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Old 11-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #71446
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Needs some opinions from my fellow DR inmates....

Have a 1999 DR with a grenaded case. Found a replacement bottom end at a salvage yard. Seeing as I am not quite sure how many miles might be on the bottom end I purchased, my original plan was to swap *everything* from the original engine and move it over to the new case. Now that I have it apart, I am not so sure it's worth the bother to split the cases, and simply move everything else over to the replacement. Anything you folks can think of that I should look for in making this decision? I'd really hate to not do it, then find out there's a bad bearing or gear in the replacement bottom end. Anything above the obvious I should be looking for in making this determination? Keep in mind I was an auto mechanic for 11 years of my life, so I am not completely oblivious to signs of normal engine wear. So far, I can't fault the replacement in any way, at least visually, performing some cursory spins, and looking for play in the rod, bearings and output shafts.







Something else has me a little stumped so I have another question. The grenaded case is from a 1999 model bike and did not have this washer behind the flywheel when I took it off.. Parts fiche shows it for 1999, and 2000, but not for 2001...I was told the replacement bottom end was from a 2000 model year bike. What's it doing there?



I rebuilt my 2009 last winter from the cases up due to a bearing failure. I got the numbers for all of them and ordered SKF bearings from simplybearings.co.uk. I sized them based on caliper measurements and what I could get from the fiche on sites like bikebandit. Over 9000 miles later is runs fantastic. My point: you have to go in there anyway, might as well do it all. Simplybearings prices are much lower than suzuki and for far better bearings. I think I spent 1/4 of what I would have if I bought OEM (especially the Chinese bearing I found).

You'll kick yourself if you go through all that only to have something fly apart. I know it would make me nuts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #71447
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Front lights needed

I want to add some front lights to my 09 DR but need some help. From what little I know I do know I need low voltage ones. I see ADV Monster and Rigid Industries offer some nice ones but can anyone offer any suggestions on flood lights?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #71448
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I want to add some front lights to my 09 DR but need some help. From what little I know I do know I need low voltage ones. I see ADV Monster and Rigid Industries offer some nice ones but can anyone offer any suggestions on flood lights?
I have the Denali LED lights from Twisted Throttle. ProCycle sells the same ones, called Solstice, for a bit less money, but they don't include extra wiring. I LOVE these lights. They're 10W each and are so good they almost make the headlight unnecessary. Highly recommended, just not cheap.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #71449
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Rob,
How do you have them set up, do you have the option of running just one light if you choose, and what kind of switch do you have to run them? Is there a toggle on the back of each one?

Thanks
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #71450
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I want to add some front lights to my 09 DR but need some help. From what little I know I do know I need low voltage ones. I see ADV Monster and Rigid Industries offer some nice ones but can anyone offer any suggestions on flood lights?
No, but if extra lighting for safety is what you're after, creating 'driving lights' so that the turn signals light up when not being used as turn signals is on my radar.

I haven't finished it yet, but I ordered the LED strips from ebay to install them in my DR650's turn signals.

I got the idea from this guy and his pictures on the Vulcan forums:
http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28093

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #71451
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Rob,
How do you have them set up, do you have the option of running just one light if you choose, and what kind of switch do you have to run them? Is there a toggle on the back of each one?

Thanks
The kit I got had the usual wiring harness with a switch and relay, so they run like any aux lights would on a car or whatever. I see no reason why you couldn't wire it up to run one light at a time if you wanted.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #71452
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where is everyone? 27 hours since a peep.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #71453
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #71454
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #71455
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #71456
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My new to me 01 DR650. Had a Corbin seat on it I don't like so I built my own.
Need some risers and then ride.







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Old 11-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #71457
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where is everyone? 27 hours since a peep.
I'm just waiting to do an experiment on my DR....
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #71458
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where is everyone? 27 hours since a peep.
Playing with my new toy

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #71459
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Where's the motor?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #71460
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Where's the motor?
On the floor to the left of the kayak... Lol
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