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Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By mark1150
I've had the exact same thing happen to my XR400,...

I've had the exact same thing happen to my XR400, I just give the bowl a tap with a pin (small carpenters) hammer.
It seems that it's just a bit of sludge that sticks the needle valve from being...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By mark1150
From memory, if it's the same as the XR400R, (I...

From memory, if it's the same as the XR400R, (I mark the kicker and splines with a bit of tippex, marker etc) then unbolt the assembly from the shaft, then undo the 'X' head screw on the kicker....
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the reply mate, it's very much...

Thanks for the reply mate, it's very much appreciated.
I've just ordered a copy.
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By mark1150
Help with reading material please?

I'm not going to lay a whole sob story on you, but I start chemotherapy soon; and was wondering if anyone could recommend any decent books along the lines of Excuse Me, Which Way Is the Baja 1000?
I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,178
Views: 1,092,253
Posted By mark1150
Can anyone help someone stuck in England?

A chap over the pond has just failed his MOT test ( an annual government health check for the bike) on the rear linkage bearings on his 1990 (ish) Dommie.
It seems that nobody makes them anymore, so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 129,837
Posted By mark1150
http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh574/MarkHage...

http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh574/MarkHagerty27/XR400R-1_zpsdd724924.jpg

Bikes have come and gone but this has stayed with me for a good few years now.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Thank you very much for the reply, it is very...

Thank you very much for the reply, it is very helpful.
The main reason is so that I can do as you described I.E. run the headlights without robbing power.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Ricky Stator Advantages?

I'm currently (no pun intended) running my 400R with an LED stop / tail light, and a Trailtech X2 headlight.
While having a trawl through ebay I came across a Ricky Stator which says that it will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
The kit works well, I fitted ebay item number...

The kit works well, I fitted ebay item number 121280010480 and can report that it doesn't leak.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for all of your help and information guys....

Thanks for all of your help and information guys.
In view of the potential to go pear shaped with the sat nav, I'm going to consider my options.


BTW, I wonder how long a 12 volt battery could...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Fitting a SatNav socket to the XR.

Can anyone tell me where they take their power from in order to fit an auxillary socket to power a SatNav unit?
Also is there a danger of spiking / power surging due to the lack of stable battery...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,148
Views: 1,229,489
Posted By mark1150
Very nice work, what tank and saddle did you use...

Very nice work, what tank and saddle did you use and how did you get them to fit the DR?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 31,045
Posted By mark1150
DR-Z is "outdated"? Well that's the question...

DR-Z is "outdated"?

Well that's the question and this is my answer.... an emphatic no.
There aren't many bikes that can be a true Jack of all trades, and master of most of them, from commuting to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Interim refitting of the stock ACCT Auto Cam Chain Tensioner

First off thank you once again to all who have pitched in and helped me out thus far, suffice to say that it is heart warming to know that I have help out there when I needed it.

I have a sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Interim refitting of the stock ACCT Auto Cam Chain Tensioner

Guys
My time window is fast running out as I have to use the bike pretty much straight after work this evening, so with the MCCT issues that I'm having can I just remove the new Manual tensioner and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for replying mate.

Thanks for replying mate.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Hi Ron I've already got the MCCT fitted, so...

Hi Ron
I've already got the MCCT fitted, so should I re fit the stock tensioner and redo the whole thing or just go to TDC and follow the rest of your instructions.
Sorry to be a pain but this has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
HELP MCCT manual cam chain tensioner freaking me out

Can somebody help me put my mind at rest.
I bought an MCCT on line and fitted it yesterday.
The instructions were to remove the locking mechanism and spring from the OE auto tensioner, then remove...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Thank you one and all for helping me out, however...

Thank you one and all for helping me out, however is it me or does the link above only stay on page 1 of the how to guide.
Try as I may it won't go to pages 2 -5?
Odd as everything else seems to be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
I run both, and the above description is as...

I run both, and the above description is as accurate as you can get, however IF I were forced to choose only one I really don't know which one I'd sell; it's that close.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the swift reply Anne Marie, just one...

