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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By shu
I've noticed the same patterns you have over...

I've noticed the same patterns you have over 30-40,000 miles of use.



Not a huge issue for me since it turns right back on without problems.

................shu
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By shu
My most recent experience is similar: an '09...

My most recent experience is similar: an '09 DR650 I got last February with 2,000 miles.

Tires and tubes look new but the rubber is hardening, I replaced mine. The original tires were pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Easy. Make a little trough out of cardboard...

Easy.

Make a little trough out of cardboard or a plastic milk jug, tape it in place under the filter cover- aimed to drain into your oil bucket- and open it up.

................shu
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,708
Posted By shu
You're not really missing anything, you just live...

You're not really missing anything, you just live in a warm climate. Gloves that keep your fingers together are warmer- closer to mittens but still with some dexterity.

I like the Aerostich 3...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
My opinions: Tire? absolutely replace right...

My opinions:

Tire? absolutely replace right now...torn sidewall....I wouldn't trust that to ride on that unless I was in Mongolia with no other choice.

Wheel? I don't know. I'd have a wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Stock pipe for me too. I sometimes go so...

Stock pipe for me too.

I sometimes go so far as to shut my motor off and sit quietly by the side of the forest roads to let oncoming hikers go by. I hike too, and I know about the search for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's...

This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's what I would do:
1- not necessary, I think.
2. Yes, put Stabil or SeaFoam in the tank and run it for a several miles to fill the float bowl with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
...........and you can have the parts delivered...

...........and you can have the parts delivered to your door in a couple of days instead of waiting 7-10 days for a call, then driving down to get them.

I used to try hard to support the local...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they...

Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they don't send them to the USA. Europe, Asia, Australia, yes, USA no.

..................shu
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 1,967,558
Posted By shu
Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this...

Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this point.

I've been to Mexico several times, ridden in Mexico three times now, the last time alone for 5 weeks. I don't always take the advice I get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
That's a first, I think. I have never had a...

That's a first, I think. I have never had a problem with the cable guide and can't remember anyone else who has.:scratch

How exactly did this happen? Could the cable have been threaded through the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By shu
Either way can work fine. If I'm not sure...

Either way can work fine.

If I'm not sure my tires will make the whole trip and I'm traveling someplace where getting tires can be difficult, I'll just change 'em before I leave.

Otherwise, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155...

I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155 pounds- no problem riding the DR in it's tall form. It's totally unnecessary to be able to put both feet flat on the ground. You'll get used to how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you...

:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you that- I'm a pretty poor capitalist. My idea of a good deal is one where both the buyer and the seller walk away happy.

Here's the full story: It was an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from...

Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from 65+ mph highway speeds to be the biggest factor in gas mileage.

I can ride dirt and twisties all day getting 52 mpg. Get out on the open highway...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and...

My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and was still running fine. Based on my experience:

I would guess your steering head bearing is about done, and sometime in the next 10,000 + miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Both very good tires with good life spans, but...

Both very good tires with good life spans, but not duplicates of each other: Expensive, but much longer lasting than many of the cheaper tires.

MEFO Explorer 99 rear:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By shu
Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't...

Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't have hurt the bike. 2011; 2,000 miles- I would think you could get $4,000 for it.

BTW, you can probably pick up a replacement stock tank in very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything...

Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything unusual.


................shu
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,019
Posted By shu
Never. Also never had a huge beard or...

Never.

Also never had a huge beard or acted like a lunatic (well, maybe once or twice :wink:)



......................shu
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Type of tire can make a huge difference. A worn...

Type of tire can make a huge difference. A worn front knobby on rain-grooved concrete can be an interesting experience. Throw in a little gusty wind and some rain..........:huh

I always look to...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By shu
Tank Panniers (for an ATV), handlebar map case,...

Tank Panniers (for an ATV), handlebar map case, no tank bag- works for me.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/NMex%20Ariz%20MAR%2011/NmexAZMar11022.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
My stand has been shortened 1 inch. Clears the...

My stand has been shortened 1 inch. Clears the swingarm by about 1/4 inch- never touches it.


http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/DR650/DSCF3286.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By shu
:rofl ..........shu

:rofl

..........shu
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By shu
Are you planning to travel to large cities with...

Are you planning to travel to large cities with high crime rates? if not, don't worry about it. Lots of people travel with panniers that don't lock.

Pack your gear in saddlebag liner bags (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
Posted By shu
Yup. The word 'drop' rather than 'crash' or'...

Yup. The word 'drop' rather than 'crash' or' wreck' clarifies things I think.

And yes, I include drops on the dirt- You can get hurt there, too. A guy I know-decent rider, too- got a ride in an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
I've run many sets of MEFO rear tires. It's a...

I've run many sets of MEFO rear tires. It's a great tire and although expensive, in the long run it's not as much more as you might think.
I get 7,000 miles of excellent tread on a nice round...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,738
Posted By shu
Ugly??? ...

Ugly???

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/Mexico%202013/DSCF2746.jpg (http://s831.photobucket.com/user/pshushan/media/Mexico%202013/DSCF2746.jpg.html)

All in the eye of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Sounds like it will work with just the one set. ...

Sounds like it will work with just the one set. I think you can count on 10,000 km out of the rear K60.


...........shu
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
The Heidenau k60 series is tricky. The DR...

The Heidenau k60 series is tricky.
The DR takes a 130/80 x 17 while the Vstrom 650 takes a 150/70 x 17 ( I think).
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Talking Hey Ron- :wave Yes you could probably take...

Hey Ron- :wave

Yes you could probably take the front Heidenau to 15,000 miles (24,000 km). It's a pretty good tire: really nice on pavement, and not bad on dirt and rocks. Obviously more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11,297
Views: 1,255,020
Posted By shu
I piss and moan just as much as anyone else when...

I piss and moan just as much as anyone else when it comes to Garmin GPS and BaseCamp behaviors. The inability to search along a route, or take a detour come to mind.

But.............I was really...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
:rilla:rilla:rilla ................shu

:rilla:rilla:rilla

................shu
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
I missed it, too. Still not sure what it means,...

I missed it, too. Still not sure what it means, guess I'm too literal minded. :wink:

............shu
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
Let us know if you find good JIS bits somewhere....

Let us know if you find good JIS bits somewhere. :ear

.................shu
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
..............shu

..............shu
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
We really don't know how far they will go without...

We really don't know how far they will go without rebuilding. There have been reports from a few with over 100,000 miles that are still running. i just sold my 2008 with 70,000 miles- running just...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,384
Posted By shu
I like the Marc Parnes as well. I find it...

I like the Marc Parnes as well.

I find it much more sensitive (therefore easier, more accurate and repeatable) to use than the bike axle and wheel bearings. I just set mine up on a pair of...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By shu
I know, but you'll notice it's in line with my...

I know, but you'll notice it's in line with my theme of not introducing frills and complexities to the bike. There are things that must be done to the DR for the sake of reliability (NSU bolts,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 98,716
Views: 18,826,826
Posted By shu
why do you ride without a rear brake?:ear ...

why do you ride without a rear brake?:ear

.............shu
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