Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About ptgarcia

  • Rank
    Get Help Now

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
  • Interests
    Riding, off roading, camping, fishing, shooting

Recent Profile Visitors

1,649 profile views
  1. ptgarcia

    Yoshi Ti TRC?

    Yes, it is. It's also quite a bit louder so make sure noise is not a concern before buying.
  2. ptgarcia

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    If you're planning to move to WA you might as well stay in CA. The loonies are taking over there, too. Regarding the bike, sounds like it is a CA neutered E model, in which case its nothing more than a stripped-down S model (same engine, carb, exhaust). If street legal is a priority you'd be better off buying an S model over that E model.
  3. ptgarcia

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    You won't be able to get a CA plate for that bike today even if it had one at some point. You will need to plate it in another state. And you have a DR-Z400E. No such thing as an "EK." The "k" is part of the year designation, not model. Your '04 is a DR-Z400Ek4.
  4. ptgarcia

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    Do a quick search and you'll quickly get the answer to your question.
  5. ptgarcia

    Drz400E to SM swap gearing

    Nope. I did try 15/41 once and it didn't work, but it was close enough that I would try 15/42 if I wanted taller gearing.
  6. ptgarcia

    Drz400E to SM swap gearing

    You don't have to run a 44-tooth sprocket. You can certainly fit a 43 and possibly even a 42 using the 112-link chain.
  7. ptgarcia

    06 DRZ bogging issue even with gentle throttle

    First of all, 4-turns is too much on the fuel screw. You should be less than 3 on a properly tuned bike. Second, it sounds like your carb is still dirty, or at least the jets are still dirty. Get yourself a new pilot jet (I'd get both a 22.5 and a 25; you won't need anything larger) because once varnished they are darn near impossible to get completely clean.
  8. ptgarcia

    SM my S list

    The stock menu for setting rolling diameter has a ton of adjustment, you're saying it can't compensate for 17" rolling stock? I believe it could, you can run it down to zero percent of stock size. Should be an easy calculation to determine percentage of 21 size based on ratio of overall diameter. Sounds like you don't have a stock speedo.
  9. ptgarcia

    Weird DRZ problems

    Test your stator. The regulator/rectifier almost never fails, but the stator goes relatively frequently.
  10. ptgarcia

    Chinese SM wheel spacer specs

    The ID of that bearing looks larger than 20mm. What does it measure?
  11. ptgarcia

    Chinese SM wheel spacer specs

    Interesting that the rear spacers are so different, especially if the hubs are specifically for the DRZ. Factory rear spacers are equal length.
  12. ptgarcia

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    Nice! And its QTM.
  13. ptgarcia

    best brakes for drz400e?

    I have 270mm Galfer rotors on both of my front wheels (dirt and street setup) and think they are good enough for how I ride. I had a 320mm on my dirt wheels previously and don't find the 270mm to be lacking in comparison. It's definitely weaker, but I don't find I need all the breaking power of the 320mm. If you haven't already done so, install steel braided lines on your bike. They help improve braking, also.
  14. ptgarcia

    best brakes for drz400e?

    Most cost effective option is upgrading the rotor. Available sizes are 270mm and 320mm, the former better for dirt/trail bikes and the latter best for street. At one point in time, performance braking systems were available from Brembo, Beringer, and Magura. Not sure any of them are available today.
  15. Think in terms of speed, not force. Close the clickers to slow things down, open them to speed things up. Save the "force" talk for the springs.