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Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By neepuk
The way I did it cost more but I didn't lose any...

The way I did it cost more but I didn't lose any suspension travel. The wife is happy and the bike feels very plush all the way through the suspension stroke.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,880
Posted By neepuk
I just went through this in order to build my...

I just went through this in order to build my wife a bike that suits her as my new 690 Enduro suits me. I ended up getting her a drz400e. 2" lowering link, bar risers to allow the forks to be slid...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
Same here, but I got mine done by a pro for just...

Same here, but I got mine done by a pro for just $20. I had read enough complaints about the stock seat pan that I didn't even try to install it myself. Cheap staplers from Harbor Freight won't do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
To each their own. As I said, the 690 is at the...

To each their own. As I said, the 690 is at the top of the class for sure. My 690 has also been 100% reliable in its very short life, however it is already leaking oil from the stator cover... ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
Without the dongle you can turn off the abs, or...

Without the dongle you can turn off the abs, or have it on. With the dongle you can keep the full ABS, turn off the ABS, or have front-only ABS.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By neepuk
Nope, you're not missing anything... It's a...

Nope, you're not missing anything... It's a bummer, and many of us have to deal with this same problem when we choose to marry riding partners. At times it gets really frustrating, sometimes it's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
If Suzuki would just put a 6 speed tranny and...

If Suzuki would just put a 6 speed tranny and fuel injection in the Dr650 I'd sell my new 690 in .02 seconds and buy the Suzuki. With the leftover cash I could customize and farkle the DR to simple,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
I also have a 15. The button on the dash only...

I also have a 15. The button on the dash only turns the ABS off completely according to the book... When I use the button I get a full time "on" ABS light, no flashing. I bought the Dongle but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 54,072
Posted By neepuk
Congrats! I like the looks of those blue wheels....

Congrats! I like the looks of those blue wheels. Well done.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
I dropped my seat and the Seat Concepts cover and...

I dropped my seat and the Seat Concepts cover and foam off this morning at a local upholstery shop near my work, along with my wife's DRZ seat and SC cover and pad. Picked them both up after work......
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By neepuk
I like the idea but it really depends on how you...

I like the idea but it really depends on how you intend to use the bike. It will improve the bike on road as long as you change the gearing to match. It will also do very well on dirt roads and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
A couple pages back there were some complaints...

A couple pages back there were some complaints about the stock seat pan... I don't get it? Seems fine to me. My Seat Concepts foam and cover came in today... I expect it will be fine. Why would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
You can't... Must have dongle for front ABS only.

You can't... Must have dongle for front ABS only.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,805
Posted By neepuk
I'll keep this short and sweet... The drz water...

I'll keep this short and sweet... The drz water pump is leaking. I'm leaning towards replacing instead of rebuilding. Any good reason I should rebuild instead? Where to get the best price on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By neepuk
Ordered wheels today. 19.5 x 2.5 front and 17 x...

Ordered wheels today. 19.5 x 2.5 front and 17 x 4.25 rear. Ordered them from Warp 9 and since the front wheel is not a common size for them they have to make the rim and cut custom spokes... 5 to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,805
Posted By neepuk
Jets are cheap! If it's run well set up in the...

Jets are cheap! If it's run well set up in the past with the current jetting, shoot the padlock off your wallet and buy new jets of the same size. Today's gasoline sucks. Nothing like a freaky...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By neepuk
At this point we'll leave the stock exhaust on...

At this point we'll leave the stock exhaust on there since its been modified. It seems to run out pretty darn well with the 3x3 mod done. We've got enough money to spend on wheels and all the other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
What's wrong with just using stock filters?

What's wrong with just using stock filters?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By neepuk
Short Person's DRz400e Adventure Project and Questions

I'm trying to solve the age-old problem is putting together a pseudo adventure bike for my wife. She's 5'4" tall (maybe), and has a 27" inseam. Of all the bikes she's owned in the past her most...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
I do believe you put the puzzle together faster...

I do believe you put the puzzle together faster than I did. PM replied.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
Start with the first page of this thread. That's...

Start with the first page of this thread. That's exactly why I started it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,631
Posted By neepuk
Last time this topic came up I thought it had...

Last time this topic came up I thought it had some legs... Oh well, we all seem to figure it out ok. I do agree that Thumpers could use some better organization.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
want!

want!
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,805
Posted By neepuk
Is that the one that was in Boulder, with the low...

Is that the one that was in Boulder, with the low fender conversion?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,805
Posted By neepuk
Is anyone here running a 17" rear with 19" front...

Is anyone here running a 17" rear with 19" front combo? I'm looking to buy a nice, used E, S, or SM for my wife to ride the places I like to take my new 690. She's short so the plan is to lower it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
I thought about that too. Decided that a bike...

I thought about that too. Decided that a bike like this is a perfect candidate to give this style a try... If HDB still made their bitchen little LED signals I'd have gotten the other one, but they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
Guilty as charged. From the way Mike's talking...

Guilty as charged. From the way Mike's talking you've got some serious plans in the works for upgrades. Yours should arrive in about 6 weeks as I understand it.

Let's get together for a ride or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Nope. I ordered this one. It has turn signals...

Nope. I ordered this one. It has turn signals integrated in to the tail light so I won't have anything sticking out the sides at all.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/191414120142
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Thanks. Found and ordered.

Thanks. Found and ordered.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
I totally agree about small bikes! Her 150 is...

I totally agree about small bikes! Her 150 is plated, and I have a 2014 KTM 150xc converted to a 200 and plated. We have the little bikes covered. Great for single track riding and plated so we...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Is there a small tail light assembly that is...

Is there a small tail light assembly that is plug-n-play that bolts right up to the 690's stock location. I want to shrink and clean up the rear end.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 94,942
Posted By neepuk
Lay the bike on it's side and remove the cover...

Lay the bike on it's side and remove the cover that's leaking. Pull the rubber grommet that the wires come through. Add a little high-temp rtv sealer around the rubber grommet and reinstall the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
Because my wife can ride! A little air cooled...

Because my wife can ride! A little air cooled 200 would bore her to tears in .02 seconds, and we want something that can chew up some highway and twisty paved miles at a spirited pace. She's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
I'm hoping to use the drz as a platform to build...

I'm hoping to use the drz as a platform to build a short person's mini adventure machine for my wife. Her inseam is just 27"... I'm either going to get an SM and put a 19" rim on the front, or I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
Thanks. Surprising there's only on inch...

Thanks. Surprising there's only on inch difference, good to know for my research!

Can someone measure just how far the SM forks can be slid up in the triples to lower the front end? The upside...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
Thanks! Anyone have the same measurement on the...

Thanks! Anyone have the same measurement on the S and/or E?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By neepuk
Need drz vs drz sm measurments please

I need a measurement of the from forks of a drz e, drz s, and drz sm. Trying to make a decision...

Would you please take a measurement of the fork length from the top of the fork cap to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Any first hand experience with the Hyde skid...

Any first hand experience with the Hyde skid plate out there? I have one on my 2014 200 and it's been fantastic. Hasn't come loose, light weight, and it's taken some hard direct hits. That...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Thanks! That covers what I need to know. I...

Thanks! That covers what I need to know.
I like to look of that orange skid plate. Did you order that from Flatland like that? I didn't see that option...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23,413
Views: 2,972,359
Posted By neepuk
Anyone have a detailed pic of the Flatland Racing...

Anyone have a detailed pic of the Flatland Racing skid plate were it protects the rear brake master cylinder on the right side? I don't have one yet but I do plan on getting one soon. I'm wondering...
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