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Old 09-08-2013, 07:16 AM   #20221
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Rustycager, The 705's are awesome on the street. Soft and grippy. Offroad the front tire scares me. It is fairly smooth and round and doesn't like to hold a straight line. The rear is great. They may be good for you at 95% street. I would keep a t-63 front on for your runs through gravel and sand though. The 705 on the rear gives better rear braking grip on the street. I have used both tires and think they are both great for what they were intended for. T63 50/50 705 90/10.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #20222
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Best repair would be welding up the cracks and re-tapping the oil drain bolt thread. Obviously you could also get a new lower case, but that's a lot for money and time. JB... yeah it'll work in a pinch, but I wouldn't ride around like that for any period of time.

If you search around this damage has happened to a few members. The usual cause is reusing the crush washer which leads to over-torquing the bolt.
Had friend do this to his bike. He had the drain hole welded shut and just changed the frame oil. It worked fine, just be sure to ride the bike before you change the oil to get most of the oil into the frame

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Old 09-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #20223
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Had friend do this to his bike. He had the drain hole welded shut and just changed the frame oil. It worked fine, just be sure to ride the bike before you change the oil to get most of the oil into the frame

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I like that idea, probably considerably cheaper than doing it "right".

The ad from Boston CraigsList above has been removed but I saw it earlier. A low mile 02 with the same problem for $1000. This fix would'a made that bike a steal.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #20224
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Hah! Matches my bike closely but that's not me. I'm hoping to fix it and ride it for a while before I think of selling.

Thanks everyone, I'll try to find a tig welder
If your in Boston Harry's Machine in Needham Ma can weld that, they're awesome.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:12 PM   #20225
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Rustycager, The 705's are awesome on the street. Soft and grippy. Offroad the front tire scares me. It is fairly smooth and round and doesn't like to hold a straight line. The rear is great. They may be good for you at 95% street. I would keep a t-63 front on for your runs through gravel and sand though. The 705 on the rear gives better rear braking grip on the street. I have used both tires and think they are both great for what they were intended for. T63 50/50 705 90/10.
For what it's worth, I second this. I've been running 705s on my DRZ this season and I'm impressed. I've never leaned over as much as I have with these installed.

They're admittedly not great in deep gravel and only passable in mud, but I wasn't feeling unsafe and I didn't get stuck.

I normally run something a bit more aggressive so I can trail ride at the expense of burning them off quickly on pavement but since most of my riding has been on pavement this season, the 705s have done a nice job.

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #20226
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Another option is the 700 (I run that up front) and the 244 golden boy.

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #20227
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Hey DRZ fans I thought you might like this ride tale.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8O6...it?usp=sharing
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #20228
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If your in Boston Harry's Machine in Needham Ma can weld that, they're awesome.
Is this the place? http://www.harrysmoldandmachine.com/index.html

Besides that I couldn't find any using my Google foo. Please point me in the right direction if possible!
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:35 AM   #20229
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #20230
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For what it's worth, I second this. I've been running 705s on my DRZ this season and I'm impressed. I've never leaned over as much as I have with these installed.
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third'd. I really really like the 705 on the road but the front is a bit scary offroad. My next front for the street wheels will be a shinko 244.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #20231
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third'd. I really really like the 705 on the road but the front is a bit scary offroad. My next front for the street wheels will be a shinko 244.
I used to run Kenda 270s and I think the Shinko 244 is similar in design and capability.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #20232
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Why not replace the entire lens for something that uses a H4 base?

If dual beam HID is the goal....

http://www.rallylights.com/all/light...-headlamp.html.

The round peg in a rectangular hole doesn't look too weird (put a "lens protector" over it if it bothers you) and the light is fairly easy to mount.

EDIT: BTW, a H3C and H3 use the same base, but the specs seem to indicate a slight difference (2mm) in the position of the filament...
Thanks for the insight. I probably should have done a little more research before I bought that headlight.
So you might be thinking what does this have to do with a DR350 the guy owns.
A little background: a did a RM250 fork conversion on my street DR350. Since the uppers are 49mm like the DRZ I use many of the same parts. I wanted to keep things as stock as possible. Bought a set of DRZ headlight hangers, cut the welded the ears from a DR since they are longer. Headlight and shroud mount up pretty good.
Now I am in the process of converting another DR with the same forks. Looking for something lighter, simplier, and cheaper. The DRZE or what ever headlight I bought looks the same as the DR350 dirt version. It would still looks very stock and save some weight. I thought that I could simply use a HI/low HID to get the hi/low feature as well as a simple way to convert/use the three prong H4 plug. I guess I am going to try to use a hi/low HID and mod it. I don't really need that much light/night riding. Just need something.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #20233
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I used to run Kenda 270s and I think the Shinko 244 is similar in design and capability.
Shinko 244 is butter smooth... Better on and off road.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #20234
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Shinko 244 is butter smooth... Better on and off road.
1500 miles on my 244's on the KLR and the lugs started cracking from the body of the tire. I know, I know... different scenario, just saying.

I really like a combo like 705 rear and 244 front though. I like the front to bite. (and the rear to be quiet)
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #20235
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I've been running the Kenda 270's on the DRZ and they are scary squirrelly on pavement.
Just got a new set of Mefo's, yet to put on, but really like the compound stiffness much better..................
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