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Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
That has been my understanding of how it works in...

That has been my understanding of how it works in the XT also.
Excess heat at the R/R also results in more heat at the stator. Don't ask me how, I am not an expert on the subject -- just what I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
I have only seen this chart done on one DR. ...

I have only seen this chart done on one DR.
Was the compression, valves etc checked?
Just wondering how representative it is.

Got any other examples?

How about a similar chart of a DR...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
I still have an old Yamaha Timberwolf ATV with a...

I still have an old Yamaha Timberwolf ATV with a very similar motor. If I recall correctly it is a 225cc (although advertised as a 250). Still running strong. I think Yamaha just liked building these...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
:wave

:wave
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
+1 It is amazing what those little cutoff...

+1
It is amazing what those little cutoff wheels will go through. Make sure you have eye protection though, they will come apart when you least expect it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
The only reason I even added the...

The only reason I even added the comment/suggestion about running WOT on your commute was because I wasn't sure how long you had to run that way. I cringe when mine is running near redline (I do it,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Try putting the petcock to the prime position for...

Try putting the petcock to the prime position for a minute or so before starting. The gas may be evaporating out of the carb bowl.
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Just pull it out. It will make it louder, but it...

Just pull it out. It will make it louder, but it will flow a lot better. Some have experimented with cutting the snorkel off on the inside of the air box to keep the noise down. I also tried that,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
+1, I also wonder if his (greasespot) rear...

+1, I also wonder if his (greasespot) rear sprocket is stock 45T.

My snorkel is out and the exhaust opened up. All my riding is above 4,000' and I still have the stock 125 main. I think it is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
You have entered the twilight zone --- Welcome! ...

You have entered the twilight zone --- Welcome!

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Just realized you have a 94 DR. You may want to...

Just realized you have a 94 DR. You may want to check on their thread for more specific info that may apply. Just a thought -- was the old roller longer then the new one?

Good luck!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Check rear sprocket alignment. Also keep in mind...

Check rear sprocket alignment. Also keep in mind many have reported the alignment marks for the rear wheel may not be correct. An alignment tool or, if you're cheap, a good straight edge (length of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
I found it interesting, thanks for sharing. ...

I found it interesting, thanks for sharing. Nothing wrong with frequent oil changes. I also keep my oil pretty fresh, changing every 1,000 to 2,000 miles. Personally the cost seems minimal to me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
I personally can't resist this kind of tinkering,...

I personally can't resist this kind of tinkering, but it is pretty subjective. improved response was quite noticeable on my DR (not as much on the XT), but it won't show up on a dyno. Just felt more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Before you give up on the mikuni, just for...

Before you give up on the mikuni, just for giggles, try adjusting the pilot/fuel screw in a little or going back to the stock pilot jet.

before everyone tells me I don't know how a carb works --...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
New cush drive rubbers in the rear hub have cured...

New cush drive rubbers in the rear hub have cured many vibrating DRs.

Good luck!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Worth checking out if you plan on selling the...

Worth checking out if you plan on selling the bike or letting others ride it. Of course modifying the clutch switch, side stand switch, non stock brake lights, etc might also be a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
If you do, make sure you also remove the plunger...

If you do, make sure you also remove the plunger and spring behind the switch.
Check out this article by Elden Carl
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ti_archive/tinov06.html

It's an old...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
upper roller

You might be able to adjust the chain loose enough to avoid problems with the upper roller if you are not an overly aggressive dirt rider--- but why?

I have never seen ONE report of a problem...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
After some mods the lag in mine is non existent...

After some mods the lag in mine is non existent (or at least imperceptible), even when opening the throttle quickly. And it will pull without hesitation from a low close to 2000 rpm (if the tiny tach...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Nobody panic, I am not going to comment or offer...

Nobody panic, I am not going to comment or offer a counterpoint.

Thank you for input and explanations Derek.

Thanks for your kind words AdvGrifter!

Now back to other topics
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
The slippery stuff works best!

