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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By simbaboy
Cool bikes--have fun. The Canadian side of...

Cool bikes--have fun.

The Canadian side of Lake Superior gets fairly cool (cold in the morning) and a couple of weeks ago I needed my heated gear after Wawa, Ontario.

Tim Horton becomes your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 344,177
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, Anybody up for a RTE on July 8th...

Hello Friends,
Anybody up for a RTE on July 8th (Tuesday).
Maybe, Hell, Pinckney, etc and lunch at The Wooden Nickel in the Mason/Dansville area?
This was FastDadio's suggestion. All credits and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 250,048
Posted By simbaboy
Nice Pictures Sam--I really enjoyed and had lots...

Nice Pictures Sam--I really enjoyed and had lots of fun.
Its too bad your BD only comes once a year!:clap
Thanks StG and RRR. My whole time in St. George was lots of fun.
Be well and stay...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,867
Posted By simbaboy
Sounds good. The next day off for me is Tuesday...

Sounds good. The next day off for me is Tuesday July 8th.
Dual sport vs. all paved?
Of course, Minister Of Home Affairs has to give approval and pocket money!:clap
Simba
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,867
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, I am always looking for riding...

Hello Friends,
I am always looking for riding buddies around Lansing Area and maybe within 60 Miles or so. I prefer dual sport rides over paved only but will do either if the destination has...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,867
Posted By simbaboy
The armor I got has already saved me several...

The armor I got has already saved me several times from major abrasions and major chest contusions-- I go down frequently. Mine is Thor Armor got from Amazon for $150. Certainly worth it. Linky:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Just came back from St. George, Utah area riding...

Just came back from St. George, Utah area riding dual sport with buddies. The DR350SE did very well. No complaints.

I must have hit the side stand against a rock and it got jammed against the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. What would you recommend for a front to...

Thanks. What would you recommend for a front to go with the TM11 rear?
I need something that is DOT and best for sand. Since I only put about 3-5K Miles/yr on a dual sport the longevity is not a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
My next tires will be the 760s--I have heard good...

My next tires will be the 760s--I have heard good things about them. The 270s are good also but are more 50:50 tires and I won't more dirt. I usually wear headphones so hopefully the noise will not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Liking the bike a lot with the recent front fork...

Liking the bike a lot with the recent front fork springs and rear shock spring replacement.

I will look for future tire recommendation--currently have Kenda 270s front and rear. I want something...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thank You. This was an easy to understand and...

Thank You. This was an easy to understand and fairly amusing.
Thanks,
Simba
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
I think the front preload is fine as it feels...

I think the front preload is fine as it feels just a tad bit stiffer than before (the spacers in there are about 4 inches tall).

The rear preload is a bit too stiff as I have minimal sag--I will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By simbaboy
Excellent photography. I love the parks around...

Excellent photography.
I love the parks around Moab and Utah in general.
Simba
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By simbaboy
I and a buddy just did the twisties in the...

I and a buddy just did the twisties in the area--border along the river of Ohio and W.Virginia. He planned the entire routes and I just tagged along. I will see if I can PM you the Garmin files he...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Got the bike back from 'mechanic'---I am very...

Got the bike back from 'mechanic'---I am very happy in most ways. The unpaved farm roads around me are NOT 'suspension challenging' so take this feedback FWIW.

I got the front Eibach Fork Springs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Greg, I meant spring compression tool---any...

Hello Greg, I meant spring compression tool---any shop that has been in business for a few years should have one. They are not expensive but add to their own mechanic's safety.

I will let my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
The place I took it to with 'certified master...

The place I took it to with 'certified master mechanics' did not have a valve compression tool and quoted me 3 hours labor minimum and did not know anything about Nitrogen (the main mechanic kept...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
at $65/Hr I may be screwed. But down the road I...

at $65/Hr I may be screwed. But down the road I may want to take the bike to a bare frame as it is purple currently--what was Suzuki thinking?
Simba
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks You Friends, I hope these guys have the...

Thanks You Friends,
I hope these guys have the tools and can do the spring switch competently.
I replaced the front fork springs myself and really enjoying the bike more. But every time I sit on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks for the reply No tools or confidence. I...

Thanks for the reply
No tools or confidence. I will watch them do it.
Does the rear wheel need to come off or the swing arms?
would it be easier to remove seat, air box and take it out from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, I am taking my 97 DR350SE to a...

