Drz400 Thread

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

  1. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Very happy with mine.
  2. LockRider

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    Thanks. In my opinion that has to be the lamest thing you could ever do to your bike. It seems to turn a bike with a manual transmission into a mini-bike with a centrifugal clutch with 5 speeds. I guess it is like training wheels for an adult bike. :lol3
  3. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    You've never used one huh?
    I rode the Sandy Lane Enduro on my KTM 450 with the stock clutch one year and added a Rekluse z-Start Pro for the next year.
    It made a world of difference.
    It made it less fatiguing to ride so you could ride faster.
    I still got my ass handed to me but I had more fun because of that Rekluse.
    Just sayin'.
  4. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    I have ridden 2 bikes equiped with the Rekluse auto clutch and the left hand rear brake (LHRB) and i have to say man what a difference it makes! You never have to use the clutch or have to worry about stalling the engine ever again. And when in tight right hand down hill switch backs all you have to do is use 2 fingers on the rear brake and ride right thru the switch back with worring about how am I going to do this AND use the rear brake.

    As soon as I can afford to get one I will put that setup on my DRZ!
  5. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    My setup leaves the clutch lever in tact.
    You could still use it although it has no effect at low RPM.
    I didn't have the left hand brake but that must be pretty convenient also.
  6. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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  7. BugsyGS

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    Any advice out there regarding my temp light coming on? 2004 DRZ with 4,500 miles on it..mint condition. Rode about 20 miles and light flickered and came on...fan did not come on & when it cooled off I checked coolant level..all good. If you have any suggestions please PM me.....thanks!:D
  8. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    No sir It does not. You will need shorter bolts and it eliminates the spacer. Saves a good chunk of weight as a bonus... The seller is a nice fella as well.

    I have been looking into handlebar mounted headlights and was wondering if any of you fellas had tried these lights?

    http://trailtech.net/handlebar_lights.html

    My DRZ project has slowed down a bit because I took a fairly hard hit from an event that involved a Big Bertha Innertube, a High HP boat, and a generous use of Throttle from the driver.:D I am hoping I will be able to take it easy for a week or two and get back to work on it. My ribs are bruised and I am hoping they arent cracked. I dont have any bruising visible so I am hoping thats a good sign.

    Feedback on these lights appreciated. Thanks Naq for the encouragement on the Trailtech 8 inch options. I appreciate the info on the Lynx as well Jettn Jim. They are still on the short list.
  9. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    PM sent. :D
  10. ZukiNoomin

    ZukiNoomin The Dude abides

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    Start by thoroughly flushing (including forced reverse-flushing) your cooling system.
    Replace coolant with silicon-free motorcycle coolant, Maxima or similar.
    Test your fan's thermostatic switch. It should make contact when placed in boiling hot water.
    Test your fan by connecting it to 12V DC.
    OOPS missed the part about PMing...
  11. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Here is what I have to work with for mounting something like that, so I may have to fab a lower triple tree mounting bracket for the flat mount option, or remove my crossbar from my Renthals which i am fairly sure that will drop durability by alot. I had to have these risers and they were only available for 7/8 bars. I could bore them for Protapers, but then that wastes these bars, and I have to switch handguard mounts as well. So I am kind of stuck with 7/8 bars here.

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  12. LockRider

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    Well in my opinion, one of the major parts of riding a motorcycle is using the clutch and shifting. There are completely automatic bikes out there as well, but that is not what I purchased or wanted. I can understand the benefit for people that don't have the coordination to use a clutch and shift, but I thought that is what they made scooters for.

    I guess if someone is worried on how they can use the rear brake with their foot, that might be helpful, but then again we are not talking about an axillary rear break lever, we are talking about an auto clutch.
  13. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    I don't think you get it. Autoclutches are made for fast offroad racing. It has nothing to do with coordination. It has to do with going very fast over very challenging terrain. Maybe this will help you understand. FMF/KTM Race Team members all use Rekluse autoclutches. Yeah, the reigning enduro national champion doesn't have enough coordination to use his clutch, but I guess he gets lucky and wins races anyways. :huh
  14. Jon B.

    Jon B. Been here awhile

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    One of the really cool things is that your opinion about the auto clutch is entirely irrelevant. And, I mean that in a good way. You are quite free to not buy one.

    I also encourage you to not give a shit when someone else *does* buy one. Thanks!

    In my opinion, an auto clutch and two hand brakes would be pretty slick for tight single-track. There are times when you don't dare use the front brake - down a hill in loose soil - but you may also need your right foot to stay upright. Or, perhaps you just spun out climbing a hill and have to back down. Now you might really need both the rear brake and your right foot!

    Sure, we've done this for 50+ years without an auto clutch and a hand-operated rear brake. We've also navigated forever without a GPS but I bet you have one...

    Jon
  15. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Auto-clutch are awsome z only bad thing about them is that they're to damn expensive, i like z idea of having a left lever for my rear brakes anyway, it really helps when u get stock in a nasty:eek1 uphill and need to take off again, we got plenty of those here in AZ.
  16. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    [​IMG] This is one of the trailtech options for the ATV's.... should allow you to keep the standard bars, but could be cheaper to change the bars rather than the bar mount. Either way, it's another option/something to think about:evil.
    FYI. I run the trailtech's on my bike--- Sweet. (You can see pics in my thread)
  17. LockRider

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    Well considering the DRZ400 is generally considered a beginners bike, not a racers bike would give a good indication of why it does not come with a autoclutch or really need one. Understand that FMF/KTM Race Team members are surely not racing with a DRZ400 either.
  18. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    IMHO if you are going to quote someone use the entire quote, not parts of it. It just looks bad, again IMHO. OK?

    Sorry you missed the point and that is we ALL have opinions, yours is yours and mine is mine and if they are NOT the same it's no big deal, thats life huh.

    Time to move on to more important things, it's almost quitting time which means it almost time for a beer! :beer
  19. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Hope your feelin' alright brotha! :huh I know the feeling of some pain...yup I do :evil
    And your welcome for the info.... They're both great products it just depends on your needs.:freaky
  20. BugsyGS

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    Thanks for the advice....much appreciated. I'm gonna test the fan and thermostat and go from there. Thanks again!:D