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Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Things are coming together nicely. Good work! ...

Things are coming together nicely. Good work!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:27 AM
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Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Gebogen, $600 for a completely new front...

Hi Gebogen,

$600 for a completely new front end does not seem like much money to me. Sure, new springs, emulator, and rebuild would cost you $300...but you knew that going into it. I had new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Amen! I ride my DR350 all over the place in 110 -...

Amen! I ride my DR350 all over the place in 110 - 115 degree temps. The last thing I want to know is the oil temperature. :> :> :> :> :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Simba, I don't know. Here are the OEM...

Hi Simba,

I don't know. Here are the OEM part numbers for a 1993 DR350:

2 09443-19010 SPRING, OUTER $4.46
3 09443-12036 SPRING, INNER $5.39

Honestly, any spring with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
An oil thread combined with a MPG thread...this...

An oil thread combined with a MPG thread...this should be fun :> :> :>

Indeed, there are many variables that affect fuel economy.

I do not know all of the variables that AleksanderTheGreat ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi redwine65, Can you please post photos of...

Hi redwine65,

Can you please post photos of your shock? Nothing needed to be machined on my shock and all of the pieces that hold the spring in place are steel, not aluminum. Mine is a dirt shock,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Simba, I bought the two piece OEM pair...

Hi Simba,

I bought the two piece OEM pair from http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/

But, they should be readily available from any online dealer.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24,905
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Posted By Greg Bender
I do hope it helps you. Let me be perfectly...

I do hope it helps you.

Let me be perfectly clear, however, that I did not invent this nor was I the first to adapt it to the DR350. I think the idea or at least the adaptation to the DR350 *may*...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Do you mean this bearing to ease preload...

Do you mean this bearing to ease preload adjustment?
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_shock_spring_bearing.html

I still have mine installed and it was nice to use it yesterday when I fit my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
In addition to checking the cable, remove the...

In addition to checking the cable, remove the drive unit and pull out the worm gear...thoroughly clean and re-lube. The one on my 1999 pretty much seized on me during my Continental Divide ride....
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Recently I mentioned that I rode on a flat front...

Recently I mentioned that I rode on a flat front tire for 10+ miles because I was fed up with that tire and didn't care that I ruined it. Here is why...

Last year I bought a DR350 parts bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM
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Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
On my old 1993, I fit a pair of rim locks: each...

On my old 1993, I fit a pair of rim locks: each 180 degrees out. This helped considerably with wheel balance - though was a pain to change.

I don't run any rim locks on my 1999.

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I run the front at 14 and the rear at 14 - 18 (no...

I run the front at 14 and the rear at 14 - 18 (no rim locks). I've not had any trouble with ripped valve stems.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
A little over a week ago I road home 10+ miles on...

A little over a week ago I road home 10+ miles on a flat front tire (no rim lock). I would have stopped to change it, but I was fed up with this front tire, anyway, and just wanted to get home. (this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Why not buy new? Rocky Mountain has them in stock...

Why not buy new? Rocky Mountain has them in stock for ~$30:
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/2

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
When changing tires, I always pull the axle so...

When changing tires, I always pull the axle so that I can inspect the bearings carefully. A flat repair out on the trail is easier if just the pins are pulled.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,151
Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, an annoying problem, to be certain. I've had...

Yep, an annoying problem, to be certain. I've had the same trouble and went with the same solution as you. Just be prepared to adjust them regularly at the beginning. Braking does get better as they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24,905
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Posted By Greg Bender
How much is left in my Clarke tank depends on...

How much is left in my Clarke tank depends on whether I'm riding dirt or pavement. In the dirt, there is so much sloshing going on that I can get pretty far down on both sides. I've never had to stop...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:31 AM
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Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Thanks for your kind words :> Regards, ...

Thanks for your kind words :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, precisely. Regards, Gregory Bender

Yes, precisely.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:28 AM
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Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Welcome! I would start out with factory jetting...

Welcome! I would start out with factory jetting and move up from there. You can always close the hole back up in the airbox and that should get you where you want to be with stock everything. AFAIK,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,151
Posted By Greg Bender
I'd love to ride it, too. Sure looks like fun :> ...

I'd love to ride it, too. Sure looks like fun :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Cogent Dynamics is shipping my rear shock back to...

Cogent Dynamics is shipping my rear shock back to me today. I am not going to quote prices for Rick, but I would encourage you to contact him directly.
http://www.motocd.com/mc/

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
My personal favorite up front is a Pirelli MT21...

My personal favorite up front is a Pirelli MT21 90/90-21.
Out back, my personal favorite is a Kenda K270 4.50x18.

My perspective: the purpose of pavement is only to get me to and from the dirt....
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Excellent find and post, Tennisbike. Thanks for...

Excellent find and post, Tennisbike. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,151
Posted By Greg Bender
Thanks, Alan! :> Regards, Gregory...

Thanks, Alan! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-29-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,151
Posted By Greg Bender
Nice write-up with photos! :> Regards, ...

Nice write-up with photos! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
By "shark fin" I think you are referencing the...

By "shark fin" I think you are referencing the rear brake disc guard, yes? If so, I have an MSR one on my DR350. There is ample evidence of rock hits and dings (primarily on the leading edge). I do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Welcome mitch199, I think it looks fantastic....

Welcome mitch199, I think it looks fantastic. Congrats!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
It looks like some labels (stickers) are still...

It looks like some labels (stickers) are still available for purchase. Have a look and see if you can find what you are looking for. That may be the easiest route.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:06 AM
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Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, the prices I'm thinking of were for carrying...

Yep, the prices I'm thinking of were for carrying the cylinder head into the machine shop - no remove/replace included. Perhaps there is someone out there who works cheaper than 4 valves for $150???...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
My guy is so swamped with work that I no longer...

My guy is so swamped with work that I no longer take any other people's work to him...nor do I give out his info any more (per his request). So many old time machine shops have gone by the wayside,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Prices are going to vary wildly. I'll throw out a...

Prices are going to vary wildly. I'll throw out a range of probably $150 to $400, depending on the work performed (replacement parts extra, if needed). Low prices do not necessarily indicate poor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
One of the things that tends to lower my numbers...

One of the things that tends to lower my numbers is that I have put on a bunch of pavement miles getting to and from the dirt. When on the pavement for long periods, I fit 16/41 gearing and I am not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Okay, here is some really boring MPG data from my...

Okay, here is some really boring MPG data from my 1999 DR350 SEX. I keep track of miles and fuel carefully (okay, obsessively/anally), accurately recording data at each fill up. I purchased the 1999...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Hario, I am pretty certain that switch...

Hi Hario,

I am pretty certain that switch was Europe (or non-USA) only.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Anonawesome, I am guessing this has...

Hi Anonawesome,

I am guessing this has something to do with your recent carb changes. If you need a new needle overnighted to you, let me know as I'm pretty sure I've got one in the garage.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
I live at ~2000 feet and almost always ride...

I live at ~2000 feet and almost always ride higher elevations from here. On my old 1993 dirt model with the pumper carb, I ran a 37.5 idle and a 132.5 main jet. This worked well for me. When I got up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi tntmo, doggitter pretty much summed up my...

Hi tntmo,

doggitter pretty much summed up my thinking about this. I am not looking for generalizable examples of gains achieved in other models (or other brands) of motorcycles. But rather, I am...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24,905
Views: 2,970,573
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Hario, Thanks for taking the time to post...

Hi Hario,

Thanks for taking the time to post these articles. I've had a chance to read through them and I'll share my thoughts.

The first article comparing the 350 to the 385 and 441 was a good...
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