Hello Friends,
I am taking my 97 DR350SE to a MC shop to get the rear shock spring replaced to a heavier duty one.
About how long should this take and what is the easiest/quickest way of doing...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,679
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, Here is Mrs Simbaboy dual...

Hello Friends,
Here is Mrs Simbaboy dual sporting on her Burgman 650. She is real quick on her scoot--blows me away everytime no matter what I am riding. I had to get her a TW200 to slow her down...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By simbaboy
I live in Dewitt just North of Lansing. I try...

I live in Dewitt just North of Lansing.
I try to ride almost daily weather permuting even if its just to get a cup of joe in St Johns.
Simba
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By simbaboy
Simba here in the Lansing Area, willing to...

Simba here in the Lansing Area,
willing to travel to ride and eat.
SImba

DR350SE
KLR650
Burgman 650
TW200
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,867
Posted By simbaboy
Hello from Lansing Area, Always looking to...

Hello from Lansing Area,
Always looking to riding within 100 Miles or so--all street or dual sport.
I have not found any trails around here.
Simba
Dewitt, MI

Hey Dyno, remember this bike? I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,679
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Sam, Apparently the entire State of MI...

Hello Sam,
Apparently the entire State of MI has some great golfing but this 'sport' has not been for me. Everywhere you look there are some excellent public and private courses. Come on over any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
FIXED. Thanks. If on a DR350 both the...

FIXED. Thanks.
If on a DR350 both the running (tail) light and brake light go out at the same time (and a new bulb does not fix the issue) check the common ground to the light housing itself. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
hello Friends, 1. Noticed that my rear...

hello Friends,

1. Noticed that my rear running light/brake light not coming on. So I replaced the bulb and still the bulb not lighting up (I also used dielectric grease tried other new bulbs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thank You friends, I will let you know what I...

Thank You friends, I will let you know what I think once I get 1. the front forks springs replaced and 2. after I get the rear spring done. I emailed Jesse and he advised their 8.1 rear shock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, I received my new Eibach front...

Hello Friends,
I received my new Eibach front fork springs (0.47kg/mm) and was wondering if there is a simple way to remove the stock ones and replace with these. I would prefer not to pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thank You Friends, All of you have been...

Thank You Friends,
All of you have been extremely helpful. On my old KLR650 I had just replaced the rear spring and front progressive springs and was very happy with the results and will begin with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks for your help. I already ordered the...

Thanks for your help. I already ordered the Eibach Front fork springs from Amazon. Hopefuly, they will stiffen up the ride a bit.

I am still looking for recommendations for rear spring--I am...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks Everybody, I checked on the link for...

Thanks Everybody, I checked on the link for Eibach and these should work on my 97 DR350SE. I am also about 240ibs. I have ordered them already from Amazon. I should be able to install them myself....
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Had to look it up as med school was a long time...

Had to look it up as med school was a long time ago. It should be self limiting but look out for nervous system symptoms--headache, stiff neck, nausea, etc as this could be serious. I hope you and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. Please provide links. Thanks again. ...

Thanks. Please provide links. Thanks again.
How do I know if I need a Nitrogen charge?
All I think I need is a stiffer spring to handle my weight and some progressive springs for front. I am not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 2,939,677
Posted By simbaboy
Really Liking my 97 DR350SE

and its a keeper.

I have made the decision to start investing in this bike as my main dual sport bike. The next step is to get a more stiffer spring and get progressive springs for the front...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 344,177
Posted By simbaboy
It was fantastic paved riding. I don't think I...

It was fantastic paved riding. I don't think I would ever go to Deals Gap for twisties again. Rear brakes and clutch got a real work out.

Simba
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 344,177
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, My Lake Superior Circle Tour...

Hello Friends,

My Lake Superior Circle Tour did not happen as riding buddies could not get days off. Instead I and a riding buddy did 2 days of paved riding on the border of Ohio and West...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 250,048
Posted By simbaboy
Nice RR and PICS! Hey StG where is the new...

Nice RR and PICS!
Hey StG where is the new Orange KoolAid?
Imu
(Simba)

EDIT: Never mind, I saw several pics with it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By simbaboy
Intent is half the victory. And most of the time...

Intent is half the victory. And most of the time only the intent is in your control.

Not a bust at all. You had victory.

Simba
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