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Old 10-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #16321
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AHHHH HAAAA.......thanks Motoboss for the insight, I never noticed that......
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #16322
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AHHHH HAAAA.......thanks Motoboss for the insight, I never noticed that......

yeah it's pretty stupid to have two different sizes but WTF
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:58 PM   #16323
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yeah it's pretty stupid to have two different sizes but WTF
Not if you only have one wrench that size
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #16324
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sounds like I still need two wrenches
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #16325
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sounds like I still need two wrenches
Meh, I never use the 22mm side. The pin in the snail detent holds fine in a pinch unless you're really worried about marring it.

I use a 24mm lightweight combo wrench/tire iron and a wide jaw adjustable wrench in my trail kit to cover most eventualities.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #16326
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As previously said, for a dual-sport like the S which isn't likely to see ultra-low tire pressures, they're unnecessary, make tire changing more difficult, add weight, and contribute to wheel imbalance. I've only seen standard rim locks on off-road only bikes.

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Ill disagree. Seeing friends spin a tire and rip a tube isn't fun. Then everyone has to wait, and bust knuckles. Balancing is meh, wheel weights will fix it easily. Airing down from road preassures of 35psi to 12-15 psi makes a huge difference , and worth every moment (ten minutes?) taking to drill out the hole for the rimlocks.

Also, tire or tube changes are uneffected by rim locks, once proficiency in changes is accomplished. I'm not fast at ANYTHING, but managed to change front and rear tires on a 5 gallon bucket in under an hour, including "test ride" last weekend.

There are tons of good youtube vids for changing tires with rimlocks, the proper order, etc

I manage to mangle each tutorial in my garage ;-)
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:43 AM   #16327
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Thanks for the suggestions on the tires. I've only got a little over 800 miles on the bike so far and I'm already tired of the stock rubber sliding and spinning off road. Pretty good on the highway--but I didn't buy this bike to ride pavement.
Thanks again.
Keep the stockers as sacrificial for gymkhanas and long road rides. They're great road tires.

Best tire I've had offroad is the sedona, followed by k270 wih the k270 last exponentially longer. Sedona was good for 426miles. :-(
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #16328
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sounds like I still need two wrenches
Its not uncommon for two sizes, nut-bolt and the logic is (from the manufacturer's) that two wrenches of different sizes reduces the tool kit as the larger (or smaller ) size is good for another nut or bolt on the same machine.

Had the same on the KLR and on the DRZ the engine bolts on mine are this way too.
I know a couple of friends who change things to work this way on some items to eliminate extra tools in their kit.
It works for me but then I work in Linux too
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #16329
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Looking for something that will track in sand and grip in the mud--street qualities aren't real important.
What say you guys ?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
or
Trackmaster is a bad ass tire for mud & sand i strongly recommend it.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

If u go with TM K760 pick the 120/100-18 for max. & outstanding traction.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #16330
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Hello gang, I just picked up an 08 DRZ-s from my brother and I was going through the tool kit and I found a 22mm wrench. I checked the nut on both axels and they are both 24mm. Does anyone know what the 22mm wrench is for.
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When you think about buying wrenches for the tool kit you might want to do as I did---multi-purpose tools. Since tube repair or replacement is going to be a given at some time or other in the field get the tire spoons that have the box-end wrench on one end. I bought one of each 24MM AND 22MM aluminum versions that came from Motion Pro if I remember correctly. Not that I'm paranoid about breaking down miles from home out of reach of cell service but I do wish to be prepared. My tool kit has every tool I need to service or repair the bike in most instances. Whenever I work on the bike that kit is the only source for tools. Engine or tranny rebuild not included.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #16331
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Addes some goodies today

case savers and rad guards








uni air filter



trail tech temp meter




Also took the carb out will be picking up and putting in a 25pj along with a 147.5mj tomorrow, allready installed the extended fuel screw today, thats a nice piece for sure.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:59 AM   #16332
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When you think about buying wrenches for the tool kit you might want to do as I did---multi-purpose tools. Since tube repair or replacement is going to be a given at some time or other in the field get the tire spoons that have the box-end wrench on one end. I bought one of each 24MM AND 22MM aluminum versions that came from Motion Pro if I remember correctly. Not that I'm paranoid about breaking down miles from home out of reach of cell service but I do wish to be prepared. My tool kit has every tool I need to service or repair the bike in most instances. Whenever I work on the bike that kit is the only source for tools. Engine or tranny rebuild not included.
+1 those MotionPro combo wrenches are really nice. A lttle pricy but well worth the $$ if you need'un in the field.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #16333
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Addes some goodies today

case savers and rad guards

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uni air filter


trail tech temp meter


Also took the carb out will be picking up and putting in a 25pj along with a 147.5mj tomorrow, allready installed the extended fuel screw today, thats a nice piece for sure.

Great mods man!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #16334
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U don't have to carry ur tools all the time or throw them in a tool bag, just strap them on the fram like it's a part of the bike, (learn it from a Dakar rider in France 17 years ago) ...


My tire irons also goes somewhere else on the fram as well...
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #16335
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When you think about buying wrenches for the tool kit you might want to do as I did---multi-purpose tools. Since tube repair or replacement is going to be a given at some time or other in the field get the tire spoons that have the box-end wrench on one end. I bought one of each 24MM AND 22MM aluminum versions that came from Motion Pro if I remember correctly. Not that I'm paranoid about breaking down miles from home out of reach of cell service but I do wish to be prepared. My tool kit has every tool I need to service or repair the bike in most instances. Whenever I work on the bike that kit is the only source for tools. Engine or tranny rebuild not included.
that is what I did. I looked into my tool kit and saw a 22 and 24mm wrenches so I bought two combo tire iron/ wrenches. When I got home I couldn't figure out the 22mm wrench. I will ned up keeping it......
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