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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Soldier311
And they shrink in length just a bit, too.

And they shrink in length just a bit, too.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
This so-called "machine shop" darned sure better...

This so-called "machine shop" darned sure better at least attempt to weld a nut on it and try that first before they start pucking with installing a helicoil. There's no reason not to - its just so...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Soldier311
Thanks for sharing your advice - it is much...

Thanks for sharing your advice - it is much appreciated by all, I'm sure.
Two issues, though, I'm wondering if you would address:
1) for something like a head bolt, you can't drill anywhere near...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 101,361
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Posted By Soldier311
You beat me to it, thump!

You beat me to it, thump!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,072
Posted By Soldier311
Roger that. QRF's are usually way too late in...

Roger that. QRF's are usually way too late in almost all situations anyway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,072
Posted By Soldier311
Who did you call in Bagdad - a QRF? :D In...

Who did you call in Bagdad - a QRF? :D

In seriousness - very good advice the rest of it, methinks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
Gotcha. I prefer the riding approach too.

Gotcha. I prefer the riding approach too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
What causes?

..rust in gas tanks in the first place?
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
Nah, just loosen the clamps on both boots and...

Nah, just loosen the clamps on both boots and rotate it a bit to more easily get at the bowl screws.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,390
Posted By Soldier311
That's our point - we don't intend to be doin'...

That's our point - we don't intend to be doin' any adventure traveling on an overpriced, more unreliable vehicle. :lol3backatcha
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,390
Posted By Soldier311
Good point. If I were to be on a coast-to-coast...

Good point.
If I were to be on a coast-to-coast trip (such as the TAT) and my $1,500 DR350 has a significant breakdown that's going to cost me 5 days or more waiting for parts to fix it, I'd leave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 09:15 AM
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Views: 819,695
Posted By Soldier311
A fucking ram or billy goat is a dangerous...

A fucking ram or billy goat is a dangerous animal. They will flat fuck you up if you're not paying attention.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
Yes, but teenage girls use it every day to remove...

Yes, but teenage girls use it every day to remove nail polish with very few incidents, so we here should be able to handle a batch.:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
Rather than PB Blaster...

...try some Kroil penetrating oil. That's the go-to stuff that gruffy old knowledgeable mechanics use. Apply it every couple of hours for a day or so and try it again.
Maybe give the bolt a good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,766
Posted By Soldier311
Yes, try tightening the black plastic nut that...

Yes, try tightening the black plastic nut that attaches the enrichment assembly (choke :wink:) to the carb a little more. If that doesn't work, you'll need to purchase a new enrichment assembly.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
No! No! No! Don't be putting an easy-out in...

No! No! No! Don't be putting an easy-out in there. Seriously. You'll end up with it snapped off in there and have a real mess.
As someone earlier mentioned, go find a good welder and have them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,390
Posted By Soldier311
The main problem with VW is their engine design -...

The main problem with VW is their engine design - there's something about the way they are designed that makes them inevitable oil-burners.
Even those guys "Click and Clack" on the Saturday...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,766
Posted By Soldier311
True dat. We usually can't find neutral anyway.:D

True dat. We usually can't find neutral anyway.:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Oh good Lord!- what did you do, man? I used...

Oh good Lord!- what did you do, man?

I used to think old farts were kidding about their aches and pains. Now I know they weren't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,390
Posted By Soldier311
Very good point. It's the same way with boats and...

Very good point. It's the same way with boats and outboard engines. You'll see a local fisherman that leaves his in the salt water every single day and never flushes the engine, etc., but because he...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
LATE 40's, bish! Aging is exponential dinnent...

LATE 40's, bish! Aging is exponential dinnent you know? Those that are 46 have twice the pain and suffering of those that are 45, 47 twice those that are 46.
Run you young whippersnappers down...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Alright muthafucka! You're cruising for bruising...

Alright muthafucka! You're cruising for bruising now, big boy. All us old farts here gonna beat your ass with our canes if'n we can catch you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Don't you recognize that as "bait"?

Don't you recognize that as "bait"?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Well I'd have to say that was probably an...

Well I'd have to say that was probably an isolated incident. You should really look into some of the more modern and reliable bikes..... I'd start with Honda, followed by Yamaha.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Best advice by far! May as well lock this thread.

Best advice by far! May as well lock this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,766
Posted By Soldier311
I agree. I replaced the steel handlebars with...

I agree. I replaced the steel handlebars with some aluminum ones and added some pillowtop grips and reduced the buzz just a little bit. My DR seems to want to cruise between 55-60 mph, comfortably...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,561
Posted By Soldier311
If you tuck your lace ends and loops underneath...

If you tuck your lace ends and loops underneath the other laces, what's dangerous about them?
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Soldier311
Yes, diesel is just low-grade kerosene.

Yes, diesel is just low-grade kerosene.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9,810
Views: 1,992,610
Posted By Soldier311
It's 205, dude - get with the program.:1drink

It's 205, dude - get with the program.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28,084
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Posted By Soldier311
How about DirtBagz racks?

How about DirtBagz racks?
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,766
Posted By Soldier311
How about packing one of those thick fireproof...

How about packing one of those thick fireproof mitts like you'd find in a chemistry lab behind the panel? Should be able to wire it directly onto the muffler.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28,084
Views: 3,425,766
Posted By Soldier311
And in addition, Suzuki thumpers - both the 350...

And in addition, Suzuki thumpers - both the 350 and 650 are known to be pretty much the least vibey ones in existence, even surpassing the BMW 650 and Husky Terra 650.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 451,757
Posted By Soldier311
+1. I did something similar once, but i slammed...

+1.
I did something similar once, but i slammed on the brakes for no reason at all out in the middle of nowhere and the stupid phuck that was pacing me locked his brakes up too. The sheepish look...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
+1. And it can be fixed in less than 1 hour with...

+1. And it can be fixed in less than 1 hour with less than $20 in parts. Seriously.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,072
Posted By Soldier311
I think we need to hear the OP's muffler to see...

I think we need to hear the OP's muffler to see how loud it is. I mean, just how obnoxious can a KL250 be?:D. It's not like it's a loud liter+ Hayadoucha or something....
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 101,361
Views: 19,665,157
Posted By Soldier311
Is this a trick question? A DR350 with that many...

Is this a trick question? A DR350 with that many miles on it is hardly broken in good. You couldn't pick a more robust, reliable bike for the backcountry than a DR350.
Some folks say that they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,072
Posted By Soldier311
What is the correct thing do you do if/when they...

What is the correct thing do you do if/when they reach for you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,072
Posted By Soldier311
Perhaps the guy popped the shit outta him and...

Perhaps the guy popped the shit outta him and he's still too dumb to type something coherent. edit: oops, I didn't read the rest of the responses before typing.

BTW, OP - being 6'1" 245# and an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,810
Views: 1,992,610
Posted By Soldier311
Well, they did ask what KIND of bike it was, not...

Well, they did ask what KIND of bike it was, not who made it. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By Soldier311
Good advice this^^^. A KTM for a 13 yr...

Good advice this^^^.

A KTM for a 13 yr old.? Good lord a'mighty, man - for real?
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