Oz / Kiwi Suzuki DR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here please

Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    I've been using Dri-Slide graphite for decades. It works great.

    I'm looking forward to comparing with silicon when I get a chance.

    Regards,

    Derek
  2. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Keep in mind that extra filter media stuffed into the existing cartridge won't have much surface area, so slide lift damping will be increased (and more so as the foam gets dirty). In my opinion slide damping should be controlled solely by lift hole area, and not be added to by under-diaphragm vent restriction.

    Regards,

    Derek
  3. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Been here awhile

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    Your located in Oregon? Oz dust gets into everything, it is so fine. Extra foam in the stock filter housing will catch all the dust when serviced properly. Much better than the slide being restricted by the "grinding paste" fuel mix and dust.
    In my opinion the slide should move up as fast as possible! :) :)
  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    For those not knowing:
    Details:
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...carburetor-intake.635786/page-5#post-18843899

    Under the seat, just behind the tank
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  5. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Right. The way to prevent the dust from getting in while not simultaneously adding restriction is to increase the surface area by installing an oiled foam filter like this:
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    Or, if you already have a Uni UP-123, by oiling it and adding an oiled foam sleeve like this:

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    In a case where the slide has been drilled, adding restriction at the vent filter will help mitigate the negative effects. But as I said, in my opinion slide damping should be controlled solely by lift hole area, and not be added to by under-diaphragm vent restriction.

    Regards,

    Derek
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  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Yep, after 20,000km in SA, (yeah, I know, too long...!) ours were as dirty as they normally after are after about 5,000km back home, but the diaphragms were clean as clean could be - so the extra filters were working. What caused me the most angst was snot in the floatbowl, I think from mixing dodgy fuel containing that field-grown corn-based shit.
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  7. UncleGra

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    My low beam headlight gave up today..Highbeam still good...what's a good replacement.. go original H4 12v 60/55w ?..or is there something better at a good price .
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    HIDs work OK, better than stock, and save a few watts. Just have to mount all the bits up, not too hard.
  9. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    I got the cyclops 7000 and love it, way better then stock.

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  10. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Ok..looks like a plug in and play solution.. thanks:thumb:thumb
  11. TRTN

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    So I've been rolling along pretty happily with a DRZ-400 SM front end in my DR. Using a wheel out of an RM250, not the 17" SM wheel. But i'm getting quite tired of the limited clearance for these forks with my Safari tank.
    The lower SM triple clamp is especially chunky and hits the tank quite early. I thought i'd just live with it until yesterday I dropped the bike cause i couldn't make a low speed turn when parking. Argh! The shame! People saw me!

    Time for a change. I saw a few people have countered this problem by making new engine/tank mounts and moving the tank back a cm or two. But that would not mesh well with my planned purchase of a Yenkro fairing.

    Alternatives as i see them:

    A: find a set of aftermarket triple clamps - the standard DRZ400-SM clamps have 22.5mm offset (says the internet) and quite a chunky square 'clamping' area. i might be able to find some less chunky aftermarket clamps with a 24.5mm offset. Maybe with the bolts on the front rather than the back (tank) side. This gains me a few mm in steering with no other changes required

    B: get an Acerbis 25L tank - gains me a lot more clearance and still compatible with a Yenkro fairing. Slightly less fuel capacity and less crash resistant.

    Anyone got a (used) clear Acerbis tank they's like to swap for a used clear Safari tank? It has few battle scratches but nothing that can destroy these things anyway.
  12. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Wannabe

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    I have the full led replacement unit, not the globes. I think I got it from Remar Cables. Absolutely brilliant, like night and day. :lol3
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  13. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    The Cyclops is only available from the U.S..?
  14. Damian_74

    Damian_74 Been here awhile

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  15. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Adventure Bike Australia has them in 4000 & 7000 Lm
  16. dirtsurfer

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    What size torx security driver is required to remove the ignition and helmet locks on the DR?
  17. nealo

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  18. dirtsurfer

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  19. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Admittedly it was about a year ago, but I tried a Cyclops LED lamp.
    It was rubbish.
    So much so that i got better light by replacing it with a highend halogen H4 car bulb from Auobarn, for about a quarter the money.
    I think this was played out here, a while back.
    At the time I had the luxury of 3 identical DRs and a large rural property with no light pollution, so I could make exact comparisons between bikes across a darkened valley.
    As I recall, the problem with the Cyclops was that it lacked penetration, the light lacked depth, its cutoff was poor and its spread was badly controlled.
    I tried the various fixes of putting lengths of copper wire under the rim to alter the angle, but evventually concluded that while it draws minimal current and is very visible fo other road users, for actual afterdark use on roads without streetlights - it was a liability. This is probably as much to do with the DRs antiquated reflector and lens as anything else, but the overblown hype surrounding LEDs as headlamps make it hard to determine what works.
    Eventually Cyclops in the US agreed that their product probably wasn't going to achieve what I sought (after dark real world illumination) and I sold it on, at a considerable loss, but at least I'd done the test and given it a good go and satisfied myself that, for our application at least, it wasn't the tool for the job -like using a chicken nugget to drive in a nail, if you like.
    If you dont venture out after dark, dont go beyond the streetlights and need to charge your phone/iPad, this light will look cool, and free up the power you need elsewhere.
    But for us, it didn't work.
    YMMV
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  20. Portly

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    The standard DR light loses a lot due to the small gauge wiring.
    Just by putting in a relay kit with heavier wiring to the battery gives considerably more light from a standard bulb, then putting in a H4 bulb with higher light output will give a bit more.
    I bought a ready made relay kit from a bloke in Japan, I can't remember his business name off hand but someone here will know who I am talking about.
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