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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal...

I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal on a 650 but it pains me because the DR does everything I need it to do and is stone reliable. Found an '94 XR650L on Craigslist for $1800 that...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,423
Posted By mrchristian
Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in...

Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in a buggy area. Usually sleep in the bed of my truck (when dirt biking) or on a picnic table when dual sporting around. The army bivy doesn't zip...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,369
Posted By mrchristian
I feel like the only people I ever see using...

I feel like the only people I ever see using these are on this site and maybe on the back of a kitted out giant BMW once. I'd rather use a big desert tank rather than putting a ton of weight on your...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,423
Posted By mrchristian
I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a...

I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a bike - it will fit in a small dirt bike saddlebag for real backcountry adventure riding where a tent is sort of heavy to deal with.

Skip the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 120,143
Posted By mrchristian
Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist ...

Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist

http://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/4769766010.html

Says it needs an oil pan - anybody know anything about these bikes want to try and fill me in as to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the...

Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the hook ones (like the Moose racing ones). I might buy the Moose and drill/weld it to bolt on, but I'd rather just buy one that fits right.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,555
Posted By mrchristian
Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon...

Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon Coalition, CORVA or the AMA.
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,542
Posted By mrchristian
Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it...

Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it when I did. Use it every day I ride to work. I have a tubular powder coated rack for a DR350SE I'd be willing to part with if anyone is interested.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I think their calculator is way off - .519 seems...

I think their calculator is way off - .519 seems crazy high (maybe that's for MX?). I'm running way less than that (200lbs - 0.45 Eibach) as well and I'm not close to bottoming out ever but i'm still...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Eibach has a broader range of spring rates if you...

Eibach has a broader range of spring rates if you need them. If you live near Corona, CA / Orange Count, you can call ahead to order and grab them at their warehouse. I'm running the 0.45 springs in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I'll try that - no danger of messing up the...

I'll try that - no danger of messing up the aluminum?

I'd encourage everyone to try commercial tire lube instead of soap, or Windex or whatnot. Works way better in my opinion. I still use baby...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Try commercial tire lube. There should be a clear...

Try commercial tire lube. There should be a clear line.

It took 90psi to seat a K270 once, they are hard tires - difficult to even get on the rim for me. I was wearing hearing protection and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
FYI - I use the Notoil brand filters.

FYI - I use the Notoil brand filters.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I have that one - I like your mount. The black...

I have that one - I like your mount. The black paint on mine is flaking off pretty rapidly though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I have a Baja Designs S2 on my converted WR400F....

I have a Baja Designs S2 on my converted WR400F. Fantastic construction, insanely bright - 2000+ lumens, waterproof. I highly recommend it. I searched for a while looking for a cheaper option about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I use the $20 Notoil filters but it did the same...

I use the $20 Notoil filters but it did the same to the Uni Filter I was using before. I have the airbox completely stock with snorkel still there so the filter barely gets dirty (I use it as a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Just my experience - if I leave the Notoil oil in...

Just my experience - if I leave the Notoil oil in for a bit too long (for example when doing a lot of road miles and the filter is still basically clean) the filters basically come apart. I had to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I found a DR350SE filter on Ali Express for $9. I...

I found a DR350SE filter on Ali Express for $9. I use Notoil air filter oil which needs to be changed out a lot and breaks down filters pretty quickly. Going to buy a bunch of these since the $30...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
So after cleaning my carb, I have everything...

So after cleaning my carb, I have everything running again, but there seems to be an air leak somewhere. The shop I took it to did a bad job putting everything back together and I want to check...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a...

So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a T-junction. Regardless, there was no fluid in it and the bike won't idle without the choke. Really weird.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I think you might have saved me from ripping...

I think you might have saved me from ripping apart my carb. Huge appreciation for this.

Last question - does clockwise increase the idle speed? My friend who I ride with knew, but I can't get a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I...

Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I solve the stock vent line issue? Carb should be great - I ride about 200 miles a week and the bike has never sat as long as I've owned it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Finally had my first carburetor problem with my...

Finally had my first carburetor problem with my DR. While riding out in the desert, hitting whoops really aggressively the bike died. After starting it a few times I could get it to stay working if I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I've run them before in the past and don't run...

I've run them before in the past and don't run them now. Doesn't seem to make any difference, just adds a potentially failure point in the fuel line so I stopped using them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be...

You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be stoked on Suzuki construction after that.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
You can mount them on the holes in the rack. I...

You can mount them on the holes in the rack. I don't think that makes them any more vulnerable than the fender and you won't have to drill anything.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
How rough? Do you need turn signals/high-low...

How rough? Do you need turn signals/high-low switches/etc? Mine was bad - I just ran new cable where I needed to and soldered all the connections. Been good for 15,000 miles now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By mrchristian
Try doing some research and rather than hitting...

Try doing some research and rather than hitting up people in a forum to do the work for you. This is clearly a thinly veiled classified post - it belongs in the marketplace, not here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Might as well drain it.

Might as well drain it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By mrchristian
There's a dirt road that leads north out of...

There's a dirt road that leads north out of Fawnskin out to the Lucerne Valley. Forget the name of it, but its pretty obvious which one - it's the big one that narrows down eventually taking you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Where did you get the mount for the light? I have...

Where did you get the mount for the light? I have the same light but haven't found a good mount - have a clamp on the turn signal but it gets bounced around too much.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Yeah, there's a bunch on eBay.

Yeah, there's a bunch on eBay.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Ooohh, something new I haven't heard of - what's...

Ooohh, something new I haven't heard of - what's an oil ring? How does it get stuck? Are you just referring to the rings on the pistons? I'm not seeing any evidence that it is burning oil, but my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I just had a shop put in a new timesert for the...

I just had a shop put in a new timesert for the drainplug. Do you think its possible that a little metal got up into the top end and messed up the rings?

I've got a friend with a pretty extensive...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
In the last month, i've noticed my bike is now...

In the last month, i've noticed my bike is now using oil. Bike only has 17,500 miles. I'm guessing a new rings are in order. Has anyone done this before? Possible for someone with a basic toolkit to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,740
Posted By mrchristian
If your wife really wanted a bike she would be...

If your wife really wanted a bike she would be posting here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
I run the K270's - I agree that they are not a...

I run the K270's - I agree that they are not a replacement for the MT21, but I still run them pretty hard offroad. I wouldn't say they are limited to slow speed dirt riding. They feel loose in sandy...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By mrchristian
I've been needing an offroad jacket. I wonder if...

I've been needing an offroad jacket. I wonder if you can get one in the States.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
You can order directly from Eibach. They will...

You can order directly from Eibach. They will ship to you or you can pick it up at their warehouse in Corona.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28,636
Views: 3,510,950
Posted By mrchristian
Don't get progressive springs for the fork. You...

Don't get progressive springs for the fork. You want the correct straight rate spring for your weight. Progressive springs are difficult to ride aggressively as the spring rate changes throughout the...
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