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  1. any movement on inspecting the motor?
  2. Bike looks great, would be sad to part it out. Might be easier to refresh a used engine, if you can find one, than to resurrect yours. Deeper inspection is certainly needed. Take your time with the breakdown. Look forward to seeing the PICTURES please.
  3. On a 4-stroke, I call this an "automatically lubricated chain". :-)
  4. I have an RMZ fender like the one Doc posted if anybody's interested. The SM fender was on the bike when it was stolen.... This one was sitting on the shelf. Time to let her go.
  5. If you want a DOT knobby, I've found nothing better then the Dunlop D606 (rear). As for fronts... jury still out for me. I've tried lots, and they always wore out way faster than I would have hoped. I experimented with fronts for a while, and most recently a Metzeler Karoo 2 (they make the 3 now I think). It will wear WAY slower than a MT21. DOT knobbies are expensive... there are cheaper options out there that are perfectly safe on pavement if you don't care about those three letters and need an aggressive tire for play. If you want to go further on a tire change and don't want to the expense of the DOT knobbies, consider a tire with a tread "like" the stock trail wings. You'll be limited on what you can do outside of your commute, though.
  6. This has been my experience as well. I was a huge fan of the 15/41 for street / highway use. I used Sunstars exclusively... cuz they're cheap and good. Whatever sprocket you use, keep the chain clean, lubed, and properly tensioned, and it will last a long time. Whatever direction you go, pay attention to your chain size (length). If I recall, stock S/E chain is 112 link. SM is 110 link. 15/41 works great on 110 link. You're limited on how big you can go on the rear with a 110 link. At the same time, you're limited on how small you can go on the rear with a 112. I have a brand new Sunstar 13t front, 44t rear, and 47t rear that I'd be happy to sell. PM me if interested.
  7. Bump. Last call! Please don't make me dump $36 of unused oil!
  8. TT Friends, 2L of Silkolene are yours if you want it. Moving off island and can't take it with me. PM me if interested. I'm on Oahu. -4strokeonly
  9. Righty tighty, lefty loosey holds true with the counter balance nut.
  10. Sounds fair until you look at what people ask for them out here in Hawaii. I can't replace it for $3k. My policy covered the aftermarket parts... to a limit. http://honolulu.craigslist.org/search/oah/mcy?is_paid=all&search_distance_type=mi&query=drz
  11. Thanks man. It was posted on SSH. I put up online fliers everywhere. Turns out, the insurance company made a mistake... My DRZ was not recovered. Still lost. I'm butting heads with them over the value of my bike. Here's a question... What would you all think is a fair value for my DRZ?? Picture at the top. 2003 DRZ S in SM dress. Frame and plastics in excellent condition. Extremely well maintained. No rust. All the normal fixes. Excel / Talon 17" wheels, 320mm rotor, Pilot Power tires (wear 50% front / 10% rear), FCRMX Carb, "E" Cams, "E" Header, Manual Cam Tensioner, custom stainless luggage rack, Cycra handguards, and a custom LED tail light built with Edge 2 shell. My insurance company is valuing the bike at $2500 and offering $555 more for the extras. ~$3000 all together.
  12. Just got a call from the insurance company.... apparently my DRZ was found. In what condition? I have no idea. At this point, I think I'd still rather it be a total loss. Who knows what these thieves did to it...
  13. Anybody in Hawaii missing a DRZ engine? https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/mpo/5295990229.html
  14. Don't seem to be too many cheep DRZ's on this little rock... at least ones in good shape. Bikes are plentiful here, but the market seems inflated. I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I never thought I'd get rid of that bike. I was getting ready to rebuild the engine after I rolled over 30,000 miles in the next couple months. Do I get another DRZ?
  15. I hope so. I know it's somewhere on the island! I'm afraid to get it back totally thrashed. I imagine working the damages out with insurance would be a nightmare. I had Comprehensive coverage, thank goodness. I just hope they cover all the mods (especially the wheels). No word back from my insurance yet. I didn't have any chains or locks on it. I always figured if somebody really wanted to steal, they'd find a way. I don't have a garage, only a carport, so it was hard to hide. I've got it all over social media and plan to bring a flyer by all the local shops. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207130319590201&set=gm.1669256806670325&type=3&theater Here's another one stolen around the same time: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101317080497190&set=gm.1669264080002931&type=3&theater