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  1. Rider M14

    Half inch hole suddenly appeared in exhaust

    Is there an exit hole on the other side? Looks like a bullet hole I know, probably not but it looks like one. RM14
  2. DRZ400s sounds like it suits your needs. RM14
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    FCR Ride-ability Question

    In my opinion the FCR is a huge improvement. Better top end. Better bottom end. Better throttle response. Even the same gas mileage on the road if you don't abuse the throttle. Id never go back to the BSR unless I was going on a world tour with lots of elevation gain and questionable gas. RM14
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    Going back to stock Exhaust?

    Stock system will be quieter and you will need to rejet the carb assuming it's properly jetted for the current pipe. It will be heavier also. RM14
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    Silly question: DRZ400E fuel cap

    Yes, I believe this to be true. My experience is with a buddies 3.9 gal Clark tank in a drz400s, and one of the one way breather valves. It was a very hot day, we were on some tight singletrack and we we're both hot enough to boil the gas. His bike stopped running. It would run for about 50 feet then die. I pulled up next to him and noticed his petcock was sitting way farther outboard than usual. Upon further inspection we discovered the tank was actually splayed out to the left and right to the point that the semi circular brackets that usually hold the tank onto the rubber tank mounts weren't even making contact with the rubber mounts. I foolishly unscrewed the cap and the pressure blew my hand holding the cap quite noticeably upward. Scared the crap out of me. The hose didn't blow off the cap, there was no escape for the pressure until the cap was removed. I had de gutted my valve so I didn't have a problem. The valve is now somewhere in the woods, discarded as rubbish by my buddy. I believe we came close to burning down his bike and maybe the forest that day. Lesson learned. RM14
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    Silly question: DRZ400E fuel cap

    If you use one of those and you boil your gas it will pressurize the tank. I use just a piece of hose 2" long. RM14
  7. Rider M14

    Got Holeshot?

    I've never done a start. 54 yr old fat woods rider. .2968 avg. RM14
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    Stonyford conditions?

    Little stony wasn't closed last weekend. Conditions are awesome, no snow. RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Here's what I ended up with. I had to buy a Clark tank mounting "horseshoe" or tank mount. It will be here next week. I took one off of the Clark 3.9 gal tank for now. Pretty much a hack job but it will work and I had all the materials already, except the horseshoes. RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Thanks for the pics of the fan fitment. Looks just barely too tight for the stock fan. I just got the "E" tank in the mail and have begun the mounting process. Right side is easy peasy. Rear is not a big deal but I need to find something to fit between the tank and frame to prevent rubbing. The left side is a bit more tricky. I haven't started yet but I'm thinking maybe a bracket that fastens to the existing stock bracket mounting holes, runs up into the frame channel and has a "C" bracket like the ones on a stock "S" tank. I'd use the rubber puck on the left side and the "C" bracket would capture it just like on the stock "S" set up. Does anybody have any simpler and easier methods? RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    WOW! That IMS tank looks like it a ton lower than the stock "E" tank. How does the fan from china hold up to water and mud? Is it designed to be on a bike or is it a computer fan? RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Thanks a ton ohiodrz400sm. Color is much less of a concern, I just need to keep the fan. There are a few used stock "E" tanks on ebay (yellow). Looks like that's my best bet. RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Is this true for the IMS and the stock "E" tank? Or just the stock "E" tank? Thanks again and Happy New Year!
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Thanks so much for replying. I have been using a Clark 3.9gal tank. I just put the stock s tank on for a test ride and I like it way better for the ability to get body weight more forward and lighter weight. Both are quite noticeable. Id prefer to get the IMS in the natural color so I can see the fuel level. I have a white DRZ and the stock e tank seems to be only yellow. Either way I'm looking to get as much room as possible and keeping the weight as low on the bike as possible. Do you know if the fan is usable with the IMS tank? Thanks again! RM14
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    DRZ400E to S/SM Gas tank Mod: "WHY" and "HOW TO"

    Can you keep the fan in place when using a stock E tank? It seems you can't with the IMS 2.6 gal E tank. I'm looking to get a smaller tank but need the fan for tight singletrack.
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