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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Don't know the trail but if it includes elevation...

Don't know the trail but if it includes elevation different than yours at home I'd consider reversing the airbox mod to stock, especially if your bike is a kicker.

I like my rear rack for trips...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 248,427
Posted By mwilliamshs
THISx2 x1000 + infinity

THISx2

x1000

+ infinity
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
This...

This (http://www.cyclegear.com/TRACKSIDE-Snapback-Clutch-Lever-Assembly) should work for the clutch, $59.99 for perch and all.

Brake would require machining a billet lever-base to match...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By mwilliamshs
Changing gears is very accurate. That's the way...

Changing gears is very accurate. That's the way it was done for everything, including certified-accurate police speedometers until about 1990 and some things stayed that way even until 1996 OBDII....
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 248,427
Posted By mwilliamshs
Hate to post back-to-back...also hate driving to...

Hate to post back-to-back...also hate driving to Harbor Freight two days in a row LOL

Cen-Tech - Item #94130 (http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-circuit-tester-set-94130.html)3 piece Circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32,550
Views: 4,088,548
Posted By mwilliamshs
Maybe 205 but what's the capacitor for? Is there...

Maybe 205 but what's the capacitor for? Is there a risk of damage from a long ride with a dead battery?
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32,550
Views: 4,088,548
Posted By mwilliamshs
Yep. Static balance at home and used to double...

Yep. Static balance at home and used to double check them dynamically at the shop I worked in. Static only has never been a problem. If running a rim lock up front, consider running duals. Made life...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 248,427
Posted By mwilliamshs
Pittsburgh-69373 ...

Pittsburgh-69373 (http://www.harborfreight.com/2-pc-rubber-strap-wrench-set-69373.html)Set of two strap wrenches is a pass. Had a STUCK plastic fuel filter housing leaking on my van and once I wiped...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 09:22 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Cute.

Cute.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
nitrogen is more temperature stable (shock won't...

nitrogen is more temperature stable (shock won't go hard when it's hot, soft when cold) and is less likely to permeate the rubber bladder (won't leak). Compressed air is also very likely to contain...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Bet there's one in the bowl that seals the needle...

Bet there's one in the bowl that seals the needle valve which is opened and closed by the float.



Slick it up with soapy water, wd40, etc and use a dull butter knife to get the boot fully...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
sprockets

Mine was 14/42 stock (3:1)

swapped to 15/45 (3:1) same as stock, for commuting, etc but with extended chain and sprocket life.

can swap to 14/45 (3.21:1) for trails or 2up/luggage

can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Newer bikes have a shorter lever (less leverage,...

Newer bikes have a shorter lever (less leverage, more rotation). Different gears (primary ratio) not a problem with kickstarter interchange. About 94 I think. It's all in this thread somewhere.
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,216
Posted By mwilliamshs
I use TruFuel in my brush cutter and chainsaw....

I use TruFuel in my brush cutter and chainsaw. The only pre-mix machines I have since the new weedeater is 4 stroke. It's easier than mixing for the very limited use I give these pieces and is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yeah but

WHICH get smart? movie with steve carrel or tv show with don adams?
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
rm sideplates

Noticed a mention recently of rm450 side panels on a DR350. Is that a thing? Anybody got pics or details?
:ear
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yes. They rotate parallel to the bike's direction...

Yes. They rotate parallel to the bike's direction of travel so there's not often a side-to-side sensation from unbalanced tires. What you generally get from them is an up and down "bounce" that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yeah I know i'd seen 38 (maybe was stock on some...

Yeah I know i'd seen 38 (maybe was stock on some version of the DR?) and maybe smaller.

My bike was 14-42 stock. I think what I did was 15-45. Basically kept the exact stock ratio (3:1) but made...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
markk900 sprockets

I don't have them handy but I have new sprockets I ordered through Cycle Gear when I worked there. It took some work comparing part numbers and what not. They fit my 93 DR250SE with a cush-drive....
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Front-end oscillation = wheel balance problem if...

Front-end oscillation = wheel balance problem if bearings check out okay. Not common on street bikes because most folks balance them but few balance knobbies. You just don't notice it off road. Rim...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
I use the strips. Work great. Played around with...

I use the strips. Work great. Played around with a IR thermometer on a cold start till I found the highest point with actual oil temps and stuck the strip there. Works a treat. Cheaper at my local...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Laugh 92 clutch cover = slut

92 clutch cover = slut
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
Yup

yes indeedy
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 01:35 AM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
nope

looks like drz tank to me. obviously a watercooled bike, has bolt on radiator shroud mounts
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
was a mech engineer for Fairbanks Scales....

was a mech engineer for Fairbanks Scales. Traveled the globe, loved it. You really really honestly seriously no really would not believe the things you can see being bought and sold on scales that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yeah but not really

big scales like that often have a resolution of 20 lbs. That is to say, 0-19lbs is 0, 21-39 is 20...281-299 is 300, 301-319 is 300...easy to see that his is not the best way to weigh things under...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By mwilliamshs
update

I've taken the tank off the bike that came with it and sent the stand-off to the machine shop to be duplicated. I didn't take any measurements yet but I will. I did verify it's internally threaded...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
it's the little things

want to put a larger rear sprocket (46 > 42) on my SE and I think I'm going to run into interference with the chain guide on the swingarm. My thought was to see if any other DR's came with a 45-49...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 92,312
Views: 4,894,337
Posted By mwilliamshs
I heard some hearsay

that vid was faked. the camera landing perfectly to be aimed at his head like that seems unlikely and having the bullet (steel ball) lodged in his skull would not be a 'get up and walk inside'...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
:clap:ear:clap:ear

:clap:ear:clap:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
dr350 parts bike $150

no affiliation. it's in arizona. local pick up only according to their ad.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,751
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Posted By mwilliamshs
reminds of a titty quote: "without nipples tits...

reminds of a titty quote: "without nipples tits have no point." too true.


question: if you're touring long distance on you're 250cc with just as much on-road as off, what's you're ideal tire?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By mwilliamshs
:deal

:deal
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 10:20 PM
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Views: 1,480
Posted By mwilliamshs
gosh this was a long time coming

Made a few purchases today and SEVERAL in recent weeks preparing for my first dual-sport camping trip, ever. Not gonna get the bike 100% finished before this trip due to time constraints, just legal...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,211
Views: 133,764
Posted By mwilliamshs
route suggestions

Most scenic route from LR to Alma/Ft. Smith?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,211
Views: 133,764
Posted By mwilliamshs
saw this at work today

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w604/mwilliamshs/20140313_144346_zpsg0xqdq6g.jpg (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/mwilliamshs/media/20140313_144346_zpsg0xqdq6g.jpg.html)

And pray I did.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yes but no but yes

most any cable speedo will spin but the gearing ratios will determine how accurate they are. Most dirtbikes have 21" front tires so they should be fairly close. I've even stolen a speedo off of an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32,550
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Posted By mwilliamshs
yup

long time ago there was a dipstick replacement available that had the stem built-in for the dampener. been AGES since I've seen one. No doubt a machine shop (or knowledgeable lathe owner) could whip...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32,550
Views: 4,088,548
Posted By mwilliamshs
wouldn't it be nice

Beta Alp 4.0 = 2014 Suzuki DR350 motor... what if that = more robust charging system? :clap

I bet vapor owners would like it if beta has electronic speedo senders in the tranny too

EDIT:...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 92,312
Views: 4,894,337
Posted By mwilliamshs
Little Rock. UAMS off 630 most of the time and...

Little Rock. UAMS off 630 most of the time and UALR the rest. We acronym crazy down here.
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