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Old 06-27-2011, 04:57 AM   #9511
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Ok. I'll just give the RTV fix a shot after the ride.
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The RTV fix is great. Often more successful than replacement. I di mine somewhere about 5 years ago. It has lasted as long as it did before it started leaking. So for the price of a gasket not so bad.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #9512
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I have a 14/41 sprocket combo on my bike right now, but would like to gear it down a little for the tight forest riding i do.

Does a 14/47 combo make sense for forest single track, gravel roads and pavement riding that doesn't exceed 60 mph usually?

It is probably a good time to upgrade the chain as well. What length of chain should I look at with this combo?

Thanks and I will continue using the search button in the mean time.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #9513
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I have a 14/41 sprocket combo on my bike right now, but would like to gear it down a little for the tight forest riding i do.

Does a 14/47 combo make sense for forest single track, gravel roads and pavement riding that doesn't exceed 60 mph usually?

It is probably a good time to upgrade the chain as well. What length of chain should I look at with this combo?

Thanks and I will continue using the search button in the mean time.


14/47 gearing and a 112-link chain comes standard on the E model and kick start only model DR-Z and would be a vast improvement in single track and more technical trails over the 14/41 you are currently running.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:04 PM   #9514
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14/47 gearing and a 112-link chain comes standard on the E model and kick start only model DR-Z and would be a vast improvement in single track and more technical trails over the 14/41 you are currently running.
Cool, I think I will give that combo a shot. I need a little more pep as it is rare I need to go 70+ on the bike.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #9515
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14/47 gearing and a 112-link chain comes standard on the E model and kick start only model DR-Z and would be a vast improvement in single track and more technical trails over the 14/41 you are currently running.


+1 on that!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #9516
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my s with 14/47 tops out at 90mph in 5th bouncing off the rev limiter
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #9517
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hello there everyone! I thought i would say hi and send my appreciation for all of the good info posted on this site. Based on mucho lurking i recently picked up a 2007 "S" with 12k on it. I love it! It is a great non-freeway commuter and a much faster way to disappear into the woods than anything with 4 wheels.
I think versatility and adaptability are the key with this bike, as evident by the various levels of trim that the bike is available in. It seems like a lot of discussion here is to investigate the capabilities of one bike versus another, and with this bike i think the clear message is: it is a great platform to make it what you want it to be. I took it out off road when i got it and it was great, then commuted the next day and was miserable. threw some pirelli mt90's on it and a 16 tooth front sprocket and it transformed the road manners completely (compromise: not doing any single track hill climbs). you can have a cheap bike or dump money in it and have as much grunt as the big guys... its a canvas. that said it is not a purpose built bike so to try to compare it to a rm250 or gs800 is apples to oranges.
any way, thanks again, i look forward to further insights and to offering my help where i can.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #9518
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my s with 14/47 tops out at 90mph in 5th bouncing off the rev limiter
mine too...right around there anyway.

also, just in case people wonder about it...

you can use the stock 112 link chain with 14/47, but you can use a 114 link chain with 14/47 also.

just in case anyone is looking for a new chain at the same time as swapping sprockets. there are a number of chains available in 114 link, but not 112 link, versions from the manufacturer. of course, you can always take links out, but if you want to skip that step, you can get away with using a 114 link chain (on the S model at least).
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:52 PM   #9519
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So I am riding home today and notice my dash has no power.
Hmmmm. I wonder if my lights are working?
I flip the high beams and the bike kinda slows/starts to die.
High beams off.
Horn? Same deal. Great. WTF!
My DRZ has almost 38,000 miles on it.
Is this the stator failure I had heard about and thought I was immune?
Any ideas guys?

The battery is less than a month old. I replaced it after it failed on my trip around Lake Michigan.
Maybe that battery dying was related........
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #9520
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So I am riding home today and notice my dash has no power.
Hmmmm. I wonder if my lights are working?
I flip the high beams and the bike kinda slows/starts to die.
High beams off.
Horn? Same deal. Great. WTF!
My DRZ has almost 38,000 miles on it.
Is this the stator failure I had heard about and thought I was immune?
Any ideas guys?

The battery is less than a month old. I replaced it after it failed on my trip around Lake Michigan.
Maybe that battery dying was related........


Most likely the stator. Pull the cover and take a look. Its usually pretty apparent when they fail.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:56 PM   #9521
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:08 PM   #9522
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So I am riding home today and notice my dash has no power.
Hmmmm. I wonder if my lights are working?
I flip the high beams and the bike kinda slows/starts to die.
High beams off.
Horn? Same deal. Great. WTF!
My DRZ has almost 38,000 miles on it.
Is this the stator failure I had heard about and thought I was immune?
Any ideas guys?

The battery is less than a month old. I replaced it after it failed on my trip around Lake Michigan.
Maybe that battery dying was related........
Check out the FAQ section at TT: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=397
There's a whole charging system & stator issue that can be easily fixed.... hopefully.
Sounds more like batter/reg/rectifier issues than stator, I'm hoping..
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #9523
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I am in the process of putting a new headlight shroud on my bike and decided to clean up the mess of wires underneath while I was at it.

I got everything together and have this one white plug with no home. I cant remember if i found it like that or I cant find the other end. Two wires are going in. Black/Yellow and Black/White

Does anyone know what this goes to?

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #9524
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I have a 14/41 sprocket combo on my bike right now, but would like to gear it down a little for the tight forest riding i do.

Does a 14/47 combo make sense for forest single track, gravel roads and pavement riding that doesn't exceed 60 mph usually?

It is probably a good time to upgrade the chain as well. What length of chain should I look at with this combo?

Thanks and I will continue using the search button in the mean time.
Mine is 14x47 and if i recall correctly it topped out around 72mph. It was too slow for california superslab but great for surface streets around town or trail connecting roads.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:41 AM   #9525
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So I am riding home today and notice my dash has no power.
Hmmmm. I wonder if my lights are working?
I flip the high beams and the bike kinda slows/starts to die.
High beams off.
Horn? Same deal. Great. WTF!
My DRZ has almost 38,000 miles on it.
Is this the stator failure I had heard about and thought I was immune?
Any ideas guys?

The battery is less than a month old. I replaced it after it failed on my trip around Lake Michigan.
Maybe that battery dying was related........
Mine only has 12,3++ miles and had a similar problem this past weekend. Was the 1st time it's ever done that other than a battery problem I had once before. Had rode 60 miles or so and everything was fine, made a stop for water and stretch and when I turned the key back on to start it there was nothing on the dash, no lights, no power or anything, completely dead. I chased the wiring and fuses from the battery for about 10-15 minutes and they were all fine. So I jiggled the bundle of wires behind the headlight and everything popped back on. It happened one other time on my ride and jiggling the wires worked again so definitely got to chase down that problem and fix before any major riding continues.

Naturally with that many miles on yours and having to replace your battery recently, and after reading/hearing about all the horror stories posted on these forums you assume the worst like stator failure, but just saying it might be something as simple as a loose connection or something...

Did the bike die as you were riding it?...or just no lights ,gauges, etc. but still running?
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