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Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/remsend/I...

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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Allisonmo2: Not near my bike or my manual at the...

Allisonmo2: Not near my bike or my manual at the moment, but check Post 8638 of this thread for a good color wiring diagram. That should answer some of your questions.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Turn Signals

I replaced the turn signals on my street bike just a couple of weeks ago. So different setting but they did something like what you describe. Stock was good old 1156 bulb at 23 watts. My...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Usually that is how we roll, but on this trip she...

Usually that is how we roll, but on this trip she opted for her own wheels. I totally beat her to camp.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/remsend/IMG_6701_zpsd33e9e70.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Here's two for you. The absurdly overloaded one...

Here's two for you. The absurdly overloaded one is to get mine and my wifes gear 30 miles in to a base camp of sorts for twelve days. Had to run back to the truck for more booze though. All are in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Fork tubes

Hey Viking, when I bought my 98 SE it was a bit of a basket case. The bike had been wrecked. It had obviously bent fork tubes, or so I thought. As I dug in it became evident that the tubes were...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Engine into frame

It's been more than a year, but IIRC, the manual said to take the engine in and out to the left, but I found that the right side was MUCH easier. The manual shows that after the first year or two an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
DR350SEKing: "I just installed a HID on my bike...

DR350SEKing: "I just installed a HID on my bike 99se and mine works great the only thing mine does is sometimes it will not turn on but if i turn the key off and then back on the light will work...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
2sos' Rack

I already have a homemade rack that suits me fine, but I gotta say, that looks like a very slick unit. Nice work!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Muffler bolt thread

I had to re-tap mine too. Lots of the old bolt left behind in one of mine. It's 12mm X 1.25 on my 98SE. I used some generic oil drain plugs from NAPA for mine so they have nice big flanges on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Hey Hoyden, some where back on here or another...

Hey Hoyden, some where back on here or another forum, I read about just crushing a beer can in the traditional way (after drinking:freaky), and sticking it between the side cover and the muffler. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Some kinda Steve McQueen fantasy there maybe? ...

Some kinda Steve McQueen fantasy there maybe?
Glad you're OK.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Rotors

I bought a Tusk from Rocky Mtn ATV for the front of mine for $60. Best deal I could find at the time from a reputable source. Couple thousand on it and it seems fine. But, I'm no connoisseur.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
DR350 Racks info

Yotatoy and VonReckless, I pm'd you too much info on my racks. Let me know if it doesn't show or just makes no sense whatsoever. Also, I meant to include that I got the fuel bottles from this guy: ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
home fab rack

Hey Yota, I built something up that ain't pretty. It was however cheap and easy to build. It performed quite well and just endured 500 miles of dirt and 4 low speed dumps around Death Valley, often...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Seafoam

Hey Anon, just curious about that Seafoam experience. Was that from regular use? Or a once a winter thing? In the oil or in the fuel? I use a modest dose in a full tank (and carbs) on my street...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Chain length question

Excellent gear/chain tool:
http://www.gearingcommander.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
I have a 98 SE as well. Can't verify it's stock,...

I have a 98 SE as well. Can't verify it's stock, but every single thing on this bike is, or was til I got a hold of it. It has a BST. My download of the manual per Mr Bender shows the BST is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
"I am worried about the design if going over a...

"I am worried about the design if going over a log or something but they should be cheap to make and test positioning. "



Yeah, I'm not sure they're a great idea for someone who does a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
DR farkle

Hey Veriest, I followed your RDS link up above and saw that you were considering lowering your pegs. For your (and others') consideration, I did lower mine and am very happy with the results. Lower...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
I brazed a patch on mine in just the same place. ...

I brazed a patch on mine in just the same place. The muffler was bent in a little, but then, everything on this bike was bent.:hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Blasting frame

Hey SleazyRider and SloMo, saw you're thinking of blasting and painting the frames on your rides. I did mine last winter and found lots of accounts of sand getting into frames' oil tanks. Not good,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Thanks for the reply Mark. I'm curious which #...

Thanks for the reply Mark. I'm curious which # Kouba links you have. And, being happy with the 7.6 Eibach, is that technical singletrack or gravel roads, aggressive rider or more back-country...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
rear spring rate?

Looking for the one true and definitive Stock Rear Spring Rate. I need to ramp up a notch on my rear spring as it was already on the soft end of good and I will have Kouba #2's coming in a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Yeah, there was a notch on each finger for each...

Yeah, there was a notch on each finger for each plate. Pretty pronounced. I read about the filing in the 2nd to last comment on this Max-Suz thread, really helpful stuff: ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
hard shifting

My 98SE was damned near impossible to get into neutral when I bought it. I did the "clearanceing", and I replaced the thrust washers, AND I carefully filed the notches on the fingers of the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
44 width

Mounted a 4.6" 244 recently myself. It measures 4-1/2" across the knobs and 3-7/8" across the casing with about 24 psi on a stock 98SE rear rim.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
carb tuning question

I have a few hundred miles on my DR now. Finally looked at the plug. No surprise, running great all the time, but the plug reads lean, lean, lean. Went to order a Kientech extended screw to make...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Simple carb question

Am I missing something, or is it nearly impossible to put a screwdriver to the mixture screw on an electric start model because of the starter motor? Will a Kientech extended screw clear the starter?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Rear tire hitting muffler?

Is it common for the muffler to get bent in a little? I recently installed a 4.6" Shinko 244 on the rear, a bit wider than the only tire I have known on this bike. Then I took a passenger for a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Tires for a DR and DS noob?

Looking for some thoughts on which tires to order on Monday. Long time calmish street rider and aggressive mountain biker. New to DS with maybe 500 street miles on my new-to-me 98 SE and 20 on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Clutch basket spacer

Hey Mr. Pulldown, Grasping at straws for ya here. Never tried this. Just because they're sitting in shop already anyway, I'd grab a plain old gear puller, and as many hose clamps as the puller had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Sounds like good advice, Stretch. I did a little...

Sounds like good advice, Stretch. I did a little more looking around and found this: http://www.buchananspokes.net/categories/miscellaneous_tools.asp Seems like a more prudent approach. When the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
I'm curious about doing that. Are the screws...

I'm curious about doing that. Are the screws just short enough that they don't go through the tire? Gotta get that right or puncture the tube, I would think. Do they hit just out board of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,536
Posted By NWRambler
Thanks for the pix Clint. Those bags are very...

Thanks for the pix Clint. Those bags are very much like what I will be building for. I need to plan for about 25-30 pounds per side though. Sometimes I have to carry a couple days worth of water...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-10-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,536
Posted By NWRambler
Those look great. Something along those lines is...

Those look great. Something along those lines is in the works for my DR350. How about a pic of it loaded? What sort of weight do you think you'll be hanging against them?
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Ignition/Kill switch funk

Not sure I can help, but my 98 SE was doing the same thing. Last month I tore it down to the frame for a powdercoat and when I put it back together the problem was gone. I went through all of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Wiring question

Thanks 2B2G. That settles the last nagging question of this rebuild for me. Stripped it bare a month ago, should be rolling by the weekend. With a little luck.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Wiring question

thanks, I meant to put that in there. It is a 98 SE.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25,726
Views: 3,080,015
Posted By NWRambler
Wiring question

Just powder coated my frame and put the wiring harness back on. However, I have one extra wire hanging with no where to go. :hmmmmm It is a single spade connector (female IIRC), black with white...
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