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Old 11-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #21001
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The first number is the width, the second is some kind of ratio of the first for the height, I think...
the ratio is height of the sidewall as a percentage of the width.

so, a 90/90 tire is 90mm wide and has an 81mm tall sidewall. (90% of 90mm is 81mm).

a 80/100 tire is 80mm wide and has an 80mm sidewall. (100% of 80mm is 80mm).
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #21002
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The zerks are an E feature not found on the S or SM. Even then they're not found on the E main pivot, so it still becomes necessary to disassemble the swing arm for maintenance.
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They are a direct bolt on replacement, but they are deeper than stock. I havent fitted them as yet, but they will be installed soon

I have been told they are much stronger than the stockers and unsure if a brace is necessary. . . . I will post pics as it comes together.

I will be running the 17LT safari tank too.
Sounds good, I'll check back when you've got them installed and see what the consensus is on a guard.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:01 AM   #21003
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Are you doing the bearings, or just lubing it? If its just lube you dont need to pull it, jus mallet out the swing arm bolt. If your doing the linkage an impact wrench is all you need to loosen the bolts. As far as the bearings, I just pay a shop $10-20 to prees them out/in. its not complex, a breaker bar will loosen the linkage, but you have to retorque them along with the swing arm bolt.

When I pull the bolt, I use a dowel and a mallet to smack the bolt out, slather it up and smack it back in. if you dont have a trained monkey to hold the swing arm in line it requires some finagling, but its doable solo.
At this point I am hoping just to re-grease everything and check for wear, I have 5,000 kilometres on the clock and thought it should be looked at.
Its an 09 but did not see the road till 2011, I got a deal on it as the dealer wanted a quick sale at the time.
I have the tools but in case I need to change any bearings I remember seeing some home brewed tools for removal etc so hence the request on the group.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:43 AM   #21004
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At this point I am hoping just to re-grease everything and check for wear, I have 5,000 kilometres on the clock and thought it should be looked at.
Its an 09 but did not see the road till 2011, I got a deal on it as the dealer wanted a quick sale at the time.
I have the tools but in case I need to change any bearings I remember seeing some home brewed tools for removal etc so hence the request on the group.
Regarding the reinstall perhaps a wooden dowel at the other end as you put the bolt back in, it would knock out the dowel as it works its way through but all should be in a alignment then perhaps
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #21005
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This is probably a dumb question, but is there an issue running 90/90 21 front instead of the 80/100-21?
You've gotten a couple of answers about what the numbers mean, but not sure you have an answer to your question. The 80/100 is stock fitment and a bit of an odd size - its available, but not common. 90/90 is very common with a much wider selection of rubber. Folks run the 90/90 all the time and I haven't heard of any problems. Practically speaking, it's just a very slightly wider tire with essentially the same sidewall height.

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #21006
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is there a thread or does anyone have a good list of good lights options?
riding at night is impossible with the stock light, can't see anything past the fender, especially since i put the fender bag on as well

i read some mixed reviews about Acerbis Cyclops Headlight. some cheaper ones are probably no better than stock, what else is the good option?

thanks!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #21007
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is there a thread or does anyone have a good list of good lights options?
riding at night is impossible with the stock light, can't see anything past the fender, especially since i put the fender bag on as well

i read some mixed reviews about Acerbis Cyclops Headlight. some cheaper ones are probably no better than stock, what else is the good option?

thanks!
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #21008
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The best bet is to use a leak down tester at various pressures and piston positions.
What other position then TDC would be beneficial to use???
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #21009
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Thanks for the replies on the tyre sizes. Looks like it will be the 90 90 -21 in the garage
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #21010
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Thanks for the replies on the tyre sizes. Looks like it will be the 90 90 -21 in the garage
A tire profile is made for a specific rim width. The rim measurements are stamped on the rims. This tire information is usually available at the tire manufacture web site and from many retailers. There is a range of sizes for each width. The DRZ seems to do handle OK with a variety of tires and sizes that I have tried, and some even say it's OK with sizes not made for the rim width.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #21011
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is there a thread or does anyone have a good list of good lights options?
riding at night is impossible with the stock light, can't see anything past the fender, especially since i put the fender bag on as well

i read some mixed reviews about Acerbis Cyclops Headlight. some cheaper ones are probably no better than stock, what else is the good option?

thanks!
A little pricey but ya get what ya pay for: ADVMonster, Sanjo, has a nice set up. He's a vendor on this site. I have his fairing and lights on my 400.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:01 AM   #21012
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is there a thread or does anyone have a good list of good lights options?
riding at night is impossible with the stock light, can't see anything past the fender, especially since i put the fender bag on as well

i read some mixed reviews about Acerbis Cyclops Headlight. some cheaper ones are probably no better than stock, what else is the good option?

thanks!
Yes, you do get what you pay for, but that doesn't mean you have to over-pay for something you don't really need. The TrailTech X2 comes in Halogen or HID flavors (or a mix, if you prefer), and is virtually plug and play on the DRZ (and an order of magnitude brighter). Then there are plenty of LED auxilliary lights that you can add if you want to keep the stock headlight (for DOT inspection purposes, for instance). For example, the Vision X Solstice series are very effective, relatively inexpensive, and don't put a huge strain on the electrical system.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #21013
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A little pricey but ya get what ya pay for: ADVMonster, Sanjo, has a nice set up. He's a vendor on this site. I have his fairing and lights on my 400.
I went with a DDM HID kit in the stock housing (when I used it) the current lights I use are 2 from Sanjo, also have 2 from him on the GS. Pretty good so far and quite reasonable for LED's.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #21014
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Looking for lowering pegs for a DRZ ... Ideas??

Yes I know about ground clearance and those matters but I need a little lower peg.

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #21015
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Looking for lowering pegs for a DRZ ... Ideas??

Yes I know about ground clearance and those matters but I need a little lower peg.

Thanks!
I don't think you can get there from here, without some custom fab. I went with a taller seat and bars to get the ergos right.
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