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Old 10-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #82561
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Thank you for this tid bit! Adding it to the to do list! Great idea!
An oiled Uni UP-123 will probably offer less restriction.

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #82562
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Thank you for this tid bit! Adding it to the to do list! Great idea!
Thanks. It's a weak spot on the DR and many guys don't even know it's in there. I should mention it more often.

I don't like the K&N replacements. MotoLab has one by UNI that may be suitable, but I've never seen one up close. Since Rusty's idea works so well, I've never looked any further.

Derek mentions the UP-123 may have less resistance than the filter used in my link. The filter we're talking about flows all the air under the slide diaphragm, as the slide rises and falls. If you're an aggressive rider, your slide is going up-n-down a LOT, moving a bunch of air and resistance will matter. I'm retired and don't care to get hurt (again), so I'm very smooth on the throttle; my slide doesn't need a high air flow capacity. Your choice and now you have a little more information.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #82563
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I don't like the K&N replacements.
The filtering medium on the K&N isn't dense enough for dusty conditions.
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MotoLab has one by UNI that may be suitable, but I've never seen one up close.
The filter medium on the UNI is denser, but it should still be oiled.
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Since Rusty's idea works so well, I've never looked any further.
I've been wondering if the lack of surface area makes this more restrictive than the UNI. If it does, it might damp the slide movement some, contributing to the minimal wear on your slide guide. How many miles ago did you perform the modification?

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #82564
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The filtering medium on the K&N isn't dense enough for dusty conditions.The filter medium on the UNI is denser, but it should still be oiled. I've been wondering if the lack of surface area makes this more restrictive than the UNI. If it does, it might damp the slide movement some, contributing to the minimal wear on your slide guide. How many miles ago did you perform the modification?

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Surface area is certainly compromised. I'd never thought about the slide being damped. I'd estimate that I installed the filter about 35k miles ago.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #82565
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An oiled Uni UP-123 will probably offer less restriction.

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And I just happen to have a sheet of UNI kicking around from a previous project.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #82566
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And I just happen to have a sheet of UNI kicking around from a previous project.
That would work great for the Rusty Rocket mod, but the UP-123 is:



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Old 10-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #82567
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You're making way too big a deal of this. The handlebars and forks get tweaked nearly every time a bike goes down. Rarely is anything really bent, it's just misaligned. The "correct" way to realign everything is to loosen all the fasteners, align, then retighten. In practice the way mine usually gets fixed is to find a sturdy tree, fence post, rock, stump, building or whatever to put the front wheel alongside and with a few jerks force the bars back straight.

I just had to fix mine and what finally got it back in alignment was loosening the nuts under the bar rubbers, I also loosened the bars, wiggled it all around and when tightened back up all was good. First time I tried this I don't think I wiggled it around enough after I loosened it all.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #82568
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Electrical Connectors

Does anybody know of a source for OEM electrical connectors? I got a the smaller blinker/horn/lights switch cluster and I would like to convert it to the OEM connector in case I want to go back to the bar mounted choke.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #82569
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These look like a good place to start. Could you post a pic of the connector, if and where, you find one?

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...onnectors.html

http://www.electricalconnection.com/...ts/hitachi.htm
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #82570
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #82571
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I'm retired and don't care to get hurt (again)

Stay off KTM's A "selfie" from a get off last Saturday (10/12/2013)

Sorry it's blurry, I never took a selfie before.


Caused by my helmet as it hit the ground. Big tender spot on my cheekbone and brow also and had to straighten my eyeglasses a lot.

BTW: I'm retired also.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #82572
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If I could just get Briggs and Stratton to sell me the punch outs, I could have a small business opportunity

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #82573
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If I could just get Briggs and Stratton to sell me the punch outs, I could have a small business opportunity
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hehe. That reminds me of my time in the wet clutch industry. Punch out rings of paper and punch out rings of steel and you create a lot of waste. However the clutches made from a bunch of little segments or jigsaw pieces cannot give an adequate life span or handle the power.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #82574
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Does anybody know of a source for OEM electrical connectors? I got a the smaller blinker/horn/lights switch cluster and I would like to convert it to the OEM connector in case I want to go back to the bar mounted choke.
Vintage Connections worked for me...

click on "Price Lise" and scroll down to section 3.

http://www.vintageconnections.com/
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #82575
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Stay off KTM's A "selfie" from a get off last Saturday (10/12/2013)

Sorry it's blurry, I never took a selfie before.

Caused by my helmet as it hit the ground. Big tender spot on my cheekbone and brow also and had to straighten my eyeglasses a lot.
Yeouch, glad it's just a bruise.

I'm safe, I can't drink Kool-Aid , I'm not tall enough to ride a bike with a real suspension. Of my DR's many naps, only two happened when the bike was actually moving.

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BTW: I'm retired also.
Ahhhhh, the good life. The weather is going to crash pretty soon though, dangit.
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