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Old 05-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #76471
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What do you mean by fashion an alternative plug?

it was the valve timing inspection plug
btw the plug threads are still good. The ones inside the hole are stripped
Probably enlarge the hole, and cut a new, larger (next metric size) thread and use a bigger plug? Definitely unmount the cover if you do this, it will generate a lot of filings.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:16 PM   #76472
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Probably enlarge the hole, and cut a new, larger (next metric size) thread and use a bigger plug? Definitely unmount the cover if you do this, it will generate a lot of filings.
Any idea where I can get a bigger plug? Do you mean drill out the damaged threads till its smooth and use a tap to make new threads?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #76473
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Correct, except that the symptom of a defective o-ring would be that the bowl overflows, rather than the fuel level stabilizing at a level that is too high.

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On two DRs I'be seen the o-ring seal "intermittently" resulting constant variation of float bowl fuel level. They didn't leak enough to overflow the bowl but they leaked enough to cause some very strange behavior.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #76474
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Stripped inspection screw

I was adjusting the valves today and when I put the plug back in the hole (the one where you check for the t-mark) and tightened it. I heard a snap, then the plug wouldn't tighten anymore - I just kept spinning as I was wrenching. I unscrewed it and now the threads are stripped on the inside of the hole. How do I fix it? I think I caused this back when I didn't have a torque-wrench. Should I drain the oil and pull the cover off to look for metal bits? Thanks
Helicoil. Remove the cover. If you don't have the skills to install a Helicoil or another brand of thread insert yourself take it to a machine shop.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #76475
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Helicoil. Remove the cover. If you don't have the skills to install a Helicoil or another brand of thread insert yourself take it to a machine shop.
thank you! I don't have the skills or tools, so this is what I will do. Beats buying a new stator cover and gasket :)
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #76476
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In all the posts of fiddling with the Dr, I haven't seen anything about ignition timing. Is it just that good from the factory, or is it virtually unadjustable. I thought most cars/bikes were sold with the ignition on the retarded side to run on cheap gas without pinging .
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #76477
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thank you! I don't have the skills or tools, so this is what I will do. Beats buying a new stator cover and gasket :)
Why not just use an expansion drain plug to seal it up until you have time to do it properly?

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:17 PM   #76478
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Why not just use an expansion drain plug to seal it up until you have time to do it properly?

isn't a thread insert doing it "properly" ? one of those plugs would be nice, but I will have to drain the oil twice if I do that. Its only a 2 mile walk to work, so I'll wait.

should I order a new magneto gasket as well?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #76479
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isn't a thread insert doing it "properly" ? one of those plugs would be nice, but I will have to drain the oil twice if I do that. Its only a 2 mile walk to work, so I'll wait.

should I order a new magneto gasket as well?
Yes, a thread insert is 'doing it properly'. If you're within walking distance to work, then you might as well do it right the first time.

And yes, get the magneto gasket. You might not need it, but that only happens if you have a new one waiting.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #76480
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On most bikes, its bolted in a fixed spot, or part of the stator assembly.



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In all the posts of fiddling with the Dr, I haven't seen anything about ignition timing. Is it just that good from the factory, or is it virtually unadjustable. I thought most cars/bikes were sold with the ignition on the retarded side to run on cheap gas without pinging .
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #76481
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Yes, a thread insert is 'doing it properly'. If you're within walking distance to work, then you might as well do it right the first time.

And yes, get the magneto gasket. You might not need it, but that only happens if you have a new one waiting.
cool! thanks man.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #76482
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Yes, a thread insert is 'doing it properly'. If you're within walking distance to work, then you might as well do it right the first time.

And yes, get the magneto gasket. You might not need it, but that only happens if you have a new one waiting.
Gaskets are like rain gear, get them so you won't need them.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #76483
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In all the posts of fiddling with the Dr, I haven't seen anything about ignition timing. Is it just that good from the factory, or is it virtually unadjustable. I thought most cars/bikes were sold with the ignition on the retarded side to run on cheap gas without pinging .
It is not adjustable but The few who have done some experimenting report that changing from the stock setting doesn't have any performance advantage.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:37 AM   #76484
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Anyone else got some suggestions on where to look for problems?
+1 My first thought was oil seeping up past the scraper rings and fouling the plugs. I imagine it would only take a light coating and they'll not fire cleanly enough to start.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:54 AM   #76485
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Laugh Bought this '92 DR650 Dakar about 20 minutes ago...

Hey guys,

Instead of making a new thread I thought I would try it here first. I just got a wonderful '92 DR650 for 500.- Chf which is about 500$. Thing is it was outside for two years with the rain snow sun etc. 16'000 Miles

I am going to pick it up and hopefully I can get it runnig soon. The battery is completely dead and I was forced to buy it withought ever starting it!

Can anyone let me know if I am forgetting anything before I start her for the first time? Keeping in mind its been sitting there like that for two years. (The dent in the tank was from a wind gust that knocked it onto a stone.)

1. Replace Fuel.
2. Charge Battery.
3. Replace Engine Oil.
4. Clean Carbs? <-- (Is that necessary?)



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