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Author Topic: Let's go adventuring. pulling a trailer. 2006 dr650 "the tropical terradactyl"  (Read 9967 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #30 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:37:14 »
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.
Yep it had an o ring, had the white powdery oxidation on the threads as well. Very common issue on these things for those to seize. I likely could have cracked it loose had the hex not stripped out like it was made of soft butter. The billet one with anti seize should be much better

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2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
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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 #31 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:39:02 »
Crazy.  The timing mark plug would get tight on my DR all the time enough to freak me out, but never that one.  Of all the torture that DR committed on me, I'm lucky that wasn't one of the tests. 

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #32 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:54:54 »
My DR did the exact same thing. Mine now has a hilariously oversize flat head slot ground into it.

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #33 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:55:29 »
Also those valve wrenches are tits. Need.

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #34 on: Jan 15, 2018, 12:26:05 »
Crazy.  The timing mark plug would get tight on my DR all the time enough to freak me out, but never that one.  Of all the torture that DR committed on me, I'm lucky that wasn't one of the tests.
thing is, I did a valve adjust right after I got this thing, but if I remember right I couldn't get the cover off then either. I think I turned the back wheel to line up the timing mark. I have the back wheel off and the axle was at work on my desk, so I figured it was time to get that thing loose.

 I didn't have any issue removing the sight cover, but I think that's a steel plug, less likely to strip out the hex with an Allen key.

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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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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Offline Hurco550

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #35 on: Jan 15, 2018, 12:28:05 »
Also those valve wrenches are tits. Need.
It is SOOO much easier than fooling around with a 10mm and something to turn the stud plus a feeler gauge. But alas if we were born with 3 hands, we'd wish we had 4.

No ragerts about the purchase though. Well worth the 25 bucks

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~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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 #36 on: Jan 15, 2018, 13:24:30 »
now you post the valve wrenchs LOL, I had to use an offset box end and flathead driver on the 16 valves on the CRV, that would have been better.
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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #37 on: Jan 15, 2018, 15:09:53 »
now you post the valve wrenchs LOL, I had to use an offset box end and flathead driver on the 16 valves on the CRV, that would have been better.
Irk had one at thaw last year, which is the first time I saw them. I decided I needed some after that, and it popped in my head as I was making an Amazon purchase. Definitely makes life easier

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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #38 on: Jan 15, 2018, 15:20:55 »
I didn't know they were that cheap. the one in the FSM from Honda is like 160 bucks. 25 and 3 sizes and 3 inserts is way better. I got to do the valves on the GL this winter so I will be ordering a set.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: Let's go on an adventure... pulling a trailer... 2006 dr650
« Reply #39 on: Jan 16, 2018, 20:26:25 »
Finally got some time to bend some tubing and do a little tack up fab work on the trailer. This is more or less the "hitch" that will attach to the bike. It will get more guessing to stiffen everything up.


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~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet