the DR650 thread

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

  1. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    The way I look at it is this: an engine has, let's say, a billion revolutions before it starts burning oil. I short shift to keep my RPM down and to extend my motor's life. I got to about 60k miles before I started burning a bit of oil. I'm guessing Schmokel will be burning oil at 30k and blaming Suzuki. :dirtdog
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  2. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Ok guys, I'm proud of myself. I just finished my first solo tire change. And it was the rear to boot! Dead T63 removed and new S244 installed. Only slight rub is that I'm pretty sure the bead isn't all the way seated all the way around.

    I aired it up to 70psi and that caused a pop, but it doesn't look even. Rode it around the block at 70psi, then aired it down to 23psi and rode around the block again. Got up to 35mph or so.

    Got any tricks or do I just need to go ride it more? Faster maybe? Or lower pressure to cause more carcass flex? Something else entirely? Don't worry about it?
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  3. Bootht99

    Bootht99 Adventurer

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    Bought a 5.3L tank from Justgastanks July 27 and was notified that it was on backorder and would be shipped late August. No biggy. I wait a while since shipping to Canada is always slow, but no shipping notification came.

    Nothing showed up in the mail, but the order status was listed as complete. I contact JGT and they said I never responded to say I still wanted the tank. Wtf lol Of course I do, and they didn't actually ask anything.

    They say it'll be shipped in 7-10 days, then follow up to say it'll be shipped late October. I'll be getting the sled ready by the time it arrives! Oh well.... Hasn't caused too much of a hardship for me...

    My rant for the evening
  4. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    I can't imagine why the delay. There is no availability problem with the 5.3 tanks.
  5. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Find this line and follow it around the rim, that'll tell you if the tire's seated. If not seated, find a dirt road and go for a ride or air down, unseat tire, lube and try again.

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  6. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Yeah, the lines aren't even. I'll see what I can do with it in the morning. Hopefully I don't need to take it back off the bike.
  7. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    If the deviation is at the valve stem, the tire has to be unseated so you can push the valve stem into the tire before adding air.
  8. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    One side is a little too sunken in right by the valve stem, the other side it's about 90* around from the valve stem. I'll work oon it in the morning. I'll try to seat it without taking the wheel off, but I may have to.
  9. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    The vendor's statement is a red flag, full stop. It makes no sense and is at odds with their duty to provide an item that you have paid for. I'd request a refund (and be a thorn in their side until it was received) and take my business elsewhere.
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  10. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Remove the valve core and make sure you can push the valve stem into the tire. If not, it's caught under the edge of the bead.
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  11. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  13. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    No way man. I'd have no one to blame but myself. But when that day comes, I'll just pick another one up; or punch mine out to a 790. :D
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  14. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    That'll work. :thumb
  15. Bootht99

    Bootht99 Adventurer

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    When I was first on the market for the tank, it seems that all of the vendors had them on backorder. I chose them since i found a discount code online, and they didn't indicate any backorder. Since I've paid for it, I've had notifications from other vendors that they were again in stock.

    I'm happy you made this statement. I just emailed requesting a full refund. At the time I was initially responding to their emails (after I asked what the status actually was), I was at work at not really focused on the tank issue. Now that I've thought about it more, it really bugs me. It's been over 71 days, and I've received zero correspondence from them. As far as I know, they were going to hold onto the money and never send it to me.
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  16. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    It was fun catching up to the banter on here! Pretty busy, Barber is busy as all but a tropical storm is threatening. Good day for all our customers and our SV650 is running well. 9am race time Tomorrow for our SV. We will see how this pans out... there is a new format for the “Pro Thunder” class with $16000 purse which has brought out a bunch of the big boys. Pretty cool seeing some of the big Ducatis being ridden hard enough to drag elbows! I’ll post some additional pictures at another time but here is a shot of our pit space thes morning:
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    We are on the fourth and top level in a back corner. This shot is of less than 1/2 of the third level with with 2 more below. We have grids with 70 bikes!
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    Some pretty cool party stuff tonight with live bands in the paddock engine dyno, cook outs and a guy using an out-board boat motor to make 40 gallons of Margaritas at a time. Who the &$#@ thinks loud exhausts are good for pit bikes!!! I need sleep.
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  17. BadgerDog

    BadgerDog It was a dark and story night...

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    How very cool ( or rad, or bad, or shizzle something. Whatever the cool kids say ). First CO, now this. You keep forcing me to add to my bucket list, I'll need to live to 100 to finish it.

    In related news, loading up the cool bike yesterday for another trip to the track... IMG_1068.JPG
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  18. Jenn

    Jenn praise seitan!

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    A propos of things vibrating -- my brake light just came off last week Friday!

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    Next morning, I ordered the "clean up your tail" kit from Procycle - it arrived yesterday.

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    BONUS: massive pile of crispy white packing paper for the kitties (they thank you @procycle)

    It looked simple enough to install:

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    (Note kitty playing with paper in background)

    I tore everything apart but couldn't get the three bolts that attach the tail light bracket to turn!

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    So, off to NakedMoto I went ... and while we were discussing license plate placement, I asked if it could be recessed a bit. Sometimes when I park up against a fence or a bush, my plate catches on stuff -- and maybe it would be less likely to get damaged.

    Todd said "we could drill more holes" and I said "couldn't we change the angle of the bend?"

    Fortunately he had a big thing called a "brake"(?) in his shop capable of bending 1/4" stainless steel.

    Of course - the welds under the sub frame in the back were a little uneven because it was meant for the black under fender...

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    That requires a bit of silver spray paint to cover the area smoothed down by the angle grinder

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    Then sort out the license plate light -- with zip tie and some crazy adhesive -- and wiring:

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    Had to shield it a bit bc it's so bright

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    And, today I got my warranty replacement for my Dowco motorcycle cover (yay! Lifetime warranty!)

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    Next project: repack the Two Brothers exhaust and put in the "cone of silence" that I got from Procycle -- the muffler has gotten a bit louder lately, and since the bike got a practically new engine at 9915 mi - now at 12k mi -- my friend Todd says it probably needs to be serviced.

    I get to learn about a "rivet gun"!
  19. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I see what you did there. :deal
  20. BadgerDog

    BadgerDog It was a dark and story night...

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    Rocking the red arrow, a la ER70S-2, old school.

    :jack