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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Rotor-head
The front sprocket should go down 1 tooth. In...

The front sprocket should go down 1 tooth. In other words, stock is 15 teeth so go to 14 teeth to numerically raise the final drive ratio, i.e. more grunt (stock is 15/44 or 2.933 ratio, so 14/44 is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By Rotor-head
Towelrack, The prices you were quoted are...

Towelrack,

The prices you were quoted are waaaaaay out of line for a DR650. Walk out of that dealer and don't go back. They were trying to screw you!!

I'm personally not aware of any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Rotor-head
I've got a '97 too. This is a fun bike and it...

I've got a '97 too. This is a fun bike and it responds well to a few small and inexpensive tweaks. Namely rejet the carb and then open the airbox and muffler. Go to Kientech.com for the parts and...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By Rotor-head
Staintune all the way. Yes it is mucho dinero,...

Staintune all the way. Yes it is mucho dinero, more so now than when I got one. The build quality is EXCELLENT! Fit was perfect and the sound gives the little six fiddy some attitude. Not...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Rotor-head
I'm rebuilding a neglected '97 DR650 and have...

I'm rebuilding a neglected '97 DR650 and have been quoted $150 to powder coat the frame using standard colors they have on the shelf (custom would run extra). This includes grit blasting the frame...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By Rotor-head
The Explorer Sport is the 2 door model I believe....

The Explorer Sport is the 2 door model I believe. If so, I'd keep looking. My sister had one ('99 model) and I thought it was a sub par vehicle. The short wheelbase rode poorly, especially over...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rotor-head
TexasMotoMan, The Triumph dealer was...

TexasMotoMan,

The Triumph dealer was Eurosport Cycle in Ft Worth (3100 Airport Freeway). They seemed nice and knowledgeable, kinda different from the average dealer that has a bunch of squids...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rotor-head
When I was looking to test ride one last summer,...

When I was looking to test ride one last summer, the Corinth dealer seemed fairly eager. They let me come by and take the Uly demo out for about 30 minutes and were nice enough....not great....but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Rotor-head
I believe '98 and '99 got the off-road forks and...

I believe '98 and '99 got the off-road forks and '99 was the last year for the 350. It was replaced in the Zuk lineup with the DRZ400 in '00.

I have a '97 DR350SE and my biggest complaint is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 96,241
Views: 18,153,129
Posted By Rotor-head
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Hopefully it doesn't stink up the house too bad.

Don't...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rotor-head
Just remember, in the 60s we laughed at...

Just remember,

in the 60s we laughed at "made in Japan"

in the 80s we laughed at "made in Korea"

now we are laughing at "made in China"

Let's revisit this thread in about 20 years.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rotor-head
I've got a '97 DR650 as a project bike. Picked...

I've got a '97 DR650 as a project bike. Picked it up cheap since it was a little beat up (aftermarket parts here I come!!). Presently have it stripped down to the purple frame and am deciding on a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Rotor-head
I've got a Wee strom too and also have a DR350SE....

I've got a Wee strom too and also have a DR350SE. The DR is a fun little bike once you uncork it (re-jet, open airbox, and modified stock mufler). Also recommend -1 tooth on the CS sprocket. These...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Rotor-head
Disconnected, Please post some pics of the...

Disconnected,

Please post some pics of the installation.

Very robust looking skid plate :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By Rotor-head
I say go for the DR. Both bikes will...

I say go for the DR.

Both bikes will require suspension mods for your size, good skid plate, travel equipment, etc....the $1K diff should pay for all that :D
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,045
Posted By Rotor-head
My best Wee mileage has been 58 mpg and the worst...

My best Wee mileage has been 58 mpg and the worst right at 50 mpg. I don't flog it or baby it, best description would be a prudently brisk pace. No real off-road riding though. I fill up when the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Rotor-head
Cost?

I paid 50 bucks for the DR350 header.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Rotor-head
I did the same thing on my DR350....not Jet Hot...

I did the same thing on my DR350....not Jet Hot but a local guy who does a lot of work for hot rods and racers. Anyway, it works great. I had mine done in black and it looks really good. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Rotor-head
Looks like your getting lots of good advice. ...

Looks like your getting lots of good advice. Here's some more!

I have a Wee Strom and highly recommend it for a good all around street bike. Butter smooth and plenty of gitty-up, till about...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Rotor-head
Avon Gripsters :clap Wear nicely and handle...

Avon Gripsters :clap

Wear nicely and handle both street and dirt quite well.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,509
Posted By Rotor-head
+1 on the Avon Gripsters. Got them on my DR and...

+1 on the Avon Gripsters. Got them on my DR and they are a good dual purpose tire, except for deep mud or sand.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Rotor-head
As others have said, the best mod for a stock...

