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Old 04-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #18586
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My DRZ400E has been sitting most of the winter. Went to go for a spin, but soon discovered I had no rear brake. Master cylinder fluid is at the full line. Had full rear brake on the last ride. Was going to do a bleed, but a quick G-Search gave me some ThumperTalk.com threads talking about how difficult it is.

Anyone have any tips/suggestions/methods to share?

Thanks!
I just finished replacing the seals, piston, and spring in my drzs rear master. the snap ring was more frustrating than anything.

... the bleeding takes 5 minutes, tops. I had gobs of air in the line after pulling it all apart. refilling the piston area upside down, then inserting everything seems to be the trick.

now I have a firm, very light touch rear brake again. just a big toe in a flipflop will stop the world it seems. ;)

ordered a "rebuild kit" from ebay for $26. so far no leaks. :)
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #18587
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Hi!

I will keep you updated how those fairings turns out. I should have first test samples done in few weeks.

There is picture of two bikes with fairings made using that same mould from website of my friend who introduced me to fairing original maker.

Please keep us updated, put me on the list as very interested.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:43 PM   #18588
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Anyone have any suggestions for a throttle cable replacement? I ordered a motion pro awhile ago and it doesn't even come close to fitting ( too short and the housing at the carb end is straight on both cables).

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:33 PM   #18589
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Anyone have any suggestions for a throttle cable replacement? I ordered a motion pro awhile ago and it doesn't even come close to fitting ( too short and the housing at the carb end is straight on both cables).

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For stuff like that i'll stick to oem parts...
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #18590
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Anyone have any suggestions for a throttle cable replacement? I ordered a motion pro awhile ago and it doesn't even come close to fitting ( too short and the housing at the carb end is straight on both cables).

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Sounds like e model cables, ive used motion pro for years, they always fit perfectly.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #18591
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My DRZ400E has been sitting most of the winter. Went to go for a spin, but soon discovered I had no rear brake. Master cylinder fluid is at the full line. Had full rear brake on the last ride. Was going to do a bleed, but a quick G-Search gave me some ThumperTalk.com threads talking about how difficult it is.

Anyone have any tips/suggestions/methods to share?

Thanks!
Yeah, go buy a $6 brake bleed kit, takes about 5 minutes, I think the nipple takes a 6mm wrench.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #18592
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Please keep us updated, put me on the list as very interested.
What he said...
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #18593
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I'm getting ready for my first real adventure ride through Colorado and Utah. I will be living off my bike for 2 weeks and I have the bike mostly packed up. I'm only waiting on a few more things to come in but I could not be happier with the wolfman luggage rollie bag system I decided to go with. I used a large rollie up top and two medium rollies on the sides.

Packed inside is a sleeping bag, Camping chair, camp stove, pots/pans, soap, clothes, tent and rain fly, tools, 1911 pistol, cell phone with charging chord and accessories, 2 litres of extra fuel and some other miscelaneous small things. Sleeping pad is on top of the large rollie bag.

I will also be wearing a back pack with my camel back and the rest of my camping equipment. I'm trying to go as light as possible.

Here are some pics all loaded up













Is that wolf man setup using the wolf man saddle bag system? I'm also heading out this summer on my first big adventure ride. I'm dialing in my dizzer and was thinking of using the saddle bag system with the same rolly bags that you have there. Nice!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:44 AM   #18594
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Bleeding the brakes is actually really easy on most motorcycles, the DRZ included. Is there anything in particular that you're hung up on? If you really want to make it easy on yourself, you can get speed bleeders. Even a moron can bleed their brakes properly with those.
I haven't even touched them yet, but thought I'd ask first before wasting a bunch of brake fluid.
I guess I shouldn't have read those ThumperTalk.com posts on how hard it was.

I DID order me up some Speed Bleeders, though... I figure this moron can use all the help he can get.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:02 AM   #18595
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I haven't even touched them yet, but thought I'd ask first before wasting a bunch of brake fluid.
I guess I shouldn't have read those ThumperTalk.com posts on how hard it was.

I DID order me up some Speed Bleeders, though... I figure this moron can use all the help he can get.

Hahaha... Cool. I used speed bleeders on my 240sx and they worked really well. Clever little piece of engineering, and pretty cheap too.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #18596
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Is that wolf man setup using the wolf man saddle bag system? I'm also heading out this summer on my first big adventure ride. I'm dialing in my dizzer and was thinking of using the saddle bag system with the same rolly bags that you have there. Nice!
Yea that is the wolfman saddlebag mount with the rollie bags on it. The website says a medium rollie is the largest you can use up top but I saw in some thread that someone confirmed you can use a large and so thats what I did. It is tight but it works.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #18597
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Good info about the wolfman rolie. I went with the 2 smalls on the side and the medium on the top which isn't enough for motorcycle camping IMO. I'll probably buy another medium and one large now that I see you did it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #18598
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Yea that is the wolfman saddlebag mount with the rollie bags on it. The website says a medium rollie is the largest you can use up top but I saw in some thread that someone confirmed you can use a large and so thats what I did. It is tight but it works.
Nice setup! I did the same thing for awhile and it worked great.

I would also suggest you get one of those small cargo nets for your stuff strapped to the top of your duffel. And put something on your exhaust pipe in case you go over!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #18599
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Does anybody know of an alternative to eBay when looking for parts?

Long story short, I want to make my E model more ADV ready, and I was thinking of upgrading to an S-subframe for the added strength. I looked on eBay and the s-subframes that are there seem kinda expensive.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #18600
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tell me about DRZ 400S

got a chance at one for fairly cheap.. 2002 DRZ 400S says it had a radiator leak "and may have over heated" it does run but he says smokes when warmed up but not white smoke. only has 4k miles.. what are the likely problems and how big a deal to fix it? I can't get a look till tomorrow night so I want to have info.. thanks!
is this the right place to post or should I start a new thread?
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