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Old 03-08-2010, 04:22 AM   #5146
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That's great and all, but the factory stator is 200w so I'm not sure what they mean by high output.
I believe I read that Moose claims their stator puts out 200w at a lower RPM compared to the OEM stator, hence the high output description.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:53 AM   #5147
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Been a good weekend. Ordered my RaceTech springs. Won an aution for a nice set of E forks and I'm picking up a set of SM wheels and tires tonight for a song. All that and I rode both days.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:10 AM   #5148
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Been a good weekend. Ordered my RaceTech springs. Won an aution for a nice set of E forks and I'm picking up a set of SM wheels and tires tonight for a song. All that and I rode both days.
Did you order both fork springs and rear spring? I've been thinking about doing the same. After riding a buddy's much firmer 450EXC, I got the idea that new springs would be a good upgrade.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:04 AM   #5149
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Did you order both fork springs and rear spring? I've been thinking about doing the same. After riding a buddy's much firmer 450EXC, I got the idea that new springs would be a good upgrade.
Yeah i did. My fat ass was seriously maxing the stock stuff.

At my weight I end up re-springing all my bikes at some point and have always usedRacetech. Cant say enough good about them. May do the valves in the future.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:16 AM   #5150
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At my weight I end up re-springing all my bikes at some point and have always usedRacetech. Cant say enough good about them. May do the valves in the future.
I'm 210lbs but I really find the DRZ suspension soft. Will I notice a real difference with the heavier springs? Revalve adds a bunch of $$$ I'm not sure I can afford to spend. Of course, if it makes the bike handle the nasty stuff better, it might be a wise investment.

I'm still pretty new to this stuff...
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #5151
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I'm 210lbs but I really find the DRZ suspension soft. Will I notice a real difference with the heavier springs? Revalve adds a bunch of $$$ I'm not sure I can afford to spend. Of course, if it makes the bike handle the nasty stuff better, it might be a wise investment.

I'm still pretty new to this stuff...

You will notice a difference with the correct spring and a revalve will only make it better. Should be everybody's first mod.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:27 AM   #5152
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I got a 2000-DRZ400 3 weeks ago , modified and added some stuff on it , i got z chance to take for test ride & rough it up a little last Sat. @ Seven Springs & Bloody Basin rd in north Phoenix . Here's some pics.







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Old 03-08-2010, 01:05 PM   #5153
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Nice AZ DRZ pics

My new MT-21's just came in today.I hope to be getting my 07 dirty soon,I'll post some pics.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #5154
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You will notice a difference with the correct spring and a revalve will only make it better. Should be everybody's first mod.
I agree with that statement. A lot of people miss out on a bikes true potential because its not setup right. More so with street bikes because folks dont know that its not right. They just think it handles like a bag of hammers.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #5155
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I'm 210lbs but I really find the DRZ suspension soft. Will I notice a real difference with the heavier springs? Revalve adds a bunch of $$$ I'm not sure I can afford to spend. Of course, if it makes the bike handle the nasty stuff better, it might be a wise investment.

I'm still pretty new to this stuff...
I've got an Ohlins rear spring for a 215lb rider. PM me an offer.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #5156
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Look what i just got



New ohlins shock, revalved and sprung for my riding style.

Now just waiting for my RM250 forks to get revalve and sprung, then on go the SM wheels.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #5157
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Transformation

the transformation is complete, went from the easy going, pretty blue baby


too, the now much better and more evil looking urban assault vehicle,


Now it's time to raise some hell,
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #5158
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Unless you ride hard off road you don't really need a revalve. It's nice and worth the money but not necessary. The correct springs are a necessity. DRZs are sprung very softly stock, especially the S models so I like to go 15 lbs heavier than recommended. I also use 5 wt heavier than stock fork oil and have the shock nitrogen recharged and make sure it's at the max recommended factory level. You would be surprised at the variance in things like fork oil level and shock nitrogen from the factory. It is often as much as 50% off from what it's supposed to be. Every manufacturer does it, KTM and Yamaha seem to be the least likely to do it wrong but they even do it wrong on occasion too.

And of course you should always take the time to take your bike to a place so you can test and tune it according to the terrain and riding style you will ride and set it up. Turning clickers is something you just have to learn to do. Don't let it scare you, just do it! You can always put it back where it was. Buy a factory service manual and start playing, or read here or on Thumper Talk or KTM Talk or wherever and get info and go to it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:40 PM   #5159
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Unless you ride hard off road you don't really need a revalve. It's nice and worth the money but not necessary. The correct springs are a necessity. DRZs are sprung very softly stock, especially the S models so I like to go 15 lbs heavier than recommended. I also use 5 wt heavier than stock fork oil and have the shock nitrogen recharged and make sure it's at the max recommended factory level. You would be surprised at the variance in things like fork oil level and shock nitrogen from the factory. It is often as much as 50% off from what it's supposed to be. Every manufacturer does it, KTM and Yamaha seem to be the least likely to do it wrong but they even do it wrong on occasion too.

And of course you should always take the time to take your bike to a place so you can test and tune it according to the terrain and riding style you will ride and set it up. Turning clickers is something you just have to learn to do. Don't let it scare you, just do it! You can always put it back where it was. Buy a factory service manual and start playing, or read here or on Thumper Talk or KTM Talk or wherever and get info and go to it.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:42 PM   #5160
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Question of the century: "When the little Singletrack remaining is gone, and we can't ride on the existing Two-track, will you be nhappy riding only on a few dirt roads and pavement? If not, what are you going to do about it"?
You defy authority and make more single track yourself.
Also, i'll be happy on pavement with SM wheels.

there you go, all answered
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