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Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:01 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
choices and opinions,

Weird Bug,
The more miles and hours you put on the DR-Z will probably answer your questions for how you want to use it.
I personally think the DR-Z is a very reliable dual sport and is my choice...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
problems..?

Sounds like it's about time to check out another ride. Get some test rides. Find something that you feel OK with.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 314,589
Posted By oldenuf
gearing

I would think a wide power band can work with a wide ratio gearing where a narrow power band needs and works best with a close ratio gear set.
More important is where and how the motorcycle is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
clutch cable life

Nice to know.
Not sure if it helps, but I routinely add a drop of oil to the top of barrel shaped cable end at the lever on the engine.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
clutch cable

I see on your signature line that your DR-Z has 45K on the odometer. How many miles on that cable?

Art
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 01:59 PM
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Views: 11,128
Posted By oldenuf
rescue

Thanks, here, also.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
plated dirt bikes

If one wants a "plated dirt bike", the older Suzuki "E" has lots of competition with the WR450F Yamaha and various model KTMs . Then the problems of age really come into play. Seems many older dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
cruising speed

85+ all day long. That's like 8,000 rpm. You're the MAN!!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:33 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
IMS 4 gal tank

Had to replace my Clark tank, due to my causing a leak, so went with the IMS this time. Have to say it was not a easy change. Some of the hoses on the right side prevented the tank from aligning up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
oem look-up

Go to www.suzukipartshouse.com and they have a view of the swingarm parts.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
?

Explain some why and where you want to run extremely low tire pressures?

Art
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
O-ring

Without the O-ring there isn't a good seal on the filter, so you probably were only getting a partial flow through the filter. Most of it really but no harm there, just not full filtering of the oil....
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
chain roller

The fellow I bought my DR from changed out the POS plastic roller for one with a bearing and I have to say if you think it will make less chain noise, no it will not. It even seems to make more chain...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 314,589
Posted By oldenuf
no longer a virgin

Enjoyed the pics of your ride. Looks like the stuff I like to ride, and seems you are experiencing the same weather as I am here in the Pacific Northwest of USA. Got the DR-Z out for about 40 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
cheap & easy

I've used a plastic 8 by 11 inch sleeve which I found in the school supply department of a variety store, simply duct taped one end to the handlebar cross bar. It moves around with the bar but is...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,382
Posted By oldenuf
depends

If your riding style has you going one direction and the machine the other you want a lot of protection for both machine and youself. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
Clarke tank cap

Problem I had with the cap, which was due to the rubber gasket, was that the initial fit into the plastic neck was tight and if you pushed it down and turned it it would bind and this is when the...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,382
Posted By oldenuf
it's here, and gone

Went in today to check on the Freeride, and it was sold. Got to take a good look at it and have to say, it is typical KTM nice. Dealers are only getting one each, so looks like it will be a while for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
travels

I've noticed riders who want to "make time" and travel fast. Never want to stop at something interesting, or to take a photo, and God forbid, are ever willing to back track to anything, and don't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
gearing

You will have a hard time satisfying the crowd that wants the perfect "wide ratio gearing". One thing that seems to be overlooked is the rest of the engine numbers. The 450 engine is a short stroke...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By oldenuf
canvas throw over bags

Came from Drag Specialties, but are not sold anymore. They have a wide canvas strap that connects the bags and I simply throw them over the seat and they reach a natural place just behind my boot...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
6, 5, 4, 7 ?

I would rather hear about the new CCM from the new owners.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
tubes

Even with a new tube in the box, I'm a bit cautious as to how long it has been folded and in the box, so best to pump some air it it and give it a good look over for signs of age cracks and leaks....
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
choices

I have a 2012 DR-Z400S and a 2009 DR 650 SE. I run stock gearing on both, Since I'm more interested in traction and good mpg, verses top end HP, I have no desire to modify the intake or exhaust. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
weight

Yes that is impressive!! 4.5 kilo's under what CCM claims it weighs!
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
Not much to go on here,

Going on 4 years age, and was not used. Sitting around in damp climate is not the best. May even have the factory oil in it. Do you want the lowering link? Still needs engine protection, bigger fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
funny

I hear this also, after parking over night. Seems to come from the front brake caliper, when I up-right the machine and roll it backwards. Only does it once. I would guess it is the caliper or pads...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
Drz400

I've had all three. Kept the DR350 for almost 6 years and put 17K trouble free miles on it. The XR250R was a '96 and made it into a 280 cc. No street use, but was really a nice woods machine....
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
harsh, but

People should also respect each other machine differences and not lead others into trouble on group rides.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
heat shield

It's designed for the Giant Loop so may only partly protect other bags. Depends on how far back you want to place them. I use some old throw over canvas bags and sit on the canvas that bridges over...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
ground clearance

It's interesting that BMW does not list the ground clearance on their F800GS. Get a heavy bike traveling at a good rate and It will use the full travel and it's just expected to to make contact....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 314,589
Posted By oldenuf
the ole budget..

For many of us a $12,000, 450 cc, motorcycle is just to much, even a quality hand built one.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
hearing

You must have a great deal of hearing loss. My stock DR can be heard nicely even with a full face helmet and ear plugs.

Art
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By oldenuf
more..

Can't be right, haven't removed the handlebars.

Remove the lever, insert the cable end in the lever then reattach back into the clutch bar assembly. Clear as mud right?


Art
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
?

I have a 2012 "S" and it's right there on the underside back of the tank very near where the tank bolts down. Come to think of it I think it vented into the charcoal vapor system, but when I removed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
vent

On the stock tank, that is the air vent to allow fuel flow from the tank, the hose from this is routed low so that if fuel should flow back through the vent, as in a tip over or when a tank is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By oldenuf
fuel the fire

Sure a lot better looking than the KTM, :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By oldenuf
Wrr

Owned a 2009 WR250R for about a year. You get a bunch of new tech with the WRR, not just EFI. Also a Cat in the muffler, EXPU in the mid-pipe, air injection in the exhaust, electronic solenoid intake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,991
Posted By oldenuf
have fun

Show Low was home for 6 years in the late 80's. Put 17,000 miles on a DR350 riding the area. Still That red clay mud in the winter has to be experienced to believe how bad it is.

Art
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,657
Posted By oldenuf
Nice

Thanks for putting together the report.
Gray overcast and raining here in the western Washington, State of the USA.
Love the wide open spaces and just smile when people say "nothing there for...
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