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Stephen072774

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About Stephen072774

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  1. Stephen072774

    New Rotor = New Pads?

    lots of meat = good to go, imo... I swap rotors with my wheelset all the time on the same pads, i just keep an eye on them.
  2. Stephen072774

    new tires for the sm

    no kidding... I was all around your area over the Memorial Day weekend... We have some family that have a place in Gulf Shores we visit quite a bit. Some fun riding down there. We always stay out near Ft Morgan during the summer.
  3. Stephen072774

    new tires for the sm

    Where you located Yama? I'm about an hour west of Bham, hour north of T'loosa in Winfield...
  4. Stephen072774

    GPS bar mounts

    I have a ram mount for my Vista C, works out great. I have other ram attachments for use in the car.
  5. Stephen072774

    Clear SM turn signals on my S

    looks good, I did the same on mine. I also swapped the clear bulbs for yellow bulbs so the signal still flashes yellow:thumbsup:
  6. Stephen072774

    longer sidestand?

    if you switch alot you might want to leave it alone. I got used to mine being shorter... even tho with the 21/18 combo it leans over more on the stand, it is still pretty stable on solid ground. I still tend to look for a rock when i'm on dirt. You might want to try it first. I've learned to trust my sm stand when either wheelset is installed. Somebody should make one that was exactly half the difference between the two.
  7. Stephen072774

    Just bought an FX4 Ranger

    I have a 01 XLT extra cab 4x4 with step bed, had it since new. I also have 5 speed auto, 4.0 with 4:10's. Gas milage won't be as good with that gearing, but its worth it off-road. I put 265/75-r16 Maxxis buckshots and tweaked the torsion bars about 1" to keep them from rubbing. It leveled the stance of the truck and made it look better. The tires really made getting off-road fun. I don't know what tires you have, but the BFG all terrians mine came from the factory with where junk. The number one upgrade I've done was tires. I also put a over-head console in mine from an Explorer that has therm. and compass. It was a pretty simple install, altho you have to make a small cut in the headliner (takes some balls with a new truck). I've had great luck with my truck, at 6 years old and less than 50k it still looks just like a new one. Hope you enjoy it:thumbsup:
  8. Stephen072774

    17" SM Tires vs 21"/18" Knobbies

    from my experience, the longer the time between switching, the weirder it feels... If I switch back and forth in a week or 2, its not too bad.
  9. Stephen072774

    SM tyre size

    I'd stick with the stock size, since the speedo runs off the front... 120/70
  10. Stephen072774

    SM tyre size

    No, it won't. Just put that tire on mine.
  11. Stephen072774

    Rider-Down.....Samurai-jim

    dang i just saw this, don't check the boards as often as I used to. I hate to hear it. Thanks for posting.
  12. Stephen072774

    Interesting mount for a gps

    yeah the ram mounts are cool, i use mine in the car too.
  13. 12" are big tires compaired to 8"... I have 8" on my boat trailer and when I wear them out i'm replacing them with 12"... 6 years later, the 8" are still going strong. Its true that smaller tires spin the bearings faster, gotta keep the bearings well packed (and checked often) on the smaller tires.
  14. Stephen072774

    DRZ-S to DRZ-SM (or) DRZ-SM to DRZ-S ??

    get the one that calls your name... you can do both with either:thumbsup:
  15. Stephen072774

    42 and 44 rear sprockets

    Goebz's stock chain came off his S, so its a 112 link. Stock S is 112, stock SM is 110. From my experience if you want to use the same chain, you can run 15/41 sm - 15/44 dirt with 110 links for higher gearing, or 15/44 sm - 15/47 dirt with 112 links for lower gearing. You can get into more options when you start changing the front sprocket, i'm sure. To me, 41sm is perfect for the street, and 47 is perfect for dirt, but for the ease of the tire swap, I have to make a compromise... which is usually using 44 in the dirt.
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