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Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28,636
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Posted By tntmo
The second one pictured has had the fender...

The second one pictured has had the fender extender (hand down license plate hanger) removed and someone just mounted the plate to the fender.

As for the frames, I don't know that they offered...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By tntmo
Valve cover leak. Nothing to be concerned with...

Valve cover leak. Nothing to be concerned with in my opinion, but maybe you can use it to your advantage to get some dollars off.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
94-97 dirt model - cartridge forks without...

94-97 dirt model - cartridge forks without preload adjustment
98-99 all models - cartridge forks with preload adjustment
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
The picture on those ads is just a stock photo. ...

The picture on those ads is just a stock photo. I know a few people have ordered and received a TM33 pumper carb.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Your best bet is to buy it from Kientech, they...

Your best bet is to buy it from Kientech, they sell an entire kit so you don't have to piece it together. They will also jet it to your settings if you ask. Yes, it costs more but in the end it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I just posted some parts in the flea...

I just posted some parts in the flea market....Clarke tank, rack, wheels, etc. I have more stuff, just need to get it sorted out.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
You can start the bike with your hand on the kick...

You can start the bike with your hand on the kick lever, kicks very easy. Decomp lever is not required.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 52,945
Posted By tntmo
If anyone finds a nicely set up dirt bike tool...

If anyone finds a nicely set up dirt bike tool pack, I lost it in the SoCal desert and I miss it. That one hurt.

I have found quite a bit of stuff out there over the years, so I guess it all...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By tntmo
Every bike I have ever tested puts out way more...

Every bike I have ever tested puts out way more than 14 volts from the stator if you test it before the voltage regulator/rectifier......anywhere from 30-70 VAC. The regulator is what keeps it down...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
It's a dirt model, but it may be an early model...

It's a dirt model, but it may be an early model bike. All I'm basing it from is the frame color, but yellow frames were 90-91 I think. I do see some yellow overspray on a few things in the picture,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I don't think it's spark related any more either,...

I don't think it's spark related any more either, since you said it bump starts easily.

Is the starter turning it over as quickly when it's warm as it does cold? Bad internals in the starter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I had a similar issue a while back, turned out to...

I had a similar issue a while back, turned out to be my stator. The bike started easily when it was cool, but after a few minutes it would just die. I had a short or something in the stator that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By tntmo
I installed a lighting stator on my son's KX100 a...

I installed a lighting stator on my son's KX100 a few years ago, wasn't much but enough to run a small headlight and LED taillight. Got it here.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I have a 99 dirt model DR350 which had been...

I have a 99 dirt model DR350 which had been converted to street legal. Initially, it was just bare bones basic with just a tail light/brake light and some signals that were on the bike for looks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,342
Posted By tntmo
I am charging way too little I guess! ...

I am charging way too little I guess!

Yeah, if you're pulling the valve cover to check them yourself then you might as well adjust them. The only difficult part is the math at that point. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I owned a DR with the 435cc big bore kit a few...

I owned a DR with the 435cc big bore kit a few years ago. It seemed to me that it had serious low end torque but didn't rev as quickly and sort of ran out of steam on the top end sooner than the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Zero difference in those two cylinder heads.

Zero difference in those two cylinder heads.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,384
Posted By tntmo
I'm not sure about this. Most Japanese bikes...

I'm not sure about this. Most Japanese bikes have an "endless" style cam chain. I don't know that you could re-use a link after you break it, and I haven't seen a link for sale. KTM does their cam...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By tntmo
The dirt engine is internally the same as the...

The dirt engine is internally the same as the street engine, so I wouldn't worry about using it as a dual sport. You end up with a lighter bike since it doesn't have the E-start and required...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 359,275
Posted By tntmo
Considering the fact that the wheels are a direct...

Considering the fact that the wheels are a direct swap with the DR350, I would look into checking out DR350 conversions. GS500 wheels are a popular and cheap conversion, I'm helping my neighbor do a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,384
Posted By tntmo
I would suggest that you inspect the timing chain...

I would suggest that you inspect the timing chain guides and replace them if needed. 12053A probably requires you to remove the head to replace it, so if it's bad you'll need a head gasket. 39132...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
The late model dirt DR350 (94-99) are very easy...

