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Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By markk900
The O ring you need is part # <table...

The O ring you need is part # <table class="parts_list"><tbody><tr class="parts_list_even_row"><td class="parts_list_cell" align="left" nowrap="nowrap" valign="middle">13249-41310</td> <td...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:23 PM
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Posted By markk900
K270 Ride Report

Switched from K760 Trackmaster IIs to K270s and have now done enough miles on the new tires to have formed an opinion....I LIKE them. Main objective was the K760s were very loud on the road (louder...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By markk900
Jesse airbox mod jetting question...

....all you haters, no need to tell me to go back to stock :D

I did the Jesse mod many years ago (more than 10!) and have been happy though I continued to have a bit of a surging issue on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By markk900
I make my own maple syrup (no really!) and its...

I make my own maple syrup (no really!) and its too tasty to waste making horsepower! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:42 AM
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Posted By markk900
Sounds painful....guess you don't do it too often...

Sounds painful....guess you don't do it too often then....:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By markk900
First ride of the year

It still too bloody cold to go for long, but it is sunny today so took mine out for its first spring ride (and to check out the new K270s).
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By markk900
+1000 You should NOT be trying to recharge a...

+1000 You should NOT be trying to recharge a completely dead battery using the charging system on the bike. If you are lucky you will get things working again, but more likely you will fry your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By markk900
Must be a Kenda front thing.....my K760 front...

Must be a Kenda front thing.....my K760 front wore like:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/markk900/IMG_1620_zpsra6wsi6y.jpg

I also went with the 4.5, not only because of the 6ply but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:14 AM
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Posted By markk900
Very true - when I replaced my K760s with K270s...

Very true - when I replaced my K760s with K270s it took a lot of comparing to decide what I wanted. Diameters are different too, not just widths. With Kenda, they also had 4 ply vs 6 ply to think...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By markk900
@everready - I think @thump! has the answer -...

@everready - I think @thump! has the answer - even skewed a little and you'll never get everything lined up properly....It is because of the caliper alignment that i found taking the pins out helped...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:30 PM
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Posted By markk900
Agree - sometimes for me it goes in like butter,...

Agree - sometimes for me it goes in like butter, others exactly like is being described. I tried the pin trick last time and it made a huge difference - mostly because keeping the wheel straight as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By markk900
Just to add my sad tale to this - was switching...

Just to add my sad tale to this - was switching from K760s to K270s last fall. Done motorcycle tires many times so not a newb at this.

Back wheel first - old tire came off easy. Mounting new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:27 AM
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Posted By markk900
I think that explains it right there - it was a...

I think that explains it right there - it was a flawed design and they knew it. They're lucky no one got hurt and sued their asses off. Selling off known dangerous goods is probably a criminal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By markk900
+100 - welding won't fix that problem - its...

+100 - welding won't fix that problem - its cracking right through the box section. Bracing might work but you might as well stay with the original DR swingarm (which doesn't appear to have a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By markk900
Agree - brake light circuit is White/Black feed,...

Agree - brake light circuit is White/Black feed, Black/White ground. Most older bikes I have owned (which is most of them since I like old bikes) I have run separate ground wires in case of poor...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By markk900
I know you are just going to live with it until...

I know you are just going to live with it until your ride, but the above says to me somewhere the brake light is plugged into the wrong circuit (probably the taillight or some other direct to battery...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By markk900
Well first off it can be fun and educational. ...

Well first off it can be fun and educational. Don't think I have *ever* owned a totally stock bike (except when new during warranty period).

Secondly, I believe the DR is well understood to be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By markk900
This is an interesting sub-thread. Hopefully...

This is an interesting sub-thread. Hopefully someone will try it as I hate noise. But I will say the noise of running K760s on the street trumps the airbox mod by a mile.....which is why this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By markk900
I've done the hooks on the joists approach -...

I've done the hooks on the joists approach - easy, quick and effective - except for one thing. If you are doing anything other than removing the wheel or simple adjustments, the bike will want to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:18 AM
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Posted By markk900
12 or 13/43 works well on the trails....not sure...

12 or 13/43 works well on the trails....not sure if you wouldn't need 2 master clips to gear down but I carry a 12 for trailside changes if needed. Normal riding is 15/41 (used to be 15/43) - 95 SE.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:09 AM
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Posted By markk900
Not sure but pilot screw might be under a plug...

