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Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2011, 09:54 PM
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Posted By tbolt
I doubt there's a consensus about air filters,...

I doubt there's a consensus about air filters, much less anything moto-related.

I've used OEM air filters and they seem fine to me. I'm not convinced that an aftermarket one would make much of a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Thanks, Mark! I've been enjoying your ongoing RR...

Thanks, Mark! I've been enjoying your ongoing RR tremendously. I hope to take a "no destinations" trip someday, but there's a lot of stuff I have to get settled in my life first. A true journey, to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Unfinished Business

10guy and I aren't the kind to leave business unfinished, so the last weekend in September, we returned to John Day and the Malheur River.

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Forum: Trip Planning 10-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,321
Posted By tbolt
Good lord, the ziploc baggie idea is brilliant....

Good lord, the ziploc baggie idea is brilliant. :thumb Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Certainly. I hope to go moto-camping out near...

Certainly. I hope to go moto-camping out near Seneca next weekend. I hear it'll be a bit :vardy

Still trying to decide what "big trip" I'll do next summer (2012). Perhaps the WABDR. Summer after...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day 9

OBDR Day Nine

Sunday, July 17, 2011 (or see the previous day (http://bolty.net/2011/10/03/obdr-day-eight/), or start from the very beginning (http://bolty.net/2011/07/26/obdr-day-zero/))

50...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
:D 10guy's gotten good at fishing...

:D



10guy's gotten good at fishing people out of rivers. :shog
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
As thunder boomed closer and closer, we found a...

As thunder boomed closer and closer, we found a detour around the troublesome hillside. This dumped us onto McIntyre Road, one of the few true gravel superhighways we encountered on the route. We...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Unlike other such roads we'd encountered, this...

Unlike other such roads we'd encountered, this one featured large tank traps every hundred yards along the way. I suppose we should have heeded the warning, but what's the fun in that?

Sometimes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day Eight

OBDR Day Eight

Saturday, July 16, 2011 (or see the previous day (http://bolty.net/2011/09/28/obdr-day-seven/), or start from the very beginning (http://bolty.net/2011/07/26/obdr-day-zero/))

I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Hey! I wondered if you guys were on here. Glad to...

Hey! I wondered if you guys were on here. Glad to hear the F800GS survived its bath. I've gotten pretty good at taking baths myself. :shog



We're in the home stretch now. Hoping to wrap this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
The drum brake isn't the greatest, but you should...

The drum brake isn't the greatest, but you should still be able to lock the rear wheel if you jam the pedal hard enough. I use my rear brake enough that I'd be scared if it wasn't working --...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day Seven

OBDR Day Seven

Friday, July 15, 2011 (or see the previous day (http://bolty.net/2011/09/18/obdr-day-six/), or start from the very beginning (http://bolty.net/2011/07/26/obdr-day-zero/))

This...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Hey Radioman! I'm sorry I missed you at Wetfest...

Hey Radioman! I'm sorry I missed you at Wetfest -- just my luck that the year's biggest software upgrade at work was scheduled for that weekend. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
[/LEFT] The DR200 has not changed...

[/LEFT]

The DR200 has not changed significantly over the years. This one
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
eBay. Allow me to search for you:...

eBay. Allow me to search for you: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=dr200+service+manual&_sacat=See-All-Categories
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
It was a learning experience. But it also showed...

It was a learning experience. But it also showed that my lil' DR200 is a trooper. It took everything I threw at it and asked for more.



This was nothing... wait until you see what the OBDR...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
http://tbolt.smugmug.com/photos/1482744886_ZPsXgkQ...

http://tbolt.smugmug.com/photos/1482744886_ZPsXgkQ-XL.jpg

Don't let the picture deceive you. We had an extremely late spring this year and a snowpack that approached 200% of normal. Even by July,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day Six

OBDR Day Six

Thursday, July 14, 2011 (or see the previous day (http://bolty.net/2011/09/08/obdr-day-five/), or start from the very beginning (http://bolty.net/2011/07/26/obdr-day-zero/))

"My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
It is. Loosen the axle bolt and click the...

It is. Loosen the axle bolt and click the clamshell adjusters until you reach the desired tension. Make sure the settings match on both sides.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
As I said previously...

As I said previously...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2011, 10:08 AM
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Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
If you provide the dimensions of the tank bag in...

If you provide the dimensions of the tank bag in question, we can make guesses.



Yes. Two straps (one on either side) around the frame and one strap around the front drop tube for the steering...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day Five

OBDR Day Five

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 (or see the previous day (http://bolty.net/2011/08/27/obdr-day-four/), or start from the very beginning (http://bolty.net/2011/07/26/obdr-day-zero/))

I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
As long as it needs, and no more. Sorry for...

As long as it needs, and no more.

Sorry for being glib, but that's really it. It's a bit of a dark art and every bike is different. What you don't want to do is over-use the choke (enrichener)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
I had the same problem after a weekend of rocky...

I had the same problem after a weekend of rocky trail riding and it turned out to be a broken wire at the bulb socket.

The fuse box is under the right side cover (just above the exhaust). IIRC,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
I liked my Kenda K270s.

I liked my Kenda K270s.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 02:15 PM
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Posted By tbolt
What kind of riding do you plan to do?

What kind of riding do you plan to do?
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
Welcome to working on motorcycles. The tricky...

Welcome to working on motorcycles. The tricky part is figuring out which corners are safe to cut.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
Do you mean brakes? Yeah, they're not so great. ...

Do you mean brakes? Yeah, they're not so great.

Older used DRs can be a tough call. Mine is a 1998, but I got really lucky and found a diamond in the rough.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
A test ride on 11 year old Deathwings? You're a...

A test ride on 11 year old Deathwings? You're a brave man.

But to seriously answer your question, I've never experienced wind blast on a DR strong enough to lose tire traction, and that's on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Finally, finally, 10guy was able to drive the...

Finally, finally, 10guy was able to drive the entire herd off the trail. But it wasn't entirely smooth sailing.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Hey, thanks. We're not done yet!

Hey, thanks. We're not done yet!
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Uncanny, that! What is it about that downhill run...

Uncanny, that! What is it about that downhill run of rocks -- maybe it's the look of evil intent, maybe it's the visions of bone-snapping and fork-bending... :eek1

Hey LittleWan, your RR was one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 1,495,118
Posted By tbolt
*sigh* I would be in on this in a hot second if I...

*sigh* I would be in on this in a hot second if I didn't have a major software upgrade scheduled at work that weekend. :tough

Please take lots of pictures for us cube-prisoners to view!
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
Yes, it's called a DR350. :lol3 That would...

Yes, it's called a DR350. :lol3

That would be a lot of work for not a whole lot of gain. You'd be better off with a 350 or DRZ-400.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
Thanks for reading! Well, by this...

Thanks for reading!



Well, by this point we were down to one newb (me) and one veteran (10guy) but we were on a roll.

You should definitely come out this way for a ride. We're really...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,953
Posted By tbolt
OBDR Day Four

OBDR Day Four

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

As I watched the cow up ahead shit gallons of diarrhea upon the pile of round babyhead rocks that called itself a trail, I knew today was going to be one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
Shorai Lithium?

Shorai Lithium?
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2011, 10:01 AM
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Views: 369,293
Posted By tbolt
I always wonder what people are expecting to hear...

I always wonder what people are expecting to hear when they ask this question.

There are far too many variables to make a generalized answer. Treat your bike like shit and expect it to last like...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By tbolt
A place to start looking, per the service...

A place to start looking, per the service manual...

Charging output check
Start with a fully charged battery (important!)
Start engine and run it at 5000 r/min
Measure DC (25V) between +...
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