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Old 06-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #16
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Thanks for the positive comments everyone. Took her out for a ride, everything works great!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #17
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you lost me at the vinyl wrap, but otherwise nice build!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #18
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you lost me at the vinyl wrap, but otherwise nice build!
The nice thing is it's really just a big, removable sticker. I thought about doing the vinyl in solid white. But, I trusted my instincts that it would not turn out perfect, so I chose a pattern that would hide wrinkles, and small bubbles.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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That is a TM33 not a FCR carb right?
You can lose a couple more pounds by not attaching the plate to the rear "sub" frame, and removing that thing.
I see that you have the dirt grab bar or cut the turn singal mounting tabs. Flush mounts work good in this case. Small taillight right on the fender.
Try changing out the oil in the shock. I went to a dirt shock from a SE shock. Put new oil in it before installing and it was quite an improvement. You already have a dirt shock (so I am told with a 98/99SE).
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #20
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That is a TM33 not a FCR carb right?
You can lose a couple more pounds by not attaching the plate to the rear "sub" frame, and removing that thing.
I see that you have the dirt grab bar or cut the turn singal mounting tabs. Flush mounts work good in this case. Small taillight right on the fender.
Try changing out the oil in the shock. I went to a dirt shock from a SE shock. Put new oil in it before installing and it was quite an improvement. You already have a dirt shock (so I am told with a 98/99SE).
Sorry for not clarifying. It is the TM 33, but the improvement is similar to when I put the FCR on my DRZ. It was bogging at about 7k, so I removed the air box screen, opened up the hole to a full 3x4",and added two discs two the pipe for a total of 7. It pulls clean now all the way through now. I still have a dozen discs,if anyone needs a few, just holler. I did cut off the turn signal tabs, and the tail light I added has integrated flashers. It's tiny, but bright. I will try refreshing the shock before changing anything else in the rear suspension. Thank you!
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:05 AM   #21
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Talk to me about that horn....water proof? I keep drowning my F250 horn, then i need to take it off and get all the water out before it will work again....I guess i could find a shallower route to take, ..... nah.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:24 AM   #22
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Talk to me about that horn....water proof? I keep drowning my F250 horn, then i need to take it off and get all the water out before it will work again....I guess i could find a shallower route to take, ..... nah.
That's a great question, I'll let you know next time I wash it, or do a water crossing. I put Silicone on the connections, because they were a bit loose. For now here's a link to the item http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-SUPER-L...772915&vxp=mtr

The Seller also has dual horns for auto applications if that's what you mean by the f250. I always aim my truck at the biggest puddles too!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #23
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That's a great question, I'll let you know next time I wash it, or do a water crossing. I put Silicone on the connections, because they were a bit loose. For now here's a link to the item http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-SUPER-L...772915&vxp=mtr

The Seller also has dual horns for auto applications if that's what you mean by the f250. I always aim my truck at the biggest puddles too!

well kinda....I put the F250 horn on my DR
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #24
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Will those stickers work on the fork boots?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #25
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I was curious, so I just gave the horn a good dousing with the hose. Still sounds like an angry goose on steroids.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #26
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I think I am failing to understand the question. Vinyl wrap on the rubber fork boots? That's not going to work. The vinyl is only flexible when hot, and it would be nearly impossible to apply. You could try tie-dying them. Make sure you post pictures of the results.

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #27
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I decided to lose the vinyl wrap, and added an Acerbis 4.25 gallon tank, a Maier rear fender and a Seat Concepts saddle. I love this bike!

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #28
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I Likey!

I like it! Did you know the off road only had a different cam? When I had my '97, it was lacking in power as well. I added a kick starter too. But it never ran like I thought it should and was tough to get it to wheelie.
So, I am thinking to get another one.
Very nice what you did with yours!
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