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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24,167
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Posted By bkwags
Needle and Seat

I have a NEW Moose Kit needle and seat for a Mikuni carb. I had to rebuild the carb due to bad gas, used the jets but not the N&S. They are yours for $15 including shipping. Just send me a PM with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Which Way

I guess that is possible. Which direction do I move the clip to richen the mixture?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Running Lean

Hey folks,

I have an issue with my 2001 400S running lean. It runs lean through the entire band of RPM's. It lags on acceleration. It pops and backfires. Running it with the richener out...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,788,147
Posted By bkwags
A couple questions; 14T sprocket and handguards

Has anyone run a 14t front sprocket on their bike. I put one on yestderday and it looks like the chain will rub the slider and swing arm severly. Or is just my imagination. If that won't work is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
2001 Front Wheel, WTB

I put a similar note in the flea market...............Looking for a spare front road wheel and disc in good shape for my 2001 DRZ. If anyone has one they are willing to let go please send me a PM...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
OHV Stickers

Where can you buy OHV stickers? Gas Stations, Walmart, DNR ??? There are 4 of us headed out the Ridgeway area in the beginning of August. Do not have a set agenda for what we are riding. At the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
Thanks for the info

We found a couple places to stay. Now we just need to chose!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,788,147
Posted By bkwags
Bark Busters for heated grips

Are there hand guards that are compatible with the BMW stock heated grips. If so, who makes them? The plastic ones that come on the Dakar are not very robust and I would like to upgrade before I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
Places to stay

Anyone have any suggestions on where to stay near Lake City or Ouray areas?

Trying to get by on less than $200 per night total for 4 people. Checked out VRBO and there a couple possibilities. But...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,620
Posted By bkwags
Fork Oil Height, 2005 Dakar

I installed the Intiminators on my Dakar. It feels really tight, maybe too tight. I did not account for the displacement of the intiminator and may have slightly overfilled the tubes with oil.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,788,147
Posted By bkwags
Fork Oil Height, 2005 Dakar

Does anyone have a measurement for the fork oil from the top of the tube down to the oil? If so please note the position of the fork tubes and if the spring is left inside or removed.

I have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
Was going to do the COBDR......

.......... but will be staying in Gunnison for a week instead. Any recommendations where to dual sport ride in that area, or a heads up on the forum that would have that info??

I will be...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 567,969
Posted By bkwags
I am using the Garmin for directions mostly. I...

I am using the Garmin for directions mostly. I am trying to find out the best way to pair all the devices. I have the option of running the phone thru the Garmin, or not.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 567,969
Posted By bkwags
SMH10, Moto X and Garmin 660

Anyone have a Moto X coupled with their Sena. I am trying to link mine with a Garmin 660 and the Motorola Moto X. I am interested in the connection sequence and usability of the 3 components.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Carb kit

I think you could have a couple issues. One is the bowl gasket. the other is the Needle and/or Seat o-ring. If it starts rich or you smell gas in the oil it's the latter.

I had a similar problem...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,788,147
Posted By bkwags
Ricor Intiminators

I just installed a set of Intiminators on my '05 Dakar front forks. Added new BMW bushing, seals and the lot. I used 5W Amzoil fork oil. Used the old spring, 18.75 free length.

The shocks seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
High Idle

I just put a Moose kit in the carb. Found all the old parts that came with the kit and replaced them. So we should be good as far as the jets and needles go.

The note on the slide might be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
high Idle

I have 2001S that has a lag in returning to low idle. When i let off the gas it will drop to a high idle. After a while it will drop to low idle. When you first start the engine its normal.

Its a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By bkwags
The problem was a loose wire on the back of the...

