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Forum: The Garage 03-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By jacobm3
yeah the other side wasn't dropping down into the...

yeah the other side wasn't dropping down into the center. i picked up one of those ratcheting carpenter's clamps to force the beads together (couldnt do it by hand) and i managed to get it in this...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By jacobm3
Thanks for all the feedback. I should clarify, I...

Thanks for all the feedback. I should clarify, I think the problem is that the tire isn't dropping down into the dish on the opposite side (180 degrees around, opposite the problem section). The...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By jacobm3
Help?!... hell w with a DR650 rear tire

I'm trying to change the tires on my new (to me) DR650 for the first time. I got a 120/90-17 Shinko 705 for the rear. My old D606 came off after some work and I've got the 705 almost on, but...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By jacobm3
Awesome pics! I'm riding from Houston to...

Awesome pics!

I'm riding from Houston to Moab in the beginning of April on a DR650 I just bought and I'm going to ride the White Rim Trail when I get there. I haven't been offroad at all yet and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By jacobm3
i don't care about looks at all, i'd actually...

i don't care about looks at all, i'd actually prefer an ugly bike that no one would want to steal, at the same time i'm trying to avoid money pits with lots of hidden problems. i've got $3000 saved...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By jacobm3
gifts

I've never been on anything worthy of a ride report here, but I'm hoping to change that in the near future. One thing that strikes me about the reports, especially in other countries, is the amount...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By jacobm3
would you buy a bike with a frame that had rust...

would you buy a bike with a frame that had rust all over the place? is that just a cosmetic problem? structural? indicative of a general lack of maintenance and care? or just part of taking a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By jacobm3
does anyone ever get it coated with that spray in...

does anyone ever get it coated with that spray in bed liner stuff trucks use? that's supposed to be really tough.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By jacobm3
Caring for a steel frame

I've been looking for a DR650 lately and most of the bikes I've found all had serious problems with frame rust. The one that didn't had a questionable title and didn't run.

Supposing I manage to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,868
Posted By jacobm3
Pics Resized to 800x600

I resized them all to 800x600 but it isn't letting me upload them. PM me your email address and I'll email them to you.

-jacob
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,868
Posted By jacobm3
yes, interesting thread but the black on gray is...

yes, interesting thread but the black on gray is hard to read. i'm especially interested in before/after pics.
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,573
Posted By jacobm3
What happened to DR650 ebay bbq racks?

I've been looking for the DR650 tail racks on ebay everyone has talked about and couldn't find any. All I found were a couple narrow racks:
...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By jacobm3
Houston to Moab, where in between?

I'm taking a couple weeks off of work in April to take a Wilderness First Responder course in Utah. I live in Houston and plan to ride up there and back. I've given myself 4 full travel days each...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 510
Posted By jacobm3
Proper beam pattern with HID kit on DR650?

I've been searching/reading for a while now but haven't found the answer to my question -

Are there any aftermarket HID kits that work well with the stock DR650 reflector and lense? i.e. that...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By jacobm3
I got a cheap combo pack, I think from Harbor...

I got a cheap combo pack, I think from Harbor Freight a while back. For $20 it had an imperial micrometer, dial calipers and a small metal ruler. The micrometer came in its own wooden box and a...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,067
Posted By jacobm3
Wow, I feel dumb. Those suckers were really...

Wow, I feel dumb. Those suckers were really stuck together though. Thank you!!!
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,067
Posted By jacobm3
Measure your feeler gauges!

So I'm checking the valve clearances on my SV650, the first time I've done it on a motorcycle, but I've done it a couple times before on a car. And I'm getting VERY different readings between the...
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