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Old 11-29-2011, 08:44 PM   #57436
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I purchased a 08 DR 650 the other day. Its stock except for some small dirtbagz side bags and a big parabellum windscreen ( soon to be in the flea market). I want to install stiffer springs front and rear. On the race tech website if I search for 225 lbs, it gives me rates of 8.3 rear and .70 fork. Does that seem correct? Seems like it will be stiff....any help would be appreciated ... thanks
I'm 227# nekkid. I went with the Race Tech rebuild rear shock kit with 8.6 rear spring - love it! I tried Iniminators with .05 springs in the front. Worked really well loaded for touring on rough pavement. Didn't work for me without the touring load on pavement and didn't work on rocky off road. Too stiff. I've since gone back to stock springs and Intiminators. That combo works well on the pavement and rough rocky offroad. The .05 may work for high speed jumps,etc., but not in my real world.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #57437
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Man....should start a weight loss thread.....

I'm WELL north of 300 with all the gear and the suspension upgrade is next on the list after the seat. What can I do to my stock suspension right now to prevent it from bottoming out terribly and have it handle somewhat decently on the road? I fully realise that I won't get any high performance out of the stock suspension but some tips for the mean time would be greatly appreciated.....
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:25 PM   #57438
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Man....should start a weight loss thread.....
I'm WELL north of 300 with all the gear and the suspension upgrade is next on the list after the seat. What can I do to my stock suspension right now to prevent it from bottoming out terribly and have it handle somewhat decently on the road? I fully realise that I won't get any high performance out of the stock suspension but some tips for the mean time would be greatly appreciated.....
With the stock suspension, there probably isn't a lot you can do to avoid bottoming. You can crank up preload, which will raise your ride height, but if the spring rate is too soft, it's too soft and you'll bottom all the same. That having been said, springs are pretty cheap (< $250 all around), and easy to install.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:29 PM   #57439
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Just gently remove that bearing, like you were going to change it. Don't remove it completely, just until what's remaining of the old seal falls out and you can gently tap the bearing back in. And you won't damage the seal on the bearing.
If you didn't know how to change the bearings, now would be a good time to learn.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:01 AM   #57440
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Mine should arrive any day. I'll let you know.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:17 AM   #57441
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More likely a little bit of dirt or debris is stuck in the float valve.
My tm40 has just done the same thing. I drained the float and hooked it back up, still did it. Pulled the lost bowl off, lotsa crap, cleaned and hooked up and still did it! Flushed thefuel inlet with heaps of carby cleaner, lots of hit came out. Hooked back up and all ok! New bike to me, first mod is a fuel filter! Sounds like this is your problem to...?
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:45 AM   #57442
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Just gently remove that bearing, like you were going to change it. Don't remove it completely, just until what's remaining of the old seal falls out and you can gently tap the bearing back in. And you won't damage the seal on the bearing.
If you didn't know how to change the bearings, now would be a good time to learn.
all good, got the metal seal out with no damage to bearing. Not going to get into messing with bearings this time around.
Thanks for all your help.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:27 AM   #57443
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:39 AM   #57444
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which is better for our stock motors, the NGK CR10 with single or dual electrodes? thanks.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:22 AM   #57445
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Radios

A group of us decided to purchase radios and noone knows nothing about them. I was wondering if someone would point me in the right direction. Didnt want to talk to sale reps until I was schooled

1. not all of us have ton of cash to drop down on a headset.

2. wanted something compatible with other systems.

3. something the had decent range .
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:24 AM   #57446
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My tm40 has just done the same thing. I drained the float and hooked it back up, still did it. Pulled the lost bowl off, lotsa crap, cleaned and hooked up and still did it! Flushed thefuel inlet with heaps of carby cleaner, lots of hit came out. Hooked back up and all ok! New bike to me, first mod is a fuel filter! Sounds like this is your problem to...?
Agreed, Ill be going to Pep boys this week to get a fuel filter
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:11 AM   #57447
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Radios - Almost all of us in our local group that have radios, have the Baja Designs headset. It's not cheap, but it has a noise cancelling mic which is very important. You'll wanna smack the first person that gets a non-cancelling 'cause when they transmit, your ears won't be happy.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...t-Radio-System

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5241 Yaesu VX-170

I don't understand much about the comms....so I asked the geeks I ride with who do. I bought what they had. Radios add a fun and safety factor to the ride. We put one in lead, one sweep & sometimes one mid-pack if the group is large enough.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:04 AM   #57448
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GSXR mufflers,, 3 or 4 left here

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I signed up for alerts when GSXR 1000 mufflers are available, but I have one on the way. Alerts are still coming in. Here is what I thought was a good deal if anybody wants it. I assume first call gets it.

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09:04 November 29, 2011 (803)773-3535 C76 MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE & DEALERS SALVAGE, Sumter, SC
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We have the muffler you need. Its $75 plus shipping and handling. You can place a phone order by calling (803)773-3535 and ask for the "hotline sales department" or you can order online from sales@midscyclesalvage.com. We appreciate the opportunity to do business with you and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!
I just placed my order for one of these, he said they had light scratches from when the dealer took them off and piled them up.

Anybody looking for a newly packed FMF Q2?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #57449
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A group of us decided to purchase radios and noone knows nothing about them. I was wondering if someone would point me in the right direction. Didnt want to talk to sale reps until I was schooled

1. not all of us have ton of cash to drop down on a headset.

2. wanted something compatible with other systems.

3. something the had decent range .
I will look at what I have exactly when I get home- We bought Motorola 2 way radios then got the helmet speakers/mic and a handlebar switch. Worked great on the TAT. The radios were rechargable and would last all day with no problems. They were small enough to put in my wolfman tank bag. The radios are not "bike specific" so they work with any other 2 way radio on the same Mhz. I think we only had to switch the channel once all the way accross the country due to other people talking on them. They work about 3 miles on flatland- about 1 mile in the mountains.

Oh, and dont forget to unplug your helmet before you walk away from your bike!
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:12 AM   #57450
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I just placed my order for one of these, he said they had light scratches from when the dealer took them off and piled them up.

Anybody looking for a newly packed FMF Q2?
Just remember that these mufflers have no spark arrestors so if you get on a Forest Service road and they are picky, and it's fire season, you could get a ticket. But that muffler and Keintech mid really wake up these engines. Slightly more noisy but not bad.
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