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Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
sprockets

Mine was 14/42 stock (3:1)

swapped to 15/45 (3:1) same as stock, for commuting, etc but with extended chain and sprocket life.

can swap to 14/45 (3.21:1) for trails or 2up/luggage

can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
Newer bikes have a shorter lever (less leverage,...

Newer bikes have a shorter lever (less leverage, more rotation). Different gears (primary ratio) not a problem with kickstarter interchange. About 94 I think. It's all in this thread somewhere.
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,617
Posted By mwilliamshs
I use TruFuel in my brush cutter and chainsaw....

I use TruFuel in my brush cutter and chainsaw. The only pre-mix machines I have since the new weedeater is 4 stroke. It's easier than mixing for the very limited use I give these pieces and is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yeah but

WHICH get smart? movie with steve carrel or tv show with don adams?
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27,966
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Posted By mwilliamshs
rm sideplates

Noticed a mention recently of rm450 side panels on a DR350. Is that a thing? Anybody got pics or details?
:ear
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yes. They rotate parallel to the bike's direction...

Yes. They rotate parallel to the bike's direction of travel so there's not often a side-to-side sensation from unbalanced tires. What you generally get from them is an up and down "bounce" that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:47 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yeah I know i'd seen 38 (maybe was stock on some...

Yeah I know i'd seen 38 (maybe was stock on some version of the DR?) and maybe smaller.

My bike was 14-42 stock. I think what I did was 15-45. Basically kept the exact stock ratio (3:1) but made...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
markk900 sprockets

I don't have them handy but I have new sprockets I ordered through Cycle Gear when I worked there. It took some work comparing part numbers and what not. They fit my 93 DR250SE with a cush-drive....
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27,966
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Front-end oscillation = wheel balance problem if...

Front-end oscillation = wheel balance problem if bearings check out okay. Not common on street bikes because most folks balance them but few balance knobbies. You just don't notice it off road. Rim...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
I use the strips. Work great. Played around with...

I use the strips. Work great. Played around with a IR thermometer on a cold start till I found the highest point with actual oil temps and stuck the strip there. Works a treat. Cheaper at my local...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Laugh 92 clutch cover = slut

92 clutch cover = slut
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yup

yes indeedy
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
nope

looks like drz tank to me. obviously a watercooled bike, has bolt on radiator shroud mounts
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
was a mech engineer for Fairbanks Scales....

was a mech engineer for Fairbanks Scales. Traveled the globe, loved it. You really really honestly seriously no really would not believe the things you can see being bought and sold on scales that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yeah but not really

big scales like that often have a resolution of 20 lbs. That is to say, 0-19lbs is 0, 21-39 is 20...281-299 is 300, 301-319 is 300...easy to see that his is not the best way to weigh things under...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By mwilliamshs
update

I've taken the tank off the bike that came with it and sent the stand-off to the machine shop to be duplicated. I didn't take any measurements yet but I will. I did verify it's internally threaded...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 07:51 PM
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Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
it's the little things

want to put a larger rear sprocket (46 > 42) on my SE and I think I'm going to run into interference with the chain guide on the swingarm. My thought was to see if any other DR's came with a 45-49...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-25-2014, 12:23 AM
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Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
I heard some hearsay

that vid was faked. the camera landing perfectly to be aimed at his head like that seems unlikely and having the bullet (steel ball) lodged in his skull would not be a 'get up and walk inside'...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
:clap:ear:clap:ear

:clap:ear:clap:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 12:14 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
dr350 parts bike $150

no affiliation. it's in arizona. local pick up only according to their ad.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
reminds of a titty quote: "without nipples tits...

reminds of a titty quote: "without nipples tits have no point." too true.


question: if you're touring long distance on you're 250cc with just as much on-road as off, what's you're ideal tire?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
:deal

:deal
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 11:20 PM
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Views: 1,329
Posted By mwilliamshs
gosh this was a long time coming

Made a few purchases today and SEVERAL in recent weeks preparing for my first dual-sport camping trip, ever. Not gonna get the bike 100% finished before this trip due to time constraints, just legal...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 120,850
Posted By mwilliamshs
route suggestions

Most scenic route from LR to Alma/Ft. Smith?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 120,850
Posted By mwilliamshs
saw this at work today

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w604/mwilliamshs/20140313_144346_zpsg0xqdq6g.jpg (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/mwilliamshs/media/20140313_144346_zpsg0xqdq6g.jpg.html)

And pray I did.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
yes but no but yes

most any cable speedo will spin but the gearing ratios will determine how accurate they are. Most dirtbikes have 21" front tires so they should be fairly close. I've even stolen a speedo off of an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yup

long time ago there was a dipstick replacement available that had the stem built-in for the dampener. been AGES since I've seen one. No doubt a machine shop (or knowledgeable lathe owner) could whip...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
wouldn't it be nice

Beta Alp 4.0 = 2014 Suzuki DR350 motor... what if that = more robust charging system? :clap

I bet vapor owners would like it if beta has electronic speedo senders in the tranny too

EDIT:...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
Little Rock. UAMS off 630 most of the time and...

Little Rock. UAMS off 630 most of the time and UALR the rest. We acronym crazy down here.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
dig it

Thanks. That's kinda what I was thinking with the exception of the distance. I was planning to do the natural dam loop first day since it's 60-something miles and if it works out I'll try the devil's...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
I know this is all basic stuff to you guys but...

I'm new to this ADV thing and when loading tracks their distances vs time-to-travel (unknown) concern me a bit. For example, the ride from White Rock to Natural Dam is a loop 66.5 miles long....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
THANKS A TON! I'll be there sometime between...

THANKS A TON! I'll be there sometime between March 25th-31st for about 3 days. I'll post when I know more.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
Ditto. You probably succeed more often than I do...

Ditto. You probably succeed more often than I do though. I'm good with sarcasm, bad with not being thought an a-hole. Used to bother me...before law school.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27,966
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Posted By mwilliamshs
RE: MrPulldown, "And I think the dry weight is...

RE: MrPulldown, "And I think the dry weight is 293.2 lbs (133KG):evil"


You must not be doing the math in your head while on the phone walking down the hall at work...I was off by 0.025%. Shucks....
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
beta

I did notice a stainless braided oil hose on that beta motor. I think. Now that I would take! My 99 is 15 years old now and showing it, no idea how bad the 93 must look under the mud lol

and that...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
guy from central AR...again

So I've been reading ride reports and the SLAP Tracks thread and Doc's advice on camping at Shores Lake and it all looks great and I'm excited about camping there for 3-4 days in a couple weeks and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
Beta

does the beta bike with the DR motor have an oil cooler????:ear

EDIT: doesn't look like it. might be an accessory. did see a kickstart kit though
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27,966
Views: 3,410,794
Posted By mwilliamshs
if you're talking about gsmark and his honda 600...

if you're talking about gsmark and his honda 600 kits yeah you should! I've been following his vendor thread hoping to see a DR kit pop up ever since I saw you'd commented in there about it. .:clap
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 87,602
Views: 4,264,198
Posted By mwilliamshs
awesome

THANKS:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 120,850
Posted By mwilliamshs
Introduction

I'm a native Arkansan and new to dirt. Been riding on the street all my life. Got a couple suzuki dr's and i'm eager to get in all the seat time i can this year, missed out last year. I work...
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