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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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Posted By suseuser
That GPS might be worth a try for the money. I...

That GPS might be worth a try for the money. I wonder what GPS software it uses?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Yep, I have a Moose Skid Plate.

Yep, I have a Moose Skid Plate.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:27 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Spent most of the day yesterday riding in the...

Spent most of the day yesterday riding in the desert.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I'm also thinking about using my cell phone. The...

I'm also thinking about using my cell phone. The biggest concern of course is secure mounting and if the shock will damage the phone. I would probably pair it with my inReach.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I'm sort of on the fence about getting a fairly...

I'm sort of on the fence about getting a fairly inexpensive model or going all out. I'm looking for a model geared more towards off road riding. Topo maps are more important to me than detailed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:13 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I looked at the Montana. There are a lot of...

I looked at the Montana. There are a lot of models to choose from. I'm just not sure I want to commit to $500+ for a GPS.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Anyone have a good link for dual sport GPS...

Anyone have a good link for dual sport GPS recommendations? I've done a Web search and found nothing but confusion.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9,393
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Posted By suseuser
My wife rides her 200 like a motocross...

My wife rides her 200 like a motocross competitor. I cracked a tooth trying to catch here on my 400 a couple weeks ago! It's a great bike and reliable as a hammer. The only issue I had was plugged...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I think the best upgrade for a DR200 is the...

I think the best upgrade for a DR200 is the Drz400! I have both. I like the 200 for riding around town and when I'm camping. It's lighter, lower to the ground an easier to handle. The 400 is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:23 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I rejetted mine just because the old jets were...

I rejetted mine just because the old jets were plugged up. I went with larger jets and the only difference I noticed was it was easier to start when cold and my gas mileage went down. I'll go back...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By suseuser
The 400 can handle those speeds with no problem. ...

The 400 can handle those speeds with no problem. I know mine will still accelerate fairly aggressively. I prefer to ride my ST1100 if I'm going to spend extended time at 65+. If I'm going to spend...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Is that the K760 Trakmaster II? The stock tires...

Is that the K760 Trakmaster II? The stock tires are awful in loose gravel that is pretty common on our forrest service roads.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Anyone know of a little more aggressive tire for...

Anyone know of a little more aggressive tire for off-road riding? There doesn't seem to be a lot of options in the factory tire size.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By suseuser
The first thing I would do if I were going to...

The first thing I would do if I were going to tour on the 200 would be to change the seat. After a couple hours straight of riding I'm ready to walk! I found that it's pretty easy to pack a weeks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Awesome tips, thanks. Part of my problem may...

Awesome tips, thanks. Part of my problem may have been that I just got off 36 hrs of working overnight when I started the project. Too much coffee and too little sleep probably didn't help. Before...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I must have watched a dozen videos showing how to...

I must have watched a dozen videos showing how to mount tires. I've done other dirt bike and I've even mounted tubeless. I pulled the front with no real issues. The only real issue was trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I posted earlier that I was mounting my new...

I posted earlier that I was mounting my new D606's tires. What a pain in the butt! I'm not sure how many years the old tires have been on the bike but I swear the rear tire was glued on the rim. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I am making an attempt to put on my new set of...

I am making an attempt to put on my new set of D606s today. I've changed other tires, but these suckers have what feels like super stiff sidewalls. Since I'm doing this the old-school way of tossing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Wow, you are pretty much making her a new bike! ...

Wow, you are pretty much making her a new bike! It is nice that the DR is easy to work on. That was one of the big selling features when I was looking for one. [emoji106]
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:42 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Too bad about the screw. Luckily the tire is a...

Too bad about the screw. Luckily the tire is a breeze to pull and with a patch you're back in business!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:39 AM
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Posted By suseuser
You will need to order a couple new jets while...

You will need to order a couple new jets while your at it. I just ordered a new battery for one of our 200's it was $25.00 with free shipping. So they are not expensive. There's not a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:23 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Now you need a DRZ400. [emoji6]

Now you need a DRZ400. [emoji6]
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Thanks for the link. I was seriously considering...

