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Forum: Vendors 05-06-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Load Clear
Burgers

Bags look pretty good.

Hit up Milt's in Moab & Diablo Burger in Flagstaff.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
[QUOTE=motolab;23008949]Have you set the idle...

[QUOTE=motolab;23008949]Have you set the idle mixture when hot? If so, by what method, and how many turns out did it end up at?

Derek - I personally, have not. Though, when I first got the bike I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 09:38 AM
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Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Starter

Nothing - I had a shop install the tank. I don't carry anything besides my 175lb self. No other mods, that I know of anyhow - I bought it brand new - not sure if the shop changed anything when they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Starting

While we're in the midst of a fuel discussion I have a question.

My 2012 struggles to start, regardless of where the enrichment is. It is getting worse and worse with the cold. The only mod is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 288,979
Posted By Load Clear
Beautiful Valley, Nazlini, AZ

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Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Thanks

Thanks guys - I will look around. Flag & southern CO are easiest for me. Grifter: nothings wrong. More looking ahead when I start breaking stuff. But I would like to find a shop or person that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
AZ, NM or CO Shop

Hey guys, can anyone recommend a mechanic and/or a quality fab shop in or near:
Flagstaff, AZ, Cortez/Durango, CO or Albuquerque, NM?

I am moving back out to the Navajo Rez next week. My only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 288,979
Posted By Load Clear
The Rez

JayHawk - this is awesome. I am moving back to "The Rez" next week. I love the "chocolate falls"
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Gas tank & Lights

2 questions I can't find clear answers to:

1) I Just put an Acerbis tank on. Do I need to treat/clean the OEM tank (How & with what) if I am going to sit it on a shelf or sell it?

2) If I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Since it bends so easy just bend it back to shape...

Since it bends so easy just bend it back to shape and save your money.

Thanks. I get a bit hyper and forget about the obvious.

TravelGuy[/QUOTE]
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Brake Pedal

Wow. for something that seems to bend as easily as the rear pedal, I would think it would be easier to find (and should cost a lot less than $50). Is someone able to tell me if this pedal -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Farkle Questions

Hey All:

I am about to grab a Acerbis 5.3 tank. (The gray one at a $30 premium via Procycle). Even for the remoteness of Northeast Arizona/Southern Utah. The Safari tank just seems too big and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Re: High Altitude

Thanks guys, for the info.

Grifter - I've mountain biked and hiked quite a bit in the area. I love it.

With the knobbies - any of them you would want to ride a 400 mile asphalt round trip...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
High Elevation

Hey All - First, I'd like to say thanks for all the advice and info I've gotten and read here. The best advice I've gotten is a) Buy the DR650 & b) put down the tools and walk away:wink:

I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Rear Brake Lever

Hey guys - are rear brake pedals all the same? Bent mine up pretty good and plan to put a new one on.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Now What?

Thanks Derek:

So, will this enzyme additive work its way out after a couple tanks or do I need to drain the fuel? I added it to one tank. I've refueled only once so far but did not add any more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Fuel question

Hi all:
Looking for some education.

I mentioned a while back that I get crappy gas mileage on my 2012 (41-43 mpg).

Tinkerinwstuff mentioned ethanol as the culprit. When I asked the dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Mileage

A thought... but I think epa estimates have to account for this.

Sorry - don't know how to do quotes from multiple posts.

Anyway: Bike is factory stock, 1100 miles. I ride pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Mileage

I know there is a lot of discussion here on fuel economy, jetting and so forth. But under what conditions does Suzuki expect 56 mpg? I have a stock '12 and barely get 42 mpg; regardless of the...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 198,598
Posted By Load Clear
Glove advice

Hi:

Im looking for warm weather riding gloves. Currently, Im in NY and commute on a dr650. Probably 99% on pavement. This time next year I will be back in Arizona and I will be riding 85% off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
John - Thanks. I've been reading this forum for...

John - Thanks. I've been reading this forum for about 5 or 6 months and I bought my DR last month. I've read a ton from grifter and others. Their knowledge is awesome I really am not that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
No Harm

Grifter - I was busting chops back at ya. No worries. Plus,I think new guys should get busted on. Old guys too...

Thanks for the info. I need to find time to learn some basics. Next year I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Ha - I do need this stuff super simplified but I...

Ha - I do need this stuff super simplified but I knew that one..

Thanks all - I will have many more questions...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Roller

Thanks all - I've read quite a bit about the roller. Definitely noisy. Haven't brought myself to remove it yet. Trying to do as little damage as possible by not putting tool to bike unless I know...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
No. On the side stand. Manual doesn't say...

No. On the side stand. Manual doesn't say whether to measure under load. I never took care of any of my stuff before. So trying to learn some simple things. I am all for being flamed for knuckle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
I am waiting outside the garage door now so I...

I am waiting outside the garage door now so I will be first in line when they open on Tuesday. I am sure no one ever taught you and you learned everything on your own.

So it's got about 2 inches...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Thanks

Thanks Mambo & Zdiver. Have a nice craftsman set but only up to 19mm. Mambo, it looks like the cotter pin has gone away and a locking nut is used now instead. Of course I stared at it for 20...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Rear Axle Nut

Ok, First - I am a tool tool. Even so, adjusting the chain tension on my 2012 seems like something I can handle. The high quality :wink: Suzuki wrench and pipe for leverage is not breaking the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Hey Riceman - I got the 0%. No sense in putting...

Hey Riceman - I got the 0%. No sense in putting anything down if you are not paying interest.

I've posted some questions on here recently. I appreciate all the help from everyone. Answers do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Wheel weight

Ahh - thanks MotoD - sounds common sense to me..now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Spoke thing?

So I cannot figure out how to add a pic here. I will do my best to describe. On the front wheel of my '12 650, on one of the spokes is a large hunk of metal that looks like clamped on with a pair...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Thanks Sarah & Trophy. All look like good bags,...

Thanks Sarah & Trophy. All look like good bags, gonna check them out. Hit a couple dealers today. Only one had a bike. He wouldn't move off $6k (there are setup or freight fees). I hate to pay...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 95,528
Views: 17,956,126
Posted By Load Clear
Yes, I have searched the threads

Hey All:

(See subject line). I believe I am going to pick up a 2012 DR pretty soon. I have never bought a new bike but given 0% financing, I will be able to buy gear I need too.

Questions:
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