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Old 03-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #61051
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Pissed Well I give!

I finely gave up hope on a freebee Coffee mug so I bought one!
This is my third order this week for a total of . 700.bucks
You would think?

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408A 1 18.95 Valve Stem Fishing Tool
HF137(X10) 1 33.95 Hi-Flo Oil Filters - Pack of 10 - HF137
M0403 1 24.95 Wolfman Fender Bag
MUG-DR650-wht 1 12.95 DR650-White ProCycle Coffee Mug
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:52 PM   #61052
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Talking I like the Procycle yellow stickers! BUT.

I would like to see a PC reflective sticker and I think the sticker would find its way on more bikes bags ect!

better to be safe then sorry!

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #61053
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Thanks for the laughs!

I am sure glad I wasn't drinking anything when I saw this picture as I would have spit it across the room
I was laughing out loud so hard that everyone wanted to know what I had seen.
There are some bikes called "Frankenstein", but none I can recall deserve the name more than this monster.
Whomever this bike belongs to, more power to you Bro!
It would take a real character to ride this one in public....

I'm glad I took pictures of that thing when I got it. No one would have believed me otherwise. I bought that thing years ago just for the wheels, and it's been parted since.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #61054
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'll pick up a magentic drain plug and I'm debating pulling the cover to check the NSU screw...I'll do it eventually, probably at next oil change.

Curious why these particles (like I saw) don't get trapped in the oil filter. Clearly they are large enough that they shouldn't pass through the filter. Is it that they are too heavy and stay in the bottom of the engine case and never make it up to the filter?
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."

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #61055
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I'm glad I took pictures of that thing when I got it. No one would have believed me otherwise. I bought that thing years ago just for the wheels, and it's been parted since.
Thanks for the memories.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #61056
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I'm somewhere around 180 lbs. I tried adding 1/2" preload and it was a little too stiff; so I tried 1/4" and it was a little too soft. Was well on my way to 3/8" but decided to go with .46 springs and emulators. Both (1/2" and 1/4") were a huge improvement with brake dive with threshold braking (which I practice, several times every ride). Stick with 10w fork oil, 15w is reported to be harsh (read it on the internet ).

I had 1/4" plexiglass, so I used it:

Thanks, I'll consider that when I begin that project. I'm thinking i'll be good for a while with stock suspension. I definitely like the 10W in the shock, so hopefully a slight increase in preload in the front progressives aid it a little too. Right now I just want to my luggage options fulfilled.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #61057
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not just an ordinary magnet... these work well!

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Your bike is almost new, unless you have really bad karma, it's just a bit left over from the production process.

One thing about the internet: it makes us paranoid. We hear about every stutter, surge, stumble, hiccup and sneeze that happens to any DR worldwide.

The first purchase one should make for any new (or used) motorcycle, would be a magnetic drain plug. It's a long term preventative maintenance item that never quits protecting our motors from the itty bitty, really really hard pieces that occassionally chip loose from our trannys. It also tells us when there are too many new, loose pieces between oil changes. And the 'once inna while' NSU screw:

Pic courtesy of NordieBoy:


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Old 03-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #61058
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I finely gave up hope on a freebee Coffee mug so I bought one!
This is my third order this week for a total of . 700.bucks
You would think?
A "thank you" gift would be nice but certainly not expected. Let me know when you go over 2 grand.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #61059
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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, 08:00 PM   #61060
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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, 08:10 PM   #61061
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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, 08:13 PM   #61062
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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, 08:32 PM   #61063
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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, 08:39 PM   #61064
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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, 08:42 PM   #61065
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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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