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Old 08-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #20131
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Gets me where I need to go.
I'm starting to think I should do as you, Sam. I've only got 30 miles on my 03, started modifications before I gave her a real test. She's been down about three weeks as I've gathered parts and started mods. Prolly would'a been better off if I'd just follow my own advice...

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #20132
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If it's lean, go bigger, not smaller. If you gotta ask this question, get some more experienced help, ya don't wanna burn a valve or piston. Read all the responses, raising the needle a tad sound like good advice.
Ya, the plug is pretty white right now, i hear golden brown is ideal?
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #20133
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #20134
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #20135
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So I just picked up a Dynojet Stage 1 kit. I'm wondering how to pick what jet to use.... My machine appears to be running lean, I'm pretty sure it has stock jetting..

so from what I understand, you go to a smaller main jet for this..I have a 128,130,132,134,136 to choose from.

The bike mostly lives at sea level, I run a K&N filter, and a yosh Tailpipe of some description...No model given, It has some japanese on it, and says offroad.

I'm not too sure about wanting to do the 3x3 mod,thinking of dust/ water issues.

What is a good starting point for a machine running lean?
2008, DRZ400S
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155 Main Jet
22.5 Pilot (stock) Kientech 2.5 turns out from gently seated
Blue Needle
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Recommended jetting from JD:

155 main jet
22.5 pilot jet with the extended screw, or 25 pilot jet with the stock fuel screw
blue needle
clip 4

I might try the needle on a different clip, but it is pretty good right now, 0-4000' feet is where I use it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #20136
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Ok thanks, but I didn't get the James Dean kit, I got the Dynojet...I guess I'll see what size the stock main jet is, it better be smaller than 136!!

So if I want to go more rich, I move the clip closer to the pointed end??
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #20137
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Just picked up a new to me 2005 drz400sm with about 7400 miles. I know it's not a very good picture but I haven't had time to do anything but make a parts list and unload it from the truck. I think I did pretty good on it, ended up trading it for a shogun that I had(worth$600) $150in.

Here is my parts list.

Tires
Chain and sprockets
Front light and blinkers
Coolant reservoir
Clutch leaver
Back brake line
Basic wiring
Battery
Oil and air filter
Carb rebuild kit

I figure I'll probably buy/fix a few other things that need to be done as I find them.

The poor bike has been left out in the weather for a few years with no one to ride/love it. It's really a terrible story. The last owner had even lost the title so I'll have to apply for a lost title and hope that it's a clean one. I don't think it'll be a problem though.


I'm thinking about selling my yamaha rt 180 to pay for all this. I should get enough out of it to at least pay for half of the stuff.

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #20138
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So I'm kinda new to the drz. What are some of the necessary modifications?
I'm talking about trying to make it more reliable not so much as superior.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #20139
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So I'm kinda new to the drz. What are some of the necessary modifications?
I'm talking about trying to make it more reliable not so much as superior.

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Bear Archer, similar to my first pic of my 03. It was setting on the truck as we prepared to take it home. Congrats on your new (eventual) ride. Luv to see an unloved bike make it back to the living. Keep us posted.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:52 AM   #20140
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Just picked up a new to me 2005 drz400sm with about 7400 miles. I know it's not a very good picture but I haven't had time to do anything but make a parts list and unload it from the truck. I think I did pretty good on it, ended up trading it for a shogun that I had(worth$600) $150in.

Here is my parts list.

Tires
Chain and sprockets
Front light and blinkers
Coolant reservoir
Clutch leaver
Back brake line
Basic wiring
Battery
Oil and air filter
Carb rebuild kit

I figure I'll probably buy/fix a few other things that need to be done as I find them.

The poor bike has been left out in the weather for a few years with no one to ride/love it. It's really a terrible story. The last owner had even lost the title so I'll have to apply for a lost title and hope that it's a clean one. I don't think it'll be a problem though.


I'm thinking about selling my yamaha rt 180 to pay for all this. I should get enough out of it to at least pay for half of the stuff.

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The PO can apply for a lost title, you can not. It would cost him $2 to apply for it.

http://txdmv.gov/motorists/buying-or...-of-your-title

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:30 AM   #20141
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Ok thanks, but I didn't get the James Dean kit, I got the Dynojet...I guess I'll see what size the stock main jet is, it better be smaller than 136!!

So if I want to go more rich, I move the clip closer to the pointed end??
Stock main jet is 142.5. The dynojet keys are smaller cause the needle is smaller.

Why don't you follow jetting recommendations that were supplied with the kit?

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #20142
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I like to use vice grips for this, much better bite.
I've used them also. The problem I had was I tightened them up a bit too much and it crushed the washer THE WRONG WAY. It was a pain to get it off then. Maybe if I wasn't so ham-fisted sometimes that wouldn't happen.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:52 AM   #20143
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I've used them also. The problem I had was I tightened them up a bit too much and it crushed the washer THE WRONG WAY. It was a pain to get it off then. Maybe if I wasn't so ham-fisted sometimes that wouldn't happen.
Righty tighty, lefty loosy........
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #20144
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Man I am sure lucky with the DRZ I got. I live at sea level, and it runs great. With temperatures above 50 F doesn't need the choke to start and idle, and not a problem just jumping on and riding right after starting. Good engine response, lugs well, which is what I really care about once I'm in the woods. Has more than enough top end for the fire roads, and when I gain elevation the jetting and HP are still right on. Kind of boring I know not to have to cut and spend money. My riding buddy has a fully modified intake and exhaust, and he doesn't go anyplace I can't and the big difference is when we plan a trip into the high country he has to lean out his jetting and hope it won't fry itself before we get there.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #20145
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Stock main jet is 142.5. The dynojet keys are smaller cause the needle is smaller.

Why don't you follow jetting recommendations that were supplied with the kit?

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Aah, ok that makes sense now! Yes, I should have read the instructions... I've been posting from work, while the kit sits at home....Forgive my ignorance!

BTW, aside from being too lean, the bike has run great since the new cam chain/valve adjust back in spring!!

I guess I didn't need that top end rebuild after all! I just completed a 7400 km round trip to Inuvik and back home, no problems except some bad gas on the way back!!

I will hit 50,000 kms in the next few weeks!

Here's the link to my RR for that one... Still in progress... Inuvik Or Bust!
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