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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:12 PM
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Posted By BergDonk
In the Meantime, an Update

I've got some more info. Seems he was riding along, possibly in 3rd gear, and the bike just went bang and locked up. Was towed 80 kms and then the major troubleshooting started.

The bolt on...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:10 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
If you got a lump of, say aluminium, maybe 12 mm...

If you got a lump of, say aluminium, maybe 12 mm or thicker, and drilled 2 holes in it to mimick the header clamp you could then use the existing bolt hole to attach it to the port. Need something...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 148,538
Posted By BergDonk
Just got the following message: ...

Just got the following message:

"..........very sad, first time in 30 years of rebuilds I have one that is well past fixing , biding on right off now to source engine. 3rd and 4th gear broken...
Forum: Australia Today, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By BergDonk
With the same or similar tyres on my DR650, on...

With the same or similar tyres on my DR650, on gravel roads and rocky trails I just set mine at 20/20, but if I check them and its 18/18, or 22/22, close enough.

I'm at 800 m and droppinng over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Book says take out the airbox first which is easy...

Book says take out the airbox first which is easy enough. But it will come out RHS with airbox in place, but might need to remove the muffler, depends a bit on your exhaust.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27,409
Views: 5,392,061
Posted By BergDonk
Looks like a bit of excess chain lube.

Looks like a bit of excess chain lube.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Countershaft Seal Retainer

They have for the last few years. They're available from your local Suzuki dealer for <>$20, everyone should fit one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
One issue with 520s is that unless you use the...

One issue with 520s is that unless you use the DRBig CS sprockets, ther eis less bearing area between it and the countershaft which can cause premature flogging out of the shaft.

I welded some old...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 743,650
Posted By BergDonk
Great pics, thanks gents, and don't worry about...

Great pics, thanks gents, and don't worry about Top Gear, its all sorted apparently:
http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/03/21/top-gear-names-new-gaffe-prone-bully-as-replacement-for-jeremy-clarkson/
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
No retainer then? PITA

No retainer then? PITA
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 191,322
Posted By BergDonk
Voltage Regulator Upgrade

There is plenty of info about the web referring to voltage regulator upgrades, and specifically for the DR, a Mosfet regulator utilising a late model CBR600RR unit.

I'd like some more watts from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By BergDonk
FYI Honda Aus sold them with number plates for a...

FYI Honda Aus sold them with number plates for a while, CR500E

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=honda+cr500e&biw=1683&bih=948&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=KjUTVdvAE86B8QWEt4DQCQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,518
Posted By BergDonk
Best chain deal I got recently was from DIDChains...

Best chain deal I got recently was from DIDChains on eBay via Adelaide.
http://stores.ebay.com.au/didchains?_trksid=p2047675.l2568

Then I use Chaingang rear sprockets because they outlast 2...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Rusty Threads

I had an old wheel to pull apart. Years of crud and corrosion on the spokes and nipples. This sort of job usually ends with some broken spokes and rounded off nipples, but not this time.

After its...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 191,322
Posted By BergDonk
Passenger Pegs

The pegs on DR1.5 had long seized up. They get very rare use, but I like to have them there just in case.

Rattling around, the ball detent seems to flog the alloy peg a bit, and the steel hanger...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,281
Posted By BergDonk
AP Stroke Adjustment

As mentioned above, it can be done.



https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X0XX25dR6xo/U32F4KmKkxI/AAAAAAAAGwk/W654G5fnoSk/s912/DSCI0668%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

On early style FCRs with the...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,049
Posted By BergDonk
Years ago on one of our hard core trail rides on...

Years ago on one of our hard core trail rides on enduro bikes around here we arrived at a river ford at the bottom of a long, steep, rocky and rutty washed out hill for a break. Good fun!

