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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:17 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Don't rule out the DRZ400S. Nothing, and I mean...

Don't rule out the DRZ400S. Nothing, and I mean nothing soaks up trail trash and gives Cadillac ride like a DRZ.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
If you picked up a left over 2014 for a great...

If you picked up a left over 2014 for a great price, pay your $20 fee and count your blessings.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:55 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
SHould have been in a small cardboard box with...

SHould have been in a small cardboard box with the shipping crate, AFAIK.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:09 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
You have no location in your user ID. If we knew...

You have no location in your user ID. If we knew where you lived, someone could recommend a local shop in lieu of calling one of the big national operations.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,155
Views: 1,703,688
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I think what I learned following your post and...

I think what I learned following your post and subsequent reposts is that I would never buy a bike from YOU.[/QUOTE]
Bingo! We have a winner.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8,155
Views: 1,703,688
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Says the the guy that bought his from an...

Says the the guy that bought his from an insurance company after it was stolen or wrecked (can't remember right now) from an inmate here. Did the insurance company provided detailed maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8,155
Views: 1,703,688
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Good work!

Good work!
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,703,688
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Good lord no. These bikes are designed for it!...

Good lord no. These bikes are designed for it! Hike your skirt up and buy it:evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
He said oil filter screens; I assumed he meant...

He said oil filter screens; I assumed he meant the screens in the engine, not the Uni filter he was discussing above.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Just look at the airbox and if you have a...

Just look at the airbox and if you have a problem, it will be excess glue that has oozed out and rounded the corners of the airbox. Remove the airbox and use a file to square it up. On the oil filter...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Good news! All is well. The green mung is the...

Good news! All is well. The green mung is the result of a lot of blowback from the PO lugging the crap out of the motor coupled with stale fuel (roughly 300 miles in 6 months). It turned it black...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I just use the same little DMC lift stand I have...

I just use the same little DMC lift stand I have used for all my dirt bikes. Just stand on the lever while lifting the rear and it pops right up. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,237
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Fertile imagination!

Fertile imagination!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:19 AM
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Views: 917,980
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I'm thinking Astroglide should do the trick.

I'm thinking Astroglide should do the trick.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I love the look of the rally kit you have. On the...

I love the look of the rally kit you have. On the seat height, I trust you are using the lower pre-2012 seat?
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
What convinced you that you need the taller...

What convinced you that you need the taller suspension? I thought about it as well, but after talking to some pretty sharp guys that have a lot of 690 time, getting the suspension modified for your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Unlikely, but I'll throw it out there. I once had...

Unlikely, but I'll throw it out there. I once had a crank replaced in a 250 by a "professional" and I had the same problem. When I took the clutch apart to see what the problem was, it was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Will you still get the flashing FI warning from...

Will you still get the flashing FI warning from removing this solenoid and not adding the resistor if you have the Evo1 map loaded? I thought some of the maps ignored this.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:15 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Wow- small world. Believe he is having the...

Wow- small world. Believe he is having the suspension lowered even as we speak or maybe it is already done. I miss that bike already. I am done selling bike A to find bike B; I'm turning into a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Thanks for checking!

Thanks for checking!
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Hey migratory, what year is your 690? I was...

Hey migratory, what year is your 690? I was asking earlier if that connector was available and was led to believe it was now built into the big giant connector to the main display. That would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I rode my friend's 690 with that open foam filter...

I rode my friend's 690 with that open foam filter and agree that the noise is ridiculous. I love a growling motor but this was way too much.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
It's possible; I tried to wipe it as clean as...

It's possible; I tried to wipe it as clean as possible before pulling the TB. My theory was that flow slowed enough for the heavier sand grains to drop out. Who knows. No update yet. I've had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Looks good, but unless they redesigned it for the...

Looks good, but unless they redesigned it for the shallower front of the airbox of the '14 and up fitted with ABS, I don't believe it will give like a foam filter and fit.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8,155
Views: 1,703,688
Posted By SoilSampleDave
14/48 works on 350's if you flip the axle blocks,...

14/48 works on 350's if you flip the axle blocks, and I thought it would on 500's as well.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 08:18 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
That was the good. Now the bad and the ugly....

That was the good. Now the bad and the ugly. Every have something go wrong, but ultimately it was a good thing? So, next up was unscrewing the port in the intake for the evap canister hose...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
First the good, because the next post has a lot...

First the good, because the next post has a lot of bad. My new Wings muffler showed up today! Completely effortless install and a very sexy piece of kit. Here are a couple of pics. I think they just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Now I get it. For some strange reason I was...

Now I get it. For some strange reason I was thinking the port was somehow permanently secured and wouldn't simply screw out.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Yeah, my plan B was to just stick a bolt into the...

Yeah, my plan B was to just stick a bolt into the hose, but I'm trying to turn over a new leaf with less shade tree engineering.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:58 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
PEOPLE CHECK YOUR AIRBOXES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

PEOPLE CHECK YOUR AIRBOXES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had heard the horror stories of these $10K plus bikes and their bigger V-twin cousins having such cheap airbox lids that dirt is getting past the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:45 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
As requested by sweetlou, here are better pics of...

As requested by sweetlou, here are better pics of the orange skidplate. It really is burnt orange, the pictures make it seem a little brighter. It was too wet and nasty out to take the pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
UPS says mine will be here tomorrow :evil

UPS says mine will be here tomorrow :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Best source for a rubber cap/plug for the port on...

Best source for a rubber cap/plug for the port on the intake manifold??? Just removed my canister.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,237
Views: 917,980
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I wonder if he bought the 570 that screen name...

I wonder if he bought the 570 that screen name RememberTheFallen had. He was always saying it didn't pull hard like everyone else said their's did. I assumed he finally sold it in frustration? Seemed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
That is so cool I am tempted to get over my clamp...

That is so cool I am tempted to get over my clamp mount fears. I was going to ask how much you wanted for it, but I see you are in Germany. What did it cost new?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20,627
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Very clever! But having smashed my forehead into...

Very clever! But having smashed my forehead into my Scotts damper while crashing some years ago, I get a little nervous when I see stuff mounted on top of the triple. Especially when I see all the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6,237
Views: 917,980
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I agree that getting there is easy, but getting...

I agree that getting there is easy, but getting stopped when something with four legs or four wheels pulls out in front of you can be, uh, challenging.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20,627
Views: 2,418,174
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I ordered a set of those for my 350 and when they...

I ordered a set of those for my 350 and when they came in, I sold them to someone else. They are insanely heavy! That being said, on the 690, I don't think it would be a big deal. I wouldn't go out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6,237
Views: 917,980
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Where the heck are you riding in the southeast...

Where the heck are you riding in the southeast where steady state speeds on dirt are 80 - 98 mph? :huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30,639
Views: 2,385,280
Posted By SoilSampleDave
She seems nice.

She seems nice.
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