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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By dflow
This is true and I am in error. I went out and...

This is true and I am in error. I went out and connected a voltmeter to see for myself. I was shooting from the hip based on my experience with other charging systems. Unlike those systems the DR's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
I would start with not letting it sit and idle...

I would start with not letting it sit and idle while you are eating. You say 4 minutes but is it really? Keep in mind it is not water cooled. Activate enrichener (some call it choke) fire it up and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 05:52 AM
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Posted By dflow
Look for: -A float that is set too high. Bend...

Look for:
-A float that is set too high. Bend tab to fix.
-Miss assembled float ass'y to carb body. If the plastic ass'y with (2) o-rings is not seated correctly leakage will result.
-Bad...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
You must have had a lot to drink the night before.

You must have had a lot to drink the night before.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By dflow
I'd go with the DL650 if budget was a key factor...

I'd go with the DL650 if budget was a key factor or a Tiger 800 if not.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By dflow
Sounds like a good buy. The popping on is common...

Sounds like a good buy. The popping on is common and can be reduced. You will learn from the group here how to do it as well as anything else it will need.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:38 AM
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Posted By dflow
There are other factors in addition to bearing...

There are other factors in addition to bearing RPM that come into play such as ambient temps, brearing loads and duration/run time. Brake-down/over heating of the grease while riding a long, hot run...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 01:36 AM
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Posted By dflow
What are you looking to get for it?

What are you looking to get for it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By dflow
Unplug the horn and connect it to the battery....

Unplug the horn and connect it to the battery. You'll know if it is at fault or not then.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
It would make more sense it you leaned it over...

It would make more sense it you leaned it over after turning it off to clear the pooled oil. Overnight the oil has had time to seep past the valve stem seals and has coated everything, primed for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,182
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Posted By dflow
Gps

You can always find out what others think here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

If you still have the 2820 and it shows the fire service roads level of detail I'd use it. You...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
I've had tires delivered 2 days after placing the...

I've had tires delivered 2 days after placing the order and thought that was exceptional but this sets a new supply chain standard. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
Do all D.I.D. chains have the same groove...

Do all D.I.D. chains have the same groove geometry? If so then chain pitch is the only critical difference.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
Drive chain retaining clip source

Does anyone know of a source for drive chain master link retaining clips? I installed a new D.I.D. 520 VX2 x-ring chain and broke the retaining clip.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,797
Posted By dflow
I've never heard of Brazil Conservation Area...

I've never heard of Brazil Conservation Area either. He was in the NF north of 8 and west of 185 (Floyd Tower Rd.). I recall hearing you are not allowed to do any trail riding in that area and must...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By dflow
Your best option is to get a GPS. I'm assuming...

Your best option is to get a GPS. I'm assuming you don't already have one considering the Delorme reference. You can spend many rides exploring the gravel roads down that way.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
Harry is right. Heat will soften the Loctite and...

Harry is right. Heat will soften the Loctite and the stuff that is left behind will still work when the fastener is tighten back down. The only time I reconsider using Loctite is when the fastener is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By dflow
Really, I've been riding for a lot of years...

Really, I've been riding for a lot of years (never H-D BTW) and I don't recall ever being told anything like that. That's not to say there haven't been times it was said out of my range or looks that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:27 AM
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Posted By dflow
That was a nice concise summary. Might consider...

That was a nice concise summary. Might consider saving it along with a chain cross section to the DR index for future inmate ref.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,797
Posted By dflow
It had a tail and was all tan color. After...

It had a tail and was all tan color. After further Wiki research I think it was a mountain lion/cougar. They are supposed to be nocturnal so it was unusual that I saw it at 12:30pm. Cool. We could us...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By dflow
It seems that with the sightings around here over...

It seems that with the sightings around here over the past few years, the press mixes the terms. So what are we seeing then, bobcat or mountain lion? The one I saw i'd estimated at 20-24" tall. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By dflow
I was out for a little ride yesterday and found...

I was out for a little ride yesterday and found myself pulling into the Little Indian Creek Conservation Area off of county road A, east of Sullivan. Just as I was entering the shooting range area a...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,690
Posted By dflow
Actually the "bigger is better" philosophy is not...

Actually the "bigger is better" philosophy is not one that I subscribe to and more so now than ever before. My point is meant to better align the DLs with competitive offerings in the 700-800cc and...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,690
Posted By dflow
I'm sure it has been discussed here and...

I'm sure it has been discussed here and elsewhere, why didn't Suzuki bump the displacement of the DL650 when they refreshed things for 2012? Come to think of it I'm surprised the DL1000 didn't get a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
What Trophy said is true of all the DRs I've done...

What Trophy said is true of all the DRs I've done work on. There is an interference fit between the filter cage and the airbox that holds the bracket in place. I have seen others struggle with it so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I'm curious about these wide seat offerings that...

I'm curious about these wide seat offerings that are built on the narrow stock seat pan. How is all the added width supported? Is there more than foam supporting the riders weight beyond the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,733
Posted By dflow
Give yourself plenty of time to get accustomed to...

Give yourself plenty of time to get accustomed to a smaller bike than you are used to. It will take some time but I think it will grow on you. The Honda was too much of a change/extreme. I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
A bit off on a tangent, but funny. Especially to...

A bit off on a tangent, but funny. Especially to those of us in the middle of the continent.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
I'd be happy with just keeping the clay/mud/grime...

I'd be happy with just keeping the clay/mud/grime from building up and baking on. No need to get compulsive about the shine. Leave that behavior to the HD crowd.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
Yes, a hand operated HD stapler will do it. Get...

Yes, a hand operated HD stapler will do it. Get some stainless steel or galvanized staples 1/4" long.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98,639
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Posted By dflow
DIY seat upholstery

I have reupholstered 5 seats to date (3 DRs) and have 2 pending using supplies from the following source.

Four-way stretch vinyl:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I get 56 mpg with engine braking as my usual...

I get 56 mpg with engine braking as my usual technique.
If your theory about EB vacuum pulling fuel through the starter circuit is true then the popping on deceleration wouldn't be so prominent if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I double-dare you. ...

I double-dare you.
http://www.metrorestyling.com/Avery-Dennison-Conform-Chrome-Vinyl-Film-p/cwsf100843s.htm
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
You still may want to adjust the idle mixture...

You still may want to adjust the idle mixture screw even if you keep everything stock.
Keep us informed on your fender project. I've seen a few but none that look right.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I can see being able to start without enrichener...

I can see being able to start without enrichener but keeping it from dying until it is warmed would surprise me. The real question is will you leave it stock?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
It would take a lot to bend the guard that much....

It would take a lot to bend the guard that much. I'm surprised there isn't any damage to the oil cooler or deep scratches in the guard even. Lucky.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
As long as the enrichener(choke) is functioning...

As long as the enrichener(choke) is functioning as it should and not hanging up then it is fine if the bike starts without it in warmer weather. What kind of mpg are you typically seeing?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
Side panel finishing option

Vinyl wrap material is not very expensive and the link below has the base color and clear protective layer combined. I don't know if an adhesive on the edges as stated earlier is required or not but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I wouldn't say they won't die but they do get...

I wouldn't say they won't die but they do get good mileage especially when you consider the price. I've run many sets of the 244 front and rear. The front tends to cup so I reverse direction half way...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 98,639
Views: 18,808,451
Posted By dflow
I am also running the 705 130\90-17 and can't see...

I am also running the 705 130\90-17 and can't see going wider. If you go too wide the cross sectional profile changes and sidewall flex increases. Note there is an 80 and 90 profile to choose from in...
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