As others have said, the best mod for a stock DR350 is the Kientech muffler mod ($65), the jet kit ($35), and opening up of the stock airbox (FREE); of course figure in $30 for shipping the muffler...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rotor-head
I too have a DL650 as well as a DR650SE and a...

I too have a DL650 as well as a DR650SE and a DR350SE, yes three Zuks. The DR650 was an abused bike that I rescued, rather cheaply too, and am now in the process of a complete teardown and...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By Rotor-head
My '04 Wee had a slight surge between 3k and 4K. ...

My '04 Wee had a slight surge between 3k and 4K. Not really a cough or sputter, just a slight jerk. I synched the TBs and it went away....smooth as buttah! My TBs weren't that far apart, but I got...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By Rotor-head
If you have to rent a vehicle, why not splurge...

If you have to rent a vehicle, why not splurge and get a full size van. Something like a cargo van with only two front seats. You will have no problem putting a DR350 in that. Make sure you secure...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,255
Posted By Rotor-head
Looks like your best deal is on the 06 model with...

Looks like your best deal is on the 06 model with a straight trade. Don't support poor dealers if you don't have to. By the way, the FZ1 is one of my favorite UJMs.

It's a little known fact...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By Rotor-head
Here's my take, YMMV: KLR650 is the best...

Here's my take, YMMV:

KLR650 is the best for the street
XR650L is the best for the dirt
DR650 is right between them

All three bikes have excellent support in the aftermarket and you can mod...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 227,972
Posted By Rotor-head
Keep it coming....I want to hear about all the...

Keep it coming....I want to hear about all the stuff you guys are doing with these bikes :ear

My DR350 is down for about a week while the header gets ceramic coated black. Got a deal from a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rotor-head
I can tell you one thing,10 across Texas sucks...

I can tell you one thing,10 across Texas sucks between El Paso and Dallas ! Not road wise, but just plain boring

I-10 doesn't go anywhere near Dallas no wonder it sucked :D j/k

I'm sure you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,859
Posted By Rotor-head
Twistir, Does the petcock interfere with...

Twistir,

Does the petcock interfere with the choke knob now? Can you post a pic of this area of the tank please? I'm thinking of a larger tank for my 97 DR350 and have heard about fittment...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,627
Posted By Rotor-head
..it just looks like a giant supermoto . ...

..it just looks like a giant supermoto .

That's why I like it :clap !!

Let's face it, most people don't venture offroad with these big adventure bikes....me included. My Wee Strom is too big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Rotor-head
KienTech does a muffler mod for the DR350. Not...

KienTech does a muffler mod for the DR350. Not much louder than stock but still looks stock. It's made to work with the air box mod and carb rejet. Not sure if Jesse does the mod for a 650, though.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 96,241
Views: 18,153,129
Posted By Rotor-head
Also. I had read somewhere (I believe but am not...

Also. I had read somewhere (I believe but am not sure, it was on this forum) That the Gripster sold now is not the same compound as the older one, and wears quicker. Is this a fact, or just someones...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rotor-head
I'm 6' with 33" inseam and have no trouble...

I'm 6' with 33" inseam and have no trouble getting my feet flat on the ground with my Wee. Mine is completely stock in the seat/suspension dept. I might be the odd-ball here, but I don't find the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Rotor-head
Looks like you're getting some good suggestions...

Looks like you're getting some good suggestions here.

For a nice upright and comfortable riding position I would look at the Bandit and FZ1. For 07, the Bandit will be 1250cc, watercooled, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Rotor-head
By all means do the airbox, carb, and muffler mod...

By all means do the airbox, carb, and muffler mod from Jesse. The midrange punch is much better and the bike pulls strong from 5k rpm and up. I also geared down with -1 tooth on the front sprocket,...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,905
Posted By Rotor-head
How hard is it to fill these small containers at...

How hard is it to fill these small containers at the gas station? Will the pump nozzle fit into the opening?
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,715
Posted By Rotor-head
No one has mentioned it yet but don't forget the...

No one has mentioned it yet but don't forget the Ninja 500 as a good first street bike. Never owned one but did ride a few. The engine is smooth and fairly peppy (better than the 250 but not quite...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,851
Posted By Rotor-head
Cool2 Keep the DL and find a nice used DR for the...

Keep the DL and find a nice used DR for the single track stuff. That is what I did. I found a good deal on a little DR......DR350SE that is. It compliments my DL650 very well. The Wee is for the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Rotor-head
I bought a DR that had been sitting for 18 months...

I bought a DR that had been sitting for 18 months and I just got it to barely run after replacing the gas. I pulled the carb and thoroughly cleaned all the jets. Started up and ran good after that....
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