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Old 01-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #72931
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Right. That's embarrassing. Anyhow...

Well I guess that disqualifies the bike from the possibility of being the "definitive" candidate for tuning demonstration. However that certainly shouldn't be a reason not to tune it if that's what Mr. Grifter would like.

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By my "seat of the pants" evaluation, it's tuned fairly close. But as mentioned, my DJ needle shows some wear, may need replacement?
And this bike has not been on the dyno.

Given my basic tuning set up ... what needle would you recommend to maintain status-quo or maybe go one better? I suppose I should check out your thread on Vendors?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #72932
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #72933
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Looks like TinkerinWstuff is tinkering with stuff again. Hope you didn't get a hernia lifting that motor out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #72934
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It's pretty clear that Motolab's use of the word "tune" is much narrower than other dudes' in this thread.

To generalize a little further, I think a lot of DR dudes are just happy with a bike that runs smoother than stock and subjectively seems faster.

For myself, I like to see posted dyno charts with thorough explanations of the set-up and tune that made them. That helps me make what I believe to be more informed purchases. However I probably won't ever be dyno'ing my personal ride, so strictly speaking, won't ever have an optimally-tuned bike.

Keep at it boys!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #72935
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By my "seat of the pants" evaluation, it's tuned fairly close. But as mentioned, my DJ needle shows some wear, may need replacement?
In the pics, the DJ needle looks like it's made out of stainless steel, so it won't wear all that rapidly, but that does mean that if wear is visible, other parts, such as the emulsion tube, slide guide and slide are likely to have borne the brunt.
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And this bike has not been on the dyno.
Would you like it to be?
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Given my basic tuning set up ... what needle would you recommend to maintain status-quo or maybe go one better?
If you want to maintain the status quo, put another DJ needle in it. If you want better, try the non-USA oem needle or the KTM needle. However I would inspect the carb and replace any other worn parts first. If you do go with other than the DJ needle, be prepared to start over with your tuning.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #72936
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Problem... I rode the bike one day and everything was fine. Next day when I started it, it was puking oil out everywhere. I found out that the seal around the shaft the front sprocket is on has popped out. I tapped it back in place.. seemed like a nice tight seal, started it up and watched it get slowly pushed right back out again and oil dump all over. Why is the crankcase building up this much pressure? Plugged hose/vent somewhere? I don't know where the vent is on this thing.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #72937
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Problem... I rode the bike one day and everything was fine. Next day when I started it, it was puking oil out everywhere. I found out that the seal around the shaft the front sprocket is on has popped out. I tapped it back in place.. seemed like a nice tight seal, started it up and watched it get slowly pushed right back out again and oil dump all over. Why is the crankcase building up this much pressure? Plugged hose/vent somewhere? I don't know where the vent is on this thing.

Thanks.
This is not unknown. It happened to me on a cold start so I made a mechanical retainer. I ended up making and selling a stack more. I don't do them anymore, but Procycle does. Get one, bolt it on and problem fixed. And for others out there, do it before its a problem as insurance, because when it happens it really is a PITA.

My story starts at #197 here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...646076&page=14

There is more over on DRR:
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #72938
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So there isn't a plugged vent somewhere? This is just one of those inherent things of the bike?
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #72939
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And.. I've never seen what you're talking about on the regular DR650 page of Procycle. Is it listed somewhere else? Does it have an official name?
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #72940
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And.. I've never seen what you're talking about on the regular DR650 page of Procycle. Is it listed somewhere else? Does it have an official name?
Look again - it's there!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #72941
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FInally found it. Thank you.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #72942
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Rear Brake Lever

Hey guys - are rear brake pedals all the same? Bent mine up pretty good and plan to put a new one on.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #72943
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Looks like TinkerinWstuff is tinkering with stuff again. Hope you didn't get a hernia lifting that motor out.
that thing isn't too bad.

This was as far as I got by 5pm today. Maybe have it wrapped up tomorrow if I'm ultra super lucky.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #72944
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Hey guys - are rear brake pedals all the same? Bent mine up pretty good and plan to put a new one on.

Thanks
I've never seen an aftermarket replacement. I think it's just mild steel so you should be able to bend it back into shape. I've had to do it with my shift lever.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #72945
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that thing isn't too bad.

This was as far as I got by 5pm today. Maybe have it wrapped up tomorrow if I'm ultra super lucky.

The question has been asked: "How heavy is the DR engine?" You could tell us here AND post it up in Krusty's DR Index (Hiya Krusty, thanks again for the DR650SE INDEX ). Or you could let us down and be forgotten forever.

Here: Topic 12:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=32
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