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Fitted a new fuel mixture screw. The stock one was impossible to adjust with bike complete, ie with carbie on bike. The starter motor is in the way. It's called a flex jet, and it allows you to adjust the idle fuel mix while bike is running. I had a slight hanging idle. Got a jet/needle kit coming.
 

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This morning I rode down an old fire trail through the mountains. Never made it to the lookout cause of several trees fallen over track. Didn't even make it out the other side. I rode around some downed trees. A couple I rode over. One I got under. But then it got worse down in a wet gully. I'm going back on the weekend with a small chainsaw on the back. No one's been all the way in years.
 

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Drier than average winter here. Met Bur outlook over summer is for hot dry conditions too. Good weather for bees, not so good for Bushfires.
Yeah no mud to play in, didn't have to wash the bike but.
 

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Fitted a new fuel mixture screw. The stock one was impossible to adjust with bike complete, ie with carbie on bike. The starter motor is in the way. It's called a flex jet, and it allows you to adjust the idle fuel mix while bike is running. I had a slight hanging idle. Got a jet/needle kit coming.
had the same one on my DRZ. Wish I never sold that bike.

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It does look great. I love mine almost as much as my hornet 900. Goes like a shower of shit in the bush.
I found a nice launch on my way to check some bee hives today. I was working mind you. Just got a little distracted, a few times.
 

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Bee related question, do you use any tech to monitor your bee hives ? temp sensors, humidity etc? Weight sensor to see how much honey a hive has or doesn't ?




It does look great. I love mine almost as much as my hornet 900. Goes like a shower of shit in the bush.
I found a nice launch on my way to check some bee hives today. I was working mind you. Just got a little distracted, a few times.
 

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No monitoring tech. I have considered remote camera tech. Other than the vehicles I'm pretty much doing it the same way it was done 200yrs ago. You get a good "feel" for it after a while. To really "feel" what's going on the best way is quietly open up the hive and have a look. Besides if the hives were remotely monitored I wouldn't have an excuse to flog about the bush on my DRZ!
I've recently been trying out some plastic hives. They don't rot.
 

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That's pretty neat.



I wonder if people 3d print their hives? I'm sure you could get pretty fancy with the design.



No monitoring tech. I have considered remote camera tech. Other than the vehicles I'm pretty much doing it the same way it was done 200yrs ago. You get a good "feel" for it after a while. To really "feel" what's going on the best way is quietly open up the hive and have a look. Besides if the hives were remotely monitored I wouldn't have an excuse to flog about the bush on my DRZ!
I've recently been trying out some plastic hives. They don't rot.
 

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So I've had the DRz400e for almost two years now.
I luv it. This bike just goes and goes. Never broken down.
I've dropped it several times in the dirt.
I flog the absolute crap out of it.
I'm almost fifty but feel like a kid every time I get on it.
 

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So I've had the DRz400e for almost two years now.
I luv it. This bike just goes and goes. Never broken down.
I've dropped it several times in the dirt.
I flog the absolute crap out of it.
I'm almost fifty but feel like a kid every time I get on it.
Still the pup, eh?
Keep it that way.
 

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DRz400 is still going strong. Simple, reliable and bulletproof. Has not let me down yet.
 

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7000 km’s, mostly dirt, ridden hard and the rear knobby tire is done. I’ll change the sprocket and chain too. The rear sprocket is good and so is the chain, zero stretch, just WD40 as lube/cleaner. But the front sprocket is toast.
Nothing has broke yet.
 

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Put some handle bar risers on. One inch.
Better on my back, I’m tall and getting old. Also taller handle bars better for riding standing up.
 

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I lent my bike to my wife’s son. He’s dropped it and gouged up the plastic on the left side. Up until this point the bike still looked like new. He didn’t even tell me. Just parked the bike in the shed and said he’d had a good ride.
Little bastard.
 
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