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Old 08-13-2011, 04:04 AM   #10066
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Threadkiller covered that a couple post back thanx tho...
No worries on the Caliper mounts...yet since I found a set of 2005-E forks in GREAT shape! then grabbed a 2006-S Caliper too, both clean and fresh. Gett'n psyched up about this upgrade now...

Since I have'nt seen many pics in the thread lately I figured I'd show ya who I'm hang'n the 49mm's on

This is how Desiree' looks now with about every upgrade you can do....you name it, it's prob on her... ported 705, Moab shock, XS Twin, Rick Mayer seat, Rox risers, IMS Tank w/custom brace, Double-Take mirrors, Billet choke relo, Adjustable kickstand, Turn sig headlight off in the dirt switchgear, Heat troller controlled grips, KLX needle, Clean mounted throttle lock, all guards, bashplates, wiring etc... It's a long list probably 60 more things to go..let's just go get a beer instead.
Also ordered a new Battery today that's gonna save me 11 lbs over the Odessey! (which has been a killer batt too) WoooHooo
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ALMOST every upgrade.....until 2nite I just bought that set of 2005 DR-400E forks w/Tree and a 2006 caliper. Then another 2005 KLR Tree so I can sell mine with my forks...which have Intiminators, Cogent springs, a bunch of xtra spacers, an old brace and new boots.
Gonna throw a Brittania Lynx faing on now , drop the fairing sub-frame, dash and some weight. I'll use a Vapor for data and build some signal/highbeam indicators. The front wheel will prob be a Warp 9 21x1.6 with billet hub (no speedo) stainless rotor, and either black, clear or red rims?? (any opinions on color?? ) Gotta do some more research and make sure it's a quality piece first.
Hi Jim, that is a well setup bike
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:35 AM   #10067
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I like those tool tubes mounted on the skid plate- did you make those or are they sold somewhere?
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:59 AM   #10068
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Not running any electrical accessories at all. From the looks of it, the insulation on the wiring attached to the
stator failed due to high temperatures. In my opinion, Suzuki should have used an insulation material better
suited to the harsh conditions inside a motorcycle crankcase. Also, the battery is undersized for an electric start-only machine.
Other than the stator problem, the bike has been 100% reliable.
OK good to know. So is there a better replacement stator from someone other than Suzuki? Should a rewind be done by a specialist? Or, are the replacement parts you buy from Suzuki IMPROVED? Or do just SOME of them do this? Or is the RR the real culprit anyway? Enuf to make you want to.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #10069
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Hi Jim, that is a well setup bike
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Thank you Dennis

"firemedic3293 • Today 08:35 AM
I like those tool tubes mounted on the skid plate- did you make those or are they sold somewhere?"

Thanx I made them firemedic...I have a couple lengths of both 2" and 3" if youd like one...
I have used schedule 40 PVC and painted it etc...but it's pretty heavy stuff, so these/those are Black ABS solid all through (for when you slide down the road on yer tubes ) strong and much lighter. I also found the Oatey end caps to be the best for durability, weight and metal/rust freeness. I replace the center bolt with stainless and now use stainless nyloc nuts instead of a wingnut to open them. Someone will need a wrench or pliers to snoop around in my gear, though the wingnuts were a leeetle more handy not much though. JJ
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #10070
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OK good to know. So is there a better replacement stator from someone other than Suzuki? Should a rewind be done by a specialist? Or, are the replacement parts you buy from Suzuki IMPROVED? Or do just SOME of them do this? Or is the RR the real culprit anyway? Enuf to make you want to.
The oem stator is expensive, there's a company that sells great replacement stators, ricky stator. There's some made by moose but the fitment isn't that great. There's all sorts of info on Thumpertalk about these. Don't get it rewinded, they never last, just get a new one.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #10071
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The oem stator is expensive, there's a company that sells great replacement stators, ricky stator. There's some made by moose but the fitment isn't that great. There's all sorts of info on Thumpertalk about these. Don't get it rewinded, they never last, just get a new one.
I just put a kicker kit on mine. Dont have any electrical aftermarket stuff yet. But last year I stalled out WAY back out in the woods and it struggled to get started the last time on the battery. No way to push start when alone and in a wet sloppy, swampy trail. So I got the kit the very next day.

Not hard to install and it's nice to know I can allways kick it if I need to.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #10072
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OK good to know. So is there a better replacement stator from someone other than Suzuki? Should a rewind be done by a specialist? Or, are the replacement parts you buy from Suzuki IMPROVED? Or do just SOME of them do this? Or is the RR the real culprit anyway? Enuf to make you want to.
You should directly wire the regulator to the battery (aka Free Power Mod) which eliminates a possible point of resistance,arcing, and stator failure. Rick Stator is the only way to go for a stator.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #10073
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You should directly wire the regulator to the battery (aka Free Power Mod) which eliminates a possible point of resistance,arcing, and stator failure. Rick Stator is the only way to go for a stator.
Hey dude you got a link for that mod
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #10074
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either black, clear or red rims?? (any opinions on color?? ) Gotta do some more research and make sure it's a quality piece first.

I think red would look badass on that bike, black would look nice as well. In my eyes, if you are going to spend the money for aftermarket rims, they should at least look the part.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #10075
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Hey dude you got a link for that mod
Yessir....

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...50#post9566050

There ya go.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #10076
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I agree. You already have a lot of Black. Red would add a bit of visability, which should keep you a little safer in traffic....unless you get in front of a "Texter"
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #10077
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I agree. You already have a lot of Black. Red would add a bit of visability, which should keep you a little safer in traffic....unless you get in front of a "Texter"
Humm...I wasn't thinking about visibility, I was just thinking of how sweet black and red would look. If visibility is a consideration, it also could be true of the fuzz seeing you better as well.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:52 PM   #10078
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I think red would look badass on that bike, black would look nice as well. In my eyes, if you are going to spend the money for aftermarket rims, they should at least look the part.
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I agree. You already have a lot of Black. Red would add a bit of visability, which should keep you a little safer in traffic....unless you get in front of a "Texter"
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Humm...I wasn't thinking about visibility, I was just thinking of how sweet black and red would look. If visibility is a consideration, it also could be true of the fuzz seeing you better as well.
Thanx guys! yup I've gotta keep add'n red to her...I'm wonderin' Black wheels, Red hubs and Red nipples???....or vise versa...I'm really doing this for strength and to help the bikes handling with a stiffer set of wheels...the Colors just a bonus :)
Only doin the front right now I think then the rear this winter...


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Old 08-13-2011, 07:27 PM   #10079
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:36 PM   #10080
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Thanx guys! yup I've gotta keep add'n red to her...I'm wonderin' Black wheels, Red hubs and Red nipples???....or vise versa...I'm really doing this for strength and to help the bikes handling with a stiffer set of wheels...the Colors just a bonus :)
Only doin the front right now I think then the rear this winter...


WOW!!! Well, if black and red is your color scheme, then I would think the black rim, with red hub and nipples would be sweet.

Can I get these for my DRZ?
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