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Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By jpk1080
appreciate the info. i'd post a picture if i...

appreciate the info. i'd post a picture if i could. i'm hoping i can pick this up for slightly less. iv'e seen other bikes being priced much higher that are older and have more miles.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By jpk1080
Value of 2010 DR650

Thought I would post really fast before I go look at this bike today. It's a 2010 with about 3500 miles on it. The bike has a Sargent seat, and looks to have a pipe upgrade as well. The gas tank is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By jpk1080
I appreciate the info. I decided ot pass on the...

I appreciate the info. I decided ot pass on the bike despite ti being a good deal. I knew something looked off so I appreciate the heads up.
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By jpk1080
Quick throttle question XR650L

Went and looked at an XR650L today. I previously owned a 2004 so I'm somewhat familiar with the bike despite it being my first. This one is a 2002. Anyways, the throttle cables on this bike attach to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By jpk1080
I recently also bought my first used bike. I have...

I recently also bought my first used bike. I have no experience with motorcycles. I had a similar starter issue and it turns out it was just the start switch for me having to be pressed at a very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
good stuff i appreciate the link.

good stuff i appreciate the link.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
Great. Thanks for the info. They are cheap enough...

Great. Thanks for the info. They are cheap enough that I may just try to pick up a couple. Appreciate it guys.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for posting up the picture. Are those...

Thanks for posting up the picture. Are those generally pressed it or would they fall out when unbolting the header pipe? I know for a fact that they didn't fall out when I removed, I'm just trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
I have a quick question for you guys about...

I have a quick question for you guys about bolting up the header to the XR engine. It calls for 2 gaskets that are shown in the parts diagram. When I unbolted and bolted it back on, I don't recall...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
I want to thank everyone for the help they have...

I want to thank everyone for the help they have given me. I do have a quick question. I took off the stock header the other day to paint with some muffler paint. Anyways, one of the studs came out on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Appreciate the info. Now I'm just hunting for...

Appreciate the info. Now I'm just hunting for something that I can confirm would work in place of the baffle. Something I can drop in it's place w/o too much fuss that might get it back to where...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for the great info. Unfortunately, we did...

Thanks for the great info. Unfortunately, we did not drain the fuel from the gas tank but the PO has been riding it or so he claims but that is still a good place to start. The PO only had the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for the reply. I will def need to do this...

Thanks for the reply. I will def need to do this but I'm just not sure I have the mechanical prowess to dive into this right away and regardless I will need a muffler as this one with the baffle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75,470
Views: 7,975,835
Posted By jpk1080
I posted this on another thread I started but...

I posted this on another thread I started but thought it might get more exposure here. Thank you.


An update to my first bike purchase:

I had a friend drive the bike back today as I can't ride...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Ok I'll give that a shot later this afternoon. I...

Ok I'll give that a shot later this afternoon. I was trying to read up on this stupid baffle and what my options are there besides getting an entirely new pipe or just the muffler. I'm also trying...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
An update to my first bike purchase: I had a...

An update to my first bike purchase:

I had a friend drive the bike back today as I can't ride until my knee has healed. Anyways, as I mentioned, the PO took the baffle out of the exhaust. Anyways,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Good to know thanks for the info. The bike has...

Good to know thanks for the info. The bike has the stock jetting I think he just took the baffle out so it was louder. I'll send what ebay has thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Yeah I'll have to look for something that might...

Yeah I'll have to look for something that might work that's cheap if possible I just hope it will pass inspection how it is currently. If I had the money I'd opt for the entire pipe but may just have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Sorry I was referring to a second Honda XR650L....

Sorry I was referring to a second Honda XR650L. The first one was ok, but I honestly didn't get a good feeling about the guy selling it. Randomly, another one showed up today on CL and I went and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
yeah you guys have made me feel better about not...

yeah you guys have made me feel better about not buying that one so i appreciate. funny enough i just came across an 04' 650 with 9000 miles that seems to be well taken care of though i haven't seen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for all the advice guys. I wouldn't say...

