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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:05 PM
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Posted By halmc
Not if it's low on relative bearing grease. ...

Not if it's low on relative bearing grease.

On the DR 350, I gonna borrow the carb off my bud's bike tomorrow. See what's up.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:36 AM
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Posted By halmc
Absolutely? The only thing of which I'm sure is...

Absolutely? The only thing of which I'm sure is cogito ergo sum.* However, all of last night I left the petcock on with a full tank of fuel w/o discernible effect. No gas on the floor. So whereas I'd...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:07 AM
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Posted By halmc
Halmc and the jets

In my continuing DR350 issue:

Main: 137.5
Pilot 37.5

Verified with jeweler's loupe.

This morning, it starts and idles peachy keen, 43F, with enrichener plunger all the way in, and -- in...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:45 AM
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Posted By halmc
Yup. +1. One way starter clutch at work and...

Yup. +1. One way starter clutch at work and normal. Not to worry.


there is a profound difference between the plunger being in and the plunger being out -- like from idle, ripping up to about...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:14 PM
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Posted By halmc
Axle no big deal. I didn't do my homework and got...

Axle no big deal. I didn't do my homework and got busted. not your fault.

Specs? I don't understand. Jet sizes I'll report tomorrow morning when I pluck carbby back off. Airbox is clear, tho it...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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Posted By halmc
Dr 350

'95, e-start, <4000 miles. Starts with great difficulty hot, but once it starts, it goes great. Until you want it to idle. Which it won't do. It's not fond of starting hot either. You gotta open the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:34 PM
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Posted By halmc
Holy doo-doo, you are quite right. So much for...

Holy doo-doo, you are quite right. So much for my careful reading!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:48 AM
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Posted By halmc
17mm axle

I'm in need of a 17mm front axle for/from a DR350 or 650. Anyone got one with which they'd care to part, pm me, please.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:52 AM
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Posted By halmc
Which is a lot of difference. However, I once had...

Which is a lot of difference. However, I once had an air-cooled Jaguar XK-8. For almost twenty miles!

I dunno. With an acetylene torch, a large ball peen hammer, and a shitload of determination,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By halmc
Gorgeous set of pictures. Whereas we've all seen...

Gorgeous set of pictures. Whereas we've all seen these shadow pictures from time to time, yours takes the cake. That is really nice.

Question: where is that 'lock one' -- what waterway.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By halmc
Agreed, if your speaking of chain/sprocket...

Agreed, if your speaking of chain/sprocket longevity. You could never control enough variables to have any confidence in your data with the stuff on a bike. In a laboratory, maybe; and even if you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By halmc
Ya know, just 'cuz the engine is turning slower,...

Ya know, just 'cuz the engine is turning slower, doesn't mean you're doing it any favors. High school physics dictates that when the bike is doing 75mph, the engine is doing the same amount of work...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By halmc
After owning 136 bikes at latest count, this...

After owning 136 bikes at latest count, this ain't my first rodeo.

Let those willing to trade a quality aftermarket exhaust for a stock one step forward. Big guys in a line, little guys in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By halmc
WTB: aftermarket exhaust

Anybody have one with which they'd care to part for reasonable bux, PM me, please. Slip-on preferred, but others considered.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By halmc
I've had two F650 Dakars, one DR650, a KTM 640,...

I've had two F650 Dakars, one DR650, a KTM 640, and spent a good bit of time on an XR650, the latter dealt me a concussion.

Never really did like any of em. This'll be my third DR350 and I like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By halmc
Wow, thanks, great site.

Wow, thanks, great site.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By halmc
55? A mere child. I do like the DR's, have had...

55? A mere child. I do like the DR's, have had two 350's and one 650. I had forgotten, but now recall, two intangibles re the DR: 1) this forum/thread, and 2) Jessie and Keintech.

Fun bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 04:30 AM
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Posted By halmc
Carby O'ring

Thanks. So my 'S' Blue frame'd bike is a '95.

There is an oring that seals the float needle housing into the body of the carb. (Stock CV carb) Mine leaks like a sieve and it's preventing me from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By halmc
Hmmmm. Blue boy's tenth is an 'S' and purple...

Hmmmm. Blue boy's tenth is an 'S' and purple boy's is a 'T'.

