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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
Thanks for the info. I also have a '99 front...

Thanks for the info. I also have a '99 front wheel with the 17mm axle and brake-side spacer and will be using one of the Procycle speedo drive delete spacers, so once I get the caliper (and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
Got a question that I know was answered on this...

Got a question that I know was answered on this thread before but searching hasn't been very helpful.

I have a set of '99 SE forks to swap on the front. I know the '96 caliper and caliper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By SloMo228
You just don't have enough seat time. A...

You just don't have enough seat time. A Scrambler isn't an ideal bike for interstate riding, but it's certainly adequate to the task. Until I got a job with a shorter, saner commute, I rode my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,511
Posted By SloMo228
Oh. I thought I'd read that the Scout was around...

Oh. I thought I'd read that the Scout was around 100 for both. Guess not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,334
Posted By SloMo228
:eek1

:eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,334
Posted By SloMo228
When I bought a ZRX1100, my insurance company...

When I bought a ZRX1100, my insurance company didn't even know what it was.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
My DR's muffler is painted with BBQ paint. It...

My DR's muffler is painted with BBQ paint. It has held up OK, I painted it about 18 months ago and it still looks pretty good except for a couple spots on the inboard side where it's chipped off...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
There was another head on eBay a while back that...

There was another head on eBay a while back that had also been bead blasted, except that one had been bead blasted all over. If you were going to bead blast a head, why would you blast the bearing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15,726
Views: 9,143,775
Posted By SloMo228
She's cute, but I wouldn't want her working on my...

She's cute, but I wouldn't want her working on my bike! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,511
Posted By SloMo228
If I remember the specs right, the Scout makes a...

If I remember the specs right, the Scout makes a little less HP but about 25% more peak torque than the Griso. Fairly comparable overall, though.
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,816
Posted By SloMo228
Suzuki Sidekick / Geo Tracker. They're...

Suzuki Sidekick / Geo Tracker.

They're cheap as hell, the only issue is finding one without too much rust. I've had a couple and they're great little trucks. Mine averaged 25 or so MPG. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
Yep. Some of it isn't a constant drain, but...

Yep. Some of it isn't a constant drain, but there are a lot of little bulbs in there that draw 5 or so watts a piece.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
I believe the laws of physics prevent a GL1500...

I believe the laws of physics prevent a GL1500 from ever exuding bad-assery in any detectable quantities.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,108
Posted By SloMo228
My DR350 shifts quite smoothly as long as you're...

My DR350 shifts quite smoothly as long as you're not trying to find neutral. Even then, it will still smoothly slide past neutral into first or second. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11,148
Views: 879,000
Posted By SloMo228
I don't have the same kind of bike, but I did put...

I don't have the same kind of bike, but I did put a Seat Concepts kit on my DR350 and it was a huge improvement in comfort over the stock seat.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,109
Posted By SloMo228
Not only when changing tires, either. :lol3

Not only when changing tires, either. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 232,953
Posted By SloMo228
Everyone's gotta start somewhere. I'm glad there...

Everyone's gotta start somewhere. I'm glad there are no photos of the first bike I "built." :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
The 15/38 is about as tall as I'd want to gear a...

The 15/38 is about as tall as I'd want to gear a stock DR350. It doesn't really have the guts to pull anything higher than that, and IMO it doesn't really have the guts to even pull that in hilly...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 290,949
Posted By SloMo228
Today I installed new Koni Sport strut inserts in...

Today I installed new Koni Sport strut inserts in my '87 944S, which was a huge PITA and involved cutting apart the stock strut assemblies so I could slide the new inserts inside the old housings. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
You beat me to it. :lol3

You beat me to it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 232,953
Posted By SloMo228
Here's one from Detroit. I don't know what...

Here's one from Detroit.

I don't know what lowering the carbs does, but it could be what magically shields you from the wind when you ride this classy CM450. Certainly that must make this bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
I have spent a lot more time riding in the...

I have spent a lot more time riding in the eastern mountains than those in the west, and I found the canyon roads to be very disorienting the first few times I rode down one - just not used to riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
Not if you've got one of the ones where they...