The slippery stuff works best!
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
I will try to explain my position one last time...

I will try to explain my position one last time (I really regret bringing it up at this point)

Assuming the carb is running on the needle circuit:
I understand that preloading the spring will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
You either totally miss my point about needle...

You either totally miss my point about needle position , find it irrelevant, or just enjoy confusing the issue. I really don't care anymore!

I see no need to continue to justify my opinions to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
I am not neglecting that the slide is lower with...

I am not neglecting that the slide is lower with more spring preload. I pretty much conceded that in both posts. Why do you fail to see that at its now "lower" position the needle is higher in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Yes .002 is awfully small. it was an error and I...

Yes .002 is awfully small. it was an error and I corrected it to .02 a few minutes after I wrote it. Sorry for the confusion.

I still am not convinced on that small bit of preload accounting for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
[QUOTE=TRAVELGUY;20915586]Strange advice coming...

[QUOTE=TRAVELGUY;20915586]Strange advice coming from someone named "Rumlover"? I would worry more about people drinking and riding or driving.
QUOTE]

Not sure if that is a joke or a jab. But...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
I would think the weight of the shim could also...

I would think the weight of the shim could also have an affect on slide movement (argued once before I believe). Both points seem like hair splitting to the nth degree.

I think it safe to say...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Yes, like Procycle said the lowering is the same...

Yes, like Procycle said the lowering is the same regardless if you flip the spring seat or not. But you will risk the tire hitting the fender (or possibly other components hitting) if you don't limit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
I think what you are referring to is the pilot...

I think what you are referring to is the pilot screw (factory plug has to be removed to access it).
It is in the pilot jet circuit and fine tunes the fuel delivered by the pilot jet. Primarily...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Dirt2Street wrote: Did you get a chance to take...

Dirt2Street wrote:
Did you get a chance to take the 16t offroad at all? I ride a lot on highways, upwards of 55-60 mph and I can't go down a tooth sense I'll lose top end. The stock is okay but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Correct, it accelerated slower with the 16t. ...

Correct, it accelerated slower with the 16t.

The 16t was just kind of an experiment, because I was doing mostly city riding at the time and didn't like the stock 15t first gear.
I should have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
I also found that the 16t sprocket made first...

I also found that the 16t sprocket made first gear a little better for street use.
However it made acceleration in every other gear feel kind of lazy to me. I do live and ride at higher altitudes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Correct. It was stock on the 2007 DR. Should be...

Correct. It was stock on the 2007 DR. Should be able to order it.
:freaky

Edit: Looks like it's on the 06 as well -- and maybe some other years too
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
It's good to hear Derek was willing to help so...

It's good to hear Derek was willing to help so much. I always like to hear about good customer service!

But good on you for being willing to jump in and do the work. You will figure the rest of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
The only time I have experienced "hiccuping" is...

The only time I have experienced "hiccuping" is when I have been on the slightly rich side, and then only at high rpm. I ride from about 4,500' and up (125 main, no snorkel, about 2.25 turns on pilot...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Well, ah, --- ah, huh. Well that's a new...

Well, ah, --- ah, huh.

Well that's a new topic. I don't know if I should run out and sale the DR or take an engineering class so I can comment. Heck I am probably mis-spelling engineering. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
That's not my idea of plug and play. I really...

That's not my idea of plug and play. I really think the whole idea is kind of over kill for the DR anyway, unless this sort of electronic tinkering appeals to you as fun.
I sure as heck am not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Rumlover
Suzuki could do it pretty easy in my opinion. ...

Suzuki could do it pretty easy in my opinion. They already have been running a big fuel injected single in their King Quad for several years. Unfortunately it is water cooled, so I am not sure that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Rumlover
Hi ER:beer As usual, good advice! If you...

Hi ER:beer
As usual, good advice!

If you (or others) are interested here is a list of the current Mobil products and there classifications. Looks like only one is officially JASO MA1 rated...
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