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One Less Harley

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    Bicycling, road/mountain, Catamaran sailing, sport touring and dual sport touring
  1. One Less Harley

    DRZ400e fork bushing question

    you have the bushing in the chrome slider and inner fork tube to be replaced....I suspect thos two wear quicker than the one you have pictured. Did you bend the crap out of the bushing in the top left pict???? don't know why it looks all bent up??? No need .... wear in the ID????? that surface doesn't slide, the OD does on that part. There is a bearing inside the upper fork leg, which the chrome slider goes in (wear occurs on the outside surface of this bearing). There is a bearing on the lower chrome tube (wear occurs on the outside of the bearing surface), both of these will get most of the wear. The 3rd bearing which you have pictured, won't see as much wear, and any wear will be on the outside surface.
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    Thinking about a long trip. What's your longest?

    my longest "day" 1,620 miles in 32 hours, this past summer.....OK, not on the DRZ, but a 1984 BMW R80 G/S two 10 minute naps.....
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    Thinking about a long trip. What's your longest?

    15/44 gearing/ I think I was doing 600 mile days/ kept it to about 62mph as that seemed to be where the bike was the smoothest. also in one of the picts of the tool tube, be very careful of that screw on lid, if it comes off you may loose everything in it. You can wire a saftey loop around the screw top with a cable and quick release connected to the bike somewhere.
  4. damn just use some common sense in checking to see if the bolts are loose, stupid to even think of tightening them every time.. no gorilla arm needed.....if one is loose then snug it up. Never broke one yet as no need to tighten tight ones...duh .....
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    Thinking about a long trip. What's your longest?

    5 weeks on the road, 5-6 days getting back, which was worse than ridding out. But it was all interstate and stealth camping.
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    Thinking about a long trip. What's your longest?

    Longest ride on a DRZ- Jelico Ky, to Port Orford Oregon via the TAT, and back home to KY via the interstate. Only one mechanical issue, a broken chain which was due to it being to tight. about 5,800miles.
  7. I will be finally ridding in Colorado again at elevations from 5,000 to 10,000 feet. Bike is set up for 500 feet elevation. So I need to know how much smaller the main jet needs to be???? Will one size smaller be adequate or should I plan on two sizes smaller ??? And will the idle jet need to be changed also???? Not that it matters on specific jet sizes, as each bike will be different.
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    Tool to dissassemble DRZ400S fork

    just wanted to make sure...now I've just got to find something that will work. I have an impact gun but it's crap...
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    Tool to dissassemble DRZ400S fork

    OK this may seem like a silly question, but can I use a 27 mm socket and enlarge the center to allow the cartridge to fit through..or is a a 27mm male fitting (like a big allen) with a hole drilled through the center????
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    Tool to dissassemble DRZ400S fork

    OK..I've searched various places and haven't found any information on making a tool to dissassemble the DRZ forks. I need to remove the bottom piece but it keeps turning internally. I need a long pipe with some sort of end to keep the cartridge from turning but don't know what end it needs to have.
  11. One Less Harley

    Tire Choices for the Trans Am Trail

    let me get this right.....you want a more dirt oriented tire than the 606 that will last longer.....not gonna happen....the T63 won't last as long as the 606, the K270 while it may last longer isn't more dirt oriented it's a 50/50 tire......sounds like you've read that the 606 is a good choice, but are looking for another reply????? There are tires that will last longer than the 606 but they are going to be less aggressive...you can't have it both ways..the TKC80 might give you more miles and might not, but I found it not as good offroad s the 606...at least on the TAT.
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    So I just bought a DRZ400 for $800....

    I know the parts can be had dirt cheap, The OP took a chance with a non runner and I hope it works out for him w/o much cash outlay. I'm basing my opinion on a bike has JB weld slapped on it to keep it from leaking......wonder how nice the parts would be if sold off....going by that description the pair of wheels aren't going to be worth $600, more like half that. I doubt this bike has been well kept, more like abused or at best taken care of by an idiot (rmember JB weld???)....The big ticket items being the wheels, forks if 2003 or newer, other stuff not worth much. Non running motor not much and head questionable $$ on it. but anyway, beyond that, post up some picts if you can and hope the issues are simple and it get up and going easily.. What year?
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    So I just bought a DRZ400 for $800....

    So basically you paid $800 for a parts bike....or at least that's what it could have been. $800 for a non-running bike...no way I'd pay that for a nonrunning bike. You'd be very hard pressed to get $800 in parts. With JB weld on it for leaks...dang the bike sounds like a POS.....good luck to you in getting it running and making it worth $800.aybe worth $300 for a non runner.
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    2007 DR-Z400S jerks/stutters

    My bike had been stumbling for a while. I'm sure the float was set right, but I decided to check it again and it was set way to low, which helped majorly with the stumble, but the larger jets has been helping in small increments. I'm suprised that I'm going up to 165. WHat I do is swap jets and put the needle in the middle slit and if it stumbles I radie the needle all the way. At 162.5 it has an almost imperceptable stumble, but I'm trying for zero. It also stumbles more when the air is cooler. A way I was able to tell the bike needed to be richer was that by pulling the choke out to the 1st notch it stumbled less. My bike setup 434 BIg Bore, Stage 1 cams, 3x3 mod, FMF Q4 pipe and can. and a better breathing UNI Filter(?). 165MJ/ 25 IJ/ Needle mid clip.
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    2007 DR-Z400S jerks/stutters

    can't tell by picts, it's the measurement you need to go by. Also, be careful and DONOT assume different jet manufactures jet sizes are the same. I went froma 162.5 Mukuni to a 165 Dyna Jet ( what the dealer had) and the Dyna Jet 165 was SMALLER than the 162.5 Muuni, luckily I had a nice drill bit set and was able to open it up. After drilling Acutaul measured size was .167 inches...I THINK. IF you have to screw the a/f mix screw out more that 2.5 turns you need to go up a size on th eidle jet, shouldn't be an issue with the 25.0 Idle jet.
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