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Old 04-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #75451
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Acerbis tank price?

Colorado cj what did you pay with the discount?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #75452
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Front Brake Caliper hanger - small parts?

Just did the full Galfer supermoto 320mm front disk upgrade (via ProCycle), with their pads, braided hose, and a longer caliper hanger for my supermoto wheelset. Wow, big improvement on the road! It actually slows down pretty fast when you grab a handful. What a concept.

But... I still want to change back and forth to the stock wheels easily, and don't really need the extra power, or want to ding up the big disk in the dirt, so switching the big disk back and forth on the hubs, or getting another one for the 21" wheel is out, not to mention the extra $$.

So in addition to switching the front drive sprocket (bigger for dirt, smaller for road, duh) and the wheels themselves, I also have to change the caliper hangers (so the caliper fits either the stock or 320mm disk), no big deal.

But I've also got to change three small parts that attach directly to each hanger: a little flat springs that holds in one end of the pads, a flimsy little rubber boot, and one slide pin that screws into the hanger.
What a hassle. And I just know that damn spring is going to fly across my garage and get lost at some point.
Ok. So I go to partsfish.com and try to order an extra set. Well, you can guess what's coming... you can get the rubber boot (#7 in image linked below) and the slide pin (#6), but if you want that little brake pad retaining spring, Suzuki will sell it to you, but ONLY if you get a new brake hanger too (#11). Both for only $70. What a deal!
Click link to see blow up of all the parts.

http://tinyurl.com/d9btuo3

So... Any Zuke nuts here run into this issue themselfs and solve it? Has it been threaded about already on ADR? I tried to search and can't find it on the DR thread.
Or does anyone know a source for a substitute brake caliper brakepad retaining spring (or whatever they call it) that fits the DR caliper?
Is this spring a generic motorcycle brake part I can easily find at any well stocked moto shop?

Thanks a bunch inmates.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #75453
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Just did the full Galfer supermoto 320mm front disk upgrade (via ProCycle), with their pads, braided hose, and a longer caliper hanger for my supermoto wheelset. Wow, big improvement on the road! It actually slows down pretty fast when you grab a handful. What a concept.

But... I still want to change back and forth to the stock wheels easily, and don't really need the extra power, or want to ding up the big disk in the dirt, so switching the big disk back and forth on the hubs, or getting another one for the 21" wheel is out, not to mention the extra $$.

So in addition to switching the front drive sprocket (bigger for dirt, smaller for road, duh) and the wheels themselves, I also have to change the caliper hangers (so the caliper fits either the stock or 320mm disk), no big deal.

But I've also got to change three small parts that attach directly to each hanger: a little flat springs that holds in one end of the pads, a flimsy little rubber boot, and one slide pin that screws into the hanger.
What a hassle. And I just know that damn spring is going to fly across my garage and get lost at some point.
Ok. So I go to partsfish.com and try to order an extra set. Well, you can guess what's coming... you can get the rubber boot (#7 in image linked below) and the slide pin (#6), but if you want that little brake pad retaining spring, Suzuki will sell it to you, but ONLY if you get a new brake hanger too (#11). Both for only $70. What a deal!
Click link to see blow up of all the parts.

http://tinyurl.com/d9btuo3

So... Any Zuke nuts here run into this issue themselfs and solve it? Has it been threaded about already on ADR? I tried to search and can't find it on the DR thread.
Or does anyone know a source for a substitute brake caliper brakepad retaining spring (or whatever they call it) that fits the DR caliper?
Is this spring a generic motorcycle brake part I can easily find at any well stocked moto shop?

Thanks a bunch inmates.
i used to do this exact setup (only used a smaller front sprocket for off road, but im sure thats what you meant too?). i only ever had the pin (part 6 in your pic) as an extra. from what i can remember its the only part that requires any real work in the change over; unscrewing from one and into the other bracket. the rubber boot pulled out and pushed back into its new home easily enough and, correct me if im wrong, but doesnt that spring stay in place as long as you dont remove the pads?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #75454
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Colorado cj what did you pay with the discount?
It was $256.49, the normal price is $269.99.

