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Old 05-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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I just got the S version. What is the best bang for the buck to get more power out of it? I am cheep and don’t want to spend a lot of money and I don’t really want it to be super loud.
Most guys add a pipe or drill out the stock exhaust, but mostly you get noise/thunder without much power benefit. You do save some weight though. Personally, I wanted quiet and am running the stock exhaust - it works fine.

It's pretty hard to beat the 3x3 mod - it will give you a couple horse for $60 or so. You cut a 3"x3" hole in the top of the airbox (can be done in-situ with a hot putty knife), fit the needle and CV diaphragm spring from a DynoJet Stage 1 kit, and replace the main jet and pilot jet - I think I used a 142.5 and 25 respectively for a sea level bike as per Burns' suggestions in Thumpertalk.

I'm turning mine into an adventure bike that I can ride trails also. List of mods: TT case guards, Acerbis hand guards, protaper fat bar with riser adapters, spider grips, white bros skid plate, Suzuki luggage rack, Dirt Bagz soft bags and standoffs, Clarke 3.9 gallon tank.

The seat is an unsolved problem. I want to try an SDG, but they've been back-ordered forever.

Great bike.

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Old 05-06-2007, 11:39 AM   #17
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I just finished bolting tag, lights, GPS etc. on my DRZ this morning. Took it on the first street ride with DOT knobbies. Bike felt great. Going on a ride today.

Glad to see you like it! I'm looking forward to reading about some of your rides & seeing pictures! I know Colorado has some beautiful riding country!!
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:07 PM   #18
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Also, my accelerator pump squirts too long, so I'll order the CRF 450 kit for it.
On my FCR, I was able to bend the tab that the accelerator pump lever rests on and adjust the duration with that. Thought I might have to file it, but a small 3mm bend reduced the squirt from 3 seconds to a little over 1 sec.
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:08 PM   #19
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Thanks! I did a little more research & figured out the famed "Taffy Mod". I had seen it mentioned a bunch of times, but hadn't seen a "how to" anywhere. After a little help from Eddie, i found a couple of pic's from guys that had done it &, well you know what they say about pictures...

Needless to say, I'll be off tomorrow to buy a 3/32 colar from the hobby store. Here's a couple of links with pic's that explain a great deal about the mod...

http://docta-zaius.freeservers.com/whats_new.html


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD832&P=7
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:47 PM   #20
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KVO, Dude that thing looks awsome!! Nice work!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1178419951
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:24 PM   #21
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KVO, Dude that thing looks awsome!! Nice work!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1178419951
Thanks 46! I have put way more time than money into it. The motor is the most impressive part. With help from my good friend Dave, we built a 500 out of it. I have hopes of getting it dynoed pretty soon. My areas only DRZ 500. near 750 miles on it and still runs great.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:40 PM   #22
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Hey guys, just brought home an ’07 S… its fantastic! What a fun, capable, and versatile little bike; and great motor. I just love not having to: load the bike, wrestle the trailer around, mix the gas, bla bla bla. All those years of motocross wore me down. But, thankfully, all those motocross years really lend themselves well now to riding the DRZ on the road (and, of course, off the road). I’m really happy I didn’t get a road-only bike; the DRZ allowed me not to have to change my riding style. And its light and small, compared to all those mega dual sports out there… those would NOT be for me.

Anyway, I’ve got a couple of bolt-on essentials and some new gear on the way. (I believe in being an excellent rider, not excellent modifier, shiny-part-installer… different philosophy). And then it’s summer on the road/trails/woods… everywhere!

Have fun guys… ride safe.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:01 AM   #23
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Best bang for the buck inexpensively is the 3 x 3 with jetting and gear a little lower. Here's mine packed from a ride over the weekend....I rode down from St. Louis with a few ADVer's to Arkansas and did a section of the TAT. A little over 1000 miles in 3 days. We hit gravel roads as much as possible and even tight ATV trails in southern Missouri. If you have not rode western Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains you need to. What an awesome place. BTW - yes I took too much crap but the bike carried it fine at 60 to 65 mph. Low speed manuevering was another story.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:44 PM   #24
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Here's mine packed from a ride over the weekend..... A little over 1000 miles in 3 days.
Sounds like a good weekend you guys had there!

Bye the way,which gas tank have you got there?(size/make/price/supplier)


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Old 05-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #25
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It's an IMS 3.2 gallon tank...I think I bought it at Rocky Mountain ATV (it's been a while) but I know I paid $225 and that I had to massage it into place. I averaged 50 miles per gallon on the trip but the tank had more range than my butt did.


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Sounds like a good weekend you guys had there!

Bye the way,which gas tank have you got there?(size/make/price/supplier)


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Old 05-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #26
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Thanks Thump........(THAY THAT IF YOU HAVE A LISP!)........l dunno just where all you guys live,but we have our own dualsports club here in 'Vegas,you might want to visit it at www.lvnvdualsports.com ,& some of the guys are out nearly every weekend,& 2 weeks ago they did a 2 nighter around Goldpoint in Death Valley.

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Old 05-08-2007, 04:31 AM   #27
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Simple but important question;how often do you change your oil,& which type do you use?


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Old 05-08-2007, 04:55 AM   #28
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A green DRZ

Just so everybody knows about the few green DRZ's.
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I change my oil/filter about 1000 miles with synthetic motorcycle oil (brand is not importantto me). Clean air filter every dirty ride.
Make sure you red loctite the front sprocket (shaft & threads).
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:57 AM   #29
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"Not alot of people know that!" in a Michael Cane type of voice!

What is the gas tank you've got on your Kwaker/DRZ Robbie?


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Old 05-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #30
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Kinda hard to tell but it looks alot like my Clarke 4gal
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