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Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Talking Got it! Thanks!

Thanks for all your help guys. She is running! Now I can make it out to the villages tomorrow! Yeehaw!:clap:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Question Problems with the NSU switch issue

OK, guys. I've searched the thread and I've searched the internet, but I still need some help. The options I found for this issue was either to 1) buy certain sized screws, locktight, and lockwire...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28,783
Views: 3,534,032
Posted By DirtDude
Question Help with NSU! What do I do now?

I feel like an idiot, but I need some help. :norton I tried to search the thread but for some reason it would work. Anyway, I've a 2005 DR 650. I've decided to deal with my NSU switch today and read...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Laugh knobbies and gas milage

There ya' go! I'm all over that! I thought that should be about right. I haven't pegged out the bike yet, but at 90 mph with no cowling, even my fat rearend was flappin' in the breeze!:lol3 Anyway,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Question Gas Milage

Hey everybody,

I'm curious to know if I'm getting the gas milage that I should. The other day I got 39 mpg, but that was going about 90 mph with knobbies on tarmack. I thought that it was pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Wink You could always make a hangar from a piece of...

You could always make a hangar from a piece of aluminum bar from Home Depot, unless you are concerned about the can being too low.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Yeah, I've wished more than once that the 2.8 or...

Yeah, I've wished more than once that the 2.8 or 3 liter 4 cylinder diesel engines were available in the US. I used to have one in Africa and it was a very reliable, powerful engine. I got better...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Laugh Ohhh, you smell like gas!

Not sure what the passers-by think ..... must look like some deviant, petrol sniffing hobo when I do this in the city before the commute home :lol3[/quote]

What does the woman think when you get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Thumb I laughed, I cried, it moved me Bob (Larry the Cucumber)

:poser :cry :thumb :lurk Thanks FF. I can't ride right now due to circumstances beyond my control, so this RR is a lot of fun. I love the pic of the sun bather. Great answer for those...
Forum: Racing 03-28-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 52,395
Posted By DirtDude
Thumb Great Read and Congratulations!

Congratulations! I hope that this race grows. I was a put out that the "Dakar" wasn't even on the right continent anymore.:huh Thanks for the mod pics, the race pics and the good reporting. I love...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 133,864
Posted By DirtDude
Thumb Skid Plate

I'll be interested to see what the new skid plate will look like. I assume it will have to protect that nice pipe swooping underneath... Bon courage, mon ami!:lift
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
I'm getting worried

I'm getting a little worried. Let's know FF if you need anything...:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Cool2 UFO and I didn't have to cut the balls off

I bought UFO with the plastic molded around the aluminum bar. I just attached them to the vibration tips of the stock bar and had plenty of room to clear the levers. I'm pretty happy!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 223,626
Posted By DirtDude
Wicked That is totally awesome!:wings :eek1 :tb ...

That is totally awesome!:wings :eek1 :tb

Doesn't look to bad (if I don't say so myself).
http://tiltpen.net/DR650/640x480/Dash12.JPG[/quote]

I'll be interested to know if the head light set...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 133,864
Posted By DirtDude
Bluhduh Ohhh, the suspense!!!

The suspense is killing me. Any pictures yet of the beast back together? :jump
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Thumb Way to go!

He says when he gets back to his Church in Chicago he wants to have a collection offering for the "motorcycle man"

We part ways. I have never helped anyone out like that before, but you paypal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,475
Posted By DirtDude
Laugh I got one too

This in my present ride, waiting for my arrival in Africa.
http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt125/DirtDude/BaseballandMotorcycle017B.jpg

This is an old xt 600 I had over there. I put a larger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Cool2 Registration/papers

I've always kept my papers in a ziplock in my jacket pocket. That way if someone steals the bike at least they don't get the papers...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Question Yo VFR, who made the mono shock and where did you...

Yo VFR, who made the mono shock and where did you get it? Please?:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,034
Posted By DirtDude
Laugh A large tank for less than $200 - awesome

Thanks guys for the idea. I want a larger tank for my DR 650, but don't want to fork out the bucks (largely due to the fact that you can't get blood out of a turnip). This also solves the problems...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Cry Rats!

Years ago I was traveling in another country and a goat jumped out in front of me. In spite of sliding around trying to miss it, I clipped it with my boot. :umph Thankfully, I broke it's neck when I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Cool2 I wonder

I wonder if we'll ever see him "bunny-hop" that Husky?:evil or better yet, ride a wall?
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Eh? Be careful!

The problem is there is more at stake than a case of the back-n-to's.:puke1 There are little critters that can be in the water that can shatter your intestinal health for the rest of your life. After...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 133,864
Posted By DirtDude
You gotta love it!

How many times have I thought about taking an unlikely machine and making an adventure bike out of it?! Always the confidence shaking question, "Why try and design a bike when there are guys with...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Cool2 Enjoy the beach!

Enjoy the beach and your friends! Thanks for the RR. A lot of fun! God's speed and be wary!
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,893
Views: 1,267,277
Posted By DirtDude
Tenere tank install

When I installed the Tenere tank I had to do some serious changing of things, but it was well worth it. I actually had to install and weld on a new mounting bracket (you can make one from some flat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,893
Views: 1,267,277
Posted By DirtDude
Thumb My '84 XT 600

Here is my '84 xt 600 I had in Africa. It was a nice bike and I really miss it. I made some mods to it. You can see the Tenere tank and seat.:evil ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Is gas a problem?

Hey FF, I meant to ask if finding fuel is a problem and how much range does your Husky have?
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,727
Posted By DirtDude
Talking Enjoying the report

Nice report! Very enjoyable! I've always thought that if I did a trip like this (across Africa though) I would get those camping underwear that you wash in the shower (river, etc.) and then hang up...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,558
Posted By DirtDude
Wink Makin' stuff is sometimes more fun

I would agree with some on here and say that for motorcycling the best thing you can find is a supportive spouse. Mine is great!:evil Other than that, I really like my KBC helmet, my Thor riding...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,366
Posted By DirtDude
Talking What us rednecks use

Well, all this discussion on motorcycle boots and I'm embarrased to admit that mostly all I've ever used is my work boots -- steel toed of course. I get the waterproof kind from Wal-Mart (the redneck...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-18-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,445
Posted By DirtDude
Cool2 What?! Nothing thru Senegal?

I'm looking forward to this trip and plan on following it thru the ride reports. One day, I hope to ride from Dakar, Senegal to the beach in Kenya, staying with friends and camping out. :evil I wish...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
My Ride - DR stands for Desert Ready

http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt125/DirtDude/BaseballandMotorcycle017B.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Thanx

Thanks, JenX. I'll be in Senegal if you're ever up that way (Quite a ride so I've heard) look us up. I used to have an old '83 Yamaha xt 600 out there, but the lack of parts was causing me more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,367
Posted By DirtDude
Counter Sprocket

Hey everybody,

I'm new to the post. I've an '05 DR 650 and I'm very grateful. :D I had a KLR for about 8 days, but a woman didn't see me ... you know the rest.:kurt I think though that the DR is...
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