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    Wiring harness from scratch

    I've got a drz400e scrambler project I'm working on, and I'm looking to make a new wiring harness. I want to remove the battery and convert it to a kickstart only model for the sake of simplicity and saving space. I need to wire up a headlight, tail light, blinkers, horn, and kill switch. My question is, how do I wire all these up to run directly off the stator, ie no battery? What other components do I need to include in the harness (rec/reg, cdi etc)? Cheers
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    Exhaust and air box mods

    2001 model, and what do you mean by smog controls? I normally take my bikes to a car shop for rego inspections and they don’t really know all that anyway
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    Exhaust and air box mods

    Recently picked up an old drz400e for very cheap and looking at doing a cafe racer style convert to make it a town machine. Just had a couple of questions about modifying the exhaust and airbox If I were to completely remove the airbox (still using an air filter) and run straight pipes, would I be able to jet the carb half decently to account for these mods? I’m toying with the idea of running the exhaust under the bike like one of these yoshi kits But then straight into an exhaust tip from China, like these And then running them like this on either side Would it be significantly louder than running a normal muffler like an fmf? Would I have dramas with the jetting? Cheers
  4. Got a 2005 yz450 carb from a wrecker, took it apart to see what jets were in there and then installed it. Turned the fuel on and it started pissing out fuel from 2 of the hoses coming out of the carb, one on the bottom and another one i couldn't trace back since it was all wet. What could be my issue? When it was apart it all looked fine inside, float didnt seem gummed up or anything. Any ideas before I take it apart and have another look?
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    WR426 2001 parts?

    Yeah I've got one
  6. My front caliper on my wr426 needs a rebuild and new pads. I bought the bike in motard trim and I'm 99% sure the caliper is larger than stock (compared it to the one off my parts bike). I tried running the serial number off the brake pads through Google but got no results. Any other ideas? The only markings it seems to have are these:
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    Full LED conversion wiring question

    I got this rectifier from my local electronics store, and the only markings on it are as shown. Would the terminals on the side of the markings be a.c. and the other side be the dc output?
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    Full LED conversion wiring question

    Yeah that sounds like the way to go. Have you got that link somewhere?
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    Full LED conversion wiring question

    http://sicassracing.com/store/products/electrical_accessories/universal_regulator_rectifier Like this one? Where would I wire it in? Would it replace the stock regulator?
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    4 stroke clutch question

    Wr426 motard
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    4 stroke clutch question

    Yeah nah i did, theres definitely oil in the bike, just not a whole lot in the clutch. When i took it for a ride i could see a bunch of oil spinning around, but it still didn't fill up
  12. Bit of a weird question, but do 4t dirtbike clutches fill with oil? Ive just put on a clutch cover with a window, similar to this http://www.grvinyl.com/product-p/clear-cover.htm And theres no oil in there. I thought they were wet clutches, ie covered in oil? Or am i wrong?
  13. I've changed every light on my wr426 to an LED and I've gotta wire in a rectifier to stop the flickering. The easiest place looks to be right off the yellow wire coming off the stator, but if i wire it in here then the regulator will be getting the converted dc power, not ac. Does this matter?
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    Stripped decomp lever thread

    Wrapped it in teflon tape to make a seal against any oil leaks and it seems to hold alright but I'll keep an eye on it and probably end up doing the heli coil in the near future, cheers
  15. I managed to strip out the threads where this bolt goes in my head.. it holds tight enough to stay in, but leaks a little oil out while running. Suggestions on how to fix this? Its a weird bolt so i dont think i could just go a size up and retap