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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,842
Posted By MK160
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/DSCN...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/DSCN0459-2.jpg

The last good day of fall, 2008. Highway 28 East TN.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,842
Posted By MK160
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<a href="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/?action=view&amp;current=DSCN0459.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/DSCN0459.jpg" border="0" alt="The ST...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Amen, Uber. Not to climb on the soapbox, but...

Amen, Uber. Not to climb on the soapbox, but I've got to tell you that this is one of the things that's most wrong in America today. When did we decide to give up our integrity? To the previous...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 42,838
Posted By MK160
LMAO on this one! Yes, it was one HELL of an...

LMAO on this one! Yes, it was one HELL of an adventure. I'm certain you will never forget this trip. Many years from now, when you're old and gray, you'll pull the memories of this trip out of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 42,838
Posted By MK160
I'll bet it smelled good, too.........:eek1 ...

I'll bet it smelled good, too.........:eek1

MK160
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 168,124
Posted By MK160
Laugh Jordan, there IS no safe departure date for you...

Jordan, there IS no safe departure date for you two. Someone is ALWAYS gonna try to steal Nikki after this report. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this RR together. I felt like I was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 168,124
Posted By MK160
You two are a HOOT! This is my favorite ride...

You two are a HOOT! This is my favorite ride report of all time!

MK160
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 168,124
Posted By MK160
In 1982, I made a trip from Kalamazoo, MI to San...

In 1982, I made a trip from Kalamazoo, MI to San Diego to Spokane and back to K-zoo (1979 GS850G Suzuki). My uncle was a ranger in Klamath Falls, Oregon. When I told him I was headed to Crater...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 168,124
Posted By MK160
http://jglowicki.smugmug.com/Other/alaska/Alaska-T...

http://jglowicki.smugmug.com/Other/alaska/Alaska-Trip-day-18-009/905766707_UEQdW-L.jpg

If this is not y'alls desktop picture, someone needs to be whooped....

MK160
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 168,124
Posted By MK160
Laugh Dude, do you realize how lucky you are? Every...

Dude, do you realize how lucky you are? Every picture of your wife shows a smiling face and an adventurer's spirit. Great ride report....I'm in. Have I mentioned how lucky you are?

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
I don't think so with that FEL. I'm guessing...

I don't think so with that FEL. I'm guessing L4400 or maybe a L3940....:lol3

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
I had a moment last night....not a good moment,...

I had a moment last night....not a good moment, either. Coming home from Home Depot, my rear tube went BANG at about 60 mph. Instant drunken tank slapper. Probably took 200 yards to get it stopped...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
This is the same problem I had with my BST. ...

This is the same problem I had with my BST. That, and maddening surge at cruise (light throttle, light load). The TM40 fixed it entirely.

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Bought new from Jessie... And, my BST surged and...

Bought new from Jessie... And, my BST surged and farted BEFORE I bought the DJ kit. I was trying to fix it with the DJ, but it didn't. The pumper did....
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
The problem with the stock carb is not a...

The problem with the stock carb is not a lean/rich issue, IMO, but the flutter of the diaphragm/slide. At light loads, say cruising in 5th at 50 mph, my bike would surge like crazy. Ride into a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
RMZ front end...

Thump, where did you get the RMZ front end?

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Your problem most likely is the ethanol/gasoline...

Your problem most likely is the ethanol/gasoline we're getting now. It breaks down very fast. 3 months is plenty of time for it to go bad. Before you tear the carb apart, I'd run a can of Seafoam...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Where is the bullshit flag when you need it? ...

Where is the bullshit flag when you need it? What nonsense!

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
You should be ashamed.......That DR is WAY too...

You should be ashamed.......That DR is WAY too clean.

MK160
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,232
Posted By MK160
Personally, I would have thrown the little...

Personally, I would have thrown the little bastard off the mountain...

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Exactly why the Mikuni pumper is the right carb...

Exactly why the Mikuni pumper is the right carb for the DR. My '06 had surge that was driving me crazy! Roll off the throttle entering a turn and when you picked the throttle back up...blah...a big...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,116
Posted By MK160
The only bike I've owned that.......

I was honestly afraid of. If you didn't have it upright and pointed where you wanted to go in first gear, it would spin the tire and go sideways. From 80 to 125 happened faster than you can read...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Joined the NSU club today.....

Finally got around to replacing my NSU screws today. One was finger tight, the other probably within spec. Replaced them both with 5 x 20mm screws with split ring lock washers and blue Loctite. My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Slippin' and slidin'....

To all the new riders out there, I would recommend you find a nice flat field or dirt parking lot and get used to throwing your bike sideways. Make a little run in a straight line, throw the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Fuel mileage....again.

I've got an IMS tank and have gone 200 miles with about half a gallon left in the tank (filled it with 4.3 gallons). I'm tentatively planning the trip to Alaska and wondered if 200 mile capacity was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Fuel mileage...

When my '06 DR was stock, I got 58 mpg on it's first adventure ride: a mix of backroads and gravel trails. With my current mods (Mikuni pumper, GSXR can, Unifilter with air box mod, header grind,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Laugh http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/th_D...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/th_DSCN0206-2.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/mk160/?action=view&current=DSCN0206-2.jpg)

Yellow is....mellow......

MK160

P.S. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,997
Posted By MK160
About 2 years ago, I fulfilled a long time...

About 2 years ago, I fulfilled a long time dream....I bought a BMW twin. An '02 1150RT to be exact. It had 23000 miles on it and was supposed to be in excellent condition. It came with the owners...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Wicked ...No packing to blow out/replace... ...

...No packing to blow out/replace...



MK160
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Kenda 270 front/D606 rear question...

Has anyone run the combo listed in the title? I've got Kendas front and back right now and a set of Dunlop 606s waiting in the bullpen. The front Kenda is showing almost no wear (probably 2500...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
"A very trusted mechanic friend believes the...

"A very trusted mechanic friend believes the stock needle has the bike running very lean at small (cruising speed) openings. The DJ needle runs a bit richer there, yet is LEANER at larger openings."...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
I'll bet your local muffler shop could bend you...

I'll bet your local muffler shop could bend you up a mid-pipe. I might be wrong, but I believe the 600/750 cans are bigger in diameter. I have one here, but it was huge on the bike.

MK160
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
GSXR can

Yooper, talk to the folks at your local Suzuki dealer. They may know of someone who has replaced the can on their GSXR with an aftermarket can. I got mine for $35 earlier this year. I'm using the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
"Why are there 2 spark plugs?" Emissions,...

"Why are there 2 spark plugs?"

Emissions, really. The stock DR is jetted very lean to meet emissions regs. The two plugs allows the motor to run this lean without detonation (shorter flame front...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
What NordieBoy said....

I put a 50-50 mix of 10W Belray and ATF in my forks when I installed the Intima...Extermina.....uh, whatever. I don't have anything other than stock to compare them to, but I like what I've got so...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Intim....whatever, fork noise.

I'd like to see a show of hands on fork noise after Intimidator-tater install. Because....I don't hear or feel anything unusual after my install. I don't have THAT many miles on mine, and haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Neutral Safety Unit

Neutral Safety Unit
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By MK160
I moved from an R1150RT to an ST1100. Maybe the...

I moved from an R1150RT to an ST1100. Maybe the best move I ever made...

MK160
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,598
Posted By MK160
1150rt

I'm not gonna tell you your final drive is gonna blow up....but your servo just might up and die when you least expect it, leaving you without ANY brakes, short of putting your feet down really hard....
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By MK160
Isd@

There....got it.

MK160
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