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Old 02-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #17431
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I bought an 03 klx 400 because im a kawi guy. ( I know its a suzuki) I sold my zx6r today and my dr250se. My klx wont run with choke off. (Pilot jet whats that) and it doesn't have an off road title I need to convert it. Btw the bike is beautiful. Tdll me what to do guys ;)
Cheers!

To everyone else thanks. The litte girl has DT606's on her now and I only have a few spare parts left over j/k.
Might be time for a new chain though.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #17432
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has any one tried the sw mototech panier mounts? I have a set of Zega bags and one is wider than the other. SW's racks look to accommodate a narrow bag on the non exhaust side and they look bulletproof too.

The SW motech work well for me on the DRZ. I have wolfman waterproof soft side bags

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #17433
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Rim lock yes

My DRZ as well as every dirt or DS bike, came with a rim lock. You should have one on there to keep the tire from spinning on the bead at normal tire pressures front and rear. The rotted rubber was probably the rubber band that wraps over the spoke nipples. You can replace it, or just run a couple wraps of duct tape around the rim over the spoke nipples.

If you are running on the street, its worth balancing the rim locked wheel with weight opposite the rim lock. Balance with the wheel on the axle between 2 jack stands. It will make for a much smoother ride on the road. I just use stick on wheel weights with a bit of silicon to help keep them attached. Ugly, but functional, and easily replaced when they get knocked off by trail obstacles. There are prettier and more precise options out there, just ask the SM guys.

First tire change is a big step! Doing the first one solo, without an experienced guy helping and without trip to the ER is quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud.

The Clymer manual for the DRZ is pretty darn good. Just make sure you are looking at the section for your correct model when it comes to carburetor, electrical, suspension, etc.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #17434
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Front and Rear wheel drive DRZ with traction control for the toughest off road riding. Ha Ha. At least it comes with a custom moose hide seat cover !!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #17435
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Ran into a guy on the dirt today with my exact bike, exact mods too, cept he had the FCR-MX 39 carb that i have been thinking about getting, so we switched bikes for a bit and i got to see what this FCR is all about.....






Im keeping my stock carb, he did have on a seat concepts seat on his bike, now that is a mod that is worth every penny imho.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #17436
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Does anyone know for certain whether a rear sub frame off an 'S' will fit on an 'E'? I have an 'E' and would like to get some pillion pegs so the wife can hop on the back and keep her happy.

Failing that does anyone have any other work arounds?

If it does work, does anyone have a rear frame with pegs they would like to part with?

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Even if they do swap over: Being in Oz, your E is registered as a solo vehicle. If you put pillion pegs on, you'll need to get an engineers cert and have the bike re-registered to be able to take a pillion onto the road.... otherwise if anything happens, apart from potential TAC & insurance problems, you could be fined for not complying with registration parameters (much like overloading your car)
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:57 PM   #17437
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Thanks Gadget, hadnt really thought about the rego/ insurance side, but most of the time it would have been on private property.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #17438
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Thanks Gadget, hadnt really thought about the rego/ insurance side, but most of the time it would have been on private property.

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I'd looked at it myself....
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:00 AM   #17439
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Which Lake? it ain't Chestemere. Only time I ever tried that was the num bum and it was awesome. Ice racing isn't big here so now I could manage it I can't.
NICE!! Looks like lots of fun!! Sliding around in the back yard on my xt225 is fun, but that looks awesome
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #17440
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Thanks Gadget, hadnt really thought about the rego/ insurance side, but most of the time it would have been on private property.

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On the up side of not getting it done... you won't have anyone on the back spoiling your ride.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:00 AM   #17441
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This is Ghost Lake just west of Calgary. Some friends made a quick video of their ice time out there.

http://youtu.be/BiKzEFGY7wk

It's a blast
Before I left Calgary (now a long time ago) they were just starting regular races. Chestemere had a couple races a winter and they were expanding to more local lakes.

When I tried it it was an absolute howl. traction was incredible yet the bike was easy and controllable to slide around. Like nice tacky yet fluffy clay....

My buddies in Calgary are always sending me links of their rides with the ADS group. Just to poke at me.

Makes me jealous, all mine does anymore is slab it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #17442
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Could someone help me please?

I have an 03 DRZ 400 S, and I need to get a rack for her.
The trouble is Suzuki GB only sell racks for the 04 onwards, and when I rang them they won't tell me if it'll fit my 03, and say that 03's are discontinued.
I can't afford to buy something that isn't going to fit, so could any of you guys pass on some of your wisdom?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #17443
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It'll fit.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #17444
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Thanks very much for replying.
Very much appreciated mate.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:16 AM   #17445
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Now I have a question. Let me preface. '01 S with BSR carb and full fmf Q4 exhaust. I'm kinda toying with the idea of adding Hotcams and a FCR39 to it. For now, the stock bore is fine, and I need to keep the thing quiet. The bike has over 10K miles.

Do I need to buy a new cam chain? What else do I need?
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