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  1. Pretty sure that I didn't say ANYWHERE in my post about not caring for other drivers and also pretty sure that I also said that I haven't had ANYONE flash me due to my lighting. And since not one person has flashed me I'm confident that I'm not blinding anyone. I do know that the useable light and the PLUG and PLAY kit that I have installed, not hacked into my bike, is much, much SAFER. I'm also pretty sure that my post was geared towards helping a fellow rider with info that might help him/her make a decision based on my, as well as others, experience. Not everything that cost more means better. There are almost always less expensive solutions to a situation, some good, some not so good. Just for fun I parked my DRZ next to my BMW 7 series and compared the HID lighting. I'm no expert but, unlike you claim, care about my mechanical abilities/craftsmanship but there is not much difference in light from the two. Basically the same type and distance of lighting and also about the same height of direct light. I do agree the lighting may be a bit more "scattered" but nowhere near so much as to call my install a "half ass job". My son also rides this bike as well. I know for a fact that I would not do anything to jeopardize his safety, only enhance it. So my point here is to show that everyone has an opinion and a choice. I'm happy with my choice and didn't have to bash anyone when I chose to post a comment on here trying to do my little part to help. Notice I said help, not bitch, as seems to be all that some people can do on a website that's meant to help. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!
  2. Not sure why all the haters on here about HID lights. If my HID bothers you when I'm riding towards you then its means that you can see me. That's just fine with me. I'd rather be seen on my 400sm and irritate for a few seconds then not be seen until too late. Both my 400sm's and my WR450 have HIDs and all were bought from Ebay. Here is the Ebay item number for a single bulb high/low kit that fits directly into the 400sm. Less than an hour of work and you'll never go back to standard bulbs again. Ebay item # 120654795553. Just search that on Ebay and look no further. I have had NO issues with any of the bikes using this product and also have not had anyone flash me unless I had the high beam on riding at night. I'm sure that there are more expensive HID kits. I'm going on 2 years with the HIDs that I have and ZERO issues. Hope this helps.
  3. I bought one in San Diego a few months back for $3000. It is a 2007 with on 2400 miles on it. All stock which allows me to do the mids that I want. Like Knightshade said, just be patient and be willing to drive a little and you'll find a good deal. And btw, I live in the central valley between Fresno and Bakersfield.
  4. Thanks ovrrdrive, I should have mentioned also that it does have an aftermarket pipe. A White Bros. R4 system. I'll check the pilot to see what it is. With that pipe what else should I change in the carb while I have it apart?
  5. Since I can't do a search on here at the moment I will ask all of the very knowledgable people that are on this great site. Like how I buttered you all up? Heres my problem. 2005 TTR 125LE: Ran great last season.....summerized it(drain fuel, petcock valve off, put a drop of fuel about once a month to start it for a few minutes, etc.) Last week I put new fuel in, yes I turned petcock valve back on and choke was on, and it wouldn't start FOR NOTHIN. Killed the battery trying. Loosened float bowl drain screw to make sure fuel was reaching the carb and it was. Removed the air cleaner side boot and covered the carb with the palm of my hand and got it to start up. However it wouldn't stay running unless I kept the RPM's up. Even rode it down the driveway and back. Just won't start otherwise and stay running. Almost like I'm getting too much air from somewhere else. Any suggestions or tips? Are the 125s prone to cracks in the boots? Thanks in advance for your help.
  6. By the way, the FMF set that I have are for sale. Graphics are brand new, bike was never riden with these graphics. Got a white bros E2 and went with white bros graphics too. I would post a pic but not sure how. I can email if you are interested.
  7. I put them on wet and I use a blow dryer. I have the original set of plastics that I put FMF graphics on the same way. Not one edge started to peel. Must be this set of graphics. Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them soon.
  8. Just put some White Brothers graphics on my 2003 450. I have done a dozen or so graphic kits and this is the first that starts to peel along some of the edges. Followed intructions to a T. My question is what do some of you use to solve this problem. Thanks
  9. also want to point out that the bike is almost new. It is all stock and the back original tire still has nubbies on it. Seems like from the posts that I have read I need to make a few changes from stock setup. I am in central Cal about 350 to 400 elevation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. I just bought a 2003 CRF450R. I didn't get to ride it but did start it when I looked at it to buy. I now have it at home, rode it up and down the road a few times and it back fires often. This is my first thumper. Is it as simple as a jetting change? or?????