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Old 03-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #12976
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Unfortunately might be what Phil said,

Yep. It certainly seems to be heading in an ordinary direction.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #12977
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sounds like hard facing?
maybe drop the oil and check it for steel

noob here..............what's 'hard facing'.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #12978
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"what's 'hard facing?"


Heat the face of the gear so that the hard carbon in the steel comes to the surface then cool rapidly to hold it there = tougher surface area ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5VSb4IKQE
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:07 AM   #12979
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"what's 'hard facing?"


Heat the face of the gear so that the hard carbon in the steel comes to the surface then cool rapidly to hold it there = tougher surface area ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5VSb4IKQE
So he............needs to split the case to replace fifth gear??
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:15 AM   #12980
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front tyre

bugga bugga bugga. Pulled the worn Trailwing off this arvo to put a secondhand Pirelli on ... and the bastard's got a split in the sidewall :(
so, the upshot is I need a front asap.
I've been trawling through this thread for a while and it seems that the MT21 gets good press - but what about on the road? I commute, so prolly 95% of my riding is bitumen.
I have an E07 on the back ...

any comments? I'll stop by GC Motorcycles tomorrow on the way to work and I'll see what they have/recommend :)
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #12981
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So he............needs to split the case to replace fifth gear??
Dunno about that, just saying hard facing is when they finish making the gear they heat them up afterwards to bring the harder carbon steel molecules to the surface, then they cool them down rapidly to hold the molecules there in place, makes for a tougher surface area.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #12982
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bugga bugga bugga. Pulled the worn Trailwing off this arvo to put a secondhand Pirelli on ... and the bastard's got a split in the sidewall :(
so, the upshot is I need a front asap.
I've been trawling through this thread for a while and it seems that the MT21 gets good press - but what about on the road? I commute, so prolly 95% of my riding is bitumen.
I have an E07 on the back ...

any comments? I'll stop by GC Motorcycles tomorrow on the way to work and I'll see what they have/recommend :)
D606 & E07 work well together.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #12983
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D606 & E07 work well together.
So does MT21 & E07
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #12984
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I've heard of using a 520 on the back with the 525 chain and front sprocket (I didn't really want to try it out though) and was wondering who has actually done it and whether any problems have surfaced ... particularly vibration :)

cheers - I'll update after riding tomorrow ...
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I have that setup for the last 12,000kms and all good. I intend to keep it that way as I've never noticed any change in vibes and put a new chain on at the same time.[/QUOTE]

I ran the 525 chain with a 44t 520 rear... never noticed any vibration & found it was a good set up and the 44t rear was perfect for the riding I was doing.
However, being a tight-ar*e I went to the full 520 set up; but have now found it wears twice as quick, so will be going back to the 525 system when my current chain is knackered.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #12985
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So does MT21 & E07
Agreed, and the upside of the MT21 is its reversible for when it cups. In theory, the 606 isn't, and will cup significantly. I have reversed it, and actually found it quite good backwards, and I didn't die either.

For mostly road use though, there are more 50/50 fronts, but you'd likely regret it once you got it dirty.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #12986
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DR650 mostly commuting tyre

well ... for better or worse, I've settled on a Dunlop K850A
Both the MT21 and 606 just looked like they'd wear too quickly commuting.

I hope I don't regret it tooo much :)

thanks all.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:21 AM   #12987
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I've got a short side stand for a DR650 if anyone wants it? Genuine Suzuki part, the silver one for lowered bikes. I ordered it because I thought I might need it when I went to a 19" front wheel but it's still ok on the stock stand. So it's just sat there now.

I'm based in Brisbane. Free to a good home if the postage isn't crazy or maybe the reciever would like to make an ADV donation
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:12 AM   #12988
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i've got a short side stand for a dr650 if anyone wants it? Genuine suzuki part, the silver one for lowered bikes. I ordered it because i thought i might need it when i went to a 19" front wheel but it's still ok on the stock stand. So it's just sat there now.

I'm based in brisbane. Free to a good home if the postage isn't crazy or maybe the reciever would like to make an adv donation
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #12989
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Hi,
Does anyone know where you can get reasonably priced side panels??

Saddle bags have pushed mine into exhaust and melted it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:50 AM   #12990
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New bars needed.

Any suggestions on the best bars for the DR? Mine are a little bent after the stack on the weekend (not as bend as my knee!). From what I have read, the stock bars were never really that good anyway...
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