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Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Blue is for high beam, Greens are for turn signal...

Blue is for high beam, Greens are for turn signal and neutral, Whites are for instrument illumination. I did not try swapping around colors, but I've heard from many others that matching colors is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Before you do that, I'd recommend that you get...

Before you do that, I'd recommend that you get the proper color for each bulb (match lens color). I've had great luck with these from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com (http://www.SuperBrightLEDs.com)
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I've even had white plastic bottle of bleach that...

I've even had white plastic bottle of bleach that turned yellow :rofl

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
If you are looking for a common "trade" number,...

If you are looking for a common "trade" number, look for #74.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I added fresh heat shield to the back of mine,...

I added fresh heat shield to the back of mine, too. My shields do not get hot. Certainly warm and the contents inside my GL will definitely be warm. But, hey, I ride in 115 degree temps and stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi redwine65, I have the original GL bag on...

Hi redwine65,

I have the original GL bag on my DR350. Like you, I was worried about the heat. I did several things:

1. In installed the very early GL heat shield behind the side cover.
2. In...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi cwc, Here is my mod: ...

Hi cwc,

Here is my mod:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_head_pipe_heat_shield_modification.html

This has worked great for me and my new pants :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I'd just cut off a little to get a fresh start...

I'd just cut off a little to get a fresh start and put on a new cap:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_spark_plug_resistor_cap.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 05:08 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
That is good news. A new U-Joint is not exactly...

That is good news. A new U-Joint is not exactly free, but it is pretty cheap in comparison to new ring and pinion gears, etc.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Incredible!!! Did the flopping around do any...

Incredible!!! Did the flopping around do any damage to the splines on the coupler, drive shaft, or pinion?

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, I've replaced it. Super easy and can be done...

Yep, I've replaced it. Super easy and can be done from the outside without removing the cover. Just remove the lever and pluck out the old seal. Be careful not to damage either the shaft or the cover...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
...and here is a list of basics I put together...

...and here is a list of basics I put together that should give you a good idea of what you'll need to check after you've bought a DR350.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the Shinko had...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the Shinko had fewer plies and were less stiff???? That is why I've steered away from them, but I may be wrong.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I concur. I have certainly not tried everything,...

I concur. I have certainly not tried everything, but the best combo I've found (so far) is the MT 21 up front and the K270 out back. I do desert riding almost exclusively. For the MT 21, I use the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have some pictures at the link below, but I...

I have some pictures at the link below, but I would love to see photos of it mounted and the original literature. Please send me a PM. Thanks!

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_cooler.html...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Awesome find, congrats! Regards, ...

Awesome find, congrats!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Alaska1WD, Regulations vary by state. My...

Hi Alaska1WD,

Regulations vary by state. My guess is that you'll need to dig into your state statutes to determine the letter of the law.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Nice! My plastic worm drive nearly seized on me...

Nice! My plastic worm drive nearly seized on me but still didn't break. I was able to disassemble it, clean, lube, and reassemble and it has been fine ever since.

One thing that I noticed is that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Llamaha, You have a pumper. Regards,...

Hi Llamaha,

You have a pumper.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
With my Giant Loop, I fit a second side cover...

With my Giant Loop, I fit a second side cover rearward of the original. That, plus heat shield standoffs on the muffler has kept the heat off of the Giant Loop quite nicely.

Regards,

Gregory...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I've been wanting to pick up some kind of...

I've been wanting to pick up some kind of swabbing brush, but I haven't gotten around to it. A spray bottle might work, but it is pretty thick stuff and may need to be watered down??? For now, I've...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Agreed. I've fit rear K270s over and over again...

Agreed. I've fit rear K270s over and over again without any trouble at all. I buy them because they are DOT approved, give me as much traction as I've ever needed, and they last longer than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
The front seam on my DR350 leaked a little bit. I...

The front seam on my DR350 leaked a little bit. I cleaned it thoroughly and then applied some of this stuff, it has worked great....
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
When you are cold, anything that keeps you warm...

When you are cold, anything that keeps you warm starts to look really good.

It got down to 52 degrees this morning here in Cave Creek. I don't like it that cold - ever! :>

Regards,

Gregory...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Brian, If the master cylinder isn't...

Hi Brian,

If the master cylinder isn't leaking and you can flush fluid through it, I doubt a rebuild will do much good. I noticed a nice improvement in my front brake feel when I switched from a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
One in Arizona...for an even further trip. $900...

One in Arizona...for an even further trip. $900 less than plugeye's but I'd reckon it would take more than that difference to bring it up to snuff (and still not have the magic red button)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I've never owned a 650, so I cannot provide...

I've never owned a 650, so I cannot provide comparison information. However, I've ridden my 350 on numerous 500+ mile days. Geared correctly, 60 - 65 is no problem. Just keep oil in the engine and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I bid, we'll see :> Regards, Gregory...

I bid, we'll see :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Don't forget Nothing, Arizona. ...

Don't forget Nothing, Arizona.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing,_Arizona...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I agree, go OEM. I bought a cheap one and it...

I agree, go OEM. I bought a cheap one and it started leaking almost immediately. The OEM is still going great years later.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
+2 on the oem clutch. Regards, Gregory...

+2 on the oem clutch.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Sorry, I don't have any pilot jets for the CV...

Sorry, I don't have any pilot jets for the CV carb. Have a look here, though, for info on them and where to buy:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

As for extra jets, I have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Stasch, Congrats! I'm not sure I...

Hi Stasch,

Congrats!

I'm not sure I know the answer to your question. Personally, I would start by bringing the CV carb back to 100% stock configuration and making changes from there. I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I'm not sure, but you can check the spare parts...

I'm not sure, but you can check the spare parts catalogs:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_spare_parts_catalogs___exploded_parts_diagrams___parts_fiche.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Basic difference is related to the size of the...

Basic difference is related to the size of the hole that connects to the carburetor (the airbox hole size is the same). The pumper carb requires a smaller hole than does the CV carb. There may also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29,577
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Posted By Greg Bender
I agree. And, the real stuff isn't very...

I agree. And, the real stuff isn't very expensive. Why bother with imitations?

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_tire_mounting_lubricant.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
So did you get the "whirring" sound figured out? ...

So did you get the "whirring" sound figured out?

I've never ridden an "S" shock. But I can tell you there is a huge difference between a blown dirt shock and a rebuilt dirt shock. I know you are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Something about the early bird getting the worm...

Something about the early bird getting the worm :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 05:40 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, the cam chain tensioner is automatic. Every...

Yes, the cam chain tensioner is automatic. Every so often I'll remove the bolts that secure it to the cylinder. With the foot fully extended, I'll use my hand to push it back in place and then...
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