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Old 03-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #61051
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I collected various NSU solutions by other DR riders and posted them here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=15

About the pieces being too large to get up to the oil filter, mx_rob said this:

mx_rob:
"One point though on the screw just gently falling out and settling on the bottom. The hurricane turbulence of the clutch basket and gears in the oil can easily sweep the screw up into places that would be a major bummer for it/them to be."

Thanks for the links!

As to mx_rob's statement: That was sort of my line of thinking and wondering why those particles I saw didn't get trapped in the filter. I didn't examine the filter real close, maybe if I cut it open I would have seen more debris but that the hell, had I done that I would be more paranoid.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #61052
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I laugh at two grand!

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A "thank you" gift would be nice but certainly not expected. Let me know when you go over 2 grand.
I think I am at around four or five on this 2011!

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #61053
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PC stuff!

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I think I am at around four or five on this 2011!
front rear springs and gold valves.
705 tires- tune up kits -sargent seat -fender brace- bash plate-chain guard-tire change stuff-clean up the rear kit-TM40 carb- remote choke kit-twin air filter-PC jet kit and a bunch of stuff
FMF Q4 muffler and power bomb header, foot pegs,
the new 6.6 fuel tank! and many more Items!

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #61054
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Piece of an NSU bolt? I'd be checking that right away.
and if it's not that, you may wanna have a look at the gears, especially 3rd gear...

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #61055
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Speaking of front shock upgrades, I took the DR to a motocross track the other day (see episode 4 in sig line) and when I went over moderate jumps the front end seemed to have a mind of it's own. In fact when I went through the whoops I thought it was just going to wash out completely. My fear is that I just bought a Safari tank and with that increased weight the bike will become very unstable. I'm not a heavy guy (160) but I would like to firm up the bike a bit. The rear shock seems like an easy answer, a few bolts a stronger spring and away I go. Looking at the different threads on suspension I can see a million different ways to "fix" things on the front end. What I am looking for is the easy answer. On a scale of 1-10 my mechanical skills are a solid 5. How easy is a spring and or oil swap? Will that help fix the issue or should I try to find a front end off of an old KTM or Honda?

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Ricor Intiminators work pretty good too.
Or... try a RMZ front end. Pretty easy: http://trapazoid.net/moto/showa-inst...rkinstall.html

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #61056
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Stick to a.magnet or no? that will give you a clue.


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Ok so what's the most likely cause?

Bought a used 09 with 2500 miles, PO siad he had the first service work done so I was going to wait until 4K miles to change the oil but recently found out he did not do any of the recommended service so at about 3400 miles I changed the oil...left it sitting in the drain pan until this afternoon when changing oil in 4Runner.

Poured the DR oil into a sealable contanier and noticed some very small metal filings and a large (to me) piece of metal. Should of taken a pic but it was about 4mm long and 2 mm thick with one side rounded.

Bike runs great, makes no noise and has been ridden about 100 miles since the oil change.


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Old 03-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #61057
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This is my third order this week for a total of . 700.bucks this week and many more!

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A "thank you" gift would be nice but certainly not expected. Let me know when you go over 2 grand.
This is my third order this week for a total of . 700.bucks this week! and 4 grand or so this past two years!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #61058
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It's the same with BMWs.

Standard my F800 was a little bit better than a standard DR - you could carry a pillion on the BMW, I wouldn't have tried that on the DR.

But still for a dual sport role, completely inadequate.

Apparently being the most expensive bike on the market shouldn't give me any sence of entitlement in regards to quality.

My 2 DRs and all their mods cost far less than the BMW did.

One is set up as a trail bike, one is set up as an Adventure Bike. It will carry a pillion anywhere.


Just in case you were thinking of upgrading, I have the choice of 3 dual sports bikes and I ride my chopped and ratted DR the most off road. It rocks.

The BMW is my mid life crisis. My Vietnam. My nemesis.

The DR keeps me sane.


