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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
Thanks Cruiserbrett- I"ve got the new (larger)...

Thanks Cruiserbrett-
I"ve got the new (larger) axle for the 98 forks, and have a speedo & cable coming off ebay.

But is there any way to avoid re-lacing my wheel to incorporate my 98 hub? ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Gmc28
fork swap

I"ll admit to not yet doing all the necessary forum searches on this, and that there may be some good info hiding on this which i haven't found yet, but here's my question regarding forks for the DR...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gmc28
thanks - I was being thick-headed.... Didn't...

thanks -
I was being thick-headed.... Didn't realize the dust seal included that cap, which makes good sense now that its all apart. I jacked up that old seal and circlip getting that figured out.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gmc28
here's a pic of my 98 forks... looks to be no...

here's a pic of my 98 forks...
looks to be no dust seal?
and that rubber seal is the one that I'm not clear on whether i should pry that one out, and then find the circlip, or if thats a different...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gmc28
ya, my bad on the sloppy wording.... I don't...

ya, my bad on the sloppy wording....
I don't see any dust seals on mine either, but whats left appears to be the fork seals. How to do those come out? slide-hammer type action with the tube &...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gmc28
ditto

i'm wondering same thing.... any takers?

I Picked up a used set of 98 forks for my old 92 model. Fairly certain they are the dirt model forks, as i have the adjustment on top of each fork. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By Gmc28
Real nice country there, but as stated its wet. ...

Real nice country there, but as stated its wet.
Great off road riding in your back yard. And just outside or in wine country.
You may be closer to, and prefer, yamhill or Carlton over gaston, for...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 145,904
Posted By Gmc28
99 gc

sorting through my piles of un-sorted photos, and came across pics of the GC. figured I'd add it to the GC pic thread here. (No idea why the pic appears upside down from my preview screen. Even...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 158,791
Posted By Gmc28
At the risk of over-saturating this thread with...

At the risk of over-saturating this thread with positives, I'll still add that i'm on the 2nd half of the second tank of gas since the addition of the AF device, and could not be happier. It occurs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
ordered new clutch cable today. i'm thinking...

ordered new clutch cable today.
i'm thinking the pull weight is going to be more spring related, but may as well try the cable, as it looks tired anyway, and maybe that will be good enough.
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Gmc28
Ordered from beemer boneyard, installed last...

Ordered from beemer boneyard, installed last friday, and i'll add my voice to the fray of happy people.

Have always liked the bike (which is why it stays year after year when other machines in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
+1 here... i'll be doing the same, using lube...

+1 here...
i'll be doing the same, using lube and some minor clutch linkage tweaks until the winter approaches. though pulling the cover and checking the torque on the nut should be fairly quick as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28,680
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Posted By Gmc28
thanks to all, as always, for the responses i...

thanks to all, as always, for the responses i got.
Got the carb adjusted and the popping sorted out. Also thx for the reminder on the little spring gizmo in my neutral switch on the case.......
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
thx anonawesome (& mr pulldown and lucknau) ...

thx anonawesome (& mr pulldown and lucknau)
I'll mess with the kickstand deactivate, carb adjust, and start techniques as described.


Anyone have anymore thoughts on why the neutral light won't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
looking for input on some adjustments/tweaks

wrapped up the DR project a couple nights ago (finally....), and the beast lives. Runs and rides great. But a few tweaks are needed, so looking for input/knowledge:

1. little bit of a backfire...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 158,791
Posted By Gmc28
thanks - all sounds good. Recently replaced...

thanks -
all sounds good. Recently replaced the O2 sensor and re-routed the cable, so things there are still all dusted off and ready for access...

One user just mentioned fuel economy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28,680
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Posted By Gmc28
Had to read that a couple times before the light...

Had to read that a couple times before the light went on...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 02:18 PM
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Views: 158,791
Posted By Gmc28
Roger - I ordered from Beemer Boneyard a couple...

Roger -
I ordered from Beemer Boneyard a couple days ago, and was curious if there's any guidance on install for the 1150RT, just in regard to where to mount the new gear.

I'm very comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
FWIW, i'm just buttoning up my motor now after a...

FWIW, i'm just buttoning up my motor now after a tear down, to include now a 95 bottom end including "fat shaft", and a 92 clutch cover, which seems to receive that fat shaft fine so far.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28,680
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Posted By Gmc28
If its 92 or older (your post likely says what...

