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Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By robocog
Interested in the micro welding thing...not heard...

Interested in the micro welding thing...not heard of that before
Have just done a search and found some interesting vids on YouTube....good stuff

My stanchions do have a few small nicks from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
Possibly works if you USA based.. as I live on...

Possibly works if you USA based.. as I live on the other side of the pond - I went with what appears to be the official UK supplier, rather than the online order places that seem to sell them a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 58,833
Posted By robocog
front is 110 70 17 rear is 130 70 17 (std...

front is 110 70 17
rear is 130 70 17
(std GS500)

Regards
Rob
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 58,833
Posted By robocog
This thread inspired me to do the same to mine...

This thread inspired me to do the same to mine (although mine is a DR250)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17815702&postcount=10738

Happy with the results
I would ideally like to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
Not been offroad for ages...and I felt sorry for...

Not been offroad for ages...and I felt sorry for the DR250 - esp after rebuilding the engine and sorting all its issues out
Anyway decided I should do something kind to her that would make her feel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,679
Posted By robocog
My local is "Trevor Pope" in Gosport (...

My local is "Trevor Pope" in Gosport
( http://www.pope-motorcycles.co.uk/ )
I've certainly tested their patience since getting my DR!

Yup I went through the "must be a bitsa bike" ref the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,679
Posted By robocog
sorry missed your reply there Other parts have...

sorry missed your reply there
Other parts have not been an issue for me....yet
I had to rebuild the engine as the previous owner ran it out of oil destroying the top end and piston/bore :-(

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,679
Posted By robocog
Also trying to get new bushes and oil tight seals...

Also trying to get new bushes and oil tight seals for my 1990 DR250S with the upside down forks that seemingly no-one knows anything about
Vin starts SJ44A
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
New follower arrived - as has the compression...

New follower arrived - as has the compression tester
My measurements for reference
Cold dry - 135 psi
Cold and a teaspoon of oil - 190 psi
Hot dry - 120 psi
Hot and a teaspoon of oil -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
Yes start the engine..let it warm a bit and run...

Yes start the engine..let it warm a bit and run it under some pressure to the point of stalling
(eg hold the rear brake brake and slip the clutch)

Make sure it doesn't sound like mine...unless...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
I posted a reply with pics of the top end damage...

I posted a reply with pics of the top end damage so far
(only got as far as the cam cover as I'm awaiting gaskets to arrive still)

Got a message saying it has to be approved by a moderator first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
Decided to take the cam cover off to have a sneak...

Decided to take the cam cover off to have a sneak peak...

Not looking good in there....lots of signs of the lack of oil
Top end is toast....
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
I'll take that as a yes then bared end of...

I'll take that as a yes then
bared end of dangling wire hanging within reach of the bar?
I vaguely recall old lawn mowers having a grounded spring that you pushed agaist the tip of the spark plug ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
So its just a momentary switch? eg push and...

So its just a momentary switch?
eg push and hold to kill engine / push it and release for exhaust shotgun?

Done the kick till I cannot kick anymore before noticing mine had been accidentally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
Lifes too short I paid 600 for the bike and it...

Lifes too short
I paid 600 for the bike and it was sold as seen I guess (ebay states this?)
I should have looked and listened harder at the time of sale and asked more direct questions, but was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26,224
Views: 3,186,809
Posted By robocog
1990 DR250S - after seizure noises

Bought a DR250S
Found out after buying (via the group I went greenlaning with) that my engine had seized last they went out as a group
apparently an object (log?) went into the gap on the sump...
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