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Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By Harry94025
Hi Jenn, You forgot to mention the...

Hi Jenn,

You forgot to mention the rhinestone kitty stickers... :D

(Seriously though, Jenn outrides me and probably most of the people on this forum. She commutes to SF daily on that DR,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By Harry94025
Hi Jenn, Enjoying your report! Did you have...

Hi Jenn,

Enjoying your report! Did you have your smaller countershaft sprocket installed for the dirt? Would have come in handy on the tight sections...

Harry
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Thanks for the info, you've saved me a...

Thanks for the info, you've saved me a purchase/return. I have the OEM toolkit already, but will get the Bead Breaker tire levers instead of this combination tool (which apparently has little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Hi Guys, Thinking of buying one of these...

Hi Guys,

Thinking of buying one of these alloy combination wrench/tire irons: ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Interesting video of DR650 tuning, sorry if it...

Interesting video of DR650 tuning, sorry if it was already posted...

<IFRAME height=281 src="//player.vimeo.com/video/88322383" frameBorder=0 width=500 allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Harry94025
OP said, "Really need them to be perpendicular to...

OP said, "Really need them to be perpendicular to the length." Parallel?

Two different solutions...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Harry94025
Tail Case Mount

Hi Guys,

Thought I'd show my tail case mount. Used some 1/2" thick polyethylene in a double dove-tail arrangement to make an easily removable mount for a Pelican case.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Harry94025
Thanks everyone for your comments. I will ask my...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I will ask my doctor for a referral to see an allergist, but am also going to try a mask.

It's only been in the last five years or so (I just turned 60) that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Harry94025
How about using a face mask for pollen allergy?

Hi Guys,

Wondering if others have had good results for allergy relief by wearing a face mask while riding? My allergies have really kicked in this year (SF Bay Area), and I've stayed off my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Was the engine hot? It's easier to remove with a...

Was the engine hot? It's easier to remove with a hot engine…

Harry
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,266
Posted By Harry94025
Jenn, Chevron's fuel has a small amount of...

Jenn,

Chevron's fuel has a small amount of their Techron additive for fuel injector cleaning. You can also buy a bottle of the same stuff at an auto parts store, but that would be sized for a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,266
Posted By Harry94025
Hi Jenn, Very nice ride report! Did you...

Hi Jenn,

Very nice ride report! Did you get paid for mileage on this "Business Trip"? :D (you shouldn't answer that...) Glad everything worked out so well and thanks for sharing your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 34,936
Posted By Harry94025
You are an inspiration for this almost 60 year...

You are an inspiration for this almost 60 year old; I keep saying "someday" as well…

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
I like the ladder positioned so you can see...

I like the ladder positioned so you can see what's in the top box. I use a step stool to see in mine...:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
I bought a set of stainless steel socket head...

I bought a set of stainless steel socket head capscrews for my SV650's engine covers from a guy on eBay. We found the Suzuki part numbers did not reflect the screw sizes. I measured all of the OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
No, you're in good shape….uh, now that I think...

No, you're in good shape….uh, now that I think about it, we should probably swap starters :evil The stator cover for all the Dr's are the same, 96 through present, set up for the longer shaft…
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Thanks for your reply. I looked at a photo of...

Thanks for your reply. I looked at a photo of the cam on your website and could see the flyweight.

I'm going to look at the starter again. My bike is a 99, and I changed to the torque limiter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Compression release question...

Hi Guys,

My DR is often a reluctant starter. New battery, new starter, and still it's a guess to when it will eventually start. It cranks over, then acts as if the battery is dying. This goes...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 247,517
Posted By Harry94025
Great ride report; nice to see the DR's are...

Great ride report; nice to see the DR's are working out so well for you! (from a fellow DR650 rider…)

Have you been questioned at border crossings about the hazardous/radioactive material...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 956,369
Posted By Harry94025
John, Sorry to hear about your collarbone. ...

John,

Sorry to hear about your collarbone. Just wanted to say your comment about waiting until your shoulder "hardens up" might be pretty literal.

When I broke my collarbone I wore a sling...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 7,712,503
Posted By Harry94025
Great photo; she's a cutie! Is that a...

