Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    I finally got it installed & sorted out (thanks in no small part to the TT guys!). Much better throttle response, rev's quicker & wheelies easier. Nice improvement over the stock carb. For those of you looking for a good increase in power across the board, this is a good way to go. :super:D
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  2. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    Has any of you guys fitted a FLATLAND radiator guard set to their DRZ's??/

    I'm just fitting the 2 guards,but there is a 2 inch square area in the bottom corners of both guards that leaves the radiator completely unprotected!!!!!
    (the area nearest to the front wheel)

    l've phoned their help line,but the guy who can answer this question is :eek:ut to lunch!"

    As things stand,l don't like the fitting set-up as they want you to use what we called in England jubilee clips to hold the rear of the guards to the frame,which is too flimsy for my liking,& l'm considering returning the kit to Thumpertalk here in 'Vegas & going for another type.

    Mick.
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  3. highsidervt

    highsidervt Adventurer

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    My DRZ:

    Track day at VIR in April:

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    Goofing off on New Years' Day:

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    I was too lazy to put the dirt wheels on, but wanted to ride in the woods. I did better than expected, except when I got stuck in a knee-deep puddle:

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  4. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    Great pics dude,but why don't you fill in your profile,like,where do you live?

    l'm assuming it's north of 'Vegas...........but hey......you might live in Scotland!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. highsidervt

    highsidervt Adventurer

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    D'oh! I'm on it, give me a minute or two.....
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  6. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Funny you ask, I'm about to order the Unabikers. They seem to be very popular on TT. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but they look fairly strong & cover the entire radiator. Good luck either way!:thumb
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  7. benharper

    benharper motorless biker

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    I'm looking for a good Used DRZ currently, I actually wanted a KTM 990 adventure...but some of you understand that a small goal has to be set an accheived before a dream can be had. Therefore I'm gonna try and settle for a dual purpose Suzuki DRZ 400 until then.
    I've owned a DR 400 (about an 88 model) in the past and absolutely loved it. It gave me many years of great service without many mods at all. Therefore why I DO NOT hesitate to come back to a suzuki DR!
    Hopefully I can find something local in my price range, or save up enough to get me a really good used one that someone is selling.
    Until then please, post all your info...pro's/con's etc...and thanks for this thread.
    Ben Harper
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  8. honcho

    honcho Barley Adventurer

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    this is kind of in your 'hood:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231313
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  9. benharper

    benharper motorless biker

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    thanks...I'll check it out.

    Who is the best source for modified parts, pipes, mufflers, air filters, sprockets, tires etc...is there on source that basically has it all? What size tires would you put if you were trying to Motard a DRZ 400?

    I'll be selling my mustang parts over the next two to three weeks and whatever I get from those sales will be what I have to spend.
    thanks
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  10. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Go to the DRZ forum at www.thumpertalk.com and search and ask. Any mod that can be done to a DRZ has been done there in one form or another. Best DRZ forum around IMO.

    BTW,I buy a lot of my maintenance stuff at www.rockymountainatv.com

    Airfilters, clutch cables, etc.

    Motard is 17"....there's probably a set for sale in the Thumpertalk classifieds or soon will be.
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  11. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    l've done some reading up on the 2 guards(Unabiker & Flatland)& it seems the Unabiker is the better of the 2,but a real bitch to fit!!!!
    Now it took me 2&1/2hrs to fit the Flatland(biggest problem was remounting the horn!),so if you do get the Unabiker model,stay home Friday night,no beer,early to bed,& dedicate the whole of Saturday to fitting it,& then you've still got Sunday if you mess up!


    Good luck Bear,Mick.
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  12. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    I have Unabikers and it wasn't that bad. Just do not tighten anything up until all bolts are started. I installed mine on a Saturday morning. If I remember correctly, I had one problem with the right hand upper bolt rubbing a line but I put some adhesive fuzzy velcro down on that part. I also had to wallow out the holes where the plastic radiator shrouds lower screws go in but the dremel took care of that quickly too.



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  13. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'll be sure to set aside a day. I really don't mind working on the bike as long as I'm adding improvements & not having to fix something broken! :ksteve
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  14. Stillupright

    Stillupright Make my day

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    I'm changing to TKC80s on my DRZ. Any good suggestions on what pressure to run for overall use, that is, road and trail
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  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I'm using the Contis on my AfricaAlp (modded Transalp). Running 28 front 33 rear. I've aired down in the dirt but it doesn't seem to have too much affect unless its real muddy.

    The Contis have a fairly soft sidewall (you'll find that when you mount them) and are great on pavement too. If it's rocky where you ride, I'd start higher and air down slowly so you don't ding a rim. Im using Pirellis on my DRZ and the Alp is a bit heavier....hopefully the comments will help.

    Ray
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  16. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    I installed a pair of IMS pro series foot pegs today. They're almost twice as wide as the stockers. Makes a nice platform to stand on. They seem to be really good quality.

    So if any of you guys are looking for a little bit more stability in the "what the hell am I standing on" department, these are a good option! :thumb


    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewmod&mid=47936
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  17. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Hey Mick, I installed my unabikers today. It took me about 2 1/2 hours or so. I had to re-tap a couple of threads on the support rods, but over all, not to bad a job. I bought the nice, shiny red ones. :ricky

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  18. Just Plain Bill

    Just Plain Bill Geezer

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    What kind of seat is that massrider? It almost appears (dare I say it?) comfortable. At least it appears wider and that's a step in the right direction. So far, the seat has been my only real complaint about my DRZ-E and I'm working on a fix for it.
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  19. Green Hornet

    Green Hornet Adventurer

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    Go Green! My therapy.....:clap
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  20. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    nice job Bear!!:clap

    Only 2&1/2hrs,you musta been a mechanic in a previous life dude!:wink:


    have you got your own "garage" page in the Thumpertalk forums?

    Mine is http://thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vid=9868 BUT,you might only get to view it if you're registered on their web-site at www.thumpertalk.com


    Mick.

    PS,l'm Englishmick on TT.