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Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,845,415
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the info. I've used the route...

Thanks for the info. I've used the route described several times to get to Pharr and Brownsville and have also exited on the unpaved roads a few different ways. The Anzalduas Bridge looks pretty...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,845,415
Posted By cwc
Navigating Reynosa

I'm planning a November trip to the Huasteca region and need a little inside info on Reynosa.

We'll be leaving the Luxo-van in Edinburg and entering over the Pharr bridge. I've done this before...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,802
Posted By cwc
Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this...

Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this thread) uses 10mm diameter shims. Sources are discussed in earlier posts.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By cwc
Fork Boots for F650GS

Having googled it to death I was still unable to find some boots (gaiters?) for my F650GS.

Recently ADV inmate Tury was visiting me and put me on to Rancho brand boots for offroad vehicle shocks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,802
Posted By cwc
Sanding Aid

Since I have met Sailah in person I was ready to believe anything he said, so I tried sanding a couple of 10mm shims for my 05 F650GS to save a minimum 2 hour round trip to get shims.

I now...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,632
Posted By cwc
This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed...

This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed the needle at 20K on my 95 DR. It had some wear.

I wasn't as smart with my 93 R100R BMW and suffered the same problem you had. Fortunately there...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
FORK springs for 98 DR350

I tried to search the thread, but the search function doesn't seem to like me.:cry

I'm trying to help a friend select fork springs for his 98 DR. He is using a DR650 spring in the rear and that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
I've used Speigler on other brands. ...

I've used Speigler on other brands.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/brake-line-kit-1033.htm

Not cheap but excellent customer service.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
As has been mentioned here before, use heat from...

As has been mentioned here before, use heat from a heat gun or space heater on "rubber" parts. They get pretty flexible when warm.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,632
Posted By cwc
I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this...

I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this year. It was the shift drum bolt. I limped ~300 miles back to the US, but when I got home and pulled the clutch cover the bolt was backed out so far...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,632
Posted By cwc
Which screws?? It helps to put info in the...

Which screws??

It helps to put info in the title of a post so others can benefit from your experience.

Something like "motor died due to loose grounding screws"

On camping in the west, try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen...

I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen on other bikes.

It MIGHT be the stator and there is a procedure to check that.

I'm not close to you, but I might be able to get some you help. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 96,300
Views: 18,165,845
Posted By cwc
Head Stud Leak

I though Google was my friend, but not in this case I guess.:cry

I just bought another DR650 with about 40K miles on it. It has an oil leak as shown in the pic. It doesn't leak a lot, but more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
Regardless of where you get the power you should...

Regardless of where you get the power you should think about attaching the power cord to the RAM mount so that stresses and vibration don't reach the actual connection point. The small USB...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,792
Posted By cwc
Another not uncommon problem in less populated...

Another not uncommon problem in less populated areas of the west is power outages. It can happen at any time of the day and you can't get gas even if the station is open. I experienced this in Utah...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,875
Posted By cwc
OK, Thanks for the info. What is the...

OK, Thanks for the info.

What is the "shelf life" of the 243?
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,875
Posted By cwc
Permatex v. Loctite

I can find Permatex products locally but have go to more effort to get Loctite stuff.

Is the 24300 Permatex threadlocker equivalent to Loctite 243?

Are there any important differences?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
These are pretty much the symptoms I had...

These are pretty much the symptoms I had recently. I found the shift drum bolt backed all the way out and rubbing on the clutch.

If you google "DR350 shift drum bolt fix" you will get a few hits...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By cwc
http://www.asciitable.com/ Click on ASCII

http://www.asciitable.com/ Click on ASCII
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
Sorry, my brain was disengaged. If you poke...

Sorry, my brain was disengaged. If you poke around that site you should find a fiche for the NX. I should link it, but I'm on a trip with the NX and DR and MUCH too busy.:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
There is a drawing here that will give you an...

