Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Samurai Dexter

    Samurai Dexter Banned

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    Thanks 46! I have put way more time than money into it. The motor is the most impressive part. With help from my good friend Dave, we built a 500 out of it. I have hopes of getting it dynoed pretty soon. My areas only DRZ 500. near 750 miles on it and still runs great.
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  2. dirt missile

    dirt missile Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, just brought home an ’07 S… its fantastic! What a fun, capable, and versatile little bike; and great motor. I just love not having to: load the bike, wrestle the trailer around, mix the gas, bla bla bla. All those years of motocross wore me down. But, thankfully, all those motocross years really lend themselves well now to riding the DRZ on the road (and, of course, off the road). I’m really happy I didn’t get a road-only bike; the DRZ allowed me not to have to change my riding style. And its light and small, compared to all those mega dual sports out there… those would NOT be for me.

    Anyway, I’ve got a couple of bolt-on essentials and some new gear on the way. (I believe in being an excellent rider, not excellent modifier, shiny-part-installer… different philosophy). And then it’s summer on the road/trails/woods… everywhere!
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    Have fun guys… ride safe.
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  3. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Best bang for the buck inexpensively is the 3 x 3 with jetting and gear a little lower. Here's mine packed from a ride over the weekend....I rode down from St. Louis with a few ADVer's to Arkansas and did a section of the TAT. A little over 1000 miles in 3 days. We hit gravel roads as much as possible and even tight ATV trails in southern Missouri. If you have not rode western Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains you need to. What an awesome place. BTW - yes I took too much crap but the bike carried it fine at 60 to 65 mph. Low speed manuevering was another story.
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  4. Britmick

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    Sounds like a good weekend you guys had there!

    Bye the way,which gas tank have you got there?(size/make/price/supplier)


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  5. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    It's an IMS 3.2 gallon tank...I think I bought it at Rocky Mountain ATV (it's been a while) but I know I paid $225 and that I had to massage it into place. I averaged 50 miles per gallon on the trip but the tank had more range than my butt did. :lol3


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  6. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    Thanks Thump........(THAY THAT IF YOU HAVE A LISP!)........l dunno just where all you guys live,but we have our own dualsports club here in 'Vegas,you might want to visit it at www.lvnvdualsports.com ,& some of the guys are out nearly every weekend,& 2 weeks ago they did a 2 nighter around Goldpoint in Death Valley.

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  7. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    Simple but important question;how often do you change your oil,& which type do you use?


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  8. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Just so everybody knows about the few green DRZ's.
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    I change my oil/filter about 1000 miles with synthetic motorcycle oil (brand is not importantto me). Clean air filter every dirty ride.
    Make sure you red loctite the front sprocket (shaft & threads).
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  9. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    "Not alot of people know that!" in a Michael Cane type of voice!:wink:

    What is the gas tank you've got on your Kwaker/DRZ Robbie?


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  10. rallydrz

    rallydrz Worst Case Scenario

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    Kinda hard to tell but it looks alot like my Clarke 4gal
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  11. dohcfox

    dohcfox meh

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    I have a 2006 DRZ400S that I took out on single track at Walker Valley in Washington State last weekend. Tons of fun, inspite of the stock 'Deathwings' that are still mounted to the rims.

    For me, the biggest bangs for the buck were the JD Jetting kit/3X3 mod and 47 tooth sprocket.

    http://jdjetting.server304.com/

    Cheers!

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  12. massrider

    massrider Been here awhile

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    the best bang for the buck is the 3x3 and rejet, it really wakes the 400 up and then change to 14/47 gearing which is much better for off road but will still let you cruise at 65mph. protection and tires are the next step for any off road adventures.
    the DRZ is the best (most fun) bike I've owned, it will do anything but it is not great at anything

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  13. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Yes, it's a clarke 3.9gal. I like the IMS 3gal, but I needed more gas.
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  14. Ri-Ra

    Ri-Ra Burgeoning

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    Hey, I'll contribute. DRZ400SMs rule! (especially in black)
    Thanks for the time...
    Oh, and I thought it was gutless at first, then I picked up my KLR. I don't think the DRZ is gutless anymore. :D
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  15. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    That looks like a bike that gets used as God intended it to be!:clap
    Maybe we should have a "sub-thread" to vote for who we think gets the most smiles per gallon outa there DRZ???????????


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  16. Stillupright

    Stillupright Make my day

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    I have to agree that the DRZ400 is a lot more fun than the street bikes I've owned. I've had my 2005 since Feb 06 and have had a lot of great rides, most of them dual sport vs street rides:puke1

    I would like to know what riders have run into when mounting their after market tanks. I read one post that "massaged the tank into place." I purchased a 4 gal IMS tank that I am very pleased with now. Installation was a bitch. Not wanting to put stress on the radiator at the shroud mounting points, I made offset brackets - the bolt holes were off by 1/4 inch. On the rear mounts I altered one bracket and lined up the holes by pushing the tank forward with a lever. Are they all this difficult?

    On another note, I found that the Acerbis locking gas cap works on the IMS tank - may be old news, but feels better when taking long trips and leaving the bike unattended.
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  17. joedints

    joedints Chigger Bait

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    I had a clark 3.9 and it bolted up no issues at all...
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  18. rallydrz

    rallydrz Worst Case Scenario

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    Hey Logging Road Rider, nice pic where is that?
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  19. Colorado4Wheeler

    Colorado4Wheeler Been here awhile

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    I installed a Acerbis 4.2 yesterday. Went in with zero issues. It has dual petcock so it emptys fully from both sides. I thought I had a issue with the tank hitting my riser bars but then I noticed the previous owner had put the adapter blocks on backwards. Once I revesed them to the right spot I had full lock with not hitting on the tank.
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  20. rallydrz

    rallydrz Worst Case Scenario

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    Just a heads up, I beleive the Acerbis will only fit the E model, not sure but would be worth investigating before purchasing for an S or SM
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