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Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I was thinking that too, I did open the small...

I was thinking that too, I did open the small drain at the bottom of the carb and drained about an ounce of gas from the carb.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Okay....time for a little help: Two weeks...

Okay....time for a little help:

Two weeks ago I put about 350 miles on my DRZ in two days, no issues, bike ran great, last weekend I washed the bike and ran the bike after I cleaned it, again no...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 21,478
Posted By Greg MacD
I'm getting right around 50MPG, I have the carb...

I'm getting right around 50MPG, I have the carb jetted and a pipe, I do not ride anywhere near "conservative" either.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Springs for SM forks

Okay, did a search and found nothing:

I am looking at putting a heavier spring in the forks on my bike, I have looked and found very little, I have been told that the SM fork is the same (or real...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Found the "SM" Caliper from another inmate here...

Found the "SM" Caliper from another inmate here on the board (actually the same guy I bought the forks from) so everything should be good in a few days.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Thinking that you may be right, I just looked at...

Thinking that you may be right, I just looked at the micro-fiche and found that the "S" caliper has a P/N of 59300-13E00-999 and the "SM" P/N is 59300-29F00-999......thinking that may be my problem,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Yes, changed the forks that integrate the the...

Yes, changed the forks that integrate the the bracket, using the stock SM wheels and brake rotor. I pulled the caliper and did notice a small area where the rotor is making contact with the caliper....
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
DRZ400 S-to SM swap

Okay, see if you can help me with this one....I just swapped the front forks (and trees) on my 2004 "S" with front forks from a 2008 "SM". Everything swapped out just fine, nothing that I was not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 396,745
Posted By Greg MacD
Gravity Works

Gravity Works
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,078
Views: 563,611
Posted By Greg MacD
Back road in Mississippi

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab34/gregoryamacdonald/sonyPS023_zps1b3538be.jpg (http://s847.photobucket.com/user/gregoryamacdonald/media/sonyPS023_zps1b3538be.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,138
Views: 3,230,390
Posted By Greg MacD
Mississippi Back Road W/ my DRZ

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab34/gregoryamacdonald/sonyPS026_zps77c6fca0.jpg (http://s847.photobucket.com/user/gregoryamacdonald/media/sonyPS026_zps77c6fca0.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By Greg MacD
Natchez Trace

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab34/gregoryamacdonald/Motorcycletrip2013084_zpsc37630a2.jpg (http://s847.photobucket.com/user/gregoryamacdonald/media/Motorcycletrip2013084_zpsc37630a2.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I bought my clark 3.9 Gal tank off this website...

I bought my clark 3.9 Gal tank off this website from an Inmate that sold his DRZ, not sure what is better....but for around $200 I have been perfectly happy with my tank. I was able to use the stock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 446,015
Posted By Greg MacD
Welcome, were are you located at.....Im in Mobile.

Welcome, were are you located at.....Im in Mobile.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,217
Posted By Greg MacD
nope, they are mechanically the same, the...

nope, they are mechanically the same, the electrics on my 2006 have a larger stator than the civilian version to power the radio and siren, the only difference that I know of are the saddlebags have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I am slowly converting my "S" into an SM, I have...

I am slowly converting my "S" into an SM, I have the SM forks that I am planing on leaving stock (as I cant find heaver rate springs) and I too was looking at putting a 6.0 in the rear, I am also...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
is that an "E" with an SM front end?

is that an "E" with an SM front end?
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
What do you do about the chain? I went from 15/44...

What do you do about the chain? I went from 15/44 with the 21/18 but when I put the 17's on the bike with a 15/39 I needed to remove 5 links in the chain.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I was hitting about 88 MPH as per my GPS (about...

I was hitting about 88 MPH as per my GPS (about 96 on the horribly in-accurate speedometer). On the interstate the bike (actualy ME) was good for about 30 min at that speed. I don't get on the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
New Gearing is great

I have 2008 SM Wheels on my 04 "S" ....I was running the stock 15 X 44 gears and had no top end speed, so I went with a 15 X 39 gearing and so far the bike feels great. I have plenty of top end and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 273,995
Posted By Greg MacD
1999 v92c

I owned the #75 1999 Victory V92 in KYSO blue for about three years, I loved that bike, great riding machine. I however traded it off and added a Harley to the stable. The only real reason for...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,396
Posted By Greg MacD
Bilt Gear

I too was in the CG store yeasterday, took a look at the gear, seemed to be okay for the money, the heavy jacket, pants, a pair of cheap gloves and their helmet for $400.

