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Old 07-16-2011, 02:00 PM   #9661
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Does anyone have an RPM reading at speed and in which gear?
you can calculate it at this (very cool) website:

http://www.gearingcommander.com/
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #9662
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It's not a happy trail soft-pannier rack, but very similar - I got mine from here

HTH

I got the same ones off feebay 2 weeks ago.. Great racks, but I did miss the part where it only fits s or sm drz.. My e model doesn't have the rear peg holes to line up with for mounting so am in process of getting some welding done..
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #9663
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Got the back end together.
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I got a feeling the KTM would be like a hot girlfriend so fun to be with just not trust worthy.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:03 AM   #9664
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I just ordered an IMS 4.0 gallon tank from Just Gas Tanks.

Am I going to have fitment issues with my Unabiker radiator guards?


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Old 07-17-2011, 07:58 AM   #9665
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I put some rubber in between mine they touch the tank. Also get some nuts and bolts for the tank wings the ones they come with are too short and the clips are a pain, with the bolts you can remove/replace the tank much easier...

I also put some rubber shock bushing from a car on the lower tank bolts to keep them off the guards..

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #9666
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Does anybody have any tricks to getting the pistons out of the front brake calipers?

Shop is closed. Don't have access to air tools. Vice grips worked on the rear brake but exploded one of the pistons on the front brake. It's literally the last thing I need to do before my bike is back on the street after a 2 month rebuild.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #9667
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Does anybody have any tricks to getting the pistons out of the front brake calipers?

Shop is closed. Don't have access to air tools. Vice grips worked on the rear brake but exploded one of the pistons on the front brake. It's literally the last thing I need to do before my bike is back on the street after a 2 month rebuild.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Have you tried just having it still connected to the brake line and just pump it out by engaging the brakes? Would take extra brake fluid.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #9668
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Been trying that. So far no luck. Bleeding the front makes the back look easy.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #9669
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Once you get the pistons changed bleed it the best you can.Then use a bungee cord or some kind of strap to hold the front brake lever applied over night. In the morning tap the Master Cylinder a few times and it should be good.
I read this tip on here and didn't believe it until i tried it. I used all the bleeding techniques and tools including pressure bleeding and reverse pressure bleeding, all with not much success. Holding overnight worked the best, cheap and simple.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #9670
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Thanks

I will post some pics when I get them on.
Just hope the Great Basin Coyote bag still fits OK, its real nice
Hoping with the side frames I can move it back a little too.
I had my GL Coyote bag tied on my DRZe just as you do,the pressure on the number plate over the muffler caused the number plate to melt quite a bit and burn through to the bag,smoky plasticy mess. I ended up tieing it to the frame up higher to hold the bag up higher.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #9671
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Does anybody have any tricks to getting the pistons out of the front brake calipers?

Shop is closed. Don't have access to air tools. Vice grips worked on the rear brake but exploded one of the pistons on the front brake. It's literally the last thing I need to do before my bike is back on the street after a 2 month rebuild.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Is it the suction of a closed system that's holding the piston in the caliper? Have you tried backing the bleed nipple all the way out? That way when you grab the piston, air will rush in from the bleed side into the caliper and let the piston come out.

Otherwise FIIK...
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #9672
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About to tie down the front brake lever, thanks for the tip.

The caliper was completely off the bike. It was just completely gunked in there or something. Drilled it out and broke it up and scooped out the pieces.



In case you missed it 2 months ago it was



Replaced all the bearings, new tires MT21/D606, SSW FCR carb, SSW suspension rebuild. Now I just need to tune the carb and the suspension and swap out some fluids and it's good.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:15 PM   #9673
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Just wondering, with stock S gearing (15/44), what kind of speeds can you reach before the bike starts vibrating a lot? Whenever I get past around 95kph (59 mph) indicated it feels like I'm hitting this sudden wall of vibration.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #9674
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Just wondering, with stock S gearing (15/44), what kind of speeds can you reach before the bike starts vibrating a lot? Whenever I get past around 95kph (59 mph) indicated it feels like I'm hitting this sudden wall of vibration.
My experience is that the stock tire had bad vibs at higher speed of 55+. When I put street tires on it REALLY smoothed the ride and made it more highway worthy. I roll 65 or 70 with out the vibration now. ContiGO's is the tire I have on it now.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:26 AM   #9675
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Big trip on a DRZ

Greetings from Mongolia - currently on a big trip with my DRZ, with a mate on a WR250R, too.
Currently waiting for a stator to clear customs here in Ulaanbaatar before heading off towards the BAM road in Siberia and onwards to Magadan. If any of you fancy reading about the trip from the UK across Europe, the middle east, central asia and Mongolia, check out our site

Cheers all!
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