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Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 04:29 PM
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Posted By maynard911
I've had a couple of examples of both over the...

I've had a couple of examples of both over the years, the natural gives you real time fuel level, but looks like dog shit and gets worst with age, the white looks way better but you have to pay some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 09:20 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Ive been using chainsaw bar oil for over 20...

Ive been using chainsaw bar oil for over 20 years. It's super sticky, doesn't run off, and is a small fraction of the cost of filter oil.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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Posted By maynard911
This has been my experience also. I also find...

This has been my experience also. I also find their shim stack recommendations to lean heavily toward the stiff side, but then "Race Tech" is the name so I expect they are aiming at the hard chargers.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 09:58 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Could you give us some more info, original...

Could you give us some more info,
original chain or replacement
brand and type
did it actually break or did the master link come apart
if the master link, was it rivet or clip type
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Anybody know the wattage on this, from the T6080...

Anybody know the wattage on this, from the T6080 part number I'm assuming 60/80w
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Anneal the washers by heating with a propane...

Anneal the washers by heating with a propane torch to glowing red and allowing to cool down slowly. Reuse the bolts.
It's a motorcycle not the space shuttle.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 08:59 AM
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Posted By maynard911
It depends on what you mean by "too wide". No...

It depends on what you mean by "too wide".
No it is not too wide to fit in the swingarm, the motard types are running 150's.
Yes it is too wide for the stock rim. Google 'motorcycle tire fitment...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By maynard911
My guess is that sun exposure is the determining...

My guess is that sun exposure is the determining factor, where I am at high altitude in Arizona with 320 or so sunny days a year unprotected plastic does not last long. Generally speaking clear is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 10:08 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Good luck on getting a consensus on batteries, or...

Good luck on getting a consensus on batteries, or tires, or oil.
I've had a Shorai for about 3yrs now. Zero issues, it just works. I don't ride below 45-50 degrees so I can't comment on cold start...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By maynard911
A question for Derek (Motolab)

Is it your opinion that a non US needle can be dialed in to work better than the DJ needle when the airbox has been opened up?
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 09:18 AM
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Posted By maynard911
According to the tire fitment chart that I have...

According to the tire fitment chart that I have the widest tire recommended for a 1.85 (Stock front rim width) is a 90, and for the 2.50 rear, a 130. Any larger and the tire design profile is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Mine has it. Engine, Section 3, Page 38

Mine has it. Engine, Section 3, Page 38
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 09:03 AM
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Posted By maynard911
*1 on what Jeff says. I'm in southern AZ at...

*1 on what Jeff says.
I'm in southern AZ at about 5200 ft and found the stock jetting to be close with a completely stock bike. After removing the snorkel I did raise the needle with a thin shim...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 08:55 AM
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Posted By maynard911
DR with no hesitation, if you actually plan on...

DR with no hesitation, if you actually plan on riding in the dirt that extra 60lbs the KLR is toting is a deal breaker. If a KLR suits your purposes then you should probably get a Wee Strom.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 09:51 AM
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Posted By maynard911
I think you are about 90% correct, for regular...

I think you are about 90% correct, for regular hex head bolts and nuts there is no useful advantage to the linear component of the hammer impact driver and there is the possibility of doing damage....
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2012, 09:27 AM
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Posted By maynard911
From your original problem description the most...

From your original problem description the most likely cause is that the float needle is not closing off fuel flow to the carb bowl. With the carb off and the bowl removed hook it up to the tank and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 09:47 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Braided lines do not improve braking power. The...

Braided lines do not improve braking power. The power is determined by the master/slave ratio. The improvement that we feel when replacing an old rubber line is all controlability, without the the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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Posted By maynard911
Probably that aftermarket milk crate. doesn't...

Probably that aftermarket milk crate. doesn't sound like a carb problem.
My guess is electrical. Most likely culprit, if it is still there, is the sidestand safety switch. If the switch is already...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 08:52 AM
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Posted By maynard911
It's not all roses though, when you install...

It's not all roses though, when you install lowering links you change the leverage ratio on the suspension.
It has the same effect from a suspension point of view as lengthening the swingarm, a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 12:18 PM
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Posted By maynard911
The larger tank (IMS in my case) does not seem to...

