Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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    Ah yeah that will happen if you don't push the tip down hard enough. It's hard work, when I finish putting a new seat on, I am sweaty and my hands are just about at their limit. A better tool would be best haha. Was just saying the job can be done with it, assuming it isn't broken or something. Also I have had better luck depending on what kind of staple I used. I have no idea where I got them, but I had some staples that when you look at a stack of them the pointy sides look like a saw blade.
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    As opposed to the other type where the edges are flat from the side, but cut more like a knife edge.
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    Maybe I had better luck because I was using a different staple. Also what size were you using? 1/4"?
  2. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Well the electric didn't do any better so I thought staples. Got some others still not satisfied but it's done.
    I already have hand issues so im not messing anymore.
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  3. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    The S and SM model are different regarding the throttle cable. U need to get the one the goes on the E model, (S & SM don't came with FCR39mm carb). It's totally different part. The one that goes on the S/SM has a little bent when connected to the carb. Like this:
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    The one for the FRC39 goes straight.
  4. jjxtrider

    jjxtrider questionable

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  5. Romero

    Romero Been here awhile

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    Love my DRZSM! great bike!

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  6. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    Factory OEM cables... I'm a believer. Their not cheap, but they work great and last.
  7. Kuttula

    Kuttula 2011 WR250R, 2005 KTM 250 EXC, 2007 DRZ400SM

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  8. jjxtrider

    jjxtrider questionable

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    Hold on , those I posted are the ones I bought, and others, that didn't fit so it wouldn't be a good idea . This was this last spring , possible they had a bad batch but I went with oem cables now , but haven't installed them yet .


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  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I guess this has been bugging me for a bit. I have no dog in the fight but I feel like information has been left out.

    https://moskomoto.com/pages/gear-guides

    Former co-owner and co-founder of GL, Dave Wachs.

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    Drama happened, partnership fell apart, Harold bought Dave out...
    You were poking at the hornets nest by doing what you did and I'd expect that from a regular person. I don't think anyone expects a small business owner to be a polished politician.
    He's human, you brought up some obviously still raw wounds.

    Anyhow, only fair to GL who ALSO makes a great product. I like Mosko as well but currently own a lot of GL stuff that I'm quite happy with.
    I've also found Harold to be an all around good guy, although we've never met in person, and he's just a bit rough around the edges... like most of us that prefer to ride solo.

    I don't believe it fair to use a companies charitable donations or lack thereof against them in this way.

    Now, an honest dislike of the owner, that's perfectly fine...
  10. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    This wasn't the first issue I had with Harold, just the one that was the final straw.

    And if arriving on a trip with a non-GL bag is poking the hornets nest than we have a different idea of what is a reasonable expectation.

    Again, don't want to take up DRZ space with this but happy to talk via PM if you are wanting to continue the conversation.

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  11. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    99,999.9 KMS! I was expecting it to go back to 0, but nope! She's stuck, and so are the trip meters! Not the prize I wanted! I despise the idea of having to replace this because of an engineered glitch....Thanks Suzuki! IMG_2742.JPG
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  12. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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  13. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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  14. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Long timer

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    Is anyone using the Tusk Pannier racks? I am interested in how they look from the rear on a DRZ. Is there enough of room for a Rotopak on the inboard, left side rack?
  15. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Got the DRZ. Installed lowering link lowered forks, stuck shaved seat on and test rode it.
    It's still a tad high.
    Needs a new throttle tube, longer shifter and right lever. Probably all chain wear blocks. Remover hardcase, fixed bent left rear light socket and replaced bulb. Reshaped/shaved the seat. Need hand guards. DOT 4.
    Front tire was flat, so I bought both tubes .
    Need to shorten kickstand.
    Clutch is touchie.

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  16. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    That might seem like a long list of fixes, but they're all relatively easy and cheap at least! Congrats on the bike

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  17. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Thank you
    Here was first shaved version- first pic. Second version is second pic

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  18. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    You might want new bars too. The factory ones bend/break pretty easy and it sucks to deal with that while out.
    You won't get the grip off that throttle tube if it's the original. Suzuki glues the crap out of them.

    That's an interesting mount they did with the factory tool bag. I like it.
    Also be sure to get some case guards and ensure the backside of the shifter is ground smooth before you take that sucker offroad... or anyplace you might drop it.

    Congrats again!
  19. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Bars are bent I have the ATV high pro tappers off my TW. But looking into options. Yes the grips are glued on but tube is damaged from road rash. The tool bag and hard box are off. Tool bag will be back on as soon as I decide where.

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  20. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    I was going through some stuff today and remembered the PO gave me an extra rear spring when I bought my bike. I'm pretty sure it's an aftermarket spring that he put on and then decided he liked the stock one more.
    My question is what difference I might notice by switching them out, and how difficult of a job that is. Anyone have any advice?
    The yellow one is the aftermarket one (I think), and the white one is on the bike currently (obviously). I can't see any markings on the currently installed one, but the other is marked as AAR 0.63 (spring rate I'm guessing).
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