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Old 01-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #58546
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I made them out of rebar and skateboard wheels.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #58547
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is there are fork spring rate vrs weight list for the DR?
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #58548
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More ride photos

I took my new-to-me DR to the California Mojave desert (Johnson Valley) for the first time... it did just fine. Spent most of the day on rocky trails and in sand washes following the quads and XR's.


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Old 01-01-2012, 11:05 PM   #58549
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Got any close-ups? Can you provide more detail?


BTW, that headlight setup is looking awesome.


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I made them out of rebar and skateboard wheels. They're a requirement at the track.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #58550
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Got any close-ups? Can you provide more detail?


BTW, that headlight setup is looking awesome.
I'll try and remember to take some close up pics. It's super easy. Rebar cost maybe $2 bucks. Slid it through front and rear axle, used washers as spacers and locked the skate wheel on with lock wash and lug but that screwed right into the rebar. Cheap, easy, effective. My favorite.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #58551
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I'll try and remember to take some close up pics. It's super easy. Rebar cost maybe $2 bucks. Slid it through front and rear axle, used washers as spacers and locked the skate wheel on with lock wash and lug but that screwed right into the rebar. Cheap, easy, effective. My favorite.
ok, now i think i got ya. you don't mean rebar, you mean threaded rod, correct? ya can't screw anything onto rebar...

pic of rebar -


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Old 01-02-2012, 12:33 AM   #58552
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is there are fork spring rate vrs weight list for the DR?
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #58553
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ok, now i think i got ya. you don't mean rebar, you mean threaded rod, correct? ya can't screw anything onto rebar...

pic of rebar -


thx,

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BINGO! Threaded rod exactly.

I did construction for a few years......it haunts me......
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:50 AM   #58554
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G'day Tyrepower, seeing as you are in the same neck of the woods (In a global way ) I thought I would bring this to your attention, I am going to give this one a go this week, good price and like you I am keen on a good CCA rating where this one as the kids say "ROCKS"

http://www.allpurposebatteries.com.a...roducts_id=274

Cheers, badmanners.
Thanks Badmanners. Looks like it could fit the bill for a reliable battery.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:03 AM   #58555
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roughness

I thought I noticed a little roughness when cruising at about 60-65 mph a few weeks ago, but dismissed it to wind buffeting. Then a few days ago when riding in very windy conditions I was convinced it was running rough at a similar speed, but it was so windy it was hard to tell. Then I saw this in Mongle's post:
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One thing I did find that I didn’t like: The wind was blowing pretty good where I was at and every now and then I would get a 20mph sideways gust. I could feel and watch the A/F go lean when the wind blew ( I saw 15.0 once). The only thing I can put this to is that by drilling the slide it has become TOO sensitive. The slide works off air pressure differential from the venturi to the outside air pressure at the little round air filter under the seat. I plugged the hole back up with silicone and will let it sit tonight and try again tomorrow.
Has anyone else noticed roughness in windy conditions? I'm the 2nd owner so don't know what has been done internally to the carb, but the top of the airbox has been opened up, the idle screw cap has been drilled out & the bike has an FMF muffler. I'm at 5000+ft elev. The bike idles good & runs good other than this.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:58 AM   #58556
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Very common, you'll hear about that often as you learn more about these bikes and the BST carbs. It may or may not be about the mods though, at least in my opinion. Our '05 surged something fierce brand new bone stock in all conditions within a particular RPM range.

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I thought I noticed a little roughness when cruising at about 60-65 mph a few weeks ago, but dismissed it to wind buffeting. Then a few days ago when riding in very windy conditions I was convinced it was running rough at a similar speed, but it was so windy it was hard to tell. Then I saw this in Mongle's post:

Has anyone else noticed roughness in windy conditions? I'm the 2nd owner so don't know what has been done internally to the carb, but the top of the airbox has been opened up, the idle screw cap has been drilled out & the bike has an FMF muffler. I'm at 5000+ft elev. The bike idles good & runs good other than this.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #58557
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Looking for Rear Turn Signals

I'm looking for a decent-to-good set of rear turn signals (like the ones shown below - thanks for the pic goodcat8). The p.o. installed a set of DRZ signals into the o.e. taillight support (I'm not a fan of that look). The DRZ units will not work with the grab handles (as shown above). Thanks, Dave.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #58558
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BINGO! Threaded rod exactly.

I did construction for a few years......it haunts me......
bummer. i was diggin the rebar story haha
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #58559
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Nothing wrong with a purple frame,it's just a color ride the damm thing and have fun.At least you won't lose in a parking lot.

I have to agree here. Purple frame isn't the issue, the yellow fork boots and the yellow panel on the seat are the problem.

And btw: The frame isn't purple, it's "goofy blue"

My bike (a '96) looks so much better with black fork boots and those nasty graphics and blue hand guards gone.


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Old 01-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #58560
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Hey now! Don't be hating on the purple/yellow color combo, I think it looks quite good!

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