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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By neepuk
Short Person's DRz400e Adventure Project and Questions

I'm trying to solve the age-old problem is putting together a pseudo adventure bike for my wife. She's 5'4" tall (maybe), and has a 27" inseam. Of all the bikes she's owned in the past her most...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
I do believe you put the puzzle together faster...

I do believe you put the puzzle together faster than I did. PM replied.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
Start with the first page of this thread. That's...

Start with the first page of this thread. That's exactly why I started it.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By neepuk
Last time this topic came up I thought it had...

Last time this topic came up I thought it had some legs... Oh well, we all seem to figure it out ok. I do agree that Thumpers could use some better organization.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
want!

want!
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 4,725,152
Posted By neepuk
Is that the one that was in Boulder, with the low...

Is that the one that was in Boulder, with the low fender conversion?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 4,725,152
Posted By neepuk
Is anyone here running a 17" rear with 19" front...

Is anyone here running a 17" rear with 19" front combo? I'm looking to buy a nice, used E, S, or SM for my wife to ride the places I like to take my new 690. She's short so the plan is to lower it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
I thought about that too. Decided that a bike...

I thought about that too. Decided that a bike like this is a perfect candidate to give this style a try... If HDB still made their bitchen little LED signals I'd have gotten the other one, but they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
Guilty as charged. From the way Mike's talking...

Guilty as charged. From the way Mike's talking you've got some serious plans in the works for upgrades. Yours should arrive in about 6 weeks as I understand it.

Let's get together for a ride or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Nope. I ordered this one. It has turn signals...

Nope. I ordered this one. It has turn signals integrated in to the tail light so I won't have anything sticking out the sides at all.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/191414120142
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Thanks. Found and ordered.

Thanks. Found and ordered.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
I totally agree about small bikes! Her 150 is...

I totally agree about small bikes! Her 150 is plated, and I have a 2014 KTM 150xc converted to a 200 and plated. We have the little bikes covered. Great for single track riding and plated so we...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Is there a small tail light assembly that is...

Is there a small tail light assembly that is plug-n-play that bolts right up to the 690's stock location. I want to shrink and clean up the rear end.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
Lay the bike on it's side and remove the cover...

Lay the bike on it's side and remove the cover that's leaking. Pull the rubber grommet that the wires come through. Add a little high-temp rtv sealer around the rubber grommet and reinstall the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
Because my wife can ride! A little air cooled...

Because my wife can ride! A little air cooled 200 would bore her to tears in .02 seconds, and we want something that can chew up some highway and twisty paved miles at a spirited pace. She's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
I'm hoping to use the drz as a platform to build...

I'm hoping to use the drz as a platform to build a short person's mini adventure machine for my wife. Her inseam is just 27"... I'm either going to get an SM and put a 19" rim on the front, or I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
Thanks. Surprising there's only on inch...

Thanks. Surprising there's only on inch difference, good to know for my research!

Can someone measure just how far the SM forks can be slid up in the triples to lower the front end? The upside...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
Thanks! Anyone have the same measurement on the...

Thanks! Anyone have the same measurement on the S and/or E?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By neepuk
Need drz vs drz sm measurments please

I need a measurement of the from forks of a drz e, drz s, and drz sm. Trying to make a decision...

Would you please take a measurement of the fork length from the top of the fork cap to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Any first hand experience with the Hyde skid...

Any first hand experience with the Hyde skid plate out there? I have one on my 2014 200 and it's been fantastic. Hasn't come loose, light weight, and it's taken some hard direct hits. That...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Thanks! That covers what I need to know. I...

Thanks! That covers what I need to know.
I like to look of that orange skid plate. Did you order that from Flatland like that? I didn't see that option...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Anyone have a detailed pic of the Flatland Racing...

Anyone have a detailed pic of the Flatland Racing skid plate were it protects the rear brake master cylinder on the right side? I don't have one yet but I do plan on getting one soon. I'm wondering...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,949
Posted By neepuk
Given the circumstances I'd suggest that instead...

