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Old 04-24-2013, 06:13 AM   #76066
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Does anybody know what size of bolts the Acerbis handguards use to clamp on to the handlebars? I apparently lost all four of the bolts and I need to replace them before my ride this weekend.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #76067
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.
That's a good question.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:59 AM   #76068
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.

Down side? Not really, I've ridden road bikes and dirt bikes for years without them and though each transmission has its own quirks you quickly learn the feel of it snicking into neutral and then don't even think about it as long as you ride that particular bike. I think neutral lights are more comforting to beginner rider and just a habit for most long term riders.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:10 AM   #76069
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.
If you do, make sure you also remove the plunger and spring behind the switch.
Check out this article by Elden Carl
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ti_...e/tinov06.html

It's an old article, but the bike hasn't changed much and he carries a little more credibility then I do.


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Old 04-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #76070
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.
Is there a requirement to have a neutral light for a bike to be street legal?

If you were to sell it or change states, a close inspection by the DMV/MVD/RMV may reveal its absence.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #76071
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Great idea. I'd love to see a compelling list of add-ons rated with stars, kinda like we did with book reviews. Once we've got some concensus on all the best products, I'll make a list like that.

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The neutral switch he is referring to is the neutral safety switch, and has no effect on the indicator light. This switch is only to prohibit the bike from starting if it is in gear and the clutch safety switch is not engaged.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #76072
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Is there a requirement to have a neutral light for a bike to be street legal?

If you were to sell it or change states, a close inspection by the DMV/MVD/RMV may reveal its absence.
Worth checking out if you plan on selling the bike or letting others ride it. Of course modifying the clutch switch, side stand switch, non stock brake lights, etc might also be a problem.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #76073
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Worth checking out if you plan on selling the bike or letting others ride it. Of course modifying the clutch switch, side stand switch, non stock brake lights, etc might also be a problem.

Hhhmmm, I could be wrong in regards to his reference. Probably am considering I tend to be wrong quite often
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #76074
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Chain roller removal...why? Cuz I said so!


Fuel tap change? To what? Why? Not necessary, but if you do, Yamaha Raptor tap about $20, that's what I use.


Neutral safety switches? Absolutely. The kickstand one cuts the engine when landing off jumps or crossing logs.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 AM   #76075
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The OEM Mikuni #140 main jet is installed ( I did not replace this one) and also I have a new OEM pilot air jet but I wasn't able to get the current one unscrewed from the carb body, it's stuck and seems to just break instead of coming out.
Bummer, sorry to hear of the stalling and hesitation. I would try again to get that Pilot Jet out. Maybe soak it with something? Get a really good screw driver on it ... and apply pressure. Also, try tapping on it a few times to break loose the corrosion. It may help.

Other than that ... I don't have a clue. Since you replaced every part in the Carb ... you can only hope they are all correct parts and that you installed them correctly. (which it sounds like you DID!)

I had similar problems a few years back. I found the Mikuni parts were expensive ... I just bought a near new BST40 from an inmate here.
I swapped in my Dyno Jet Needle and 155 main jet (open air box) and has been perfect since.

Best of luck tracking down the problem!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #76076
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This week I'm picking up a 2008 DR650 which is stock. I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of "improvements" over time to prepare it for my adventures. Until then I'd like to do whatever is needed to prevent getting stuck or blowing up the engine. This is my first priority.

What I think I know:
Neutral position switch loctite? Where?
Chain roller removal...why?
Fuel tap change? To what? Why?
Neutral safety switches?

Can I get some clarity on the above and whatever really matters that I don't know?

Thanks!
Some of us don't think it's necessary, and here's info for the leave it alone crowd.

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cp_...e/cpnov06.html
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cp_...e/cpaug07.html
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #76077
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As far as jumping a DR650 goes...

I have been getting pretty good at jumping on top of my bike as it tries to crush me. That is on a KLR250. I believe this to be an even more important skill for a heavier bike. I've never been too proud to abandon ship when needed.

Intentionally jumping it?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #76078
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Is there any down side to completely removing the neutral switch? I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life and dont need a switch to tell me its in gear or not.
Probably some loss in resale value. A potential future buyer may think of a non-working neutral light as something that would have to be fixed by a shop.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #76079
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The Mojave shock has adjustable rebound damping but the compression damping is fixed. There is no prevision to adjust the compression but it could be changed by altering the valve shim stack. This is pretty common for non-reservoir shocks as there is no place to actually put the compression adjuster. The internals are the same as Cogent's 'shock shaft assembly". It's the same stuff that Cogent puts inside their reworked shocks (which ProCycle has also).
Our Mojave shock is an all new full replacement shock and as Procycle said, since the reservoir is built into the main shock body, it isn't practical to include an external compression adjustment. Please note that the compression adjuster on the OEM shock has VERY, VERY limited effect on the stock OEM shock. The Rebound damping adjuster on the Mojave is a red anodized CNC'd thumb knob that gives the rider a very meaningful range of damper adjustment allowing him or her to match spring rates, loads and riding preferences. The type of adjuster included on the Mojave is a costly and parts intensive mechanical system that is standard equipment on high end shocks. The cost of implementation is why the OEM shock is lacking the facility. The internal valve stack is optomised for the bike as well as the shocks design. As pointed out, The Cogent Dynamics Mojave its a fully serviceable and revalvable shock.
I hope this answers the question. We think the high quality Mojave replacement shock for the DR with be a perfect match for many riders.

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #76080
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Just listed a DR650 Sargent seat in the flea market.

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