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Old 02-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #12391
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Ray,

these kind of damages are really rare...

Just kidding: three stages of malfunction...

Grade one: Rattling engine... Lucky punch if you fix it now.
Grade two: Engine stops with bent valves.
Grade three: Worst case scenario... see upper pic.

I had a loosen tensioner on my smurfy SR41, found it while engine revision before 1st ride in spring.
And overhauled some engines with bent valves, of course. All had >50tkm on the clock.

I have some spare tensioners here and other things to get clear with this

Cheers,
and sorry for scaring you ...

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #12392
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I thought Stefan had a "reinforced" spring available for both the cam tensioner and the balancer tensioner.

Now I don't see the balancer spring on the web site.

Is my memory that far gone?

Resi, not scared, just cautious.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:45 AM   #12393
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Ray,

Stefan has AFAIK a spring for the timing chain tensioner in his webshop.

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:51 AM   #12394
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Nice Kyle great scenery and all from your part of the world

regarding tires I'm at pains to go to a less aggressive tires it just makes your bike a big fat pig off road



Manage to get the 190kg Big and fuel up that wet grass bank after dropping down there to ride on the beach (though I will admit only just and only after droppinga lot of air out of the tires )


I run another bike for the major road stuff as figured it was easier than changing tires (and I dont have a spare set of rims)

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #12395
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just run aggressive tires 24/7
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #12396
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just run aggressive tires 24/7
Unfortunately the KTM melts them at above 160kph except on the Beach and I doubt the 205kph I seen on the speedo so far on the beach, that they would even stand up in the sand

Smile for the camera


If this non DRBIG post offends anyone I will remove it

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Old 02-12-2012, 01:50 AM   #12397
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Hi guys,

I don't want to detain you what happens when the timing chain tensioner's spring gets loose or broken while engine revvin' at over 6000 RPM...




LarS
A little bit of valve bounce there, mate.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:27 AM   #12398
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On my bike tensioner spring broke and timing chain just went totally loose our of contact with sprockets at about 5000 rpms on opening up while coming out of turn. Nothing big happened. Bent valves and 4 small indentations on piston. I am still using that piston. I think it depends a lot on how lucky you are. I got impression that chain "lost drive" case is better than "chain jumped and retained drive of camshaft" case. This one on photo looks REALLY NASTY
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #12399
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Talking Hi Everyone!!

Hello friends, I am following this forum a month ago, and it was very nice to see that so many people who love real bike. I have a Suzuki DR 800S, I love the bike, and here are some photos:



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Old 02-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #12400
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Thumb Some photos from Brazil



Me and my ex Honda XLX 250R:



There some photos on my Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofcbruno/
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #12401
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Ofcbruno, more pics of your bike, country and the girl in the pool!

Soory to be a bit off topic with all the pics at the mo but I have an idea im prepared to pay somebody to turn into reality, if possible. Perhaps other may be interested also?




I want to a tidy single piece that combines both of the above.
This would be fitted in place of the oem rack and would ideally incorporate handles.

To Lars or anyone whos capable of making the above would you consider making it?
I can supply the dimensions needed for the loop. If it was possible id like to be able to remove the big loop section and clip in a smaller one when not in use like you can with venturas own kit


Like this. If that was a hassle then forgoe that detail.

Im guessing mild steel tubing powdercoated satin black?
Thoughts?
Is it possible?
Ideas on prices?
Cheers and back to the photos guys!
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #12402
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made a balls of the pics in the last post so doin it again


[IMG]http://i1210.photobucket.com
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@800rider
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #12403
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A little bit of video footage from the week end, scroll down and have a look, more to come later.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=759323&page=7
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:53 AM   #12404
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Good morning everybody!

My name is Florek and I am simple DR rider from Poland (Warsaw) since more then 2 years. In fact I am also reading this thread since 2 years but never had time/occasion to post. Now I am on sick leave for one week so I decided to finaly make this huge step and post!

First I would like to say hello and thank you for all or the inspiration for DR mods.

I am travelling anywhere I can with my BIG and wife.Before I used to ride GSX600F for 4 years. Last year we went on a small trip around Europe (honeymoon). You can find pictures here: https://sites.google.com/site/rflork...iesiac-miodowy -description is in polish (one day I will translate it...) but pictures express million words :-).
This year we are planning to go around Black Sea but before this I have to buy bike for my wife (of course DR650RSE) and some parts from Mr. Hessler - especially suspension since my BIG have now 94000 km which is a lot on polish roads ;-). Polish bikers should have special grant from government to replace suspension in their bikes, because (at least for me) it is freaking expensive!

This is my Dr:


We sometimes ride in the winter, but It is not easy - this year average temp is - 25C and we need tires with spikes.


There is also couple of DR riders in PL - we try to keep together, and in fact I made this photo:

It was on shooting polygon, +2C and it took us 1 hour to dig this BIG out (and not only sock were wet...). We stared to move faster when they start to shoot... great day, and I cant wait for spring!
There were a lot of grooves after tanks, here you can see level difference:


Kind regards.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #12405
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Hi Florek, welcome :)

Last spring I was for a short trip "back to my roots" in Poland...



Cheers,
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