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Old 12-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #72106
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #72107
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Just wondering if anyone is aware of an alternate to the EBC floating one. Arguably, its not really suited to ADV type riding. I just want a floating disc and not the calliper adaptor. I've seen references to a Titax one, but can't find a listing.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #72108
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Just wondering if anyone is aware of an alternate to the EBC floating one. Arguably, its not really suited to ADV type riding. I just want a floating disc and not the calliper adaptor. I've seen references to a Titax one, but can't find a listing.
We'll have 320mm rotor kits from Galfer soon (couple weeks). Should be a high quality alternative to the EBC brake.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #72109
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We'll have 320mm rotor kits from Galfer soon (couple weeks). Should be a high quality alternative to the EBC brake.
Sounds promising, I'll kep and eye out, ta.

And Merry Christmas to all
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #72110
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Titax lists standard size rotors but nothing oversize.
--> http://www.titax.com/off-road/data/T...10.2.pdf_5.pdf
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #72111
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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.

Back then we used Impact Drivers to remove ... and greased them up with
copper grease going back in.
I had wiped those memories clear until I read this. I still remember buying a cheap (Japanese? Taiwanese? Definitely not Made in China in those days) impact driver at Post Tool (the Harbor Freight of the day in the Bay Area) just for those screws. I still have a few of those old screws, usable, but never re-used, in my old fastener bin ... probably time to throw them out. I don't think I've used my impact driver for 20 years or so either. BTW, I just disassembled and lubed my noisy DR650 starter a few weeks ago, and needed to turn the crank to TDC to do that (cam chain tensioner removal to access starter) and my plug came out of a cold engine no problemo.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #72112
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Tire changing and temperature

I really wanted to ride today but it was cold rainy and windy. So I did pretty much the last pending maintenance item on my DR, replaced my worn Kenda 761 rear with a new Dunlop 606 that's been sitting in the garage way too long. I had put a D606 on the front about 4 months ago but figured I'd wait until the wet season for the rear, since the Kenda was OK on pavement and hard pack.

The 761 was surprisingly hard to break the bead on, but the 606 went on quite easily. It was no more than 45 or 50 degrees (F) today, and no sun to put the tire out in to warm up. Does the difference between 50 and say 70 degrees make a tire much more flexible and easier to remove or mount? My VStrom is going to need a rear change in the next month or two and I'm wondering if I should plan it around the weather better, not that it will be any warmer in February I didn't really want to bring a dirty stinky tire in the house to warm up.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #72113
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Just wondering if anyone is aware of an alternate to the EBC floating one.
Arguably, its not really suited to ADV type riding.
Do you mean this?



But it's so damn pritty.



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I just want a floating disc and not the calliper adaptor.
Are you going to make your own adaptor?

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We'll have 320mm rotor kits from Galfer soon (couple weeks). Should be a high quality alternative to the EBC brake.
It would surely be an excellent alternative for some of us.

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And Merry Christmas to all!!



You need to make that a lot bigger!!

Merry Christmas to you too!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #72114
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anyone got their original carb vent breather laying around that they would like to exchange for some dollars?
The original one, part 20 on the parts diagram, is nothing more than a 1/8" piece of crappy foam. The only thing the housing's good for is to hold a thicker piece of oiled foam filter.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #72115
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Do you mean this? YEP, YOU'VE READ THE DISCLAIMER PRESUMABLY AND HAD A CLOSE LOOK AT IT? A MATE FITTED ONE AFTER MAKING NEW BUTTONS BUT I FIGURE IF I CAN JUST GET A BETTER SOLUTION WITHOUT SPENDING HOURS MAKING NEW BUTTONS, I WILL.



But it's so damn pritty. YEP, AND WORKS GOOD FOR BRAKING, BUT THE QUESTION IS, FOR HOW LONG?



Are you going to make your own adaptor? YEP, I ALREADY DID TO ADAPT THE NISSAN CALLIPER TO THE WPs, SO I HAVE THE TEMPLATE AND ITS ONLY A PIECE OF 10mm PLATE. I ALSO HAVE A BREMBO CALLIPER SITTING IN THE SHED UNUSED ATM, SO A KTM/BERG ADAPTER WOULD WORK TOO I ASSUME, BUT IF I DON'T HAVE TO SPEND FOR AN ADAPTOR, THE PLATE WILL COST ABOUT $1.50 FOR MATERIAL AND A HOUR OR SO OF MY TIME.

It would surely be an excellent alternative for some of us.



You need to make that a lot bigger!!

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #72116
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Picked up a FMF PowerBomb to replace the above stock header.

Currently running the ProCylce jet kit with #150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle with the X40F0x muffler and Kientech (2 Brothers) oem diameter midpipe.

What's the likley change it will need carb tuning switching from the oem header to the PowerBomb which is larger diameter than the oem but not as large as the "oversize" FMF pipe?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #72117
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I don't have a spare but for the visually stimulated, do you need part 20?
thats the one

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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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The original one, part 20 on the parts diagram, is nothing more than a 1/8" piece of crappy foam. The only thing the housing's good for is to hold a thicker piece of oiled foam filter.
yep, ill pull that one out and put in a larger piece of foam with a scrap of cloth as a prefilter and oil the whole thing nicely. should be eaiser to maintain than the pleated unifilter.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #72118
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thanks for all the input guys (and girls). its your advice that helps me keep doing this



















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Old 12-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #72119
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Just wondering if anyone is aware of an alternate to the EBC floating one. Arguably, its not really suited to ADV type riding. I just want a floating disc and not the calliper adaptor. I've seen references to a Titax one, but can't find a listing.

Metalgear do one - has to be ordered in though
http://metalgear.com.au/view_model_d...?model_id=8798
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:09 AM   #72120
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Yer on a roll tonite.

Yes, I read the disclaimer........when UPS delivered the rotor. I didn't know it was so 'sensitive' when I ordered it. But once I held that beauty , there was no sending it back. It came with a second set of buttons. Apparently they settle in and the 2nd pair takes care of the initial wear. But they're just the natural aluminum color, not the dazzling red that it comes with. It works very well for braking, but for how long?

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Picked up a FMF PowerBomb to replace the above stock header.

Currently running the ProCylce jet kit with #150 main and clip on 4th groove of needle with the X40F0x muffler and Kientech (2 Brothers) oem diameter midpipe.

What's the likley change it will need carb tuning switching from the oem header to the PowerBomb which is larger diameter than the oem but not as large as the "oversize" FMF pipe?
The likely change will be zero. The airbox, jet kit and muffler are the bigger jetting issues. If it ran well before, it will most likely run well with the PowerBomb. Was your header weld ground or did the pipe break on its own?

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thanks for all the input guys (and girls). its your advice that helps me keep doing this

ICK, no wonder your carbie is full of dust.


ICK, do the porters pick that up for you?


Pretty


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I'll buy you a SPOT II if you'll pay for batteries and tracking and run it in your sig info. Do you have PayPal??

We need more piccys, PLEASE.
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