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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By darby
Got it, grind if needed. Thanks again.

Got it, grind if needed. Thanks again.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By darby
Thanks a lot for the replies fellas. I need to...

Thanks a lot for the replies fellas.
I need to take the upper chain roller off too don't I? Should I just leave the other one alone or does it need to be upgraded?
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By darby
Yeah, the stand is black (not silver)...the long...

Yeah, the stand is black (not silver)...the long one and the bolt on the bottom of the shock is using the bottom hole.
It's only a little too long...like when your back tire is worn out or you have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By darby
Thanks I know about the dr thread but finding...

Thanks I know about the dr thread but finding information there is like looking for a needle in a hay stack, tried about 20 different searches too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By darby
DR650 sidestand

Hey,
I just bought a dr650 and the sidestand seems to be a little too long.
It's not in the lowered position and the tires have plenty of tread and air in them.
I've looked all over the net and...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By darby
I have some of those dirt bagz, good company that...

I have some of those dirt bagz, good company that really backs their product.
I really don't think they are that tough though, pretty good (better than most), but not super tough.
Ortliebs are...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By darby
North America off-road

I'm planning to leave OKC on July4 heading north into BC.
From there either Alaska (not Dead Horse) or the Yukon.
The idea is to ride some good trail every couple days on the way up then take at...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,316
Posted By darby
Yep, they suck, tried to pull some crap like that...

Yep, they suck, tried to pull some crap like that on me last year.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,119
Posted By darby
looking for a tire? yeah that's no fun. well If...

looking for a tire? yeah that's no fun.
well If you head up the cassiar highway, I'm sure you'll love it if you go slow and camp a lot. a road like that is to be savored, know what I mean?
keep...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,119
Posted By darby
hey cool, glad to see you are back on the road...

hey cool,
glad to see you are back on the road again.
are you still planning to head for Alaska or just stay closer to home?
really enjoyed looking at the pics, it's been a couple years since I've...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By darby
After paying way too much for a tires in...

After paying way too much for a tires in Fairbanks and Whitehorse I take my own spare now. Cost is a factor for me and it sucks when you have to choose from what they have in stock rather than what...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By darby
Thanks, If you are coming from Cal, I'd...

Thanks,
If you are coming from Cal, I'd reconsider even going to Calgary unless you have some special reason for going, I actually did find southern Alberta to be a little dull but that may be...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By darby
Hey, cool, I've been up there. Yeah, I rode...

Hey, cool,
I've been up there.
Yeah, I rode up through Alberta, went west from Calgary to Jasper, then north again to Yellowknife.
After that I took the Laird highway, hooked up with the Alcan...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,866
Posted By darby
I've had 4 klrs and have taken 10k mile trips on...

I've had 4 klrs and have taken 10k mile trips on each of them, lots of highway speed experence on klrs here.

Of the 4, one used a lot of oil, between half a quart and a quart every 1k miles, (way...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,799
Posted By darby
Why does the new (08) Cayenne Pro jacket use 500D...

Why does the new (08) Cayenne Pro jacket use 500D Cordura instead of Schoeller Dynatec?
Was this to cut costs or was the Dynatec found to be a lesser material? If it was, why does the new high end...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By darby
Hey, my thread is back from the dead. This is...

Hey, my thread is back from the dead. This is cracking me up, I started this back in June of 06.
The funny thing is, even though I bought some cheap seals, I've never put them in. I just cut the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,554
Posted By darby
I'm on my second Bionic Suit. I crashed and...

I'm on my second Bionic Suit.

I crashed and broke a few ribs in the first one but it saved my back.
I really think, as hard as I hit the ground (rocks) that if I had not been wearing it or...
Forum: Alaska 10-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By darby
I don't think 16 days is going to be enough time....

I don't think 16 days is going to be enough time. I've taken 3 trips to the Yukon, Alaska and the NM Territories. I just happen to have this list from one trip that might give a little idea of what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,261
Posted By darby
I rode down there by myself, didn't know a thing...

I rode down there by myself, didn't know a thing about Mexico, made absolutely no plans at all. In fact, I left home three hours after I decided to go.
I was very nervous most of the trip because...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By darby
lc4 sealed bearings?

I'm needing to replace the wheel bearings on my 2000 640, I'd like to use sealed but I can't find the numbers, seems like this would be a common upgrade, does anyone happen to have the numbers handy?...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,640
Posted By darby
I think the lights have different buckles and...

I think the lights have different buckles and straps. don't they?

