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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hey!!! Great minds think alike :> I took my...

Hey!!! Great minds think alike :> I took my Daughter on her first real ride this weekend, too. She was born at home, so was introduced to my Moto Guzzis before she was one hour old (really). This...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, This Old Tractor...

Yep, This Old Tractor (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/)...though I've never really marketed it as such. Honestly, I've never marketed it at all! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi boardforever, Here is my take: 1. Your...

Hi boardforever,

Here is my take:
1. Your 99 has good suspension, but I would definitely get the correct springs (front and rear) for your weight. I would also service both the forks and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi D-ROCK, When I first bought my 1999, the...

Hi D-ROCK,

When I first bought my 1999, the ignition switch was completely trashed and ruined. I needed a replacement quick for a trip and ordered a universal switch (OEM switches were a few weeks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I purchase OEM Suzuki levers. Fit is perfect and...

I purchase OEM Suzuki levers. Fit is perfect and they are not that expensive through Rocky Mountain or other similar sources.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
I always remove because I always make an oily...

I always remove because I always make an oily mess on top of the bash plate...either from the oil drain plug or from the oil filter. Removing it makes cleaning the oily mess a lot simpler.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
Amen, brother. I once disassembled a typical...

Amen, brother. I once disassembled a typical 1970's aluminum handlebar switch for a guy that couldn't make it function (after he had it apart). All the tiny screws had been red loctited in place. Oh...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi ToasterTech, I would only purchase...

Hi ToasterTech,

I would only purchase factory parts. I know of no other source for these parts, anyway.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
If it were my machine, I would replace the chain,...

If it were my machine, I would replace the chain, both sprockets, and both chain guides. More on guides here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_cam_chain___timing_chain_guides.html

I hope this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
My old 1993 dirt model burned oil and running it...

My old 1993 dirt model burned oil and running it harder only made it burn more. I pulled the piston and cylinder and found a stuck oil ring. I had the cylinder ball-honed and tossed in a new set of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
It depends...call Rick and ask. Regards, ...

It depends...call Rick and ask.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
That is the one that I bought based on Thump!'s...

That is the one that I bought based on Thump!'s suggestion. As Thump! mentions, it is pretty tight. But it fits. I don't use the tank, but I wanted to pick up a gas cap to replace the original that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi JosephDirt, I'm not into cheap or...

Hi JosephDirt,

I'm not into cheap or inexpensive if the quality suffers (and in my experience it almost always suffers). Personally, I would not bother with those turn signals. I can imagine them...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Some details on sizes: ...

Some details on sizes:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_wheel_bearings_and_seals.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
Most of the time I don't carry water because of...

Most of the time I don't carry water because of the extra weight and because it is a lot of mass to get hot or cold. I'd rather have only the air inside for that reason. But I have carried water when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I do not have a Seat Concepts seat, but I've...

I do not have a Seat Concepts seat, but I've heard great things about them. Instead, I have a taller seat that came with my 1993 when I bought it (it is now on my 1999). It is still pretty narrow,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Blue is for high beam, Greens are for turn signal...

Blue is for high beam, Greens are for turn signal and neutral, Whites are for instrument illumination. I did not try swapping around colors, but I've heard from many others that matching colors is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Before you do that, I'd recommend that you get...

Before you do that, I'd recommend that you get the proper color for each bulb (match lens color). I've had great luck with these from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com (http://www.SuperBrightLEDs.com)
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I've even had white plastic bottle of bleach that...

I've even had white plastic bottle of bleach that turned yellow :rofl

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
If you are looking for a common "trade" number,...

If you are looking for a common "trade" number, look for #74.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I added fresh heat shield to the back of mine,...

I added fresh heat shield to the back of mine, too. My shields do not get hot. Certainly warm and the contents inside my GL will definitely be warm. But, hey, I ride in 115 degree temps and stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi redwine65, I have the original GL bag on...

Hi redwine65,

I have the original GL bag on my DR350. Like you, I was worried about the heat. I did several things:

1. In installed the very early GL heat shield behind the side cover.
2. In...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi cwc, Here is my mod: ...

Hi cwc,

Here is my mod:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_head_pipe_heat_shield_modification.html

This has worked great for me and my new pants :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I'd just cut off a little to get a fresh start...

I'd just cut off a little to get a fresh start and put on a new cap:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_spark_plug_resistor_cap.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 04:08 AM
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Views: 34,005
Posted By Greg Bender
That is good news. A new U-Joint is not exactly...

That is good news. A new U-Joint is not exactly free, but it is pretty cheap in comparison to new ring and pinion gears, etc.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 03:10 AM
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Views: 34,005
Posted By Greg Bender
Incredible!!! Did the flopping around do any...

Incredible!!! Did the flopping around do any damage to the splines on the coupler, drive shaft, or pinion?

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, I've replaced it. Super easy and can be done...

Yep, I've replaced it. Super easy and can be done from the outside without removing the cover. Just remove the lever and pluck out the old seal. Be careful not to damage either the shaft or the cover...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
...and here is a list of basics I put together...

...and here is a list of basics I put together that should give you a good idea of what you'll need to check after you've bought a DR350.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the Shinko had...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the Shinko had fewer plies and were less stiff???? That is why I've steered away from them, but I may be wrong.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I concur. I have certainly not tried everything,...

I concur. I have certainly not tried everything, but the best combo I've found (so far) is the MT 21 up front and the K270 out back. I do desert riding almost exclusively. For the MT 21, I use the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have some pictures at the link below, but I...

I have some pictures at the link below, but I would love to see photos of it mounted and the original literature. Please send me a PM. Thanks!

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_cooler.html...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Awesome find, congrats! Regards, ...

Awesome find, congrats!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Alaska1WD, Regulations vary by state. My...

Hi Alaska1WD,

Regulations vary by state. My guess is that you'll need to dig into your state statutes to determine the letter of the law.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Nice! My plastic worm drive nearly seized on me...

Nice! My plastic worm drive nearly seized on me but still didn't break. I was able to disassemble it, clean, lube, and reassemble and it has been fine ever since.

One thing that I noticed is that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 31,107
Views: 3,866,101
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Llamaha, You have a pumper. Regards,...

Hi Llamaha,

You have a pumper.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31,107
Views: 3,866,101
Posted By Greg Bender
With my Giant Loop, I fit a second side cover...

With my Giant Loop, I fit a second side cover rearward of the original. That, plus heat shield standoffs on the muffler has kept the heat off of the Giant Loop quite nicely.

Regards,

Gregory...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31,107
Views: 3,866,101
Posted By Greg Bender
I've been wanting to pick up some kind of...

I've been wanting to pick up some kind of swabbing brush, but I haven't gotten around to it. A spray bottle might work, but it is pretty thick stuff and may need to be watered down??? For now, I've...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31,107
Views: 3,866,101
Posted By Greg Bender
Agreed. I've fit rear K270s over and over again...

Agreed. I've fit rear K270s over and over again without any trouble at all. I buy them because they are DOT approved, give me as much traction as I've ever needed, and they last longer than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
The front seam on my DR350 leaked a little bit. I...

The front seam on my DR350 leaked a little bit. I cleaned it thoroughly and then applied some of this stuff, it has worked great....
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31,107
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Posted By Greg Bender
When you are cold, anything that keeps you warm...

When you are cold, anything that keeps you warm starts to look really good.

It got down to 52 degrees this morning here in Cave Creek. I don't like it that cold - ever! :>

Regards,

Gregory...
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