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    Continental TKC 80..........Thats what I use and really like their performence and look. MB
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    How Many Miles Do You Put On Your DRZ A Year?

    I bank about 5300 miles per year......during the early spring through late fall its my daily commuter. MB
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    Quick CS question:

    Thanks Bronco!
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    Quick CS question:

    Can the motor be run w/o the sprocket and nut on the shaft? I ask because I know there is a seal and wondered if the seal could blow out w/o the sprocket and nut not present on the shaft?....... Matt
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    Drive sprocket stuck

    I have someone sit on the bike with the FRONT and REAR brakes applied with the bike in neutral. Use a breaker bar or rattle gun........rattle gun is a piece of cake.......Just Keep The Bike In Neutral If You Use One. MB
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    Pro Taper chain

    The main difference is how they seal. The O-ring seals only at one point the side of the O. The X style seals at 2 points. Because of the two sealing points, the X style seals a little better than the O style. The X-ring is a little more expensive to make than an O-ring so a X-ring chain is more expensive. Another benefit of the X style that I have heard, is less power robbing friction. I have no idea if this is true or not.
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    Pro Taper chain

    Are you sure about the X ring having a little slit in the O ring? From my understanding the X ring is sealed better than that of the O ring because not only does it seal around the O there is a X seal in the middle as a second line of defense? Anybody please advise......Thanks! Matt
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    Thanks Everyone!
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    Quick question......will the red loctite cure in 20 deg temps? I'm in the midst of a chain and sprocket change and will be doing the loctite fix on the CS soon. I may have to wait for the temps to get into the 40's before I can do the loctite fix........what are your thoughts? Matt
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    painting swingarm with truck bed liner

    I think you will hate it when it starts to peel off and look like crap...I don't think it will be a good idea.
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    So there is residue on the rear hub? You may also check to see if the air filter was too saturated with oil and dripping from the air-box drain, thus blown onto the rear hub? That's my two cents......another could be..... MB
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    Chain slider randomly fell off?

    I just looked at mine and sure enough I lost a nut to the smallest bolt.....so mine was being held on secure by the two long bolts while the small bolt was just threaded in place.
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    chain stretching?

    My stock chain I got 10,000 out of it and the sprockets........I'm in the process of installing new steel sprockets and a primary drive gold x ring chain. I hope to get another 10000 miles out of this new set up. MB
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    How long is a set of brake pads supposed to last?

    Well I have 10 k miles on my DRZ400S (street miles) and they are still good. MB
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    Thoughts of luck DRz family

    Prayers sent to your dad and your family.....stay positive. Matt B