ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #69211
dogjaw
plays well alone
 
dogjaw's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
Oddometer: 3,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo1piv014 View Post
The 19" adventure wheel setup looks phenomenal. Very nicely done. Have you noticed much of a hit in offroad performance?
Not yet; just got it mounted up tonight... My son has a 17" knobby on his WR250, I actually forgot it was on there when I took the Yamaha out in the dirt recently, which is what made me decide to go small on the DR. Also noticed that I liked the 19" front when I test rode a 650GS; I think I will like this set up a lot.
__________________
By God, Woodrow; it's been one hell of a party.
dogjaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #69212
planemanx15
Beastly Adventurer
 
planemanx15's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Oddometer: 1,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjensen641 View Post
This looks like the normal left front cyl head bolt oil leak. As i understand it, there is a copper washer that is suppose to seal things up under the bolt (or nut, might be a stud and nut, can't remember). Anyway, the cyl head casting has a seam going right through the area, and the copper washer doesn't seal well against the seam. Someone around here or thumpertalk mentioned removing the bolt and washer and stoning down the casting seam then reinstalling the bolt/washer. Mine does the same thing to a lesser extent and I haven't felt the need to address it yet.
Cleaned up the oil and started the bike. The oil is coming out from the rubber "gasket" type thing around the inner spark plug. I think the spark plug gasket is just not sealing up right, but as somebody else said, there shouldn't be that much oil up there and the bike shouldn't run if there was. I've noticed no power lose, and no drop in oil level.
__________________
2000 Suzuki DR650-790 - 790cc Big bore build thread
1985 Yamaha CA50 - The little scooter that Could
2009 Piaggio BV-250 - Escusi, Babba be bo-bee
planemanx15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #69213
ER70S-2
Beastly Adventurer
 
ER70S-2's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: SE Denver-ish
Oddometer: 6,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by planemanx15 View Post
Cleaned up the oil and started the bike. The oil is coming out from the rubber "gasket" type thing around the inner spark plug. I think the spark plug gasket is just not sealing up right, but as somebody else said, there shouldn't be that much oil up there and the bike shouldn't run if there was. I've noticed no power lose, and no drop in oil level.
Once upon a time, I found one of my plugs was quite loose.

If it's really coming from the rubber "gasket" type thingie, the ceramic insulator may have come loose from the steel shell.
http://www.gsparkplug.com/shop/spark-plug-construction/

How many miles on these plugs and who made them? (Champion, NGK?)
__________________
2004 DR650: 62,605 miles
2013 WR250R

SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie View Post
"BTW, I don't do style. It's a dirt bike, not some girlie dress-up thing." -

ER70S-2 screwed with this post 09-17-2012 at 06:50 PM
ER70S-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #69214
Adv Grifter
on the road o'dreams
 
Adv Grifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Passing ADV Stalkers in California
Oddometer: 6,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo1piv014 View Post
Dowel pins? Do you mean the bolts? Here's what I don't get though, how do you get the stator through that small first hole? My wiring is all one solid piece,so it isn't as though I can disconnect everything to run the wires.

Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2
Ruh Row .... You need to find your Dowel pins and hope you did not drop them down into the crank case. I think there are two.

The pins align the cases.
Adv Grifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #69215
ER70S-2
Beastly Adventurer
 
ER70S-2's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: SE Denver-ish
Oddometer: 6,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by adv grifter View Post
ruh row .... you need to find your dowel pins and hope you did not drop them down into the crank case. I think there are two.

The pins align the cases.
Quote:
Originally Posted by er70s-2 View Post
#14. They're usually used as pairs, on opposite 'corners' of a cover.
Quote:
Originally Posted by procycle View Post
........there is only one dowel pin for the cover.
__________________
2004 DR650: 62,605 miles
2013 WR250R

SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie View Post
"BTW, I don't do style. It's a dirt bike, not some girlie dress-up thing." -
ER70S-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #69216
Adv Grifter
on the road o'dreams
 
Adv Grifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Passing ADV Stalkers in California
Oddometer: 6,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueLghtning View Post
It really depends a lot on the size/weight of the rider. My wife at 5'4"/125lbs fits like a glove on the XT and just loves the light weight of it and surprisingly is very quick on it too. When it comes to off road, she does not want anything larger/heavier to have to struggle with.

Yeah, me at 6'4" & 240lbs, the XT is fun around town for about 10mins, but that's about it. There's no way I could ride an XT any distance and have fun. I just know when it comes to ladies, us guys sometimes take for granted that we usually are built larger and stronger and weight and size is a whole lot bigger factor for them. I've learned that the hard way with my wife and she is now finding her element in small/lightweight bikes.
This is good to hear. I've ridden three XT's ... and two of the three were pretty clapped out. The good one I rode out in the Mojave and it did pretty good off road. Here's another I rode ... and the lady shown rode it a bit too. From AK to Tierra del Fuego! (Lois On The Loose!) I met her when she passed through San Francisco.


Yes ... there is a Serow under all that crap! Lois was a ADV Newb at this stage of her ride. She quickly learned and has since ridden another Yamaha
(XT250) through Africa ... SOLO! She has two books and tours doing slide shows and talks.
Adv Grifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #69217
ER70S-2
Beastly Adventurer
 
ER70S-2's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: SE Denver-ish
Oddometer: 6,963
Eek

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adv Grifter View Post
Here's another I rode ... and the lady shown rode it a bit too. From AK to Tierra del Fuego! (Lois On The Loose!) I met her when she passed through San Francisco.
Rock-and-Roll!! Way to go, Lois!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Adv Grifter View Post
Lois was a ADV Newb at this stage of her ride.
She quickly learned and has since ridden another Yamaha (XT250) through Africa ... SOLO!
__________________
2004 DR650: 62,605 miles
2013 WR250R

SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie View Post
"BTW, I don't do style. It's a dirt bike, not some girlie dress-up thing." -
ER70S-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #69218
planemanx15
Beastly Adventurer
 
planemanx15's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Oddometer: 1,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by ER70S-2 View Post
Once upon a time, I found one of my plugs was quite loose.

