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Old 04-29-2018, 06:53 AM   #2241
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

I defer to Erik on this one, as I have no clue, but odds are there might be since they have different sub-frames. But, as I said, Erik knows, I do not.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:25 AM   #2242
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

bye-bye S/E

It's been fun!
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:15 PM   #2243
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

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Is there any difference in S and E exhaust? I found one the says its for an E but it looks just like an S.

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Header is slightly larger diameter on E and the mid mount is different location.

Side by side you can see the mid mount difference pretty easy
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:59 PM   #2244
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:36 PM   #2245
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

Well, where else would this be appropriate?

Brought home the DR-Z after picking it up at Mitchntx's place. He almost killed himself catching it when he tipped it over on the lift. Heroically and with great pain and suffering he avoided the drop. (I would have not cared had he dropped it if he didn't get hurt)





Then I had to redo the license plate mount to make my OCD happy...



Then we squared up Mr. Full Exhaust



The spacer had been "modified" by a previous owner, but through trial and error I figured out a close spacer. I used a nutsert for the sleeve inside the rubber bushing, this thing is custom baby.



Then I realized I really hated the buddy peg on the right side exhaust bracket. So I got out Mr. Plasma Cutter...I loves me some melted metal. It took longer to plug it in and run the air line over and hook it up than the 8 seconds to cut it.





A little grinding and a severe lack of any sort of black spray paint caused me to go with the aluminum look. This is the paint I bought to match stock Miata wheels....



Squared away again....





Ready to play!



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Old 05-02-2018, 09:17 PM   #2246
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

The good thing about TWTs and this thread are that DR-Z guys are awesome, loyal and good friends. Dances with Curves (Chris) had saved all the Swag I had given him for DR-Zs and gifted it back. A complete brand new Vapor and associated dashboard with a speed gear spacer from DRC. A set of hoses, DR-Z swingarm stickers





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Old 05-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #2247
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

And he gives me a box of junk????


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Old 05-02-2018, 09:54 PM   #2248
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

He loves me more, I changed his cams and fixed his flat....that I got while riding his bike...he survived the wadding of the SD.....and we don't like yellow bikes, just saying...
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:03 AM   #2249
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from downtown .... <woosh> ... nuttin' but net
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:03 PM   #2250
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

So, today, I continued in my journey to make my DR-Z400S more of a modified scooter. So I added a kickstarter. After all, Mitch and I decided since he flushed the E frame for several days to make sure there was no more babbit material in it, that I should do an early oil change. Well, Mitch nailed it, nothing in the oil but beautiful clean oil, so sad to toss it and the filter out. BUT! I had some nice Royal Purple to put in and a lot of spare filters. Since I was changing the oil, I decided to install the kickstart kit I had purchased (I have another one for my SM, but it doesn't need an oil change yet). I noticed a nice JB Weld repair that looks old and doesn't leak, so even though I have a spare, I felt no need to change it. Here are a couple of nice pictures. I used the FAQ pictures to refresh my memory. Took about an hour. Fiddling around filling the coolant system took about a third of that. But she fires right up on the kicker. I also trimmed a close contact spot between the skid plate and pipe. Then I discovered I could also adjust the plate away from the pipe a bit, all is good. Somewhere along the way I also did a front braided line and pads. I have a rear to come shortly.







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Old 05-16-2018, 07:00 PM   #2251
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

Got a new Helmet HJC DS-X1 to play on the DR-Z400S. Goes good with the Sidi X-3 Boots. So I will look good hitting the ground when I "re-learn" dirt bikes. Last honest dirt bike I had was a 1983 Yamaha XT-550. That was fun, but I didn't ride it off road a lot.





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Old 05-16-2018, 08:07 PM   #2252
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Nice Doug, can't wait to see you out of breath trying to pick it up and then kick it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:17 PM   #2253
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

Isn't it abuse to kick your motorcycle? Seems as though it should be illegal.
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Well Doug, I guess I'll have to go out and buy a HJC DS-X1 because I also ride an S model and I used to own and '83 XT-550. Two carbs on a single cylinder with only 1 float bowl.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:57 PM   #2255
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Two carbs on a single cylinder with only 1 float bowl.
I thought one carb was bad, that sounds like ****.
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Well Doug, I guess I'll have to go out and buy a HJC DS-X1 because I also ride an S model and I used to own and '83 XT-550. Two carbs on a single cylinder with only 1 float bowl.
Or you get get a Gixxer and a Baby Bandit with an Arai?
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Re: The DR/DRZ Thread

Have not owned a GSXR, but I have raced one. I did own a 400 bandit and Arai helmet. I still have my Wes Cooley replica in the closet.
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...did own a 400 bandit and Arai helmet. I still have my Wes Cooley replica in the closet.
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What Doug said.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:15 PM   #2260
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Just got me one, too!



I put about 500 miles this weekend. What a hoot!

Looking forward to learning more about it here.

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