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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 01:06 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Excellent. Thanks Ladder, I may very well go down...

Excellent. Thanks Ladder, I may very well go down this route.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 12:49 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Yes please Ladder, very keen on photos.

Yes please Ladder, very keen on photos.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:49 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Bambi, I will have to have a close look at...

Thanks Bambi, I will have to have a close look at Mr Hesslers screen. Looking at the SR43 screen, I can see that it will not suit the SR42. The indicators are in a different position and would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:38 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi guys, I am going to do my mid year oil...

Hi guys,

I am going to do my mid year oil change soon. I have always wondered about the stainless steel mesh filters. Has anyone any experience or advice? The bike already has a magnetic sump plug...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 02:35 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Just thought I would share. Google maps says 3...

Just thought I would share. Google maps says 3 hours 50 minutes from the farm to home via the back roads. My record yesterday was 2 hours, 41 minutes. Had a very good ride indeed.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:32 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
That may be possible I reckon. I will have to dig...

That may be possible I reckon. I will have to dig a little more. Adjusted the clutch cable slightly for a small but noticeable improvement.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Ok guys, two questions. Over the last five years...

Ok guys, two questions. Over the last five years I have seen photos of SR43s with extended windscreens. These go all the way to the beak and eliminate the little black headlight surround. Would one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 07:56 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
This brings up two questions for me: 1....

This brings up two questions for me:

1. Where do you buy the clutch plates and springs from? I don't want to pay the full Suzuki Australia price, if you know what I mean;) BTW, my bike has 98,000...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Well, it looks like the relay upgrade goes up on...

Well, it looks like the relay upgrade goes up on the todo list. I think that I will put the relays in the waterproof "topbox", which is really just a fake pelican box but works really well and only...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 02:37 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Headlight questions

Hi everyone,

Last Sunday week I was cutting back through Somerset Dam on my way home from Hampton, just north of Toowoomba. A sublime ride at sunset.

Anyhow, as the sun went down, I felt that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 02:16 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Appo, You could try cmsl.com, here are...

Hi Appo,

You could try cmsl.com, here are the links for the two sets that you will need:

http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-dr800-1990-sl_model13274/holder-set-brush_3113248b00/#.VXat8VKTK9Y
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks, I have added both to my todo list. These...

Thanks, I have added both to my todo list. These little things on their own may not seem like much, but they do add up fairly quickly. I guess I myself have lost close to 10 kilograms from when I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
If after checking the spacer - and that's an easy...

If after checking the spacer - and that's an easy one to mix up - and the problem still exists, try checking the brushes on the actual start motor. These costs in Australia about $60.00 but basically...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 01:48 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Ladder, I am really impressed with the look...

Ladder,

I am really impressed with the look of the drilled out tank bracket. Is it still strong enough for the job?
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 01:42 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Ray, just checking. Because you mention vacuum,...

Ray, just checking. Because you mention vacuum, you are using the standard carbs?
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 04:14 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Actually, just reread Rob's hand built foam...

Actually, just reread Rob's hand built foam filter posts and can see that the 43 box is not an issue.

Rob, how did that work out? That would solve one of two issues, the ease of servicing without...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 03:36 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Airbox mod idea

These airbox mods have got me thinking. I too don't like the side opening or have to take the left-hand-side tank off just to change a filter. I also wouldn't mind the extra height and security from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 12:19 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Base Gasket leak

Hi everyone,

After replacing the oil seal around the clutch shaft, I gave the bike a bit of a clean. This resulted in me noticing a very small amount of oil leaking from the cylinder base...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:31 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Rob, Just did the job following your...

Rob,

Just did the job following your instructions and in a word, perfect. Went for a dusty ride beforehand and can easily see the oil tracks that confirmed that the seal was gone. Let in cool down...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 11:30 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Clutch oil seal

Hi everyone,

I hope to change the little oil seal that sits on the top of the right-hand-side crankcase cover. Its used for the clutch. Just wondering if there is a nice way to remove the orld one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi JTW, How clean is air filter?

