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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,505
Posted By psmcd
AJP PR4 or PR5? These seem very much worth...

AJP PR4 or PR5? These seem very much worth considering. I think you're way too ambitious about her starting out on a DRZ400. Too tall, too heavy. Not the best approach for safety or a pleasant...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
I'm humbled. Thought it was freaky to dodge the...

I'm humbled. Thought it was freaky to dodge the occasional pheasant.:huh Onct on the trail I came upon a turkey the size of a small deer which scart me. Still don't want slam some bird like that even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
If I was riding your turf I'd probably consider...

If I was riding your turf I'd probably consider running one of those loud mufflers.:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Makes me want to ride and buy a work bench. Na,...

Makes me want to ride and buy a work bench. Na, I'll forgo the bench and just ride.:lol3 Nice shop!
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
huh?

I'm out digging in the garden, lamenting not riding, still no one posts some exciting/interesting issues? You can't stuff this crowd in a box. Retired MX riders, practical engineers, nearly KLR...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
Maybe there's clearance for the fender on the...

Maybe there's clearance for the fender on the Warp9 brace? On the HappyTrails the sidewall of the fender hits the top of the brace about 1.5 - 2" from max compression of the forks. I tagged mine...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Right. The Happy-Trails and SuperBrace (maybe...

Right. The Happy-Trails and SuperBrace (maybe others) incorporate a mounting collar in the brace for the boots. Disregard my farm test mount, I slotted the fender and slid the brace top plate through...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
fork brace notes

I've ridden my bike twice since installing a fork brace. I perceive improvement in numerous ways. Though I've never had a complaint with 70 - 80 mph handling, it's more secure with the brace. On dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
My experience is limited with the Trailwing and...

My experience is limited with the Trailwing and an IRC GP1 next. Then I liked the Kenda 270 but it had an unsettling wander on initiating a turn on dirt. It wore well to about 4k miles. The Shinko...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By psmcd
Hard to tell, the photos don't show the tray to...

Hard to tell, the photos don't show the tray to receiver tube attachment. The center photo looks like there's a gusset plate that should do the job if it's got good welds. I'd still at least strap to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By psmcd
If your 4 hour drive takes you through Salt Lake...

If your 4 hour drive takes you through Salt Lake you're welcome to use mine. Otherwise I'd see if you can get those discount boys to ship on time.

The AMC-400 is on Amazon....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By psmcd
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104424...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1044241&highlight=hitch

I can't see how the tray attaches to the receiver tube where all the forces concentrate - especially with those tie-down bars...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By psmcd
Yes, it will. Just stay away from the aluminum...

Yes, it will. Just stay away from the aluminum Harbor Freight style. This is a Cycle Gear steel I picked up for $99 on their sale. It's okay but takes a lot of assembly as the tray is split to ship...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Derek told me to replace the o-ring, check float...

Derek told me to replace the o-ring, check float needle for witness line and if so replace, and set float height exact. It's been well over a year and mileage has dropped from 53 to 37.5. About time...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
jns in flea market ...

jns in flea market

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1048647&highlight=dr650
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
Word! :freaky If you're here you're already...

Word! :freaky

If you're here you're already figuring this bike for your use. You won't be satisfied with much less than what you become aware of. That said, you can ride a stock DR for a year with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Here's the one that really humbled me. This is my...

Here's the one that really humbled me. This is my favorite ride and has sections where I opt for the DR350 - Kanook rides it all on the Tiger, though it takes help to pick it up.:eek1...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Some just don't care? Check out this Tiger. ...

Some just don't care? Check out this Tiger.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26237315&postcount=22674
I figure I can ride my DR wherever this guy goes.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Like urethane suspension bushings. Maybe we have...

Like urethane suspension bushings. Maybe we have to carve our own out of billet?
(Just a suggestion, I already have my back up set and figure shims, oil soak and silicone reworks should see me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
?? :freaky ...

