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  1. tmorand

    Clutch slip? and front brake

    It would depend on your budget. Any good snowsuit that fits you will work well. If you want to get serious, check out the aerostich stuff. most rugged and high quality stuff out there, but pricey. you can also go to the motorcyclecloseouts website and look at their deals on one piece suits. I think they are the highlander2. the motorcycle suits fit and feel better on a motorcycle then a snowmobile suit.
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    Clutch slip? and front brake

    You can't ride in the winter?????? As far as your brakes go, check the pads for excessive wear, the rotors for grooves, and fluid level in the resorvoir. Also, check your manual on how to bleed the brakes. Technically, you should be able to lock your front wheel under hard braking. (not that you would want to of course) I can't give a good answer for you on the clutch. It's a "feel" thing for me. If you are accelerating hard and you HEAR the rpms rise quickly when you are in the power band, but don't FEEL the bike accelerating as fast as it should, it could be clutch play or the clutch assembly itself. (meaning plates or something similar) now go get a snowsuit on and tear up those snow drifts!!
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    Clutch slip? and front brake

    You can't ride in the winter?????? As far as your brakes go, check the pads for excessive wear, the rotors for grooves, and fluid level in the resorvoir. Also, check your manual on how to bleed the brakes. Technically, you should be able to lock your front wheel under hard braking. (not that you would want to of course) I can't give a good answer for you on the clutch. It's a "feel" thing for me. If you are accelerating hard and you HEAR the rpms rise quickly when you are in the power band, but don't FEEL the bike accelerating as fast as it should, it could be clutch play or the clutch assembly itself. (meaning plates or something similar) now go get a snowsuit on and tear up those snow drifts!!
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    quicker start

    I don't know much, but I would definately check to be sure the decompression solenoid/system was operating properly. If you are not getting the correct amount of compression release, the starter has to work that much harder. Maybe try pulling in the compression release manually while hitting the starter and releasing when it fires??? If it turns over easily, then you know it is in your auto decompress.
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    Buying used 400S

    Yeah, good luck butterfield! Hurry up and come buy this bike so I can pay for this camaro! Oh yeah, so all you can see what he's looking at. I have a 2003 DRZ400S with 3500 miles on it 3x3, jetted, big gun race exhaust, baja tailight, acerbis handgaurds, ceet cover, Answer graphics and 2 sets of wheels that I am trying to sell to him for $3600. He's already got me down to $3500. But that's as low as I'm going! Now everyone can tell him what a good deal he's getting. See you Saturday right???????
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    Truly impressed

    Just thought I would let everyone know how happy I am with my current setup. I have been reading this board since I bought my S model, and have done a few mods. 2003 DRZ400S 3x3 K&N DJ kit 4th clip 2.5 turns a/f screw rejet per burned's recomendations full Big Gun race system new chain one set of wheels for dirt and one for street. acerbis hand guards This Thing Rocks now! 3rd gear wheelies easy with 15-44 and will POWER wheelie in 3rd with 14-47!!!! Oh yeah, and it's LOUD! I do have the quiet core insert for those trail rides, so don't give me any grief
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    $787 !!! for machine work ????

    I just talked to my friends dad who is a machinist. I am going to send him the specs and he will make them. If anyone else is interested in having this mod done, pm me and if there are 10 or 15 people who want to do this, he says he will actually start to produce them.
  8. I just went to the machine shop with a drawing of the 3 pieces needed for the hooligan mod. (puting gs500 wheels on S) They want almost $800 for the work and 6-8 weeks for delivery time! What a crock. There has got to be an easier way to convert these wheels to the DRZ. Does anyone have any pointers, or know of a machinist that will do it for cheaper? I really want a set of street wheels. I already have the gs wheels and tires.
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    Hooligan Mod

    I'm right there with you guys in spirit. Actually, I'm just waiting patiently while all you smart people figure out what to do, then I can copy you! I have a set of gs500 wheels too and am trying to figure out the best way to go. I have a suggestion. Once someone has a tried and true method for converting gs or gsx wheels to drz, they should start a new thread and get it "stickied" at the top of the forum. Then we could all worship you too! You would be a thumper king, like burned.
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    The "New Guy"

    I've been in pcola for about 2 years. I love it here! If you like the water, this is the place to be. I'm going to check out the southeast forum in a sec.
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    The "New Guy"

    Hello TTr's. I've been lurking on this board for a few months since my purchase of 03 S model. I have learned quite a bit from this board and I think it's great that I can read this board while at work and feel like I am really not there! Anyhow, it seems there are a ton of DRZ400 riders and the list is growing. Is it just me, or does it seem impossible to find a spare rear wheel? Has anyone tried an RM wheel? And by the way, I am stationed in Pensacola, Florida and would love to find someone in the area to ride with.
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