Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    Hey Canuman, I have an E model and had the Nomadic Rack, Justin is local to San Diego. It worked well. I eventually swapped to an S subframe because I bent my E badly in a crash haha. The S only required me to cut my rear fender and build a maybe a 1.5-2" bracket to bolt the pipe onto the frame. I didn't mod the airbox in any way.

    But, best of luck with the E racks, I'm quite interested to see how they turn out. Post some action pics when you're done.
  2. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    DRZ jump pics are sweet! Good work.
  3. toadl

    toadl Been here awhile

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    I just wanted to show off what I've been working on the last two weeks. I've never done any machining but a machinist at work gave me some advice but didn't want to stay after hours to help me. I'm quit proud of the results after going on a 150 mile ride today. The ride started out with some Harley riders, but I soon got bored and after lunch an emergency happened at home:lol3 and I had to leave.
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  4. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Sweet! What wheels did you use? Where you able to keep the cush drive on the rear? I'm just now starting on a set of SV650 wheels for my WR450. I've ordered the wheels, cush hub, & rotors. Still working on figuring out the bearings & spacers. Did you have any issues getting the bearings to fit the axle? On mine the rear axle is 22mm and the bearings don't come in that ID, seems like reducing sleeves would be available, but I haven't found any yet. I'll call the bearing suppliers tomorrow and see what to do.

    Wish I had free access to a lathe...

    Do you have any other shots of the machining and maybe of how you chucked up the wheels?


    thanks, :thumb
  5. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Give us some details , thanks .
  6. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    He used honda wheels. He has a thread going on TT. Search Hooligan you'll find a couple.
  7. sevenpointsixtwo

    sevenpointsixtwo Newb Extraordinaire

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    Thanks for the info! The TATrack system looks great, will there be an E version available as well? I'm from VT originally and will be up there quite a bit this summer- maybe I can even save on shipping as well!

  8. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    So its only my second oil change on the DRZ and after doing so, I remembered that I forgot to research the fact that my 04 "S" model has no "O-ring" behind the filter.... the one that the service manual says should be changed whenever you change the filter.. Im not sure if the original owner pulled it and never replaced it ?? or maybe it was attached to the original filter and came out with it ???

    In either case, it appears that it isnt needed ?

    Is it typical to run without it ? or am I in dire need of getting one yesterday and installing it ???

    Does anyone know where to get the proper size ??

    thanks,
    -Brian
  9. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    there is a small oring that goes over the shaft that the filter goes onto. It's not the end of the world if you go an oil change without it but it's recommended to replace it when you change the oil next
  10. ZukiNoomin

    ZukiNoomin The Dude abides

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    If you have a Harbor Freight Tools or similar near you, they sell
    an assortment of o-rings in a small plastic box. I keep one in the garage, it has saved me many trips to the hardware store.:wink:
  11. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Yes, there is an E rack. Tom (Jackpiner57) finished the fabrication on the prototype and it's in for paint this week. The production models will be powder-coated as his other racks are. I hope to road test it soon. The system consists of both a top rack and side racks which are designed to work together. I have some pictures of the rack in progress, but I will not post them without Tom's permission. If you PM him, he will likely share them with you.
  12. jonb

    jonb Montana Adventurer

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    Anyone have any shots of what they did when they installed the Rox 2in risers with their ignition location? If you roll back the Rox Riser you can slip in the end hole of the ignition bracket into the lower clamp bolt but if you want to toll the rox mount forward you cover up this access.
    Thought someone might have a plate they made of the equivalent.
    Thanks.
  13. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    I can echo these thoughts. Its doesnt mount things nearly as secure as other racks i have seen, but it is a great value and works well for when you need to strap something to the back. I like it as a grab handle too!
  14. Naq

    Naq Kitsune

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    I relocated mine to the top right fork clamp and tucked the key barrel under the right side of the cowl using the stock bracket. It's not perfect, but looks and works fine for me.

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  15. rlkefauver

    rlkefauver kefakruiser

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    I googled DRZ sprockets and found a supplier. Went to their sight and searched DRZ400E sprockets and bought a 12 tooth and a 15 tooth. Currently have a 14T on the bike. Has anyone ever ran a 12T? Sounds like a trials sprocket and I don't want to damage chain, sprocket, etc. Will it fit the stock chain?

    I guess it only takes 10-15 minutes to put it on and take it for a spin. I have read 700 pages of this D@*N thread and haven't seen anyone who had tried a 12T...
  16. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    I believe the filter O-ring is a 13mm Inside Diameter, and yes you do need it!
  17. wild0

    wild0 Rubber duck

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    Why do you need a 12t :huh

    At a guess it will probably chew out the swing arm before it buggers the chain.
  18. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    is that a jdm drz400s tail light?
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    if not what do they look like?
  19. toadl

    toadl Been here awhile

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    Here is a link with more information. Dr. Plane was right they are CBR F2 wheels. I have to give him credit for getting me started on this project. The Hub is off of a CB450.
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/954952-cbr-rims-on-an-drz400s/
  20. sadexcuse4s10

    sadexcuse4s10 Been here awhile

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    I've got a stupid type question for you guys. Been cruising my drz for about 1k miles now, that puts her at just over the 11k mark, 2006 S model.

    Thing runs awesome, and looks brand new. I got it off my little bro. I checked the oil the other day, seems a hair less than 1/2 qt. low at the stick, so I added 1/2 quart of 5w-30. I noticed there's oil on my garage floor now, bottom of the frame, and around the shifter and sprocket. It also has slung oil onto my tire and I had a nice fishtail making a turn on slab.

    I figure it's leaking from the CS seal, but I'm also figuring that I just need to drain the oil and fill it all back up with rotella 15w-40. I know that's what my xrl uses, but it's air cooled, I was too stupid to read up and see what the recommended oil for the bike it, and figure the thin oil might just be slipping past the seal. Either that or the seal itself just magically started leaking about the time i added oil to the bike.








    I do know there's a problem with the mild steel spacer on the countershaft/seal that can be changed out for a stainless unit, but I kind of doubt it would happen the moment I put some 5w30 oil in the frame.

    thoughts?