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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
Catching up on the thread and was curious since...

Catching up on the thread and was curious since this is what I use and it's been a couple of years since I bought it at WalMart. Found this on the DuPont web site.


NOTE: FORMULATION CHANGE!...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Jesse and Janet are GREAT! Hate to hear that...

Jesse and Janet are GREAT! Hate to hear that about the 45 tooth 525 from Jesse though, that was the one I was planning on. I want to stay with 525 if I can. Back to the drawing board!
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
I've dropped one tooth to a 14 on front with...

I've dropped one tooth to a 14 on front with stock 42 on the rear. It works fine for everyhting I do, since I avoid the slab when possible. I run 55-65 2 lane blacktop and off road with 14/42 and a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
+2 I have Rick's modified stock shock with...

+2

I have Rick's modified stock shock with a heavier spring on the rear and heavier springs and Racetech emulators on the front.

For me, it works great and I give it all thumbs up! :thumb
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Vintage Connections worked for me... click...

Vintage Connections worked for me...

click on "Price Lise" and scroll down to section 3.

http://www.vintageconnections.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2013, 06:46 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Did they look like this motley crew seen eating...

Did they look like this motley crew seen eating pig at Scooters?

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g158/jbmaynard/BOOH%20VII/de276b88dc04ac25f1129627bd882d74_zps5784160b.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 06:13 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
Yep! :D Friday was nice in north GA. 3 DRs,...

Yep! :D

Friday was nice in north GA. 3 DRs, 2 KTM, 2 KLR, and a DRZ. My DR performed flawlessly.

I'd like to thank MxRob for the FCR conversion, and NC Rick @ Cogent for the suspension setup....
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
OK, I reserve the right to be wrong! :huh or not...

OK, I reserve the right to be wrong! :huh or not know what I don't know!

I've been re-reading the massive DR650 Needle Comparison on TT where I spent a lot of time back in 2007 wokring on the BST...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 06:33 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Dynojet sizes are not equivilant to Mikuni sizes....

Dynojet sizes are not equivilant to Mikuni sizes. 170 DJ is about 159 Mikuni. That still seems a little rich to me, but I can't remember for sure what I jetted the stock carb on my '03. I'll see if I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 07:53 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
OK fellas, here's the 411 from the loctite guru! ...

OK fellas, here's the 411 from the loctite guru!

Thank You! dirty_sanchez, we owe you one! :clap



Guys-after looking over the way the seals are pressed in and the issues with them...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 12:00 PM
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Views: 107,879
Posted By GaThumper
Thanks to ER70S-2 for the clarity, most of mine...

Thanks to ER70S-2 for the clarity, most of mine was lost sometime in the 70s!

Yes, there is a problem with the countershaft seal blowing out on the DR650s. We are documenting the best practice...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 05:40 AM
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Views: 107,879
Posted By GaThumper
There has been some discussion (again) over on...

There has been some discussion (again) over on the DR650 thread in Thumpers about the failure of countershaft seals and two Loctite products have been mentioned to improve retention of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 05:19 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
Since I had posted MXRobs recommendation for...

Since I had posted MXRobs recommendation for Loctite 603 yesterday and gunnerbuck recommends 648, maybe either one would work, or maybe something else would be better? May need to take this question...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
Blue loctite anything that I don't plan on...

Blue loctite anything that I don't plan on removing often. I don't use it on seat bolts, side panels, etc, but I've read some do. I need to do some tests with it and see what kind of torque is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Finally found the Loctite product that was...

Finally found the Loctite product that was recommended. I think there have been a couple of other products recommended, but Loctite 603 is what was recommended by MxRob over on drriders.

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
Not much 2-up here, my wife is missing that gene!...

Not much 2-up here, my wife is missing that gene! The old GS is my "sport" bike and occasional 2-3 night road trips. You're right, I can usually sit on that seat longer than anyone else in the group...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 06:31 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
OK, same rabbit, different trail, or different...

OK, same rabbit, different trail, or different rabbit, same trail?

I've never done this, but have a question regarding soaking the seal in motor oil. After soaking do you clean the mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 91,666
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Posted By GaThumper
Oh my, did he say oil? :evil I don't want...

Oh my, did he say oil? :evil

I don't want to start an oil discussion, but this is interesting. I'd sure like to avoid experiencing the cs seal failure, so I pay attention when the problem is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 06:52 PM
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Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
I love your comment about the DR being like a...

I love your comment about the DR being like a jeep, that's the way I think of it as well. It's a great base package and can serve well just as delivered. But for those of us who want to customize it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 05:14 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
Agree just the exhaust probably won't make much...

