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Old 03-12-2012, 11:42 AM   #61186
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Your chain clip is on backwards...
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #61187
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Good eye, definitely want to change that soon.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #61188
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I found a swingarm on ebay and put in a bid. A shock replacement would be nice, but probably won't be in my budget until mid-summer. I cranked up the preload to a hair over manual recommended max. It's still way too soft for me. 6'2" 260#

I checked the valves and found them to be in spec. I'm still getting a lot of backfiring thru the pipes and the header will glow red if I idle it too long. I've read that both are fairly common and not too much to worry about. I'm tinkering with the TM40 to see if I can minimize them.

That headlight is an acerbis. I think that the intent is to meet the minimum requirements to have your dirt bike road legal. It sure didn't do it's job of putting out enough light to drive by at night. I've replaced it with the Moose 'Road Warrior' light. https://www.denniskirk.com/moose/whi...prd/214833.sku
Still not bright enough, but better. I'm going to save up and install some of those high output LED lights.

I think this weekend I'm going to drain the oil and check the neutral sending unit screws.

O! hadn't notice the chain clip. Thanks Feelers. I think the DR is parked until the swingarm is replaced. I'll get the chain sorted out when putting everything back together.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #61189
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Damn, heres a nice one, probably the one you made an offer on. Good price too. Even comes with the swingarm buffer that you need anyway, which costs $30 by itself for a new one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-DR650...#ht_1233wt_951
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #61190
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That's the one, I put in an offer for a little less. If he doesn't take it, I'll pay what he's asking. It looks like a great deal.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #61191
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Hi Guys,

As said, i'm busy converting my DR to 19/ 17 wheels. Frotn is done, just waiting on the rear to be sent to my house. This weekend i received my new Continental TKC80's, s mounted up the front. The tires are new, just have been sitting in a dark garage for a few years. Only thing is... Made in Korea. I've heard some complaints about the TKC80's that were manufctured in Korea. Oh well..

So my NEW front HEidenau K60 Scout is up for sale, only used for 220 km, 1 tank of fuel.. haha. Ah well.
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By most accounts Korea produce good quality tires. Shinko are made there ... at the former Yokohama factory. My TKC80 rear tire (Korea), wearing quite well, but only 5000 kms. on it so far. They are mounted on my 2nd set of wheels, so not much use. I wonder if ALL Continental tires are now made in Korea? Anyone?
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #61192
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By most accounts Korea produce good quality tires. Shinko are made there ... at the former Yokohama factory. My TKC80 rear tire (Korea), wearing quite well, but only 5000 kms. on it so far. They are mounted on my 2nd set of wheels, so not much use. I wonder if ALL Continental tires are now made in Korea? Anyone?

My TKC's were both Korean, I don't like spending the money on them since trying the Shink 700's though...
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #61193
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My TKC's were both Korean, I don't like spending the money on them since trying the Shink 700's though...
I agree, The 700's rock. Much better tire than I've seen in a while. Although those 244's are even less and fast becoming the tire of choice for DS bikes here in the PNW. Gave up on the 606 finally. 2.5 years and 17 rear 606's (4 of which came apart within the first 50 miles, tread or knobby detached or split in 2), 53K on bike (bought new in 2010). Dunlop would not do a thing except say ship them back at your cost and we will determine if it is our fault. Very Very poor customer service. So out with them. Go Shinko.....
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #61194
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I found a swingarm on ebay and put in a bid. A shock replacement would be nice, but probably won't be in my budget until mid-summer. I cranked up the preload to a hair over manual recommended max. It's still way too soft for me. 6'2" 260#

I checked the valves and found them to be in spec. I'm still getting a lot of backfiring thru the pipes and the header will glow red if I idle it too long. I've read that both are fairly common and not too much to worry about. I'm tinkering with the TM40 to see if I can minimize them.

That headlight is an acerbis. I think that the intent is to meet the minimum requirements to have your dirt bike road legal. It sure didn't do it's job of putting out enough light to drive by at night. I've replaced it with the Moose 'Road Warrior' light. https://www.denniskirk.com/moose/whi...prd/214833.sku
Still not bright enough, but better. I'm going to save up and install some of those high output LED lights.

I think this weekend I'm going to drain the oil and check the neutral sending unit screws.

O! hadn't notice the chain clip. Thanks Feelers. I think the DR is parked until the swingarm is replaced. I'll get the chain sorted out when putting everything back together.
I run the TM40 about 2 turns out on the pilot screw running cheap off brand fuel I get without the extra ethanol. If I get loud pops I know its time to clean or replace the pilot jet. I actually try to fill up at the same gas station since I have to adjust my idle every time I change stations here.

My bike kept dying after I filled up at one place, I thought some thing was wrong till I remembered I changed brands again. I think its the ethanol ratio, my bike runs best on the non-ethanol off brand stuff I get in Weaver AL. When I'm on the local Shell or BP ethanol gas I need another 1/2 turn out on the pilot screw and one turn out on the idle screw. Other wise it coughs at idle and will die if its not fully warmed up.

