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Everything posted by ptgarcia

  1. For the average Paul (that's me, haha) crimping is the way to go. I have a decent crimper and small collection of pins and have learned to make a adequate crimp for an array of connectors. On the other hand, I can't solder for shit.
  2. The 1998-2000ish bikes are probably your best bet. If you're interested in converting I'd try using a tank off those years. My guess is it will take very little effort to adapt the tank to an E or kicker. The S has those pucks for the tank and will likely take a little more work.
  3. That's what I used so many years ago, and wouldn't you know it, the screws came out without any drama.
  4. Get yourself some Engineer PZ- pliers and have a go. https://smile.amazon.com/Engineer-PZ-58-Screw-Pliers-GT/dp/B002L6HJAA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518719493&sr=8-2&keywords=engineer+pliers
  5. If you center the DRZ then If you center the DRZ, based on the weights (249 lb and 165 lb) and dimensions shown above (2.5m between wheels and 1.5m between loads), you end up with 157.5 lb and 256.5 lb and the load distribution actually gets worse.
  6. They aren't cheap, but my free time comes at a higher cost and I'm done having it wasted by crappy parts.
  7. One word.....Pingel.
  8. I removed the gators from my S forks years ago. Those things collected and held dirt and small rocks (everything is dry, sandy and rocky out here) against the fork tubes so I pulled them off. Haven't had any issues with the forks and don't plan on ever covering them back up.
  9. Sorry for the delay, but here's a couple pics. If there's anything else you want to see let me know.
  10. In 2008, I bought my '06 S with 531 miles for $3600. It's now 10 years later and I know I can get at least that much for it today.
  11. Front fenders from other bikes are pretty easy to make work on the DR-Z. Since my bike is blue I ran a Yamaha YZ250 fender for years.
  12. I see the OP is not from the US so it is possible it's an overseas spec factory Suzuki DR-Z400 hub.
  13. You guys still around?
  14. That's not a DR-Z400 hub so DR-Z400 sprockets are not likely to fit as you discovered. If it's a cush hub its probably KTM.
  15. Nice! Reminds me, I need a set of Wolfman bags.....
  16. I thought I did but I can't seem to find one. I'll take one tonight and post it up.
  17. For the money I think the Tusk rear rack is hard to beat. I have one on my S and like it very much.
  18. Yes, the line (not the T) indicates TDC. Just be sure you are on the correct stroke.
  19. I'd much rather have factory wheels over Warp 9. I don't know about now, but in the past Warp 9 wasn't know for their quality.
  20. Lucky you, that certainly isn't the norm.
  21. -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.
  22. You guys bicker like a couple of old ladies! No offense, Padilen. I've bought chains that required cutting and I've bought chains that came the length I needed. If I can get a chain at the length I need I will. I don't need practice cutting chains and, when possible, like to work smarter, not harder. But chain quality is certainly higher priority than a pre-cut chain.
  23. 112-link and 14/47 was the factory setup on the E model.
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    Factory Suzuki 250mm front rotor originally from an RM250. Fits the Following Suzuki Models: DR-Z250 2001 DR-Z400E 2000-2004 DR-Z400S 2000-2004 RM125 1989-2008 RM250 1989-2003, 2006-2008 RMX250 1992-1995 Fits the Following Yamaha Models: WR125 2001-2007 WR250 2001-2007 WR250F 2001-2006 WR426F 2000-2002 WR450F 2003-2006 YZ125 2001-2007 YZ250 2001-2007 YZ250F 2001-2009 YZ426F 2000-2002 YZ450F 2003-2009