The problem was a loose wire on the back of the switch. It broke at the solder joint.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
What's legal on the COBDR

I have a buddy from Canada wanting to join some of us on the COBDR this summer. He has a '08 KTM 300, 2 stroke with a dual sport kit from Baja Design (lights, horn, etc), a dB snorkel kit and its...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,897
Posted By bkwags
Flatlanders are coming

Hey all, a bunch (2-6) of us from the Midwest (WI and MO) are headed out to ride the COBDR later this summer. We'll have a wide variety of skills and mostly riding 650's and 400's. We won't have time...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By bkwags
Flatlanders are coming

Hey all, a bunch of us from the Midwest (WI and MO) are headed out to ride the COBDR later this summer. We'll have a wide variety of skills and mostly riding 650's and 400's. We won't have time to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Varying Idle Speed

My 2001 DRZ has a habit of going to high idle and then back again. Some folks tell me it's the rubber boot between the carb and block. Others say it's a jet. I was wondering what the inmates think...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,788,147
Posted By bkwags
ABS won't turn off

I recently found the ABS will not turn off on my 2005 Dakar. Has anyone experienced this and if so what can I do to analyze/fix the problem?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Tank swap

When I bought my 2001 DRZ it came with an IMS tank. It is great shape, however it does not fit over my aftermarket radiator guards I just bought. A buddy of mine has a Clark tank mounted over the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By bkwags
ABS won't turn off

Anyone had this trouble with their ABS. I have a 2005 Dakar and had some troubles gettin the ABS to turn off now and then. Now it won't turn off at all.

Looking for suggestions on how to...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By bkwags
Dakar Handguards

Anyone have suggestions on more robust handguards for my 2005 Dakar. I saw some Motofairings with a hinged attachment to mid-bar.

The plastic only bark busters just don't seem very robust.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Interesting, I did not think of this at all. I...

Interesting, I did not think of this at all. I guess I could pull the connector and try and see if it works.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
I did not think of that either. That said,...

I did not think of that either.

That said, they were adjusted by 3 guys with lots of grey hair less than 100 miles ago, in March. I hope we did it right. If all else fails, it will be worth...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Hot Start Problems

I am still having issues with my 2001 DRZ not wanting to occasionally start when hot. I have fixed the petcock leak, rebuilt the carb, cleaned the spark plug.

She starts cold fine, runs fine,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
DRZ fuel petcock

Hey all, I am still looking for a fuel petcock for my DRZ. I bought one on ebay and it had the wrong beaded tube diameter, too small. My wife stopped by a local MC shop and they sold her one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Good idea on the extended shifter. I forgot to...

Good idea on the extended shifter. I forgot to mention that. I did that on my Dakar and it helped. I am not familiar with the boots you mention, but if they have big toe boxes the extended shifter...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Shifter problem

Question, you said you ride both commuting and DS. Do you wear motorcross or large cross section boots. IOW, did you move the shifter aspect angle up to accommodate a bigger boot.

If so, you may...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Flooded Engine

Once again, I learn from the asylum. The o-ring around the seat barrel was the demon. Once I replaced it, the flooding stopped. To bad I did not realize this sooner, I could have fixed it for 27...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Flooded Engine

I am going to try that tonight. I like the idea of a bottle to collect and measure the amount. If that's not the issue then I guess I'll take the carb off agian and put new innards in it. But my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Flooded Engine

I agree about the needle and seat keeping this from happening. But all looked good there. I was wondering if the petcock vacuum line which goes to the carb as well might be a path.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Flooded Engine

I have an issue with my 2001 DRZ. It floods after a shut down, sometimes even hydro locks the piston. I pulled the carb, expecting to see a layer of varnish and corrosion in the bowl. To my surpise...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Got the Yamaha Petcock

Thanks for the info. Found the petcock and carb kit on ebay. A bit cheaper than ProCycle. Hope the quality is good. Sprung for the one from CA, not ChinA
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
DRZ Petcocks

I have heard there is a Yamaha or ?? petcock that will work on the DRZ tank. Anyone have one they would like to sell. Or send me a part number so I can go buy one from ebay or the dealer.

I was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,808
Posted By bkwags
Just a thought

BC to Nova Scotia sounds like a fun trip with lots of elevation changes. IMO, I would stick with fuel injection and get another F650. The extra load on the DRZ and the elevation changes will have...
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