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Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Do you still have the side stand safety switch?...

Do you still have the side stand safety switch? If so, when you stand up you are probably pressing down the side stand with your heel just far enough to activate the switch. That is one reason why so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Are you sure about that? I weigh about 10 lbs...

Are you sure about that? I weigh about 10 lbs less and run 0.48 kg/mm fork springs and a 5.7 shock spring and my sag numbers are good. With your springs I can't imagine your suspension feeling right.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
There aren't any cheap mods to get a...

There aren't any cheap mods to get a seat-of-the-pants increase in power. An FCR is $600, a big bore is $500, cams are over $200, a header and pipe is $500, and none of these do much on their own. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 05:20 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Just rinse it with water then let it dry...

Just rinse it with water then let it dry thoroughly before mounting. If you can reach the area you think has surface rust try to knock it off with a brass or nylon brush before rinsing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 03:56 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
It connects to the CARB crap.

It connects to the CARB crap.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
1. I remove the ON/OFF/RESERVE petcock from the...

1. I remove the ON/OFF/RESERVE petcock from the IMS tank and put it on the stock tank instead of the stock petcock?

If you want to keep the On/Off/Reserve fuel cock, otherwise use the stock fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2013, 03:02 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The suspension on the S model was upgraded in...

The suspension on the S model was upgraded in 2002.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 04:28 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The stock mounting locations and hardware is...

The stock mounting locations and hardware is reused, but I used longer bolts to make it easier to reach through the guard.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 02:42 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The forks aren't heavier, the bike as a whole is...

The forks aren't heavier, the bike as a whole is (SM vs E).

Either the S or SM will be fine. Out of the crate, the S is better suited for off road while the SM is better suited for the road. I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Looks like maybe a factory SM fender.

Looks like maybe a factory SM fender.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Its a street legal dirt bike. Its not going to be...

Its a street legal dirt bike. Its not going to be very comfortable for long highway stints, no matter what you do to it. If you go into it with that mentality all will be well. Don't expect it to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 12:34 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I wouldn't paint it. The paint will end up...

I wouldn't paint it. The paint will end up rubbing off onto your bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 09:13 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I added rim locks to my S model.

I added rim locks to my S model.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 11:02 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Get those case savers on there. Just a tip over...

Get those case savers on there. Just a tip over on the driveway has been known to cause broken covers.

And pull the shift lever and round off the back side. From the factory it has a fairly sharp...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2012, 11:04 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I can't help you there because I didn't use the...

I can't help you there because I didn't use the Dynojet needle but basically you want to find out what people using the Dynojet Stage II kit used.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
If the bike is running fine as is I would leave...

If the bike is running fine as is I would leave it alone until you replace the exhaust. I recommend you pick up a James Dean Jetting jet kit when you do because it sounds like the kit you have won't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 10:25 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
In my opinion, compromising on dirt bike tires...

In my opinion, compromising on dirt bike tires just leads to a crappy riding experience both on the street and off road. Good street tires suck off road and good dirt tires suck on road. I ride on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I've crashed hard many times and other than bent...

I've crashed hard many times and other than bent bars (the stock steel bars bend easily so be ready to replace them) all the protective gear (radiator guards, case savers, hand guards, skid plate,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Radiators are expensive to replace. I bought...

Radiators are expensive to replace. I bought Unabikers to protect mine and they have done a great job.

The cam chain tensioner is somewhat of a contentious topic so you may want to do some reading...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 10:10 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Pick one up from the ThumperTalk store, and while...

Pick one up from the ThumperTalk store, and while you're there grab one of the All Balls Counter Shaft Seal kits...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 04:29 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
No real DR-Z specific site to speak of. I buy a...

No real DR-Z specific site to speak of. I buy a lot of parts from the ThumperTalk store. They have good prices, no tax, ship quickly and since they're in Las Vegas parts arrive quickly once shipped....
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 01:40 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
They're great bikes, you're going to love yours. ...

They're great bikes, you're going to love yours.

I really like the Pro Moto Billet rack but they aren't cheap. I'm not a rack guy but if I ever need one its what I would get.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 01:12 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I replace them.

I replace them.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 11:59 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
09168-10002 for the frame (10mm) 09168-12002...

09168-10002 for the frame (10mm)

09168-12002 for the engine case (12mm)

Make sure you orient them properly (pointy side of washer against the bolt head) and do not over-tighten the engine case...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 11:10 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Oil filters from Napa: ...

Oil filters from Napa:

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=PFIPS7931_0183440229

Crush washers from any Suzuki parts retailer. Unless I'm ordering other parts I usually...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
They are sold by Napa under their Powersport...

They are sold by Napa under their Powersport Filters brand, PFI PS7931.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=PFIPS7931_0183440229
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 10:54 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
1. i watched a youtube vid on a oil change for a...

1. i watched a youtube vid on a oil change for a DRZ400SM, im assuming its the same exact process for the DRZ400S?

Yes

2. needs 2 full quarts to be full? can i use full synthetic 10w-40...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 09:31 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
They slow down those quick bar movements when you...

They slow down those quick bar movements when you hit square-edged obstacles like rocks and other similar impediments. When set properly you don't even know you have one until it kicks in, and even...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 03:11 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Also check the screen in the crankcase.

Also check the screen in the crankcase.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 09:21 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
They are Pro Taper Contour CR Hi bend bars. No...

They are Pro Taper Contour CR Hi bend bars. No special tools needed other than a large enough wrench to remove the stem nut (its somewhere around 30mm if I remember right). Its not a difficult...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 09:23 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I did something similar but used all Scotts...

I did something similar but used all Scotts products.

This is what it looked like with the stock computer:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 05:42 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
Those are definitely aftermarket. If holes were...

Those are definitely aftermarket. If holes were drilled in the sub-frame for those it would need to be replaced for me to trust it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 02:29 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The triples and, therefore, the forks bolt right...

The triples and, therefore, the forks bolt right up, but you need to fabricate mounts for the factory speedo and head light or go with aftermarket parts.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
I think you'd be happy with a big-bored DR-Z but...

I think you'd be happy with a big-bored DR-Z but just know the power deliver is different from your old XR650L. My brother had a piped XR650L and it was much more torquey than my DR-Z, but top end...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 12:42 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The higher pressure would likely make it worse....

The higher pressure would likely make it worse. You need to fix the leak.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
For noise, you can install a spark arrestor or...

For noise, you can install a spark arrestor or noise insert if available, and its possible it may need to be repacked.

To fix the frame interference you should be able to loosen the header at the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 09:24 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
No jet kit I'm aware of comes with an idle screw....

No jet kit I'm aware of comes with an idle screw.

If you are thinking about the air adjustment screw, that is sold separately.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 10:09 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The whole "KTM is too maintenance intensive"...

The whole "KTM is too maintenance intensive" argument is tired. If you maintain your DR-Z well there really won't be a difference. We all love our DR-Zs but the KTMs are simply better bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 09:42 AM
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Posted By ptgarcia
The sub frame is aluminum, not steel. There...

The sub frame is aluminum, not steel.

There are also passenger pegs (heavy), reflectors, chain guard, horn, helmet lock, and probably some other things I'm missing.

If you want a bike well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By ptgarcia
- Spare tube and air cylinders and valve in front...

- Spare tube and air cylinders and valve in front fender bag.

- Tools, and miscellaneous spare parts in fanny bag

- Food and water, wallet, cell phone and other personal effects in a Camelbak...
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