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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Rear Turn Signals

Quick question: Are the rear turn signals interchangeable, as in the right can be used on the left and vice versa?

Greasespot.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
WTB/WTT late front wheel

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> Hey, inmates:

Looking for a '98 or later DR350 front wheel.

I will either buy outright or trade an early...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By greasespot
I read that most post-1995 DR350s had non-Cush...

I read that most post-1995 DR350s had non-Cush (with some exceptions for no apparent reason). My '99 is non.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By greasespot
It's in a area that flexes. I';m going to try...

It's in a area that flexes. I';m going to try flexible material and adhesives first.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By greasespot
Went to the local tire place. Truck inner tube is...

Went to the local tire place. Truck inner tube is actually THINNER than bike inner tubes. Intend to try thick inner tube with Permatex ATV silicone and brass rivets (for that Mad Max look).

Stay...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By greasespot
H96669: Now THAT'S helpful. THANKS! ...

H96669:

Now THAT'S helpful. THANKS!

Turns out I have some brass rivets from leathercrafting years ago. Now I just have to find some material to patch with!
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By greasespot
Darn campfire (Repairing boots?)

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Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Sideracks

Hey, gang:

Who makes sideracks for soft luggage for our DRs? Was hoping for Happy Trails, but they only make them for the 650 and 200. (Someone mentioned altering the HT DR650 racks to fit -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Thanks, all. Hey, that reminds me. Why...

Thanks, all.

Hey, that reminds me. Why aluminum? What's the diff from steel? Lighter, yeah, but are they stronger? I know my handguards have different internal mounting systems for aluminum and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-23-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 104,317
Posted By greasespot
Cool. Thanks 250senuf. Anything special I need to...

Cool. Thanks 250senuf. Anything special I need to know about Openstreetmap? Tips or tricks?

M.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Handlebars

Hey, gang:

The PO bent the bars up. Can anyone tell me brands/models with equivalent dimensions as stock? Or anyone got unbent up stock bars they wanna sell?

TIA,

Greasespot
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 104,317
Posted By greasespot
GPS Newbie

Hi, gang.

New to hand-helds and programming. (My car GPS is an easy-to-use TomTom One.)

Got a Garmin 78. Pretty cool. Used it on an ADV Rally (SLAP) last weekend. MY friend programmed in all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
DR 250 forks

Did/do US Dr250 forks have the ability to change ride height through hydraulics?
Forum: Regional forums 04-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 33,982
Posted By greasespot
Greasespot is in. Paid. No T-shirt necessary.

Greasespot is in. Paid. No T-shirt necessary.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Rear shock wrench/spanner size?

Anyone know what size wrench I need to adjust the rear shock preload on my '99?

I see wrenches that range from 68mm to 87mm.

(I've been using a long punch, but that's starting to ding up the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Thanks, guys, for all the info. It's a big help...

Thanks, guys, for all the info. It's a big help to a Newb.

So how do I tell the difference between a BST and a TM?

Wait a second; do I read right that both BSTs and TMs are CVs? Then why is a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Which are CV Carbs, Pumper Carbs?!?

Okay, I need a little help. I'm trying to return my new-to-me '99 to stock.

It has a flat-side Mikuni. Is that the TM33? It's possible that it's not original, as a lot was modded on my bike for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Re: My new to me 98

Cool for you! I will turn 58 in a couple of weeks and I've gone to dual purpose from mostly street. LOTS of fun, at slower speeds! (But watch the trees! And cliffs!)
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
To cush or not to cush

Bored at work, won't be able to work on my DR for several days, so asking for the sake of thinking about my garage. (I'll probably be able to tell by trying it ...)

The part numbers are different...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
Thanks guys! I figure since it's paid for, I'll...

Thanks guys! I figure since it's paid for, I'll use the cush rear wheel for what I originally bought it for street tires.

DR350 thread rocks...

Greasespot
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,876
Posted By greasespot
I dig it. But I'm old school. It looks about and...

I dig it. But I'm old school. It looks about and hour and a half from being a cafe. I also dig that.

