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Old 09-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #81226
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Question for smarter folk than me: the stock petcock & stock tank: I need to drain some gas out of the tank: how to do? do I disconnect the vacuum hose from the carb? or what? how to bleed off so I get rid of any debris in the bottom of tank. or should I just remove the petcock?
Turn it to "PRI". That is a full open petcock that allows you to fill an empty carb bowl if you ran out of gas without cranking the engine to operate the vacuum petcock.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #81227
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Did you call RT or did you find the plates on their site?

http://racetech.com/page/id/71

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FPEV 41P EMU PLATE 41/43 17.5 $4.99 <-- Pretty sure this is it. Couldn't find my receipt....prolly in the garage somewhere.

Don't ever go thru your DR receipt file first thing in the AM. You'll realize the staff of Procycle is on a party bus to Aruba because of you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #81228
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I searched the thread and did not pinpoint anything directly. Does the DR collective recomend a certain battery? There seem to be many to choose from.


Thanks,

Greg
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #81229
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I'm about to put a bit of weld on my center stand to stop it rubbing on the chain. In place because i dont want to fuck around with the springs, Was just going to disconnect the battery is that all I need to do so i don't fry anything electrical?

Thanks
Just for luck I'd take the ECU out of the bike. Expensive part if it gets fried.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:15 AM   #81230
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lol, thanks man.

Yeah, the whole reason I have to have this bike set up to ride very, very fast is to escape south Florida on the main highways.

I do not shit you guys when I write that 90 to 100 MPH (speedo reading) is very common on the DR650.
It's true ... fast pace down there! But the most amazing thing I recall are the kids carrying baggies (supposedly drugs) who would DART across 5 lanes of Freeway with traffic going at least 75 mph. I missed one kid by 2 ft. I nearly had a stroke. Locals told me this was a common occurrence. WTF!???
(this happened typically going Southbound from W. Palm towards Miami)
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #81231
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Mine looks like this when I take the tank off too. Quick clean and in a few thousand kms its the same again. Been doing it for 50,000 kms and is no worse, so unfixed by me as yet.
Same here ... but I'm over 50K miles. It could be your spark plug is just slightly LOOSE. But DO NOT overtighten them!!! Just make sure they are fully seated and snug.

It's a minor leak and does not cause massive oil fumes so I don't worry about it. Clean and forget.

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #81232
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Did you call RT or did you find the plates on their site?

http://racetech.com/page/id/71

Cartridge Emulator Parts list - Excel format

FPEV 41P EMU PLATE 41/43 17.5 $4.99 <-- Pretty sure this is it. Couldn't find my receipt....prolly in the garage somewhere.

Don't ever go thru your DR receipt file first thing in the AM.
You'll realize the staff of Procycle is on a party bus to Aruba because of you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #81233
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Same here ... but I'm over 50K miles. I could be your spark plug is just slightly LOOSE. But DO NOT overtighten them!!! Just make sure they are fully seated and snug.
They should be tightened to 11 Nm/8 ft-lbs.

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #81234
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They should be tightened to 11 Nm/8 ft-lbs.

Regards,

Derek
Right, and a light smear of Copper grease or anti-seize on the threads is also a good idea on spark plugs!
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #81235
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gang -
got a project on my hands after loaning my DR out for a while... lots of issues.
thx
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I'm hoping to borrow a bike for some single track this weekend.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #81236
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DIsconnect the fuel line from the carb and turn the petcock to the PRIME position.
thanky JTB!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #81237
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Never a leak from the Raptor petcock in 5 years+
FOUND. its the seal. I guess the tank, just getting old and being in broiling sun so much moved just enough that it no longer seals with that puny Raptor gasket. filled it up with water and pressed on it some and it immediately id'd itself - along the inner edge.

so now the question: what to use for added gasket to seal it up TIGHT ? need reco's
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #81238
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Hi all, Going to be in this thread a lot soon!

I'm buying a 2006 DR650 with 4500 miles on saturday.

Its been sitting in a garage for almost 2 years on a battery tender.

Was wondering what some general maintenance tips were for it when I get it back home?

Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #81239
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Hi all, Going to be in this thread a lot soon!

I'm buying a 2006 DR650 with 4500 miles on saturday.

Its been sitting in a garage for almost 2 years on a battery tender.

Was wondering what some general maintenance tips were for it when I get it back home?

Thanks!
Congrats and welcome.

First thing will be the fuel system. Hope the previous owner kept things fresh or maybe ran it out of fuel in the carb before putting it away for that long.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #81240
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Frugal Rear Shock Upgrade

Just got back from 1700 mile trip on the DR. With fill wolfman bags and duffle the stock rear shock was just too soft despite preload maxed out. What do you guys recommend? Manly paved and dirt road useage. Doesn't need to be race ready but stiffer would be great. Nearly tipped the bike over tightening down the luggage!
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