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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
Thanks I saw that one but it is already sold.
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Had a trip to the ER not too long ago and a friend and his wife helped me out. No pics of the wife. Anyway he managed to put a tear in the seat. So now I am looking for a replacement seat cover.
Does anyone have a stock seat cover they are willing to part with? I looked in the flea market and there wasn't anything there except for seat concepts.
I have one. You can have it. Perfect condition. Black. Just says Suzuki on it. PM me your address if you want it. Hope you're doing better.
I do, here in Oz, and you are welcome to it if you can't get one locally. Would have to weigh it to see whether the postage makes it economic.
Riding in the woods, in the dark, after a soaking rain. My boots and jeans were filthy when I got home. I surely couldn't see what I was riding through.
Um, not sure what you mean. That IS a DR650 specific mid pipe, and that's a supertrapp ids2 aluminum muffler.
They were on my bike for years before I decided to go back to a stock pipe and muffler.
While I shall certainly take into consideration your suggestion to cut up and trash a $300 exhaust, I suppose another way of wording the question would be, does anyone know any reason why this muffler shouldn't simply slip off of the mid pipe other than corrosion caused by years of dirt roads, creek crossings and infrequent washes.
That is no midpipe I've ever seen. Looks like the end of the header pipe to me.
Edit:. I just looked up a supertrapp midpipe for DR, it is smooth on the muffler end. Doesn't have that extra collar you are fighting. Again, not sure what you have going on there.
Edit 2:. Cut the aluminum lengthwise with an air cut off tool. Open it up a bit with a chisel. Watch it fall off. Then hammer the aluminum back in shape and weld the split. Problem solved.
You may have already tried, but penetrating oil and heat? Let it soak a few days and maybe the corrosion will loosen? Maybe a pic of the thing from a few steps back would help - for me anyway.
A buddy was rebuilding a '51 Ford, the door hinges were badly rusted and would barely move. I got them good and hot with an oxy/acet torch and they freed right up.
Ouch, sounds painful!
Ditto for Canada
Thanks for the responses. I am doing much better now. It is amazing how nice it is to sleep laying down instead of sitting up. I am catching up on the 3 weeks of poor sleep.
For some reason my wife failed to see the humor when she found this on the kitchen counter
Should have told her to put them in her purse. Would make an awesome opener come ladies night.
Oh, it works great. Just have to use a file on what is left to smooth up the ends.
I cut them off, too, but I'm not sharing them with anyone.
It looks like I am going up to Virginia to ride this weekend. Any of you forks in the southern VA area ( @thump! ) been on the Iron Mountain trail? I am wondering how well suited it is to the DR, although I may take the WR250 for suspension testing reasons. It looks like a ride with a total of ten bikes which freaks me out a little. It is nice to get the benefit of good local knowledge and accommodation so I’m going for it. I have ridden gravel and pavement in that area and I know it can be quite beautiful there.
If any of the crew here can provide insight, it will be appreciated!
There is normally a graphite impregnated packing in that joint. If I am properly interpreting your photo, it looks like you have the aluminum pealed back and there is a plain steel part of the muffler underneath which is rusty so not stainless steel like the stock parts or other pipe I have used. Is that because the muffler is steel under aluminum or is there an out steel part fit in there to make up the space? I personally would have gone all Neanderthal on that crap by now and would understand if even if I ruined it. And no, that isn’t a recommendation.
I think you have an extra join in the pipe, all made of plain steel. It also looks like it may have been riveted together and all of the rivets aren not drilled through? Could the remaining rivets be holding the two steel parts together, along with the rust? The pipe was built with three parts, muffler, mid-pipe and header pipe? To each their own but I don’t see anything there I would keep.