Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Truck115

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    Hey, Truck! Nice to see that your looking for a DRZ. Let me know if u get one and if u need to know about any of the things that I did to mine. Great riding with u and Rick up north in august - stay in touch and have a Merry Christmas!

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    Double J How's it going? Since I unplated my CRF250X I need to get another dualsport. The DRZ seemed like a good choice. Got to get one and get ready for CADVR 6. I'm using all my vacation for that week. It's a long way off but can't wait. Have a Merry Christmas. Talk to you later.
  2. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    When I put a Clarke tank on my DRZ I replaced the petcock with a Raptor. The Raptor petcock reserve screen was not a tight fit so I put some gas resistant threadlock on the screen base to hold it in place. I looked in the tank today and there is some small amount amount of residue on the bottom of the tank I intend to suck out with a hose. Could be from the failure of Clarke to clean it's tank before shipping (I rinsed it pretty well before the install) or from the application of the threadlock. But I don't think that is the real problem. When I looked at BOTH screens they appear to have been colonized by some coral-like substance. I don't know how else to describe it. It's white and fluffy. What is this crap? Should i shake the tank? Call the feds' alien investigation task force? Or just pull off the screens and run the gas line through a disposable external filter?
  3. buls4evr

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    Sounds like you should change gas stations to me. My Clarke tank looks perfect down there at the filter.... but I use a capful of Startron with each tankful to remove the water in the fuel. Good stuff.
  4. MotoBoss

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    10 to 1 its the thread sealer........................or tank debris if you did not clean it throughly prior to installation.
  5. buls4evr

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    Or soap and water if you did not clean it out with gasoline when it was just out of the box. The filter does not need to be in there tight. The facing O-ring holds the fuel anyway. So you just thought too much and knackered yourself:D. happens.
  6. WayneJ

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    Don't know what it is but does it look like this stuff?
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    Mostly tiny spheres. It's sort of moist and slimy in the photos but becomes a white powder when dry.

    This was a customers carb off a Honda clone. It actually cleaned up and the engine ran fine.

    I see a few carbs with this stuff inside. The fuel tanks usually have water in them.
  7. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    Anyone need a top end gasket set, i got one with my hot rods bottom end kit, but i need to buy a big bore gasket kit, willing to sell it cheap...
  8. dasvis

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    Sugar?
  9. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    That is the result of moisture contaminating ethanol enriched fuel. That is a very common thing to happen to carbs that sit for a long time with e10 or greater fuel.
  10. 150ron

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    Wow, all that crap in that carb is something else.


    Added a piece of Silicone heater hose around my new pipe, to protect it for when i drop it on the trails. :D



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  11. Xylx

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    It's definitely not the browner stuff from the carb photos above. I'm going with the ethanol theory. I finally found a place to get ethanol-free gas here in Boise. It involves having a card and paying a monthly bill from this station that is unattended. But it's worth it. I did wash the tank thoroughly with water, but let it sit for a month or so before installing it. Not much moisture here in the desert. So the best explanation is the ethanol explanation combined with the fact that it was in for servicing recently and they cleaned the carb so that might be how the moisture got in. Or wait wait it's coming back to me. I bought a Tusk gas cap recently with a one way vent hose and to soften it up to place it on the gas cap nipple I ran it under hot water instead of using a hair dryer. I will bet that's where the moisture came from. Wouldn't take much.
  12. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    Where be this?
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  14. 150ron

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  15. 150ron

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    I got 2 questions for you guys, my bike has like 25 pounds of dry mud/dirt on it, id like to wash it for the firs time, :D

    1), is it ok to use a pressure washer? my neighbor has one of those electric 1800 psi that i can use when ever i want.

    2) does the bike need to be on and idling while i either hose it down, or pressure wash it?


    Reason i ask, is my previous bike always gave me problems after washing it, it would almost not start back up, dont want to fuck anything up with water, i rather leave it filthy then mess something up.
  16. markjenn

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    Controversial subject. Some say "never", others say "with caution", and some say "all the time".

    My take is that one of the low-pressure electric ones is Okay, but I'd be sure not to point it directly and/or close-range to things which you don't want to driver water into, such as wheel bearings, electrical connectors, carbs, etc. And I don't use a pressure washer all the time - if I think I can get it reasonably clean with a hand wash, I'll just do that. On the couple occasions I've had to use the really powerful ones at car washes, I am very careful where I point and at what range.

    I would ride the bike afterwards to dry things out, but I would never be running the bike while I was washing it.

    I'm sure there are exceptions, but most bikes are reasonbly weather-proof and you should be able to wash them and then have them start without issue. Sounds like you probably had a dodgy electrical connector or something else wrong.

    While leaving them dirty may be preferrable to sand-blasting one with water, there is no reason you can't have a clean bike AND a good-running one too. Just use common sense.

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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I wash mine with a small electric pressure washer after every dirt ride, I spray on truck wash and let it dry (CT18) and then pressure wash it all over and under, just adjust pressure so that your not ripping the stickers off. I never leave it running and I started up afterwards and it always starts first time. Then I oil the chain and check if the air filter needs cleaning. I never let caked on mud stay on my bike.
  18. Gadget678

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    You'll get mixed responses about this one. My theory is that if you can ride them through tank deep water, washing it won't stuff anything up.:D
    I always pressure wash mine, I just try to avoid putting pressure on the bearings (wheel, linkage etc). Don't get too close to your stickers- you'll lose them.

    I wash mine with the engine off, otherwise it gets hot sitting at idle...but I always run it afterwards. Or you could use one of those butt plug things in the exhaust.
    Once it's all clean, I give my whole bike a spray of WD40/CRC/whatever is around.... it makes the next wash easier, and helps prevent surface rust (especially if you've been anywhere near salt.)
  19. Gadget678

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    I must type slow.... There was no responses when I started.:lol3
  20. mark1150

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    Here's a tip to avoid getting water in the exhaust, instead of buying a dedicated bung, you can use a used latex / rubber glove from your garage.
    Nothing wasted, and you'll get two washes from a pair, plus they fit over most exhaust tips, from DRZ to GS, and being inherently stretchy they will stay in place until you remove them..