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Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
So I'm installing new wheel bearings in my stock...

So I'm installing new wheel bearings in my stock '96 front wheel so I can use it with the '99 SE forks I installed recently, and I've hit a snag that I don't recall reading about on here.

The hub...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,449
Posted By SloMo228
Finally, the reason why Harleys have front...

Finally, the reason why Harleys have front brakes!


:hide
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 450,662
Posted By SloMo228
Tore down, inspected, cleaned, and painted the...

Tore down, inspected, cleaned, and painted the manual steering rack that's replacing the leaky stock PS system in my 944S. Because real sports cars don't have power steering. :D

Next up is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,943
Posted By SloMo228
+1. Here in Michigan, the lanes are usually...

+1. Here in Michigan, the lanes are usually quite wide and there's almost always plenty of room in between. I hate sitting in traffic, staring at that unused space. It's like a whole other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By SloMo228
I'm sure I'm far from an expert on this, but I am...

I'm sure I'm far from an expert on this, but I am pretty good at buying cheap bikes. I did a MI to OR trip a couple summers ago on a $1,500 ZRX1100. I had a homemade rack with a waterproof duffel...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 95,149
Posted By SloMo228
Is the tank venting properly? I picked up a...

Is the tank venting properly? I picked up a ZRX1100 super cheap once because the owner got frustrated with a similar-sounding problem. 10 minutes to remove the gas cap and pull out the stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37,766
Views: 9,971,776
Posted By SloMo228
That's a solid ass-wiping, that is. But who's...

That's a solid ass-wiping, that is. But who's wiping whose?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By SloMo228
I've got a DR350SE, and while I like it quite a...

I've got a DR350SE, and while I like it quite a lot, if you have any desire to ride something remotely close to a race pace, this ain't it for you. It's great for me as a dirt noob who prefers to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
The side covers are painted Maier pieces. I...

The side covers are painted Maier pieces. I thought about ordering the black euro Suzuki ones but I already had the Maiers and the paint works ok and looks good enough for a dual sport. :lol3
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
True. Good point.

True. Good point.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Photos

Put some new goodies on my DR a couple days ago, here are a couple photos the DR's new hotness:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/SloMo228/NCM_0649.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
There is also the issue of fuel vapor condensing...

There is also the issue of fuel vapor condensing on the cold surfaces of the intake passage. When the engine is cold, some of the fuel that is sent through the carburetor will condense out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Good point. I haven't really used them before, I...

Good point. I haven't really used them before, I usually use cotter pins, didn't know the clips were prone to falling out.

But for some reason I always forget the stupid one on the rear brake. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
By the time I got everything done and got back...

By the time I got everything done and got back from my test ride, it was already dark. I'll snap some pics this afternoon. The 650 headlight really improves the look of the front end, IMO.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
It was nice out today and I had nothing on the...

It was nice out today and I had nothing on the schedule - so I gave my DR some love.

- DR650 headlight and cowl
- '99SE forks and wheel (rebuilt with new bushings, seals, and .45kg/mm springs
-...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
OEM Suzuki filters are what I use - they aren't...

OEM Suzuki filters are what I use - they aren't much more expensive than aftermarket filters and they fit perfectly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
+1. I still may buy the XR tank one day though...

+1. I still may buy the XR tank one day though it'll be difficult to justify the cost when the Clarke tank I have works just fine and gives me well over 200 miles of range.

(Plus I can't get an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
The best way is to find out for yourself. ...

The best way is to find out for yourself. Mileage for the DR350 is all over the map depending on your riding style and setup. Some struggle to hit 40 MPG while others report over 70. Fill up your...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 450,662
Posted By SloMo228
Cleaned off my workbench and swept the floor. ...

Cleaned off my workbench and swept the floor. Then I promptly re-filthed the workbench by tearing down the manual steering rack that's going to replace the leaky PS rack on my 944S. Of course, I...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By SloMo228
Leather is fine, and I own a set of leathers, but...

Leather is fine, and I own a set of leathers, but if I were just starting to build a gear collection, I would pick up textile gear first. It's more versatile than leather and easier to take care of....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By SloMo228
:huh I'm just imagining what would happen to...

