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Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
ok so I can just remove the magneto cover,...

ok so I can just remove the magneto cover, Magneto, Flywheel (with gear puller I guess) and get to it tat way? I don't need to have anything pressed back on do I?? Sounds like time to get myself a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Cam Chain replacement

Buddy has a 98 DR200. Cam Chain broke. Is there ANY way to replace it without having to split the case? I have a DR200 myself but I've never had to replace the cam chain. Exhaust spring? Yep, but not...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 256,295
Posted By Oldschooler
Finally, I picture of the new dash. Thx markjenn!...

Finally, I picture of the new dash. Thx markjenn! Just another ting I like about the new look.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Strange Electrical Problem

1996 DR200 with about 2500(hard) miles on it. Bike has run fine other than the carb getting gummed up once after it sat for a long time. Son was riding it today on an errand to the bank. Bike started...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
I fixed my Only Idle problem. I went to the...

I fixed my Only Idle problem. I went to the parking lot where it was sitting. Loosened the boot clamps, pulled of the fuel lines and throttle cable. Rotated the carb so I could get to the float...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Don't know. I'm going to have to go up to the...

Don't know. I'm going to have to go up to the parking lot its in and work on it after work! Yippy!
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Only Idles

1996 DR200, my Daughters bike.

All has been fine with it until today. Driving down a 35 mph road the bike started loosing power and sputtering and pooping bad like it was running out of gas. We...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By Oldschooler
I'd check the airbox for ANY leaks where air...

I'd check the airbox for ANY leaks where air could get in. I bought a used 1996 DR200 and it ran great. Started easy every time and you could ride around in the woods below 40mph just fine. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
think I got it!

I had just put the head back on after replacing a broken exhaust vale spring, but I went ahead and rechecked the valves. This time I put them towards the loose side of the specs. They tap tap tap now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Again. I think they are stock but I've only had...

Again. I think they are stock but I've only had the bike two weeks. excessive fuel? I know that no fuel comes out if I pull the fuel ilne off, so i'm guessing the vacume part of the petcok is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
looks like the original. Bike is 96 but it's two...

looks like the original. Bike is 96 but it's two weeks new to me. I've run it on both "on" and "res" but it doesn't run any diff.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
45+ mph surge or sputter

Got the DR all put back together and it runs great. but moving up to anything over say 45mph the bikes starts to surge or sputter. Kind of like I'm letting off the throttle a little and then back on,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
It Lives!!

Thank You very much Klay!!
Got it back together tonight and it cranked right up! My daughter is one happy camper. Which makes me a happy camper.

Thanks again for the info and helping make a 16...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Thx Klay! Hate to be a fly in your face or...

Thx Klay!

Hate to be a fly in your face or anything but... Could you tell me where the timing mark is on the cam gear? Or if there is no mark, what on the cam gear is supposed to lined up with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,197,022
Posted By Oldschooler
Little help?

Got my daughter a 1996 DR200. She really likes the dual sport thing and she wants to ride. So this is her first bike. Yes it's old but its perfect for her to learn on. After riding around on it two...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By Oldschooler
Up the east coast. Roads?

I asked this over on VSRI also but figured there might be more travelers here who could drop some info.



Thx in advance!
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Oldschooler
Hey, I think finding a mechanic at a shop and...

Hey, I think finding a mechanic at a shop and asking him the questions is another good idea. The kid was told he could ask any mechanic, it could be a family member, friend, or neighbor but they had...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Oldschooler
"just lazy" ?!?! Jesus dude! The kid knows...

"just lazy" ?!?! Jesus dude!

The kid knows no "motorcycle" mechanics and knew I was always on one form or another and figured he ask me if I minded asking on one of several I visit. I thought it...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Oldschooler
School paper help / Motorcycle Mechanics?

My son is in the middle of a class where he needs some help from a motorcycle mechanic. He has to ask a series of questions to one in order to complete his paper. I don't personally know any...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24,209
Views: 4,142,195
Posted By Oldschooler
Hey OhioPT, What tire combo are you running...

Hey OhioPT,

What tire combo are you running there and how do you like it?
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Oldschooler
Am I the only one who noticed the little black...

