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Old 05-04-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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Drz400 Thread

Use this thread to ask questions,share tips & stories about Suzuki's finest ever dual purpose bike.
I know they're next to perfection,& don't need much doing to them(except skid plates/radiator guards/new tires etc;)& that DRZ owners are mostly riding their bikes rather than sitting in front of a damn computer,but when you get a minute or two,let's build our own section on here for this great little bike.

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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I had one for 5 years, it was a real nice, easy to own and service, but I wouldn't say great.. if it were made 5 years earlier, it would have been a GREAT bike in its time.... it was the XR400 of its decade...

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Old 05-04-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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I've done my fair share of unnecessary mods to my Dr. Zook.

You can check it out here.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:08 AM   #4
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I've done my fair share of unnecessary mods to my Dr. Zook.

You can check it out here.
that's alot o'money ya spent there Mr Paochow!
l've just got mine(how'd ya do that bike history thang you gave the link to?)

So l'm just starting to get it farkled by using a local supplier here in 'Vegas called Thumpertalk(www.thumpertalk.com) & they seem to give good discounts,but it's worth calling in just for the pleasure of seeing Melissa!

Anyway,to get back to the subject,yesterday(Fri;) l bought a new skid plate,clutch & ignition protector kit,radiator guard/brace,& handshield bars.
Oh!!!!!!!!& tire irons,'cause guess who got a flat on his 1st trip out!!!!!

Keep posting guys,lets get our own thread moving.

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Old 05-05-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Here's a good web site for DRZ info www.slorider.com/DRZ/

Has anyone got a link for a service manual?????


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Old 05-05-2007, 06:41 PM   #6
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Laugh My DRZ...

I don't have quiet the list of mods as paochow, but have done some improvements. Respringing the suspension suprised me the most. I'm currently installing the FCR from an E model. I say currently because it has been an on-going project for a month or more.

I rode it today for the first time with it & all I can say is WOW! The difference is night & day for throttle response & snap. However, as I pull it into the driveway, I noticed a real strong gas smell. I look at the carb & the damned thing is leaking from the float bowl.

I disassembled the carb & turns out the float bowl gasket was pinched & seemed to be a little dry rotted. Also, my accelerator pump squirts too long, so I'll order the CRF 450 kit for it. I can't wait to finally get it done. It's a 'dial-a-wheelie' machine with the FCR!!

Here's a link to my garage on TT:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/gar...hicle&vid=3141
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:53 PM   #7
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Here's a great page if you want to lavish money on yer DRZ.

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/suzuki/drz400su.asp

As for the service manual, that's copyrighted!! Don't want to get the mods pissed off at us. (Just google "DRZ400S manual" and you'll find it. )
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:52 PM   #8
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I guess you could still consider my DRZ a DRZ. It's a 500 now, been that way for nearly 750 miles.

As the bike sits right now, it has a 97mm bore and piston, +5mm stroke, FCR 41 from a KTM 450, Yoshi TRC pipe, oversized intake valves with a port job on the in and ex sides (I got the head for $100 from a friend in Alberta Canada).

If it weren't for my good friend Dave, I wouldn't have the 500 though. He did way more work with me over the phone than I ever would have asked him to do.

Here is a pic if you all would like to see.
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:11 AM   #9
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anyone got a suggestion a loud pipe for my drz400e ive heard the yosh is the loudest but is there another???
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:34 AM   #10
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anyone got a suggestion a loud pipe for my drz400e ive heard the yosh is the loudest but is there another???
No...

I assume you ride your "e" offroad and if you do.. a quiet pipe is what you want...

Quiet is cool these days Loud pipes = closed tracks

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Old 05-06-2007, 03:26 AM   #11
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I have just had mine for a week or so but I have freind that has 20000 plus miles on his and it still runs great.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:14 AM   #12
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I just finished bolting tag, lights, GPS etc. on my DRZ this morning. Took it on the first street ride with DOT knobbies. Bike felt great. Going on a ride today.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:41 AM   #13
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I just got the S version. What is the best bang for the buck to get more power out of it? I am cheep and don’t want to spend a lot of money and I don’t really want it to be super loud.

Also what kinda range are should I expect??

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:47 AM   #14
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Here's a great page if you want to lavish money on yer DRZ.

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/suzuki/drz400su.asp

As for the service manual, that's copyrighted!! Don't want to get the mods pissed off at us. (Just google "DRZ400S manual" and you'll find it. )
That is a great link you posted there Space,& some great tips like short circuiting the side stand sensor switch etc;
lt's good to see what the rest of you are doing to your DRZ's,no matter how small,we all have different goals,& different budgets,so just keep posting guys,tell us what you did last weekend,did you fall off,did you get a flat,did you reach your riding limits,are you going to do a mod?Tell us,we might want to share you experience & learn from your experience.

l also see that there's a lot of Thumpertalk stickers on your bikes,this outlet must be very popular.......we have our own shop that we can call into here in 'Vegas & pick up parts which they give us a "local" discount on.

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:11 AM   #15
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I just got the S version. What is the best bang for the buck to get more power out of it? I am cheep and don’t want to spend a lot of money and I don’t really want it to be super loud.

Also what kinda range are should I expect??

Thanks
You will find the answer to the cheapest power mod in the 1st paragraph regarding carb's at the top of the link that Space has provided us with.


Seek & ye shall find!


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