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Old 08-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #19921
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D606 atleast for the front is soft and wears fast on the road.
I've only use 3-4mm of a t63 rear in 600 miles @22 psi. I wouldn't say i'm an aggressive rider but I do use the whole tire and both throttle and brakes for all they have at times. It took 100+ miles for the new t63 front @20 to lose nubs. Both seem controlled on side steps no matter wet or dry.
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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Old 08-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #19922
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Hasenwerk, yur spare fuel mount looks the tits. Good on ya.

What is yur wind screen? It looks good too.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #19923
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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
~510 mm
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #19924
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Hasenwerk, yur spare fuel mount looks the tits. Good on ya.

What is yur wind screen? It looks good too.
The windscreen is a Britannia Composites screen.

http://www.britanniacomposites.com

Quite happy with it!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #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
510 OR 511mm
http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/on...category_id=31
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #19926
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Really, 8000 miles? I get about 2,000 from shinko 244 or e700's. From the looks of those tires I'd kill them fast. For a comparison I get about 1,000 miles from a d606 front and rear.... And I ride the rear pretty low tread depth wise.

If those tires really get that type of mileage I'd be really interested, even tho they are a little pricy.

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I got about 1500 miles out of the 606's. I'm not impressed with the tire because they are average on the street and don't have enough grip in the dirt to lift the front wheel. I'm not a believer in trying to save a lot of money on tires because once you mount them they are basically on there for a while. The 301 and 302 last a while because the edges don't get rounded off.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #19927
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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   #19928
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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.

Jon
Jon, refer to post 20572. I know you have a couple manuals.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #19929
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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   #19930
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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   #19931
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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   #19932
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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   #19933
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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   #19934
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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   #19935
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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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