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Old 03-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #17956
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Removing DRZ400S helmet lock?

So what kind of tip is needed for that? it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

Anybody know what its called and what size it is?
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #17957
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So what kind of tip is needed for that? it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

Anybody know what its called and what size it is?
I called it a .045x4.5" cutoff wheel.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #17958
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I called it a .045x4.5" cutoff wheel.
Not sure how but this seems to work on a variety of different screw heads, truly a wonder tool.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #17959
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So what kind of tip is needed for that? it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

Anybody know what its called and what size it is?

Often you can break that piece out thats in the middle and use a regular star bit.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #17960
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So what kind of tip is needed for that? it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

Anybody know what its called and what size it is?
It's just a security torx bit. but like others, I just cut it off at the welds at the subframe.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #17961
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...it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

Anybody know what its called...
It is called a Tamper Proof Torx.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #17962
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Dual-sport winter project

This winter I decided to get my son's DR-Z400E plated for dual-sport use and adventure riding. I recorded my project on my family blog:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i...finish-005.JPG

Here is the end result:

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #17963
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Often you can break that piece out thats in the middle and use a regular star bit.
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It's just a security torx bit. but like others, I just cut it off at the welds at the subframe.
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It is called a Tamper Proof Torx.
Thanks guys, definately will not be cutting off the plate that it mounts to on the frame, just want to remove the helmet lock it self and leave the frame bracket there in case i ever want to put it back,

i will try to break off that piece in the middle, if not, off to LOWES then.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #17964
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This winter I decided to get my son's DR-Z400E plated for dual-sport use and adventure riding. I recorded my project on my family blog:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i...finish-005.JPG

Here is the end result:

Very nice
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #17965
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I have been considering that headlight for a while now but then I would have to find a new location for my blinkers....looks really good!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #17966
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Anyone looking to sell a Seat Concepts seat? I'm thinking either standard or tall.



Also, anyone looking to buy a Corbin?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #17967
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I have been considering that headlight for a while now but then I would have to find a new location for my blinkers....looks really good!
I installed the X2 to my stock light bracket and kept the blinkers in the original location. This also allowed more room for all of the wiring between the fork legs and the relays I added for extra lighting and grip warmers.


Looks OK and is more adjustable than the "strap it to the fork" method. Also gets the lights a little higher, better for everything but fog/heavy dust


This is the offroad model(40/70watt?) I wired it so both the hi and low are on when on hi.
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If you want more ad a Hella FF50
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #17968
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I installed the X2 to my stock light bracket and kept the blinkers in the original location. This also allowed more room for all of the wiring between the fork legs and the relays I added for extra lighting and grip warmers.


Looks OK and is more adjustable than the "strap it to the fork" method. Also gets the lights a little higher, better for everything but fog/heavy dust


This is the offroad model(40/70watt?) I wired it so both the hi and low are on when on hi.
Lo

Hi/lo


If you want more ad a Hella FF50


I'm sorry man, but that light is shit. it looks neat on the bike, but its purpose is to show you the way. either do a hid/led refit, or toss it in the bin.

the oem lens is better, throws farther (safer too)
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #17969
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I'm sorry man, but that light is shit. it looks neat on the bike, but its purpose is to show you the way. either do a hid/led refit, or toss it in the bin.

the oem lens is better, throws farther (safer too)
Half my riding is in full dark(I commute daily). This setup, even without the Hella, throws light farther and wider than the OEM. Most of my night riding is 50-65mph on deer infested wooded two lane and it works very well for that. However, if I could afford it I would do LEDs. Two of my customers work for CREE and we have discussed it, but right now it is to much money.

The stator is rated for 200 watts max. The combined load of the lights and grip warmers is 170 watts, getting pretty close but allowing enough to run the ignition with some to spare. And I rarely run everything at once. So far about 8000 miles with no cooked stator, burned wiring, or failure to crank.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #17970
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It depends on exactly what you expect... 55-60mph should still be okay.

Will the stock chain length fit on a 14/49 sprockets?
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