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  1. 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?!
  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    the cheap one :D
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. 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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  8. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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  10. 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
    IMG_3024 (Medium)-1.jpg
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Mmm - I've tried to cut down on fasteners - I have knurled thumbnuts lower down for eg and I want to put Dzus fasteners on the seat... dunno why, just a bit of a fetish!
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  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The rear of the sidecovers has never been an issue for me, and I didn't know it was for others.
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  15. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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    Saw this tonight . . .


    Love DR.jpg
  16. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Sex therapist??
  17. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Nah, me neither except because the front tabs are so dicky, the sidecover can flap around a bit and the screw in the rear tends to keep them a bit more solid.
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  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Do the polyurethane cush rubbers make driveline any smoother than stock ones
  19. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    My understanding is that, due to greater wear resistance, they stay smooth for longer.
  20. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    I put some in my DR recently. They are very smoother. Better than stock? I can only say they are much better than crappy worn out stock ones.

    I was very very surprised at how much smoother the drive line was after replacement.
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