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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:54 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
gastank weight

When I put a Clark tank on my 96 SE I weighed the stock steel tank at 7 3/4 lbs. and the plastic Clark at 5 lbs. (I was pleasantly surprised the large plastic tank weighed so much less then that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
heated grips

Now that's the kind of post I like. Lots of good info there. Thanx Mr P
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 05:52 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
I have experienced this problem more than once....

I have experienced this problem more than once. The enhanced gas called "gasohol" (crap) vaporizes at much lower temperatures and if you give it room to expand in your fuel line ( fuel filter) when...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Talking Camping with DR350

Speaking of camping. Does anyone have any pictures or links to pictures of DR's set up for camping and traveling? I see that there's a group of guys on here who make a great lookin rack for the rear....
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Laugh Please-please give us more

[QUOTE=Concow Mower;23526217]Took delivery of our new XT250's (all Nippon) and added a Competition Works Tach-Hour meter to each and went or a ride. What a total Hoot!:D
A couple of images.
Cheers...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 07:35 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Pissed inline fuel filters

MrPulldown, I agree that the inline fuel filters can cause problems, especially at higher altitudes. I feel it is because the extra volume lets the alcohol/gas blend vaporize easier (especially at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 07:23 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
K&N air filter

Thanx tntmo,I'm not in any rush and I ride year round so 6 weeks is no problem. I will contact you then...Ron
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
K&N air filter

Anybody out there have a K&N filter that goes into the stock airbox, who want's to part with it for a small sum of money? I would like to do an experiment between the stock filter and a K&N....
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 06:58 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Originally Posted by jackanory View Post I...

Originally Posted by jackanory View Post
I routed my fuel lines the way I saw it had been done in this thread.

Remember that we have alcohol fuels to deal with now. It vaporizes easier than gas...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 08:19 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
I have been working on "every" type of 2 wheel...

I have been working on "every" type of 2 wheel motorized vehicle since 1958. I totally agree with 2old2getold; you can drill jets with good results and I've been doing it for decades. Drilling a hole...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 01:40 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
I would not be afraid to heat the shaft and...

I would not be afraid to heat the shaft and straighten it enough to remove it or still use it. If you think about it, the case was strong enough to bend the shaft to the rear without breaking and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Or you could use red and just heat it up when its...

Or you could use red and just heat it up when its time to remove the bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 04:11 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
That may be repairable if it is just the lead...

That may be repairable if it is just the lead wire broken between the coil windings and lead connecter. I have seen coils (lighting-cdi-trigger-charging) with the leads broken right where they come...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 08:09 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Question Have you tried draining the carb float bowel or...

Have you tried draining the carb float bowel or looking into the carb ?
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 12:41 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Bob, I don't have anything I can put my hands on...

Bob, I don't have anything I can put my hands on right now but the street compliant bikes all used the CV carbs and the diret bikes used the pumpers
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 12:24 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Laugh More E.P.A. compliant -better fuel mileage and...

More E.P.A. compliant -better fuel mileage and jetting is not as sensitive of elevation changes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 09:14 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Laugh I just completed a 772 mi. trip over 5 passes in...

I just completed a 772 mi. trip over 5 passes in Colorado from 5,500ft. (home) to over 13,000 ft. on my 96 dr350SE and had no jetting issues (stock CV carb jetted for my home altitude). You do loose...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 07:18 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Stiff clutch pull

Hey guys, make sure to check the routing of the clutch cable. If it is tied down too tight or makes a sharp bend anywhere it will be extremely hard to pull.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2010, 11:07 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Nikitino

It sounds to me like you have a slightly bent fork tube. The easiest way to find out is to get the front wheel off the ground - loosen the bolts on the triple tree one side at a time and turn the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 09:11 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Liza

It is not unusual for an aluminum bike rim to crack from the spot where it was welded from the factory
Just pull the rear wheel-remove tire & rim band-take it to a "REAL" welding shop and let them...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2009, 03:19 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
I used a 4" angle grinder with a coarse grit...

I used a 4" angle grinder with a coarse grit wheel on it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2009, 11:45 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Laugh seat mod

The density of the carpet pad is similar to the original foam, a lot cheaper and easier to find than alternatives. (quite sturdy also)
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2009, 06:40 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
seat mod

Hey guys, here is a mod I did to the seat on my 96 se model. I didn't like the way the seat fit as it would keep pushing me forward all the time because of the slant so I tried to reshape and level...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2008, 07:18 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Talking homemade luggage & pannier racks

I have added some more photos of the finished racks and ortlieb bags. The luggage rack was made from conduit because that is what I had laying around at the time but if I were doing it again I'd use...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 03:48 PM
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Posted By original mcguiver
I built my own in 1 afternoon out of 5/8 square...

I built my own in 1 afternoon out of 5/8 square steel tubing. You need a torch to make the bends but it is really easy. I just flattened the end of the tube and drilled it for the mounts.(easier than...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2005, 05:47 AM
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Posted By original mcguiver
Old Airheads are just sooo elegently simple and...

Old Airheads are just sooo elegently simple and functional. Ya gotta love em! I'm on my second G/S now (never should have sold the first). Don't know how to post a picture here or you would be...
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