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Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By mark1150
Thanks for all of your help and information guys....

Thanks for all of your help and information guys.
In view of the potential to go pear shaped with the sat nav, I'm going to consider my options.


BTW, I wonder how long a 12 volt battery could...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Fitting a SatNav socket to the XR.

Can anyone tell me where they take their power from in order to fit an auxillary socket to power a SatNav unit?
Also is there a danger of spiking / power surging due to the lack of stable battery...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 1,147,877
Posted By mark1150
Very nice work, what tank and saddle did you use...

Very nice work, what tank and saddle did you use and how did you get them to fit the DR?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,576
Posted By mark1150
DR-Z is "outdated"? Well that's the question...

DR-Z is "outdated"?

Well that's the question and this is my answer.... an emphatic no.
There aren't many bikes that can be a true Jack of all trades, and master of most of them, from commuting to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Interim refitting of the stock ACCT Auto Cam Chain Tensioner

First off thank you once again to all who have pitched in and helped me out thus far, suffice to say that it is heart warming to know that I have help out there when I needed it.

I have a sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Interim refitting of the stock ACCT Auto Cam Chain Tensioner

Guys
My time window is fast running out as I have to use the bike pretty much straight after work this evening, so with the MCCT issues that I'm having can I just remove the new Manual tensioner and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for replying mate.

Thanks for replying mate.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Hi Ron I've already got the MCCT fitted, so...

Hi Ron
I've already got the MCCT fitted, so should I re fit the stock tensioner and redo the whole thing or just go to TDC and follow the rest of your instructions.
Sorry to be a pain but this has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
HELP MCCT manual cam chain tensioner freaking me out

Can somebody help me put my mind at rest.
I bought an MCCT on line and fitted it yesterday.
The instructions were to remove the locking mechanism and spring from the OE auto tensioner, then remove...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Thank you one and all for helping me out, however...

Thank you one and all for helping me out, however is it me or does the link above only stay on page 1 of the how to guide.
Try as I may it won't go to pages 2 -5?
Odd as everything else seems to be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8,653
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Posted By mark1150
I run both, and the above description is as...

I run both, and the above description is as accurate as you can get, however IF I were forced to choose only one I really don't know which one I'd sell; it's that close.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the swift reply Anne Marie, just one...

Thanks for the swift reply Anne Marie, just one last thing which to my shame I should have included in my original question, are these hard to fit, and will the kit come with instructions?

Thanks,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
DRZ 400 S Kick start conversion?

Hi guys,
I've been thinking about adding a kickstarter to my 'S' model but all of the kits supplied seem to be only available for the 'E' model.

Does anyone know of a kit that will fit? or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 640,310
Posted By mark1150
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/853/e...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/853/editig.jpg
This is one of my favourite pictures of my DRZ; taken on a disused railway track.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the reply mate. Every other year...

Thanks for the reply mate.
Every other year it'll be then.
While I'm at it could you tell me what those black plastic protectors are called under the oil filter housing? as I've not seen any on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Please don't think that I'm being a smart arse,...

Please don't think that I'm being a smart arse, but why didn't you do the screen filter cartridge behind the kick starter cover?
The reason that I ask is that I did mine on the last oil + filter...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
IMS Tank being hit by triple clamps

[QUOTE=mark1150;23924972]Hi Guy's
Just fitted an IMS 17ltr tank to the XR, but it's being hit by the triple clamps on full lock.
Has anyone got any experience with these?
I was thinking about...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,264
Posted By mark1150
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m217/mhagerty27...

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m217/mhagerty27/XR400IMSSIDE_zps450e9850.jpg
My 98 XR400, my other bike is a DRZ.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By mark1150
Thank you Tony, I'll give it a go, come to...

