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Old 05-04-2012, 01:03 PM   #63781
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That's a great idea; and one I would be all over if I had the cash. It's hard enough to come up with $500 for the shock. Earlier this winter I planned to get the Cogent treatment while the bike was hibernating, but that didn't work out. Me and the missus had a son a few months ago; and strangely enough there is less $$$ for moto upgrades . (I told her she better start budgeting for two riders in the house! )

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #63782
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Replace the 2 O-rings on the float assy. It's possible that you are getting extra fuel in the float bowl while running. It doesn't show up as a problem while the bike is off because the petcock is vacuum operated.

This was a almost brand new carb sold by Zdiver to putzy, zdiver was getting like 50 mpg on his bike, and upgraded to the TM40, putzy bought his BST in hopes to fix his mpg problems
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #63783
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This was a almost brand new carb sold by Zdiver to putzy, zdiver was getting like 50 mpg on his bike, and upgraded to the TM40, putzy bought his BST in hopes to fix his mpg problems
I wonder if it came with the choke plunger and if it is seated properly.
Any DR should be able to get 20 kms (12 miles) per litre. (56 mpg / imperial = 4.5 litre) easy.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #63784
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as far as bags go, i love my giant loop, can't even tell its there, the weight stays low and tight to the bike.
i rode in this morning through a rainstorm and all is dry
Size looks right on the DR. Which GL is that? Great Basin or Coyote?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #63785
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Coyote. I have the same one. Don't use it for a daily bag though, mostly an overnight or weekend. It's sturdy when mounted up and survived with just a rub when I rode it into the ground going about 30 on the dirt.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #63786
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You can now add me to the list of expectant DRs.

Can't even really tell the extra weight is there, but I can definitely feel it when I'm trying to grip the bike with my knees.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #63787
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Tank & Panniers

The Tank looks great ...

How do you like those panniers ??

Thanks ...
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You can now add me to the list of expectant DRs.

Can't even really tell the extra weight is there, but I can definitely feel it when I'm trying to grip the bike with my knees.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 PM   #63788
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The Tank looks great ...

How do you like those panniers ??

Thanks ...
The panniers are pretty nice, actually. I only use them for day trips, but they do very well in that role.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #63789
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Hi Paul

So on the 1st full tank since I installed your carb, i still only got 36 mpg, all commuting to work at 35-60 mph on city streets and knobby tires. I just dont believe all you people saying you getting 50+ mpg! :(

So not sure what to think now. I will say it seems to be idling quite high. I don't know how to see what RPM its running at though.

Anyway, I guess my problems are continuing. Too bad.

I was getting 45 to 50 mpg when I took it off and I am getting 50 mph with the tm40.
So I do not know what to tell him.
Any Ideas to help Putzy?
Bump, let's get Putzy fixed............oh, wait.......... Let's find his gas leak. Nibis covered driveline friction, ADV8 hit the possibly stuck choke cable assembly (whatever type is on the bike), zdiver1 supplied a known good BST carby (eliminates the two o-rings), didn't someone mention the petcock? Putzy: do you have a stock tank and petcock (sorry, I don't remember)? It will look like these following pics. ON PRI RES If so, remove the fuel line at the carb or petcock with the petcock set to ON, bike off. Fuel should not flow, rotate petcock to PRI, fuel should flow, quickly (so you don't burn down yer house), rotate to RES. Fuel should not flow.

Stock petcock pics:

ON:


PRI:


RES:


Stock choke assy, the black plastic is, well it's plastic and has been known to break; murdering fuel mileage and difficult to diagnose.:



Lower your idle rpm, is the idle fuel screw stock? If stock, it won't look like this:



Can you post pics, starting with the chain and sprockets?

Bad juju: (NOT MINE)



Almost forgot; what year, mileage and color?

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Holed engine cover on the Buchanan Highway,no biggie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_Highway
401 kilometers, 260 miles of dirt; rock and roll.

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Mr. DR - No idea re: Jesse's whereabouts, but if you can find a square drive "Robertson" #2 stove bolt, double-nut it, I believe it is the same size. Someone here will confirm (or deny).

I don't know what it's called but this is pretty much correct. If in the USA, Home Depot has square drive deck screws. The hole is 'about' 1/8" square. Buy a screw, grab it with a vice grip and bingo, a rocker adjustment tool.
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"BTW, I don't do style. It's a dirt bike, not some girlie dress-up thing." -

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #63790
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New MT-21 front and T-63 rear. They are mounted on the wheels in place of the worn out TKCs. Now I just need to get those wheels and the pile of parts I bought last year applied to the bike. Front springs, rear springs, 43T sprocket, I think there are some LED directionals and some maintenance fluids as well. I bought the T-63 a year and a half ago after reading good comments about it, the MT-21 was favorably reviewed in print, we’ll see. At this point anything should be an improvement and as my parts guy (pusher) says, ‘If you don’t like it try something different next time – tires aren’t forever’. Probably going to be a big change from the sm wheels and RoadSmarts I have been riding on!



