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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By heirhead
bike

Hello,

TW200, XT225
Low, cheap, bullet proof bikes. You can buy, ride for 2-3 years and sell for same price. Super low seats.
Can't go wrong. 2002-2008 tw200 have a base gasket leak problem....
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, The rain really cleans mud. Was in...

Hello,
The rain really cleans mud. Was in Temecula Ca. today and it rained hard for 2.5 minutes.

heirhead
wwm
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By heirhead
T Dub

Hello,
The TW is great in sand if unless you think you can go over whoops at 40.
I couldn't and tried many times. Shitty rider though. Had so much sand in and around me I thought I was one of those...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 280,662
Posted By heirhead
Gear

Hello,
RAZR is right, great thread. So many great ideas on what and how to bring on a limited capacity bike or any bike. Remember, most are camping and riding not just going to one spot for a week....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 129,810
Posted By heirhead
ride

Hello Joel,

Well, met Alan at Newcombe's and had a nice ride over to Wrightwood then home. Left gas on the Ambo for a week and was flooded so took Burgman 650 as all tar today. Alan was on his...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 129,810
Posted By heirhead
ride

Hello,

Rode from my house and met up with Alan (husky 511), and Tom, (wr250r).
Rode almost identical roads as you guys on Mon and Tues. I am much slower so I was sweep.:rofl Did not ride through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By heirhead
Would like to check out drz400s with 7.4 Safari.

Hello,

Anybody have a drz400s with a Safari 7.4 that I can look at, sit on, in SoCal?

Thanks,

heirhead
worlds worst mechanic
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
dirt finally!

Hello,
Well now that the chain roller noise is quieter I can finally take this bike for a ride. Lowered it by 3" and cut seat, perfect height. Yes, I know, but knees don't work so good anymore. With...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
Hello, ohgood, you're right along with a...

Hello,

ohgood, you're right along with a couple of others. Upper roller. NO noise now!!!
Am too embarrassed to answer this thread again. its on thumpers, drz400 if you choose to read.

Thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
All good!!! What a PINHEAD!!

Hello,

Well after all of the drama my friend Zach comes over to put it on stand and take it through the gears. He also has drz400.
Reaches up under like a doc on your balls for 7th grade sports....
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
Will check clutch today. sprocket nut is torqued...

Will check clutch today. sprocket nut is torqued properly.
Figure it out today, I hope.
Doesn't seem to be a sprocket issue anymore.
Thanks much,

heirhead
wwm
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By heirhead
Doubletake

Hello,

Well installed mirrors soon after picking them up, 5 min.job at most.
I ride a lot of street so want 2 really good mirrors not some vibrating mess.
These work Xln't. Thought the 5"...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
I am with my limited mechanical skills. the...

I am with my limited mechanical skills. the second you pull clutch in noise goes away. Coasting at 70, no noise. Revving engine in neutral, no noise.
Will find the gremlin soon for sure. Clutch,...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
Hello, It is NOT the sprockets at all. The...

Hello,
It is NOT the sprockets at all. The stock one is noisy but not as loud.
Not sure what it is but it is loud and much worse under power. No noise when clutch is in at all. Engine revs and runs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, Thought that might be it but checked...

Hello,

Thought that might be it but checked all bolts on new skid plate from Kientech,(Jessee). Just to make sure, took it off just now and went for a putt. Still there.
Sounds like putting a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, Don't know what I'm hearing also but...

Hello,

Don't know what I'm hearing also but it is usually pilot error with me. I am a terrible mechanic so do NOT tear into engines at all. Been riding for 46 years. I DO know when one is making a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, Agree with you on high revving as all...

Hello,
Agree with you on high revving as all would. Buzz saw compared to most bikes I have owned. Only lugged to see effect, as noise is just way worse and can be stopped immediately by pulling in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Noise NOT from sprockets

Hello,

Being the WWM, I had the WRONG diagnosis in the beginning. Noise is also there when stock sprocket is on with cover. Still sounds like it is coming from sprocket, clutch area. When lugging...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
16

Skippii.

If you've read my 16 tooth ordeal, (boring), you do need to grind down the case saver to almost nothing. Will take some rubber off the swing arm rubber but mine does NOT hit any metal at...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
HBC, Thanks for link. The 16 IS close but...

HBC,

Thanks for link. The 16 IS close but doesn't hit anywhere. You have to grind so much off case saver probably renders it useless. First thing I saw was, wheres the 30MM nut??? Actually bought...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello and thanks for response. Did take away a...