Thank you Tony,
I'll give it a go, come to think of it I did struggle to stretch the retaining strap onto the IMS, where in comparison the strap to the OE one wasn't a struggle at all.
Thank you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Ims tank being hit by triple clamps

Hi Guy's
Just fitted an IMS 17ltr tank to the XR, but it's being hit by the triple clamps on full lock.
Has anyone got any experience with these?
I was thinking about maybe drilling and tapping...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By mark1150
Trail Tech 8" Race Light Hi/Low beam conversion

Hi Guys,
I'm thinking about getting a Trail Tech 8" Race light to fit on my DRZ 400, but it only comes as a spot light.
What I need is to be road legal; to which it needs to be switchable form Hi...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Wow you guys are amazing; thanks for the very...

Wow you guys are amazing; thanks for the very swift responses.
I think I'll probably go the switched route with a 2 amp fuse.
Once again thank you.
I'm off out for a while tonight so I'll post a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Cigar lighter / accessory socket feed?

Hi guys,
I'm fitting a cigar lighter / accessory socket to my 03, and was wondering if I should wire directly to the battery via a fuse, or try and splice into the loom?
If it's the latter which...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By mark1150
To save you buying tools unnecessarily i.e. OE...

To save you buying tools unnecessarily i.e. OE tools which you'll not use anyway if you have better replacements, you could ask the question again over on the DR 350? 650? DRZ threads.
There are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Thank you also for your picture. Are there...

Thank you also for your picture.

Are there any more out there?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the picture mate.

Thanks for the picture mate.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By mark1150
Hi mate, IMO, get the best tools that you can...

Hi mate,
IMO, get the best tools that you can afford and you won't regret it, and you don't even have to buy a brand new kit as there are plenty of tools to be had second hand.
OEM aren't the best...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25,124
Views: 4,431,654
Posted By mark1150
Pictures of your sat nav and aux socket set up's please

Hi guy's,
Would it be possible for you to post up some pictures of your sat nav fitting solutions, ditto the aux power socket that powers them up?
As you will have guessed I've just got a sat nav...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,640
Posted By mark1150
Here are a couple of mine......... ...

Here are a couple of mine.........

http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/8112/img0010copytiltshift.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3788/dqfy.jpg

And finally one of my sons and my bike ...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for that, I couldn't remember the...

Thanks for that, I couldn't remember the manufacturers name, thus the question mark.
Imho, I'd buy the tool for the job as it isn't that expensive compared with the price of a subframe, plus it's...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 315,937
Posted By mark1150
And that is exactly where mine reside along with...

And that is exactly where mine reside along with my air cast.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By mark1150
I'm sure that I've seen a Motion Pro? tool that...

I'm sure that I've seen a Motion Pro? tool that does exactly what you require.
If memory serves me, I saw it reviewed in Dirt Rider magazine a year or so ago.
Hope this helps.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By mark1150
I've been unlucky with snaps, i.e. they never...

I've been unlucky with snaps, i.e. they never seem to be secure enough and pop away from each other.
My solution over the last few years is to back them up with those locking buckle type things that...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 315,937
Posted By mark1150
This reminded me of when I was working in a...

This reminded me of when I was working in a garage many years ago.
One of the bosses used to come out onto the shop floor if there was a technical problem.
If he had to do anything upside down...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
I missed the edit when I first read it, bloody...

I missed the edit when I first read it, bloody brilliant mate.
Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Glad it worked out for you mate, as it's a proper...

Glad it worked out for you mate, as it's a proper PITA when it all goes Pete Tong.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
I'm probably going to jinx it now, but that pic...

I'm probably going to jinx it now, but that pic was taken during the longest period of fine weather that we've had in the UK for some time.

However a drop of light rain and some water...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
Thanks mate, although your method was also my ...

Thanks mate, although your method was also my "bush" fix when it first occurred.... found the loose screw later on.
BTW, I should have mentioned that I've recently had the carb off and although the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
This happened to mine while it was on loan to my...

This happened to mine while it was on loan to my son a couple of months back.
Thankfully the fix is easy, just follow the choke lever to it's pivot at the top end of the carb, and you'll probably...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8,653
Views: 1,749,818
Posted By mark1150
RE Carb float baffle

Thank you to XR400R99, xrripper, Dr Lewall, Stretch67, and bscman, for all of your replies.
The carb seems fine at the moment (used for trail riding) so no large jumps etc.
Fingers crossed she'll...
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