Drz400 Thread

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

  1. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    The DRZ hasn't been around long enough. They get tripped up every time it gets new graphics.
    Wait until it's 20 years with no changes, then they will tell you, "we don't have parts for bikes over 10 years old" and you'll have to lie about the year on your bike.
    Or do like most and just buy online at night and have the parts waiting for you when you get home from work.
  2. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Been here awhile

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    Never heard of it, whats the claims?
  3. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    It is a temperature and elevation compensating carb. Really simple set up and system. Reviews seem to be mostly from racers but it sounds like a winner, especially when the are sub $400 new and seem to offer hassle free elevation and temperature changes as well as a slight bump in performance and efficiency. If the claims are correct it means a whole lot less dicking around and a lower cost than the fcr

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  4. wheels2

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    suvslayer, on our off road bikes I sew the seat cover tear with fishing line, then just put clear silicone over the stitch. Works great for us.
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    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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  6. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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  7. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    I've read that the DRZ does fine with elevation changes. I've ridden up to 7000' and it hasn't been an issue.

    I've also read others in this thread have had the stock carb up to 12 or maybe 13k' and it's been OK.

    If you MUST have a different carb, I've read the Lectron Carb is the next best thing to fuel injection.
  8. SUVslayer

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  9. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    Does the lectron have the responsiveness of the fcr?

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  10. jjxtrider

    jjxtrider questionable

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    I put a Lectron on one of my KLX650's and it ran good , seemed to have good response but didn't get much time on it because of how much modding I would have had to do to the bike just to have it fit . That bike has a flat bottom take , no center spar like the DRZ and the Lectron carbs have the throttle cable coming up out of the top , no reasonable way to make it work on that particular bike . I temporarily strapped the tank on with block underneath for room to go for a ride but was limited on what I could do , throttle cable outer end broke where I had tried to bend it to make more room so I took it off and gave up. Was thinking of using it on my DRZ but I had already gotten a FCR41 , so the brand new Lectron has been sitting on the shelf .


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  11. Sunflash

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    Ya, I am in process of building up my DRZ to be my RTW bike and with the bigbore and a desire to have less fiddling and the increased easy of use and power/efficiency gains described it sounded like a winner. The need to have it run and work is important when the bike is home.



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  12. kmmoran

    kmmoran Devout Agnostic

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    I suppose my only hesitation on an RTW bike would be parts availability for the carb - getting any possibly needed spares from the manufacturer would cover that, and not take up much space/weight.
  13. trc.rhubarb

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    There are very few parts for it, they claim to be an evolution of the lectron design as well as other.
    What turns me off are the seemingly too good to be true claims... the stuff of magnets on the fuel line, intake inserts to make spiral air, magic spark plugs, etc.

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    Some info: https://technologyelevatedco.com/smartcarb/

    And a bit more:
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    says it's a direct replacement for Mikuni TM and VM & FCR PWK, SHE PJ but not a Mikuni BSR or Keihin FCR so modifications are highly likely.

    Or, it could be f'ing magic and everyone went to FI because it's fun. If this is true, wouldn't the big 4 be scrambling for this tech for at least use in developing nations?
  14. jjxtrider

    jjxtrider questionable

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    Not if the royalties would be too high , and if there are too many negative rumors (false or truths ) running around it may hurt that company sales till proven good . Why bother when many are investing in efi already.


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    I want to thank you all again.

    @trc.rhubarb - Your friends will have to look for another bike, this one is in my garage now :D.

    Got it from a very nice 63 years old guy who live 10 drive away from me and let me test ride it, I don't think I'll need to change anything except for rear tire which is not DOT.
    (Nice guy is moving to mean Beta!)

    @jjxtrider - got it for $3700

    Now I need helmet, boots, gloves, protective gear, tools, etc.
    Thanks!
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  16. Padilen

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    Mines only 1-1/2 hours away and I can't get it until later this week.
    Lowering link and some other parts are ordered.
    Let me know how you like that seat concepts low. I just now bought a used seat, to cut the foam down. This will also allow me to - if I need to get a seat concepts, kit, while leaving stock until touched.

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  17. Nir-ISR

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    I set on a new DRZ at the dealership, I touched the ground with my toes and I felt the seat going up my a... after 10 seconds..
    I'm 5'10" and with the lowering link and the seat concepts, my feet are flat on the ground and it's actually comfy (reminds me of the DR650SE I had in 1996).
    As I'm just getting back after 17 years break, I guess it will involve a lot of dabbing, so current height will be perfect for now.

    Good luck with your purchase!
  18. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Congratulations! New bikes everywhere this week :clap
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    Still sorting this out. Lynx R is NOT install friendly on an 01. IMG_0968.JPG IMG_0965.JPG IMG_0966.JPG
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