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Forum: Australia Today, 01:40 AM
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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: 67
Views: 6,994
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: 1,876
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: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
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: 107,618
Views: 21,468,296
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: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
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: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
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: 134
Views: 51,568
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: 52
Views: 5,594
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: 107,618
Views: 21,468,296
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: 52
Views: 5,594
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: 1,103
Views: 195,553
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: 1,103
Views: 195,553
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: 3,860
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: 3,860
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: 67
Views: 6,994
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: 253
Views: 22,794
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: 253
Views: 22,794
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: 684
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: 10,895
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: 24
Views: 1,892
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: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
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: 1,103
Views: 195,553
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: 1,103
Views: 195,553
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: 20,433
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: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
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: 20,433
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...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Good point for anyone that's doing this for the...

Good point for anyone that's doing this for the first time. I marked the shaft/arm on the first one I did and had to remove the cover again to work out what was wrong. It's another good reason to use...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Agreed on Loctite or lockwire for the NSU. I...

Agreed on Loctite or lockwire for the NSU. I wired my first one and Loctited my latest DR. Loctite is good stuff !
Maybe in borntoride's case, he has the top bolt with the sealing o-ring in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Frame mods looking good there Steve, lots of...

Frame mods looking good there Steve, lots of triangles now and shouldn't really add too much weight - probably more than offset by the battery change anyway.

Did you take any reference...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,546
Posted By DR Steve
Everyone seems to have their own method, but...

Everyone seems to have their own method, but since your asking...

Belray filter oil only for me. Wash the filter in kero (petrol in a pinch) then warm soapy water and dry overnight. Never had dust...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 107,618
Views: 21,468,296
Posted By DR Steve
TDC checking

I don't poke anything down the plug hole. Just look in one hole with a torch shining down the second one. As has already been mentioned, you don't need to be exactly on TDC - just watch for the...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
Posted By DR Steve
Although the images in the add are not brilliant,...

Although the images in the add are not brilliant, they show the light on high and low with only about half the LED's lit on low - if that provides a cut off is another story though.
Plan to try and...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,045,966
Posted By DR Steve
Better Headlight...

Saw this on ebay - locally made too apparently. ...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,994
Posted By DR Steve
You can check for air leaks by spraying some carb...

You can check for air leaks by spraying some carb cleaner around the carb and rubber boots while idling. If you have any leaks you will notice the idle change. Be very careful not to set yourself on...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,195
Posted By DR Steve
I like the look of it - particularly the fact...

I like the look of it - particularly the fact they didn't try to put a adventure beak on it !
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Dello 400

The Caltex reccomendation is interesting as some time back I had a good talk with an bloke on the Caltex tech line who told me that while he's not able to officially endorse it for bikes, he felt it...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,368
Posted By DR Steve
I'm suprised none of the Vicco roads mentioned...

I'm suprised none of the Vicco roads mentioned thus far have included the Eildon Jamieson Rd. One of the very few "good" Victorian roads that still have a 100 klm/hr speed limit. 62 Klm's of non stop...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Machinery

I'd go a used real mill, like a bridgeport, king rich, etc over one of those little toy mills - they are just too small and lack the mass/rigidity to be useful. Most used machines will come with an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 195,553
Posted By DR Steve
Sure you're not starting a DR wreckers at your...

Sure you're not starting a DR wreckers at your place Steve !

I missed out on the hub you gave me a lead on as it was gone the next morning when I rang - still keeping my eyes open for a spare....
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