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Old 11-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #70906
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I'll look up some how-to's on ditching those safety switches. I don't believe I've yet even tried to take off on a bike with the side stand down, so that's probably okay to ditch at this point. All the lights and everything fire right up with the key, and if it helps, I've also replaced the battery within the last month, and that didn't seem to make any difference.

Honestly, all of the switchgear on my bike needs a thorough cleaning or something. The turn signal switch is...gummy I guess. It sticks a lot and takes a few tries to cancel. The horn works once a week or so, and the kill switch doesn't like to pop back out once pressed in. Some electrical grease and an afternoon might be the cure for what ails me this time.
When your bike won't start ... try turning the handlebars a bit, then try to start again. Move them again, try several positions. If it starts then you know that either the wiring loom is abraded somewhere near the steering stem or the wires to the ignition switch may be coming loose.

WD40 on all the safety switches can solve a lot of problems. Good luck!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #70907
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Yes, that's the one. I was trying to find the Montessa VR guy, but couldn't remember his name. closest I got was Meteor...sumpthin'. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #70908
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I hope you can include all the 600 class KTM's and Huskies too. They are, in fact, much heavier than most want to admit to.
Have you seen the weight of the new Husqvarna Terra? 405 lbs.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #70909
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I wonder if his had a problem. He's the only person that I ever knew who had them.

He got the with a used bike and he figured that was how they were.

This is a good time to ask, what is a good, reasonably priced compact tire pump that can be carried in a tool pack. My old "Double Shot" is. well: Shot.
Don't get me wrong, they do lose air over time, just like tubes do. Not gonna be like cast aluminum street bike tubless setups that hardly lose any air at all.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #70910
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The people here seem to know more about ADVRider site than most, so I'll ask:

Does anyone remember a post somewhere on ADVRider that compares weights of different dualsport bikes?
This was posted a little while back: Those were weights that people actually reported that weighed them. The 690 R's weigh 13 lbs more then the older Enduro's

I do know that my DR feels like a tank compared to my 690, a big part of that is the 690 has the fuel tank under the seat which makes a huge difference in handling.

Make Model Curb weight in pounds (engine hp/torque)
Husqvarna TE630 318 (57/41)
KTM 690R 331 (65/49)
BMW G650X 346 (53/44)
Honda XR650L 346 (31/30)
Suzuki DR650 366 (37/34)
BMW G650GS 422 (48/44)
Kawasaki KLR650 432 (34/31)
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #70911
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You should post those numbers on MontessaVR's thread. Occasionally, he will update the complete list, which is now toward the end of the thread (was on the first page orginally).
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:28 PM   #70912
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I haven't visited this thread in a while, so the answer may be here already - is there a step by step on replacing the steering head bearings. I have an '08 that needs some TLC this winter and I'm better at following pictorials. Just placed an order with Procycle for some other bits as well. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #70913
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Have you seen the weight of the new Husqvarna Terra? 405 lbs.
Wet weight...405 lbs
Dry weight...364 lbs
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #70914
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I thought the front and back wheel off the pre-96's needed a lot of spacer work, rotor pattern work before they could be used on post 96's?
The 350 rear works but not the front.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #70915
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I haven't visited this thread in a while, so the answer may be here already - is there a step by step on replacing the steering head bearings. I have an '08 that needs some TLC this winter and I'm better at following pictorials. Just placed an order with Procycle for some other bits as well. Any help would be appreciated.
Try this:
http://www.garagenight.tv/ep-5-repla...head-bearings/
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #70916
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Progress!

As some of you may recall, I came to an excessively abrupt stop on my DR at the end of July, bending the fork in the process. Well, LukasM is shipping me the fork tubes from his old bike, I'm getting the cast off my wrist at the end of this month (hopefully) and I'll be crafting a few parts in the machine shop over the next bit. With any luck at all, I'll be back on two wheels by the time the weather improves here. I'm planning to take this opportunity to personalize this machine a bit, as I'm quite taken by the unique ones that show up here from time to time. Once things are underway, if anyone is interested, I may start a photo-thread to keep you up to date on my antics
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #70917
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This was posted a little while back: Those were weights that people actually reported that weighed them. The 690 R's weigh 13 lbs more then the older Enduro's

I do know that my DR feels like a tank compared to my 690, a big part of that is the 690 has the fuel tank under the seat which makes a huge difference in handling.

Make Model Curb weight in pounds (engine hp/torque)
Husqvarna TE630 318 (57/41)
KTM 690R 331 (65/49)
BMW G650X 346 (53/44)
Honda XR650L 346 (31/30)
Suzuki DR650 366 (37/34)
BMW G650GS 422 (48/44)
Kawasaki KLR650 432 (34/31)

Older DR's are 324 lbs.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #70918
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Great, thanks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #70919
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This was posted a little while back: Those were weights that people actually reported that weighed them. The 690 R's weigh 13 lbs more then the older Enduro's

I do know that my DR feels like a tank compared to my 690, a big part of that is the 690 has the fuel tank under the seat which makes a huge difference in handling.

Make Model Curb weight in pounds (engine hp/torque)
Husqvarna TE630 318 (57/41)
KTM 690R 331 (65/49)
BMW G650X 346 (53/44)
Honda XR650L 346 (31/30)
Suzuki DR650 366 (37/34)
BMW G650GS 422 (48/44)
Kawasaki KLR650 432 (34/31)
The problem is some of those hp/tq numbers are the manufacturers claimed numbers at the crank, others are rwhp numbers off a dyno.....BIG difference
And different dyno's/operators, different bikes/tuning/tires/pressures/chain tensions etc etc, very different numbers

And like someone also mentioned, some of those are dry weights, and some wet weights....another HUGE difference. Numbers can be VERY deceptive and subjective.....

Some of those stats are pulled directly from the manufacturers info, some aren't......like I said VERY subjective lol.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #70920
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Older DR's are 324 lbs.
324 = Brochure weight
366 = Actual weight
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