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Old 05-18-2012, 04:45 AM   #14371
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I get about 90-95 on a tank 100% stock going 55 or less.

About 45 mpg

03 klx400sr
That is not typical I think. With JD jetting and 3x3, tires at 18 PSI (knobbies), and I weigh 170 with gear I get 60 MPG regularly. With a 3.9 Clarke tank I go easily 210 miles on a tank of 87 octane gas.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:50 AM   #14372
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It's amazing how much the milage can vary between these bikes. Mine was the 42-45 mpg version, stock 06' with knobbies. Maybe I should'a mounted up some better rubber.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #14373
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[QUOTE=The Recycled Teenager;18712669]Get the Edge LED tail light definitly fits right in the rear fender nicely./QUOTE]

Is this available from Thumper Talk?
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #14374
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I just bought an MT-43 rear and still thinking about the front. I haven't been impressed with the front knobbies that I've had, they just don't wear well on the pavement. It seems like they wear about as quickly as the rear knobby, so I am thinking about running a dual sport tire like a Kenda 270 or IRC GP-1 on the front. IMO it may not be as good as a knobby for the first 100-200 miles, but after that it would be better for another 2000 miles. I feel like a front tire should last twice as long as the rear, especially a dirt tire. It seems like the pavement eats the knobby fronts twice as quickly as the rear compared to normal "all dirt" or "all street" tires under their respective conditions.

I've really liked the 270/GP-1 on front and rears before, but I just need better rear traction in the woods.

Anyway, I may be wrong, but I'm going to try that combo next.
I recently removed a perfectly good IRC GP-1 front from my DR650 because it lost traction in sandy, loose stuff way before the Mefo Explorer rear. Replaced it with MT-21. Now the rear loses traction first, which I much prefer.

I have read plenty of posts from folks liking the MT-21 front, MT-43 rear combination.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:29 AM   #14375
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That is not typical I think.
mpgs depend heavily on many factors. i get about 45mpg as well.

body weight, terrain (flat vs. hills), how much you like to twist the throttle, tires, gearing, etc. all have a big impact.

a 170lb guy riding mostly flat land is going to get much higher mpg than a 220lb guy riding mostly hills.

anywhere from 40mpg to 60mpg can be considered typical.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #14376
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One thing I encountered was having to turn the throttle upside down since I have BarRisers on as well.

Any precautions to take when doing that
i turned mine upside down when i put risers and new bars on. no problems at all.

just makes sure the throttle will close itself with the bars turned all the way in both directions.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #14377
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It's amazing how much the milage can vary between these bikes. Mine was the 42-45 mpg version, stock 06' with knobbies. Maybe I should'a mounted up some better rubber.
Did you make sure that your trip meter wasn't set at 70%? Seems like most folks that get 42-45 have that issue. When I bought mine it was set at 70% so I don't know if that's a factory standard or if it resets to that if the battery is disconnected/drained. The PO didn't know about the adjustable trip meter and had never adjusted it so it had to have come that way or been defaulted to 70% of actual miles. He was kind of disappointed when I told him he was more likely getting closer to 60 mpg while I was loading the bike into my truck as I think the "poor" mileage was part of the reason he sold me the bike. Pays to do your homework...
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #14378
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I am looking to change my gearing to 14/47, where can I order sprockets? and is there any thing special I should get?

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #14379
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Get the Edge LED tail light definitly fits right in the rear fender nicely./QUOTE]

Is this available from Thumper Talk?
yes, they do have the edge, also try Wheeling or 12 Oclock

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...24/index.shtml

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #14380
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I am looking to change my gearing to 14/47, where can I order sprockets? and is there any thing special I should get?

Thanks Bob
lots o' places.

denniskirk.com
rockymountainatv.com

a whole host of others.

just make sure you get ones that say they fit your DRZ. i would recommend steel rather than aluminum. aluminum don't last long...at least not if you ride in mud at all.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #14381
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Get the Edge LED tail light definitly fits right in the rear fender nicely./QUOTE]

Is this available from Thumper Talk?
Maybe

But http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...24/index.shtml
you will find it here
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #14382
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My preference is to keep the throttle the right side up (because the switch block ends up at a weird angle) and make new cables if necessary. I have Protaper Windham bars + 15mm or so from the Scott sub-mount which are a probably slightly lower than your set up. It still has the original cables right side up and no binding issues. I remember re-routing the cables, but don't recall exactly what was done or the stock configuration. They run down the RHS of the frame if that is worth anything.

Did you try re-routing the cables?
Thanks

Seems to be
OK just running it upside down after re routing the electrical but I could still re route the cables if I find any issues
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #14383
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When I changed out mine, I didn't want to drill the bar either, so I wrapped one or two layers on vinyl tape on the bar where the switch gear attaches. Figger it'll help hold the pods from rotating. Suspect duct tape or aluminum tape would work as well.
So I cut them off

They are fine at the moment but if they ever come loose I thought I could just put a grub screw in and that should hold it
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #14384
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mpgs depend heavily on many factors. i get about 45mpg as well.

body weight, terrain (flat vs. hills), how much you like to twist the throttle, tires, gearing, etc. all have a big impact.

a 170lb guy riding mostly flat land is going to get much higher mpg than a 220lb guy riding mostly hills.

anywhere from 40mpg to 60mpg can be considered typical.
I get about 35 mpg. DRZ400S 07 with 3x3, FCR & 14/47 gearing.

Oh yeah, I weight 240 and love the twisty thing in my right hand....
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:16 AM   #14385
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Luggage rack for 2009 DRZ 400 E

Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a decent size rack for a 2009 Suzuki DRZ 400E . Cycleracks make one that fits the DRZ 400S and in the photo the rear subframe looks the same as the E model - square section aluminium , and it looks like it attaches to the passenger footpeg mounting points. Any help would be appreciated.

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