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Old 09-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #69256
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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
Yep, get rid of those plastic shields. They are only there for looks with the steel tank. I have never run the plastic shields with my IMS tank and have never had any issue with holes lining up. just a wiggle and a jiggle and bolt 'em up.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:30 AM   #69257
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:35 AM   #69258
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #69259
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #69260
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My 04f0 arrived today. I have to say, it's pretty sexy.
Just wait until you hear her speak!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #69261
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Yep, get rid of those plastic shields. They are only there for looks with the steel tank. I have never run the plastic shields with my IMS tank and have never had any issue with holes lining up. just a wiggle and a jiggle and bolt 'em up.
That must be it then. I'll unbolt those once I get home.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #69262
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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.
The speedo will be too far off to be of much use. You can get a drive from Procycle for a 17" but not a 19". I removed the stock speedo and installed a cheap bicycle speedo that I had sitting around. It works good but there is no light for after dark. Next farklefest I will get a Vapor or something similar.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #69263
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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.

It looked like he was running on 705's actually. Gotta say, I've been nothing but impressed with those tires since I spooned them on my 21/17 stock wheels. I can imagine they'd be that much better on 19/17 tires.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #69264
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Beer?? There's beer?!?!
Is that an IMS tank? I think you're supposed to remove that plastic shield? You are really close to the bolts lining up. Soap up the pucks like you're mounting a tire, everything should slip into place. As close as you are, I'd use a little persuasion. (Don't get stoopid and ruin your tank)

Beer has been the standardized form of payment any time I've ever done mechanical work with friends.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #69265
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I just had the gsxr1000 "40F0" muffler installed on my '98 DR650 today, using a custom fabricated mid-pipe. I'm not a fan of loud exhausts, the purpose was to save some weight, but this thing sounds amazing, not too loud and not too quiet either.

With the new pipe I noticed a significant drop in the level of vibrations at normal operation RPMs. From my point of view this is more than welcome, the bike is much smoother now, but I'm trying to understand why did the vibration levels drop? Is there a logical explanation to this? Did anyone experience the same after changing the muffler?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #69266
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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.
Butting in here . . . I have been using a 19 X 2.5 for a few weeks and am delighted. Since I got the wheel for mainly street/commuting I'm running a Pirelli Scorpion Trail 100/90-19 with a Pirelli MT90A/T stock size on back (I believe this configuration is called a reverse mullet). The 2.5 in. front will take a larger 110/80 but works well with the 100/90 and allows use of all the side tread for really planted feel at full lean (and almost no chicken strips visible).

The speedo, checked with GPS, is out almost exactly 10% at most speeds and I can live with that as it is an easy calculation, i.e. 50MPH indicated = 50-5 = 45MPH true. I've also been toying with the idea of making a corrected stick-on scale for the speedo and see no need to go to a Vapor.

I intend to keep my 21 in. front and mount a more aggressive tire for dirt rides - takes about 10 min. to change out since both wheels have disks mounted.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #69267
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Just wait until you hear her speak!!
Yeah, it is super light and far better made than the FMF I pulled off. The FMF is like a toy by comparison. Then again, a new 40f0 from Suzuki is something like $650 so it's a we bit better made than the FMF just on price.

Hopefully I can keep from denting it as I did the stocker over the weekend.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #69268
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Butting in here . . . I have been using a 19 X 2.5 for a few weeks and am delighted. Since I got the wheel for mainly street/commuting I'm running a Pirelli Scorpion Trail 100/90-19 with a Pirelli MT90A/T stock size on back (I believe this configuration is called a reverse mullet). The 2.5 in. front will take a larger 110/80 but works well with the 100/90 and allows use of all the side tread for really planted feel at full lean (and almost no chicken strips visible).

The speedo, checked with GPS, is out almost exactly 10% at most speeds and I can live with that as it is an easy calculation, i.e. 50MPH indicated = 50-5 = 45MPH true. I've also been toying with the idea of making a corrected stick-on scale for the speedo and see no need to go to a Vapor.

I intend to keep my 21 in. front and mount a more aggressive tire for dirt rides - takes about 10 min. to change out since both wheels have disks mounted.

Just got back off if my maiden voyage in the 19" with a 705; I am completely blown away. I rode a flooded out muddy trail with no problem, then hit some twisties as hard as I ever have on my 919... Now I see why the 19" is spec'd on so many ADV bikes, the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #69269
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As previously noted, the speedo was off by 10 mph above 50, 5 mph below 50... I'm sure that there may be a little more difference above 80, but I spend so little time there I'm not too concerned with it. I plan on making small labels to stick on the dial just for kicks, but it should be easy to keep track of without them.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #69270
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Just got back off if my maiden voyage in the 19" with a 705; I am completely blown away. I rode a flooded out muddy trail with no problem, then hit some twisties as hard as I ever have on my 919... Now I see why the 19" is spec'd on so many ADV bikes, the best of both worlds.
I also have hit some unpaved roads since going to the 19 and it held up well even with the street rubber. Now if anyone wants to try a knobby on their 19 I have put a Kenda BigBlock on FM - it came on my 19 but I still have a 21 that I will use with a more aggressive tire for dedicated dirt rides.
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