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Old 07-31-2010, 10:33 PM   #46
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Wow, Steve that looks great! I've always been told the stickers will bubble off of the plastic tanks, did you do anything special?

I had a vacuum leak that cause my bike to run very lean when I first put my TM40 on and the header glowed red like your picture looks. Since I fixed the leak you can still see the header glow (just not as scary) if it's dark and I let the bike idle for a while. How long had the bike been running and sitting still in the picture?
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:49 PM   #47
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How long had the bike been running and sitting still in the picture?
This is after idling 5 min.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:50 PM   #48
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[quote=DisTech]Wow, Steve that looks great! I've always been told the stickers will bubble off of the plastic tanks, did you do anything special?

They are starting to bubble. :-(
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:12 PM   #49
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I see you have gone with the Highway Dirt Bike guards and mirrors, they are a sweet set-up.

The Northwest is finally getting some summer weather, so you should be able to enjoy a very nice looking DR650.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:46 PM   #50
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Get the supermoto front fender. Makes a huge difference on the highway. Small windscreen helps too.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:19 AM   #51
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This is after idling 5 min.
Running lean can contribute, but here's what Jeff at Procycle says about it.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:14 AM   #52
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Richen up the idle mixture a little bit.

Having anything glowing red is kind of unsettling.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:58 PM   #53
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I see you have gone with the Highway Dirt Bike guards and mirrors, they are a sweet set-up.

The Northwest is finally getting some summer weather, so you should be able to enjoy a very nice looking DR650.
Yes love Highway Dirt Bike stuff. Got almost all he has.
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:44 PM   #54
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Question...

Why use a tank for a pre-'96 DR?
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:00 PM   #55
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Why use a tank for a pre-'96 DR?
It is an easy mod, is very reasonable priced, and looks great on the bike. Why spend 500+ for a desert tank when you can get one for 169.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:44 AM   #56
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The tank looks great. What is required to make it work on a newer DR?
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