I'm feeling unenlightened. (?)
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By halmc
Thanks re the license plate holder. It's a very...

Thanks re the license plate holder. It's a very nice one, probably from another bike. I'll check the VIN -- which character denotes the year of manufacture? I like your rear turn sigs, I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By halmc
'95 license plate hanger v. '95 lph

Two '95's in my shop, one mine, one a bud's. One has a hang-down license plate hanger, the other a rather more brief one which I greatly prefer. Both of 'em depicted below.

Question: is the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By halmc
Indeed, when you have other disabilities, the...

Indeed, when you have other disabilities, the small advantages are exaggerated.

Surely someone on this thread has accomplished the '99 fork upgrade and can instruct as to the improvement. My...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By halmc
Interesting. Ya got to wonder whether the...

Interesting. Ya got to wonder whether the benefits of the changeover are really all that material, given the other modest capabilities of the DR350.

Seems to my eye that the difference in price of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By halmc
95 v. 99 forks

Considering upgrading a 95 to the '99 front forks. I gather this is not plug 'n ' play. My research says the '99's fit the triple clamps, but the axle for the '99 is larger diameter. Did suz...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 144,797
Posted By halmc
http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr650-for-sale

http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr650-for-sale
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-08-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By halmc
Anybody got a magic buttoned DR350 they're sick...

Anybody got a magic buttoned DR350 they're sick of? Preferably tagged and titled in Florida?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 04:24 AM
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Posted By halmc
Seems like it would depend on which totem pole....

Seems like it would depend on which totem pole. On the clearing a monster triple jump totem pole, the 520 would trump the DR350. On the Seattle-to-Prudhoe Bay pole, ones ass would cry out for the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By halmc
Fuck: now I have the paralysis of analysis . . ....

Fuck: now I have the paralysis of analysis . . .

Guess I'll go for the Chinese option like always.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By halmc
Petcock

Am evaluating a DR350 for purchase but it has the petcock dribbles so bad I can't ride it.

I seem to remember (I've had DR350's before now) that there was a great source for old school...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 2,324,603
Posted By halmc
Dr350se

Shakin' the bushes for a DR350 with magic button. Any leads from p'cola folk much appreciated.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 489,485
Posted By halmc
Not craigslist, not weird, but very cool bike and...

Not craigslist, not weird, but very cool bike and a cooler shop: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025669
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-24-2014, 05:56 AM
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Posted By halmc
C L hacked!

C L is currently hacked this morning.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
Waaaaay back when I began my initial search for...

Waaaaay back when I began my initial search for an RFS I wanted a 400. Having enjoyed my first one as a 510, 450, then 540, this 400 is by far my favorite. A splendid displacement for my old bones....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30,559
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Posted By halmc
Having occupied a government desk (actually lots...

Having occupied a government desk (actually lots of 'em) for about thirty years in Tallahassee I can tell y'all that sending an email to a bureaucrat is the least effective method of persuasion that...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
Not me, not to morrow -- but I am riding with...

Not me, not to morrow -- but I am riding with another dude on Sunday, starting at 1000, from , from Silver Lake for a couple of hours, mostly on OHV single track with whooped out deep sand. Happy to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 2,324,603
Posted By halmc
'99 300 EXC guy

Yo, a gent from P'cola bought my '99 300, whose name and inmate handle I have misplaced.

Dude, among my spares I found a complete fork seal kit, yours gratis for PM'n me your snail mail addy ....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
Lower Boston & Dixie Roads to Grandaddy's from a...

Lower Boston & Dixie Roads to Grandaddy's from a closed Royal Cafè; thence south & W on E. Pinetree Blvd; thence S on Mill Pond road to points south.

Feller can get from Grandaddy's to Lake...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
One bike is completely hidden behind the largest...

One bike is completely hidden behind the largest OF and the other is visible to the careful eye. I.e., there are six bikes in the picture, but a seventh, tho' there, is not visible.



We...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
The careful eye will see six bikes in the...

The careful eye will see six bikes in the picture. However, there is yet a seventh that is situate directly behind the largest dude.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 402,213
Posted By halmc
Cool morning in the ANF: ...

Cool morning in the ANF:

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj271/halmca/WheresRick112014.jpg
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