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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2011, 08:05 PM
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Posted By 34for40dave
Great Report

Jay,

Fantastic ride report. I started following just last week. Finally got caught up today. Man what great pictures and stories.

In 2006 I broke the World Record from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,981
Views: 879,784
Posted By 34for40dave
XRR vs Berg 390/450/570

Dirty,

Glad to hear you have an XRR. I sold my XRR recently and am thinking of replacing with a Berg. I need an honest comparison between the two bikes.

The XRR proved to be to big for tight...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25,051
Views: 4,412,492
Posted By 34for40dave
Okay so if the two wires and switch go to the...

Okay so if the two wires and switch go to the odometer, where do I find the switch that activates it? Anybody have a picture?

Also, what brand is the rear master cylinder on the DRZ400? My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25,051
Views: 4,412,492
Posted By 34for40dave
That Mysterious Wire

Hi all.

New to this thread. Just bought a new to me 2003 Kawasaki KLX 400. As you know, it's the same as the DRZ 400 but not nearly as popular.

The model I own is the non-street legal (as of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
First Race

Just over a year ago at 46 years old I bought my first dirtbike/DS - an XR650R. I replaced the original a 2001 model with a seldom ridden 2005 in September of last year because I liked the bike so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
sub frame

"If a few people wanted them I would consider making a fixture and making 5 or more of these."

In.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 214,935
Posted By 34for40dave
Battery

Here's the mount I made for my battery. It's low to the ground, well secured and does not get in the way of the carb or anything else.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Rear Tire

I am running the Pirelli MT21 on front. It seems to do well on street and off road. It has plenty of life in it.

Just changing the back and yes, I want it to be DOT certified. I also like the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Pirelli Scorpion Pro Tire

All,

Looking for a new rear tire. Want 80% off-road DOT legal and fat. Won't spend more than $90 on a tire.

Have read lots of threads and reviews.

My conditions seam to be mud, river rock,...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,401
Posted By 34for40dave
Own the book. Been making Pizzaman's recipes for...

Own the book. Been making Pizzaman's recipes for at least 5 years (before the actual book came out. Well worth the price. It's got all the secrets to great pizza making.

Now all I have to do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Battery Mount and Box

Piggies,

I am always asking for help and advice. Thought I would return the favor for once.

Attached below are pictures of a battery mount I made to support a much bigger battery than what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Already running the 13/48. It was a life saver...

Already running the 13/48. It was a life saver this weekend. Ran the 15/48 on the ride up. Comfortably ran 80+ up HWY 75 for 2 hours. Switched to the 13 before starting trails.

The one thing I may...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Okay, okay.. That's all I needed was a little...

Okay, okay.. That's all I needed was a little abuse after a gnarly weekend mudfest to get my head straightened out. (Remember, I was in a motorhome for 7 hours with two KTM bigots.)

Washed the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Wait, don't get me wrong, I love my BRP. It's in...

Wait, don't get me wrong, I love my BRP. It's in my price range, I have it farkled like I want it (including license and title) and it is a pleasure on open terrain. Rode it 350 miles on the twisties...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
XR650 comparison to KTM 530 EXC

All,

Last Friday I rode my XR 350 miles from Atlanta to KY for the Renfro Valley Dual Sport ride.

On Saturday morning just as 250 bikes left the KOA campground a Thunderstorm hit with a deluge...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2010, 09:31 AM
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Posted By 34for40dave
Horror Story (cont)

Found two bearings and one oil seal outside Atlanta. Trying to get the collar machined next. Hopefully can salvage one the original seal, at least for the weekend.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Horror Story

So last night I go to pull the rear wheel off the bike to put a new tire on for a ride I am heading out on on Friday and the damn right side collar is stuck to the axle!

Shoot me for not enough...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Rectifier/Regulator

All,

Did some testing on my XR's electrical this weekend. Been having a problem charging the battery. It's one of those brick-like batteries purchased from Fry's 12v 1.2Ah.

