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Old 07-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #67426
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Rebuild in Nairobi

I've put up a post on my RR of my current rebuild going on in Nairobi, Kenya
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1363

Issues discovered during the teardown:
-Loose chain riding in Brazil and Ethiopia had eaten through the rubber chain guide and ate a bit out of the swingarm (new chain guide fabricated)
-Slide in carb (Mikuni TM38) has a corner broken off, bike still runs, but slide is probably near end-of-life (new part being shipped from States)
-Play noticed in Piston Pin to Conrod journal, hope thicker oil will solve that


sanDRina stripped down in Milan's shop in Nairobi.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #67427
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Buddy of mine put a knobbie on after having a more steet oriented tire and the difference was dramatic. Did you have an aggressive knobbie on before?
Yes the the tire was more aggressive and not DOT approved.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #67428
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If adjusting tire pressure doesn't work: at those speeds, the tire isn't going to last long enough to matter. Next time try a Kenda 270 or 761; Shinko 244, 700 or 705. .
I pressured from 25-32 psi and improved wobble greatly but now want it all gone. The tire has 1500 miles on it and barely shows any wear but the wobble is getting less over time.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #67429
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Steve-another option besides TP is to swap out the front for a smoother front.
I have a Shinko 705 Trail Master but I wanted to get more wear from the current tire. I will probably change it out this weekend.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:56 PM   #67430
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Rebuild in Nairobi

I've put up a post on my RR of my current rebuild going on in Nairobi, Kenya
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1363

Issues discovered during the teardown:
-Loose chain riding in Brazil and Ethiopia had eaten through the rubber chain guide and ate a bit out of the swingarm (new chain guide fabricated)
-Slide in carb (Mikuni TM38) has a corner broken off, bike still runs, but slide is probably near end-of-life (new part being shipped from States)
-Play noticed in Piston Pin to Conrod journal, hope thicker oil will solve that


sanDRina stripped down in Milan's shop in Nairobi.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #67431
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I have been using the DR to commute to work lately and i have a wobble problem. I put a new tire on the bike and I get a wobble at 69 mph to 76 mph. I have balanced the wheel and still a wobble. I am driving on the interstate 70 mph speeds but traffic goes faster.

Any suggestions to get rid of the wobble.

Thanks,
increase your tyre pressure.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #67432
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:10 AM   #67433
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I have been using the DR to commute to work lately and i have a wobble problem. I put a new tire on the bike and I get a wobble at 69 mph to 76 mph. I have balanced the wheel and still a wobble. I am driving on the interstate 70 mph speeds but traffic goes faster.
Is the tyre true on the rim when you spin it?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #67434
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Can I use Blue Permatex for the CCT gasket or do I need one rated for a higher temperature range?
If you are asking about RTV silicone the blue would probably be ok as far as the temp range, but not my first choice for this application. They are all good to about 500degrees (the copper to 700).

I would probably choose the "Right Stuff grey" or "Ultra grey" (high torque) version because it is more resistant to vibration. I have used the ultra grey before and it seems to set up more rigid then the others. You can compare the different products here:

http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...ket_makers.htm

--- Make sure you read the "TDS" on how to apply it.

Good luck

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #67435
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #67436
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Wicked Good buy?

I found this on craigslist. Whadya'll think? I'm not going to buy it, I was just curious for when I upgrade from my 1976 mt125 (named Sparky).
It'd be my 2nd bike.
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3135641094.html
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #67437
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If you are asking about RTV silicone the blue would probably be ok as far as the temp range, but not my first choice for this application. They are all good to about 500degrees (the copper to 700).

I would probably choose the "Right Stuff grey" or "Ultra grey" (high torque) version because it is more resistant to vibration. I have used the ultra grey before and it seems to set up more rigid then the others. You can compare the different products here:

http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...ket_makers.htm

--- Make sure you read the "TDS" on how to apply it.

Good luck
Oops, I was thinking thread locker. That's a good link and the TDS answers more questions. When I see sealers in a store I wonder which one to use.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #67438
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...only get a few drops to come out when trying to bleed them..... anyone got any ideas?
bleeding the front brake is a real pain in the ass. a good tip i found was to pump up the front pressure and zip tie or velcro the brake lever closed over night, keep the m/c cover loose as well.

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..the wobble is getting less over time.
yeah, they'll be grabby on rain groove. try tightening up your head stem preload a little bit.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #67439
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I found this on craigslist. Whadya'll think? I'm not going to buy it, I was just curious for when I upgrade from my 1976 mt125 (named Sparky).
It'd be my 2nd bike.
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3135641094.html
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IMO that's not a bargain. The 90-95 models are much less desirable and have very little aftermarket support. For a little bit more you could get a 96 or newer DR650.

That one is the early kickstart only version. Even at half that price I would pass on it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #67440
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I found this on craigslist. Whadya'll think? I'm not going to buy it, I was just curious for when I upgrade from my 1976 mt125 (named Sparky).
It'd be my 2nd bike.
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3135641094.html
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It would be good to know which year. It has some unique stuff like a taller/wider windscreen and rear rack. It appears clean and the tires are ok. The biggest issue with that year (or any old bike) is ancient fork and shock oil. I am guessing 92 or 93? The cooler is on the opposite side of the current model which is interesting. I would say if you are interested in a time machine-go with it. However, newer models can be had for relatively the same price and if you wait till winter...for a lot better deals. I would say that is a 1500 bike tops with up to date maintenance.
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