Drz400 Thread

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

  1. 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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  2. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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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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  3. 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.
  4. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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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?
  5. 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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  6. Nir-ISR

    Nir-ISR n00b

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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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  7. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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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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  8. Nir-ISR

    Nir-ISR n00b

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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!
  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Congratulations! New bikes everywhere this week :clap
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  10. baybueller

    baybueller Been here awhile

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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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  11. baybueller

    baybueller Been here awhile

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    screen up.

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  12. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    I am actually not so worried on spares. Part of building it up correctly now. When I did my 25000 mile ride last year I learned a lot and realized spares can be acquired most anywhere if you are willing to wait. With that in mind I am not putting an end date on the big trip and plan to take my time. If it takes two weeks to get parts in then I get to learn more about my local.

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  13. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    Ya, it was all the claims that gave me a bit of pause too. The reviews all seem pretty positive but who knows till someone you can verify runs it on a bike like yours.

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  14. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Been here awhile

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    Are you thinking of selling it?
  15. autonhome

    autonhome Adventurer

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    It's vert difficult to find parts for drz400 in Africa...even in Europe, as the bike is not sold anymore since 2007.
    I didnt see any drz in central Asia neither...so getting parts can be difficult or will cost you lots of money for custom.
  16. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    38 MPG on my KLX400R.

    Rejetted, 3x3 FCR carb, slightly modified exhaust.

    Normal'ish ? I would have expected 50+.
  17. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    Is this the ACCT or MCCT?

    2003 MY. ~5k miles. Should I be concerned? Enough to change it for a MMCT?

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  18. CPAT

    CPAT Been here awhile

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    Not normal unless you ride it pinned all the time! I'm an old guy and continually get 65+ on 03 klx400. Granted, I do live at 7600 ft. And yes, that is the ACCT.
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  19. Dutch idiot

    Dutch idiot Crazy, not stupid

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    Looks like the chain tensioner on my drz, so yeah, that's the original acct.
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  20. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    ACCT but can't comment on the year or model.