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Old 06-01-2010, 12:36 PM   #1561
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Yeah, that would be me that's got
That muffler is the same (tho not cut off with a sawzall) as what I used on my 91. You just cut the pipe part down and put in some flexible exhaust pipe (1 1/2 in.) from Autozone. A little welding and voila!
I saw your post indeed, and it's a great idea indeed, but check out the back of that exhaust I posted; that's not how it should be
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #1562
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My DR sounds bad with any oil . I was running mineral MOTUL but semisynt is better, think i'll take Bardhal next!

p.s. i am a mechanic and have a masters in IC engines, and I too say, put in what is said there should be in. At least for the beginning, in time, you will see what fits your engine the best!
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:59 PM   #1563
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:21 PM   #1564
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My DR sounds bad with any oil . I was running mineral MOTUL but semisynt is better, think i'll take Bardhal next!

p.s. i am a mechanic and have a masters in IC engines, and I too say, put in what is said there should be in. At least for the beginning, in time, you will see what fits your engine the best!
Kinda interesting, since I changed to a quiet, OEM style muffler I can actually hear my 91 engine. Lots of mechanical noise, but for a 20 year old engine with 22,000 miles, it sounds pretty darned good. I suspect it's built like an old Soviet era tank--clunky, heavy, and noisy--but built robust and able to take some abuse.

We don't really want to get into an oil thread, do we? I ride an air cooled bike in a really hot climate. I change my oil frequently because of the heat, but mostly because motorcycle gear boxes tend to shear the molecule strings--and that cuts viscosity by about half after 2000 miles. Don't ask for a citation, google motorcycle oil discussions--Motorcycle Consumer News did a definitive reasearch project back in the mid 90's.

KLR guys like to laugh about the Briggs & Stratton sound of the big thumper's motor. Both the KLR and our DR's are OLD technology. Even Walmart dino oil is so much better than the oils of even 20 years ago. High priced spred is just a waste of money.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #1565
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I change my oil frequently because of the heat, but mostly because motorcycle gear boxes tend to shear the molecule strings--and that cuts viscosity by about half after 2000 miles.
How about the filter, you change that every 4k miles?

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Kinda interesting, since I changed to a quiet, OEM style muffler I can actually hear my 91 engine. Lots of mechanical noise, but for a 20 year old engine with 22,000 miles, it sounds pretty darned good. I suspect it's built like an old Soviet era tank--clunky, heavy, and noisy--but built robust and able to take some abuse.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:57 PM   #1566
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How about the filter, you change that every 4k miles?
Yeah, every other oil change.

I'm getting the urge to adjust the balancer chain tensioner and check the valve clearances, too.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:03 PM   #1567
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I'm getting the urge to adjust the balancer chain tensioner and check the valve clearances, too.
That's an evil urging.....I'd resist it as long as possible.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #1568
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Punto, Tdrrally: you've got private messages.

Speaking of tanks:

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #1569
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I'll PM you more details, but I'm a hearty hybrid of scientist and engineer. I'm not looking for a J-O-B so much as more something to throw my passion into. I love taking projects and making them work. Give me a challenge, I'll beat it. I can do hardware, software, electronics, mechanicals, algorithms, machine code, etc. I prefer to do higher-level stuff in regards to system design/engineering, but I love to get my hands dirty. You or anyone else on here have any leads?


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Old 06-02-2010, 05:07 AM   #1570
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Kinda interesting, since I changed to a quiet, OEM style muffler I can actually hear my 91 engine. Lots of mechanical noise, but for a 20 year old engine with 22,000 miles, it sounds pretty darned good. I suspect it's built like an old Soviet era tank--clunky, heavy, and noisy--but built robust and able to take some abuse.

We don't really want to get into an oil thread, do we? I ride an air cooled bike in a really hot climate. I change my oil frequently because of the heat, but mostly because motorcycle gear boxes tend to shear the molecule strings--and that cuts viscosity by about half after 2000 miles. Don't ask for a citation, google motorcycle oil discussions--Motorcycle Consumer News did a definitive reasearch project back in the mid 90's.

KLR guys like to laugh about the Briggs & Stratton sound of the big thumper's motor. Both the KLR and our DR's are OLD technology. Even Walmart dino oil is so much better than the oils of even 20 years ago. High priced spred is just a waste of money.
My DR has 75k km's till now, question is, did it have 42k when I bought it?? It's a nasty thing when buying from Italy . I change my oil every 4k km's, so don't waste your money on an expensive oil!!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:15 AM   #1571
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so far it looks good
i'm going to need some crank parts
parts 2-5


or a good used crank
i plan on putting a new cam chain and guides in too

more later
I may have a spare 91 crank, you interested?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:26 AM   #1572
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:39 AM   #1573
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #1574
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:55 AM   #1575
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while i have my dr all apart is there any thing i should check out
any performance mods that can be done

i am going to check the stock shock with the drz250 shock and see what it will take to make the sweet part work.

i also have a spare set of drz250 forks , i have been looking into making them work . so far they are about an inch to short
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