Dl650 Hack

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by brstar, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    I've had good service from these people in the past.
    They can make sprockets exactly how you want them.
    Not local for you though.

    Chain Gang Chains and Sprockets Pty Ltd.
    Motorcycle Parts Store
    Address: Unit-21b/500 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks QLD 4073
    Phone:(07) 3376 8488
  2. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Optus advises that the number you have dialed has been disconnected.........
    :nah
    Thanks for that Eric I thought I would try anyway just in case.
    I tried a while ago looking up the website but no joy.
    Anybody else have some good tips?
    I was going to upsize the rear sprocket rather than increase the stresses and wear on a much smaller front.
    Thinking a 17 front and 60 rear.
    Then if I really want a crawler gear I can change the front temporarily though that would not be often if at all.
  3. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Just tried ringing, you're correct.

    Try this mob in Sydney, linky-poo.


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  4. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    I seem to recall reading somewhere recently that Chain Gang had gone out of business (but that may have been just a rumour, I don't remember hearing specific confirmation)

    There are a range of sprocket sizes already available for the Wee I think, both front and rear.
  5. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Checking out the website.......... very confident now.:lol2
  6. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    He's got the runs on the board and doesn't take himself too seriously.

    What's not to like :lol3


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  7. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Just thinking about changing chain and sprockets on mine makes me realise I haven't had to remove or fit one since the XS650. The joys of shafties.....
    Now if the rear sproket is larger by 13 teeth and the front by apparently 2 then the chain needs to be longer by much the same to fit. (I had thought a 17t front was standard but it seems to be a 15)
    Mad mate in Sydney town has the big sprocket but looks like I may need to ebay a front and chain.
    Then there is the issue of riveting the missing link....Do I find that rivetting?
    I remember the finniky one at the licensing checking to see I had no dodgy chain joiner (old style clip) when I fitted the chair orignally.
    Seems another change from the XS days.
    Means I may need the fancy little widget to press the rivets, unless I use the boilermakers special tool.
    Its ok I watched a young fella show me how on utube so got all the smarts now.
    So go out and count teeth and rollers?
    Or do they have a little extra?
    I would say not these days so I need to be sure to be sure.
    More reseach needed.
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  8. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    This is all to teach you a lesson. Leaners suck off road and limit a lot of your options when compared to a rigid :lol3
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  9. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Assorted chain breaker/riveter tools can be purchased for between $15 to $130 roughly.

    I'd look at the $45>$60 mark as a good compromise between price and quality (old rule of thumb I was told by an old man who didn't believe in "rules" :scratch find the cheapest, find the most expensive, then buy something priced in the middle to get best value for money)

    There are different styles, pick the one that looks easiest for you to use.. complicated, intricate functions are not always the best option... KISS as they say.

    And I'm not so sure the old clip style chain joiner is actually illegal.. many road registered bikes still use them as stock items.
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  10. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Our off road abilities should be a good match then.
    I always wondered how the dust got in everywhere.
  11. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    How's the research goin'?


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  12. robberst

    robberst Been here awhile

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    I've been using EK Chain with their special "screw" rivet links. They work great and require no special tools.

    I've had mixed results with their SRX chain (7000-15000 miles), but very good service from MVXZ chain.
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  13. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Research:scratch The cheapest locally seems to $30 a carton. Though its not made locally.:jjen
    Be moving house in a couple of weeks it seems.
    Had Robbie Burns with the building plans.
    Have a forklift and a block for sale along with the current location.
  14. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Bugger.


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  15. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    So wifey desided to score a bargain $20 table at Sammies.
    Asked if I would be ok to pick it up?
    Sure no prob I thought lets take the rig.
    1st time out with the trailer on the leaner, worked fine.
    Apart from one indicator. Dodgy home sparkie.
    Be a bit more work with a heavy load though most likely.
    No paint on the trailer yet?
    Maybe another rebuild down track.
    May get some Ali angle and sheet plus a million rivets.
    be moving house soon so not for a while.
    Oh the wife and her bargain hunting?
    Good Sammie jeans (name brand) $4.50...... Had $5 in the pocket.
    The girl can find the bargains. :norton:norton:norton
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  16. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    I have the riveting rivet doohickey thingamabob wachamacallit tool. Works on the GSX ultra torque machine 530 chain so should be good for the V.
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  17. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    I moved house a week ago, well most of my considerable collection of stuff (after 33 years of domestication) 17yrs since the last shuffle manouver.
    Sooooo much junk.
    Next move I would rather take in the long black station wagon.
    I had been planning for the last 3 years to build a "Dream house" I suppose it could be said.
    Turned out I was just dreaming.
    Any way we moved to Shoalwater into what was the wifes grandfathers house circa 1969. Rent for now but hoping to buy.
    It has 2 separate garages under( his and hers) and a large undercroft area (my workshop)
    So enstead of my dream house I get someone elses. And it should be said only a dream for 99% of the planets population.
    Enough said already.
    Moving.
    I thought yep lets hook the wee trailer to the rig and load up just for chuckles sake.
    6 plastic boxes and a folding table and away I went.
    Got some laughs and smiles on the way along with a thumbs up from a motorcycle copper on the corner of stock rd and Thomas rd.
    My good friends (they help you move house) were waiting and talked to the previous tenant telling her they were going to help Bruce unload.
    When I rolled up she was sure they were taking the Mickie.
    Photos to come as I am using my phone for internet here and it is just to slow to load pics for now.
  18. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Smugmug is not playing the game.
    It would not load pics from my laptop (and I suppose this is their out) using my phone as a wireless hotspot.
    Its an android phone so I was able to load pics direct from the phone and fairly quickly.
    But the phone ap does not seem to be able to use links to display on ADV riders site.
    Down load time is out the window long using the phone as a wifi hotspot.
    But to the phone direct is normal.
    It maybe Windows 10..... not sure but I think it is evil.


    AAAAAAAGHH!
    Will try again.
  19. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Zooming in with a not so flash phone camera to the end of the street.
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  20. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]The bike travelled well on the freeway with the trailer in tow.
    Was quite pleased really.
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