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Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 06:59 PM
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Posted By porterrad
I had a similar experience w/ my 1st crank repair...

I had a similar experience w/ my 1st crank repair when I turned my Hodaka's big end bearing to shrapnel in about '73. A friend had a press, mill, lathe, calipers, dial indicators,... so I took my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Look for an email from me regarding this post.

Look for an email from me regarding this post.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Besides the good tips noted above, there's also...

Besides the good tips noted above, there's also the issue of axle diameter & bent swingarms.

Where the snails contact the axles, the threaded ends of my DR axles are smaller than the non-threaded...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Never spoken w/ Jesse, but I've spoken to his...

Never spoken w/ Jesse, but I've spoken to his wife several times. She was also very knowledgeable & helpful.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 237,043
Posted By porterrad
Thanks for the tip. I just tried a half dozen...

Thanks for the tip. I just tried a half dozen USB cables 'til I stumbled on an old GoPro cable that allows me to record on the Virb while charging. I couldn't find a Nuvi cable to try, but my...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 237,043
Posted By porterrad
What's the right charing setup to allow charging...

What's the right charing setup to allow charging while recording video? To date, all my attempts to charge appears to disable recording. I have a USB hooked to the bike to charge occasionally while...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
Thanks for the ideas. I'll contact this guy & see...

Thanks for the ideas. I'll contact this guy & see if he'll count the teeth for me.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Anything's possible when you're young & in love. ...

Anything's possible when you're young & in love. A girlfriend rode on the back of a Hodaka 125 w/ me for thousands of miles. We packed all our gear in trash bags & stuffed it in a milk crate tied...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Thanks for responding DeutschMark & MrP. You...

Thanks for responding DeutschMark & MrP. You saved me some $ & aggravation. It sounds like the potential donor DR250 may be a '93 SE manufactured in late late '92. Over the years, I've had a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 313,221
Posted By porterrad
The Zumo 590 has Virb integration, but it only...

The Zumo 590 has Virb integration, but it only turns the video on & off or takes a picture. It hasn't been very useful to me. I've found that it's easier to use the on/off switch on the Virb for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
I may have found the donor engine for a wide...

I may have found the donor engine for a wide ratio trans that I'd like to put in a DR350. I may have found the right donor but I don't want to drive 200 miles & split cases only to find it's not the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,270
Posted By porterrad
I hadn't really considered how long ago the BRP...

I hadn't really considered how long ago the BRP was built. The trees have grown back so well that it's hard to picture, but I think you're probably correct about the fill. The fill must be 50' deep...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By porterrad
I'll second that. A small rear knobby on a stock...

I'll second that. A small rear knobby on a stock DR engine breaks loose much more predictably & is a lot more fun than a big knobby IMHO. The only place a big knobby seems better to me is in deep...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 131,316
Posted By porterrad
The USB dongle on my 590 MC mount charges my...

The USB dongle on my 590 MC mount charges my iPhone 4. It also allows communication to/from the iPhone for most of the data that can also be communicated via bluetooth.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Don't know anyone who's tried these Russian...

Don't know anyone who's tried these Russian racks, but they look like they're pretty beefy:
http://www.mmotoparts.com/product/whole-welded-luggage-rack-system-for-suzuki-dr-250se-dr350se

Twisted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
I'm with you, elec heat is one of the best...

I'm with you, elec heat is one of the best changes I ever made. I prefer riding in the 40s & 50s now & can handle short rides in the teens. Before elec heat, I had to dress like the Michelin man to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
If the air box mounting tabs are slotted more...

If the air box mounting tabs are slotted more than ~ 1/8", the 2 top front bolt heads interfere with the tab reinforcements on my DRs. The guy who suggested slotting the tabs also suggested using...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
Send me a PM if you still need a picture of a...

Send me a PM if you still need a picture of a mounted oem oil cooler. I think I also have the original Suzuki literature I could scan if you want it.

The oil cooler fits w/ the Acerbis tank w/o...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
A larger countershaft spkt will be very slightly...

A larger countershaft spkt will be very slightly more efficient than a smaller sprocket. Small CS spkts will also wear the chain & sprocket faster than a larger sprocket. This will be more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By porterrad
I think the DRs shift easier w/ new oil.

I think the DRs shift easier w/ new oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 313,221
Posted By porterrad
I've gotten the impression that the Zumo 590 has...

