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    DRZ only runs choked

    Have you tried to turn up the idle ? maybe you have it too low , with the CV carb air and fuel get added so it'll run faster but die if not on choke . with a 22.5 or 25 pilot , mixture screw 1.5-2.5 turns out , needle clip on middle groove, and a 145 main it will run and idle , that's a known jetting for general purpose to get you in the ballpark . If it doesn't then the pilot circuit IS plugged or partially plugged yet , don't assume it is clean if the thing won't run . Using various chemicals I once cleaned a carb 8 times to finally get it to run cleanly , each time I though it surely had to be clean, but each time it had issues till the last time it suddenly started running correct . Nowadays I don't automatically assume it but have better cleaning options . .
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    FMF exhaust issues

    The FMF is stainless . The header shouldn't glow a bright red (unless your sitting there reving it as well), it'll be a deep red . Depending just how long it's left idling . Mine gets just so noticeable in the daylight . Usually do need to go 1 or 2 "sizes" on the main and maybe 1 to 1.5 turns out on the mixture screw , especially if doing the 3x3 . .
  3. Does a person want to use banjo ends and bolts like that other kit , barb or AN type ends( for a bit a bling and versatility in hose routing)? I feel Banjo ends will reduce flow due to the way the oil needs to wiggle it's way through . .
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    Setting up Rear Blinkers as Running lights too? Help? Advice?

    As already posted that third wire goes to the tailight wire . I use little dot led emitters and stick them wherever I want them to act as running light or additional brake lights . https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-wired-bolts/little-dot-smd-led-accent-light/639/ .
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    DRZ only runs choked

    If the emulsion tube is worn out you'll fight jetting , even at idle since it'll let fuel by when it's not supposed to . They're not always in rebuild kits . But your issue is likely just some gunk still in one of the passages , doesn't have to be a fuel passage because if and air port is plugged it won't allow air that's needed to siphon fuel up as it goes through . .
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    Here we go!: Slow boat to wide-ratio 462

    You'll like , but if Iceland doesn't have a lot of highways and you'll be doing mostly offroad it may not be the best . Going low enough final gearing with the front and rear sprockets you could end up with a granny low , otherwise 5th can't be used till 55-60mph(90-100kph). I like mine for that overdrive ratio at freeway speeds . .
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    Help! Hit a 12-18" puddle of water at 35mph, won't start

    The motor won't crank over if hydrolocked , he's stated it turns over just doesn't fire , so that's not it . Is the vent line that normally sucks up water down by the swingarm filled with mud/debris by chance ??? .
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    DRZ400 -how to proper fill/load coolant after angine rebuild

    All I've ever had t do was fill with bleed screws out , then tip/shake side to side till coolant quits going down , and the extra goes in the overflow . Stat up shake/lean side to side and recheck level, fill if needed. Only motor that was ever a problem was a Polaris XC600 that I needed to lift the front of sled 4 feet in the air to fully bleed . .
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    Cam cap bolt doesn't want to go all the way down...

    Metric fasteners come in 8.8, 9.8 ,10.9 and 12.9 grades . Hold the cutoff wheel at an angle going up the bolt to make a positive relief and it'll cut fairly good as well . .
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    DRZ only runs choked

    That one feeds the emulsion tube , it should have a very small hole , maybe .01" dia IIRC , you won't feel a whole lot of air coming out it ,too small . .
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    Vortex aluminum airbox

    If there's a desire for these , they can be made !!! Was already looking at a bolt-on adaptor with a bigger dia tube as a kit similar to Ohio's version .
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    DRZ only runs choked

    It doesn't even have to be fully clogged , aka air will come out the other side , however there's still a layer of hard crusted dried fuel that cut the passage hole down . Dried gas with modern additives are a PITA to 100% clear out . It also isn't a bad idea to look over the vacuum lines as you said and the boots for cracking or poor sealing . .
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    Heated grip/GPS/12 volt outlet wiring question

    I run a 90w heated jacket and 15w visor along with the normal lighting + heated glove liners when below 0f , it can takes the draw of the handwarmers. Everything is fused and relayed directly from battery so no one circuit ever gets added to. The headlight itself can benefit from a direct relayed wire instead of using the small ga. stock wires and several connectors ,each dropping voltage. I've had bikes that it was like going to an aftermarket bulb and no longer needed an add-on accessory light . .
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    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    LOL, heard that one before . .
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    Best DRZ400 chain/sprocket combo deals?

