Drz400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.

  1. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Seat foam cut in anticipation of getting DRZ Saturday. Would like to get it Friday, but guess another day won't hurt.
    Seat cover is on but staples aren't stapling[​IMG]

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  2. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    are you using an electric or pneumatic staple gun? If not, a corded one is cheap and necessary.
  3. OC

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  4. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Nope just a manual. I stopped yesterday to see my builder friends. Checked on their staple/brad guns they wouldnt hold short staples. It is glued on so it would take new shape. Here it is with cover but no staples. Sides are loose, but staples will hold those. Little off center but not bad.
    [​IMG]

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  5. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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    Hey yall, I put a slant FCR39 from the E model DRZ on my DRZ400SM. The throttle cables I have don't really fit properly, the sheath part isn't long enough. I have them adjusted as long as I can with both the inline adjuster on the cable, and where the cable attaches to the carb. Even with all the adjusters maxed out and the screws barely threaded on, it's still a bit short of actually being able to open the throttle all the way. What do you think the best, cheapest fix for this is? Do I get new cables? Should I get a different throttle tube? Would just a different throttle tube fix the issue? What do yall recommend?
  6. jjxtrider

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    If the cables are Motion Pro , there are a pile of them that don't fit . I got new cables for mine and I have zero adjustment with those as well. I had to put the nut inside the carb housing on both cables instead of the outside as is normal just to get enough length to have full throttle movement , even then it is basically setting my idle speed just to have full throttle . There was a few others over on TT that had the same issue, all of them Motion Pro cables and I believe from Ebay sellers. I now bought new Suzuki cables from Partzilla , hopefully they weren't made by MP at those same wrong lengths.


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  7. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Got a harbor freight nearby? There is one there for very cheap and works well for seats... although it may not last long. Luck of the draw. I'd try it onsite before going home to be sure it works.
    It's about $20. Or you can "splurge" for a bostich or Stanley for about $30.
    Put the cover in the clothes dryer for about 10 minutes, expect it to smell bad for a bit in the house.

    Then you can stretch it over to accommodate the lost foam.
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  8. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Borrowed one.

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  9. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    Ahhh, even better...
  10. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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    I used the same gun you have in your pic there... the arrow t50 or whatever. I used t50 1/4" staples. Stainless steel staples are nice if you can find them, but whatever works fine. It is a pain in the ass with this gun as you really have to smash the tip in hard, and hold it down steady, while pumping the staple in. But it's not the end of the world I have done at least 4 seats with this gun no problem.
  11. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    I used it before and noticed one leg goes into seat pan, one bends . The bent one is through vinyl but not pan. Been fine on my TW stock foam, replacement vinyl. But because I'm stretching this vinyl I want both legs in.


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  12. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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    Ah yeah that will happen if you don't push the tip down hard enough. It's hard work, when I finish putting a new seat on, I am sweaty and my hands are just about at their limit. A better tool would be best haha. Was just saying the job can be done with it, assuming it isn't broken or something. Also I have had better luck depending on what kind of staple I used. I have no idea where I got them, but I had some staples that when you look at a stack of them the pointy sides look like a saw blade.
    T50-staple-nail.jpg

    As opposed to the other type where the edges are flat from the side, but cut more like a knife edge.
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    Maybe I had better luck because I was using a different staple. Also what size were you using? 1/4"?
  13. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Well the electric didn't do any better so I thought staples. Got some others still not satisfied but it's done.
    I already have hand issues so im not messing anymore.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    The S and SM model are different regarding the throttle cable. U need to get the one the goes on the E model, (S & SM don't came with FCR39mm carb). It's totally different part. The one that goes on the S/SM has a little bent when connected to the carb. Like this:
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    The one for the FRC39 goes straight.
  15. jjxtrider

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    Love my DRZSM! great bike!

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  17. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    Factory OEM cables... I'm a believer. Their not cheap, but they work great and last.
  18. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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  19. jjxtrider

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    Hold on , those I posted are the ones I bought, and others, that didn't fit so it wouldn't be a good idea . This was this last spring , possible they had a bad batch but I went with oem cables now , but haven't installed them yet .


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  20. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I guess this has been bugging me for a bit. I have no dog in the fight but I feel like information has been left out.

    https://moskomoto.com/pages/gear-guides

    Former co-owner and co-founder of GL, Dave Wachs.

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    Drama happened, partnership fell apart, Harold bought Dave out...
    You were poking at the hornets nest by doing what you did and I'd expect that from a regular person. I don't think anyone expects a small business owner to be a polished politician.
    He's human, you brought up some obviously still raw wounds.

    Anyhow, only fair to GL who ALSO makes a great product. I like Mosko as well but currently own a lot of GL stuff that I'm quite happy with.
    I've also found Harold to be an all around good guy, although we've never met in person, and he's just a bit rough around the edges... like most of us that prefer to ride solo.

    I don't believe it fair to use a companies charitable donations or lack thereof against them in this way.

    Now, an honest dislike of the owner, that's perfectly fine...