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  1. StarvinMarvin

    Torque for CS sprocket DRZs

    My local Sears, NAPA, Autozone, Rural King (farm store), Advance Auto, etc. didn't have a 30mm socket so I went with the standard size. It fits fine, I guess it's one of the sizes that matches up well with a metric equivalent.
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    Barn project done

    Sweet looking bike. I always loved those bikes. I'm an old Yamaha 2 stroke dude myself. I'd love to ride that thing.
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    Torque for CS sprocket DRZs

    1 3/16" will also work. I've had no luck finding a 30mm in stock locally.
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    Knee Brace

    mr guns you might want to research the use of a knee brace in the health and fitness forum. Dr. Mark has several posts up about the subject. There seems to be a higher incidence of femur fractures when wearing a knee brace. I'm not saying you shouldn't wear them; just thought you might want to check it out first.
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    Last minute tire swap advice

    I like to dispose of the rubber flap and wrap the rim with duct tape that is the same width as the flap. If the flap breaks (and they will sometimes) you loose their protection when running low pressure off-road. After wrapping cut holes for valve stem and rimlock(s). When putting the tire on I like to put one bead on then insert the rimlock and barely start the nut on the thread, inner tube, then other bead, then tighten rimlock.
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    Trailwings on fire roads?

    I think they are dangerous off of pavement. Anything loose and the front end is gone.
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    installing new TT shroud stickers?

    Soap and water for me as well. I think the thicker decals are harder to get the bubbles out of, so keep the air worked out as you go.
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    I don't care how comfortable this is

    Good one E J ! You don't wear those on the job do you? Fang would leave you before she'd let you put that thing (seat) on her.
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    things you should do when gettin a DRZ...

    Ed, that Honda is awesome looking. Did you sell that or does it belong to Excel? How rideable was it? Forgiving powerband and such? Or was it brutal?
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    Re-Jetted, Jetting

    I'm confused...hylander is only at 500 feet???
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    How much would you pay ?

    Don't trust the odometer either.
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    Water in my air filter...

    A hair dryer will speed up the process.
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    I'd Like to Nominate Eddie Sisneros as the DRZ Forum MVP.

    Ed's probably the biggest reason this forum is the best on the web period. Where else can you get the knowledge he shares with us for free? Most bike shops won't tell you a fourth of what they know for free and a fourth of what they know is about one percent of what Ed knows.
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    carb work, can it be done?

    You have to drill out the cap on the fuel screw to adjust it(or to replace it with an extended one, which is the only way to go). It could be done but would be a major pita. The stock bowl screws are a bitch to break loose too, you'll want it off the bike to do it. Replace the float bowl screws with allen head screws, any hardware store that carries metric stuff will have them. After that you can rotate to change jetting, but pulling the carb is a piece of cake. I'd rather just pull it than screw around twisting it. It only takes a few minutes longer and it's easier for me to do it that way. I'm not a pro though, a lot of real mechanics just twist them. First rejet pull it.
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    I bought a DRZ400S

    Just for starters: the sticky's at the top of the pageDRZ FAQ Popular items for DRZ400 from the TT store