The late model dirt DR350 (94-99) are very easy to start in comparison to the older ones. I can start mine with my hand. The weight difference is substantial if you ride off road often.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
I had this same issue last year, turned out that...

I had this same issue last year, turned out that my stator was failing. Well, at least the ignition part of the stator. Ran great cold, once it got hot it would not produce spark. Once the bike...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,617
Posted By tntmo
I"m pretty happy with my 2005 Tiger 955 that I...

I"m pretty happy with my 2005 Tiger 955 that I picked up last year for $3k. It's given me some issues, but it's one of the best all around bikes I've owned and got me into the big bike adventure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,290
Posted By tntmo
I rode into work two hours later than usual the...

I rode into work two hours later than usual the other day because I had to attend a class, nice to sleep in but the traffic was a bit heavier than I'm used to. Also had a few drops of rain coming...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Correct, 94 was the cartridge forks. A few other...

Correct, 94 was the cartridge forks. A few other changes to the 94 dirt model was the auto-decompression cam (although they still have the decomp lever) and a different kick start ratio for easier...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 356,712
Posted By tntmo
Heat gun or hair dryer is a good trick to use on...

Heat gun or hair dryer is a good trick to use on Yamaha plastic fenders, when they get bent a bit the blue turns white. Slowly heating it up with a heat gun brings the blue back into the plastic. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By tntmo
That's supposed to be the hot setup, what did you...

That's supposed to be the hot setup, what did you pay for the Polaris R/R?
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By tntmo
I got a wiring harness directly from Triumph that...

I got a wiring harness directly from Triumph that allowed me to install a MOSFET regulator, Part # T2500676 from the dealer, it's not expensive.

Then you can search Ebay for regulators FH010,...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By tntmo
Looking forward to inputs on this as well. My...

Looking forward to inputs on this as well. My Tiger is just about ready for a new set of tires, I have the Metzeler Tourance EXP's on it now.

I was thinking of a set of the Shinko 705's this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Also, a DRZ250 wheel set (front and rear) will...

Also, a DRZ250 wheel set (front and rear) will fit DR350. The front wheel has the larger diameter bearings so if you own early model bikes you need to swap bearings and spacers.

DR650 wheels...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By tntmo
Just as the OP said, it's a common Triumph 955...

Just as the OP said, it's a common Triumph 955 issue. There are aftermarket stators and reg/rect available that are improved and cheaper than stock parts.

I think the stator test is pretty...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By tntmo
Pretty common Triumph issue, it's either the...

Pretty common Triumph issue, it's either the stator or the regulator/rectifier. Lots of info online if you search it.

My reg/rec failed and I replaced it with a MOSFET type from a R1 if I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By tntmo
Probably not difficult to swap the CRF front...

Probably not difficult to swap the CRF front forks to the XR and they make a 440cc big bore kit I believe. A pumper carb, get the rear shock sorted out, all good.....but in the end it will not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Pull the right side cover off the engine (drain...

Pull the right side cover off the engine (drain oil first, of course) and check under there. You may be able to get a flexible magnet tool to fit through a few spaces to get to the lower end of the...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By tntmo
Good luck. I like my Tiger but wish it was a bit...

Good luck. I like my Tiger but wish it was a bit less finicky.
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By tntmo
Stators and regulators are weak points on these...

Stators and regulators are weak points on these bikes. Look up the testing specs, pretty easy to figure out. My regulator failed a while ago, replaced it with an upgraded MOSFET type.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,382
Posted By tntmo
Rear wheels fit all years, you need the proper...

Rear wheels fit all years, you need the proper spacers for the cush drive and non-cush drive as they are different.

Fronts had different sized bearings over the years, all will fit if you have...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,488,574
Posted By tntmo
Not sure why the pics are so darn big, sorry! Was...

Not sure why the pics are so darn big, sorry! Was a good trip anyway and the Tiger did well. Fixed the pics, now you don't need a projection screen to see them.
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,488,574
Posted By tntmo
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/15027675435_0b...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/15027675435_0bf2fb7996.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oTWLmk)20140822_085007 (https://flic.kr/p/oTWLmk) by tntmo2 (https://www.flickr.com/people/77815129@N04/), on Flickr...
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