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Old 05-11-2011, 08:30 PM   #46
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Excellent project!

Hola Pablo!

Just wanted to drop by and say what a wonderful job you're doing here. Some real inspiration for my own "DRZ400RS" project I'm thinking about.

Best regards,

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:32 AM   #47
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New for me forks

Haven't been on the bike yet

ready to go to the suspension specialist


and this was on the bike couple of days later



forks upper part



another view



rebound at the top


lst one
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:17 AM   #48
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New Gear lever

The original is as too stiff, I had few holes drilled but consensus is that a new one is better from a Yamaha WR, so checked and they're not too expensive so decided to try this

  • Lever and tools for the Job


old one installed here:


side by side, original is longer ... errr maybe new one is too short for my #12?


and all together again



While doing this also noticed multiple heats on the protection from Kutch and TT rear rotor



this one definitely took a few hits ...


i do little bit of practice ride on river bed which is quite rocky, also to try the new forks surely this bits are doing their work
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:30 AM   #49
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What are the main headlights? Brand? Bulb type? measurements?

How well do they work? are they a wide beam or a pencil beam? Do you like them?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:57 AM   #50
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What are the main headlights? Brand? Bulb type? measurements?

How well do they work? are they a wide beam or a pencil beam? Do you like them?
Hi, they are dominator twin dual headlight bought on 3buy http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DOMIN...item2c5de0bd1a like those ones. It uses H4 60/55w bulbs (included). According to seller they're 8.5 inches wide and use 8mm bolts (confirmed by me).

They work ok, I had one of those enhcanced h4 on the standard one, which was nice, but I guess if I put two of those here they would also work better. I do like them though one of them is not properly sealed and accumulates some humidity.

Now in all fairness I have only done commute rides and it only takes 30' to get home so lights are not a big issue, I'm overall happy with them at this point. The quality is ok, nothing too fancy though.

Hope that sheds some light to your question
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:59 AM   #51
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Fuel efficiency

this thing is not too bad, last week I did

with only 9.14 ltrs


which is by the way kind of the average fuel consumption ... non offroad riding
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:08 AM   #52
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replaced my front sprocket today and

at 6000K of mild use and found this uneven wear


the other side looks fine



so anybody has any idea what can cause this?
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:35 AM   #53
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at 6000K of mild use and found this uneven wear

the other side looks fine

so anybody has any idea what can cause this?
Slightly tweaked swingarm?

My TT350 does it to the inside of the sprocket. My brothers one doesn't.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #54
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Misalignment. Also try running uneven spocket combinations, such as 15/42, so that the chain doesn't land on the spocket in the same places all the time.
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Slightly tweaked swingarm?

My TT350 does it to the inside of the sprocket. My brothers one doesn't.
I guess is possible, but last time It was chequed 6000K ago bearings were correct the rest seems in good shape and the bike is not that old ...
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #56
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Misalignment. Also try running uneven spocket combinations, such as 15/42, so that the chain doesn't land on the spocket in the same places all the time.
How can be out of alignment, the sprocket fits in only one way, wheel spacers are knew and best quality, bearings are new or almost ... the chain and both sprockets were new 6000K ago too ...

the sprocket combination is 14-47 which is very commonly used on this bike ...

the other thing is the shaft itself being bent ( ) .....
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A closup pic of the chainsaver

this is made by Stephan a German engineer, very good stuff

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Old 07-16-2011, 10:46 PM   #58
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Looking at the wear you can see on the even toothed sprocket how the teeth are hitting the chain links the same way each time, one tooth is worn down in a point and the next in a gentle arc.
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Looking at the wear you can see on the even toothed sprocket how the teeth are hitting the chain links the same way each time, one tooth is worn down in a point and the next in a gentle arc.
and what do you conclude out of that?
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:23 AM   #60
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and what do you conclude out of that?
I'm not smart enough to know if that means anything, I just found it interesting. Nordie should turn up shortly with some insightful knowledge.
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