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Oz / Kiwi Suzuki DR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here please

Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Had a great week with the scrappers!
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  2. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Rear shock removal & replacement: piece of cake, or PITA? Roughly how long should it take, what needs to come off? Airbox? Battery? Headlamp? (No, hang on - that's BMW, isn't it...?)
  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    3 options:
    1. remove airbox and then remove the shock that way via the LHS
    2. remove exhaust and remove the shock up and via the RHS
    3. remove the rear wheel and drop the shock out underneath
    I've mostly done it via #2, but #3 of late, much the same time wise, but now no choice with my frame upgrades to use #3. I reckon removing the airbox first is more work than necessary, but others prefer to do it this way.
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  4. leighwgold

    leighwgold Ph.D. of B.S. Supporter

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    I use #3 but I have removed side covers, seat and tank too, usually to do other stuff as well.
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  5. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    #3 for me as well! With all the mods to mine only option time wise!
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  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    #3 also makes it easy to then remove the swingarm to lube the pivot bearing too.
  7. dmsantam

    dmsantam DR and FZ1 rider

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    always #3 for me. piece of cake.
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  8. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Here's why I asked (since no-one asked...) 20191011_123933.jpg
    Yes, I know I need to vacuum the carpet. Someday....
  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Okay, not entirely unrelated Q: the two plastic nubs on the front of the airbox which are supposed to locate the front of the sidecovers: all of ours are too short and the sidecover is effectively held in place only by the seat and the knurled thumb-nut I replaced the lower bolt with. I had idly considered cutting the little plastic bits off and replacing them with slightly longer studs of the same diameter. With the stock shock's reservoir in place there's no room - but with the Cogent...
    Worthwhile, or am I just finding reasons to stuff about instead of doing other things - such as vacuumming the damn carpet?!
  10. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    the cheap one :D
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Why bother, its been fine to date? I don't think any of them ever worked as intended for very long. Maybe they'll sort it on the 2021 model?
  12. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Yes - but I need 3, don't forget! And anyway I suspect I don't need the extra capability.
  13. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    You are NOT helping me find reasons to avoid vacuuming! Actually, MrsP's right sidecover did pop out from under the seat a while back.
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  14. dmsantam

    dmsantam DR and FZ1 rider

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    Awesome! be aware that the torque specs for that lower shock bolt is a known suzuki manual error (55Nm). It's also that value in the My DR650 app. If you use the book value, it may strip. I use 37Nm. The cogent shock may come with instructions with the correct value, I'm not sure.
  15. sages

    sages Been here awhile

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    I think the carpet looks fine. You can still see it's carpet.
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  16. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    One of those labels addresses just that: 41Nm and locktite are recommended!
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  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    :jack:imaposer:wings:happay
  18. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Getting TTR shock out was a real mission so I heavily modded the lhs and repositioned most stuff
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  19. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I'm hoping to only do it the once... just on three bikes...
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  20. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    I secure mine at the other (rear) end with a simple screw - just drill a hole there and Bob's your Aunty Mary.

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