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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Loose after using red!? You didn't clean it good...

Loose after using red!? You didn't clean it good or something.
If you ever, EVER want to get it loose after using red you're gonna have to heat it with a torch until it bubbles out.
Chevy...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
I don't know what I did, but I have ZERO clutch...

I don't know what I did, but I have ZERO clutch drag on my DR. Stock plates and fibre discs.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Soldier311
That's amazing that the hone marks from the...

That's amazing that the hone marks from the factory are still there.
How many miles on that engine? And, hell, just to start a post-fest, what kind of oil have you been using?:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Agreed. I was actually in the process of making...

Agreed. I was actually in the process of making a deal on a KLX250S when a link to my current DR350 popped up on here at a price I couldn't resist.... $1,495 OTD from a dealership in New Hampshire....
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
I don't understand that - 2 bolts and less than...

I don't understand that - 2 bolts and less than 30 secs. to remove both of them.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Soldier311
Yep, I use it to sharpen my chisels and plane...

Yep, I use it to sharpen my chisels and plane irons too.:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
We're not going to give you any info.. Just tell...

We're not going to give you any info.. Just tell us where the bike is located.....:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By Soldier311
Anyone interested in riding the Croatan?

I'm thinking about taking a day and riding the Croatan Forest, including the Black Swamp OHV trail. Anyone interested in linking up for a day-ride within the next couple of weeks?
PM me if you are.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Soldier311
Back around the mid-70's, my dad and I once...

Back around the mid-70's, my dad and I once repaired an old Honda XR75 in which I cracked the case in the same manner. We used JB-Weld and whatever pieces and chunks of the case that we could find...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Nice electrical tape? I thought it was pretty...

Nice electrical tape? I thought it was pretty much all the same, no?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
+1. If you're not satisfied with a pretty-much...

+1. If you're not satisfied with a pretty-much stock '98 or '99, you should probably look for a different bike altogether.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Turn your DR350 into a highway cruiser

..By installing a 38-tooth rear sprocket. Wanting a more road-oriented bike for a while, I replaced the stock 41T rear sprocket with a 38T and it works great. Kept the 15T up front. At 60 mph, it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
+1 That's the story right there.

+1 That's the story right there.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Al, Do yourself a favor and order a $15 EBC...

Al,
Do yourself a favor and order a $15 EBC clutch drum tool off 'Bay before you get started. Money well spent!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 14,009
Posted By Soldier311
You GAVE them the only copy you had of the video?...

You GAVE them the only copy you had of the video? Dude, WTF were you thinking?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 14,009
Posted By Soldier311
Here in N.C. if you get stopped for speeding by a...

Here in N.C. if you get stopped for speeding by a State Trooper (N.C. Highway Patrol) you're most likely going to get a ticket, regardless of how polite you are or how well you've got your crap in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
I screwed up an old Honda XR75 as a kid when the...

I screwed up an old Honda XR75 as a kid when the chain jumped the sprocket and messed up the case, so I'm a bit gunshy about that.
I think I'll just switch the rear sprocket to a 38T (from 41T) and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,425
Posted By Soldier311
Outstanding! To me, black bikes are boring. ...

Outstanding!
To me, black bikes are boring. Seriously - add some color to your lives folks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
+1. I mean, the worst that can happen is that...

+1. I mean, the worst that can happen is that you end up with a slow leak and then have to purchase a new gasket.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Anyone else tried a 16T front sprocket?

If you have, did you need to grind off any of the case saver to get it to fit?
I'm thinking of trying one, but it appears to be mighty tight in there with the 15T and the case saver looks thin...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Whew, mell - that was close, huh? BTW, what year...

Whew, mell - that was close, huh? BTW, what year bike is yours?
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 95,097
Posted By Soldier311
Ooh, good sig. line right there!

Ooh, good sig. line right there!
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Soldier311
Fixed it!

That's exactly what happened. Of course, to fix it required dropping the pan again and completely removing the whole works. Following advice on the Internet and I jacked the rear end up which...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 95,097
Posted By Soldier311
Thanks, mcmann. If you kept coming back to it,...

Thanks, mcmann. If you kept coming back to it, that must say something about the Wee.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Soldier311
Thanks, gentlemen.

Thanks, gentlemen.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Soldier311
When are new model year bikes introduced?

When do the major mfrs. announce what their product line will be for the upcoming year?
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 95,097
Posted By Soldier311
I'm just curious, but why have you had 4 Wees? ...

I'm just curious, but why have you had 4 Wees? Do you buy new and then sell when they get a few miles on them, thereby bypassing the accelerated maintenance as they age?
Just wondering, as I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,854
Posted By Soldier311
More like "just using the bike because they think...

More like "just using the bike because they think it makes them a badass".:lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Soldier311
Truck transmission help!

I had to change a seal around the lever shaft in my '95 Dodge Ram transmission which involved removing the valve body. The park rod came out with it.
I've put everything back together and now I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,425
Posted By Soldier311
That Versys sure looks like it fits you well, man.

That Versys sure looks like it fits you well, man.
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Soldier311
It was my understanding that a 16T front usually...

It was my understanding that a 16T front usually involved grinding the case saver and, looking at it, it doesn't look like there's much left to grind.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 228,409
Posted By Soldier311
What side bags are those, sir?

What side bags are those, sir?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Soldier311
It's funny how that happens as old farts age,...

It's funny how that happens as old farts age, isn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,425
Posted By Soldier311
Good suggestions right there.

Good suggestions right there.
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Soldier311
Different rear sprocket without new chain?

I'd like to try a different rear sprocket on my DR 350 to lower my rpms on the highway. Is there a chart or calculator somewhere that will show me what sprocket to get without having to get a new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Does switching to a 38 in the rear require a new...

Does switching to a 38 in the rear require a new chain?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 329,109
Posted By Soldier311
I've worked as a meteorologist for going on 25...

I've worked as a meteorologist for going on 25 yrs. (my actual job title) and that's how I roll too.
Unfortunately, I don't work with any of those hottie chicks previously posted. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,555
Posted By Soldier311
+1. That's how we do it here in N. Cackalacky. ...

+1. That's how we do it here in N. Cackalacky. If you've got the signed title or bill-of-sale (either) in your possession, you're good for 30 days.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,854
Posted By Soldier311
I do that VERY often. Little boys really love it!

I do that VERY often. Little boys really love it!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By Soldier311
Because that oil is designed for Harleys. They...

Because that oil is designed for Harleys. They require the thicker oil so they don't drip oil at each intersection. :lol3
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