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Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By thump!
I've used this light a on a couple of custom bike...

I've used this light a on a couple of custom bike projects.
http://www.bikebandit.com/aftermarket-parts/motorcycle-electrical-parts/headlights-universal/emgo-headlight-assembly?b=3271735 Uses a H4...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By thump!
Consider something other than a sportbike for...

Consider something other than a sportbike for your new ride. For instance, a DL650 will run circles around the DR on pavement and still not be terribly expensive to insure.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 03:31 AM
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Posted By thump!
^^^ +1

^^^ +1
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:48 AM
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Posted By thump!
The pumper runs well around home but its a PITA...

The pumper runs well around home but its a PITA for altitude changes. This bike will be a adventure bike and will see sea level to 14,000 feet. I've had to rejet it before when moving from my home...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By thump!
Both have the short lever. The long one is quite...

Both have the short lever. The long one is quite obvious as it is about 2" longer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:15 AM
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Posted By thump!
Correct. The kicker had a TM33. The e-start...

Correct. The kicker had a TM33. The e-start will have a BST33.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/a3592409c901239158cdaa851815dfbb.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:01 PM
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Posted By thump!
I was slipping the clutch here for the reasons...

I was slipping the clutch here for the reasons you state. Engine spinning maybe 3 or 4K but well below redline. .http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/e631f521e5f6cf50a66468c443badf0c.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By thump!
I think this is one of those that with a bit more...

I think this is one of those that with a bit more momentum he would have plowed through. However I have seen some with a gooey "suck-mud" bottom that will stop the bike almost instantly. Those often...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:43 PM
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Not "fair" for me since I want both. I'm going...

Not "fair" for me since I want both. I'm going from a kick-only to kick + e-start. I don't really trust that puny little 4AH battery to always get me home. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By thump!
I do slip the clutch from time to time but I've...

I do slip the clutch from time to time but I've never bumped the rev limiter in or out of gear. I have been a gearhead all my life and I believe rev limiters are the maximum exposure you ever want...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By thump!
Yes, that's why you need 2" of unladen slack.

Yes, that's why you need 2" of unladen slack.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:16 PM
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How much does e-start weigh? ...

How much does e-start weigh?

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/0929d64cd6b08a8ea35c04b6583d2589.jpg

Motors are identical except for electric start on the left one. Both have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By thump!
Southern Appalachian Dual Sporting....

Southern Appalachian Dual Sporting. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/23/28e97061ce442aff039db9337b33fad8.jpg
Here is a little something different for you western desert riders. We've had an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By thump!
Any Japanese MC or ATV shop or garage will likely...

Any Japanese MC or ATV shop or garage will likely have one that will work. Those bolts on the side covers are 6x1mm. You'll have to experiment to find the correct length.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By thump!
Suzuki optional oil cooler.

Suzuki optional oil cooler.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By thump!
I'll keep it as a spare.

I'll keep it as a spare.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:56 PM
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Posted By thump!
This thing is under very little stress. Do they...

This thing is under very little stress. Do they actually break in use or do they just work loose then ham-fisted mechanics break them off by over-tightening when "fixing" the the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By thump!
Here's what I am doing today... ...

Here's what I am doing today...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/22/26ed60a0d6331ab0ac4b1d12f0318caa.jpg
Replacing my kick start motor with a freshly rebuilt e-start motor. The fresh motor...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By thump!
The Procycle needle bearing end cap is by far the...

The Procycle needle bearing end cap is by far the most elegant solution but this works...
http://webpages.charter.net/jrandall/redirects/starter_rdr.htm
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 04:35 AM
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Posted By thump!
Suzuki DR350 sevice manual in pdf form is...

Suzuki DR350 sevice manual in pdf form is available on thisoldtractor.com.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 04:30 AM
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I wouldn't call it a clip so much as a retainer...

I wouldn't call it a clip so much as a retainer plate but yes I removed rubber and ground just a bit off mine. No problem.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By thump!
Crankcases are sold in matched sets not...

