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Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
I used some heater hose between the skid plate...

I used some heater hose between the skid plate and frame IIRC 3/4" ID. Once cut open it fits around the frame rails (with a bit of trimming) and stays in place when you take the plate off to change...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-08-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,191
Posted By tv guy
It sounds to me like you're going too rich with...

It sounds to me like you're going too rich with the carb (at least until you get the exhust installed)

Try droping to the third clip on the needle and go back to stock or only slightly richer...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By tv guy
Interesting bike, no Iíve never seen one, it...

Interesting bike, no Iíve never seen one, it looks a lot like the Honda 250 Rebel cruiser. You can fool around with lighter weight fork oils for very little money, many bikes come with 10w or 7.5w...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By tv guy
If it is still too harsh at the lowest settings...

If it is still too harsh at the lowest settings I'm surprised, usually set soft the suspension wallows and "floats". Is it bottoming out when you hit bumps? If yes look at the spring rates again,...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By tv guy
Maybe so, but we donít know what kind of bike he...

Maybe so, but we donít know what kind of bike he is riding so itís hard to make a preload setting suggestion. Assuming company he bought the shocks from gave him the right spring(s) to match his...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By tv guy
It's usually a lot of trial and error to get them...

It's usually a lot of trial and error to get them set correctly. To start I would suggest you turn the compression setting to full soft (usually counter clockwise) and turn the rebound down (also...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
I would take some of the oil out to get the...

I would take some of the oil out to get the correct air space. The added air space tends to soften the ride.

10w fork oil is the stock fork oil weight, I can't help with the color code but you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,043
Posted By tv guy
These retro bikes are interesting but what I...

These retro bikes are interesting but what I really really want them to make is this-
http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/gallery-images.php?d=12&pd=16

Looks like they just might do it :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Yes check the inline filter but don't throw it...

Yes check the inline filter but don't throw it away, clean it and put it back in, they work quite well. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Welcome back, I can't help you with the pipe...

Welcome back, I can't help you with the pipe questions but would love to hear your thoughts comparing your Yammie and the DR. The 250R has been on my short list for my next bike.

cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 30,561
Posted By tv guy
Good work finding and fixing the problem! I...

Good work finding and fixing the problem! I donít think anyone can accurately predict what might happen next. Since youíre ďstuckĒ with it now I would recommend you ride it like normal and keep an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Glad to hear you have it running again. Stutter...

Glad to hear you have it running again. Stutter problem- if you have a DJ kit did you cut the air box? If not try taking off the side cover (take out the square nuts or they will fall out). If the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By tv guy
Of course there is no correct answer, try to ride...

Of course there is no correct answer, try to ride each and let your ďgutĒ make the choice. I can say that for two up you will not be happy with the DR unless you both are physically quite small. But...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By tv guy
Computers emit all sorts of not so filtered RF...

Computers emit all sorts of not so filtered RF (radio frequency) signals like WiFi, cordless peripherals, the processor, power supply's etc. all add to the RF mess. Any of these can interfere with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Mine 2004 is 13" total 12.5 to center of mounting...

Mine 2004 is 13" total 12.5 to center of mounting bolt

I'd vote to weld and fix your stand you can get the exact length you need tat way.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,877
Posted By tv guy
Thanks Sarah, Iíve been hoping you would post a...

Thanks Sarah, Iíve been hoping you would post a ride report.

The text and pictures are wonderful; I could almost feel the cold wind coming off the glaciers! :clap






(I canít believe...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 64,407
Posted By tv guy
Fantastic ride :clap Thanks for taking us...

Fantastic ride :clap

Thanks for taking us along, ride reports like this are why we love this site!
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By tv guy
:lurk Stunning! Can't wait for the rest of...

:lurk

Stunning! Can't wait for the rest of the story.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,314
Posted By tv guy
Thank you Cannonshot! I like how you combined...

Thank you Cannonshot!
I like how you combined the ride with a history lesson, super pics too:clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Wet- I'd take another close look at your...

Wet-

I'd take another close look at your choke cable routing. Undo the cable ties and let it go slack then try to start the bike. The choke can be pulled open without you seeing it because of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Yes :hide Iím convinced that...

Yes :hide




Iím convinced that over filling is often the reason you read complaints about mysterious engine vibration issues, oil filled air boxes, and oil seal leaks on new engines. The...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,722
Posted By tv guy
I commute about 50 miles a day. I look at...

I commute about 50 miles a day. I look at commuting as about as dangerous riding wise as it gets. The cagers are oblivious, aggressive and in a hurry. So I dress accordingly.

In the summer- JR...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
Glad you found a starting point let us know what...

Glad you found a starting point let us know what you find done to your carb.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
[QUOTE][A DJ 150 main jet is almost the same as...

[QUOTE][A DJ 150 main jet is almost the same as the standard Mikuni 140 main jet so nothing happening there. Not sure why they bothered to change it

45-50 (US) mpg is pretty standard
Riding style...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
:eek1 Ouch the worst MPG I ever got was the first...

:eek1 Ouch the worst MPG I ever got was the first tank 33 MPG, the PO had a shop "do the carb" and turned the delightful DR we know and love into a bucking surging POS. Worked out good for me I got...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
I've often wondered which carb mod hurts MGP the...

I've often wondered which carb mod hurts MGP the most. The DJ needle, the bigger jet, or?

My carb has the usual mods opened air box, DJ needle (clip on 4th notch), DJ150 jet. I have a stock...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,264
Posted By tv guy
Good stuff! :lurk

Good stuff!

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,652
Posted By tv guy
That's a beautiful country, thanks for the...

That's a beautiful country, thanks for the pictures and report!:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,466
Posted By tv guy
Good ride report, thanks for taking us along...

Good ride report, thanks for taking us along :clap

How do you like the F650GS so far?
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,690
Posted By tv guy
Great pictures! I'm so jealous! Great...

Great pictures!

I'm so jealous!

Great report :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By tv guy
Thanks for posting, Great photos:clap

Thanks for posting,

Great photos:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,009
Posted By tv guy
It is reports like this that make Advrider what...

It is reports like this that make Advrider what it is :clap :clap

Wonderful photos, and spectacular views! (I hope your foot heals quickly)

Thanks for sharing this part of the world with us.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By tv guy
Thanks for the report you have added yet another...

Thanks for the report you have added yet another area I have to put on my "to ride" list. Now I just need to find the time.....and more maps.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,783
Posted By tv guy
Great pictures and report, Thanks! :clap

Great pictures and report, Thanks!
:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,095
Posted By tv guy
Looks like you are off to a good start! Thanks! ...

Looks like you are off to a good start! Thanks!

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,193
Posted By tv guy
Good job on the trip report, the photos are...

Good job on the trip report, the photos are excellent :clap





Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
My IMS reserve is less than a quarter gallon (I...

My IMS reserve is less than a quarter gallon (I would guess). I ran the tank to reserve it when I first got it and made it to the gas station (8 miles) on fumes, the pump said I put 4.9 gallons in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,480
Posted By tv guy
Wow, great review:clap Timing is...

Wow, great review:clap


Timing is perfect too I'm just starting tent shopping.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,025,219
Posted By tv guy
You also might consider removing the mirrors,...

You also might consider removing the mirrors, that will give you 6-8 extra inches.
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