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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Thanks everyone- I'll drain the oil, pull the...

Thanks everyone- I'll drain the oil, pull the cases and check the surfaces and gasket with a fine-toothed comb this weekend :)

Better to do it right and once than try the easy way out and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Anyone have any ideas?

Anyone have any ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2012, 08:28 AM
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Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
How bad would it be to double up on an engine...

How bad would it be to double up on an engine case gasket? I recently pulled an old gasket and replaced it but when I filled the case back up with oil I continue to have a small leak coming from the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25,100
Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
clutch issues

Can anyone shed some light on the specific way to reattach the right side engine case and clutch lever? I've tried it a couple times now and while the case goes on just fine, my clutch does not seem...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
CORRECT! So going by what you and Bob have said,...

CORRECT! So going by what you and Bob have said, I should spread the two prongs of the spring and it'll just drop down an inch or two and allow the prawl to seat back with the shift drum, correct?
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
I opened the case of my 1990 DR350S the other day...

I opened the case of my 1990 DR350S the other day after a botched gasket replacement and kickstarter clean to find this. As you can see, the little lever gear thing attached to the gear shifter has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,759
Posted By Ghostpilots
In my wildest late-night dreams they are...

In my wildest late-night dreams they are announcing the imminent arrival of the DRZ650SM-FI

A man can dream
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Ghostpilots
Welcome to the wonderful world of DR ownership!...

Welcome to the wonderful world of DR ownership! These bikes are NOTORIOUS for their hard cold starts, especially with the stock vacuum carb in place.

Try turning on the bike, no choke, hold down...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
So I should reconnect the arm before putting the...

So I should reconnect the arm before putting the cover back in place and then hold it back as I replace the cover? Okay, I THINK I can do that hahaha.

Just changed the oil too, so this'll give me...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 04:57 PM
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Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
While replacing my clutch cover gasket today,...

While replacing my clutch cover gasket today, which I managed to botch (another whole story in and of itself) I noticed that afterwards my clutch doesn't want to spring back into place after being...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
I run a stock tank with a pumper carb and will...

I run a stock tank with a pumper carb and will usually see approx 120km total capacity before I'm running on fumes and tipping every 10 mins.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2011, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
As in, run a finger dipped in grease along the...

As in, run a finger dipped in grease along the edges of the gasket to make a grease and gasket sandwich?
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
When installing a new engine cover gasket, no...

When installing a new engine cover gasket, no gasket maker or silicone is necessary, right? Just the new gasket and clean engine casing to complete the seal?
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Awesome! Thanks so much for the help Banjo,...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the help Banjo, Stumped and Greg! I'll let you all know how it goes :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2011, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Traced my weeping oil problem to the clutch cover...

Traced my weeping oil problem to the clutch cover gasket and ordered a new one. Getting ready next weekend to pull and replace it, along with a bunch of other smaller maintenance issues. Anything I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 02:04 PM
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Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
My bike chronically leaks oil and and I think I...

My bike chronically leaks oil and and I think I may have traced the problem to the right side engine case gasket. Rather than paying $30 for a new gasket to fix what I am sure is the smallest of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Just looking for some quick clarification here. ...

Just looking for some quick clarification here.

The CS seal should sit basically flush with the edge of the case rather than recessed inside it, yes? I'm getting some oil weeping when running from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Carb cleaned recently? Maybe a clogged jet?

Carb cleaned recently? Maybe a clogged jet?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2011, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Re-bump

Re-bump
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
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Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
Anyone have any experience with axle and bar...

Anyone have any experience with axle and bar sliders on the 350?

Gonna mount up a set of Tusk D-Flex's and would really like the peace of mind that comes with a set of bar sliders and axle sliders...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
Ever feel the need to sell your Clarke thats not...

Ever feel the need to sell your Clarke thats not being used currently?
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ghostpilots
I cannot speak for the AST 2, but I just...

I cannot speak for the AST 2, but I just purchased a GT Transition and Olympia definitely runs larger than other brands. I am 6'0" and about 180 lbs, athletic build, and very easily fit into a medium...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
The bars, axle and pegs stick out much farther...

