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Old 02-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #73936
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Muzzy titanium exhaust???

I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 AM   #73937
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Call me dated, but I have issues about putting anything on or in my bike that says "Lucas" on it.

Lucas; what ever are you talking about??

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #73938
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I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
if it's for a gsxr1000, i don't see why you couldn't use it. if it has the bolt pattern of the stock gsxr, you could bolt it to one of the kientech midpipes. i have a tsukigi gsxr1000 can on my bike.

but, the prices for the gsxr cans should be dropping; if not, don't buy one. i wouldn't pay over $100 shipped for one. now that kientech also has a midpipe set-up for the hyabusa can - which seems to be every bit as good as the gsxr1000 can, and a lot more plentiful - there's no reason to limit your search to these gsxr cans...

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:32 AM   #73939
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I expect that would be loud as hell, and it requires regular repacking. Neither of these are factors with the OEM gixxer can.



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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 AM   #73940
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I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
Regular packing, or anything - me being a prior ZX-7R guy, nothing would make me more happy than to have a Muzzy exhaust like that on my DR650
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #73941
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Regular packing, or anything - me being a prior ZX-7R guy, nothing would make me more happy than to have a Muzzy exhaust like that on my DR650
i can't speak for the noise or the packing issue, but my tsukigi can is not noisy, and while folks here say i will need to repack it, the gixer crowd says they don't need it on the gsxr1000's.

in any ewent, the 'busa cans should be yust like the stock gixer cans in the repacking dept...

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #73942
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Anyone here used the Yuasa YTZ14S battery to replace their stock battery? If so how do you like it. Thanks

Nope, not even considering the lithium batts.

Anyone?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:12 AM   #73943
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I think Star Tron costs much more to use plus it's for ethanol issues only yes?, & not continual cleaning & lubrication in the oil & thus fuel pumps, carbs, FI plus valve & piston carbon cleaning...
Not just for ethanol, Star Tron is a cleaner and carbon solvent and stabilizes fuel up to 2 yrs. I don't know that's it's a lubricant. At a usage rate of 1 oz per 3 gallons, it's not too expensive. Etnanol is a major issue here in PA. I can't buy ANY fuel without it! Sucks. I'm told gas with ethanol goes bad in 30 days, and some distributors don't add the ethanol till delivery at the gas station for that reason. The Chevy Volt has a warning light on the dash to tell the owner to go have the fuel pumped out after a certain age!
Ethanol and fuel degeneration are my major issues. Sounds like you're good with Lucas.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #73944
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Lucas; what ever are you talking about??

Good one! I'll send that on to a couple friends.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #73945
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Does anyone have any useful pics for Happy-Trail Owyhee panniers vs. Tetons on a DR. I mulling back and forth between the two in the 7.5" width for my road duties, I have Wolfman's for offroad. The pics on the website are about useless for any comparisons. I run the lowered suspension. Thanks if anyone can help, I've searched the whole damn internet trying to find decent pics at useful angles (front/back/sides). My major concern is that the Tetons will be too large running the low suspension.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #73946
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Anyone?
sure looks like it will fit. the legnth is just 1/8" longer but there is probably room in there for that. height actually looks to be a little shorter.

it's 230cca vrs 120 on the stock which is key.
it's a sealed lead acid vrs agm but that's ok.

price is right here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/YUASA-YTZ14S...aa3500&vxp=mtr

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/batter...=B179&vID=7801

this is what i've been using:
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=973
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #73947
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Back to handlebars (for the 1000th time?).

I'm 5'10", and while I really want to be the gnarly adventure rider of my dreams, the truth is that I am commuting my ass off on the roads, usually sitting down, on my DR650SE.

So while I've read that pros and real off-roaders want less sweep ... one of the most ergonomically comfortable bikes I've test ridden lately was a modern KLR650... so I take it that for my arms and seating position, I need more of a sweep back than the DR650 comes with stock. Possibly more height too... all of which should be able to be accomplished by bars without risers I'd think.

I'm thinking of CR Highs like so many have posted, but every now and then read about bars that might have a bit more rise and about the same sweep.

Would rather not pay a lot... and am guessing that Fly Racing's bars in Gold (just found them, they seem cheap enough) would look good on my blue and white 2002. ... but I keep reading about Renthal's 'Desert Bend' (may not be made any longer) KX High bends (less sweep... so they're out I guess) and others.

