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Old 05-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #2986
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Yes, classic symptoms of this. But if you have carb cleaner soaker and compressed air, no need to buy a new one - they usually clean up good as new.

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Exactly. Just this Saturday I cleaned the crap out of my pilot jet when my DRZ displayed the same symptoms. I used some Seafoam and compressed air and it is as good as new.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:16 AM   #2987
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haha, that happened to me after my first big bike trip, the scar is still left as a memory.

Maybe we need our own thread.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #2988
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set the regulator to 100psi and brought the engine up to TDC and connected the setup to the spark plug hole. got a whole lot of air coming out the air box. disconnected the setup and rotated the motor 360 degrees to TDC again. this time the air comes out the inspection hole and access hole to turn the motor over.
It wasn't really TDC, then, was it?

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any suggestions or thoughts?
Did you have the radiator cap open (or any other part of the cooling system "open") while you were compressing the air in the cylinder?
If the head gasket is bad, it could be letting either oil or combustion gases into the cooling system. If the latter, you might hear some air coming out of the coolant return line when you compress the cylinder. Motors overheat quickly with hot exhaust gases entering the cooling system.
You might also smell antifreeze in the exhaust or see a little steam (which looks like white smoke).

That or the water pump isn't working (or not working very well) would be my best guesses.

Good luck, sounds like a nightmare so far.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:17 PM   #2989
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New DRZ 400s owner

I'm a new proud owner of a DRZ 400s. Just bought it yeasterday and I can already tell I made a wise choice. It's a barely used 2008 without any mods.
tomorrow I'm changing out all the fluids and this weekend I'll take it out camping.
My camping choices for theis weekend, Sawtooths, Idaho, Idaho desert, or YellowStone. I guess I'll let everyone what I chose when I get back Tuesday.
I should have bought a DRZ years ago.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #2990
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I'm a new proud owner of a DRZ 400s. Just bought it yeasterday and I can already tell I made a wise choice. It's a barely used 2008 without any mods.
tomorrow I'm changing out all the fluids and this weekend I'll take it out camping.
My camping choices for theis weekend, Sawtooths, Idaho, Idaho desert, or YellowStone. I guess I'll let everyone what I chose when I get back Tuesday.
I should have bought a DRZ years ago.

Welcome to the brotherhood Mick! Ditch the "Deathwings" and enjoy the ride.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:42 PM   #2991
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Here are some picture of my small, hand-made windscreen. The previous owner made it from a piece of lexan. It is ty-wrapped to the stock headlight mask in 4 positions.

As I replied earlier, a larger sport windscreen caused my bike to be blown around a lot on the interstate. Wind and passing vehicles made the bike wobble. I rode 1300+ miles of secondary roads in 3 days with this windscreen, and it worked OK for me. FYI.





Thanks for the close-ups! Does it wiggle at hiway speeds or do the zipties hold pretty good?
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #2992
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Thanks for the close-ups! Does it wiggle at hiway speeds or do the zipties hold pretty good?
It is stable at speed. The zip ties have held it since I owned it (over 11k miles and 3 years so far). I am surprised it it hasn't fallen off, actually.

If you're designing one from scratch, a better mounting method is probably a good idea.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #2993
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Brown truck arrived yesterday with the new GoPro wide angle .

Got home with a little bit of light left in the day to make a short test video along a small section of the trails by the house.

Hope you enjoy. http://www.vimeo.com/4758221
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:53 AM   #2994
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Very nice hak! The video was surprisingly steady. Enjoy!
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:59 AM   #2995
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I am doing the TAT next week on my DRZ SM



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Old 05-21-2009, 05:32 AM   #2996
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I am doing the TAT next week on my DRZ SM
what are the two boxes zip tyed to the crossbar?
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:32 AM   #2997
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Looks like ballasts for the HID lights...
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:46 AM   #2998
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Looks like ballasts for the HID lights...
Yup they are. But word to the wise, I'm a huge HID enthusiast and I also help run hidplanet.com/forums as an admin. The Hella Gen3/Philips LVQ-212 is not waterproof. It will fail if water gets inside the case, which isn't too hard to do. IMO I would buy some ballast protector cases and then seal them up. It would give you mounting areas as the cases have mount holes plus it would help protect the ballasts from the elements mch better. Cheap investment.

I have no affiliation with the hidplanet store but you can buy a pair of ballast covers made for that ballast for $40 http://www.hidplanet.com/covers.html. A good investment once you seal them up.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:48 AM   #2999
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Very nice hak! The video was surprisingly steady. Enjoy!
Yeah I was suprised too at how stable it is. Can't wait to use it on some real rides! Thanks for watching it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:06 AM   #3000
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That supertard is very nicely done. Do you have a list of mods that you have done ? Good luck on the TAT. Hope you post more pictures here
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