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Old 02-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #17326
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Without seeming rude. Have you removed the kickstand safety? Washboards, small whoops it will bounce around killing the engine with small rapid bumps maybe that is the issue especially if the kickstand return spring is weak.

I agree, I had problems every time it would rain, water would get up in the switch and kill the motor. what drove me nuts is the switch would allow me to start the bike, but as soon as I shifter into gear and put a load on the engine the bike would stall......since then I removed the switch and soldered the wire under the seat and never had any trouble since!
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #17327
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Put on the SM front fender, really liking it



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Old 02-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #17328
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I like the rear rack Wlfman, I've been trying to find a rack for my 2011 DRZ 400 S model up here in Western Canada, but to no luck so far...

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #17329
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Put some Pirelli MT60s on my DRZ400SM. 130/80 MT60 on the back (stock is 140/70). 120/70 MT60R on the Front.

It falls into corners much faster than stock. There will be dirt tomorrow.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #17330
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They have the tread pattern of the Heidenau K 60 Scouts. I bet you'll get some mileage out of them !!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #17331
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I like the rear rack Wlfman, I've been trying to find a rack for my 2011 DRZ 400 S model up here in Western Canada, but to no luck so far...

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That rack is made by a board member here.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667912
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #17332
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Sweeeeeet. Thanks Wlfman, I'll cheak it out. Big rack is for happy miles.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #17333
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I like the rear rack Wlfman, I've been trying to find a rack for my 2011 DRZ 400 S model up here in Western Canada, but to no luck so far...

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Old 02-09-2013, 03:39 AM   #17334
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I made these last night.

Although I love riding the XR and the little spin that I've had on the DRZ, the one thing that I've missed is being able to see what's coming up behind me on the road when going to and from the trails.
This can be a particular PITA while wearing goggles as it gives you, for want of a better description tunnel vision.
Now both bikes have the threaded receiver to accept standard mirrors, which are big and bulky, and the specialist fold into the centre types are quite expensive, and I don't like the style anyway so....with a bit of luck these will work.
When I arrive at the trail head a couple of seconds and they are removed and plenty small enough to fit in a fender bag ruck sack or pocket.

NB:- I'm in the UK where we drive on the proper side of the road, :) so the important mirror is the right hand side one.



Bought for a pound each at the pound shop for using on push bikes,so worth a go.

They started life with the attached flexible arms, which were too long, and too flexible.
These are held in by a little screw which passes through the mirror body and the arm which was then removed leaving just the mirror body.




Next I inserted a stainless Allen bolt, then drilled through the body to one side of the bolt, and screwed in a self tapping screw.
The threads on the screw bit into the threads on the bolt in effect creating a fixing system similar to that of the gear lever; all that was left to this part was to cut off the excess screw on the far side, and painted over it to stop it rusting.
This was followed by some alaldite to keep it extra secure.





The final stage was to drill and tap the hand guards to accept the bolt,



I intend to use a nut when in proper use just to prevent it from spinning due to vibration.
And viola, a pair of bar end mirrors for 2! or at current exchange rates $3.16 US.



Lets hope that they work.

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #17335
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Got my 1.75 Gallon Rotopax today, mounted up to my rear rack.








I like your Ogio tail bag. I was thinking of getting one. How do you like it? It is hard to judge how big it is on the roto pax. Is it too big to leave it on to go offroad ? How did you attach it to the rack?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:52 AM   #17336
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I like your Ogio tail bag. I was thinking of getting one. How do you like it? It is hard to judge how big it is on the roto pax. Is it too big to leave it on to go offroad ? How did you attach it to the rack?
I just got it. Haven't had a chance to use it yet. I bought it for carrying my tools, tubes, etc when riding off road. It's 7"H x 13"W x 14"D (10"H expanded). It attaches with straps looped around the rack and buckled to the bag. You can see the straps in the first photo.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #17337
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That's what I want to use mine for too. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #17338
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I used an old 80's three point attachment tank bag for a few months last year. I problem I had was it would move to one side or the other using the single strap point as a pivot. This 4-point system looks like a better method. Right now I have a Pelican box with 1 gal Rotopax mounted on top. It's a bit high for my short inseam and heavy riding pants to swing the leg over so I stand on the peg with side stand down. I set it up this way so can my breakable or crushable stuff can be protected in the box. Tools are in a large tool tube is behind panier frame left of tire. Tire repair stuff in soft panier. Clothing in the other side panier. I strap sleeping bag, mat, tent on around all that. Zed Clampett goes adventure camping.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #17339
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Winter discussion on Center of Gravity

Having watched the last few posts on Rotopacks, rear carriers and bags plus earlier discussion on reducing tank to stock !

Also having watched riders picking bikes up (me included) its logical and functional to keep weight low down.
IMHO
The bike rides better in all conditions so let the fun begin

Who says what on this

Yes I know this may reduce my winter boredom
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:59 AM   #17340
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Question Hi

I' thinking of buying a DR 400 and want some opinions about this as I aim to drive all the way south to TDF.
I'm 6 8" and normally drive a GSA 1200 so it'll be a bit of a change.
Still, it'll be easy to pick up when I drop it and i won't be caught speeding but and this is a big BUT will it work for me?
I obviously have long legs and I am thinking about a Renazco or Bill Mayer seat so they can probably give me an inch or two, seat height that is .
But the rest......
please chime in
Andy
The problem is that I can't check it out no DRZ where I live and also I live in Sweden an have to come over there first and I' like to go south asap, not waiting for a title for a couple of weeks.
I've got one spotted with a souped up engine and a luggage carrier and more carbon fiber than metal.
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