11,532 posts in this topic
By Ilia .
Has anyone with an E or S changed their forks out for an SM forks?
I generally do more road with my E (17" wheels fitted) and prefer the USD look. I have also spoken to Racetech here in Australia and they have confirmed that the SM forks are better fork for road use. However racetech brought up a important point that I did not take into account. The SM forks are shorter which will change the geometry quite significantly meaning that that the rear will have to be lowered to compensate. Racetech has advised that if you just change out the forks, you will lose front end grip.
I picked these forks up for $100.00. Came with what you see in the photo as well as the speedo and front caliper. As it is off a 07, I will need to service the forks.
I have a brand new 2018 DRZ400S. I'm not new to bikes I've had quite a few bikes in the past. But I am new to the DRZ400 and my question is. I'm in the process of breaking my bike in I have 80 miles on it and it seems like every now and then when I put it in 5th gear I'm getting a shuttering feeling that I have not experienced before. I don't know if it will smooth out over time as the bike is broken in or if anyone else has experienced this themselves. It doesn't happen every time and I'm not bogging it down at all even though I do weigh 240 lbs. I know what bogging down feels like and this is something different any help would be appreciated thank you
My top end went on m 98 cr 125, the needle bearing clip came out and broke apart and shrapnel got everywhere and blew it up. I cleaned out the top end and washed out the crank with the bike upside down. the bike starts up great and seems to run fine but im getting a weird di-di-di-di-di-di-di noise coming from the motor. i tried adjust the power valve and tightening everything but the noise is still there. Here is a link to a video where you can hear the sound. It gets louder as rpm's get higher and at really low rpm barely idling it goes away. I am pretty new to bikes and 2 strokes so any help would be appreciated.