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Old 09-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #80911
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There are AT LEAST a half dozen companies using the Vice Grip name.
Show me just one.
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Did you buy yourself a DR650 yet? Hopefully one that needs a new chain and sprockets. Have at it my man ... lets see how you do!
What is different about changing the chain and sprockets on a DR650 vs. every other bike to an extent that I should have trouble?

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #80912
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Show me just one.
http://www.stanleysupplyservices.com...=2%3AVise+Grip

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What is different about changing the chain and sprockets on a DR650 vs. every other bike to an extent that I should have trouble?

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Derek
On the DR I can change the front sprocket out with a flat blade screwdriver. On my ZX6R it took a breaker bar with a 3 foot pipe for leverage to undo the sprocket nut.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #80913
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The DR forks are even better then the Zokes on my 610 which also were like two 2x4's.
I'm not a fan of Marzochi forks that's for sure.
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BTW, I'll up your 2x4 and raise a 4x4! Like solid rods in the rocks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #80914
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The link you sent does not contain anything called a "Vice Grip".

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #80915
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The link you sent does not contain anything called a "Vice Grip".

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oh I get it.





I guess you do merit the ignore button after all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #80916
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What is a vice grip?

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Good lord man give it fucking a break!

They are spelling it vice grip vrs the correct viSe grip...yet everyone knows it was a spelling error and understands the point here none the less.

Your post is gonna cause 2 pages of arguing now and it's useless to the DR community!
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #80917
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No it's not.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #80918
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No it's not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y.

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Old 09-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #80919
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Those F800 things they call suspension forks are "Zokes". The big problem is not only are they crap but BMW spec'd them so they couldnt even be modified or improved and they hydro lock bad. To improve them you have to gut them. I tried everything there was in 08' when the bike was a new model to improve the fork. Not sure about now but then it was slim pickins.
The DR forks are even better then the Zokes on my 610 which also were like two 2x4's.
I'm not a fan of Marzochi forks that's for sure.


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My mistake ... I thought BMW were still using Showa forks on the F800GS.
Sorry. Some guys I know have done OK with the Marzochi Shiver forks. Mostly on Huskies and some Aprilias. But they ALL had them reworked ... I'm short on details.

Usually it's a Marzochi fork mated with a Sachs rear shock? I forgot what Shock the F800GS uses. Sachs? WP? ... or? I could find NO DATA on what the stock F800GS shock is.

F800GS guys I ride with Ohlins or Wilbur's. Most have sold off those bikes and gone either Tenere or KTM990.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #80920
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oh i get it.





i guess you do merit the ignore button after all.
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where can I find said ignore button?
Hope I spelled that right :P
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #80921
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You may want to get a combo breaker & press tool so you can easily drive a pin out when it's time to replace the chain. As others have said, it's really a good idea to use a rivet style link, so you may as well get a combo breaker, press & rivet tool.

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Derek
I haven't had any trouble with clips. I've also used the screw-type links without issue. They're very simple to install.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #80922
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where can I find said ignore button?
Hope I spelled that right :P
Try this: Click on the screen name of the user you want to ignore and select "view public profile." Click on "user lists" and select "add to ignore list."
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #80923
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My mistake ... I thought BMW were still using Showa forks on the F800GS.
Sorry. Some guys I know have done OK with the Marzochi Shiver forks. Mostly on Huskies and some Aprilias. But they ALL had them reworked ... I'm short on details.

Usually it's a Marzochi fork mated with a Sachs rear shock? I forgot what Shock the F800GS uses. Sachs? WP? ... or? I could find NO DATA on what the stock F800GS shock is.

F800GS guys I ride with Ohlins or Wilbur's. Most have sold off those bikes and gone either Tenere or KTM990.
Your correct. Marzochi fork Sachs shock combo on the F800. But not the Shiver unfortunately. Neither on the 610. What they did ask Marzochi to build though was an obvious cost cutting piece of crap. The Sachs shock could be used for an anchor. Lol



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Old 09-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #80924
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Hey, Derek, one time I broke a cable and had to use vice grips to work the choke on my BST40 carb...
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #80925
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If it wurnt for Motolab I woodn't come hear near as much.

He raises the bar and sturs the pot.

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