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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By TallPaul
Blocked fuel tank vent/breather?

Blocked fuel tank vent/breather?
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By TallPaul
Over the pond here in the UK, almost everyone...

Over the pond here in the UK, almost everyone uses Kunifer to replace corroded steel brakelines, what do you guys usually use? Dont tell me you go for stainless steel...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By TallPaul
Not being overly familliar with those big old...

Not being overly familliar with those big old pick-ups (we dont get many here in Blighty) but are they drums at the back? If so it could be the manual/handbrake adjustment across the shoes has...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,751
Posted By TallPaul
If you decide to use a different tank, you'll...

If you decide to use a different tank, you'll need to bypass the fuel sender, it has a float and when the fuel gets low, it cuts the ignition so you have to switch to reserve. They dont have manual a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
When I rebuilt mine, I just took the old ones to...

When I rebuilt mine, I just took the old ones to a bearing specialist and they matched them all up, cost me a fraction of the Genuine Suzuki ones. We didnt go for any special clearances, just normal...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,976
Posted By TallPaul
Unfortunately that is almost always only learnt...

Unfortunately that is almost always only learnt through experience!
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,976
Posted By TallPaul
Once you've managed to get the stud extractor...

Once you've managed to get the stud extractor out, throw the set in the bin, they're the tools of the devil! Best way to remove a sheared stud/bolt is either try and weld something on it and wind it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
Aren't they different though? Apart from the 600...

Aren't they different though? Apart from the 600 having 2 decompression systems (one is linked to the kickstart), I'm pretty sure the external oil feed is different. I'd imagine its not too...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,222
Posted By TallPaul
In fact, this is probably quite a good comparison...

In fact, this is probably quite a good comparison to the OP, no services connected to the property, no road leading to it either and been empty for some time. On the market for Ł175,000 & I guess...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,222
Posted By TallPaul
To buy a 3 bedroom semi-detached house in a...

To buy a 3 bedroom semi-detached house in a reasonable town here in central UK would cost Ł200,000 upwards. For that you'll get 2 double bedrooms (fit a double bed and a small wardrobe) plus a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
I had 100W bulbs in one of my cars and after a...

I had 100W bulbs in one of my cars and after a couple of years with standard (unmodified) wiring, the plug off the back of the bulb burnt out. Didnt damage the actual lamp and I'm sure a relay and...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By TallPaul
Did you use a single or double hex socket (6 or...

Did you use a single or double hex socket (6 or 12 sides)? Always use a 6 sided single hex to undo tight fixings.
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By TallPaul
You are Yoda and I claim my five pounds! :D I'd...

You are Yoda and I claim my five pounds! :D
I'd expect BMW to sell a special socket to fit it, gonna be strong money, no doubt.
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,222
Posted By TallPaul
I've got no idea on the viability of that project...

I've got no idea on the viability of that project as a worthwhile investment, but if that was in England (even a remote area with no industry/jobs local to it), there would be a queue of people...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By TallPaul
At the risk of sounding patronising, does it have...

At the risk of sounding patronising, does it have fuel in it and the fuel gauge reads correctly?
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,508
Posted By TallPaul
Brazing also allows for a degree of flexibility...

Brazing also allows for a degree of flexibility within the joint, unlike welding which can produce a more rigid union. The advantage to braze is that it can (under certain load/tension applications)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
For the cost of the sprockets, I always replace...

For the cost of the sprockets, I always replace them with the chain,or at the very least, every other chain, worn sprockets will ruin a chain very quickly. The gearing will depend on what riding you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
Can you turn the engine over manually? Put it in...

Can you turn the engine over manually? Put it in 2nd or 3rd gear and turn the wheel or push it, if it is locked up, there's a problem...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By TallPaul
Bead blasting is definitely the best way,...

Bead blasting is definitely the best way, especially if you're thinking about taking the bearings out.
Personally, I'd also mask off the disc mounting faces too.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By TallPaul
For ultimate gloss, dont over thin the paint (top...

For ultimate gloss, dont over thin the paint (top coat or primer), always mix as directed. Over thinning will cause the paint to "drop", after a few months, the shine will dull down and you'll have...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By TallPaul
Whoever sells you the paint should also be able...

