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Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
OK, now try this (Provided you are using the CV...

OK, now try this (Provided you are using the CV Carb...):
25 pilot, 145 main, stock needle with just the white teflon washer...
I did that with a full exhaust system, coming down from a 150 main...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,129
Posted By signit98
I bought one of flea-bay... some chinese company...

I bought one of flea-bay... some chinese company and I git it for $6.95 + 5 bucks for shipping... has taken punishment very well so far, no issues...

If LED lights are reasonably well built and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
...it is likely that your pilot jet is clogged or...

...it is likely that your pilot jet is clogged or obstructed. clean it out and try again... symptoms fit perfectly.

chalk it off under "shit happens"
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,733
Posted By signit98
Our of many DS bikes I had... the DR-Z400S got...

Our of many DS bikes I had... the DR-Z400S got stuck. I am on my second one... nicely sorted, it's a very capable bike.
I have two sets of wheels... knobbies and DS. Did some mods, added a few...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
Yeah, I always thought that a can of fix-a-flat...

Yeah, I always thought that a can of fix-a-flat would be sufficient... until I ripped the valve out of a tube, MILES away from anywhere...

Now I carry at least one tube... the 21" works for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,129
Posted By signit98
Hey clownfish... just because he has a low post...

Hey clownfish... just because he has a low post count, does not mean that he doesn't know how to handle a wrench...

While your routine might be the cat's meow... your comprehension skills need...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
Take out the jets, inspect and clean them......

Take out the jets, inspect and clean them... flush out the channels/pathways in the carb and make sure your diaphragm is OK...

If she runs better with the choke pulled, it's usually the pilot...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
I came from bigger thumpers to the DR-Z.. ...

I came from bigger thumpers to the DR-Z..

The magic button was one of the BIGGEST selling points... next to reliability, parts availability and ease of use...

Yes, there are better, lighter,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
Window tint will not work because it does not...

Window tint will not work because it does not have any adhesive... but translucent vinyl will do... it is made for backlit signs.

Get some white or green translucent... all you need is a minute...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
That's "getting up there" for a relatively small,...

That's "getting up there" for a relatively small, single cylinder engine that probably has been ridden hard and put away wet at times... but still no reason to worry.

As I said, just keep an eye...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
Probably valve guides/seats... may have sucked in...

Probably valve guides/seats... may have sucked in some dirt at some point in time or, depending on the mileage (a lot, is not really an exact measure), they are just naturally worn.

If she does it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
...yeah, it looks like his expansion reservoir is...

...yeah, it looks like his expansion reservoir is full???

That, in combination with said "hissing" sound, could be a faulty radiator cap.

Check your coolant level in the radiators...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By signit98
The 690 is a good bike AFTER you sort out the...

The 690 is a good bike AFTER you sort out the fueling issues.

There is a bunch of hex files you can download and a simple OBDII cable modification you can make and voila, you can do it yourself......
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
The 2004 has the better (fully adjustable)...

The 2004 has the better (fully adjustable) suspension and a better motor...
It'll take some money to bring the suspension of the 2000 up to par, but it all depends on what you are going to do with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23,711
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Posted By signit98
I am thinking one could go through the seat,...

I am thinking one could go through the seat, Mark... if it comes out in the right spot, it could benefit from the occasional methane boost...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By signit98
Bought my first one (a 2000) in 2008... put about...

Bought my first one (a 2000) in 2008... put about 8000 hard miles on it and enjoyed every single one of them.
I quickly exchanged the front end with an "E" front end (something Suzuki finally...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,129
Posted By signit98
I had the same issue on my last DR-Z, last...

I had the same issue on my last DR-Z, last year... the symptoms were fuel starvation like, but with occasional cutouts at higher RPM... getting worse and worse.'

Cleaned the jets, worked again......
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,656
Posted By signit98
And that is about what I am doing... and change...

And that is about what I am doing... and change the filter every other oil change. If I have a lot of dual sport/dirt or hot weather riding in it, I go 2000 miles...

So far, so good... and before...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By signit98
...my combo of 1" risers and Flexx Bars is an...

...my combo of 1" risers and Flexx Bars is an absolute dream.

On a recent ride, I switched (nearly identical bikes) with my riding buddy and his words were:

"Your handlebar setup is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By signit98
LOL... when I got off the Dumpster, I spend $8...

