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Old 02-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #73636
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OK so I took my new DR out for it's maiden voyage I had 31 miles on the ODO so I opted to be easy on it for a few.....well not so easy to do on such a fun machine and here in the mountains of east Tennessee.

When I got home from my ride 155 miles on the ODO I noticed a noise from the left side of the case a kinda thumping noise....is this normal? also had to adjust the chain just after one ride. Now I believe in break em in like you want them to run but gheesh! So today I changed the oil and filter at 155 miles and installed the magnetic drain plug. Are these things normal? to me the oil seemed kinda milky any thoughts?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #73637
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More time with the new suspension

I rode for a bit today on some stuff I'd ridden in the past, so I could get a feel for how the suspension is working. Wow. It's so different it's like two different bikes. I got one spot where there was a slight hop to the rear suspension, but otherwise, it just sticks regardless of the conditions. I rode a bit at an off road park, slow putting around stuff, then went to some forest service roads I've ridden a few times. The bike felt planted at just about every speed. There were places I'd normally feel slightly out of control at 25mph that I was riding at 45mph. My top speed on dirt roads today was 70mph and I only slowed down due to lack of sight distance and cattle. Getting the suspension dialed is a hell of a lot of fun too!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #73638
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Doing my 790 kit this week. I bought a pair of ngk CR9EIX from Procycle. These are labeled as the hotter plugs. Did I make the right choice, or should I have gone with the standard plugs?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #73639
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Doing my 790 kit this week. I bought a pair of ngk CR9EIX from Procycle. These are labeled as the hotter plugs. Did I make the right choice, or should I have gone with the standard plugs?
Could you document it? I am very curious.


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Old 02-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #73640
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Me to. 790 is a rocket ship on rails, and Jeathrow Bowdean likes rockets !!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #73641
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Could you document it? I am very curious.


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Here you go!

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #73642
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Gooder job planemanx15. This is my kind of unit when I first seen it on the Porcycle web page. Go big or go home is what my dad said.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #73643
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Sorry, I should have read that better but it brings up a question I have. I thought I had read some where in the past about a filter in that location but I couldn't find it in the exploded carb diagram, I'm running an external fuel filter in the fuel line so I'd like to get rid the small one in the elbow. What's it take to do this? Also the elbow is stuck in its current position, any suggestions on how to get it off with out breaking it?
You won't be moving the elbow.
More info and pics in the link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=52
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #73644
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OK so I took my new DR out for it's maiden voyage I had 31 miles on the ODO so I opted to be easy on it for a few.....well not so easy to do on such a fun machine and here in the mountains of east Tennessee.

.......also had to adjust the chain just after one ride.
What's your experience with motorcycles? The last thing you want on a new bike is for your chain to be too tight. I stand on the right side of the bike and lie across the the seat like a deer on the fender. Now I pull on the swing arm with my left hand and check the chain with my right hand; putting as much weight on the bike as I can. Don't pull the bike over on yourself. You can also use a ratchet strap over the seat to compress the suspension (put something over the seat to keep from ruining the cover).

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So today I changed the oil and filter at 155 miles and installed the magnetic drain plug.
Good move. The one thing I wish I had done earlier is to put in a magnetic drain plug.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #73645
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You won't be moving the elbow.
More info and pics in the link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=52
let me add that I looped my fuel line and have run my IMS tank dry with no supply issues.

what is a little hard to see is this whole line package stays inside the tank area and away from my knees because I used a zip-tie on the rear hand-hose clip (just past the filter) that is then looped around the fuel line (near the carb inlet area).
this pulls the line back in and under the tank.

inlet inline filter is gone so i have the 1st filter in the tank with the IMS supplied petcock (works great for me) and then this second filter inline. no crap is getting in the carb, through the gas supply atleast.

i got this whole concept from someone else? and it works great. been using for over 2ys now and I can remove the line and tank fast or do a field change of the filter quickly.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #73646
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Holy smokes that filter is tiny! Can't wait to get it out of there. Thanks for all the replies and links regarding its removal and the fuel line routing pix. I just went to the 5 gal. Acerbis tank so the fuel line routing is of interest. I've had to do the"defy gravity loop" on mine too, Makes me wonder when the tank is nearly empty if there is still enough pressure to feed the carburetor?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #73647
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That's excellent! I've not used a Tourance on my DR's but have used them on my former Tri Tiger and Vstrom. Longest wearing tire in that class of the 5 or 6 road biased dual sport tires. They cost more but last the longest, work well in rain, good handling. Not much good off road if muddy or deep sand but otherwise great tires.
Yes they are great on pavement and good on (dry) dirt roads - until they get over about 6500 on them and then they aren't so good in the dirt. Just fine on pavement even when the rear gets pretty squared off.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:49 AM   #73648
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So maybe I've missed it, but what is the consensus on the inline fuel filter at the elbow?

Doesn't it seem to work?

Is the thinking that it inhibits fuel flow? Has anyone noticed fuel-starved motors working better after removing it?

I'm just not that worried about that much debris getting into it here for running around the USA. If i was a thrid-world traveler, sure, but ... ?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #73649
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So maybe I've missed it, but what is the consensus on the inline fuel filter at the elbow? Doesn't it seem to work?
The problem is that it takes so little debris to clog it up. Just a few grains of dirt will cause the bike to run poorly. That, coupled with the fact that nobody (especially shop mechanics) knows there's a tiny filter there. A little dirt will cause running problems that defy diagnosis.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:34 AM   #73650
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So maybe I've missed it, but what is the consensus on the inline fuel filter at the elbow?

Doesn't it seem to work?

Is the thinking that it inhibits fuel flow? Has anyone noticed fuel-starved motors working better after removing it?

I'm just not that worried about that much debris getting into it here for running around the USA. If i was a thrid-world traveler, sure, but ... ?
I yanked mine and tossed it. I have an inline filter, so it was redundant.

Also, with an inline filter, you can verify if it is clogged very easily. Not so with that little hidden bastard. They sell clear inline filters that have a 90 degree bend in them if you have alignment issues.









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