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Old 08-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #15586
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Thank you for the heads up .
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:17 AM   #15587
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Honestly, my mechanic does all that for me. I would f%&* it up for sure. Took him 15 minutes including some grinding of the rubber/ metal gizmo into which the larger countersprocket digs.
He is a lifelong rider and a handy guy to have around as I have a bunch of stuff that needs to keep moving down the road. (Read PITA)

definitely to get that gear puller and red threadlock, many thx


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Old 09-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #15588
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Thanks for all the info on the springs. I found a local suspension guy so I'm going to see what he can do.

While my bike is apart, I want to try to lighten it as much as possible, I ride mostly trails, and some roads to connect the trails. So I'm looking for a list, if possible, of weight saving thing to remove to get my bike lighter? I have seen people talking about removing as much as 30lbs, but never a list of what they did. Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:31 AM   #15589
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I have seen people talking about removing as much as 30lbs, but never a list of what they did. Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

Thanks Bob
For me that would include sit-ups and staying away from pizza and beer.......
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #15590
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For me that would include sit-ups and staying away from pizza and beer.......
Now wait a minute, there is only so much I am going to give up for my bike!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #15591
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So I'm looking for a list, if possible, of weight saving thing to remove to get my bike lighter? I have seen people talking about removing as much as 30lbs, but never a list of what they did. Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

Thanks Bob
13.6kg (30lb) is a lot to drop. I presume you have a steel tank...there's a possibility for reduction (if you can get a plastic E model One)
Other things to change or get rid of that may help in reducing weight: Change Standard headlight. Exhaust system. Rear guard extender. Stock mirrors. Lose the Helmet holder. Non-essential plastics. Radiator overflow bottle. Sidestand cut-out switch...........I've even seen people drill multiple holes in bashplates etc to reduce the weight.

HOWEVER they may not make the bike any better, and some mods may be illegal where you are. You'll also have to look at cost v's weight saving. Also keep in mind that many people spend a lot of money on reducing the weight of the bike, then add handguards, bashplates, spare tubes, tools etc.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #15592
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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.
BD headlight, Trailtech Speedo, Trailtech Billet Mount

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #15593
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so nice to those gears, humm so, it got around 2500-3000rpm to play with in lower gears, then leaning out to 2000, then 1500; from 3rd, 4th, 5th gear's. nice


i like the idea from this factory (for competition) ,but i want only a higher 5 i think 8,8 % more gap from first to fith is not enough for a real "wide ratio"!
i never need a fith offroad but often on the pavement and when i gear down (secondary) a more spread in the primary make it more suitable for a mix off on/offroad rides!
a bigger gap between four and five is not impossibel for the 400cc.
is it impossibel to put a 10 or 15% longer fifth in to the gearbox?

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:20 AM   #15594
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are my wishes come true? 27% longer fifth gear from ACT!

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #15595
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no. they completely different forks.

imho, the SM fork is not as good for dirt. it has less travel. also, the S fork is not overly flexxy anyway. i would definitely not switch from the S for to the SM fork for dirt riding.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #15596
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so nice to those gears, humm so, it got around 2500-3000rpm to play with in lower gears, then leaning out to 2000, then 1500; from 3rd, 4th, 5th gear's. nice


i like the idea from this factory (for competition) ,but i want only a higher 5 i think 8,8 % more gap from first to fith is not enough for a real "wide ratio"!
i never need a fith offroad but often on the pavement and when i gear down (secondary) a more spread in the primary make it more suitable for a mix off on/offroad rides!
a bigger gap between four and five is not impossibel for the 400cc.
is it impossibel to put a 10 or 15% longer fifth in to the gearbox?

wider ratio between 2 gears, would render a larger among of rpm drop while upshifting. as long as your motor can provide enough hp to pull at that rpm, it would keep on accelerating. nova's gearing is wide at lower gears closer and closer ratios when go higher gears, it allows less rpm drop in toper gears.


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Old 09-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #15597
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http://www.gearingcommander.com/ is a very good tool to let you see the figures


% can't tell much things, since the stock on of drz400 is quite a bit for anythings
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #15598
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While my bike is apart, I want to try to lighten it as much as possible,
Going from a stock battery to a lithium-iron should save about 5-6 pounds.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #15599
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... % can't tell much things, since the stock on of drz400 is quite a bit for anythings
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Buggered if I know what that means... Is English/American your third language or is it just the drugs?

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #15600
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Has anyone here found a good solution to the 4+ gallon IMS tank radiator "wings" conundrum? By this I mean, a fair bit of fuel is stored lower than the petcock on each side and is inaccessible! Not only does this waste space and weight when the tank is "empty", but it lessens range to only about 200 miles.

I was thinking about running fuel lines from the reserve side of the petcock down into the wings of the tank, but with a gravity-fed carb, this probably wouldn't work as I think the wings are even lower than the float. Is this just a quirk we have to live with or is there a solution?
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