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Old 06-10-2013, 03:33 AM   #19096
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I have 2008 SM Wheels on my 04 "S" ....I was running the stock 15 X 44 gears and had no top end speed, so I went with a 15 X 39 gearing and so far the bike feels great. I have plenty of top end and the bike still pulls fine for the street. I still might change the front to a 16 tooth sprocket and see how I like that, but I just dont want to go too low on the gears.

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try a 16 x 45, works great for me, but i do 70/30 -street/ FS ROADS.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:40 AM   #19097
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I was riding my klx last night and when I got into the trail the overheat light came on. When riding home I noticed the coolant temp was at 160 while going 70mph. It used to stay around 127 at this speed.

I'm pretty sure my radiators are gummed up. What's the best way to go about cleaning them out? I was thinking about boiling then but I read that I should do it in some sort of solution?

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:17 AM   #19098
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I was riding my klx last night and when I got into the trail the overheat light came on. When riding home I noticed the coolant temp was at 160 while going 70mph. It used to stay around 127 at this speed.

I'm pretty sure my radiators are gummed up. What's the best way to go about cleaning them out? I was thinking about boiling then but I read that I should do it in some sort of solution?

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AC Coil Cleaner works great.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_241324-1361-...3123857&rpp=32
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #19099
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Safari Tank.... WTF?

I ordered a 17L (4.5gal) Safari tank, in "natural" from just gas tanks in March.

It was on back order, no big deal.

I was just told they didn't get any in the latest shipment, and it would be another 6-8 weeks. Not sure what the problems is, but the customer service from Justgastanks has been fine. I get quick replies, via email from them. So at least there is that.

I think I am going to try and decide on a different way to go.

I wanted to be able to see the fuel level, but am now thinking of just going with blue. Last I knew (end of March), they had blue in stock.

Anyone have an opinion on this?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #19100
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Not sure how many cans it would take to fill each radiator or at least get enough in there to slosh around. I'll but a few and give it a try tho.

I forgot to mention as well... I came across a web site a while back that had high capacity racing radiators for like $300 a set but I can't find it again. Anyone know where I can get radiators for around $300?

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #19101
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I ordered a 17L (4.5gal) Safari tank, in "natural" from just gas tanks in March.

It was on back order, no big deal.


Anyone have an opinion on this?
The Safari tank are usually 7.4 gal.



Suzuki DRZ400/KLX400 Tank 7.4G - SFSZ-DRZ28 Translucent





Or u maybe thinking of this one instead ?



00-10 Suzuki DRZ400 IMS Large Capacity Fuel Tank 4 Gallon



Ebay usually are fast and reliable. I never had delivery problems when I order via ebay. Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:53 AM   #19102
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I don't mean to butt in, I've been following the thread last couple of weeks just learning about the DR-Z....

Any way, I have the best luck with Rocky Mtn and OEM Cycle. Their sites let you know if the part is in stock, and you get shipping/tracking updates by email. No affiliation with either, just a happy customer.

Sarah


http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/

http://www.oemcycle.com/
Never had a problem with rocky mountain - I almost always order from them. I'm in the same state so "regular" delivery is always next day
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #19103
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i'm liking my accerbis 4 gallon

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #19104
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Well, I have come full circle and after going through several other thumpers arived back at the trusty DRZ400. Having owned a 2006 S model, and a 2005 SM, this isnt completely new to me. I just picked up an 03 DRZ400E and a 2000 E model parts bike this weekend. I will be rebuilding the 03 to my likeing and posting up a fleamarket listing of DRZ parts to unload all the rest. I am also looking for some parts for my build, here is a list of good used items that I hope to find:

-Slip on exhaust
-Hand Guards
-Right side radiator
-larger tank
-S model speedo
-E model carb (someone swapped on a CV carb )

Some items that I will be unloading after stripping down the parts bike are:

-Dirt Wheel set
-2003 E forks
-Swing Arm and linkage
-Rear shock
-E subframe
-2000 E Frame (willing to title it for street use for the right price...)
-Misc engine parts from lower end (good stator cover, clutch cover, transmisson parts)

Let the re-building begin!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #19105
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Anyone have a set of sideracks they're looking to sell that work with hard panniers?
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #19106
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Lowering links

I'd have to have lowering links if I were to ride a DR-Z, even with a shaved seat. I've read and heard that the chain tends to get in to the upper chain roller when the bike is lowered, any of you all had much experience with this? Thanks for any info.

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #19107
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I'd have to have lowering links if I were to ride a DR-Z, even with a shaved seat. I've read and heard that the chain tends to get in to the upper chain roller when the bike is lowered, any of you all had much experience with this? Thanks for any info.

Sarah
I removed the upper one for a while now, and it doesn't seems to affect anything else. The bottom one I keep. In order to go that route u must keep the chain maintained though (up to specs via owner manual, not to tight or to loose).
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #19108
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The Safari tank are usually 7.4 gal.



Suzuki DRZ400/KLX400 Tank 7.4G - SFSZ-DRZ28 Translucent





Or u maybe thinking of this one instead ?



00-10 Suzuki DRZ400 IMS Large Capacity Fuel Tank 4 Gallon



Ebay usually are fast and reliable. I never had delivery problems when I order via ebay. Good luck.

NO. Safari has two tanks for the DRZ. 17L is the one I was going to order:

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=481


Switching to the IMS tank. I figure it'll be about 1/2gal less as advertised, and that I will gain a bit back after a few months. I hear all these plastic tanks stretch out a little. (the 17L Safari is reported to have around 19L of useable fuel after a few months )

Now, does anyone know where to get blue stickers to hide some of the ugly on that big "natural" colored tank?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #19109
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Now, does anyone know where to get blue stickers to hide some of the ugly on that big "natural" colored tank?
Just put some blue dye in your gas
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #19110
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Now, does anyone know where to get blue stickers to hide some of the ugly on that big "natural" colored tank?



SUZUKI DRZ400 DRZ400S Z400 E GRAPHICS KIT CREATORX FBWBL



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Switching to the IMS tank. I figure it'll be about 1/2gal less as advertised, and that I will gain a bit back after a few months.
Safari tank (4.5 gal) is pricey for what it is... My ims hold more that 4.6 gal. I took it to clean it to get it ready for a big ride, when I installed it back on I refill it with exactly 4.6 gal on the dial. The gas level still down 3-4 inches to reach the top.
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