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Old 06-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #19291
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So, I'm pretty new to the wrenching bit. I have an 06 z with about 9k on the clock that's getting harder to start than I remember. Lots of cranking sometimes. the carb, air filter and oil are clean. It's gotten a couple of new plugs. Still hard to start. It has a yamaha petcock with the vacuum nub on the carb plugged. Could it need a valve adjustment?

or maybe something else I dont know.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:49 AM   #19292
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So, I'm pretty new to the wrenching bit. I have an 06 z with about 9k on the clock that's getting harder to start than I remember. Lots of cranking sometimes. the carb, air filter and oil are clean. It's gotten a couple of new plugs. Still hard to start. It has a yamaha petcock with the vacuum nub on the carb plugged. Could it need a valve adjustment?

or maybe something else I dont know.
Have you done any work on the carb?

Is the pipe stock? If not what has been changed as far as the motor? Pipe, cams, 3x3. etc..

How does it idle and run once it starts?

If it does not idle good, would guess, dirty pilot jet.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:19 AM   #19293
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So the 2003 400E that I picked up needs a carb swap... seems that someone wanted the FCR39 and swapped it for the S model CV carb. I bought a replacement FCR from ebay only to discover that the throttle cables are different also.
Can anyone tell me if I can put the correct "E" throttle cables into the same throttle tube that the "S" cables fit in? DO I need a new tube also, or can I just swap cables?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #19294
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So the 2003 400E that I picked up needs a carb swap... seems that someone wanted the FCR39 and swapped it for the S model CV carb. I bought a replacement FCR from ebay only to discover that the throttle cables are different also.
Can anyone tell me if I can put the correct "E" throttle cables into the same throttle tube that the "S" cables fit in? DO I need a new tube also, or can I just swap cables?
Just swap cables. You really only need the one cable
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #19295
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Have you done any work on the carb?

Is the pipe stock? If not what has been changed as far as the motor? Pipe, cams, 3x3. etc..

How does it idle and run once it starts?

If it does not idle good, would guess, dirty pilot jet.
I'll pull and clean the jets first, it does idle pretty low and sometimes dies when i take off from a stop. Carb first I guess.

thanks
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #19296
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Is there any particular reason that a (>500 miles) new chain would be stretching pretty significantly after every ride?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #19297
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Is there any particular reason that a (>500 miles) new chain would be stretching pretty significantly after every ride?
too tight??
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:16 AM   #19298
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i had to pull the carb on my drz250 twice in 12hrs to get the crud out of the carb.
the second time i added a filter
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:00 AM   #19299
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Is there any particular reason that a (>500 miles) new chain would be stretching pretty significantly after every ride?
What type of chain?
New or old sprockets?

As mentioned: tension.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #19300
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Talking New to me 400E

Just got myself a 2002 400E. I'm a bit handy with the spanners, so when I went to view the bike I managed to haggle the price down ( -£700) to what I thought was a fair deal. So rather than buying a ride it now bike, it's more of a winter project! It's not as bad as it sounds, justs needs some TLC and consumables (rear disc, wheel bearings, c&s, cables etc..). Got a parts microfiche and a Haynes manual and a decent budget to make it a damn fine bike by spring.

Any pointers and a model specific heads up would be great. There must be weak points that need addressing (I've also got a KTM950 - all weak points sorted long ago and it is now a reliable and very very tasty bike).

The bike is going to be used for the trails. I'll need to travel some from where I live to get on them though, so I might need a bigger tank!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:24 AM   #19301
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Something to get me through the summer, rack made from a piece of plywood.


Looks like a wooden stretcher! LOLz. Fitting for a dirt bike, I guess.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #19302
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Looks like a wooden stretcher! LOLz. Fitting for a dirt bike, I guess.
Only thing I would change is the holes. When too large they let the straps/cords slip and can let things shift, etc. And that orange has got to go, that will make your Suzy unreliable.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #19303
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2012 DRZ400S 1700 miles

Picking it up on Saturday.
Had to sell two bikes to my cousin to make room for this one.
Bike has been lowered.
It's too tame for my 17 year old but he has to get over it.
We sold off his TTR230.
He wanted a Yamaha wr250r but he's going off to college in the fall
and I'll be a heavy user of the DRZ.
I have a KLR250 which has been a rock solid bike for me but
I never really felt comfortable taking it out on longer rides.
Going to throw the KLR and the DRZ on a trailer and take them
out to NH and Maine ride some of the back roads.
From the looks of the seat it's not exactly for longer distances
so I bet we will be fighting over the KLR.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #19304
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Anyone got a CA gas cap in their spare parts bin?

I need a recent vintage OEM gas cap for a DZR400-S "CA" tank, (non-rotating type cap, they're usually silver, not black).

I've got a 2007 CA model OEM tank, and the gasket has rotted away.

So, I really need just the gasket, but it seems I can't buy just that.

If you have a somewhat newer cap (or one that that has been stored well and / or seen little use) kicking around in your parts bin, I'd like to buy it from you.

Thanks very much.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #19305
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Anyone know the axle diameter of our bikes? I' wanted to pick up one of those Kaurit Moto Tire Tool and not sure if I need an adapter or not.
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