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Old 12-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #16651
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Here is my lisfranc injury that I am still recoverying from.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830324
Holy smokes! That's way worse that any of the other examples I've seen.

I probably don't have to tell you this, but make sure you see a good foot doctor for the rehab. My wife did a hairline fracture in Utah last fall. A good Dr. also diagnose lisfranc.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #16652
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Actually my recovery is going pretty well and I get the screws removed in about two weeks....should be back in a regular shoe in January and hopefully riding shortly thereafter. I have a good Doc!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:47 PM   #16653
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Hey all im getting myself a new bike this weekend. Its a 2002 DRZ400. Im new to DRZ's so i dont really know what to look out for. Does this era drz have any problems i should keep an eye out for? I need to know by saturday. Thanks for the help ya'll. I will get some pictures if and when i get it..
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:26 PM   #16654
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Front Suspension

HELP! I'd like to know if there is a difference in the front suspension on 400S say from 2002 to present. I'm embarking on a moto project and and want to use the front end of a DRZ 400S and would like to know how adjustable the forks are and if I should be looking at specific years to get the best setup. Hope that makes sense. According to the wife I rarely do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #16655
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Hey all im getting myself a new bike this weekend. Its a 2002 DRZ400. Im new to DRZ's so i dont really know what to look out for. Does this era drz have any problems i should keep an eye out for? I need to know by saturday. Thanks for the help ya'll. I will get some pictures if and when i get it..
the only thing i have heard that was bad on the early year drz's is the automatic cam chain tensioner, but that is easily replaced for about 50 bucks with a manual cam chain tensioner.

if you post up some pics and details about the bike, maybe we can help you out some more.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #16656
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Hey all im getting myself a new bike this weekend. Its a 2002 DRZ400. Im new to DRZ's so i dont really know what to look out for. Does this era drz have any problems i should keep an eye out for? I need to know by saturday. Thanks for the help ya'll. I will get some pictures if and when i get it..
Normal wear & tear,cam chain tensioner make sure no noise coming out of that area, some prefer to have an ACCT (automatic version), check for leaks in front fork seals, i see ur located in CO, so u might wanna make sure it's jetted for elevation. The more mods it has, the merrier. Chain/sprockets condition?? check for any oil/fluid leaks after test ride. Batterie/electrics...
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #16657
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HELP! I'd like to know if there is a difference in the front suspension on 400S say from 2002 to present.
I have always heard that the MY 2002 got the "E" suspension and has been unchanged ever since. But this is just what I've heard. Of course the SM has the USD forks.

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #16658
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Normal wear & tear,cam chain tensioner make sure no noise coming out of that area, some prefer to have an ACCT (automatic version), check for leaks in front fork seals, i see ur located in CO, so u might wanna make sure it's jetted for elevation. The more mods it has, the merrier. Chain/sprockets condition?? check for any oil/fluid leaks after test ride. Batterie/electrics...
Only mods it has is are a Acerbis headlight and Renthal bars. I dont know how suzuki did the models on these but it is bare bones. No electric start. Regular forks (Not inverted). So what model would this be? I am going to check oil and everything. I got burned pretty bad on my last purchase for not knowing about the problems '84 XR500's had so I am trying to get some good hints for this bike. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #16659
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the only thing i have heard that was bad on the early year drz's is the automatic cam chain tensioner, but that is easily replaced for about 50 bucks with a manual cam chain tensioner.

if you post up some pics and details about the bike, maybe we can help you out some more.
Sorry I dont know much about the bike.

Here are the pictures I got.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #16660
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2001 drz

Just bought a 2001 DRZ. Would like to upgrade a few things. Would like a taller handle bar, without re-cableing the whole front end. Also, the coolant overflow tank is busted and needs to be replaced. Also, some of the plastic could use replacing, if not now - eventually.

Any advice on Aftermarket taller bars and holding tank and plastic would be appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #16661
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Sorry I dont know much about the bike.

Here are the pictures I got.
Looks to be a "e" model with the kick start and no rear sub frame.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #16662
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Just bought a 2001 DRZ. Would like to upgrade a few things. Would like a taller handle bar, without re-cableing the whole front end. Also, the coolant overflow tank is busted and needs to be replaced. Also, some of the plastic could use replacing, if not now - eventually.

Any advice on Aftermarket taller bars and holding tank and plastic would be appreciated.

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Factory for overflow bottle. It will just fit better.

Bars, lots of options. Research the different bends in the catalogs. Another option is to add bar risers. Check out Rox Risers. Get the ones with adaptors to accommodate fat bars if you don't want to replace the stock 7/8" bars now, but might sometime in the future.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #16663
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HELP! I'd like to know if there is a difference in the front suspension on 400S say from 2002 to present. I'm embarking on a moto project and and want to use the front end of a DRZ 400S and would like to know how adjustable the forks are and if I should be looking at specific years to get the best setup. Hope that makes sense. According to the wife I rarely do.
If you are starting on a project bike why not use USD RM forks? They are a lot stronger in every way than DRZ forks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:11 AM   #16664
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Sorry I dont know much about the bike.

Here are the pictures I got.
Looks like a kicker to me. Hard to tell but I don't see a starter.

The S had different fork and shock up to 2001. 2002 it got the same same as the E front and back although the rear had a different spring weight. The forks were identical to the E.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:51 AM   #16665
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Hey all im getting myself a new bike this weekend. Its a 2002 DRZ400. Im new to DRZ's so i dont really know what to look out for. Does this era drz have any problems i should keep an eye out for? I need to know by saturday. Thanks for the help ya'll. I will get some pictures if and when i get it..
Here is the list:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/939...-common-maint/

If I recall 2002 was a transition year, check the top of the forks for an air bleed screw, the early years did not have as good of forks as the later bikes.
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