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Old 11-10-2013, 05:49 AM   #19261
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I ran across this on Craigslist up in western Wisconsin on Wednesday of this week, and brought it home last night at 10:00 after 10 hours of driving. A 2 owner 1997 with 6,100 miles. Never seen much, if any, offroad. New tires too boot ! I spent 3 hours this morning going over it and doing what cleaning was necessary. Reading thru the owners manual, it appears that the suspension was still set at the factory settings ! Yep, got all the manuals and original delivery inspection paperwork with it, and get this,it looks as if the tool kit had never been opened. It's sitting out in the geerage now making friends with my 1200 GS Rallye Edition. Life is good........






and its' new bud

Very Nice. I recently got a 97 350SE also and love it. I added a Acerbis, Spitfire windshield, Kenda 270 tires, etc. You will love it. Your bike looks super clean. Mine needed a lot of work but it did run when I bought it.
Good Luck and I also like your other no name bike!

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #19262
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AFAIK, all of the dirt models have that little voltage regulator mounted under the seat, on top of the air box.

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Yes. And to answer the op's question, it will run fine without it. No lights of course.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:46 AM   #19263
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I ran across this on Craigslist up in western Wisconsin on Wednesday of this week, and brought it home last night at 10:00 after 10 hours of driving. A 2 owner 1997 with 6,100 miles. Never seen much, if any, offroad. New tires too boot ! I spent 3 hours this morning going over it and doing what cleaning was necessary. Reading thru the owners manual, it appears that the suspension was still set at the factory settings ! Yep, got all the manuals and original delivery inspection paperwork with it, and get this,it looks as if the tool kit had never been opened. It's sitting out in the geerage now making friends with my 1200 GS Rallye Edition. Life is good........






and its' new bud

Sounds like a great find. Have fun with it.

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Old 11-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #19264
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Screaming deal, thanks!

[QUOTE=dyeinbreed;22746606]

If anyone is on the ropes about adding a hardcase, I bought this one

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/produc...n=ConfirmEmail

currently they are having a $5 ground shipping promo, and if you use the coupon code AFC909 you get an additional 15% off. So this case ends up being $26.24 shipped to your door.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #19265
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^ yep. Even if you don't want to use it on the bike, I'm sure for $26, you'll find something to put in that case!
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #19266
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currently they are having a $5 ground shipping promo, and if you use the coupon code AFC909 you get an additional 15% off. So this case ends up being $26.24 shipped to your door.
It was $28.08 with tax you bastard. What a ripoff! Looking forward to getting it. Did you do any special mounting technique to help retain the waterproofness?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #19267
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Just realized it'll be a perfect spot for a rotopax.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #19268
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It was $28.08 with tax you bastard. What a ripoff! Looking forward to getting it. Did you do any special mounting technique to help retain the waterproofness?


Nothing special, just mounted it using 4 stainless allen bolts. You could always just slap some sealant under the washers before you tighten it down from the inside. I don't do any crazy river crossing or anything like that, so if theres water up to the bottom of the case, I have bigger things to worry about!

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Just realized it'll be a perfect spot for a rotopax.
Yep, it's on my list as well. Even the 2 gallon should sit easily on top of the case. Though I'll probably go with a 1 gallon eventually.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #19269
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It was $28.08 with tax you bastard. What a ripoff! Looking forward to getting it. Did you do any special mounting technique to help retain the waterproofness?
You have to enter the CODE---they don't make it easy to see it. But just before you press the 'make payment' button you will see where they want you to press to enter the code. I just got me one too---it was $22.90 delivered.

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Old 11-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #19270
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Here are a few more photos, since I was in the garage changing the oil I figured I'd snap a few more pictures so you can gauge the size of the case on the DR.





I mounted it using 1/4" stainless button head allen screws with some blue loctite and nylon insert nuts with washers., from the bottom up -- nuts are inside the case --

I would've liked to have a bolt on each corner but I just used the pre drilled holes on my rack that were already there, hence the 2 spaced out and 2 together bolts, but it feels sturdy enough.


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Old 11-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #19271
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With that rack you could have probably used U-bolts and spaced things out a bit more. For additional weather proofing just add rubber washers under the fender washers.

I may have a look around their site and see if I can find something smaller.

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Old 11-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #19272
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With that rack you could have probably used U-bolts and spaced things out a bit more. For additional weather proofing just add rubber washers under the fender washers.

I may have a look around their site and see if I can find something smaller.

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I couldv'e just drilled 2 holes since there is plenty of material, but once I bolted it up, it's very sturdy, but if I ever feel like it isn't, I'll just drill 2 more holes and add 2 more bolts.

I was going to add some neoprene washers, but I didn't really see the need for the type of riding I do. Like the holes, it will be no problem adding some later.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #19273
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What model of DG exhaust pipe is that? And is it loud or quite?

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #19274
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What model of DG exhaust pipe is that? And is it loud or quite?
It's the 'O' series, which is the oval version. It was incredibly loud when I first got it to the point of taking it off after 2 days because I couldn't take the highway commute with it. I then added some baffles and it's pretty much just a little louder than stock with a nice rumble to it.

I'm rendering a video right now with a quick clip of the bike at different rpms, I'll post it up when it's done.


Quick video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RHDg5yFcA

The slight rattling you hear when I rev is because one of the baffles I put in came a little loose since it was the only one that I didn't rivet. One of these day's I'll go in and fix it.

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #19275
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Went for a little ride today. Gotta love Florida weather.


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