Ctopher86

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    Dual Sport, DRZ400S, Adventure Riding, Sport Touring, Mountain Bike Single Track, Wrenching

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  1. By far my favorite. Clean, classy and bold. Can't thank you enough for sharing. I hope you or HeavyRotation don't mind my attempt to have a similar look. The drilled holes really set it off. And I like the hidden text as well.
  2. This definitely helps. I am working a blue to white transition rather than black/ dark gray to white. But we will see. I would like the main graphic to look very similar. You really made something special for sure!
  3. Okay guys- so I found a CVK40 on ebay and it should be here in a few days- It is from a 2009 model and is really clean looking from the pictures. I won't know until I open it up to see if it has had some work done to it or if it is bone stock- I have read this entire thread and feel comfortable ordering the DJ kit but wanted to point something out. There has been talk about a stage I and stage II kit for the DJ kit so I wanted to clarify that it is the same kit. The difference in a stage I or a stage II is dependent on the placement on the clip and the size of jets used as noted in the DynoJet Instructions below. Stage I Instructions 1. Remove the vacuum slide from the carb. Remove the stock needles and spacers, noting order of assembly (Fig. A). Using the drill bit provided (DD #30) enlarge your slide lift hole. Drill only the existing slide lift hole, do not drill the needle hole or any new holes. 2. Install the Dynojet needles on groove #2 from the top. Install the small Dynojet washers above the e-clip. After installing the slides in the carbs be sure to check slide movement manually. 3. Remove the stock main jets and replace with the Dynojet main jets provided. If you are running the stock exhaust install the DJ138 main jets. If you are running an aftermarket exhaust or slip-on with high flowing baffle use the DJ142 main jets. Be sure that the jet you are changing is the main jet. 4. Locate the fuel mixture plug (Fig. B). If you see a screw head at Fig.B then proceed to the adjusting procedure. With the 5/32 drill bit provided carefully drill through the plug. NOTE: The mixture screw is directly underneath this plug, be ready to pull back on the drill the instant you break through. Use screw provided to secure and remove this plug. Carefully turn the mixture screw clockwise until lightly seated, then back out 2.5 turns. STAGE TWO INSTRUCTIONS 1. Remove the vacuum slides from the carbs. Remove the stock needles and spacers, noting order of assembly (Fig. A). Using the drill bit provided (DD #30) enlarge your slide lift hole. Drill only the existing slide lift hole, do not drill the needle hole or any new holes. 2. Install the Dynojet needles on groove #3 from the top. Install the small Dynojet washers above the e-clip. After installing the slides in the carbs be sure to check slide movement manually. 3. Remove the stock main jets and replace with the Dynojet main jets provided. If you are running the stock exhaust install the DJ150 main jets. If you are running an aftermarket exhaust or slip-on with high flowing baffle use the DJ155 main jets. Be sure that the jet you are changing is the main jet. 4. Locate the fuel mixture plug (Fig. B). If you see a screw head at Fig.B then proceed to the adjusting procedure. With the 5/32 drill bit provided carefully drill through the plug. NOTE: The mixture screw is directly underneath this plug, be ready to pull back on the drill the instant you break through. Use screw provided to secure and remove this plug. Carefully turn the mixture screw clockwise until lightly seated, then back out 2.5 turns Please note that these instructions are for a 2008-2015 Kawasaki KLR 650 Part Number 2120 $74.99 STAGE 1 For mildly tuned machines using the stock airbox, with stock or K&N filter. STAGE 2 For mildly tuned machines using stock airbox with lid removed. K&N filter. Both stages may be used with a good aftermarket exhaust Rockymountainatv.com has them on sale for $49.99 right now. I used the JD Kit for my 400S OEM carb and it runs fantastic- Funny thing- Everyone says the JD kit is better for the OEM compared to the Dynojet needle but with the CVK 40, the Dynojet is the preferred needle. I know JD didn't have a kit until later but is there that much of a difference between the needles? I like the fact the JD has two needles depending on elevation and heat range. The Dynojet only has 1 needle. The JD kit is selling for $71 on rocky so there is that to consider as well. One last question. There was talk about using the extended mixture screw from the Harley Davidson performance website but has anyone attempted to use the Harley Davidson CV Stage I kit? info from http://www.harley-performance.com/stage-1-carb-kit.html#complete_kit below -- Only $49 bucks and you get the extended mixture screw taken from the website: Experiencing your Harley’s full potential can be as simple as installing a Stage 1 tuners kit. The Harley-Performance Stage 1 Kit by CV Performance was developed based on 20+ years of tuning experience meeting the needs of real world riders. Eliminates hesitation and stalling Improves throttle response Smoother idle characteristics Increases power as much as 10% High performance without the high aftermarket cost! CV Performance Stage 1 Carb Kits include quality American Made parts and are available for all Harley models from 1989 to present that use a CV style carburetor. Kit includes complete installation and tuning instructions. The Complete Stage 1 Modification Kit includes: CVP Performance Slide Needle for Improved Midrange • Exclusively designed and sold by CV Performance.• Improves midrange and throttle response.• CNC Machined from Aerospace quality billet aluminum New Custom Light Weight Slide Spring • Custom designed specifically by CV Performance• Faster throttle response• Eliminates slide “float” CVP Velocity Emulsion Tube • Designed to deliver a vortex spray pattern for optimal fuel atomization.• Precision CNC Machined• Exclusive design, only available from CV Performance. • Accepts both CVP and OEM main jets.. Assortment of 2 CVP American Made Main Jets Assortment of 2 CVP American Made Idle Jets 2 Stainless Steel Fuel Line Clamps Drill Bit for mixture plug removal and optional modifications New front airbox gasket Easy to follow installation and tuning instructions Online customer support provided via our sponsored forum Special - Free Stainless Steel Bowl Screw Kit!
