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Old 12-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #71746
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guys, go check your NSU screws if you haven't. I just checked. one of them is so loose. I could turn it with one finger.

I did it without taking the clutch out. it was pain in the ass. they are now tighten and safety wired. I still consider myself lucky

bike has 7800 miles. 2001
What type of screwdriver did you use to get in there?

I have about the same mileage and really need to do mine.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:39 AM   #71747
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Some folks use a screwdriver bit and a wrench. We used one of these with the back side of the "neck" filed down to give a bit more clearance. It's a little fiddley but works just fine, we've used it on three bikes now. Remove, degrease, and loctite one screw at a time or the whole assembly will want to pop out as it's got a spring under there.

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:33 AM   #71748
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Some folks use a screwdriver bit and a wrench. We used one of these with the back side of the "neck" filed down to give a bit more clearance. It's a little fiddley but works just fine, we've used it on three bikes now. Remove, degrease, and loctite one screw at a time or the whole assembly will want to pop out as it's got a spring under there.

Sarah


good to know, need to do mine ASAP....BTW there is oil resistant threadlocker available, plan to use it when I do the job, especially if I don't remove the clutch basket

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #71749
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Some folks use a screwdriver bit and a wrench. We used one of these with the back side of the "neck" filed down to give a bit more clearance. It's a little fiddley but works just fine, we've used it on three bikes now. Remove, degrease, and loctite one screw at a time or the whole assembly will want to pop out as it's got a spring under there.

Sarah

Thanks man,

any chance there is enough room to get one of these in there?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-59333379-2

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #71750
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I'm looking at getting a cover for the DR. I've been sharing the carport with Skunkwife and don't want her cooties to get on the bike.

so the question is, what size cover to get? XL/ XXL any body have a recomendation on brand?
needs to fit over soft panniers, no windscreen

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #71751
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Didn't work for me

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Thanks man,

any chance there is enough room to get one of these in there?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-59333379-2

I tried that and also one that had an angled handle, neither fit in there well enough to tighten anything. I only used it to take the old screws out though, got Allen heads and drilled them for safety wire to put in. I know that a lot of people have had great luck with Locktite but ... I was too lazy to remove the clutch and didn't figure that I could degrease the holes very well without better access, also I have seen plastic have a bad reaction to Locktite and disintegrate. I didn't want to have to be fishing pieces of the NSU out of the sump. So old fashioned wire was my choice, it is a real pia to do it underneath the clutch but I got it done. When all was said and done, it probably would have been quicker and easier to remove the clutch (doah, not like that hasn't been already said but sometimes you just have to try...)! The worst part of the job for me was the hours that I spent getting the old gasket off. Mine was in pretty good shape and I could probably put a bit of sealer on and been fine but I had a new gasket so ....
Neither of my NSU screws was 'loose' (as in falling out) but I could not detect ANY 'breaking torque' in turning one of them out, the other required very little effort to start turning.


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Old 12-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #71752
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'09 DR650 just turned 6K miles today and about 20 miles from home exhaust got a little bit louder. About 10 miles got a whole lot louder. Figured it was a crack somewhere on the head pipe as that where the sound was coming from.

Thought about stopping and worried a little about doing engine damage but had no other way to get home so babied it the last 10 miles.

WTF! The head pipe is broken clean off at the flange where it bolts up and there is about 1/2" gap 360 degrees, actually looks like someone cut it off with a rough blade hacksaw.

Is this a common occurence?

Only motor mods are opened up breather box with DT-1 air filter, Pro-Cycle jet kit, and GSXR1000 muffler with Kientech mid-pipe on OEM header.

Anyone have a spare oem header or is there a better option.
I also have a stock header; just went to the FMF... PM me if needed
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:13 AM   #71753
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I tried that and also one that had an angled handle, neither fit in there well enough to tighten anything. I only used it to take the old screws out though, got Allen heads and drilled them for safety wire to put in. I know that a lot of people have had great luck with Locktite but ... I was too lazy to remove the clutch and didn't figure that I could degrease the holes very well without better access, also I have seen plastic have a bad reaction to Locktite and disintegrate. I didn't want to have to be fishing pieces of the NSU out of the sump. So old fashioned wire was my choice, it is a real pia to do it underneath the clutch but I got it done. When all was said and done, it probably would have been quicker and easier to remove the clutch (doah, not like that hasn't been already said but sometimes you just have to try...)! The worst part of the job for me was the hours that I spent getting the old gasket off. Mine was in pretty good shape and I could probably put a bit of sealer on and been fine but I had a new gasket so ....
Neither of my NSU screws was 'loose' (as in falling out) but I could not detect ANY 'breaking torque' in turning one of them out, the other required very little effort to start turning.


Bruce
Thanks guys.

I wonder if I ground that selector down if it would fit better?

Surely someone has to make an offset driver that would fit well enough... but then I haven't been in there, and it may be more complex than I'm thinking in getting up under the clutch plates.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #71754
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Broken Header

Couple of pics.

This is what I found when I got home....





After removal....



Doesn't look like anyone has done any grinding...

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #71755
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Thanks guys.

I wonder if I ground that selector down if it would fit better?

Surely someone has to make an offset driver that would fit well enough... but then I haven't been in there, and it may be more complex than I'm thinking in getting up under the clutch plates.
It is 'really interesting' getting anything in there. One of those cases where you can see what you need to do but once you fit something in ... you can't turn the fastener much. I ended up grinding an Allen wrench, way down to where there was barely enough shank to fit into the screw head to replace my screws. Even if you grind everything off the back side of that driver, I am not sure that it will fit but obviously something will. I did get the screws out, I just don't recall what I ended up using as every 'screw turning thing' I had was out at the time. You will get it done but don't plan on it being quick or easy.


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Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #71756
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TREE used this. There are more photos and info in the link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=65

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #71757
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Couple of pics.
This is what I found when I got home....

bummer.
My real concern here is for your valves. When the header is broken like that ... the head is open directly to cold air rushing in onto red hot valves.
In some cases the cold air can cause valves to warp a bit.

I know our Auto mechanic guys here know about this. Is this of concern?
Or would one need to run for hours and hours like this to have a bad out come on valves?

I ruined a Go Cart lawnmower motor once, header pipe broke off. 11 year old kids? ... cool! LOUD! We kept riding. Motor didn't run too good after that!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #71758
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I ended up grinding an Allen wrench, way down to where there was barely enough shank to fit into the screw head to replace my screws.
same here
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #71759
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... the head is open directly to cold air rushing in onto red hot valves.
In some cases the cold air can cause valves to warp a bit.

I know our Auto mechanic guys here know about this. Is this of concern?
Or would one need to run for hours and hours like this to have a bad out come on valves?
I've always been skeptical of the old 'warp your valves' claim. I can't see how a little bit of cool air could do any harm. Especially since the exhaust valve heads get a blast of cool air on every intake stroke anyway.

My own opinion of where this old wives tale came from is this: If the motor had a restrictive exhaust and loosing the whole system caused the fuel mixture to become too lean - then you could easily damage the exhaust valves,
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #71760
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Paint job

Paint job

I did it myself instead of paying $40 for the decal.

Thanks for the help Tokyoklahoma.

Supplies:
-Krylon Fusion for plastic- White gloss and black gloss.
-Frog tape.
-Exacto knife

Painter's tape and an exacto:


Peeling away the stencil:


Prepping for paint (I had already done the white coating):


Painting:


Finished product:


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