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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Amen! I have a pair on my DR and I absolutely...

Amen! I have a pair on my DR and I absolutely love them. Not close to free once you buy all the mounts and everything, but well worth the money, IMHO.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:06 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I would just remove the L bracket, torque the...

I would just remove the L bracket, torque the shift drum bolt, and then replace the L bracket.

If I had a 1992 model, I would take the time to check the shift drum bolt and loctite as needed. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
Perhaps this will provide you with some starting...

Perhaps this will provide you with some starting information:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi markk900, On my 1999 DR350 SE, I had...

Hi markk900,

On my 1999 DR350 SE, I had clutch slippage problems even when the clutch fibers and steel plates where all near the top of their thickness range (and using proper oil). The conditions...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25,264
Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
Clutch steel and fiber thicknesses (min and max)...

Clutch steel and fiber thicknesses (min and max) are provided by Suzuki in the Workshop Manual (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_workshop_manuals___shop_manuals___service_manuals.html). Have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25,264
Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
Maybe this piece? ...

Maybe this piece?
http://shop.viperizerracing.com/product.sc?productId=764&categoryId=75

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25,264
Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
I cannot find a part number (nothing listed in...

I cannot find a part number (nothing listed in the spare parts catalog), but here is one for sale:
http://shop.viperizerracing.com/product.sc?productId=759&categoryId=75

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
If I were looking - and I am not - I would also...

If I were looking - and I am not - I would also strongly entertain the WR250R.



I completely agree.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I'll hold off sharing a picture of the current...

I'll hold off sharing a picture of the current Guzzi (gotta protect the guilty) :> :>

There are some pictures on this page of a *different* cafe Guzzi that I built a harness for. The owner, Eric,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Interesting link, thanks for sharing that. ...

Interesting link, thanks for sharing that.

I've yet to see any adhesive electrical tape that does not turn into a gooey mess. Perhaps it really does exist (I've not tried everything, not by a long...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Sure! Let me see if I can find them and I'll PM...

Sure! Let me see if I can find them and I'll PM you.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
That is good to know. I'd read many years ago...

That is good to know. I'd read many years ago already on the Max-Suki forum to avoid EBC plates, but I thought that the steels were more prone to warping and the fibers simply did not engage as well...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I'm confused and not quite seeing the issue here....

I'm confused and not quite seeing the issue here.

Regarding springs: The heavy duty springs are definitely heavy duty. I use half OEM and half heavy duty and that has been the best combination for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
Unbalanced wheel? Worn wheel bearings or steering...

Unbalanced wheel? Worn wheel bearings or steering head bearings? I'd check those things first before diving into the forks.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Things are coming together nicely. Good work! ...

Things are coming together nicely. Good work!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Gebogen, $600 for a completely new front...

Hi Gebogen,

$600 for a completely new front end does not seem like much money to me. Sure, new springs, emulator, and rebuild would cost you $300...but you knew that going into it. I had new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Amen! I ride my DR350 all over the place in 110 -...

Amen! I ride my DR350 all over the place in 110 - 115 degree temps. The last thing I want to know is the oil temperature. :> :> :> :> :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Simba, I don't know. Here are the OEM...

Hi Simba,

I don't know. Here are the OEM part numbers for a 1993 DR350:

2 09443-19010 SPRING, OUTER $4.46
3 09443-12036 SPRING, INNER $5.39

Honestly, any spring with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
An oil thread combined with a MPG thread...this...

An oil thread combined with a MPG thread...this should be fun :> :> :>

Indeed, there are many variables that affect fuel economy.

I do not know all of the variables that AleksanderTheGreat ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:51 AM
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Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi redwine65, Can you please post photos of...

Hi redwine65,

Can you please post photos of your shock? Nothing needed to be machined on my shock and all of the pieces that hold the spring in place are steel, not aluminum. Mine is a dirt shock,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Simba, I bought the two piece OEM pair...

Hi Simba,

I bought the two piece OEM pair from http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/

But, they should be readily available from any online dealer.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
I do hope it helps you. Let me be perfectly...

I do hope it helps you.

Let me be perfectly clear, however, that I did not invent this nor was I the first to adapt it to the DR350. I think the idea or at least the adaptation to the DR350 *may*...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Do you mean this bearing to ease preload...

Do you mean this bearing to ease preload adjustment?
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_shock_spring_bearing.html

I still have mine installed and it was nice to use it yesterday when I fit my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
In addition to checking the cable, remove the...

In addition to checking the cable, remove the drive unit and pull out the worm gear...thoroughly clean and re-lube. The one on my 1999 pretty much seized on me during my Continental Divide ride....
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Recently I mentioned that I rode on a flat front...

Recently I mentioned that I rode on a flat front tire for 10+ miles because I was fed up with that tire and didn't care that I ruined it. Here is why...

Last year I bought a DR350 parts bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
On my old 1993, I fit a pair of rim locks: each...

On my old 1993, I fit a pair of rim locks: each 180 degrees out. This helped considerably with wheel balance - though was a pain to change.

I don't run any rim locks on my 1999.

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I run the front at 14 and the rear at 14 - 18 (no...

I run the front at 14 and the rear at 14 - 18 (no rim locks). I've not had any trouble with ripped valve stems.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
A little over a week ago I road home 10+ miles on...

A little over a week ago I road home 10+ miles on a flat front tire (no rim lock). I would have stopped to change it, but I was fed up with this front tire, anyway, and just wanted to get home. (this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Why not buy new? Rocky Mountain has them in stock...

Why not buy new? Rocky Mountain has them in stock for ~$30:
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/2

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
When changing tires, I always pull the axle so...

When changing tires, I always pull the axle so that I can inspect the bearings carefully. A flat repair out on the trail is easier if just the pins are pulled.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,779
Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, an annoying problem, to be certain. I've had...

Yep, an annoying problem, to be certain. I've had the same trouble and went with the same solution as you. Just be prepared to adjust them regularly at the beginning. Braking does get better as they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
How much is left in my Clarke tank depends on...

How much is left in my Clarke tank depends on whether I'm riding dirt or pavement. In the dirt, there is so much sloshing going on that I can get pretty far down on both sides. I've never had to stop...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Thanks for your kind words :> Regards, ...

Thanks for your kind words :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, precisely. Regards, Gregory Bender

Yes, precisely.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
Welcome! I would start out with factory jetting...

Welcome! I would start out with factory jetting and move up from there. You can always close the hole back up in the airbox and that should get you where you want to be with stock everything. AFAIK,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,779
Posted By Greg Bender
I'd love to ride it, too. Sure looks like fun :> ...

I'd love to ride it, too. Sure looks like fun :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25,264
Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
Cogent Dynamics is shipping my rear shock back to...

Cogent Dynamics is shipping my rear shock back to me today. I am not going to quote prices for Rick, but I would encourage you to contact him directly.
http://www.motocd.com/mc/

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25,264
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Posted By Greg Bender
My personal favorite up front is a Pirelli MT21...

My personal favorite up front is a Pirelli MT21 90/90-21.
Out back, my personal favorite is a Kenda K270 4.50x18.

My perspective: the purpose of pavement is only to get me to and from the dirt....
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25,264
Views: 3,006,977
Posted By Greg Bender
Excellent find and post, Tennisbike. Thanks for...

Excellent find and post, Tennisbike. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,779
Posted By Greg Bender
Thanks, Alan! :> Regards, Gregory...

Thanks, Alan! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
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