If it's really coming from the rubber "gasket" type thingie, the ceramic insulator may have come loose from the steel shell.
http://www.gsparkplug.com/shop/spark-plug-construction/

How many miles on these plugs and who made them? (Champion, NGK?)
I think they are NGK. First thing I bought for the bike, day I bought it. 2 years and 9000 miles ago.

I guess I can pull the wire from that inner plug and start the bike and see if the plug is leaking itself.
__________________
2000 Suzuki DR650-790 - 790cc Big bore build thread
1985 Yamaha CA50 - The little scooter that Could
2009 Piaggio BV-250 - Escusi, Babba be bo-bee
planemanx15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #69219
procycle
Beastly Adventurer
 
procycle's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Center of the DR650 universe
Oddometer: 2,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by planemanx15 View Post
I guess I can pull the wire from that inner plug and start the bike and see if the plug is leaking itself.
I can't see any way that a quantity of oil is leaking from the spark plug. Unless your motor has severely worn rings there isn't any significant amount of oil anywhere near the spark plugs. I'm betting the leak is actually the joint between the head and cam cover right behind the spark plug caps or it's from the left front head bolt.
__________________
Clarke's second law of Egodynamics: "For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert." - Jasper Fforde
www.procycle.us - Everything for your DR650 and lots of other great stuff!
DR900 Big Bore Stroker buildup
TurboDiesel Corvette - go to the end to start at the beginning
procycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #69220
neo1piv014
ADV in training
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 621
Alright ladies and gentlemen... on tonight's episode of "Isaac the Wonder Mechanic," I got the gasket in place, got the side cover on, got the bolts tightened, and put a light coating of RTV sealant around the edge. With that all looking good, I decided to go ahead and put the fuel tank, seat, and side panels on so it would at least look like a motorcycle again while I waited for the sealant to cure for 24 hours. I ran into yet another difficulty, however. Is there some kind of trick to getting the damn fuel tank back on I've got the pucks all the way back in the little U shaped depressions, got the tank pressed up against that plastic shield thing, but the holes for the screws simply refuse to line up. I've tried pulling up on the tank to verify that the pucks are correctly in the spaces allotted for them, and I can't seem to find anything that it's hitting that would stop it.
Here it is, fully up against the plastic shield bit.


And here's the holes not lined up:



I've taken the black grommets out just so you could actually see where the screws are supposed to go here. I'm assuming there's just a knack that I'm lacking, but I've killed about 30 minutes out in the garage trying to put the dang tank back on. Thanks again, and I'm sure I owe someone about 30 beers by now
__________________
_________________________
Ride videos
'01 DR650
"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."
neo1piv014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #69221
refokus
Just Learning
 
refokus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: North Phoenix
Oddometer: 2,520
More time

I've spent an hour before installing a tank. Keep trying, you will get it.
__________________
"Single Trac is like Scotch, you have to aquire a taste for it!"
refokus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #69222
planemanx15
Beastly Adventurer
 
planemanx15's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Oddometer: 1,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by procycle View Post
I can't see any way that a quantity of oil is leaking from the spark plug. Unless your motor has severely worn rings there isn't any significant amount of oil anywhere near the spark plugs. I'm betting the leak is actually the joint between the head and cam cover right behind the spark plug caps or it's from the left front head bolt.
As much as I don't want the rings worn, I do so I can justify getting your 790 kit!
__________________
2000 Suzuki DR650-790 - 790cc Big bore build thread
1985 Yamaha CA50 - The little scooter that Could
2009 Piaggio BV-250 - Escusi, Babba be bo-bee
planemanx15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #69223
neo1piv014
ADV in training
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 621
Quote:
Originally Posted by refokus View Post
I've spent an hour before installing a tank. Keep trying, you will get it.
Sounds like my kind of plan. Do you slide it in straight and flat or do you slide it onto the pucks at an angle and then lower it onto the metal screw housings?

Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
_________________________
Ride videos
'01 DR650
"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."
neo1piv014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #69224
TrophyHunter
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 2,270
Dogjaw. My prediction is you'll LOVE the 19. I borrowed an ADV set of wheels and had a great time with the fat little 19. It inspired confidence and stupidity all at the same time. I'm not a canyon carving nut but the thing stuck so hard in the corners, I was able to push the envelope. Even going in a little hot, I was able to just keep leaning with the constant "keep the throttle steady" repeating in my brain.

I have a second wheelset with Shinko 705's on 'em so I'll evenutally add the 19 to my choices.
__________________
'07 WR450 2013 HD Road King '73 Hodaka Wombat '15 Tiger 800 XCx
TrophyHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #69225
dogjaw
plays well alone
 
dogjaw's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
Oddometer: 3,214
What tire where you running on your 19"? I was running the 700 on my 21, they stuck so well I figured I couldn't go wrong with the 705's... I'm going to go carve it up tomorrow; I do have concern about how far off my speedo will be, going to check it with my GPS.
__________________
By God, Woodrow; it's been one hell of a party.
dogjaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015