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Old 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #72286
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Main advantage of buying NEW is the warranty ... and the ability to buy an Extended Warranty up to 5 years. This covers things like 3rd gear failures.
Rare as they are ... if it happens in 5 years ... you get a NEW motor.
This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The warranty probably only covers the cost to repair up to the value of the bike.

A couple years ago a DR owner posted (on Thumpertalk) his bike blew 3rd gear and apparently did a lot of damage. His bike was still under the factory warranty but the cost to repair exceeded the bike value, so they were going to total it. The owner was pissed because he financed the bike and owed more than book value. Eventually the thread disappeared so Suzuki must have provided a satisfactory solution.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #72287
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Santa brought me a Ruger 10/22 for Christmas. I would like to take it upstate, NY to a friends property to shoot/hunt, and do this on my dr. The problem is, I live in NY, and have to travel through NYC to get there. I can't keep the gun visible without attracting attention. The alternative I'm thinking of is strapping a large duffel bag to the rear rack, and removing the stock from the gun to make it smaller. IIRC the stock is 30" long.

thanks in advance...
Take a look at lacrosse stick cases. I planed on buying on using a blue one. Never saw a blue rifle case so it might go unnoticed. Due to the recent bad publicity in the norhteast, i have decided against that. I recently found that Ruger makes a 10/22 takedown. Comes in a case and does not look like a firearm.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #72288
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I cannot pinpoint you to the exact cause of the problem, but the theory of problem solving is simple enough. DR does not have a gas pump, i.e. gas flows free to the carb by its weight and atmospheric pressure.
So the first one is to make sure the carb's inlet is below the petcock. The last usually has a pipe of 5 cm. height inside the tank, so everything under the the pipe is stayed there forever and cannot be used.
Second, make sure the gas inside is under the atmospheric pressure, the breather is not blocked etc. Just take the gas cap off and depress start button again.
Third, remove all barriers between tank and carb's inlet, i.e. filters, here I am not sure, but there probably is a small oem one right in the tank petcock or in the carb. Take the petcock out, open it, disconnect the hose from inlet and blow into petcock, should be no resistance to the air flow.
It is one of three reasons, which one is yours? It actually may be all 3 of them simultaneously.
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Not quite right. The DR and other carbed bikes are primarily fed by gravity. There's a bit of suction/siphon going on too, but the primary method of getting gas into the carb from the tank is by gravity feed. As long as there is no kink or blockage in the line, you basically just want the fuel to NOT have to flow uphill to get into the carb. Suction will overcome a little bit, but it can also allow air-bubbles to get into the line and affect fuel flow. The flow from my petcock to my carb is all either down or sideways. There is no uphill flow. As long as my tank is venting ok, I have no flow issues. I can run my tank pretty dry. Route your fuel lines so that there is NO uphill flow. If you can't do that, you may want to install a fuelpump.
Up hill is OK as long as its to the carb or a fuel tap. This gives any air the chance to escape. If its just a loop/siphon in the fuel line, then that when its a problem.

I got rid of the internal filters from the taps, and the one to the carb. I still have a servicable in line filter, which is also positioned vertically to no air traps in it either.



Having a swivelling inlet on the FCR helps for sure too.

On the BST, I cut off the original pipe and threaded in a straight fitting. When I tried to turn it, I thought it might break the carb.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #72289
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Done!



That ought to do it. Thanks again for the help.

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I think your going to melt you fuel line with it touching the cylinder. Since your fuel tube rotated easily turn it clockwise to three o'clock position. That will keep the fuel line away from hot things. That is what I did with my DR/Safari combo.

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6 oclock would be even better, then there is no fuel line above the bottom of the tank or the float bowel.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:16 PM   #72290
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Well I put on a D606 on the front of my bike today using the Ziptie method. I thought everything went great until I started on the rear (the front is back on the bike) and I notice that the tube stem has a beveled washer and nut on the inside of the rim and a nut on the outside. The new tubes I put in only came with one nut and the beveled washer, so I used the beveled washer on the inside of the rim and the nut on the outside. No nut on the inside.


Is this a problem or should I just wait until I wear out the front to install a nut on the inside of the rim? Or should I go ahead and pull the front and make it right?
I always remove the inner nut, it does nothing otehr than deform the tube when inflated.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #72291
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regarding the IMS tank earlier.

