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Old 07-19-2012, 02:10 AM   #67441
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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   #67442
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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

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #67443
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Ordered the Intiminators and taking my shock to local suspension guy today for some love

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #67444
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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   #67445
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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   #67446
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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   #67447
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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   #67448
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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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Old 07-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #67449
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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.
less posting and more shipping of the Intiminators I ordered this morning
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #67450
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less posting and more shipping of the Intiminators I ordered this morning
Procycle orders come to me on the East Coast faster than my dealer can get and I don't have to drive anywhere.

I say post away Jeff.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #67451
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I replaced all the phillips head screws from the engine but I don't have any idea on what torque to use on them. There isn't any info on those in the service manual. I changed the ones from both oil deflectors on each side, NSU and oil pump. Currently fighting with one of the screws from the clutch cover. The worst idea implemented on the DR is using phillips head screws.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #67452
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The worst idea implemented on the DR is using phillips head screws.
As has been covered many time, they are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) screws, NOT Philips screws. There is a definite difference and using the proper screw driver for JIS screws goes a long way to keep from buggering them...
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #67453
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Yes, sorry, now I remembered. Still I have a screwdriver that fits perfectly, like it is molded to the screw. Still, the sucker wouldn't budge so now I have to resort to special measures. Hex bolts are far better. What is a safe torque to use on the hex bolts? I reckon not much could be applied via screwdriver in the first place.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:39 PM   #67454
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Can I use my supermoto oversized brake disc and caliper reloc bracket on my stock dirt rim?im missing the stock caliper bracket that's why I ask
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #67455
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Thumbs down Worth $2k???

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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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I made the mistake of buying an early DR650 that looks a lot like the one listed.
I paid $500 for it and that was too much.
Trying to find parts is a pain, and I found that Suzi made major improvements on the 1996 model that made the earlier bikes obsolete. So I bought an '02...

There is a thread on this forum for Pre-96 DR's where you can get better information on that specific bike.

I would also pass on it at half the price.
Actually, I would pass on it at anything over FREE.
Late '90's DR's sell for about that price and then you become a member of the club
That means you can send all the money you can spare to Keintech and ProCycle, MXRob and a few other suppliers.
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