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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #5686
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You mean it turns over easily?
yep
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #5687
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yep
Then battery + starter are okay. Don't really know what to look at next...take out the plug and make sure you have a big fat spark, and if so, it's something with the carb maybe.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #5688
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yep. Brand new spark plug and its getting spark. What spark plug is recommended? I'm running an Autolite 4163
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #5689
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although the autolite is a good plug id stick with the NGK DR8EA, or a D8EA, it was designed with that plug :p
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #5690
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If anyone wants to know why you should not be using a Lithium battery on a motorcycle. PM me with an email address, I will send you a technical article written by the head electrical guy at BMW.

If you want to see a picture of what happens when you charge a ballistic too much, I can send you a picture.

There are reasons why the motorcycle manufacturers have not adopted this technology.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #5691
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Lemme guess - fire danger? Considering you have a lithium battery in your cell phone that is just as likely to catch on fire I'm not too terribly worried. Besides, that's what insurance is for. I use lithium batteries all the time with my r/c planes and while I'm always cautious, I still use them and have yet to see a meltdown. I don't plan on leaving the ballistic hooked up to the tender as I did with the lead acid - plus there's no need since it will maintain a charge for a year or so.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #5692
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thats only part of it.... but the most scary part.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #5693
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why do you want people to email you, just post the story and pic lol
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #5694
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why do you want people to email you, just post the story and pic lol
I've seen laptops light up on video, one big enough to start a thumper I wouldn't want coking off under my ass at a speed too high to jump off.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #5695
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Speaking of which:

Stock bars vs. Pro Taper Evo's: 36oz - 24oz = 0.75lb saved
Just curious, normally the weight helps dampen the vibrations. Have you noticed more 'buzziness' since adding the new bars?
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:39 PM   #5696
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I would post, but I don't have a link. Just a .pdf file of the article. I know how to post a pic, but not a .pdf.
Sent 2 emails out from work today. Off for vacation next 3 days. Catch up with the other emails on Monday.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #5697
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Cool2 Second fill-up

132 miles 2.1 gallons... so I guess it doesn't matter if I romp on it or not maybe I can tweak it a little leaner? At least it runs well, wheelies a lot easier now
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #5698
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If I wasn't in a cold climate, I would leave the jets stock. It's the driveability when half warmed up that I was going for. The jets that I have in there are the early Kientech settings...I think he's changed them somewhat.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #5699
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I have someone coming to check out the bike tomorrow, hopefully getting a couple hundred more than what I paid for. I did find a 99 DR350 with 6K miles on it though. Any input on the 350s? I just need something bigger and hopefully something that can cruise at 70 mph. Havent done much research on them yet.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #5700
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I have someone coming to check out the bike tomorrow, hopefully getting a couple hundred more than what I paid for. I did find a 99 DR350 with 6K miles on it though. Any input on the 350s? I just need something bigger and hopefully something that can cruise at 70 mph. Havent done much research on them yet.
Do you have to have a dual sport? If you want to cruise at 70, you might be better off looking for a Ninja 250, CBR 250 etc. They're geared more for the street and would cruise better than any dual sport on the highway. Should be lots of Ninjas around, they've been building them longer than DRs.
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