Whoever sells you the paint should also be able to give you its corresponding data sheet. This will detail the mixing ratios and should also give you the proper gun setup. You definitely need a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By TallPaul
It was a while ago, but my memory is that there...

It was a while ago, but my memory is that there were no left hand threads on anything I took off! I'm now starting to doubt my memory, but just check before using force to undo anything, Possu may...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By TallPaul
I split the cases on my DR600 about 5 years ago...

I split the cases on my DR600 about 5 years ago and its pretty straightforward. Buy a genuine Suzuki manual (they come up in English on Ebay worldwide evry month or so) and only use genuine Suzuki...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,682
Posted By TallPaul
Try not to go too fast, the front brake is truely...

Try not to go too fast, the front brake is truely shocking!
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,585
Posted By TallPaul
It doesnt actually sound like any damage has been...

It doesnt actually sound like any damage has been done. I've no idea what those sponge/crystalised deposits are, but they're not something that is normally found in an engine. If it were my bike,...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,585
Posted By TallPaul
Because you came back and admitted you were wrong...

Because you came back and admitted you were wrong (it takes a big man to say "I was wrong"), I'm going to go easy...
The sort of person who thinks an engine can run for 30 miles without any oil...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By TallPaul
When I was a lad, I put dropped handle bars on my...

When I was a lad, I put dropped handle bars on my RD80LC and had a similar problem. Admitedly, it didnt carry the same stresses as your bike, but we MIG welded the lock stops and I never had a...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,585
Posted By TallPaul
I dont think anyone is accusing you of lieing,...

I dont think anyone is accusing you of lieing, just mis-diagnosing the problem.
Personally, if you suspect something foreign has entered the lubrication system (regardless of how it got there, or...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,585
Posted By TallPaul
So they drained the oil, put the sump plug back...

So they drained the oil, put the sump plug back in and then dropped some pills/candy in the oil filler hole, have I got that right? I'd be very suprised at an engine running for 30 miles with no...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,930
Posted By TallPaul
All I would add to that is never use thinners as...

All I would add to that is never use thinners as a panel wipe. It leaves a residue behind which will reduce adhesion and it may soften any underlying paint (not an issue over chrome obviously, but...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,930
Posted By TallPaul
Give it a good key with around 600 grit, then use...

Give it a good key with around 600 grit, then use an acid etch primer, normal primer & paint.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
Yes, I agree, always use the locking washer and...

Yes, I agree, always use the locking washer and bend the tongue against the nut, then it cannot turn. What I said was use a new one if the original has been bent a couple of times before, metal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
That was probably me... I overtightened the...

That was probably me...
I overtightened the centre nut, this caused the clutch to lock up, I took it apart and re-assembled it about a dozen times, always using an impact gun to do the nut up. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
When I pulled my clutch apart, I used a generic...

When I pulled my clutch apart, I used a generic universal basket holder, cost UKŁ20 and will do most bike clutches...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
I used a cheapy Ebay gasket set when I rebuilt my...

I used a cheapy Ebay gasket set when I rebuilt my DR600, every single one leaked! Personally, I would only ever use genuine ones, its so much hassle to have to take it all apart again!
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By TallPaul
ALSACORP...

ALSACORP (http://www.alsacorp.com/products/mirrachrome/mirrachrome.htm) do some chrome paints, I've never used them, but have heard good things about them. They are pretty expensive though.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
Both the inlet and the exhaust ports (all 4) are...

Both the inlet and the exhaust ports (all 4) are on the head, not the barrel, so they are above the height of the piston. Looking down the exhaust post wont show you the rings or piston (you might...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By TallPaul
Continually drawing air into the brake fluid...

Continually drawing air into the brake fluid suggest one of 2 problems...
1) Poor bleeding technique, allowing the resevoire level to get low, so air gets pulled into the open system.
2) The master...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
Lots of people are talking about the camchain...

Lots of people are talking about the camchain jumping a tooth & throwing the cam timing out, but has this actually happened to anyone? I'm not saying it never happens, but it does seem very unlikely...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 454,337
Posted By TallPaul
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1991-SUZUKI-DR650-SE-TRAIL-E...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1991-SUZUKI-DR650-SE-TRAIL-ENDURO-COMMUTER-MOTORBIKE-/110537211638?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item19bc87fef6

Currently at UKŁ175.00
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