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Old 10-25-2007, 06:27 PM   #8266
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Chatting with a friend the topic of winter storage came up.

He related that a friend of his had rodents finding their way into the engine via the exhaust and an open valve during the winter a few years ago.

Starting the bike in the spring his friend's bike threw a rod.

I told him that I always cover my exhaust with a mushroom fashioned from aluminum foil because with an operating livestock farm nearby there is no shortage of mice.

If you forget it is there on start up it spits right out.

My .02.
If you forget to check for mice it spits it right out also, and they (mice) are softer on engine parts than Al foil.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:23 PM   #8267
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Too bad you are in another country or we could test your theory head to head......your black one against my blue one

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:59 PM   #8268
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Panniers

My apologies if this has already been thrashed out before - if so - please point me to the thread.
I need some kind of rack either to keep my soft pannier bags away from the sides of the DR or a rack to put some kind of hard side-luggage in. I went for a week-long ride the other day and overpacked my panniers. The result was that the weight of the panniers pushed the side cover against the exhaust so the side cover melted! Bugger!
Any thoughts appreciated. Especially polite and helpful ones.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:10 AM   #8269
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My apologies if this has already been thrashed out before - if so - please point me to the thread.
I need some kind of rack either to keep my soft pannier bags away from the sides of the DR or a rack to put some kind of hard side-luggage in. I went for a week-long ride the other day and overpacked my panniers. The result was that the weight of the panniers pushed the side cover against the exhaust so the side cover melted! Bugger!
Any thoughts appreciated. Especially polite and helpful ones.
Kennif.
heres the pennytech option... they do fine for holding soft panniers off the exhaust... even fully loaded.



another view.... not my blood either.



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Old 10-26-2007, 06:27 AM   #8270
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heres the pennytech option... they do fine for holding soft panniers off the exhaust... even fully loaded.

another view.... not my blood either.

cheers fish
looks like my garage floor after I've been wrenching...
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:25 AM   #8271
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Note: Some of Dr. Rock's original text has been omitted.

Rummaging through the attic I found a long forgotten set of aluminum crutches.
After a second look I got the idea that the center post of one of these crutches would miake a rather nice bike crutch on soft ground while camping.

I drilled out the holes so they fit the eye bolt of a small turn buckle.
I removed one bolt from the turn buckle.
Wrapped the turn buckle with electrical tape creating friction.
Inserted it into the end of the right hand foot peg simultaneously levering the footpeg in the "up" position.
The pressure of the peg's spring secures it.
Added securement can be obtained by stretching a bungee to the passenger peg.

The pressure of the spring on the foot peg secures the crutch.
Do these crutches get the wheels off the ground if you have a flat? It seems like lot of wrestling goes on even when I change out a tire at home when its time to put the wheel back on. its easy on my KTM's ive had and a pain on the DR. the front wheel would be some kind of trick with just a crutch I would think. I just put on a dual-star centerstand a inmate was selling fairly cheap and I think for a long trip it could be handy. Although the DR is going to end up weighing as much as a KLR with all these racks and stands and luggage and stuff. but I dont plan on carrying it so thats ok. I like the simplicity of the crutch idea, never tried using one.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #8272
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Alternative bike crutch

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Do these crutches get the wheels off the ground if you have a flat?
You lit my wick. Crutches come in pairs. If the other centerpost was levered into the left peg I can imagine the bike being in a stable position.
I will have to experiment.

N.B. The penny tech option of holding off soft bags by jamodu-fishbulb in post number 8329

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5563381&postcount=8329

expands the horizon for transporting and using two crutches like the one shown in my previous post.
I do not want to sacrifice the rubber foot on the crutch.

I will have to figure out how to mount these crutches to the passenger pegs with rubber foot still attached and slant them up to my Ebay Barbecue rack similar to the penny tech mod shown in jamodu-fishbulb's post.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:03 PM   #8273
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Holding soft panniers off the exhaust...