Thanks for the swift reply Anne Marie, just one last thing which to my shame I should have included in my original question, are these hard to fit, and will the kit come with instructions?

Thanks,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
DRZ 400 S Kick start conversion?

Hi guys,
I've been thinking about adding a kickstarter to my 'S' model but all of the kits supplied seem to be only available for the 'E' model.

Does anyone know of a kit that will fit? or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 788,102
Posted By mark1150
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/853/e...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/853/editig.jpg
This is one of my favourite pictures of my DRZ; taken on a disused railway track.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the reply mate. Every other year...

Thanks for the reply mate.
Every other year it'll be then.
While I'm at it could you tell me what those black plastic protectors are called under the oil filter housing? as I've not seen any on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Please don't think that I'm being a smart arse,...

Please don't think that I'm being a smart arse, but why didn't you do the screen filter cartridge behind the kick starter cover?
The reason that I ask is that I did mine on the last oil + filter...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
IMS Tank being hit by triple clamps

[QUOTE=mark1150;23924972]Hi Guy's
Just fitted an IMS 17ltr tank to the XR, but it's being hit by the triple clamps on full lock.
Has anyone got any experience with these?
I was thinking about...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,861
Posted By mark1150
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m217/mhagerty27...

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m217/mhagerty27/XR400IMSSIDE_zps450e9850.jpg
My 98 XR400, my other bike is a DRZ.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Thank you Tony, I'll give it a go, come to...

Thank you Tony,
I'll give it a go, come to think of it I did struggle to stretch the retaining strap onto the IMS, where in comparison the strap to the OE one wasn't a struggle at all.
Thank you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,256
Views: 1,972,565
Posted By mark1150
Ims tank being hit by triple clamps

Hi Guy's
Just fitted an IMS 17ltr tank to the XR, but it's being hit by the triple clamps on full lock.
Has anyone got any experience with these?
I was thinking about maybe drilling and tapping...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By mark1150
Trail Tech 8" Race Light Hi/Low beam conversion

Hi Guys,
I'm thinking about getting a Trail Tech 8" Race light to fit on my DRZ 400, but it only comes as a spot light.
What I need is to be road legal; to which it needs to be switchable form Hi...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Wow you guys are amazing; thanks for the very...

Wow you guys are amazing; thanks for the very swift responses.
I think I'll probably go the switched route with a 2 amp fuse.
Once again thank you.
I'm off out for a while tonight so I'll post a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Cigar lighter / accessory socket feed?

Hi guys,
I'm fitting a cigar lighter / accessory socket to my 03, and was wondering if I should wire directly to the battery via a fuse, or try and splice into the loom?
If it's the latter which...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By mark1150
To save you buying tools unnecessarily i.e. OE...

To save you buying tools unnecessarily i.e. OE tools which you'll not use anyway if you have better replacements, you could ask the question again over on the DR 350? 650? DRZ threads.
There are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Thank you also for your picture. Are there...

Thank you also for your picture.

Are there any more out there?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for the picture mate.

Thanks for the picture mate.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By mark1150
Hi mate, IMO, get the best tools that you can...

Hi mate,
IMO, get the best tools that you can afford and you won't regret it, and you don't even have to buy a brand new kit as there are plenty of tools to be had second hand.
OEM aren't the best...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 4,944,115
Posted By mark1150
Pictures of your sat nav and aux socket set up's please

Hi guy's,
Would it be possible for you to post up some pictures of your sat nav fitting solutions, ditto the aux power socket that powers them up?
As you will have guessed I've just got a sat nav...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-11-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,236
Posted By mark1150
Here are a couple of mine......... ...

Here are a couple of mine.........

http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/8112/img0010copytiltshift.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3788/dqfy.jpg

And finally one of my sons and my bike ...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By mark1150
Thanks for that, I couldn't remember the...

Thanks for that, I couldn't remember the manufacturers name, thus the question mark.
Imho, I'd buy the tool for the job as it isn't that expensive compared with the price of a subframe, plus it's...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,615
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Views: 363,758
Posted By mark1150
And that is exactly where mine reside along with...

And that is exactly where mine reside along with my air cast.
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