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Old 01-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #73066
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Thumper Dan and Richo ... waste of band width to quote back all the photos from the original post. We've all seen them ... no need to RE-POST them.
Might I suggest you go back and EDIT them out of your posts?
Bad internet manners. Leave the pics OFF on replies ... especially when they are 4- X Large ones.
Cheers!
Well actually, I've seen it more times than not on this forum so didn't bother! Its not really bad Internet manners per se, just more an inconvenience. As such, I've edited.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:15 AM   #73067
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Clarke Gas tank cap

Does anyone know if there is an issue with the Clarke gas tank caps? Mine's only 4 months old but is cracking across the top through the logo. I did a google search and there seems to be a few letting go but none in the same way mine is. I'm sure they're a good company and I could get a replacement if I hassled them but probably will have the same problem again in a few months time. I'd rather fix the problem once and for all. Are these caps a generic fit? Will any aftermarket MX type cap fit or are they brand specific?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #73068
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Old DR?

Hello,
it seems that this thread is about 'newer' DR's.
Mine is a '92 and as you know, different in many ways.
I tried searching for older models but the search engine here wasn't helpful
Where can I find data here on the older models?
It's basically stock, except for a JE piston, tires and airbox-jet modes from Uncle Jesse.

thanks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:02 AM   #73069
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Hello,
it seems that this thread is about 'newer' DR's.
Mine is a '92 and as you know, different in many ways.
I tried searching for older models but the search engine here wasn't helpful
Where can I find data here on the older models?
It's basically stock, except for a JE piston, tires and airbox-jet modes from Uncle Jesse.

thanks.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61568
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #73070
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Yes, it's stiff in fact, but doesn't feel like it's riding on the spring. That's how it felt in stock form like it was riding solely on the spring.

I rode again today and went over a little dirt jump the kids around the neighborhood use on their bicycles. I didn't jump it due to all the mud, just up and over a few times as if it were "whoops". My bike follows the terrain really well. Both tires stay planted to the ground. I know what you mean by the pogo because that's what my stock suspension felt like, but a really soft pogo stick. Now it's a stiffly, firmly planted, completely connected to the ground feeling. I'm still not sure whether it's a little too stiff, but I'm almost thinking riding for the last 18+ months with the stock suspension has made me forget what a good set up should feel like. Mine feels like the compression is stiff and the rebound just sticks the bike to the ground...no pogo. Hope that helps. BTW, when are the tires coming again!?
I just checked the sag, it is more than it should be so I'll add in some more preload and see what gives give. I'd like to get this to ride somewhat like my DRZ did.

Tires? Probably sooner than you'd think!!!

How's the coffee?

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 AM   #73071
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #73072
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Sorry....good stuff.

I just got back from a test ride after resetting the sag on the rear shock. Pogo stick gone. Rides pretty well, can't wait to get out in the dirt somewhere and see how it does. NM, CO, UT, NV, OR?

You should plan to ride with us when we get out that way. Maybe a day or 2 or 3?

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #73073
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I'll plan on it John. I would think NM, CO, UT, NV, OR would be a good test to see if you've got your suspension dialed in
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #73074
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Hello,
it seems that this thread is about 'newer' DR's.
Mine is a '92 and as you know, different in many ways.
I tried searching for older models but the search engine here wasn't helpful
Where can I find data here on the older models?
It's basically stock, except for a JE piston, tires and airbox-jet modes from Uncle Jesse.

thanks.
The Pre-'96 DR650S Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61568
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #73075
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The DR is headed back together after getting the frame powder coated semi-gloss black. While it is apart I took the RMZ450 forks apart and the machine shop is cutting new grooves in the dampening tubes to shorten the travel from 12.2" to 11.5". This will allow me to set the forks down farther in relation to the Cogent rear shock so that steering can be made more responsive.



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Old 01-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #73076
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Preload?

Nevermind... figured it out. :)

I had had a question about preload, but then thought about it a little more, re-read the ProCycle page, and answered my own question. I ended up going with 1" of total preload (0.47 kg springs). I also set the preload on the emulators at the two turn starting point suggested on the ProCycle page.

It's now 4 PM and the bike is back together. I haven't gone for a test-ride because it's too damn cold, but it feels nice from just sitting on it and pushing on the front end.

While I was out there, I installed that new case saver that they sell, and that fancy anodized blue rear brake clevis. I was hoping the brake clevis thing would help with the play in the rear brake. It might have helped a little... I won't know for sure until I ride it.

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #73077
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The DR is headed back together after getting the frame powder coated semi-gloss black. While it is apart I took the RMZ450 forks apart and the machine shop is cutting new grooves in the dampening tubes to shorten the travel from 12.2" to 11.5". This will allow me to set the forks down farther in relation to the Cogent rear shock so that steering can be made more responsive.

The red pegs and shift lever are very sharp. Power coated also? It's so nice it'll be a shame to get her mudded up! It was 65F here in Nor Cal. Perfect riding weather.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #73078
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The red pegs and shift lever are very sharp. Power coated also? It's so nice it'll be a shame to get her mudded up! It was 65F here in Nor Cal. Perfect riding weather.
The red parts are paint, and I intend to paint the rear grab bars and my homemade bag racks red also. They are primered now. A few other parts will be red like the oil cooler brackets and little brake brackets. I intend also to paint the valve covers red- got that idea from the Husky 630. Thanks...
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #73079
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The red parts are paint, and I intend to paint the rear grab bars and my homemade bag racks red also. They are primered now. A few other parts will be red like the oil cooler brackets and little brake brackets. I intend also to paint the valve covers red- got that idea from the Husky 630. Thanks...
Red and black have always been a killer combination. Love it. Those red accents really set off things ... and hide a lot of homeliness!

The Huskies red heads are way cool. Great inspiration.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #73080
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Red and black have always been a killer combination. Love it. Those red accents really set off things ... and hide a lot of homeliness!


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