The coupon code is advrider
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #75455
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320 swappin' blues

I just bought two 320mm kits for 199/ each. I'll sell the extra bracket. I just need to set up this vapor pickup to the rotor bolts. Dyno this weekend and then dropping in the 790 kit! YeaYa!! ;)
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #75456
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i used to do this exact setup (only used a smaller front sprocket for off road, but im sure thats what you meant too?). i only ever had the pin (part 6 in your pic) as an extra. from what i can remember its the only part that requires any real work in the change over; unscrewing from one and into the other bracket. the rubber boot pulled out and pushed back into its new home easily enough and, correct me if im wrong, but doesnt that spring stay in place as long as you dont remove the pads?
Yeah, what you said about using small sprocket for dirt. What was I thinking?

And, yes, the spring does need to move from one bracket to the other.

Guess I'll just switch the spring when changing brackets, and get the other two parts online so I don't have to mess with them too.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #75457
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Shorai Battery

Now that it's been around awhile, what's the consensus of opinion for it's use in the DR? Has anyone actually used it for starting in a cold climate; or run heated gear or grips with it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #75458
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Wondering who has weighed them and if there is much difference.
Not only are the blue ones fastest, they're also the lightest.


Acerbis, brand new; I'm not even weighing gas fumes.


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Now that it's been around awhile, what's the consensus of opinion for it's use in the DR? Has anyone actually used it for starting in a cold climate; or run heated gear or grips with it?
Poppa:
There are better choices, EarthX being one of them (there's another but I can't remember it). I'm subscribed to 3 high tech battery threads here. On post #113 in one of them (can't find it ), it explains why Shorai isn't ready for adventure riding; meaning the guys who depend on their bike starting without question. I ride solo, so I'm going to stay with conventional tech for now. YMMV, IMO, yada yada

Edit: Another problem, they prefer a new high tech battery charger too, more $$$.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #75459
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #75460
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Is the balancer chain simular to a timing chain, and is it a major PIA if it needsto be replaced, and dose it destroy the motor if it goes south fast. Even if the engine is toast i might get it to build a hybrid bike any way, but i would have to get it dirt cheap for that. I still need to confirm it has a valid street title ect... Might even be able to see it run. More research tonight, its only 1/4 mile from my house.
Here is the thread you need. It is for the pre-96 DR650s. You will get better response and help here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61568
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #75461
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Oil covers 2 styles

Hello,

Thought I would post these here and see if there is any interest. They are a direct fit.

2 styles




First style.



They have some sanding marks and nicks...texture.



Style 2 has a larger Side to protect case.



I have 6 of each for sale right now..if there is interest I will make more.




More info this weekend..

Also looking for a Joe racer oil cooler(unmolested). I do not think they make them anymore. I would like to see and measure one to reverse engineer it and maybe make something similar. Someone here put one on a KTM bike. They might be made for KTM?
It is round with grooves cut in it...thanks.

Will be back sat. Or sun. to chek in.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #75462
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What ever you do, get something with rebound adjustment. I know guys that paid $700 for a shock without compression or rebound damping and no external reservoir.
I am tempted by the Ricor though..
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #75463
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yea, great paved roads all through that area.
Have you guys been down to Batopilas yet? What is your route home?
Any news on the progress of the road from Creel down to Batopilas?
!Suerte!

Yes, the roads are excellent near Creel. Hundreds of turns at the kinds of speeds that DR650s excel. Sometimes tricky, though. More than once I came on a 15 mph corner after several miles of 50-60 mph. You have to stay awake down here, no warnings.

I didn't go down to Batopilas in the bottom of Copper Canyon this trip. I was there about three years ago.



We did ride down the road about 15 kilometers, though. It was paved past that point but I don't know how far. They've made a lot of progress (?). Too bad for dirt riders, but good for the local people, it will increase tourism, which they need.

Tomorrow we cross the border at Palomas/Columbus. Then Karst and I will split up- he is going to blast back up I25 to Denver, while I take a slower route through New Mexico.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #75464
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Tomorrow we cross the border at Palomas/Columbus. Then Karst and I will split up- he is going to blast back up I25 to Denver, while I take a slower route through New Mexico.

.............shu
Palomas, my dentist really. I live just a mile off I25 at Exit 9 so if you guys need anything. What is the route through NM. Great place to eat in Hillsboro. I was washing the dirt off my DR today and noticed the plate was out of date, got to run to DMV bright and early.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #75465
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Love the work on the custom cover's Nice to see someone doing something different.
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