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Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:11 AM
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Posted By miniroot
Mine used to use a little, but hasn't since I...

Mine used to use a little, but hasn't since I rebuilt it, and when I rebuilt it I found that it had seized before I bought it, and the piston was out of round.

That's not a lot of mileage for a 13...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
In stock trim, I found the DR650 had a number of...

In stock trim, I found the DR650 had a number of advantages over the DR200. There's a lot less need to stir the gearbox, (which is handy because mine turned out to be pretty fragile,) and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Thumb Nice. Have fun.

Nice. Have fun.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Miles. Just add more miles.

Miles. Just add more miles.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
That's interesting, and a bit of a shame. I...

That's interesting, and a bit of a shame. I commuted 80km a day for, let's say a year, on my DR200, and it was mostly fine. But it suffered in high headwinds, and on steep hills, which my part of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:51 AM
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Posted By miniroot
Yup. And if you buy one, buy two and stick the...

Yup. And if you buy one, buy two and stick the other under the seat, because riding out without a clutch lever makes for a long day.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
I used to stretch the foot of an old pair of...

I used to stretch the foot of an old pair of pantyhose, sprayed with silicone, over the airbox lid, which seemed to do a fairly good job of keeping crap out of that hole. Nothing's going to stop a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
Fitting a DF200 (NZ "farm bike") rack to a DR200SE

Hey, guys.

Long time no read. I've just got the old DR200SE out of mothballs to take me out into the bush to do some hunting. I recall a while back there was some interest in the DF200 "farm"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 141,106
Posted By miniroot
Right up until mine shit 3rd I was using Spectro...

Right up until mine shit 3rd I was using Spectro mineral 10W40, serviced according to manufacturer's schedule.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,256
Views: 3,282,700
Posted By miniroot
Beautiful road. That and Saguaro National Park...

Beautiful road. That and Saguaro National Park were the highlights, I think, of the motorcycle tour of AZ I did back in '99. Frost at the top, beware of bears signs and all.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 882,459
Posted By miniroot
These bikes are all old and dirty. Show us a...

These bikes are all old and dirty. Show us a nice new GS.

;)
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2011, 11:50 PM
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Posted By miniroot
There are a number of farm bike wreckers in NZ,...

There are a number of farm bike wreckers in NZ, some of whom will ship internationally. I think Karll got some stuff shipped for his, at least I recall him asking for some links.

But you can't...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 42,403
Posted By miniroot
Bialetti Mini Express

Related to the Bialetti espresso pots I saw earlier in the thread, this is the Mini Express single cup version, just picked up today for an impending camping trip. Makes a nice single espresso. To...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2011, 11:02 PM
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Posted By miniroot
Mrs Miniroot bought me Jiffypop for Christmas,...

Mrs Miniroot bought me Jiffypop for Christmas, after me seeing another photo of you guys carrying it, and me commenting what a great idea it was for motorcycle camping -- entertainment and...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,713
Posted By miniroot
Scratch that. Cookin' on gas.

Scratch that. Cookin' on gas.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2011, 09:52 PM
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Views: 13,713
Posted By miniroot
Apparently, with zero seeds ...

Apparently, with zero seeds ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 08:38 PM
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Posted By miniroot
I think you're right -- Kientech's kit includes...

I think you're right -- Kientech's kit includes richer main and pilot:

http://kientech.com/DR200SEExhaustMod.htm
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
It's not firmly fixed, you should be able to move...

It's not firmly fixed, you should be able to move it, but it should not move in and out of the slide just when you turn the carb upside down. It should be held in place by a spring running down...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,713
Posted By miniroot
Nice. Hats off.

Nice. Hats off.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,713
Posted By miniroot
I think that the closed-list nature of these...

I think that the closed-list nature of these things is obviously good in that it protects sources and means they don't dry up. But the flip-side is that the closed nature facilitates power games and...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,713
Posted By miniroot
Yeah ... About that ... I got some...

Yeah ... About that ...

I got some complaints. PM'd you over there.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
It took me a nearly all of the first two weeks I...

It took me a nearly all of the first two weeks I spent there to get to that point. Breathe deep, relax, this is Thailand.

*sigh*

Glad you got it moving.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,256
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Posted By miniroot
Damn, that's a nice looking bike. I'm printing...

Damn, that's a nice looking bike. I'm printing that out and pinning it up in the workshop next to the decaying hulk of an '82 XT250 I'm rebuilding.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
I did the Kientech mod, drilled that big hole,...

I did the Kientech mod, drilled that big hole, then started getting water-blocked pilot jet problems. Among other things, I did this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Speaking of which: <object height="385"...

Speaking of which:

<object height="385" width="480">


<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MWt5H-yD0ao?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always"...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2010, 01:59 AM
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Posted By miniroot
Nope. Wrecker? eBay? I've had some luck...

Nope. Wrecker? eBay?

I've had some luck finding odd parts by using an online fiche (like mrcycles.com) to find alternative fitments for the same parts (I'll bet the DR200's spokes are common to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Couple of close-ups of dubious quality for you: ...

Couple of close-ups of dubious quality for you:

http://www.jessies.org/~car/img/20101031/photo%201.JPG

http://www.jessies.org/~car/img/20101031/photo%202.JPG

Maybe I put it back that way...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
No. I had clearance issues with the knobs on the...

No. I had clearance issues with the knobs on the front/ top of the tyre scuffing the inside of the swingarm, but that was it. Brake rod's where it's always been, although the rear shoes are pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 01:25 AM
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Posted By miniroot
That's exactly what I've done. Set of cheap alu...

That's exactly what I've done. Set of cheap alu 7/8ths high enduro bars on there, and a set of 20mm risers. The bark busters are cheap UFO plastic ones. Easy to fit (and work around cabling, brake...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Ooh, "Enduro"

Sold the DR650 this weekend. The new XT660 is an awesome commute bike and it'll see some gravel roads and maybe light trail some time this summer. But it just doesn't have that "where does this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
I found out later the depths to which the...

I found out later the depths to which the previous owner had not cared for my DR200. There's every chance that the clutch got some real abuse before I owned it. Also, I was even less skilled then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Quite. The guy at the Suzuki dealers gave me the...

Quite. The guy at the Suzuki dealers gave me the whole "well, what did you expect?" I expected it to hold up at least as well as the other bikes I've abused similarly, but maybe it was just luck.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 141,106
Posted By miniroot
Somewhere around page 10... 2007, 39,200km,...

Somewhere around page 10...

2007, 39,200km, NZ
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 04:34 PM
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Views: 141,106
Posted By miniroot
Fingers crossed it's retrospective! ;)

Fingers crossed it's retrospective!

;)
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Yes! ...

Yes!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6547895#post6547910
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 141,106
Posted By miniroot
That list's missing at least one...

That list's missing at least one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Yeah, I usually ride from that end. Wanted to try...

Yeah, I usually ride from that end. Wanted to try something different this time... very different.

;)
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By miniroot
Karapoti entrance to the Maungakotukutukus. Off...

Karapoti entrance to the Maungakotukutukus. Off the Akatarawa Road.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
Yeah, my worry (second to the airbox, and the...

Yeah, my worry (second to the airbox, and the bloody great hole I've cut in the top) was shorting the plug, but that didn't seem to be a problem. The shot of WD40 I put up there might help.

I've...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,369
Posted By miniroot
<object width="640" height="385"> <embed...

<object width="640" height="385">


<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ifsff58rIhg?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"...
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