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Old 01-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #58546
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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 -


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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   #58547
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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   #58548
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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   #58549
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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   #58550
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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   #58551
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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   #58552
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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   #58553
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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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Old 01-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #58554
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Hey now! Don't be hating on the purple/yellow color combo, I think it looks quite good!

yeah, but it looks good on you. Proves my point about the blue hand guards.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #58555
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I made them out of rebar and skateboard wheels. They're a requirement at the track.
Fantastic! That's what I call innovation!
I'm always OUTRAGED by the cost of the store bought plastic crash/lifting bungs sold at MC stores ... usually like $40 to $60. Old Skateboard wheels are the way to go!

BTW, the reason they are required at the track is so DEEP gouges don't happen from sliding bikes. Gouges lead to cracks and uneven surface ... not good on a race track.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #58556
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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.
Roughness is a bit subjective .... but I have a few ideas:
1. Check your chain and sprockets for wear. This can result in a rough feel with the bike is under load. A cross wind can cause this.

2. Cush Drive rubbers. These don't last forever and worn, hardened ones can add to "roughness".

I doubt cutting the air box top will be affected much by wind. However ... removing the air box side cover WILL be affected. Still, in some high winds a low pressure could be created I guess ... so maybe it is the wind? Never noticed it much on my DR with cut air box top.

I was just down in Baja and rode through the highest cross winds I've ever ridden in. 30 to 40 knot constant with 80 knot gusts. I could barely ride, slowed down to 25 mph. Too scary to go any faster. Bizarre!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #58557
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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.
I like the Buell signals. Quality, flexible. I used the stock DR bulbs in them ... the fit is tight but it works. I have them on the front only. Most HD dealers carry these and Buell use only one turn signal, IIRC. They are tough, well made ... unlike the others shown below.


Buell signals ... strong, flexible, tough plastic. Smaller than stock and better looking.

These cheapo ones from Cycle Gear break if you breathe on them. I made my own rubber flex mounts ... didn't help much.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #58558
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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.
Just want to throw my thoughts out there; especially considering the quality of gas nowadays which sucks. All of the ethanol in there is not any better than crap. Ever since I have modded the air box and installed procycle's jet kit I have had minor surges at various power ranges, you could almost call them studders, or hesitation for a split second; maybe a surge. It's hard to predict and describe in words.

I can tell you that I normally run regular 87 in my bike, but when I get the chance to get Non-ethanol gas, I take it. And let me tell you this is a fact, my bike loves that stuff, no studdering, surges, smooth running. The over-all feel of the bike is better. I know its not in my head, because i've gone from driving regular 87 to ethanol free several times, and every time I get great results.

Other thing I have considered is ethanol gumming up the jets, corroding certain parts, and not to mention just the gas going bad.

Hope this helps, just my thoughts/experience.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #58559
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I like the Buell signals. Quality, flexible. I used the stock DR bulbs in them ... the fit is tight but it works. I have them on the front only. Most HD dealers carry these and Buell use only one turn signal, IIRC. They are tough, well made ... unlike the others shown below.


Buell signals ... strong, flexible, tough plastic. Smaller than stock and better looking.
+1 on the Buell turn signals. I've not needed any replacements for the DR yet (knock on wood) but they work great on my Wee-Strom. There are actually some different versions of Buell turn signals. Some have much longer threaded stem portions. I did a write-up on Buell install instructions for the Wee-Strom here: http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,3719.0.html. My write-up includes the correct Buell part numbers. Not sure if the DR will have the same bulb wattage issue as the Wee-Strom.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #58560
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IMS tank question

I'm about to install the IMS gas tank. As mentioned before, instructions are minimal. I know the rubber grommets supplied go on top of the rear flap, where the bolts pass through. I assume the stock Suzuki rubber grommets that were underneath the gas tank rear (mount, flap, whatever) go underneath when mounting the IMS tank... as opposed to the gas tank plastic (flap, mounting, whatever) resting directly on the frame. Right? I know a number of you have mounted this tank. I'll publish a picture, if you can't understand my gibberish.
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