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Old 03-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #61059
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That Drain plug may be good ... but not sure if it's $35 good! But maybe it is?
Generic Chinese versions can be had for the princely sum of $11.95 (A Rip Off, IMO)
Pro Cycle, Rocky Mountain and MC Superstore all sell the exact same MOOSE Magnetic Drain plug ... for the same price: $11.95.
Moose generally means "Made In China", and 2nd or 3rd rate quality in some cases. There is fantastic stuff coming out of China, but Moose don't sell any

But how can they screw up a simple drain plug? I'll tell you how ... tighten one down and it may strip out on you. I've stripped two. One on my XR250 and another on my DR. No, I am not Hamfisted and DID NOT over tighten. Luckily stripping only ruined the plug and did not damage sump threads, but it scared me.
So maybe the above $35 dollar item is not so bad after all? That bolt is pretty important in the grand scheme.

I was lucky being gifted "scientific" magnets from Laurence Berkeley Labs. Tiny and super strong. Your Tax dollars buys only the best. I simply stick one to the stock Drain Plug. Seems to work ... yes, its stays put and collects metal grit like it should.

I'm sure there are a few other Quality Magnetic Drain Plug suppliers out there ... not asking $35 for a $5 part. I know I've seen them posted here from time to time. Anyone?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #61060
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Just did 2600miles in baja ! bike ran perfect, FMF, intiminators, Ricor, WOW ! 05 Dr650 27K miles, 3rd time in Mexico. IMs tank con 2gal Pax. Sargent seat, Yeah ! Didn't touch a wrench. Lost a zapato on Coco's road.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #61061
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SO I forgot the flat slide carb ! Dropped needle all the way down to get 45mpg with open air box. Oh it's got power tambien.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #61062
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That Drain plug may be good ... but not sure if it's $35 good! But maybe it is?
Generic Chinese versions can be had for the princely sum of $11.95 (A Rip Off, IMO)
Pro Cycle, Rocky Mountain and MC Superstore all sell the exact same MOOSE Magnetic Drain plug ... for the same price: $11.95.
Moose generally means "Made In China", and 2nd or 3rd rate quality in some cases. There is fantastic stuff coming out of China, but Moose don't sell any

But how can they screw up a simple drain plug? I'll tell you how ... tighten one down and it may strip out on you. I've stripped two. One on my XR250 and another on my DR. No, I am not Hamfisted and DID NOT over tighten. Luckily stripping only ruined the plug and did not damage sump threads, but it scared me.
So maybe the above $35 dollar item is not so bad after all? That bolt is pretty important in the grand scheme.

I was lucky being gifted "scientific" magnets from Laurence Berkeley Labs. Tiny and super strong. Your Tax dollars buys only the best. I simply stick one to the stock Drain Plug. Seems to work ... yes, its stays put and collects metal grit like it should.

I'm sure there are a few other Quality Magnetic Drain Plug suppliers out there ... not asking $35 for a $5 part. I know I've seen them posted here from time to time. Anyone?
I've had one of these:



http://www.magneticdrainplug.com/Mot...lugs/MP05.html

for around 20,000km with no worries

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:59 AM   #61063
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This is my third order this week for a total of . 700.bucks this week! and 4 grand or so this past two years!
Pretty funny - glad I'm not the only one. My PC bill is about $2500 but right there with ya combining other suppliers. I'm tellin' ya man, it's a disease.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #61064
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Ricor Intiminators work pretty good too.
Or... try a RMZ front end. Pretty easy: http://trapazoid.net/moto/showa-inst...rkinstall.html

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Thanks for the info. I've been reading a bit on the front end swaps and the KTM 640 looks fregin sweet. I need to see if I can find someone machine the parts needed for that job. It will take care of the suspention as well as fairing that I want to put on as well.


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Old 03-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #61065
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Decisions, decisions

There's a lot of info out there.

Race Tech Fork Cartridge Emulators versus Ricor Intiminators?

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