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heres the pennytech option... they do fine for holding soft panniers off the exhaust... even fully loaded.

another view.... not my blood either.



cheers fish
Fish, how do you have these tubes attached?
Is that Exhaust Insulating Tape at the top of the tube shown in this picture?
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:20 PM   #8274
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Fish, how do you have these tubes attached?
Is that Exhaust Insulating Tape at the top of the tube shown in this picture?
the tubes are attached with hose clamps. im going to replace them with u clamps one day but so far theyve done 20k with no dramas.... the tape was there to protect the back of the pannier from the end of the tube.. it fell off 5 minutes later... the tube hasnt rubbed the pannier yet... so i figure it prolly wont... let me know if you want pics...
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #8275
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Originally Posted by Old_Lion
Note: Some of Dr. Rock's original text has been omitted.

Rummaging through the attic I found a long forgotten set of aluminum crutches.
After a second look I got the idea that the center post of one of these crutches would miake a rather nice bike crutch on soft ground while camping.

I drilled out the holes so they fit the eye bolt of a small turn buckle.
I removed one bolt from the turn buckle.
Wrapped the turn buckle with electrical tape creating friction.
Inserted it into the end of the right hand foot peg simultaneously levering the footpeg in the "up" position.
The pressure of the peg's spring secures it.
Added securement can be obtained by stretching a bungee to the passenger peg.

The pressure of the spring on the foot peg secures the crutch.
I like the idea of this, except I want to get the rear tire off the ground for chain maintenance... Or am I not seing those pictures correctly?

Im sure someone has done it, just like that, but long enough to securly get the rear wheel up. I'm trying to adapt a piece of 1.5'' pvc with a notch to prop under the frame, but aluminum seems more durrable.

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Old 10-26-2007, 07:29 PM   #8276
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Laugh

One day i'm going to compete on a old DR650 (I'd be on quite a tight budget) in the Dakar Rally i have been inspired by this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1h-4WRhpGg
and i just found out that someone did it on a vespa back in the day.
I reckon all you need is a good group o mates as your team a DR650se with your basic suspension, exhaust, jetting mods and skid plate pluss some extra fuel and water tanks. I mean there are so many inmates on this forum with bike more than capable to go the distance.

The problem all these fancy and expensive bikes that compete at the moment is the riders, there all wack jobs who go to fast which then causes there bikes to fall apart then they have to stay up and fix it instead of getting some sleep so that when they start the stage the next day there to K.O to ride properly which in turn causes them to fall of and damage the bike again, its a vicious circle.

Now if they where like me (a wimp who is to scared to go fast of road)
they would keep good consistent times and finish race without a problem.

Look lads and lasses I've got it all worked out, so who's with me lets flood the rally with DR's and incopitant riders just imagen the piss up in the local after finishing that ride.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:56 PM   #8277
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hmmm what about doing the dakar on honda 110 postie bikes
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:29 PM   #8278
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Thanks to the Wombat group!

Hi folks:

I just have to say thanks to all of you. Only bought my 07 DR650 about 2 months ago. Every day I get on this machine I appreciate it more and more. It's a pure joy to ride.

Have had the chance to ride a few other thumpers this week. They pale in comparison. Now I've got a few friends who are very sorry with their choice of steed after riding mine. I can't imagine ever selling this bike. So glad I found this thread. Thanks again!
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:31 PM   #8279
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Hi folks:

I just have to say thanks to all of you. Only bought my 07 DR650 about 2 months ago. Every day I get on this machine I appreciate it more and more. It's a pure joy to ride.

Have had the chance to ride a few other thumpers this week. They pale in comparison. Now I've got a few friends who are very sorry with their choice of steed after riding mine. I can't imagine ever selling this bike. So glad I found this thread. Thanks again!
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:38 PM   #8280
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Ha Ha!!!

Give me another month or two!

My wallet is bleeding! Especially after seeing Stack's beautiful machine. I still haven't quite paid for the Fastway F5 footpegs that are on the way.

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