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  1. I couldn't find anything on this so if you have any advise it will be greatly appreciated. I bought my 2002 DRZ "S" and it already had the Yosh R3 and its great and the bike hauls @#$. I would like to be able to switch it with a stock "E" pipe that I bought for certain situations though (camping, mellow trails, etc.) So I fiqured "just unbolt and remove. easy" Not so. I can't get the Yosh system apart and as far as I can tell I can't just "snake" it out. What the hell?? How does that thing come apart?? Thank for any suggestions! Jim
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    Can't get my Yosh R3 off!! Help

    I did unspring the can and that thing won't come off either. I whacked it a few times with a rubber malet but it didn't budge. Like I said, I bought the bike with the pipe on it so I don't know what was involved to get it on. Does the muffler just slip on when it's new?? Thanks Jim
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    DRZ 400 gas tank swap

    I have a 2000 DRZ400 gas tank in great shape. I would like to trade for a 2002 or newer if anyone wants. The yellow doesn't match. I guess they changed it in 2002? I also have some other parts I can throw in. Mostly plastics (from 2002 bike) and a locking gas cap with key and a beat up metal tank Thanks
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    3 x 3 mod / pipe question

    It's a 2002 DRZ400s. The avatar is my old bike... need to change that pic. That was a 98 KLX300. Great to ride.. hard to start. I picked up the DRZ for $2000 used and have put about $300 into it and its lookin pretty sweet. Runs great, but it's a little loud. I have a short commute to work so its a great gas saver and a lot more fun to drive than my truck. I was thinking of getting an "E" pipe/muffler to quiet it down a bit but was trying to find out if it would be worth it. It may be my imaginatin, but I just did the jetting (to complete the 3 x 3) and the bike seems a little quieter. Maybe because it idles much better and no longer backfires on deceleration (barely) Thanks for your input
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    3 x 3 mod / pipe question

    OK... I finally did the full 3 x 3 on my 400s. I'll admit that I'm not the first to part with a buck, but holy was it ever worth it!! The bike had the Yosh pipe already when I bought it so I basically only cut the hole, put in a new filter and did the jetting. My question is: I would like to (on occasion) swap out the Yosh pipe with a full exhaust system from an E model for street riding. Will this effect the jetting big time or is just a matter of turning the fuel screw a bit?? Or should I just say screw it and keep pissin' off my neighbors!! (just don't want to get a ticket for excessive noise) Any advice, as usual, is greatly appreciated. And again... if your in doubt about doing the 3 x 3, don't go out drinking one weekend and you can afford it. (and you'll have no hang over!)
  6. Alright... I finally got some Xmas money and bought the DJ jet kit for my 2002 DRZ 400s (Mikuni). The instructions say to" make sure it's the main jet your replacing" but doesn't tell you which one is main and which one is pilot. I couldn't find a pic or anything anywhere and the new jet fits several different places. Please help. I need to get the bike back together tonight. I can't read the numbers on the old jets too well, but the highest one (with the carb upside down) says 150. I bought the bike used from a guy who rode mostly up high(5000ft and above)
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    Not Just Another Gas Tank Post

    Hey.. easy on So Cal. I went snowboarding on Wednesday, surfing today and will ride this weekend. I'm not worried about more people coming out here though... I don't think anymore will fit!!!! well...it's not perfect.
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    Stupid jetting question... I think

    Ah Haa!! I knew there was a simple reason. Thanks. I guess I should change my avatar. I just noticed it was my old KLX300. Which was a great bike by the way, but now that I passed the big 4-0, I'm loving that electric start.
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    Swap jets without removing carb?

    Never done it that way.. I suppose you could. My best advice is to use a pair of channel lock pliers (long handles) and put a handle on each side of the air boot to pry it back, using the frame for leverage. It makes it pretty easy.
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    Stupid jetting question... I think

    Thanks guys.. I have the DJ kit but the biggest jet in there is a 136.. I'd like a 140. I guess you have to buy that separate. Wow... 50 bucks for a needle and a clip. I guess the plastic case is pretty handy!! and I got 2 Dynojet stickers!! I'm a little confused why I need a smaller jet (had a 150) when I opened up the box (3x3) to let more air in. Wouldn't I need MORE fuel?? Thanks again Jim
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    Yosh pipe with stock muffler

    I live in a very respectable neigborhood (besides my house of course) and my Yosh pipe is just to loud for street use. I use my 400S alot on the street and was wondering if I could throw on a stock muffler without too much re-tuning. I did the 3 x 3 , jetting, needle, etc. Anyone do this?? Thanks Jim
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    DRZ500 Concept ...

