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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Thank you for the info. I will pass it along...

Thank you for the info. I will pass it along tonight. Hopefully they can get rolling again tomorrow.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Need help in west Virginia

I have close friends on a dual sport trip through the Hatfield McCoys. One of them wrecked his xr650r and ripped up the exhaust. They don't have smart phones so I'm on call to find help. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By DR-Zamboni
have you checked the line for the vacuum petcock?...

have you checked the line for the vacuum petcock? sounds like you are using up the gas in the bowl and stalling cause theres no gas getting to the carb bowl. try riding the bike on the "prime"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
sprockets

I recently traded my trusty DR350 away which I had set up for longer distance dual sport adventuring. It was decent on the highway for the longer hauls. Now im left with just my DRZ400 to tackle all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
You are definitely going to want to clear the...

You are definitely going to want to clear the cylinder of fuel before trying to start it again. I ruined my valves trying to start a motor filled with fuel.

- Pull the spark plug
- put the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
That is strange... I agree with the above post...

That is strange... I agree with the above post check to make sure air is getting in there. However the fact it ran for 15 minutes already, you got me stumped. Let us know what you come up with. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
brake pads?

Just got new tires for drz400s in and before spooning them on I figured Id take a look at the brake pads... slivers are left. So heres the question. I dont want to spend a fortune but im not getting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Get that petcock off of there ASAP. I ruined a...

Get that petcock off of there ASAP. I ruined a DRZ motor due to the same conditions. Gas leaked through the petcock, past the carb (clogged overflow & bad needle o-ring) and into the motor. Tried to...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Only 4 orders? (3 not including mine) I thought...

Only 4 orders? (3 not including mine) I thought this shirt would do better. Not giving up on it, but just keep in mind if we don't reach 25 we don't get our shirts. Don't worry you won't be charged...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Thanks for the order. Only 21 more and we can get...

Thanks for the order. Only 21 more and we can get these shirts printed up. Lets keep the ball rolling. :clap
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Adventure Shirts - Keep Calm and HANG ON!

All these Keep calm shirts are getting corny, but then none of them have to do with bikes. So I had make one that fellow riders would respect. Who hasn't told a passenger to HANG ON!

Here's the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
After my last rebuild on my drz I forgot to...

After my last rebuild on my drz I forgot to tighten the inspection plug and ran it for 15 our more miles with the thing missing hands. Whole side of my body was coated in oil.

As for that noise....
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I like how this thread got into talking about...

I like how this thread got into talking about gear ratios in the bikes. As I mentioned before I own both a dr350 and drz400. My street bike friends ask all the time why I have two bikes that are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By DR-Zamboni
The drz400s actually has a pretty high seat...

The drz400s actually has a pretty high seat height in my opinion. Mine has a 1" lowering link and my vertically challenged friends have a hard time with it. I also have a DR350, which not only...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I like the sprocket cover Ideas that have been...

I like the sprocket cover Ideas that have been seen in the past few posts. I work in a machine shop with plenty of scrap metal around so maybe I will machine up a nice looking one. I will post pics...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Ive dreamed of doing one of these rides but havnt...

Ive dreamed of doing one of these rides but havnt had the courage to go and do it yet. However 2 of my friends do it once a year. They always talk about their favorite route out west. They head south...
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Last day to get your shirts. They will be no...

Last day to get your shirts. They will be no longer available after tonight. For those who are ordered yours should be arriving in roughly 2 weeks.
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Thanks for clearing this up for me klinquist. The...

Thanks for clearing this up for me klinquist. The printing and shipping are not in my hands, tee-spring takes the design and runs the shirts for me then ships them. The sales of the shirt go on for 3...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Nice! we broke the minimum order of 20 shirts....

Nice! we broke the minimum order of 20 shirts. That means is that these shirts are officially for sale for 3 more days. If you want one you order it and you will definitely receive one. Thanks for...
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Thank you for the orders. Only 2 more and these...

Thank you for the orders. Only 2 more and these shirts will be printed! :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Adventure T-Shirts - "Small Obstacle"

http://images.teespring.com/shirt_pic/278172/front.jpg?v=2014-01-23-23-07

Thought I would give tee-spring a shot and design an adventure related shirt. If you like it, buy it or tell a friend. It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Waiting a minute or two is the correct way to do...

