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Old 07-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #19396
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What type of chain?
New or old sprockets?

As mentioned: tension.
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Is there any particular reason that a (>500 miles) new chain would be stretching pretty significantly after every ride?
I replaced the chain without replacing the sprockets, because the sprockets looked like they were in good shape. The chain is a DID O-Ring chain I believe. When I installed it, I had to make it shorter than the stock chain to make it fit (without being at the end of the snails) by about 1 link.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #19397
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This past winter I decided to get my son's DRZ plated so that we would have two plated bikes in the family. A few weeks ago my daughter wanted to go on a longer ride, so we rode up a nearby canyon and came back via a different canyon. We ended up doing 125 miles; mostly pavement, but with maybe 25-30 miles of dirt road and about 2 miles of narrow single track. The scenery was spectacular.

My daughter did really well even though the DRZ is pretty large and heavy for her. She is anxious to go again!

I have posted a trip report, video, and photos on my family blog.

http://gardinerfamilyadventures.word...ide-june-2013/
Great RR. Can't wait to get my kids out. My daughter turns 14 in a month and is already asking about a dual sport when she turns 16.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #19398
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I'm trying to install my buddies SM tires and I don't know why it won't fit onto my S.
The tire is clearly too wide to fit into the brake pads and the sprocket. Please help me get this installed. Do I have the wrong tire size? For dirt I'm running the T63 120 in the rear. This tire seems to be at over 150 and it has rub marks on the sidewall still.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #19399
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Remove the chain slider and refit when wheel is on.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #19400
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Also what sprocket sizes can I run without swapping a chain, for quick wheel swaps? Current setup is 15-44 with 112 links. Or should I just run it with the gearing I have now?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #19401
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I can run 15/41 and 15/45 with one chain setup. 15/45 is very short on the DRZ SM. Max speed is around 60-70mph.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #19402
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Anyone used anything other than rubber insulated strap clamps to mount a pelican case to a rear rack? I'd like to have it secure but easily removable by me. Trying to think of something easy to make and so far all I have came up with is 2-3 aluminum blocks with stainless pins attached to the case. Then weld 4 tabs to the rack with 2-3 being vertical having holes for the pins and 1-2 horizontal and threaded for a bolt/s from inside the case. What do you think?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #19403
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OK, so I got my DRZ-E project all back together and ready for riding, now I just need to get it street legal. What is the best option for brake light switches, can I just put a mechanical switch on from a S model or should I go with pressure switches?

Anybody have suggestions for a cheap but decent taillight? I used the DRC edge in the past, but I wouldn't mind trying something cheaper in case I have to replace from offroading damage. There are some cheap LEd units on Ebay with plate brackets, anyone try one before?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #19404
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i'm using a rocky mountain atv hydraulic switch
i bought two one for each end.

the kit is money well spent, but at least buy the wyring harness

for turn signals i'm using trailer side marker lights, cheap and tough!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #19405
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OK, so I got my DRZ-E project all back together and ready for riding, now I just need to get it street legal. What is the best option for brake light switches, can I just put a mechanical switch on from a S model or should I go with pressure switches?

Anybody have suggestions for a cheap but decent taillight? I used the DRC edge in the past, but I wouldn't mind trying something cheaper in case I have to replace from offroading damage. There are some cheap LEd units on Ebay with plate brackets, anyone try one before?
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #19406
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While I'm here..a couple of pics from the Monongahela NF this spring.






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Old 07-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #19407
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Yo, WayneJ, grew up near Pittsburgh but haven't been to the Mon National Forest for a long, long time.

What is that extension on your headlight plastic? Does it do any good? I have been thinking of doing the TAT and will have to return by slab and that would be a nice little extenion if it does any good.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #19408
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question for Wayne J

Just curious mate, but what's that orange addition to your headlight cowl? I need something like that!

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #19409
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Looks like a cut up homer bucket.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #19410
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Looks like a cut up homer bucket.
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