Thanks for the link. I was seriously considering a tire other than the 606. But it's the only tire that has given me an enjoyable ride off road. All the other tires I have used seem to drift all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I just ordered a new set of the 606's. At closer...

I just ordered a new set of the 606's. At closer inspection most of the center lugs are weather checked at the base. It wouldn't hurt to put on a new pair of shoes for the start of a new season.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I am curious if I'm reading my tire date code...

I am curious if I'm reading my tire date code correctly. They are D606's and the code is BDYM 4405. I'm assuming the 4405 means 44th week of 2005. Is this correct? I'm getting a little a little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I know my little DR200 will run wide open on for...

I know my little DR200 will run wide open on for hours without any apparent damage. The engine screams like a banzee but I doesn't seem to damage it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I've tried heated grips and didn't see that they...

I've tried heated grips and didn't see that they accomplished a lot. The palms of my hands would be smoking hot, but the tips of my fingers and back of my hands would be freezing. I don't run my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:38 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I've never had a desire to run with the headlight...

I've never had a desire to run with the headlight off. Actually, I've yet to use heated gear on the 400. But on my ST1100 I use the whole set. Gerbing jacket, gloves, pants and even foot warmers. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26,527
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Posted By suseuser
I know several folks who install a switch to turn...

I know several folks who install a switch to turn off the headlight. I love my heated vest and gloves. They can turn a ride from this sucks to ah, nice!
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26,527
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Posted By suseuser
I know I'm probably not answering your question. ...

I know I'm probably not answering your question. But, I personally wouldn't even worry about a rim lock. I know guys who have literally ridden all over the world without them. I understand the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 26,527
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Posted By suseuser
Anyone find a good compromise on a helmet? I...

Anyone find a good compromise on a helmet? I tried a standard dirt bike helmet and it was horrible on the road because of the bill. I even tried it with the bill off with little improvement. I went...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 02:26 AM
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Posted By suseuser
What's the opinion on Galfer brakes? They seem a...

What's the opinion on Galfer brakes? They seem a little spendy. I will be needing to change the front pads soon.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,393
Views: 1,391,835
Posted By suseuser
I knew a few months ago he was building a rack...

I knew a few months ago he was building a rack for a 2015 at a local dealership. I have one on both our DR's and wouldn't be without it. It also does a great job of protecting the bike in the case...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26,527
Views: 4,795,949
Posted By suseuser
I second the suggestion for a larger tank. I...

I second the suggestion for a larger tank. I have a Clarke tank.
http://clarkemfg.com/suzuki-c-9.html?zenid=5d9b632bc07eef24530280376b98d010
I know at $229 they are expensive but imo, worth it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I will always recommend Cycleracks. ...

I will always recommend Cycleracks. https://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail/tabid/87/ProductID/39/Default.aspx

I know they seem spendy at $199. I'm sure it's a lot more than you were looking to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26,527
Views: 4,795,949
Posted By suseuser
DR650SEDDY, I had to do a double take. That...

DR650SEDDY, I had to do a double take. That area looks amazingly similar to my area. We just got our first shot of 70 degree weather and it feels like a heat wave. Looks fun. :thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:21 AM
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Posted By suseuser
+1 on new jets. I found that the openings are so...

+1 on new jets. I found that the openings are so small it's about impossible to clean correctly. I think I pulled the carb apart at least 4 times, ended up stripping a fitting on one attempt,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,527
Views: 4,795,949
Posted By suseuser
I bet I could take 20 lbs off my bike if I quit...

I bet I could take 20 lbs off my bike if I quit eating that second slice of pizza. :lift
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26,527
Views: 4,795,949
Posted By suseuser
Yep 606 on the front as well. On my other DR I'm...

Yep 606 on the front as well. On my other DR I'm running a 80/20 road/dirt tire and they are not confidence inspiring off-road. The stock tires are unnerving on the slightest hint of sand or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26,527
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Posted By suseuser
*Warning, this a long rambling post and probably...

*Warning, this a long rambling post and probably not worth reading*

I finally had a chance to take the 400 out for some true dual sport riding. It started out with about 20 miles of super slab,...
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