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Old 09-03-2005, 03:11 PM   #16
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Yea I have to admit I do like the instant gratification also but you know I've been waiting for a 1.5 months with cash in hand for the right deal to come along so I can always wait a little longer but I do need to get cracking on the skid plate, case guards and hand guards at a min for DUVALL 3. The return to the woods.

love ta see ya on monday if you can make it.....
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:12 PM   #17
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Congrats Big D. Looks like Suzuki is taking over.

Thanks T, your ride is looking sweet also. By the looks of the picture that Tork posted it does not look like the bike has been used? Does this Tork guy ride
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:18 PM   #18
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Thanks T, your ride is looking sweet also. By the looks of the picture that Tork posted it does not look like the bike has been used? Does this Tork guy ride
That is Tony,s brand new bike I just fixed his photo link.

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Old 09-03-2005, 03:46 PM   #19
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That is Tony,s brand new bike I just fixed his photo link.

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Old 09-03-2005, 05:12 PM   #20
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Nice bike Dale, congrats!





Hope to join ya soon...
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:37 PM   #21
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Nice purchase !! I think you're gonna have a ton of fun on in. And shopping for and installing a bunch of aftermarket stuff is a good time, too. One question, however: what's the difference between a drz400e and a drz 400s ??
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:11 PM   #22
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Nice purchase !! I think you're gonna have a ton of fun on in. And shopping for and installing a bunch of aftermarket stuff is a good time, too. One question, however: what's the difference between a drz400e and a drz 400s ??
DRZ400S is the Dual Spot street legal version; DOT lighting and equipment, tires, sound supression, gearing and carb mods

DRZ400E is the electric start version of the off-road racing enduro, non-DOT head and tail light, no high beam, no stop light, off road gearing, carb jetting, airbox insulation, etc. LOUDER and FASTER
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:18 PM   #23
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DRZ400S is the Dual Spot street legal version; DOT lighting and equipment, tires, sound supression, gearing and carb mods

DRZ400E is the electric start version of the off-road racing enduro, non-DOT head and tail light, no high beam, no stop light, off road gearing, carb jetting, airbox insulation, etc. LOUDER and FASTER
But from what I have read you can rejet the carb, modify the air box, change the exhaust and play with the gearing to make it run and act just like an E. At least that is my goal by the end of the winter.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:08 PM   #24
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But from what I have read you can rejet the carb, modify the air box, change the exhaust and play with the gearing to make it run and act just like an E. At least that is my goal by the end of the winter.
True. I'm no expert on the DRZ since I don't own one, but I can tell you about Yamahas. Typically the differences will be:

Carb jetting and possibly a throttle stop limiting full throttle range. Throttle stops can be removed.

Airbox restriction in the form of a "tupperware" type lid and double wall construction for sound reduction. Some of the roar of an off road bike is intake noise.

Exhaust valve timing retarded, usually one tooth on the timing chain. This takes some of the hit out of the engine.

Ignition mapping. Often the electronic ignition map is changed to reduce power. On my WR250F I was able to unplug a grey wire and bypass the WR map and get the full blown YZ race map.

Gearing via sprockets, dual sports are geared higher for highway speeds. Sometimes the transmission gear ratios are different.

Exhaust system is more restrictive to do two things, limit power and reduce noise. Engines run in balance so if you change the jetting (richer) and open up the airbox you need to open up the exhaust too. Often you can remove or replace an exhaust baffle. I put a performance baffle in my WR muffler rather than replace the entire unit.

Then there are non performance differences; steel versus plastic fuel tank, ignition cut off on brake and side stand, etc.

Check ThumperTalk for a list of DRZ mods.

The bottom line is the stock DRZ400S will get you everywhere you want to go and fast enough to hurt you. One of the best performance improvements you could make would be to have the suspension tuned to your weight and riding ability. Tires will make a huge difference in off road performance also. This is where you will need to decide just where you intend to ride it and how you want it to perform when you get there.

The skid plate and handguards are also a must have set of items. Go with an aluminum skid plate (with side wings for the side cases and an oil drain hole in the bottom) and Acerbis RALLY PRO handguards. Acerbis Rally Pros have aluminum bars imbedded in the plastic. The all plastic Rallys are for brush only and collapse like butter in a fall.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:23 PM   #25
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Congrats on the bike! Wow.. hm.. I might need to sell my 250 and get a 400S or maybe.. just buy a 400S and keep the 250 can't have too many bikes, right?
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:44 AM   #26
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Congrats. Welcome to the 400 club.

Dont forget to take a search around TT, a ton of good DRZ info.
They also sell most of the stuff on your list and will match almost
any price you find on the net.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=25

The 3x3 airbox mod and dynojet kit REALLY wake the bike up.
Several guys with the S say its better to skip the above and
go right to the FCR E carb. About the same price as a full yoshi SS ex.

Been happy with the clarke tank, and the dirt bagz are nice.
Got the OEM rear rack and bag used for $80, decent expandable bag.

Case savers for sure and a decent skid that used stock bolt holes.
I have the white bros version, there is one from Tonns Racing that
is more expenseive, but appears to have the best coverage.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:35 PM   #27
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Dont forget to take a search around TT

TT, Thumper talk? Keep in mind I've only really been hanging out in thumper talk for a couple of months but it seems like all the stuff for sale is in the flea market, or am I just a little slow and not picking up on what TT means?
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:41 PM   #28
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TT, Thumper talk? Keep in mind I've only really been hanging out in thumper talk for a couple of months but it seems like all the stuff for sale is in the flea market, or am I just a little slow and not picking up on what TT means?
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/index.php
http://shop.thumpertalk.com/

Sorry about the username I switched browsers and my wifes account was logged-on
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:07 AM   #29
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:47 AM   #30
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Sorry about the username I switched browsers and my wifes account was logged-on
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Butter cup, nice. But anyway sorry, I ment I was hanging out in ADV thumper not the links you sent me to. Now with the new bike I have to start to figure out all the web sites to hit for information on this bike.

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