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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By daverbmxer
Tracking down engine oil leak, found a broken bolt

I need a little help here, I need my bike oil leak free by this coming Friday! So suddenly my bike started leaving puddles of oil on the floor, even when it was not being ran. I wasn't able to find...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Swingarm chain guide

Where can I buy the rubber chain guide that is on the top/front of the swingarm? Mine is so worn it's almost down to the aluminum I fear. Is it normal for them to look worn but still be fine? I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
Crispy engine breather hose

I routed my crankcase breather hose wrong, the one that exits the 90* plastic bit (pcv valve?) on top of the engine and runs to the air cleaner. It was sort of wedged between the shock and exhaust. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
Got my first flat tire yesterday. Noticed a nail...

Got my first flat tire yesterday. Noticed a nail in between the tread blocks in the the rear tire. I called and was quoted $22 for the 4.60/18 tire I'm running. I didn't ask the brand. What is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
My bike does that hanging idle thing too once...

My bike does that hanging idle thing too once warm if I have the thumb turnable idle adjustment up too high. It won't take much.. once warm if set at 1500 rpm it will return as soon as you dump the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
So I was down near a river in the bottom of a...

So I was down near a river in the bottom of a gorge yesterday and a suddenly rain storm came in, turning the clay to a mud that you cannot even walk on. So I had to ride over a mile up a steep...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
What is a good mid range chain and sprocket set? ...

What is a good mid range chain and sprocket set? I think I want to gear my '91 at 14/43 for driving around this God forsaken flat land in North Dakota. Will probably get a 12 tooth for the front to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Not really on topic here.. but if that is your...

Not really on topic here.. but if that is your bike, how do you like the mirror? An old guy runs a bike shop in town and has one of those mirrors. Today I had him order me the 2nd one.. haven't yet...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
Clutch Annoyance

I have a pretty new to me DR that I'm trying to get the clutch adjustment right on. When I first got it, it didn't seem to shift all that smoothly, especially the 1-2 shift. I got it better by...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
I was concerned that the inside part may fall...

I was concerned that the inside part may fall into the muffler and work its way down the pipe. There must be an inner wall to the muffler that the rivet bites into, I was wondering how far away it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
I have a FMF muffler that is rattling because the...

I have a FMF muffler that is rattling because the rivets at the tail end are loose. Is it as simple as drilling out the old ones and riveting in new ones? Are long or short rivets better? Any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
I think I will go with Rotella T 15w40 then. I...

I think I will go with Rotella T 15w40 then. I was told when I bought my bike that the engine was recently rebuilt, but I don't know how long ago. Hopefully the oil won't be too thick for the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Hopefully I don't push anyone's buttons here, I...

Hopefully I don't push anyone's buttons here, I know this topic has been debated a lot.. I have done some reading the last couple days and seen that Rotella oil is fine for motorcycle use. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By daverbmxer
Unfortunately my bike is 100 miles from me right...

Unfortunately my bike is 100 miles from me right now at my parents. And we have had blizzards and below 0*F weather, so it hasn't made sense to bring it home yet. Once the bike is here I will see...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By daverbmxer
Got a free Pelican "style" case from work.

I actually got 3 cases from work, but I do not think 2 of them will work as they are too flimsy. I am pretty new to motorcycle luggage, but have done quite a bit of reading. I am not positive that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By daverbmxer
Friend is looking for a dual sport

I figured I'd post this question for him, since he's not very much into Internet forums. He was looking for an off road only dirt bike in the 250cc range, but I have since convinced him that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Where can I get those lights? :ear

Where can I get those lights? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Cheap Saddlebags

Does anyone have any recommendations on cheap saddlebags? These seem not too bad for the price.. any thoughts?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Motorcycle-Saddlebags-Travel-Luggage/dp/B00946BQAO

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Excellent, thank you. I guess I should have...

Excellent, thank you. I guess I should have known that too had I put 2 and 2 together. :D Hopefully someone will chime in on the gearing then.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
Sprocket swap

I am toying with the idea of riding my '91 DR350S 1000 miles each way from eastern North Dakota to SE British Columbia, on highways the whole way. Once I get to BC I will see steeper rocky logging...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-12-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By daverbmxer
TS250 Manual?

