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Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I believe you need an old priest and a young...

I believe you need an old priest and a young priest, right?

:pope
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
If she wasn't impressed by your DR picture...

If she wasn't impressed by your DR picture collection in the first place, I'm afraid I don't think I'll be able to fix that. She must be a KLR person.


:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
You, Sir, are awesome.

You, Sir, are awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I'm impressed by how you've matched the tank vent...

I'm impressed by how you've matched the tank vent hose with your (front) top box :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Busted! :lol3 No affiliation though,...

Busted! :lol3

No affiliation though, except for being a regular customer... I just stole their name. Perfect handle for a MotorCycle forum, geddit..? :evil

Broom broom :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I'm also in Pittsburgh. Around Frick Park. ...

I'm also in Pittsburgh. Around Frick Park.

I haven't gotten my DR properly dirty yet (I blame too many kids, too much work and too many other hobbies) but the interest is definitely there for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks guys for the headlight answers :freaky ...

Thanks guys for the headlight answers :freaky

It must have been very exciting in 02/03: bold new graphics AND new headlight / headlight cover!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
OK. Does that mean that they'll fit fine on my...

OK. Does that mean that they'll fit fine on my 2013 but just look a bit different..?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Question Headlight Cover Changes

Before spending money and buying this for my 2013 I thought I'd better check here whether there might be any issues. The seller says it's for "2001-2009/2011 DR650SE". Is there a reason for this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Owning both I'd say the DR is definitely a better...

Owning both I'd say the DR is definitely a better allround bike but for grins per mile the WR wins everywhere but on straight high-speed asphalt. Like you say, torque is the thing you miss on the WR...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Why try when you can ask the internet. :ear:D

Why try when you can ask the internet. :ear:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Picking the Bike Up

All the discussion about not being able to pick a fallen bike up due to bad knees etc made me think of a possible solution. Picking the bike up from the side of the wheels (instead of the seat) seems...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Dirt Racks DR650 Engine Crash Bar

I got the Dirt Racks engine guard delivered today and installed it right away. It was an easy job even for me. The guard seems to offer fairly good side protection for the engine as well as the gear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 10:08 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I got my Acerbis 5.3 installed today. Black on a...

I got my Acerbis 5.3 installed today. Black on a grey bike looks good to my eye :evil Also installed a 12V outlet on the handlebar and another one under the seat (to work also as jump start wiring)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I haven't had time to try anything yet. I think...

I haven't had time to try anything yet. I think I'll try the sea foam treatment first (because it's easy and I'm lazy) and if the problem stays, I'll give the choke system a good talking to. I still...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks. Sounds like the fuel filter check is a...

Thanks. Sounds like the fuel filter check is a good idea too.

Edit: it was humid here too but the temp was in the mid 70's or higher and by the time the bike stalled for the 2nd and 3rd time it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I checked the choke system visually (with a...

I checked the choke system visually (with a comprehension level equal to that of a pig watching a satellite...) and could not see or feel anything wrong in the choke cable plastic fitting to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks for the fast help, everyone. Sounds like...

Thanks for the fast help, everyone. Sounds like the problem is clear. I'll see if the dealer is willing to fix it for me given the bike's young age.

Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
You mean the choke..? :jack I did check (a...

You mean the choke..? :jack

I did check (a few times...) that I hadn't left the enrichment on. What was wrong with yours and how did you fix it?

(edit: sorry, couldn't resist a choke joke...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Bluhduh The Honeymoon is Over

My '13 DR is a few weeks short of one year old with only 970 miles and so far she's been treated with silk gloves, mostly commuting and a few longer rides. No engine related mods or even adjustments...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Message sent to vincedr. :thumb

Message sent to vincedr. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Wow, it's super cool for you to offer that,...

Wow, it's super cool for you to offer that, Kommando. Nice people rule. I feel like going outside to see if there are any old ladies I could help across the street :norton

Before seeing this I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks Kommando, this helps me a lot :thumb ...

Thanks Kommando, this helps me a lot :thumb

I asked EB if they could make the whole assembly but they said they don't have time for custom stuff. I think I'll just order the parts and do it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks for the help guys. :beer Wiring...

Thanks for the help guys. :beer

Wiring from the battery (with the 15A fuse) and a relay triggered from behind the headlight sounds like a good plan. I'll buy a bunch of the Sumitomo .110" 2P...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Power Connector behind the Headlight

I have a 12v power outlet I'm planning to put pn the handlebars and it sounds like the best place to get the power for it is the connector behind the headlight. Which Sumitomo .110" connector exactly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Was it any use for the NSU-ectomy..?

Was it any use for the NSU-ectomy..?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
I won't mind if someone would happen to tip me on...

I won't mind if someone would happen to tip me on a place where the OEM manual could be downloaded... :wink:

I think I'll buy it if I can't find it on the web. The reason for considering the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks fink. I'm glad to know there are others...

Thanks fink. I'm glad to know there are others who've been in the same boat:freaky

While going through the the most recent months of this thread I found some good information on the NSU and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks TH. I'll see if I can find someone for...

Thanks TH. I'll see if I can find someone for moral / technical support. If I can't, another option I'm thinking is writing myself an insanely detailed set of point by point instructions that would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks 8gv. TET sounds interesting. I don't think...

Thanks 8gv. TET sounds interesting. I don't think I've heard about it before. I'm in the penguin city.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
New DR

Im new on the DR thread so I thought Id better introduce myself. I came to the US from Europe about 2 years ago and left my WR250R there in storage. In order to keep withdrawal at bay while in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2010, 11:50 PM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks Chadx, I'll try that.

Thanks Chadx, I'll try that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2010, 12:38 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks Krabill, not having to get too scientific...

Thanks Krabill, not having to get too scientific about it is pretty much what I wanted to hear. My problem with all MC maintenance is that it's hard to tell which numbers are to be taken accurately...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 04:18 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Question Chain Tension with 13/48?

Could someone running on 13/48 sprockets share their chain tension checking method? Where do you measure and what is the clearance? Don't say you measure with your fingers unless you have measured...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2010, 12:51 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Thanks Hayduke, excellent guidance and pics!...

Thanks Hayduke, excellent guidance and pics! :clap Apologies if you posted the close-ups already before, I must have missed them even though I try to follow this thread closely.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 12:14 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
Hayduke, that's the best looking fairing I've...

Hayduke, that's the best looking fairing I've seen on a WRR so far :thumb Could you share more details / photos of the fairing and how you attached it to the bike? Any advice on what to do with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,317,690
Posted By mcbroom
Tire Test

I found this on the interweb (post dated July 2009):

Results from a test in a Swedish Magazine. Off-Road capability was prio 1. They used a Yamaha WR450F an a Honda XR650R in the test.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2010, 12:51 AM
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Posted By mcbroom
BIKE PORN ALERT!! :lol3 ...

BIKE PORN ALERT!!


:lol3


Superb setup! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46,420
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Posted By mcbroom
VW, I think your posts serve more people than...

VW, I think your posts serve more people than they annoy so it's not a big sin to share news of what you've got to offer. Of course moderation is important. I certainly would never have known about...
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