Drz400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.

  1. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    I put a Sargent seat on my 01 and put a skid plate on it, that and lock-tite the counter sprocket is about all you need.
    I also have a 2003, it has the 3x3 mod and taller bar risers and skid plate, it is great too, but i had just as soon ride the 01, unless you are a super rider these bikes at almost stock will do all you want to do.

    I did (just for peace of mind) put a manual cam chain tensioner on my 01, those 00 and 01 have the crappy tensioners, my 03 had a different style tensioner on it.
  2. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    So 25 miles on my brand new DRZ.

    Seriously, the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Not the fastest, or best suspended or best handling.... But easily the most fun. Breaking it in with hard accel and hard decell, with a full cool off between cycles.

    Waiting for some crush washers to come in, then ill do my first oil change and can't wait to put more miles on it ASAP. Ordered tall bars and risers, a skid plate, case savers, mcct and I think I'm going to get wider pegs.

    Suspension, a tall seat and 3x3 mod in the spring, and that should do it. I LOVE this bike! I'll post pics this weekend.
  3. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    You can get the o ring from any auto parts store in a doorman brand viton o ring pack.

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  4. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    So, it's twice as good as the 2x4 plank stock seat? :D
  5. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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    Or does it rub in twice the spots? A post a couple pages back said they have redesigned at least the regular seat.
  6. oceansfiftyseven

    oceansfiftyseven Adventurer

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    Rustycager, Can you elaborate your issues with the low profile seat? I am 5'10" 31" inseam. I tip toe the bike when stopped. In traffic stopped at lights is when the stock seat causes me pain. I have been thinking the low seat concepts seat might help my bum when in traffic. Do you disagree? And can you tell me why? Thanks.
  7. OUTsane

    OUTsane rerutnevdA

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    I'm running an MRD on my DRZSM and I'm wondering if anyone knows if a 21" front wheel will contact the header during a bottom out? I think I saw a picture of something like that happening at one point over on TT.
  8. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/981050-best-seat-drz400/?view=findpost&p=10270595 If you look at the shape of it here it goes from narrow to wide right at the tank. This digs into your inner thighs when standing at lights and IMO they should have left a narrow area at the front. If you look on their site this has now been fixed I guess.
    For solo riding a wider section towards the back would have helped.
    As for actual sitting it's not all that bad I'm just used to way more and softer padding so after an hour I'm standing up and squirming around. The previous owner put it on since he was shorter. I'll get around to changing it sometime.
  9. oceansfiftyseven

    oceansfiftyseven Adventurer

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    I see what you mean. That seat might make it worse for me. Thanks.
  10. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    My KLX is ready for Black River Stages in NY this weekend. Looking forward to it.

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  11. OUTsane

    OUTsane rerutnevdA

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    Nice! There's something about this bike that I really like the looks of.

    Is that a Rigid Dually on the right side?
  12. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    Thanks man. I have two rigid duallies, one on either side of the windscreen. One is a spot pattern and one is a fog. The dual round lights are VisionX optimus rounds with a 20° beam pattern. The fog lights up the immediate area, the rounds light up like a driving beam for mid distance, and the spot shines way down the road.
  13. OUTsane

    OUTsane rerutnevdA

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    Cool. Whenever I've thought about getting a set of duallies, that's the exact setup I had in mind. I'll have to look into those round lights. Do you know how much of a draw on the system that whole setup is? I'd imagine the duallies don't draw much.
  14. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    I can't remember exactly but the whole setup is less than a halogen high beam
  15. OUTsane

    OUTsane rerutnevdA

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    Wow, that's pretty good. I figured it'd be close, but less is awesome.
  16. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    So, I'm going to start calling my 2000 drz 400s "JEEP" as in Just Empty Every Pocket. Here's the latest problem. It's been sitting for about a month or two because the cheapo petcock the prior owner put on it flooded the bike while sitting and drown the oil in fuel. So today, I changed the oil, cleaned out the metal oil filter (nice surprise for me), changed the plug just in case and cranked her over. She started right up. I looked it over and found out that it's spitting and leaking oil from the center of the Crank hole plug. (pictured below)
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    I have no idea how this could happen. Could someone explain how this could happen and how I can fix it. This is the only thing keeping me from getting a few more rides in this season. Could the fuel in the oil done some sort of damage to it?
  17. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    I have the Tall version, not sure if it's Gen 1 or Gen 2, but no rubbing issues here. I actually wish it were a little wider!
  18. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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  19. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if you can re-use the exhaust gaskets on a factory exhaust that doesn't look like it's ever been off? Mines getting rusted and though about blasting it and giving it a fresh coat of vht exhaust paint to hold it over until I have the cash for a stainless system.
  20. rube

    rube Been here awhile

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    Mike,

    There is an o-ring that seals that plug. Maybe you need a new o-ring? RockyMountain ATV shows them as part# 09280-33004 with a price of less than $2. O RING (D:3.1,ID:32.7). Item # 26 on the crankcase cover parts diagram.

    rube