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Author Topic: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650  (Read 820 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #20 on: Jan 13, 2018, 00:13:45 »
Switched out the less than adequate stock bulb with an hid. Excited to see how much it helps. It's definitely brighter in the "lights off in the garage" test. I can't stop laughing at the card that came with the bulb though..


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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #21 on: Jan 13, 2018, 00:51:48 »
Ephraim will. He's a child

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #22 on: Jan 13, 2018, 15:03:42 »
Switched out the less than adequate stock bulb with an hid. Excited to see how much it helps. It's definitely brighter in the "lights off in the garage" test. I can't stop laughing at the card that came with the bulb though. 

That looks good.  Yeah, the language on that card is pretty hilarious.  Much of the stuff from "points east" that is sold on eBay and other places is written up like that.  I suspect that it's the product of someone trying to rely on the literal output of an internet translator app.    ::)
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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2018, 23:56:51 »
That looks good.  Yeah, the language on that card is pretty hilarious.  Much of the stuff from "points east" that is sold on eBay and other places is written up like that.  I suspect that it's the product of someone trying to rely on the literal output of an internet translator app.    ::)
My favorite from a Honda pamphlet.

"Go soothing on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon"



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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #24 on: Jan 14, 2018, 09:57:14 »
Well being that your led will not produce thunder you shall rely on a larger exhaust box explosion.

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #25 on: Jan 14, 2018, 16:41:36 »
Well being that your led will not produce thunder you shall rely on a larger exhaust box explosion.

You festive dog, are you making sport?  Or are you a lurking skid demon?  Please melodiously tootle and go smoothingly by!
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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #26 on: Jan 15, 2018, 09:52:59 »
I got in some of those fancy valve adjustment tools, so I figured I'd go ahead and double check my valve clearances "real quick" even though its only been around 2000 miles since my last valve adjust.

Well it didn't go overly quickly, as the shaft access nut was seized in place and the 10mm Allen head in the soft cast aluminum stripped. Finally with a bunch of pb blaster, heat, punches and a hammer she came loose.

The kicker is that the valves ended up being right in spec still, but at least it will be fixed for next time. Ordered a set of tusk billet caps as well, and they will have some copper anti seize applied before reassembly.


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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #27 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:01:55 »
Can you switch out the inner pieces on those valve adjuster tools? I need a 10mm wrench with the flathead inner for the XL


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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #28 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:09:57 »
Can you switch out the inner pieces on those valve adjuster tools? I need a 10mm wrench with the flathead inner for the XL


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1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #29 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:33:35 »
Did yours not have the O ring?  Trying to figure out how it got so tight that it couldn't be loosened.  They really don't need to be that tight because of the O ring.