Given the circumstances I'd suggest that instead of the WR, sell the KLR and KLX, and buy a KTM 690 or 500. The WR & KTM 500 would not be so great on the highway, but could handle it. The 690 would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
I think I'll just wait till 500 miles for my...

I think I'll just wait till 500 miles for my first change, then go with 2500 mile intervals after that. Seems reasonable, and there's no way I'm going anywhere near the 6000 mile intervals stated in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,949
Posted By neepuk
For highway comfort, two track rideability, and...

For highway comfort, two track rideability, and light off-road use the KLR pretty hard to beat. The answer to your question lies in just how off-road capable of a bike you desire. We have an F650...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
It is the little things. While the overall...

It is the little things. While the overall design and use of quality components is impressive, it bugs the hell out of me that with fewer than 200 miles on my bike I already have the oil leak from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
I haven't had mine long eneough to tell whether...

I haven't had mine long eneough to tell whether or not heat is a real problem but I did notice while riding yesterday that my temp gauge in now running one bar lower than it was before the Wings...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By neepuk
Blue to white smoke out the tailpipe at higher...

Blue to white smoke out the tailpipe at higher rpm or on deceleration from high rpm would indicate that the engine is using some oil. Not likely that it's going to be a problem. Another vote here...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
I had a 1999 640 Adventure that had 49,000 miles...

I had a 1999 640 Adventure that had 49,000 miles on it when I sold it, and it stil ran beautifully.... I also had a good friend that had his rebuilt twice by the time his hit 40,000 miles. I think...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
Perhaps that huge catalytic converter/muffler is...

Perhaps that huge catalytic converter/muffler is masking the blue smoke that would be coming out the exhaust in an oil burning situation?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 767,910
Posted By neepuk
You bought a ten thousand dollar dirt bike, why...

You bought a ten thousand dollar dirt bike, why cut corners instead of stomaching the $70 for the right bolts? Get the Perun's bolts and forget about it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 767,910
Posted By neepuk
No luggage rack. I don't want the added weight...

No luggage rack. I don't want the added weight and bulk of luggage racks on the side. I'm just going to put on the Perun's tail rack and tank bolts that should arrive today. The Altrider sits far...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 767,910
Posted By neepuk
I asked this question in the Altrider thread in...

I asked this question in the Altrider thread in the vendor section but I haven't gotten a response yet. When using the Altrider hemisphere bag on a 690 with Wings exhaust, is the Altrider heat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By neepuk
If by crazy you mean outrageously fun! Do it,...

If by crazy you mean outrageously fun! Do it, take as long as you can, find as many winding roads through the country as you can and avoid the interstate whenever possible! Go! Now!
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 2,062,107
Posted By neepuk
Anyone? Is this an improper subject for this...

Anyone? Is this an improper subject for this thread?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Shutting off the ABS? I have a 2015 that I just...

Shutting off the ABS?
I have a 2015 that I just picked up the other day. I'm finally gettng around to reading the book and I have a question about the ABS shut-off. In section 8, page 54 of my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21,779
Views: 2,623,840
Posted By neepuk
Is the 15 minute idle as simple as it sounds? ...

Is the 15 minute idle as simple as it sounds? Just swap the exhaust, start the bike and let it idle for 15 minutes and ride it? That's it, right?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
With shipping from Serbia to Colorado mine was...

With shipping from Serbia to Colorado mine was $426, ordered on a Monday and it arrived on Friday. Well worth the few extra dollars! Top quality products at reasonable prices from a company that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 4,725,152
Posted By neepuk
Anyone have pics of a seriously lowered drz400? ...

Anyone have pics of a seriously lowered drz400? I'd like to see a pic or two of very short rider's bikes. Considering getting one for my wife and having it lowered properly... Hoping to build her...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,075
Posted By neepuk
As I understand it there is no difference between...

As I understand it there is no difference between 14 and 15.

Is the FMF inexpensive? I couldn't find it listed anywhere for the 14/15 bikes and have read so much positive feedback about the...
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