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

  1. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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    Jump on a ferry to Manly and have a couple of schooners at the Steyne.
    Or jump on a river cat and get off at Abbortsford and have a few quiet ones at Sydney rowing club.
    Or walk over the bridge and have a few quiet ones at the Kirribilli club over looking lavender bay.
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  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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  3. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    There goes another 80 bucks of my pocket money :D
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  4. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    Modding the cush hub to add an inner bearing will make the drive line smoother. The comments on improvements with the poly cush rubbers prove it although they're treating the symptom not the cause.
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  5. Maso

    Maso Adventurer

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    Leaking Shock Absorber
    To cut a long story short, I haven't ridden for a while till couple of weeks ago.
    Now my rear shock is leaking. Guess that serves me right for not riding more often.
    Does anyone know of someone in Coffs Harbour area that rebuilds them, or is an aftermarket / replacement one a better option.
    If so where is the best place to get one from?
  6. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Send it to
    https://www.fullforceracing.com.au/
    and get it rebuilt to your specs. You'll be very happy.

    Good blokes to talk to who know DR suspension.
    Chuck some Plex valves in the forks while you are on the go.
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    What he said, well worth it from FFRC
  8. Maso

    Maso Adventurer

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    Thanks I will check it out
  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    If yours is FBR, I have a couple of standard ones available. And Intiminators in the forks are the best single improvement to our DRs so far.
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  10. Maso

    Maso Adventurer

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    I don't Think it is totally had it. I think it probably just needs new seals.
    Is that something most bike shops would do or is it more specialised?
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  11. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Wannabe

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    Depends. Your bike shop is only as good as the blokes working in it. I would recommend someone who is familiar with the bike and its characteristics and can set the shock up to suit you and your gear.

    And maybe have the fronts checked and setup with intimators, plex or gold valves or something, it will be different bike.
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  12. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Had one done by FFRC . Already had a heavier Eibach spring on it. The new piston and revalving transformed it.
    If yours has to be rebuilt it might as well be set up for your use at the same time.
    Money spent on suspension is well spent.
  13. willows

    willows Been here awhile

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    Hi guys, have listed my 2007 DR in the Flea market.. If you know anyone looking for one...
  14. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I put up a pic in the big DR thread about how Cogent will make a Mojave shock that matches the factory lowering measurements; fitting one is the easiest 780g you'll save - the shorter Cogent is 3.27kg, the stock Suzuki shock is 4.05kg. Woo-hoo - at this rate, I'll have to chain it down in strong winds - or just sit on it....
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Can someone tell me /diagram of how the stock carbie hooks up to the stock tank / petcock, im just not sure about the vacuum as its had the acerbis tank since i got

    Or can you just ignore the vacuum, blank something ?
  16. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Stock tank fuel line goes to the carb obviously and the vacuum line must go from the diaphram cap to the petcock, to allow fuel to flow, if using the stock petcock.
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  17. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Ah up on top there, thanks for that i wasnt sure which little nozzle the vacuum was meant to go to

    Another stupid question then, seeing as it runs great now with acerbis with a standard type petcock with no vacuum can you fit a different tank petcock to stock tank and just run like it does now with no vacuum
  19. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Children with their questions! The stock petcock has three positions. Regular, reserve and prime. In the prime position fuel flows without the need for a vacuum line. That’s if the petcock is working properly.
  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    You could fit a standard type fuel tap if you can find one that fits. More Amercanisms sneaking into the language Paul, 'petcock'! A pet rooster or......?