Parked...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Bash Plate

Its a Rock Hard Rally Gear model from inmate KTMMat:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806155

Protects the pipe, offers storage space, a completely flat bottom, protects cases and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25629000...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25629000&postcount=999

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nyAGQ1DEobQ/VH6uiCykH_I/AAAAAAAAH5Q/O6gKvDK9-D4/s912/DSCI0914%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG


...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,281
Posted By BergDonk
Looks good, #200 MAJ should be fine. You...

Looks good, #200 MAJ should be fine.

You might be able to modify the AP actuation to adjust its stroke, depends on the carb. I've done that on a few carbs, or get an adjustable leak jet. I...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 255,549
Posted By BergDonk
I think the orange font is the real hint :rofl

I think the orange font is the real hint :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
I haven't had one fail, but it seems like an easy...

I haven't had one fail, but it seems like an easy enough spare to carry on bigger trips.

Dunno what the failure rate is, but enough have been reported to cause me to act. I often travel with other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Best i could find at the time;...

Best i could find at the time; http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catalog/all-products

2 x Suzuki DR650 Stator Pickup Pulser Coil (ESP100P2) = $77.98...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
NSUs secured about 1 year ago. Bike now sold for...

NSUs secured about 1 year ago. Bike now sold for parts, so unless the new owner appears here, or maybe on DRR, we'll likely never know any more.

Sold for $1000 with suspension upgrades, Safari...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 148,538
Posted By BergDonk
Whenever the story is told, its always past tense...

Whenever the story is told, its always past tense :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27,409
Views: 5,392,061
Posted By BergDonk
Its hard work for sure, but some interesting...

Its hard work for sure, but some interesting stuff buried in there. No doubt a few tables would be helpful.
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 743,650
Posted By BergDonk
Some Just Sold

http://www.gizmag.com/world-records-fall-ej-cole-collection-motorcycle-auction/36663/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=c234948cc8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-c234948c...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
No more info yet, but a potential cause for sure.

No more info yet, but a potential cause for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 148,538
Posted By BergDonk
Maybe, Maybe Not

I've got some more info. Seems he was riding along, possibly in 3rd gear, and the bike just went bang and locked up. Was towed 80 kms and then the major troubleshooting started.

The bolt on the...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,577
Posted By BergDonk
The sky is the limit to what you can do with a...

The sky is the limit to what you can do with a DR, but some bits are essential like securing the NSU screws. Then depending on usage and breakages. My rough list to date is;

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Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 255,549
Posted By BergDonk
Living on the edge as usual Unc :evil

Living on the edge as usual Unc :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
I've got some more info. Seems he was riding...

I've got some more info. Seems he was riding along, possibly in 3rd gear, and the bike just went bang and locked up. Was towed 80 kms and then the major troubleshooting started.

The bolt on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Hold the (crank)cases together.

Hold the (crank)cases together.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Thanks Les. Still trying to find out why it...

Thanks Les. Still trying to find out why it doesn't go. Starting would I expect be a noisy affair, but gearbox should be OK, TBA.

In the meantime, some of Les's favourite Morey's grease arrived...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Thanks ER, definitely case screws, good pics...

Thanks ER, definitely case screws, good pics :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Thought was a possibility, presumably the other...

Thought was a possibility, presumably the other one is a case screw too? Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 106,630
Views: 21,213,007
Posted By BergDonk
Nice workbench :thumb In the meantime: ...

Nice workbench :thumb

In the meantime:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TodW8h1SiTU/VQ-bGXYV4JI/AAAAAAAAISM/x4ZTIAtCtBo/s538/JimsDRProblem.jpg

A friend has just sent me a pic of a someone...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 504,308
Posted By BergDonk
Doctor vs Engineer

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Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 504,308
Posted By BergDonk
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 191,322
Posted By BergDonk
Frame Guards

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RDm3bQEFwhA/VQ5lFsCCEwI/AAAAAAAAIRc/x1lztITxSqU/s912/DSCI1036%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

In some earlier pics of DR2 but unmentioned to date is a pair of frame...
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