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Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By motoretro
will DR650 engine fit in a SG (Goose) Frame?

Anyone here know if the Suzuki 97-2014 DR650 engine will fit in the Suzuki SG 350 "Goose" frame with little or no modifications?

Thanks, Motoretro
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By motoretro
I purchased my first bike on December 26, 1969...

I purchased my first bike on December 26, 1969 and purchased a white McHal fiberglass 3/4 helmet with a clear bubble shield on it. At first I wore a Lee Storm Rider blue jean jacket with cordurory...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,231
Posted By motoretro
As far as a MC goes, I'd like to try the Honda or...

As far as a MC goes, I'd like to try the Honda or Yamaha, that said if it didn't feel right, I would move on and not look back. I feel it's something either you like or don't like without much middle...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,229
Posted By motoretro
During the CC period, a two tone, Dark Blue/Light...

During the CC period, a two tone, Dark Blue/Light Silver Blue was offered in the same pattern. Mine was a 1984. Great bikes with the right tweaks.
Motoretro
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 102,476
Views: 20,089,248
Posted By motoretro
I actually didn't use a torque wrench before I...

I actually didn't use a torque wrench before I picked up a S/M although they were still loosening. I felt it was just me as I don't tend to over torque things and I thought this was a thing of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 102,476
Views: 20,089,248
Posted By motoretro
Just did my 06 DR's valves last night and noticed...

Just did my 06 DR's valves last night and noticed the spark plugs were not very tight when removing them, especially the inner item. I always torque them at 8 foot lbs. as per the factory manual....
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By motoretro
Delete

Delete,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By motoretro
I'd love to hear a sound clip.......:D Motoretro

I'd love to hear a sound clip.......:D
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By motoretro
Some great information here. I'm wondering if a...

Some great information here. I'm wondering if a company like "Wilcap' could fabricate a adapter to put a automotive transmission w/ a reverse to the Honda v-twin. They make some very unusual...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By motoretro
As I don't have a motor in hand, I really can't...

As I don't have a motor in hand, I really can't answer that, perhaps someone can pipe in on this.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By motoretro
Considering the reputation of the GL/CX line of...

Considering the reputation of the GL/CX line of engines, I felt it would be a good choice for a ultra-lightweight truck of sorts I've dreamed up over the years, sort of of a 2CV of trucks. Although...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By motoretro
Reverse gear for Honda transverse V-Twin

Does anyone have an idea if there's a reverse gear conversion for the GL/CX 500/650 Honda transverse V-twin engine's gear box?

Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
It's been a few months since my initial posting...

It's been a few months since my initial posting of this. Did you ever get around to testing the product out? I've tried contacting the company by e-mail and phone again this spring without success. I...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By motoretro
I finally picked this up from the repair facility...

I finally picked this up from the repair facility and the problem was a pin was pulled slightly out of it's socket on circuit board. There was tell/tale arcing marks which was evidently causing the...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By motoretro
I understand although the weight penalty is more...

I understand although the weight penalty is more than I want to deal with. Once this weather breaks, I'll get a chance to measure things and see if the paintball cases I have will work, this is more...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By motoretro
I wondered about the possibility of flex. Maybe a...

I wondered about the possibility of flex. Maybe a pair of mounts, one coming off the bottom of the case and curving up the side and one from the side towards the top.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By motoretro
Paintball container saddlebags

Has anyone ever used the large, hinged, black textured paintball containers to mount to a set of racks on a ADV bike for saddle bags? I have a couple and they look like they could be used for this...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By motoretro
It's in the shop being checked out. At this point...

It's in the shop being checked out. At this point they're thinking small critter or capacitor. They're going to check everything electrical, run it through it's paces and clean everything inside....
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By motoretro
This could very well be true as according to the...

This could very well be true as according to the parts manual, there are capacitors inside.
Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By motoretro
Yes, It's a small 110V Mig welder. The Welder...

Yes, It's a small 110V Mig welder. The Welder does have a personal significance to me so I'll just take it in and have it checked out at a repair center. Thanks.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By motoretro
Welder Smell

I own a Lincoln SP100 purchased new in 1991. It's been a great machine with no issues up til now.
A few months ago I noticed a odd odor when walking past it in the garage, not particularly nasty...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,366
Posted By motoretro
While I will always take a US made product over...

While I will always take a US made product over Asian made items when it comes to tools, sometimes the choice isn't there. (18) years ago I needed both a wood Joiner and Contractor Table Saw and...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,366
Posted By motoretro
I would drop down a notch and look at the used...

I would drop down a notch and look at the used market for USA built machines. Do some research, make a list of what fits your needs and go for it.
There's a lot of great machines out there if you're...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tip, I'll check my local...

Thanks for the tip, I'll check my local suppliers.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
Did you get a chance to try out the product yet?...

Did you get a chance to try out the product yet? I'm up to my ass in leaves although would like to do a clean and lube on the chain before putting the bike away in a couple weeks.
Motoretro
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By motoretro
Not sure if they're still around although...

Not sure if they're still around although "Micron" use to make a very nice sounding exhaust for the Triumph triple. Had one on my 97 Trident as did a friend on his Sprint. Not raspy, just a nice...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
Did you order directly through their website...

Did you order directly through their website without speaking to someone via the phone? Happy with packing and delivery time? Thanks for the follow-up.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
Wow that's interesting. Still no replies to my...

Wow that's interesting. Still no replies to my e-mails and phone call.
Please let me know if and when you receive it and what you think.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
After (4) E-mails and a phone call, all...

After (4) E-mails and a phone call, all unanswered, I gave up. Would love to try their products although tough to do so without a return contact.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
I'm not having any luck finding any other Soy...

I'm not having any luck finding any other Soy Bean based cleaner for chains with O-rings. I'm thinking about using "Simple Green" & shop towel to just wipe off the worse grunge before applying new...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
My concern is getting something Soy based which...

My concern is getting something Soy based which works well w/ o-ring chains. I'll do some more searching.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
Your link didn't work for me, This is the company...

Your link didn't work for me, This is the company I tried to contact w/ their products;
http://www.chaindrain.com/

Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By motoretro
"Bean Clean" Chain cleaner

I'm interested in purchasing this product for cleaning M/C chains, has anyone tried it? Success? I've been trying to contact the company although without success over the last week. Are they in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,685
Posted By motoretro
Nope, Felt my back was not strong enough without...

Nope, Felt my back was not strong enough without more rear suspension travel available. Just popped for new Anakees on the DR. Still looking for something interesting.
Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By motoretro
I just discovered the "Comfort" kit has been...

I just discovered the "Comfort" kit has been already installed, not sure about the 2010 wheel package although if not this would add almost $500 w/ wheel, bearings, shipping, etc.

I'll have to...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By motoretro
Thanks, Motoretro

Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the input guys, The bike I'm looking...

Thanks for the input guys, The bike I'm looking at is priced at $6200 and has the large bags and trunk. Actually less than 4500 miles. What designates the "Comfort" kit? Does the whole wheel assembly...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By motoretro
08 Uly XT value?

Looking at a very clean, unmolested 2008 Uly XT. No mods, under 5K, original older owner. What should I expect to pay? :ear
Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By motoretro
The Wolfman product certainly looks to be well...

The Wolfman product certainly looks to be well made. I wonder if the case bolts could be replaced w/ a Dzus type fastener for quicker case attachment? Since my bike is used 100% on the street, A...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By motoretro
Actually I just did and they look very nice. With...

Actually I just did and they look very nice. With a factory fender ext. and factory rack, these might be the ticket. I assume you're referring to the SU racks, not the SL model.
Thanks,
Motoretro
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