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Old 10-03-2017, 11:12 PM   #2081
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I'd be interested if he isn't. Funny, no one likes the stock headlight and tail light but no one seems to be getting rid of them either.
I was saving it in case I loop the drz...practicing wheelies at the moment. Where are you located?
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:49 AM   #2082
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:53 AM   #2083
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No, it is not about to do a stoppie. It brakes pretty hard but it still has a ways to go for either a wheel lock up or stoppie.
Then something is not right.
The master cylinder is somewhat suspect as it is of unknown quality and build... It may have been marketed as a "direct replacement, exact fit" but that does not mean it is the same size piston with the same travel and the same lever to piston fulcrum dimensions as stock.... just that is was advertised as such. But it is what it is, so rule out other issues first.

Id start with cleaning the rotor, then hitting it with a refinishing disk, then cleaning it again.
Pads can be cleaned, sanded , cleaned and be 90% as long as not oil contaminated...but never really come back fully if they are contaminated at all IMHO.
Wrap some Teflon tape around the bleeder nipple threads...and re bleed the brakes with a hose on bleeder nipple in to clean jar partially filled with brake fluid so you can observe if you are getting air out of the line. Also change the orientation of the Master cylinder so the return port in the fluid cup is at the highest point.... you will get some trapped air to come out that return bleed port many times.

Check wheel bearings, no slop...

A rebuild of the caliper is a good idea as well, pop the pistons out and i bet you find crud in the bore that did not come out with a bleed.
clean well and install new seals which need the designed elasticity to work right and old seals even not leaking ones are commonly a source of brake performance issues.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:07 AM   #2084
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Then something is not right.
The master cylinder is somewhat suspect as it is of unknown quality and build... It may have been marketed as a "direct replacement, exact fit" but that does not mean it is the same size piston with the same travel and the same lever to piston fulcrum dimensions as stock.... just that is was advertised as such. But it is what it is, so rule out other issues first.

Id start with cleaning the rotor, then hitting it with a refinishing disk, then cleaning it again.
Pads can be cleaned, sanded , cleaned and be 90% as long as not oil contaminated...but never really come back fully if they are contaminated at all IMHO.
Wrap some Teflon tape around the bleeder nipple threads...and re bleed the brakes with a hose on bleeder nipple in to clean jar partially filled with brake fluid so you can observe if you are getting air out of the line. Also change the orientation of the Master cylinder so the return port in the fluid cup is at the highest point.... you will get some trapped air to come out that return bleed port many times.

Check wheel bearings, no slop...

A rebuild of the caliper is a good idea as well, pop the pistons out and i bet you find crud in the bore that did not come out with a bleed.
clean well and install new seals which need the designed elasticity to work right and old seals even not leaking ones are commonly a source of brake performance issues.
Thanks for your input. This will be my over the winter project.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:29 AM   #2085
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Is this a Drz400sm with dirt tires?

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/mcy/6331505279.html
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:15 PM   #2086
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

Looks like it to me.
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Is this a Drz400sm with dirt tires?

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/mcy/6331505279.html
Appears to be yes, and a kick start kit...which begs the question,,, did they machine the SM head for a manual decomp? Install an E head? or not do anything at all meaning the kick starter is all but useless
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:29 PM   #2088
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:15 AM   #2089
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:35 AM   #2090
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Has anyone riden a sm with dirt tires? How do they handle on dirt roads. Any better than the standard s?
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:22 PM   #2091
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Think of the SM 17"s with knobs as a higher performance TW200, the smaller the diameter the heavier it will feel in the dirt not to mention clearing deep ruts will be a chore, jmho.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:12 PM   #2092
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

I actually have a set of 17" sumo front and back wheels that I was thinking of throwing a set of the TKC80 knobbies from Procycle. Haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, I really wanted to try a 19 out front.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:09 AM   #2093
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I've ridden nearly all the jeep roads around Ouray and Crested Butte on an SM with DOT knobbies, about half riding double with my wife. They work fine if you're not in a hurry. I now own an S model and will go back to an SM when I find a really good deal. I rode all the dirt roads in BBNP with a buddy. He was on an SM and I was on my S. He didn't want to switch.
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