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Old 08-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #19921
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Any pics of these installed on your bike?



Creek I almost got a cross with these tires but I hit an underwater log. So although they are advertised as a mostly street tire they aren't bad off road. See the tire didn't get built up with mud.



Old and new set. Old set had 6000 miles, not the 8000 I reported but there was plenty of tread left for street riding, but I was heading on a big trip to the Northwoods.

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #19922
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I'm at 5500 miles on a D606 rear tire (on the KLR), with probably 1500 left on it. I'd estimate that 70 percent of those are gravel and dirt miles, the remainder on asphalt.

Good wear, good traction, decent price. I'd do it again - even though I have a TrackMaster 2 in reserve...

The DRZ wears Dunlop M51 non-DOT rubber right now.

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Jon, refer to post 20572. I know you have a couple manuals.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #19923
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Good stuff on the fairing 'n lights, Hasenwerk. Thanks.

Guys, got another ton o' parts today, 28L tank, Wolfman Enduro tank bag, LED license plate lites, and the flasher for my LED turn signals. So, pretty much everything is in hand axcept the Baja Designs turn signal switch.

And the seat. Spencer does fast turn around tho so now it's up to Fed EX (outbound) and UPS (home.) OMG!!! What a nightmare trying to shipping labels via internet. Neither company has a fully functional 'net presence. UPS guy at the shipping center said they have just as much trouble with their in-house system. Not a good feeling.

Oh, tires aren't here yet either. Still deciding how I'm gonna do the tubeless. Gotta go re-read all the stuff I've found about it.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #19924
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Creek I almost got a cross with these tires but I hit an underwater log. So although they are advertised as a mostly street tire they aren't bad off road. See the tire didn't get built up with mud.



Old and new set. Old set had 6000 miles, not the 8000 I reported but there was plenty of tread left for street riding, but I was heading on a big trip to the Northwoods.

I think I really would like these, Is the 4.60 x 18 the biggest rear I can get? I think I would prefer a 5.10
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:17 PM   #19925
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I know it may be a pain, but if someone could look up the free spring length for the fork spring on a 2005 DRZ400S, I'd really appreciate it. I have the repair manual for my 2001 but I upgraded the forks to the 2005 and I know the spring lengths are different.
I bought these on fleabay and wanted to see if I should get some shims before I take my forks apart.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eibach-Fork-...e7da9e&vxp=mtr
DR-Z400SK5 ('05-MODEL)

SUSPENSION Unit: mm (in)
ITEM STANDARD/SPECIFICATION LIMIT
Front fork stroke 288
(11.3) -
Front fork spring free length 573.2 561
(22.57) (22.1 )
Front fork oil level 129
(without spring) (5.07) -
Front fork oil type SUZUKI FORK OIL SS-05 - or an equivalent fork oli
Front fork oil capacity (each leg) 710 ml
(24.0/25.0 US/lmp oz) -
Front fork damping force adjuster Rebound 16th clicks turn back -
Compression 13th clicks turn back -
Rear shock absorber gas pressure 900 kPa
(9.0 kgf/cm2, 128 psi) -
Rear shock absorber spring 258.0
pre-set length (10.2) -
Rear shock absorber damping Rebound 13th clicks turn back -
force adjuster High speed 1 and 1/4 turns out -
Compression
Low speed 10th clicks turn back -
Rear wheel travel 295
(11.6) -
Swingarm pivot shaft runout - 0.3 (0.01 )

Front fork spring free length
Service Limit: 561 mm (22.1 in)

If I could only figure out how to advertise a torrent... :)

