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Old 02-03-2013, 12:31 AM   #73426
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I was hoping you'd post that link. It shows how wide the adjustment angle tolerance is on the cam, instead of struggling to find the 'T' in the window: 'one straw please'. And that you don't have to remove either of the two seized inspection plugs in the stator cover. You could put it in Krusty's DR index.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636386
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:24 AM   #73427
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New running lights
At first I thought this was awesome - but while it's still a pretty neat placement, IMO the point of extra LED lighting like those LED pods that don't really throw light down onto the ground would be for safety. At probably even smaller distances the light from the LED's in the two facia holes are just going to mix in with the single headlight beam. It will make it brighter for oncoming traffic, sure, but it isn't going to be as eye-catching as when those same pods were separated out of the main light's beam. I've used the same style of pods, but in red, for the rear of my last bike since I commuted so much. I put them well far and away from the main tail-light to give cages more to see. After over 20k miles of commuting, mostly at night for one leg of the trip, I'm pretty sure it helped a lot to have extra lights, and to have those extra lights outward enough to make drivers notice they were behind something more unusual than just a car with one light out.

I don't know where you'd mount them, but I'd take those same lights and try to put them up off of the hand-guards - or even the more classic area of down low on the forks.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:25 AM   #73428
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For something like this, I always go the quick easy route before jumping to seal replacement. Do the film trick to see if there's some dirt or sand stuck in your fork seal (or use a Seal Mate if you have one). After you clean the seals, put the bike on a lift and pull the fork inards and fill to the proper level. Hopefully you wont see any more oil leaking. If you do, then you may have to go ahead and replace the seals. But at least you'll know for sure and won't have wasted too much time or money.



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Was hauling my bike ... and when I went to unload I saw fork oil leaking all over the truck bed!

I had no evidence of leaking or seeping before this.

I've never had one fail this way. In the past when seals failed, there was always increasing seeping and dripping on the garage floor.

Can I just refill the shock oil to the proper level? Or is my seal ruined and I have to replace it?

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:27 AM   #73429
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Thank you, and thank you to ER70S-2.

It's more than time I take car of this. Maybe even today if I can find the tools I bought from ProCycle.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #73430
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Was hauling my bike ... and when I went to unload I saw fork oil leaking all over the truck bed!
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Can I just refill the shock oil to the proper level? Or is my seal ruined and I have to replace it?
My XR failed this way. I refilled and it leaked.

I think a healthy seal will take being tied down in reasonable fashion. If the seal is sketchy or nearly dead then this is the result. I would just replace it, but throwing some oil in won't hurt.....until it leaks down the leg and onto the tire next ride....
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #73431
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off road tire choice

Yesterday, I found a DR in my garage with a title so.....needs a couple of shoes.

Okay, don't groan too much because I've tried to search this thread, "tires" and it won't bring up any posts, maybe there are too many.....so sorry about asking......only seeking knowledge!

What tires do you all recommend for more off road performance?

I'd love to pay $50-75 for a front, for a decent performing tire, maybe not possible. I was looking at the Kendas K760, anybody have any experience with these??

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #73432
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My XR failed this way. I refilled and it leaked.

I think a healthy seal will take being tied down in reasonable fashion. If the seal is sketchy or nearly dead then this is the result. I would just replace it, but throwing some oil in won't hurt.....until it leaks down the leg and onto the tire next ride....

.......And ruins the brake pads and soaks your boot and pant leg.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #73433
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What tires do you all recommend for more off road performance?

I'd love to pay $50-75 for a front, for a decent performing tire, maybe not possible. I was looking at the Kendas K760, anybody have any experience with these??

Thanks
I will be purchasing a set of TKC 80's for my DR this spring. I cannot comment on their performance but there is enough anecdotal evidence claiming they perform excellent on road and off to warrant at least a purchase.....
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #73434
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
So tell us how you really feel. Seriously, that is a bad deal and good luck with getting some of your money back.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #73435
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
I'm curious if they have to swap out all that crap for liability reasons. If they don't replace everything and it turns out that it was a short in some part they left on that caused the original problem, they're in a pretty sticky situation. Still, $1300 is way too much money, and you did the smart thing by working on it yourself. If they lied about the diagnosis, you've got a totally legit reason to get your money back. Glad to hear you got her up and running so quickly!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #73436
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Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick.
I'm willing to bet you know more about it now than they ever did. Too many dealership service departments don't have a clue and it puts the unprepared bike owner at their mercy.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #73437
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jeff ???
The only short aftermarket fork boots that I know of only fit smaller diameter forks. We have some that we use for XT225s and TW200s. They would never stretch on to the DR forks. Forkskins are a good alternative.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #73438
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OMG

So I replaced the wiring harness by myself in like an hour and a half AND IT RUNS. I'm going to put all the little wire ties and put everything back on tomorrow and it will take me another 45 minutes or so so maybe 3 hours tops total. And that dealer quoted me 1300 dollars, said I needed new keys, ignition, battery. I will quote them "the more wires we pulled the more it was burned up and it's burned all the way to the ignition".

What the fuck!! Why would people try to literally fuck you like that? I can't believe how naive I was, I will never go to a fucking dealer service department again. Ugh that makes me sick. I am pissed that I paid them the 200 to tow it to their shop and diagnose it. I'm going to go back and tell them I want the 100 bucks back for diagnosing it because they failed in that task by telling me all this other shit was fucked up when it wasn't. Mother fuckers. I hope I put that shit on my american express. I am pretty sure I did. Those fuckers.
A bad experience or two like this have turned a lot of us in to do it your selfers. For over 30 years now I haven't let any one touch my cars, trucks, or motorcycles. I don't even enjoy the work all that much on the cars and trucks anymore but hate to pay someone my hard earned money to f#%& it up. There are still some good shops out there but they are few and far between.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #73439
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Speaking of DIY and the valve clearances a few posts back...

I just pulled my vacuum and fuel line from the petcock, but the petcock is free-flowing fuel out each time I take the fuel hose off.

It's supposed to be a vacuum petcock... why is it free-flowing?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #73440
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Speaking of DIY and the valve clearances a few posts back...

I just pulled my vacuum and fuel line from the petcock, but the petcock is free-flowing fuel out each time I take the fuel hose off.

It's supposed to be a vacuum petcock... why is it free-flowing?

Is the petcock turned to Prime?
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