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Old 03-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #17761
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I'm particularly wondering about the carburetor, I plan on using my S carb. Will the E cams require me to change my jetting?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #17762
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I'm particularly wondering about the carburetor, I plan on using my S carb. Will the E cams require me to change my jetting?
Most say no but I ended up with way different needle setting than was suggested. Mine was 25 pilot, 160 main, needle 5th clip. That's with a stage 2 dynojet kit.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #17763
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Hi All,
I'm just getting ready for another season of abuse and neglect for my bike so I'm trying to catch up for last years... My bike has about 13,000km on it and the exhaust valves are a bit tight (0.178) instead of 0.2 to 0.3. This is the first time the bike has had the valve adjusted so I'm just wondering, is this normal? I'm used to tappet adjusters so I'm not sure what's normal.
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PS to Canadians, Kimpex has the DRC, Zeta, and almost all of the Dirt Freak products in their Catalog so no need to ship anything.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #17764
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Hi All,
I'm just getting ready for another season of abuse and neglect for my bike so I'm trying to catch up for last years... My bike has about 13,000km on it and the exhaust valves are a bit tight (0.178) instead of 0.2 to 0.3. This is the first time the bike has had the valve adjusted so I'm just wondering, is this normal? I'm used to tappet adjusters so I'm not sure what's normal.
Cheers, Steve

PS to Canadians, Kimpex has the DRC, Zeta, and almost all of the Dirt Freak products in their Catalog so no need to ship anything.
If only you could read their catalogue! and I have a 24 inch monitor, there seems to be no way to enlarge it to a readable size
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #17765
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Hi, got a 03 KLX 400R, and had a few issues that I wanted to resolve before riding season kicks off. First was a weeping water pump, seems to be coming out of the bottom where the gasket is. I heard this was a common issue, but as far as a fix goes, just rtv?...or does anyone have better advice?
The second is my speedo gauge is not registering...its not a factory one, just a basic cheapo ebay style one. How can I rule out if its the gauge, cable, or hub unit? I did pull the cable out of the gauge to check it was installed fully but didnt change anything. I have no problem upgrading to a vaportech or something, just want to make sure I replace what needs replacing. Thanks
Just replace the seal, a new one is $20 and it takes 10 minutes.
i just dont get these backyard fixes...

Is the nub on the hub, behind the nub on the fork? Ive only had mine not register for two reasons, one its broke (cable or gear hub) or its not installed behind the fork nub.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #17766
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New video, how to take out the rear wheel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa1zMN_3Jyg


Needs new wheel bearings so will be doing a video showing how to replace those too when i get them
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #17767
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update on transmission lock up

Update:
I've finally gotten around to splitting the case on my drz. It had locked up on me going 70mph...




To my surprise im not seeing any catastrophic failure right off the the bat, but it doesn't help i don't know what I'm looking at.

Some pitting in one of the gears


On this guy the left gear appears to be fused to the shaft







Any thoughts as to what happened? Hopefully i diddnt split the case for no reason

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #17768
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a good time to get the wide ratio trans set eh!?

It looks like that last gear is seized on there or something.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #17769
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Tank, color, plastics...decisions....

So, I'm gonna get a Clarke tank. Blue or Black or White???

Bike is currently an 06, all stock blue/white.

Keep blue and scratchy = $200 (tank only)
Keep blue but new plastics = $340
Change to all White = $340
Change to all Black = $300 (black plastics available on amazon for $99)

Any thoughts? I keep looking at lots of pictures of all different colors, and can't decide. I will probably wait quite a while on any graphics, since a custom set costs a bit more than I want to spend on it, and all the available stuff is skulls and flames crap.

Need a skid plate too, but that can wait a few months. I am thinking the Hyde plastic one would be cool....should we start that debate?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #17770
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Tank, color, plastics...decisions....

So, I'm gonna get a Clarke tank. Blue or Black or White???

Bike is currently an 06, all stock blue/white.

Keep blue and scratchy = $200 (tank only)
Keep blue but new plastics = $340
Change to all White = $340
Change to all Black = $300 (black plastics available on amazon for $99)

Any thoughts? I keep looking at lots of pictures of all different colors, and can't decide. I will probably wait quite a while on any graphics, since a custom set costs a bit more than I want to spend on it, and all the available stuff is skulls and flames crap.

Need a skid plate too, but that can wait a few months. I am thinking the Hyde plastic one would be cool....should we start that debate?
Option 1 w/ white or natural tank so you can see level.

Skidplate/case savers sooner rather than later so you can keep riding :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #17771
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Now I need to decide whether to rebuild the transmission or to buy a used ready to go engine and transmission. I'm leaning towards a used engine and transmission unit as my top end has 30,000 miles and I had just adjusted the valves for a second time... Also the idea of rebuilding my transmission and screwing something up and not know until everything is back together makes me
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #17772
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Now I need to decide whether to rebuild the transmission or to buy a used ready to go engine and transmission. I'm leaning towards a used engine and transmission unit as my top end has 30,000 miles and I had just adjusted the valves for a second time... Also the idea of rebuilding my transmission and screwing something up and not know until everything is back together makes me
I have no idea how much you want to spend but here is an entire motor.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=drz400
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #17773
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I have no idea how much you want to spend but here is an entire motor.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=drz400
Thanks for the link, I sent him a PM asking about it. The other engine i'm looking at is an 02 E model for $875 shipped. he says it only has 4500 miles on it but he's reading that from a vapor tech speedometer and who know when that was installed on the bike, Looks nice though http://www.ebay.com/itm/drz400-motor...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #17774
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Option 1 w/ white or natural tank so you can see level.

Skidplate/case savers sooner rather than later so you can keep riding :)
I was wondering if you could see the fuel level on the white tank or not.
Really don't like the natural tank...I like the function, but the color just makes me ill.

Already have case savers on. I put 800 dirt miles on last year without a skid, and no problems. I ain't scared!!! (famous last words... )
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #17775
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I was wondering if you could see the fuel level on the white tank or not.
I've heard some people say you can, but I can't on my white Clarke. It's quite solid.

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