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Old 02-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #73576
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #73577
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hi all,

well, after running into some difficulty getting my center stand installed - one of the bolts holding the foot-pegs sheared off inside the frame, requiring drilling it out and installing a heli-coil type thread repair kit - the center stand is finally in its proper place. so, what is the trick to actually get the bike on its center stand? it seems there is not enough leverage to be had from grabbing the rear rack w/my right hand. has anyone successfully installed some type of grab device closer to the center of the bike? i figure the fact that i have a smaller diameter 150/60-17 rear wheel/tire isn't helping things, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. my ducati darmah is a snap to get on its center stand, (which is a good thing as it doesn't have a side stand), and it weighs ~175lbs more.

any suggestions?

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I have standard wheels on mine but, I step down on the stand and roll back more than lift. Works bettet when loaded down.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #73578
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I bought the Race Tech rear shock shaft assembly with spring. I went to the Race Tech site and used their product/spring rate search. You can put in your weight and riding style. I had a suspension shop install my stuff (did the front at the same time, and a couple mechanical things). After getting the bike back and measuring sag it looks to be damned near spot on for aggressive riding, which is what I was trying to set it up for. It also offers rebound adjustment, so it's not just valved for my riding weight.

I would buy the exact same thing again tomorrow if I needed suspension for my DR. If you look in the vendors section Race Tech is offering an AdvRider discount
Thanks for the info, think I'll check thier site & see what options they offer.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #73579
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I run a Kenda TrakMaster II in the rear and it's shot at 2500 miles.
TrakMaster II up to 2500 miles?? WOW u must be lucky. I can barely get 2000, but da ride is awsome . For best longivity, keep them away from black top even though it's a DOT tire (that's weird huh ).
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #73580
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Thanks for the link and pics. Question ... is the gas cap cutout big enough for a standard IMS gap with shorty vent tube and Procycle check valve? The vent probably sticks about 1.5" above the IMS cap. Is there only one Acerbis cap with integrated vent ... their web site seems down and some retailers show caps that look different than your picture. Also some forums mention the threads are close but not exact, etc.

Thanks - dman
Get the Acerbis locking gas cap. It does not have a vent tube sticking up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #73581
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You've screwed yourself going with SM size wheels. It's going to be a major
lift to get the bike on the stand. I'd improvise a nice leather strap attached to passenger peg. Don't hurt your back ... easy to do at that angle.

My trick is to get the bike rolling backward ... then step down hard on the stand arm and hoik it up. Good luck.
i didn't screw myself going w/the sm wheels - i wanted a motard!

i will consider your location adwice for a strap - it will have to be in a similar location, as there are no passenger pegs. and thanks to everyone else for their suggestions. not sure i wanna be shortening the center stand, but we'll see how it goes. a board under the rear wheel looks to be the easy ticket for garage work...

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #73582
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i didn't screw myself going w/the sm wheels - i wanted a motard!

i will consider your location adwice for a strap - it will have to be in a similar location, as there are no passenger pegs. and thanks to everyone else for their suggestions. not sure i wanna be shortening the center stand, but we'll see how it goes. a board under the rear wheel looks to be the easy ticket for garage work...

doug s.
Not screwed ... Motard is good
My wording was wrong ... I just meant a center stand may be tough to deploy. I've done this on bikes heavier and more unwieldy than the DR. I try to park on a slight slope. Park Nose UPHILL ... then let her roll back, use momentum and once moving wham that foot perch down on the stand hard and try to get her up all the way.

Left hand on left bar, right hand on strap (or rack or whatever) roll her back and pop her up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #73583
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Not screwed ... Motard is good
My wording was wrong ... I just meant a center stand may be tough to deploy. I've done this on bikes heavier and more unwieldy than the DR. I try to park on a slight slope. Park Nose UPHILL ... then let her roll back, use momentum and once moving wham that foot perch down on the stand hard and try to get her up all the way.

Left hand on left bar, right hand on strap (or rack or whatever) roll her back and pop her up.
i know the technique; as i said, w/no side stand on my 525lb dry duc darmah, it's the only way you can park it. i am surprised the dr650 is such a struggle...


i think i need to find a way to locate a grab point lower and/or further forward than the rear rack on my dr650.

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #73584
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Me and my DR are not getting along right now. 99, mostly stock, and after sitting in the garage for a bit, just refusing to start. The battery was not great before I forgot to put it on the tender, so I replaced it with a Motobatt. It will fire and run for about 3-6 seconds on full choke, but dies after that. It's got spark, it's got compression, no gas in the airbox, any ideas? About to pull the carb to give it a good once over.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #73585
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Me and my DR are not getting along right now. 99, mostly stock, and after sitting in the garage for a bit, just refusing to start. The battery was not great before I forgot to put it on the tender, so I replaced it with a Motobatt. It will fire and run for about 3-6 seconds on full choke, but dies after that. It's got spark, it's got compression, no gas in the airbox, any ideas? About to pull the carb to give it a good once over.
Before you start tearing it apart use the float bowl drain screw to drain the old stale fuel out of the carb. Put the petcock on prime to get fresh stuff in there. Then see if it will start OK.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:56 PM   #73586
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Before you start tearing it apart use the float bowl drain screw to drain the old stale fuel out of the carb. Put the petcock on prime to get fresh stuff in there. Then see if it will start OK.
IMS tank so manual petcock. I'll try draining the carb though, see what happens.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #73587
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Thanks for the link and pics. Question ... is the gas cap cutout big enough for a standard IMS gap with shorty vent tube and Procycle check valve? The vent probably sticks about 1.5" above the IMS cap. Is there only one Acerbis cap with integrated vent ... their web site seems down and some retailers show caps that look different than your picture. Also some forums mention the threads are close but not exact, etc.

Thanks - dman
I've been running the IMS tank and Giant Loop for well over a year, close to two. No need to change fuel caps. The IMS cap with shorty tube works absolutely great.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #73588
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IMS tank so manual petcock. I'll try draining the carb though, see what happens.
If it still idles poorly, the pilot jet is likely to be clogged.

Nobody unscrewed the idle speed screw or closed the fuel screw while you weren't looking, right?

Regards,

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #73589
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I had two sizes of the RAM Aqua boxes and I hated them. They were too big and heavy for what they were and electronics inside the boxes heated up far more than they should be run at. And it wasn't even that hot on the days I tried.

This was the Aqua box with a Garmin 295W I had at the time.



And this is the Arkon box I also bought to try, and also hated. I had the 295W in it to show the relative sizes of things. This shot shows how the case is made.


Granted, the Aqua boxes were fairly waterproof when used with the baffled cable entry point under the box.

But I wouldn't waste any money on either one. Just happy I was able to get rid of them.

A good baggie with a RAM mount would be just as useful, IMHO.

Unfortunately the aquabox is the only case with mount system that will work for my phone.
my charging cable plugs into the side of the phone requiring about another half inch.

But for all the things you have tried that didnt work.

whats your setup right now?
or what have you tried and DID work.
you suggested a baggie.
is that what your running?

rainy season is coming i want this problem solved before it becomes a problem
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #73590
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I purchased the AD bouvin Explorer smart terrain system. Thought I would share it with you DR lovers.
I'd love to hear how this works on a DR...modded or otherwise.
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