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Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By powdermuncher
I am with you , however some guys on the snow...

I am with you , however some guys on the snow bikes seem to have good results with it. At the end the only way to know for sure is to have someone try it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By powdermuncher
When it shows up please let us know how you make...

When it shows up please let us know how you make out.

If the hype is correct the Smart Carb should take the old DRs fuel management close to EFI as far as altitude changes and fuel consumption....
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 105,265
Views: 20,884,434
Posted By powdermuncher
Smart carb or lectron

Has anyone here tried a Smart carb or Lectron on the old DR ?

There are guys with great results on the smaller off road bikes the smart carb adjusts to altitude as well there seems to be some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By powdermuncher
If you are looking for a real adventure bike...

If you are looking for a real adventure bike where you spend a serious amount of time of road DR all the way. ( No Rads No water pump less to go wrong when in the sticks Just a tougher bike) ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By powdermuncher
Looks like not much left for vice Grips -- drill...

Looks like not much left for vice Grips -- drill it all the way trough with a smaller drill bit than you used so far-- then spray some type of penetrating fluid in through the hole to get it working...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 105,265
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Posted By powdermuncher
We had the same questions on snowmobile bearings...

We had the same questions on snowmobile bearings there the different between oem and aftermarket is the oem bearings are full to the top with Grease and last 3 times longer than aftermarket ones....
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,430
Posted By powdermuncher
If you are really looking to do RTW type travel i...

If you are really looking to do RTW type travel i would highly recommend the cogent shock mod and stock Fork Sprung properly with intiminator valves .

Cogent did mine and it totally rocks the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 105,265
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Posted By powdermuncher
To me the main things to do is Suspension. ...

To me the main things to do is Suspension.

Springs and Intiminators in the front and Cogent shock mod in the back is the best money ever spend on a DR 650 the neutral safety switch should be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 105,265
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Posted By powdermuncher
The Main advantage of a plated cylinder is a much...

The Main advantage of a plated cylinder is a much harder wear surface than steel sleevs -- the bore lasts longer it also conducts the heat away for cooling way more efficient that helps keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,430
Posted By powdermuncher
The Dr will never be a KTM Yes it is heavy and...

The Dr will never be a KTM Yes it is heavy and slow old-school and awesome.

With the Cogent shock mod and Intiminators + sprung for your weight it is a superb dual-sport Adv. touring bike .
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Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4,905
Views: 3,414,640
Posted By powdermuncher
With fork springs I personally like stiffer...

With fork springs I personally like stiffer springs with light oil or re-valve the fork for lighter compression dampening.

The spring holds the fork up in the stroke ( You need the travel when it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Views: 1,844,138
Posted By powdermuncher
Run your engine to operating temperature 5 to 10...

Run your engine to operating temperature 5 to 10 minute ride.

check oil and adjust to correct level , recheck after after one hour riding right away- stop engine check imediately.

I once had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 02:20 AM
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Views: 1,844,138
Posted By powdermuncher
I am looking for stiffer fork springs anyone have...

I am looking for stiffer fork springs anyone have experience with fork upgrades on the xr400?

What valving works best is anyone doing shock upgrades any recommended shops?

Thanks...........
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4,905
Views: 3,414,640
Posted By powdermuncher
That is one sad looking rim. Are you just trying...

That is one sad looking rim. Are you just trying to beat on it ( straighten ) a bit or is there any chance to have a replacement shipped ahead to somewhere along the way.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,626
Posted By powdermuncher
If you do more Off Road the 606 is hard to beat...

If you do more Off Road the 606 is hard to beat simply works of road and prety good on Road as well.

They are what my DR 650 prefferes , on a 250 they will last a long time.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 410,965
Posted By powdermuncher
Had the same subframe and luggage rack problems...

Had the same subframe and luggage rack problems when I used hard luggage of road.

Once I switched to soft luggage that was the last problems I had.

For of road soft luggage absorbs a lot of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4,905
Views: 3,414,640
Posted By powdermuncher
30 grand :rofl I bought a brand new DR had...

30 grand :rofl

I bought a brand new DR had it ready to go for $8500 3 years ago.

Here is a basic list of what I do to them

Bark-busters (hand guards)

Skid-plate and case savers
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