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Jeff_in_RC

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    Riding, DUH!
  1. Jeff_in_RC

    08 DR650 no spark

    OK just ordered a new pickup coil, now I get to fix it. Then the price will go up cause it running!
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    08 DR650 no spark

    $3,000.00 and it's yours AS IS!
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    08 DR650 no spark

    OK cleaned the ignition switch and I now have power to the CDI so it has to be the pickup coil. Time to sell it in an AS-IS condition as I don't have the time nor the tools to repair it and the owner won't spend the $400.00 for a new stator assy. Thanks anyways guys.
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    08 DR650 no spark

    I am working on a buddies 2008 DR650 that won't start and we do not have a manual. After cleaning a plugged PJ that I thought was the problem I pulled a plug and found I have no spark. OK guys, here is what I have done and found. Reminder, it ran a few months ago when we rode last. It cranks but has NO spark with new plugs. I have checked every connection under the headlight all around the frame and under the tank went thru the test procedures for the following: side stand switch, test OK side stand relay, test OK clutch lever switch, bypassed ignition coil, test OK power source coil, test OK (S/B 0.1-0.2 ohm, is 0.2 ohm) pickup coil, test failed? (S/B 170-256 ohm, is 1.3M ohm) Also I was able to find the service manual in a box of junk and there is a test for the power to the CDI unit: test for voltage between the O/W and the B/W wires, I get no voltage. So do I have a bad ignition switch AND and bad pickup coil?? Any help you can provide will be GREATLY appreciated! And if your close I'll buy ya a beer!
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    Sorry but I am done

    While I agree with you in what you are saying I have made the best decision for ME. Period, what more can I say. But at 56 yo with these kinds of problems I can't afford to take any chances with my health. And yes you were harsh but that is OK with me, you did not hurt my feelings, you just told it like it is didn't you.
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    Sorry but I am done

    Oh hell no on the Harley! Can't stand em!
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    Sorry but I am done

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone, this is something I have been thinking about for years now and finally made the decision, it was hard but I feel that it will be the best for me. Believe me it was NOT a snap or quick decision in any way shape or form. We have already found a Jeep Wrangler and when the tax $$ comes in it will be ours! I can't wait to start a new chapter in our off-road lives, I can't quit enjoying the desert here after all, way too much to see and do here. BTW I went to see my doctor yesterday but he wasn't there due to an emergencey surgery so I will see him next week, oh well gotta wait some more to get the details but that is how it goes huh. I will still poke around the site and offer any advice that I can as I have learned a lot about my old DRZ. Have a good one!
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    Sorry but I am done

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone, this is something I have been thinking about for years now and finally made the decision, it was hard but I feel that it will be the best for me. We have already found a Jeep Wrangler and when the tax $$ comes in it will be ours! I can't wait to start a new chapter in our off-road lives, I can't quit enjoying the desert here after all, way too much to see and do here. BTW I went to see my doctor yesterday but he wasn't there due to an emergencey surgery so I will see him next week, oh well gotta wait some more to get the details but that is how it goes huh. I will still poke around the site and offer any advice that I can as I have learned a lot about my old DRZ. Have a good one!
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    Sorry but I am done

    I love that quote and if you don't mind I am going to use it! Yea, time to look into 4X4's. Thanks for the replies guys!
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    Sorry but I am done

    http://www.thumperta...__fromsearch__1 It sucks man but it is what I have to do.
  11. Well I hate to do it guys and gals but I have sold my DRZ due to another injury and this time I will be taking my doctors advice which is quit riding. It turns out I have a very weak muscle area in my lower abdomen and I am extremely prone to getting hernias and I now have my third in the last 5 years. Man this sucks, I have still not paid off my last surgery which was only 2 years ago. I will miss all of my friends and all of the good people here more than you will ever know; it has been a blast to say the least. Keep riding and having fun everyone.
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    Here is what I did over the weekend

    I got it from Rugged Rider dot com, bolts to the frame rails, not the bottom of the plate so there are no bolt heads sticking out to get smashed up. Comes with the bolts and slips right on.
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    Here is what I did over the weekend

    Well I went to swap the dirt wheels for the street wheels and found the front tire flat, WTH? So I air it up and look the tire over and can't find a thing wrong, again WTH? So I take the valve cap off and put a little spit on the valve and it's blowing bubbles, BIG bubbles. Put in a new valve core and it's all good again, weird huh. So far I like the Avon's but have not had the chance to take it for a long street ride to really test the tires. On the plus side, with the Avon's it is way smoother on the street and I can get it up to 94mph according to the speedo. Way too much fun!
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    Gearbox!

    OK I may be wrong but here goes. With it in first gear and the engine running it does not move forward? Is that the problem? If not can you give more deatils?
  15. I would clean it off with some contact cleaner as it will attract more dirt and junk.
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