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Old 06-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #19051
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Hmm, also something to look at. The chain seems to be in decent shape as does the rear sprocket; haven't looked at the front yet. How much play should the chain have, either laden or unladen?

Thing is though, the bike surges just at idle too, so I'm leaning toward the carbs. I guess we'll see once the JD kit gets here, I may ask the Dude for help on the carbs. I've been reading up on them and they don't seem too difficult but I'm worried about screwing something up.
The carb is simple to work on and hard to get off and on the bike. When you do have the carb in hand for disassembly for the needle notice how much tension is required to pull on the black plastic keeper over the needle. You will remember this because it also snaps back into place upon reassembly. It it isn't on properly it will run at idle but just off idle it will be terrible. To jet for Hanford which is essentially sea level select the 0-4000 ft settings. I live in the foothills at 1400 ft and ride in the mountains at 4K-9K most of the time so I run a compromise setting per JD. The bike runs much better at 4K and above than at home altitude.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #19052
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just thought i would share, on my ride home from work today:



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Old 06-06-2013, 04:14 AM   #19053
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:15 AM   #19054
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Cool any maintenance issues? Have you had to do a top end yet?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:14 AM   #19055
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Cool any maintenance issues? Have you had to do a top end yet?
How many stators?
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #19056
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I've mostly been doing standard maintenance (oil changes, air filter, etc.) I just had to replace some seals because i had a mystery leak (now seams solved). No head work, but I should probably check the valves pretty soon, last was sometime at 20k. I'm on my second stator. I need to do the front brakes and fork seals at the moment too(second time for both), as well as desperately needing to do the swingarm maintenance (I've never done it). Had an odo cable go out a while ago, and I'm on my 3rd clutch cable. And I think I'm on my 4th or 5th battery, second starter motor (bought a used one when mine locked up). I think those are the only maintence items, everything else I broke being stupid or was aftermarket. Oh, and lots of tires
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #19057
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SuperMoto mode on my 2013 DRZ400S. Everthing fit great and I will be able to go back and forth between knobbies and the SM tires very easily! Cool.



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Old 06-06-2013, 12:12 PM   #19058
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VERY NICE!! Only thing missing imo is are the SM front forks and plastic guards they come with, they look so much better then the S forks with the accordians on em, lol
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #19059
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SuperMoto mode on my 2013 DRZ400S. Everthing fit great and I will be able to go back and forth between knobbies and the SM tires very easily! Cool.



What wheels are you using? Do you retain the stick speedo drive? Very nice!
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #19060
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What wheels are you using? Do you retain the stick speedo drive? Very nice!
Thanks, they are the RAD MFG wheels and the front hub is compatible with the stock speedo drive unit so I did keep the stock instrument cluster/speedometer. I prefer the look of the stock speedo over the Vapor one in particular even though the speedometer is off by 5-15 mph with the 17" wheels it's not a fast bike but extremely grin inducing.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #19061
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Got a birthday present for my 08 DRZ.

Just hit the 20,000 mile mark also.





Also trying out some new tires, Conti Trail Attack. I went from a wore out 150/60 rear tire to a 150/70 and it is TALL. It feels like an inch taller! Luckily I have some long legs.

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #19062
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Just hit the 20,000 mile mark also.





Also trying out some new tires, Conti Trail Attack. I went from a wore out 150/60 rear tire to a 150/70 and it is TALL. It feels like an inch taller! Luckily I have some long legs.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:45 AM   #19063
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Just hit the 20,000 mile mark also.


Also trying out some new tires, Conti Trail Attack. I went from a wore out 150/60 rear tire to a 150/70 and it is TALL. It feels like an inch taller! Luckily I have some long legs.
I like the bike, but am curious why you have Zeta's with marker lights AND the stock blinkers? Or are those just reflectors?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #19064
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Headlight-octomy

I finally got around to doing the headlight swap I've been wanting to do.

Below are the results.





It still needs a little tweaking but much better light and IMO much better looking (opinions may vary)

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #19065
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I finally got around to doing the headlight swap I've been wanting to do.

Below are the results.





It still needs a little tweaking but much better light and IMO much better looking (opinions may vary)

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