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Old 08-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #91
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Good news! Pods and a Area P tune work great on the 300! I'm running that set up, it is excellent!

Rear wheel is 4.25" wide, probably the same as the DRZ 400SM version. Check that but it must be within .25". My KTM SM wheel is 4.5".
How do the pods work when riding in the rain for 12 hours? How bout water crossings? I think I'd like to avoid them if I can.

Too tired to address all of the points above but I appreciate all of them and will reply tomorrow when I'm fresh.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:49 AM   #92
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Well, I haven't done deep water on the Ninja but you could fab a splash shield pretty easily. I ran my 950SE and SMR with pods and lots of rain and a few very deep water crossings in one flooded enduro, no problem. The intakes on those bikes are very high though.

The intake height on this engine/DRZ frame should be as good as a Husky 610, and probably better than my air box on my EXC530, which is just a pretty face. It is as effective as a gill net for keeping water off the filter.

How about running the intake thru tubes to a remote single pod in the stock DRZ box if you are really worried? Hey, if you want to get crazy, fuel in the subframe, air filter up where the tank should be a-la Husaberg-ish. Weld aluminum panels to box in the sub, maybe hang a remote side panel fuel tank like the ones for the older KTM EXCs? Dakar style rear tank? Chop the DRZ tank for an air box?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #93
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Just grab a grinder and start cutting.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #94
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Just grab a grinder and start cutting.
That's a big leap of faith. I want to be a lot more sure I can make it work before that happens. I think I'm going to take a big step back right now. This should be a winter project. I'm going to try to muster up the patience...
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #95
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You could always just build a 500cc wide ratio DRZ now!
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #96
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This could get interesting.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #97
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Well?
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #98
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Well?
On hold for a little bit till I have proper time to devote to it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #100
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Come on Tone!

Get some angle iron and lag bolts and make it happen!

I wonder how easily this would slip into a KLR650 chassie, not that I even like them. I had one and hated it, but the 300 would be a better power plant and 6g of fuel could give a range of 500 miles or more. Might be neat and they have the 650 twins fitting there very cleanly.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #101
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Since you've taken a step back to reassess.... How about tucking the 300 into a TW200 chassis?
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #102
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Someone beat me to the TW idea...

Why not the XR chassis? Easy to modify the frame especially since you are not needing to put oil in the frame.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:48 AM   #103
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And I thought the DRZ was a bit of a roach to start with...
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #104
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Toooony!!!

I rode my N300 on forest service dirt & gravel last week at 35-70 MPH... The engine deserves a good rally type chassie/suspension. 3-4th gears are awesome at my +1 CS and 17" wheel gearing. Smooth response, enough torque and almost zero vibes. My bro had his piped/jetted KLX250 there too and said he'd take my 300 engine over his all day long, just slip it in his frame/wheels/suspension.

I'm thinking a older KTM 620/640 LC4 Adv roller for mine...

Figured you needed a boot in the rump to get started!
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #105
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Toooony!!!

I rode my N300 on forest service dirt & gravel last week at 35-70 MPH... The engine deserves a good rally type chassie/suspension. 3-4th gears are awesome at my +1 CS and 17" wheel gearing. Smooth response, enough torque and almost zero vibes. My bro had his piped/jetted KLX250 there too and said he'd take my 300 engine over his all day long, just slip it in his frame/wheels/suspension.

I'm thinking a older KTM 620/640 LC4 Adv roller for mine...

Figured you needed a boot in the rump to get started!

Without pictures it didn't happen!

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