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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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....
  5. 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 ?
  6. 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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  7. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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......?
  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Um, its been called a petcock since i had my first yamaha in australia 1983, maybe NSW was just slow to catch on :D
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  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Queenslanders, still learning the lingo!
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  13. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Canadianism?? Petcock... married??
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Sorry for the nube questions :linzi

    One more, will nitrogen in my tyres make the DR lighter :lol3
  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Try helium.
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    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Come around and I'll do them for a slab. I've got a handy source of nitrogen...……......……...… :evil



    (...By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.)
  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    But how heavy is it, density?
  18. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    About 0.0012506 grams/cubic cm depending on the day :wink:
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If I don’t connect the vacuum hose to the tank but run it up to my mouth and blow will it act like a pumper carb ?

    Asking for a friend
  20. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Two points -
    1. Less hose required to access your PCV (Posterior clacker valve) for an unlimited supply of methane that has an octane rating of approx. 130. Some engine and garment mods may be required :evil

    2. Change friends :D