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Old 01-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #73246
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when people say 1/4 throttle, 99 & 44/100ths percent, mean 1/4 open regardless of what the dictionary says.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #73247
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or at -40 degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit.

When people say 1/4 throttle, 99 & 44/100ths percent, mean 1/4 open regardless of what the dictionary says.

Why do you have to be such a stickler? When I say stickler, I mean Tool. look that up. When people say choke, they mean the thing the operate when the engine is cold.

I see the same thing on gun forums where new people refer to magazines as clips. (google it to see the difference) There is always some knowledgeable "stickler" that feels the need to lecture the new guy about the difference.

Derek, you are a very knowledgeable stickler. I almost never do this, but I'm gonna hit my ignore button for a while, buh-bye.
In this case, as in all cases, I am attempting to raise the bar. I can see no downside to improving the precision with which we communicate. I see it as indicative of the general sad state of affairs that someone would disparage another (even to the extent of name-calling) for such a thing.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #73248
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Thanks to all the info on tires, I've decided to get the Metzeler Unicross and keep the Bridgestone as a backup plan.
I appreciate the help and will be posting soon...I hope!
One more question, then I'll shush about tires....can the DR650 run a 80/100/21 up front?

Seems like more choice for that size...okay, I'm done!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #73249
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JFW! That's a new one for just f'ing WOW! I love that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #73250
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After many weeks of waiting and working on the DR I finished my project, except for new tires next month. Just turned the key off after starting to make sure it still runs. The project was:
1. strip the bike down to its frame and powder coat the frame black
2. clean up all the rims and hubs exhaust and any other component that needed a thorough going through
3. disassemble the previously installed RMZ450 front forks to change the oil to a lighter weight and at the same time shorten the overall travel from 12.2" to 11.5"--- this allowed me to drop the forks into the triple clamps farther than before and tighten up the steering for serious off road handling, while turning the rear preload down a little for a more trail oriented ride
4. also installed a new set of fat bars that I think I will like even better than the previous bars
5. I previously had purchased a new ULY front headlight assembly but opted to put the stock lights back on and sell the ULY headlight since I also recently bought a 2009 KLR for my road riding adventures
6. rewired the BMW plug and cig lighter plug a little nicer



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Old 01-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #73251
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After many weeks of waiting and working on the DR I finished my project, except for new tires next month. Just turned the key off after starting to make sure it still runs. The project was:
1. strip the bike down to its frame and powder coat the frame black
2. clean up all the rims and hubs exhaust and any other component that needed a thorough going through
3. disassemble the previously installed RMZ450 front forks to change the oil to a lighter weight and at the same time shorten the overall travel from 12.2" to 11.5"--- this allowed me to drop the forks into the triple clamps farther than before and tighten up the steering for serious off road handling, while turning the rear preload down a little for a more trail oriented ride
4. also installed a new set of fat bars that I think I will like even better than the previous bars
5. I previously had purchased a new ULY front headlight assembly but opted to put the stock lights back on and sell the ULY headlight since I also recently bought a 2009 KLR for my road riding adventures
6. rewired the BMW plug and cig lighter plug a little nicer


Looks good. Are the red parts powder coated also?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #73252
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #73253
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As my lovely wife likes to say to our boys,..."Its Christmas everyday for your Dad"

Looks like a Cogent. Cool Santa you have.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #73254
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Looks good. Are the red parts powder coated also?
Red parts are just painted. If I like them later I can get them coated.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #73255
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As always, thank you Eric. Your post and input is always appreciated!!!

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In this case, as in all cases, I am attempting to raise the bar. I can see no downside to improving the precision with which we communicate. I see it as indicative of the general sad state of affairs that someone would disparage another (even to the extent of name-calling) for such a thing.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #73256
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As always, thank you Eric. Your post and input is always appreciated!!!

TravelGuy
In attempting to raise the bar, I just want to point out that his name is Derek... not Eric...

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #73257
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In attempting to raise the bar, I just want to point out that his name is Derek... not Eric...



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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #73258
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Best material to use on the skid plate to quite the vibration it makes and noise it focuses up into the bike???

Thinking the stick on sound deadeners panels where it does not touch the frame. Or a spray on line-x on the bottom underneath surface too??? how about that spray on under car body sound deadener??? the black stick stuff?

thanks, bill
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:51 PM   #73259
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Best material to use on the skid plate to quite the vibration it makes and noise it focuses up into the bike???

Thinking the stick on sound deadeners panels where it does not touch the frame. Or a spray on line-x on the bottom underneath surface too??? how about that spray on under car body sound deadener??? the black stick stuff?

thanks, bill
This is going on the inside of my plate later this spring. Cheap DIY experiment... we will see how it works.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #73260
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Nsu

Today I wrapped up my series of upgrades and maintenance on the DR by locktite-ing new allen head screws in place of the originals on the NSU switch and did it without removing the clutch basket which wasn't all that bad, a little fiddley but fairly quick to do. Nothing new to add to this repair and of course the the screws were not even tight.

I feel like I dodged the bullet on this one and got by on dumb luck. I've owned this 07 for 2 years now and it has a total of 5,000 miles, much more and the screws would have fallen out. Shear laziness on my part for not doing it right away when I bought the bike. The reason for this post now is to encourage anyone like me who has put it off to do it sooner than later. It's an easy fix for something that can spell big trouble if you let it go.
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