Drz400 Thread

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

  1. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    While sorting thru my old MX Action mags I found the article from where BBR motorsports built a MX DRZ 400 with a Yoshimura engine. Its in the link below at year 2000 and they called it a RM 400. Its the bottom bike on the cover of the mag beside the year 2000.

    http://www.bbrmotorsports.com/Company/History/HistoryText.htm
  2. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    So I recently picked up my DRZ and am in need of a shop manual....any recommendations?
  3. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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  4. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    Google is your friend. I wish I could remember where I got mine, but managed to find Service manuals and Maintenance manuals for both my DRZ 400 and KLX 650c. They are out there. (for free)
  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Thanks for the feedback, I had already Googled it but wanted make sure I got a good one based on others experience.
  6. Mike_drz

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    pdf is for fastest way to get the job done, book(manual) is for tea time enjoyment :lol3
  7. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    I have both...figure out a way for me to upload....and I will. Yahoo mail wont allow it. (too big of a file)
  8. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    DRZ recently got a new stable mate. It can handle touring, dirt roads, luggage, and passengers. Basically it's saving my DRZ from an unfortunate identity crisis.

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    See the family resemblance?

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    Now the DRZ will get stripped back down for more of a short rally/open woods bike. It will never be light and agile but it'll damn sure eat up anything more than tight single track. I'm thinking lose the bags, regear down to 14/44 or 14/47, and go from there.
  9. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    Dibs on the rack and bags....:evil
  10. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    Never considered parting it out but I suppose that could cover some of the list of stuff I'm looking at... I'll sleep on it.
  11. Mike_drz

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    14/44 = 0.3181818...., 14/47 = 0.297872..... , 0.318 : 0.298 = 1.067..... assume you run 70mph at xxxx rpm, now the same xxxx rpm you run would be 1.067 x 70mph = 74.6979... mph, 1.067 increasement in leverage too ;) (classic science of lever)
  12. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    more torque is required, can your engine feed that before stall? :evil 44 rear sprocket is quite safe, I go for a 41. will put it on today to find out :freaky
  13. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    Well considering I'm at 15/44 now, lower top end, with more torque is the general idea...
  14. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Luni , I am looking forward to hear feedback on the Super Tenere!!

    I had not realized that this bike made it to the States yet! :ear
  15. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Well I took the new to me DRZ out in the woods today and had a hell of a time! I need to get the battery issue resolved and need to set the suspension up for me but overall I am very happy. :D Might have to go out next weekend as well. :evil
  16. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Use something like Dropbox and put the link up don't forget to make the folder accessible to all :lol3
  17. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    I hadn't realized people were anxiously awaiting it's arrival for the last 4 YEARS(!). I was looking around for a bigger adventure tourer. Yes, I could do a couple hundred miles a day on a DRZ, yes I could carry a passenger, yes I could load up luggage, but I didn't actually LIKE doing any of those things on the DRZ and that was the problem. I read every review on the Tiger 800 XC and the F800, I briefly skimmed the 1200cc's saw the price tags and forgot about them, then I looked at the 2012 Suzukis, looked at the new Wee and the new Vee and the new Vee led me back to the ST which was "too big" when I was looking at 800s initially. I came to the conclusion that the 800s were trying to be more dirt bikes than road bikes and, in my opinion, wouldn't really do either particularly well and I already have a good dirt bike/bad street bike, what I really needed was a good street bike/bad dirt bike. After doing a little homework, I determined that I was getting a great street bike and a fairly competent dirt bike. After owning it for a week with 500 miles of commuting, a little dirt road, and a day trip it definitely fits the bill and after I set it up for me it'll be exactly what I was looking for.

    In my opinion, it's a perfect compliment for the DRZ.
  18. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Well I had remembered that there was a petition here on ADV in regards to the Super Tenere not being available here in the states which is probably why I thought this bike hadnt been available currently. Maybe it was another bike that I was thinking of but regardless I appreciate the feedback, and glad you are enjoying a new bike. Congrats!

    Are the Kenda Big Block tires available for the Super Tenere and a high mount front fender?
  19. dasvis

    dasvis Been here awhile

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    If you don't mind me asking, how much was it out the door?
  20. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I arrived to the same conclusion and have the same bikes :clap:

    DRZ-E: I'm doing enduro and many KTM and WR riders are surprised that they can't leave me behind despite having that "old fashion" bike. :evil

    DRZ- raid: with little modifications my E transforms in a very capable light adventure bike for hard off road trips (Morocco for example). :thumb

    Yamaha Super Tenere 1200: the perfect big trail bike. I can do all sorts of trips on and off road.

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    You can be surprise how good is in off road as well. Look at this videos if you whant an example:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Tenerextz660?feature=mhee