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Old 02-11-2014, 04:24 PM   #21946
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Rode a DRZ400 for the first time yesterday....

cool little bike....

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:41 PM   #21947
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The only blinkers that i have found to be crash proof are the ones that surface mount.


I am parting out my DRZ here, lots of 'rare' aftermarket goodies: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8#post23442488
I use these. They are bright as all hell and viewable from the side and the rear. (They are on the rear fender.)
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM   #21948
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Rode a DRZ400 for the first time yesterday....

cool little bike....

is so cool to see stuff a buddy made on those bikes ... get thrashed ...
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:44 AM   #21949
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Looking for a DRZ

Figure I'll do a shameless plug in here as I'm eager to get on a DRZ. Looking for a scoot in SoCal if anyone is planning on parting with theirs/a friend's.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:02 PM   #21950
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The only blinkers that i have found to be crash proof are the ones that surface mount.


I am parting out my DRZ here, lots of 'rare' aftermarket goodies: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8#post23442488
I have used those and a couple LED versions. Work like a charm.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:52 AM   #21951
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Question E Model hoses?

Anyone know of a source for high temp silicone radiator hoses for the E model? I have been looking to no avail...thx for any help.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:54 AM   #21952
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There is some on ebay called pro silicon hoses or something like that. It took me a try or two before i found the right ones.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #21953
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comparing motorcycle gearing

Interesting site for time when riding is not ideal.

www.gearingcommander.com/ Not every motorcycle is reviewed, but if you can find the primary and transmission and final gear ratios and tire diameter you can look at a ton of information on gearing and gear options.

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #21954
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There is some on ebay called pro silicon hoses or something like that. It took me a try or two before i found the right ones.
Thanks! Found them, and ordered, should have tried there first!
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:10 AM   #21955
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Tuff Lites are the best:

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Old 02-14-2014, 01:21 PM   #21956
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Tuff Lites are the best:

So how easy is the install on the DRZ, I see they need a relay and possibly a special turn signal harness
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #21957
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So how easy is the install on the DRZ, I see they need a relay and possibly a special turn signal harness
The relay is the flasher relay. Grab one on eBay or something similar, and it's plug and play. It replaces the stock non LED flasher unit that's hiding behind the headlight mask.

Then it would just be a matter of connecting the two wires per turn signal.

Seems pretty straight forward to me.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:08 AM   #21958
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FMF Powercore to Q4 - Rejet Needed?

Hey Guys,

I recently swapped my old FMF Powercore4 (pre decibel rating requirement pipe) for a new FMF Q4. The bike has historically ran great with the Powercore4 but it was simply too loud for me on long rides (not that the Q4 is all that quiet either..).

I've started to notice that my idle seems a tad lower and that the choke (cold start enrichment) doesn't seem to have as much effect/change as before - ie the the choke idle isn't much higher than regular idle. Occasionally when I come off throttle after a long full throttle section (highway exit ramp for instance) the motor dies (carb related). It's hard to explain but it kind of "feels" fat/rich. I might be off with that diagnosis - hence why I'm asking for advice/opinions.

I know I can tinker with the idle adjustment and I will be cleaning/replacing the idle jet soon. My question is whether switching from a wide open pipe like the old Powercore (FMF said it's over 100db and a very free flowing pipe) to the Q4 could require a rejet? Complicating things is that I want to install a 1 1/8ths inch FMF insert to quiet the Q4 down further.

Any links to rebuild kits/parts? It's time for a refresh on my beloved DRZ-E as it is getting a little long in the tooth.


Thanks for your advice, I want my ol DRZ to be back and running strong once again!

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Old 02-15-2014, 05:27 AM   #21959
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On the subject of lights. I'm running the Edge tail-light turn signal combo. If they are not mounted too tight, the pivot just fine. I've had my share of downs and they are still holding in there.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:29 AM   #21960
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I'm looking for a fender eliminator for my new DRZ SM. Saw this recommended on supermoto junkie.

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...r-drz400sms/46

Still the hip way to go? Their post was a little old. Anyone have experience with them? Bolt right up and go?
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