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Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Great looking ride. I like the green ones. ...

Great looking ride. I like the green ones.
Psycho
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
I'd guess with those conditions, it's more a...

I'd guess with those conditions, it's more a factor of wind resistance and weight that would make the difference. I bank on 40 mpg on my E with 3x3 and FMF silencer, removed octopus and relatively...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
That's the type I was considering buying, but do...

That's the type I was considering buying, but do you have to purchase a spoke kit, or will it lace right up with the stock spokes
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
I think wheeling cycle sells direct replacement...

I think wheeling cycle sells direct replacement dirt wheel sets for the SM.

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/product/dirt-wheel-set-for-the-drz400-by-sm-pro/126

Kind of expensive. You...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
For a long trip with lots of elevation changes,...

For a long trip with lots of elevation changes, I'd stick with a well jetted stock S/SM carb. It will compensate better for elevation and will net you better mileage than the FCR.
Psycho
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Cheap rear rim

I had a really hard hit on my rear wheel that bent both sides of the rim.
http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx93/Psycho18th/650B1AB2-B459-486A-994C-F903052985D3.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Psycho18th
Subscribed! We lived at Eielson for a few years...

Subscribed! We lived at Eielson for a few years and so enjoyed the interior. I was very busy, but spent every free minute exploring and reading the history of the area. Looking forward to the rest...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Psycho18th
Fantastic report as always. I feel like I'm right...

Fantastic report as always. I feel like I'm right there with you when reading and seeing the pictures. My MVUM shows every trail as a number, yet they are all named as well. How do you translate from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 08:14 AM
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Views: 778
Posted By Psycho18th
Looks like a fun Adventure.

Looks like a fun Adventure.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Just got emailed a flyer for CTR's Flagstaff dual...

Just got emailed a flyer for CTR's Flagstaff dual sport ride in July. Last year was my first organized ride, and I thought it was fun. The flyer makes it sound like the A loop may be a bit more A-ish...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
I have had both Seat Concepts and Corbin. Seat...

I have had both Seat Concepts and Corbin. Seat Concepts was easier to fit up as it uses the stock base (at least mine did). 15 minutes with a good staple gun and you're all set. I think it gives a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:10 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
I havent been much above 7500' on my E, but it...

I havent been much above 7500' on my E, but it ran fine there on a dual sport in Flagstaff AZ with sea level-ish jetting. Trail side jetting swap and a flexible fuel screw would be pretty simple....
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Cool. I'd like to light up my E a bit and do some...

Cool. I'd like to light up my E a bit and do some summer night riding as its too darn hot close to home to ride during the day here in AZ. What light is that? Do you run it off a battery or the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Will it start with choke? Could the floats be...

Will it start with choke?
Could the floats be stuck up, closing off the inlet to the float bowl?
Try knocking the side of the float bowl with the handle of a screwdriver, or bouncing the bike up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Stock chain length should be fine. If you're...

Stock chain length should be fine. If you're ordering a new chain, it's a 520. Look in the clymer (or whatever service manual you have) manual for setting chain tension, but generally 3-4 finger...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
It sounds like the long throw of the clutch is...

It sounds like the long throw of the clutch is the basic problem, not necessarily the stiffness of the pull, and that it's only when real off-road finesse is required. If the perch is in good shape...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
RTV fix cured my weeping water pump a few years...

RTV fix cured my weeping water pump a few years ago and no issues since. Followed the TT instructions exactly.
Psycho
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Good chance you just spilled a bit on the header....

Good chance you just spilled a bit on the header. Take it for a spin and it will burn right off. It only takes a drop to look like you're on fire. I always end up with a bunch of coolant on the bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Psycho18th
AZ singletrack after a nice rain

Went for a quick ride on the 250 smoker today northwest of Phoenix. Temps were cool, a bit breezy and threatening more rain. Traction was near unbelievable levels, and as it warmed up animals were...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
To me, the symptoms really seem carb related in...

To me, the symptoms really seem carb related in the pilot/idle circuit somewhere. A new pilot and needle should have corrected it on the fuel side which would point to an air leak somewhere. To check...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Just to be certain, this is an S correct? Did...

Just to be certain, this is an S correct?
Did it not idle before the jetting changes?
If it idled fine before, then something didn't get put back together right.
Air leaking around rubber air box...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
The extra power must help. I maxed mine out on...

