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Old 09-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #17941
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Hi Plugeye,

The front wheel that I am selling will not fit the late models...only those years and models I indicate on the for sale page:
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

Regards,

Gregory Bender
thanks greg.
i still want the front wheel & stock gas tank.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #17942
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quick question. will this work to remove my spark plug?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ug-Wrench.aspx
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #17943
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I went to adjust my valves today and rounded the plug on the stator cover. Ended up having to pull the whole cover to get it to TDC. Whoever owned this bike before me must have been built like Popeye cause everything is torqued as fuck. Anyone dealt with this before? Just trying to find the best approach to got the old plug out. Hammer a star bit into it? Drill it out? Valves were all a little tight. Adjusted them out on the loose end.. .004 intake. .005 exhaust.
When ever I strip out a metric Allen, I can usually get a standard sized Allen in there. I have made the comment of tapping it in place, and have been corrected by people telling me that the back of the plug will blow out. Since the plug is basically toast, and you have the cover off, might as well try. Just don't tap it in that deep. Some of the stripped allen bolts I have salvaged this way I have continued to use. I just have to use a Standard sized Allan tool every time I wan to remove it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #17944
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quick question. will this work to remove my spark plug?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ug-Wrench.aspx

Do not think it will. I always use a 5/8" spark plug socket and it fits really well. Turns out to be 15.8mm~~ 16mm?
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #17945
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Do not think it will. I always use a 5/8" spark plug socket and it fits really well. Turns out to be 15.8mm~~ 16mm?
thanks thats what I was thinking.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #17946
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quick question. will this work to remove my spark plug?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ug-Wrench.aspx
That is the one I have (ordered from RMATV) and it works.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:33 PM   #17947
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That is the one I have (ordered from RMATV) and it works.
ahh good to know.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:54 PM   #17948
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Hi Plugeye,

The front wheel that I am selling will not fit the late models...only those years and models I indicate on the for sale page:
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

Regards,

Gregory Bender
It will fit if you change the wheel bearings for the 17mm axle. I just did this when I put the DRZ 250 forks on, it's the same forks.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #17949
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I did a few more things to my DR. God I love this bike.



I made a tool tube sized to hold my shortest tire irons. I'm going to rework the bracket soon but it works for now.



And mounted a 14 tooth sprocket and RK sealed MX chain.



The factory front sprocket cover is hideous and looks like a mud trap (not that we've had any mud lately) so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

First I traced its pattern onto this aluminum and cut it out roughly with a Dremel.



Did some shaping with a bench grinder.



Marking and drilling holes.



I ran out of drill juice so I starting working on the finish. I'll resume when the battery is charged.



It's a whole 3/10 of an ounce lighter too! LoL.

I've got it on the bike now using an assortment of random hardware but its it's to dark to get a good picture. I'm picking up some aluminum tubing at Lowe's tomorrow and making spacers.

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #17950
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I like it. I think I'll do the same, but I'll leave the big hole in the center so you can still get the circlip off to change front sprockets.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:47 PM   #17951
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I like it. I think I'll do the same, but I'll leave the big hole in the center so you can still get the circlip off to change front sprockets.
ff can't change the front sprocket without removing the guard. There is a mesh screen in that hole stock.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #17952
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ff can't change the front sprocket without removing the guard. There is a mesh screen in that hole stock.
There won't be when I get done with it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #17953
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I don't know anything about the 4.6 or 5.1. But I've been using the 4.5 for years and I love it. I also like that the 4.5 has a deeper tread depth.

Regards,

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I with you Gregory, back to the 4.5. The 4.6 had only 11mm of tread depth. A buddy bought a Shinko 700 for his KLR rear and it only had about 9.

Also regards.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:16 AM   #17954
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There won't be when I get done with it.
Oh are you running the 6 tooth? You should be able to fit it through fine.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:02 AM   #17955
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There won't be when I get done with it.
You'll need a mighty big hole to do that. Good luck.

I'm hoping the open bottom will allow mud to be pushed down and out instead of piling up in the cover.


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