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Old 06-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #66421
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I believe the washer is to keep the spring from grabbing the spacer or fork cap. As the spring goes up and down the coils tend to try to twist the spring. In my opinion there would not be enough twist to matter, but I remember a few years back a product was sold that allowed the spring to twist without resistance. It was like two washers with needle bearing between them that was placed on top of the spring if I remember correctly. That said I would be willing to try them, but I'll try anything just to see if its better. I think it was used to reduce the initial movement of the fork from the resistance to twisting brought from the spring grabbing the cap. In my working with forks I have once removed the washers to reduce pre-load even more, and cannot tell the difference.
That was my thought on the washer, too... to keep the spring from catching on the spacer. The emulator instructions specifically says to put the spring directly on top of the emulator, so no washer there. And I didn't see a need for a washer on top of the spacer. I will more than like leave things as they are unless someone comes along and says I am headed for a horrible, fiery crash if I don't have a washer on top of the spacer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #66422
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That was my thought on the washer, too... to keep the spring from catching on the spacer. The emulator instructions specifically says to put the spring directly on top of the emulator, so no washer there. And I didn't see a need for a washer on top of the spacer. I will more than like leave things as they are unless someone comes along and says I am headed for a horrible, fiery crash if I don't have a washer on top of the spacer.
You are headed for a horrible, fiery crash.

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #66423
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You are headed for a horrible, fiery crash.

And with that... off to the hardware store I go!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #66424
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Anyone have any opinions on the MSR or Quadboss kits for the steering stem or wheel bearings? The dealer here offered them for about half the price of the OEM stuff, just wondering if the quality is reputable.

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Whatever you order, make sure it includes the seal/dust covers for the top and bottom. I bought from ProCycle and their kit has the seals.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #66425
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You are headed for a horrible, fiery crash.

What is the story of that rider who looks like he's about to hit the fire-bike? Did he somehow make it, or did he hit it?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #66426
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I've had pretty great success with the All Balls bearings. The steering bearings in my dr are those and I put a set in the sprocket carrier that have held up longer than the oem jobs ( likely because they are double sealed ).
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #66427
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If the rear wheel of the DR350 has a cush drive hub, than yes it will fit your 650, all you have to do is flip the brake disk of the 650 and use all the 650 spacers, I'm not sure about the front wheel.


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Does anyone know if I can fit on my 2008 DR650se front and rear wheels from a 1994 Suzuki Dr350s?



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Old 06-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #66428
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...You might not be using the tread all the way to the sidewall on a more street oriented tire...if that kind of thing is important to you. It also looks like your running a 70 aspect ratio rear tire.....I don't do track days so the so called "chicken strips" are meaningless to me. ...Tech23
haha, same 'ol Tech23! nice to see you made it to the ADV forum. and yes, the street tires i'm ordering will definitely be used all the way to the edge of the sidewall. :P

that rear is a 140/80, that's the only Distanzia with the DS compound and was the reason for the mileage report. just in case some others are interested.

overall, pretty good tire. they get a little squirmy after i've been pushing them hard for several miles. it's probably just my fatass.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #66429
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What is the story of that rider who looks like he's about to hit the fire-bike? Did he somehow make it, or did he hit it?
"This shot of World Superbike legend Noriyuki Haga riding through the flames on his BSB debut must rank as one of the most dramatic motorcycle racing pictures ever."

http://www.crash.net/british+superbi...all_print.html
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #66430
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"This shot of World Superbike legend Noriyuki Haga riding through the flames on his BSB debut must rank as one of the most dramatic motorcycle racing pictures ever."

http://www.crash.net/british+superbi...all_print.html
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #66431
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haha, same 'ol Tech23! nice to see you made it to the ADV forum. and yes, the street tires i'm ordering will definitely be used all the way to the edge of the sidewall. :P

that rear is a 140/80, that's the only Distanzia with the DS compound and was the reason for the mileage report. just in case some others are interested.

overall, pretty good tire. they get a little squirmy after i've been pushing them hard for several miles. it's probably just my fatass.

Nice to see you over here too vintagespeed! Hope all is well.

That was real good mileage out of a dual sport compound tire. Have you decided on what street tires you are going to mount? There are a lot of good street tread options. I think you'll like the more flex free lower profile rear tire especially if you want to push the outer edges of the tread surface. I'd go with a 150/60-17. It might give more road feedback/feel, but it'll be a magnet in the corners.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #66432
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If the rear wheel of the DR350 has a cush drive hub, than yes it will fit your 650, all you have to do is flip the brake disk of the 650 and use all the 650 spacers, I'm not sure about the front wheel.
Thanks I will check for the cush drive hub.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:49 PM   #66433
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BB is competitive on certain parts. Not so much on others. Do some comparison shopping.
Try Part Shark out. Ive ordered from them a couple of times with no problems. They show you the normal price and there price so you can compare. http://www.partshark.com/default.asp
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:54 AM   #66434
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The cheapest I have found for OEM parts so far is

www.powesportsplus.com

Their shipping rates are good too. And free shipping over $250.

5% coupon code "meetsister" should still work.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #66435
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Try Part Shark out. Ive ordered from them a couple of times with no problems. They show you the normal price and there price so you can compare. http://www.partshark.com/default.asp
Nice site. Thanks for the link!

When I was restoring my '98 YZ250, I was looking for a new crank and the complete front and rear caliper assemblies and found that BB and DGY were crazy expensive. I tried Service Honda for some reason and found they carried Yamaha parts too. I was able to get the complete crank assembly for $300 less than BB or DGY. The caliper assemblies were also $200 cheaper than DGY or BB.

Looks like they carry Suzuki parts as well for up to 2008. (so they'll fit the 98-12)

I would also give them a look-see if you're hunting for a hard to find OEM part.
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