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Old 09-26-2007, 10:48 PM   #211
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Who knows where I can download directions on how to use the computer on the bike

I still haven't figured out how to set those trip odos....
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:00 PM   #212
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G'day fellas, thought I'd chime in with a pic of my 05/06 E model.

I bought it a couplefew months ago from a guy on the forums here and what can I say, I'm in luuuurv

Anyhow, it came pretty farkled but the things I want to add are a 17L tank, rear rack and a bashplate. That should keep me amused for a while (not to mention broke)

Currently running Pirelli Scorpion's rather than knobbies as I commute to work and need to compromise a little.

Anyone have suggestions for what I can do to clean the plastics up a little? There are a lot of little scratches and stuff I wouldn't mind smoothing out somehow... just sand with progressively finer pieces of sandpaper till it's all smooth and nice again?

MrPete screwed with this post 12-09-2012 at 03:41 AM Reason: removed photo
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:41 AM   #213
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MrPete,

Save your ribs and get some knobbies on that thing if you're going to ride in the dirt.

Dirtbike tires don't cost that much. I find MT21s to be good in dirt and last fairly long on pavement.

I have some kind of Kenda here in the photo and they last forever.

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Old 09-27-2007, 05:16 AM   #214
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Anyone have suggestions for what I can do to clean the plastics up a little? There are a lot of little scratches and stuff I wouldn't mind smoothing out somehow... just sand with progressively finer pieces of sandpaper till it's all smooth and nice again?
Paint thinner on a rag works really good at cleaning up those small scratches and scuffs in the plastics. Follow that up with some Pledge furniture polish to make it shine.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:51 AM   #215
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Save your ribs and get some knobbies on that thing if you're going to ride in the dirt.
It was more due to the fact that I didn't want to die my first few months back on a bike after a 5 year break. I've ridden knobbies in the rain on pavement... not fun!

Next set of rubber will be a more dirt oriented tyre, at least until I can afford another set of rims for motard fun anyhow...

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Paint thinner on a rag works really good at cleaning up those small scratches and scuffs in the plastics. Follow that up with some Pledge furniture polish to make it shine.
Thanks arkie! I'll give that a shot over the weekend, make my baby all purdy lookin :)
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:57 AM   #216
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Senor Poke it,
Where is that beautiful photo?
Hope you had your warm socks on!







Guess all the folks with Safari tanks are out ridin'!
I know they didn't run out of gas...
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:13 PM   #217
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Wideopen,

The location is the base of the Catalina Mtns, just outside Tucson.

It was a rare snow day in the lower elevations, so I had to get out and play.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:51 PM   #218
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New ride, New questions

Just got it last week, an '07 still running in.

What are the two sets of "mounting holes" under the back fender used for?

And. I noticed two large balancing weights on the spoke nipples. I've never noticed that before. When I mount my new DOT knobbies will I need to have them balanced somewhere?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:11 PM   #219
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Wideopen,

The location is the base of the Catalina Mtns, just outside Tucson.

It was a rare snow day in the lower elevations, so I had to get out and play.
Wow, I figured you were up near Flag somewhere! No wonder you took a picture!
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:46 PM   #220
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Just got it last week, an '07 still running in.

What are the two sets of "mounting holes" under the back fender used for?

And. I noticed two large balancing weights on the spoke nipples. I've never noticed that before. When I mount my new DOT knobbies will I need to have them balanced somewhere?
The "mounting holes" are probably for mounting the rear Suzuki tool bag.

It is a good idea to balance the wheels. Buy some alloy rim weights with sticky back tape, and tape them onto the rim. A static balance is good enough. Put the axle through the wheel, and put a jackstand on each end of the axle. Give the wheel a slight push so it "rests" at the heavy spot. Put some weight opposite, and repeat the process. If you ride dirt, you will want a rimlock, so you will need a few ounces of weight opposite the rimlock to balance it. It makes a difference on the highway.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:54 PM   #221
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yeh gas my bike in australia has 14/47 and it screams at 60 mile an hour but i got 15/47 now but im thinking thats not enough so might try the 15/44 if they stock it as here where i live mate there is nothing but long stretches of road and tracks lol so yeh plus i get sick of chewing through gears
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #222
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Just got it last week, an '07 still running in.

What are the two sets of "mounting holes" under the back fender used for?
If your talking about the ones in the aluminum part of the sub frame.
I dont know but thats where my turn signals bolt up to now.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #223
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My 2007 "S" as it sits currently... lots more mods to come.







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Old 09-29-2007, 06:12 AM   #224
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This pic is just after setting it back right side up, my second ever motorcycle oops and I manage to bust a rib, but not damage the bike!

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as long as the bike isn't hurt your good to go.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:27 AM   #225
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Is it twooo what they say about 28L Safari tanks - that if a DRZ has one there isn't any need for radiator guards?

Answer option 1:
It's twooo! It's twooo!

Answer option 2:
Only the common clay would believe that. You know, morons.
You decide.
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