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Old 07-05-2012, 05:35 AM   #5791
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The Trailwings have earned their bad reputation for sure. Change them out for a decent tire and you will immediately notice the difference.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #5792
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Changed old, cracked, hardened Trailwings for new IRC GP-1s. World of difference. Can't say personally how big a difference if the Trailwings were new.

Anyone tried a 4.60x18 GP-1 on the rear? I have a 4.00, but would like to change. I WILL change the 2.75x21 for a 3.00 soon.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #5793
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I finally finished reading the thread, and learned alot. It took me about a week :)

I have had my DR for a few days now, and put about 50 miles on it so far.

I am thinking about changing the gearing. This site has been helpful:

http://www.gearingcommander.com/

The stock gearing for my 2007 is 15/45 (6373 RPM in 5th gear at 55MPH).

I am either going to go:

16/45 (5975 RPM in 5th gear at 55MPH)

or

15/42 (5948 RPM in 5th gear at 55MPH)

Anyone done either of these changes? I am trying to make it more comfortable (less buzzy) at prolonged 55MPH without taking out the low speed torque.

And thanks for an excellent discussion thread!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #5794
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Something doesn't make sense here: the upward travel of the rocker arm end (under the inspection cap) where the adjustment screw belongs, is limited by the downward travel of the follower on the cam. It can NEVER go high enough to hit the inspection cap, especially without the added height of the adjustment screw, and I seriously find it hard to believe that the intake valve would even open without the adjustment screw in place, although I have no real reason to doubt your word. It just doesn't make sense.

I would DEFINITELY remove the cylinder head cover and inspect the rockers and shafts, as well as having a look at the cam surfaces, before running the engine again. Hopefully you'll find the screw and nut somewhere in there. If the follower end of the rocker is worn down, or missing, then I can believe the rocker might hit the cap - and then you are in a world of hurt.
Sorry for the late reply, just recovering from a surgery, (my heads still a bit loopy from meds), anyways, i know the upward travel will never touch the cover, but the inside of my inspection cover has deep dents and gashes in it... thats the side that was missing the screw and nut ajuster! the cam lobes look a little.. worn, and so do the rocker arms, heres some pics from when i opened it up,
Exhaust side,

Intake side,

Arms,

Cam lobes,



it did run without the ajuster... the ajuster stuck out the bottom more than a 1/4", so i guess thats more than 1/4" less lift on that valve! reason why it idles but wouldent rev. And stupid me, i ran it like this for about 16km. not sure how bad the damamge is on the cam, should i consider replacing?

with the ajuster replaced bike runs great but has a terrible sound on high revvs, my riding buddies think its worn clutch plates, but im not really sure anymore with this thing, with my luck the guy probably forgot a few of those too
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #5795
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That cam and rockers are pretty well shot. Once they get in that condition they will continue to wear quicker than they should. The marks on the inspection cover were probably caused by the missing screw and nut. You really need to pull the clutch and magneto covers and see what is happening there. If the missing parts were/are loose somewhere, that could cause damage that would make all kinds of noise.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #5796
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The Trailwings have earned their bad reputation for sure. Change them out for a decent tire and you will immediately notice the difference.

Exactly. The only way those tires can appear decent is if that's all you've ever used. Its sort of like growing up with a mom that doesn't know how to cook. That 1st time you eat over at a friend's house it's like, "WTH? Why doesn't my food taste and look like charcoal?"
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #5797
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Exactly. The only way those tires can appear decent is if that's all you've ever used. Its sort of like growing up with a mom that doesn't know how to cook. That 1st time you eat over at a friend's house it's like, "WTH? Why doesn't my food taste and look like charcoal?"
It's funny 'cuz it's true...
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #5798
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Suzuki 2006 DR 200, Wifee wanted more wind protection , chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com makes these carbon fiber screens. So we get one, attach it to the original headlight cowling with 3M super velcro(sp)and tested the screen at almost 70 MPH down off Wolf Creek Pass, all is well FYI, No chickens were injured in this record speed run

The 3M allows the shield to be adjusted up or down.

I will attach some pics, if you have questions fell free to contact me or even Chris Barnes. Wife has comfort zone across chest area and up to her face shield. She is happy.






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Old 07-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #5799
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how much does he charge for those?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #5800
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how much does he charge for those?
Morgan, I /we got some other carbon fiber stuff so will need to dig out the bill and find out, do not wish to mis quote. You could also hit Chris up with a quick inquiry that may be faster than my search.
sorrry chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:55 AM   #5801
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #5802
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:23 AM   #5803
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:46 AM   #5804
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how much does he charge for those?

Here goes,60 GBP plus about 15 GBP to post to the US--and color is limited of course--either carbon or three or four basic shades.--It will be to the shape that you see on the 200 except what I cut out to fit the turn signal stalks of course.

I will find the link where I first saw the screens and get back to you.

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:04 AM   #5805
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Here goes,60 GBP plus about 15 GBP to post to the US--and color is limited of course--either carbon or three or four basic shades.--It will be to the shape that you see on the 200 except what I cut out to fit the turn signal stalks of course.

I will find the link where I first saw the screens and get back to you.

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$92.85 USD + $23.21 USD Post? ish? :)
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