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    bad starter??

    thought my batteries were not lasting. Bike left me sit at Sam's CLub and i had great trouble jumping starting it cause the roads were wet. finally did and got it home. had batteries tested by professional, they are just fine. Took starter out, nasty job. Ordered a new brush plate from Ebay but obviously didn't get it yet. cleaned up the starter inside. It looked fine, not dirty. tested it on the bench after reassembling it. it certainly turns over! But it wouldn't do squat on the bike. Might turn it over a tiny bit but not enough to start the bike. I dont know what to do. Could it be a bad starter relay?? i don't even know where to find that part. the last time i tried to start the bike at home after my ordeal, i got smoke coming out from around under the gas tank. Any suggestions?
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    DRZ400S fuel petcock replacement with pictures

    ordered the Yammy part today. Cant see spending about a 100 bucks for the suzuki part. But you can be sure i'll forget to turn the gas off!! Thanks for your help!
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    shortening a chain

    THank you!@!
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    do Hot Cams drop your mileage from 57 to 48?

    i am using worn down knobbies now, as opposed to my usual Kenda 761. i have stock 15/44 gearing. i took the bike up to 88 gps mph. It had more, which was very surprising. i have never hit the rev limiter in high gear, just first gear. Coming home from my ride, i bet i spent 50 miles on the interstate going an actual 70 mph. I bet with 15/41 gearing, i can get it to 100, but i dont think i want to!!!!
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    do Hot Cams drop your mileage from 57 to 48?

    Strange as it seems that my math might be right, i think we agree. i said i estimate that the reserve is .85 gallons, which is pretty good. you seem to say the same thing.
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    shortening a chain

    does anyone know for sure how many link pins to push out to shorten a chain 2 links?
  7. i have a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank and i hit reserve at only 147 miles. i know for a fact that my mileage yesterday was 48. According to my math, the Clarke tank's reserve is .85 gallon. my math might be screwed up because the tank as those "wings" on each side which hold gas when only one side has the petcock. Does anyone know the size of the reserve? Clarke's website does not mention it. Also i am going to change the gearing to that of the SM model with 15 teeth up front and 41 in the back. has anyone tried that on the S model? The engine just works to hard going 70 on the interstate.
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    Seat Concepts pics.

    i have had all three seats. all three heights and textures. gripper for me is too grippy. it makes it harder to get on the off the bike. i have had carbon on the sides and vinyl on the top and that is good, maybe the best. the top is not slippery much. it's a good choice. i now use the seat with all carbon. yes it is slippy, it is easier to get on and off and at my age, (65), i need all the help i can get.
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    installing hot cams

    thank you very much
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    installing hot cams

    the ones that increase power at lower rpms. i have the 3x3. will my bike require rejetting my dynajet settings? For instance a bigger main jet? Any suggestions? I have a 2005 drz 400s.
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    Bike is too high

    i lowered mine 1.25 inches with dog bones, but like a moron, i got the tallest Seat Creations seat and now it's taller than stock! Shesh.
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    Calculating MPG. I must be bad at math...

    i can't go above 75 actual mph. stock carb though. stock gearing too. you are getting amazing milegae and power. i'm totally jealous.
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    tire pressure for the dirt.

    so today was a lazy day and i finally got off my butt and located my portable bicycle pump. then i anxiously went out to the shed and checked how high my overinflated tires were. what a shock! i was already running 11 pounds in the rear and 12 in the front. i swear it wasn't but a month ago that i pumped them up to 20 some. i have heavy duty tubes in at least the front and i know i dont have a flat. very strange. my rear tire is unusual and it must have a very stiff sidewall because at 10 pounds i can hardly compress it. i bet i could run them both almost flat. i will buy one of those atv tire pressure tools that are good at measuring very low pressure.
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    tire pressure for the dirt.

    i like all the responses and thank you all.
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    tire pressure for the dirt.

    i was watching some cool videos about Trials bikes and i noticed that they tire pressure was very low. I know that my tires often show cupping because of lower inflation numbers. How low can i inflate my tires for riding on forest roads?