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Old 05-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #63791
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Welcome to the failed pickup coil club. That's 3 of us in the last month; WilderRider being the third. FYI, new coil will probably test at around 350 ohms; which is higher than the spec in the manual.

The leads on the new one are now red and white. WilderRider told me he connected red to blue and white to green. I did the same but it didn't work for me. Had to swap green/blue spades in the connector at the CDI unit to get it to start & run.

Measure how long the old leads are between the old coil and the rubber grommet, and make sure to have the same length on the new one. Also, I was able to easily push the new leads thru the rubber grommet so that the soldering was done on the other side of the grommet (outside the stator cover).

You can PM either one of us for questions, though I will be out of town this weekend.

Good luck.

Question to the collective: What are the possible causes of pickup coil failures? Just wondering.
Our electrical engineer at work said bring in the old pick-up coil for him to autopsy and possibly rewind. Sounds good to me.

The new coil is coming from California and the new gasket is here from ProCycle in one day. Can't beat fast delivery from PC! Thanks Jeff and crew.

Guess the lawn can be mowed while waiting on parts.

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #63792
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Great bag and great signature line.

You are Denverish?? I'll be taking my DR650 and TXC250 to Colorado this summer. Looking forward to taking the DR650 up Engineer Pass, Imogene Pass, Crystal Mill, etc.

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Yep, this should work. TXC250:


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I bought the T-63 a year and a half ago after reading good comments about it, the MT-21 was favorably reviewed in print, we’ll see.
I've used them both and like 'em.
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At this point anything should be an improvement and as my parts guy (pusher) says, ‘If you don’t like it try something different next time – tires aren’t forever’.
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This is so true. I got absorbed by the internet ADVrider tire posts. This one's better, no it izzn't, and on and on and..............Buy a tire, wear it out and buy a different one next time.

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Our electrical engineer at work said bring in the old pick-up coil for him to autopsy and possibly rewind. Sounds good to me.

The new coil is coming from California and the new gasket is here from ProCycle in one day. Can't beat fast delivery from PC! Thanks Jeff and crew.

Guess the lawn can be mowed while waiting on parts.

Dave
That's cool that you have an engineer willing to look at it. I didn't have a clue that something like that could be rewound. Screw the lawn, the neighbor won't keep his effin' dogs quiet, so I quit working out there.

PS: Today's 228 miles sucked.


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Old 05-05-2012, 04:43 AM   #63793
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My 2 cents. Based on the video, you and your DR650 kept up with your 2 buddies on their DRZ400s. The DR650 did fine. You needed just a hair more speed/momentum in a couple of rocky spots but you made it through with you and your bike in one piece. On a more philosohpical note, I reckon it's the human condition to compare and contrast what might be "better." I say relax and enjoy the ride, looks like you had a fun day!


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Will try this again. Just wanted to share my two cents on the topic of which bike to buy - DRZ400 or DR650? Know this may make some viewers mad here, but truly if most of your riding is on rough trails go with the DRZ. Don't get me wrong, I love my DR and won't ever part ways, but for our future trail adventure excursions, I'm going with something lighter and more trail worthy. The DRZ will be my first option. The DR will just have to get used to another stable mate in the garage along with the two MX bikes.

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:05 AM   #63794
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New MT-21 front and T-63 rear.
I love the T63 for what I do. It wears better on the asphalt, and hooks up better on wet pavement. The only place where the MT21 was superior was greasy, muddy trails. Loose dirt, hard pack, and gravel, they're pretty equal.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:51 AM   #63795
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I found it entertaining, thanks. I had no idea there were that many rocks 'back there'.

Once the wives see whut yer up to, there will be no more pardons. Since no animals were injured, what did ya eat??



Here's a pic of 4 needles. The top two have 5 clip positions, the third only has one (stock DR650), look closely, the bottom one has 6. Lying on their side, the positions count from the left to the right (top to bottom). If you put the clip in #1, the needle drops further into the needle jet (a replaceable part in the carb). This restricts the flow and leans the mixture.

The opposite is true, if you put the clip in #5, the needle is raised to a narrower point on the taper and the mixture gets richer (more fuel).

Ok, I did my part, your turn: I'm honestly not trying to be a butt head (and I was in your shoes a very long time ago). If you don't know a lot about the bike, why are you screwing with it? Reading stuff on the internet will make you nutz if you try to do it all. The only thing a stock DR needs is a new seat. Read less, ride more.

It took me an hour to find this photo is courtesy of mx_rob: (could not remember) Crap, it's midnite.
Thanks alot for your help!


Well, I've read many reviews that the TM-40 is pretty much the 'holy grail' of mods- that you'll have no regrets on...
So i saved up and put the trigger! Still have yet to install it but I'm particularly concern about the fuel consumption thereafter.


I'd opened the top cover of the TM40(with reference from the manual provided by PC) trying to gain access to the needle and clip for adjustment, but I just couldnt reach it with the needle and clip so far down inside the Carb...


To adjust the clip, what components/parts of the Carb do I have to unscrew to have access?
Thanks again!
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