The seller wants me to mail him a cashier check first. he ships it, then i will send him a second check to cover the shipping cost.

Worth taking the chance?
Absolutely NOT. But I'm cynical from working financial crimes for the past 12 years. Besides, go buy what you really want. 10 years from now, you're not going to slap yourself on the back over saving a few bucks. But you will look at pics - or your bike - with the "that's exactly how I wanted it" satisfaction grin.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #72292
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New Bars, Choke Lever ?

I got new bars and everything else seems to go on, fit fine except the choke lever. The bars are checkered on the left side and the inner diameter of the choke lever seems smaller than the outer diameter of the bars and won't go on. I could dremel it but seems it should just go on like on the stock bars. This couldn't have been an issue for everyone, right? Or, what did you do? They are Fly Aero tapered bars from Procycle by the way.

BTW, it slides right over the other side (the wrong side). Are the bars soft enough I can sand the checkered part on the left?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #72293
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Good point. I am gonna just order an acerbis from our vendor.

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Absolutely NOT. But I'm cynical from working financial crimes for the past 12 years. Besides, go buy what you really want. 10 years from now, you're not going to slap yourself on the back over saving a few bucks. But you will look at pics - or your bike - with the "that's exactly how I wanted it" satisfaction grin.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #72294
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Good point. I am gonna just order an acerbis from our vendor.

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Justgastanks has a ADV discount as well. I think it is 5% off.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #72295
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Absolutely NOT. But I'm cynical from working financial crimes for the past 12 years. Besides, go buy what you really want. 10 years from now, you're not going to slap yourself on the back over saving a few bucks. But you will look at pics - or your bike - with the "that's exactly how I wanted it" satisfaction grin.
I agree ... get the bloody Acerbis. I have an IMS and they are as common as dirt. I like the Acerbis much better. Gives the bike a more modern look.
But up to you ... but don't send a cashier's check (bank check).

A legal question:
I realize if the buyer sends a bank check he doesn't have much recourse ... but what about paying with a US Postal Money Order? I was under the impression fraud when a US Postal Money Order is involved is a Federal crime ... I think? Opinions? Knowledge?

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #72296
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All of 'em can be federal crimes as soon as you mail it. There can be specific codes if you use or forge a postal money order but unless it's a huge amount, they'll probably want it prosecuted for the corresponding state criminal statutes.

Now, for a few pics.


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Old 12-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #72297
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Will order acerbis after the holiday. I have couple other things that are coming but got delayed big time with this holiday season. seems like everyone is off this week.

couple more things on my to do list this winter, install the seat concepts seat, make a dash for switches, and heated liner.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #72298
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regarding the IMS tank earlier.

It's confirmed indeed it was an IMS tank. The seller wants me to mail him a cashier check first. he ships it, then i will send him a second check to cover the shipping cost.

I've done paypal, but never done cashier check before. Plus he gave me an po box address. to be honest, I am skeptical now as he was when I called him stating I am from a different state.

This deal probably save me about 70 dollars than buying new from justgastank. Worth taking the chance?

I still like the acerbis tank better.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_scam

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #72299
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I got new bars and everything else seems to go on, fit fine except the choke lever. The bars are checkered on the left side and the inner diameter of the choke lever seems smaller than the outer diameter of the bars and won't go on. I could dremel it but seems it should just go on like on the stock bars. This couldn't have been an issue for everyone, right? Or, what did you do? They are Fly Aero tapered bars from Procycle by the way.

BTW, it slides right over the other side (the wrong side). Are the bars soft enough I can sand the checkered part on the left?

There's not a little plastic tit on the choke housing to keep it from rotating on the old bars??

I can't remember from when I upgraded mine..
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #72300
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I run the Oxford grips and find them quite good and no real dramas installing them.

I did originally run them through the "spare" wire near the headlight but with feedback from this forum, was advised to run it through a relay. I've never done a relay before so enjoyed the project of working out how to do it. Although I must say, I have a digital voltmeter on my bike and when running the heaters, it really makes no difference drawing on the battery when your underway. So, I don't think there is a terrible amount of drain on the system.

Now they've been wired up, they seem to work everytime and if you use them with products like hippo hands or even Oxford put out their own product, makes winter riding more enjoyable.
Do you happen to remember what that feedback from the forums was? Five amps just doesn't seem like much of a draw on the system, and I don't use that pair for anything else.
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