:huh

I'm just imagining what would happen to this guy if he rear-ended someone (or something) at even a moderate speed. :eek1
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By SloMo228
Got my DR torn down to install a kickstarter......

Got my DR torn down to install a kickstarter... and found I'm missing a $2 part. :fpalm

So I missed out on riding today, and probably tomorrow and Monday as well. :cry

I did get my new...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
I would think that if you had to do an overbore,...

I would think that if you had to do an overbore, you might as well get one of the 385cc big bore kits. I can't see it being any more work for the shop to install, and you'd get a small boost in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
+1. Got a kickstarter assembly ready to be...

+1. Got a kickstarter assembly ready to be installed in my SE. It's standard right-hand threads.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
If you have access to a welder, weld a nut to the...

If you have access to a welder, weld a nut to the seized bolt. This does two things - lets you put an actual wrench on it and apply some real torque, and puts a lot of heat into the threads,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Yeah, it sucks to have to replace stuff, but I...

Yeah, it sucks to have to replace stuff, but I figure money spent on brakes is always good money. I used Shindy brand kits for my rebuild, word on the street is they get their seals from the same...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Rebuild your master cylinder and caliper. I'll...

Rebuild your master cylinder and caliper. I'll bet money that will solve the problem. The fluid passages in the MC are tiny and can get blocked up easily. If the return passage gets blocked, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Wow, that's a lot of gear for a DR350 to power. ...

Wow, that's a lot of gear for a DR350 to power. I get nervous about the battery when I'm running heated grips and charging a phone a the same time! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Ah, crap. I just tossed out my old seat foam and...

Ah, crap. I just tossed out my old seat foam and cover last week. I'd have sent it to you for free. Oh, well - good reason to get a Seat Concepts kit!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 80,771
Posted By SloMo228
+1. I've had good luck with POR-15 tank...

+1.

I've had good luck with POR-15 tank sealer in the past. I used it on an old Goldwing tank once about 10 years ago, it was still holding up great when I sold it last year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,195
Posted By SloMo228
Blue book is just an average. It's not a...

Blue book is just an average. It's not a terribly useful metric, but it's something, at least. Sometimes it's way low, sometimes it's wildly high. In my opinion, it tends to skew higher rather...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,195
Posted By SloMo228
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp116/carbd86st...

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp116/carbd86stang/DSCF2596.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,195
Posted By SloMo228
I have never tried to actually show up and deal...

I have never tried to actually show up and deal with any of these sellers in person, but I have tried to test the waters over the phone or via email, about 5 or 6 times. Without exception, all of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 80,771
Posted By SloMo228
Been there done that... twice... :shog I now...

Been there done that... twice... :shog I now wear safety goggles whenever I'm cutting/wirebrushing/anything else that could throw shrapnel into my face. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 450,662
Posted By SloMo228
Got another set of wheels for my 944 and started...

Got another set of wheels for my 944 and started refinishing them:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/SloMo228/NCM_0637.jpg

I already had one set but since they're originally off a 911, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,698
Posted By SloMo228
Nice! I picked up an '87 944S last spring and...

Nice! I picked up an '87 944S last spring and I've been spending a lot of time (and money!) bringing it current on 28 years' worth of deferred maintenance. Definitely a fun car to drive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 119,200
Posted By SloMo228
I haven't really been following this debate...

I haven't really been following this debate closely, but I guess I understood the debate thusly: A motorcycle needs to lean in order to turn without falling over, but in order to actually turn, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 119,200
Posted By SloMo228
I'm not really interested in wading into this...

I'm not really interested in wading into this debate (although I regularly countersteer to initiate turns), but everyone always parades out Code's "No BS Bike" as if it's a debate-ender, without...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By SloMo228
Wow, never seen that before. I'm having trouble...

Wow, never seen that before. I'm having trouble imagining how that would even happen! I'd think that, like mentioned above, they'd be bent in the other direction if they were going to be bent at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32,128
Views: 4,021,466
Posted By SloMo228
Thanks, that's about what I figured. I already...

Thanks, that's about what I figured. I already have a '99 front end on my '96, so I think the 650 wheel will be a straight swap. I figured the rear would be using the 350 spacers, I didn't think...
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