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Old 07-25-2013, 06:25 AM   #79081
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Thank you, thump!

I always sealed the clip with silicone, but safety wire would be the real deal.

By the way, if you were to re-lube your starter, would you use something other than the DuPont stuff next go round? I got a little early-morning squawk wanting to back. Thanks again.

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If you're going to the trouble of lubing your starter bushing, you might want to do it right and put the Warp 9 cover/bearing in, instead. Then you won't need to do it again.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #79082
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and now I think I should. So what do you guys like? Is the name "Bark Buster" now a generic term? Are they good? Are there better? How's the fit with no changes to stock levers and stuff on bars?

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I use the term like the term Kleenex, so yes from my stretch of the world.

The 'bark busters' I bought are Moose Racing, and I like them... but I haven't fully tested them like some of my enduro racing friends used to. But Moose has been around a long time, and seems to make (or sometimes rebrand) OK parts.

For my uses, since I live in a state that is hot more than not, I didn't go for the extra plastic hand guard extensions on top of them - more air to he gloves this way.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:40 AM   #79083
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I need to tighten the steering stem on my DR650. I wouldn't mind adding some grease to the bearings while I'm at it. While I track down a 32mm (or 1-1/4") socket can anyone tell me if I need any other tools to do this? Is there something inside that I have to tighten or am I literally just tightening the 32mm nut on the top?
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:29 AM   #79084
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I'm beginning to think I should switch back to a stock rear sprocket and a 16 front here in the plains fuck. I have 16/45 now and I just dont think its good for the motor to do 5000 rpms for hours on end. I've been keeping it between 62-65 (actual mph gps calibrated, or 72-75 indicated). Had the 45 so I could gear down in Alaska. How are things out east? At least in the west/plains I can choose secondary highways and watch behind me. I'm worried all I'll find is freeways in the east.
I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't change your sprockets if you want higher gearing, but that gearing at that speed is only about 4250 RPM (according to gearingcommander). If you gear it up you're going to have to go faster to keep it up in the power curve
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #79085
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Just chaulk it up to doing your part to stimulate the economy.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #79086
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Forget the bark busters...wuz zup with those grips?
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #79087
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After inflation it is now the 1.26 Billion Dollar Highway.

Technically, the Million Dollar Highway is US550 between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado.
Funny, I was thinking that a million doesn't buy much highway these days.
Maybe a dead end street.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #79088
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What's the biggest carb you've seen mounted on a DR?

I have gone pretty big, 790, 4mm oversized valves, cam, mega port work and pipe/header. My fcr 39 can't feed it. I'm talking with someone more knowledgeable than me about boring 43-44mm.

Has anyone done such a thing?
I would talk to Allen Knowles at CT Racing (Cycle Tech). He's been boring FCRs out to 42.5mm for years and would be the most experienced guy I know for something like this.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:44 AM   #79089
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Forget the bark busters...wuz zup with those grips?
I noticed that too. I'm wondering if the rope makes a wider grip so it's easier on the hands during long rides. Cramping? Arthritis?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #79090
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Thanks to the work of MxRob.

See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post19720359.

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #79091
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another option is the oem KTM needle from the BST they used. it has a slightly thinner overall tapper. it adds just a bit more fuel than stock but not so pronounced like the DJ or FP. it works with stock airbox with a snorkle only pulled.

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Who can elaborate on what years and models used the BST?

Also what's the FP?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #79092
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Question tires

I just brought home a 2013 dr650 this week and i'm looking for some different tires than the stock bridgestones. The avon gripsters and dunlop d606 are the two that caught my eye so far. Any reviews / suggestions? I will be riding on mostly street
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #79093
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For mostly street, I think the 606 are too aggressive. I think you'll be disappointed in the amount of noise, vibration and on-road ride/handling. I thought the stock tires worked very well for mostly street. If you're set on a more dirt-oriented tire, the 606 or the Michelin T63 might be another option. Just my $0.02.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #79094
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You can buy another plastic sprocket cover for cheap here on Flea Market.
or, you can walk out into the woods behind my house and grab the one I tossed there. If riding off road at all, it's just a place for mud and grass to collect and wear your chain prematurely.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #79095
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For mostly street, I think the 606 are too aggressive. I think you'll be disappointed in the amount of noise, vibration and on-road ride/handling. I thought the stock tires worked very well for mostly street. If you're set on a more dirt-oriented tire, the 606 or the Michelin T63 might be another option. Just my $0.02.
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I don't like the 606 front at all. The rear is great for nasty off road while still being good on street. The mt21 lasts longer on the front because you can flip it so new edges and more life. Never tried the gripsters but I'm sure you'll get more life. I only get about 2k miles off a 606 rear.

Another good option is a tkc 80 front and heidanau k60 rear. Lasts decent, great on road and great off road unless you hit mud.
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