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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Those strike me as suspiciously cheap. But...

Those strike me as suspiciously cheap. But sometimes that works out OK with cheap Chinese stuff. I bought a wrecked 04 Wee. Needed upper tubes (and a LOT more). I read on ADV about some folks...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Hey Thump!

Saw your post about too short of a seat. Thought I'd throw this out. Not mine, just saw it on my local C-List:
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/mpo/4859225907.html
Seems a decent deal.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By NWRambler
Thanks for the thoughts. They are worth a strong...

Thanks for the thoughts. They are worth a strong price, which I cannot offer these days. And, I think I have everything to do this in a couple of different ways. Junkyards, Ebay, Craigslist,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By NWRambler
Good catch, thanks. Edited and proceeding with...

Good catch, thanks. Edited and proceeding with option 2 based on little more than a cavalier attitude toward such things. And temps in the 50's in February. Run what ya brung.

I have that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By NWRambler
Help w/ Custom Fork Damping Plz

I bought a wrecked 04 V-Strom 650. Upper fork tubes are pretzeled and this is a CHEAP resurrection. The cheap fix, which is THE goal here, is to use DR650 uppers, damper rods and a couple other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
Got broken gauges?

I am looking for a new face for my my 04 Wee gauges. The clear window on the tach got a big hole punched through it, but everything works fine. So, if you have the clear face with the black edge...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Headlights

Hey DaveNev and zaTTaz: I am curious what those headlights are. I need to find a cheap, big, bright universal sort of headlight for a V-Strom I am rebuilding from being very badly wrecked. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
Thanks for the responses gents. Sounds like I...

Thanks for the responses gents. Sounds like I may get away with this. It's all reversible if I turn out to be nuts (again).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
I've never even sat on a strom. So, I have no...

I've never even sat on a strom. So, I have no clue whether or not a little raising will work out well. Anybody out there just about 6 foot even that can tell me if I can flat foot one of these...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 05:06 PM
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Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
Wow, that is so clean. Mine has 40k on it and it...

Wow, that is so clean. Mine has 40k on it and it looks it, for now. It's getting a very thorough strip and clean. I am doing the hybrid DR650/DL650 fork mod since finding affordable DL uppers is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
Yup, it's gonna get some Shinko 700's or K60's,...

Yup, it's gonna get some Shinko 700's or K60's, links to raise the rear an inch or so, and whatever cheap headlight I stumble on first, but I do like the utility of the original gauge set-up. Then,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 858,568
Posted By NWRambler
WTB Busted Gauges

Hey all, I am resurrecting an 04 Wee that went end over end at nearly 100mph. It ain't pretty. Oddly, the gauges work fine but the clear plastic face is smashed in. So, if anyone has a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
The FSM for the 98/99 SE says "Capacity: 494ml,...

The FSM for the 98/99 SE says "Capacity: 494ml, Level: 147mm"
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Great tip. This is the only way I ever do...

Great tip. This is the only way I ever do brakes. Always works. So far. I like to lay a rag over the reservoir as it is possible to get a geyser. It is also possible to have the plastic tube pop...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By NWRambler
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/remsend/I...

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/remsend/IMG_6721-002_zps3432465e.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/remsend/media/IMG_6721-002_zps3432465e.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Allisonmo2: Not near my bike or my manual at the...

Allisonmo2: Not near my bike or my manual at the moment, but check Post 8638 of this thread for a good color wiring diagram. That should answer some of your questions.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 06:27 AM
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Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Turn Signals

I replaced the turn signals on my street bike just a couple of weeks ago. So different setting but they did something like what you describe. Stock was good old 1156 bulb at 23 watts. My...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
Usually that is how we roll, but on this trip she...

Usually that is how we roll, but on this trip she opted for her own wheels. I totally beat her to camp.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/remsend/IMG_6701_zpsd33e9e70.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Here's two for you. The absurdly overloaded one...

