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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2012, 12:18 AM
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Views: 474,223
Posted By gumbometer
Hell's Angels

More than a decade ago, I was riding on a two-lane section of freeway in the east San Francisco Bay area. I was on the left, close to the speed limit with the flow of traffic, and the cars in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2012, 06:03 PM
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Views: 2,043,414
Posted By gumbometer
http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/sbr_075Hose...

http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/sbr_075Hosehead.jpg

"That's a Toronto skunk -- my jurisdiction."
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
GSXR x40f0x muffler

I ordered one from this place after reading about it on drriders.com (after scouring craigslist and ebay for a few months):

"For those looking for this pipe, here is a source that claims to be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
[/QUOTE] To qualify what I said earlier, my...

[/QUOTE]

To qualify what I said earlier, my comment applies to gravity-fed petcocks like the one that comes with the aftermarket IMS tank, where the three positions for the selector are Off / On /...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
It's probably a good idea to make a habit of...

It's probably a good idea to make a habit of always turning the petcock to "off" when you shut off the engine.

If the needle valve and seat are in good shape, the float is adjusted correctly, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
That's a good point (that the metal base gasket...

That's a good point (that the metal base gasket in a 2002 could indicate that it had been swapped out, and that the engine had therefore been opened up), but in this case, I think there's just about...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Howdy all, A few pages back, I posted about...

Howdy all,

A few pages back, I posted about my dilemma involving a pin that I found stuck to my magnetic oil drain plug during an oil change. After some investigating and agonizing, I decided to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
I haven't owned it since new, but nearly so. It...

I haven't owned it since new, but nearly so. It only had 2250 miles on it when I bought it. The original owner bought it new, and only changed the gearing and hand guards. He seemed like a very...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
An update on my mystery pin/oil change surprise...

An update on my mystery pin/oil change surprise (from post#57704):

I looked at the cam-driven gear in the shifter mechanism today, and everything is present that is meant to be. Another, similar...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Will this diagram help you? Good luck. ...

Will this diagram help you? Good luck.

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8426/wiringplugsnotusedonusm.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
:beer You guys are saving me a lot of...

:beer

You guys are saving me a lot of hair-pulling. Thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Oh, I hope it's not that one! Still, not...

Oh, I hope it's not that one! Still, not impossible to reach...Looking at it in the service manual, I can't tell if there's a gasket between the cylinder head cover and the head itself. The manual...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Excellent! I know where the pins are in the...

Excellent! I know where the pins are in the shifter cam-driven gear, but is there another name for the "cam knock pin"? I'm not sure what/where that is. Thanks loads for taking the time to help...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Sorry if I was unclear. What I mean is, the pin...

Sorry if I was unclear. What I mean is, the pin that I found stuck to my magnetic drain plug's magnet was not itself a magnet. It stuck to the magnet in the plug, but does not attract iron or steel...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Thanks to everybody for the replies! I found...

Thanks to everybody for the replies!

I found the service manual online and have been looking at that. Now I see what Sydney Rider was talking about (when I saw the word "cam" earlier, I was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Adv Grifter, thanks for the input. Do you...

Adv Grifter, thanks for the input. Do you remember if the pin that fell out of your bike looked like the one I found? I take it you didn't find where it came from, but it didn't interfere with your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
ER70S-2, thanks for the link to the index; that...

ER70S-2, thanks for the link to the index; that should be helpful in the future. Also, thanks for finding that photo of the NSU parts.

I'd almost be relieved if what I had found was from the NSU,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Thanks for the reply. I'm pretty sure the...

Thanks for the reply.

I'm pretty sure the previous plug was the stock, non-magnetic one. Also, this pin isn't magnetic. If it's a cam pin, does that mean I'm looking at tearing down the top end?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 102,430
Views: 20,065,319
Posted By gumbometer
Is this part of the NSU assembly?

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5446/oilchangesurprise.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/oilchangesurprise.jpg/)

Ahoy, everyone,

Last time I changed the oil on my 2002 DR650...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By gumbometer
Thanks, everyone, for all the input! I...

Thanks, everyone, for all the input!

I didn't yet make time to stand the bike up straight and check with the string, but I set the adjusters like they had been before (one notch further back on...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By gumbometer
Now that I think about it, that should have been...

Now that I think about it, that should have been obvious. Thank you!
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By gumbometer
Thanks for the replies! I will try the...

Thanks for the replies!

I will try the string method first, since I don't have a long enough 2x4 or such around.

You guys are a big help!
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By gumbometer
Question Wheel alignment questions

Hi there, everybody,

I got a used DR650 a few months ago, and just changed the tires. I had not had the wheels off before, and now I have some questions for y'all...

The previous owner had the...
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