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    2004 BMW K1200GT / 2005 DRZ400SMK5
  1. The SM comes stock with 15/41 gearing IIRC, so the 16/41 for me is a good compromise for both off-line performance and top-end rpm's... this would be the same as your 15/39 if I'm subtracting teeth correctly.... the 16/44 would be closer to the SM's stock 15/41 gearing... didn't catch on 'til your last post that you had an 'S' ...
  2. I replaced the front sprocket on my '05 SM at around the same mileage as you when mine was new w/ no issues.... stock chain and rear sprocket left intact... btw, this is another option you may consider... Driven Racing makes a 16T front sprocket for the DRZ that fits and won't require you to remove or shorten your chain to install it... tho' removing the front drive sprocket on mine required the use of a rented rattle gun to break it loose. and Topar Racing has a nice Billet Aluminum CS sprocket guard that fits with it and actually offers more protection than the stock plastic unit: the only modifications required in the above set-up is to file out the inner radius of the stock metal chain guard bracket-thingy to fit the larger diameter of the 16T sprocket and chain... only 1/8" or so needs removed and it is easily done with a flat file and vise...
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  4. Not to confuse or contend, but the OEM throttle cables for the SM will work just fine w/ the FCR39 slant-body carb... I re-used them on my DRZSM in fact... you will need to drill out the threads on the FCR's cable 'tower' to be able to adjust the cables properly, and you may find (as I did) that you will be close to the max adjustment once the carb is dialed in, although this shouldn't be much of a problem if your cables have already been stretched from use. I've been running the original SM cables on an FCR39 SB for almost 2 years now w/ no issues:
  5. its intended purpose seems to be to spit flecks of soot directly onto your swingarm for your inspection.... curiously, none of the aftermarket pipes that i've seen have included this feature....
  6. Price: $273.99
  7. the ebay ad looks the same as the old ones.... btw search for "cfc sidecase shields"
  8. The driving-license 'point' system is, as far as I know, common to all of the US states (but I'm not a cop, so I could be wrong)... In the States you start off with, and want to maintain, ZERO points on your license. Speeding and other driving-related infractions generally net you a fine AND points... In Georgia, points are awarded in 4 'tiers' beginning at 15mph over the posted speed limit with 2 points and topping out at 34mph over and 6 points... the maximum points awarded for any single speeding offense is 6 points... you can 'carry' 15 points on your license in any 24-month period before your license is suspended; points drop-off as they age (after two years in Georgia)... also, convictions for some of the more serious infractions, like 'homicide by vehicle', DUI, 'fleeing the Police', or racing' on public streets, demand a six-month to one-year license suspension regardless of points... In Texas, it's a little bit different... points are awarded in 2 or 3 point increments for moving violations and drop off in three years.. Texas drivers must pay a 'surcharge' on any subsequent infractions once 6 points or more are received.... Texas Dept of Public Safety: Points system The Driver Responsibility law (TRC § 708; Article 10, House Bill 3588, 78th Legislative Session) establishes a system which assigns points to moving violations classified as Class C misdemeanors and applies surcharges to offenders, based upon the type of offense and the time period in which the citation was received. For each conviction, DPS will assign points to a person’s driver record as follows: Two points for a moving violation conviction in Texas or that of another state. Moving violations are defined by 37 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §15.89, which includes a list of those violations that will be assigned points. Points will not be assigned for speeding less than 10% over the posted limit or for seat belt convictions. Child Safety Seat Violations will accrue two points. Three points for a moving violation conviction in Texas that resulted in a vehicle crash. Points accrued remain on the driver record for a period of three years from conviction date. An offense committed prior to September 1, 2003 will not apply to the assessment of points under the program. Points surcharge DPS will assess a surcharge when the driver accumulates a total of six points or more on their record during a three-year period. The surcharge assessment will be reviewed annually. If driver record continues to reflect six or more points during the prior three-year period, the surcharge will be assessed. Therefore, drivers may be required to pay for one or more years if six or more points continue to accumulate on the driver record. The driver is required to pay a $100 surcharge for the first six points and $25 for each additional point. Point surcharges are cumulative and may vary with each annual assessment if convictions are added or removed from the driver record.
  9. The Corbin rep recommended their 'mercedes' leather when I ordered a seat from them for my DRZ400SM.... it was resonably comfortable for about 2 weeks... until my riding pants 'polished' the leather into a slick cover... exactly as you describe, every touch of the brakes sent me sliding 'down' to the low part of the seat if I wasn't gripping hard w/ my knees first... the solution, which I finally convinced Corbin to do for free, as they should have, was to spec their "Black Grabber" vinyl seat cover w/ "asphalt" vinyl sides... you will not move on that seat, no matter how hard you brake!! btw, this is how Oneida Suzuki, an on-line dealer in Oneida N.Y., specs their DRZ400 seats from Corbin... they sell them at a discount over Corbin's price too... check 'em out... as far the the re-worked Corbin goes on my SM... I love it! I would never go back to the stock 2x4 of a saddle after owning this Corbin... YMMV
  10. A Cush Hub has a hard rubber interface layer acting as a 'cushion' between the forces of the chain acting on the perimeter of the gear teeth and the gear's splines or bolts acting on the wheel hub... works to reduce chain 'snatch' when accelerating or decelerating roughly.. thereby extending chain, sprocket and wheel bearing life... my DRZ400SM didn't have one, but it did have a 'cush' mount on the front drive sprocket, which I promptly replaced with a hard-mounted 16T one from driven racing...
  11. Because, posting your License Plate Numbers on a PUBLIC FORUM is giving potential thieves your bike's EXACT LOCATION ... i.e. a good thief can easily find your residence address in the State DMV's database... of course, I'm referring to those unkown users logged on as GUESTS as no self-respecting TT member would ever covet another TT'ers ride...
  12. This one isn't my rear end... but kinda' funny imo. (seen at the cols ga ups pickup... shout out if it's yours!)
  13. Edge1 w/ 602 LEDS...
  14. Seems he's no longer got them on ebay... sorry for the misdirect... I was looking at them a few months ago..
  15. Of the two bikes I own, the SM is my preferred ride for commuter duty. I'm fortunate to be able to ride 20 mi each way to work on the less-traveled back roads in my area. +1 on you should consider going to a 16t front sprocket if you're going to be riding your SM exclusively on the street (Iwent with the one from Driven Racing) it will make cruising above 65 mph much more comfortable for both you and your bike....