the DR650 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.

  1. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    If that's the case, I'd got with cartridge emulators over intimators.
  2. chethro

    chethro Adventurer

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    Well I put on a D606 on the front of my bike today using the Ziptie method. I thought everything went great until I started on the rear (the front is back on the bike) and I notice that the tube stem has a beveled washer and nut on the inside of the rim and a nut on the outside. The new tubes I put in only came with one nut and the beveled washer, so I used the beveled washer on the inside of the rim and the nut on the outside. No nut on the inside.


    Is this a problem or should I just wait until I wear out the front to install a nut on the inside of the rim? Or should I go ahead and pull the front and make it right?
  3. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    regarding the IMS tank earlier.

    It's confirmed indeed it was an IMS tank. The seller wants me to mail him a cashier check first. he ships it, then i will send him a second check to cover the shipping cost.

    I've done paypal, but never done cashier check before. Plus he gave me an po box address. to be honest, I am skeptical now as he was when I called him stating I am from a different state.

    This deal probably save me about 70 dollars than buying new from justgastank. Worth taking the chance?

    I still like the acerbis tank better.
  4. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    even if it was exactly what i wanted, i would never do anything other than a paypal or credit card payment for an on-line transaction, unless it was someone i knew/trusted... only time i have ever been burned on internet transactions was when i paid cash.

    in this case, what's $70, especially if it's not what you really want? that's about $1.35/week for a year...

    doug s.
  5. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I'm in the "Majority off road, definitely the Intiminators. I tried both." camp.

    I came into off road via road riding and like the front to be firmer and higher than traditional off road suspension.

    I don't like brake dive.
  6. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Definitely you need a relay that is switched by a wire that is only one when the key is turned on, unless you want to develop your bump starting techniques
    :D:D. : I did it on several bikes so it must be simply. Just go to any auto parts store and get a generic horn or lights relay, should have a diagram on it that tells you which terminal connects to what, power in, switch, ground, etc. I usually just use a wire going to the tail light, and be sure there is a fuse into the system. Oops, I see you have a fuse. I usually use the cheapo glue on elements that cost about $30 but this install, on a Guzzi, I used Bikemaster, that I found for $45 and were simple to install with a 5 level controller.
  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Sweet little gun! :clap
  8. Echo1

    Echo1 Been here awhile

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    This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The warranty probably only covers the cost to repair up to the value of the bike.

    A couple years ago a DR owner posted (on Thumpertalk) his bike blew 3rd gear and apparently did a lot of damage. His bike was still under the factory warranty but the cost to repair exceeded the bike value, so they were going to total it. The owner was pissed because he financed the bike and owed more than book value. Eventually the thread disappeared so Suzuki must have provided a satisfactory solution.
  9. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Take a look at lacrosse stick cases. I planed on buying on using a blue one. Never saw a blue rifle case so it might go unnoticed. Due to the recent bad publicity in the norhteast, i have decided against that. I recently found that Ruger makes a 10/22 takedown. Comes in a case and does not look like a firearm.
  10. BergDonk

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    Up hill is OK as long as its to the carb or a fuel tap. This gives any air the chance to escape. If its just a loop/siphon in the fuel line, then that when its a problem.

    I got rid of the internal filters from the taps, and the one to the carb. I still have a servicable in line filter, which is also positioned vertically to no air traps in it either.

    [​IMG]

    Having a swivelling inlet on the FCR helps for sure too.

    On the BST, I cut off the original pipe and threaded in a straight fitting. When I tried to turn it, I thought it might break the carb.
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    6 oclock would be even better, then there is no fuel line above the bottom of the tank or the float bowel.
  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    I always remove the inner nut, it does nothing otehr than deform the tube when inflated.

    Ride it.
  13. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Absolutely NOT. But I'm cynical from working financial crimes for the past 12 years. Besides, go buy what you really want. 10 years from now, you're not going to slap yourself on the back over saving a few bucks. But you will look at pics - or your bike - with the "that's exactly how I wanted it" satisfaction grin.
  14. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I got new bars and everything else seems to go on, fit fine except the choke lever. The bars are checkered on the left side and the inner diameter of the choke lever seems smaller than the outer diameter of the bars and won't go on. I could dremel it but seems it should just go on like on the stock bars. This couldn't have been an issue for everyone, right? Or, what did you do? They are Fly Aero tapered bars from Procycle by the way.

    BTW, it slides right over the other side (the wrong side). Are the bars soft enough I can sand the checkered part on the left?
  15. Ren20

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    Good point. I am gonna just order an acerbis from our vendor.

    Thanks


  16. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Justgastanks has a ADV discount as well. I think it is 5% off.
  17. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I agree ... get the bloody Acerbis. I have an IMS and they are as common as dirt. I like the Acerbis much better. Gives the bike a more modern look.
    But up to you ... but don't send a cashier's check (bank check).

    A legal question:
    I realize if the buyer sends a bank check he doesn't have much recourse ... but what about paying with a US Postal Money Order? I was under the impression fraud when a US Postal Money Order is involved is a Federal crime ... I think? Opinions? Knowledge?

    Cheers! :freaky
  18. TrophyHunter

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  19. Ren20

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    Will order acerbis after the holiday. I have couple other things that are coming but got delayed big time with this holiday season. seems like everyone is off this week.

    couple more things on my to do list this winter, install the seat concepts seat, make a dash for switches, and heated liner.
  20. Mucha

    Mucha n00b

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    Hi,
    the following may help the potential buyers:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_scam

    :-/