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Old 05-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #76486
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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, 06:17 PM   #76487
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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, 06:47 PM   #76488
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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, 06:54 PM   #76489
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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, 06:55 PM   #76490
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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, 07:15 PM   #76491
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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, 08:08 PM   #76492
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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, 01:37 AM   #76493
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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, 01:54 AM   #76494
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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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Old 05-10-2013, 02:59 AM   #76495
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One thing's for sure, you need the pre-'96 thread; here you go:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...61568&page=246

I think there's also a forum at drriders.com

Good luck!


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Old 05-10-2013, 03:27 AM   #76496
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Mojave Shock

Ok, I just installed the Mojave shock.

I thought I was going to be wrestling getting it out and putting the new on in. It was suprising how easy it was to install; even with the airbox etc seemed reletively easy.

I need to test tomorrow but I'm not 100% sure about setting the sag. The preferred measurement, according to Cogent is 85mm (rear wheel fully extended, to when I'm sitting on my bike in riding gear), but I'm not sure which way to turn the "bling ring" to increase or decrease the mm??

Also, I may have to put my daughter (adult) on the bike with a bag of concrete which, would then equal my weight and take measurements, otherwise I can't see the measurements whilst I'm sitting on the bike.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:55 AM   #76497
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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?
if you can afford it and find them go for a Timesert. http://www.timesert.com/html/mtrcsert.html

install it properly and youll never have to think about it ever again. helicoils sometimes dont last.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:08 AM   #76498
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Gas in airbox?
we have a winner! checked it this morning and there was fresh fuel on the ground under the bike. pulled the drain plug and a whole heap more cam flowing out. battery had a good charge and after clearing her throat a little the old girl fired right up. thanks for the lesson on that one.

as for oil fouling the plugs, with the angle the DR sits on when resting on the bars on its side and the amount of oil and the size of the engine cavity i cant imagine there would be much chance of actually getting any oil even onto the bottom of the piston, late alone past the rings unless it was sitting upside down. but i guess stranger things have happened.


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Both of those are good ideas. I'd just pull the plugs and let things sit. Do not clean a modern spark plug.

I never, ever do any work on my bike with the fuel tank ON. With the IMS it's off in less than 3 minutes. I set it aside and then have clear access to everything. YMMV.

Did you happen so soak your new clutch plates in oil before installation?
from now on ill be turning the fuel taps off at the very least, the safari is a little more than 3 minutes work to get back on so i prefer to leave it in place but definitely something worth noting in the future. i did give the plates a dip in oil before installing but not a soaking. whats the danger of not applying any oil? i would imagine the oil circuit would coat them all pretty quickly anyway.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:24 AM   #76499
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:26 AM   #76500
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Hey guys,





But before you head over to the pre-96 thread gotta say that looks sweet in red! My first DR 650 was a brand new 92 in blue my current ones my third.....wish the 96 and later had kept the kicker on top of having electric start.
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