The larger tank (IMS in my case) does not seem to make the bike any more top heavy. The additional fuel is all carried low and being close to the center of mass it has very little effect on feel or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 02:22 PM
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Posted By maynard911
I have tried those red EBC kelvar pads also, even...

I have tried those red EBC kelvar pads also, even new they have 20% less power than the oem stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 02:16 PM
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Posted By maynard911
Well there is always the 320mm kit. What...

Well there is always the 320mm kit.
What exactly are your 'decent pads'? The oem Suzuki pads are good, some of the aftermarket stuff is not so good. The best I have run across are EBC MXS. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 04:54 PM
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Posted By maynard911
Oh boy, a new oil thread! Dino or synthetic. ...

Oh boy, a new oil thread!
Dino or synthetic.
what weight,
what do you think of blends,
do you go down a grade in the winter,
blah, blah, blah
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By maynard911
I am wondering where that 58 hp was measured....

I am wondering where that 58 hp was measured. Don't think it was the back wheel. If it was rwhp the top speed would be more than the 108 stated, and the tester in that artical would not have spent so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 09:14 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Food for thought

Check it out.
http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2012/9/22/suzuki-dr650-deus-bali.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 10:55 AM
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Posted By maynard911
The speedo will be too far off to be of much use....

The speedo will be too far off to be of much use. You can get a drive from Procycle for a 17" but not a 19". I removed the stock speedo and installed a cheap bicycle speedo that I had sitting around....
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 10:23 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Read Procycle's comment more carefully,...

Read Procycle's comment more carefully, especially the part that says " I just looked up (at random) the oil pump for a 2012 Sportster. one item is a fitting - part number 63533-41A".
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 10:10 AM
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Posted By maynard911
My experience also.

My experience also.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Warp9

Hey Warp9, welcome to the fracas, I will have to get a set of those levers in my next round of DR farkleizing.
I have a question about your wheels, all I ever see are black, do you have polished...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 04:34 PM
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Posted By maynard911
A while back Jeff at Pro Cycle said he was...

A while back Jeff at Pro Cycle said he was testing some for inclusion on his list of DR goodies, give him a call and see what happened and let us all know.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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Posted By maynard911
If my 68yr old memory is functioning properly I...

If my 68yr old memory is functioning properly I seem to recall a thousand or so pages back someone mentioning that the Austrailian bikes have a smaller exhaust outlet than US models, here it is 30mm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 09:05 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Your current running situation sounds like...

Your current running situation sounds like exactly what would be expected if running the DJ/Procycle needle with an uncut air box. It runs well on the idle curcuit and WFO with the small main jet but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 08:56 AM
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Posted By maynard911
That's a great idea. Makes playing with the oil...

That's a great idea. Makes playing with the oil level easy enough to bother with, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Electrical contact cleaner is good for that sort...

Electrical contact cleaner is good for that sort of thing.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 10:29 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Thanks for the reply. I looked at the Megacycle...

Thanks for the reply. I looked at the Megacycle web site and there is no listing for the DR, is yours a sportbike muffler adapted to fit?
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 04:53 PM
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Posted By maynard911
So you are running the Staintune full system with...

So you are running the Staintune full system with the quiet insert? I had heard from others here that that system was similar in noise to other straight thru systems. The evaluations that I have seen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 11:08 AM
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Posted By maynard911
I'd be very interested in the vibration report on...

I'd be very interested in the vibration report on the Ebay mirror extenders. Every replacement mirror that I have tried has buzzed too much.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 09:37 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Connect them together.

Connect them together.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 08:49 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Could someone explain to me the 'why' of this....

Could someone explain to me the 'why' of this. It's not that I disbelieve the statement, I just don't understand why it is true.
It seems to me that the purpose of a spark plug is to provide an air...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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Posted By maynard911
Check out this excellent tutorial. ...

Check out this excellent tutorial.
http://www.fuckyouyoufuckingfucker.com/2011/08/squeaky-stater-motor-easy-fix.html
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