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Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By DR Steve
Tank mount rubbers

I've had those tank mount rubbers come half out before when the tank expands in hot weather. I poked a hole through the outside of the rubbers and run a long cable tie looped through both the rubbers...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15,249
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Posted By DR Steve
Any bearing supplies will have it too.

Any bearing supplies will have it too.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
+1 on this. My IMS on my old DR held at least 20...

+1 on this. My IMS on my old DR held at least 20 ltrs depending on the conditions of the day. The Acerbis on my new DR hasn't really expanded in over 18 months since it was new.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
I was going to add a second petcock to my Acerbis...

I was going to add a second petcock to my Acerbis too, but I've twice purposely run it dry and found the non petcock side to have virtually no fuel in it when the bike stopped.

I agree that 20...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Given the pivot bush is inside the frame tube,...

Given the pivot bush is inside the frame tube, I'd be inclined to cut the whole lot out and fabricate a completely new section. That particular frame has lost the swing arm pivot datum now and needs...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By DR Steve
I didn't, but probably would if doing it again....

I didn't, but probably would if doing it again. Having the motor in holds the frame in the right place while welding lessening the chance of unwanted movement. The motor provided a reference to...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
I have done a little to the other side although...

I have done a little to the other side although it's probably not needed. If you have a good look, you'll see the sprocket side is much weaker anyway.

Every DR I've looked at shows signs of...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Swingarm Pivot

My first DR showed signs of stress in that area, as have others I've looked at too. I fixed/strengthened it on my second DR before it started....
Forum: Australia 05-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15,249
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Posted By DR Steve
Axles

Hi Bergdonk,
I think you will find the marks you mention on the axle are a result of the axle diameter being undersize. I've measured a few, including a new one, and they are all on the small side...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 111,152
Views: 22,580,571
Posted By DR Steve
Welding over the rebound hole is a common mod to...

Welding over the rebound hole is a common mod to increase rebound damping rather than using heavier fork oil if you're happy with the compression side of things with the oil weight you're already...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Helmets and screens...

The posts so far clearly indicate how personal screens and helmets are.

My first DR came with a screens for bikes screen already fitted and was the first bike I've really road ridden having spent...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Cush Hub modifications

Modding the stock cush hub is an easy enough job, but it is a little fiddly to set up.

If I had CNC facilities, I'd be machining up a complete new hub with the appropriate design to accomodate...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Cush Hub Fix

The below is copied from the DRRiders cush hub thread with details of my fix. Has near 25K on the same bearings now with no sign of replacement needed anytime soon....
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Have a look at this link for one I made some time...

Have a look at this link for one I made some time back.
http://drriders.com/topic6349.html

Still uses the plastic cover as it's really just a decoration and to stop getting tangled in the chain....
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,864
Posted By DR Steve
You can make it considerably better by going to ...

You can make it considerably better by going to a smaller starter jet. Something around the 60 - 70 range should be a good starting point. Then you will get a fast idle on full choke for the first...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,509
Posted By DR Steve
I've run a few sets of that tyre combo on my DR....

I've run a few sets of that tyre combo on my DR. I carry a mountain bike hand pump to vary pressures - it's really very quick and easy to do.

If your dead set against changing pressures, I'd...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Yes there is something majorly wrong here. Even a...

Yes there is something majorly wrong here. Even a stock DR corners pretty well on the tar so long as it's not too bumpy a surface. Getting another riders thoughts sonds like a good move.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 111,152
Views: 22,580,571
Posted By DR Steve
Bead Breaking

I find the Shinko 705 (tubeless variety) stays on the rear pretty tightly.

I have a second set of wheels with knobbies and have removed the hump on the rear rim. Changed a rear 606 last week -...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Mufflers...

Ockrocket,
Does your Staintune have the quiet insert ?

I have a GSXR pipe on mine and like it, but it's not even remotely close to stock sound level. Quiter than an uncorked Staintune, maybe...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
Sump Plug

As already mentioned, one of the available thread inserts will fix it.

Once fixed, I'd suggest you do the following:
Drill a small hole through the head of the sump bolt and another small hole...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 54,010
Posted By DR Steve
Home made rotary table ! Should work fine for...

Home made rotary table ! Should work fine for that application using light cuts too.

Good to see there are still some thinkers around.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,450
Posted By DR Steve
Good point about the googles. Would be good to...

