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Old 05-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #15901
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I just put one of these on my DR, got it from procycle.us



Similar to KTM folding mirror, seems good so far.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #15902
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There's pretty much no situation that the float level needs to be adjusted.
The float height should be adjusted whenever the float needle is replaced. Additionally, float height is a tuning parameter on CV carbs, having a very similar effect to changing emulsion tube size. It can therefore be used to counter the effects of emulsion tube wear (to an extent).

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #15903
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Typically the float needle sits just at the base of the metal tab, so usually bending it does nothing.
2mm is about the limit, however 2mm makes a noticeable difference in CO% on the dyno.

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #15904
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Big +1 on the Doubletake mirror!
+2 on the Doubletake mirrors. Great design and worth the money.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #15905
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Yes, that is my DR350.

The Ken Sean dual sport mirrors are the best I ever found - until my friend (Mike Sonzini) showed me the Doubletake mirrors he was using on his bikes. I think the Doubletake is superior because it stays in place better and is *much* easier to adjust. Last year I replaced the mirror in the photo with the Doubletake mirror, and I really like it. I'm going to fit another one to my right side soon.

The Doubletake mirror and requisite mounts are certainly more expensive than the Ken Sean mirror, no doubt about that.

Here is a link to the Doubletake website:
http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

Or, if you want to buy them from my friend for the same price, just send him a PM via ADVRider (username: quota).

You can also purchase the correct ball mount and 3" arm through some place like GPS City:
https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-m1...inch-ball.html
https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-me...am-b-201u.html

I hope this helps!

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Those Mirrors look really cool but WOW 50 bucks is a lot for a mirror.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #15906
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Those Mirrors look really cool but WOW 50 bucks is a lot for a mirror.
The initial hit is steep but the RAM parts are pretty much indestructible and the mirror arm has a lifetime guarantee so the only part you would have to buy is the mirror itself. Add in the convenience of adjustment without tools and, in my case, the better rear visibility and its a lot easier to justify the cost.

I initially used a $5 junk yard mirror to be legal but couldn't see anything but my arm. I then tried a Ken Sean and it was better but I was still seeing mostly an arm. Installed the Doubletake and all is good now.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #15907
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Those Mirrors look really cool but WOW 50 bucks is a lot for a mirror.
They are certainly pricey but you get what you pay for. I'm a cheap kid and even I am running (one of) these.

If you just need to be legal, throw on the cheapest folding mirrors you can find. If you want to upgrade a mirror, get this and skip the middle ground.



I guess I'm a mirror snob now.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #15908
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They are certainly pricey but you get what you pay for. I'm a cheap kid and even I am running (one of) these.

If you just need to be legal, throw on the cheapest folding mirrors you can find. If you want to upgrade a mirror, get this and skip the middle ground.



I guess I'm a mirror snob now.
I forgot I had photos of the Doubletake on my website:

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/d...tm#gtb_mirrors

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #15909
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I don't know what carbs you guys are working on, but on every carb I've worked on if you bend the float tab that rests on the needle, it makes quite a bit of difference in fuel level.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #15910
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I don't know what carbs you guys are working on, but on every carb I've worked on if you bend the float tab that rests on the needle, it makes quite a bit of difference in fuel level.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #15911
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I don't know what carbs you guys are working on, but on every carb I've worked on if you bend the float tab that rests on the needle, it makes quite a bit of difference in fuel level.
On this particular carb the float needle placement is quite a bit back from the end of the tab. So bending it doesn't do a whole lot unless you could bend a little step into it.

I will post a pic when I have it apart again.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #15912
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On this particular carb the float needle placement is quite a bit back from the end of the tab. So bending it doesn't do a whole lot unless you could bend a little step into it.

I will post a pic when I have it apart again.
I have NEVER had to make any significant adjustment to fuel level on dozens and dozens of bikes I have owned and worked on ... UNLESS some previous owner had fucked with it and I needed to undo their meddling. Even then, I've not attempted any float level adjustments until I've made absolutely certain the needle valve and seat (including any O-ring seal) are in good condition.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #15913
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I have NEVER had to make any significant adjustment to fuel level on dozens and dozens of bikes I have owned and worked on ... UNLESS some previous owner had fucked with it and I needed to undo their meddling. Even then, I've not attempted any float level adjustments until I've made absolutely certain the needle valve and seat (including any O-ring seal) are in good condition.
Agreed, but I,ve had a few that were "off" a little. The DR was good, but the Transalp and old "86 Reflex were off quiet a bit. My FZ1 was all screwed up. Someone had bought a jet kit for it and got the main jets in the choke/starter jet holes, and bent the floats. It started kinda funny. I just check the manual for the correct float heigth and make a little guage out of a plastic butter tub lid that will rest on the carb body/bowl parting line and just touches the float at the correct heigth. Cheap, free, and fool proof (maybe).
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #15914
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I forgot I had photos of the Doubletake on my website:

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/d...tm#gtb_mirrors

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Thats a cool site BTW, there is a lot of good info about DR 350's nice job
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:41 AM   #15915
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Unless the fuel level is so high that it's draining into the overflow tube, or so low that it's below the jets, there is really no reason to adjust the level. As long as it's in that (large) range, the jets and float needle will accept the exact same amount of fuel. In other words, it will be very obvious when the fuel level needs an adjustment. And if the tab doesn't look clearly tampered with, you probably have another issue like the floats containing debris, the small spring in the float needle is stuck, etc.
In my experience, I've found that usually the fuel level being off won't cause anything but drastic issues.
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