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  1. That would be pretty simple, do you know if the axle diameter is the same?
  2. I have a set of Marchesini rims on my 2005 DRZ400s and I am considering buying a 2012 KTM 500 EXC, does anyone know if my current rims will or can be made to fit the KTM? Thanks,
  3. I have a set of Marchesini rims on my 2005 DRZ400s and I am considering buying a 2012 KTM 500 EXC, does anyone know if my current rims will or can be made to fit the KTM? Thanks,
  4. Actually the only part I am concerned about is the fine tuning - carb, valving adj. and timing
  5. Hum - I enjoy the work, but am know mechanical whiz - any idea what Eddie would charge for BB, Cams, and valves?
  6. Thanks to you all for your thoughts, but honestly they have not clear the fog. I think the only thing keeping me from selling my DRZ and moving on is that fact that I like to modify bikes and see/feel the results. And at the end of the day if I end up with a bike that is 40lbs heavier and 10hp shy of a KTM/Husky it makes little difference as I have no intention to race. And for me nothing beats riding a one of a kind, custom built (by me) bike, anyone can read a review, walk into a showroom, put 10% down and walk out with the current "cool" bike. I guess I just want both;)
  7. That dude has some MAD wheelie skills
  8. Great Discussion - Thanks I already have a 2008 Ducati Hypermotard S and a 2009 Suzuki RMZ250 - so the DRZ is/would be a street motard with occasional use as a green sticker off-roader - just to follow the boy around.
  9. Another thought, if I do "go all in" I want to upgrade the suspension (re-value and new springs). For cosmetic reasons would like to switch to the SM inverted forks - are the better or worse or just preference?
  10. Hello Gentlemen, I have a 2005 DRZ400s that I got new and pour money into - FCR carb, full Yosh exhaust, 3x3, Marchesini rims, 320mm rotor and a bunch of cosmetic stuff. I am looking for a bit more power and not sure if I should dump more money in (that I will certainly not get out) and go big bore, valves, cams or get what I can for it and buy a used KTM or Husky. Any thoughts, direct experience? Thanks for your time.
  11. Ouch - thanks
  12. I have a 2005 DRZ400s, I am running a motard setup. My issue is the Low Speed (small screw inside nut) compression adjustment - it simply spins endlessly in either direction with very little resistance. There is no leaking and other than the fact that it is "stuck" at a setting that is too soft works fine. I am looking for Max Stiffness - if it has to be stuck at one setting. Any ideas on how to fix / adjust?
  13. I have a set of Marchesini 17" on mine with a 320 wave rotor and re-locator bracket - I keep a set of non-dot knobbies on the stock 21/18 set I can swap them out in 15 to 20 minutes when I want to hit the dirt. The bike handles far better on the 17" rims, faster turn in, more stable at lean and MUCH stronger braking with the 320 (although I must remove one pad to get the caliper back on)
  14. I have a 2005 DRZ400S and am looking for a good shop that can do some work I have been wanting to do for years, but have no time. I have an FCR39 and full system on it and would like to do a big bore and hot cams. I am actually in West Hills, CA. Thanks,
  15. Did you get your rims, tires, rotor, etc. through Motostrano.com? They have a kit that seems pretty good for the money.