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Old 11-22-2009, 04:12 PM   #4111
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Any of you know what kind of on/off fuel petcock fits a Clarke tank thats for a KLX/DRZ ? I was told a WR426 Yamaha , ? Thanks.
The tank is designed for the stock DRZ petcock, but then that's not just an on/off. It's a vacuum type...

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #4112
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Any of you know what kind of on/off fuel petcock fits a Clarke tank thats for a KLX/DRZ ? I was told a WR426 Yamaha , ? Thanks.
I put a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank on my DRZ on Thursday for a White Rim Trail (Moab) trip that I took Saturday. The stock shutoff fits right on, use the new screws, leave out the aluminum spacer that is on the stock tank, use the 2 old fiber washers on the new screws, and presto changeo, new tank, no leaks. Make sure neither the vacuum line (which opens the valve except in the "prime" position) nor the fuel line get kinked, since they will set lower than the originals. Also, you will need to trim off most of the front half of the pull button on the choke control if you want to be able to fully choke the bike. Otherwise the button will hit the tank only letting you choke it about halfway. Clean out the plastic shavings in the new tank before installing. Less than an hour from opening the box and you will have a new tank. Good luck!
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #4113
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I put a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank on my DRZ on Thursday for a White Rim Trail (Moab) trip that I took Saturday. The stock shutoff fits right on, use the new screws, leave out the aluminum spacer that is on the stock tank, use the 2 old fiber washers on the new screws, and presto changeo, new tank, no leaks. Make sure neither the vacuum line (which opens the valve except in the "prime" position) nor the fuel line get kinked, since they will set lower than the originals. Also, you will need to trim off most of the front half of the pull button on the choke control if you want to be able to fully choke the bike. Otherwise the button will hit the tank only letting you choke it about halfway. Clean out the plastic shavings in the new tank before installing. Less than an hour from opening the box and you will have a new tank. Good luck!
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Yeah, I added a slightly longer vacuum line to make sure that it did not kink.
Note that if you plan on adding a kickstart kit with the 3.9 Clarke tank you will need to grind some material off of the top of the kickstart arm. See link to thread on this....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...errerid=113148

Photos of my lever installed are on page 2 of this thread.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:52 AM   #4114
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Lowrider DRZ

Took my DRZ over some supercross jumps this weekend and it doesn't seem to ride the same ever since... any ideas on what could be wrong?

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:57 AM   #4115
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:06 AM   #4116
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You chain is adjusted to tight! Yes, that's it.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #4117
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You chain is adjusted to tight! Yes, that's it.

Some quality time on Ebay is on the offing.

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LOL. Actually I came across this DRZ while doing the Pachaug trails out here in CT this weekend. A guy on a GS adventure rolled into the gas station with his wife riding this midget DRZ. I tried not to stare, but you know how it is with midgets...you try as hard as you can to not look but your curiosity always gets the better of you . The DRZ was mod'd by some local shop to fit the lady's small frame (and no, she was not a midget).
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:45 AM   #4118
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The DRZ was mod'd by some local shop to fit the lady's small frame (and no, she was not a midget).
That's a radical drop. I would suspect it would cause all sorts of handling issues, but you got to do what you got to do.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #4119
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That's a radical drop. I would suspect it would cause all sorts of handling issues, but you got to do what you got to do.

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She should have tried the dealer lowered DR650SE. That is one sweet low rider. If I ever get a DR650 I am going to do it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #4120
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That's just wrong! She needs an xt225 or tw200!
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #4121
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I only came up with the paint stick thing because my tapes & rulers were too fat to fit down the tube and my wife didn't want me getting oil on the ruler.
Hey...are we married to the same woman?
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #4122
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I put a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank on my DRZ on Thursday for a White Rim Trail (Moab) trip that I took Saturday. The stock shutoff fits right on, use the new screws, leave out the aluminum spacer that is on the stock tank, use the 2 old fiber washers on the new screws, and presto changeo, new tank, no leaks. Make sure neither the vacuum line (which opens the valve except in the "prime" position) nor the fuel line get kinked, since they will set lower than the originals. Also, you will need to trim off most of the front half of the pull button on the choke control if you want to be able to fully choke the bike. Otherwise the button will hit the tank only letting you choke it about halfway. Clean out the plastic shavings in the new tank before installing. Less than an hour from opening the box and you will have a new tank. Good luck!
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Thanks for the info , but I eliminated the vacuum line , I just want a on/off petcock.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #4123
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Tonn's DRZ skidplate

I just received my 3/16" skidplate from Mike Tonn, looks good!
- I am going to smooth out the edges with a file & give it a "brushed" look with some steel wool. He also offers a 1/4" version which is probably overkill.. this thing is plenty stout. Will get some pics up as soon as I get around to fitting it on the bike. I really like that it does not use any cheesy clamps & it has no exposed bolt heads on the bottom. My only concern is that it looks like there may be some interference with the shift lever, but that remains to be seen once it is mounted up.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:45 PM   #4124
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Any of you know what kind of on/off fuel petcock fits a Clarke tank thats for a KLX/DRZ ? I was told a WR426 Yamaha , ? Thanks.
I think the 1999 WR400 petcock fits the Clarke tank. You might check thumpertalk.com for the exact years. I bought the Yamaha petcock, part number 2GU-24500-02 and Yamaha gasket 4X8-24512-00 for my 2003 KLX400SR (green DRZ-S), with the Clarke 3.9 tank and stock carb. The petcock was about $20. It works better than the stock $70 petcock which stuck in the open position.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:50 PM   #4125
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FMF Titanium 4, can I make it quiet?

Just picked up a DRZ SM with a FMF Titanium 4 can and mid-pipe. The thing is obscenely loud, like worse than the Harleys.
This is my first bike with an aftermarket exhaust. I like the bling-bling factor, but I will find a stock exhaust if I can't muffle this thing down. (hopefully this is the right place for this question)

If I repack the muffler, and install a quiet core will it be reasonable?

Does the quiet core have the little cone shaped spark arrestor in it? I haven't quite figured out the different end caps and spark arrestor inserts. Never having owned such.

Does the Power Bomb header pipe provide additional noise reduction (as advertised)?
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