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  1. For those of us with Mikuni BSR's, I thought this video is pretty useful for visualizing what's going on.
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    2019 Honda CRF45L to DRZ434 comparison

    That is CDN, eh.
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    New tires and head shake

    You're right. Tire balance has almost nothing to do with anything that happens at 70mph. Front tire contact patch, steering geometry and friction do matter. If you want to get into the weeds on this, R. S. Sharp is good: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=90D737E4F94775CA174606187BCB4595?doi=
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    Oil brand change advice

    Huh. My experience is kind of the opposite. T6 15w-40 shifts as good as Mobil 1 4T 10w-40 when fresh, and is better than the Mobil after some use. Also there is independent reason to think it has better shear resistance.
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    Tow-behind cargo tailer for a DRZ400?

    Whiskey Creek is close to Parksville: http://www.dirtbiker.ca/racing/location/whiskey-creek
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    What did you do to your DRZ400 today?

    What did I do to my DRZ today? I picked up a nail and flatted the rear tire... It was just a short ride, I said. Don't need to bring my tools, I said. Well I managed to limp to the NAPA in Blaine WA, and they were supernice. Rolled out a deluxe hydraulic bike stand for me to take the wheel off, dropped what they were doing to R&R the tire and patch the tube, and charged way less than the shop hourly rate for their time. A guy trailering a KTM 300 saw me pulling the wheel and stopped to see if he could help. All in all, turned a sh**ty experience into a good one. I rode a couple of miles (slowly) with the flat. I think the rimlock and UHD tube saved it from being worse.
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    Wrong Cycra mounts?

    Those are the ones I'm using and they are a good fit on my 2006 DRZ-400S -- with TAG T2 bars set the way I like. Like everyone else says, you'll probably work some to make them fit with whatever your exact setup is. And I'm pretty sure I remember that the bolts you get from Cycra end up being on the short side, with the S model turn signal bracket in there.
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    Wrong Cycra mounts?

    You definitely want side mounts if you're going for triple clamp mounting on the S. The picture below shows Cycra's with the Scotts upper triple but the stock triple is basically the same. I can't remember what bolts I got with the Cycra clamps but I pretty much always throw away included aftermarket hardware and get some better quality stuff, real JIS or stainless.
  9. BC Ferries gives priority boarding to motorcycles. This rules.
  10. Lol western red cedar does that sometimes. I think when the tree is small it bends to find light and then stays that way
  11. Finally made it up to our little piece of land on Gabriola Island. Just in time lol
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    New CRF450L - Modern DRZ?

    According to a report from Honda, there is only 1150cc = 1.2 quarts of oil. If that's engine only that's not too bad, but if it's shared with the trans/clutch, it's not much.
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    FCR Ride-ability Question

    Well, well, well: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450L.aspx At least Honda reads my posts lol.