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Old 09-06-2012, 12:06 AM   #68836
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If the GSXR 1000 pipes are to hard to find, or to expensive in the US. look outside your shores!. For a country that can send a man to the moon and back.(RIP Commander Armstrong) this should not be to difficult. I got mine from Ebay UK as well. Landed in Australia for under $100.00.
It's funny you mentioned this. Right after I read this, a can was listed on Ebay.co.uk and I picked it up. Shipping to the US from the UK is sort of a pain bu the buyer agreed to go through with it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:50 AM   #68837
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It's funny you mentioned this. Right after I read this, a can was listed on Ebay.co.uk and I picked it up. Shipping to the US from the UK is sort of a pain bu the buyer agreed to go through with it.
Here in Australia everything is sort of a looooooooooooong way away. So buying from overseas is the norm for us. One thing I can't get used to though is the amount of sellers that won't, can't or just don't have the horsepower between the ears to understand that some of the people that live in other countries speak English, some even as our 1st and only language. No matter how difficult our accent can be when writing its all the same.......usually. Mind you some of you blokes sound awful funny to us when you talk!!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:59 AM   #68838
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Hey guys, am in Kibondo, a small town in western Tanzania with another breakdown, this time it's electrical. I've traced it to a faulty ignition coil. It's heating up and shutting down the bike after 10 minutes of running. Once it cools, the bike fires up again but dies again in 10 minutes. I tired to substitute 2 chinese ignition coils from a 125cc but they too are heating up and bike shuts down. I initially thought it was a problem with fuel starvation and checked the entire carb and all is good there. Also, I have the Shorai Lithium Iron battery. Could that be an issue?

Do you think putting an ignition coil from a BMW F650 would work till I get to South Africa? I have a friend in Nairobi who might be able to source a coil from an F650 but he's not sure it will work. What do you think? Im thinking mainly the amps of the coil has to match, right?
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #68839
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My bike was hard starting on a Spring Break camp out/ride this year. Next morning tried starting it for commute to work and it cranked but wouldn't start. Drove the truck. The spark was week and next time I checked it there was NO SPARK.

Did the trouble shooting steps from the Service manual and figured out the pick up coil was open circuit. Found a replacement on-line for about $40. Suzuki has the pickup coil and stator in a bundle that is several hundred bucks. Wrote up how I did it with pictures included.

See page 4291 post #64361 of the DR650 thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...coil&page=4291

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #68840
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Recently I saw flex exhaust pipe lengths that might work great.
Better put KLR decals on it if you're going that route. And don't forget the milkcrate.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #68841
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If you want to put a cost on it you would be pretty close to pin it at a dollar a minute.

Or call me. I'll do it for 50 cents a minute. Remember you get what you pay for.

ever heard of lagniappe?

The Cajuns do it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagniappe

I agree that free advice is not free to the giver and I greatly appreciate it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #68842
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Hey Warp9, welcome to the fracas, I will have to get a set of those levers in my next round of DR farkleizing.
I have a question about your wheels, all I ever see are black, do you have polished silver or other colors?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #68843
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Anyone have some photos of a successfully mounted and stable Nelson-Rigg CL tailbag on the DR? I have the stock straps with the hooked ends and can not for the life of me figure out a decent solution for mounting the CL-1040 to the stock DR rear rack.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #68844
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Better put KLR decals on it if you're going that route. And don't forget the milkcrate.

Some of you can be rough.My first attempt:

But I did end up with when $$ permttied:
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #68845
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Hey guys, am in Kibondo, a small town in western Tanzania with another breakdown, this time it's electrical. I've traced it to a faulty ignition coil. It's heating up and shutting down the bike after 10 minutes of running. Once it cools, the bike fires up again but dies again in 10 minutes. I tired to substitute 2 chinese ignition coils from a 125cc but they too are heating up and bike shuts down. I initially thought it was a problem with fuel starvation and checked the entire carb and all is good there. Also, I have the Shorai Lithium Iron battery. Could that be an issue?

Do you think putting an ignition coil from a BMW F650 would work till I get to South Africa? I have a friend in Nairobi who might be able to source a coil from an F650 but he's not sure it will work. What do you think? Im thinking mainly the amps of the coil has to match, right?
Just bumping you up so your question doesn't get lost. Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #68846
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A Little Help Please

Time for me to make a change in my riding style so my DR650 has to go. Please pass the word to your friends, especially those riding KLRs (when they finally catch up to you).

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822901

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #68847
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Hello Maynard, yes we can do any color you want. i think the DR guys tend to be on the consevative side when it comes to color. seems like the MX guys want the flash and the DR, KLR etc guys want silver or black, but yes we can do whatever color you want. if you wait about 3 weeks I a'm also working on some beautiful floating wave design rotors for the DR's. they look so good they should add an easy 3hp to the bike ha-ha




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Hey Warp9, welcome to the fracas, I will have to get a set of those levers in my next round of DR farkleizing.
I have a question about your wheels, all I ever see are black, do you have polished silver or other colors?

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #68848
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Hello Eakins, thanks for the input on the KLR guys, they need all the help they can get ha-ha.
love your maps BTW and appreciate the Warp 9 love.

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also check in with the klr guys. hey break on that carb alot.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #68849
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If you want to put a cost on it you would be pretty close to pin it at a dollar a minute.
Considering how much time I've spent reading this thread, I think that estimate sums up the value I place on all the great advice I've gotten here!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #68850
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2005 DR650 in Medford Oregon

If anyone is interested, I went by the Kawasaki/Honda dealer in Medford and they have a 2005 DR650 with 3775 miles for $3100 or $3199...I can't remember exactly. I guess they got it as a trade or consignment. Makes me think though that they'd take a bit less and maybe someone can score a decent DR for ~$3k. It has the stock tires and what looks like a rear rack. The plastic has minor (what looked like brush) scratches all over. It's yellow. Just an FYI.
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