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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Well considering the DRZ400 is generally...

Well considering the DRZ400 is generally considered a beginners bike, not a racers bike would give a good indication of why it does not come with a autoclutch or really need one. Understand that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:06 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Well in my opinion, one of the major parts of...

Well in my opinion, one of the major parts of riding a motorcycle is using the clutch and shifting. There are completely automatic bikes out there as well, but that is not what I purchased or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 10:51 AM
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Posted By LockRider
Thanks. In my opinion that has to be the lamest...

Thanks. In my opinion that has to be the lamest thing you could ever do to your bike. It seems to turn a bike with a manual transmission into a mini-bike with a centrifugal clutch with 5 speeds. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 11:28 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Maybe I am confused, but what are you talking...

Maybe I am confused, but what are you talking about? I have never heard of an auto clutch....well an automobile clutch, but I don't think that is what you are talking about as that wouldn't make any...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 12:00 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Happy Labor Day Everyone. Ride Safe.

Happy Labor Day Everyone.

Ride Safe.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Wow, very informative. Glad I didn't miss that...

Wow, very informative. Glad I didn't miss that post.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
I have a 4 gallon IMS in yellow I am going to be...

I have a 4 gallon IMS in yellow I am going to be removing from my bike I would like to sell if you are interested, send me a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
It looks like a modified stock headlight/fairing....

It looks like a modified stock headlight/fairing. Look closely and you can surely tell it is stock under that extended windscreen.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 06:21 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I think that is a great deal. I still feel the...

I think that is a great deal. I still feel the Cycra Pro Bends are the way to go. The mounting is really sweet looking but also seems rock solid. I really feel they offer significant protection...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 01:10 PM
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Posted By LockRider
In a simple answer NO. I don't think Suzuki ever...

In a simple answer NO. I don't think Suzuki ever marketed VStrom parts in general for use on a DRZ.

That being said the Cycra pro bends that mount to the triple clamp of the DRZ. They look and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 09:11 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I was being serious, I really like that color...

I was being serious, I really like that color scheme. I think it is much better then my bright yellow one, but at least the yellow is visible in traffic.

And for your photo hosting, photobucket...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 06:23 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I love the white and grey....looks good on the...

I love the white and grey....looks good on the DRZ.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
Yea' I am not too sure global warming has...

Yea' I am not too sure global warming has anything to do with this, although I don't doubt the huge negative impact we have had on this planet in so many ways.

Anyway.....back to bike talk.


I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
That must be one hell of a power inverter! I...

That must be one hell of a power inverter! I figured you would need a power inverter out of an ambulance or something like that to power a fridge along with a bank of batteries and one hell of an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 03:42 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Oh boy, that means it isn't too far away from us...

Oh boy, that means it isn't too far away from us here in South Jersey. Right now it is still sunny, but they have already started the evacuation. I have not even started to batten down the hatches...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 12:37 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I guess I had better fill up with gas before this...

I guess I had better fill up with gas before this hurricane hits us here in South Jersey. I don't want to be stranded after the storm unable to find an open fuel station. Ugggh...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 09:15 PM
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Posted By LockRider
If the spokes are on the wrong side the rim will...

If the spokes are on the wrong side the rim will shift relative to the hub (your tire will be too far to the right or left).

Anyway, it looks like you got it fine. I like your method of truing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 01:31 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Joe, I will do my best to help you out. I...

Joe,

I will do my best to help you out. I have never re-laced a DRZ wheel, but I have done it on my XT225 which actually had 4 different spokes per wheel. I feel that if you don't put the proper...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 10:28 AM
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Posted By LockRider
It seems so strange to me that people are so...

It seems so strange to me that people are so ready to tell someone else how they should set up their bike, or what they should or shouldn't do when it is totally a matter of preference. This is not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 04:36 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Yea' he stole it from me.