I go buy fuel at the Hi-Tech or the No name place and I have to lower the idle back down since that fuel doesn't have much ethanol in it. Its amazing how much better the bike runs on the local no name gas. Its the corner gas station with two pumps thats the best.

I've been draining my carb when I'm not going to ride a few days and it helps 100%. After two years of shutting the fuel off as I pull in my long driveway the jets still look shiny. I also use marine stabil when I let the bike sit.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:50 PM   #61195
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I agree, The 700's rock. Much better tire than I've seen in a while. Although those 244's are even less and fast becoming the tire of choice for DS bikes here in the PNW. Gave up on the 606 finally. 2.5 years and 17 rear 606's (4 of which came apart within the first 50 miles, tread or knobby detached or split in 2), 53K on bike (bought new in 2010). Dunlop would not do a thing except say ship them back at your cost and we will determine if it is our fault. Very Very poor customer service. So out with them. Go Shinko.....

244's are popular here in Alabama. Lots of Golden Boys on KLR's, DR's and DRZ's. I like more tread life for my travels though. The 700 is hard to beat IMO.

My last rear TKC-80 threw two knobs and I kept the sucker at 30 psi on the road. It was summer though and I was loaded down, I was on the wear bars at only 4.2K. The last 700 wore down perfectly and it has that center bar that connects the lugs.At 25 psi I can get 4K out of a rear easy. But, I don't like wearing tires down to the point they don't grip much. The side lugs are fairly agressive and hook up better than I expected.

But, this is coming from a guy who likes 705's... I don't see much mud or steep climbs. I do see gravel roads every time I go out though. So, I like the 3.00 700 on the front.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #61196
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acerbis fail

Hey guys, just received a message from Jeff at Procycle regarding our eagerly anticipated Acerbis tank. Huge bummer! Thought this would be the perfect tank! . How silly to essentially replicate the IMS offering at higher cost!


I’m sending this email because you have preordered one of the new Acerbis fuel tanks for your DR650. The Acerbis literature states these tanks would be 6.6 gallons (25 liters) capacity but in reality the actual production tanks are only slightly more than 5 gallons (20 liters) capacity. As you can imagine I am deeply disappointed! ProCycle had a lot riding on this new product. We were all very excited!

I have cancelled our initial stocking order of 60+ tanks and I will be cancelling all the open customer orders and returning those payments. If you paid by credit card it may take a couple of days for the returned payment to appear on your account.


I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


Please take a moment to make a quick reply to this message so I can keep track of everyone who has been notified.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #61197
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Hey guys, just received a message from Jeff at Procycle regarding our eagerly anticipated Acerbis tank. Huge bummer! Thought this would be the perfect tank! . How silly to essentially replicate the IMS offering at higher cost!


I’m sending this email because you have preordered one of the new Acerbis fuel tanks for your DR650. The Acerbis literature states these tanks would be 6.6 gallons (25 liters) capacity but in reality the actual production tanks are only slightly more than 5 gallons (20 liters) capacity. As you can imagine I am deeply disappointed! ProCycle had a lot riding on this new product. We were all very excited!

I have cancelled our initial stocking order of 60+ tanks and I will be cancelling all the open customer orders and returning those payments. If you paid by credit card it may take a couple of days for the returned payment to appear on your account.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Please take a moment to make a quick reply to this message so I can keep track of everyone who has been notified.
Thats stupid to release a tank that offers nothing new, why spend the R&D effort? I guess they think a nicer finished version on the IMS will sell. I bet IMS owners won't feel the need to "upgrade" much..

Why can't they copy the old 6.6 and make it work on a second gen DR650? Sounds too simple I guess. No sense in producing a 5 gallon version, what a waste.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #61198
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So guys, I have a GSXR muffler question:

I have the FMF header pipe but the used Mid-Pipe I bought is for stick header. WHat can I do to make this fit?
Here is what I am thinking. Let me know if there is an easier method.

Options
a)Heat it up to expand it.
b)Use some sort of gasket & silicone combo to close the gap down
c)Get a stock header and swap out the FMF.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #61199
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So guys, I have a GSXR muffler question:

I have the FMF header pipe but the used Mid-Pipe I bought is for stick header. WHat can I do to make this fit?
Here is what I am thinking. Let me know if there is an easier method.

Options
a)Heat it up to expand it.
b)Use some sort of gasket & silicone combo to close the gap down
c)Get a stock header and swap out the FMF.
i am assuming you mean you bought the fmf high-flow wersion? i would recommend selling the midpipe and getting a
high-flow midpipe...

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #61200
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i am assuming you mean you bought the fmf high-flow wersion? i would recommend selling the midpipe and getting a
high-flow midpipe...

doug s.
Yes, I have the FMF hi-flo. Wouldnt expanding be good?

The thing is, I am hapy with the FMF and just repacked it. But I bought the GSXR muffler because it was really great deal.
Now, I dont wanna spend $220 on the midpipe alone.
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