I have the normal ctb's and have been wanting to do this for years, good post.
I've replaced the velcro 3 times.
Just ordered my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By darby
Before you do anything, make sure the choke is...

Before you do anything, make sure the choke is not on.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By darby
LC4 stock jetting safe?

I have a 2000 lc4e with about 4500 miles on it.
The bike runs fine at all speeds but the pipes are pretty blue, (from the header almost to the presilencer) the engine is clearly running a little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By darby
I have both, 1. yes, at all speeds, 2....

I have both,

1. yes, at all speeds,
2. both seem about the same to me on this one, both are kinda blurry.
3. Wind is much eaiser to handle on the KLR
4. The KLR is much better for long trips, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 01:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By darby
Well, not me really... I took the seal out,...

Well, not me really...

I took the seal out, pulled the springs, cut a little off each one, put them back together. They seem to be holding oil for now.
I found some aftermarket ones ($15 for the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By darby
The kit comes with one seal and one dust cover....

The kit comes with one seal and one dust cover. That's just for one fork.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2006, 04:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By darby
$77.49 for a forkseal? LC4

Surely there is a better solution out there, anybody?
2000 LC4 (50mm forks).

http://www.thecaferacer.com/forumslides/forkseal.jpg

http://www.thecaferacer.com/forumslides/price.jpg

This...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2006, 02:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,377
Posted By darby
Just my 2 cents. I have both. I ride the KLR...

Just my 2 cents.
I have both. I ride the KLR way more than the KTM.
The KTM is better in everyway, except usefullness.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2006, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By darby
I've had three used KLRs. I think he should take...

I've had three used KLRs. I think he should take a little less.
3 years ago I bought a 01 with 7800 miles for $2500, 0 accessories or mods.
the same year I bought a 98 with 3200 miles, no...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2005, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By darby
Your right I've seen some dorky ones too and I'm...

Your right I've seen some dorky ones too and I'm looking to do the same thing.
I need some kind of wind protection for commuting to work. Has anybody come up with anything they like?
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Posted By darby
I was seriously considering one of...

I was seriously considering one of these,http://www.afxhelmets.com/06/snow/fx87x.php
But I don't know anything about it's quality and I've never met anyone who actually had one. It's cheap though,...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By darby
Hey, I have a size L for sale in classified. The...

Hey, I have a size L for sale in classified. The add got burried pretty quick with everone bumping their adds everyday. You can see it at,
arai xd classified...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Posted By darby
Yes, the XD is a good choice if you only want to...

Yes, the XD is a good choice if you only want to buy one helmet. For me, it's the only dualsport helmet to have and I happen to have one for sale if anyone is interested in saving a little money on a...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2004, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By darby
Yep, the Road Crafter arm pits are wide open....

Yep, the Road Crafter arm pits are wide open. I've never caught anything in them though. They ventilate very well, and it's a good thing. The suit is quite heavy. Mine is 10 years old.
Oh yeah,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2003, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By darby
People are asking about gear so I'll tell, Uh, ...

People are asking about gear so I'll tell,
Uh,
It seemed to go something like this,
Helmet, Nolan, can't remember the cost
Suit, Areostich, $200 used
Boots Aerostich, $175 used
3 pair of socks...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By darby
Road to Dead Horse

I spent the month of July riding up north with this girl.
After riding through the States, we traveled through B.C, the Yukon's Dempster Hy, then, up the Dalton Hy to Dead Horse.
In all, over 13k...
Forum: Regional forums 06-24-2003, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By darby
Thanks Baja, really nice of you to do that. ...

Thanks Baja, really nice of you to do that.
It's been quite a bit colder in the north this year I've noticed.
I'm planning on doing both the Dempster and the Dalton hi-ways.
But if it came to...
Forum: Regional forums 06-23-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By darby
Where are you planning to get tires? Mine were...

Where are you planning to get tires? Mine were pretty hammered by the time I got to Watson Lake last summer and know they wont make it all the way up there. Even if they do, I'll need new ones for...
Forum: Regional forums 06-22-2003, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By darby
Camping in Prudhoe Bay

Hey, I have heard that there is no place to camp in the Dead Horse area, is this true or is it TRUE. I'll be heading up there and camping the whole way. Is there a place within say, 30 miles, that is...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2003, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By darby
I like to use the Seal Line Baja Bag 55 drybag....

I like to use the Seal Line Baja Bag 55 drybag. fits all kinds of stuff. I bought 2 this month on ebay. Paid 13 for one and 15 for the other. They are a staple for me. I have also tried the much...
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