Hello and thanks for response.
Did take away a little of the rubber, but no metal at all. 14 looked good also.



Hello and thanks for the response.

Yes, adjusted chain as to get sprocket off...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
noise from sprockets???

Hello,

No pics but both 14&16 right out of package. JT and Sunstar.
Putting on tank now, will really back off chain and give it a go.
Must be something easy, but still baffling to me as most...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By heirhead
Sprocket noise????

Hello,

Setting up my newly purchased 05 drz400s for my likes.
Runs great, clean, stock. Thanks optopilot.
Put a 16 tooth front. Read it works fine but chews a little of the rubber chain roller...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, If you have had a MC license for at...

Hello,

If you have had a MC license for at least 3 yrs, call National General.
Tell them you saw there ad in Rider Magazine.
They are the cheapest I have ever found, had there ins. for 25 yrs....
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
noise from sprockets???

Hello,

Well getting bike set up for me. So far so good.
Put a 16 on the front and rode it on freeway, geared better for slab. Noticed loud grinding sound while cruising or under power, noise goes...
Forum: Vendors 08-15-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By heirhead
Thanks!!

Hello,

Well since Solomotoparts is only 20 miles away I rode there today to get Doubletake mirrors. Met Aram and Mike, told them what I wanted and in 5 min had all parts in my bag and was on my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
WTB/ WTT 2" bar risers

Hello,

Have 1" bar risers. Need 2".
Anybody have 2" that are not needed or trade for 1"?

Thanks,

heirhead
worlds worst mechanic
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
gearing

Now that I have the 16 front I like bike better for slab.
Anyone tried 15-52. Maybe have to get a chain piece and 2 master links.

heirhead
worlds worst mechanic
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
On other bikes 10 min. max and on the trail. This...

On other bikes 10 min. max and on the trail. This is A LOT of work as I switch back and forth all the time as have small bikes and limited rider. Is, what it is.
thanks


Not swingarm just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
front

Hello,

Switched 15 for 16. Chewed swingarm protector,(rubber) right away.
Case saver doesn't hit as it is behind sprocket, NFG. The splined washer outside of sprocket is goners, needed?
Always...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello, Again Psycho18th for the gifted links,...

Hello,
Again Psycho18th for the gifted links, they work great. Not tried in dirt but do not ride aggressive so maybe no problem. Rear tire will be a slightly lower profile than 606s. Ordered 14, 16...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
ride

Hello,
Well, just got back from a 60 mile ride, twisties on Ortega Hwy. 12:15 am.
Great fun, but still a few crazies out there. Bike ran great. Headlight is better than I thought it would be. Went...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello and thanks for response, Everytime I do...

Hello and thanks for response,
Everytime I do the mods everyone else does, jets, airbox, snorkle, needle, drill pipe, ect, my gas mileage drops by 1/4 to 1/3. Getting fuel screw and bigger front,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Kouba

Hello Psycho,

Thank you much for your generous offer and I will give them a good home.
Please put your return address on package so I can return the favor.
Went riding today, rode in dirt for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Jets

Hello and thanks for telling me what I need, will certainly try it.
Will ride friends bike as he has this done, much faster rider and he likes the extra power. Rode his bike in DV for a short...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By heirhead
Jellystone Park

Hello,

Parents were married in Yellowstone so I heard stories and always wanted to go growing up. Went there in 1970 on yr1 350 yamaha on 4 corners ride, 1971 on 1965 Honda Trail 90,1080 miles,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
Hello Steve and thanks again, Have the 2s on...

Hello Steve and thanks again,

Have the 2s on and forks slid up to the bars. Cutting the seat tomorrow.
Probably going with Seat Concepts low seat with my airhawk for street.
Knees don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24,167
Views: 4,131,658
Posted By heirhead
WTT Kouba 2 for 3

Hello,

Well picked up an 05 from Fresno, clean bike. Thanks much Steve.
Time to accessorize!!!!!
Anybody have Kouba 3 for sale or trade for 2.
Man, this bike SCREAMS for a 6th cog!!! I know you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 1,078,926
Posted By heirhead
Well your bike is way nicer than mine and...

Well your bike is way nicer than mine and cheaper. For $500.00 you stole it.
Lots of good riding around Minden. Get some dirt on that!
Welcome inmate.

heirhead
worlds worst mechanic
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By heirhead
10 minutes max, 4 when you get quick, to change...

10 minutes max, 4 when you get quick, to change front. Have 13-16. Bought 16 but have not put it on because always hauling lots of gear and 16 is too tall. 13 will climb tree if you don't lose...
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