Am I the only one who noticed the little black grip sticking out of his waistband? :huh :eek1 :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 98,749
Views: 18,839,262
Posted By Oldschooler
DR650 first gear !!!!!!

I'm only a month or two at the most from being able to grab a DR650 or a DRZ400S. I test rode both. I LOVE the torque and power of the DR. It feels like I could ride it to the trails which are not...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,322
Posted By Oldschooler
I think Skippi's first post and Applejam's first...

I think Skippi's first post and Applejam's first post are great. I have to agree with both at the same time. Everyone else just falls somewhere in the middle.
Basically it comes down to ride what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By Oldschooler
LMBO :lol3

LMBO :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,131
Posted By Oldschooler
Standing on the pegs gives you much more control...

Standing on the pegs gives you much more control by letting the bike float around and pivot back and forth under you. Standing does make handling the weight better. Sitting your more or less part of...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Oldschooler
As someone has already said, It depends on what...

As someone has already said, It depends on what you want to do most, Road, Dirt, or how much of a combo of each?
I also like the Distanzas. I have about 2400 miles on a set now with very little...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,999
Posted By Oldschooler
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 98,749
Views: 18,839,262
Posted By Oldschooler
As far as the weight being higher for 09 than the...

As far as the weight being higher for 09 than the 08...

The 09 specs seem to be listing "Curb weight"

While the 08 and previous years specs list "Dry weight"

Hmm... what are they doing?...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,243
Posted By Oldschooler
I have an 06 650 V-Strom. I always hover around...

I have an 06 650 V-Strom. I always hover around 55mpg. I made a 860+ mile run from Florida to Maryland, long constant speeds of 80mph mileage was 46mpg. Once there I did a lot of back country road...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24,209
Views: 4,142,195
Posted By Oldschooler
Hey barefoot, Did you have to bring any extra...

Hey barefoot,
Did you have to bring any extra gas with you on the TAR? Was the tank you have enough between stops? That TAR looks to a way fun ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24,209
Views: 4,142,195
Posted By Oldschooler
Reliable?

Ya know, over on TT scanning the DRZ400 thread, it seems like every other thread is about how this failed or that failed or you had better do this mod or that mod as soon as you get the bike or your...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 450,579
Posted By Oldschooler
Here ya go...

Here ya go http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN/MyVStromAccessories/page2.html His email mailto:CHERDAN@webtv.net (CHERDAN@webtv.net)

Here's my bike loaded up with his side support ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,302
Posted By Oldschooler
That was great reading! :clap ...

That was great reading! :clap




How far is it one way from home to Daytona and how long did it take you?

Also just curious what you use for gearing and if you change it once you get...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,867
Posted By Oldschooler
Wow, Maybe we should change the name of...

Wow,

Maybe we should change the name of this thread to

"THE LAND OF THE GIANTS" :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 98,749
Views: 18,839,262
Posted By Oldschooler
Padded Web Price

I got my DL650 from Pasco County Cycles in Zepherhills, Fl. back in 06. They gave me a very good deal. Just below the MSRP, total out the door. So I made the 2 hour drive and got it! Love the bike,...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,180
Views: 3,575,592
Posted By Oldschooler
That's a bad case of earwax you got going there! ...

That's a bad case of earwax you got going there! :wink: Colorful though :lol3
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,371
Posted By Oldschooler
Well? Jet Jaguar, you get em yet? How are...

Well?

Jet Jaguar, you get em yet? How are they working. I've been kicking this idea around for weeks. But have a hard time committing without info from someone who has em.
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Oldschooler
Perelli MT90 SCORPION S/T

I have a 06 Dl650. Was looking to replace the tires now. The stock Trailwings are a good tire for the road. I can lean over to both sides enough to drag the pegs and they have never even thought...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Oldschooler
Hmm... Wonder if the tip over sensor got hit,...

Hmm...
Wonder if the tip over sensor got hit, or tripped. Take it off and tap it on your hand a couple of times and put it back on (with the top side up) and see what happens.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,881
Posted By Oldschooler
In May my son and I rode from central Florida up...

In May my son and I rode from central Florida up to Deal's Gap and back. I was on my Wee. I didn't have hard bags but I did have Nelson Riggs SB-900 bags loaded to the hilt and a JC Whitney hard tail...
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