  4. First things First, CONGRATULATIONS on the retirement!!! Now what will you do with all that free time????? Secondly, thanks bud! I have read most of the conversion discussions and am excited to pursue this cheaper modification. Your results among many, many others have helped me in deciding to take the plunge. It may take a while before I can get all the right pieces in the right places, but seriously, I have just really enjoyed the bike and the feeling it gives every time I twist the throttle. Lastly, I haven't used Corel Draw but have an older version of Adobe Illustrator CS2 that I have been using - It has been a fun but very slow project so far. The only font I am having trouble with is finding the right font for the "DR-Z". I am sure I will figure it out. Enjoy that Retirement Wayne. I expect to see much more pictures of you shredding the hillside! Be Safe!
  5. Thanks! I have enjoyed the JD kit on the OEM BSR36 and feel like it is pretty snappy but I have a goal in mind of where I would like the bike to be- I just can't justify to myself or the wife buying an $800 FCR-39MX. If the CVK is even remotely close to the FCR and an improvement over the BSR, then it is a win win for me- Like you, I would much rather push that money towards the BB kit. I will have to get the Dyno Jet kit for it along with the choke plunger and possibly the "E" boot. I won't know what jets I will need until I open it up to see what is in there. Did you actually add the CVK 40 before your BB kit and if so could you tell a difference? Did you install both the intake and exhaust cam? Also, did you change your base gasket or leave the stock? If you kept the stock gasket you can maintain a lower octane gas if I remember right. It will be a while until I can scrounge enough money to buy the BB kit so for now, the 75$ to $100 mods are the easiest to achieve. I do have a request for you- Would you be willing to help me out with making a graphic? I have been building one in Adobe Illustrator that will be similar to what you had on your "Real S". I am not a graphic artist so I am learning as I go and have been learning about vectors and trying to find the right font to make the "DR-Z".
  6. Decided to pull the trigger on the CVK 40, KLR 650 Carb- found one that looks unmolested on Ebay from a 2009 KLR. I picked up a set of "E" Cams from a guy in the Land of Oz (The Aussies are awesome to deal with!) and found a quality practically new 2004 OEM tank with shrouds (another Ebay score for super cheap!) Quick question- The Cams had a slight scoring on the cam journals- can this be polished out and should I be concerned putting these in? You can see the slight scoring in the pictures. Lastly- I spent a little time coming up with a new Logo as I begin looking to do some you tube videos and possibly making stickers.
  7. It is almost time for a new rear tire mate!
  8. that was my first attempt of a panoramic shot using my cell phone
  9. Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore! We actually moved to the Southwestern corner of Oklahoma to a city called Lawton. It is home to Fort Sill and the Witchita Mountains (more like hills if you are like me and originally from Colorado). I was cruising around the wildlife refuge where there are buffalo roaming and came around a corner to find the dead end. The other pics below are the Medicine Bluffs and the crazy clouds we get just before a twister drops out of the sky. I thought we had been hit by a nuke!!!
  10. Found the end of the road.... who put that Dam there???? Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  11. Man. She is looking sweet
  12. Thanks! I am not quite sure but it seems it has shifted left some... there was talk a while back of an Eddie battery bracket mod. Maybe signman606 can comment. Either way.. great pictures of your ride. Thanks for posting!