the DR650 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.

  1. cogitech

    cogitech Been here awhile

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    What? You guys never heard of stunt beer ?

    I think you call it "Bud Light" or something like that?
  2. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I get a little numb just thinking about it.
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  3. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    A few months ago a guy on a Ninja 300 was sort of egging me on. I was on the VFR so I was playing it cool figuring the punk didn't really know who he was messing with. I am sure that the VFR would clearly smoke his ass. He continued for a while riding all over the place and looking over at me to the point where I was ready to do something about it. We get to an intersection and we both make a turn and have no traffic in front :evil
    I figure this is where I put this punk into his place then he looks over at me one more time, clutches the little ninja and rolls on one of the most beautiful 12 o'clock wheelies I have ever seen. I was so in shock that all I could do was gaze in awe.

    The bastid. He probably has a TW in the garage too.
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  4. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    A lot cheaper to replace bike parts then body parts.Just a visit to the doc in the box for a 3" dia road rash would pay for a full 790 kit including sleeve install,or at least very close to it.I have a bad habit of hanging on and riding it out.
  5. cogitech

    cogitech Been here awhile

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    I guess that depends a lot on what country you live in.
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  6. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Been here awhile

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    You smug Canadians and your free healthcare...

    Full disclosure: I’m a smug Canadian with expensive healthcare.
  7. Nobade

    Nobade Been here awhile

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    I don't like dumping the DR, it's too heavy to pick up. The real dirt bikes, though, get thrown around pretty regularly.
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  8. ADV8

    ADV8 Long timer

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    Another numpty question, I ordered every conceivable part but not a new plastic end plug so will have to order one, can that plug be installed after the top cam cover is in place ?

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    At this point I am not going to use Suzuki 1207B, instead trusty STAG Wellseal at the top cover joint.
    I would be surprised if it leaked within 100 years.

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  9. procycle

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    Nope. But I re-use those end plugs all the time.
  10. ADV8

    ADV8 Long timer

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    Thanks for the quick answer, I will order one, the old one is somewhere unknown...... Looks like it is back to Norton's until I get that plug.
  11. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    Nope, it has a lip that lays in the groove at the end of the camshaft.

    Never used Stag, what is it like? RTV, form a gasket, or something else?

    Am I the only one that feels they go in upside down from what they should? Can't remember if it was the writing or taper built into the lip but I stared at it a while.
  12. ADV8

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    I could machine a plastic plug with a lip and a couple of thousands clearance I guess.

    The STAG brand is British and been around for a long time, you put a very thin layer on each part, wait until it is tacky then put the joint together..... Oil and petrol resilient, out of the tube it is a sticky runny brown goo but lasts longer than nuclear fall out.

    As far as copper head gaskets , I used VHT copper gasket cement for the 780 gasket but Pliobond is popular in the BritBike community.
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  13. procycle

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    On the inside the plug is open for about 1/3 of the circumference. I believe it is that way to catch oil splash from the cam chain and feed it to the right hand cam bearing. When you install it open side up the numbers on the outside are upside down.
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  14. tobiism

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    Just waiting on my black oxide 1/4x20 set screws to get here so I can screw them in the threaded holes around the perimeter.
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  15. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    What ....??? :yikes

    They shrank! :dirtdog

    Yesterday you had a nice set of footboards and today you have foot pegs not much bigger than stock :scratch
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    tobiism Been here awhile

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    I wasn't happy with them. They were a little too big and the hole spacing was all over the place
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  17. procycle

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    Probably OK for the Arizona desert but anywhere else you'd want generous holes or cutouts in the pegs to get the mud clear.
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    She is a cutie. VERY married. Very professional. That was long ago.....
  19. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    Extra holes are still a possibility
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  20. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    One of my OCD mental problems are that I cannot use SAE (antique) fasteners on anything that is all Metric. It is hard for me to look at your otherwise nicely executed project. M6x1 would have been a better choice from my viewpoint. You could go the other way and add some Whitworth stuff to keep with the theme and allow you to carry more cool tools.