The extra power must help. I maxed mine out on loop 303 yesterday at 88 on the trail tech speedo with 15/47, and that was all she had power-wise. I'm not on the most aerodynamic setup.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Replacing with same tire type, I'd guess...

Replacing with same tire type, I'd guess different tire pressure would be the issue. Are you running at the same tire pressure?
Psycho
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
My E was 14/47 stock, which was perfect for 55...

My E was 14/47 stock, which was perfect for 55 mph roads and decent Singletrack. I put 15/47 on recently with no issues of fitment and comfortable at 65-70 mph and a lot more clutch on Singletrack....
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
The geometry and suspension will make it feel...

The geometry and suspension will make it feel lighter yet. My dual sported E weighs about the same as an S with the lights, and big tank, and such, but it still feels like a dirt bike. I think the DR...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
A new MSR cable isn't too expensive and will make...

A new MSR cable isn't too expensive and will make the clutch pull much smoother. Definitely change the oil if it's very old. Hopefully fresh oil and a new well adjusted cable will fix it right up,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Fresh oil? Have you tried adjusting the clutch...

Fresh oil?
Have you tried adjusting the clutch cable? How old is the cable, maybe it's stretched a bit?
Does it not like to click in from first? Have you tried bumping down from 2nd?
Psycho
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Psycho18th
Just about every aftermarket company makes...

Just about every aftermarket company makes oversize tanks that work well. Take your pick with color and whether you want integrated shrouds or not.

Surprised you like the seat. Mine was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
Decent description here with picture: ...

Decent description here with picture:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/735092-fcr-accelerator-pump-brass-plug/

It's a check valve that only lets fuel past with pressure from the accel pump. It's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,741
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Posted By Psycho18th
I buy a family permit every year since I often...

I buy a family permit every year since I often haul the bikes out in the truck with the kids and park on state trust as opposed to just riding through on my dual sport. The signage on state land is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
I've heard this from a couple folks, and you are...

I've heard this from a couple folks, and you are very likely correct having put much time, money, and effort into refining jetting on a Dyno with some sort of analyzer.

This happens to have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
This is a problem with the acceleration pump...

This is a problem with the acceleration pump circuit. Most likely there is a small hole or crack in the diaphragm. Once that's fixed, "Eddie mod" cured my bog. Altitude change may require less fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Psycho18th
I've attached my phone with zip ties to the bar...

I've attached my phone with zip ties to the bar pad (on the oversized KTM bars) with a couple zip ties. Lately, I've been using this rubber strap setup:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
I have the exact opposite experience with...

I have the exact opposite experience with motionX. I've used it all over AZ, parts of CO, a sliver of Utah, Some in NV, and even around Cold Lake Canada, mainly when out of cell coverage using the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
Pinch bolts on right fork leg(when on bike). Then...

Pinch bolts on right fork leg(when on bike). Then tighten axle to spec. Then loosen pinch bolts. While holding front brake, compress front suspension several times. Roll bike forward and repeat. Then...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27,004
Views: 4,946,892
Posted By Psycho18th
X2 Pilot jet is the likely culprit. Pull it and...

X2
Pilot jet is the likely culprit. Pull it and hit it with carb cleaner and compressed air. Make sure you can see daylight through it. Do the same for main and needle jet while you have it apart....
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27,004
Views: 4,946,892
Posted By Psycho18th
From what I understand the dyno jet numbers don't...

From what I understand the dyno jet numbers don't jive with stock/JD. unless it's surging at wide open throttle, it's probably not main jet, but needle. On a bike this vintage, you need to pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27,004
Views: 4,946,892
Posted By Psycho18th
Have you watched any of the YouTube videos of...

Have you watched any of the YouTube videos of dirt bike tire changing? They are usually swapping out a good tire on a near new rim, and often it's a 19 inch soft Moto tire, but watch and listen to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27,004
Views: 4,946,892
Posted By Psycho18th
That would be my guess. The line gets blocked and...

That would be my guess. The line gets blocked and as the bike burns fuel, it creates a vacuum in the tank and fuel stops flowing. The engine dies when starved of fuel. After waiting a bit, enough...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27,004
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Posted By Psycho18th
Dying when opening up the throttle on the FCR...

Dying when opening up the throttle on the FCR really points to the accelerator pump diaphragm. On a 15 year old bike, there's a good chance there's a tear in the diaphragm. Cheap fix once you get it...
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