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Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
Never got less than 65mpg, usually closer to 70....

Never got less than 65mpg, usually closer to 70. I run mostly in the 55 to 65 mph range here in SE North Carolina, no real interstates or highways just 2 lanes.

I've got plenty of mods, 440 big...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By rjsurfer
Was running Google Maps just the other day and it...

Was running Google Maps just the other day and it came back with a traffic ahead warning AND gave me the option of another route and time saved.

They must have upgraded the software recently its...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By rjsurfer
Great boots super comfortable, waterproof and...

Great boots super comfortable, waterproof and give some decent support.

They don't breathe much, so they are a bit warm in the summer.

They are my go-to boot all year round.

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I also have Tom's rack on my DRZ and they are...

I also have Tom's rack on my DRZ and they are best designed ones I have seen plus he gives you great service before and AFTER the sale.

Would recommend them to anyone.

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
It flies up hills to 85mph. Ron W.

It flies up hills to 85mph.

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
16x38 here, makes this SM a great highway...

16x38 here, makes this SM a great highway cruiser.

Even with a BB kit and new cams I'm still getting great mileage.

Just got to stay away from single track.

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 225,911
Posted By rjsurfer
What kind of thread would you use on the sewing...

What kind of thread would you use on the sewing machine?

Any special needle?

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,812
Posted By rjsurfer
A much better option than the Thor 50/50 is the...

A much better option than the Thor 50/50 is the Icon Patrol boot. A true motorcycle boot with as much protection as you can have for a short style boot.

They also have a waterproof lining that the...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,771
Posted By rjsurfer
+1 Best cheap upgrade I made for my drz, I...

+1

Best cheap upgrade I made for my drz, I ride on dark country 2 lane roads three mornings a week @ 5:30 am that are thick with deer this time of the year, I can pick them out a 100 yards ahead....
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I have been running a 16 tooth CS for few years...

I have been running a 16 tooth CS for few years now and would recommend it if your doing mostly highway. It takes out a lot of the buzziness.

I even went so far as to get a 39 tooth rear. But, I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I'd like to see about a half inch of fluid when...

I'd like to see about a half inch of fluid when dead cold, so before I get on the bike I can have a quick sanity check to tell me I have fluid. I don't think a half inch loss of overflow capacity is...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 67,278
Posted By rjsurfer
Tom, When would you be selling the hard bag...

Tom,

When would you be selling the hard bag mounts?

Would they work with the racks I just purchased?

Any idea on price?

Thanks
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By rjsurfer
Sure, and if you run them at 10 volts they will...

Sure, and if you run them at 10 volts they will last forever..:1drink

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By rjsurfer
I'd consider a voltmeter to be a perquisite when...

I'd consider a voltmeter to be a perquisite when buying heated gear unless you're running a stator with an output over 350 watts.

When I'm using my heated jacket and gloves on my DRZ400 I'm always...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I kept the Mikuni, just did a stage 2 DJ jet kit....

I kept the Mikuni, just did a stage 2 DJ jet kit. I like the fuel economy the Mikuni gives me.

The Big Bore kit gave me a nice boost to the low end torque. Of course it's never enough I just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I just installed a CW BB kit and it's working out...

I just installed a CW BB kit and it's working out fine.

I read everything I could on doing the swap and could not find a single post that mentioned anything about beefing up the lower end as a...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By rjsurfer
Polar Buff fan here! I use the thermo end...

Polar Buff fan here!

I use the thermo end down by my neck, and the thinner material I keep over my lower face covering my nose and mouth.

The thermo end is nice and bulky so it insulates my...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rjsurfer
Well, I'm finally out of answers:1drink ...

Well, I'm finally out of answers:1drink

Usually the impact approach is the best, as far as a carb swap I don't know of any.

Best of luck........

Ron W.
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rjsurfer
They all look like that, to be on the safe side...

They all look like that, to be on the safe side put some 303 protectent on it to keep it from cracking. You can get the diaphragm from any Suzuki dealer and keep it as a spare. You can change them...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By rjsurfer
It's a variation of the HID lighting system, ...

It's a variation of the HID lighting system, High Density Intensity.

Much brighter than HID...:evil

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By rjsurfer
I made some changes on my DRZ 400 SM so I could...