Suggestions?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #73948
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Not just for ethanol, Star Tron is a cleaner and carbon solvent and stabilizes fuel up to 2 yrs. I don't know that's it's a lubricant. At a usage rate of 1 oz per 3 gallons, it's not too expensive. Etnanol is a major issue here in PA. I can't buy ANY fuel without it! Sucks. I'm told gas with ethanol goes bad in 30 days, and some distributors don't add the ethanol till delivery at the gas station for that reason. The Chevy Volt has a warning light on the dash to tell the owner to go have the fuel pumped out after a certain age!
Ethanol and fuel degeneration are my major issues. Sounds like you're good with Lucas.
Sounds like Star Tron is working well for you. Good to know it works beyond just dealing with ethanol. Yes ethanol sucks for everyone in the US for the most part.

Yes I'm happy with Lucas because of the lubrication properties it has as it's a fortified oil product with no distillates. It's cost effective and all the motors I use it in run better with it in. I'm skeptical of snake oils from most all mfg., but my experience with it in my old CB750 proved to me it does work and it seems most all agree with me: http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-10013-Fu.../dp/B000FW7V50

I figured there would always be a handful of guys that think i'm full of it and it's a bogus, but whatever. They can keep their bikes how they want.

I've experienced this before when I jumped on Denso Iridium plugs when the technology 1st came out. I read what the few racers who used it had to say and read the technology behind the product and gave it 1st shot on my XR400 (a notorious hard starter). Most everyone said it was another bogus plug design. Anyway my bike started easier and ran cleaner. These days Iridium is well accepted and respected for how they work. blah blah blah
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #73949
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sure looks like it will fit. the legnth is just 1/8" longer but there is probably room in there for that. height actually looks to be a little shorter.

it's 230cca vrs 120 on the stock which is key.
it's a sealed lead acid vrs agm but that's ok.

price is right here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/YUASA-YTZ14S...aa3500&vxp=mtr

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/batter...=B179&vID=7801

this is what i've been using:
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=973
Thanks Eakins. Didn't notice the acid thing. I've gotten used to the AGM with my ATVs. Guess I need to do some more studying. Current battery may be the OEM on a 2006 and it is pretty wonky as I need to keep it on a battery tender for it to crank so I have no idea how well a fresh 120 works.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #73950
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If you want your bike to be comfortable and upright like the KLR (I owned one too) then a Protaper SE ATV Mid bar is what you want. The oem KLR bar has almost the same dimensions at the ATV mid bar.

I've been using a ATV mids for several years now on my DR. Very comfortable for long rides and standing (I also use Procycle lowered pegs and they were the final piece to get that KLR-like comfortable ergos. standing is even better with them as you are lower on the bike with less back bending).

I had to re-route the clutch cable to gain some length and rotate the throttle so the cables come out from the bottom to make it all work. I also moved in my grips and throttle assy in from the edge of the bar to better match my preferred grip width. I did this vrs cutting the bars down because of the handguard fit. I use Maier atv alum. guards for plenty of lever clearance and Maier Off-road plastics on the alum. as the ATV ones were too big for me.

I've used cr hi on my xr in the past and that is a comfortable off-road bar. I added risers for standing. If i was using my DR as a dirtbike I would use that setup again but I wanted a more comfortable KLR feel as I do long on & off-road western tours on my DR.









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Back to handlebars (for the 1000th time?).

I'm 5'10", and while I really want to be the gnarly adventure rider of my dreams, the truth is that I am commuting my ass off on the roads, usually sitting down, on my DR650SE.

So while I've read that pros and real off-roaders want less sweep ... one of the most ergonomically comfortable bikes I've test ridden lately was a modern KLR650... so I take it that for my arms and seating position, I need more of a sweep back than the DR650 comes with stock. Possibly more height too... all of which should be able to be accomplished by bars without risers I'd think.

I'm thinking of CR Highs like so many have posted, but every now and then read about bars that might have a bit more rise and about the same sweep.

Would rather not pay a lot... and am guessing that Fly Racing's bars in Gold (just found them, they seem cheap enough) would look good on my blue and white 2002. ... but I keep reading about Renthal's 'Desert Bend' (may not be made any longer) KX High bends (less sweep... so they're out I guess) and others.

Suggestions?
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