Drz400 Thread

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

  1. MaddieCycle

    MaddieCycle Adventurer

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    Howdy - there is a 2000 DRZ S for sale near me, 18k miles, JD kit with yosh pipe and 3x3, kicker kit, MCCT done, asking $2800. What do you think of the mileage? Note here in the Bay Area, S models for sale are pretty rare, it is all SM here. I am a good mechanic and not afraid of a basket case, mostly thinking about valves and rings, and what if the kicker kit was done wrong?

    Also what does jetting and 3x3-ing do to long term reliability, does it add stress to the engine?
  2. autonhome

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    Nope, Safari tanks 17L are different for S and E. Something about horn and frame mount, not sure about this point.
  3. OC

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    Only the mounting kits are different.
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  4. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    OC, so tank will fit both?
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  5. OC

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    Yes, the Safari S & E tanks are identical and will fit either with the specific mounting kit.
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  6. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I got my 2006 S with 2800 miles for $2800 from MotoExotica in Vacaville a few years back. I mention that because I paid a premium getting it from a Husky/Beta dealer but it was basically brand new.
    a 2000 will have the lower end forks unless they've been updated. $2200 I'd say and then $200 for a set of forks from ebay + a fluid change on them.
    Mileage is ok if it's a SF bike, it's likely not left the city often. Parts are cheap and even a new cylinder/piston/rings is fairly inexpensive but who wants to do that unexpectedly.
    I'd dig into the small details to check how it was ridden but likely it will need a full disassembly and cleaning unless the owner has been doing that stuff him/herself. It's too expensive for most folks to pay for that kind of maintenance.
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  7. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    Sounds over-priced to me, even for the Bay Area, especially since it has the less desirable suspension. I'd keep looking.
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  8. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisoner

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    Where do you ride/hangout, I have had mine since 2003 and never found those on mine...... :lol3
  9. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    I didn't find any bras on mine, but I did find some nice roads today. Some asphalt, some gravel, some dirt, lots of curves and hills.[​IMG]

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  10. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Plugged my GPS and Voltmeter into the Orange ignition wire after verifying it was the correct wire with a test light.

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  11. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Thanks much,

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  12. OC

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    Interesting how you went with "pretty sure" which sounds a helluva lot like a guess. I'm more than pretty sure you wouldn't have been to happy if he'd fried something.
  13. Christine94

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    I noticed it too. Deliberate or not, this reply was rude.
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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I've been watching for years for a set of 21/18" wheels that weren't priced crazy high...


    picked up an E model this week. they didn't believe the loctite fixes mattered, apparently:
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    replaced the stator with one I had in the shelf, fired right up and wheelied fine.

    so I got the wheels I wanted, attached to a low hour E model, pumper carb, later model forks, cycra guards, and all those other drz "spares" for $300.

    gonna take her out to the woods and rip around some this weekend.

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  15. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    So, how hard is it to remove the shock? Do I have to remove the subframe? Will it come out the bottom?
  16. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    Is the JD jet thang worth doing if I dont do the 3x3? Stock carb and exhaust.
  17. nitrusreigns

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    Jet kit is worth it as is the 3x3. Opening that intake is no big deal. If you are willing to do the work associated with swapping the shock and are considering a jet kit without the 3x3, you have no reason to skip the 3x3 mod. It’s far easier and quicker than either of those other things.

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  18. Bhart89

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    SHort answer is yes, jetting alone will allow the engine to run better than stock. That said, th engine will run even better with the 3x3 airbox Mod. I’ve talked to some people that were concerned with voiding the warranty with a 3x3 Mod. My advice is that this is how the DRZ400S should have come from the factory and this mod will prolong the engine life, not negatively impact it.
  19. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    Ive avoided the 3x3 because of all the water crossings I do. If it werent for that it would already be done. Not sure if it is a requirement with the JD kit?
  20. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    If you're doing water crossings and don't get water in as is, the 3x3 isn't going to change much. Keep in mind you're take a hole that already exists and making it a little bigger. It's not like you're drilling a hole in the bottom of the air box.

    The snorkel is only like an inch taller than the hole anyways. If water is getting in through the hole, your entire motor, carb, etc are also underwater.

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