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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 98,638
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Posted By Dirty Harry
I said out loud what your camera man said in the...

I said out loud what your camera man said in the last seconds and laughed until tears were rolling down my cheeks. WOW!?! Hope you heal up fast, you are a lucky dude to be alive...:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Did I read correctly that you have a in line fuel...

Did I read correctly that you have a in line fuel filter from procycle in the fuel line? I have sworn off trying to use an inline fuel filter because the things will vapor lock and stop flowing fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
I am sure to lose money on the deal once all is...

I am sure to lose money on the deal once all is said and done, but rumors of either a discontinuation of the 650 or an upgrade to FI in 2012 have me thinking it may be time to get the newest I can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
What should I sell my 2005 DR650 for?

It has 12K miles and the usual upgrades from Kientech, skidplate, eibach springs front and back, 5 gallon gas tank, aluminum bars with bark busters, etc.

I know I cannot expect the full price out...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Looks like your tires are REALLY WORN DOWN!!!!!...

Looks like your tires are REALLY WORN DOWN!!!!! :eek1
:rofl
DH
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Things that helped me: Balance your tires ...

Things that helped me:

Balance your tires
The less knobby the better, its a trade off.
Check your steering head for proper tightness and for worn/ grease lacking bearings.
increasing 15mm on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
It is true that a heavier spring can over power...

It is true that a heavier spring can over power the stock rebound dampening more than the stock spring (running a 8.1 Eibach) I find this much better under most circumstances on and off road even...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
I feel the need to bump the ol' roll call back...

I feel the need to bump the ol' roll call back up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Dirty Harry
Only thing you have to look out for on the silver...

Only thing you have to look out for on the silver stars is short life compared to a halogen, like 75% less life, or about one seasons worth. At least thats my experience in both my car and my bike,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By Dirty Harry
Cool, I figured it had to be a member! I had just...

Cool, I figured it had to be a member! I had just been riding around with the lady friend and we decided to get some coffee and ice cream...

As far as I know, there are some decent OHV trails...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
You could just "Safety wire" the two bolts if...

You could just "Safety wire" the two bolts if locking liquid keeps failing on you... you would just need to drill a tiny hole through the allen head bolt heads and obtain some stainless or galvonized...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Make sure you dont have any crossed wires or...

Make sure you dont have any crossed wires or loose hot wires that might go straight to ground (thats likely why your main fuse was blown) and it will happen again at a inconvenient time. :D A few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By Dirty Harry
I just noticed that you were from the Warsaw...

I just noticed that you were from the Warsaw area! A black DR650 with a orange looking tool tube parked with a bunch of other bikes at the Wabash Culvers a week or so ago, was that you?

My DR was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dirty Harry
First place to look as you suspect, is the inline...

First place to look as you suspect, is the inline filter! Simply sticking one on is not an option and you will have fuel starvation issues until you put it on correctly.
Flying down the highway with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Welcome to the asylum! Glad to have you aboard......

Welcome to the asylum! Glad to have you aboard... :freaky

Were any changes made to the bike recently (i.e. sprocket swaps, tires, etc.) ?
Did you just purchase this bike or was it just recently...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
If you look at the air box, the right side is...

If you look at the air box, the right side is where the breather vent is located that lets crank case vapors into the air stream... Some of your gas smell is coming from the carb which is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
Posted By Dirty Harry
I'll confirm a DR650 will bump start, have seen...

I'll confirm a DR650 will bump start, have seen it twice (operator error- key left on :rofl ) Seems to work well in 5th, get it rolling and pop the clutch. Its got an auto decompression on the cam...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
The easiest way to push the pistons back in is...

The easiest way to push the pistons back in is (after removing the wheel and old brake pads) use a vice grip to slowly push the cylinder back in. A more down and dirty method that sometimes works is...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,736
Posted By Dirty Harry
Thank you all for the correction and cheers to...

Thank you all for the correction and cheers to those who were also confused:huh

I don't frequent the threadfest, my bad, I was commenting in this thread :D

Since no one else has quite said...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,736
Posted By Dirty Harry
Do you mean to say that the new F650gs has the...

Do you mean to say that the new F650gs has the 800 motor? I believe it was a redesign of the 650 motor to have two cylinders like the new 800 motor. They didnt just stuff an 800 in there and leave...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Stock exhaust...

Last time I cleaned the spark arrestor on the stock exhaust (two screws you take out and rev the engine) I noticed that it had a raspy sound that was not too awful.

