at the stock raised height. Probably the previous owner has taken preload off the rear shock (by way of the adjusting nuts on top of the spring) and lowered it a little that way, and shortened the kickstand because of that.

Man, you are so '21 minutes ago'.

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How do i see if the rear shock spacer is in the TALL position by looking at it?
Or, do i need to take it apart to tell,,,,,,,,,,,,
Hang on, I'll go measure mine. Oops, can't, I have a Cogent.

Measured anyway, there is 1-7/8" between the end of the shock body and the bumpstop. Maybe someone is bored and can measure the stock shock distance. If the spacer is flipped that distance is what's changed.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #63641
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Remove the vacuum hose/tube and put a rubber cap on the carb fitting and on the fuel inlet you should of been ok, I would have left it alone and waited to see if I had a problem.
When i dry fit the tank, there was just too big of a loop. All the posts made it so cut and dry to move the inlet....i must have worn out my mechanical mojo or something...it just didnt work. It twisted with very little pressure too, so bizarre.

So any thoughts? Anyone?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #63642
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Do you think the new 3rd gearset will be ready in time for your reassembly?
The new Nova third gear set will be based on the gears I send Nova.
I will most likely get and test the first set so the engine will be prepped and waiting.
In the mean time I will go back to what I was doing in prepping the TR5T to trans Australia spec (full engine rebuld,Kibblewhite,SRM etc)
Once that is done it will be the Eldorado's turn.
After that it will be getting ready for India.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #63643
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How do i see if the rear shock spacer is in the TALL position by looking at it?
Or, do i need to take it apart to tell,,,,,,,,,,,,
Page 5-53 of the manual has a good picture, wish I was better at posting pics -- maybe someday I will get off my lazy but and try it.
ER70S-2 is good at it!! He is my hero for posting pics.

Anyway that will only effect shock travel not height. I Highly suggest getting a manual if you don't have one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #63644
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nevermind, i found the .pdf service manual.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #63645
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What comes in a box marked "Medium" and is anything but?








My Acerbis tank! (damned if I didn't forget to check the petcock, lol)



And yet I didn't get to install it.

Why?

Because I was installing my other farkles like the Wolfman Luggage Racks, Moose Racing Day Bags, and Windscreen.



I have the Wolfman Expedition Bags in Yellow in the garage for later on.

I'm saving the tank for an upcoming wrenching day when I do my first oil change/filter change on it and check the valves (No. I still don't have 600 miles on it yet. I'm getting there. Don't rush me)
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