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Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
DRSixFifty

When adjusting the ballancer chain, Lay the bike on its side. this is far less messy. On the side cover gasket, you are going to tear it. The originals are paper based. Get a new one before doing the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 125,042
Posted By chipgibbs
taskers on a big bike

I have riden my '91 DR650 at Taskers many times. My bike has a lot of suspension work and a lot of weight stripped off. Taskers still beets the shit out of me on a 400 lb bike. I usually have to sit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Master Link Missing

Original chains DO NOT have master links, only after market chains have them.
You will need a chain breaker or grinder to get the original chain off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Gas Cap

I checked Bike Bandit ( good idea ) but, no matches. And yes, the California cap is different than the 49 states caps.

I took a shot..........
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Trivial Gas cap Question

I want one of those bling billet gas caps for my '91 DR650S, of course they don't make them but, what other make / manufacturer tanks might have the same gas cap threads ?

Anybody ?

Thanks

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Clutch fix ?

Nic
if I understand correctly, you removed material from both flanges?
Was that supposed to be 1mm at two locations ? How did you remove the material ? On a Mill or lathe.......

I have had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Coupla Pics for yas

I was messing with the Photobucket today and thought I'd drop these on ya....

This is the early version 1991 Dr650S Kick only, SuperCrap Pipe, Tweaked carb, Shock & forks tweaked,
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Acerbis Tank for 92-95 on Ebay

Hey guys, I just listed a new Acerbis White tank on EBAY. I bought it to try and mount it on my 1991 but, the amount of frame modifications was more than I wanted to get into. I would have had to get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Tm40

There is almost nothing interchangable between the early and late DRs.
I 'd bet money it does NOT fit without a hitch however, you could make it work.
If your tool box is smaller than a 2 car...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Gas Tank

Yup,

I've got that same tank sitting in my garage waiting for install. Problem is, I going to try and install it on my '91.........

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Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Magnet thing

Oh I forgot, any auto supply will have the telescopic magnet thingy. Looks like a car antenna with a 3/8" magnet on the end. Mine has a fancy rubber handle and cost about 4.00 bucks.........
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Oil system checks

Steve,
All you can really do is visually check all the parts for wear, goop, scraps, etc. Flush the cooler out with some Gunk and the garden hose from both directions and watch to see if any bits...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
'90 & '91

Steve,
On the '91, open the clutch side cover and use a telescoping magnet into the sump to try and get the adjuster nuts. They may be sitting there when you open it up. The clutch side has a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Thats It

Exactly the same kit I have......It will save your nuckles and your bike.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
How to tighten the valve adj. screws

I really don't mean to be an ass but, sometimes you have to have the correct tool.
The correct valve adjustment tool has a screw driver that runs thru the socket so that you can hold the screw...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
FMF Muffler ona '91

Quint,

The FMF QTi muffler I have is for a DRZ400, I purchased it new on Ebay for $200. Unfortunatly, I couldn't use the Ti mid-pipe but, I had allready modified my original header for a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Fork Guards

The fork guards on my '91 are part of the Summers Racing fork brace. The brace includes the guards and slider brackets that attatch to the brace. It also allows the front brake line to run up the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Pic 2

Heres another

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Oh yeah, I also had the Progressive rear shock rebuilt and a heavier spring added, new Acerbis front fender.

Things left to do are front fork seals, Mount the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
'91 Project bike pics

if you've looked through this thread you may have seen this bike before. Over the years (7) I've dumped a large bag of money into this one. This winter I added a bit more. New FMF Q Ti muffler,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Eibach Doesn't make springs for a '91

Beleave me, I have searched, been through Jesse eibach and Racetech.
Only Progressive and Racetech have springs for the '91 & '92s. The racetech spring calculator will tell you what rate you need...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Forks are Different

Quint

The '91 and '92 forks are Different sizes. 41mm vs 43mm. Eibach does not make any springs that fit Pre '92 forks.
The only manufactured springs I have been able to find are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Pre '92s

