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Old 09-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #68836
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also check in with the klr guys. hey break on that carb alot.

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so the OEM plastic choke fitting breaks just looking at it sideways so were building this little sweetie.

I will have them in black and blue.


these will be back from the anodizer in a week.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #68837
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My friend broke one on his KLR right in front of me two days ago. What a dumb design that we perpetuated for years.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #68838
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How much does free advice cost?
it's worth ALOT to those who need help and advice and just as much for those who provide it. you're working hard to make friends around here aren't ya chris?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #68839
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it's worth ALOT to those who need help and advice and just as much for those who provide it. you're working hard to make friends around here aren't ya chris?

Worth and cost are different. To you other question, no. Not really.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #68840
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very nice.
great to have warp 9 in our corner. welcome.

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Hey Guys, im a big KTM Adventure fan and recently picked up a homely 97 DR650. well something unexpected happened..I fell in love with the simplicity that the mid size DR offers.
before


so I have been tweaking and changing things.
builiding up new wheels and the rear i went 17"x3.50 just to give the tire a flatter profile and more bite.


and just doing the general stuff us guys do to our bikes.
after a few trips to Moab and Southern Utah.

I was hooked on the little DR and I found the DR lacking in a few key areas that kept me up at night. so I thought I would share some of the new goddiesIi have been testing and working on in the Warp 9 Skunk works lab.

1st item is Handelbar Risers.

this was the early protoypes that allowed me to come up with the height I wanted.



the new version that we will produce is below and it will accomodate standard and oversized bars, it will have a cross bridge to help keep the bar clamps from rotating which seems to be a problem with tall risers and rubber bushings. and also the kit will include Derlin bushings to replace the OEM rubber (you can still run rubber if you want to).




here is the top of the bridge, it will also be drilled and tapped for future add ons like a dash board for trail tech computers and a 12v outlet.


more pictures




im riding with the latest prototype next month in Mexico and if it makes me happy which i think it will these will be about 3 weeks and ill have them instock.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #68841
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Worth and cost are different. To you other question, no. Not really.
you fail out of kindergarden and thus miss that key lesson in life?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #68842
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you fail out of kindergarden and thus miss that key lesson in life?
To think this was all spawned by discussing a pipe. Sad Bill, sad. Any more personal attacks ya got? Make em good.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #68843
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No attack necessary when a guy is doing such a bang up job kicking his own ass in public...

To the cost of the mid pipe; before deciding to go the Kientech route, I thought to save some bucks by going to a local fabricator, was going to cost around 150 and involve a big chunk of time getting the bike over there, waiting on it, etc... Well worth the cash to open up the box and have it mounted and ready to ride in 30 minutes.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #68844
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[QUOTE=dogjaw;19527891]No attack necessary when a guy is doing such a bang up job kicking his own ass in public...

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Swing and a miss bud.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #68845
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Welcome, Warp9... Very exciting to see another innovator/fabricator focusing on the DR .
And don't mind the drama. It's a big thread; unavoidable . At least you missed the "washer" frecas... .
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #68846
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Hell Yeah! Warp 9!!!!
I've always loved your stuff. Glad to see you found our great bike! Welcome! I'll be buying your levers for sure, and if you end up making the handle bar top clamp the width required for a rmz fork, I'll buy that setup too!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #68847
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Thumb Midpipe possibilities

I couldn't justify spending $200+ on a midpipe so I made my own.
Others have also posted a "how I made mine" thread here or on DRRiders.
Jessie builds a beautiful pipe but if function at low cost is where you are at, home made may be an answer.
You will need a welder, or a friend with a welder.
Recently I saw flex exhaust pipe lengths that might work great.
I have the GSXR 750 can that works great and was only $25.
Same size as the 40 but not Ti so it weighs a bit more.

If there weren't so many other neat farkles to buy ('cause I can't make them) I would buy the midpipe from Jessie.

Another thanks to Warp 9 for bringing even more parts to the table.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #68848
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Giant Loop - http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...-roll-tank-bag unless Great Basin products is that scumbag owner from PisterPro that was 100% copying and ripping off GL products.

I have no issue with Chinese re-producing of non-production/old model Japanese engines/machines but directly ripping off current products is not cool.
Geez....A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Glad you caught that and saved me the embarrasment
Nah, seriously no offense taken. Getting ready for this trip and Isaac comes barreling in just to spice things up. I am an auto tech and work has been mid paced. Well, just guess what all this flooding brought us? More work than we can do in a short time. Bad time to take a week off but Colorado is calling........My boss will have to make do

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #68849
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+1 for new suppliers/fabricators coming into the market; the main thing that attracted me to the DR from my 919 was how a less than talented mechanic like myself can muddle my way through a project and come out with something special. I also will be checking on those levers...
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #68850
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It died

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On a funny side note, the bike died completely on me yesterday on my way home from work. Just cruising down the road and the throttle had no response. The bike was engine braking, however, so I pulled into a parking lot. I tried turning it over a few times, and it made the chugging startup noise, but never fired.

I pulled the spark plug wires off, and we were able to verify that one of them wasn't sparking at all, though the battery died before we could test the other one. I'm going to be replacing both wires and both plugs with new ones anyways since I'm well past the 7500 miles they recommend changing them at.

My question: if one of the plugs was already not firing, could that be why I've been so damn low on power lately, and would it be able to run at all with just one plug firing? Just a thought.
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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