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the DR650 thread

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

  1. yzmaico

    yzmaico Slacker

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    Well done JagLite:clap

    Hey can you post up some help photos for my Bib Mousse tires:loll

    I would have photographed that debacle but I was worried about one of the eight tire irons or four C-clamps flying off and killing me:eek1
  2. xveganxcowboyx

    xveganxcowboyx Sitting on my ass

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    Very nice write up. Thank you!
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Lets just say I'm picturing YOU with all those knives sticking out! :dizave :lol3
  4. Fallacy

    Fallacy FFE inc. Supporter

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    Hopefully you'll have one ready for me before July, I would assume the price would be reasonable...although this is about motorcycles,what does reason have to do with it?
  5. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    I can tell you it's a chamber exhaust not straight through,so no repacking.It will accept a spark arrester and a noise reduction s/a,also weights around 9 lbs with the mid pipe.Due this summer.
  6. Ackme

    Ackme Been here awhile

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    +1 Jaglite! :clap I am going to try this on the rear tire this afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes.

    ER70S feel free to come by and laugh at me if you wake up in time. :D
  7. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    great tutorial with the zip ties for tire install. I also bring with me 4 of the huge A/C white zip ties so when and if I get a flat in the middle of nowhere and you dont have time to change tube or don't have one I just use them to go between the treads and around the rim ( rear tire mainly ) so the tire will not spin and I have ridden 100 miles like this with a flat tire.
  8. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer Supporter

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    Why, thank you! :rofl

    Weather people suck. It was actually 86 at my house and low 80's for today. Gonna take the Road King 2 Up over to San Diego BMW for a Ural demo day, then the DRZ-250 out for some trails tomorrow, followed by a back roads ride on the DR.

    Oh yeah - neener, neener, neener, :norton
  9. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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  10. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Been here awhile

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    I picked up some fly aero bars and warp 9 risers from procycle yesterday (THANKS!) and completed the install in record time today :rofl It is so much better, I definitely won't need lowered pegs. Anyhow I have a question about my handguards, I have tusk guards and I don't exactly know how to get the expanding portion out of my old bars... I thought it had something to do with threading the long bolt inside to "unexpand" it but yea thats not working... can someone with tusk handguards that knows what the heck I'm talking about help me out?
  11. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer Supporter

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    Thread the bolt in, tap on it with something to unseat the two mating parts that "grip" the inside of the bar, pull out as a unit.
  12. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Been here awhile

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    Thank you very much! :D Now I just need to wait for my big bar adapters.
  13. tlmaffucci

    tlmaffucci Been here awhile

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    For real. This is an excellent tutorial for installing tires. I'm doing my front tire (IRC TR8) next week. Will follow this process, seems easy. The hardest part for me isn't getting the old tire off, it's getting the new tire/tube on (and un-pinched). Thanks again.
  14. tlmaffucci

    tlmaffucci Been here awhile

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    When the bike slows down, rolling, I hear a slight whirring noise until I eventually stop. Any ideas what this might be from? It sounds like it is coming from the front tire/brake. I haven't done any work on the front though.

    Also, since it has been snowing and the roads have been salted by the city, my bike is covered in the stuff. I think that is drying things up and probably causing some of the issue.
  15. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    Don't know about your whirring noise but FWIW, aluminum does not get along well with road salt. You need to wash that stuff off ASAP.
  16. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    Just to be clear...

    It says "Rubber Lubricant".

    NOT "Condom Lubricant".

    'nough said. :deal
  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    did you find out the hard way?:wink:
  18. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    :shog
  19. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    well after a month being in hundreds of pieces, its almost back together.

    so tomorrows bug fixes.

    1. horn button no work [hdb sw/gear is new]
    2. left side turnsignals dont work but rights do [same as #1]
    3. starter button makes a solenoid click but not starter motor action. [put warp9 end cap on starter]
    4. front brake caliper still dragging a little. [ warp9 320mm rotor is new]

    then a week of making sure the jetting is right before taking the stock tank off and putting on the safari.

    maybe next time I go farkle nuts i'll just put one thing on at a time.
  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    It's probably just noise from the holes in the front rotor whirring across the pads.