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Mtbsinger85

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  1. Mtbsinger85

    Loctite fix fail

    It was an 01. I bought it used with roughly 28k miles on it. The previous owner had installed a big bore kit a couple thousand miles prior. He didn't take too great of care of the bike. I rode it pretty hard for about 600 miles when this happened. About 400 miles later, I found out the hard way that the previous owner hadn't installed the piston's wrist pin retainer correctly, because it slid out, the rod twisted and busted its way through the block. I have since sold it for parts and bought a brand new FZ07.
  2. Mtbsinger85

    What did you BUY for your DRZ today

    15/39 sprocket setup and a clarke 3.9 tank. Getting ready for a longer ride this summer, and wasnt looking forward to running 7200 rpms and 75 mph for hours on end, along with stopping for fuel every 80 miles.
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    Loctite fix fail

    I guess the update I tried to post last night did not post. So, I found that the cable adjuster in the middle of the cable had been moved by my friend who borrowed the bike. He was getting clutch drag while the metal shavings were still in the oil. So I should have paid more attention to the fact that I didn't have any slack in the handle before the cable started moving the clutch. So I adjusted to have just a tiny bit of play in the handle before the cable started pulling, and voila, no more slipping, and the clutch starts grabbing 30-50% of release. So we will chalk this up to me being a noob, since all I have ever worked on is hydraulic clutches on cars. Now I know what the clutch should feel like. Thank you everyone for your help on the original and following problems, hopefully this thread has been/will be helpful to others as well.
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    Loctite fix fail

    New update The clutch is fine, it just needed to be adjusted. I'm new to this whole clutch adjustment thing, since all I have ever worked on is cars with hydraulic clutches. So chalk it up to I'm a noob. Now I know what it's supposed to feel like. Thanks for all the help everybody. Hopefully this thread can help other people as well.
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    Loctite fix fail

    I have not yet checked out the free power mod. I am running royal purple 10/40 atv/motorcycle oil. I didn't see anything about it being synthetic, so I think it is normal. I am going to try adjusting my cable again and see if I can get it to engage a little closer to the handlebar, and have a little slack at the end.
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    Loctite fix fail

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G6KKJ9A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1425939108&sr=8-1&keywords=KT+Pro+Tools+19702426+75+Degree+Offset+Box+End+Wrench Came in a couple of days.
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    Loctite fix fail

    Update to the project... The offset wrench worked, and everything went together beautifully. Starter clutch bolts are red-loctited, and the stator bolts are blue loctited. Ran fresh oil through engine and transmission long enough to warm it up and pick up as many metal shavings as possible. New oil (drained hot), new oil filter, cleaned the oil tank screen. Out riding the bike after the new oil and now my clutch is slipping (this was beginning to be a problem before I found out about the stator) I have a theory that the metal shavings had something to do with my clutch not being able to settle between dragging and slipping, but either way, with the clutch seemingly properly adjusted, and the only oil that has gone through the bike is JASO MA2 certified oil (newest oil being royal purple). I'm thinking the clutch has been burned up and I will need to replace it.
  8. Mtbsinger85

    Loctite fix fail

    That is a great write up, but I only spent $20 on the wrench, and I dont have a torch, so maybe the next custom tool I need, I will get a torch.
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    Loctite fix fail

    Ordered the flywheel puller and the offset wrench, I will check with the dealer tomorrow about the starter clutch and rotor.
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    Loctite fix fail

    Yeah, good point, while I have it pulled apart, I might as well replace the rotor/starter clutch. I will try to get the stuff I need here. I am getting sick of not being able to ride, the bike died 3 and a half weeks ago, and I have worked too much overtime to get to working on it until now, and now I have to wait for more tools and parts before I can do any more work.
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    Loctite fix fail

    I bought the Rick's motorsport stator. I think the clutch sprags may be shot, because when I turn the clutch, it freewheels clockwise, but does not lock hard counterclockwise, just drags a bit, then frees up again after the drag, then it dragged going back clockwise. I will probably be in for pulling the whole thing, and getting a whole new assembly. I am in Napa, CA, so I don't think you are gonna be lending me any tools, but thanks for the offer. I have the clymers manual, which helps, but I have never really worked on motorcycles before, and not a whole heck of a lot with cars. I know a decent amount, but I'm certainly no expert. So pictures are defintely helpful, though I did figure out how to test the stator, determine it was bad, and pull it with the book.
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    Loctite fix fail

    Sooo, I know better than to buy anything with a motor and just drive/ride the hell out of it without doing research on the major problems and possible easy fixes for them, but I bought my DRZ400 last summer, and it died on me a few weeks ago, and wouldn't start. After testing a bunch of things, I narrowed it down to the pickup winding on the stator. I ordered a new stator which came today so I figured I would get started after work today. Well, this is what the stator looked like... So I had to figure out why it was all chewed up, so I looked at the motor, and... Voila, two sheared bolts. Guess I learned my lesson. Now, how do I know something more isn't damaged? Can I just back those out, replace all the bolts with new ones, loctited.?
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    Carb noob

    Thank you for the suggestions, when I get time, I will pull the carb, check what jets are in there, try the needle clip adjustment, and if that does not do enough, then I will order up a few jets.
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    Carb noob

    So now the question is, what jets do I buy?
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    Carb noob

    Thank you, now I know it's an FCR carb. The decel pops Im talking about aren't just the pops the new exhaust makes, it's actually backfiring. For the K&N, I am riding only street right now, I have supermoto wheels and tires on it. I have saved the foam filter, so I will use that if I swap out to the dirt tires for a weekend off the pavement. That would be a good suggestion, but the exhaust is brand new. I bought it brand new, and installed in on Thursday. Part of the reason I'm thinking it needs re-jetting is that it seems to hit a flat spot where it doesn't matter how much more throttle I give it, it does not make a difference. I haven't taped out my throttle positions to see exactly where it is, but it's somewhere between half and 3/4 throttle, probably closer to 3/4 where it does not have any more to give. So I'm wondering if maybe the pilot jet is a little small which is causing the decel backfires, and it might need a slight bump in the main jet to get rid of that early top out.
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