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Old 06-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #66541
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As much as I hate to perpetuate this conversation. I challenge anyone of you to folks who even remotely believe this was some sort of "public outing" of a vendor, or some whine/rant about customer service, to quote anything I said in any previous post that even remotely reflects such a thought.

Fact is, I didn't even know I had received the wrong part until this afternoon, and if you had actually bothered to read any of the posts I've added about this situation prior to today you would know that. This debate about the spring order started over a week ago, and it was the antagonizing douche-baggery by a few inmates here that prompted some of my more colorful responses this afternoon. I was more than civil during this entire discussion until that shit started, and the only negative comments I made during this entire discussion were directed at the aforementioned forum-trolls. Quite simply I wanted nothing more than to get to the bottom of something my instincts were telling me was not right. Not carry on a discussion about dirty tables, .20 cent Home Depot washers, or defending my 11 years previous experience as an automotive technician to a bunch of half-wit provocateurs who obviously hadn't been following it from the beginning. Hence, completely missing the point of the real discussion taking place.

Even now I am still not assigning any blame. I don't know why I was sent the something different than I ordered, nor do I care to speculate. I honestly don't have the feeling there was any real malice involved, maybe it was just a simple mix-up, or perhaps failure in communication? It doesn't really matter. My only motive here has been and will continue to be to figure out why this happened, how to remedy it, and make a good effort to document it so others can avoid a similar situation.

That's all, carry on.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #66542
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This is the internet. If you're not browsing pornography, there's a 90% chance you're bitching about something.
This.

It wins.

and I have never browsed pornography.

...oh...wait....that means.....D'OH!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:35 AM   #66543
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Hey, have you seen the new DR thread?

Bwaaaaahahahaha.

Pot, this is kettle.....black "over".
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:52 AM   #66544
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I don't check in for a bit and all hell's broken loose!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:01 AM   #66545
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They're already breaking the rules in the new thread
.....I'm telling....

There's pictures of bikes here that aren't DRs....who do I complain to, or do I just start another thread complaining about people complaining?

(insert gay smilies and emotocons here to make sure everyone understands I'm piss taking.)



edit: this is a DR by the way, it's the owners pic from the other thread.

It's usually much much easier to ride about 20 feet off the road and parallel to it.

Seriously. Not a piss take.

Some of the roads out west have fencelines parallel to them and tracks along the fences. They are usually much easier on the bike than following road train ruts.

One of the last trips I did out west, my cousin and I ended up riding either side of the one lane wide main tar road because the gravel shoulder was a much better surface than the road. It was like that for about 100km.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:55 AM   #66546
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Just call Wolfman. Their customer support is as good as Pro Cycle

Seriously, they will know and they will know what spacer kit you need if it will work on that combination.
I'm in New Zealand, with timezones etc it's not always easy to just make a call.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #66547
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Freewind front wheel is 2.5x19 and rear is 3x17.
Damn, I was going from memory on that one. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #66548
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I don't check in for a bit and all hell's broken loose!!
And you may have missed the pic of an old friend, peeking out from behind my son's DR....
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #66549
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And you may have missed the pic of an old friend, peeking out from behind my son's DR....
I'd recognize that mug anywhere!!
Always weird seeing a prior bike with someone new, like an ex girlfriend.
Glad to see shes still "dirty".
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #66550
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Nice vid Snowy. Reminds me of the trails my 15 year old son and I rode in the Hatfield McCoy trails. Tons of fun.












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Ahhhh, the DR thread, same old same old.

Hey, cheer up, here's me on my DR having a nice time just ridin along...



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Old 06-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #66551
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Ahhhh, the DR thread, same old same old.

Hey, cheer up, here's me on my DR having a nice time just ridin along...



Nice video, really makes me wish we had something like that over here. Is it just the camera angle or is it mostly uphill?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #66552
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headlight on/off switch with relay

Hi to all,

I'm wanting to wire a switch into my headlight and was doing to do a simple rocker switch into the earth of the headlight. However, with a bit of reading, apparently this can cause issues when switching on and off etc (positive likes to try and find another earth??).

Anyway, if the above isn't a good way, I was thinking of doing it this way: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506789

Okay, so I'm no electrical genius but like to challenge myself. I understand the diodes and all but need a bit more help with the "pole number" so I know exactly what wires I'm soldering to which terminals , as authors explanation doesn't refer to the numbers on the relay (I said I was know electrical wizzard ). And no, I don't really understand the wiring diagram.

Feedback and advise please.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #66553
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Hi to all,

I'm wanting to wire a switch into my headlight and was doing to do a simple rocker switch into the earth of the headlight. However, with a bit of reading, apparently this can cause issues when switching on and off etc (positive likes to try and find another earth??).

Anyway, if the above isn't a good way, I was thinking of doing it this way: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506789

Okay, so I'm no electrical genius but like to challenge myself. I understand the diodes and all but need a bit more help with the "pole number" so I know exactly what wires I'm soldering to which terminals , as authors explanation doesn't refer to the numbers on the relay (I said I was know electrical wizzard ). And no, I don't really understand the wiring diagram.

Feedback and advise please.




I did this mod, and all I did was put a switch in between my low beam Power wire. this way if I wanted to turn the headlight on while I was riding with the low beam switch off I can turn the highbeam on using the switch on the handlebars. Turning installed switch on, and it goes back to normal stock form. I believe the switch i bought was a three prong so I did have to tap off of the ground and install that to the switch. That wasn't a big deal since the ground on the bike is always black and white. I installed this so I would be able to start my bank without turning my HID headlight on. The old HIDs set up I had would flash a lot once the starter motor started to go. This new set up I got from DDM tuning works really well even on While the starter motor is going.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #66554
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From what I have read, the answer is "no"... at least not without mods. There is a bike in Europe called the Freewind that is a DR in street clothes that you can get the front 17" from, but that is all I read about.

I ended up buying a used DR front hub and got a 19" rim laced to it.

There is a set of DR rims and hubs in the flea market right now at a pretty good price that would be perfect to use the hubs and lace new rims to.
I had a look at the Freewind. It's a 19inch front, but the disc and speedo drive are on the opposite side to the DR, so I don't think they would interchange.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #66555
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Possible Electrical Issue

Back in March, I replaced my regulator with a new one from ProCycle (the new aftermarket one they carry). At the time, this cured my charging issue. A month or so ago, problems returned. Testing suggested the stator. So I ordered one of their 250 watt high-output stators and installed it. Problem solved. But now, I've noticed that at any RPM under 4000 RPM, when watching the voltage on my Battery Bug, I'm only seeing 12.3-12.4 volts. Above that, it scoots up into the mid-upper 13-volt range just fine. But at low RPMs, not so much.

I'm wondering if my regular has gone bad again? The battery is nearing the end of its life, but it IS holding a charge just fine. When I go on a ride and home home and park it, it will read 12.9v and over the next few hours it slowly drops to 12.6-12.7. When I go to ride it again a few days later, worst-case it's down to 12.5, but usually still hanging around 12.6. If it's gonna be more than a few days, I put it on the trickle charger.

What do you think?

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