?? :freaky
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b507/psmcd/Stansbury%20Front/DSC01320_zpsuvf7cgkl.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/psmcd/media/Stansbury%20Front/DSC01320_zpsuvf7cgkl.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31,074
Views: 3,862,404
Posted By psmcd
FI may be a silk purse but the DR350 ain't no...

FI may be a silk purse but the DR350 ain't no sow's ear.:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15,726
Views: 867,784
Posted By psmcd
I'm liking the IRC TR8 with the 244 on my DR650...

I'm liking the IRC TR8 with the 244 on my DR650 but I don't know what works on a light weight, high performance dual sport like a wizzer.:1drinkI just put around and try not to drop it.:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 106,600
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Posted By psmcd
Looks like a VF-150 to me.:lol3 Where is...

Looks like a VF-150 to me.:lol3
Where is everybody? Buried in snowdrifts?
Slightly meager here. Dry cap on 2" greasy clay, a dry winter warning of what spring brings.:huh Fortunate climb through...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Classic:clap

Classic:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Blows me away they wouldn't be polling people...

Blows me away they wouldn't be polling people like you. Then again, the demands of success can blind you to more. Numbers people can only look at numbers, while people who really know a business,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Not only does the lens reduce the pitch, it...

Not only does the lens reduce the pitch, it softens the edge. I bet the top of that hill had your attention going down.:huh And those rocks looked sharper and completely indifferent to your potential...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
swingarm & linkage zerks

http://75.139.9.214/DR650_zerks/DR650_zerks.htm

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25686608&postcount=101934

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25689324&postcount=101943
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Really sorry to hear this dc. Modern living seems...

Really sorry to hear this dc. Modern living seems designed to drive us to habitual distraction. We become accustomed to handling what seem small distractions while proceeding with a central task....
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Nice clutch work in rocky water crossing. ...

Nice clutch work in rocky water crossing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP2r9AC8C9c
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
I want a 525 in steel with 44 teeth but...

I want a 525 in steel with 44 teeth but apparently that's equivalent to 666 so no makes it.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
I like the shorter ones: ...

I like the shorter ones:
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b507/psmcd/Cycra%20and%20superbars/DSC02278_zpse80e2a6e.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Some 50+ years ago I almost understood the wrath...

Some 50+ years ago I almost understood the wrath of the guy who flung that whirling broom at me as I wheelied by.:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Ride it for awhile. I think you will come to hear...

Ride it for awhile. I think you will come to hear and sense motor state with stock exhaust. I truly appreciate the DR's quiet exhaust when sharing trails with horse riders or cyclists. It's also...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
Are you sure? I've almost never had a problem...

Are you sure? I've almost never had a problem hearing or having a sense of where my bike is at in rpm. Without exhaust noise I always have a better sense of what is going on around me. To me, noise...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
That spacer is not ok to look at. Don't recall...

That spacer is not ok to look at. Don't recall where the seal contacts it but that wouldn't be ok either.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
I agree, I've ridden both though limited on the...

I agree, I've ridden both though limited on the ddc. I think emulators and ddcs are probably comparable when tuned but the ddcs are more dialed to start and an easier install. The proper springs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,484
Posted By psmcd
Yea, and all you'd practice is the easy shit....

Yea, and all you'd practice is the easy shit. Who's gonna practice high siding or going over the bars?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 106,600
Views: 21,206,107
Posted By psmcd
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22278814...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22278814&postcount=81167
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By psmcd
Looks pristine for 98, my 2011 Dr needs a better...

Looks pristine for 98, my 2011 Dr needs a better scrubbing. If it has compression seems a sweet deal.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 191,223
Posted By psmcd
Definitely schmick! Contribution by the lowly...

Definitely schmick! Contribution by the lowly drill box A+.:clap Your work can be pointed to as justification for "collections of stuff" around the world.:lol3

ps - donkey hits horrify, please...
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