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Old 07-18-2013, 12:13 AM   #78811
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The way it was acting, I don't think I would have guessed that would have been the problem.
Yep, it's decieving but your symptoms were exactly what we see when the switch is just starting to fail.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:07 AM   #78812
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Yep, it's decieving but your symptoms were exactly what we see when the switch is just starting to fail.
Uh, it's not the switch that failed in my case; it's the sidestand springs which were weak. $6 for a new set, and all is well now.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:35 AM   #78813
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Sargents is very comfortable. But I prefer the Seat Concept seat I have now. I like a little narrow seat profile and I like the texture of the SC seat better. Just my .02.

How was the firmness between the two ? How did they compare at say a 200 mile point if you just stayed seated and rode slab a long ways ?

Im trying to see a comparison between them for when you just sit and log miles.....not mega miles, but for those days you have to grind out alot of smooth road miles just sitting.

I allready am in the habit of standing for no reason and constantly change my body position on all the bad seats.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:42 AM   #78814
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For example:
  • Magnetic oil plug
  • Fuel cap, fuel filter bag
  • Lucas fuel treatment (not as passive, but quite helpful)

Can anyone think of more?

Remove upper chain roller assembly and plug hole with RTV silicone.

Secure Neutral Safety Switch screws with blue locktight or safety wire.

Check torque on primary drive crank nut while doing neutral switch.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #78815
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I've been well-pleased with Sargent seats in the past. But these days, the Seat Concepts kit is hard to beat. Ask for their firm foam, standard height. Install it but don't staple the cover and run it through some test rides. Use a belt sander to shave away anything you don't like.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:09 AM   #78816
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How was the firmness between the two ? How did they compare at say a 200 mile point if you just stayed seated and rode slab a long ways ?

Im trying to see a comparison between them for when you just sit and log miles.....not mega miles, but for those days you have to grind out alot of smooth road miles just sitting.

I allready am in the habit of standing for no reason and constantly change my body position on all the bad seats.
If you are only going to slab and money is not an issue. Get the Sargents. It won the comfort award from me. The SC seat works for me as it is a better dual sport seat in my opinion. When standing I prefer a narrower seat.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #78817
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Not going to be slab only. More like a true 50 / 50.

So what options are available in both the seat concepts and the Sergeant both foam wise and covers ?

Narrow up front by the tank is nice, but midway back is most important for long highway stretches comfortwise.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #78818
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I have to give a big thanks to everyone who said to check the side stand switch.

I jumpered it out this evening and took the bike for a test ride. It ran great! No stumbles at all.

The way it was acting, I don't think I would have guessed that would have been the problem.

Once again, Thank you everyone!
It's a great feeling when the emotion turns from "what kind of exotic high cost problem do I have?" to "fixed it on the cheap". It's a feeling on par with hitting the snooze button a few extra times.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #78819
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It's a feeling on par with hitting the snooze button a few extra times.
It's only that if you haven't already spent hours trying the more complicated theories.

When you find a simple solution after spending hours troubleshooting and replacing good parts, then it's a head banger. Ask me how I know.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #78820
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Not going to be slab only. More like a true 50 / 50.

So what options are available in both the seat concepts and the Sergeant both foam wise and covers ?

Narrow up front by the tank is nice, but midway back is most important for long highway stretches comfortwise.
With the SEAT CONCEPTS SEAT, get the standard vinyl. the gripper cover is too tacky and inhibits sliding around easily. They are great in offroad competition, but too sticky for the DR, IMO. I got the tall version w/ std vinyl and like it very much.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #78821
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How was the firmness between the two ? How did they compare at say a 200 mile point if you just stayed seated and rode slab a long ways ?

Im trying to see a comparison between them for when you just sit and log miles.....not mega miles, but for those days you have to grind out alot of smooth road miles just sitting.

I allready am in the habit of standing for no reason and constantly change my body position on all the bad seats.
Seats are a personal thing,asking someone else to pick a seat for you wont tell you much.
If you like good hard seat get a firm seat. Otherwise normal rate foam can be good. Seat Concepts has a website that can show you just what they sell.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #78822
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Seats are a personal thing,asking someone else to pick a seat for you wont tell you much.
If you like good hard seat get a firm seat. Otherwise normal rate foam can be good. Seat Concepts has a website that can show you just what they sell.
I agree...never ask someone to pick your seat.

My Seat Concepts kit is on the way. I hope I like it. If I don't, I'll sell it and move on to another.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #78823
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It's only that if you haven't already spent hours trying the more complicated theories.

When you find a simple solution after spending hours troubleshooting and replacing good parts, then it's a head banger. Ask me how I know.
Just chaulk it up to doing your part to stimulate the economy.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #78824
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I agree...never ask someone to pick your seat.

My Seat Concepts kit is on the way. I hope I like it. If I don't, I'll sell it and move on to another.
This is all so subjective, but I'm on my third SC seat for 50/50 riding and I've been happy with all of them.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #78825
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Motorcycle day, Got my bike

Well, after intensive research on what bike to purchase, I got my DR650SE. I love it, it's great. Just took it for a ride, first time on a motorcycle actually, lol. Let me know what you guys think.




Ignore my fathers work car, lol. And no, he did not buy it for me. I had to save up for this bad boy. :) I'm quite proud.
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