Great photo; she's a cutie! Is that a Taylorcraft in the background?

Harry
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
You should check the engine serial number to see...

You should check the engine serial number to see if you have the torque limiting starter gear. Some of the 98 and 99 bikes have the solid gear which is prone to breaking, and can take out the engine...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,124
Posted By Harry94025
Jason, Really excellent writing; thanks for...

Jason,

Really excellent writing; thanks for sharing your journey (and philosophy)…

Regards,
Harry
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Someone already commented on the safety wiring,...

Someone already commented on the safety wiring, but I'll add the wire is wrapped too tightly at the top fastener (and at "tie-off"). Having said that, I don't think it will come loose. (It wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
I bought this same pick-up coil and found the...

I bought this same pick-up coil and found the polarity did not match the OEM wiring color code. As others have found, you might need to reverse the wiring connections for the ignition to work...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 742,561
Posted By Harry94025
Went to the Dirtbag Challenge in San Francisco...

Went to the Dirtbag Challenge in San Francisco last Sunday. They build choppers with a budget limit of $1,000, build time one month. Motorcycle counter culture at its best... :1drink
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Wow! ...

Wow!

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab116/harry94025/drchop_zpsf5bbd3f6.jpg (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/harry94025/media/drchop_zpsf5bbd3f6.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,056
Posted By Harry94025
A long time ago, my Norton was parked next to...

A long time ago, my Norton was parked next to these two,

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Stuff/i-Z3BZ2Wg/0/L/scan0002-L.jpg[/QUOTE]

This photo threw me for a bit; I thought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,875
Posted By Harry94025
I was also wondering why they were using street...

I was also wondering why they were using street tires for sand? The other thing that could have helped out would have been to run the tires at a lower pressure for the off-road/sandy sections. I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 956,369
Posted By Harry94025
http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Oklahoma-and-Oz...

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Oklahoma-and-Ozarks/i-MxH2bKk/0/XL/IMG_0607-XL.jpg

Is this corner of the structure failing? It looks like the wall is pulling away...

Harry
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Copper has a face-centered cubic grain structure...

Copper has a face-centered cubic grain structure which will be optimally ductile following the quench, although the metal will be in an annealed state with air cooling as well. Another benefit of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 274,414
Posted By Harry94025
Feyala, Thanks for your thoughtful post...

Feyala,

Thanks for your thoughtful post about Manzanar. My parents were in their teens when they were sent to the camp in Topaz, Utah.

To this day, they talk about life in the camps; they're...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Thanks, just gave them a call. $79, but the...

Thanks, just gave them a call. $79, but the local O'Reilly store needs to order it for me. (I could drive 10 miles and have one tonight, but tomorrow will be fine).

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
AGM batteries for DR650

Hi Guys,

<2 year old battery in my DR failed yesterday. A friend told me the AGM batteries are more robust, and should last longer than the type I had which was a non-vented lead acid, where you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 956,369
Posted By Harry94025
John, Thank you for what you've done for us!...

John,

Thank you for what you've done for us! By that I mean your writings made my workday more tolerable. As a small contributor after your bike was damaged I felt more connected to your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 956,369
Posted By Harry94025
Hi John, Yes, I was wondering about this;...

Hi John,

Yes, I was wondering about this; the thread title is "South America and back on a 250 Super Sherpa..." :D

Regards,
Harry
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 956,369
Posted By Harry94025
Hi John, I know you've spent time before in...

Hi John,

I know you've spent time before in the Latin American countries, but I was wondering how your spanish has improved by total immersion for an extended period. I can speak a little...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,215
Posted By Harry94025
Perhaps others could chime in here, but some of...

Perhaps others could chime in here, but some of the older fiberglass tanks do not do well with today's gas which contains ethanol. Since it is NOS, this would be a good opportunity to find out what...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Falcon86, My 99, purchased in '09 had the...

Falcon86,

My 99, purchased in '09 had the solid gear and was ok after 24k miles. I could tell the stator case had not been removed; the fasteners had not been touched. I negotiated a $200 price...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 91,664
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By Harry94025
Did you make that carbon fiber clutch cover...

Did you make that carbon fiber clutch cover reinforcement? Is there also one on the stator cover?

Harry
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