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Old 04-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #76051
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This week I'm picking up a 2008 DR650 which is stock. I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of "improvements" over time to prepare it for my adventures. Until then I'd like to do whatever is needed to prevent getting stuck or blowing up the engine. This is my first priority.

What I think I know:
Neutral position switch loctite? Where?
Chain roller removal...why?
Fuel tap change? To what? Why?
Neutral safety switches?

Can I get some clarity on the above and whatever really matters that I don't know?

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #76052
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As far as jumping a DR650 goes...

I have been getting pretty good at jumping on top of my bike as it tries to crush me. That is on a KLR250. I believe this to be an even more important skill for a heavier bike. I've never been too proud to abandon ship when needed.

Intentionally jumping it?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #76053
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.
Probably some loss in resale value. A potential future buyer may think of a non-working neutral light as something that would have to be fixed by a shop.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #76054
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The Mojave shock has adjustable rebound damping but the compression damping is fixed. There is no prevision to adjust the compression but it could be changed by altering the valve shim stack. This is pretty common for non-reservoir shocks as there is no place to actually put the compression adjuster. The internals are the same as Cogent's 'shock shaft assembly". It's the same stuff that Cogent puts inside their reworked shocks (which ProCycle has also).
Our Mojave shock is an all new full replacement shock and as Procycle said, since the reservoir is built into the main shock body, it isn't practical to include an external compression adjustment. Please note that the compression adjuster on the OEM shock has VERY, VERY limited effect on the stock OEM shock. The Rebound damping adjuster on the Mojave is a red anodized CNC'd thumb knob that gives the rider a very meaningful range of damper adjustment allowing him or her to match spring rates, loads and riding preferences. The type of adjuster included on the Mojave is a costly and parts intensive mechanical system that is standard equipment on high end shocks. The cost of implementation is why the OEM shock is lacking the facility. The internal valve stack is optomised for the bike as well as the shocks design. As pointed out, The Cogent Dynamics Mojave its a fully serviceable and revalvable shock.
I hope this answers the question. We think the high quality Mojave replacement shock for the DR with be a perfect match for many riders.

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #76055
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #76056
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Some of us don't think it's necessary, and here's info for the leave it alone crowd.

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cp_...e/cpnov06.html
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cp_...e/cpaug07.html
And those of us that have had it rip out, leaving a large hole in the frame, say remove it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #76057
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The neutral switch he is referring to is the neutral safety switch, and has no effect on the indicator light. This switch is only to prohibit the bike from starting if it is in gear and the clutch safety switch is not engaged.
He's referring to the nsu unit. Which does control the light.
Not the side stand, or clutch switches.

There is no other neutral switch.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #76058
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He's referring to the nsu unit. Which does control the light.
Not the side stand, or clutch switches.

There is no other neutral switch.
Haha!!! I knew I was wrong right after I posted next time just tell me to STFU!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #76059
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The neutral switch he is referring to is the neutral safety switch, and has no effect on the indicator light. This switch is only to prohibit the bike from starting if it is in gear and the clutch safety switch is not engaged.
Pretty sure he is talking about the NSU, and it does very much have an effect on the neutral light. Granted, NSU means neutral sending unit, but aside from yourself, the rest of us knew what he meant.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #76060
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As far as jumping a DR650 goes...

I have been getting pretty good at jumping on top of my bike as it tries to crush me. That is on a KLR250. I believe this to be an even more important skill for a heavier bike. I've never been too proud to abandon ship when needed.

Intentionally jumping it?
Who said the DR can't fly?
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #76061
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #76062
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Who said the DR can't fly?
Flying's one thing, landings another.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #76063
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I have Race Tech .7 springs in the front with emulators and a Race Tech Shock Shaft Assembly with 8.1 spring in the rear. The DR lands pretty nice (on the small jumps I've done). Very smooth.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #76064
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And those of us that have had it rip out, leaving a large hole in the frame, say remove it.
I thought it was all related to a too tight chain. After I ripped mine out, I now know otherwise. I replaced mine, but up and forward a bit, and with a brace under the bolt head up to the cross member. No issues now for 40k +


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Old 04-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #76065
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Flying's one thing, landings another.
tell me about it the Subframe crossmember that my rack bolts to snapped . I got a piece of 1/4 x 1 1/2 flatstock that I am replacing it with not gonna have any issues with it in the future.
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