LOL... when I got off the Dumpster, I spend $8 over at the power wash station at the Junction Gas Station to make the bike recognizable as one again... it works with coins at the value of $1!

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,181
Posted By signit98
I had Öhlins on my bike and took them off...

I had Öhlins on my bike and took them off again... tried Wilbers and sold them as well.

With my stock-shocked 05 GS, I have done a monster trip (3 months and loaded to the hilt) through some (very...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By signit98
Any kind of distance ride will see me with my...

Any kind of distance ride will see me with my laminar lip on the bike... PERIOD!

Since my 3 months, 16.5K mile adventure... I SWEAR by it. Keeps the visor clean as well... all the bugs get...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,051
Posted By signit98
Pretty much any graphic for the side panels and...

Pretty much any graphic for the side panels and the lettering as well.

The stuff you put on the side panels is the same you use for vehicle wraps... and for the lettering, that's standard vinyl....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,051
Posted By signit98
Just FYI, I can male stickers like that... just...

Just FYI, I can male stickers like that... just let me know what you need.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By signit98
If it really is of concern to you, take the bike...

If it really is of concern to you, take the bike for a ride to warm up the FD/Fluid... then put it on the center stand, get the wheel off, loosen everything up and put it in gear one more time,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,038
Posted By signit98
BINGO! I have been using those...kinda the...

BINGO!

I have been using those...kinda the easy way to circumnavigate the deal BMW has with NGK.

$8 each... last forever, it seems!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By signit98
I made a very simple adapter that works...

I made a very simple adapter that works exceptionally well.
I just turned a little disk that fits into the center of the wheel and the diameter of the rod I use for all other wheels.
$5 or so in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,716
Posted By signit98
It's mostly between the ears! I have gotten...

It's mostly between the ears!

I have gotten rid of all my "go-fast" bikes (Ducati 748 and R12S) because I am not a bit slower in the twisties on my 12GS.

The advantage is that the cops look...
Forum: Alaska 03-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 37,271
Posted By signit98
FlyWife and FlySwatter? If that is not funny, I...

FlyWife and FlySwatter? If that is not funny, I dunno what is...

Fitting though... it's my first memory of you that just sticks and you keep reinforcing it... !

Actually, I may just be able to...
Forum: Alaska 03-07-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 37,271
Posted By signit98
Ben, you are killing me! :rofl I am...

Ben, you are killing me! :rofl

I am surprised tough, not to see Amy on here... so far!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,694
Posted By signit98
Very sorry for your loss... Keep the bike...

Very sorry for your loss...

Keep the bike and be there for your kids. If that is what it takes, don't ride for a while, until your kids have come to terms with the new situation. Then see what...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 877,853
Posted By signit98
Sometimes, the road ends rather unexpected...

Sometimes, the road ends rather unexpected...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By signit98
In addition to what "Changeling" proposed, get...

In addition to what "Changeling" proposed, get the Offenbach from California... SOLID muffler and the price is right. Had mine for years, on several bikes and in several "adverse" situations...
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,880
Posted By signit98
If it was just that easy... You know what...

If it was just that easy...
You know what material these panels are made of, right?
Seen the price of gold lately?
Not an unlimited resource and as such, it will follow the same principle as...
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By signit98
WOW, Ben... a 2010 12GSA??? You know you'll...

WOW, Ben... a 2010 12GSA???

You know you'll lose your "hero" status, but congrats no less!

Hope all is well with you.
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By signit98
Just sold mine 2 days ago... it was a 1985. ...

Just sold mine 2 days ago... it was a 1985.
Bullet proof and LOADS of fun... I just had to go for the "magic" button.
The newer models have e-start.

Definitely, GO FOR IT!
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,115
Posted By signit98
Oh yeah... completely forgot about that......

Oh yeah... completely forgot about that... 'specially with "high humidity". FUN, FUN, FUN!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By signit98
It's not that big a deal and you won't really...

It's not that big a deal and you won't really lose suspension travel... However, you might want to get the headers for the 12S as well, as they are significantly larger in diameter.

The rest is...
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,115
Posted By signit98
I think there are several things preventing "tour...

I think there are several things preventing "tour buses" to go to McCarthy... one bridge in particular comes to mind...

http://itwasnotme.com/Movies_n_stuff.html - scroll all the way down.
...
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 73,218
Posted By signit98
...and this is what it looks like in real... :D

...and this is what it looks like in real... :D
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