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #19926
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I think I really would like these, Is the 4.60 x 18 the biggest rear I can get? I think I would prefer a 5.10
5.10 I think would be too wide for the DRZ 2.15" wide rim. Bridgestone recommends the 120/80. They also have a 130/80. Here is a link.
http://www.bridgestone.com/products/...ing/index.html
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #19927
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5.10 I think would be too wide for the DRZ 2.15" wide rim. Bridgestone recommends the 120/80. They also have a 130/80. Here is a link.
http://www.bridgestone.com/products/...ing/index.html
5.10 inches is basically 130 mm. I run either a 130 D606 or a 140 Scorpion depending on what I'm up to. The 140 is 5.5"
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #19928
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Those pics look kind of familiar, were you down between Henderson and Le Sueur ?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #19929
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Those pics look kind of familiar, were you down between Henderson and Le Sueur ?
No. Those pics were taken a few years ago. I have to admit, I really struggle with riding my bike where I shouldn't. This was public property. Not developed or really used so it's easy to justify riding there. On the other had I'm an AMA Member and believe in trying to be a good representative for the motorcycle community. In other words, you get no second guesses.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:56 PM   #19930
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DR-Z400SK5 ('05-MODEL)

SUSPENSION Unit: mm (in)
ITEM STANDARD/SPECIFICATION LIMIT
Front fork stroke 288
(11.3) -
Front fork spring free length 573.2 561
(22.57) (22.1 )
Front fork oil level 129
(without spring) (5.07) -
Front fork oil type SUZUKI FORK OIL SS-05 - or an equivalent fork oli
Front fork oil capacity (each leg) 710 ml
(24.0/25.0 US/lmp oz) -
Front fork damping force adjuster Rebound 16th clicks turn back -
Compression 13th clicks turn back -
Rear shock absorber gas pressure 900 kPa
(9.0 kgf/cm2, 128 psi) -
Rear shock absorber spring 258.0
pre-set length (10.2) -
Rear shock absorber damping Rebound 13th clicks turn back -
force adjuster High speed 1 and 1/4 turns out -
Compression
Low speed 10th clicks turn back -
Rear wheel travel 295
(11.6) -
Swingarm pivot shaft runout - 0.3 (0.01 )

Front fork spring free length
Service Limit: 561 mm (22.1 in)

If I could only figure out how to advertise a torrent... :)

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #19931
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Thanks, I owe you $5.
Those spring lengths are incorrect, they only apply to 00-01 DRZ400S models. All other S,K,E models (not SM) have ~510 mm front springs.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #19932
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Oversized tank?

Figured Id check this thread before purchasing a new tank, I got no results from my WTB post in FM. Anyone have a decent used over sized tank in either yellow or clear/natural that they want to get rid of?

I think I have narrowed down my search to an IMS 4 gallon, but had a clarke before an really liked it so I could go either way.

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #19933
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Don't mean to be the misery guts, but... Take a couple of extra straps because I'd expect that to finish any trip that involved even gravel roads strapped to the rear rack. Folded 4-6mm 5052/5087 H32 aluminium plate would be a better option if you're trying to avoid pannier frames. Even then I'd still be a little concerned about the loads placed on that portion of the sub-frame. Vertical loads have a lateral component when the centre of mass is offset as is the case here which translates into a twisting motion at the sub-frame rail.
I agree. I don't like the engineering as there is no triangulation to prevent twisting. My 20mm square tubing nor my welds are going to break - even if I crash. Replacing the square tubing with a piece of folded plate will result in bending the mounting tabs or twisting of the frame the if attached to the same two tabs.

I think before I go on the trip I may add another piece that goes from the back half of the outer 20mm tube across to the other side of the frame to the exhaust bolt to form a triangle. That way if I crash the plastic fuel can holder will be the piece that gives and not the frame.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #19934
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Tires... I know, I know....

I have two sets of e model rims now.... My current set that are slightly bent and a nice straight set. I am planning on running knobbies on the current not so straight set and butting as close to a 100% street tire on the other set. I am about to start daily riding my KLX every day. I was going to sumo the bent rims but its way too expensive and I'd have to swap chains every time I swap.

I've searched about tires for the e model wheels and I don't come up with much and what I do come up with the tires are discontinued. Best I can find is a shinko 705 and a deathwing for the rear. Anyone else know of any cheap tires I can run that will get a ton of miles out of?

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http://bamarides.com/ride/dual-sport...ead-dualsport/


For a ton of street miles... Bt45


For even better tire selection....

http://bamarides.com/ride/supermotar...-info-thread)/
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #19935
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If anybody is interested, 2007 with only 2,500 miles.

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