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    Dirt bikes, Snowmobiling, Hunting, Camping, Fishing, Just about any thing outdoors. Tinkering in the Garage!!

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  1. Zrt1200

    DIY Coolant heated handle bars

    IMO This is pretty cool and mxrider_34 took the time to do it and share it with us. I will admit I like the SS hose Idea with banjo bolts better but it is defiantly a start on a good idea and I am sure it did not cost him $500 to do it himself. He did put in shut off valves so if something does happens he can turn the coolant off and thats a smart move. I would say you have enlighten a lot of us even though some guys wont post a reply. mxrider_34, Good Job
  2. For a few years now I have been running Ethanol shield in pretty much every thing except my daily drivers and not had 1 issue with Ethanol. I am not going to brag on how good it is but after you watch this video you may be buying it as well. IMO its a must for all PowerSport 2 & 4 strokes and lawn equipment!!! http://www.veoh.com/watch/v27881544RmFQCdFY?h1=Ethanol+and+Other+Fuel+Problems+ELIMINATED http://b3cfuel.com/products https://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors...vZbxaqZ1z0uoqm I called the factory and asked what the difference was between the mechanic in a bottle VS ethanol shield. They told me both will bond to Water, Ethanol, Gas, & Oil. The major difference is Mechanic in a bottle is designed to clean your carbs & injectors, Soften harden O-rings and get a rough engine running good again from the effect of Ethanol. They said after its running good to use Ethanol shield. I buy it locally at Home Depot in the gallon size. If they dont have it in stock they order it for me.
  3. Zrt1200

    School me on FCR39mx carbs

    Thanks for the link. My FCR came with the plug but I did not know it needed a O-ring under the Hotstart plug as mine does not have that. I will order one today. I just received some of my jets I needed and am waiting on main jets yet.
  4. Set the cases in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degree's and tap them out. Clean the case's up. Reverse the process all while the new bearing are in the freezer.
  5. Zrt1200

    Whats my bike worth?

    Keep your bike and get her a Yamaha XT250. My wife is about the same size as your wife is and she fits perfect on a XT250. Top speed is about 74MPH with her on it but she rarely goes above 50-55mph. Normally not even that fast as we ride back roads & two tracks.
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    School me on FCR39mx carbs

    Bringing this topic back up to update a little. I ended up buying a FCR39mx from a 2012 YZ250F. I also found out you can do a little conversion on the airbox and use the Yamaha air box boot with a little trimming with a dremmel. I did buy a carb adapter off of ebay to fit my FCR but may go with the air box mod. The only problem with that is its non reversible. As you can see in the pics the Yamaha carb does not have a Main air jet in the bell of the carb. I am going to have to do some searching for jetting when using a Yamaha carb. I did measure the bore of the carb and I had the seller measure it as well before I bought it and it is a 39mm. From the reading I have done I already know I will have to do a little filing to make the throttle cables fit correctly.
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    Who does good head work on YZ400??

    Thanks. That just reminded me. Doesn't Eric Gore work out of Millennium now as well?? I will give them a call tomorrow.
  8. Long story but my boys buddy bought a YZ400 that supposed to have had the valves & guides all reworked. He did not even get it in the woods before it started to give him problems. So he took it to a back woods repair shop who tore the engine down and told him it might be a stuck valve?? I am a 2 stroke guy so I am really no help for the kid but I can do some of the work but heads is not one of them. There might not even be anything wrong with the head but then again it might need a full rebuild or replacement. Who would you guys recommend sending the head off to?? Thanks Guys.
  9. Zrt1200

    School me on FCR39mx carbs

    In the second link on pg3 it shows a adapter you can buy on Ebay... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Keihin-FCR-Carburetor-Adapter-for-DRZ-400-DRZ-400-APP-1001-2-Intl-Buyers-/172717593744?hash=item2836c55490:g:eKAAAOSwx6pYn7s1 I also found this adapter... http://www.ebay.com/itm/182588836462?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Being I can buy adapters pretty cheap this makes buying a Yamaha or other brand FCR39mx carb a more reasonable option for someone who is on a budget. The sad part is you are always taking a gamble if you buy something off of ebay. I also found this set up in my searching. Its a used carb that they sell with DRZ jets already installed.... http://www.keihin-fcr.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=55 From My searching it looks like these carbs will work. I copied and pasted these from the second link above. Read for your self though. 2000-2009 KTM 525 XC four wheeler KTM RFS 4 stroke motorcycles 450 and 525 CRF450X 2003-2007 YZ450F 2004-2009 Yamaha YFZ450 39mm 2012-2013 Yamaha YZ250F 39mm 1998-2000 Yamaha WR400F 39mm 1998-2000 Yamaha YZ400F 39mm 2001-2002 Yamaha WR426F 39mm 2000-2002 Yamaha YZ426F 39mm 2003-2011 Yamaha WR450F 39mm 2003-2009 Yamaha YZ450F 39mm jjktmrider. How is the throttle response on that CVK40?? Im not looking for more power but I am looking for a quicker throttle response. Who a I kidding I am always looking for more power. lol. Do you have a link to your CVK40 conversion??
  10. Zrt1200

    Hydration pack

    Good question. I have seen them and thought about them as well.
  11. Zrt1200

    School me on FCR39mx carbs

    You were right. I just needed to type in the correct wording. lol. Here is why you dont want to use a Yamaha FCR...
  12. Zrt1200

    School me on FCR39mx carbs

    1. I recently picked up a 11 DRZ400S and I may end up putting on a FCR39mx carb on my bike but before I even think about that I need to know a lot more about these carbs. This is my first 4 stroke dirt bike (been riding 2T sense the late 70's and have had a couple crotch rockets over the years) so I have a lot to learn on these new carbs. I need to learn all the tuning components and what effects what in these carbs. From the reading I have done I see there is a leak jet, Accelerator pump (AC), Main air jet, pilot/slow jet, needle, & main jet. Is there any thing I am missing?? 2. Oh ya then there is the hot start thing which from what I have read I would not need on a Drz. But what is it and how does that thing work as a couple of my boys buddy's have YZ400's (98 & 99) and I am sure I will be working on them some day probable sooner than later?? lol. I know all about TPS from my sleds so that is a non issue anyways and from what I have read I would not use it on the Drz anyways. 3. Then as far as the fitment goes to a DRZ??? I have read I need to use a few parts from the E model and a different air horn/ intake bell correct?? That brings up another question. So why cant I use a FCR off a YZ450. I have read its because it has a fixed intake bell?? If that's correct my next question being I am a retired Machinist with his own mill & lathe in my garage could I turn up the correct sized bell and just press it on to use the YZ450 carb?? I want to thank all of you who do reply in advance.
  13. I dont know a lot about efi & turbo's but you might want to check out some of the snowmobile forums like Snowest.com as the mountain guys are running EFI Turbo 2 strokes a lot. Do a search and maybe make a post on there as there is a lot of info to be had. I hope this helps you.
  14. Just curious. Did you get the carb or the exhaust first or both at the same time?? From what I have read both help but the carb gives it better acceleration even with the stock pipe. Is there any truth to that??
  15. You have a nice looking bike there. I would not get a MRD as I have herd the video's and they are Way to Loud for me. Maybe a Yosh?? I am not even sure about a pipe at this point after doing some searching and finding there is still a big improvement just by putting on a fcr39. Instead of working on my bike this weekend I am working on my cabin. It needs to be done as I had a broken pipe and a wore out hot water heater. After I get these parts on and a set of rim locks I am probable done working on the bike for this year except for regular maintenance. Its not even broke in yet so I will ride it as its is for now.