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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By MADurstewitz
I live in northern NJ and ridden in the dirt and...

I live in northern NJ and ridden in the dirt and on the roads for about 45 years. I have ridden dirt bikes in the Pine Barrens as well. The absolute best thing you can do is buy a used dirt bike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By MADurstewitz
Since the security on this technology is...

Since the security on this technology is laughable, I'd avoid it like the plague. It's 802.11. Basically a wireless LAN. If it also acts as a router to transmit information elsewhere "for your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
First, check this out:...

First, check this out: http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catalog/Suzuki-96

Just solder it in.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
I also installed the oversize kibblewhite valves...

I also installed the oversize kibblewhite valves and had the intake and exhaust ports opened a little (not a full blown porting).

I added this to the post after I posted it, but for some reason...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
I've had mine for a couple of years now and I...

I've had mine for a couple of years now and I love it. Lots of smooth power. The bike gets up to 90+ in a big hurry. I have 16/42 sprockets because most of my riding is highway and it hums along at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
DOH!:eek1 You're right. I wasn't very awake when...

DOH!:eek1 You're right. I wasn't very awake when I wrote that. Need more coffee earlier in my routine.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
It sounds like its running lean. You're also at...

It sounds like its running lean. You're also at about 12,000 feet, no? When it's running and at operating temperature, try making the idle mixture richer.
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,132
Posted By MADurstewitz
I wear good motocross boots for just this reason....

I wear good motocross boots for just this reason. So far, they have saved me once on the road. Dozens of times offroad.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
What are those handlebars and what's the...

What are those handlebars and what's the advantage of having them other than being really cool?
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By MADurstewitz
Too many off-road crashes to describe. Vast...

Too many off-road crashes to describe. Vast majority wearing protective off-road gear (when I was a kid, they didn't make very much). It always served me very well, allowing me to always walk away...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,740
Posted By MADurstewitz
I putted around the yard with both of mine...

I putted around the yard with both of mine sitting in front of me. They loved it! My son rode with me in the dirt for ten years. We're talking about starting up again. We're also talking about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
No sweat. Do some googling about putting it in. I...

No sweat. Do some googling about putting it in. I remember that there was a little confusion about which lead goes where. The one I installed in mine, the leads were reversed. I understand that RR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
You can get one here:...

You can get one here: http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catalog/Suzuki-DR650-Stator-Pickup-Pulser-Coil

It's just the pick up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,972
Posted By MADurstewitz
Ive been riding for about 45 years. A lot of dirt...

Ive been riding for about 45 years. A lot of dirt in the beginning (30 years) and then street. Ive learned a few interesting things about braking.

In the dirt, downshifting rapidly while braking...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
I have one with many thousands of miles on it. I...

I have one with many thousands of miles on it. I ride aggressively most of the time. Your transmission will be just fine.
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By MADurstewitz
Glad this wasn't worse. Ankle. Best protection:...

Glad this wasn't worse. Ankle. Best protection: motocross boots. I never ride without mine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
My third gear has been whining from the start and...

My third gear has been whining from the start and now has 43K miles on it.

I tend to be very heavy handed and ride aggressively, which is why the next thing I'm doing is upgrading the suspension....
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
No, that's about the same as the mileage I got...

No, that's about the same as the mileage I got when stock. I commute on interstates.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
No oil consumption. Stock carb with dyno jet kit....

No oil consumption. Stock carb with dyno jet kit. Not sure of the jet. Mileage about the same as stock if I ride conservatively, which is extremely rare.:lol3 Generally between 45 and 50mpg on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Did mine 43k miles ago. Runs great. No issues....

Did mine 43k miles ago. Runs great. No issues. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Clutch Slippage

Another gem of information: I recently had a problem with my clutch slipping but I noticed that it didn't seem to be engaging when I let the lever go. I had to push the lever away from the grip,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,786
Posted By MADurstewitz
Alpinestars top and bottom with street armor...

Alpinestars top and bottom with street armor underneath the jacket. Tech 10 mx boots. Arai helmet. Everything (except the helmet didn't hit the road, thankfully) paid for itself in one slide through...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By MADurstewitz
I've done that. Twice. Same pinky toe. 30 years...

I've done that. Twice. Same pinky toe. 30 years apart. I wear MX boots, so my criteria was getting the foot into the boot, which I was able to do after a few days. After that, the first couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same...

14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. :evil On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Do the 790. Use the motoman break in. You won't...

Do the 790. Use the motoman break in. You won't regret it. Get highway sprockets as well (16/42) I'm on interstates every day during my commute. Plenty of go. Cruises nicely.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By MADurstewitz
If he's already ridden it 64 miles, I doubt he...

If he's already ridden it 64 miles, I doubt he screwed up the ring gap. They would have torn themselves up by now and he'd be able to hear it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By MADurstewitz
Try it.

Try it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By MADurstewitz
Downshifting will radically reduce your stopping...

Downshifting will radically reduce your stopping distance. It may save your life one day.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Take pictures with your phone as you work....

Take pictures with your phone as you work. Eliminates the guess work.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,701
Posted By MADurstewitz
I have had the 790 kit for over a year. With the...

I have had the 790 kit for over a year. With the stock carb and the Procycle dynojet kit, popping on decel is normal and actually where you want to be jetting wise. The rule is how it behaves under...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Try back blowing your spark arrestor first. A...

Try back blowing your spark arrestor first. A carbon buildup in there can cause those exact symptoms.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,701
Posted By MADurstewitz
Mine was noticeably smoother. By a lot.

Mine was noticeably smoother. By a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
No. Since my ride is all highway and at a pretty...

No. Since my ride is all highway and at a pretty good clip to avoid being run over, I leave the 20/50 synthetic in it. No ill effects. I do let it warm up for quite a while while I strap my back pack...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
I ride all year except in brutal temps or ice and...

I ride all year except in brutal temps or ice and snow. I've found that below about 45 degrees my gas mileage drops to around 36 to 40 mpg. Since my commute is all highway, the cold weather brings a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
Try back-blowing your spark arrestor. If it's not...

Try back-blowing your spark arrestor. If it's not done for a long time, carbon deposits build up and come out like light blue oil smoke, but with a funny (not oil) odor.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,701
Posted By MADurstewitz
Procycle sells a magnet that sticks to your oil...

Procycle sells a magnet that sticks to your oil filter and gets the really small stuff. Get a couple of those while you're at it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,701
Posted By MADurstewitz
Split the cases. Replace the bearings. The crank...

Split the cases. Replace the bearings. The crank assembly you can probably flush out if you do it thoroughly. Worked when I did mine.

Simplybearings in the UK has great bearings at great prices....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,143
Posted By MADurstewitz
When you stare at the bike, the bike also stares...

When you stare at the bike, the bike also stares at you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,169
Posted By MADurstewitz
When asked the same question I said: "No, I put...

When asked the same question I said: "No, I put on all of this gear and drove my truck just to screw with you."
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 91,590
Views: 17,060,909
Posted By MADurstewitz
I love it. The only issue is a tiny oil leak,...

I love it. The only issue is a tiny oil leak, probably from the cam chain tensioner that I haven't had time to fix. Stock cam, stock exhaust dynojet with K&N filter, highway gearing, oversize...
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