The bars, axle and pegs stick out much farther from the bike than any of the aftermarket tanks do. I would be very surprised to much much tank scuffing at all with these bikes.

Of course rough and...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 59,818
Posted By Ghostpilots
Just general maintenance mostly. Good thing about...

Just general maintenance mostly. Good thing about picking up the bike I did is that nearly all of the work that needs doing I can learn myself- or have someone teach me.

And living out in Sylvan...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,333
Posted By Ghostpilots
For reference the Everest only has 1 liner, the...

For reference the Everest only has 1 liner, the insulating warming layer. The waterproof is bonded directly to the jacket. So if extreme airflow and sweaty climates are your riding conditions I would...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2011, 08:43 PM
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Views: 59,818
Posted By Ghostpilots
I posted a couple of pages back, but never really...

I posted a couple of pages back, but never really attracted any interest, so I'll give it one more go:

I've recently moved to Red Deer and have only really been riding since last summer. What I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25,100
Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
Great! Thanks for the replies everyone! It'll be...

Great! Thanks for the replies everyone! It'll be a little while before I'm back and able to do the adjustment but I'll let you all know how it goes
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25,100
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Posted By Ghostpilots
So here's a question for you resident DR geniuses...

So here's a question for you resident DR geniuses

My bike is a total pig to start, hates the choke and has probably never had a valve adjustment done. So, I'm thinking now at 11k is a good time to...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,760
Posted By Ghostpilots
Anyone have any experience with AFX or Fulmer...

Anyone have any experience with AFX or Fulmer helmets? Looking at cheaper DS helmet alternatives and these both seem to pop up quite a bit. The AFX FX-39 which just came out in particular seems to be...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Ghostpilots
If you don't mind me piggybacking off the thread...

If you don't mind me piggybacking off the thread for a moment, I'm running a 1990 DR350S and am looking for a new set of tires here soon.

Not running as much single track as I thought I would, so...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 59,818
Posted By Ghostpilots
Hey everybody Just moved a bit further north...

Hey everybody

Just moved a bit further north to Red Deer over the winter and am looking for a riding/mechanical partner starting in the spring.

1st bike, Suzuki DR350S so I'm looking primarily...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 202,416
Posted By Ghostpilots
Hey Anthony- A few quick questions for ya:...

Hey Anthony-

A few quick questions for ya: I'll be pulling the trigger on an Olympia GT Transition jacket here soon and I was wondering if you had an deals coming up on them like you do with some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2010, 10:43 AM
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Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
Anyone else have any opinions on this matter?...

Anyone else have any opinions on this matter? Really looking for some direction here hahaha
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2010, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Ghostpilots
As part of my winter project work on the bike, I...

As part of my winter project work on the bike, I am going to be replacing the tires. What I've found over the last few months is that nearly all of my riding is pavement, a small portion is gravel...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Ghostpilots
According to the guys at Revzilla, the best back...

According to the guys at Revzilla, the best back protector money can buy currently is SAS-TEC armour.

http://www.revzilla.com/product/revit-sas-tec-back-protector
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ghostpilots
My experience in Canada is that motorcycle...

My experience in Canada is that motorcycle insurance agencies really only cared about 1 thing when registering: whether you had a "crotch rocket" or not. This was literally the only specific question...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ghostpilots
As a recently-new owner of a decidedly not new...

As a recently-new owner of a decidedly not new DR350S, I can understand your worries. I bought a 1990 DR350S earlier this year that I have slowly been discovering has been absolutely beat to shit by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25,100
Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
How attached are you to your mirrors? I have an...

How attached are you to your mirrors? I have an aftermarket one with no mirror mount, but the price is right (free + shipping)
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25,100
Views: 2,993,377
Posted By Ghostpilots
Replaced the pads on my 1990 DR350S yesterday and...

Replaced the pads on my 1990 DR350S yesterday and ran into a bit of a problem. The front pads went on great, but when I went to replace the rear I found the piston nearly impossible to compress....
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 202,416
Posted By Ghostpilots
Hey Anthony, Would I be correct in assuming...

Hey Anthony,

Would I be correct in assuming the upcoming ENERGY jacket is following in the same style as the Olympia GT Transition jacket? Pricing and usability appears similar, and I was going to...
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