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Old 07-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #19411
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Homer bucket is custom personified. Wonder if it keeps bugs out of your teeth?

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #19412
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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!!
I'll second the Rocky Mountain stuff. I have the complete DS kit, added a front brake pressure switch. I run their hand guard turn signals that work great. Working great with much bar banging for a couple years now.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:25 AM   #19413
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Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a trail bike that has long maintenance intervals, and reasonable power, cheap and plentiful parts and aftermarket bits. Theres not a lot of choice that isnt a 100hr service interval which is leaving DRZ400 (E in my case as it comes road legal here in Aus) and a few others.
Has there been much changed in the DRZ's over the years?, is there a certain year model thats the best to start from? eg: get 2004 or newer because it came with improved x,y,z etc?

Thanks for the heads up guys.
I've had a read as much as i can but theres just too many pages in this thread! Was hoping someone might be able to set me straight.

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Old 07-02-2013, 02:30 AM   #19414
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DRZ400 bashplate

Does anyone have a bashplate that they are willing to sell or know where to get one cheap?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:43 AM   #19415
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What is that extension on your headlight plastic? Does it do any good?
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Just curious mate, but what's that orange addition to your headlight cowl?
It's an early model 650 KLR windshield. It came off the PO's old KLR. I painted it orange.



Above 45 mph or so it it does a good job of deflecting the air off your chest. My head is still fully in the air flow.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #19416
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Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a trail bike that has long maintenance intervals, and reasonable power, cheap and plentiful parts and aftermarket bits. Theres not a lot of choice that isnt a 100hr service interval which is leaving DRZ400 (E in my case as it comes road legal here in Aus) and a few others.
Has there been much changed in the DRZ's over the years?, is there a certain year model thats the best to start from? eg: get 2004 or newer because it came with improved x,y,z etc?

Thanks for the heads up guys.
I've had a read as much as i can but theres just too many pages in this thread! Was hoping someone might be able to set me straight.

Cheers,
DS

Consider your self in the right Cell Block, open a new tab and order ALL the after market or OEM parts you will ever need

In Aus your in good company, lots of inmates down there to help out locally I am sure, which part of the Island are you in ?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #19417
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move the brake caliper outside the swing arm, wiggle the tire in and then refit the caliper.

You can see the SM front brake in the picture. I have to do it to fit the rear. It still takes a bit of pursuasion to fit between the caliper slider block and the chain guide bits.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #19418
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Does anyone have a good front brake rotor for cheap? I have two, and they are both bent. Also looking for a right side radiator for an E model with the two tubes on the bottom. I have a decent used S radiator that I mistakenly bought on Ebay in case some needs it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #19419
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Does anyone have a bashplate that they are willing to sell or know where to get one cheap?
The cheapest one I saw is at www.procycle.us
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/drz400.html
Otherwise check on the flea market.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #19420
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Question Wuhh, say Wuuhhh ??


What is that monolithic metallic structure you've constructed???

Have we taken up jousting ??
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #19421
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What is that monolithic metallic structure you've constructed???

Have we taken up jousting ??

Advmonster LED lights? If so, how are they?
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:42 AM   #19422
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Oil and filter change

Just a simple question. How much metal particle in the oil filter would be deemed normal? I changed mine today and tore open the filter to have a look and found more than I would have liked to see.

I have had a suspicion for for a while that something is up with my bike. It has a bit of piston slap at low revs occasionally..

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #19423
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Carbon fiber and Kevlar. All tolled still lighter than stock. I thought I'd try the Dakar look. It really lightens the steering and provides better wind protection that the variety of windsheilds I've tried.

The lights are ADV Monster I flood 1 spot, very nice. I run them at 50% with the a high beam over ride. Way bright the dimmer keeps them reasonable for traffic. half again the lumens even compared to running HID in the stock housing. I've had a couple spots on the GS so I went with them again. Good pricing and they seem to last.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #19424
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Two VERY different ways to skin the same cat! Heh heh.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #19425
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Here is a third way to skin that cat.

http://drriders.com/topic5258.html

video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtnlF4XGso

I use this on my DRZ400 and it gets the wind off of your chest and I like the velcro mounting in case I need to jump the bars in a hurry. (deer)
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