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Old 07-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #67201
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I pulled the clutch cover and safety wired the NSU screws a couple of weeks ago. I had a replacement gasket (bought it over a year ago) but couldn't find it so I put the cover back with the intact original. I hadn't gotten around to taking the bike off the lift, still want to change the plugs and check the valves, once it comes down something else will take it's place and it will be 2013 with me still wanting to check the valves. I found the 'spare' gasket and my concience told me to put it on rather than chance a leak. It took over 3 hours this afternoon, with gasket remover and a razor scraper to clean off the old gasket! Several times I kicked myself for not leaving it alone but once you start .... There has to be a better way, adding 3 hours of shop time to a clutch job would not be acceptable, niether would leaving the old gasket be considered 'good form'. I had heard several people describe the 'torture' of cleaning the surfaces when replacing the CCT gasket, if they are made of the same stuff ... I now understand!

As an interesting (to me anyway) aside, I asked a friendly parts guy to run a 'reverse check' on the DR NSU to see what other machines used the same switch, the answer is NONE! I was surprised that Suzy made a special switch just for one model, perhaps they were going to use it elsewhere but thought better of it.

Oh well, perhaps tomorrow I will get my clutch cover back on, then I should never have to think about a NSU again.


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always grease or at least oil any gasket going on to eliminate that hassel coming off. a thin film of it on both sides does the trick.

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #67202
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Here's a few pics I have from different views. I'm using the SW-Motech Quick-Lock side carriers.
Looks like a winning set-up!! Thanks vfr870
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #67203
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Temperature Sensor

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The issue here is that the temperature measuring device (I assume they use a thermocouple) is epoxied into the copper tube. I have trued to remove the thermocouple, but I don't think I have any hope without destroying it - and yes drilling it out will most certainly destroy the sensor...

If you can find out from the manufacturer what type thermocouple it is... you can purchase stainless steel sheathed from Omega and other suppliers to replace it with a heavy duty TC. We make T and K type at work for use in our lab. It's not hard to make a non-sheathed TC... only takes a few minutes with "proper" tools. We named our spot welder "sparky".

http://www.omega.com/toc_asp/section...FQtThwodmnLIdA

http://www.omega.com/universal/guides/results.html

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #67204
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hey guys, I have a 2004 DR650 with 2200 KM for sale, and was wondering what it should sell for?? (in canadian dollars if possible)

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #67205
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Wish I could help you, Ive heard of this before, but I dont think its that common. Ive had mine for 4 or 5 years and never had a issue, rode in lots of rain, sat out in occasionally as well, maybe you got a dud.

Ive heard Trail tech is really good about this stuff, so maybe its worth a call or a email.

Good Luck, Todd
:Long work hours have precluded calling them so far. Plus I figured since the warranty is up.
Didn't get to ride today but leaving the bike in the garage has again fogged the display. I'll try a call to Trail Tech tomorrow.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #67206
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Bruce
always grease or at least oil any gasket going on to eliminate that hassel coming off. a thin film of it on both sides does the trick.

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Suzuki did the original install as far as I know. It came off clean on the engine side and firmly (an understatement) attached to the cover. I expect that I could have just left it in place, that would no doubt have worked for 99% or owners, and it probably would have worked for me ..... until I was 1800 miles from home, then it would have started leaking so I figured I'd get it over with. Whatever they cut those gaskets from would probably have held up as space shuttle heat shields. I used almost a whole can of gasket remover, so much for "spray and scrape off disolved gasket"!


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Old 07-16-2012, 03:23 AM   #67207
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Why are there no cheap DRs in Australia? New on road is about $8000. Very little around 1-3yrs old going for a good deal. Nothing in my local paper haven't seen a DR in there for months. Bikesales.com.au similar nothing really good deal-wise. Maybe I'll just buy a new one!

What are people with the grey colour scheme putting on aftermarket tank-wise? Anyone got a linky to grey DR650 with clear tank, look good or bad? Otherwise tending to go towards the white one.....

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:58 AM   #67208
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What are people with the grey colour scheme putting on aftermarket tank-wise? Anyone got a linky to grey DR650 with clear tank, look good or bad? Otherwise tending to go towards the white one.....
I don't own a grey one, I think a good many of us over in DRRiders liked this scheme:

http://drriders.com/topic5166.html

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:01 AM   #67209
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tm40 install
I'm not addressing this specifically to you, but I don't understand why people still bother with pumper carbs when an EFI system is available for the DR for not that much more money.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:08 AM   #67210
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I'm not addressing this specifically to you, but I don't understand why people still bother with pumper carbs when an EFI system is available for the DR for not that much more money.
Seems obvious to me: as much as I like the EFI on my F800GS, there's no way I'd choose the left, below.

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:25 AM   #67211
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Yes, I will drop down to a 14 CS sprocket but everything else is standard; exhaust, airfilter etc. But I thought I would had noticed something a bit better than what I have now. Five hundred bucks is a lot of money for so little gain. I would have just done the dyno jet with the standard carb and save four hundred dollars. But yes, I suppose its incremental and will have to condisder a twin air filter but don't have the dollars for after market exhaust at this stage.

But still, any other feedback would be appreciated.
Cut the airbox. You can't make more power without more fuel and air.

Something must be lacking. I have a BST with a DJ kit and a cut airbox and with 14/42 gearing, I can flip my DR over backwards in 1st & 2nd, with throttle only, and lift the front a bit in third.

(I also drilled the slide and only use 93 octane fuel)
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:30 AM   #67212
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Seems obvious to me: as much as I like the EFI on my F800GS, there's no way I'd choose the left, below.

LOL yeah that pretty much sums it up!!!

But in all honesty, going from a well sorted BST40 to a TM40 just isn't that drastic. I had the same feelings when I first installed my TM40. Money much better spent on suspension, brakes, and controls if you haven't addressed those areas yet.

The R6 quick throttle tube did more for the butt dyno than the TM40 did, in all seriousness.

THe TM40 is smoother when puttering around and might offer a touch more throttle response. Thats about it.

Yeah if you go from completely stock to a TM40, hi-flow filter, open airbox, and exhaust all at once you will notice a decent difference. But if the only change in that equation is jetted BST40 to TM40, don't get your hopes up too much.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:31 AM   #67213
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Yikes! $100+ for a motorcycle battery cable, that's 5% of what I paid for the bike.
For the DIY guys, a similar 4AWG pure copper cable at a MUCH more reasonable cost: http://www.amazon.com/Copper-Ground-...ds=4awg+copper

I think you could buy the necessary cutting/crimping tool, cable, and connectors and still be out less money than the bolt-on kit.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:33 AM   #67214
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Seems obvious to me: as much as I like the EFI on my F800GS, there's no way I'd choose the left, below.

That's a damn nice graphic! If I wanted to deal with all that crap I would've bought a BMW.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #67215
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Looks like it is from Roswell, NM
Yeah, some of that is the lights and some the fairing. Some seeem to like it, some don't. But, if you've ever seen my DR you know I don't give a hoot how it looks: I care a lot how it works - especially for long days in the saddle.
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