Not if you've got one of the ones where they didn't put the engine in the wrong place.





:hide
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27,093
Views: 3,295,359
Posted By SloMo228
You can download the service manual from here...

You can download the service manual from here (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_workshop_manuals___shop_manuals___service_manuals.html).

It's not difficult at all. I think removing the fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,962
Posted By SloMo228
Good to know about the tire mounting. I think I...

Good to know about the tire mounting. I think I mentioned earlier that I have a GL1500 project (that I've finally started to work on again, slowly) with a spare rear wheel. I believe I'll mount a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,962
Posted By SloMo228
Do you guys running CTs mount them yourself? Are...

Do you guys running CTs mount them yourself? Are they harder to mount than a MT? I mount my own tires, but I have been known to take a PITA tire in to a shop from time to time. I imagine there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
When I see someone with a whip clipped to their...

When I see someone with a whip clipped to their front brake lever, I'm always tempted - just a little bit - to ride up next to them and give the whip a pull. I never do it, of course, but there's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,283
Posted By SloMo228
Looks like I better move to Loveland, CO! Those...

Looks like I better move to Loveland, CO! Those are some great finds - especially that $200 CX! :eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11,148
Views: 879,000
Posted By SloMo228
Yikes, good luck with your surgery - I know a...

Yikes, good luck with your surgery - I know a couple people who've had it done and they were thrilled with the results (after the recovery, at least :lol3). Hopefully everything goes well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,678
Posted By SloMo228
Thanks for the response, I appreciate it and it...

Thanks for the response, I appreciate it and it sounds like you have quite a bit more experience in the snow than I do. I do agree with you that weight isn't your friend on slippery surfaces - a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,678
Posted By SloMo228
:rolleyes I'm not going to assume you...

:rolleyes

I'm not going to assume you haven't ridden any motorcycles in the snow, so I'll just say that I'd be interested to hear your impressions of the different types of motorcycles you've...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By SloMo228
Got a Shinko 244 on my DR350 that looks exactly...

Got a Shinko 244 on my DR350 that looks exactly like that. I thought it was normal, too, but if Shinko's giving out free tires.... :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,678
Posted By SloMo228
I'm gonna go (sort of) against the grain on this....

I'm gonna go (sort of) against the grain on this. I have ridden my DR350 with 50/50 DS tires in the snow, and while it's doable, I wasn't thrilled the amount of traction available. Perhaps knobbies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,496
Posted By SloMo228
The best mileage I ever got came from the worst...

The best mileage I ever got came from the worst tire I ever used - an old Cheng Shin "Barracuda" mounted on a '79 CX500. I bought the bike with those terrible tires on it, rode it for 3 years and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,962
Posted By SloMo228
I once thought about installing a car tire on a...

I once thought about installing a car tire on a motorcycle and I died, burst into flames, and died again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
I thought that that was a very rare factory...

I thought that that was a very rare factory build, but I could be mistaken.

I'd probably actually prefer a nicely built replica with a lightweight modern aluminum-block motor, but that 427 OHC is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,424,543
Posted By SloMo228
I love Cobras. A friend is in the beginning...

I love Cobras. A friend is in the beginning stages of building a kit Cobra with a 5.0. I would give both nuts to own an original with the 427 OHC motor.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 123,733
Posted By SloMo228
Yes, but I built it myself. It wasn't much more...

Yes, but I built it myself. It wasn't much more than a hoop that bolted to where the grab handles go, though. It was only a 1 beer project. I sold it with the bike, though.

The ZRX with a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,511
Posted By SloMo228
I've been on the lookout for a ridiculously...

I've been on the lookout for a ridiculously cheap, broken-down Honda GL500. I've got this CX650 motor that is begging for a halfway decent chassis, and I could use an economical commuter bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,775
Posted By SloMo228
I don't get it either, but it does make me cringe...

I don't get it either, but it does make me cringe a little when I see 'em clipped to the front brake lever. I mean, if you think it looks cool and it makes you feel cool, go for it. Doesn't matter...
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