Waiting a minute or two is the correct way to do it. The reasoning behind not taking it immediately is because as the oil is running it can become aerated. You need to let the oil sit for a minute or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Are you sure the zeta cap fits the s model metal...

Are you sure the zeta cap fits the s model metal tank? I was under the assumption that it was only for the e or k model plastic tanks

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Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Check your sensor, it could be dirty or flat out...

Check your sensor, it could be dirty or flat out malfunctioning.

As for the switch not working, how did you hook it up? I believe the switch should be in parallel with the sensor on the ground...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I plan on doing this tomorrow. I checked the...

I plan on doing this tomorrow. I checked the wires back to the plugs under the seat and everything looked OK. my multimeter is at work so I'll be taking that home with me tomorrow to test for voltage...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Does anyone have experience with the wiring for...

Does anyone have experience with the wiring for the rear turn signals? I ripped one off in the woods last week, installed the new one this week and neither rear flasher is working at all. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
The two cable set up can be beneficial. I snapped...

The two cable set up can be beneficial. I snapped a throttle cable 100 miles from home a month ago. After 20mins of Macgivering I got the push cable on the pull side. Though I was only able to adjust...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
If you arent 100% settled on the shinko 244 i...

If you arent 100% settled on the shinko 244 i would look at the kenda K270 rear. Nearly the same tread but better rubber composition in my opinion.

I currently have the shinko 244 on the front...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Can you explain how to do this? I've often argued...

Can you explain how to do this? I've often argued with my friends that compression testing a DRZ is difficult because of the decompression mech, but I've never attempted to disable it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/13958...

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1395864_10100312449410986_553083132_n.jpg

HAPPY MONDO-WEEN!

I carved this pumpkin to look like a guy riding a DR as best as I could.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,689,274
Posted By DR-Zamboni
choke plate fail

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/0/AAAf6_h8w-zicO0yytuvuoG7IWPLMKppq_TpueenLngqyg/12/53114023/jpeg/320x320/1/_/0/2/20131027_003256.jpg/X1bDS_pFNIx6qvMs4mSj02a6mKV8HodtMdlv4eFcHew

Anyone seen that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Skid Plate

Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket skid plate for the dr350... I've had the bike for about 3 months now and the stock plate has left much to be desired , and has taken a beating from the rocky...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,804
Posted By DR-Zamboni
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1...

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1379577_10100297578442526_1060037869_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 3,184,544
Posted By DR-Zamboni
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1...

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1379577_10100297578442526_1060037869_n.jpg

put my DR to good use today, creating fun out of a free afternoon:ricky
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I wonder if this is true. When I purchased my DRZ...

I wonder if this is true. When I purchased my DRZ the PO had a switch on the handlbars labeled "headlight." He told me that he installed it to switch off the headlight to keep the battery from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,391
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I have never had that problem with my DRZ, but I...

I have never had that problem with my DRZ, but I used to ride a GSX-R that did that all the time. It cranked fine but just wouldn't fire. After years of putting up with it I sold it to a friend to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By DR-Zamboni
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-SUZUKI-DRZ400E-MOTOR-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-SUZUKI-DRZ400E-MOTOR-COMPLETE-/111151732273?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19e128d631&vxp=mtr

best deal i've ever seen on a complete motor. at the very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By DR-Zamboni
Ive been in that boat. Those heads are expensive....

Ive been in that boat. Those heads are expensive. And make sure to turn the motor over with the head off to check to see if any bottom end damage occurred when that piston slammed into the valve.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By DR-Zamboni
I did not re-jet after the big bore, i was told i...

I did not re-jet after the big bore, i was told i did not have to. The reason being that the bike comes stock pretty lean, and adding displacement would result in a richer mixture. that makes sense...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By DR-Zamboni
drz suddenly wont start

Went to go for a ride today and sure enough there were problems.

Heres the background: The bike has been consuming oil for the past 1000 miles since I did a big bore upgrade. Other than that it...
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