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Old 12-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #72076
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Does anyone know where I can buy a starter for a 2000 model for a good price? Aftermarket or rebuilt is preferred given the price of a new one. The dealer tried to get me one, but it's totally the wrong part. And don't even suggest eBay unless you've personally had a good experience. Their feedback is atrocious.
Ebay is like running the gauntlet for sure ... you must be very careful you're getting the right part for your bike. But giving the Seller negative feedback can often get a good result ... like getting things made right.
Beyond Ebay choices are limited.

Of course you could have bought the WHOLE DR650 bike I posted here a while back from a San Francisco Craig's list add; $300, (IIRC) for the WHOLE BIKE. No one even so much as made a peep or thanked me for the tip. Guess I'll keep these finds to myself from now on. Believe me, they pop up more frequently than you would imagine. Early bird and all that ....

Keep scouring Flea Market here and Craig's List adds, doing nationwide searches. I sold a starter a couple years ago ... $100. It was perfect.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #72077
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No. I don't know what it is, but its completely safe on the hands, rags; you name it. I had my bare hands covered in the stuff. Almost no smell, no fumes, completely harmless to everything except rust!
Have you tried it on oxidized Aluminum ... like engine side cases?

HEY! Good find!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #72078
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Anyone got their original carb vent breather laying around that they would like to exchange for some dollars?
I don't have a spare but for the visually stimulated, do you need part 20?

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #72079
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And here's what I had to resort to after the PO must have used an impact gun to tighten the inspection/crank cover:

This crank access cover has some kind of physics defying adhesive qualities built into it!
Destroyed a second one even after using anti-seize and a low torque install. Problem is if you use a hammer-driver you punch through the cover before the thing comes loose. Finally bought the Yosh plug with the male hex but they do not seem to be available through their site any longer.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #72080
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anyone got their original carb vent breather laying around that they would like to exchange for some dollars?
you mean like one of these?




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Old 12-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #72081
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Of course you could have bought the WHOLE DR650 bike I posted here a while back from a San Francisco Craig's list add; $300, (IIRC) for the WHOLE BIKE. No one even so much as made a peep or thanked me for the tip. Guess I'll keep these finds to myself from now on. Believe me, they pop up more frequently than you would imagine. Early bird and all that .... .
What?

What??

How'd we miss your post?
I check the site several times each day and read all the new posts but I sure missed the $300 DR650!
How many others missed seeing that post?

I know I post things in answer to questions and sometimes it seems nobody saw it.
I wonder if when I hit "unread posts" it jumps past some?
Anyone else notice that?

A $300 DR650. Wow.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #72082
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What??

How'd we miss your post?
I check the site several times each day and read all the new posts but I sure missed the $300 DR650!
How many others missed seeing that post?
You didn't miss anything. That "whole bike" did not have a motor in it. As I recall it was just a frame, suspension and wheels. Kinda rusty and ugly. I checked it out closely, If there was $300 worth of value there I would have picked it up for spares.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #72083
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Have you tried it on oxidized Aluminum ...
Yes, I completely stripped the front and rear brake calipers and brackets, washed them in hot soapy water, then let them sit in a bowl of Metal Rescue for a couple of days. They were covered in furry, grey oxidation. I imagine the PO often rode the bike in wet conditions, then just let is sit. Anyway, the MR does a good job of removing oxidation from alumium as well, but not nearly as quickly as from ferrous metals. I did find that also using a small, brass bristled brush, scrubbing on the parts immediately after removing them from the MR also helps bring back the original finish/look.

Good stuff. The jug cost me $25, but I have used less than 1/4 of it with excellent results. Some of the parts were so heavily oxidized, I was considering trying to find replacement parts before I discovered the MR. Check out their website.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #72084
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You didn't miss anything. That "whole bike" did not have a motor in it. As I recall it was just a frame, suspension and wheels. Kinda rusty and ugly. I checked it out closely, If there was $300 worth of value there I would have picked it up for spares.
I think you're right, sorry, I should have mentioned lack of motor. There were two DR's for sale around the same time, both cheap, I mixed them up.

The San Fran one did not look all that bad to my dim memory however ... had both wheels, frame, bars, controls, electronics (CDI), Reg. Rectifier, swing arm, shock, forks. I think the wiring harness may have been there, but not sure.

Light rust, yes, but I've seen worse.

I believe it was an early DR as it had the purple frame.
IMO, lots of usable parts ... not pristine, but usable and rebuildable IMO. The forks, wheels, frame and swing arm alone easily surpass $300.

The other DR I saw for sale (cheap) I did not post here. It had a motor, was going for more money ... and it ran. (supposedly) (around $600 IIRC) But actually looked worse. I believe it was down in SoCal ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:14 PM   #72085
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This crank access cover has some kind of physics defying adhesive qualities built into it!
Destroyed a second one even after using anti-seize and a low torque install. Problem is if you use a hammer-driver you punch through the cover before the thing comes loose. Finally bought the Yosh plug with the male hex but they do not seem to be available through their site any longer.
I smother mine (2012) in Loktite copper based anti seize and also give it a crack open and closed every other oil change (every 2k). So far at 7k miles, it still opens as it should. It is strange why they weld themselves to the cover though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #72086
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anyone got their original carb vent breather laying around that they would like to exchange for some dollars?
I have the black plastic part (#20 in ER70S-2's subsequent post) but why would you want it? Not sure shipping from the US is worth it either, but otherwise you can have it.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #72087
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Seems to work on other non-ferrous metals as well.

Where did you get this stuff?

What were you stripping off the non ferrous metals? Oxidation?

Do you have to dip the stuff or can you coat it on the part?

I'm always looking for something to strip rust from engine blocks...I hate soda blasting!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #72088
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Helps if you try to crack it loose when the motor is good and hot. Then a little anti seize on the threads makes it easier next time.
I 2nd this.

First time I checked the valves I tried that stupid plug with the engine cold I thought I was going to tear the whole side cover off. Never did get it- used the rear wheel.

2nd time and there after- loosened it while the engine was hot (as soon as I pulled into the garage) and it came free with a 3 inch allen. So easy I couldn't believe it!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #72089
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I smother mine (2012) in Loktite copper based anti seize and also give it a crack open and closed every other oil change (every 2k). So far at 7k miles, it still opens as it should. It is strange why they weld themselves to the cover though.
I believe some form of electrolysis may be taking place. Anyone old enough to remember Honda's from the early to mid 60's. I was there and owned several. Honda used those HORRIBLE JIS head (phillips) bolts for the side cased back then ... and for lots of other critical areas. Those bloody bolts would weld themselves to the case ... just about a guarantee the mechanic would strip the soft JIS bolt head.

It was electrolysis at work. Steel bolt, Alu case. All Japanese OEM's moved away from this type of fastener by the 70's but my Honda 305 Superhawk,
Honda 160 and a few smaller bikes all had them. PITA.

Back then we used Impact Drivers to remove ... and greased them up with
copper grease going back in.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #72090
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Where did you get this stuff?

What were you stripping off the non ferrous metals? Oxidation?

Do you have to dip the stuff or can you coat it on the part?

I'm always looking for something to strip rust from engine blocks...I hate soda blasting!
Their website says available at some Home Depot stores.
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