I've gotten the impression that the Zumo 590 has internal hardware & programming that is somewhat similar to the Nav 5. Do you know if the 590 has limitations similar to what you describe above?
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Durability is something I hadn't thought through...

Durability is something I hadn't thought through well enough. I haven't managed to completely mash my footpeg bolt ptotection tabs yet, but they're pretty beat up. I broke off one of the aluminum...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Yep - thanks. One of the good things about a...

Yep - thanks. One of the good things about a DR350 - someone else has previously solved almost any issue.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By porterrad
I wasn't thinking of welding to the frame. I was...

I wasn't thinking of welding to the frame. I was considering welding tabs w/ holes to the skid plate. The tabs w/ holes would line up w/ the tapped holes in the sides of the frame - where the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
I've never counted teeth in a DR trans to...

I've never counted teeth in a DR trans to confirm, so take it w/ a grain of salt. My source was the factory service manual. It's usually right, but I've found a couple mistakes in it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By porterrad
If it was easy, I'd weld tabs w/ holes to the...

If it was easy, I'd weld tabs w/ holes to the sides of the skid plate near the back - so that the plate would attach like the stock skid plate. In theory, this would eliminate the J hooks & any bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:41 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Are the DG skid plates shaped so that 2 backside...

Are the DG skid plates shaped so that 2 backside tabs could be welded on w/o a lot of fabrication? I can only weld steel, but I I have a friend who does a nice job welding aluminum.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By porterrad
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are also good in...

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are also good in the Charlottesville area. These are available for free by downloading. IIRC they are on the USFS website. George Washington National Forest is the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By porterrad
Both sides of the BRP from 664 south to the James...

Both sides of the BRP from 664 south to the James River have lots of USFS gravel roads & a few rocky 2 tracks. National Geographic sells a map that shows these roads & 2 tracks. Shoe Creek &...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By porterrad
56 is even better from the BRP west to 11.

56 is even better from the BRP west to 11.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By porterrad
WVa county road maps might be useful. To date,...

WVa county road maps might be useful. To date, I've found that they accurately indicate about 5 different qualities of non-paved roads. Figure out how rough you want your roads to be & these maps...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
VV, Tony, MrPull & 2Bold - thanks for the great...

VV, Tony, MrPull & 2Bold - thanks for the great info on the transmission. The std gearbox ratios work great for the DR that I ride primarily in the dirt, but a wider ratio gearbox would really help...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
I've never ridden a DR650, but for about 20,000...

I've never ridden a DR650, but for about 20,000 miles I had a SP600 (same basic engine as the DR650- but earlier & probably less refined). It seemed bulletproof, but like Thump noted, the DR 350 is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
I agree - an engine or entire bike will probably...

I agree - an engine or entire bike will probably be cheaper. I have a lead on a supposedly running entire '90 DR250 for $200 about 100 miles away. Haven't seen pictures yet, but for $200 I expect...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29,618
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Posted By porterrad
Thanks. I've been thinking about this for a...

Thanks. I've been thinking about this for a while, but didn't know -or couldn't remember which models had the wide ratio.

I have an engine that still runs, but should have it's cases split. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
I've heard that certain models of 250s have much...

I've heard that certain models of 250s have much wider ratios than the late model 350s, which are very slightly wider than the early 350s. What are the gear ratios on your 250S & which years/models...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,270
Posted By porterrad
Thanks for posting this EC. This is in my...

Thanks for posting this EC. This is in my "backyard". I've been able to ride a 200 mile legal loop on 3/4 USFS roads & trails from my cabin. These trails & roads are very rocky & aren't damaged...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By porterrad
Travis Jones at Go-Race in Christiansburg, Va....

Travis Jones at Go-Race in Christiansburg, Va. has worked on the suspension on a bunch of these. People ship their forks & shocks to him from all over the world. He may know a good used WR250R near...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29,618
Views: 3,665,258
Posted By porterrad
If you're aggressive enough w/ a thick steel wire...

If you're aggressive enough w/ a thick steel wire brush or if you use a wire wheel, I'm sure you could damage the aluminum. I usually use a soft brass wire brush. If the inside of your rims is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,174
Posted By porterrad
My response was the one that was off topic &...

My response was the one that was off topic & didn't apply very well to the thread title. Your response was right on my question. I didn't want to hijack the thread, but I couldn't resist missing an...
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