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Old 09-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #69586
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And just FYI, premium fuel in a low compression DR engine is a waste of your money.

I agree in principle; however, in some places non-ethanol fuel is only available in premium unleaded and my bike always runs better with non-ethanol. I thought I had a fouled carb and ran a couple tanks of non-ethanol and it started running right. Anytime I start with a fresh tank of non-ethanol, it's a night and day difference.

It's a Catch 22 I guess because I think it's supposed to run on 87-octane, non-ethanol, but it's just unavailable anywhere near me. So, premium is a waste, but then again, it isn't.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #69587
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I was able to get non ethanol fuel in VA. I think my bike ran better also. No facts to back it up, but in my head it was better.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #69588
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The DJ kit and drilled slide work great in my old 98
The Pro Cycle Jet Kit and drilled slide also worked great on my 2009.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #69589
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The DJ Kit and drilled slide also worked great on my 2009.
Still working fine on my '96 too.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #69590
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I was able to get non ethanol fuel in VA. I think my bike ran better also. No facts to back it up, but in my head it was better.

A few weeks ago on my trip out west, my bike (GPZ) was idling around 500-600 rpm and felt very sluggish in the lower revs. Once I noticed there was a choice in non ethanol fuel at the pump (Iowa) I filled up with that. Bike cleared right up, idle was back to 1100 rpm. I wish we had the choice of non ethanol fuel around here but we dont.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #69591
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Actually, they're too long and don't really shorten up enough for the scenario you've presented. Even if they did, there's nothing for them to really wrap on to and the bag would simply be flopping around on top of the rack, My idea with the Pro Moto rack was that the grill shape would give me more options for places to latch on to. So much for that idea!

Is there *ANY* tail bag that was designed to work with this stock rack? I mean, what good is it otherwise and/or what purpose was it meant to serve?

I am seriously open to any options at this point.
I took an old case that I think was the toolbox some power tools came in, drilled four holes in it, and bolted them to the rack. It cost me about $0.25 in bolts/washers/nuts and a few minutes dumpster diving. I had considered a soft bag for the tail, but the stock rock just struck me as too narrow, and these kinds of cases are all over the place here. Not entirely waterproof, but I'd call it "rain resistant."



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Old 09-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #69592
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I took an old case that I think was the toolbox some power tools came in, drilled four holes in it, and bolted them to the rack. It cost me about $0.25 in bolts/washers/nuts and a few minutes dumpster diving. I had considered a soft bag for the tail, but the stock rock just struck me as too narrow, and these kinds of cases are all over the place here. Not entirely waterproof, but I'd call it "rain resistant."



I did something similar in the past. One suggestion: turn the bolts over. That way they aren't protruding into the case.
One more thought: when I did it I bought some pieces of flat steel at the local hardware store and bolted through them. Kind of like a long washer to spread out the stress on the plastic box.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #69593
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I did something similar in the past. One suggestion: turn the bolts over. That way they aren't protruding into the case.
One more thought: when I did it I bought some pieces of flat steel at the local hardware store and bolted through them. Kind of like a long washer to spread out the stress on the plastic box.
I did something similar too, with a plastic tool box. I made it waterproof by laying a thin bead of silicone in the grove around the lid, covering the lip on the lower box, which fits into the grove, with plastic wrap so the silicone wouldn't stick to it, and lightly closed it to dry. Worked great.
Ditto on flipping the bolts and using large washers or flat steel to spread the load on the plastic bottom.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #69594
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The DJ Kit and drilled slide also worked great on my 2009.
Do you have any dyno charts with CO traces to share?

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #69595
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Still working fine on my '96 too.
Do you have any dyno charts with CO traces to share?

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #69596
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Do you have any dyno charts with CO traces to share?

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #69597
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #69598
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I did something similar in the past. One suggestion: turn the bolts over. That way they aren't protruding into the case.
One more thought: when I did it I bought some pieces of flat steel at the local hardware store and bolted through them. Kind of like a long washer to spread out the stress on the plastic box.
I've been meaning to get some shorter bolts and do some work to the bottom of the case. It rattles and moves around back there when I'm moving around off road, but for just commuting to work and back, it isn't a problem. One idea I'd heard was putting a U-bolt around the rack right at the front so it's attached front and back. I was also planning on putting wing nuts or something that's removable by hand so I don't have to break out the tools each time I want to take it off.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #69599
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #69600
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I am constantly reminded " The more I learn it becomes apparent how little I know." I gain knowledge which only leads to more questions. I have been using an Innovate unit to help with fuel trims and it has become obvious that there is alot more to the process. An exhaust gas analyzer is in my future. I am an auto tech with more years of experience than I'll admit and can use it professionally when I get to tune carbs on the street rods when they come in. They are typically set up with an out of the box carb recommended by some salesperson on the phone. The owner may think it runs good but a properly setup carb can wake up the sleepy beast.
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