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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChromeSux
Broke my left collarbone 2 times this year, 2...

Broke my left collarbone 2 times this year, 2 operations to get plate and screws put in. Still going to ride dirt, just slow my ass down and choose my riding friends that like the same type riding as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Couple of weeks ago, I sent my seat back to...

Couple of weeks ago, I sent my seat back to Sargent to be cut down. Got it back today, they cut the foam down a little over 1 inch. I think this is going to be better, seems like i am sitting down in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
Here slip chip. Home made exhaust and windscreen...

Here slip chip. Home made exhaust and windscreen etc. etc. I think he has ordered a TKC80 for the rear, that is the next experiment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
Larry and the experimental Buell. The tire set up...

Larry and the experimental Buell. The tire set up on there now looks cool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
:lol3 Not his ole lady, some kid that owned the...

:lol3
Not his ole lady, some kid that owned the car in the pic.

I will say that the guy did a good job of getting the bike out of the ditch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
Yesterday. He pulls out of the parking lot on...

Yesterday. He pulls out of the parking lot on that (N. Bound lane) side, headed south (Towards the gap), missed the road, rides right up the ditch. His ole lady had to dismount so he could ride out...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By ChromeSux
I am not super skilled on dirt, but not a noob...

I am not super skilled on dirt, but not a noob either (intermediate on a good day)
Having ridden both bikes more than once, i would say, depends on your riding area. Tough tight stuff =350, more...
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,007
Posted By ChromeSux
Hope you heal well. Broken bones are a bummer. I...

Hope you heal well. Broken bones are a bummer. I can say i feel your pain. I have broke my left collarbone twice this year riding/ crashing.

I will say, go easy, careful, etc on the riding after...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By ChromeSux
+1 I use them front and rear on my 2 DRZ400s. ...

+1
I use them front and rear on my 2 DRZ400s.
Thought about trying the XCMS too.
MH is a mid hard tire, MS is a mid soft tire.
Supposedly the mid hard is good for riding in mixed mud, woods type...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
I will be looking for you. :dg

I will be looking for you. :dg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,261
Posted By ChromeSux
:raabia

:raabia
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,261
Posted By ChromeSux
I will be there Thurs till whenever. In the...

I will be there Thurs till whenever. In the vendor area, helping a friend sell parts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
I have logged a lot of miles riding with the guy...

I have logged a lot of miles riding with the guy that owns that bike, great rider.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Be careful out there. I have managed to break my...

Be careful out there. I have managed to break my left collarbone 2 times this year. Yep surgery 2 times. First time was a crash climbing a small but steep/rough hill on my 03 Drz. Second time i was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By ChromeSux
I will never discount what can happen in "just...

I will never discount what can happen in "just grass"
We were at one of the annual get togethers at Crawford's campground near Murphy NC. On the last day, one of the guys from FL was going to ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By ChromeSux
I spent 2 days thee last fall, did not have time...

I spent 2 days thee last fall, did not have time to go back. If you can ride it several times a year, it is worth the membership fee.

I took my DRZ, but a more dirt oriented bike would be better.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By ChromeSux
Hwy 411 in Benton TN. Not as bad as it used to be...

Hwy 411 in Benton TN. Not as bad as it used to be but still a trap. I know a guy who got a 5mph over ticket there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,958
Posted By ChromeSux
I think the Buell Uley had a better shroud to...

I think the Buell Uley had a better shroud to prevent rocks etc from getting in the belt. That is going on my old and aging memory.

Oldwelder
I see your HD is a 99. Did you adjust the adjusters...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,958
Posted By ChromeSux
Don't have any science as to if slightly loose...

Don't have any science as to if slightly loose helps, but i do have a good mileage record. I hope i didn't just jinx myself. :D

Also i do ride the bike kindly. After all it is a HD, nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,958
Posted By ChromeSux
I do run my belts a tad on the loose side, just a...

I do run my belts a tad on the loose side, just a tad. Some folks go by the book. I did ride 2 up on the 20+ mile gravel road that runs from Rochford SD. to Hill city SD. I will admit, i was sweating...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
That is for a full on race schedule. Many out...

That is for a full on race schedule. Many out there with 15,000 miles and regular oil change etc. My friend raced his KTM450 last year and never adjusted the valves.
Ride it like a dual sport and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew,...

Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew, the Deals gap area would be a ghost town. :D

It is nice to go up to VA and WV and ride those roads without the circus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,958
Posted By ChromeSux
80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide....

80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide. The last HD had 45,000 on the original belt when i traded the bike. I have 2 friends who put miles on HD's, those guys buy new bikes about 100,000 -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,722,159
Posted By ChromeSux
I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like...

I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like all of VA16, just keeps going and going, from one coal town to another.
3 is pretty good too, some parts can get boring, but not for long.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,887
Posted By ChromeSux
Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with...

Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with WD40 to keep it lose, and keep riding with your money in your pocket.

http://www.watt-man.com/uploads/WD40experiment.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,951
Posted By ChromeSux
I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport...

I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport the other day. My take on the bike is below.

WOW factor for sure!!
Stock gearing is fine for dual sport, a little tall for tight stuff like rough...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By ChromeSux
Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good...

Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good price.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around...

Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around here. The 5.10 with the more open tread does better than the smaller sizes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By ChromeSux
Sargent seat, the best i have found......

Sargent seat, the best i have found......
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Skippii Now the important stuff. Who has...

Hey Skippii
Now the important stuff. Who has the best milkshake in the US?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By ChromeSux
What part of the campground are you gonna be in?...

What part of the campground are you gonna be in? I will be bringing my enclosed trailer that i made into a toy hauler.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By ChromeSux
I am in.

I am in.
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,239
Posted By ChromeSux
Couple of thing come to my small mind. First,...

Couple of thing come to my small mind. First, glad your brother is doing ok, could have been bad.
1. Like hardwaregrrl said, wheelies while solo are a thing of the past for me too.
2. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the...

If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the previous owner jetted the carb ( possibly put too large main jet) and did not open the air box. Then you may be too rich. Try this, whack the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and...

Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and rear. I was in some nasty stuff yesterday, steep, dirt,rocks, mud, wet, tree roots etc.. and the tires worked well.
I do think i will put a rim lock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,913
Posted By ChromeSux
I have had the opposite experience. I have had...

I have had the opposite experience. I have had several KLR's never had one let me down, 52k miles on one. The DR on the other hand has cost me much$$$ when 3rd gear went.

I will leave this here...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at...

I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at the parts fiche or maybe a tech article on thumper talk. i seem to remember that screw benin mentioned.

Here is the link that mentions the hidden...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,026
Posted By ChromeSux
The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$,...

The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$, fits bad too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24,797
Views: 4,320,979
Posted By ChromeSux
Another angle. ...

Another angle.

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu139/ChromeSux/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg (http://s641.photobucket.com/user/ChromeSux/media/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg.html)
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By ChromeSux
Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam...

Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam nut it off, or vice grips (good ones)

That is a removable stud, threaded on both ends.
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