Here's two for you. The absurdly overloaded one is to get mine and my wifes gear 30 miles in to a base camp of sorts for twelve days. Had to run back to the truck for more booze though. All are in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Fork tubes

Hey Viking, when I bought my 98 SE it was a bit of a basket case. The bike had been wrecked. It had obviously bent fork tubes, or so I thought. As I dug in it became evident that the tubes were...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Engine into frame

It's been more than a year, but IIRC, the manual said to take the engine in and out to the left, but I found that the right side was MUCH easier. The manual shows that after the first year or two an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
DR350SEKing: "I just installed a HID on my bike...

DR350SEKing: "I just installed a HID on my bike 99se and mine works great the only thing mine does is sometimes it will not turn on but if i turn the key off and then back on the light will work...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:50 PM
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Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
2sos' Rack

I already have a homemade rack that suits me fine, but I gotta say, that looks like a very slick unit. Nice work!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Muffler bolt thread

I had to re-tap mine too. Lots of the old bolt left behind in one of mine. It's 12mm X 1.25 on my 98SE. I used some generic oil drain plugs from NAPA for mine so they have nice big flanges on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
Hey Hoyden, some where back on here or another...

Hey Hoyden, some where back on here or another forum, I read about just crushing a beer can in the traditional way (after drinking:freaky), and sticking it between the side cover and the muffler. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Some kinda Steve McQueen fantasy there maybe? ...

Some kinda Steve McQueen fantasy there maybe?
Glad you're OK.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32,686
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Posted By NWRambler
Rotors

I bought a Tusk from Rocky Mtn ATV for the front of mine for $60. Best deal I could find at the time from a reputable source. Couple thousand on it and it seems fine. But, I'm no connoisseur.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32,686
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Posted By NWRambler
DR350 Racks info

Yotatoy and VonReckless, I pm'd you too much info on my racks. Let me know if it doesn't show or just makes no sense whatsoever. Also, I meant to include that I got the fuel bottles from this guy: ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
home fab rack

Hey Yota, I built something up that ain't pretty. It was however cheap and easy to build. It performed quite well and just endured 500 miles of dirt and 4 low speed dumps around Death Valley, often...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Seafoam

Hey Anon, just curious about that Seafoam experience. Was that from regular use? Or a once a winter thing? In the oil or in the fuel? I use a modest dose in a full tank (and carbs) on my street...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32,686
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Posted By NWRambler
Chain length question

Excellent gear/chain tool:
http://www.gearingcommander.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
I have a 98 SE as well. Can't verify it's stock,...

I have a 98 SE as well. Can't verify it's stock, but every single thing on this bike is, or was til I got a hold of it. It has a BST. My download of the manual per Mr Bender shows the BST is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 04:57 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
"I am worried about the design if going over a...

"I am worried about the design if going over a log or something but they should be cheap to make and test positioning. "



Yeah, I'm not sure they're a great idea for someone who does a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 11:58 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
DR farkle

Hey Veriest, I followed your RDS link up above and saw that you were considering lowering your pegs. For your (and others') consideration, I did lower mine and am very happy with the results. Lower...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
I brazed a patch on mine in just the same place. ...

I brazed a patch on mine in just the same place. The muffler was bent in a little, but then, everything on this bike was bent.:hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
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Posted By NWRambler
Blasting frame

Hey SleazyRider and SloMo, saw you're thinking of blasting and painting the frames on your rides. I did mine last winter and found lots of accounts of sand getting into frames' oil tanks. Not good,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Thanks for the reply Mark. I'm curious which #...

Thanks for the reply Mark. I'm curious which # Kouba links you have. And, being happy with the 7.6 Eibach, is that technical singletrack or gravel roads, aggressive rider or more back-country...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 04:57 PM
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Posted By NWRambler
rear spring rate?

Looking for the one true and definitive Stock Rear Spring Rate. I need to ramp up a notch on my rear spring as it was already on the soft end of good and I will have Kouba #2's coming in a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 05:26 PM
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Views: 4,124,843
Posted By NWRambler
Yeah, there was a notch on each finger for each...

Yeah, there was a notch on each finger for each plate. Pretty pronounced. I read about the filing in the 2nd to last comment on this Max-Suz thread, really helpful stuff: ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32,686
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Posted By NWRambler
hard shifting

My 98SE was damned near impossible to get into neutral when I bought it. I did the "clearanceing", and I replaced the thrust washers, AND I carefully filed the notches on the fingers of the clutch...
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