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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By ChromeSux
I am not super skilled on dirt, but not a noob...

I am not super skilled on dirt, but not a noob either (intermediate on a good day)
Having ridden both bikes more than once, i would say, depends on your riding area. Tough tight stuff =350, more...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By ChromeSux
Hope you heal well. Broken bones are a bummer. I...

Hope you heal well. Broken bones are a bummer. I can say i feel your pain. I have broke my left collarbone twice this year riding/ crashing.

I will say, go easy, careful, etc on the riding after...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By ChromeSux
+1 I use them front and rear on my 2 DRZ400s. ...

+1
I use them front and rear on my 2 DRZ400s.
Thought about trying the XCMS too.
MH is a mid hard tire, MS is a mid soft tire.
Supposedly the mid hard is good for riding in mixed mud, woods type...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,576
Posted By ChromeSux
I will be looking for you. :dg

I will be looking for you. :dg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,494
Posted By ChromeSux
:raabia

:raabia
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,494
Posted By ChromeSux
I will be there Thurs till whenever. In the...

I will be there Thurs till whenever. In the vendor area, helping a friend sell parts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,576
Posted By ChromeSux
I have logged a lot of miles riding with the guy...

I have logged a lot of miles riding with the guy that owns that bike, great rider.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
Be careful out there. I have managed to break my...

Be careful out there. I have managed to break my left collarbone 2 times this year. Yep surgery 2 times. First time was a crash climbing a small but steep/rough hill on my 03 Drz. Second time i was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By ChromeSux
I will never discount what can happen in "just...

I will never discount what can happen in "just grass"
We were at one of the annual get togethers at Crawford's campground near Murphy NC. On the last day, one of the guys from FL was going to ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ChromeSux
I spent 2 days thee last fall, did not have time...

I spent 2 days thee last fall, did not have time to go back. If you can ride it several times a year, it is worth the membership fee.

I took my DRZ, but a more dirt oriented bike would be better.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By ChromeSux
Hwy 411 in Benton TN. Not as bad as it used to be...

Hwy 411 in Benton TN. Not as bad as it used to be but still a trap. I know a guy who got a 5mph over ticket there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,106
Posted By ChromeSux
I think the Buell Uley had a better shroud to...

I think the Buell Uley had a better shroud to prevent rocks etc from getting in the belt. That is going on my old and aging memory.

Oldwelder
I see your HD is a 99. Did you adjust the adjusters...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,106
Posted By ChromeSux
Don't have any science as to if slightly loose...

Don't have any science as to if slightly loose helps, but i do have a good mileage record. I hope i didn't just jinx myself. :D

Also i do ride the bike kindly. After all it is a HD, nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,106
Posted By ChromeSux
I do run my belts a tad on the loose side, just a...

I do run my belts a tad on the loose side, just a tad. Some folks go by the book. I did ride 2 up on the 20+ mile gravel road that runs from Rochford SD. to Hill city SD. I will admit, i was sweating...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
That is for a full on race schedule. Many out...

That is for a full on race schedule. Many out there with 15,000 miles and regular oil change etc. My friend raced his KTM450 last year and never adjusted the valves.
Ride it like a dual sport and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,576
Posted By ChromeSux
Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew,...

Yea, if most of the motorcycle community knew, the Deals gap area would be a ghost town. :D

It is nice to go up to VA and WV and ride those roads without the circus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,106
Posted By ChromeSux
80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide....

80,000 miles on the original belt of my E Glide. The last HD had 45,000 on the original belt when i traded the bike. I have 2 friends who put miles on HD's, those guys buy new bikes about 100,000 -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,576
Posted By ChromeSux
I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like...

I had much rather ride VA16 than US129. I like all of VA16, just keeps going and going, from one coal town to another.
3 is pretty good too, some parts can get boring, but not for long.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,370
Posted By ChromeSux
Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with...

Chain lube what a joke. Hit it once a day with WD40 to keep it lose, and keep riding with your money in your pocket.

http://www.watt-man.com/uploads/WD40experiment.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By ChromeSux
I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport...

I just rode a exc500 for 2 hours of dual sport the other day. My take on the bike is below.

WOW factor for sure!!
Stock gearing is fine for dual sport, a little tall for tight stuff like rough...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By ChromeSux
Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good...

Ebay. Lots of DRZ parts can be had at a good price.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around...

Shinko 244's are terrible in the woods around here. The 5.10 with the more open tread does better than the smaller sizes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By ChromeSux
Sargent seat, the best i have found......

Sargent seat, the best i have found......
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
Hey Skippii Now the important stuff. Who has...

Hey Skippii
Now the important stuff. Who has the best milkshake in the US?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By ChromeSux
What part of the campground are you gonna be in?...

What part of the campground are you gonna be in? I will be bringing my enclosed trailer that i made into a toy hauler.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By ChromeSux
I am in.

I am in.
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,986
Posted By ChromeSux
Couple of thing come to my small mind. First,...

Couple of thing come to my small mind. First, glad your brother is doing ok, could have been bad.
1. Like hardwaregrrl said, wheelies while solo are a thing of the past for me too.
2. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the...

If it is a S model. Just a guess here. If the previous owner jetted the carb ( possibly put too large main jet) and did not open the air box. Then you may be too rich. Try this, whack the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and...

Another vote here for the Pirelli XCMH front and rear. I was in some nasty stuff yesterday, steep, dirt,rocks, mud, wet, tree roots etc.. and the tires worked well.
I do think i will put a rim lock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,829
Posted By ChromeSux
I have had the opposite experience. I have had...

I have had the opposite experience. I have had several KLR's never had one let me down, 52k miles on one. The DR on the other hand has cost me much$$$ when 3rd gear went.

I will leave this here...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at...

I think there is a hidden screw in there. Look at the parts fiche or maybe a tech article on thumper talk. i seem to remember that screw benin mentioned.

Here is the link that mentions the hidden...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,681
Posted By ChromeSux
The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$,...

The Klim gear i bought was not worth the $$$, fits bad too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
Another angle. ...

Another angle.

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu139/ChromeSux/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg (http://s641.photobucket.com/user/ChromeSux/media/Parts/DRZ400CCT2003.jpg.html)
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By ChromeSux
Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam...

Oh young grasshopper it is removable. just jam nut it off, or vice grips (good ones)

That is a removable stud, threaded on both ends.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By ChromeSux
When my system did that, it was all frosted/...

When my system did that, it was all frosted/ frozen up. Guy came out added refrigerant and that stopped that.
It would thaw enough between cycles to overflow the drip pan etc. and that is when i...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,222,340
Posted By ChromeSux
I had near the same charging sys failure...

I had near the same charging sys failure experience as what you have had. I checked out the link below and ended up doing the free power mod mentioned in the link. I got almost an extra volt output...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,101
Posted By ChromeSux
Mine is fine but i can't sleep on the injury side...

Mine is fine but i can't sleep on the injury side either. I managed to get back to full range of motion, in time you will too. The plate sticks up a little and the skin gets irritated from my riding...
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,386
Posted By ChromeSux
All good for me. How about you? My break is very...

All good for me. How about you? My break is very similar to yours. Darnd plate sticking up gets the skin irritated by the body armor i wear when riding, but other than that, good.
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,101
Posted By ChromeSux
Sorry to hear that. How goes the healing?

Sorry to hear that. How goes the healing?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 22,660
Posted By ChromeSux
I love my DRZ too, so much i bought 2 of them,...

I love my DRZ too, so much i bought 2 of them, but i have to give the devil his dues.
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