Anyway I was considering...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
I will also add that raising your fork oil level...

I will also add that raising your fork oil level by 1/2 inch has been reported to help with wobble...

DH
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
Crud... Cant make it tonight, got a football game...

Crud... Cant make it tonight, got a football game to attend... Good luck fixin the in-laws car!:D
DH
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,602
Posted By Dirty Harry
+1 on the balance, same thing happened to me... ...

+1 on the balance, same thing happened to me...

All you need is a good static balance or if you're lazy pay the dealer to do it. Just get some spoke lead weights (an assortment) and remove the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dirty Harry
If you are looking for the most competent dirt...

If you are looking for the most competent dirt tire that lets you rail in the twisties and lasts 5-6000 miles, look no further than the TKC80...

The choices you have (Tourance, Annakee, D607,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
Uglyprimate: Ahh, blue... I'll keep my eye out....

Uglyprimate:
Ahh, blue... I'll keep my eye out. Cant say if it was me up near Coliseum, its probably been a month since I've rode up in that area... Will try and make it to Woodsons around 6-7, not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
Yep, I was in Attica (near Lafayette) and just...

Yep, I was in Attica (near Lafayette) and just moved back. You dont by chance ride home from work on 469 do you (north) Seems I keep passing a red KLR going the other way... If you see a white DR...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
Welcome to Ft. Wayne Sixty Cycle Hum! What...

Welcome to Ft. Wayne Sixty Cycle Hum!

What did you move this direction for, work? I'll have to get back to you on the good riding areas. I will say it is helpfull to know a farmer or something to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,281
Posted By Dirty Harry
The only thing that happens for me after 75 or so...

The only thing that happens for me after 75 or so is my handlebars shake a bit more, but not enough to put my hands to sleep or anything... Fastest I have gone was 95 indicated for about an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Yow, Sounds like no fun. Tell me, how often do...

Yow, Sounds like no fun. Tell me, how often do you open up the hub/cush drive area and grease things up? Or more importantly, how often do you mud hole it, cross rivers, or otherwise get crud into...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,304
Posted By Dirty Harry
Thats the fear without locking hard panniers, but...

Thats the fear without locking hard panniers, but the odds are probably slim??? (any stories?) Perhaps the light weight is worth the risk of losing stuff. Just make sure you have means to replace...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,266
Posted By Dirty Harry
Thumb Well lets see... It looks like that list didn't...

Well lets see... It looks like that list didn't have my location! I was around Lafayette, and technically am until the lease runs out, but I'm moving back to the Ft.Wayne area!

Sooo, how about a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By Dirty Harry
I always just aim for the Wabash to find good...

I always just aim for the Wabash to find good roads... Its the cure for the common cornfield.:lol3

DH
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
The general consensus is that there is basically...

The general consensus is that there is basically no difference in MPG between the 14 and 15 tooth. In some instances I have even seen better milage using a 14 compared to a friends 15 tooth on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
10w-40 syn would be fine if you cant find dino,...

10w-40 syn would be fine if you cant find dino, and according to the service manual, 20w-50 is good down to 14 degrees Farenhite... I'm not sure I would use it in that cold of a climate... Definitely...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Ya, thats what I said but I was clear as mud. All...

Ya, thats what I said but I was clear as mud. All the pre 96 are the same, and all the post 96 are the same. NOT Pre and post generations are the same as eachother. Tanks for helping me clarify my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
As far as I know, all the pre 96 bikes are the...

As far as I know, all the pre 96 bikes are the same except for paint and stickers. Ditto for the post 96 DR's. The only thing you have to "look out for" is on 2000 to 2003 (right?) models which will...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dirty Harry
WHAT!!! A steel chain flying around on steel...

WHAT!!! A steel chain flying around on steel sprockets makes noise!?!?!? Next thing you know internal combustion will make noise...:lol3
DH

Even cages make alot of clackity noises driving by...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By Dirty Harry
ok, well now we have one person saying its hard...

ok, well now we have one person saying its hard HOT starting, and one hard COLD starting... Which is it???:D or are both correct and you just have generally hard starting:freaky

DH
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 98,638
Views: 18,807,224
Posted By Dirty Harry
Wind speed and direction is the real determining...

Wind speed and direction is the real determining factor of top speed:D I believe its about a 500rpm difference, so you could still cruise above 80 all day on the slab, but the 14 is WAY better at...
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