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  1. Neil Claydon

    Kawasaki KVF360 Prairie 4x4 (2009)


    Excellent, never let me down, and cost peanuts to run.
  2. Neil Claydon

    Kawasaki KVF360 Prairie 4x4 2009

    Excellent, never let me down, and cost peanuts to run.
  3. Neil Claydon

    What MOD just did it for you 400SM

    Big bore and cam with FCR, although I did go back to the stock carb and jet kit for a while and liked that as well. Neil.
  4. Eddie, sorry to hear you have been forced into going self employed, but I wish you the very best of luck for the future William a moderator Nice one Will, good luck with it mate. Neil. :ride:
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    Road legal headlight options DR-Z400E UK

    If you want a good headlight either fit a 6 or 8 inch round light . Or if you want it to still look like a dirt bike, the complete headlamp and surround + brackets from an S. Neil. :ride:
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    My DRZ is FINALLY comfortable!!!!

    How did he widen the seat pan to support the foam ? You need more practice I did more 350 mile days than I can remember and several 750 mile day rides, with a cut down stock seat. Neil.
  7. Neil Claydon

    Fairwell My DRZ Brothers!

    Enjoy the new bike, I'll keep my eyes open on ADV for a ride report or two Neil.
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    Manta Rack?

    It looks fine with the extra wings removed See here. With the wings it would be good for larger loads, or floppy things that need suport. Neil.
  9. Neil Claydon

    DRZ400 SM Sluggish/Slow after restriction

    The UK official DRZ restrictor is a replacement carb top that prevents the slide fully opening. That said it should not make much difference to top speed. You need to check that the restrictor was fitted properly, I would guess either the carb top has not been fitted as it should be (missing "O" ring), or a vacuum hose etc. has been left disconnected by mistake. Neil. :bonk:
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    Can the electrics handle heated grips?

    Yes you will be fine, I ran mine full time along with dip beam through 2 winters. Neil. :banana:
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    Uk DRZ 400S Carb Top... Restricted?

    Correct, restricked top is not standard fitment, it's a rare extra. Neil. :banana:
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    DRZ400E on Charlie Boorman's latest trip

    Yes just seen it, glad to see the DRZ survived Charlie playing the fool Even towed the KTM home, should have just left it there Neil.
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    worth it?

    If it's as good as the seller says, £500 in the UK is not so bad. But it is the IF that would worry me. What have you actually mangled on yours that make a new engine necessary. Neil.
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    how do i tell if my carb is restricted?

    That vid is of an FCR carb, which is not standard fitment on a UK S bike, it won't be restricted. The carb restriction over here is as William said, a different top on the CV carb (S model only) that prevents the slide fully opening. Neil. :banana:
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    Warning Drz Owners!!!!!!!!

    Which does not mean the sprockets had not slipped on the camshaft. If it gave a warning before going bang that is probably what happened. As Eddie has already said, if it was valve failure you get no warning, it just goes bang. Neil. :banana:
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    Cylinder spacer...090 plus .010x2 is over 2.5mm?

    So how thick is a compressed E gasket ? Neil. :lol:
  17. Neil Claydon

    Regina Chains? prestreched?

    DID Gold X ring, buy the best, that way you only cry once. Neil.
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    Regina Chains? prestreched?

    Hi Will Still putting weight on As for chains wearing, yep they do that, and in my experience Regina do it faster than most. Neil. :thumbsup:
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    big problems!

    That is the clutch cover (inner) as Eddie said, and they are not $600. Neil.
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    Catastrophic Failure: Counter Shaft Broke Off!!

    Not really, a bit out of the loop these days Depends what wants doing, and where you are in the UK. Drop me a PM, I'll see what I can come up with. Neil.
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    carb solenoid

    Not quite, the pair valve is vacuum operated, but sits in front of the engine, on the left side. The solenoid valve is a form of engine limiter, but you are right on the link you gave, it deals with removing both systems. Neil.
  22. Neil Claydon

    How can I flush the oil?

    Change the oil and filter again, then ride it, get it nice and hot so the water evaporates, then change it again, while it is still hot. Couple of those should clear it up, unless you still have a leak somewhere. While out riding stop once it is hot and remove the dipstick, you will see steam escape, if none comes out, it has either all gone, or it's not hot enough. Neil.
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    talon lowering links DRZ

    Give me a call Nick, the Talon links are easy to do, takes about 30 minutes. Neil. :banghead:
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    Here she is...

    Still in the car William, and waiting for another go round with my right wrist, and elbow as well this time. Not ridden for just over a year now, and it's driving me mad I still keep looking in here, but it's a sort of torture, for a week or so I can forget all about bikes, then the next week I can't stop thinking about them. I also just got the reminder e-mail from TT to tell me my Team TT membership is about to expire. Question is do I renew, just so I can torture myself, or let it lapse ? If it lapses a lot of pictures and links are going to be broken. Oh well, hope all my TT friends are doing better than me And if your not, well tough luck Neil.
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    Here she is...

    300 miles in the rain and it's still clean, means only one thing. It's a trailer queen Nice and standard, the very best way to buy them Now lets see the after the mods begin pics Neil.