DisTech's DR650 rebuild

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by DisTech, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Mezo

    Mezo Banned

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    I was reading another forum on a guy with water in his DR electrics, another member had posted a link to a thread about Dielectric Grease,
    he swore using it on all his bikes "first thing he does with all his new bikes" another DR rider.

    Worth it whilst the bikes at this stage of the build :getiton

    Great thread. :clap

    Looking forward to fire up day. :lurk
  2. plugeye

    plugeye MC rescue

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    some of them are for foreign models lighting
  3. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    I have looked, but am unable to find what the fork angle is on a DR650. Can anyone help me out?
  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  5. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    Thank you, yous a gooder finder than me.
  6. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks, I guess I'll find out soon enough if there is a problem with the forks.

    Interesting tip and the time would be now, I'll check it out.

    Thanks, I should have thought of that. There is even a wiring diagram in the manual listed as "For the others". All but one are identified.
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  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Throttle switch bad! Passing light cool!

    How did you do that changing diagram trick. I have all I can do to post a picture.
  8. itsforrest

    itsforrest Ugly bag of mostly water

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    I always grease up connectors with dielectric grease when I have anything apart. It keeps the moisture out and keeps them from corroding together, too.

    I also use it on bulb bases which can get dirty and corroded. My theory is that it not only keeps corrosion out but dampens a bit of vibration in bulbs, too.

    I've noticed many new cars come with greased up bulb bases and connectors too. If the factories see some merit there, it can't be a bad thing.
  9. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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  10. Mezo

    Mezo Banned

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    Its a moving gif, right click the image & go to properties & it says its an 8 frame animated gif. :D
  11. JStory

    JStory Long timer Supporter

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    Excellent thread, DisTech. You've got me wanting to sell my XL600 and grab a DR.
  12. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Mezo and all, this is a great tip that I employ. Clean them out with a little contact cleaner and a little air, then apply the grease. Works like a charm.

  13. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yea it its interesting the same(?) harness has different options.

    I used Photoshop to scale and align the the images then used ImageReady to fade the euro wiring diagram in and out. Then saved it as a .gif. Once it's a .gif it's the same to post as any other picture. I also tried saving as a .swf, but it appears advrider.com doesn't support flash yet.

    Thanks, why not both!
  14. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile Supporter

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    Mezo, itsforrest and GODSPEED thanks for the tip. I searched around and read about what a good idea Dielectric Grease is and went and bought some.
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    I greased up all the connectors and pretty much have all the stock wiring back together (except for lights). You can see my new 10ga wiring that will be going to my alternate fuse panel in the cockpit.
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  15. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile Supporter

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    Exhaust guards reinstalled. Straighten the brake lever and remounted. New IMS foot peg.
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    Straighten the shifter and remounted. New IMS foot peg.
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  16. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile Supporter

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    What a PITA!
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    Am I going to have to shave the rib at the end off for regular grips?
  17. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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  18. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    I used a die grinder with a wire wheel.:wink: Just don't push down to hard.
  19. bitterjoe

    bitterjoe killing the fatted calf

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    :lurk good stuff.
  20. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Yeah, it sucks alright. Buy a new one from Motion Pro.
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