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Old 03-28-2012, 04:56 AM   #12661
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Hey Colum, come over for Saint Pats Day . and drink green beer but not warm ones .
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #12662
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Hi folks...

Today I left work some hours earlier for a ride... :

Somewhere in Lahn-valley:



A short stop at Dehrn castle near Limburg


Heading for some small roads at Gelbach-valley:



Above Nassau:




Found some ruins (background, eh!):




Great view from castle Greifenstein:




Some ancient caves near my hometown:



250kms, 5 counties :)

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Old 03-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #12663
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Lars, love your bike heaps, some nice modifications to the swing arm , and what a comfy seat no sore butt with the extra foam, magnificent colour very tasty.
Thats one thing you guys have and we don,t castles, we sort off do but nothing like the one in your photos .
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #12664
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Resi ,your machine looks sweet
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #12665
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A plane flew over my place in winter last year and captured these photo's. The white lines are supposed to represent the fences. Note how the entrance driveway goes between two other properties. It gave me the chance to line it with trees. In fact all the trees on the place were planted by me. All up I put in around 500. It's only five acres but it's mine.






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Old 03-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #12666
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A plane flew over my place in winter last year and captured these photo's. The white lines are supposed to represent the fences. Note how the entrance driveway goes between two other properties. It gave me the chance to line it with trees. In fact all the trees on the place were planted by me. All up I put in around 500. It's only five acres but it's mine.


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And very nice it is too mate still got a mob of mistres....ooops...sheep

Sadly, I haven't been up to much I updated my thread over here >> http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...post1130291612
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #12667
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Trailtech Vapor temperature settings?

Bluesman, Rob, Jabroka, or anyone else using Trailtech. What temperatures you have set as high temp warning and dangerous temp warning on your Vapor?
The sensor is mounted under the sparkplug on mine.

I've finally finished (nearly) fork conversion to WP Extreme. Still have to find a better clamp for brake line, extend the sidestand and some more minor things to do.
Sorry, no good pics yet (cell phone camera + low light Soviet era under ground garage make no good combination). I hope to show her daylight this weekend although the temperatures are still 0...+5 Celsius.
Can't wait to test ride...

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Old 03-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #12668
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Lioyd nice block I bet it took a lot of time to paint those fences white,I will see you in 4 weeks and carn,t wait to go riding with you on your bikes plenty of pics for boys in the northern parts coming up.

Mait I don,t use the trailtech temp at all sorry.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:54 AM   #12669
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Bluesman, Rob, Jabroka, or anyone else using Trailtech. What temperatures you have set as high temp warning and dangerous temp warning on your Vapor?
The sensor is mounted under the sparkplug on mine.

I've finally finished (nearly) fork conversion to WP Extreme. Still have to find a better clamp for brake line, extend the sidestand and some more minor things to do.
Sorry, no good pics yet (cell phone camera + low light Soviet era under ground garage make no good combination). I hope to show her daylight this weekend although the temperatures are still 0...+5 Celsius.
Can't wait to test ride...
Looks good! :) Can't wait to hear your impressions!

Correct reading under spark plugs are: extended periods at 160 degrees - warning, 165-170 dangerous.
This is only for measuring under spark plug specifically.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:02 AM   #12670
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Warning for fellow DRers.
If you will be replacing valves in float bowls with aftermarket or something like it.

I spent 3 days chasing strange issue on my DR. After rebuild last winter I decided to change needle valves and needles and orings etc.
Done that.
No correct fuel level. Carbs always fill to the brim - to overflow (thanks God on SR43 they are flowing out).
I tried everything. Literally.
Then I looked carefully at stock seats/valve needles and ones I have.
Slight differences.
1. Stock are 1.5 mm hole, new are 2.5
2. Stock have almost no cone, just small small edge, new have nice cone and wider contact surface.
3. Stock seats outside brim are longer, thou actual sizes same.
4. Stock needle sprung plunger are shorter by good 1 mm.

Put old stuff back in - zero problem. They were still in good shape to be fair. Makes sense - wider contact surface and bigger hole means worse holding fuel when lot of it in tank. Also longer needle means more risk of sticking.

Looked at few more of kits that are not original Suzuki. Same sh...t. Wrong kinda seat/needle.
Thus 90% of kits sold as aftermarket/OEM kits are useless junk for DR800. Perhaps they work on GS etc. but not on DR800. Original kit expensive - seat + needle 33 Euro.

At least my bike works OK again. I was getting desperate.
Good thing I have alien bolts on carbs and was able to do all this without removing carbs from bike.

Beware.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:29 AM   #12671
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Warning for fellow DRers.
If you will be replacing valves in float bowls with aftermarket or something like it.

I spent 3 days chasing strange issue on my DR. After rebuild last winter I decided to change needle valves and needles and orings etc.
Done that.
No correct fuel level. Carbs always fill to the brim - to overflow (thanks God on SR43 they are flowing out).
I tried everything. Literally.
Then I looked carefully at stock seats/valve needles and ones I have.
Slight differences.
1. Stock are 1.5 mm hole, new are 2.5
2. Stock have almost no cone, just small small edge, new have nice cone and wider contact surface.
3. Stock seats outside brim are longer, thou actual sizes same.
4. Stock needle sprung plunger are shorter by good 1 mm.

Put old stuff back in - zero problem. They were still in good shape to be fair. Makes sense - wider contact surface and bigger hole means worse holding fuel when lot of it in tank. Also longer needle means more risk of sticking.

Looked at few more of kits that are not original Suzuki. Same sh...t. Wrong kinda seat/needle.
Thus 90% of kits sold as aftermarket/OEM kits are useless junk for DR800. Perhaps they work on GS etc. but not on DR800. Original kit expensive - seat + needle 33 Euro.

At least my bike works OK again. I was getting desperate.
Good thing I have alien bolts on carbs and was able to do all this without removing carbs from bike.

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couldn't find an alien but here are some little green men.and a moon
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:18 AM   #12672
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Blue yes thats makes sence more contact area means more preasure from floats needed, carn,t change floats only needle and seat
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:20 AM   #12673
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Sorry about mistype. :)
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:50 AM   #12674
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Blue yes thats makes sence more contact area means more preasure from floats needed, carn,t change floats only needle and seat
It almost drove me crazy over last few days...imagine - we just reassembled Transalp after top end work, I just finished modifying my friend's Vstrom (spoked wheels, luggage, etc. etc.) - we all ready to roll for test and...my DR suddenly pisses itself right in the garage
Took Firestorm for spin instead. Positive - put big smile on my face after few throttle twists
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #12675
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Good thing I have allen bolts on carbs and was able to do all this without removing carbs from bike.
Is this possible?

I was just going to start installing larger mains today but thinking about pulling carbs.

Do you remove the starter or fuel pump to gain access?

Love to see photos of the spoked Vster and TA.
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