Preparing DRZ400E for a GPS based event

Hey all! so my DRZ now seems to be good... it had a hot start issue which blew my head and patience... but now hopefully its fixed (changed pickup coil).. So now i need to prepare it for a 3 day GPS based event.. here is a list of things i think i need to do.

 

-longer gearing- now its 13-50 and it is too low for open dirt roads. dont know what gearing to use but thinking about 14-47 or something like that.
-phone holder- will a bycicle holder work?

-phone USB charger- can i use one from a car ? charger is 12V 1.0 Ampere... will the stator hold that, and a little led light to reinforce the high beam?

-changing rear tire- got here a brand new knobby tire, 120-100-18..

-tuning the clutch as the lever is catching too close from the handlebar grip and cant "feather the clutch" with just 2 fingers (need to use all fingers to the clutch disengage)

 

Finnaly, sorry for my bad english, and thank you for reading!! 

-longer gearing- now its 13-50 and it is too low for open dirt roads. dont know what gearing to use but thinking about 14-47 or something like that.

 

Without knowing where you are riding making a gearing recommendation isn't really possible, but I haven't really found a need for gearing lower than 15/47 in the deserts and mountains around me.


-phone holder- will a bycicle holder work?

 

I don't mount my phone to my motorcycle but make sure whatever you choose is tuff enough to withstand a crash.

 

-phone USB charger- can i use one from a car ? charger is 12V 1.0 Ampere... will the stator hold that, and a little led light to reinforce the high beam?

 

The stator can handle that, but USB chargers often cannot handle the vibrations and dust.

Edited by ptgarcia
Hey all! so my DRZ now seems to be good... it had a hot start issue which blew my head and patience... but now hopefully its fixed (changed pickup coil).. So now i need to prepare it for a 3 day GPS based event.. here is a list of things i think i need to do.
 
-longer gearing- now its 13-50 and it is too low for open dirt roads. dont know what gearing to use but thinking about 14-47 or something like that.
-phone holder- will a bycicle holder work?
-phone USB charger- can i use one from a car ? charger is 12V 1.0 Ampere... will the stator hold that, and a little led light to reinforce the high beam?
-changing rear tire- got here a brand new knobby tire, 120-100-18..
-tuning the clutch as the lever is catching too close from the handlebar grip and cant "feather the clutch" with just 2 fingers (need to use all fingers to the clutch disengage)
 
Finnaly, sorry for my bad english, and thank you for reading!! 

I run 14/47 and its a good compromise for technical dirt and street riding.
On 11/14/2017 at 11:51 AM, Rafael Rodrigues said:

Hey all! so my DRZ now seems to be good... it had a hot start issue which blew my head and patience... but now hopefully its fixed (changed pickup coil).. So now i need to prepare it for a 3 day GPS based event.. here is a list of things i think i need to do.

 

-longer gearing- now its 13-50 and it is too low for open dirt roads. dont know what gearing to use but thinking about 14-47 or something like that.
-phone holder- will a bycicle holder work?

-phone USB charger- can i use one from a car ? charger is 12V 1.0 Ampere... will the stator hold that, and a little led light to reinforce the high beam?

-changing rear tire- got here a brand new knobby tire, 120-100-18..

-tuning the clutch as the lever is catching too close from the handlebar grip and cant "feather the clutch" with just 2 fingers (need to use all fingers to the clutch disengage)

 

Finnaly, sorry for my bad english, and thank you for reading!! 

the stock headlight pulls a lot more current than a phone charging. 

14/47 is fine. 

clean your air filter

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