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Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,489
Posted By jackanory
where's Vic?

where's Vic?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,648
Posted By jackanory
I will never buy a primary drive chain again. I...

I will never buy a primary drive chain again. I had one on my DR350, put about 4k fairly easy miles on it and one day noticed a crack in one of the side plates. On closer inspection every single one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I've got a missing spoke on a spare front wheel I...

I've got a missing spoke on a spare front wheel I just picked up for my '90. I priced out a new OEM and it's $60! for one!! :eek1

Anybody have a spare spoke and nipple they want to sell?
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
That's the drill. I usually push the lever down a...

That's the drill. I usually push the lever down a little to advance the piston a smidge, then bring it back to the top and kick. I think kick speed is more important than force.

And sometimes,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
My '90 S can be a little fussy to start as well....

My '90 S can be a little fussy to start as well. It got really unpredictable with the airbox mod and jetting so I went back to stock. You might want to tape off the mod and go back to stock jets just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
Do the tappets wear faster than the valves/seats?...

Do the tappets wear faster than the valves/seats? Mine have been tightening up. Same with my DRZ, although that's a different arrangement (shim under bucket).
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
Too loose? That is odd. Unless somebody was...

Too loose? That is odd. Unless somebody was adjusting them they tighten up over time. You may have a bunch of carbon build up on them. Do the italian tune up if you can get it started and then check...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I don't mean to sound like Apple Tech but you...

I don't mean to sound like Apple Tech but you have checked valve clearances haven't you?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
That is your oil level check bolt. The oil is...

That is your oil level check bolt. The oil is slowly seeping out of there and running down the sides of the case. It collects along the gasket seam making it look like that is the source of the leak....
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
I used permatex 16B. That is what was specified...

I used permatex 16B. That is what was specified in the instructions for the CFC guards I have. I at least read that far.

There were some other options listed too but I don't remember what they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
My install wasn't messy at all. The instructions...

My install wasn't messy at all. The instructions said to spread a uniform layer of silicone adhesive, press on and then clean up any excess with alcohol.

Of course I read that after I had just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I used some adhesive heat shield foil stuff from...

I used some adhesive heat shield foil stuff from RMATV on the new panels.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I ran them for about 30 minutes. Had I run them...

I ran them for about 30 minutes. Had I run them 35 minutes there probably would have been a fire. I smelled burning plastic at a stoplight...
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/bikes/i-J...

http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/bikes/i-JJvjRbP/0/L/P1040634-L.jpg

bike, you done well today. I salute you.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 82,948
Posted By jackanory
classic

classic
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
broken cable most likely.

broken cable most likely.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By jackanory
Does it run better with the choke on? You can...

Does it run better with the choke on? You can check the float level by attaching a clear line to the drain port on the bottom of the carb. run it up next to the body. Get the bike running and watch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
That is the early model tensioner that has been...

That is the early model tensioner that has been blamed for a whole lot of cam chain heartbreak. You might want to invest in either a manual tensioner or one of the updated auto tensioners from 2003+....
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,489
Posted By jackanory
Very ambitious - good luck to you man and may the...

Very ambitious - good luck to you man and may the trail gods smile on you!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,408
Posted By jackanory
sweet :lurk

sweet :lurk
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By jackanory
If you have the means then get into a euro bike....

If you have the means then get into a euro bike. there's a reason offroad races are a sea of orange.

If you're on a budget the DRZ is an excellent pick.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,163
Posted By jackanory
Is your wife/GF a 20 year old athlete/supermodel?...

Is your wife/GF a 20 year old athlete/supermodel? No? Well then the sex can't be any good.

Come on man, everybody knows that statement is BS. Just because the DRZ isn't a KTM doesn't mean it has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
I would pull that carb off the bike and blow out...

I would pull that carb off the bike and blow out all the fuel passages with carb cleaner and compressed air. If it's gummed up you are not likely to fix it without some disassembly.
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 79,642
Posted By jackanory
I agree. New company and the original designer...

I agree. New company and the original designer moves the product forward. Nothing wrong with pointing that out.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,163
Posted By jackanory
I have no idea what you have and what maintenance...

I have no idea what you have and what maintenance it requires, but whatever it is ride the hell out of it and have fun. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,163
Posted By jackanory
Isn't that a KTM 500exc? Or a Husqabergatoom? ...

Isn't that a KTM 500exc? Or a Husqabergatoom?

My point is that option already exists. If you want that level of performance it is readily available. I hope Suzuki never goes down that road with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,163
Posted By jackanory
You will always have people with the "my team is...

You will always have people with the "my team is best screw all the rest" outlook. It's human nature, nothing wrong with it but take it for what it's worth.

The DRZ is a jeep. It will take you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
It's the accelerator pump that delivers a shot of...

It's the accelerator pump that delivers a shot of fuel directly into the venturi when you whack it open from a closed throttle. It's to compensate for the low vacuum fuel starvation in those...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I think the rear 270 is fine, it's the front I've...

I think the rear 270 is fine, it's the front I've found to be at best just a bit too unpredictable for comfort. I had some serious pucker moments with that tire, on the DR350, while tooling around...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
For the rear 270 I recommend the 4.50x18 - the...

For the rear 270 I recommend the 4.50x18 - the 4.00 is too small, I burned right through one in no time at all and the 5.10 (what I have on there now) is just too big.

I wouldn't recommend the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
fixt :1drink

fixt

:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
ummmmm... what? :lol3

ummmmm... what? :lol3
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By jackanory
Losing weight isn't going to help. I've got a...

Losing weight isn't going to help. I've got a skinny ass and the stock seat is torture.

Thankfully when I bought the bike (1999 885i) it came with a Russell Day-Long saddle and that is the most...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
of course... why would it be simple!

of course... why would it be simple!
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
What is the issue with the rotor? I bought...

What is the issue with the rotor?

I bought some DRZ250 forks which are supposed to be the same as the late model DR forks, the speedo drive, new bearings and a drz400 front brake. I wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
I'm kind of a noob to this bike myself, but the...

I'm kind of a noob to this bike myself, but the advice I can offer is that if you plan on doing any work on the thing pull up a stool and crack a beverage cuz you'll be stayin awhile!

I can have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By jackanory
You could get your $3k back pretty easily on the...

You could get your $3k back pretty easily on the KLR if you decided you didn't like it. I doubt you could get much more than $2k for the DR.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23,952
Views: 4,070,304
Posted By jackanory
$600? Nice price! :clap And I thought I did...

$600? Nice price! :clap

And I thought I did good on the $1300 2003 E I picked up a couple months ago.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
It's definitely clutch side.

It's definitely clutch side.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,106,662
Posted By jackanory
I'm surprised my '90 didn't end up one of them....

I'm surprised my '90 didn't end up one of them. The kid I bought it off showed me how he started it. No compression release, just put it on the sidestand, stand on the pegs and put 200lbs of boot...
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