Good point about the googles. Would be good to know if the Bell has a bigger eye port than most of the other Adv type helmets.

The Arai has a smallish eye port that restricts the options for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 111,152
Views: 22,580,571
Posted By DR Steve
I'm not sure if the Zerks on the linkage are a...

I'm not sure if the Zerks on the linkage are a good idea or not...

Suzuki used to do this (may still do ?) on RMX's and DRZ400's. Problem with both of these bikes is that pushing grease in pops...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,450
Posted By DR Steve
The Arai XD4 is pretty noisy too. IMO earplugs...

The Arai XD4 is pretty noisy too. IMO earplugs are a must no matter what helmet. Never used to wear them trail riding and started using them once I started dual sport/adv riding. Tried trail riding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,637
Posted By DR Steve
Congrats on the build Steve ! It's all come...

Congrats on the build Steve !
It's all come together nicely - certainly a lot of hours go into it when you do the whole lot at once rather than develop a bike bit by bit over a period of time.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,637
Posted By DR Steve
I'd like to know what type of filler has been...

I'd like to know what type of filler has been used here. Looks like bronze but definetly a TIG weld. Almost looks like the fillets have been hand painted with gold paint. Note there is no heat...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By DR Steve
Ok The bike detail looks really sharp with a...

Ok

The bike detail looks really sharp with a nice blurred background and the colour really jumps out at you. Better than a lot of bike media/magazine stuff !
Forum: Australia 01-07-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By DR Steve
Fantastic restoration ! Pretty impressive...

Fantastic restoration !

Pretty impressive images too - fancy camera, skilled operator or both ?
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,864
Posted By DR Steve
FCR chokes

My choke knob was hitting the Acerbis tank too.

Solution for me was a bit of 5mm aluminium plate on the frame tank mount - lifts the back of the tank up 5mm so everything fits better. Also put a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,552
Posted By DR Steve
If you slide the forks up 1 1/2 " into the...

If you slide the forks up 1 1/2 " into the tripples, it will leave about 9" between the dust seal and the bottom of the lower tripple at full extension. The forks have a little over 10" of travel. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,552
Posted By DR Steve
Problem with that is that the fork outer tubes...

Problem with that is that the fork outer tubes will slam into the bottom tripple clamp well before the suspension bottoms out internally with the bottoming cones. You can slide the forks up a bit -...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By DR Steve
I don't wear glasses, but do seem to fog visors...

I don't wear glasses, but do seem to fog visors and goggles worse than most and have tried all the over the counter stuff without much success.

A while back I read that both liquid dish soap and...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,888
Posted By DR Steve
I'd agree with pretty much all of that. ...

I'd agree with pretty much all of that.

Coming from an MX/enduro bike background, I was supprised by the lack of protection the adv style boots provide compared to MX boots. Particularly in terms...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,559
Posted By DR Steve
I'm a fan of the 705's too. The front is a...

I'm a fan of the 705's too.

The front is a bit sketchy on the loose gravel, but finds it's groove eventually. I find the rear excellent for most 50/50 type riding. I rarely fit up my second set of...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
That sounds pretty ordinary for a rear sprocket,...

That sounds pretty ordinary for a rear sprocket, but way too long for a front. The front may well be real shagged, causing the rear to flog out prematurely. If that's happened the chain will be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,637
Posted By DR Steve
Yes, has the same klm's on it as the needle...

Yes, has the same klm's on it as the needle roller now.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,637
Posted By DR Steve
Cush Hub Bearings

Hi Steve,

I'm asuming with the mod you have done that the new bearing inner is now part of the axle spacer pack ?
If so, the spacer length becomes pretty critical between the two bearings of the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 21,179
Posted By DR Steve
Thanks for that. Think I'll give one a try too. ...

Thanks for that. Think I'll give one a try too.

Might need to get pants with bigger pockets though !
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,110,851
Posted By DR Steve
130 tyre width is fine on the DR. Pretty sure...

130 tyre width is fine on the DR. Pretty sure it's the only size available in a 17" 606 for the rear anyway.

I too change the 606 rear at somwhere between 3-4K. I'ts normally pretty useless on the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 21,179
Posted By DR Steve
Any updates on signal strength for the Aspera now...

Any updates on signal strength for the Aspera now you've had it a while ?

Other good or bad observations to add ?

Finally need to replace my Defy and this looks like the best option as far as...
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