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[SOLVED] Name that part! Mystery "lock/unlock" knob off DR650 (I think?)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rufus919, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. rufus919

    rufus919 Been here awhile

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    It's from the torque wrench

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    After finishing putting the old boy back together, I found this knobby type thing on the floor.

    After poring over the fiche diagrams I still couldn't identify where it belongs. Whatcha think?

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    Note, I just finished modding the heck out of the bike; maybe it's related to some of the following new equipment?

    CR500 rear shock
    FCR MX Carb?
    Acerbis 5.3gal tank (naaaah...)
    I dunno...luggage rack thing?

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  2. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    It's not OEM so I would say part of the mods... Or maybe something else in the garage.
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  3. msteward

    msteward Long timer

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    I found one of those in the parking lot at my work, less washer. I thought it may have been off of some sort of tool. Never did find what or where it came from.
    The pin that sticks out of the threads was solid not spring loaded on the one I found.
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  4. shovelstrokeed

    shovelstrokeed Long timer

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    It's part of a throttle lock. The other half is somewhere inside the old handlebar.
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  5. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    It's the lock for your muffler bearings.
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  6. 211john

    211john Been here awhile

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    Part of your torque wrench?
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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It's obviously a locking gazinta, probably either came from the framistan or giznorchi on a Rolls-Knardley. You better reinstall before someone steals your doodad or dindoo.
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  8. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    After completely tearing down and rebuilding my (old) DR650, I cannot say I recognize that part. It may be part of a throttle lock, as shovelstrokeed mentioned.
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  9. Cogswell

    Cogswell Now living the new normal.

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    Looks more like part of a tool than part of the bike to me.
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  10. rufus919

    rufus919 Been here awhile

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    Ahhhhh i think youre right! pretty sure this is off the janky 1/2" drive walmart torque wrench! will confirm shortly.
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  11. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    This has given me a great idea. I am going to put some random things under my girlfriends bike while she has it torn down.
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  12. groundrules

    groundrules Long timer

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    you'll never unlock the extra 6 HP 'zuki hides in there without it.
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  13. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    It goes to a sliding or removable back rest or luggage rack.
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  14. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    never saw anything like that on my '06 (iirc) DR.

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  15. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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  16. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Going with torque wrench. Mine rattles out in the drawer before. Left me stumped till the next time I went to use my wrench.
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  17. rufus919

    rufus919 Been here awhile

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    Get these folks a beer! Torque wrench indeed, mystery solved.

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  18. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    I may have paid dearly for my Snap-On wrenches. Then again they've never fallen apart.
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