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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:32 PM
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Light Moumts

If the auxillary mount goes into production, count us in for 2..
Regards

Ride safe

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:35 PM
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Thank You

Soldier

I will do all my own work as soon as I move into my shop in January.

Hard to work on a bike in the parking lot, when the tools are 5 floor up.

Appreciate the assistance.

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:20 PM
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Thank You

Nerfin

Thank you

:norton
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 02:56 PM
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Compact 45 in Classic Jack Ass Shoulder Rig

Under Olympia Touring Jacket

Never had to use it, but it is there if I need it


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:39 PM
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Shop Labor Prices to Adjust Check Valves

Local Suzuki Shop quoted $80 to check the valves on the new to us 08 DR650.

High, low, about right?

Thanks

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:16 AM
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Red Tubes

Braun indeed had red tubes back in the day

Used two to win the Old Guy class at the Blackwater
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 07:30 AM
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Jmil Thank you

Appreciate your input

Was wondering what 705 owners had found to work

Regards

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 07:27 AM
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Bearing Installation

Sunthechip

Ride it forget it

You will be fine

Enjoy

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:42 PM
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Pressures 705s

Thanks to all for the input

Regards

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 09:32 AM
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Thank you

Front and rear respectively?

Regards

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 05:30 PM
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Pressure

Installed front and rear 705s today

Suggestion for starting pressures for 2 lane country roads?

Thanks


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
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Blast

Some plate aluminum added to the stock muffler and you have a lift point.

As well as a true skid plate.

The entire Tuber Buell Line, as well as the Ulysses family used the muffler as the lift...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 09:05 AM
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Muffler

Great questions

We bought a 40x and an 18x from inmates on this site.

Can not decide which one to use?

Thanks


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 11:40 AM
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Impact

I have air, electric, battery

All used to loosen, or final tighten a bolt.

YRMV

GL

:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posts

0nly 39 to go
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 04:38 PM
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Buttoning the 08 Back Up

Installed new rear tyre 705, Changed color to Blue, all except the Head light shroud. New headlight bulb, rear pads and rotor Warp 9, lowering links, lowered side stand.

Moose Bark Busters,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:57 PM
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Trails Tyre

Open to suggestions for a trials type tyre


Regards

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 03:12 PM
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Exhaust Choices

Bang for the buck

Noise level

Reducing weight

Thanks for the input

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 02:41 PM
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Appreciate the input

Any thoughts on which muffler and mid pipe to use?

As always, appreciate the assistance and support you guys provide to the DR nation
:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:48 PM
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More Decisions

Have three different mid pipe muffler selections for our 2008 4040 mile DR

Stock Air box
Snorkel in place
K&N Filter with Over Sock

Stock Jets

2 Brothers M 7 with their mid pipe
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:40 PM
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Thank You

Suggestions as to the cross section on the 18" tyre?
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 05:14 AM
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Tyre Size for 18 DR 350 Wheel

Picked up a used but good DR350 18" rear wheel on the local CL.

Suggestions for a low profile 75% 25% tyre?


Regards


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 02:30 PM
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Rims

Very Similar to the Tube Framed Buell Rims

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 06:14 AM
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Mud

Google the Black Water 100 in Davis WV

Now that was a MUD RUN
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:42 PM
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Thank you

Will go ahead and button it back up then


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:51 AM
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Front Sprocket movement

2008 4004 Miles

Removed chain to clean and oil prior to fall trip

Front sprocket has some "play -- wobble - movement" when gripped at the top and bottom

Maybe a 16th of an inch each way.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:32 PM
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Black Bear

The Grouse hunters disturbed his search for winter dinner, thus being grouchy


:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:15 PM
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Thank You

TG & NWR


Appreciate the update and input

Regard


:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 05:46 PM
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Spray Chain Cleaner

Stock OEM Chain

4004 miles

Broke Chain to install master link

What spray cleaner to clean the chain the what lube before it is buttoned up?

Search did not return anything close to a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:27 AM
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19" Rim

Chilli

Thanks Not certain if I had asked or not, but thank you for the input

The PO has already spent well over $600 on the front and rear suspension rework.

As was posted earlier, just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:30 AM
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19" Rim

Thanks Not Dave:

We have a brand new 705 on the rear and are considering ordering a 21" for the front.

Worst we can do is invest the price of the tyre, and at later time, change over to a 19"
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:19 AM
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19" Rim

Nothing wrong with what is on there.

And NO we don't have a spar hub, rim and spokes, so yes $600 is close to the price.

Thanks

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:52 AM
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19" Front Wheel ??

Attempting to decide if the addition of a 19" wheel assembly on our 2008 DR650 is a viable investment.

Bike is used 75% on road, 25% off road. No singe track, most forestry service seasonal road,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 06:35 AM
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OEM Brake Pads

Supposedly the nice parts lady had an application that allowed her to see the "closest dealer" that had the parts.

As noted earlier, just wanted the backing plates and shims.

Another adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 07:06 PM
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OEM Brake Pad Availability

Thanks for all the interesting and thought invoking points on inventory control and stocking practices.

Does the DR aftermarket offer the backing plates and insulators as a repair part.?

The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 01:21 PM
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Agreed but disagree

You can walk into any NAPA/Car Quest/Auto Zone and get brake pads or for that fact linings for 99% of the vehicles on the road.

Why would there not be ONE set of stock rear brake pads within 600...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:36 AM
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Pads

Not the point in the least

And yes I have three sets of aftermarket, but wanted a new set of backing plates and insulators.

Appreciate your input and interest

Regards

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 09:51 AM
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Parts Availability

Called Local Multi Line Japanese and KTM Dealer for rear brake pads for our 2008 DR650SE.

Very nice Parts Lady (pretty too, we have been in the Shop before) looked in her local inventory and of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:50 AM
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Really ??

You had to zing the rest of those who MIGHT be interested?

GLWS

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 11:22 AM
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Thanks

Appreciate the input

Looks like we will have some fun in the shop tonight

LOL

:norton
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