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Old 01-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #16996
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No test ride = no sale, thats just me tho.
It ain't just you.

17000 miles might mean:
Clutch
Both sets wheel bearings
Stator
Swingarm bearings
Stem bearings
Chain
Cogs
Rings
Piston
Or any manner of worn out / broken stuff. Stuff that costs a lot to fix.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #16997
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Wow, lots of great info right there guys - really appreciate it! I might give the stand thing a try, but will most likely put the purchase on hold until a can get a better look at things in the spring. If it doesn't work out, there will always be another bike for sale!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #16998
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There will be others.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #16999
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There will be others.
That is always the hardest part, isnt it?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #17000
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Are you in Australia? The use of the words "Law Enforcement" suggests American.

There are several threads in the Oz forum covering this subject.
American... sorry just showing my ignorance... I will need to read up on this for I would love to ride down with you Aussies sometime (if I could get a business trip lined up).

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #17001
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It ain't just you.

17000 miles might mean:
Clutch
Both sets wheel bearings (cheap)
Stator (no that is random)
Swingarm bearings (likely)
Stem bearings (likely)
Chain (so?)
Cogs (so?)
Rings (remote)
Piston (again remote)
Or any manner of worn out / broken stuff. Stuff that costs a lot to fix.
Define cheap? Have a leak down test done, pop the valve cover and check the valves. If it is otherwise well maintained your odds are the same as a new one. These engines stand up well if maintained. There are lots out there with way more miles lots with less. Read the FAQs at TT and bear that in mind.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #17002
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That is always the hardest part, isnt it?
.... the waaaaiting is the hardest part... (Tom Petty)
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #17003
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I'm not inclined to overstate the benefits of a seat because one man's perfection could be another's torture device. It is entirely subjective. I've had good results with the Seat Concepts seat, but the only way for you to know for certain is to try one yourself.
Quite right. I'll report back with my views once I have something sorted.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #17004
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Wow, lots of great info right there guys - really appreciate it! I might give the stand thing a try, but will most likely put the purchase on hold until a can get a better look at things in the spring. If it doesn't work out, there will always be another bike for sale!
Good thinking. Your bike is out there, and it's worth waiting for it.

I bought one a month ago that was a good price, and I'm learning it's a mild basket case as I slowly tear it apart (missing fasteners/some 'creative' wiring solutions, etc, etc, etc). I'm too impetuous sometimes.

On the other hand it helps to know that any/everything you need to know is here or on TT...and in my case I'm used to working on a KTM 950 so anything in comparison is straightforward, logical and the manuals aren't written in Germanglish.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:48 PM   #17005
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post20432015

Ride report from a great Arizona ride I took on my DRZ yesterday. Here's a couple teasers.


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Old 01-08-2013, 11:19 PM   #17006
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Springs and valving

I have a 400E and I am trying to decide what rate springs to get. I weigh close to 100kg (220lbs), have a 28l tank and want to use the bike for fanging through the bush and Oz desert trips, when I will need to carry extra fuel and water as well as my gear (though I pack light). I tried the Racetech calculator, but the categories seem somewhat arbitrary, and I am getting a range of different results.

I am thinking 0.50 or 0.52 kg/mm front fork springs and a 0.57 kg/mm rear shock spring might be the go, but I would welcome thoughts on this and what rates other people are using in similar situations.

Previously I have always sent my forks off to be revalved, but I am also wondering how good the Type 1 and G2R Gold Valve fork kits and the G3-LD Shock Gold Valve kits are?

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:27 AM   #17007
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I have a 400E and I am trying to decide what rate springs to get. I weigh close to 100kg (220lbs), have a 28l tank and want to use the bike for fanging through the bush and Oz desert trips, when I will need to carry extra fuel and water as well as my gear (though I pack light). I tried the Racetech calculator, but the categories seem somewhat arbitrary, and I am getting a range of different results.

I am thinking 0.50 or 0.52 kg/mm front fork springs and a 0.57 kg/mm rear shock spring might be the go, but I would welcome thoughts on this and what rates other people are using in similar situations.

Previously I have always sent my forks off to be revalved, but I am also wondering how good the Type 1 and G2R Gold Valve fork kits and the G3-LD Shock Gold Valve kits are?

Cheers,

Adrian
I am 95kg and a steady rider. Like you I have a 28l tank and carry panniers etc for trips out along the Holland Track etc. I found the decision on rate tricky, I ended up using the Racetech vs the Procycle calculater for alternate ends (can't remember which way around). I ended up going for 0.5/5.7, the intent being to err on the side of soft as I didn't want it to be too harsh when going slower and my back ain't what it used to be.... I'm happy with the outcome, should I have gone stiffer? I'll never know!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #17008
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[QUOTE=Psycho18th;20432039]http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post20432015

Ride report from a great Arizona ride I took on my DRZ yesterday. Here's a couple teasers.




That's some gnarly stuff! Looking forward to reading the ride report.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #17009
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Michelin Deserts, who uses them

I have a Baja ride coming up and I was thinking about trying these out. I am going to be riding alot of beaches on the gulf side, pebbles, rocks, deep sand. I am sure they will work on trails and dirt roads. aslo Will a 140 80 18 fit?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:51 AM   #17010
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DRZ owners, a quick question: when did they upgrade the DRZ? Is there a big difference between a 2001 and a 2006?

I was checking into a 2001, but don't want to get an older model if it's not worth it...

thanks for the information!
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