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Old 02-25-2013, 12:36 AM   #12901
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Thanks uncle gra and ER70-s (how do you pronounce that?)

That's the info I was after.
I need to take a supporting strut from the chain roller bolt hole up to about where the passenger peg is now.
Looks like i'll need to put a 5mm spacer in just to make sure it clears that switch.


Thanks again fellas
ER70S-2 is the welding wire used for MIG and TIG, and it's a pain to type (I never thought of that when I was picking a user name). A weld shop would know it as eee-arr-seventy S-2. ER is ok by me.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #12902
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Installed the IMS today an also added an inline filter in fuel feed to the carbie from the tank. Only concern I have is there is now a air bubble in the line and I can not seem to ride or flow it out. Is this normal for the inline filter???
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:41 AM   #12903
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Installed the IMS today an also added an inline filter in fuel feed to the carbie from the tank. Only concern I have is there is now a air bubble in the line and I can not seem to ride or flow it out. Is this normal for the inline filter???
yep.... well I have had one there for 8000 k's and still going strong!

P.s looking good!
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:25 AM   #12904
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How long does your DR battery last?, I'm coming up to two years now from when I bought the bike new, I'd like to replace it before it fails instead of afterwards when I'm out in the middle of nowhere, I'm thinking it won't be too much longer. .
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:48 AM   #12905
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How long does your DR battery last?, I'm coming up to two years now from when I bought the bike new, I'd like to replace it before it fails instead of afterwards when I'm out in the middle of nowhere, I'm thinking it won't be too much longer. .
My 08 has still got the standard battery and doesn't seem to have any troubles turning over. That's probably jinxed it now.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #12906
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How long does your DR battery last?, I'm coming up to two years now from when I bought the bike new, I'd like to replace it before it fails instead of afterwards when I'm out in the middle of nowhere, I'm thinking it won't be too much longer. .
My 09 DR is still original. Sits on a CTek charger/tender when in the shed which I think helps. 14 years out of the original battery in my zx9R must be close to a record I reckon. 11 years for my Courier, just replaced my 07 650 Berg at 6 yrs, missus KLX is still original at 6 years too. All on tenders other than the Courier. Also tractor, buggy, mower on solar tenders for 7-10 year lives.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #12907
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My DR was on a tender for four years no problem. Little used 08 DRZ and an oft used 10 Tenere are also on tender and both on original batteries.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #12908
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My 07 still had the original battery until August last year and I only replaced it because I was doing a Simpson crossing, it still worked fine. No battery tender, nothing just ridden 3or4 times a month
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #12909
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I have a DR too..what is this " tender " of which you speak...oh mighty gurus..
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #12910
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I have a DR too..what is this " tender " of which you speak...oh mighty gurus..
Never used one but from what I've heard, like a battery charger with a brain keeps battery charged but doesn't overcharge. I'm sure someone will correct this if wrong
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #12911
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I have a DR too..what is this " tender " of which you speak...oh mighty gurus..
http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&suge...w=1456&bih=815

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&scli...w=1456&bih=815

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&scli...w=1456&bih=815

Aldi even does them from time to time. A mate who's into things electronic pulled one apart and couldn't tell the difference inside from a Ctek that sells for $125. The Aldi one in $25 when available.

Repco routinely does good deals on the CTek which is when I got those that i have.

The Solar ones I got most recently were from eBay, not this one, but similar:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12V-Solar...item1e720f4118

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Never used one but from what I've heard, like a battery charger with a brain keeps battery charged but doesn't overcharge. I'm sure someone will correct this if wrong
Yep
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #12912
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I have a DR too..what is this " tender " of which you speak...oh mighty gurus..

Can also refer to the state of your bum after a 100kms on a standard seat
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #12913
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Today I have a seriously stuffed lower back..no doubt due to the Date Roll..
a battery tender is imminent...I just watched the Ctek vid...clever isnt it...

thanks chaps..
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #12914
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Better leave the battery for another year then I guess
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #12915
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[QUOTE=cognac;18874694]I fitted the Procycle TM40 Kit two weeks ago along with a Jason Barrett slip on. I removed the Airbox snorkel and ground down the weld in the header pipe. Runs great with increased low down power and great throttle response. Only problem I had was the outlet manifold adapter fitted by procycle to fit standard intake boot was loose and sucking in air. Quick refit with araldite and problem solved. Follow the instructions from procycle and the fitting is pretty straight forward.

Cheers

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Do you get better performance out of a Jason Barrett slip on then the standard exhaust, or is it only making for better sound improvements. I was thinking of getting a staintune but are expensive and maybe this is an alternative.
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