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Old 11-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #71401
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I'm a huge fan of the 19" front wheel as well; rocks the twisties
About to pull the trigger on a 19" front too.
Who makes that front brake rotor ?
Assume it's the stock size ?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:33 AM   #71402
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If running on choke makes a big improvement it's almost certain that there is a fuel starvation problem.
Is pulling the enrichener (choke) going to help if the problem is that there's no fuel in the carb?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:02 AM   #71403
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About to pull the trigger on a 19" front too.
Who makes that front brake rotor ?
Assume it's the stock size ?
Galfer brake, stock size, definitely improved braking
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:07 AM   #71404
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Is pulling the enrichener (choke) going to help if the problem is that there's no fuel in the carb?
When the bike is misfiring there is still fuel in the carb - just not enough for smooth running. The enrichener will suck up enough fuel to stop the misfiring. If pulling the choke temporarily solves the problem then you are pointed in the right direction for finding the source of the problem.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:13 AM   #71405
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Is the 19" front wheel of a width that the rear OEM rim can stay, or does the rear still have to be changed out for balance like with SM wheels?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:26 AM   #71406
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+1. I'm very happy with my Oxfords. The wiring can be delicate in spots so exercise caution when installing, but once they are on they work very well and seem pretty robust.
I usually just buy the cheaper wrap ons and add a relay which works fine for about $35 and sometimes new grips if I have to destroy the existing ones during removal. This time I had just gotten an ad from Aerostitch for Bikemaster heated grips for $59 which seemed decent so I ordered them. Then Aerostitch told me they were back ordered until January so I cancelled and found the same grips for $45 and $5 shipping from Koups Cycle shop. Started to install them on my Moto Guzzi last night. Just need to run one ground wire, one wire to a switch source, runs the wires from the battery to the front of the bike, use a few zip ties, and put the grips on. I just have to do the last part yet but everything is working.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #71407
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Ha! Found the culprit: clogged fuel filter (paper core). Replaced it with a new spare (copper core) and sanDRina runs like a champ! Went for a 60 km test ride and no issues. I think that was it Continuing south tomorrow

Come on, motorcycle gods, what else you got? Let me have it.

I got jolted last night and told myself that 'give up' isn't in my dictionary. I beat my demons back in their cave and listened to the advice from ADV brethren who directed me to inspect this part.
If I don't make it to the next town tomorrow, I'll figure it out



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Wierd! Glad it was something simple. If that ain't a real WTF momement I don't know what is!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #71408
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Galfer brake, stock size, definitely improved braking
Thanks for that.

Did you notice an improvement over the stock rotor while using the 19" fornt wheel or did you fit the Galfer when you fitted the 19" wheel ?
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #71409
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@ADV Grifter: I'm so glad it was fuel related, much easier to solve mechanical problems Yeah, my bad that I repositioned the fuel filter recently so that it was hidden from view. The rectifier and coil were donated by DR riders in South Africa. Hopefully now I'll get there and give them back
@Emmbeedee: (at myself, too)
@procycle: great tip, will remember that
@Randomroad: That's exactly what I yelled out and then a big smile grew on my face
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #71410
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New Springs

Got my new springs installed on the 2006 DR this Thanksgiving weekend. NO photos taken. Only broke one 3/8" ratchet handle and a 3/8" extension. Probably needed a 1/2" drive socket set. That is on the shopping list.

8.3 kg/mm rear spring (black)
0.55 kg/mm fork springs

Took it for a 20 mile test ride in the rain and it's much better than stock OEM. Not nearly so much brake dive. The suspension feels slightly stiff, but me being used to the OEM springs, I have some learning to do. The stiffness will be good for hauling adventure camping equipment.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #71411
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Rear shock blew thus summer, pro rebuilt and now it's leaking after a hard offroad ride wtf?!?
How many time will I have to rebuild?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #71412
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Got my new springs installed on the 2006 DR this Thanksgiving weekend. NO photos taken. Only broke one 3/8" ratchet handle and a 3/8" extension. Probably needed a 1/2" drive socket set. That is on the shopping list.

8.3 kg/mm rear spring (black)
0.55 kg/mm fork springs

Took it for a 20 mile test ride in the rain and it's much better than stock OEM. Not nearly so much brake dive. The suspension feels slightly stiff, but me being used to the OEM springs, I have some learning to do. The stiffness will be good for hauling adventure camping equipment.

Dave
Congrats! You'll really realize the value of the springs when you get off road and into something that would tax the stock bouncers.

And there's something about a fully loaded DR that just looks and feels right.



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Old 11-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #71413
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Rear shock blew thus summer, pro rebuilt and now it's leaking after a hard offroad ride wtf?!?
How many time will I have to rebuild?
You got a bad rebuild job.....a properly rebuilt shock should last for years and thousands of miles just like the stocker. Its hard to find good service anymore...........
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #71414
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Is the 19" front wheel of a width that the rear OEM rim can stay, or does the rear still have to be changed out for balance like with SM wheels?
If you plan on retaining the stock rear rim I would recommend either a 2.15x19 or a 1.85x19 rim on the front.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #71415
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Is the 19" front wheel of a width that the rear OEM rim can stay, or does the rear still have to be changed out for balance like with SM wheels?
I borrowed a set from a buddy. Stock rear, 19 front, no issues at all. GoodCat8 ran the combo all the time and never mentioned any problems. The 19 is a blast in the corners and it looks symetrical on the DR.
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