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Old 11-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #56536
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I have been searching for hours over the past few days (really!) to find a post that listed stock fork sizes for common (dirt?) bikes.
I don't remember what thread, or even what forum I read it in....
I thought it was in here though.

Does anyone recall seeing it?
AND, do you remember where you saw it?

It was a LONG post listing dozens, if not hundreds, of bikes by fork diameters.
I don't remember if it listed other dimensions, all I recall was diameters.
I have tried searching using every term I could think of and I am getting nowhere in any thread or forum.
Seems to me it was in a discussion of fork swapping...
Since this thread is one of my daily reads I have tried here as well as Thumpertalk and other DR650 sites.

One of those things that we read and think "that is really interesting and useful" and then forget to save it somewhere for when we want it.

Or maybe I am the only one who forgets everything...

Uh, never mind. Dumbhead finally thought to search on Google and instantly hit multiple sites with the chart....
Thank you for your time, now we may get back to the regular discussion of pilot jets: "to clean or not to clean, that is the question..."
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #56537
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today i had some time off to finish playing with my jetting. i'm currently at 800' elevation, and pretty much sea level for my daily ride. i've been running a KTM needle (4th clip from the top) and DJ160 main jet, cut airbox and stock muffler with header grind. i've been really happy with the mid range pull and top end on the freeway is great.

today i installed the last piece of the puzzle which is the 45 pilot jet, 1.5 turns out on idle mixture. i tried it with the needle at the middle clip position first, fearing it might be too rich, then moved it back to the 4th clip position.

all i can say is WOW, this thing pulls like a bat out of hell! lugs down low great, starts right up on choke (enrichment...) and sounds nice & thumpy. probably surprising to some who say my bike shouldn't even run. lol.

overall, i'd say WIN. we'll see how the mileage returns on the next couple tanks.

KTM needle $10
Mikuni 45 pilot $5
Mikuni 150/155 main $5
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #56538
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I have been searching for hours over the past few days (really!) to find a post that listed stock fork sizes for common (dirt?) bikes. ...
here's one, there are several:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3565549/Mo...ork-tube-sizes
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #56539
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today i had some time off to finish playing with my jetting. i'm currently at 800' elevation, and pretty much sea level for my daily ride. i've been running a KTM needle (4th clip from the top) and DJ160 main jet, cut airbox and stock muffler with header grind. i've been really happy with the mid range pull and top end on the freeway is great.

today i installed the last piece of the puzzle which is the 45 pilot jet, 1.5 turns out on idle mixture. i tried it with the needle at the middle clip position first, fearing it might be too rich, then moved it back to the 4th clip position.

all i can say is WOW, this thing pulls like a bat out of hell! lugs down low great, starts right up on choke (enrichment...) and sounds nice & thumpy. probably surprising to some who say my bike shouldn't even run. lol.

overall, i'd say WIN. we'll see how the mileage returns on the next couple tanks.

KTM needle $10
Mikuni 45 pilot $5
Mikuni 150/155 main $5
what store did you buy from? thanks.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #56540
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today i installed the last piece of the puzzle which is the 45 pilot jet, 1.5 turns out on idle mixture.
Once again, your carburetor setup is outside the norm. Most riders who have tried the 45 pilot have reported a 'rich bog' just off idle that couldn't be tuned out without going back the the stock 42.5 pilot jet. Most bikes will even exhibit the off idle bog just turning the mixture screw much beyond 1.5 turns.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #56541
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Would I replace one? Sure if I have one handy. But lets get real, cleaning one is not rocket science.
There you go being all reasonable! Probably get you banned I've got an opportunity to pick this bike up at a sweet price and wanted to be sure there weren't any well known problems like the 08 KLR oil burning problem. I can deal with some bad gas and a stuffed jet.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:19 PM   #56542
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N151.067 are the correct ones.

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Thanks Derek

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #56543
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Was it the link to the All Balls Bearings fork conversion chart? Someone posted it somewhere in this thread a few days ago, I think.

http://www.allballsracing.com/index.php/forkconvertion




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I have been searching for hours over the past few days (really!) to find a post that listed stock fork sizes for common (dirt?) bikes.
I don't remember what thread, or even what forum I read it in....
I thought it was in here though.

Does anyone recall seeing it?
AND, do you remember where you saw it?

It was a LONG post listing dozens, if not hundreds, of bikes by fork diameters.
I don't remember if it listed other dimensions, all I recall was diameters.
I have tried searching using every term I could think of and I am getting nowhere in any thread or forum.
Seems to me it was in a discussion of fork swapping...
Since this thread is one of my daily reads I have tried here as well as Thumpertalk and other DR650 sites.

One of those things that we read and think "that is really interesting and useful" and then forget to save it somewhere for when we want it.

Or maybe I am the only one who forgets everything...

Uh, never mind. Dumbhead finally thought to search on Google and instantly hit multiple sites with the chart....
Thank you for your time, now we may get back to the regular discussion of pilot jets: "to clean or not to clean, that is the question..."
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #56544
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Motolab I have enjoyed your post very much. You have added a lot of very valuable information. I have enjoyed and learned from everyone of them, thanks. In the 60's I have been known to solder a jet and redrill, also reshape needles, to get the performance I wanted for my motox bikes. Since I travel to third world countries now and have lived off my bike for months at a time my interest is more into reliablity and fixability then utimate performance. The stock motor and carb on the DR650 far surpass it's suspension. For my type of use and travel a "stoneage" bike is better. I just want a bike or two left on the market that can be repaired with items from a hardware store.

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FI is great. The existing maps may not be perfect, but unlike a carbureted bike, with FI at least the possibility exists to make the mixture correct at every intersection of throttle position and rpm. Because of the high resolution, it's potentially a lot of work, but you don't have to worry about overlap between circuits, gasoline spills or multiple disasemblies/reassemblies.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #56545
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Handlebars

New DR owner with a dumb question about oversized bars.

The info from the Pro Cycle site indicates stock controls work with "their" oversize bar which appear to be a Fly Racing product.

Do the stock controls work with all oversized bars. I assume the bar mounts themselves would need to be larger but I'm interested in the mounts for the mirrors, clutch, brake and throttle controls.

Looking for a bar that gives a little more rise and pull back than the OEM so that bar risers are not needed but don't want to buy one and find out after the fact that I need more stuff to make it work.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #56546
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does anyone remember the link for all the handlebar dimensions comparison chart?
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #56547
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Hey all,

Winter is right around the corner and I'm planning to mess around a bit with the dr while the roads are icy.

I'm looking to do a fork swap and was wondering how much better newer '06 or '07 ish RMZ forks would be than a '99 WR400F fork. I already have the yamaha fork and I know it will fit, I'm just wondering if it would be worth it to sell it and get one from an RMZ.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:18 PM   #56548
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does anyone remember the link for all the handlebar dimensions comparison chart?

I found this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=634120&page=2

see last post...but still can't find an answer to my question.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #56549
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My understanding is that over-size bars require a mount, as you said, but taper back down to 7/8" to fit stock controls.

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #56550
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My understanding is that over-size bars require a mount, as you said, but taper back down to 7/8" to fit stock controls.

Sarah
Thanks Sarah.....that's what I assumed but wanted clarification before I ordered a new bar.
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