Yea' he stole it from me.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 04:34 PM
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Posted By LockRider
So you don't want to use new levers then? :evil

So you don't want to use new levers then? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 12:39 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I am sure the 17" tire had something to do with...

I am sure the 17" tire had something to do with it, the larger diameter tires help over obstacles and such. I don't however feel it would make much if any difference in the amount of traction or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 11:10 AM
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Posted By LockRider
I ran a set of K270's on my previous dual sport...

I ran a set of K270's on my previous dual sport bike. They were really inexpensive and seemed to wear really well. They work great on the street and although they may appear to be somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 11:03 AM
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Posted By LockRider
Nonsense, I don't believe owning a DRZ is a...

Nonsense, I don't believe owning a DRZ is a requirement to take part in this thread. Personally I feel you are adding a nice twist to our group of inmates. I am sure you are also helping to spur...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 10:08 PM
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Posted By LockRider
LOL, oh, see I own a yellow one as well and would...

LOL, oh, see I own a yellow one as well and would love to trade all of my yellow stuff for blue or black.....especially black.

Anyone want to trade?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
Maybe so, but I am among those here that have not...

Maybe so, but I am among those here that have not discussed it before. If it is something that you would prefer not to discuss, you don't have to take part. Either way it doesn't make the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 05:30 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Sweet! See, the squeaky wheel does get the oil!

Sweet! See, the squeaky wheel does get the oil!
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 05:29 PM
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Posted By LockRider
Nice to see a +1 rather then a Like.....lol

Nice to see a +1 rather then a Like.....lol
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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Posted By LockRider
I thought I was pretty clear, but just to make...

I thought I was pretty clear, but just to make sure; I expect an accurate speedometer.

And if a dealer ever told me to eff off, I would go eff off with my cash to another shop.

Now considering...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
Cost? Really? The 2011 DRZ400s is over $6000,...

Cost? Really? The 2011 DRZ400s is over $6000, what are you paying for? By the way, I can buy GPS chips online for about $20, I can only imagine how much less expensive Suzuki could buy them in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
How can that be? Are they not using the same...

How can that be? Are they not using the same information? If that is the case, then it seems like the speed inaccuracy is something they have done purposefully. That is even more strange.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
Something so strange to me is how inaccurate...

Something so strange to me is how inaccurate motorcycle speedometers are. I have never had one that was even remotely accurate. I have used my GPS and found most are 5-10mph off. I can't imagine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
I don't think so. I have never had mine in...

I don't think so. I have never had mine in tipple digits, but some have said they were over 100 indicated.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
WOW!!! Well, if black and red is your color...

WOW!!! Well, if black and red is your color scheme, then I would think the black rim, with red hub and nipples would be sweet.

Can I get these for my DRZ?
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
Humm...I wasn't thinking about visibility, I was...

Humm...I wasn't thinking about visibility, I was just thinking of how sweet black and red would look. If visibility is a consideration, it also could be true of the fuzz seeing you better as well. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
I think red would look badass on that bike, black...

I think red would look badass on that bike, black would look nice as well. In my eyes, if you are going to spend the money for aftermarket rims, they should at least look the part.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
Nice. Now it is time to RIDE RIDE RIDE!!!! ...

Nice. Now it is time to RIDE RIDE RIDE!!!! :dllama
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25,066
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Posted By LockRider
OK, so it wasn't a problem getting the mounted...

OK, so it wasn't a problem getting the mounted tire/wheel into place.

Pinching the tube and difficulty installing the tire on the rim are understandable, but something you would surely overcome...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
I love the look of those tires. I have the...

I love the look of those tires. I have the Dunlop 606's I believe right now, and while they are really amazing in the dirt, the ride on the street is loud and squirrely. Considering 90% of my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25,066
Views: 4,416,034
Posted By LockRider
In my opinion, a single cylinder is never going...

In my opinion, a single cylinder is never going to be the most long lived engine, nor do most riders put the same amount of miles on a thumper as they usually do on a more highway oriented bike. ...
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