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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 01:24 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I know you are not, but I wish that you were, in...

I know you are not, but I wish that you were, in a financial position to buy a GOOD used DR and use your current bike as parts, you have lots of new parts on it.

Good luck, I'm hoping you finally,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
VERY sorry to hear of your continuing DR...

VERY sorry to hear of your continuing DR problems!

I have a set of BiLT saddlebags for local errand use in addition to the Chase Harper 4100 series bags (GREAT bags, and CH honors their lifetime...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I'm alive and doing well, thank you. But ......

I'm alive and doing well, thank you.

But ... I thought the extra bearing would be plug-n-play. I was obviously wrong. :(: I haven't got the skilz for this upgrade, so I'll just soldier on with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I've not seen this before, looks like a great...

I've not seen this before, looks like a great idea, something Suzuki should have done. Please provide the bearing information so I can follow your good example.

Thanks,
Lex
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
No doubt you've already taken care of the NSU...

No doubt you've already taken care of the NSU problem, but have you greased the starter endcap and the brake pedal shaft?


I've been using a Sears lift the past ten years, paid under $100 for it,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Anyone here own this mis-labeled DR? There's a Suzuki 650 V-Twin motor shoehorned into the frame. Seen at the annual Dirtbag Challenge in SF, CA this month.

A very clean fabrication.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Tubeless wheel

Thoughts about tubeless wheels are a perennial topic. I wish my DR had spoked, tubeless wheels.

So I was interested to see this wheel, below, on an old Montessa trials bike a friend brought to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
At around 20k when I replaced the rear tire I...

At around 20k when I replaced the rear tire I noticed the drive cushions fell out onto the floor. My previous dualsport was a KLR, I'm still a cheap bastard, so I put slices of bicycle inner tube...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I believe you're a member of BARF. Have you read...

I believe you're a member of BARF. Have you read "The Charging System Thread" at http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394141?

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I bought a large Costco battery for my minivan....

I bought a large Costco battery for my minivan. Put a full charge on it at home before installation. Charging time was SIX HOURS at 2A plus another TWO hours using my "smart" 1.25A Battery Tender (to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I HIGHLY recommend you do not use one of these....

I HIGHLY recommend you do not use one of these. Instead, use one that has an inline fuse appropriate for your usage/protection - this is the type that will come with any mc charger you purchase.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I watched as a friend, a self-described :evil...

I watched as a friend, a self-described :evil certified mechanic (owns his own fleet service company) as he used an air wrench to tighten the steering stem nut on another friend's ZZR without first...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By LexTalionis
M4M? Take it to the Personals. :lol3 Lex

M4M? Take it to the Personals.

:lol3

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I'll bet you wear a belt AND suspenders! :rofl ...

I'll bet you wear a belt AND suspenders! :rofl


Another regular on this thread has a timely statement at the end of his posts: Every bike I ever owned, was the best bike I ever owned, while I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
Clutch lever range

My data point for clutch lever pull: I've got 26K on the odometer, OE cable and lever. I've adjusted the tightness of the cable at the lever maybe twice to keep the proper lever slack. I use two...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Before I replaced my first tire myself, I was...

Before I replaced my first tire myself, I was advised to change the FRONT tire first, as it is a much easier job to do than the rear. I'm very glad I took that advice, I pass this on to everyone...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
A question: since so many owners have problems...

A question: since so many owners have problems with the female Allen on the larger cover rounding out, why not use a 1/2" drive depression instead?

Are your caps made of sturdier material than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
I've put on three sets of those tires; only the...

I've put on three sets of those tires; only the first tire was difficult, I was doing what you are doing: learning on the job. Get an education first, lots of YouTube videos to show you how to mount...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
It's been said before, I'll say it again: that...

It's been said before, I'll say it again: that cheap, small Harbor Freight bead breaker, for motorcycle tires, works great and has saved me lots of aggravation.

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Hi Derek, I agree with you concerning the...

