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Old 05-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #18901
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Starting and Idling problems

So, unfortunately I left the drz sitting over the winter without doing the proper winterizing and what do you know, it starts up with a lot of throttle but will not idle.

Thinking the idle jet must be clogged with old ethanol gas, I cleaned the carb and still no luck. I even had the mechanic clean it, and no luck. So I finally took the whole bike in and the mechanic thinks its an electrical problem but can't figure out the exact source of the problem. He suggested a sensor in the carb may be fried or the cdi box may be broken.

Has anyone else had this happen to them? Any help would be awesome

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #18902
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Change the pilot get.
Its so small that even when it's a little clogged it won't function properly.
I added a Pingel petcock to each of my DRZ's so I have an "off" that actually won't let fuel flow.
Unlike my eBay petcock that still flows gas even in the off position.

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So, unfortunately I left the drz sitting over the winter without doing the proper winterizing and what do you know, it starts up with a lot of throttle but will not idle.

Thinking the idle jet must be clogged with old ethanol gas, I cleaned the carb and still no luck. I even had the mechanic clean it, and no luck. So I finally took the whole bike in and the mechanic thinks its an electrical problem but can't figure out the exact source of the problem. He suggested a sensor in the carb may be fried or the cdi box may be broken.

Has anyone else had this happen to them? Any help would be awesome
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #18903
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I have the cheap petcock and indeed it is a piece of junk, but how would that add to the problem?
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #18904
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i favor the raptor valve my self, less money and works as well

the stock pilot jet is way to small for a 125
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:25 PM   #18905
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If you run Sta-Bil treated fuel on your last run of the season (if you have a last run of the season) and shut the fuel off and allow it to run dry you should be good to go on your first ride of the season.
As long as you address the battery issue.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #18906
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I fully intended to put Sta-bil in last fall....and didn't. Would've been the first time I had ever used it.

SEA FOAM is great stuff. I just dump about a 1/4 of a can in and top off the gas. Get on and ride it like hell. Never had a problem with any of my bikes/mowers/weed eaters/etc...
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:41 AM   #18907
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Best bang for your buck lighting solution.

Ideas?

Need to get the DRZ Rally Moto ready, or at least better than it is now, and the lighting situation stock definitely needs improvement.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:47 AM   #18908
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:59 AM   #18909
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Best bang for your buck lighting solution.

Ideas?

Need to get the DRZ Rally Moto ready, or at least better than it is now, and the lighting situation stock definitely needs improvement.
I used the Trailtech X2 HID (had an extension cable tied to it to cover the nav gear)

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:28 AM   #18910
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That looks awesome!

What'd you do to elongate the fairing like that?
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #18911
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Best bang for your buck lighting solution.

Ideas?

Need to get the DRZ Rally Moto ready, or at least better than it is now, and the lighting situation stock definitely needs improvement.
HID from ddm. Cheap easy and stand up well
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #18912
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That looks awesome!

What'd you do to elongate the fairing like that?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #18913
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That fits DRZ400 too.




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Old 05-25-2013, 01:54 PM   #18914
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That looks awesome!

What'd you do to elongate the fairing like that?
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In his sig is the link, it's a great thread I've been following and well worth the read
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #18915
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That looks awesome!

What'd you do to elongate the fairing like that?
Trailtech X2 HID image (from: http://trailtech.net/light_comparison.html )



Basically it's a piece of 2mm thick plastic. What I ended up doing was building the nav tower to be free- standing, mounted the headlight, then 'filled the gap'. I went through a few different versions before deciding to attach at the widest point of the headlight, and cut a hole with the circular saw for the top light. All held in place with cable ties so that if I needed to get to the electrics of my nav tower in a hurry, I could.




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