Drz400 Thread

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

  1. BlueBiscuit

    BlueBiscuit Adventurer

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  2. generatordave

    generatordave Adventurer

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    Good Luck Rob, Lucky you looks like you can ride today !!

    sub zero here in Vt
    I have the same bike ( thumb back a couple pics) and am doing some upgrades but love it !
  3. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Where did you get the info that they are coated? As far as I know the only valves that are sold coated are stock and rhc. The rhc valves are just ferrea vakves that ron hamp coats. Maybe you can get ron to coat kw's?

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  4. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Good to hear, because I got a great deal on a full set of KW valves/springs/retainers/seals. Just gotta find some place that can cut the seats....
  5. focallength

    focallength jefe de servicio

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    imageAll KPMI Black Diamond™ Stainless Steel Valves are impregnated by a special German process to .002" deep with a .0002" surface build-up to improve wear properties and reduce friction. This process provides resistance to corrosion and wear that is superior to that developed by hard chromium and electrolysis nickel plating. These valves are light and the profiles provide excellent flow characteristics.

    talked to the head honcho, he apologised for the mis information i was given, the guy who told me even said he shouldnt have told me they wouldnt last...i suspect someones going to get a stern talking to about telling customers not to use their product :lol3
  6. JustGreg

    JustGreg Fast as Molasses

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    Im well aware of the proper procedure for adjusting a MCCT on a DRZ. Im curious though as to the amount of threads everyone has showing on theirs. With a new Wiseco chain and a new APE MCCT, Im showing 1 1/4".

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  7. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    I have the TT case savers,

    my riding buddy/neighbor, not so much...

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    :lol3
  8. focallength

    focallength jefe de servicio

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    Dont know, the whole valve is black except for a small bare metal ring on top of the valve where the valve goes flush with the head. Seems kind of silly to just coat a stem and then paint the rest black...

    Stock photo but thats what they look like

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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    All the abuse my clutch has taken, that should be ok, you're slipping it.... maybe 2x as long as taking off in first ?

    I really like the oomph first gear has myself, and shifting ;-)
  10. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    Anyone out there have pics of your Rollie bags utilized as tank paniers? I just might need to load even more weight upon my diminutive dual sport. Here it is with the rear paniers.[​IMG][​IMG]
  11. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    Try 59DEN's bike
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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761487

    He'll even give you CAD drawings for how he gets them to stay there.... if you ask nicely:D
  12. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    That looks like a ton of fun! I really miss my thumper... and a place to ride it.
  13. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    So I got the DRZ up on the lift and decided it was a perfect time to increase the footprint of the kickstand just a bit. For all the effort maybe I should have made it larger but then again I didn't want anything huge.
    So I started with a big washer that I picked up at Tractor supply.
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    Then cut it out with the plasma cutter and dressed it up with a die grinder and welded it on from the bottom.
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    Then took the angle grinder to it and made it flat again.
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    Sandblasted it a bit to get the burned up paint off and then shot a little semi-gloss black on the bare metal...I will install it later.
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    This should work just fine! :D
  14. Buckeye105

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    I noticed this small leak coming from the water pump yesterday. I ride a 04 S with only 8k miles on it. Strange thing is it only leaks a little bit when the bike is running hot. Should i even worry about this or should i just go ahead and try the water pump fix i see on TT?

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  15. focallength

    focallength jefe de servicio

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    $25 gets you a new seal, just order a 08/09/12 seal, leave the ductape/bailing wire fixes for baja...
    just keep in mind everyone at TT will tell you youre bike will fly out of control and spontaneously combust taking out a nunnery if you dont do the mandatory fixes...
  16. Buckeye105

    Buckeye105 Adventurer

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    Haha, thanks for the tip.
  17. Steinbuck

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    Why not just weld on the whole washer from the top? You'd end up with more bottom surface area (good in sand) and it'd look a lot more "commando", to boot!
  18. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Exactly what I was thinking
  19. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Would it not be stronger on solid ground with a full washer though?
  20. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Nice!