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Sagebrush Dave

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About Sagebrush Dave

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    Oregon
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    Dual sport motorcycles, Firearms, Buckbrush riding
  1. Sagebrush Dave

    Refurbishing gouge in aluminum frame

    The answer is right there in the photos, the bolt through the link holding the exhaust is too long and something is loose in that system somewhere. It is pivoting and smacking the frame. That is not a rock gouge, those "tool marks" are matched up pretty well to the bolt just to the right of it in the photos.
  2. Sagebrush Dave

    Honda Introduces CRF250L Rally

    I am curious about the weight, a 250 that weighs 10 lbs less than my DRZ400 is kind of goofy. I am partial to light bikes.
  3. Sagebrush Dave

    Geezer Deezers

    Im 66 so I guess I qualify, I have two DRZ-400's a 2006 and a 2013, the older one is for my grandson to ride with me.... if he can keep up...... I had a KLR650 but it was too heavy and my son has it now. We ride the back country of central Oregon.
  4. Sagebrush Dave

    Suzuki DR-Z400S (2006)

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    Bought used with 17K miles, big ugly desert tank and wiped out plastics. After a bit of restoration work, its is nice as ice!! runs as good as my new 2013 model. Grandson likes it so we go log road riding and back road cruising. Great bike with way too much power for the weight!! (says the old man)
  5. Sagebrush Dave

    Suzuki DR-Z400S 2006

    Bought used with 17K miles, big ugly desert tank and wiped out plastics. After a bit of restoration work, its is nice as ice!! runs as good as my new 2013 model. Grandson likes it so we go log road riding and back road cruising. Great bike with way too much power for the weight!! (says the old man)
  6. Sagebrush Dave

    DRZ pics, lets see your Z

    My 2013 400S, the ideal desert, log road and back road rig.
  7. Sagebrush Dave

    Suzuki DR-Z400S (2013)

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    New to me DRZ400S, just the ticket for back road riding, log roads, desert roads etc.
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    Suzuki DR-Z400S 2013

    New to me DRZ400S, just the ticket for back road riding, log roads, desert roads etc.
  9. Sagebrush Dave

    slow speed operation

    Well,,, I did the 3x3 mod, installed the JD jetting kit as per the instructions and I now have a crotch rocket supreme! The dang thing will almost do a wheelie after shifting into 4th at 40+ mph if I touch the throttle a bit . this is scary for an old fart like me who just wants to cruise the back roads in quietly. Pulling the carb was a real experience,,, unhitching the subframe and all,, but I got it in OK and everything was good except slow speed again,,,grrrrr. I checked the cables and the throttle advance was a bit tight so I gave it some slack and that seemed to help some, then adjusting the pilot jet and the idle speed took a bit of fiddling,,,, now it will idle around in 1st at 5-6 mph just fine but it still either wants to go faster than I do or back off on compression. I just cannot believe the difference the 3x3 made,,, the open throttle response is surprising!!. Now when I ride with my son and he is on his KLR650, I'll eat him alive on the way to the woods.
  10. Sagebrush Dave

    slow speed operation

    OK,,, I guess I'll do the 3x3 and re-jet. You would think that the factory would have analyzed this problem ages ago??? I have been going through it bit by bit as the previous owner did nothing but run it in the dirt and never clean it. It has lots of little issues that will be corrected one at a time.
  11. Sagebrush Dave

    slow speed operation

    OK, I got a like new 2013 DRZ400 with 1500 miles on it straight stock, it seems to run fine most of the time, it idles great, stumbles just a bit on take off but goes like a cut cat. I mainly got it for riding dirt roads, rough roads etc. and not at highway speeds which it does just fine. The problem is running at low speed, 10-15 mph in 1st gear over very rough stuff, it will not run slow. It has to either be pulling or slowing on compression, nothing in between,, which is like getting my neck snapped all the time. In 2nd, it does OK because its takes 1/4 throttle to keep it going but that picks up too much speed. I use this thing to sneak into coyote hunting grounds so I like it quiet and slow plus most of the roads I run down are rocky and very rough. I really dont want to do the 3X3 mod and have to take the carb out, it really doesn't need any more horsepower than it already has, it will pull my 210 Lbs along at 75mph just fine so there is no need for more power, just better low speed. Any ideas other than re-jetting ?? Thanks
  12. Sagebrush Dave

    What did you do to your DRZ today?

    Dropped it.... and found out just how thin the magneto cover is..... grrrr... I just bought it yesterday LOL..... My son was on his way over to ride but we spent the afternoon repairing the thing as best we could. I found this site looking for protective covers for the clutch and magneto... a set of TT covers is on the way.
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