What are they asking for it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27,262
Views: 3,318,002
Posted By greasespot
DR350 rear wheels w/o cush drive?

Hey, all.

Sorry if this is a repost, but when I do a search, I only get a blank page (white). Don't know if it's system wide.

Anyway, I have a new-to-me 1999 SE (Street model) and the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
I only blast WFO when I'm on major roads or...

I only blast WFO when I'm on major roads or highways while commuting, and only for a few miles at a time. But if I don't, I'll be a grill ornament on a commuter mom's Minivan, accidentally or on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Well, guys, I think I have to experiment some...

Well, guys, I think I have to experiment some more.

Yes, the rear sprocket is stock. I put the stock front sprocket back on it and it went 75 indicated (barely 1 or 2 mph more than with the 16),...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
How to tell if I'm too rich?

Besides having Bill Gates as my pool boy and having supermodels wash my bikes?

Okay, seriously, stock 2000 XT. 800 miles on it when I got it, but completely gone through by a longtime inmate. Ran...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
I think he's asking what happens if you crank the...

I think he's asking what happens if you crank the starter with no gas in the bowl AND THE FUEL STILL OFF.

Nothing. Like you're out of gas. 10 seconds later, there will the a sound ... something...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
So where's that tailight from? And whadja hafta...

So where's that tailight from? And whadja hafta do to make it work?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
AHA! All that makes sense. I couldn't tell by...

AHA! All that makes sense. I couldn't tell by looking. Bigger hub & brake, shorter spokes. Steel rim. Bigger sprocket mounting holes.

SOLVED!
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Are TTR wheels really "stronger" than XT wheels?

Okay, I've heard the bit about TTR225 wheels being stronger and tougher than the stock XT wheels, so I got a TTR rear.

Being in advertising (meaning I'm naturally skeptical because I sometimes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Do the mods everyone suggests. My main jet was...

Do the mods everyone suggests. My main jet was the right size, but I did put in a one-size bigger idle jet. I also did the "3 turns out" idle mixture screw adjustment, and I also used a hole drill to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8,126
Views: 2,210,727
Posted By greasespot
Calling Viper770

Hey, Viper: I just saw the photo of your GPS with "97.5 MPH" on it. That's awesome, BUT WHERE DID YOU GET THAT ELECTRONIC TACH THAT'S ALSO IN THE PHOTO?!?!?!? I NEED THAT!

Greasespot

OOOPS....
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By greasespot
Altering boot soles for traction?

Hi, folks:

I FINALLY have a pair of boots that a) fit (I take a men's 6) and b) I could afford (THANKS, DEAN!). But with all things in my size, I had take what I could get. These Aplinestars are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Hey, all: What's the difference between our...

Hey, all:

What's the difference between our 428 chains and a 520 chain? And will a chain vise for 520 chains work on my 428???

TIA,

Greasespot
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
(Crappy running) I learned years ago with a...

(Crappy running)

I learned years ago with a choked down GPz 305. The idle jets looked like there wasn't a hole in them. Needed a very good fuel filter. 4th thing I did to my Xt.

NEW TOPIC:
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Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By greasespot
Thanks, Guys! (Whew! If this confuses me, I...

Thanks, Guys!

(Whew! If this confuses me, I can't wait to see what happens in the woods!)
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By greasespot
Newby: knee guard question

Hey, Gang:

I got second-hand boots (Thor Mx) that protect up to almost my knees, and then I got knee guards, but they also have shin guards. What kind of knee guards should I get to use with high...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Hey, Jerry H: Do those tank panniers flap...

Hey, Jerry H:

Do those tank panniers flap around?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Which saddle frames interchange w/XT225s?

Okay, so there are a million models of bikes. Has anyone figured out what other bike-model saddlebag frames also fit our XT225s?

TIA,

Greasespot
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 1,669,171
Posted By greasespot
Wheels?

Hey, which wheels are direct bolt-ons to the xt? Someone mentioned TTR225 wheels. True? Any others?

TIA,

Greasespot
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