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Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to...

I might do that. A NX650 manual I dug up said to use ATF anyway and its not available locally.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
I didn't know they made any parts changes on...

I didn't know they made any parts changes on these at all - good that you brought it up. I might try and grab some later model springs off eBay and see how far off the feel is. I can get them for $30...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive...

How much do you weigh? I'm a fairly aggressive desert rider but take it easy on the dual sport usually.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
Their website says .41. I have an older one - a...

Their website says .41. I have an older one - a '94. The '95 and older models have .44.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/mrchristian/XRfork_zpsb5d52c01.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,647
Posted By mrchristian
My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99...

My DR350 got around 65mpg. Get a '98 or a '99 model if you can find one - they have the best mix of suspension components but still share motors with the rest of the range. Fantastic bike, wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a...

I stripped my drain plug and had a shop install a Time-sert. They used a drill covered in grease to catch metal particles and didn't need to split the cases. Bike ran fine until I sold it. Cost $60...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
Going to try increasing the spring rate first....

Going to try increasing the spring rate first. Increasing the dampening first with the wrong preload never gives me good results - just an overly stiff fork that doesn't react fast enough. I can hit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend....

Great, thanks! Going to get into it this weekend. Wish fork oil wasn't $12/liter though. :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrchristian
So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my...

So, after riding a couple hundred miles on my "new XR" my fork boots fell apart (they were pretty stiff from the bike sitting). Figure its a good time to change the fork oil while I change the boots....
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By mrchristian
Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff...

Not sure why people even bother with cheapo stuff like this. Not only will it not give any warmth, but the zippers will probably snag and get destroyed after a few uses.

Way better off getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,852
Posted By mrchristian
Um, no.

Um, no.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 80,441
Views: 8,906,440
Posted By mrchristian
Did an oil and filter change - everything looked...

Did an oil and filter change - everything looked normal. What's wrong with the front sprocket that everyone has an issue with?

So I swapped the exhaust and air filter back to stock and it fired...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By mrchristian
Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads...

Get some Duluth Fire Hose Work Pants. Knee pads fit inside and they tuck into my MX boots. Lots of handy velcrow-closure pockets, way more durable and comfortable than the cheap cotton riding pants...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,787
Posted By mrchristian
One more question for the WR experts out there -...

One more question for the WR experts out there - i'm replacing my chain and chain guide - noticed that the stock chain guide was completely worn down and grooving into the metal this weekend after a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 80,441
Views: 8,906,440
Posted By mrchristian
Today I traded my awesome little '98 DR350 for a...

Today I traded my awesome little '98 DR350 for a 1994 XR650L (plus a little cash) with just 1,900 miles on it. It looks pretty mint. It has trouble starting, so I'm ditching the aftermark Big Gun...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal...

I'm in the same boat, actively looking for a deal on a 650 but it pains me because the DR does everything I need it to do and is stone reliable. Found an '94 XR650L on Craigslist for $1800 that...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By mrchristian
Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in...

Never had an issue with bugs but I don't live in a buggy area. Usually sleep in the bed of my truck (when dirt biking) or on a picnic table when dual sporting around. The army bivy doesn't zip...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,226
Posted By mrchristian
I feel like the only people I ever see using...

I feel like the only people I ever see using these are on this site and maybe on the back of a kitted out giant BMW once. I'd rather use a big desert tank rather than putting a ton of weight on your...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By mrchristian
I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a...

I like my bivy bag - good backpacking or on a bike - it will fit in a small dirt bike saddlebag for real backcountry adventure riding where a tent is sort of heavy to deal with.

Skip the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 124,543
Posted By mrchristian
Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist ...

Found this low-mileage K100 on Craiglist

http://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/4769766010.html

Says it needs an oil pan - anybody know anything about these bikes want to try and fill me in as to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the...

Does it use hooks or just bolt on? I hate the hook ones (like the Moose racing ones). I might buy the Moose and drill/weld it to bolt on, but I'd rather just buy one that fits right.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,768
Posted By mrchristian
Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon...

Good time to become a member of Blue Ribbon Coalition, CORVA or the AMA.
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 41,713
Posted By mrchristian
Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it...

Really enjoying the rear rack - glad I got it when I did. Use it every day I ride to work. I have a tubular powder coated rack for a DR350SE I'd be willing to part with if anyone is interested.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I think their calculator is way off - .519 seems...

I think their calculator is way off - .519 seems crazy high (maybe that's for MX?). I'm running way less than that (200lbs - 0.45 Eibach) as well and I'm not close to bottoming out ever but i'm still...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Eibach has a broader range of spring rates if you...

Eibach has a broader range of spring rates if you need them. If you live near Corona, CA / Orange Count, you can call ahead to order and grab them at their warehouse. I'm running the 0.45 springs in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I'll try that - no danger of messing up the...

I'll try that - no danger of messing up the aluminum?

I'd encourage everyone to try commercial tire lube instead of soap, or Windex or whatnot. Works way better in my opinion. I still use baby...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Try commercial tire lube. There should be a clear...

Try commercial tire lube. There should be a clear line.

It took 90psi to seat a K270 once, they are hard tires - difficult to even get on the rim for me. I was wearing hearing protection and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
FYI - I use the Notoil brand filters.

FYI - I use the Notoil brand filters.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I have that one - I like your mount. The black...

I have that one - I like your mount. The black paint on mine is flaking off pretty rapidly though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I have a Baja Designs S2 on my converted WR400F....

I have a Baja Designs S2 on my converted WR400F. Fantastic construction, insanely bright - 2000+ lumens, waterproof. I highly recommend it. I searched for a while looking for a cheaper option about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I use the $20 Notoil filters but it did the same...

I use the $20 Notoil filters but it did the same to the Uni Filter I was using before. I have the airbox completely stock with snorkel still there so the filter barely gets dirty (I use it as a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Just my experience - if I leave the Notoil oil in...

Just my experience - if I leave the Notoil oil in for a bit too long (for example when doing a lot of road miles and the filter is still basically clean) the filters basically come apart. I had to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I found a DR350SE filter on Ali Express for $9. I...

I found a DR350SE filter on Ali Express for $9. I use Notoil air filter oil which needs to be changed out a lot and breaks down filters pretty quickly. Going to buy a bunch of these since the $30...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
So after cleaning my carb, I have everything...

So after cleaning my carb, I have everything running again, but there seems to be an air leak somewhere. The shop I took it to did a bad job putting everything back together and I want to check...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a...

So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a T-junction. Regardless, there was no fluid in it and the bike won't idle without the choke. Really weird.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I think you might have saved me from ripping...

I think you might have saved me from ripping apart my carb. Huge appreciation for this.

Last question - does clockwise increase the idle speed? My friend who I ride with knew, but I can't get a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I...

Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I solve the stock vent line issue? Carb should be great - I ride about 200 miles a week and the bike has never sat as long as I've owned it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
Finally had my first carburetor problem with my...

Finally had my first carburetor problem with my DR. While riding out in the desert, hitting whoops really aggressively the bike died. After starting it a few times I could get it to stay working if I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
I've run them before in the past and don't run...

I've run them before in the past and don't run them now. Doesn't seem to make any difference, just adds a potentially failure point in the fuel line so I stopped using them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 3,643,861
Posted By mrchristian
You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be...

You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be stoked on Suzuki construction after that.
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