    Yep, and look at where the chain has to be to hit the case like that . A good chain , tensioned right will run exactly where it is currently in the picture , plenty of clearance . That chain was 3/4 off the sprocket to hit , not normal . .
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    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Ya, not much of that post was remotely correct . .
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    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    The very first time I rebuilt a top end way way back I had a Suzuki TS250 and when installing the new piston I guessed that the little arrow pointed towards the intake. Got it together and tried to kick it over and crunch. The new piston was scrap. Then I looked at the sheet that came with the 2nd new piston, hmm, "arrow toward EXHAUST!!" I had given the sheet to the place that bored the cylinder so it hadn't been available plus this was before the internet to search or watch "how-to ....." videos , so was more trial and error , and scrap things. I sure never forgot that lesson.
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    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Or running at high rpms for long distance with a lean jetting . .
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    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    " bought a replacement head and cylinder" , obviously the head that was bought to replace the original has bent valves so what's needed it to find out for sure why the loss of oil , and have the head rebuilt with new valves, springs and such along with seats cut . The cylinder looks a bit like it's been cooked , doesn't run long with no lubrication . Nice buddy for not saying something as soon as he noticed smoke , I'd not ride with him much . .
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    18" or 19" front wheel?

    I used a 19" front on one of my XT's and run a Shinko 705 tire(110-19?) , 18" rear with a 150-18, 705 as well , works goof but not a huge selection of tires for either of those sizes compared to 17's for sm's . I just don't 100% care for the small looking 17" front on bigger bikes . .
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    Best DRZ400 chain/sprocket combo deals?

    I haven't had a guard on mine for about 3 years since I was swapping motors between winter/summer plus sprockets depending on SM or S wheels . Biggest thing is not getting shoelaces or pantlegs caught . If a person has a good quality chain that's in good condition and tension set right there is very little chance of a broken chain . If the chain hit the case and wears a hole in it , it's because the chain is way too loose or/and the chain is bad and riding up on the sprocket in places when it should never hit . .
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    Why do I keep going through rear wheel bearing?

    It really doesn't matter which side is pressed in first , there's only about .015" clearance on the outer race to the hub step . I've yet to even look at a manual when changing bearings on any bike and haven't had a bearing go bad . I also only use known name brand bearings from SKF , MRC ,Nachi, &%$#@!, Timken , ect... None of that no-name Chinese versions from ALL Balls or Pivot Works . Surprising, I do know SKF has their bearings made in China , though I'd guess at a higher quality than those with no name . I had a project using 20 bearings of approx same size as the 6204's , when I took a seal off all of them to add my own ,only 2 had roughly 15% grease , most were barely wet and a couple weren't even what I'd consider "wet" from being greased . .
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    Best DRZ400 chain/sprocket combo deals?

    Your shifter is out too far . There is a groove inboard on the shaft made for the shifter bolt ot pass and prevent the shifter from ever sliding off , even if it's loose . A HammerHead shifter ? Doesn't fit when installed all the way ? I bought one set of Primary Drive sprocket & chain for my Raptor going out sand duning , the set was 70% shot in one day of riding(that quad and conditions is extreme but showed quickly weeds out lesser components) . Last set I've ever tried and switched to DID chain and JT or Sunstar sprockets , can't remember the last time I had to actually tighten the adjusters on anything , even in the dunes . .
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    FCR39 with TPS vs without

    I've always considered hot starts added due to hot flooded 4 strokes that, when shut down or choked off , has one last spike in fuel going into the intake and being a hot engine , all fuel turns to vapors that displaces the O2 , thus the hot start passage to pull straight air in without more fuel . Just my idea from sleeping at a Holiday Inn one night .😏 .