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Old 03-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #75181
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does anyone have any tips on how to get every last drop of fuel out of the stock DR tank.? I replaced my stock tank and have it for sale and there seems to be some fuel in there. I have poured what I could out of the petcock etc. I guess it may/should evaporate out of there?
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #75182
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Didn't someone post recently that it could be possible to just pull the end cap off the starter to re lube the bushing with removing the cam chain tensioner?

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My DR does that when temps are below 40 F. As inmate 'dman' indicated, the starter bushings need lubrication. Unfortunately, the starter can't be removed without pulling the cam chain tensioner. It's not difficult but it's not as trivial as just removing the starter and lubing the bushings.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:35 AM   #75183
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Anyone know if an after market seat (Renazzco) for an IMS tank will fit a DR with the Acerbis 5.3 gallon tank??
The Renazco's are built on the stock pan, so it should fit just fine.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #75184
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Did you find really heavy winds in the area of Puerto Angel? In 2008 on my way to Costa Rica we crossed into Guatemala at Tapachula Mx. Thought it must be the windiest place on earth. There were 100's of electric generating wind mills along that coastline for probably 40 miles. Was very dangerous riding with the high winds and sand on the pavement. One of the few times I have felt real fear on a motorcycle. Wish I had been riding my DR instead of my V Strom.

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Hi Jeff-

If you look at a map of Mexico we went to the farthest point south on the curve of the Pacific coastline. Little town called Puerto Angel, due south of Oaxaca. 95 - 98* F down there. We're now back up in the highlands west of Mexico City.

Tire pressure for MEFOs and Heidenaus: I've settled on 26 front and 28 rear. Plenty hard for the relatively lightweight DR and I've never worried about bending rims or slipping tires/tubes. Occasionally I'll lower the pressure for sand but never below 20 psi- maybe I'd ride sand better if I did but I don't want to risk my wheels etc.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #75185
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does anyone have any tips on how to get every last drop of fuel out of the stock DR tank.? I replaced my stock tank and have it for sale and there seems to be some fuel in there. I have poured what I could out of the petcock etc. I guess it may/should evaporate out of there?
Turn it upside down and shake the fuel out the filler. That will get most of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #75186
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thats what I did. Hoping in the next week, the rest evaporates.


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Turn it upside down and shake the fuel out the filler. That will get most of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #75187
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Hey shu

I did a quick check on googlemaps and it shows Puerto Angel is something like 2,300 miles south of Denver, another 1,700 miles and you guys would have ended up at the Panama Canal! I was just jealious, now I'm just pissed! So how many days did it take you to ride to Puerto Angel?

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #75188
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thats what I did. Hoping in the next week, the rest evaporates.
Lay it upside down or on its side so the remaining fuel spreads into a wide puddle. That will help it evaporate faster.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #75189
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Diggin' your street legal DR flat tracker, I sent your pics to a fellow bike builder and he wondered if you knew the inside of your fiberglass tank needed to be coated if you plan on using fuel with any Ethanol in it, he ran into problems with a Montesa trials bike and a older model Buell with fiberglass tanks, seems it creates little balls of crap that clog the petcock!

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #75190
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I need to get a spare key for my DR650, Can i just buy a blank and take it to Home Depot to have them cut to fit? There is no chip in these keys is there?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #75191
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JagLite

Diggin' your street legal DR flat tracker, I sent your pics to a fellow bike builder and he wondered if you knew the inside of your fiberglass tank needed to be coated if you plan on using fuel with any Ethanol in it, he ran into problems with a Montesa trials bike and a older model Buell with fiberglass tanks, seems it creates little balls of crap that clog the petcock!

Jeff
I know some boat builders (American Offshore) that tried making the tanks out of fiberglass. Didn't work well for them. Not only was it not USCG approved but the gas would slowly eat the resin which would get in the carbs/injection systems. We were scratching our heads what kept getting in there until fiberglass strands started showing up in the filter. We initially thought they might have gotten trash in the tanks during the build....we wish. When we pulled the fuel sensor out and saw there were no alumn. tanks we about shit. We couldn't cut the boat in half to install tanks so we installed huge fuel filters and the guy carries around a case of them with him. Not my idea of a fix but the guy didn't want to get rid of the boat.

So yeh, coat the inside with something. What..I don't know. Looks great though!


Edit: I forgot to mention- this was before they even started putting ethanol in fuel.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #75192
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I need to get a spare key for my DR650, Can i just buy a blank and take it to Home Depot to have them cut to fit? There is no chip in these keys is there?
there is no chip but do they have the key codes?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #75193
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Didn't someone post recently that it could be possible to just pull the end cap off the starter to re lube the bushing with removing the cam chain tensioner?

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There was a thread on drilling a hole and lubing it and then just sealing the hole with a small bolt and RTV. Starts sqeaking again next year then just remove and relube. Or just drill a new hole every year .
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #75194
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there is no chip but do they have the key codes?

The code is only needed if you want to make a key without having one to copy.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #75195
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I need to get a spare key for my DR650

The small shop in my neighborhood even had the blanks on stock. Ask before you order one online.
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