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Old 04-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #75751
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When doing the NSU bolts, do one bolt at a time. There is a spring in there if I recall correctly. And use blue Loctite or safety wire, not red loctite. With red you would never get the bolts out again if you ever need to.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:07 PM   #75752
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When doing the NSU bolts, do one bolt at a time. There is a spring in there if I recall correctly. And use blue Loctite or safety wire, not red loctite. With red you would never get the bolts out again if you ever need to.
You remember correctly + a small plunger. Procycle is strongly against using red Loctite. I'm a safety wire kinda guy.

There are several different ideas here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=15

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #75753
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With this extended Spring, it's been more than a little obvious that heated gear is necessary. This is how I mounted the remote controller for my Warm N Safe Heat Troller.



Works well.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #75754
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Happy Birthday!!!

My baby turned 45 today. Although 44* is too frakin' cold.



Pritty, too.

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #75755
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My baby turned 45 today. Although 44* is too frakin' cold.



Pritty, too.


45k! Nice! Is that the clear or the white Acerbis tank on that lovely bike?
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #75756
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I thought he was sunk too, until Burnt Toast posted his pic.

You have about a 50% chance of reusing your clutch cover gasket; mine was welded to the cover and a pita to remove.

There are several different NSU ideas here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=15

Loved your photo. Pink is even prittier than red. I thought yer goose was cooked. There's no way you're getting to the washer through the right side access hole, nor through the drain plug. Burnt Toast to the rescue.

Photo thanks to ADV8, he drew the boxes for another issue. I drew the letters for this issue. Ok, so I like smilies.

Yeah.. Thanks everyone for your input. The clutch side was pretty easy to fish the washer out. I'm now in the process of replacing the NSU screws. how does one get the top screw out. I'm thinking right handle phillips similar to an allen key? Here is a pick of that darn washer.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #75757
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45k! Nice! Is that the clear or the white Acerbis tank on that lovely bike?
Thanks.

It's the neutral/clear/natural tank and at 500ish miles it's already getting the stain from my knees. I'm pretty sure most plastic tanks will show the same wear/stain over time (white and clear being the worst); but if ya look at my sig, you'll get an insight into how much that matters to me.

Although I've always used the odometer to signal that I need to find fuel (reset at every fuel fill), watching the fuel level is yet another worthy distraction (tach, oil temp, speedo, odometer, traffic, road sand, soccer moms, texters and 2 GPS). Point is, I like being able to see the fuel level; even though it closely matches the odo. Another bonus for me: I fill my tank to full at every gas stop. With the stock filler tube, I never knew where the heck that was; I couldn't see the gas line and it took several attempts to get the fuel level up to the cap; and I still didn't know how close to full I was. With the light color tank, I can watch the fuel level and without the tube in the neck, I can fill 'er right up.

I have spent much time juggling fuel capacity in my head: how far can I ride until I need fuel? The 3.4 gallon stock tank was 'just' good enough. You've probably seen Smilin' Jack's 1 gallon aux tank idea which I blatanly stole. I was happy with the idea until a flat front tire dropped me (15mph ) and drug a hole in the tank and the EPA made sure that I couldn't find another. I'm sure the kool guys thought it looked hokey, but I got used to it. Besides, I couldn't see it from where I sit.

My Acerbis held exactly 5.0 gallons, right up to the filler neck. It's normal for the plastic tanks to expand over time (read it on the internet), but 5.0 is just fine with me. Through two tanks now, that is very good for me. It has solved the 3.4 gallon issues I had. My first tank went until 237 miles before I hit reserve and I was coasting to a stop, completely out of gas at 269 miles. I was running a 16t countershaft sprocket for those miles and I get worse mileage than with my 15t.

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Yeah.. Thanks everyone for your input. The clutch side was pretty easy to fish the washer out.
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I'm now in the process of replacing the NSU screws. how does one get the top screw out. I'm thinking right handle phillips similar to an allen key?
That top one can be a trouble maker, but others have been persistant and gotten it out without removing the clutch. If I were to do it again, I'd try harder to get the screw out with the clutch in place. If you're a motorcycle mechanic, you'll be good, but there are a few problems that can cause ya grief. A pointy vise grip might be able to grab the top screw to get it loose.

Here's several NSU solutions, pick one you like.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=15
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:40 PM   #75758
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:30 AM   #75759
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:38 AM   #75760
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Awesome, thanks for taking the time to post a great picture, looks like a straight shot. I will definitely tackle the NSU bolts while in there, good call. I didn't even know that there was an issue with them until today while googling my other issue. I'm going to leave the mag on and dive into the clutch side tonight.
I have done the NSU screw several times on different DR's and in both ways with clutch on, and taken off.
I can say, if it were me, it's so stupid simple to remove that clutch basket, that is not worth the trouble of trying to remove the screws with it on. Plus you can get a better handle on applying the Loctite and properly re seating the screws with the basket out of the way. Timewise, it's close to a wash.
When putting your cover gasket back on, grease it on both sides. This will insure it does not weld itself to the case if you ever need to remove it again.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:06 AM   #75761
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Just wondering how long plastic tanks like the IMS last... I noticed a note in the workshop manual which came with my bike when I bought it in 2010 about the IMS being added to the bike in 1998, so that makes it about 15 years old, so I'm wondering if it's getting brittle or what, from having had fuel in it all that time.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #75762
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Just wondering how long plastic tanks like the IMS last... I noticed a note in the workshop manual which came with my bike when I bought it in 2010 about the IMS being added to the bike in 1998, so that makes it about 15 years old, so I'm wondering if it's getting brittle or what, from having had fuel in it all that time.
My guess is that sun exposure is the determining factor, where I am at high altitude in Arizona with 320 or so sunny days a year unprotected plastic does not last long. Generally speaking clear is the worst because the uv is able to penetrate the full depth, solid non transparent colors last longer.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:59 AM   #75763
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I have a newish left over K60 from my F800 but it's a 140. Anyone know if a 140 can be shoe horned in on the DR or is it too wide ?

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It depends on what you mean by "too wide".
No it is not too wide to fit in the swingarm, the motard types are running 150's.
Yes it is too wide for the stock rim. Google 'motorcycle tire fitment chart. A 140 tire is designed to go on a 3.5" rim, the DR has a 2.5" rim.
So you can use it but understand that the profile will not be what the manufacturer had in mind, the sides of the contact patch will be pulled up and the center more rounded.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #75764
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It depends on what you mean by "too wide".
No it is not too wide to fit in the swingarm, the motard types are running 150's.
Yes it is too wide for the stock rim. Google 'motorcycle tire fitment chart. A 140 tire is designed to go on a 3.5" rim, the DR has a 2.5" rim.
So you can use it but understand that the profile will not be what the manufacturer had in mind, the sides of the contact patch will be pulled up and the center more rounded.
Understood, ok, Nix that idea.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #75765
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It depends on what you mean by "too wide".
No it is not too wide to fit in the swingarm, the motard types are running 150's.
Yes it is too wide for the stock rim. Google 'motorcycle tire fitment chart. A 140 tire is designed to go on a 3.5" rim, the DR has a 2.5" rim.
So you can use it but understand that the profile will not be what the manufacturer had in mind, the sides of the contact patch will be pulled up and the center more rounded.
This is true. Being a cheapskate I've run Odd sized tires on my DR and other bikes. With the narrow DR rim the tire profile will be "squeezed", distorting the profile from ideal. Could make for some "weird" handling and wear patterns.

I ran out of tire in Mexico once ... mounted a 140 on my then KLR .... very scary handling ... but got me home.

I ran a 140 section MT-60 Pirelli on my DR years ago ... not so good.
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