Not sure but pilot screw might be under a plug that looks like a brass jet. But pilot should have little/no influence at 6K RPM. (I have a 95 and I do have a pilot screw - can't remember now if I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 05:20 AM
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Posted By markk900
The server was down for a while but seems to be...

The server was down for a while but seems to be active again. If you don't hear in a couple of days ping me and I will post a question to the mods for you.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:28 PM
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Posted By markk900
Thump gives good advice. Given everything is...

Thump gives good advice. Given everything is stock (which was a bit lean to begin with), and the choke has little effect, I'd look at the O rings especially the ones on the needle seat and the one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:24 AM
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Posted By markk900
You may be right - my rack is about the same size...

You may be right - my rack is about the same size but has a different flat surface with smaller tubes in the centre, and mitred tubes where it bolts to the frame. However the one in the picture has...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By markk900
That is the standard rack that came on a number...

That is the standard rack that came on a number of the SE models.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 05:09 AM
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Posted By markk900
Anyone know what's happened to max-zuke? It...

Anyone know what's happened to max-zuke? It seems to have been down for a couple of days now....
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By markk900
Hey Thump!: is it just me or does it look like...

Hey Thump!: is it just me or does it look like the clean motor has a much larger intake manifold hole?
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By markk900
So for a fair comparison it should be estart no...

So for a fair comparison it should be estart no kick vs kick only. I'd guess the bits and bobs that make up the kick starter (pedal, shaft, gears etc) to be 2-3 lbs, so really the Suzuki engineers...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:50 AM
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Posted By markk900
What I usually do is the above recommendation...

What I usually do is the above recommendation from mellephants, except I don't tighten things up very much. Initial setting is always too loose, but at the same number. Then I gently tap the lever...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By markk900
Yippee! Finally..... Yes, to tighten the...

Yippee! Finally.....

Yes, to tighten the chain you loosen the axle nut, and there should be two snail cam adjusters (one on either side)....use them to get approximately to the right spot then...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By markk900
Pretty good thump! For dirt, lighting/ground...

Pretty good thump! For dirt, lighting/ground (Yellow/Black/white tracer) should be a separate connector out of the mag; the 4 wires into the CDI are CDI trigger (Green/Blue) and CDI Power...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By markk900
So it is certainly possible that air was trapped...

So it is certainly possible that air was trapped in the line when it was above the handlebar like that.....

But on to the new caliper: don't take this the wrong way, but I am not clear on what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 04:59 AM
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Posted By markk900
...or you need another DR for her! Agree...

...or you need another DR for her!

Agree with thump! though - used my DR to carry my wife and a small amount of cargo this summer and even a short (under 10 mile) ride was uncomfortable. The DR...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:01 PM
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Posted By markk900
I thought that too, but normally you see the...

I thought that too, but normally you see the pucks moving a hair every time and at the point where pressure builds up it should not take more than 6-7 pulls to get brake pressure.

I also agree...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32,546
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Posted By markk900
Pins still available from the dealer or the usual...

Pins still available from the dealer or the usual online suppliers - part number 59345-00B20

Was wondering if you had given up on the brakes or not!! Glad to see not.

Edit: I like to look up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32,546
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Posted By markk900
If it gives you any comfort, I used JB Weld to...

If it gives you any comfort, I used JB Weld to repair a piece of an outboard fuel pump (inside the carb) and its actually been better than the new OEM piece I bought later. Since there is little to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 04:02 AM
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Posted By markk900
When you bleed, you pump the brake lever a few...

When you bleed, you pump the brake lever a few times, then hold it, then open the bleeder - correct? Does fluid squirt into the drain line (with or without bubbles)? As you pump/hold the lever, it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By markk900
I always wondered about that too - part of me...

I always wondered about that too - part of me thinks going much smaller than 40T will make the bike unwieldy on the trail, though the non-cush drive bikes can go to 38T (or maybe even smaller)....
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 07:38 PM
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Posted By markk900
No idea why it couldn't, just sayin' I haven't...

No idea why it couldn't, just sayin' I haven't found one that is smaller than 41T (and JT's smallest is 41T with that bolt circle).
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32,546
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Posted By markk900
JT does make a 41T (I know - I bought...

JT does make a 41T (I know - I bought one)....also wanted a 38 but not gonna happen on cush drive hubs.

The case saver you need to grind is a removable piece so maybe not a huge deal. However, I...
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