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Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a...

So I checked the line - mine wasn't modded with a T-junction. Regardless, there was no fluid in it and the bike won't idle without the choke. Really weird.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
I think you might have saved me from ripping...

I think you might have saved me from ripping apart my carb. Huge appreciation for this.

Last question - does clockwise increase the idle speed? My friend who I ride with knew, but I can't get a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By mrchristian
Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I...

Good to know about the idle set screw. How do I solve the stock vent line issue? Carb should be great - I ride about 200 miles a week and the bike has never sat as long as I've owned it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Finally had my first carburetor problem with my...

Finally had my first carburetor problem with my DR. While riding out in the desert, hitting whoops really aggressively the bike died. After starting it a few times I could get it to stay working if I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
I've run them before in the past and don't run...

I've run them before in the past and don't run them now. Doesn't seem to make any difference, just adds a potentially failure point in the fuel line so I stopped using them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be...

You should try out Kawasaki ownership. You'll be stoked on Suzuki construction after that.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
You can mount them on the holes in the rack. I...

You can mount them on the holes in the rack. I don't think that makes them any more vulnerable than the fender and you won't have to drill anything.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
How rough? Do you need turn signals/high-low...

How rough? Do you need turn signals/high-low switches/etc? Mine was bad - I just ran new cable where I needed to and soldered all the connections. Been good for 15,000 miles now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By mrchristian
Try doing some research and rather than hitting...

Try doing some research and rather than hitting up people in a forum to do the work for you. This is clearly a thinly veiled classified post - it belongs in the marketplace, not here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Might as well drain it.

Might as well drain it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By mrchristian
There's a dirt road that leads north out of...

There's a dirt road that leads north out of Fawnskin out to the Lucerne Valley. Forget the name of it, but its pretty obvious which one - it's the big one that narrows down eventually taking you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Where did you get the mount for the light? I have...

Where did you get the mount for the light? I have the same light but haven't found a good mount - have a clamp on the turn signal but it gets bounced around too much.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Yeah, there's a bunch on eBay.

Yeah, there's a bunch on eBay.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
Ooohh, something new I haven't heard of - what's...

Ooohh, something new I haven't heard of - what's an oil ring? How does it get stuck? Are you just referring to the rings on the pistons? I'm not seeing any evidence that it is burning oil, but my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
I just had a shop put in a new timesert for the...

I just had a shop put in a new timesert for the drainplug. Do you think its possible that a little metal got up into the top end and messed up the rings?

I've got a friend with a pretty extensive...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By mrchristian
In the last month, i've noticed my bike is now...

In the last month, i've noticed my bike is now using oil. Bike only has 17,500 miles. I'm guessing a new rings are in order. Has anyone done this before? Possible for someone with a basic toolkit to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By mrchristian
If your wife really wanted a bike she would be...

If your wife really wanted a bike she would be posting here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
I run the K270's - I agree that they are not a...

I run the K270's - I agree that they are not a replacement for the MT21, but I still run them pretty hard offroad. I wouldn't say they are limited to slow speed dirt riding. They feel loose in sandy...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By mrchristian
I've been needing an offroad jacket. I wonder if...

I've been needing an offroad jacket. I wonder if you can get one in the States.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
You can order directly from Eibach. They will...

You can order directly from Eibach. They will ship to you or you can pick it up at their warehouse in Corona.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Don't get progressive springs for the fork. You...

Don't get progressive springs for the fork. You want the correct straight rate spring for your weight. Progressive springs are difficult to ride aggressively as the spring rate changes throughout the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By mrchristian
Oh man, I know exactly what you are talking about...

Oh man, I know exactly what you are talking about - trail had some sort of generic brown marker and no indication that you are leaving the OHV area. Rode down a crazy trail with switchback stairs. No...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Buy an extra cheap one from eBay or Amazon for...

Buy an extra cheap one from eBay or Amazon for $10 or so. Ziptie it to the regular clutch cable - you'll have a spare all rigged up that you can swap anytime you need it. I've done this with all my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
I think my (lead acid) battery is on its last...

I think my (lead acid) battery is on its last legs - I thought it was toast when I bought the bike a year ago, but it still continues to start somehow. It gets super super weak when I need to hit the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By mrchristian
Agreed. People go way overboard with the 'you...

Agreed. People go way overboard with the 'you need this and that' talk. The stock seats on most bikes are fine - just take a break every so often. I've ridden thousands of miles without wind...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
If you get pulled over, they will check for DOT...

If you get pulled over, they will check for DOT equipment - for tires at least. Depends on enforcement obviously, but I live in a urban area, so I always have everything compliant.



That's some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
What headlight is that? Is it DOT approved? I put...

What headlight is that? Is it DOT approved? I put on a similar light from Baja Designs (SII) but it is not DOT - it's too bright for the road anyway.

EDIT - just noticed you put the LED in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
Not positive this is your problem, but that...

Not positive this is your problem, but that sounds like an air leak in the carb to me. Had the same issue with my Ninja 250.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,415
Posted By mrchristian
Members of this forum go on and on about how...

Members of this forum go on and on about how Craftsman sucks. I've got Made-in-the-US and Made-in-China socket sets both purchased in the last few years. I use the US stuff every day and the China...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
Curious, who has the highest mileage DR350?

Curious, who has the highest mileage DR350?
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
Are you sure the cable tension is set correctly?...

Are you sure the cable tension is set correctly? I would double check that before pulling anything apart.

Mine doesn't burn any oil (as far as I can tell) either at 16,200 miles. Lots of trail...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
Not sure if its the best method, but I give a...

Not sure if its the best method, but I give a couple blasts with one of these every couple of months:

http://www.amazon.com/Tusk-Cable-Lube-Kit/dp/B0039O2OAI

I need to crank it pretty tight,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,913
Posted By mrchristian
I bought the TMS handguards of Amazon for my 350....

I bought the TMS handguards of Amazon for my 350. Paid $30. You can tell that the hardware is a step down in quality from my $80 Acerbis ones, but my verdict is that they are a total bargain. I used...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
I just bought a machined rack off a member who...

I just bought a machined rack off a member who was selling them on another thread. I might have a nice tubular rack for sale as soon as I get time to switch them. More substantial than the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
a That and a good old carb clean should get...

a

That and a good old carb clean should get you going again. I'd do an electrolysis run on the gas tank just because as well.



I bought one - do you have a picture of it on the bike?

You...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,518
Views: 2,568,816
Posted By mrchristian
Just a reminder that you can get better used gear...

Just a reminder that you can get better used gear at REI if you have one nearby for cheaper than new stuff from Walmart. Might require a few visits to find exactly what you want, but worth it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27,070
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Posted By mrchristian
I'm going to grease the linkages this weekend....

I'm going to grease the linkages this weekend. What grease gun should I buy for the zerk fittings (I found two)? Will probably stop at Harbor Freight.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
OK, so I definitely stripped out my oil drain...

OK, so I definitely stripped out my oil drain plug hole threads because I was in a rush. Never felt this stupid before - has anyone ever used a timesert kit for this? Is there a kit that anyone...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mrchristian
You can get a waterproof duffel bag from Amazon...

You can get a waterproof duffel bag from Amazon for $40. Why pay $200 for the same thing?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27,070
Views: 3,293,087
Posted By mrchristian
That's what I do as well. Just make...

That's what I do as well.



Just make sure you insulate the exhaust-side side panel. Things would melt otherwise. I'd do it even if I wasn't carrying bags since the stock side panels are...
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