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Old 08-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #79831
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Clutch Slippage

Another gem of information: I recently had a problem with my clutch slipping but I noticed that it didn't seem to be engaging when I let the lever go. I had to push the lever away from the grip, which I thought was weird. Turns out, the steel bend down on the engine had been rubbing right on the exhaust for a long time (42k+ miles) and there was a large flat spot in it. Though I haven't taken it apart, I'm sure the combination of heat and wear bound up the cable in there somehow. I had to use a pair of pliers to pull the cable out to the position where the clutch should be fully engaged.

Bought a new cable. Problem solved, but I tie-wrapped the cable so it can't get near the exhaust again.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #79832
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So in order to remove the stock filter I have to open up the carburetor?
No you don't, it's right there in the inlet tube. I posted the 0-rings on the float pic because someone asked about wanting a vacuum petcock over a manual petcock.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #79833
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So you believe WD-40 breaks down rubber enough to allow it to "vulcanize" the tire to the rim?

I guess that's possible ... but from what I've learned, WD-40 is not known to attack rubber ... and certainly not enough to break it down into a sort of glue. But perhaps with HEAT and PRESSURE ... things change?

Stretch tests have been done on Rubber O rings (Drive chain) that were soaked in WD40 for a week. No negative affect, according to results.

I've really got to buy some of that professional tire mount lube they use in tire shops. I think Napa stores sell a version of it? Good stuff.
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I believe I can bring them to market for $ 90-95

Count me in for one of those disk guards...
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #79834
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Count me in for one of those disk guards...

you got it slideways!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #79835
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How do you correctly jet the carburetor on this thing? I want the best possible mpg but I also want to be able to ride from the coast to the mountains with no trouble. Is the stock carb fine the way it is or what.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #79836
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How do you correctly jet the carburetor on this thing? I want the best possible mpg but I also want to be able to ride from the coast to the mountains with no trouble. Is the stock carb fine the way it is or what.
Yep. Lots of people just ride, others like to tinker. Maybe just buy an extended fuel screw to adjust. Mine was set to not even one turn out. Otherwise, just ride it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #79837
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...parts for this bike were a leap of faith for us because it felt more like I wanted to build them just for my needs but it seems people have the same needs so its working out for us all...
That's how it happened for me too. 5 years ago there wasn't much in the way of aftermarket stuff for the DR.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #79838
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Count me in for one of those disk guards...
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #79839
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That's how it happened for me too. 5 years ago there wasn't much in the way of aftermarket stuff for the DR.
Guys like you two are a blessing for us all.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #79840
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at $100 count me in . I dont feel the need for a larger rear rotor
I've been remiss on my Warp9 contributions, I'll be buying all your DR products soon, along with the disk guard as soon as it comes out. I hate boulders and like to think I won't touch them with anything but the tires, in my dreams.

90 - 100 for an integral bracket/guard is plenty fair. Fabricators can save a bit on that if they have stock on hand and do their own welding but layout, cut and weld time is better spent riding
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #79841
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Guys like you two are a blessing for us all.
Hey M1jeep, thank you, we work closely with Jeff and the guys at procycle and I think we can say were both happy to bring out some cool stuff for the DR Community.

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:11 PM   #79842
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I've been remiss on my Warp9 contributions, I'll be buying all your DR products soon, along with the disk guard as soon as it comes out. I hate boulders and like to think I won't touch them with anything but the tires, in my dreams.

90 - 100 for an integral bracket/guard is plenty fair. Fabricators can save a bit on that if they have stock on hand and do their own welding but layout, cut and weld time is better spent riding

psmcd, you are forgiven man

I would have a weld on one on my bike but......I suck at welding ha-ha!
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #79843
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Any hints for fitting the procycle HID kit for a 2011 DR650 guys, have it here but there arent any instructions. Seems to be quite a few plugs/sockets.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #79844
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well it sounds like the big brake option is out, that's good and will make my job easier ha-ha.

guys I really appreciate the input and I am stoked your happy with the Parts were making for the DR. parts for this bike were a leap of faith for us because it felt more like I wanted to build them just for my needs but it seems people have the same needs so its working out for us all.

ok guys I will get a prototype machined up next week and go test it on some southern Utah rocks and ill share some before and after pics.
Ordered my WARP 9 stuff today.

Warp 9 "3-Finger" Levers
Warp 9 Ball Bearing Starter Cap


And the new Warp 9 320 mm front rotor kit. Left out from ProCycle! I want one to go with this order .
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #79845
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Ordered my WARP 9 stuff today.


Warp 9 "3-Finger" Levers
Warp 9 Ball Bearing Starter Cap


And the new Warp 9 320 mm front rotor kit. Left out from ProCycle! I want one to go with this order .

Fantastic Zdiver, thanks for the Business.

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