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Old 05-24-2010, 04:26 PM   #1516
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The hoses are probably flexing and/or you may have air in the lines.

Switch to braided stainless lines, they're not only better than stock they're less $$ too.

Those rubber hoses are just too old to be trusted!

I'd also get new seals and wipers for the calipers and rebuild them...it's cheap and super easy to do.
I did my seals and wipers this spring, and really all I need to re-fit some stainless lines are the correct terminal pieces. Motorcycles are a hobby, I've spent what was currently in the budget for motorcycles and short of selling blood or some of my tools, the checkbook (& credit card) are sitting on empty.

Rear brakes are not the most effective brakes on the bike anyhow, and somewhat weak rear brakes are okay for off roading.

I have an ancient motorhome that's pretty well sucking me dry for now. My brother gave it to me, but as it turns out, nothing is really free. It's worse than a boat for consuming cash. Planning on heading to Washington State for a summer job, so the MH has priority.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:33 PM   #1517
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thank you for the the head up
i have e-mailed both
waiting on a reply
I think I'd call the guy in Cleveland, not that far away if you'd decide to go get it and it's nice. I've never had anyone return an email on Craigslist, btw. I looked up what a zero turn mower is, he might be askin' an arm & a leg. Very few mowers here in Tucson, not much grass.

Did I mention I used to live in WV? (years and year ago & up north of Wheeling.) I liked it in Bethany.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #1518
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I have an ancient motorhome that's pretty well sucking me dry for now. My brother gave it to me, but as it turns out, nothing is really free. It's worse than a boat for consuming cash. Planning on heading to Washington State for a summer job, so the MH has priority.
Yep older boats and motorhomes both can become money pits. The saying is "the only thing more expensive than a cheap boat is a free boat".

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Old 05-24-2010, 05:46 PM   #1519
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Yep older boats and motorhomes both can become money pits. The saying is "the only thing more expensive than a cheap boat is a free boat".

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I practically gave my motorhome away last year as I couldn't see the bottom of that pit!

Good news was that I did generate enough cash to pay for a V-Strom ride out to Colorado!
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:28 PM   #1520
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I practically gave my motorhome away last year as I couldn't see the bottom of that pit!

Good news was that I did generate enough cash to pay for a V-Strom ride out to Colorado!
I hear all of you on the motorhome deal I live in mine every summer...

KNYBANJO hit me up when you come out to CO we'll spin some loops.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:35 PM   #1521
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I hear all of you on the motorhome deal I live in mine every summer...

KNYBANJO hit me up when you come out to CO we'll spin some loops.
Sounds great!

...but that was last summer...


I'm still hoping to get out West again this year...not sure if CO is in the cards though, as I'd really like to hit WestFest and it's in MT this year.... I still need to get my work schedule swapped around for it, I'm going to keep hoping that I can make it work. :fingerscrossed
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:42 PM   #1522
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First get it on the bottom gear (crankshaft/drive sprocket)
Then pull the camshaft drive sprocket off of the camshaft (don't lose the bolts/lockwashers down inside)
Put the Camshaft drive sprocket inside of the chain, but off of the camshaft.
Put the camshaft on the head, but shifted to the left (away from the sprocket) relative to where it is properly aligned.
Remove the cam chain tensioner and loosen the guides (but don't remove the guides - I don't think they have to come out for this part).
Pull the cam drive sprocket as far up as it goes and it should rest on the camshaft without being in the "proper place" (you may need another 3mm of height to get it onto the exact positioning on the camshaft).
Slide the camshaft as far into the sprocket as it goes, and wiggle/finagle that sprocket as high as it can be, and get the camshaft in there slowly and gently.
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Thanks for the invaluable advice Trust. I tried to do it the way you suggested, but still didn't have enough room to manouvre. However, a combination of your method and my "heat it up in the oven" method did the trick. Let me explain. With the cam (with it's drive sprocket attached) in place, and the chain HOT, I managed to get the chain on. Unfortunately with all the jiggling, the cam mark and the crank mark did not align. The cam looked to be out 1 tooth, maybe two. There was no way I was getting the chain off the cam drive sprocket, just to tight. So I took your advice and took the drive sprocket off the cam. Slid it to the right off it's boss, then turned the cam to align the marks with the head. With the drive sprocket off its boss on the cam there was enough slack in the chain to move it round a couple of links (with a bit of fiddling). Then I re-attached the drive sprocket to the cam, and the crank and cam marks line up. I hope this explanation makes sense.
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Thanks again Trust
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:38 AM   #1523
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i am thinking of converting a dr650 into a dr650rs
i posted a wtb in the fleamarket
but always looking for input from the thread
a gental hand to lead the way or a swift smack in the back of the head

the only part i am not in love with is the rear fender maybe an acerbis baja?
time will tell
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:16 PM   #1524
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Motorcycle Porn

The pic of the RS is like porn, ain't it. So pretty, in it's shiny sport touring version.

Trouble is, from what I've been able to glean from the 'net, it was never offered in N. America. Makes getting the parts pretty difficult. There are currently some RS parts on Ebay--in the UK. If you'd want to do this conversion, it'd be a rare bike for the US market, but it would be pretty spendy--the cost of parts, shipping, and import duties would chew you alive.

Sorry!!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:22 PM   #1525
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i have kith and kin in the uk
so birthday gifts? i like parts
that is why i hope to find some one with a whole parts bike bit by bit will work too
no rush on this
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:53 PM   #1526
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:12 AM   #1527
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i have kith and kin in the uk
so birthday gifts? i like parts
that is why i hope to find some one with a whole parts bike bit by bit will work too
no rush on this
Hm. my DR is originali RS, was pretty too, but I think the mask makes some complications.
1. your sight is limited when riding offroad, and on the back wheal (this one proved to be more critical )
2. as I am 183cm high, and have Arai Tour X, the windshield and a mask made more wind noise then no mask at all!! Wider windshield, less clear sight...
3. every time you fall, something will crack (in the beginning you will think this mask is indestructible, they really made it right, but if you fall in the rate as I do... )

And here are my pics:

At the beginning


in the middle



after the Punto



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Old 05-28-2010, 03:12 AM   #1528
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i was wondering about that issue with the cracking and the breaking and the not being able to see in the dark when the turning sharp

cool bike more pix please
i may get swamped with every thing else and never get to install parts but you never know

the wife tells me the kitchen needs countertops
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #1529
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i was wondering about that issue with the cracking and the breaking and the not being able to see in the dark when the turning sharp

cool bike more pix please
i may get swamped with every thing else and never get to install parts but you never know

the wife tells me the kitchen needs countertops
First things first, no kitchens . Lightning on RS is great, no problems when turning. It's just complicated when you have to take them apart to do anything on the bike...pics soon, got back from a trip... just one more

This sm mod is so boring, and the tire is always overheating. This is how it looks riding a 160 on a 4.0 rim
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:05 AM   #1530
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This sm mod is so boring, and the tire is always overheating. This is how it looks riding a 160 on a 4.0 rim
So are you going to change it back to the stock wheel & tire combination?

The previous owner of my 91 gave me stuff to get started on a super moto conversion (spoked wheels, tho.) I am enjoying the bike in stock form, tho, and had an unsatisfactory outcome trying to 'modernize' the tire/wheel combo on another bike. Smaller wheel on the front made my old GPz Turbo feel too twitchy/unstable.
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