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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By tntmo
The Navy policy concerns me. All riders are...

The Navy policy concerns me. All riders are required to go through MSF (BRC) Basic Rider Course, which is ok. Then, it's mandatory to complete the Advanced Rider Course within 90 days. If they are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tntmo
The Husky is a good machine, but your co-worker...

The Husky is a good machine, but your co-worker is asking a premium for that bike. $3k would be upper limit (in my opinion) for that bike.

I say that because I own a 2008 TE450 and watch the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 335,639
Posted By tntmo
I picked up a 2009 KTM 300XC/W for my wife a few...

I picked up a 2009 KTM 300XC/W for my wife a few months ago for desert riding. She likes the bike, it has a Rekluse clutch and it's very light so she has a lot of confidence on it. The only thing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By tntmo
I have a complete good head for a DRZ250. If you...

I have a complete good head for a DRZ250. If you decide you want to go that route, contact me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 399,546
Posted By tntmo
Any speedometer set up for a 21 inch front wheel...

Any speedometer set up for a 21 inch front wheel will work. I used one from a DR350 before, no problem. I had purchased about five ATK speedometers a long time agao when I found an Ebay auction for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,056
Posted By tntmo
That oil cooler you have is way too big! ...

That oil cooler you have is way too big!

I have an oil cooler from a DRZ250, someone had asked for it a long time ago and never followed up on it. If you want it, pay for shipping and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
The dirt tank will fit the S or SE frame just...

The dirt tank will fit the S or SE frame just fine but the mount points at the front aren't on the street version. I've done it a few times, I used zip ties on the front mount on some of them and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
I have a seat and a headlight cowl along with...

I have a seat and a headlight cowl along with some other bits. Let me know.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By tntmo
I had an auto clutch on my WR400 and now have one...

I had an auto clutch on my WR400 and now have one on a KTM 300XC-W. It is like cheating, so awesome for riding rocky/tough trails.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
Any particular reason why an XR400 engine? I...

Any particular reason why an XR400 engine? I think the two engines are comparable in power, with the DR having the better transmission. Swapping in a different engine will take some work, unless...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By tntmo
Idle adjustment is a good call, back it off a few...

Idle adjustment is a good call, back it off a few turns.

Also, I have never been able to start a DR without the airbox lid on or with the air filter removed.

Make sure you read the posts...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,910
Posted By tntmo
Good advice here so far. My son and I built his...

Good advice here so far. My son and I built his first car, a VW Baja Bug and we did all the same stuff. First thing we did was brakes and then steering. I figured avoiding obstacles is most...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,136
Posted By tntmo
The swingarm is fairly thick, I can't see it...

The swingarm is fairly thick, I can't see it warping from a weld like that but I guess it's possible. To prevent it from warping, your welder needs to go slowly. Weld a bit, let it cool, weld a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By tntmo
It's good of you to try to assist, even though...

It's good of you to try to assist, even though it's no longer your bike. I understand that, because I do the same thing when I sell bikes. I recently bought a used KTM 300XCW and it blew up the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
I've had three bikes with SC seats, they are...

I've had three bikes with SC seats, they are definitely worth it. Hell, they aren't even that expensive compared to other seats out there. I need to order another one for my wife's new KTM 300XCW.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,064
Posted By tntmo
I had a XR650L that did the exact same thing. I...

I had a XR650L that did the exact same thing. I got new cam and rockers and it smoked the new parts again in short order. I figured it was oil starvation, so I changed out the oil pump, all the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By tntmo
Nicely done. I've seen similar ones made up...

Nicely done. I've seen similar ones made up using an aluminum crutch. I have two sets of crutches laying behind my garage waiting to build up a few for me and some friends. Works well when doing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
I had a 1990 and 1998 DR350 along with a 2001...

I had a 1990 and 1998 DR350 along with a 2001 DRZ250, all in the garage at the same time. All rear wheels swapped easily among all three. The front on the 98 DR and the 01 DRZ were a direct swap. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
Yes, all years DRZ250 wheels are the same as the...

Yes, all years DRZ250 wheels are the same as the 98-99 DR350 wheels. Front and back.

To fit older front wheels to a newer DR, you need to remove the bearings and seals along with the center...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
Jsut wanted to point out that all the bearings...

