Drz400 Thread

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

  1. ZukiNoomin

    ZukiNoomin The Dude abides

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    Not the best, it's a non-searchable pdf, but it is a free DRZ Service Manual
    Check the name on the 4shared account, it should be: "Zukinoomin on ADVRider" PM me with any questions.
  2. Fictitious

    Fictitious Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    I have noticed recently that my 2005 DRZ-400S is using oil lately. Something to the tune of 250ml (0.26 quarts) for only about 200 km (124 miles) of riding. The bike doesn't blow any smoke at all (nothing on cold start up or reving) and it leaves no puddles on the garage floor. So... where exactly is the oil going? The bike only has 18000kms (11185 miles). I have owned it for 10000 of those kilometers and I've been changing the oil at the about 3000km intervals. Using 10w40 (doesn't really get very hot around here) motorcycle specific oil (non-synth).

    Any help you guys could offer me would be very much appreciated.
  3. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    OK, this Super Tenere has sparked my interest! The accessories are quite pricey though at nearly 1 grand for the Yamaha panniers, $500 crash cage, skid plate, decent tires, etc...

    Edit.....!!!! Add exhaust and fuel tuner with a tall windshield.

    However it still looks like a value compared to the other mfr offerings in this class.
  4. jimmy2020

    jimmy2020 limpiador de ventanas

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    on a 2003 klx400sr. it has the mikuni 36 carb currently. do you think a mikuni carb off a 2007 drz400sm will bolt on without any adapters? i see one for sale on thumpertalk.
  5. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Shorai is Lithium IRON, not Lithium Ion.

    There are significance differences between these two "Lithium" technologies worthy of consideration.

    • Lithium IRON is non toxic and can be disposed of in a landfill,
    • Lithium IRON doesn't have tendencies to overheat and catch fire like Lithium ION does. (even Lead Acid out-gasses Hydrogen and is prone to catch fire)

    The other poster with the desire to avoid Lithium batteries may not want to lump all "Lithium" batteries together until they have learned a little more about Lithium Iron.

    Ballistic and Shorai are Lithium IRON batteries.
  6. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    The real issue for me and any Lithium battery is that to be quite honest regular batteries work just fine for me and lithium is not quite where I want it to be as far as robustness, reliability, safety, and compatibility with my charging system. I work with a wide range of Lithium batteries in my daily job and we have problems regularly. These are all the common types built into custom applications so I am quite familiar with the market place. I regularly put them on shake tables and run them through a wide range of temperatures and I see very clearly what they are capable of and not capable of first hand. Honestly to each their own...I don't have a battery problem which I need a lithium battery to solve.
  7. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    I learn something new everyday :freaky
    LUNI, I just searched and the bike I was thinking of was the 660 Tenere that was not available here in the states.I mistook the 1200 for that bike, regardless I am diggin the 1200 version cuz I am a big feller anyway.
  8. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    I have been curious when the LiFe manufacturers will be able to build the appropriate charging system into the battery and better manage the charging output from most motor vehicles. Having a separate charging plug is a good first step. I guess it is challenging to put regulation between the cells and the load, and motor vehicles share those terminals for both duties.

    It probably won't be long before we see these technologies with built-in smart chargers and circuitry that prevents incoming current from reaching the cells without passing through this circuitry. It is a new game with a lot of promise, considering the energy/weight ratio, and should have enough demand from the automotive market to stimulate development.

    I would be curious to know what sort of issues you have discovered with batteries that share the cell design used in Ballistic or Shorai batteries, particularly in regard to the testing method and battery longevity in this application.

    For now I am pleased with my 4-cell Ballistic on the DRZ. the weight reduction up high and to the rear is something that makes a difference I can feel when riding. That alone was enough reason for me to go with this battery.

    It appears to be a neat, completely sealed package and I would like to know if there are know issues from testing that indicate any possibility of a high failure rate due to exposure to the type of vibrations found on a dirt bike. This is the sort of issue that Lead Acid batteries had (prior to using mats to prevent shorting between plates), and is what had me looking for alternatives due to the short life that lead acid offers.
  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    You are clearly a DRZ hater.

    :ban





    :hide
  10. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    I put on a JT steel (weights 555 grams) 41 rear sprocket today, cut off 2 links off the early brought 112 non-o ring chain. now 14/41 110 links runs right at middle of the chain tensioner :clap

    70mph 's buzzy rpm now only comes on till 80mph, curise extremely happy at 75mph. 95mph max at about 9000rpm. each gear shifts much more smoothly now on road :clap it seems still have plenty torque left offroad



    the fire road is still short to tell :1drink
  11. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    I wouldn't like 14/41 off road on anything other than fire roads. The 15/47 setup I have is on the tall side for off road work and its 7% lower than 14/41.
  12. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Been here awhile

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    I'm new to DS riding, though I've done some miles on my DRZ on the roads.

    I'm trying to prepare for roadside repairs, and need to know this:

    Can I carry one spare tube only, sized for the front, and use it on the rear temporarily?

    Is that what most folks do?

    Thanks!
  13. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yeah, no problem
  14. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    That's what I do.
  15. Naq

    Naq Kitsune

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    Carry a good small patch kit as well and know how to use it. Getting 2 flats on the same ride is a distinct possibility. DAMHIK :D
  16. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    It's just so heavy and slow and uncomfortable and old and it's the wrong color. I'd rather have something flimsy with weekly maintenance and new(untested) technology that I can only get dealer serviced, and if it came in orange or blue and white I'd be ecstatic. I hated it enough to commute to work on it every day before the sun came up year round just to make it suffer. An oil seal went out and I didn't notice and rode 10 miles with no oil just trying to kill it but it's stubborn. It has the audacity to ask for oil changes like Oliver. It never burns oil or leaks so why would it need an oil change?

    You're right, I should just trade it in on something that won't make a weekend trip without hitting a maintenance interval that'll leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere. Or I'll give the ol' girl a wash, some new sprockets, a clean chain, fresh oil, a clean filter, and do a few laps around the local trails so she feels appreciated.
  17. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    Hey, check it out all the gearing options you may have, don't jump to conclusion just yet. it would make you to become a drz hater :D

    http://www.gearingcommander.com/


    I think I maybe in love again :lol3
  18. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    from Thumper to Beamer :rofl
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    it would run 100mph if I want it too :D
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  19. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Interesting that you settled on the 14/41.

    It just happens to work out almost identical to the stock DRZ-S 15/44.
  20. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    you also need mr horsepower to push it highter than 9000rpm, the rpm itself eat up all the hp, so no more left over torque and beyond :D turbo is the only way to go :norton