I made some changes on my DRZ 400 SM so I could run a heated jacket and gloves. Went to an HDI headlight (doubled the light output and halved the current draw) and went to LED rear running and brake...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rjsurfer
These two Yamaha parts take care of the the front...

These two Yamaha parts take care of the the front side of the petcock,

3aj-24534-01 O ring
3ac-24523-00 Smily face

The backside is a diaphragm, I believe that it can usually just be cleaned...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rjsurfer
Here is a link for the rebuilding kit for a...

Here is a link for the rebuilding kit for a Mikuni, just check if it's the right one for your needs.

http://www.jetsrus.com/individual_parts/sh_03_841.html

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,158
Posted By rjsurfer
I have been using Tourmaster heated gear for four...

I have been using Tourmaster heated gear for four years now and would recommend them as a great alternative to the other gear mentioned. A plus is they come with all the wiring and dual controllers...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By rjsurfer
Everything is back together and it's running...

Everything is back together and it's running fine, I'm going to run it for 50 or so miles than go ahead and change the oil and filter.

I'll go easy on it for now till it breaks in a bit, I'll know...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By rjsurfer
OP back, I'm going to stick with the smaller main...

OP back, I'm going to stick with the smaller main jet for now, it's in the carb what the heck. I'll be doing the BB install this week sometime and I'll be able to tell what's going on after I break...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By rjsurfer
Good point, I noticed the Dyno Jet 150 main jet...

Good point, I noticed the Dyno Jet 150 main jet has a smaller diameter orifice than the stock 142.5 it replaced, the Dyno Jet needle that came with the kit was thinner so that made up for the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By rjsurfer
Why a smaller main jet after big bore install?

In the process of a big bore install (Cylinder Works 440) on my DRZ and after reading up on the procedure a common adjustment to the jetting is usually needed, a "smaller" main jet.

That just...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
I am not worthy :1drink Ron W.

I am not worthy :1drink

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
No big deal, I can replace all that stuff with a...

No big deal, I can replace all that stuff with a Dremel and Vise Grips.

Ron W
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 34,917
Posted By rjsurfer
Tom, Here are few photos of my setup using...

Tom,

Here are few photos of my setup using your racks and the NR bags. I have loaded them up a few times and their working out great, surprised at the amount of stuff that can fit in them.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 34,917
Posted By rjsurfer
What were the sizes of those plastic cans? ...

What were the sizes of those plastic cans?

Thanks

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 4,340,793
Posted By rjsurfer
Raise the needle up one. Eazzy Peezy test. ...

Raise the needle up one.

Eazzy Peezy test.

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,638,060
Posted By rjsurfer
Thanks Mr. Ripley, Just ordered it from...

Thanks Mr. Ripley,

Just ordered it from REI...

Safe riding.

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,638,060
Posted By rjsurfer
Good idea on the footprint, what size was the REI...

Good idea on the footprint, what size was the REI if you remember?

If you do, it would save me from setting it up to measure:D

Thanks

Ron W.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,638,060
Posted By rjsurfer
I'm curious how that Ledge Scorpion tent worked...

I'm curious how that Ledge Scorpion tent worked out for you?

I have one in my bugout bag and thankfully haven't needed to use it yet. It will be my tentt of choice in few weeks on my first bike...
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,343
Posted By rjsurfer
Tom' Order on the way for rack and bags... ...

Tom'

Order on the way for rack and bags...

Thanks

Ron
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,343
Posted By rjsurfer
Tom, Do you still have a set of side luggage...

Tom,

Do you still have a set of side luggage racks with the Nelson Rigs bags for a 400 SM?

One question, how do you compare the Nelson Rigs with the Givi hard cases? As far as capacity and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By rjsurfer
Stage 1 it is. I usually run at the lower...

Stage 1 it is.

I usually run at the lower rpms for fuel economy.

Thanks

Ron W.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By rjsurfer
What's the difference between stage 1 and stage 2 cams?

Looking for more power for my 06 DRZ400SM, I have done the 3x3 mod, re-jetted and new header and muffler (FMF).

I'm running 16x38 sprockets so there is a need for more ooomph.

I'm keeping the...
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