The pre '92s have 41mm forks, I did talk to Jesse, he gave me the name of an outfit that might make me a custom pair.
The Racetech site lists up to a 46kg set....Kinda funny, the spring calculator...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 97,444
Views: 18,487,738
Posted By chipgibbs
exploded views

Go to Ron Ayers motorsports .com, suzuki, online microfische,

any year, any part
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Looking for Fork Springs for '91

I'm doing a bunch of work to my '91 and would like some new Fork Springs to replace the "Progressive Suspension" springs I've had for about 5 years. Too much dive on breaking and too soft for my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
'91- '92 differences

from what I can tell... the front tank mount on the '91 is a solid bar thru the neck gusset. It is narrower than the tubular front brace on the '92. The '92 front tubular mount is also on flat metal...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By chipgibbs
420 Rebuild

Looks like the only way to go is to have Progressive rebuild & respring it. I was hoping there might be an independant shop that worked on them. It has been my experience that sometimes a smaller...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By chipgibbs
Progressive Suspension 420 shock ?

I've got a 420 Progressive on my Super 1991 DR650S tractor and I'd like to
have it rebuilt and maybe a correct spring for my 260 lb ass.

Has anyone had any experience with these shocks ?

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Wrong about the Frame too

I guess this is going to turn into another fab job, Mounting the Acerbis tank to a bike its not made for.

Recieved the tank as expected. Fantastic service from "Just Gastanks".
I removed my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Acerbis Tank Problems ?

My new Acerbis tank is supposed to be here today. Been tracking it on the UPS site. I was really excited until I realized that I may have a fitment problem. After looking at the '91 & '92 DRs on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Acerbis tank & seat

Are there any problems with the Acerbis tank and stock seat ? I've sent my seat out for an overhaul and I don't want to mount the tank only to find out it doesn't fit the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 431,808
Posted By chipgibbs
Pre '96 Gas Tanks

I ordered a new Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank Last night from "just gastanks.com"
and it shipped today.

In other words....They ARE in stock
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By chipgibbs
Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer

Pick up the Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. This is the best map for finding trails and dirt roads in Virginia. I have found them at LL Beans and sometime at
a Barnes & Noble etc.

There may also...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,590
Posted By chipgibbs
Woodstock area

Carl,

That area east of 81 at Woodstock is the Gearge Washington nat forrest
Peters Mill trail. It goes from the Woodstock tower overlook to Edinburg gap.
About 12 miles. From the Edinburg Gap...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 97,444
Views: 18,487,738
Posted By chipgibbs
Bolt Spacing on Caliper

The Center to Center bolt spacing on the Pre '96 rear caliper is 84mm or 3.33in .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By chipgibbs
Peters Mill

The first photo is at Peters Mill. There are no real mountain drop offs like around Natural Chimneys area, but there are some real rocky sections. Some loose rocks and some Rock garden uphills. I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By chipgibbs
500-2

Heres a shot from the 500 a couple years back

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By chipgibbs
500

I did the 500 a few years ago on the '91 DR super tractor. I was the designated spares guy as I had a rack. I did get 1 pinch flat but had no other problems except the leg cramps.

I usually stay...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By chipgibbs
Yeah, I guess KTMs allright

jica12

Actually, If you are a slow rider and I ride Fast, we ought to be allright on the trails.

I've just sent my seat off for an overhaul so I'm out of commission for about 4 weeks. When...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By chipgibbs
DR650s in Northern VA

Just looking for some DR guys in NOVA. I'm in the Manassas area and would love to ride with other Suzuki DR owners.

I like to get out to the George Washington National Forrest at least once a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2007, 04:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,590
Posted By chipgibbs
Northern Virginia Trail Riders Assoc

Look up the NVTRA.

They put on several trips , the Shanendoah 500, and many other rides durring the year.

They have a great web site



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