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  1. Time Left: 16 days and 5 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • Used - Good

    $800 obo These are off of a 2008 drz400s. I bought the bike with a blown motor for the parts. Everything is stock and in perfect working order. I have an SM so I don’t need the suspension or wheels. I know the wheels will sell quick on their own, but I really would like to sell everything together. So for now, I’m not willing to sell these parts separately. All to one buyer.

    $800.00

    San Diego , California

  2. Time Left: 16 days and 3 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • Used - Good

    I have my bike posted on the San Diego Craigslist for $6000 OBO with all the info you need. However, for anyone buying it from Thumpertalk, i'll take $5000 firm. I have one guy from Craigslist interested, but he doesn't seem like he has the cash. I hope to sell it to someone on here! https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/mcy/d/ramona-amazing-drz400sm/6836817649.html If the link doesn't work for some reason, message or email me. Thanks, Sean

    $5,000.00

    San Diego , California

  3. Hey all. This is my first time posting from my phone. At work right now without computer. I can't figure it how to find the classifieds, but I figured this is probably a better spot anyway. I have a 2008 SM and I want to trade straight across my wheels for your S/E wheels. I will keep my brake rotors and sprocket, you can do the same. You will get my tires too. The front has a good year or so left on it and the rear maybe a few months, depending. I don't need tires in this trade. I just want DRZ dirt wheels. No money. Just trade. I live in San Diego, but I will be going up to the San Francisco area next week. Let me know. Post, PM. No bent or broken wheels, please. My SM wheels are in good shape. I'll post a few photos tonight. Thanks
  4. alpha_nett

    free power mod, really needed ?

    Well, I guess I'll have to do it here soon now. For science.
  5. alpha_nett

    You're my only drz friends, give me your opinions

    I absolutely agree about the cost of buying a DRZ with mods already done. Buying a DRZ with the FCR and exhaust done is the way to go for sure. And it's not hard to do if you have the cash and are will to wait and find the right deal. However, I wouldn't compare the DRZ and it's mods to other bikes and the values of each. I own two DRZs currently, a Suzuki DL650, an aprilia SL750, and a BWM K100. If I spent $10,000 on building my DRZ it still wouldn't compare in many aspects to my 1987 BMW let alone my 2014 Aprilia. But that doesn't mean I value my DRZ any less. The DRZ is just a different animal than an FZ-07 or an SV650. The FZ must have computer mods/o2 emulator to run correctly with the crap emissions junk they put in there. The SV/DL650 needs upgraded brakes and is underpowered for its size. No bike is perfect, but comparing them when they suit drastically different needs/terrains might be a bit unfair. I put about $3000 into my DL650 before taking on a ride to Alaska and back. Had I had a new BMW GS the cost of aftermarket parts would have been drastically lower, but the bike's cost would have made it way more in total. For this reason I picked to buy the Suzuki over the BMW. <--this sort of comparing seems to make sense to me as they are bikes with parallel goals in performance. The difference from a stock DRZ to a DRZ with the FCR is way much for me personally to not do. The cost at under $1000 for that much change in the bike's performance is definitely worth it. And if I were to buy another DRZ and not a single one for sale had a FCR installed, I would happily pay the ~$1000 to get one. Not fighting words, just my feels. :-)
  6. alpha_nett

    free power mod, really needed ?

    I've never personally seen an issue with the plug. The internet has told me it's an issue and I have listened in the past, and I will continue in the future when it is convenient. But it's not like the loctite fix, which if not addressed can cause damage. I see eliminating the sidestand and clutch kill switches as higher priorities as they are annoying everyday as well as possibly having the same degrading effects the free power mod addresses.
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    free power mod, really needed ?

    As of now, especially since I have a kick start kit, I don't feel a need for it. I switched out my lights, including the headlight, to LED and that has lessened the factory drawl of energy consumption. The only extra electrical accessories I have are an additional LED light bar 30v that is wired into my bright light switch and a cigarette lighter plug at my gauges for my cell phone charger. Neither of these are used often. When I do an upgraded stator I probably will do the free power mod. But I have not timeline for that.
  8. alpha_nett

    free power mod, really needed ?

    I was just giving some data. I'm in support of the free power mod. I did it on my previous DRZ, it's on the DRZ I just bought last week too. I just haven't done it to the picture DRZ and I don't plan to. However, I do have a kick start kit on my bike.
  9. alpha_nett

    You're my only drz friends, give me your opinions

    Go all black for sure! FCR39MX or nothing.
  10. alpha_nett

    free power mod, really needed ?

    I have not done the free power mod. All my lights are LED.
  11. alpha_nett

    Desert SuperMoto

    So last night I went to check the valves, but the side plug on the case was nearly stripped. I tried to be very careful and see if I could get it out, but no. I'm gonna have to get creative now. Also I will check out the manual cam chain tensioner and see if that feels too tight/loose.
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    Desert SuperMoto

    As far as I was told and what I can see, the entire motor and wiring harness is from the E. the only thing left over from the S is the frame. Here is my buddy's 08 DL650. He leaves for South America tomorrow.
  13. alpha_nett

    Desert SuperMoto

    Fit. Now, it does fit, but the intake boot going to the Air box is not super tight. I used a non Suzuki hose clamp and that seems to have worked. I had to unbolt the whole air box to get it tighten up all together. Once I did, then I was able to pull the Air box back to where it's holes are and mounted it back to the sub frame. The return throttle cable is totally chewed up on this bike and the throttle has a lot of resistance in it. But, as long as I'm working it back and forth it seems good enough to get the bike running. It's just as if I have automatic cruise control that I can't turn off! Not worried about it at this stage. Now, I am on to figure out why this motor is not running. It has compression and spark, it is turning over and it almost seems like it is about to ignite, but nothing yet. The side stand and clutch kill switches have been bypassed. I will check those now. Is there any other mod that people do that Wilkins prevent the bike from starting? This is an E motor and wiring. I don't know if that makes a difference.
  14. alpha_nett

    Desert SuperMoto

    Ready for surgery. Cuts made.
  15. alpha_nett

    Desert SuperMoto

    Awesome! I just read your PM. My buddy has a wee as well. Both of us did Alaska on them. And he is doing South America January first! I'm &%$#@!ing jealous, but someone has to stay home and work (we own a shop together).
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