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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:57 PM
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Posted By procycle
The Enfields are ... interesting... They hardly...

The Enfields are ... interesting... They hardly qualify as great.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:07 AM
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Posted By procycle
OCEAN approved...

OCEAN approved...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:05 AM
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Posted By procycle
Looks like a 'shielded' bearing instead of...

Looks like a 'shielded' bearing instead of sealed. I would not expect that to last very long. unless you stay far away from water & mud.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By procycle
Oil comes from the steel oil line attached to the...

Oil comes from the steel oil line attached to the engine case. It first flows to the cavity beside the mainshaft (Suzuki calls it the countershaft) some oil flows through the mainshaft to the drive...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By procycle
Brake cleaner is kind of brutal on the orings. My...

Brake cleaner is kind of brutal on the orings. My preferred stuff for cleaning a chain is WD40 or any similar spray penetrating oil.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By procycle
:rofl Funny, but not surprising.

:rofl
Funny, but not surprising.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By procycle
If it is all stock, one likely possibility is the...

If it is all stock, one likely possibility is the white plastic disc on the needle is worn where it sits on the shelf in the bottom of the slide. Quick fix is to flip it over so the unworn top of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 109,726
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Posted By procycle
Tapered roller bearings - like from automotive...

Tapered roller bearings - like from automotive front wheels. Very dangerous...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
The shift shaft and its linkage to the shift...

The shift shaft and its linkage to the shift drum.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn285/Nibis/DR650%20Repair/DSCF0178.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By procycle
The gap is between the outer race and the...

The gap is between the outer race and the shoulder in the hub. There is no gap at the spacer.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 109,726
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Posted By procycle
This works fine with most other brands of...

This works fine with most other brands of motorcycle hubs. Suzuki does it differently.

Another thing that makes Suzuki hubs more difficult than others is that the bearing bores are significantly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By procycle
As I understand them angular contact bearing...

As I understand them angular contact bearing would have to be installed 'directional' so that the angles face each other. That is not the case with motorcycle wheel bearings which I always see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 06:59 PM
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Posted By procycle
This is NOT how Suzuki specifies installing wheel...

This is NOT how Suzuki specifies installing wheel bearings. If you do this with a DR650 hub there will be so much preload in the bearings that you will not even be able to turn the bearings by hand....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13,440
Views: 808,799
Posted By procycle
Rather than being a de-tuned version of the F the...

Rather than being a de-tuned version of the F the R is much more like 1/4 of an R1 motor also de-tuned.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 06:51 PM
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Posted By procycle
By all accounts I've heard the reliability has...

By all accounts I've heard the reliability has been stellar. I know of one rider with 60K+ miles. They are also very low maintenance. First valve check is scheduled at 24,000 miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By procycle
I've got one that rearly gets ridden. One of the...

I've got one that rearly gets ridden. One of the ProCycle employees (Mike) has it at the moment but it could be available any time after the Memorial day weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By procycle
Absolutely true. We have over 12,000 items listed...

Absolutely true. We have over 12,000 items listed across the entire web site. It is not practical or even possible to keep an endless supply of every single item on hand at all times. Occasionally...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By procycle
You are living the dream, aren't you!

You are living the dream, aren't you!
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By procycle
Overland Expo

35 degrees, wind. It only rained when it wasn't snowing. Mudfest in the parking area.
Um... this is supposed to be Arizona?
This view from the shelter of the Wolfman booth. Note snowflakes in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 109,726
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Posted By procycle
Install it flush with the case or very slightly...

Install it flush with the case or very slightly protruding. One part of the countershaft seal problem is that the seal is 7mm thick but the machined surface of the seal bore is only 4 to 5mm wide and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By procycle
If you really want to do something like this the...

If you really want to do something like this the way to go is a Davies Craig water pump and electronic controller. You toss out your thermostat and the controller adjusts the pump speed to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
You will get better service emailing directly to...

You will get better service emailing directly to the sales department --> info@procycle.us
I'm out of town until the end of the month and don't have access to inventory or the ordering system. Also,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:12 PM
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Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
This will certainly account for the hard starting.

This will certainly account for the hard starting.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:15 PM
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Posted By procycle
It will never stay at TDC all by itself. ...

It will never stay at TDC all by itself.

When I do a leak down I set the piston a couple degrees after TDC and hold the crank in place with a long breaker bar braced or chained to a footpeg or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By procycle
or 15/41 in some non-USA markets.

or 15/41 in some non-USA markets.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:27 AM
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Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By procycle
A stock DR650 has about 60 watts of additional...

A stock DR650 has about 60 watts of additional power available to run lights or accessories. If you replace your stock 55w headlight you will only need 45 additional watts for that light. That light...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 109,726
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Posted By procycle
Yes. On a 4.25x17 rim.

Yes. On a 4.25x17 rim.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By procycle
Use a good name brand of fork oil and you will be...

Use a good name brand of fork oil and you will be OK.
Most suspension guys like to choose a brand and stick with it, not so much because it is 'best' but because it adds consistency to their...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By procycle
Sounds exactly right. The spec in the manual is...

Sounds exactly right. The spec in the manual is not very accurate.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By procycle
With the stock stator you have about 60 watts of...

With the stock stator you have about 60 watts of extra capacity for running additional lights and electrical accessories.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
That's a very unusual failure.

That's a very unusual failure.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
+1 Any carb swap or re-jet will require tuning...

+1
Any carb swap or re-jet will require tuning of the jetting setup to match the bike and conditions. When dialed in properly a pumper carb will return fuel economy equal or better as compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
Sweet! Even though you don't anticipate any...

Sweet!
Even though you don't anticipate any single track you should still install some kind of skid plate (even the little OEM Suzuki plate) I know of several bikes that have holed cases on gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
I haven't ever tried it that way. It would...

I haven't ever tried it that way. It would probably work but I don't see it as making the job significantly quicker or easier.

Cross out the section in the manual where it tells you which head...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:15 AM
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Posted By procycle
Someone who is organized and has done already...

Someone who is organized and has done already done it a few times can probably do the job in 2-3 hours or less as long as there are no hiccups.

Double that for a first time newby and add more time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By procycle
Not much different than any other modern bike and...

Not much different than any other modern bike and certainly much easier than many. I can't immediately think of a bike that doesn't need the tank removed. Clutch cables don't need replacement very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
We know DRs - 96 and up but don't really have...

We know DRs - 96 and up but don't really have much on the 90-95 bikes. They are so different and pretty rare anymore.

The best bet on an exhaust for the 1994 bike is to keep a close eye on eBay. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 109,726
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Posted By procycle
I suspect you will have a lot of riding ahead of...

I suspect you will have a lot of riding ahead of you before it fails. My thinking is that on a bike like the DR there is plenty of natural air circulation around the LED for cooling. I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 109,726
Views: 22,107,168
Posted By procycle
+1 Don't ride it anywhere that you can't walk...

+1
Don't ride it anywhere that you can't walk back from.

Years ago, I told that same thing to a kid standing at the parts counter. I think he thought I was making a joke. Well, a week later he's...
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