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Old 07-22-2013, 05:15 AM   #78961
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Works too, but not if the engine is on the bench. And you have to disable the brake when you pull the clutch cover too. Good for CSS that are held on by big nuts and not clips though.

If the primary drive can't handle having its gears locked and damaged is caused to bearings, gears, or shafts using a piece of rag or soft metal like aluminium then you have bigger issues.


Exactly..........and, think about it.......the tool like the motion pro that locks one gear against the other does pretty much the same thing loadwise.

Besides, the tool puts all the force into a small area only as wide as the locking tool, where as a nice piece of shop rag evenly distributes the force across the ENTIRE width of the gear teeth.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:31 AM   #78962
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That's more my speed too ... 250 to 400 mile days seem to be about the right distance. But unless it's ALL Super Slab and you're average speeds are over 80 mph ... then a 500 mile day will use up about 12 hours or more and mean very short stops. Got Daylight?

If you're dual sporting and riding dirt roads or trails ... then of course expect even shorter distances ... but still very long days. 10 to 12 hours is my limit, especially if you're stringing five to six days together. I'm sure the kids can do longer days ... I'm past that.

Can't count all the days in Baja where we arrived at our destination in the Dark! Add a few breakdowns, flats and crashes and some guys would be getting in at 2 am! Don't make a habit of that! (screws you the next day!)

More realistic days are what works for me. Photo stops, coffee breaks and just taking your eyes off the road for a while.

To be entirely truthfull, some of my favorite days are pokeing along at 30-40 MPH on some real rural forest road or trails. I might only cover 150 miles for the entire day. But, the breaks for fishing and checkin out the sights and scenery are as nice as the time spent rideing down the trail.

The reason I got the DR is to cover longer pavement distance , faster, and in more relaxed comfort than my old XT 350.

I have a different bike that can swallow up huge miles of pavement in total, silent , comfort if super big pavement distance is the goal .




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Old 07-22-2013, 05:57 AM   #78963
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OMG Low Budget! I was reading your post and thinking...this guy is like me. DR, XT 350, likes to poke along and then I see the PC with the kiter in the back ground. Same here! Separated at birth?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:07 AM   #78964
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OMG Low Budget! I was reading your post and thinking...this guy is like me. DR, XT 350, likes to poke along and then I see the PC with the kiter in the back ground. Same here! Separated at birth?





Possibly, especially if you were a WERA roadracer in the early 80's and Gratten Michigan was your favorite local area track.

And, you would have to substitute a vintage custom windsurfer from the 90's in place of the kiteboard ! I dont kiteboard, but spent 20 years on shortboard windsurfers. Grand Haven MI was crazy with a strong side on westerly !
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #78965
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Not a racer but have been to Gratten a few times. Where was the PC picture taken? Looks like Lk. Mich somewhere? I sailed my Screamer at Muskegon. NW was best.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:14 AM   #78966
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #78967
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When I went from rubber to solid mounts I couldn't tell the difference re vibes and much prefer the improved feel and lack of flex when standing. YMMV
What did you use? I'm with you, I don't like the flex when I stand. I really can't feel any difference in vibes between my DR and the other bikes I have that aren't rubber mounted.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #78968
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Lower Bearing Chain Roller

Ok, I replaced the lower chain roller on my 1994 DR650 with the 34mm
sealed bearing type. It is much smoother, quieter etc.. (Before, with
the OEM roller, I could feel a harsh rattle through the shift lever on
downshifts.)

BUT my chain does not fully line up with the roller itself. I can't
really explain, so I drew a quick picture- Only the outer half of the
chain is rolling on the roller- instead of both sides of the links.. Is this Bad, or Dangerous? If so, How can I correct this?

Here is the pic-
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #78969
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When Fatwife and I take long trips on our motorcycles, we say that we like to take our bikes on our vacations instead of taking our vacations on the bikes. On our two week ride up to Montana in three weeks, we will average under 250 miles a day with two off days to enjoy a couple favorite places. Living where we do, we are on vacation when we leave the driveway and don't want to or have to ride freeways. That has worked for us for the last 20 years of doing multiweek trips through the Rockies every summer.
As an impetuous youth, I once rode a 750 mile day on my Norton. These days, I'm likely to ride between 100 and 500 miles in a day and change the route twice before breakfast, now that I'm in a state of retired geezerdom.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #78970
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Ok, I replaced the lower chain roller on my 1994 DR650 with the 34mm
sealed bearing type. It is much smoother, quieter etc.. (Before, with
the OEM roller, I could feel a harsh rattle through the shift lever on
downshifts.)

BUT my chain does not fully line up with the roller itself. I can't
really explain, so I drew a quick picture- Only the outer half of the
chain is rolling on the roller- instead of both sides of the links.. Is this Bad, or Dangerous? If so, How can I correct this?

Here is the pic-
I'd like to see the solution to this one before ordering one.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #78971
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Ok, I replaced the lower chain roller on my 1994 DR650 with the 34mm
sealed bearing type. It is much smoother, quieter etc.. (Before, with
the OEM roller, I could feel a harsh rattle through the shift lever on
downshifts.)

BUT my chain does not fully line up with the roller itself. I can't
really explain, so I drew a quick picture- Only the outer half of the
chain is rolling on the roller- instead of both sides of the links.. Is this Bad, or Dangerous? If so, How can I correct this?

Here is the pic-
Check rear sprocket alignment. Also keep in mind many have reported the alignment marks for the rear wheel may not be correct. An alignment tool or, if you're cheap, a good straight edge (length of angle stock, etc.) can be used.
Good luck!

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Old 07-22-2013, 08:55 AM   #78972
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #78973
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Ok, I replaced the lower chain roller on my 1994 DR650 with the 34mm

Just realized you have a 94 DR. You may want to check on their thread for more specific info that may apply. Just a thought -- was the old roller longer then the new one?

Good luck!
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #78974
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Coudl someone here extoll the virtues, if any, for a 5'10" rider and lowered footpegs? What did you notice?
I am a little taller with maybe 32" nominal inseam, and I noticed a HUGE difference with ProCycle lowered pegs. Easier to stand and better position relative to stock riser - less reach to the bars when standing, less pain in my tired old knees, and greatly improved seat comfort. I have done 400 mile+ days with the stock seat and it's OK to the point where a new seat is now very low on my list. I presume this is because with the lower pegs there's less weight on the butt and more weight distributed through the thighs into the seat. Peg vibration is increased, but not uncomfortable; however it seems more variable with rpm and throttle opening than before, so I still have to get used to it and stop worrying that something is wrong.

I liked them so much I just installed peg lowering brackets on my DL650; the knee pain is hugely helped but butt/seat interface if anything feels a tad worse. YMMV.

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #78975
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I'd rather not have either - gotta love Nevada!
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