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Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 98,622
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Posted By sagebrushocean
OK, it's fixed now. I finally had some time to...

OK, it's fixed now. I finally had some time to fiddle with it, and got it to the point where I could turn the bars a few degrees to the right and it would start, a few degrees to the left and it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Yes, well, I hit the bump in some close-quarters...

Yes, well, I hit the bump in some close-quarters heavy traffic on a road with jersey barriers on both sides and no shoulder. Luckily, having read this entire thread I knew immediately what had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
OK, now we're getting somewhere. I took the cowl...

OK, now we're getting somewhere. I took the cowl off (thanks, AKASY) and the bike would start with the handlebars straight ahead, then cut off when turned to the left. There aren't any obviously...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
I'll look behind the cowl more carefully. +1...

I'll look behind the cowl more carefully.

+1 on the battery -- cheap insurance and an easy fix if it works.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
That SOB killed my bike when I hit a bump 10K...

That SOB killed my bike when I hit a bump 10K miles ago (weak sidestand spring let the switch open momentarily). Fixed it (permanently) the next day with the approved jumper method.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Safety switches long since disabled and still...

Safety switches long since disabled and still clean/tight. Kill switch works, and I cleaned it just in case. Not impossible that the contacts are somehow FUBAR. Ignition switch seems to be fine --...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Thumb All 4 ends tight. Still no joy. But thanks.

All 4 ends tight. Still no joy.

But thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Checked all the connections under the seat and...

Checked all the connections under the seat and tank, hit them with some dielectric grease and put them back together. No obvious rubbing of any of the wires that would produce a short, but I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, cleaning and...

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, cleaning and tightening the battery cables at the battery didn't fix the problem.

The battery is at least 3 years old. I suppose that replacing it would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Diagnose me

DR gurus -- here's the troublemaker:

2009 14.5K miles as a commuter
Procycle jet kit, full FMF system (14K miles ago)
clutch and sidestand switches bypassed (10K miles ago)
fresh plugs every 4K...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Mine started leaking at 12K. Replaced it with...

Mine started leaking at 12K. Replaced it with Permatex Ultra Black and no "regular" gasket. I mean, if the OEM gasket fails that often, why install another one? 2K miles on the Ultra Black and no...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
I'm the same weight and have the same springs as...

I'm the same weight and have the same springs as you. I found 4 turns of preload on the emulators (10W fork oil) to be too harsh for my riding (exclusively street, and the bike is stripped down to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
The cam chain tensioner gasket is a common oil...

The cam chain tensioner gasket is a common oil leak point, and you'd be surprised how much of the engine gets a light film of oil when the CCT gasket fails. Must be blown around by the wind when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
+1 on the braided brake line, at least for the...

+1 on the braided brake line, at least for the front. I ride my DR almost exclusively on the street, and the braided lines give much better control and braking power. Night and day difference.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of...

Looks like the previous owner did a proper job of bypassing the side stand and neutral safety switches. Under the tape there will likely be a jumper wire as described here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
One pretty simple way to install a low fender is...

One pretty simple way to install a low fender is to use the RSW Racing supermoto fork brace and bolt a generic sm front (e.g., Acerbis) to the brace.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 29,703
Posted By sagebrushocean
If you're talking about a real race supermoto,...

If you're talking about a real race supermoto, sure. But a low-tech dirtbike/dualsport with 17" wheels can be had for a VERY reasonable price.

I have $6K total in both of my bikes, one bought new...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By sagebrushocean
You've made a pretty good list of the "lower and...

You've made a pretty good list of the "lower and lighter." My CFR230M will run 60-65mph on the flat for long periods, but it is spinning pretty fast. Nothing that I would worry about -- it's made...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By sagebrushocean
There aren't a lot of knobbies to replace the...

There aren't a lot of knobbies to replace the 110-17 on the front, unfortunately, so the PO did the best s/he could. Some good street tires should fix your high speed wobbles.

I'd miss the torque...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By sagebrushocean
That's no 150 or 160 tire on the back, though. ...

That's no 150 or 160 tire on the back, though. :) And real sport/sport touring 17" rubber does make a difference on both ends.

P.S. Is that a K270 on the front of the WR-X? I have a K270 on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By sagebrushocean
Wait for a deal on a 17" sumo wheelset for your...