Jsut wanted to point out that all the bearings are the same OD in all years of DR350 front wheels. With the right combination of bearings, seals and spacers you can fit any year front wheel to any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
DRZ250 forks are the same as well, so you can...

DRZ250 forks are the same as well, so you can search for those as an option.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,804
Posted By tntmo
I didn't think it would be interesting to me, but...

I didn't think it would be interesting to me, but I'm intrigued. Cool stuff, well done!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,384
Posted By tntmo
It's your build, but I'll put another vote for...

It's your build, but I'll put another vote for using the YZ wheel (or WR250/450 wheel if you want 18") It's bolt in, so you save a lot of time and expense as far as fabrication goes. The cush...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,046
Posted By tntmo
Yeah, I think oil is sort of like religion. ...

Yeah, I think oil is sort of like religion. Enjoy the one you prefer.

And I do like my Husky and Tiger, there are obviously some pretty cool people in this group! :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,384
Posted By tntmo
I'd keep that YZ carb, I think it's the FCR37? ...

I'd keep that YZ carb, I think it's the FCR37? Could be tuned to work really well with the DR engine, especially if you big bore it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
I have one, is $75 + shipping in your price range?

I have one, is $75 + shipping in your price range?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,384
Posted By tntmo
The 94-99 DR350 dirt model is kick start only...

The 94-99 DR350 dirt model is kick start only with the automatic decompression exhaust cam.

The DR engine isn't fit between the swing arm pivot like the Yamaha engine is, so there is another...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,046
Posted By tntmo
I have an 05 Tiger with 87,000 miles running...

I have an 05 Tiger with 87,000 miles running Rotella-T. It's proven itself to me.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,046
Posted By tntmo
The only problem I'm having is the extra weight...

The only problem I'm having is the extra weight I'm carrying around with all the money I save. I run non-synthetic Rotella-T in all my bikes and have for many years. No oil related issues.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,046
Posted By tntmo
My Husky will probably explode and kill me, since...

My Husky will probably explode and kill me, since I have been running cheap Rotella-T 15W40 in it for years.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,589
Posted By tntmo
I can understand your desire to convert to FI,...

I can understand your desire to convert to FI, but I'd think the expense would outweigh the advantage?

I'd think it would make more sense to buy a couple year newer Tiger that came with FI. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,616
Posted By tntmo
If your valves were set so tight that they were...

If your valves were set so tight that they were contacting the piston, the bike would not run due to low compresion.

It's too bad you didn't check the timing before you took it apart, my money...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31,708
Views: 3,945,900
Posted By tntmo
The linkage mounts on different sides, top for...

The linkage mounts on different sides, top for one of them and bottom for the other....I can't remember which.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 399,546
Posted By tntmo
I'm willing if you're willing to pay the postage....

I'm willing if you're willing to pay the postage. I can't ship it for a while, I will be on a big gray ship for a few days. PM me your info and I will give you a shipping quote.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By tntmo
I use clear coat, spray it on the bars and slide...

I use clear coat, spray it on the bars and slide the grips on. It dries and holds like glue. Spray paint works as well, just have to be careful not to custom paint your bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 399,546
Posted By tntmo
Completely different engines, sorry.

Completely different engines, sorry.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 399,546
Posted By tntmo
My friend probably will come through at some...

My friend probably will come through at some point, but I don't mind giving back a bit to the ADV world in the mean time. The last time I gave him a bunch of spare parts, he just threw them in a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 399,546
Posted By tntmo
If anyone else here needs a starter or any other...

If anyone else here needs a starter or any other engine parts, I had a buddy give me a complete (with bad crankshaft) DRZ250 engine.

Parts for sale, price = shipping + a few dollars for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By tntmo
Yeah, I did the same thing on a DRZ400 using...

Yeah, I did the same thing on a DRZ400 using GS500 wheels and am currently converting a set of GS500 wheels for my neighbor's DR350. If you get the wheels cheap enough (I got them for free) then the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By tntmo
Street tires on the 18/21 rims is a good way to...

Street tires on the 18/21 rims is a good way to see if you like the idea. You can probably get a set of street tires for around $100, I think I ran Kenda's on mine and they were fine.The DR650 rear...
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