Drz400 Thread

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

  1. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    the ratio is height of the sidewall as a percentage of the width.

    so, a 90/90 tire is 90mm wide and has an 81mm tall sidewall. (90% of 90mm is 81mm).

    a 80/100 tire is 80mm wide and has an 80mm sidewall. (100% of 80mm is 80mm).
  2. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Gotcha.

    Sounds good, I'll check back when you've got them installed and see what the consensus is on a guard.
  3. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    At this point I am hoping just to re-grease everything and check for wear, I have 5,000 kilometres on the clock and thought it should be looked at.
    Its an 09 but did not see the road till 2011, I got a deal on it as the dealer wanted a quick sale at the time.
    I have the tools but in case I need to change any bearings I remember seeing some home brewed tools for removal etc so hence the request on the group. :norton
  4. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Regarding the reinstall perhaps a wooden dowel at the other end as you put the bolt back in, it would knock out the dowel as it works its way through but all should be in a alignment then :thumbup perhaps
  5. markjenn

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    You've gotten a couple of answers about what the numbers mean, but not sure you have an answer to your question. The 80/100 is stock fitment and a bit of an odd size - its available, but not common. 90/90 is very common with a much wider selection of rubber. Folks run the 90/90 all the time and I haven't heard of any problems. Practically speaking, it's just a very slightly wider tire with essentially the same sidewall height.

    - Mark
  6. blackjackdavey

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    is there a thread or does anyone have a good list of good lights options?
    riding at night is impossible with the stock light, can't see anything past the fender, especially since i put the fender bag on as well

    i read some mixed reviews about Acerbis Cyclops Headlight. some cheaper ones are probably no better than stock, what else is the good option?

    thanks!
  7. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/motorcycle-products/led-motorcycle-lights
  8. peteandheidi

    peteandheidi Been here awhile

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    What other position then TDC would be beneficial to use???
  9. dmage

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    Thanks for the replies on the tyre sizes. Looks like it will be the 90 90 -21 in the garage
  10. oldenuf

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    A tire profile is made for a specific rim width. The rim measurements are stamped on the rims. This tire information is usually available at the tire manufacture web site and from many retailers. There is a range of sizes for each width. The DRZ seems to do handle OK with a variety of tires and sizes that I have tried, and some even say it's OK with sizes not made for the rim width.
  11. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    A little pricey but ya get what ya pay for: ADVMonster, Sanjo, has a nice set up. He's a vendor on this site. I have his fairing and lights on my 400.
  12. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Yes, you do get what you pay for, but that doesn't mean you have to over-pay for something you don't really need. The TrailTech X2 comes in Halogen or HID flavors (or a mix, if you prefer), and is virtually plug and play on the DRZ (and an order of magnitude brighter). Then there are plenty of LED auxilliary lights that you can add if you want to keep the stock headlight (for DOT inspection purposes, for instance). For example, the Vision X Solstice series are very effective, relatively inexpensive, and don't put a huge strain on the electrical system.
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    I went with a DDM HID kit in the stock housing (when I used it) the current lights I use are 2 from Sanjo, also have 2 from him on the GS. Pretty good so far and quite reasonable for LED's.
  14. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Looking for lowering pegs for a DRZ ... Ideas??

    Yes I know about ground clearance and those matters but I need a little lower peg.

    Thanks!
  15. Starchamp

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    I don't think you can get there from here, without some custom fab. I went with a taller seat and bars to get the ergos right.
  16. tdrrally

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    lower pegs would be nice
    the tall seat is comfy, but not so much in the single track
  17. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    What result are you trying to achieve. Are you needing this for standing position riding? Francois at DST ordered the Moose pegs for me, they are wider and set further back. Those are nice but not lower.
  18. peteandheidi

    peteandheidi Been here awhile

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    thanks:thumb
  19. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Moose pegs for a DRZ? Or were they for a different bike? Wider, side to side or front to back or both? Also, wider then the stock S pegs or E pegs?

    Sorry about bombing the questions, but I'm curious. At 6'4" I'm doing everything I can to make the bike fit me better. ATV bars and a taller seat are the two best options right now (although I still like to be able to very easily reach the ground on rough terrain, so I'm not sold on the taller seat just yet)
  20. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    Yep, Moose for a DRZ400: http://www.mooseracing.com/products/?productGroupId=2003&productId=114737&yr=2001&mk=9&md=3529

    I am 6'3" 200lb they work for me. These pegs are real heave duty, probably too much. I have very tall bar risers on the bike, works well when standing.
    You may want to dull the teeth on the pegs, I did on mine, they seem to sharp for safety purposes.
    I like the Sargent seat for the DRZ, get the one with no welt on the side seams.