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Broke my carb slide today...

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Hey all. I am new to TT. I've had my 09 Dr-z since Feb this year. Bought it brand new for a big discount since it had been sitting in the show room for 2 years. Anyway, I ordered an MRD exhaust system and JD jet kit. The jet kit came a few days ago and while I am waiting to get my exhaust I figured I would go ahead and put the jet kit in. Well, I wound up breaking the slide where the white plastic retainer holds the needle in from the top. The directions made it sound like you need to apply a good bit of pressure. I guess I got a little excited. I went to the local shop and paid 60 bucks for them to order me one. It should be here Friday. Everything is ready to go now though. Just waiting on my slide and exhaust to come in. I can't wait. I also just ordered some mirrors from advanced performance accessories. They look pretty awesome. I am suddenly wanting to do a bunch of mods to this thing and I'm getting a bit carried away. This site is only going to fuel my fever :bonk:

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Welcome aboard. You should have tried to look for a used stock carb on the TT classifieds or maybe ebay to use as a parts donor. The FCR 39 is a popular swap and a lot of people have the old stock carb just gathering dust. They go for cheap, usually around $50 of so.

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when i broke mine back in 2004 they were a bit cheaper, but still sucked to lay out $ to replace a broken part instead of upgrades.

eventually went with fcr anyway.

kawasaki part price still isn't bad @ ronayers.com

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID/26/Type/Carburetor(2_2)/MakeID/3/Make/Kawasaki/YearID/44/Year/2003/ModelID/3554/Model/KLX400SR/GroupID/102951/Group/Carburetor(2_2)

suzuki price is substantially higher

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID/26/Type/CARBURETOR/MakeID/2/Make/Suzuki/YearID/45/Year/2004/ModelID/6490/Model/DR-Z400S/GroupID/271515/Group/CARBURETOR

welcome to the forum

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It happens, more then a few have busted those retainers..

$60 is a bit high, it's a $43 plus shipping from an online retailer

But done is done..

2nd question, you said the “The directions made it sound like you need to apply a good bit of pressure.” What direction? Something from a Tech write up or thread here? Or something in the JD kit directions?

I assume by now you have read though the FAQ at the top of thise forum?

DRZ400 FAQ

Step-by-step HOWTOs, Fix's, Tips and Tricks

If you have a question, please look in the FAQ before posting.

All new DRZ riders, or new to TT should read this sub forum first.

Found the suggested relibility fixs, Mod's and such..

Locktite fix the counter shaft sprocket, counter balancer nut, primary nut, stator screws, flywheel/starter gear fasteners.

Remove the rear suspension and swing arm, clean and grease the bearings.

Remove the steering stem , clean and grease bearings.

Do the free power mod...http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...50#post9566050

Install a Manual cam chain tensioner..http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=639008

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/Manual_C...g_tt_mcct1.htm

Install Case Savers..http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case...p_cfc_case.htm

Round over the back of the shifter

Install radiator Guards

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Thank you for the welcome. Getting a used stock carb didn't even cross my mind... I did think about an FCR however but I just wanted to stick with the stock one for now. The JD directions said press firmly to insure it is seated. I may have not went straight in or pressed a bit too firmly. If I break my new one I will just snag one off here:thumbsup: I've not read through the FAQ's as of yet but am about to now. Since the bike isn't going anywhere anytime soon I guess now is a good time to do all those things suggested. Should I see a noticeable power increase with the MRD SSW and JD jet kit? I don't want to expect too much but would like to see some gains.

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Should I see a noticeable power increase with the MRD SSW and JD jet kit? I don't want to expect too much but would like to see some gains.

Around 2 to 3 hp peak......Stock pipe will start losing power at 7,500rpm..

the SSW/MRD will keep producing hp to 8,500 rpm.....

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1030674&page=2

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Sweet. That will work. That's close to 10% Not too shabby. I don't think I will ever have this bike at 8,500 RPM though. I think my next investment will be a display with a tach...

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I broke mine too, 5 or 6 years ago. I found that if you put a light coating of oil on the o-ring and install it with a very light, slow, twisting motion (like you are screwing it in) it will go in smoothly. Once in, it should twist in place fairly easily. Using a flashlight, verify that the tabs are all seated.

WGW

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Thanks for the "heads up", I will be reminded to be gentle.

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Sweet. That will work. That's close to 10% Not too shabby. I don't think I will ever have this bike at 8,500 RPM though. I think my next investment will be a display with a tach...

A Trailtech Vapor is popular as a replacement instrument. It has a tach as one of it's features..

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They also do a TTO tach/hour meter if you want to retain your OEM guage.

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http://trailtech.net/computers.html

He is a pic of both mounted to a DRZ ....The Vapor is fitted with a Top Mount Kit, which is sold separately..

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That's awesome! i just ordered a trail tech vapor stealth a bit earlier today. I just got on here and saw your post. I can't wait for it to be here either. I am jonesin to get the tach read out.

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