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Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By cwc
Guachochi

The locals tell me that la trucha is raised on local fish farms, but your version makes them seem much more attractive.:rofl

On another subject this Blog post about Guachochi describes another...
Forum: Americas 09-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,983,033
Posted By cwc
Also be aware that if you call collect per the...

Also be aware that if you call collect per the instruction on the card and get the "Please wait for the next available operator", the Mexican operator may not be willing to wait. This has happen to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Master links compatibility

All 520 master links are not the same. The pin diameter, plate thickness and assembled width vary with model and manufacturer. Some manufacturers list this info.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride...

If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride the bike next.:lol3

I do it every time for my 350 and 650. And for my lawnmower and snowblower.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Lifting the bike

QUOTE=MrPulldown;25142122T

The solo device

Interesting, but I think I'll stick with my soft-tie and regular visits to the gym.

This is the handlebar method that I have yet to try.

That's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By cwc
I'd be interested in more info on these...

I'd be interested in more info on these techniques, particularly the "solo lift strap jack". Google wasn't my friend using those words.

Like some others here I'm into my 70's now and this type of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the...

#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the correct screw. A #8 screw should have the correct head size.

You could also buy the Suzuki tool ( p/n 0991714910) for about US$6 if you are a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full...

I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full throttle part was that it ran better for a while, but I don't think it made normal full power. I was running into a headwind. When I turned around and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by...

Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by freezing it with "freeze mist" and then giving it a sharp rap with a hammer and punch. The freeze mist makes the tool steel more brittle so it will crack...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26,458
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Posted By cwc
I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no...

I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no adapter. Works great.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26,458
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Posted By cwc
I answered in a PM but then thought somebody else...

I answered in a PM but then thought somebody else might be interested.

Here are some photos. You can just get some 1/16" aluminum and bend it to fit with some pliers or a crescent wrench, hammer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Its raining here and I'm disinclined to go out to...

Its raining here and I'm disinclined to go out to the garage to measure one, but I found some notes that say the stock length is about 6 3/8"(~160MM) and the Kouba link I measured is about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
I just measured a stock link. The thickness...

I just measured a stock link. The thickness including the welded on spacer is 12.5mm so if you subtract the thickness of your link from 12.5mm that should give you the spacer thickness.
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,983,033
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the info. I've used the route...

Thanks for the info. I've used the route described several times to get to Pharr and Brownsville and have also exited on the unpaved roads a few different ways. The Anzalduas Bridge looks pretty...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,983,033
Posted By cwc
Navigating Reynosa

I'm planning a November trip to the Huasteca region and need a little inside info on Reynosa.

We'll be leaving the Luxo-van in Edinburg and entering over the Pharr bridge. I've done this before...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,916
Posted By cwc
Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this...

Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this thread) uses 10mm diameter shims. Sources are discussed in earlier posts.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By cwc
Fork Boots for F650GS

Having googled it to death I was still unable to find some boots (gaiters?) for my F650GS.

Recently ADV inmate Tury was visiting me and put me on to Rancho brand boots for offroad vehicle shocks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,916
Posted By cwc
Sanding Aid

Since I have met Sailah in person I was ready to believe anything he said, so I tried sanding a couple of 10mm shims for my 05 F650GS to save a minimum 2 hour round trip to get shims.

I now...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,659
Posted By cwc
This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed...

This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed the needle at 20K on my 95 DR. It had some wear.

I wasn't as smart with my 93 R100R BMW and suffered the same problem you had. Fortunately there...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
FORK springs for 98 DR350

I tried to search the thread, but the search function doesn't seem to like me.:cry

I'm trying to help a friend select fork springs for his 98 DR. He is using a DR650 spring in the rear and that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
I've used Speigler on other brands. ...

I've used Speigler on other brands.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/brake-line-kit-1033.htm

Not cheap but excellent customer service.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
As has been mentioned here before, use heat from...

As has been mentioned here before, use heat from a heat gun or space heater on "rubber" parts. They get pretty flexible when warm.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,659
Posted By cwc
I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this...

I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this year. It was the shift drum bolt. I limped ~300 miles back to the US, but when I got home and pulled the clutch cover the bolt was backed out so far...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,659
Posted By cwc
Which screws?? It helps to put info in the...

Which screws??

It helps to put info in the title of a post so others can benefit from your experience.

Something like "motor died due to loose grounding screws"

On camping in the west, try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen...

I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen on other bikes.

It MIGHT be the stator and there is a procedure to check that.

I'm not close to you, but I might be able to get some you help. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 99,133
Views: 18,922,546
Posted By cwc
Head Stud Leak

I though Google was my friend, but not in this case I guess.:cry

I just bought another DR650 with about 40K miles on it. It has an oil leak as shown in the pic. It doesn't leak a lot, but more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Regardless of where you get the power you should...

Regardless of where you get the power you should think about attaching the power cord to the RAM mount so that stresses and vibration don't reach the actual connection point. The small USB...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,831
Posted By cwc
Another not uncommon problem in less populated...

Another not uncommon problem in less populated areas of the west is power outages. It can happen at any time of the day and you can't get gas even if the station is open. I experienced this in Utah...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 126,171
Posted By cwc
OK, Thanks for the info. What is the...

OK, Thanks for the info.

What is the "shelf life" of the 243?
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 126,171
Posted By cwc
Permatex v. Loctite

I can find Permatex products locally but have go to more effort to get Loctite stuff.

Is the 24300 Permatex threadlocker equivalent to Loctite 243?

Are there any important differences?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
These are pretty much the symptoms I had...

These are pretty much the symptoms I had recently. I found the shift drum bolt backed all the way out and rubbing on the clutch.

If you google "DR350 shift drum bolt fix" you will get a few hits...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,870
Posted By cwc
http://www.asciitable.com/ Click on ASCII

http://www.asciitable.com/ Click on ASCII
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7,330
Views: 1,087,319
Posted By cwc
Sorry, my brain was disengaged. If you poke...

Sorry, my brain was disengaged. If you poke around that site you should find a fiche for the NX. I should link it, but I'm on a trip with the NX and DR and MUCH too busy.:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7,330
Views: 1,087,319
Posted By cwc
There is a drawing here that will give you an...

There is a drawing here that will give you an idea of what it looks like.

http://www.ronayers.com/SPEEDOMETER-C161953.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7,330
Views: 1,087,319
Posted By cwc
Pilot Screw o-ring

Well, when I put on the 2.5's and looked a little closer I could see that they were still in there and the o-ring didn't look that bad so I put it back together.

I just expected to have them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7,330
Views: 1,087,319
Posted By cwc
NX250 pilot screw o-ring

The o-ring and washer appear to be missing from the carb pilot screw on my 1988.

Can someone tell me the size of the o-ring since I suspect I'll need to order it from my local auto parts store.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
DR model differences

Maybe you have a "fishy" fiche.:D

The letters indicate the year model. The 1996 is a "T".

It could be a DR350SET where the E indicates electric start and the S is street.

Electric start was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
A friend and I have both installed DR650 stock...

A friend and I have both installed DR650 stock springs on the rear shocks. He weighs maybe 240 and I'm at about 210 both with full riding gear. We both carry around 20-30 lb. of luggage on trips. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
Fuse size

Good advice except for the fuse size. :wink:

The fuse is to protect the equipment you are connecting to the battery. My Garmin cable came with a 2 amp fuse. Don't use a bigger one. The idea...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26,458
Views: 3,213,536
Posted By cwc
I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000...

I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000 miles so far. It seems fine.

You didn't leave too much oil in your homebrew filter did you? I've seen that cause pretty severe driveability...
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