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Old 04-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #75766
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Nice write-up.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #75767
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Not a dumb question at all as many of us have struggled to get it back in.
First thing, the shop manual is wrong.
It says to put it in from the left side (shifter side).
That will waste a lot of your time like it did for me.
Finally I realized the picture (drawing?) they show is NOT the '96+ bike frame.
Our bikes have a removable engine mount on the RIGHT side, not the left.

OK, next thing to know is it will only go in by slightly twisting or rotating it to get the bump on the front of the engine case in between the frame rails.
Once you get that started in you adjust the engine so it will squeeze into position.
Many have found that laying the engine on its right side and then lowering the frame down over it was easier to do.
I used my engine hoist and lowered the engine on its side down into the newly painted frame so that I wasn't trying to support the 100+ lbs engine and work it into the frame.

It will go in fine with the side case covers on, but no carby of course.
It can certainly be done with the bike vertical or on the kick stand.
The problem is that if you are trying to support the engine weight AND wiggle it around you may injure your back.
Or your hands as they get trapped between engine and frame.
Or your sanity since you know it came out, but???!!!

I stick the front engine mount plate and bolts in as soon as I can as that holds it in one plane while lining up the other bolts.

First time is often painful and frustrating.
and next time put the bottom end in the frame before you bolt the top end on. gives a lot more wiggle room and a lot less weight.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:45 PM   #75768
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My god. What the hell is the stock throttle grip attached with?

How the hell does one get it off?
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #75769
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My god. What the hell is the stock throttle grip attached with?

How the hell does one get it off?

It's bonded on.
The hard way, grind it off. The easy way, get a $10 replacement throttle tube.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #75770
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My god. What the hell is the stock throttle grip attached with?

How the hell does one get it off?
The grip is bonded to the tube. Removing it involves slicing or grinding- and patience. Many simply swap on a new tube.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #75771
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Just get rid of the tube and get one of short/quick throttle tube,R1 or R6.Do a search on.They are only 15-20$ for tube and both grips.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #75772
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Roger that. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #75773
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I fitted a throttle tube off a RMZ 450, it's a quicker turn too.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #75774
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just a shout out to the DR family- ChuckV picked up his new (my old) DR today and rode it home so everyone welcome him to the family.
I had a tear in my eye when that yellow DR rounded the corner leaving my home....
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #75775
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just a shout out to the DR family- ChuckV picked up his new (my old) DR today and rode it home so everyone welcome him to the family.
I had a tear in my eye when that yellow DR rounded the corner leaving my home....
Congrats ChuckV!!!!

bwb tough to see an old friend go especially when you sold em






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Old 04-14-2013, 07:09 AM   #75776
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Good Brand of Battery ?

I'll be in the market for another battery soon, any feed back on a good quality replacement? I'm not looking for a high dollar high end battery just a good middle of the road unit.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:24 AM   #75777
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This may sound dumb, but I'm struggling to get my newly rebuilt engine back in the frame. Does anyone have any tips on how to squeeze it back in? If I remember correctly, I think I already had the clutch and clutch cover off when I took the engine out, which gave it some extra clearance. I already put that stuff back on, but I figure there must be a way to get it in without taking that stuff off again.
It can be done and it can be done by one person (me ).

Last winter I disassembled my DR to have the frame powder coated. The engine didn't need anything except a good cleaning. I believe I was able to get it out of the left side of the frame (as the shop manual, erroneously, states). When it came time to put it back in. I laid the motor on it's side and then dropped the frame on top of it. I honestly do not recall which side the motor went in but it may have been the right side. With the frame laying on top of the motor, it's a little easier to move the engine around to get it into place. I used a bunch of old cardboard boxes, cut open, to keep the frame from getting chipped and the motor from leaking anything on the floor. It took some time and some choice words but I was able to do it with a minimum amount of damage to the powder coat and no damage to me or the motor. Since you have a friend, to assist, it may be even easier for the two of you.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #75778
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I replaced the stock battery at maybe 25,000 miles with a wal-mart off the self unit. Now at 41,000+ with no problems. I probably didn't need to change the original just yet but the cranking speed seemed to be slowing.


Just ride it every day or if you can't just dont let the battery lose a significant % of full charge while just sitting.

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I'll be in the market for another battery soon, any feed back on a good quality replacement? I'm not looking for a high dollar high end battery just a good middle of the road unit.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #75779
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I'll be in the market for another battery soon, any feed back on a good quality replacement? I'm not looking for a high dollar high end battery just a good middle of the road unit.
The OEM battery is a sealed (AGM or gel) and doesn't leak acid when the bike is on it's side. Might not matter to you but that's important to me. Some of the cheaper replacements in this size are not sealed.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #75780
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Kick Stand

I am looking for the stock (standard) kick stand. The one that I have was cut to accommodate the lowering of the rear shock by the previous owner. If anyone has one or know where I can get one that would be great. Thanks in advance.
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