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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
That is for a full on race schedule. Many out...

That is for a full on race schedule. Many out there with 15,000 miles and regular oil change etc. My friend raced his KTM450 last year and never adjusted the valves.
Ride it like a dual sport and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32,400
Views: 7,865,625
Posted By ChromeSux
Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew,...

Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew, the Deals gap area would be a ghost town. :D

It is nice to go up to VA and WV and ride those roads without the circus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,516
Posted By ChromeSux
80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide....

80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide. The last HD had 45,000 on the original belt when i traded the bike. I have 2 friends who put miles on HD's, those guys buy new bikes about 100,000 -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32,400
Views: 7,865,625
Posted By ChromeSux
I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like...

I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like all of VA16, just keeps going and going, from one coal town to another.
3 is pretty good too, some parts can get boring, but not for long.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,359
Posted By ChromeSux
Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with...

Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with WD40 to keep it lose, and keep riding with your money in your pocket.

http://www.watt-man.com/uploads/WD40experiment.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By ChromeSux
I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport...

I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport the other day. My take on the bike is below.

WOW factor for sure!!
Stock gearing is fine for dual sport, a little tall for tight stuff like rough...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By ChromeSux
Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good...

Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good price.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around...

Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around here. The 5.10 with the more open tread does better than the smaller sizes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By ChromeSux
Sargent seat, the best i have found......

Sargent seat, the best i have found......
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Skippii Now the important stuff. Who has...

Hey Skippii
Now the important stuff. Who has the best milkshake in the US?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By ChromeSux
What part of the campground are you gonna be in?...

What part of the campground are you gonna be in? I will be bringing my enclosed trailer that i made into a toy hauler.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By ChromeSux
I am in.

I am in.
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,558
Posted By ChromeSux
Couple of thing come to my small mind. First,...

Couple of thing come to my small mind. First, glad your brother is doing ok, could have been bad.
1. Like hardwaregrrl said, wheelies while solo are a thing of the past for me too.
2. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the...

If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the previous owner jetted the carb ( possibly put too large main jet) and did not open the air box. Then you may be too rich. Try this, whack the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and...

Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and rear. I was in some nasty stuff yesterday, steep, dirt,rocks, mud, wet, tree roots etc.. and the tires worked well.
I do think i will put a rim lock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,625
Posted By ChromeSux
I have had the opposite experience. I have had...

I have had the opposite experience. I have had several KLR's never had one let me down, 52k miles on one. The DR on the other hand has cost me much$$$ when 3rd gear went.

I will leave this here...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at...

I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at the parts fiche or maybe a tech article on thumper talk. i seem to remember that screw benin mentioned.

Here is the link that mentions the hidden...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,264
Posted By ChromeSux
The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$,...

The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$, fits bad too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
Another angle. ...

Another angle.

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu139/ChromeSux/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg (http://s641.photobucket.com/user/ChromeSux/media/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg.html)
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By ChromeSux
Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam...

Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam nut it off, or vice grips (good ones)

That is a removable stud, threaded on both ends.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By ChromeSux
When my system did that, it was all frosted/...

When my system did that, it was all frosted/ frozen up. Guy came out added refrigerant and that stopped that.
It would thaw enough between cycles to overflow the drip pan etc. and that is when i...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
I had near the same charging sys failure...

I had near the same charging sys failure experience as what you have had. I checked out the link below and ended up doing the free power mod mentioned in the link. I got almost an extra volt output...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,590
Posted By ChromeSux
Mine is fine but i can't sleep on the injury side...

Mine is fine but i can't sleep on the injury side either. I managed to get back to full range of motion, in time you will too. The plate sticks up a little and the skin gets irritated from my riding...
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By ChromeSux
All good for me. How about you? My break is very...

All good for me. How about you? My break is very similar to yours. Darnd plate sticking up gets the skin irritated by the body armor i wear when riding, but other than that, good.
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,590
Posted By ChromeSux
Sorry to hear that. How goes the healing?

Sorry to hear that. How goes the healing?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,469
Posted By ChromeSux
I love my DRZ too, so much i bought 2 of them,...

I love my DRZ too, so much i bought 2 of them, but i have to give the devil his dues.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,469
Posted By ChromeSux
That was the case for me too. I have ridden the...

That was the case for me too. I have ridden the KTM 530-450-350, the things are the pinnacle of off road bikes. I had the real revelation one day at a off road park. I was with my friend and we were...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,282
Posted By ChromeSux
Highest place i have been. Imogene pass CO....

Highest place i have been. Imogene pass CO. 13,114ft

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu139/ChromeSux/Moab%202012/Imogenepass.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By ChromeSux
Inmate Minimike maintains 81 and 82. Maybe he and...

Inmate Minimike maintains 81 and 82. Maybe he and his crew will get it fixed up. He does this out of the kindness of his hart, so hats off to him and his crew.

I have taken a KLR and DR650's...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,590
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Blair. If you don't heal up soon, we may have...

Hey Blair. If you don't heal up soon, we may have to call this guy in on ya. :D

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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By ChromeSux
If you can find a KTM 350 for a decent price, i...

If you can find a KTM 350 for a decent price, i would go for it. I have 2 DRZ's both s models 3x3 mod and re-jetted. 15/46 gearing on one and i like that for all around.
I have had the chance to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23,985
Views: 4,081,788
Posted By ChromeSux
[/COLOR] You have a 09, the tensioner is...

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You have a 09, the tensioner is about the same as the one on my 03 DRZ. Those are very much like the tensioner on a DR650. My 01 DRZ had a different tensioner, i think those are the ones...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 157,164
Posted By ChromeSux
Got the files. Thanks for all the effort put into...

Got the files. Thanks for all the effort put into this.
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Richard how ya doin? Hope you don't go too...

Hey Richard how ya doin? Hope you don't go too crazy waiting to heal up. That was the hard part for me, finding ways to pass time can be a challenge. I did get to go for my first light duty ride...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,590
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Blair, hows it going? Hang in there and do...

Hey Blair, hows it going? Hang in there and do your time next thing you know you will be on a ride. Not rubbing it in but, i got to go for my first light duty ride today. :D

About went crazy in...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,294
Posted By ChromeSux
+1 on Wetterlings.

+1 on Wetterlings.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 68,875
Posted By ChromeSux
Whenever you're ready. A couple of weeks ago i...

Whenever you're ready. A couple of weeks ago i was bored and went up (in the car) to see Lt.Dan. I gave him crap till he got tired of it. He did bring your name up in conversation, all good of course.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChromeSux
TKC80 or T63.

TKC80 or T63.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 68,875
Posted By ChromeSux
:D I am about to get straightened out. I think i...

:D I am about to get straightened out. I think i can start riding regularly next week. Been on a short ride or two to the store and back, but Monday got a appointment with the Doc to get the last...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,522
Posted By ChromeSux
End of March. DRZ400 climbing a nasty hill that i...

End of March. DRZ400 climbing a nasty hill that i should have left alone. :D
Overconfidence did not help either.

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu139/ChromeSux/Me/Collarboneafter.jpg...
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