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Old 09-29-2008, 09:26 AM   #1531
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TKC: Tubed or Tubeless?

Need some quick but quite urgent advice: I am trails riding at the w/e, and a set of TKCs are due to be fitted tomorrow as I had trouble getting hold of D606s (I'd previously had TKC on an xtz750, and liked them).

However, a friend advises me that the TKC (tubeless?) is a bad idea as the DRZ rims are not airtight.

So, um, I have no idea what to do..
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:30 AM   #1532
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I suppose you can run tubes in the tubeless tires if you can't get tires made for tubes by trip time.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #1533
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Need some quick but quite urgent advice: I am trails riding at the w/e, and a set of TKCs are due to be fitted tomorrow as I had trouble getting hold of D606s (I'd previously had TKC on an xtz750, and liked them).

However, a friend advises me that the TKC (tubeless?) is a bad idea as the DRZ rims are not airtight.

So, um, I have no idea what to do..

Umm put tubes in your tire
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:56 AM   #1534
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Standard forks(S and E model) work well if the bike is an 03 or newer. I'm stuck with the crappy 2001 forks. :(

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I guess youre refering to the upside down forks on the motard (DRZ400SM) models. Standard E's and S's come with the standard forks, up to 03 the E had better forks(more adjustable) than the S, now they are the same fork. Horses for courses , the sm upside down forks are valved for more of an onroad/motard bias, but do work well off road by report. The standard forks work well everywhere althogh if your a big bloke you may need heavier weight oil and or respringing.

Thanks to both of you. I too have the stock 2001 forks. They will work for now but as my skill level increases I should look at upgrading these? Who has done an RM swap?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #1535
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Umm put tubes in your tire
It's that simple? I am such a goober

Thanks guys.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:20 PM   #1536
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It's that simple? I am such a goober

Thanks guys.
Sometimes you might need to fill it up with air that has fatter molecules so it doesn't leak out the spoke holes but yeah that's all there is to it.

The SM's come stock with tubless tires they just install tubes and use them.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:31 PM   #1537
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It's that simple? I am such a goober

Thanks guys.
Yep, that simple. Don't feel bad though. I was given a lightly used TKC80 front once and wondered if would work with a tube. I knew that spoke rims had to have tubes so I stuck a tube in it and it was fine.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:15 AM   #1538
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Hi folks! been reading this great thread, heres my 2002 drz400e enduro.

Its pretty stock apart from tag bars, seat mod, disc guard,and carbon fibre exhaust guard.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:34 AM   #1539
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Hi folks! been reading this great thread, heres my 2002 drz400e enduro.

Its pretty stock apart from tag bars, seat mod, disc guard,and carbon fibre exhaust guard.
What are the holes in the number plate for??
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:43 AM   #1540
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What are the holes in the number plate for??
It's the common Buick mod for the DRZ.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:28 AM   #1541
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Modded airbox

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What are the holes in the number plate for??
Hi mj, i got the idea from a pro supamoto rider (stephan chambom) . they modify the air box.
A guy who worked for suzi gb told me that when a drz was on the dyno they could get more power out of it by lifting the seat up (lets in more air) apparently its a mod they do.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #1542
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It's the common Buick mod for the DRZ.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #1543
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Hi folks! been reading this great thread, heres my 2002 drz400e enduro.

Its pretty stock apart from tag bars, seat mod, disc guard,and carbon fibre exhaust guard.
What's the seat mod? Lower/gel?
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #1544
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Hi ray, i m about 5" 8 so couldnt touch the ground without leaning to one side. Most people put lowering links on the rear suspension but that loses valuable clearance and changes the fork angle, so i took the cover off the seat, cut a couple of inches out of the seat foam and re stapeled the cover back on. works a treat.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #1545
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Immobiliser

I have a Meta immobiliser on the DRZ (keyless fob), which the previous owner installed at it's one of the most commonly stolen bikes in the UK.

My question is, how much of a liability is this off-road. I've been told it might leave me stranded.

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