the DR650 thread

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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Vacuum petcock update.

    It was sticking open. I opened it up, and it was clean inside, but the piston was seemingly stuck in place by either the o-ring or in its sliding connecting-rod. I pulled it out of the main petcock body, rotated the o-ring around for a better, or different, surface seal, and put it back together.

    Works fine for now.

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  2. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    First, thanks to the person who suggested the Aerostich tent pole sack, that's a great idea!

    But... I removed the skinny tube today and replaced it with a fullsize one. I got to thinking about it last night, and thought maybe I could fit the big one in there, as I had seen other people do it before... just was never sure how. So with a little fiddling and a new bracket, the regular-sized one is in place. This is perfect since all of my most commonly-used tools are in there, in a nice zipper pouch from Walmart ($5). It eliminated the need for my Wolfman fender toolbag... which is nice, but is hard to get into, and it isn't waterproof, so your tools end up all rusty.

    Rob
  3. MADurstewitz

    MADurstewitz MADMark

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    Nope.
  4. MADurstewitz

    MADurstewitz MADMark

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    I love it. The only issue is a tiny oil leak, probably from the cam chain tensioner that I haven't had time to fix. Stock cam, stock exhaust dynojet with K&N filter, highway gearing, oversize kibblewhite valves and I had the machine shop open the head up a little while they had it. I replaced the bearings because the input shaft bearing failed. I caught it just before it flew apart. With all the metal bits in the motor it would have been dumb not to replace them.

    The difference between the stock bearings and the SKF's was amazing. They were so much smoother and easier to move it was ridiculous.
  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  6. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    I need a waterPROOF case for my EVO LTE.

    dimensions are height 6 inches ( with headphones in)

    width 4 inches(with chargin cable plugged in)

    depth .38 inches

    MUST mount to 7/8 bars

    i am a 4 seasons rider. My phone acts as my GPS. music player.

    and anything els i can find a purpose for.

    whatever it is it MUST

    MUST!!

    stay rigid at 100mph:D
  7. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    What about this?

    http://shop.htcpedia.com/htc-evo-4g-lte-waterproof-case-otterbox.html?campaign_id=11

    Rob
  8. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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  9. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    :thumb

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  10. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Yep that'd be a problem. Not to start a war, but ever consider an iPhone?

    Reason is, the Android phones change so frequently that there is little motivation for case companies to make GOOD cases for 'em... no way they would ever sell enough of them to justify the R&D.

    I have the Lifeproof case on my iPhone 4S (and there's an iPhone 5 version too)... it does everything you want. There's even a native handlebar mount, though it doesn't attempt power input. If you want that, there's a real nice semi-generic RAM mount that I've seen people use.

    http://www.lifeproof.com/en/

    Rob
  11. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile

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    Going to require some work for wiring but I'm going to try one of these, AQUA BOX. There are a few different sizes and it's from Ram Mounts so it is mountable.
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I hate the new reality. :cry

    +1 :2cry

    Time for a little maintenance. :uhoh
  13. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    Flame war activate. :boid

    although i hear what your saying. the simple answer is no.

    i actually have an S4.
    BUT its no longer a phone

    its currently running ubuntu and i use it for many things im not going to mention.

    impossible you say?'

    ........almost

    its really slow and jittery
  14. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    Not sure why you need Ubuntu on your handlebars, but good luck with that.
  15. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    i dont.

    I need my phone,gps,music player on my bars. (EVO LTE)

    suggestions?

    or just sarcastic replies?:evil
  16. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    I contacted REVZILA about needing a phone solution for my bars and that is exactly what they suggested.

    im seriously tempted to get it. I just dont like the non waterproof whole the wires have to go through.
    BUT i could probably run my pre determined wires through it and seal it up with silicone

    solving my water problem.

    BUT how much water can this thing handle.

    are we talking a full downpour at freeway speeds or just foggy weather or just a light drizzle.

    if you get it please let me know how it worked for you.

    I actually might order it myself

    and i'll PM you with my experience
  17. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    I tried a AQUA BOX a few years ago for a GPS. Was difficult to view screen or use touch commands.

    TravelGuy

  18. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    what made it difficult to view the screen?

    glare?
    clarity?
    etc etc

    was it difficult to operate with gloves or without gloves?
  19. falcore

    falcore Adventurer

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    cyclegadgets have a range of mounts an cases that might suit for you to have a look at

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk 2
  20. 1989THEARK

    1989THEARK Been here awhile

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    they have bin shut down since early 2011