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Old 12-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #13771
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You have also found out what Suzuki uses a vacume opperater petcock.
Yes, I already had put a yamaha raptor petcock on the stock tank. Took the carb out, cleaned it , and runs like new and doesn't flood. Something must have stuck in the float needle seat (maybe from the new tank) although I did clean the tank before installing it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:23 AM   #13772
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Fitted an Acerbis XR400 tank, with my current fuel consumption I should be getting around 450km (280 miles)!!

Now I just need a few ideas on what color to paint the tank, any suggestions?

Also need a new stock rear fender, the previous owner cut this one short.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:14 AM   #13773
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Dale don't paint the tank , if you ride off road it will look like shit really quickly.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #13774
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The gasoline vapors coming through the tank will blister up the paint in short order.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #13775
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Fitted an Acerbis XR400 tank, with my current fuel consumption I should be getting around 450km (280 miles)!!

Now I just need a few ideas on what color to paint the tank, any suggestions?

Also need a new stock rear fender, the previous owner cut this one short.

Thanks,
Dale

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I'm looking at doing the same thing shortly, What did you do for the mounts on the front end? pics please
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:13 AM   #13776
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I screwed the pooch and ordered a 41 tooth rear sprocket for an SE model instead of a dirt model.

Anyone need a new/spare rear sprocket? Its a brand new JT sprocket.

$24 (includes shipping) sent to anywhere in the US.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #13777
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I screwed the pooch and ordered a 41 tooth rear sprocket for an SE model instead of a dirt model.

Anyone need a new/spare rear sprocket? Its a brand new JT sprocket.

$24 (includes shipping) sent to anywhere in the US.
Can't you return it?

I think the Acerbis xr400 tank mounts with the rubber disk off the engine mount bolt. SImilar to the way the DR350 acerbis tank mounts. I thought you asked for some details of the mount (dr350) a few pages ago.
http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=88944.0

The XR400 has a write up here, but no pics of the under tnak mount. You will not need to trim the stock tank mounts as it is a street model only thing.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...opic=58367.160
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #13778
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Can't you return it?

I think the Acerbis xr400 tank mounts with the rubber disk off the engine mount bolt. SImilar to the way the DR350 acerbis tank mounts. I thought you asked for some details of the mount (dr350) a few pages ago.
http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=88944.0

The XR400 has a write up here, but no pics of the under tnak mount. You will not need to trim the stock tank mounts as it is a street model only thing.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...opic=58367.160

It was just easier to order a new one since this was part of a set (I alredy installed the new chain and front sprocket).
I've never seen that forum, I should probably join.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #13779
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The 93 DR350 was kickstart only? how hard is it to add electric start?
I hate it when peopel tell me I can't do a particular mod to my bike. Sure selling your bike and getting a E-start is the easiest thing to do. The next easiest thing to do is to buy a E-Start engine and swap it in. The main issue is where the start connects to the case and crank.

From this picture you can see that their is an extended case cover to accomidate the starter and gear set. The extended section however is not jsut limited to the cover but the case itself has the matching back half. Their is also auto decompression mechanism on the head that you will need.
Finally you will need to sort out the electricals. I know the SE has a large battery and battery box that the S.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #13780
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Is this the correct model year for the tank? Does it include a new petcock?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #13781
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Would it be possible to install an E-start engine into a kick start frame? Sure, it will bolt right in. Would it be worth it? Maybe, if you were able to get the engine and the entire wiring harness including the additional electric bits the E-start has all in one package for a decent price. Once you need to start buying bits and pieces, it will end up being spendy.

Sometimes, the ends just don't justify the means.

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I hate it when peopel tell me I can't do a particular mod to my bike. Sure selling your bike and getting a E-start is the easiest thing to do. The next easiest thing to do is to buy a E-Start engine and swap it in. The main issue is where the start connects to the case and crank.

From this picture you can see that their is an extended case cover to accomidate the starter and gear set. The extended section however is not jsut limited to the cover but the case itself has the matching back half. Their is also auto decompression mechanism on the head that you will need.
Finally you will need to sort out the electricals. I know the SE has a large battery and battery box that the S.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #13782
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Would it be possible to install an E-start engine into a kick start frame? Sure, it will bolt right in. Would it be worth it? Maybe, if you were able to get the engine and the entire wiring harness including the additional electric bits the E-start has all in one package for a decent price. Once you need to start buying bits and pieces, it will end up being spendy.

Sometimes, the ends just don't justify the means.
Why are you so bent on having an E-start? Whats wrong with a kicker?
I have electric start and kick start bikes (and one that was both), and 10/10 I prefer a kick start. You save weight not having the extra parts and a battery, your electrical system is a lot simpler and you'll never be stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery.

If anything I'd be more concerned about how to convert an E-start to a kick start.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #13783
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Why are you so bent on having an E-start? Whats wrong with a kicker?
I have electric start and kick start bikes (and one that was both), and 10/10 I prefer a kick start. You save weight not having the extra parts and a battery, your electrical system is a lot simpler and you'll never be stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery.

If anything I'd be more concerned about how to convert an E-start to a kick start.
I am not intetrested in E-start, just replying to the thread. I bought a kick start DR350 to replace a DRZ400S because it was too heavy for my wife.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #13784
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I am not intetrested in E-start, just replying to the thread. I bought a kick start DR350 to replace a DRZ400S because it was too heavy for my wife.

Ah sorry, I misread your post thinking you were the one trying to convert it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #13785
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If anything I'd be more concerned about how to convert an E-start to a kick start.
Ezactly. That's why I recently acquired all the parts to convert my '99 SE (still keeping the button option) to have the kicker option.

Yeah, it will put a couple more pounds onto the bike, but if I were really concerned about weight on the bike, I'd probably stop eating pie every night before bed time....!
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