I have quite a bit of work to do to get my '78 Suzuki TS250 back to a running and safe condition. Is there a .pdf version of a manual online or do I have to buy a Clymer, assuming that is the best? ...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Well I'm going to try and revive this bike. I...

Well I'm going to try and revive this bike. I don't think I said it before in this thread, I think because I bought it soon after I posted this thread, but I got a '91 DR350. I absolutely love it! ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
So, if I take a look at the sprocket tomorrow and...

So, if I take a look at the sprocket tomorrow and there is no shoulder on either side, I wonder if I could use a hardware store washer or two to keep the sprocket in place? Perhaps one washer on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Thanks so much! I will try that tomorrow. Will...

Thanks so much! I will try that tomorrow. Will it take most of the slack on the shaft out, or just reposition the chain further away from whatever it was scraping but still have slack? Just...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
Seriously?? How can you tell? I just bought this...

Seriously?? How can you tell? I just bought this bike 3 weeks ago so know very little about it. Do you think it being backwards could cause the scraping?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28,575
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Posted By daverbmxer
I posted earlier about a grinding/scraping noise...

I posted earlier about a grinding/scraping noise on deceleration of the bike. If I let go of the throttle I hear it from the front sprocket area. I was told to take the front sprocket cover off and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
I have a drill and bits, I don't mind doing it. ...

I have a drill and bits, I don't mind doing it. Any tips for knowing where to drill the holes, since when you're holding the fender in place you can't see where the bolts thread into?
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Gotcha. Not sure if it's worth a few more bucks...

Gotcha. Not sure if it's worth a few more bucks to get it predrilled. I saw it for $23.xx on another site but shipping is $7. I realize you are in Finland so you might not buy many things from...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,768
Posted By daverbmxer
Front Fender

I had my bike tucked up under the eve of the garage roof in case it rained last night. I opened the garage door before I even rounded the corner, to hear a loud crack. The front fender is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By daverbmxer
So take the front sprocket protector off and see...

So take the front sprocket protector off and see if it's shiny anywhere inside?

I saw both rollers when I was poking around in there. They are intact and round, but I didn't check the bearings. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By daverbmxer
DR350 chain scraping on deceleration

I just got a '91 DR350S. Everything works great, but on deceleration I noticed a scraping noise. It seems like it's coming from the front sprocket area. On decel the bottom of the chain gets...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Well that's kind of saddening to hear. How can I...

Well that's kind of saddening to hear. How can I check the bearings? I did put in a new spark plug, no difference.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-10-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
That's the one.

That's the one.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-09-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Well in my case I don't think it would make...

Well in my case I don't think it would make sense. How could it lose enough compression in 5 minutes to not run at idle? I have a compression tester that needs to be held into the spark plug hole,...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Not yet.

Not yet.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Ok so I took the carburetor completely apart,...

Ok so I took the carburetor completely apart, soaked everything in carburetor cleaner, sprayed it down passages, etc. All passages seem clear. I was kind of wrong before, my dad didn't actually...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-05-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Yeah, have lots of auto parts stores, just don't...

Yeah, have lots of auto parts stores, just don't feel the need to buy a gallon of that stuff. A bit under pressure with a straw should work. Not sure when I'm going to tackle this, and won't be...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
Well I just called all around our little town of...

Well I just called all around our little town of 50,000 and no one has a sonic washer. One place said they have a gallon thingy of some sort that they drop the carburetors into that removes all the...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
I did have the carburetor apart, just the bowl...

I did have the carburetor apart, just the bowl off. The idle jet was 90% plugged, but other than that the carburetor looked quite clean. What specifically in the carburetor could be malfunctioning?
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,980
Posted By daverbmxer
So you think it is probably carburetor related? ...

So you think it is probably carburetor related?

And just to show further ignorance, the transmission oil does not lubricate the bottom end does it?
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