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Old 12-12-2012, 06:46 AM   #16726
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You can also find shutoffs in the lawn and garden section at Home Depot and Lowes. Usually comes with about 10" of fuel line.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:00 AM   #16727
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You can also find shutoffs in the lawn and garden section at Home Depot and Lowes. Usually comes with about 10" of fuel line.

also Advance Auto Parts....................
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #16728
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I not 100% sure but think I remember reading where someone had their stock petcock leaked through the vacuum line from the stock petcock which filled the cylinder with fuel. The leaking petcock's fuel did go through the carb but through the vacuum line to the cylinder.

So an in-line shut off would not help in this example. I believe that this is rare buts has happen before.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #16729
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I have spent some time on that forum. Those guys are nuts. They have strictly supermoto guys talked into running full coverage skid plates & bark busters.

Everything they & their parrots reccomend is absolutely mandatory for all drz's, otherwise your bike will blow up or fall apart.

I admit though, if you have a problem you can't figure out, there is someone over there who knows, and they'll blame your lack of manual cam chain tensioner, case savers, or radiator guards.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #16730
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You see part number #18 in this chart

https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/oem...007&model=5203

its that little o-ring that sits around the valve seat, i removed the valve seat and the o-ring was completely flat, took it with me to orielly auto parts and found one that looked the same, that fixed up the problem, but just to be safe, i now turn the fuel to the OFF postion when the bike is gonna be sitting for a few days or so.
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I will probably pick up a spare over the winter then
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #16731
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Call me crazy, but I turn my fuel off every night. It can easily fill the cylinder overnight. Keep fuel out of the engine, check your oil and coolant on a regular basis. Your DRZ will last a very long time.

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Well we could call you crazy if you want us too
But although I try to remember to turn mine of after riding, us old farts sometimes forget
So it can be an issue even if you think you are conscientious about that little old gas tap
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #16732
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Well we could call you crazy if you want us too
But although I try to remember to turn mine of after riding us, old farts sometimes forget
So it can be an issue even if you think you are conscientious about that little old gas tap

Not remembering to shut the petcock off is just like forgetting your wife's birthday. Think of it that way... They both can cost you a lot of money. Treat this issue just like you did 2 stroke fuel taps in the 60/70s. If you make it a habit just like taking out the key it helps. I do the same thing when I start up the bike....habitturn it back ON. If you have a furnace in your garage you do not want gas on the floor under your bike. Friend of mine lost his garage ,tools, and 5 vintage Bultacos making that mistake one time.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #16733
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Not remembering to shut the petcock off is just like forgetting your wife's birthday. Think of it that way... They both can cost you a lot of money. Treat this issue just like you did 2 stroke fuel taps in the 60/70s. If you make it a habit just like taking out the key it helps. I do the same thing when I start up the bike....habitturn it back ON. If you have a furnace in your garage you do not want gas on the floor under your bike. Friend of mine lost his garage ,tools, and 5 vintage Bultacos making that mistake one time.

Ah but in the 60/70s I had a memory that worked
So maybe a sticker on the gas tank for us old farts EH!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #16734
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Ah but in the 60/70s I had a memory that worked
So maybe a sticker on the gas tank for us old farts EH!
Jeebus! You remember the 70's?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #16735
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Jeebus! You remember the 70's?
Are you kidding I remember the 50's
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #16736
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Are you kidding I remember the 50's
some memories are better then others but it is odd that the '50s seem more real then the '80's.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #16737
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Guess I should post up and introduce my newest ride here....
Via ADVrider and the wonderful fleamarket thread I found a perfect way to upgrade my Trifecta
I found an inmate looking to get rid of his DRZ 400 and get a KLX250 at the same time I was looking to go from my KLX250 to a DRZ 400....

So we worked out the details to meet up in South Carolina for the swap

Rolled out the driveway and headed south around 5am


Met up with Paul in Greenville, SC just after lunch and swapped out


It was a long day of driving...but worth it
(driveway pictures were from the next day...we made it home just in time to not turn into a pumpkin. 870 miles in about 18 hours )




Now for a bit more fun in the dirt....the KLX was a good bike, but I need something a bit more off-road savvy
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #16738
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some memories are better then others but it is odd that the '50s seem more real then the '80's.
The '50s were more real then the'80s.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #16739
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congrats on the new bike EOD3MC, looks great, and looks to have some great upgrades on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #16740
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this may be a stupid question, but EOD3MC.... hows that sport bike style swing arm stand rigged up to the DRZ? I've never seen that on an enduro before. Are there spindles threaded into the swing-arm? I have an old set of stands for my GSXR collecting dust since i sold the bike, it would be nice to rig them up to the DRZ for when i do work.
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