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Old 05-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #64711
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New Acerbis tank

Shes almost tricked out the way I want her. Latest addition is the new Acerbis tank (5.2 gal to near the top). First trip was out the pony express trail. We camped under the eclipse:



So far so good with the new tank. Perfect fit with the stock seat.

I like it!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:05 PM   #64712
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A few months ago I ordered the Seat Concepts seat kit for my '02 DR650 and asked for the foam to be a little softer than standard as I only weigh 130 lbs. and am 72 years old so my old rear end is not as tough as it once was.... and I ride some pretty long rides on the DR.

After riding the suggested 500 miles to break in the seat it was still somewhat firmer than I needed. All it took was one email to Robert at Seat Concepts to get the reply 'send the foam back, we'll fix it'. The new foam, a little softer, was received and it is almost perfect now, I'm sure it will be just exactly right after 500 miles or so.

My 185 lb. buddy also bought the kit for his DR650 and it was perfect for him as delivered.

The foam is quality and the cover is quality with double stitched seams. Easy to install and fits perfectly. I also bought a seat kit for my KLR250 and it is a great upgrade from the stock seat also.

Give these guys a try if your seat is not what you want. www.seatconcepts.com

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I am now about to take my DR seat there but this time I'm getting the gripper cover as this project bike is a little more dirt orientated.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #64713
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So here's the question. How much more of an improvement will I see if I drop the coin on a new TM40 pumper from Uncle Jesse? Will the pumper work ok w/ the stock exhaust or do I need to budget an additonal bit of jingle for a GSXR can and midpipe?

I understand this is a fairly subjective question, but given the combined experience on this thread, I'll take subjective answers and make up my mind from there.

Thanks......
Here's my experience, I initially did the DJ kit and was happy with it for a couple years, then when I put in the FCR39, which as you may already know is very close to the TM40, the difference was incredible...

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #64714
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Right... what is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to drill nice holes for safety wire.

I ask here because, OMG, damn near every bolt is loose on this 3000-mile bike, so surely you all must have had to address this.

I don't care about the super-spinner pliers, I think I have an old-school set of needle-nose for safety wire... but what type of drill bits, and what guide to use for all manners of DR650 bolts?

Fighting a game of trying to not lose all my bolts!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #64715
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Looking for a frame for crashed DR


Here's another frame I just saw.... http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/mcy/3020877155.html

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #64716
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Tube sizes

Does anybody know the different size tubes that will work in the 120 or 130 17" rear? I have been trying to buy a spare for a trip to Alaska next month and having a hard time finding of the logical sizing. Have looked at several sites as well as calling Janet and Jessy to no avail. Any one know some alternate sizes that will work with no problems? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #64717
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Right... what is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to drill nice holes for safety wire.

I ask here because, OMG, damn near every bolt is loose on this 3000-mile bike, so surely you all must have had to address this.

I don't care about the super-spinner pliers, I think I have an old-school set of needle-nose for safety wire... but what type of drill bits, and what guide to use for all manners of DR650 bolts?

Fighting a game of trying to not lose all my bolts!
Have you tried loc-tite? Is that not for preventing the bolts from vibrating off?

I feel that the safety wire is like wearing the second underwear over your pants. Maybe necessary for the airplanes and some other purposes, not necessary for the DR, if you wear the first underwear under your pants (loctite).

YMMV as always
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #64718
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Does anybody know the different size tubes that will work in the 120 or 130 17" rear? I have been trying to buy a spare for a trip to Alaska next month and having a hard time finding of the logical sizing. Have looked at several sites as well as calling Janet and Jessy to no avail. Any one know some alternate sizes that will work with no problems? Thanks in advance.
Most of the 17 inch tubes will work fine. I was also worried too much at one point. Even 18 inch tubes will work...Just buy whichever is available closest to your tire size.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #64719
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The wheel is in the centre.
The swing arm like most motorcycles is asymmetrical.
Yep.

When I set my 18" up I used the disc as the reference point. Can't remember the numbers, but put a straight edge along the disc and measure to each side of the rim to locate the rim centre relative to the disc. then repeat with the new rim.

Measuring to the swingarm from the rim assumes the snail cams are right, and if they don't change, allow some form of repeatability, but its better, ie more accurate, to do it off the disc.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #64720
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Most of the 17 inch tubes will work fine. I was also worried too much at one point. Even 18 inch tubes will work...Just buy whichever is available closest to your tire size.
Thank's for the quick reply fizzer. I thought I might be over eacting but didn't want to find out the hard way.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #64721
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Does anybody know the different size tubes that will work in the 120 or 130 17" rear? I have been trying to buy a spare for a trip to Alaska next month and having a hard time finding of the logical sizing. Have looked at several sites as well as calling Janet and Jessy to no avail. Any one know some alternate sizes that will work with no problems? Thanks in advance.
http://www.happy-trail.com/Departmen...ubes-Only.aspx


A 4.25/4.5 or 5.00/5.10 will fit in either size tyre.
I just noticed Happy trails stock the same tubes I have been getting locally IRC and Kings.
They are good tubes,running Heavy Duty is debatable but have done so on the front on occasions.
The only thing I can not remember is which brand I patched (with no problems)
Note some are not pure rubber.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #64722
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Right... what is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to drill nice holes for safety wire.

I ask here because, OMG, damn near every bolt is loose on this 3000-mile bike, so surely you all must have had to address this.

I don't care about the super-spinner pliers, I think I have an old-school set of needle-nose for safety wire... but what type of drill bits, and what guide to use for all manners of DR650 bolts?

Fighting a game of trying to not lose all my bolts!
I'm surprised that you're finding loose bolts. The only two I had trouble with were the two holding the heat shield on the pipe by your right ankle. Are you sure you aren't thinking of yer buddy's KLR? I think I've checked my spokes a dozen times in 32k miles, only found a few that needed a little tightening. Have you been bouncing this thing off of the rev limiter for those 3k miles? (it gets buzzy up there)

I put blue Locktite on any bolts or screws I take out, for whatever reason, like farkles.

Harbor Freight has 1/16" drill bits, pack of 10, for $KLR cheap. Seems someone said to drill an allen head from both sides, not straight through. I've done it that way for 'awhile'. Make sure you start close enough to the edge so that the bit doesn't hit the solid center of the head. If it does, it will probably break when it 'turns' into the center of the head.

I drilled mine with an electric drill, bolts clamped in a vise. Gently, let the bit cut its way through. Watch your drill alignment and remember it's a 1/16" bit, just the weight of the drill will break it if you push crooked.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #64723
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http://www.happy-trail.com/Departmen...ubes-Only.aspx


A 4.25/4.5 or 5.00/5.10 will fit in either size tyre.
I just noticed Happy trails stock the same tubes I have been getting locally IRC and Kings.
They are good tubes,running Heavy Duty is debatable but have done so on the front on occasions.
The only thing I can not remember is which brand I patched (with no problems)
Note some are not pure rubber.
Thanks ADV8, I forgot about Happy Trails. They are ordered and I'm a happy camper.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #64724
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Yep.

When I set my 18" up I used the disc as the reference point. Can't remember the numbers, but put a straight edge along the disc and measure to each side of the rim to locate the rim centre relative to the disc. then repeat with the new rim.

Measuring to the swingarm from the rim assumes the snail cams are right, and if they don't change, allow some form of repeatability, but its better, ie more accurate, to do it off the disc.

Steve
I also found on some Suzuki's the engine case part line was the centre of the bike.
Not gospel on all models though.

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Old 05-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #64725
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I also found on some Suzuki's the engine case part line was the centre of the bike.
Not gospel on all models though.

And that's not the standard swingarm?
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