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Old 02-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #73411
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Was hauling my bike ... and when I went to unload I saw fork oil leaking all over the truck bed!
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Can I just refill the shock oil to the proper level? Or is my seal ruined and I have to replace it?
My XR failed this way. I refilled and it leaked.

I think a healthy seal will take being tied down in reasonable fashion. If the seal is sketchy or nearly dead then this is the result. I would just replace it, but throwing some oil in won't hurt.....until it leaks down the leg and onto the tire next ride....
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #73412
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off road tire choice

Yesterday, I found a DR in my garage with a title so.....needs a couple of shoes.

Okay, don't groan too much because I've tried to search this thread, "tires" and it won't bring up any posts, maybe there are too many.....so sorry about asking......only seeking knowledge!

What tires do you all recommend for more off road performance?

I'd love to pay $50-75 for a front, for a decent performing tire, maybe not possible. I was looking at the Kendas K760, anybody have any experience with these??

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #73413
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My XR failed this way. I refilled and it leaked.

I think a healthy seal will take being tied down in reasonable fashion. If the seal is sketchy or nearly dead then this is the result. I would just replace it, but throwing some oil in won't hurt.....until it leaks down the leg and onto the tire next ride....

.......And ruins the brake pads and soaks your boot and pant leg.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #73414
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What tires do you all recommend for more off road performance?

I'd love to pay $50-75 for a front, for a decent performing tire, maybe not possible. I was looking at the Kendas K760, anybody have any experience with these??

Thanks
I will be purchasing a set of TKC 80's for my DR this spring. I cannot comment on their performance but there is enough anecdotal evidence claiming they perform excellent on road and off to warrant at least a purchase.....
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #73415
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
So tell us how you really feel. Seriously, that is a bad deal and good luck with getting some of your money back.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #73416
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
I'm curious if they have to swap out all that crap for liability reasons. If they don't replace everything and it turns out that it was a short in some part they left on that caused the original problem, they're in a pretty sticky situation. Still, $1300 is way too much money, and you did the smart thing by working on it yourself. If they lied about the diagnosis, you've got a totally legit reason to get your money back. Glad to hear you got her up and running so quickly!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #73417
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Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick.
I'm willing to bet you know more about it now than they ever did. Too many dealership service departments don't have a clue and it puts the unprepared bike owner at their mercy.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #73418
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jeff ???
The only short aftermarket fork boots that I know of only fit smaller diameter forks. We have some that we use for XT225s and TW200s. They would never stretch on to the DR forks. Forkskins are a good alternative.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #73419
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
A bad experience or two like this have turned a lot of us in to do it your selfers. For over 30 years now I haven't let any one touch my cars, trucks, or motorcycles. I don't even enjoy the work all that much on the cars and trucks anymore but hate to pay someone my hard earned money to f#%& it up. There are still some good shops out there but they are few and far between.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #73420
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Speaking of DIY and the valve clearances a few posts back...

I just pulled my vacuum and fuel line from the petcock, but the petcock is free-flowing fuel out each time I take the fuel hose off.

It's supposed to be a vacuum petcock... why is it free-flowing?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #73421
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Speaking of DIY and the valve clearances a few posts back...

I just pulled my vacuum and fuel line from the petcock, but the petcock is free-flowing fuel out each time I take the fuel hose off.

It's supposed to be a vacuum petcock... why is it free-flowing?

Is the petcock turned to Prime?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #73422
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Is the petcock turned to Prime?
Negative.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #73423
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Went out this afternoon to give it hell, and finish the valve adjustment I've been trying to complete for months. Well ... I figured out what the clanging and rattling was. The bike swallowed the lock nut and the adjusting screw off of the rocker arm (intake). Now all I have to do is load up the bike and get it over to the bike shop down the road. Live and learn ... The hard way.

Awe who am I kidding, I'm to cheap to take it anywhere, guess I'll see what the engine inards look like. Hope ya'll don't mind the onslaught of questions I'm likely to be asking.
So, what's next? Where do I even start? Will pulling the head off help, or am I looking at removal and tear down?

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #73424
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So, what's next? Where do I even start? Will pulling the head off help, or am I looking at removal and tear down?
I think the nut has only one way to go down the cam chain. Or it may be stuck in the tunnel for the cam chain. Take a bright flashlight and look down at the cam chain. If you can't find it take the right sidecase off and take a look.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #73425
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Ok.... so I'm lowering my DR today, did the rear no problem, going to raise the forks in the triple clamp... get everything all loosened up (top and bottom clamp) and they won't budge? Are there any tips and tricks or maybe something I missed?
Try loosening the clamps on your fork boots, I you haven't already; I felt like a dork tapping and bumping on my forks, only to remember that I hasn't loosened mine.
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