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Old 06-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #78106
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I have read that sad build report.. felt bad for him. I will definitely be anal about ring gap.

To be honest, I feel it should be mentioned in the instructions. I would have done the same thing had I not rebuilt vw motors before
Just as a clarification. The gap specs are included with the rings. The OP in that thread "skipped over" that step. It all turned out OK and the OP learned an important new thing about building a motor.

See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20792933&postcount=82

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=66
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #78107
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Hey guys. I'll be joining your ranks again tomorrow. Pretty stoked.
Picking up an '07 with 1700 miles.
Good to have you back.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #78108
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I'm having an issue with my forks that I need to address. I have the upgraded progressive springs and intiminators. When I brake, I'll pull the front brakes and it will start to slow down, then the forks will compress an inch to 1.5". When I stop, the forks will stay compressed then when I start to go, they will fully extend again.

I have the stock amount of 5w oil. There is 3/4" of preload. I don't think I can get much more preload In there, that was even tough to do.

Anything I should look at first?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #78109
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Deja vu:
On some Intiminators, the ring gap is too small and the units bind in the fork tube.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #78110
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Deja vu:
On some Intiminators, the ring gap is too small and the units bind in the fork tube.
I really seem to have an issue with Ring gaps

Has this issue happened to you?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #78111
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I really seem to have an issue with Ring gaps

Has this issue happened to you?
No, something I read on the internet. I have RT emulators.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #78112
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14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.

I can second all of that, except the 100mph part. I can't seem to get mine over 95 on my vapor (which is GPS verified) I have 17/42 gearing, 19" front 17" rear. But my mileage is consistently in the mid 40's, and it was running rich for a while till I swapped out the jets. D you recall what size jets you are using? I assume you have the TM-40?

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Awesome. Thanks for your experiences. I am really considering it. Especially since the bike still stays light but gains all the power. How do you find vibration? The stock Dr doesn't vibrate enough for me to notice except when I think to myself how little it vibrates for a single
I feel like it vibrates even less then stock. Just a few hours ago me and my girlfriend went riding, coming home we decided to take the expressway. 80 mph no problem with a combined weight of 350 with our gear on.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #78113
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Just as a clarification. The gap specs are included with the rings. The OP in that thread "skipped over" that step. It all turned out OK and the OP learned an important new thing about building a motor.

See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20792933&postcount=82

and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=66
And now she's running great! giddy up!!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #78114
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SAFARI TANK youtube review - picking up dr650 with different tanks

Right
Picking up a DR650 with a full tank of fuel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXV4u94tufs
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& Picking up a DR650 with a SAFARI tank full tank of fuel + an amateur unbiased review of the Safari Tank. Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoeI4dhIcQA
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Mild humour and medium level course language lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #78115
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #78116
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Suspension Comment

OK, after a complete overhaul of my suspension about 2 months ago, I finally put it to a good test.

I purchased a used 05 back in April and after a 1 mile ride, I stripped the bike down to make some upgrades that will suit my riding style. I reached out to Rick with Cogent and we discussed the rear shock and the front forks. I shipped the shock to Rick for his complete rebuild and then I ordered the fronts springs (.55) and RT emulators from Procycle. I was successful in rebuilding the front forks myself and getting them back on the bike. The rear shock arrived about 3-4 weeks later and it was time to put the bike back together.

Although I went on one ride that was relatively mild for the first time out the suspension seemed to work well but I was on a road that was recently graded. Yesterday was the test. I went for a 109 mile trip out of Phoenix (that's right, 119* forecast for the day) that would take me on some fairly rough sections of rutted out road, some small steps of embedded rock going up and coming down the hills and a climb that had 4 fairly sharp steps that were spaced close together. The suspension worked GREAT! The rear shock tracked perfectly and the front emulators and stiff springs handled the test. This ride was exactly the type of terrain that I enjoy and the reason for the dr650 in the first place.

With that said, I would highly recommend the cogent shock and the RT emulators for a good suspension set up. Procycle and Cogent is a great combination!

My edit: The temperature was not a factor in this ride since I left my house to meet the other riders at 4:00 AM and was done by 8:15 AM. The high temp was about 97 when the ride was over. Great day of riding and I really enjoyed the DR.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #78117
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Right
Picking up a DR650 with a full tank of fuel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXV4u94tufs
[IMG][/IMG]

& Picking up a DR650 with a SAFARI tank full tank of fuel + an amateur unbiased review of the Safari Tank. Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoeI4dhIcQA
[IMG][/IMG]
Mild humour and medium level course language lol
Nice videos. My stock DR self-dumped in the driveway while warming up. Since I've been babying a sore back I used a different method to put it upright. It was on its right side. Squatting down, I approached the top side butt first, grabbed the lower handlebar with my left hand and the rear grab bar with my right. Using my legs I got the bike high enough to turn around and finish the job.

Truth be told, the "taking a big shit noise" was also employed.

There's a video on YouTube showing some 95# chick lifting a big street moto that way.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:52 AM   #78118
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With 5200 pages sometimes a search can be overwhelming so I realize I am asking a question that has been asked before.
Simply put, what is the best skid plate to buy?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:02 AM   #78119
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I have a Whipps plate which appears to be roadside bomb proof!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #78120
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If your looking for a plate that can withstand bashing the Moose type plates are thick and take the most in my experience. I think the Happy Trail plate may be the same thickness, maybe the same plate. Others I've seen are slightly thinner like the stock DR plate which is also much narrower.
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