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Old 04-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #18511
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I installed a FIAMM horn on my bike recently. It wouldn't work, initially, so I hooked it to the battery on my Jeep and it blasted away. After that, it did work on my bike. I don't know why, but there you are.
First thing I did was hook it up to a battery. It worked fine then.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #18512
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Your handle bar toggle switch is may be bad, inside the black box, the low beam connection is shot. Open the housing and check forr power at the connection.
The toggle was removed and replaced with a Baja designs control switch.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:31 PM   #18513
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I appreciate everyone's help getting the part number!

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Oooh, thanks for the link! I was having trouble with search terms. This one is the cheapest I've seen, and it's yellow!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #18514
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i am planning a cross country trip. i love these tires, but i do think ill get a more aggressive rear tire for out west
Most people go the other way. Control of the front end is more important and then the front and rear tend to wear out together
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:03 AM   #18515
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a knobby up front and dual-sport tire out back work very well
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:30 AM   #18516
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I've just picked up a set of 21/18" S wheels for my SM. I had been geared 15/38 with a 108 link chain(-2 links from stock SM chain). I put a 41 tooth rear sprocket on the S wheel for a 15/41 combo. I was able to make the 108 link chain work by putting the adjusters ALL the way forward. The chain slack looks good. I even compressed the suspension as much as I could an checked-stlll had slack. The Michelin T63 appears to have decent clearance from the swingarm. Does anybody know any issues I am overlooking by running like this? I would really like to keep this chain on to easily swap back and forth to the SM wheels.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #18517
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The toggle was removed and replaced with a Baja designs control switch.
Well, sounds like nothing is OEM, youll just have to meticuously go through the wires or re wire it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #18518
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I appreciate everyone's help getting the part number!




Oooh, thanks for the link! I was having trouble with search terms. This one is the cheapest I've seen, and it's yellow!
I got a blue one from hot foot moto. It looked good but the colour faded.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #18519
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Where do I post request for WTB parts?

My 2012 DRZ400-S came off my trailer yesterday, at speed, due to a defective tie-down strap.

Where (what thread) can I post my request to purchase (WTB) parts for it?

Thanks,
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #18520
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My 2012 DRZ400-S came off my trailer yesterday, at speed, due to a defective tie-down strap.

Where (what thread) can I post my request to purchase (WTB) parts for it?

Thanks,
Bob
In a letter to the tie-down strap manufacturer.

But seriously, just post a "WTB" ad in the Parts section of the FM.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #18521
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I would call my insurance agent and file a claim. Then go to the local dealer and get an estimate for all new parts. Then take the money, and shop for aftermarket parts, and upgrades.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #18522
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In a letter to the tie-down strap manufacturer.

But seriously, just post a "WTB" ad in the Parts section of the FM.

Ah, there it is... the "flea market".

Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #18523
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I would call my insurance agent and file a claim. Then go to the local dealer and get an estimate for all new parts. Then take the money, and shop for aftermarket parts, and upgrades.
This!!!!!^^^^^
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #18524
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My 2012 DRZ400-S came off my trailer yesterday, at speed, due to a defective tie-down strap.

Where (what thread) can I post my request to purchase (WTB) parts for it?

Thanks,
Bob
Where are you from?
What was it on?
Is it insured? (Read the fine print of your policy before making a claim... On company here doesnt cover them in transport unless they're on a "commercially manufactured motorcycle trailer")

I always double strap the bike for that exact reason.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #18525
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If I transport my bike on my trailer I have to put 4 straps (4 sides) what the odds on 2 would fail at the same time?? unless they both fail on the same side then I am surly SOL.
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