the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    before..
    C’mon mate, be honest, that horse has long bolted.. :D

    Embrace the stupidity.. :thumb

    @procycle is building a little car, you could race him..

    race.. race.. race.. :amazon :D:lurk
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  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  3. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    It is the RIM that is not true, and not the tire?

    Truing your rim is not difficult and there are several excellent videos on YT that make it much easier to understand how to do what you want it to do.
    I have a truing/balancing stand but it is not necessary, you can do it with the wheel mounted in the forks or remove it and rest the axle on both sides on blocks, or chairs, or teenagers playing video games...

    You only need little resistance when balancing, not truing.

    But, if the tire is what is moving around and the rim is true, deflate the tire and break the bead on both sides, then reinflate making sure the bead is seated the same all the way around both sides of the tire.
  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    A little more searching

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  5. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    I hear ya. I'm gonna fix a couple of pieces of tig wire to the forks barely off the rim as a reference point and then spin the wheel to see. If it's just the tire, which is possible since I mounted this one by hand not too long ago, I'll deflate and reseat. Thanks!
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  6. dimsy1987

    dimsy1987 Get Lost

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    anyone have the airbox stock opening size without snorkel?
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  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I see that Procycle lists Fritzco sprockets for the Honda and the Yamaha XT 250.
    The DR sprocket may be new?
  9. procycle

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    Not new at all. We opted out because it relies on only a clip as a retainer. The sprocket is allowed to float back and forth on the shaft. In my opinion this is no bueno. The bolt-on retainer holds the sprocket in the correct place on the shaft. I keep hoping for a redesign of the Fritzco DR sprocket to include 3 threaded holes. ProCycle could sell gigantic piles of them...
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  10. sarcoid

    sarcoid it's a granular thing Supporter

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    20210725_182925.jpg No DR content but taking a page out of Redfish's book. Beer and frosted pint glass still in fridge. Cheers boys & girls. Hope all is well wherever you are!
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  11. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    I ran mine like that for a long time with a shimmed needle. Ended up cutting the airbox and getting a TM40.
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  12. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Ah, good to know. :beer
    I run a clip on the tracker and the sprocket does float on the shaft.
    I wonder if that is a bad thing since it allows the sprocket to self align a little?
    I run the bolt on retainer on the other DR.
    (the clip is lighter) :D

    No problems with the clip, but I did lose one bolt in the retainer. (Blue Locktite always) :fpalm
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  13. ADV8

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    Not much to report but yesterday a 2021 ? take off tank was posted (2 minutes since posted) as a freebie (thankful but kicked in some dollars) and was only an hour away by Africa Twin.
    Shiny and feels like 2008 again. :lol3

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  14. sarcoid

    sarcoid it's a granular thing Supporter

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    Nice score! :thumb. I really like that tank!
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  15. OldBarKeep

    OldBarKeep A Focker

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    Magneto Change. After my walk home the last week I need to change out the magneto and replace the missing screw on the inner front fender. I am woefully unqualified for this endeavor but am good at following directions. Is there a good step by step instructions for a magneto change? A video is fine but I haven't found any that are basic enough. Are there any parts I am going to need besides the magneto and the gasket?

    Thanks for the help,
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    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Holy smokes that bike is clean
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    There's way too much action of the chain whipping all around for any 'self alignment' to be a good thing. Some folks worry about wear on the countershaft. Allowing the sprocket to constantly shift back and forth on the shaft has to contribute to wear.
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  18. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Modern monkey bike?
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  19. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    If I’m gonna pick a fight, I’ll pick one I can win! You know that…:jkam:deal
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  20. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    its not about winning or losing, its about how much beer your friends drink on the day while watching..
    you know that..…:jkam :deal

    :D

    maybe you could take him..
    i mean, he’s had his laser level out, and is running even less of a car..
    Dont worry.. My math is sound.. :fpalm :lol3

    race.. race.. race.. :D
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