Hi JTW,

How clean is air filter?
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 11:40 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Heated Grips

I bought a set of heated grips about six months ago and only got around to installing them a week or so ago. Of course in the meantime I lost the wiring diagram.

The set is a Vince Strang...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
I found my DR800 ok to ride off road, single...

I found my DR800 ok to ride off road, single track as long as I stayed focussed. Picking it up often requires strength and technique, so best to avoid dropping it. Great on highway and as a commuter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks again Mait. So I will order the SKF 99098,...

Thanks again Mait. So I will order the SKF 99098, a new seal and seal retainer. I have 2000 grit wet and dry, plastic tubing, blue and red loctite, battery powered drill and usual workshop tools....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks mait. Is the correct size 25 mm?

Thanks mait. Is the correct size 25 mm?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 11:20 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, MY 800 is back on the orad...

Hi everyone,

MY 800 is back on the orad again and going better than ever. A test ride today confirmed that it is smoother than ever and has at least as much power as when at its best. Now very...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
We have a pretty active adventure rider scene in...

We have a pretty active adventure rider scene in SE QLD.

Check out these Facebook groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/104589636281197/
...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,720
Posted By shanekfalcon
2000 V-Star 650 won't start

Hi guys,

Here is my 2000 V-Star 650. I've travelled a lot of tarmac on the east coast of Australia on this bike.

http://sanityontwowheels.blogspot.com.au/p/my-bikes-rainmaker.html

For a few...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 45,574
Posted By shanekfalcon
200 650 Won't start

Hi guys,

For a few weeks, the bike had been getting harder to start. Eventually after work it refused all together. Tried clutch start, which I had done the last two days successfuly but no go.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 12:14 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone , Pretty much finished up the...

Hi everyone ,

Pretty much finished up the wiring on the 800. Can not do a full retest until the clutch cover gasket comes in but all is looking very good. Had a look at the seat today and I have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:17 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks bluesman. The NSU is now fixed. Dry solder...

Thanks bluesman. The NSU is now fixed. Dry solder joint to the grounding point. Damaged the cover gasket though and so new one on order. Bike should be working after that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 03:44 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Neutral Switch

Hi guys,

I would like to remove, inspect and if necessary, replace or repair the neutral switch. How to I go about the removal part?

Thanks,

Shane
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Great news everybody. Test fired the SR42 last...

Great news everybody. Test fired the SR42 last night and it ran really. That means that the original break in the wire from the induction pickup coil is now properly fixed. The damaged wires from a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Wiring Harness rebuild

Hi everyone,

I think I have finished cutting, soldering and crimping and fixed not only the fault on the pickup coil but a bunch of frayed wires and insulation. It should be good to go. So the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:52 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Wires

Hi guys,

My 800 is coming together. I've installed the oil cooler/radiator and in theory fixed all the frayed/busted/worn wires. So the next part is putting the wires back on the frame and so on....
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
I'm not 100% certain but that is my understanding...

I'm not 100% certain but that is my understanding of the theory. For regulator/rectifiers on old Japanese bikes, its all about fitting in the space available and matching up the wires. Let is know...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 45,574
Posted By shanekfalcon
Ok. Will wait and see. I have fitted heated grips...

Ok. Will wait and see. I have fitted heated grips and they help too. Of course, our winters are more mild than yours.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, glad to hear that. I have straightened...

Hi Rob, glad to hear that. I have straightened the fins as you suggested a few years back and painted it as well. Photos to come. Long term though I may replace the oil cooler and so an aftermarket...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 45,574
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi ben2go, How did the diy wind deflectors...

Hi ben2go,

How did the diy wind deflectors work out? Im quite interested in the idea.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Cleaned up radiator

A few years ago Robmoto did a whole bunch of work for me on the DR800 and it was excellent. Rob did recommend to me to take some time to straighten out the fins on the oild radiator. Today I've done...
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