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    Any Thoughts one whats wrong with my DRZ400S

    It sounds like its broken
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    Newbie DRZ or TE610

    DRZ, the parts are easer to come buy
  3. The Freggin Nature Nazi's piss me off
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    Mike's Sky Ranch Route

    Mikes Ski Ranch GPS cords N3106.541 W11538.156 You better try to make room reservation or you will be S.O.L
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    Cal City (is a GPS needed?)

    I never leave home with out Garmin 5 GPS mounted on my DRZ , check out the package deals at cyco active.com, One of the best features of the unit is the Active log mode , When you activate it in that mode it leaves a snail trial on the screen of every place you have been, and you can zoom in/out on the screen to get your Bearings You should check the web page GPSXchange.com , You can trade your GPS tracks (down loads ) for other tracks from all over the world, And its free, and easy to do, You just down load one of your recorded trips to them and then you can pick a trip from the list of places
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    What's a good calling sick excuses?

    Tell your Boss your bike caught a cough and you have to stay home and baby it back to health
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    E overheating on the dunes

    It takes a lot more power to turn that paddle tire though the sand, that motor is realy laboring hard to get going, So you mite have to many paddles on the tire, And what gearing sit up are you running on your sprockets ????
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    is it ok that i hardly ever use the choke to start?

    Maybe your valves are to tite, check the clearance
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    recommended rim size

    Yes , the 130 will fit fine The 130 has a wider foot print, and don't worry about the rim lock, you are good to go
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    rubber plug in rim

    The purpose of the rim lock is so you don't spin the tire on the rim and tare off the valve stem of your tube when you run low air presser, you got the flat because you pinched the tube on a rock, not because the lack of a rim lock,
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    Cleaning Valve head

    Go to the Auto parts store and buy a gallon of PARTS DIP, the stuff is designed for the type of cleaning you are doing, Its only about $ 15.00 a gallon, the other stuff mite heart your Valve seals
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    bike only runs on "prime"

    You can also try testing your pit cock flow to see if it is clogged, first disconnect the vacuum line from the carb, but leave the line hooked up to the pit cock then disconnect the gas line, then turn the pit cock to the ON position (no gas will come out ) then suck on the vacuum, if you don't get a good flow then the pit cock is clogged
  14. Mammoth Lakes, CA, 250/ Sept 24-25 who is going, And who has been on it before, And is there anything I (we) should know about it ( tips or tricks ) How organized was the event, what do you get for your entree fee Do they get a good turn out any feed back is appreciated, there is 15 rider in my group that has never been on this ride we do a lot of dual sport riding, just never this one. Thank's
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    Deep, Loose, Sandy Gravel

    I ride a DRZ 400S, this bike is a tank to Begin with, and in the sand its boat Anchor, but I love the my DRZ, And I ride a lot in the sand, sand wash , Beach's , sand dunes, deserts, Baja cal, Mexico, And one thing I learned is speed is your friend in the sand, you need to do at lease 35 mph to get up on top of it, and don't use your front breaks, I have the Scott's and in the sand I crank that puppy up, and STAND UP and don't try to sit down. And pick your line at lease 100 ' plus feet out, not 30 feet, that create's target fixation and that will get you every time
  16. What I found that works great to hold my Reg / Insurance, is that little plastci bottle that the M&M candys come in, its got a snip on lid and its water tite, I just through it in the air box in my DRZ, Her is another trick , I hook my spair Ign key on the wire that holds the air filter on in the air box
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    CA DMV Notice of Refusal

    I have 4 friends that knew the owner of a Yamaha / Honda dealership, And bought (3) 2005 WR 450 with plates and one guy bought (2) 2005 CRF 450 with plates, just a few months ago
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    Sept 5 Labor Day Dual Sport Ride at Downieville

    Ditch the wife, I did and now I can buy any toy I want, ( when I can afford it ) and when I do buy a new toy, IT DRIVE"S THE EXWIFE NUTT'S, but she can't say anything any more. My exwife is like my best friend, She is cool
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    Flaming Backfire and Throttle Bog

    If you did the 3x3 mod on air box, then check the connection and wires on your CDI
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    tool pouch relocation question

    I would think the tool bag would get all oily from rubbing air filter, and if the bag is rubbing on the air filter then you mite be breaking the seal between the air filter and the air box so dirt can get sucked in the carb. and I don't think the 3 little clips that hold the number plate on can take the extra weight and pounding
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    Just purchased a 2006 DRZ-400s!!!!

    Scramick what part of cal are you from
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    bike only runs on "prime"

    tivoklr can you keep us posted on what you find, ,,,thanks
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    Conti TKC80 Tires

    they look just like the 606's
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    Best tires for a DRZ-400s

    I tryed the 606s I found them to be too slippery in the dirt, at first I thought it was my imagenation but then I started hearing the samething from a lot of riders, I switch to the Dunlap 739 AT's Desert, I get a lot of miles out of them But they are not D.O.T approved
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    air filter cleaners

    I found that tide laundry soap works the best, with hot water, it comes out like new