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lgmichael

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About lgmichael

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    Dirt bikes, Street bikes, camping, martial arts, knives
  1. My '02 DRZ 400S has been sitting too long and will not start. It turns over but won't fire. I have verified that the fuel flows through the petcock but it is apparently not getting through the carb. I suspect that I will have to clean the carb, Keihin FCR 39, but I have never worked on the newer carbs and don't want to screw anything up. I have pulled the carb. What is the first thing I should do? I have read through many of the past postings but still don't feel like I've gotten clear enough on where to start. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    Prices went up!

    I bought the one shown on the link to ebay for my trip along the Great divide. Loaded up it was rock solid. I am very happy with this. Easy to put on and surprisingly rigid for a 3 point mount.
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    Replacing Big Gun exhaust for stock?

    Thanks. As I noted in my edit to the original message, it is an S model with an E subframe. The Big Gun hooks up to the rear most mounting point fine but misses the mounting point in the area of the buddy pegs if they were there. Will the E system hook up OK?
  4. I am considering removing my Big Gun Racing Series exhaust from my bike (2002 DRZ 400S) and going back to stock in order to reduce the amount of noise I produce. I'm also trying not to spend another $60 every 40 hours to re-pack. It starts to add up and I have several bikes that I have to feed $ to. I have Keihin FCR39 carb. What sort of tweaking will I need to do if I go back to the stock pipe and can? If not the stock exhaust, what is a better option?
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    Replacing Big Gun exhaust for stock?

    I didn't say I wanted to go back to stock performance, I just want to get closer to stock volume But thanks for the offer. Maybe you would part with the exhaust system in exhange for some coin?
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    Besides the DRZ

    I have a 2005 Suzuki VSTROM DL 100 ( Love it!) a 2000 Kawi KLX 300 (indestructible) and a 1975 Honda XR75 (learned to ride on that one). But my 2002 DRZ400S with E subframe and tons of mods is my fave.
  7. I purchased a 2002 DRZ400 that has been very well modded and only has about 900 miles on it. It came with a Big Gun Race system on it that is too loud for my taste. I have re-packed with the stainless screen packing ($60) and it improved but is still too loud. I will have to re-pack every 40-45 hours at another $60 a pop and you can see where I am going. So, what options do I have beside going back to a stock exhaust that won't require repacking? How much re-tuning will I have to do if I go back to the more restrictive exhaust? The bike has a 39mm FCR, running 14/47 gears and runs flawlessly. No other engine (go fast) mods. Any suggestions or experience with returning to a quieter system? Thanks:excuseme: I FORGOT TO MENTION - It is an S model with an E subframe.
  8. That brings up a good question: What is the proper torque for the CS nut? Sorry to hijack the thread..... Scrap this request. I was able to find the torque, 79.9 ft/lbs, on another thread.. However, what is the nut size for the Counter Sproket?
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    Need Help Understanding Gearing & Sprockets

    Thanks. I do have a 3.9 gallon tank on it now. It seems that if I am running 50 mph at 7000 RPM I will be consuming more fuel than running 50 mph at 5500 RPM. Am I missing something here? I am cool with the trade-offs of gearing up since much of the ride will be fire road type and very mild single trail. I can use the clutch in the more technical areas. My main concern was this ratio the mechanic was babbling about. Thanks again.....
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    Need Help Understanding Gearing & Sprockets

    I am prepping to do the Great Divide ride this summer. I have been doing a shakedown on my 2002 S model which I currently have geared at 14/47. I have found the fuel consumption is substantial while riding long distances at 45-55 mph on the fire roads(39mm FCR carb, Big Gun exhaust, box mods, etc.). I would like to improve the mpg due to some long stretches on the trip where there is no gas for 150-200 miles. I thought I would try a 15 or 16 up front and not change the 47 rear. Our local bike mechanics said I should never change just one sprocket. They said I should always have a 1:3 ratio, e.g. if I increase the front to a 15 I have to drop the rear to a 44. Can anyone verify or debunk this? I have dropped the front only many bikes in the past with no problems that I was aware of. Comments?
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    What are the Jobs of us fellow DRZ owners?

    I own an insurance agency. Spent 15 years in Aerospace composites before that. Just turned 45 and my kids are almost all growed up.. Woo hoo!
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    Electrical Schematics

    Thanks for the information. I am also still looking for an indicator switch to put onto the bars. I'll give it a whirl then.
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    Electrical Schematics

    Does anyone have a schematic for a 2002 "S" showing the wiring for front and rear turn indicators? I bought the bike used and the previous owner had removed the signals. He did a great job and left everytning intact for reinstalling them but I am not sure what goes where. Thanks
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    Adventure touring DRZ and extra fuel capacity

    I'm planning the same trip for next summer with 4 other guys. I am really interested in the rack you have on back and the seat. have you ridden the seat for long? How does it feel? Where Can I go to look for one? I wonder if you have looked at the saddle bags from at wolfmanluggage.com? Keep us up to date!
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    Adventure touring DRZ and extra fuel capacity

    I'm planning the same trip for next summer with 4 other guys. I am really interested in the rack you have on back and the seat. have you ridden the seat for long? How does it feel? Where Can I go to look for one? I wonder if you have looked at the saddle bags from at wolfmanluggage.com? Keep us up to date!
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