    You guys don't have little kids do you??
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    Mikuni needle question

    I took out my stock carb (Mikuni) from my DRZ400s for cleaning and possible upgrades but will have to wait on the upgrade. Can anyone tell me with any degree of certainty the order of the washers/spacers on the needle?? There is a thin one and a thick one. Which goes on the bottom and which goes on the top?? I want to order the jet kit, but I'm confused. What does "w/o FLTR" mean on the TT store kit?? I have gotten lots of information from this site, but maybe I'm on it to much. I seem to get more confused the more I read. Also, my airbox also had some holes in the right side already (bought bike used) Is this stock?? Should I cover them and make 1 3x3 hole in the top?? Thanks Jim
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    Mikuni needle question

    The holes are in the air box itself not the side cover. So covering them up would only be seen when the side cover is off (by right side I mean where your right leg would be when riding) Thanks for the needle info. I think I may wait and order the jet kit before I reassemble. The bike hesitates when I take off. Once your moving it's great.. its just that initial take off from closed throttle to gunnin' it. Sounds like a new needle would help. There's a 150 main in there now. Should I go bigger?? Hard to tell what the pilot is.
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    Mikuni needle question

    Thanks. I assume thats top to bottom?? The holes are actually in the air box itself. It looks like the previous owner may have drilled them. I was going to measure them and then cut out the top so the sum of all holes = 3x3 (or 9 squre inches). Or is best to just cover them up and do the 3x3??
  16. I have a few riding buddies who live in the San Jose area and I live in Orange County. We are trying to find a place to meet up thats about halfway where you can camp out and ride. They don't want to do any sand dunes (Pismo) Anyone know of a place?? We once went to Hungry Valley but that was like 5 hours for them and only 2 for me. Thanks
  17. I just striped my bike down to the frame and had it powder coated. (looks sweet) Now it's finally back together and I can't start the damn thing. It always started easily (when cold) and was running great when I took it apart. I get spark and I tried putting some fuel directly in the cylinder but still can't start it. It kind of "coughed" a couple of times but thats it. I have the full Stroker kit but don't know if the idler gear was replaced. When I kick it over it doesn't seem like the engine turns over very much. I'm going crazy.. and getting tired. I've tried push starting it too but its very hard to do solo. &%$#@!
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    Can't start my 1998 KLX300R??

    I figured it out finally... I rerouted my throttle cable when I reassembled the bike because it was really weird before. In doing so, when I put the gas tank back on it would push on it and open the throttle just enough that the bike wouldn't start. I had removed the air filter because I was running out of ideas and got it to start (pushing) and when it did it would idle really high. Put the cable back the way it was (with minor mods) and woke up half the neighborhood flying up and down the street at 11:00pm. Wee Haaa!!! I also ground off some of the powder coat where the ground wires go and the spark seemed a bit brighter. I'll also check the valves. Thanks for the help!
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    Can't start my 1998 KLX300R??

    Thanks. I like the new look too. The best part though is that while the frame was being powder coated I cleaned and regreased all the bearings, chain, engine,,, everything. I spent about $300 total and it's like a new bike. I recommend doing this to anyone who buys a used bike. It really gives you peace of mind. If you need a good powder coater in The OC let me know. $150 for most motorcycle frames.
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    Can't start my 1998 KLX300R??

    Will do. Thanks. I have the repair manual so I assume it's in there. KLX Before and After
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    Best bike?

    I recently bought a used 1998 KLX 300R for $2000. It's awesome so far. A nice "in between" size. A little lower than most, lightweight and plenty of power with the pumper carb and Big Gun Exhaust... and it looks cool too. See it here
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    Can't start my 1998 KLX300R??

    I'll do the valve adjustment when I figure out how. The weird thing is that it started real easy before I disassembled it... even after sitting for 3 weeks. I bought the bike used and rode it on 3 pretty hard rides and it was awesome. Hot starting was a problem but I figured it was my technique (or lack of it) What I do now is before I shut it off I give it a good rev and open the hot start and hit the kill switch at the same time, then it would restart the first kick. If I stalled it I almost always (always?) had to bump start it. It would start real easy if I was on a hill or got a good push from someone. I think the kick starter is an issue. Any more ideas are greatly appreciated.
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    Can't start my 1998 KLX300R??

    I was going to do that but when I saw that I was getting spark I assumed it was OK. It's not a huge spark, but I've been a 2-Stroker most of my life and it looked OK to me. I'll surely give it a shot. Thanks Jim