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Old 11-28-2013, 10:05 AM   #13546
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This helps, but when the cushions are new, take your time, it can be a PITA. I use my 16" tire irons to help encourage the parts to see it my way.
This doesn't mean 'damage expensive parts being stoopid'.

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Old 11-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #13547
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I just wasn't sure what chemicals may have made them go hard in the first place but you're probably right there BergDonk... You're always right.
The silicone is suposed to be more or less inert, but of course there is other stuff in there. The one I'm using now is intended as a car interior revitalizer and comes in different scents. I'm getting high on bubblegum smells now.

I have for quite a few years used products like 'Bike Shine' which is silicone based. After properly cleaning a bike, as distinct from just a hose off, I'll soak it in that stuff for at least 24 hrs. It dries out a bit and forms a shiney protective layer that can be buffed a bit if you like. It protects all sorts of surfaces, and means subsequent cleaning is easy, and layers of grimes don't penetrate it.

I also use it under the bonnet of my 4 wheelers the same way. My old 4x4 ute sold earlier this year was 13 years old and had been all over the place with almost 300,000 kms on it and looked better than new under the bonnet with no corrosion or fading of any plastics, rubber or paint etc. The stuff works.

And of course I'm always right, unless of course I'm wrong

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thanks all :)
rubbers are on order .. next week i'm told. If I'm inclined, I'll pull the existings and soak 'em for the interim. I'm facing a pretty busy weekend thought so I'm not sure I'll get there .. we'll see. I would lim to know ehat a difference it makes - enquiring minds and all.

It seems like there's no black art I need to learn for the wheel (bugga!)
I'm already doing what has been suggested - except for removing the chain guard, I'll try that next time I have the wheel off.

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Some new seals might grip the spacers a bit tighter. Removing the chain guard helps, as does spreading the brake pads with a tyre lever or large flat blade screw driver. Make sure they're clean first, no grease! And then pump the brake up before riding. Don't rush.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #13548
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My current Silicone collection. No boobs, sorry.

The purple can is the one that comes with scent options. Lavender is quite nice!
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #13549
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And a couple more options.

I like silicone lubes
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #13550
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Under the bonnet of my Courier just before sale, 13 yo and 287,000 kms. A bit dusty here. An annual scrub followed by a Bike Shine soaking keeps it looking good, and conditions rubbers etc. Works for me
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #13551
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Ah come on Dave I heard you want to buy a Husaberg and join us guys on the trails... You don't need an old DR650 mate... I will take it off your hands
Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just get on Ant's Berg 300 smoker!
Besides - now the Husaberg name is to disappear in the KTM/Husqvarner stable your Berg might become collectible in 20 or 30 years.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:09 AM   #13552
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Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just get on Ant's Berg 300 smoker!
Besides - now the Husaberg name is to disappear in the KTM/Husqvarner stable your Berg might become collectible in 20 or 30 years.
Dave my Berg is not going anywhere in a hurry... except when I'm riding it on the trail Ant and I have formed the South West Husaberg Owners Group to proudly keep up the Berg tradition
I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I eventually get one I may have to come over and pick your brains on a few things
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #13553
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sprockets: advice please

My mate has a DR650 needs to change his sprockets. He wants to do off road / dirt roads up to 100kph approx. What sprockets should he fit?
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #13554
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I quite like 15/43 for all round use. Stock is 15/41. Easy to go 14/41 which is about the same as 15/44, but I thought that was a bit too low. YMMV
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #13555
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I quite like 15/43 for all round use. Stock is 15/41. Easy to go 14/41 which is about the same as 15/44, but I thought that was a bit too low. YMMV
Thanks BD I will pass that on to my (DRdave) mate.

What does YMMV stand for?

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Old 11-29-2013, 06:22 PM   #13556
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cheap-ish rear and side racks

Just to let you guys know that I have been using these racks on my DRZ400 for a while and found them to be well made and crash resistant.

The guy who makes them ( Tom Davies) is good to deal with.

He makes racks for the DR650, DRZ400 models ( E&S) and KLR650.

check them out at www.moto-racks.com

I have no financial interest in this company.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #13557
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Thanks BD I will pass that on to my (DRdave) mate.

What does YMMV stand for?
Your Mileage May Vary and yada yada is another: both mean this worked for me and I don't care if it works for you.

Being single, the one I couldn't figure out: SWMBO

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Old 11-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #13558
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Your Mileage May Vary and yada yada is another: both mean this worked for me and I don't care if it works for you.

Being single, the one I couldn't figure out: SWMBO

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Thanks for the explanation.

In my case the M stands for" might". Been married 37 years and she still hasn't quite trained me yet.

Denver Colarado! Nice. I spent two weeks in Aspen with a rotten head ache and aching sinuses. After two weeks I got used to the elevation, just in time to come home to sea level. Nice place though.
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In my case the M stands for" might". Been married 37 years and she still hasn't quite trained me yet.
Sounds very much like you two have figured out how it's supposed to work.

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Denver Colarado! Nice. I spent two weeks in Aspen with a rotten head ache and aching sinuses. After two weeks I got used to the elevation, just in time to come home to sea level. Nice place though.
A friend used to have a flatlander come out and go snowmobiling a few times a season. I never understood why we had to leave early. Apparently the starting elevation of 10,600 feet didn't work so well for him.

I got to ride 130 miles yesterday (Thanksgiving) and another 80 today. I almost froze myself both days; it's really cold in the shade.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #13560
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The Oracle:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/

Although its wrongly named. Should be called abbreviation finder. Acronyms are only a subset of abbreviations, ones that can be pronounced as a word FWIW
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