Agree just the exhaust probably won't make much difference, but if you rejet and cut the airbox per Jesse's instructions I think you will be happier. However, it will cut down the fuel economy. YMMV...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
Maybe I should have said "In my opinion" instead...

Maybe I should have said "In my opinion" instead of "In my experience" because while I feel that way, I know others will feel differently. There's really not a "right" answer to the question "which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
I have a few options! :D Bought the Suzuki...

I have a few options! :D

Bought the Suzuki GS1000E new in 1979. Still love it, and probably never sell it, but I have been studying a potential replacement in the V Strom 1000. Haven't ridden one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
How could I disagree with you when my first...

How could I disagree with you when my first thumper love was a '76 Yamaha TT500.

http://www.kellymotodepoca.com/images/76_tt500_600.jpg

While not a dual sport, it was the bike that turned me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By GaThumper
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250 also fits your...

Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250 also fits your requirements. You might find a 2000-2003 and then they brought them back out in 2009 with no real changes.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
Thanks for the real world weights! I was just...

Thanks for the real world weights! I was just using the listed weights for both. And also thanks for the link to the "What Do They Really Weigh" thread. Besides being partial to the DR650, I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By GaThumper
Keep looking for the titanium GSXR muffler. I...

Keep looking for the titanium GSXR muffler. I had given up and bought a 35F0 off Ebay, but kept any eye on my local Craigslist and low and behold, someone posted a GSXR 1000 header and muffler for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 05:20 AM
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Views: 17,069,582
Posted By GaThumper
Thanks for sharing! I'll take a look at...

Thanks for sharing! I'll take a look at reinforcing the sub frame. I can't tell from the pic, but I'm assuming yours has the fender drilled and bolted through the sub frame into the rack like mine?...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
So, I'm prepping the DR for a ride this coming...

So, I'm prepping the DR for a ride this coming weekend, I've installed a new set of Michelin T63s, a DRZ tail light and a luggage rack so far.


Was really torn about the rack, but a good deal...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
I still LOVE my DR350! It feels smaller, lighter,...

I still LOVE my DR350! It feels smaller, lighter, and more planted in the dirt than the DR650 to me. The motor is just as dependable as the DR650 and the lack of SACS is not a huge concern in my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 06:50 PM
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Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
Upgrades completed last year. Seat upgrade...

Upgrades completed last year.

Seat upgrade - I had been wanting to try a Corbin and found one listed here last summer for $200 and decided to give it a ride. I liked it maybe a little better than...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By GaThumper
I'm back! WoW, I'm a bit ashamed for...

I'm back!

WoW, I'm a bit ashamed for letting this thread wither away last year, but life happens, and sometimes the ADD overrides the OCD!

(Did you ever spend hours chasing a rabbit and then...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By GaThumper
So, I'm prepping the DR for a ride this coming...

So, I'm prepping the DR for a ride this coming weekend, I've installed a new set of Michelin T63s, a DRZ tail light and a luggage rack so far.

Was really torn about the rack, but a good deal will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 91,666
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By GaThumper
Krusty's kung fu is obviously better than mine! ...

Krusty's kung fu is obviously better than mine! :cry
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:28 AM
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Posted By GaThumper
Here you go! Compliments of ER70S...

Here you go! Compliments of ER70S...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By GaThumper
"Suzuki DR650 Misc. Parts fairing, lights" or...

"Suzuki DR650 Misc. Parts fairing, lights" or item number 131004083074

Just a lucky find, sometimes I'll search for "DR650" in motorcycle parts to see what comes up.


A little dirty and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By GaThumper
Could get some ideas here maybe... ...

Could get some ideas here maybe...

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/other_dual.html


Thought of another one. This is actually in Tellico Plains, but not to far away.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By GaThumper
Decent looking Corbin seat on Ebay for $195 + $15...

Decent looking Corbin seat on Ebay for $195 + $15 shipping if anyone is looking... Located in Bloomingtom IN.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By GaThumper
Thanks for posting these pics! Saw this...

Thanks for posting these pics!

Saw this post the other day and searched Ebay for one with no luck.

Tonight I was browsing Ebay for DR650 parts and found one. It comes with headlight, tail...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91,666
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By GaThumper
Thanks for posting up your experiences with the...

Thanks for posting up your experiences with the DID VM2! I went looking and found as you said they are just about extinct. Found a couple for around $150 plus shipping, and found ONE new one on Ebay...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 91,666
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By GaThumper
My '79 GS1000 self cancels. Such a good thing...

My '79 GS1000 self cancels. Such a good thing should have been carried forward to all models.
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