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Old 12-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #72046
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I went to a deposition and 6 (incredibly booooooring) hours later!
I do expert work sometimes and would rather have my teeth pulled. Last one for me was 7 hours and video taped.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #72047
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I've tried two Shorai's and won't be using any new tech batteries anymore. I had a Shorai in my CBF1000 and like Rob it wouldn't start the bike on cold mornings and cold meaning 50F in the morning in AZ. The last thing I thought I had to worry about last winter in AZ was my frigging battery. Battery died in my wife's DR200 so I put a new Shorai in that. We were on a tough dual sport ride with lots of starts/stops and the battery died and the bike needed to be bump started for the final day and all the way home. A few times with the battery fully charged, after a brief stop the bike would be completely dead, necessitating a bump start and then behave normally for the rest of the ride. And no it wasn't just a loose connection. Bikes been running fine with a good old lead acid battery back in it. Good article on the new batteries here, very technical but sill a good read...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364
Bottom line is I don't think these batteries are ready for dual sporting, at least for me.

I have a Shorai that the PO installed and at first I was having some issues with it running down pretty quick after not a lot of cranking if I was having a problem. I used my friend's charger to balance the cells and since then it's worked really well for me down to mornings in the low 50s but I haven't had an opportunity to try it near freezing. Here is the inexpensive charger he used, which is a general purpose hobby charger that has tons of modes to work on many battery types. The only trick is you need an adapter to work with the Shorai battery, but it's a cheap adapter.

Thunder ac680

Thanks for linking to the interesting battery thread. I'm only 5 pages in but enjoying it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #72048
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DisTech rocks!! And so do the tunes.
Glad to see that you're still checkin' in. Your earlier DR posts showed me how to contribute to the thread.
everybody here should have this bookmarked

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415263
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #72049
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I gave up on my Shorai, too.

I went to a deposition and 6 (incredibly booooooring) hours later went out to the bike. Temp about 30. Wouldn't start. Turned lights on. Waited. No Start. Waited. No Start. A total of 10 to 15 minutes passes and it finally starts! Only seemed like an hour. It never actually failed me but that just sucks!

Give a little personal experience on Bikemaster Gel batteries: I had one in my TLR and it went bad after 1.5 years. The original battery lasted 6. Anyway, kind of pissed me off. When I called where I bought it they said don't worry they have a warranty (which I didn't know). They called me back the next day and Bikemaster was sending me a new battery..no charge. We will see if it last longer then the first one.

I got the new battery and decided to put it in my DR650 (same size) just to see how it did. Cranked it over better then the Yusa.

First one going bad might have been a fluke. who knows. But their customer service seemed pretty good.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #72050
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i dont suppose you Derek or Jeff at procycle sell these little beauties?
I've got plenty in stock.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #72051
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this looks like it could work out nicely with a little piece of oiled stocking tied around the inlet or even just stuffed into the housing as a rudimentary prefilter. easily replaceable and easier to wash than the pleated unifilter design.
Mine disintegrated, so I cut up part of a used synthetic car-wash sponge into a rod shape, stuffed it in there, and coated it with the same filter oil that Uni air filters use (which are synthetic foam / spongy stuff). All I can say is that no dirt is getting past it, so it works for me for now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #72052
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Shorai

I will weigh in with my experience on the Shorai battery.

I now have about 13,000 miles on mine and almost one year. Took it to Panama and back this fall. Worked flawlessly.

The only near issue I ever had was turning the bike on in 25 degrees here in Colorado on my way back. Took a second or two, but still cranked over. Not a problem. I am loving it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #72053
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i dont suppose you Derek or Jeff at procycle sell these little beauties?
On second thought, K&N filter oil is meant for gauze, and may not be the best for use on foam. I can tell you that it's nowhere near as tacky as the foam filter oils I'm familiar with.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:56 PM   #72054
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I have had these on my DR for over a year; 19.99 well spent
HI I've seen this type that cracking...
Therefore, I introduced a slight improvement
MORE INFO HERE AT XT600E THREAD


or


If you want more info - look the forum vendor section

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #72055
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HI I've seen this type that cracking...
Therefore, I introduced a slight improvement
MORE INFO HERE AT XT600E THREAD

If you want more info - look the forum vendor section
Those are too nice for my bike.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #72056
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On second thought, K&N filter oil is meant for gauze, and may not be the best for use on foam. I can tell you that it's nowhere near as tacky as the foam filter oils I'm familiar with.

Regards,

Derek
If you can't get foam filter oil, chainsaw bar oil is good, they are madly cutting down the forests in SE Asia so might be available. Next best is automotive gear oil which I'd assume is available most anywhere.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #72057
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HI I've seen this type that cracking...
Therefore, I introduced a slight improvement
MORE INFO HERE AT XT600E THREAD

If you want more info - look the forum vendor section
How about you show us pics of your DR pegs and post the prices here, instead of linking to random other forums with no costs or mention of the DR?


PS - pegs look nice!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #72058
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I got a pair of those cheap, chinese junk foot pegs, they looked like pot metal, I wouldn't even put them on my bike, I couldn't imagine how it would feel when I was standing on them and they failed. I mounted Fastway, a good American product.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #72059
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Does anyone know where I can buy a starter for a 2000 model for a good price? Aftermarket or rebuilt is preferred given the price of a new one. The dealer tried to get me one, but it's totally the wrong part. And don't even suggest eBay unless you've personally had a good experience. Their feedback is atrocious.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #72060
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there was a stock stator for sale in the flea market under DR 650 parts for sale, Ill try to dig it up for you and send a PM
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