First impretion was the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Sounds like you "cooked" your battery. The...

Sounds like you "cooked" your battery. The battery when charged will have the water (electrolyte) evaporate and leave the poor thing dead.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I agree, I had problems every time it would rain,...

I agree, I had problems every time it would rain, water would get up in the switch and kill the motor. what drove me nuts is the switch would allow me to start the bike, but as soon as I shifter into...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,625
Posted By Greg MacD
Thanks, I did and only found the 320mm conversion...

Thanks, I did and only found the 320mm conversion kits for the DR-Z.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,956
Posted By Greg MacD
There is a bunch of information for the DR-Z, you...

There is a bunch of information for the DR-Z, you just need to take 1/2 an hour to look at this forum and take a look at the ride reports and it will all become real clear as to what is needed to be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Why two rotors? One for each set of rims?

Why two rotors? One for each set of rims?
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Thanks, looks like I am going to fork out another...

Thanks, looks like I am going to fork out another $200 or so on the SM wheels.....Guess the 320 conversion will be bad ass, might be worth the extra money!
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
brake question

Okay, I searched and can't find what I am looking for so I am going to ask.....I know the answer is out here some place, but anyway.....I just bought a stock set of SM wheels for my DRz, they have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 217,625
Posted By Greg MacD
DRz 400 Brake question

Okay, I searched and can't find what I am looking for so I am going to ask.....I know the answer is out here some place, but anyway.....I just bought a stock set of SM wheels for my DRz, they have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I'll agree, but 90 mph on my DRZ is a bit hairy,...

I'll agree, but 90 mph on my DRZ is a bit hairy, I will ride all day at 65 mph...and I am working with the stock gearing.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,224,250
Posted By Greg MacD
I love NOLA, great city (if you go to the right...

I love NOLA, great city (if you go to the right places) I too was there a few days ago myself, one of the ONLY good things about living in Mobile Alabama!
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,882
Posted By Greg MacD
I had the opportunity to visit Quito Ecuador a...

I had the opportunity to visit Quito Ecuador a few years ago, great city, had fun, wish I had the time to see more of the place, but I was on business and did not get the time to tour the place.

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
Thanks, there are a few mods done to the bike,...

Thanks, there are a few mods done to the bike, there is the 3X3, re-jet, Yosi pipe, and stock gear ratio, I ride moderate, I can get a little happy with the throttle (easy to do on a DRZ) but to the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
3.9 Clarke tank question

I did a quick search and did not find what I was looking for....So here we go!

What is the range of a DRZ with a 3.9 gal Clarke tank? I just installed one on the bike on Friday, went for a ride...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Greg MacD
where in Alabama are you located? I am down in...

where in Alabama are you located? I am down in the Mobile area, could help you look at a few bikes if needed, I have come across a few KLR's but I seem to find a lot of Honda Dual sports for sale...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 61,267
Posted By Greg MacD
Dirt Rob, many of the roads that I am finding are...

Dirt Rob, many of the roads that I am finding are in the northern part of Mobile County, there is nothing in particular, Last weekend I was up in Chunchula, and around the area where they were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 61,267
Posted By Greg MacD
Stumbled on this thread....I am here in Mobile...

Stumbled on this thread....I am here in Mobile too, riding a DRZ, set up for the dirt, been riding some power line trails and many dirt roads in the local area.....looking forward to seeing and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,256
Posted By Greg MacD
I don't want to come across sounding like an ass...

I don't want to come across sounding like an ass or anything, but you are turning the nut the correct way to loosen it? I have made this mistake myself, tried for a day to loosen a bolt on my car,...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,551
Posted By Greg MacD
Made me laugh, we flew into Houston TX for lunch,...

Made me laugh, we flew into Houston TX for lunch, kid behind the counter asked what we all did (we were wearing flight suits, clearly marked US Coast Guard)......so we told him that we were in the...
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