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Old 04-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #18181
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I wanted to get some ideas on the best engine skid plate for the money. I don't really want to drill holes.
I like me Tonn, had to wait a bit until he made some. This was a year ago or so, but it was well worth the wait. I pop mine off when I do oil changes, easier to clean up. But if I was in a hurry I wouldn't.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #18182
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Crap, forgot to ask...

replacement clutch parts? OEM vs Tusk vs Hinson vs etc..? I've done 15K on the stock, it seems fine but I'll be doing the TAT this summer with some extra credit trips, so would like to rebuild it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #18183
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Tonn's Manufacturing IMHO
Thanks for posting that.... ( it's Tonn's Fabrication though )
I have been thinking about some of that stuff for my DRZ lately, and couldn't decide....until I saw their stuff. VERY NICE. Ordered it all! I'm a sucker for a free T-shirt

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #18184
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Made this video today showing how to change the shock spring. Easy job to do, can see my other videos for getting the shock off the bike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVKakZON2lA
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #18185
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Made this video today showing how to change the shock spring. Easy job to do, can see my other videos for getting the shock off the bike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVKakZON2lA
Awesome! About to do just that, thank you!
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #18186
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Awesome! About to do just that, thank you!
No problem, thanks for the comment
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #18187
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go back to the professional who mounted the tires and tell him to balance them.

i used to run full-on DOT knobbies (Pirelli XCMH, Dunlop 606, kenda TMII) on my DRZ and, while they are a bit less smooth than tires like trailwings, i could still comfortably do 80+ mph on the highway.

thanks for your answers
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One question more... what dimensions of tyres are you using?

Tha manual shows that 100/80 and 120/90 must be used, or stability problems could appear...
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #18188
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I wanted to get some ideas on the best engine skid plate for the money. I don't really want to drill holes.
B&B do a very nice looking one: B&B Bashplate

I run one on my 400, longevity is A1. That link is to the DRZ250, but the 400 is very similar in appearance
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:00 PM   #18189
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thanks for your answers
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One question more... what dimensions of tyres are you using?

Tha manual shows that 100/80 and 120/90 must be used, or stability problems could appear...
I'm changing my rear this weekend, a 130/90 Dunlop 606 and going with an MT21 (in 120/80 'cause it was free - came with another bike I bought). In an MT90 (more street oriented dual sport) a 140/80 fits just fine, and feels good in corners. For the front, I've used 90/90, 100/80, 100/90 - whatever is available in the tire I want. Not much difference between the sizes. A 90/90 is 81mm tall and a 100/80 is 80mm.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #18190
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Hi!

Last week I changed (really it was did by professional) my tyres. Until this day I was riding happy with the Trailwing with no on road problem. I use the DRZ daily for commuting, it run until +-140 km/h "without problem".

With the new tyres, a pair of Mitas E09, I cant go up 105... the bike has come highly unsteady. It comes swinging terribly. Some people told me this is "normal" with off road tyres... But Im not sure...

ADD: front original is 100/80-21, the new Mitas is 90/90

What is your experience about?
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One question more... what dimensions of tyres are you using?

Tha manual shows that 100/80 and 120/90 must be used, or stability problems could appear...


The Mitas E09 is a great tyre, I have run them for years, they have quality casings, good longevity and are good on road and off road. If you are having stability issues, as LittleRedToyota said, have them balanced, especially if you are running rimlocks. On occasion a tyre castings can be quite a way out of balance (this is normal, within reason) and balancing alleviates this and makes them much smoother at high speed.

Personally I don't run rimlocks for adventure riding, I run 18/16psi off-road with no rim slip issues. I balance all my tyres for adventure riding (regardless of no rimlocks) as a balanced tyre puts less stress on your drive train at prolonged high speed

As for the size of the tyre, dismiss the idea of having to run 100/80. Most DRZ400 riders run a range of sizes, I run a huge variety including the Mitas E09 at 130/80-18
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:23 PM   #18191
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Hi!

Last week I changed .......
With the new tyres, a pair of Mitas E09, I cant go up 105... the bike has come highly unsteady. It comes swinging terribly. Some people told me this is "normal" with off road tyres... But Im not sure...


What is your experience about?
I also have the E-09's. Balanced with no dramas at any speed.

A few simple things to consider:
There's a difference between bounce & 'swinging'.... check that your rear axle is square & that they didn't stuff the allignment up when they tensioned the axle nut. What pressures did they put in them (some places will put them up to rediculous PSI to get the bead to pop, but not check it again.)
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #18192
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thanks for your answers
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One question more... what dimensions of tyres are you using?

Tha manual shows that 100/80 and 120/90 must be used, or stability problems could appear...
the exact size depends on what sizes are available in the tire I want. usually, though, i end up with a 120/100 on the back and either 100/80 or 90/90 on the front.

you can vary the size of the tires without a problem (as long as you don't get a rear tire so wide that it rubs on the chain).

(your tires/wheels are either out of balance or the mechanic screwed up putting your wheels back on the bike.)
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #18193
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Any one see this on their rear wheel spacers

If so what should it tell me
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #18194
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Just got my waterproof swiss ruck sacks in the mail for my panniers and brought my tires into the shop to get put on. I went with the Dunlop D606 rear and Pirelli XCMH front. This is my first season riding... and damn this thing takes alot to get ready. Maybe once I get everything done, it wont be so bad next year....... providing I keep her upright this season.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #18195
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Any one see this on their rear wheel spacers

If so what should it tell me

Yes mine did that also.......had a little over 10 thousand miles on them. The seals looked good so I bought aftermarket spacers from Rocky Mtn ATV.

Next tire change the barings were dry, grease look good, so, I figure they are a wear item and check them now more often. As long as your seals look OK and are keeping water out, you should be fine.

BTW then front wears like that also.....
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