If its 92 or older (your post likely says what year it is, but i can't see your post now that i'm in the reply screen), you'll have a lower gear ratio for the kick start motion, so you get less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Gmc28
As many here would say, start with the easy...

As many here would say, start with the easy stuff, and clarify question: Are you (properly) using decomp lever? Does it just stop with something physically "jamming" it from turning it over, or is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28,680
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Posted By Gmc28
cam chain tensioner question

Hi all-
could/should start a thread for this perhaps, but thought i'd lob this into the fray to see if someone has an easy answer:

Just buttoned up the rebuilt DR350 (92 top end, 95 bottom end)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By Gmc28
I just rented a 2014 GS this weekend (sweet! But...

I just rented a 2014 GS this weekend (sweet! But y'all know that already...), and it had Shinko 705's on it. Performed fine on and off road, and the guys that rent the bikes say they've had good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28,680
Views: 3,516,229
Posted By Gmc28
[QUOTE=DrThump;23947565]I've posted on this site...

[QUOTE=DrThump;23947565]I've posted on this site occasionally, but never really introduced myself. I'm DrThump (as in DR350 Thumper --- not the doctor of thumping as one inmate already asked me:huh)....
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Gmc28
kick starters

My (recent) understanding of the kick start "ease of kicking" included more than just the kick starter length, but also the clutch basket/primary drive gearing. Jesse just pointed out that i might...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28,680
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Posted By Gmc28
gear ratios

I know this has been addressed, as i've come across it somewhere in this long thread, but hoping to take the cowards path and just ask:

Are the gear ratios different on the 350S and the SE?
...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,918
Posted By Gmc28
I've seen that issue brought up before by other...

I've seen that issue brought up before by other GC owners, and have seen the same solution, with the slotting of the head like what you did.
I'm casually replacing those little alan head screws...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Gmc28
On a 500, I don't know, but the 904 you can mod...

On a 500, I don't know, but the 904 you can mod to keep both lights on at same time, and lots of folks do that. I have not at this point, but from what i've read its not too tricky.
As you've...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gmc28
zip ties the ticket

I couldn't just pop the ol' 705 on that Gran Canyon rim with zip ties, like in the youtube vids, but that's a great tip, and it definitely made it way easier. I'll admit to feeling a little...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gmc28
drunken uncle - So the TKC was easy? (you...

drunken uncle -

So the TKC was easy? (you mean you almost "fell on the rim" because it went on so easy? pardon my denseness...)

If so, that could be a fine choice. Love the TKC's, but cost...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gmc28
To simplify, just looking to hear from those of...

To simplify, just looking to hear from those of you that mount your own tires as to which brand/models of dual sport tires you have found to be easier or harder to work with.
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gmc28
easy mount tires?

Tire threads are over-abundant, but I'm not having great luck finding good intel on which tires are easier to spoon/man-handle when on the trail, away from shop tools, when you get a flat. Would ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,014
Posted By Gmc28
Signage

DCP-
Is that a "no motorcycles" sign on the gate in your pic with the "few gates" caption?
Great pics, and you've got a great writing style... Makes for a great read.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 145,904
Posted By Gmc28
Great bike

Transalp is a great machine! Japanese reliability, nice design, and just unusual enough to be more interesting than the masses of Japanese bikes out there. One of the few Hondas that will catch the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Gmc28
No answers? I'm curious too...

No answers? I'm curious too...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 634,524
Posted By Gmc28
South Canol road

ADV link: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21870724&postcount=255

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w590/GC28/P1010391_zps8681fa5a.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 95,237
Posted By Gmc28
South Canol road (kind-of Alaska)

My amigo (kk) on his girlie, heading north on the South Canol, just off the Alcan. (my 1st photo post, so hopefully i didn't screw it up)
...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 145,904
Posted By Gmc28
GPS power

Nice work!
I took a much lazier and less cool, but reasonably effective approach, and ran a $6 sae-to-12v cig lighter extension I got off amazon up under the tank (routed it along without removing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 257,897
Posted By Gmc28
Fcr

We're all watching for more updates, but I'm particularly interested in what you think of the fcr-mx37 for the DR....
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,370
Posted By Gmc28
Nice ride

(Older thread, but...) wondering if those are the staintune cans?
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