Drz400 Thread

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

  1. r22eric

    r22eric Tip of the SWORD

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    sweet im glad to hear that i am a week away from my corbin seat and cant wait, so i will be adding a clark tank very soon:clap
  2. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    I have Flatland radiator guards on my 2007 DRZ400S. I just recieved my new IMS 4 gallon tank and as I was fitting the tank I noticed >1/32" clearance between the upper right radiator guard and the tank.

    Is this a common problem, and if so what are some of the solutions that have been used to solve the clearance issue?:ear

    Thanks.
    F
  3. sinju_nakajima

    sinju_nakajima SM w dirty adaptation

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    nice one
  4. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    I picked up a 400S last week and have some upgrades ordered and coming in. The case guards arrived and I was wondering what is the best adhesive to use to install them? Any help would be great.

    I will take some photos this weekend of the beginning of the mods and after shots. I picked up this bike for a good price and it already has some mods put on. I rode the bike last weekend and it ran really good and has enough power to take me where I want to go. :clap
  5. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Congrats on the DRZ!:clap

    Black RTV seems to work well for the side plates/case guards.:deal
  6. RockinXJ

    RockinXJ gettin the hang of it.

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    I used RTV silicone to put my case guards on per the instructions. I think I used the black stuff. I made sure to create a continous bead on the side cover so that no water could get trapped underneath and corrode the cover. then put duct tape on the outside of the guards and stick them in place move them around a little with pressure applied to create a good seal all way around. then tape them down with the duct tape and wait for it to set up. To remove them, if you ever need to, I read somewhere to use a thin wire and pull it behind to cut the silicone. Mine have never even hinted at coming off and have been beat on pretty good.
  7. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    +1 on the RTV.

    I've used both Permatex black and clear RTV Adhesive (from Wally world) on different bikes and the black seems to look better as the clear turned brown over time. Both
    will hold very well as long as you put a nice even coating on.
  8. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Permatex 16B worked well for me, its black also.
  9. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    THanks for the info to everyone. I am heading to the hardware store to get the black rtv to install the case guards. :1drink

    I have the new grips, hand guards in as well and I am waiting on the radiator guards and a new throttle tube. :evil
  10. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    To celebrate my 1000th post and since this was the bike that truly started me down the ADV pathway, here are a few of my favorite memories of my old Dizzer...

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  11. osii

    osii Disgruntled Time Traveler

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    what are those black things on your rear axle?





  12. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    Good stuff. :clap :clap :clap

  13. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Paochow, nice pics. Are you pretty tall because you look almost too long to fit on the DRZ.

    On the side cover glue post, I used high temp RTV (red) because that's what I had in the tool box. It's working very well. I wiped off the excess that oosed out when I pressed the cover on but you can still see a little on the edge. I don't care just as long as it stays on. My bike isn't a trailer queen, it get's ridden everywhere because it's the only bike I have.:wink:
  14. djchan

    djchan Long timer

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    Dirthopper - who makes your skidplate? Looks good.

    Dean
  15. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Well, I made it snow some more! Picked the DRZ up Thursday and it's snowing again.. The snow bank in my driveway makes this look mini-bike-ish! Guess I'll have to trailer it to Riggins to see some dirt.

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  16. rich_mc

    rich_mc Full Fledged MEM-Ber

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    Just got a DRZ yesterday!!!!! It's a 2002 with about 13K miles....It looks almost like it just left the showroom....

    I'm fixin' to go ride it now - I'll post some pics soon and be reading this thread to learn what all I can about it...

    Rich
  17. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard! :thumb
  18. patracy

    patracy Broken...

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    Dirt mode
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    Athena 435 kit, big bore exhaust as well. Stared life as a DRZ400E.
  19. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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  20. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    Nice bike. Is that an old RM numberplate setup?