There is a drawing here that will give you an idea of what it looks like.

http://www.ronayers.com/SPEEDOMETER-C161953.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
Pilot Screw o-ring

Well, when I put on the 2.5's and looked a little closer I could see that they were still in there and the o-ring didn't look that bad so I put it back together.

I just expected to have them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
NX250 pilot screw o-ring

The o-ring and washer appear to be missing from the carb pilot screw on my 1988.

Can someone tell me the size of the o-ring since I suspect I'll need to order it from my local auto parts store.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
DR model differences

Maybe you have a "fishy" fiche.:D

The letters indicate the year model. The 1996 is a "T".

It could be a DR350SET where the E indicates electric start and the S is street.

Electric start was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
A friend and I have both installed DR650 stock...

A friend and I have both installed DR650 stock springs on the rear shocks. He weighs maybe 240 and I'm at about 210 both with full riding gear. We both carry around 20-30 lb. of luggage on trips. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
Fuse size

Good advice except for the fuse size. :wink:

The fuse is to protect the equipment you are connecting to the battery. My Garmin cable came with a 2 amp fuse. Don't use a bigger one. The idea...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000...

I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000 miles so far. It seems fine.

You didn't leave too much oil in your homebrew filter did you? I've seen that cause pretty severe driveability...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
If you do the spark check and there is no spark,...

If you do the spark check and there is no spark, check to see if some cable connector associated with the CDI isn't seated properly.

Did you open the throttle a bit while cranking it over after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
Your symptoms sound like a clogged tank vent to...

Your symptoms sound like a clogged tank vent to me. Usually there is some leakage of air past a clogged vent. When you stop for a few minutes the pressure slowly equalizes and the motor will run...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By cwc
I just went through something similar. The bike...

I just went through something similar. The bike would start but not run well.

Sometimes it takes more than one carb cleaning to do the job, so since it is so much fun I removed the carb again and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
On a recent trip I managed to totally melt about...

On a recent trip I managed to totally melt about an inch of the left leg zipper right at the knee on my Aerostich Roadcrafter pants. There was a bit of plastic on the exhaust pipe just forward of...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By cwc
The cap was toast so I got the rubber one. I had...

The cap was toast so I got the rubber one. I had to buy a 4" and it was just slightly large so I slipped a couple of one inch sections of inner tube over the trap and then the cap fit fine.


...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the replies. As a group ADV knows...

Thanks for the replies. As a group ADV knows EVERYTHING.:clap

I think I'll just clean it so I can take a shower. My water pipes just thawed today after being frozen (underground) for about two...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By cwc
What is this? (Drain question)

Can somebody tell me what this is for?

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/fredopatz/ADV%20posts/TubDrain001_zpsc41f2111.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By cwc
The threads on the dipstick measure M20x1.5. If...

The threads on the dipstick measure M20x1.5. If you Google that you will get among other things a discussion about pulling rotors on a CX500 using a Subaru drain plug available at Advanced Auto. ...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By cwc
I read that too and was a little surprised. A...

I read that too and was a little surprised. A little over a week ago when we rode from Urique to Bato on the new road it was pretty good, but then it just takes a good rain for the road to turn bad.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By cwc
Look here...

Look here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Garmin.OpenStreetMap.nl#Frequently_Asked_Questions

Basically it says the map can't be bigger than 2 Gb. There are options to work around the problem.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,319
Posted By cwc
Route to Batopilas

Some clarification on the route to Bato.

If the road is closed and guarded by soldiers etc. they are less likely to allow you through. On our way out we talked to a foreman and were allowed to...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,319
Posted By cwc
As of yesterday the road from Samachique to Bato...

As of yesterday the road from Samachique to Bato was open with some construction but not too bad. Lots of fun pavement too though there is still some challenging dirt parts. The road from...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By cwc
The local utility in a nearby town suggested this...

The local utility in a nearby town suggested this and estimated it would add about US$120/mo. to the water bill.:eek1

Of course that is probably cheaper than any thawing or repair would be unless...
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