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McEwan

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About McEwan

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    Denmark
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    diving, motorbikes
  1. McEwan

    DR650 91' carb questions

    Just recieved a dismantelled carb for my old DR650 fra 1991. Could any of you clever guys tell me the best standard settings for the airmix screw and how high/low the needle should sit. I live at sea level in northern europe (warm summers and cold winters). Thanks in advance Gez
  2. McEwan

    13 tooth counter shaft sprocket ?

    Sprocketspecialist have one. I bought one for my Dr650 from them.
  3. McEwan

    They just keep on blowin'!!

    thanks, i'll check it.
  4. McEwan

    They just keep on blowin'!!

    Any one got any idea what could be the cause of my headlight keeps blowing? I've got a DR650 from 91 which runs more or less ok. Suddenly on the way to work the other day I noticed the front light was blown. I've changed th bulb 3 times now and it seems to blow if I rev the bike hard. I'd really appreciate any suggestions as electrics aren't my strong point.
  5. McEwan

    Drinkin' oil!!

    Thanks for the advice. I'll ring the local bike shop and hear how much they want for the tests. What I don't understand is if the bike has bad compression, how come it starts and runs fine. But I suppose the oil's disappearing somewhere so I better get it checked out.
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    Drinkin' oil!!

    I really don't know the history of the bike as I've only had it a year. When I bought it, it should of had a reconditioned engine in it(which I now doubt). I think it's only been doing road miles. I have'nt had the chance to go off road yet, but hope to! What is a compression test or a lead-down test?
  7. McEwan

    Drinkin' oil!!

    I really don't know the history of the bike as I've only had it a year. When I bought it, it should of had a reconditioned engine in it(which I now doubt). I think it's only been doing road miles. I have'nt had the chance to go off road yet, but hope to! What is a compression test or a lead-down test? It's otherwise completly standard.
  8. McEwan

    Drinkin' oil!!

    I've checked the plugs and they're a bit oily. What does this mean? Do I need new piston rings or is there possibly other things that I should check or need changing? I can't see its leaking oil anywhere. What about a thicker oil, would this help? McEwan, DK
  9. McEwan

    Drinkin' oil!!

    Hey guys. I've got a question about how much oil a 91 DR650 should use. My bikes fairly tidy, it starts and runs fine, doesn't rattle or smoke but uses a lot of oil.It's done roughly 25000 miles and I'm forever topping it up.I reckon it uses about half a pint every 300 miles or so. Is this normal? If not, any suggestions what it is or what I could do? Thanks McEwan, DK
  10. McEwan

    Anyone Take Their DR To Work?

    I take mine to work everyday and don't lock it. If some thief wants to waste half an hour kicking the beast to nick it,(unless he's trained in the subtle art of DR starting) he deserves it! Oh yeah, I've got it fully insured so it does'nt really matter McEwan
  11. McEwan

    Nightmare trip!!!

    Got up for work early and headed out into the cold wet darkness at 6 am. The ol' nag (DR650 '91) started surprisingly well and I drove the first 20 odd miles on the coast road to work without a problem. Suddenly a bus pulled out in front without looking and I was forced to brake sharply, but what the f**k, I had no rear brake! Narrowly missing him I stopped, thinking, God that was close and oh no, another thing broken on this piece of sh*t. Looking down I noticed oil pumping out of a hole where the oil filler cap should have been. I turned off the bike quickly and got off. The filler cap had obviously fallen off a mile or so before and the contents of the engine were splattered all over the right side of the bike. I looked like Red, the cowboy who capped all those oil fires in Kuwait that time. Luckily, there was a petrol station at the other side of the road. After buying 2 liters of oil, drinking 2 liters of coffee, ringing the boss to say I'd be a tad late and spending about 3/4 of an hour cleaning my self and the bike, I filled her up (only lost a little over a liter of oil) and plugged the hole with some tissue paper. I thought this would be ok to get me the last couple of miles to work. She started fine and sounded ok, no damage done I thought. Off I drove rather cautiously and had nearly made it to work when I glanced down to see to my horror that the tissue paper was alight which is more or less just under the fuel filter. On with the brakes performing the second and rather more successfully emergency stop of the day! I managed to extinguish the blaze without serious drama but was well embarrassed as there was of course loads of traffic just at that moment. Not wanting to risk any other catastrophe I pushed it the rest of the way! Just thought I'd share my near death experience. Hope it makes you laugh. I'm still riding the beast to work, although I have now tightened the oil filler cap with a wrench. McEwan....dismal dark rainy Denmark
  12. McEwan

    It's electrical...aint got a clue!

    Got it sorted. I checked everything with a multi meter and found out that I'd wired the back light up wrong and it was draining the battery. Thanks for you suggestions. McEwan
  13. McEwan

    Isle of Man TT '06

    wish I was mate! got 2 small kids and a wife in dk so this years out of the question. I'll make it one day, have a good one! !
  14. McEwan

    It's electrical...aint got a clue!

    thanks alot! I can probably borrow a multimeter from work. I'll try and check it out at the weekend. I'll tell you how I got on, nice one!
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    It's electrical...aint got a clue!

    where's that situated?
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