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Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:37 PM
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Posted By acesandeights
Tore my meniscus at about age 19-ish. My knee...

Tore my meniscus at about age 19-ish. My knee swelled at first and I had to have "water" removed. Doc took a lot of fluid off my knee and said, "Good, no blood" and suggested taking a bit more fluid...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
I would suggest straight rate springs for your...

I would suggest straight rate springs for your weight. I think that will work much better than trying to make the stock springs work. Springs are relatively inexpensive ($115/set). Racetech.com has a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By acesandeights
Yep, Wee-strom seems like a good alternative.

Yep, Wee-strom seems like a good alternative.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By acesandeights
Is that seat big enough for you and your wife?

Is that seat big enough for you and your wife?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By acesandeights
Seems the Husky is more dirt-oriented than all of...

Seems the Husky is more dirt-oriented than all of the others. You say you want to ride two-up and only 5% off road. Well, even if you doubled or tripled or more your off road riding I don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 103,760
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Posted By acesandeights
He did try to talk me into something else first,...

He did try to talk me into something else first, which I appreciated. I called and asked for just about every part imaginable. I wanted a complete rebuild kit and more. He asked me a few questions...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
This is what I did. Got a shipping confirmation...

This is what I did. Got a shipping confirmation right away and the package arrived within a day or two. His prices were very reasonable, had stuff in stock, and his shipping time (actually getting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
You might update your location in your profile. ...

You might update your location in your profile. If someone is in your area they may know a dealer that is more likely to cover this under warranty.

You're right though, typically a clutch is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
Reading the last few replies it sounds like Derek...

Reading the last few replies it sounds like Derek hasn't had a DR650 in his shop. If people don't know this, he has. Someone, I assume Derek, posted video of dyno testing a DR, at least once.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By acesandeights
Looks like a nice find!

Looks like a nice find!
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By acesandeights
Derek has helped a number of people on AdvRider,...

Derek has helped a number of people on AdvRider, with and without DRs, and has had at least a couple in his shop and on his dyno.

http://www.moto-lab.com/founder
"By his late teens, Derek had...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
I did the Race Tech rear shock shaft assembly...

I did the Race Tech rear shock shaft assembly with rebound adjustment. My DR rides very nice, both on road and off road.

http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/1/Suzuki/DR650SE/2011

It's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 393,457
Posted By acesandeights
Yamaha hasn't been very consistent over the...

Yamaha hasn't been very consistent over the years, which never bothered me. Most of us aren't old enough to remember the Red Dragonfly BergDonk :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,034
Posted By acesandeights
That's the way I'd get from Crater Lake to...

That's the way I'd get from Crater Lake to J-ville. Good re-route.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:28 PM
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Views: 393,457
Posted By acesandeights
Yamahas are yellow.

Yamahas are yellow.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,034
Posted By acesandeights
On your Day 6, Bend to Medford, I'd turn west...

On your Day 6, Bend to Medford, I'd turn west onto Hwy 138 instead of traveling further south on 97. You can hit Crater Lake from 138, then Hwy 62 west and south to Union Creek to see the Natural...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By acesandeights
Metric?

Metric?
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By acesandeights
Then update your profile to include your location.

Then update your profile to include your location.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 14,471
Posted By acesandeights
I spent a significant part of my yute near there...

I spent a significant part of my yute near there and had part of my bachelor party on the river right there (maybe used MRA, but I don't remember). I will be watching and trying to make this work.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103,760
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Posted By acesandeights
If you're lucky, she's sitting right there on the...

If you're lucky, she's sitting right there on the seat with her feet on the pegs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,778
Posted By acesandeights
I've always thought that was one of the best...

I've always thought that was one of the best looking KLRs I've never seen.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,106
Posted By acesandeights
Neighbor across the street was talking to me,...

Neighbor across the street was talking to me, maybe it was last year, about riding safe. Said his wife just lost her son on that road (I *think* it was last year).
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,850
Posted By acesandeights
Worse than used? No, you're going to have a cool...

Worse than used? No, you're going to have a cool story about how you're the only person that rides hard enough to blow up a DR in four months.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 103,760
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Posted By acesandeights
I read that the DR650SE is so old the "E" just...

I read that the DR650SE is so old the "E" just fell off. I guess they should have used a spot of blue locktite on it and the NSU screws.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
Yes, through VSM if they are still available. ...

Yes, through VSM if they are still available.

http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/
http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_68&product_id=170
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
I think the 2014 already comes with a lower chain...

I think the 2014 already comes with a lower chain roller.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 599,611
Posted By acesandeights
That's what she said.

That's what she said.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 103,760
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Posted By acesandeights
Great suggestion (although I have one)!

Great suggestion (although I have one)!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By acesandeights
Wow billmags. You have no idea. If I missed...

Wow billmags. You have no idea. If I missed that it'd be a trip undone.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103,760
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Posted By acesandeights
JNS Question

That oil filter cover portion (add-on) of your skid plate is 1/8" steel? It looks like the corner comes to a point at about the middle of the stock oil filter cover. Can you take a more side...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 393,457
Posted By acesandeights
Nice rides.

Nice rides.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By acesandeights
What beach to hit? Ocean, Bakers, etc? I'm a...

What beach to hit? Ocean, Bakers, etc? I'm a forty-something, overweight white guy in a blue Speedo (R) that doesn't care about how cold it might be (i.e., not concerned about shrinkage).
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103,760
Views: 20,513,846
Posted By acesandeights
Number/Graphics Kits - WTB

I need numbers on my DR650 and am tired of using reflective house address stickers (yeah, looks hokey). I participate in some events that require numbers. Any suggestions on "racing" style number...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By acesandeights
If I end up going it alone (which is a strong...

If I end up going it alone (which is a strong pastability), anyone that wants to have a breakfast, lunch, cocktail or dinner, let me know. I'm an introvert that can be amazingly funny for about an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By acesandeights
Looks like the wife wont make it after all. I'll...

Looks like the wife wont make it after all. I'll be travelling light and fast, walking almost everywhere unless there is public trans. Sights and pictures will be zero priority this trip. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By acesandeights
Actually that is want of the reasons I picked...

Actually that is want of the reasons I picked that time :1drink Cheese or meat or any other mongers have my attention!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By acesandeights
Thanks. For the wife and I, it's all about the...

Thanks. For the wife and I, it's all about the food.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By acesandeights
Oh yeah, can't remember the name, but they run...

Oh yeah, can't remember the name, but they run around OC all the time, including Santiago, etc.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By acesandeights
If you don't buy me a pint I'll have to send you...

If you don't buy me a pint I'll have to send you a bill for the coffee and the ride to the airport in Medford...asshole. Oh, wait, you know that and approve this message!!!

Edited to add: Just...
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