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    DR Windshield / windscreen roundup?

    http://www.newenoughhp.com/dual_sport/windscreens/tci_products/adventure_touring_windscreen_suzuki.html I have the screen from TCI. Pricey. Pretty good. A bit much air is coming under the bottom, but when I get time I think I've an easy mod for that with some rubber edging material. TCI also has a turn signal relocation bracket to get the lights in front of you and out from behind the lines. Dusty
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    Marvel Mystery oil, anybody using it??

    Been used in aircraft engines for years to keep the valves healthy. It would have nothing to do with an engine "throwing a rod." However, if your cat sneezed that day, undoubtedly, that was the cause. Can't hurt to use in the DRZ. Dusty
  3. <copied from the jetting forum> Burned, I've got to thank you and tell you a remarkable story. My '02 DRZs is stock, except for the 3x3 and rejetting. About a year back I wrote you and asked what jets I should use for a riding altitude of about 4500'. You responded right away, and I put in the jets you suggested. Prior to rejetting, my bike ran fine off-road and I'd been up to about 7500' with it, but it would bog a bit on pavement above 5000'. After rejetting, it ran smooth as silk from 2-7500' Now is the remarkable part. A few weeks back I took off on the DRZ thinking I'd hit some trails about the 6500' elevation. But the section was blocked off, so on a whim, I decided to ride the bike up Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea means "white mountain" and is so named because the summit is often covered with snow in the winter. At 13,800' tall, Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the entire Pacific. There is a dirt/gravel road that goes to the summit. The summit is considered the best place in the world for observatories because the air is so clean and there is little "light pollution" from homes and businesses below. So, I headed up to the summit interested in seeing how well my stock engine and carb would do. I have driven the summit many times in many vehicles and when you are getting up to almost 14000', engines don't run well because the air is so thin. Most vehicles are barely running near the summit. But the DRZ was amazing---even right at the summit, driving uphill, the engine would pull. I noticed very little loss of power--if I'd wanted I could have wheelied the last 1/2 mile. Now, I am not a racer, so I'm not looking for an engine that will blow my socks off--if I want that, I have a DL 1000 VStrom. But for my purposes, I can't imagine doing anything else to the engine that would add anything that I need. So thank you very much Burned!! To have the engine run well from 2000-14000' is pretty miraculous, and I just wanted to share the info. Thanks!! Bussup
  4. Burned, I've got to thank you and tell you a remarkable story. My '02 DRZs is stock, except for the 3x3 and rejetting. About a year back I wrote you and asked what jets I should use for a riding altitude of about 4500'. You responded right away, and I put in the jets you suggested. Prior to rejetting, my bike ran fine off-road and I'd been up to about 7500' with it, but it would bog a bit on pavement above 5000'. After rejetting, it ran smooth as silk from 2-7500' Now is the remarkable part. A few weeks back I took off on the DRZ thinking I'd hit some trails about the 6500' elevation. But the section was blocked off, so on a whim, I decided to ride the bike up Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea means "white mountain" and is so named because the summit is often covered with snow in the winter. At 13,800' tall, Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the entire Pacific. There is a dirt/gravel road that goes to the summit. The summit is considered the best place in the world for observatories because the air is so clean and there is little "light pollution" from homes and businesses below. So, I headed up to the summit interested in seeing how well my stock engine and carb would do. I have driven the summit many times in many vehicles and when you are getting up to almost 14000', engines don't run well because the air is so thin. Most vehicles are barely running near the summit. But the DRZ was amazing---even right at the summit, driving uphill, the engine would pull. I noticed very little loss of power--if I'd wanted I could have wheelied the last 1/2 mile. Now, I am not a racer, so I'm not looking for an engine that will blow my socks off--if I want that, I have a DL 1000 VStrom. But for my purposes, I can't imagine doing anything else to the engine that would add anything that I need. So thank you very much Burned!! To have the engine run well from 2000-14000' is pretty miraculous, and I just wanted to share the info. Thanks!! Bussup:ride:
  5. Sorry--Stacy you called yesterday saying you wanted the rad guards, but I have no email from you to reply too. Sorry guys, this is only way I have to try and reach him. Thanks! Bussup
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    Warning to those buying S jet kit from TT.

