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Old 11-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #71416
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Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of bypassing the side stand and neutral safety switches. Under the tape there will likely be a jumper wire as described here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2300

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Does anyone know what this connector is for? Two of the connections are shorted with some wire and all four of them head back into the wiring loom. Unfortunately I didn't take note of which wires were shorted. It's located on the LHS near the CDI.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:15 AM   #71417
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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

Thanks!!!
Simple bike, simple problems

So glad you found the cause and solution.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #71418
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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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Simple bike, simple problems

So glad you found the cause and solution.
Great news! So, looks like the few geniuses here who insisted it was fuel related ended up being correct. (I was not one backing that theory! )

Just goes to show ... sometimes even the simplest things can fool even the very experienced. It's happened to me ... many times.
But I'm so glad it appears NOT to be electronics!

Carbs are MUCH easier to sort out.

How would you guys like to pay for:
1. New Stator
2. New Rectifier/Regulator
3. New Coil
... and whatever else was purchased ... only to find out it was a simple case of a clogged filter.

Any bets some nice used Stators and other electronics will be turning up for sale soon in the Flea Market?

Ride On Jay!
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #71419
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Great news! So, looks like the few geniuses here who insisted it was fuel related ended up being correct. (I was not one backing that theory! )

Just goes to show ... sometimes even the simplest things can fool even the very experienced. It's happened to me ... many times.
But I'm so glad it appears NOT to be electronics!

Carbs are MUCH easier to sort out.

How would you guys like to pay for:
1. New Stator
2. New Rectifier/Regulator
3. New Coil
... and whatever else was purchased ... only to find out it was a simple case of a clogged filter.

Any bets some nice used Stators and other electronics will be turning up for sale soon in the Flea Market?

Ride On Jay!
This reminds me of the time my brother couldn't get his Harley 45 started and tore the whole thing apart just to find out he was out of fuel.

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Old 11-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #71420
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After spending $140 on gloves a bit ago that 29 degree ride in this morning finally did it for me. I NEED HEATED GRIPS. I see lots of models but can anyone point me in the right direction? I prefer the easier the set up the better.But I'll take anything at this point.

I like the Oxford Heated Grips they've been great
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #71421
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Still in progress. 3 more days ahead of us.
--> http://drriders.com/topic6350.html

Great trip. Great photos. I rode around outside of Ridgecrest back in 1977.

Be sure to keep us posted about the swingarm issue.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #71422
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I did a bit of work on the bike today.

Genius!!! You've made the DR infinitely more comfortable and you didn't have to buy a new seat.

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Does anyone know what this connector is for? Two of the connections are shorted with some wire and all four of them head back into the wiring loom. Unfortunately I didn't take note of which wires were shorted. It's located on the LHS near the CDI.
I found this in Sagebrushocean's link:
There are 4 wires going into the connector for the side stand switch,
2 orange, one green & one orange with black tracer. You want to make
a jumper that connects one of the orange wires to the orange with
black tracer.

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Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of bypassing the side stand and neutral safety switches. Under the tape there will likely be a jumper wire as described here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2300
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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter View Post
Great news! So, looks like the few geniuses here who insisted it was fuel related ended up being correct.
(I was not one backing that theory! )


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Just goes to show ... sometimes even the simplest things can fool even the very experienced. How would you guys like to pay for:
1. New Stator
2. New Rectifier/Regulator
3. New Coil
... and whatever else was purchased ... only to find out it was a simple case of a clogged filter.


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Ride On Jay!
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #71423
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After spending $140 on gloves a bit ago that 29 degree ride in this morning finally did it for me. I NEED HEATED GRIPS. I see lots of models but can anyone point me in the right direction? I prefer the easier the set up the better.But I'll take anything at this point.
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I like the Oxford Heated Grips they've been great
+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.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #71424
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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!
I'm so glad you have it sorted out!
For future reference - one way to help diagnose a fuel flow problem is to engage the choke as soon as the misfiring starts. If running on choke makes a big improvement it's almost certain that there is a fuel starvation problem.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #71425
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Genius!!! You've made the DR infinitely more comfortable and you didn't have to buy a new seat.
It came with a Sargent seat, so I think I'll stick with that for a while

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Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of bypassing the side stand and neutral safety switches. Under the tape there will likely be a jumper wire as described here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2300
Quote:
Originally Posted by ER70S-2 View Post
I found this in Sagebrushocean's link:
There are 4 wires going into the connector for the side stand switch,
2 orange, one green & one orange with black tracer. You want to make
a jumper that connects one of the orange wires to the orange with
black tracer.
Awesome! Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #71426
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I'm a huge fan of the 19" front wheel as well; rocks the twisties
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #71427
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Yeah, Kenda Big Block in back and a Pirelli Scorpion Rally in front. This is my third K784 and I'm happpy enough with them that I'll probably get another after this one is gone. It's not quite as good a tire (for me) as the TKC80 but in the 150/70-17 size I run it is way less expensive. I don't have fun if I feel like I have to ride to baby my tires.
How are yopu finding the Scorpion Rally. I really like the 21" fronts, but I note you are running a 19 which has a blockier tread, I guess better matched to the rear.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #71428
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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   #71429
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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   #71430
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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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