It feels like my ability to build stuff has exploded recently. Welding, metal folding, CAD, the lathe. That’s all from learning some basic skills. Some of it from watching makers on YouTube.
Continue reading “2022/01/23 Eyes and Mind Open”
I ran across a few examples recently of people learning things “by mistake”. And since I’m pretty much avoiding FB, that post is here….
I recently got a used GoPro 7 black, and it works quite well, except that it occassionally shifts into time-lapse mode and I get hundreds of jpegs instead of my cool action video :(
Continue reading “GoPro and accidental timelapse videos”
I had some “unknown” wheels to “pass along”, and got to measuring them. I also had a spare set of OEM DRZ wheels handy, so I measured them too.
Continue reading “DRZ wheel hub specs”
This comes up every once in a while and it’s hard remember/find the info…
Continue reading “DRZ camshaft options/specs”
Need a place to put some comments and a pile of pictures. So this fairing came to me on a DRZ-400-SM that someone had done a great job of kitting out for ADV riding. Motor was knocking and needed a rebuild, and my plan was/is to return it back to a stock SM and sell off the extra bits.
Continue reading “Lynx fairing (for sale)”
I picked up a pair of DRZs at the start of June. Ryan’s black SM and a blue S (Shane’s). I thought I’d use this (long) post to cover the story of the SM rebuild.
I’d heard about the bike at least a year earlier from Karl. “DRZ SM with a knock”. Ryan and I had exchanged messages, but I figured I’d likely need to replace the crankshaft at least some of the bearings, rings, and get a valve job done. The numbers didn’t look great. A year later, mention of the bike came up, and the price had dropped.
Continue reading “400 SM rebuild (Ryan’s old bike).”
I’ve been beating myself up because I haven’t been getting things done, and sorting out the charging system on my DRZ was one of them.
Continue reading “2020/07/17 – Free power mod (Greasy Fingers)”
So, I’ve been waiting two + weeks for the bottom end bearings so I can put the 400S back together. My impression is that it was not worth it. I would have been quite a bit better off to order name brand bearings.
Continue reading “2020/07/03 – Hot Rods Transmission bearing kit TBK0090”