Wait for a deal on a 17" sumo wheelset for your DR, put some Pilot Road 2 tires on them, and you'll have the best of both worlds.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
A braided stainless front brake line will make a...

A braided stainless front brake line will make a world of difference if all the other stock bits (pads, rotor, caliper, master cylinder) are in good shape.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
780 for sale in Seattle area

No affiliation, but I might give this one a test ride. :evil

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3303257537.html
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,631
Posted By sagebrushocean
I like my DR650 with sm wheels. It can cruise at...

I like my DR650 with sm wheels. It can cruise at 70-75mph without issue, and with some passing/hill climbing/headwind power in reserve. Mine is stripped down -- with 5 gallons in the IMS tank it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,233
Posted By sagebrushocean
12K mi for timing chain, slider, and gear...

12K mi for timing chain, slider, and gear replacement on the 630, IIRC.

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/files/editor_upload/File/Manual/manual_2011_sms_630.pdf

It's in the appendix...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,233
Posted By sagebrushocean
10K km ~ 6k mi. My commute is 36 mi/day * 250...

10K km ~ 6k mi. My commute is 36 mi/day * 250 days/yr = 9K mi. And then there are the weekends. Not too hard to run up 12K mi/yr. Don't have the space for a "commuter" bike and a "weekend" bike, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,233
Posted By sagebrushocean
http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/files/edito...

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/files/editor_upload/File/Manual/manual_2006_te_sm_610.pdf

page 70 (for English)
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,233
Posted By sagebrushocean
Husky 610SM for sale PNW

This might be a good deal for someone looking for a Husky SM. A new Cycleworks fuel pump is only about $130. I'm too lazy to change cam chains twice a year or I would be all over this.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,233
Posted By sagebrushocean
I like the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT for the front...

I like the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT for the front on my DR650. Good grip, even in cold/wet. Lasts longer for me in commuting duty than the ContiForce SM, for instance. I run a Pilot Road 2 on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 697,276
Posted By sagebrushocean
Here's a good (but incomplete) summary of...

Here's a good (but incomplete) summary of measured weight/performance numbers:

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/technical/2012JanPerfIndx.pdf

The 2 DR650s tested came in very close to Suzuki's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By sagebrushocean
Got curb weights for these that are different...

Got curb weights for these that are different from what I posted?
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By sagebrushocean
Nope -- as I said, I just compiled the numbers I...

Nope -- as I said, I just compiled the numbers I could find. If you have apples-to-apples numbers, please post them!
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By sagebrushocean
Curb weight and hp/torque numbers

I have accumulated the figures below from a variety of sources, so take them with a grain of salt. Many people will lighten the bike with aftermarket exhaust, but make it heavier with handguards,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
sidestand switch

If the sidestand switch is open with the bike in gear, the starter won't turn over. For the gory details and fixes:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3899268&postcount=2300
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 98,622
Views: 18,802,744
Posted By sagebrushocean
Among other possibilities, check your sidestand...

Among other possibilities, check your sidestand switch (if it hasn't been bypassed already). The spring on the sidestand weakens over time, and a bump while riding can open the switch and kill the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 160,739
Posted By sagebrushocean
I didn't notice any change in wind noise at all,...

I didn't notice any change in wind noise at all, even during the 75mph run on my commute. Probably the gap between the screen and the number plate helps reduce turbulence that produces noise (hence...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 160,739
Posted By sagebrushocean
I live in your neck of the woods and run the...

I live in your neck of the woods and run the Laminar Lip on my DR650 supermoto. Works like a charm for the freeway segment of my commute -- keeps wind off my chest, with my helmet in clean air. I...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By sagebrushocean
Easy enough to roll your own -- plenty of...

Easy enough to roll your own -- plenty of suitable dirtbikes from mild to wild as a base. A set of 17" wheels, a bigger front brake disc and a steel brake line, and maybe some suspension work, and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,905
Posted By sagebrushocean
Unless I miss my guess, any leftover (or used)...

Unless I miss my guess, any leftover (or used) CRF230Ls are going to be deeply discounted because of the availability of the 250L. Don't expect to pay more for the 230 than the 250 -- get whichever...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 140,033
Posted By sagebrushocean
Is it a short commute? The SXV 5.5 has a 2gal...

Is it a short commute? The SXV 5.5 has a 2gal tank, and is pretty maintenance-intensive. The small tank on the DD is also something of a liability if you have a long-ish commute.
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