Thanks for all the advice guys. I wouldn't say the Honda is in bad shape, but I think its probably been ridden harder. All the honda's i've seen cost a fortune so 3000 for one doesn't seem bad but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By jpk1080
Sorry the late response. It ended up being the...

Sorry the late response. It ended up being the pilot jet like you said. 3 dollars later and an hour or so, she was running like new and sounding great. I appreciate the help with this one. So...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Just out of curiosity, how hard is it to convert...

Just out of curiosity, how hard is it to convert a drz400 dirtbike into a street legal one and are there any drawbacks to doing it. i keep seeing many drz's that aren't setup for the road and thought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
thanks for all the info guys. i went and looked...

thanks for all the info guys. i went and looked at the bike today. the guy selling it was somewhat of a rough neck and drunk upon arrival. the bike was in good mechanical shape with some odd bits...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
I'd love to find a DR 650 but man there seems to...

I'd love to find a DR 650 but man there seems to be a limited used market for them. I guess that's probably a good thing. I've seen another inmate in my area also looking for a 650 that was probably...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jpk1080
Still looking for that first bike.

I've been looking for bikes for the past several months. I've posted a few times and actually found a DRZ that was a steal and went and looked at it. Of course the next week I find out that I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By jpk1080
Ah I didn't even look at the price. You're right...

Ah I didn't even look at the price. You're right 400 bucks won't even come close to buying you a decent mountain bike these days especially with carbon fiber being the new must have material. I built...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By jpk1080
As if there weren't enough overpriced boutique...

As if there weren't enough overpriced boutique mountain bike brands already.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By jpk1080
Do people do the 3x3 mods to the 650's as well or...

Do people do the 3x3 mods to the 650's as well or mostly just the drz?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By jpk1080
yeah i'm still learning a lot about this thing so...

yeah i'm still learning a lot about this thing so my familiarity with it all isn't the best. i believe i'm referring to the pilot jet that i cannot see through entirely.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,128,004
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for the reply and video link. It's the S...

Thanks for the reply and video link. It's the S model. I could not see through the middle jet so i'm curious if that could my issue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,128,004
Posted By jpk1080
I was told to throw this in here as well as you...

I was told to throw this in here as well as you guys may be able to help. Thank you.

DRZ 400 carb issues:


I recently bought a 2001 drz 400. It only has 1900 miles and is in awesome shape but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for the advice I have not cleaned the tank...

Thanks for the advice I have not cleaned the tank and pet cock. Do you know about that middle jet. Should it be clear like the others? Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By jpk1080
DRZ 400 carb issues

I recently bought a 2001 drz 400. It only has 1900 miles and is in awesome shape but it sat for a few years so it ran really rough when i went to look at it initially. the seller had taken it in a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By jpk1080
How do the drz 400's do on the road with mostly...

How do the drz 400's do on the road with mostly street tires on them. i think i'm about to pull the trigger on one and it will be mostly ridden on the road (about 70/30). with a few mods, will this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpk1080
Helped a ton jimmy thanks. Thankfully I'm used to...

Helped a ton jimmy thanks. Thankfully I'm used to my rock hard Mtn bike seat so hopefully it won't be too bad. He hasn't answered me on price yet but I guess tomorrow I will look at it. He said its...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpk1080
Does that price sound pretty fair. I'm hoping...

Does that price sound pretty fair. I'm hoping maybe 2200 will work for this bike. The only thing i worry about is that I will be mostly on the road. Will this suffice especially with street tires and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpk1080
I stumbled across an 2001 DRZ400 today that has...

I stumbled across an 2001 DRZ400 today that has 1800 miles on it asking 2500 bucks no issues supposedly. Sounds like a decent deal and it does have the electric start and is the street legal version....
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpk1080
Good advice I need more patience. Thank you again.

Good advice I need more patience. Thank you again.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By jpk1080
Thanks for the reply. After talking to a bike...

Thanks for the reply. After talking to a bike mechanic that I know indirectly, he kind of said the same thing. He said the chances of the bottom end being burned up was greater than I probably...
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