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Old 04-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #18256
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What did you end up paying for it? I have had good luck with 606's. Welcome to Club DRZ!
He was asking $3k, I traded my '04 SMC and he gave me some cash. Enough to get the gear I need and tires, so I'm happy with the trade.

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Pix pleeze!


I don't care about the camo plastics, wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm new to riding dirt so I'll trash these and then get something more my style.

As for tires, it's got a worn out trailwing (I don't know why) on the front, and am equally worn out 606 on the rear. I'll look at all the suggestions. I am going to try to do about 75% dirt riding, mostly street to and from the dirt, so I'll check out all the tires I can find.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #18257
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He was asking $3k, I traded my '04 SMC and he gave me some cash. Enough to get the gear I need and tires, so I'm happy with the trade.





I don't care about the camo plastics, wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm new to riding dirt so I'll trash these and then get something more my style.

As for tires, it's got a worn out trailwing (I don't know why) on the front, and am equally worn out 606 on the rear. I'll look at all the suggestions. I am going to try to do about 75% dirt riding, mostly street to and from the dirt, so I'll check out all the tires I can find.
Nice! You can get a new set of plastics for $100 on Amazon if so inclined

http://www.amazon.com/Acerbis-Plasti...rz400+plastics


Or just check here and Thumper Talk and you can probably find a decent set used for cheaper eventually.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #18258
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Got one.

2007 DRZ400E, plated, low hours, full FMF Q4, jetted, and baja ds kit.



It needs tires soonish (D606's?)
If you will be riding 50/50 dirt/street than D606 is ok, if you're a dirt oriented rider than stay away from D606
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i'd suggest checking out Pirelli XCMH instead of the 606.
Like other mentioned anything is better than d606, Pirelli XCMH is one good choice and go from there. When buying tires look at the reviews it gives u an idea. But once again it comes down to what and how to u want to ride your Z. Congrats on ur purchase, enjoy making it dirty it's like badge of honor for Enduro Ridez
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #18259
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I believe this will be my first post on this forum. The DRZ bug bit me pretty hard! I picked up a 2003 DRZ400S this past Sunday. I'm in love!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #18260
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Sweet ride you have there mate.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #18261
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He was asking $3k, I traded my '04 SMC and he gave me some cash. Enough to get the gear I need and tires, so I'm happy with the trade.





I don't care about the camo plastics, wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm new to riding dirt so I'll trash these and then get something more my style.

As for tires, it's got a worn out trailwing (I don't know why) on the front, and am equally worn out 606 on the rear. I'll look at all the suggestions. I am going to try to do about 75% dirt riding, mostly street to and from the dirt, so I'll check out all the tires I can find.
Nice bike mate, I've just changed my plastics from blue to yellow, not very expensive either, a couple of lucky scores on e bay.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #18262
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i'd suggest checking out Pirelli XCMH instead of the 606.

in my experience, the 606 front is a terrible dirt tire. the rear is OK in dry, hard packed dirt, but not good in mud or loose stuff.

the XCMH front is an awesome dirt tire. the rear isn't great, but is better than the 606.

on the street, the 606 front handles a bit better than the XCMH, but the difference is small. the XCMH front also last about twice as long for me.

the rears on the street are about the same in all regards in my experience.

so, in a nutshell, the XCMH and 606s are about equal performance-wise on the street. the rears last about the same. the front XCMH lasts much longer. the XCMH also outperforms the 606 in the dirt by a large margin--especially the front.

I will second the XCMH's and for the same reasons. Good tires for dirt biased dual sport riding.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #18263
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I believe this will be my first post on this forum. The DRZ bug bit me pretty hard! I picked up a 2003 DRZ400S this past Sunday. I'm in love!
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #18264
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I would guess MSR ATV Hi. Probably $25-35. Way cheaper than the Rox risers and Protapers I did, for the same result. There seems to be more pullback on the ATV His, but the mids are straighter, and only a bit shorter. This varies by manufacturer, but seems typical.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #18265
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I would guess MSR ATV Hi. Probably $25-35. Way cheaper than the Rox risers and Protapers I did, for the same result. There seems to be more pullback on the ATV His, but the mids are straighter, and only a bit shorter. This varies by manufacturer, but seems typical.

Ryan
I just put Pro Taper ATV Hi's on mine, love them. I rolled mine forward just a bit because they definitely do come back far. Bonus is rolling them forward seems to make them even taller. Standing is great now.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #18266
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I'm an idiot when it comes to anything electrical. The above is a power cord that came with a used GPS I just got. Any advice from fellow DRZ owners ad to how to best utilize it?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #18267
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i aint first class but i ain't white trash.... but i like that camo.

when my red klr goes the way of the pink klrs i would like to do a camo wrap just like that!
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #18268
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rear wheels seals

Hi Folks
I just got new bearings and seals put in, you might say

BUT, when going to put the wheel back in the bike I spotted the seals are in backwards according to Clymer.
Could I get some esteemed opinions as to whether this is a problem
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5moo3cluvx...r-seals001.jpg
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #18269
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I'm an idiot when it comes to anything electrical. The above is a power cord that came with a used GPS I just got. Any advice from fellow DRZ owners ad to how to best utilize it?
Red to a switched/ accesory (or battery, if you won't forget to turn it off). You may need to add a bit of wire (6") to the fused end. Black to ground / neg battery. You may need to crimp some ring terminals on the ends. It looks like the small round connector that is wire tied to the 5 pin harness is for a microphone. That's probably not used on a motorcycle, and why it is secured like that. The remaining (5pin) harness should plug into the GPS.

Hopefully that makes sense.

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #18270
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Hi Folks
I just got new bearings and seals put in, you might say

BUT, when going to put the wheel back in the bike I spotted the seals are in backwards according to Clymer.
Could I get some esteemed opinions as to whether this is a problem
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5moo3cluvx...r-seals001.jpg

I've always installed with the closed side facing out. I'd be really surprised if the spring on the seal were meant to be exposed on the rear wheel.

I'm also curious

I'll take a look a look at my clymer manual when i get a chance.
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