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    Snow track system

    Brad is my Bardy, we used to do much drinking and thinking, but then he moved to fort mac, and traded in his curly shoes for deerskin moccasins:canada:

    noisy Devol skid plate

    ah yes here i am again , asking for your guys wisdom. today i installed the Devol skid plate on my 00 drz s model. i noticed as i took it offroading, the plate would resonate at certain higher rpms. it would make a rattling sound. the bolts are all snugged up , with loctite. i double checked the fasteners, and they are still secure. now is this normal, or am i being too picky, and should get louder exhaust? thanx again..... ROGER

    Trail Riding Crossroads DRX/KDX?

    i have ridden my drz offroad quite a bit, its a fun bike, but after taking a kdx 220 in the woods, you can really feel the difference. the drz 400 is a good all around bike, but take it in the tight stuff and you will feel the weight, and how cumbersome it can be. drop it a few times and you willl understand. the kdx 220 was like a jack rabbit compared to the drz, it was nimble, and rode well in just about every condition, i could throw at it. this is more a specialized offroad bike. i found its power delivery like a big thumper, lots of bottom end grunt. its center of gravity, i found was way lower, and it made you feel more confident in the tighter , messy stuff. in the end it all comes down to what you want to do. try one out and see if thats the ticket. i won't sell my drz as its a good bike, and i don't always go into the real tight stuff. also i would get shunned by the drz gods in this forum. but if i had the space it would def be a kdx220 parked beside the others in the garage:thumbsup:

    OK, lurkers...you could at least say hello!

    here ya go, please excuse the mess:p feel free to look around:ride: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=25499

    DRZ pics, lets see your Z

    heres mine, she's not pretty , but hella fun to ride EH:canada: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=25496

    OK, lurkers...you could at least say hello!

    no time for lurking as i'm too busy riding , or maintaining all these damn bikes in the garage. you guys are like my online manual, when my drz has issues , theres no point posting up, as i just use the search function, like a good member:prof: jus to keep you all updated, since my last post, i have jetted, geared, rad guarded, bash plated, bark bustered, mcct, clarke tanked, change the countershaft sprocket seal, spacer , and o ring, and bar risers. i think i am about done, thanx to all you hooligans:thumbsup: looking forward to lurking on here again , when another issue arises ,, Roger:canada:

    Stock 230/150 hard starting fixed

    thank you very much, like they say a picture says a thousand words.

    Stock 230/150 hard starting fixed

    sorry for sounding like a dumass. but could one of you guys post a pic as to the location of the fuel screw.. my son's crf has this same hard to start issue. as i looked on the right side of the bike, i see a screw above the floatbowl, and one screw below, at the floatbowl. thanx Roger

    How many V-Strom owners here?

    i always balked at the dl1000, to me it looked like big clumsy tank. that was until i took one for a test ride at a local dealership. i found this bike to be really nimble once yer feet left the ground, and talk about a comfortable ride. my only complaint was with the wind buffeting at higher speeds. i will def buy one of these bikes in the near future, as i have already warned the wife, that another girlfriend is moving in the garage. thank god she rides also, because i already have a cbr 954, and the drz400.

    Thinking about a streetbike

    i too would recomend the sv650, with your dirt exp i'm sure you would quickly outgrow the ninja250. the zuki sv650, is a great all around bike, if you drop it, theres nothing much that breaks , as this is an almost naked bike. it has good power, and the riding position is very comfortable.

    Any Recommendations on lubing the chain

    finally a pic i can show my son, of how dangerous the chain can be. as he has approached me a few times as to lubing the chain, faster this way. i have always told him the possible dangers of a moving chain, and sprocket. the pictures are a perfect eye opener for him.

    Hot Motocross Babes & Girlfriends

    damn i was looking through all these posts, over the last few days, my eyes are burning, but it was worth every click of the mouse
  13. i started riding dirt last summer after a 20 year break. just as you i was alot wilder at a younger age, now with the mortgage, and kid, i take things alot slower. just ride your own ride, and things will come about eventually. at 40 i don't heal as fast as i used to at 20,lol.

    Offical TT graphics picture

    i like it, talk about ''bling''

    Daughter's B/D Present

    wow your daughter must have been thrilled about that gift, lucky girl. i promised my son a crf 100 in the x mas of 03, but my wife had an anurism,at that time, so we had a change of plans. the boy was very sad about not getting the bike, but happy mom , had survived her operation. so in june , we were in the dealership , looking around. he sat on the crf 100, and dreamed, twisting the throttle and stuff. as he went and sat on some quads, i told the salesman to load the bike in the truck, that i was gonna buy it. as we walked out the salesman handed my son the keys. at first he was confused, and said '' i don't own a bike yet''. you should have heard him scream out with joy, as we approached the truck.... i wish you and your daughter many safe years of riding together. ROGER

    Would you buy a 400S again?

    i sure as hell would buy another S model again, there have been times that i have been so far up in the logging roads, that if you break down, you would be in a heap of trouble. the DRZ always brought me back, its a solid reliable bike:thumbsup:

    Dirtbags stole my bikes tonight in SF

    wow that is total bullshit, that crap goes on up here too. you would not believe the amount of bikes that get stolen up here in BC, both street and dirtbikes go missing. i feel really bad for your son, as i too have a boy that rides, and know how much his bike means to him. whenever we transport the bikes, one of us always stays with the truck, theres just too many cockroaches out there. you are lucky they did not steal the truck too. i hope you get your bikes back, and the thieves get dealt with:thumbsdn: .....ROGER

    Devol skid plate Buz..

    i had this same noise when i first installed the devol skid plate. now it only makes a rattle at higher rpms when its cold. as the bike heats up, its quiet. go figure

    Is riding an addiction for you?

    i see i'm not the only one who feels like this. i too have been riding bikes a long time, and it only gets better. between my streetbike and my dirtbike, its like i'm torn between two lovers. some days up here its just too cold to do either, but i go in the garage , sit on them , and dream of taking that corner leaned over,, or jumping that burm. when i die i want a motorcycle headstone

    Brand new DRZ 400S in Canada

    welcome DR.ZZ , from BC
  21. over here thats either called liquid confidence, or painkillers
  22. i agree if yer not bailing, yer not learning. i find i dump the bike more so when i'm experimenting on diff terrain. i have flown over the handle bars a few times, my friends said all i needed was a cape. i have slid backwards about 15 feet, after going up a slippery hill which was mostly clay. all i remember was saying oh f^&&k, and seeing the sky, the ground , the sky, and the ground , as the bike slid past me. its been sept since i've owned the bike, so yeah i have dumped it quite a few times

    Paddlin’ with a DRZ

    wow such beautiful pictures, it sure does cheer me up looking at it. since its cold and miserable up here in canada

    Are master links prone to failure?

    i have never had a master link fail so far [ knock on wood ]. you have to make sure the clip is facing the right direction, also for an added safety, i put a dab of silicone adhesive on it. i ride both street and dirt.

    noisy Devol skid plate

    wow thanx guys, i'm glad this is a common thing, i'm gonna do the garden hose trick, and will check for that wiring harness also. yes you are right, the plate did magnify all the engine sounds. i am happy with the product, especially after i noticed how wimpy the factory plate was. thanx again ...ROGER