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Old 04-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #75526
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Check fuel filters first. Small one in the fuel line and external if added.
Little inline filter clean as a whistle. Removed float bowl; it looked ok. Drained it anyway.

Removed main jet; it looked ok too. Blew some air through it just for the hell of it.

Wife suggested draining the fuel and putting fresh gas in so I drained it and rode on what was left in the tank and the bike ran like a clock on the way to the gas station.

So whatever it was is now fixed.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #75527
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #75528
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Thumb Cogent shocks at PC now!

HUH?
When'd that happen??

I checked the PC site today to place a little order (yeah, right!) and see that they are now selling Cogent shocks, rebuild kits, and the Cogent "Bling Ring" that is so slick.
They do say "coming soon" so everything may not be available yet.

Excellent!

Two thumbs up for Rick at Cogent and for Jeff at Procycle.

There are a few other new items on the DR page at PC too if, like me, you haven't looked recently.

Or, if you are trying to budget your money like me, DON'T LOOK!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #75529
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Yeah, noticed that the other day. Interesting. I wonder why Jeff didn't build his own shock, instead of re-selling Cogent's.

There are so many options now it's hard to know what's best. Most expensive, Cogent?
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #75530
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Has anyone used silicon or sealant to seal the inside of the wheel so that if you did get a flat, it would slow the air leaking from the tube? Kinda like trying to make a tubeless setup but still using the tube?

Just wondering if anyone has went through the trouble of doing so...been thinking about sealing mine the next time I change tubes and tires, which are in my garage waiting.
This is not a bad idea, IMO. You achieve two things:
1. sealing the wheel may not make it air tight ... but will most definitely slow air loss if you get a puncture. With tubes you can have INSTANT AIR LOSS. Going 70 mph, mid corner and having instant air loss on your front tire is not a good thing. The sealing could mitigate air loss ... enough to give you warning and get off the road.

2. A minor puncture could be just a "slow leak" instead of a flat, and could give you time to pick your repair spot ... or just air it up once in a while and continue.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:09 PM   #75531
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Just ordered two sets of Warp 9 levers for our DRs. Since my wife and I are selling our BMW F650 and 800GS, it just makes sense to farkle the bikes we want to keep.

Long live simple bikes!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #75532
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Two thumbs up for Rick at Cogent and for Jeff at Procycle.
Yeah, Rick and I think this will be a good fit.
The plan is for ProCycle to build up enough inventory of 'Cogent Built' shocks to be able to sell them on an exchange basis rather than the old way of sending a shock to Cogent and having the bike down for a couple weeks. It also should be easier for Rick as he will be running ProCycle shocks in batches without having to coordinate the anodizing with several separate shock customers.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #75533
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I wonder why Jeff didn't build his own shock, instead of re-selling Cogent's.?
The DR market isn't that big. It made more sense to me to work with Cogent rather than competing against them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #75534
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So, what's the best off road shock for the DR, a rider @ 200 lbs that rides moderately aggressive off road?
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #75535
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Has anyone used silicon or sealant to seal the inside of the wheel so that if you did get a flat, it would slow the air leaking from the tube? Kinda like trying to make a tubeless setup but still using the tube?

Just wondering if anyone has went through the trouble of doing so...been thinking about sealing mine the next time I change tubes and tires, which are in my garage waiting.
Its always good to think and come up with new ideas.

But,if the tube gets a hole and leaks, the offending item most likely came through the tire. So there's a hole in said tire for air to escape.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #75536
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This is not a bad idea, IMO. You achieve two things:
1. sealing the wheel may not make it air tight ... but will most definitely slow air loss if you get a puncture. With tubes you can have INSTANT AIR LOSS. Going 70 mph, mid corner and having instant air loss on your front tire is not a good thing. The sealing could mitigate air loss ... enough to give you warning and get off the road.

2. A minor puncture could be just a "slow leak" instead of a flat, and could give you time to pick your repair spot ... or just air it up once in a while and continue.
So you cant have INSTANT AIR LOSS with tubeless?
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #75537
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Another broken top roller... on my '96.



It didn't tear a huge chunk out, fortunately. Mostly just the nut itself.
Chain was too tight. Those rollers dont pull them selves out of the frame.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #75538
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Chain was too tight. Those rollers dont pull them selves out of the frame.
Possible, but it wasn't too tight on my watch. I never run chains too tight.

Actually this came out when I finally got around to taking the roller off. I turned the bolt, and it's clear that the attachment was still strong enough so that I had to use as much pressure on the wrench as it would normally take to loosen the bolt, but that pulled the roller and mount off. So it could have happened at any time in the past.

The bike is a '96 which I bought a few years ago.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #75539
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Guys like you are a riot ! And easy to wind up.
Im sitting right now with Bruce (2 time USA ISDE rider and 2 time ECEA Grand Champion, owns a 990, SE and the 08 690) in his living room. I showed him your concern for his bike and he laughed of course "What's he give a rats ass about my bike for, it's not like you talking about his mother"

But hey, as funny as it is, it's also getting juvenile, so to get off the subject and back to the DR, and so you can sleep tonight, I'll proclaim, my friend who lives half way around the world from Albie, Bruce Kenny's 690 is the most dead nuts reliable bike he has ever ridden or I ever had the honor to ridden with.

No harm or ill intent was meant Albie me boy.
You live in a cool country though, been there once, Sydney, "The rock", Kings Canyon, and the Whitsunday Islands on the GBR. Unfortunately not on a bike though.
Very cool
You somehow managed to make up a whole novel of things from my post. You've got skillz ! Stay frosty my friend.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #75540
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Im speaking for myself.Sandwash is speaking for "90%"
You do have to spend $700,as stated unless your buying used stuff.
You say"some people just can't leave things alone" that is part of the problem
I say start with a $18 engine sprocket and a tuned carb and keep your MPG and better altitude compensation.
I agree,just a 1 tooth smaller countershaft sprocket gives a nice boost in getting going.
There are SO many bikes made for going fast that run great right out of the box,hopping up a DR is an interesting way to spend your time but hardly cost effective.

Then the flexy heavy frame and el cheapo forks and shock will have to be fixed if you do get more power out of the the thing,then it gets really pricey.
Ive flailed my DR on trails my KTM's barely notice,the poor DR is dragging bottom and tank slapping trying to break in half.
Its an econo bike pure and simple and I like it that way,for long distance dirt road traveling its a great bike and I almost never have to work on it.
Ive modded lots of stuff on my DR,just not the engine.
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