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Old 02-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #14746
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That was not my question as he lost oil from a drain that had fallen out in the middle of a ride. How much to put in????? How to check???
Would it be best to drain all oil and change filter, add 2 Qts as advised if that happens. That would be hard for him to do on a ride in the snow. Not trying to prove anybody wrong, just asking a question as many seem to overfill oil while just topping off as 1.8 Qts. seems to be Overfilling.
Out in the middle of a ride on the trail, I would add oil as needed and keep checking. I would not worry too much about overfilling a little bit - I would be much more concerned with running too little oil.

Once I was back home, I would drain it all and put in 2 quarts of fresh oil.

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #14747
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...Yes the bike should be on the side stand.
Well, actually, if you are trying to be the definitive source, according to the Owner's manual, in the maintenance section, under Engine Oil Check (p 28 in my copy), it says:

"7) Holding the motorcycle vertically, reinsert the dipstick until the threads touch filler neck, but do not thread the cap in."

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Hope that clears this question up. Let's move on now. Please feel free to refer others to this post in the future. If I got anything wrong, prove it to me and I'd be glad to edit my post.

Tim
Not sure if that's enough "proof"....

Oh, and BTW that bolt that fell out is the "oil loss bolt"....strictly speaking its a bad thing to run the motor when its cold if no oil comes out of that hole with the bolt removed, however a) when the motor is hot there isn't that much oil in the crankcase, and b) its too late anyway, so just refill as Greg suggests and ride away.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #14748
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I'll let you know.

I'm still baffled as to why it started running like shit then quit all together. Not sure if you'd want to buy this unless you don't like your friend.

More than likely it will get turned into a parts bike if anything. The brand new Acerbis tank with mounting hardware and my luggage rack with boxes will be going up for sale first.
dibs on the tank, and racks
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #14749
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im guessing there will be big interest in Rugged parting with the tank and boxes. called dibs on em a week ago!!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #14750
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Out in the middle of a ride on the trail, I would add oil as needed and keep checking. I would not worry too much about overfilling a little bit - I would be much more concerned with running too little oil.

Once I was back home, I would drain it all and put in 2 quarts of fresh oil.

Regards,

Gregory Bender


Makes sense.Just thought it would be great to have someone in the know answer this question so many more peeps do not add 1.8 qts to top off oil as many have seem to have done on this bike


Thanks again,

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #14751
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Thanks for the link, didn't even think of that.
I was planning on attempting to put the DR back together when I got off tomorrow morning, but now it looks like I'm in for a road trip. According to the site, Tuscon has one in stock. Their phone will be ringing at 8:59 am.
Rugged,

24 more minutes till phone call.
ARE YOU READY!!!!!!
GLWBUY
OOPS, Forgot about time difference. Are you on your way??

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #14752
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Rugged,

24 more minutes till phone call.
ARE YOU READY!!!!!!
GLWBUY
OOPS, Forgot about time difference. Are you on your way??

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Been driving for 2 hrs already. They have one on the floor ready to go.
I'm starving and keep seeing billboards fast food... Can't stop to eat, I'll just throw in a pinch of Skoal to keep me going.

If the DR hadn't taken a giant shit on me, i wouldn't be in this situation.

For everyone pining for the parts off the DR, I'm going to try and assemble it tomorrow to see if it still runs.
Bullitman281 is coming down next month for our yearly motorcycle trip and since he is a genius with bikes he will fiddle with it too. So you guys may have to wait until April to start scavenging.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #14753
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Rugged,

Buying in AZ. and reg in NM no problem?
Can't do that in Cali. Must have 7500 miles and DMV is STRICT on that one.
Make sure to wipe all the froth off your mouth as to not seem to anxious, maybe you can save $7-8 or
have them throw in a goodie or two.

We are EXCITED for you.
None of those pesky oil change questions either.
Have an exciting time buying as that is fun. Yeah!!!!
Time to ride and not be Columbo anymore.

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #14754
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DR parts for sale

just posted some stuff in flea market.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863345
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #14755
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If the DR hadn't taken a giant shit on me, i wouldn't be in this situation.
Not to be shitting on your mechanic skills, but I think that you simply missed something small. You've taken the entire bike apart when something you over looked is cuasing all the grief. Trouble shooting gets tougher when you have fiddled with everything. Not that I know what is wrong with your bike.

But it could have been something like a piece of debris clogged in the fuel line when you put on the new tank, and have been reusing the same fuel lines. Or had a clogged jet, took the carb apart to clean. Cleaned the jet but readjusted the floats to the wrong hieght, due to an incorrect refference??

Don't know, but it will be sad to see you and your DR go. Don't part it out!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #14756
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Can't do that in Cali. Must have 7500 miles and DMV is STRICT on that one.

None of those pesky oil change questions either.
I will 2nd the claim on the the 7500 mile thing. This is true for all vehicles. Nothing for a car, but substantail for some bikes.

I don't know what the fuss is all about with the oil level deal either. If I see oil on the stick, it's good. No oil on the stick: add oil.

I don't get a huge difference if the bike is cold or one minute after the engine has stopped running, I get about the same reading. My DR does burn some oil. I think that my oil ring is stuck. I have read of this happening on several DRs. I need to add a small dollop of oil with about every other fuel up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #14757
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has anyone done surgery to tachometer to run LED lights on the inside?
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #14758
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has anyone done surgery to tachometer to run LED lights on the inside?
should be plug and play. The instument cluster sucks a ton of juice. There are many bulbs that can be swtiched out. They are of the mini wedge variaty. The Tach uses a 3watt buld. The speedo: 2- 1.7W bulbs. Each of the indicators are a 1.7 wat bulb. Once you remove the cluster, the bulbs are held in place by little rubber boots.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/m...re-wedge-base/

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #14759
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+ i

If damage was done you would hear some godawful rattling and clunking coming from the top end .
No gawd awful rattling or clunking. Phew.

Thanks for the heads up on overfilling. I'll be wary of that moving forward.

You guys have been immensely helpful - much appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #14760
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Bullitman281 will be coming down from Colorado next month and will fix it while he's here.
He can fix anything.

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