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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Anyone around AZ looking for a great condition...

Anyone around AZ looking for a great condition 97SE? I just ride in too much gnarly stuff and find myself always wanting the dirt model when given the choice. Clarke tank, aftermarket skid plate,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I don't follow.. my point about the broken clutch...

I don't follow.. my point about the broken clutch was because it happened to me at almost the furthest point of a 4x4 trail we were on and I had little issue with having no clutch for the whole way...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Was the original bulb an 1157 though? Just want...

Was the original bulb an 1157 though? Just want to verify the terminal is the same.

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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Good to know how, though, in case you break a...

Good to know how, though, in case you break a clutch lever.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Nice job guys. All my work was writing my own...

Nice job guys. All my work was writing my own setup to mod a dirt model.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Friedom
There are probably 3 wires running to the brake...

There are probably 3 wires running to the brake light: running, brake and ground. Check your connectors and wires for voltage.could be something simple that just needs proper inspection. Was the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Mine was a bear to take off and even harder to...

Mine was a bear to take off and even harder to put back on. Felt like it was cross threaded, but I checked and Re checked. Haven't had any issues though.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Friedom
1. I agree, what you're dealing with seems likely...

1. I agree, what you're dealing with seems likely to be under the clutch cover, not in the transmission itself. Not even looking at the bike, though, this is an educated guess at best.

2. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Sorry we missed your post. Doesn't look like...

Sorry we missed your post. Doesn't look like anything serious in there to me. Mine looked similar on my first change, but I don't know if it was ever changed for the 15 years before that.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Looking to be a good season for the chiva falls...

Looking to be a good season for the chiva falls area by the storms we've been having!

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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Friedom
The shift drum has cool grooves in it that the...

The shift drum has cool grooves in it that the shift forks ride in. Those forks then push or pull gears on the input or output shafts to engage them.
At least that's the general idea. These...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Sounds like you freed up the L bracket for a...

Sounds like you freed up the L bracket for a little while. I would take it off and check for straight news. Do you know what part I'm referring to? It has a sorting attached to it, just below the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Friedom
[emoji14]opcorn ^ what he said. Sent from...

[emoji14]opcorn ^ what he said.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I remember my shift drum bolt didn't seem to be...

I remember my shift drum bolt didn't seem to be flush either. The shaft seats underneath the shift pawl assembly.
You could try removing the spring mentioned above, moving the L bracket away and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Friedom
It's at the bottom of the frame down tube in...

It's at the bottom of the frame down tube in front of the engine. There's a oil drain plug on that tube, and a return hose going into the engine behind that plug. If you disconnect that hose (after...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Friedom
See the spring below the arrow? It's connected to...

See the spring below the arrow? It's connected to said bracket. If you disconnect that spring and swing the bracket out of the way, you can remove it without needing to remove any other parts. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I just went through this when replacing my broken...

I just went through this when replacing my broken shift drum bolt. The L piece was bent that is spring loaded that rolls under the shift drum and gives it that satisfying click when you land on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Anyone have a good resource to try this? I've got...

Anyone have a good resource to try this? I've got a spare engine with a toasted head. Would love to fix it and stick into a ghetto cart!

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Should be a nice ride in the morning after that...

Should be a nice ride in the morning after that storm! I won't be able to join, but might pass you on the Catalina highway if I can get the family up there.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Btw, it's a 99 dirt model that I got for $200 add...

Btw, it's a 99 dirt model that I got for $200 add on to the 97SE that I paid full price for.
After a new carb, boots, tires, chain, sprockets, filters, oil, shift drum bolt stuff, and all the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I remember your posts on the subject. Good on you...

I remember your posts on the subject. Good on you for doing it right. I drilled it out in the case, used a wipe down magnet, kerosene wash and oil flush to get the shavings out. So far so good. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I was just hijacking your topic to include a plug...

I was just hijacking your topic to include a plug for the SDB.
Since you split the case and sent it in, do you know what is at the other end of that hole in the shift drum? Is it entirely...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Friedom
A lot of people get a squirrelly feeling with...

A lot of people get a squirrelly feeling with k270s on the front. I was able to find Pirelli M21s for around $76 shipped on amazon, and love them. Looks like that sale has passed, and they may be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Friedom
My shift drum bolt broke loose recently too. I...

My shift drum bolt broke loose recently too. I probably rode a good 50-100 miles suspicious of it. Could manage to entice it into gears most of the time, but had a neutral position between all gears....
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Right. Pops right out. Sent from my...

Right. Pops right out.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I can't blame you for wanting to skip Reddington...

I can't blame you for wanting to skip Reddington once in awhile. It's not terrible, but once you get through the mountains it's a whole lot of nothing for awhile.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Clutch cover. The assembly comes out pretty...

Clutch cover. The assembly comes out pretty easily. Once the cover is off, carefully loose the spring and the whole thing pulls out.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I share your sentiments, I was saying it in jest...

I share your sentiments, I was saying it in jest as the gap isn't something I would think you casually add to a ride, especially if you're going for big bike friendly.
I too live a stone's throw...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Sounds great, but given the start point, could we...

Sounds great, but given the start point, could we do the gap en route?

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Friedom
Now that I look again, I haven't actually been on...

Now that I look again, I haven't actually been on the part you're describing. The single track is above it. The road you were on connects down to Reddington road before it climbs the mountain. Can't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Friedom
We're thinking the same area, for sure, except...

We're thinking the same area, for sure, except the little red plus is on the single track side (left in picture) and the wide paths on the right go down to three feathers. Which one did you take?
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Friedom
I think I'll give this a try. I always left them...

I think I'll give this a try. I always left them on, but a single 10mm open end wrench in there would make short work of getting them out of the way. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Friedom
A mighty KLR? The China bike must be a dream on...

A mighty KLR? The China bike must be a dream on the rough stuff in comparison.
Were you on a 4x4 road with lots of large rocks to traverse and lots of paths (3 feathers) Or was it single track?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Did you tackle any of the single track back...

Did you tackle any of the single track back there? Nice to see a picture of a familiar area for once.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Friedom
I'm very grateful for the ability to get to the...

I'm very grateful for the ability to get to the bowl without removing the carb, or the stuff around it. depending upon your routing, turning the handlebars to the right might free up the cables some,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Friedom
TBH I never get out for more than a couple hours...

TBH I never get out for more than a couple hours at a time for a ride.

It's fun to plot and scheme, though.

It would definitely need to be an easy design to adjust so you're not fiddling with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Agreed. Then it's down to the water crossing...

Agreed. Then it's down to the water crossing hazards of having your side open.

I have about 4 airboxes kicking around, 2 or 3 are stock, as they came with individual parts that I needed....
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Some posts back here mentioned having several...

Some posts back here mentioned having several holes that you could cap. But as long as there's room for the lid to move out of the way, a single hole makes sense for most adjustability. Camera...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Same phone here, was thinking about a handle bar...

Same phone here, was thinking about a handle bar mount. Still am. I'm going to check out that app, though! Been using oruxmaps and finding myself getting lost in the app itself, which doesn't lend...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Friedom
Come to think of it, my 90 with a long got a 93 s...

Come to think of it, my 90 with a long got a 93 s model motor put in it, and the 93 had the short kicker too.

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