Crankcases are sold in matched sets not individual halves because they are line bored as an assembly.

I'm currently rebuilding a 350 that suffered a balancer pin failure. Fortunately the cases...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:28 AM
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Posted By thump!
Thanks for the correction. Until I read your post...

Thanks for the correction. Until I read your post I always thought the dual CDI pickups where added concurrently with the e-start motor but I see that change occurred one year previous. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By thump!
From memory... dirt model - 4 wires - ground ...

From memory...
dirt model - 4 wires
- ground
- CDI power
- CDI trigger
- lighting coil

street - 6 wires
- ground
- CDI power
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 01:52 PM
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Posted By thump!
Some clutch "drag" is normal on the 350. Every...

Some clutch "drag" is normal on the 350. Every one I have ever ridden was difficult to shift when sitting still. Excessive drag is when there is a load on the engine with the clutch pulled in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By thump!
Having a wife who rides is a GREAT thing because...

Having a wife who rides is a GREAT thing because they understand and will even encourage you to go ride your motorcycle! Although I didn't know it at the time my wife had her MC certification when we...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By thump!
Keep in mind that the center hole dimension is...

Keep in mind that the center hole dimension is important also (see photo) Part of the strength of the sprocket assembly comes from the fact that the sprocket fits snugly on a raised lip on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By thump!
^^^ +1 although at 4'11'' it's probably not...

^^^ +1 although at 4'11'' it's probably not possible to get a DR350 seat height low enough for her. Some great choices for her would be the Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250 or Yamaha XT250.

Having 2...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:39 AM
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You need a bigger bike. It's only a 350 with a...

You need a bigger bike. It's only a 350 with a chassis designed for a 150lb rider.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:18 AM
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Posted By thump!
Luv it! One thing I've noticed about the...

Luv it!

One thing I've noticed about the really fast guys... you know the the ones that pass you and just disappear... is that it's all about traction and balance. They aren't the ones with the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By thump!
Yup, those really good riders can embarrass us...

Yup, those really good riders can embarrass us mortals on pretty much anything. I used to ride a bit with a retired A class rider who could pass me at will on any surface. That's with me on a well...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 03:57 AM
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Posted By thump!
Lots of us. Motorcycle noise is by far the...

Lots of us. Motorcycle noise is by far the biggest image problem we have and loud bikes result in access restrictions for all motorcycles.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By thump!
^^^ There are some confusing marks on the...

^^^ There are some confusing marks on the sprocket... ignore those. The corrrect timing marks are on the camshaft itself....
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By thump!
All it takes is 2 guys with a pickup truck and...

All it takes is 2 guys with a pickup truck and about 90 seconds. A locked fork or better yet a chain or cable to some stationary object is a better deterrent. They can deal with things like ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By thump!
The fork seals will be toast pretty quickly...

The fork seals will be toast pretty quickly without protection.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By thump!
Don't know the year model of your bike and I'm...

Don't know the year model of your bike and I'm not familiar with that particular auto clutch BUT if your bike is e-start only and if that clutch works like a Rekluse you will be totally dependent on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By thump!
The trade off is that when you use a 21" tube in...

The trade off is that when you use a 21" tube in the rear trailside you have to break down the tire again when you get home to replace it with the correct size. A 21 will not last very long in the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By thump!
This drive train does not like to lug. (Big...

This drive train does not like to lug. (Big single with a tendency for excessive chain slap). Shift down a gear and let the engine rev.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 04:36 AM
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Posted By thump!
Yep I used one of those to break 2 spokes....

Yep I used one of those to break 2 spokes. [emoji53]
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 03:17 PM
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Posted By thump!
Many, maybe most, bikes in Asia are small...

Many, maybe most, bikes in Asia are small 2-strokes. They filter thru the traffic at stop lights then buzz away in a cloud of blue smoke when the light changes.
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