    I ordered the DJ kit from TT and it came in a Moose/DJ box, so I figured it was the same thing. I have no idea if I was charged more or less for it. BUT, my buddy had bought a DJ kit a month or so earlier for his DRZ and he commented on how he was glad his DJ kit contained 4 allen-head screws to replace the super-soft originals on the bottom of the carb. My Moose/DJ kit did not have those screws. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=3026896# Foul I had to have 2 of the originals drilled out. Fortunately, the local ACE had 4 of the allen-head screws. If the DJ kit comes with those 4 screws, it's worth a couple bucks extra to not have to hunt them down. Bussup
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    Ultra low-buck tailight solution (free...w/pics)

    Mark, it looks great. My only concern from looking at this pix is that I'd get rid of any protruding screws (wing nuts) on the inside (tire side) in case that tire gets up high enough on a bounce you might tear up your tires. JMO but I'd put round headed screws with the head on the inside, and nylock nuts on the outside--those wouldn't hurt your tire at all. Bussup
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    pricing help

    Not sure if someone else is paying shipping--but I'd wait 'til you get to Honolulu and buy a used one. The Hawaii dealer is not very flexible on price--so you'd probably pay MSRP + here. But I'm not sure why you'd buy a new bike there then add $400 or so to ship?????? YMMV Bussup
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    need some advice : working with fibreglass

    Go to craft shop, buy some sheets of styrofoam, you can sand it to shape or use an electric knife to rough shape it. You can glue blocks together if needed. Once shaped, cover with aluminum foil. If you do this, some of the foil will probably stick to the back side of the piece. If you don't want that, you can spray "Pam" or other food-release spray on it. Bussup
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    Suspension Q for stock '02 DRZs

    Thanks guys!!! I have a buddy with an XR650R and next time we get together, we are going to set sag on both bikes. Bussup
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    Suspension Q for stock '02 DRZs

    Hi, I need a bit of advice for my stock '02 stock DRZs. I am NOT an offroad racer and am not too concerned about the offroad suspension. What I need advice for is riding a rather rough paved road (or washboard packed dirt.) My bike has the stock settings, and it seems the rear suspension is a bit "harsh". I rode a friends' brand new '05 DRZs (same suspension) and it seemed to just float over the bumps and absorb them better. I am 225 lbs. The rear suspension is just a tad too "jarring" when hitting surface bumps--how best to smooth out the ride? (I do have a Corbin seat which helps.) I have a bit of understanding of engines, but suspension is a bit of a mystery to me. Thanks! Bussup (Post also over on Suspension forum)
  12. Hi, I need a bit of advice for my stock '02 stock DRZs. I am NOT an offroad racer and am not too concerned about the offroad suspension. What I need advice for is riding a rather rough paved road (or washboard packed dirt.) My bike has the stock settings, and it seems the rear suspension is a bit "harsh". I rode a friends' brand new '05 DRZs (same suspension) and it seemed to just float over the bumps and absorb them better. I am 225 lbs. The rear suspension is just a tad too "jarring" when hitting surface bumps--how best to smooth out the ride? (I do have a Corbin seat which helps.) I have a bit of understanding of engines, but suspension is a bit of a mystery to me. Thanks! Bussup
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    help with TT cam chain tensioner

    sorry, big isle. have a buddy with a new drzs up in mililani. bussup
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    help with TT cam chain tensioner

    *chagrin*, wish I'd checked the posts first. Thanks for the tip. I did a 50 mile road ride to check out the feel of my rejetting and 3x3---let's just say there was no chain rattle. Tomorrow first thing I'll try your suggestion and back the bolt out till I get a "rattle" while idling----I take it you meant to do this while it idles? Thanks again! Bussup
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