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Old 04-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #75556
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upper roller

You might be able to adjust the chain loose enough to avoid problems with the upper roller if you are not an overly aggressive dirt rider--- but why?

I have never seen ONE report of a problem encountered involving a chain mishap because the upper roller was removed on a stock suspension, not one.

But if it makes you feel better having it on, go for it.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #75557
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Anyone looking for a complete engine?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-DR650-D...e836e2&vxp=mtr

Excellent price I think.

If shipping to Alaska wasn't so expensive I would already have bought it!

But, now I will give you a chance
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #75558
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Yeah, Rick and I think this will be a good fit.
The plan is for ProCycle to build up enough inventory of 'Cogent Built' shocks to be able to sell them on an exchange basis rather than the old way of sending a shock to Cogent and having the bike down for a couple weeks. It also should be easier for Rick as he will be running ProCycle shocks in batches without having to coordinate the anodizing with several separate shock customers.
Will this partnership allow for more custom damping rates? Swapping springs should not be a problem ... but revising rebound and compression to suit a wide variety of riders may not be a "one size, fits all" solution?

I see Rick offers many options like Nitride coating and lots more ... can these "extras" be offered on shocks Pro Cycle keep in stock?
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #75559
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Guys I think most of you are forgetting something about tearing out the upper chain roller. Whether the chain is adjusted too tight or not when you are under strong acceleration and the rear shock is under heavy compression the chain is going to push against the upper roller with a lot of force.
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You might be able to adjust the chain loose enough to avoid problems with the upper roller if you are not an overly aggressive dirt rider--- but why?

I have never seen ONE report of a problem encountered involving a chain mishap because the upper roller was removed on a stock suspension, not one.

But if it makes you feel better having it on, go for it.


I'm on this side of the theoretical fence.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #75560
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Just ordered two sets of Warp 9 levers for our DRs. Since my wife and I are selling our BMW F650 and 800GS, it just makes sense to farkle the bikes we want to keep.

Long live simple bikes!
Just out of curiosity, why are you getting rid of the f800gs. It has been one of the bikes I have been thinking about in the near future and like to hear owner opinions about them. Positive and Negative. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #75561
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Just out of curiosity, why are you getting rid of the f800gs. It has been one of the bikes I have been thinking about in the near future and like to hear owner opinions about them. Positive and Negative. Thanks!
Pm sent regards F800.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #75562
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Throttle cable bracket?

I am in real need of help, i had my bike apart to install the pro-cycle jet kit and my wifes care came in with some major problems. and i had to drop everything to get her car back up and running. somewhere in the confusion i lost the throttle cable bracket for the (stock) carb. Suzuki has no part number and Mikuni will only sell as part of the whole carb. Does anyone know where a replacement can be found or a way to make something work safely. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #75563
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I am in real need of help, i had my bike apart to install the pro-cycle jet kit and my wifes care came in with some major problems. and i had to drop everything to get her car back up and running. somewhere in the confusion i lost the throttle cable bracket for the (stock) carb. Suzuki has no part number and Mikuni will only sell as part of the whole carb. Does anyone know where a replacement can be found or a way to make something work safely. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do you mean the bracket that is attached to the top of the carb with 2 screws?
If so, PM me. I have a stock carb (2008) that is not in use. I can take the bracket off and send it to you. Where are you located?


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Old 04-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #75564
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Front Fork Clunk

Did some searching and can't seem to find a real answer so I was hoping some others could give me a hand. I installed emulators and new springs in my forks and I now notice a clunking when holding the front brake and rocking the bike back and forth. At first I thought perhaps the steering head bearings might be loose but I don't think that is it. If I put the front wheel against the wall and push up and down the fork will stroke nice and quiet. It seems like the noise is coming from slight front caliper movement and maybe I just never noticed before. Just curious if any others notice this sound. Really appreciate any assistance with this so I can stop pulling things apart trying to find it. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #75565
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I am in real need of help, i had my bike apart to install the pro-cycle jet kit and my wifes care came in with some major problems. and i had to drop everything to get her car back up and running. somewhere in the confusion i lost the throttle cable bracket for the (stock) carb. Suzuki has no part number and Mikuni will only sell as part of the whole carb. Does anyone know where a replacement can be found or a way to make something work safely. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Do you mean the bracket that is attached to the top of the carb with 2 screws?
If so, PM me. I have a stock carb (2008) that is not in use. I can take the bracket off and send it to you. Where are you located?

..............shu
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Peng, this one? I don't know how you got it off. I think Suzuki used NASA RED Loctite on mine.



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......................emulators and new springs............................
Did you cut your spacers to fit with the suggested preload? You are going to love the emulators.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #75566
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Just out of curiosity, why are you getting rid of the f800gs. It has been one of the bikes I have been thinking about in the near future and like to hear owner opinions about them. Positive and Negative. Thanks!
The 800 and 650 have been great bikes for us but last year we had 7 vehicles insured and on the road and spent most of our disposable income on keeping them on the road. The BMWs didn't get much use once we got our DRs set up properly. So we just decided the BMWs were the machines we would miss the least.

Besides, ABS, fuel injection, double disc brakes and electronic instrument panels are well and good while they're working, but expensive to fix. There's nothing on the DR that can't be fixed with Number 9 Fine Bailing Twine. And that's what I want now.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #75567
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Did you cut your spacers to fit with the suggested preload? You are going to love the emulators. [/QUOTE]


Well I think so, I was told to use about 8mm of preload and that's what I have. I may need more?
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #75568
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er70s that is the one. I figured it would be easier to pop that off for a carb removal than to reset the cables every time. It was about all the torque the screws could take but wasn't bad. Until someone went looking for the tie rod puller and knocked the bracket into unknown oblivion.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #75569
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Well guys it was fun while it lasted but I sold the DR to an inmate this weekend. It was alot of fun while I had her but I took a beating on my commute with the Florida thunderstorms and wind recently.
Thanks for all the help and conversation and I am sure the new owner will be checking in now and then
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #75570
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Well guys it was fun while it lasted but I sold the DR to an inmate this weekend. It was alot of fun while I had her but I took a beating on my commute with the Florida thunderstorms and wind recently.
Thanks for all the help and conversation and I am sure the new owner will be checking in now and then
Maybe you should change your name to 'fairweatherbiker'?
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