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Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83,265
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Posted By mrchristian
I've never had a problem with mine either, it...

I've never had a problem with mine either, it compares to most bikes i've owned and I like the beam pattern. What bulb did you use?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By mrchristian
I heard from an offroad group that they opened,...

I heard from an offroad group that they opened, but when I showed up they were closed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,914
Posted By mrchristian
I got a set of Nelson Rigg street bike bags, a...

I got a set of Nelson Rigg street bike bags, a generic waterproof bag off Amazon and a Giant Loop $20 heat guard. Total cost was under $120 and I have done hillclimbs, ripped down fire roads and lots...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
I have the cheaper 2-fixture version on my street...

I have the cheaper 2-fixture version on my street legal Yamaha WR400F trail bike that uses the Baja shroud. It's still very bright.

The huge downside (for me) is that the handlebar light switch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
Yes - Daystar F00069-BK-03 fork boots fit great...

Yes - Daystar F00069-BK-03 fork boots fit great and look just like OEM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 83,265
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Posted By mrchristian
That looks sick.

That looks sick.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
Thanks for the help everyone! Appreciate this...

Thanks for the help everyone! Appreciate this forum and its members so much.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
I bought Racetech .46 fork springs and am having...

I bought Racetech .46 fork springs and am having a hard time following the instructions on how to cut the spacer. Do I cut so the total length of the Racetech + PVC spacer matches the stock spring? ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,062
Posted By mrchristian
I don't think you got my point at all. All things...

I don't think you got my point at all. All things equal, The CRF250 is limited by shorter travel than the KLX.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,062
Posted By mrchristian
There's only so much you can do with a basic...

There's only so much you can do with a basic fork. KLX250S has 11 inches of travel. CRF250 has a little over 8. Extra travel makes a difference when you have the fork setup correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
Does anyone know if the Eibach fork springs...

Does anyone know if the Eibach fork springs require spacer modification?

I recently ordered Racetech springs and they sent me really short springs (3-4 inches shorter than stock) and a ton of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By mrchristian
Didn't get to Selby campground. We pulled into...

Didn't get to Selby campground. We pulled into KCL and liked what we saw so decided to camp there instead. Did a good loop around Carizzo - there are definitely wildflowers blooming. Basically no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By mrchristian
Will do - If it's really bad, i'll have my...

Will do - If it's really bad, i'll have my backpacking water filter ($15 Sawyer mini).
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By mrchristian
Wow, thanks for the replies. Great pictures....

Wow, thanks for the replies. Great pictures. Almost 100% positive we'll be there this weekend. If you see two guys on a WR250R and an XR650L (and maybe a third guy on another XR) feel free to say...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By mrchristian
Carizzo conditions

Hey everyone,

Just checking to see if anyone has any local intel on Carizzo Plain area - any wildflowers out there? Are all the roads passable?

Thanks,
-mrchristian
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,659
Posted By mrchristian
I got a pair as a gift and they ripped in the...

I got a pair as a gift and they ripped in the knee. Can I still return them?
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By mrchristian
Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and...

Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and slide them on. Don't move them while the glue sets. Wait a few hours and safety wire with a good safety wire tool. I run my grips until they have no grip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to...

I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to use ATF anyway and its not available locally.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
I didn't know they made any parts changes on...

I didn't know they made any parts changes on these at all - good that you brought it up. I might try and grab some later model springs off eBay and see how far off the feel is. I can get them for $30...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive...

How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive desert rider but take it easy on the dual sport usually.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
Their website says .41. I have an older one - a...

Their website says .41. I have an older one - a '94. The '95 and older models have .44.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/mrchristian/XRfork_zpsb5d52c01.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,347
Posted By mrchristian
My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99...

My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99 model if you can find one - they have the best mix of suspension components but still share motors with the rest of the range. Fantastic bike, wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31,703
Views: 3,944,993
Posted By mrchristian
I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a...

I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a Time-sert. They used a drill covered in grease to catch metal particles and didn't need to split the cases. Bike ran fine until I sold it. Cost $60...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
Going to try increasing the spring rate first....

Going to try increasing the spring rate first. Increasing the dampening first with the wrong preload never gives me good results - just an overly stiff fork that doesn't react fast enough. I can hit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend....

Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend. Wish fork oil wasn't $12/liter though. :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By mrchristian
So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my...

So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my "new XR" my fork boots fell apart (they were pretty stiff from the bike sitting). Figure its a good time to change the fork oil while I change the boots....
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By mrchristian
Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff...

Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff like this. Not only will it not give any warmth, but the zippers will probably snag and get destroyed after a few uses.

Way better off getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,279
Posted By mrchristian
Um, no.

Um, no.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
Did an oil and filter change - everything looked...

Did an oil and filter change - everything looked normal. What's wrong with the front sprocket that everyone has an issue with?

So I swapped the exhaust and air filter back to stock and it fired...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By mrchristian
Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads...

Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads fit inside and they tuck into my MX boots. Lots of handy velcrow-closure pockets, way more durable and comfortable than the cheap cotton riding pants...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,549
Posted By mrchristian
One more question for the WR experts out there -...

One more question for the WR experts out there - i'm replacing my chain and chain guide - noticed that the stock chain guide was completely worn down and grooving into the metal this weekend after a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 83,265
Views: 9,468,422
Posted By mrchristian
Today I traded my awesome little '98 DR350 for a...

Today I traded my awesome little '98 DR350 for a 1994 XR650L (plus a little cash) with just 1,900 miles on it. It looks pretty mint. It has trouble starting, so I'm ditching the aftermark Big Gun...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31,703
Views: 3,944,993
Posted By mrchristian
I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal...

I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal on a 650 but it pains me because the DR does everything I need it to do and is stone reliable. Found an '94 XR650L on Craigslist for $1800 that...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By mrchristian
Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in...

Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in a buggy area. Usually sleep in the bed of my truck (when dirt biking) or on a picnic table when dual sporting around. The army bivy doesn't zip...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,641
Posted By mrchristian
I feel like the only people I ever see using...

I feel like the only people I ever see using these are on this site and maybe on the back of a kitted out giant BMW once. I'd rather use a big desert tank rather than putting a ton of weight on your...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By mrchristian
I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a...

I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a bike - it will fit in a small dirt bike saddlebag for real backcountry adventure riding where a tent is sort of heavy to deal with.

Skip the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 130,852
Posted By mrchristian
Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist ...

Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist

http://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/4769766010.html

Says it needs an oil pan - anybody know anything about these bikes want to try and fill me in as to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31,703
Views: 3,944,993
Posted By mrchristian
Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the...

Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the hook ones (like the Moose racing ones). I might buy the Moose and drill/weld it to bolt on, but I'd rather just buy one that fits right.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,016
Posted By mrchristian
Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon...

Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon Coalition, CORVA or the AMA.
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 46,956
Posted By mrchristian
Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it...

Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it when I did. Use it every day I ride to work. I have a tubular powder coated rack for a DR350SE I'd be willing to part with if anyone is interested.
...
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