I have a Baja...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,784
Posted By 34for40dave
Foam

So I went to EvoMax foam site just to see what the heck the stuff was. And. I understand the "potential" benefit. But $65 for foam? You have got to be kidding me. There has got to be a cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Mikuni TM40

I just finished the work on my new TM40. Couple things I can help with. I had to change the pilot jet to a 20 and the main to a 150. The jets I got originally were not even close to making the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
BD Plastic

Any of you guys got a BD plastic windscreen laying around?

After three months working on my electrical, I finally got the bike out this past Sunday for some dirt and forest experience.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,277
Posted By 34for40dave
400 watts is pretty impressive. My next question...

400 watts is pretty impressive. My next question though is how many of those watts are consumed in normal, stock operation?

So considering you are running stock brights, tail light, brake...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,277
Posted By 34for40dave
Dakar Stator Output

Hi folks,

Sorry to hijack this thread but need a little Dakar info.

In 2006 I broke the Trans-Americas World Record on an '05 F650 Dakar. Was wondering if someone could PM me with the output...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
I have repaired a dent just like the one in the...

I have repaired a dent just like the one in the picture above to almost perfectly straight. If it is not leaking you don't need a new radiator.

Here's what I did - I took a bunch of long brad...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 214,935
Posted By 34for40dave
Bad Battery

First off, I want to thank XRider for talking me off the ledge.

For the past 8 weeks I have been searching for an electrical problem on my XR650R with rewound BD stator and wiring harness.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Production Rates

Here's a question I have been pondering regarding our beloved pigs.

Why is it that when new posts come on to this site regarding folks buying a new (used) pig the model year tends to be '00, '01...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Fan

My pig continues to undergo upgrades. And, it is quite possible that I still have it a little lean and running hot.

That said, many of the trails I find myself on are tight. And often, I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Battery

Okay, I promised some time ago I would get pictures to you all of my battery. The wiring project is not complete yet because after I went in to take pictures, I decided I didn't like the way BD...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Opportunity Knocks

All,

Just got laid off from my job. Great time to get on my bike and get in a week long adventure ride. The problem is, I live in Atlanta and it is both cold and wet here.

Is there anyplace in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Before..

Help! Before I slit my wrists.

I have been chasing a problem on my 6 month old (to me) pig.

I know where the problem is, now all I need is some advice to fix it.

New TM40 carb, jetting is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Look!

Look what I picked up today.

http://34for40dave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XR650R/10882156_rdBRa#769606098_DEBR4http://34for40dave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XR650R/title/769606098_DEBR4-S.jpg

It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Wait! All the right tools. No stripped bolts. No...

Wait! All the right tools. No stripped bolts. No greasy parts. No running out to the parts store for something forgotten. No cussing.

This movie obviously fits under the movie genre, "fantasy."...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Tire

I run a Pirelli MT 21 size 130/90R-18 on the back. Still plenty of room.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Open Air Box

BTW - Are you guys opening up the side panel for more air into your airbox on your own? If so, are there any posts available explaining what the goal is and how to do it yourself?

Figure I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Ok, we are starting to get somewhere. The #175...

Ok, we are starting to get somewhere. The #175 or #180 was a misquote by a FMF tech. He was thinking stock carb.

Sudko recommended the 15 / 135.

I put in the 17.5 and 140 main tonight. Bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
The carb is a new Mikuni TM40. I do not have the...

The carb is a new Mikuni TM40. I do not have the side panel opened up. The air filter is clean, it is a standard Twin Air filter.

Just finished a couple tests on the bike. No exhaust manifold or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
The boot between the carb and manifold, I can...

The boot between the carb and manifold, I can understand (and have looked for leaks). But why would I be concerned with the airbox or anything for that matter going into the carb?

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Backfire on Deceleration

Guys,

I have a Mikuni carb with at #15 pilot jet, and I think 135 main. I also have the FMF Power Bomb headers and Q4 muffler.

I am having a lot of of popping on deceleration from 5,000 RPMs...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Electrical

Took lots of pictures of my battery setup on the XR this weekend. Also spent most the day Sunday tweaking the wiring. Now all I need is to learn how to post pictures and I will share my work. Anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22,637
Views: 2,868,297
Posted By 34for40dave
Fork Oil

Fork oil replacement:

2.5 wt or 5 wt? I have seen different recommendations. Anyone want to voice an opinion before I start the process?

Dave
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