Hi Derek,

I agree with you concerning the significant benefits! Ethanol helps me endure my in-laws during family get-togethers, and back before I got married, I used ethanol to make myself more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
Procycle clarification please

Does this statement mean that you were and are selling the MSU16 lever, the one specific for the current generation DR?

Thanks,
Lex
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:54 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Replacement shift lever

Bill Eakins, thank you for your response, I note you were credited in the webBikeWorld article that I had independently found after posting my query. In that article Rick K. stated:
Moose Racing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 01:11 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Gear shift lever replacement

I need a replacement gear shift lever.

At around 16k miles I noticed play in the interface between the gear shift lever and the gear shift shaft, so I tightened the lever end around the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22,677
Views: 2,876,918
Posted By LexTalionis
Tire Recommendation for a friend

Greetings Fellow Thumper Enthusiasts!

I’m visiting from the DR650 forum, trying to help out a good friend who recently bought an XRR and now needs to buy his first set of new tires. He has...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
That's a very impressive work-around! ...

That's a very impressive work-around!

Lacking that degree of imagination, I used the rear brake instead.

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 02:43 AM
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Posted By LexTalionis
One of the hex screws on the header pipe guard is...

One of the hex screws on the header pipe guard is the only fastener that has disappeared in over two decades and a half dozen bikes.

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 01:53 PM
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Posted By LexTalionis
Grifter: Thank you for taking the time to post...

Grifter: Thank you for taking the time to post these pics, excellent visual education.

I recall when I let the chain and sprockets get too worn on my KLR, the sensation while riding the bike was...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By LexTalionis
Catfish, thanks for the reminder about Songdog,...

Catfish, thanks for the reminder about Songdog, good to hear Rev is still holding the place open for camping. My group rode down there "religiously" each Spring and Fall for the events - Summer was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By LexTalionis
Damn! I was waiting till I had read to the end of...

Damn! I was waiting till I had read to the end of the thread before posting the exact same response, and then read I had been beat!

Good call.

Lex
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By LexTalionis
You need to use a threadlocker. Lex

You need to use a threadlocker.

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
And some folks here previously questioned why I...

And some folks here previously questioned why I preferred to purchase a new DR! One of the best things about the DR, and the same reason I prefer a new with the additional cost, is that they are so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
My immediate thought was this is a troll. Lex

My immediate thought was this is a troll.

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
Maybe, your mileage is so consistent because...

Maybe, your mileage is so consistent because you're getting 20% less mpg than most riders of DRs?

Lex
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
Thank you and no more postings on this problem

Thank you, Krusty and also Roger and ER70S-2 for your efforts at sorting this out.


If Roger tried to PM me, I wouldn’t be able to receive the PM…




I notice that Adv Grifter...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
TO: KRUSTY / off topic

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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 102,407
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Posted By LexTalionis
The following sources disagree.... ...

The following sources disagree....

http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/category/summer
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/products/know-your-tires-all-season-vs-summer-9647443...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By LexTalionis
Bridgestone Tire Warning (maybe)

I’ve admitted previously that I owned a KLR650 previous to owning my beloved DR650. Some of my friends still ride KLRs, the poor, misguided souls. :D


One of them, knowing that the DR650...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By LexTalionis
More shocking to me was when I had the KLR, all...

More shocking to me was when I had the KLR, all three of the local Kawasaki dealers had NO valve shims in stock! Each place I asked the parts guy what the mechanics did then, with no shims available....
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By LexTalionis
I installed these side protectors and tail rack...

I installed these side protectors and tail rack three years ago. The metal tubing is sufficient for the application, all welds look good, I like the way they look on my black '09.

I always carry a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By LexTalionis
Off topic question: I can’t use Personal Messages

For the past two days I’ve had a problem with ADVrider personal messaging.

I log in to send a PM, find I have to go to Control Panel to access my PM Folder, there is no click-through by my...
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