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Old 08-16-2012, 04:10 AM   #18346
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I'm headed home from the STAN soon, any rides planned for mid September or October?
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:25 AM   #18347
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There can be.

I have a jetting question, I am a carb newb. I never rejetted the DRZ after moving from a few hundred above sea level. In fact, I never rejetted it after I bought it from someone in Mississippi and shipped it to Michigan either.
It runs ok, but when I give it a lot of gas, for example trying to go up a steep trail, or over a tall step, or tree it will hesitate. Also, it smells like fuel a lot, but it could just be that it's so hot when I ride often. I haven't fouled the plug, and it always starts fine, idles fine.
Is there something I should adjust, move the needle up or down, or say some magic words? I honestly don't know that much about carbs and I would like to learn, and you lot are the only people I know to ask.

I've been invited on a four day ride in Idaho, and I want to make sure the bike is as ready as it can be, and this is one problem that bugs me sometimes. It doesn't prevent me from riding, but I worry sometimes that it's going to be a problem at high altitude one day. The higher I go, the worse it is.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #18348
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I put a dynajet kit on mine years ago. It got rid of the low speed stumble. I can't begin
to remember the settings. Just that I spent a whole afternoon dicking with it to get it right.

You should be leaner at this altitude. Try dropping the main a size or two. From the factory
they are lean on the needle so it may fine at SLC levels.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #18349
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Bitches,

I have confirmed that I have days off in September; the 7th through the 19th, to be specific. I am considering a ride to Bend, OR as there is a little KTM gathering going on at that time, but could easily be persuaded to hang out with scum like you instead. I am very open to any ideas for rides at that time and can bring the 300, the SFE (Super Fucking Enduro), the soon to be picked up 500 XCW, or all three.

Awaiting your reply.

Sincerely,

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #18350
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Bitches,

I have confirmed that I have days off in September; the 7th through the 19th, to be specific. I am considering a ride to Bend, OR as there is a little KTM gathering going on at that time, but could easily be persuaded to hang out with scum like you instead. I am very open to any ideas for rides at that time and can bring the 300, the SFE (Super Fucking Enduro), the soon to be picked up 500 XCW, or all three.

Awaiting your reply.

Sincerely,

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I could probably roll out the BRP and ride a day on each side of a weekend...
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #18351
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I'm kind of in the trenches right now, but I'd love to have a ride.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #18352
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I'm kind of in the trenches right now, but I'd love to have a ride.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #18353
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I'll ride ya big boy
Seriously......If your cummin I'm ridin.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #18354
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Seriously......If your cummin I'm
swallowing.
Okay, time to take it to a PM. Some of us just had lunch .
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #18355
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Okay, time to take it to a PM. Some of us just had lunch .
EEww gross. I see you and my smart phone have the same dirty mind. Who would think of that........
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #18356
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EEww gross. I see you and my smart phone have the same dirty mind. Who would think of that........
You and Hick. Was that some sort of trick question???
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #18357
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:06 PM   #18358
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Butt seriously....

so i changed the rear wheel brake pads on the Vstrom and now my brake lights are permanently on... do i need to take fluid out? if so, what's the best way to do that. I've bled lines and I've got to say that it's not my favorite wrenching operation.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #18359
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so i changed the rear wheel brake pads on the Vstrom and now my brake lights are permanently on... do i need to take fluid out? if so, what's the best way to do that. I've bled lines and I've got to say that it's not my favorite wrenching operation.
Kevin, there's usually an adjusting bolt on the brake pedal to move the engagement point.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #18360
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so i changed the rear wheel brake pads on the Vstrom and now my brake lights are permanently on... do i need to take fluid out? if so, what's the best way to do that. I've bled lines and I've got to say that it's not my favorite wrenching operation.
Geez how thick were the new pads??? Make sure the brakes aren't dragging. Maybe bleed a little
fluid out. 8mm bleeder on the slave cylinder. Just don't let it suck air in. Quick open and close once
or twice should do it. I do have a speed bleeder if you want to replace the oil. Only takes a few minutes.

If you have this style rear brake light switch just turn it to take some spring pressure off the switch.

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