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Old 09-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #69211
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Dowel pins?...........
#14. They're usually used as pairs, on opposite 'corners' of a cover.

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #69212
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#14. They're usually used as pairs, on opposite 'corners' of a cover.

Weird. I don't remember seeing those at all, but I also wasn't looking for them. I have a feeling I'll be ordering up a new gasket from procycle, however, since I seem to have messed up the installation pretty bad on this one.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #69213
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Don't panic, you'll get thru this. Is the new gasket broken?

The wiring goes in the cover, outside of the gasket.

Mount the stator in the cover, push the rubber plug(s) into the cover, put the gasket on the engine (being located by the dowel pins), fit the stator/cover, install the bolts.
DON'T OVERTIGHTEN THEM, a small seeping leak is way better than a stripped hole in the crankcase half.

Not my pic.


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Old 09-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #69214
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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.

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Stator through the small hole? I have no idea what you mean.

The wire harness has a rubber grommet that slides into the pocket in the side case. The wires are routed under the pickup coil.

Bolt the stator into the cover.
Insert the harness grommet into the pocket.
Run the wires through the channel between the pickup coil bolts.
Install the pickup coil.
Install the starter drive gears in to the engine case.
Put the gasket on the engine case.
Install the side case onto the engine.

Next time take photos while you are taking it apart.

You might need a dab of something sticky to hold the gasket in place because there is only one dowel pin for the cover.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:31 PM   #69215
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I've also ridden (a long distance) a XT225 Serow. I am not a fan of this bike. Power is truly pathetic. The DR650 trumps it in every way I can think of ... except picking it up from the ground.

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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #69216
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The price and availability of parts had nothing to do with my choosing this bike, but they are great perks... And I take this opportunity to show off my new 19" front wheel, can't wait for it to dry out tomorrow so I can scrub her in
The 19" adventure wheel setup looks phenomenal. Very nicely done. Have you noticed much of a hit in offroad performance?
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #69217
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Don't panic, you'll get thru this. Is the new gasket broken?

The wiring goes in the cover, outside of the gasket.

Mount the stator in the cover, push the rubber plug(s) into the cover, put the gasket on the engine (being located by the dowel pins), fit the stator/cover, install the bolts.
DON'T OVERTIGHTEN THEM, a small seeping leak is way better than a stripped hole in the crankcase half.

Not my pic.
Hmm. I think I see where I was losing the plot. I'm away from my part at the moment, but when I was working under the assumption that the gasket went on first, I had put a thin coating of RTV sealant on the side cover and set the gasket on top of it. Since that wasn't terribly long ago, I can probably still peel it off and see if I've actually done any damage. Hopefully not, but even if I do need to get another one, that's essentially the cheapest thing I could have messed up during this whole process, so I'm not overly hurt about it. Thanks again to everyone here for knowing a good thing or two more than me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #69218
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Hmm. I think I see where I was losing the plot.


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......that's essentially the cheapest thing I could have messed up during this whole process.......
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #69219
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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #69220
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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #69221
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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?)
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:48 PM   #69222
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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.

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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #69223
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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.
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#14. They're usually used as pairs, on opposite 'corners' of a cover.
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........there is only one dowel pin for the cover.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #69224
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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #69225
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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!!


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Lois was a ADV Newb at this stage of her ride.
She quickly learned and has since ridden another Yamaha (XT250) through Africa ... SOLO!
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