Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    With no oil pressure gauge or warning light is there something an owner can put together to keep an eye on the oil getting to the head/cams?

    oil pressure at the cams and voltage at the battery are two pieces of information I would really like to see on the dash.
  2. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    you can get an aftermarket volt meter, as far as oil pressure in the head...
  3. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Oil pressure might be tough, but I rigged an oil temp sensor just to have some peace of mind. Trailtech sells a water temp sensor with M6x1.0 threading that is a perfect fit for the oil check bolt at the bottom of the case below the filter; I routed this to my Vapor so I can set my own temperature points. Then I just routed the stock water temp sensor to an idiot light.

    Focallength, as mentioned by ifixfords, the cam wasn't the problem, loss of oil was. Either through a (massive?) leak, excessive burning, or pump failure. Need to find and fix that first.
  4. See-Three

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  5. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    oh I will, I am most likely going to have to do a complete rebuild top and bottom end. Ill check everything along the way, oil pump, water pump, bearings, thermostat...

    I would have noticed a leak that big, if the pump failed then oil would have still been in the engine. Some how it got burnt up...
  6. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Losing 2 quarts of oil surely had to result in excessive smoking while running or one big puddle somewhere.....Its not gonna disappear. Unless someone drained it for you without your knowledge. Is the oil catch can still in place?
  7. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Drained the frame too, right? Check to make sure the screen isn't clogged and preventing oil from draining back down to the case.
  8. WayneJ

    WayneJ City Slicker

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    Nobody else is stating the obvious, so I will. :D

    There is no major oil leak from the engine.

    There was no massive smoke cloud behind you while riding it, so the oil didn't some how get burned up. :rolleyes

    Unless someone else drained the oil when you were not looking, you probably didn't put the 2qts of oil in it you think you did. :twitch
  9. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    I gotta have me one!! Goin down to talk to the local Zuki dealer. Pre-Order mine! :D

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  10. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    Also check the screen in the crankcase.
  11. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    Actually it was 1700 ml, not quite 2L every 9th oil change is free.
  12. JustGreg

    JustGreg Fast as Molasses

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    Does your sister possess the knowledge/ability to drain the oil out of your DRZ?
  13. Brakelate

    Brakelate Supermoto Adventurer

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    While out playing with my GoPro's at Willow Springs Kart Track, I high sided and knocked myself unconscious.

    Despite walking, talking and answering questions from medical aid, I have no recollection of the crash or anything from just prior to the event, until about half way to hospital.

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  14. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    that appears to be right off the oil pump, good information but I am also interested in what pressure is available to the cams.
    Anyone know the size/threads for the galley and what sensor might fit?
    Thanks
  15. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    The oil drain bolt directly under the oil filter housing is a test port for an oil pressure gauge. Remove that bolt and get a sending unit that fits in that galley, and you have a accurate oil pressure gauge sending unit.
  16. Muddler

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    My handlebars are CR bend fat bars, with a small rise in the adapters. I had to re-route the cables to get them to work, so I don't reckon I would be able to get much more rise. I'm 6'3" and still feel a bit too bent over when standing. Looking at the foot pegs, there is heaps of room to lower them without protruding below the bashplate. I reckon I could get 30-40mm easy, with the added benefit of lowering my overall CoG. Im thinking i would cut the pin from the peg and weld the pin higher with a vertical piece of flat steel. Anyone done this? Would it work or am I talking bollocks?
  17. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Anyone use the SDG HI seat? How would you rate it for comfort on longer rides? I notice on rocky mountain this complete seat is cheaper then a seat concepts replacement cover.
  18. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Check here http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/cgi-bin/public.cgi for footpegs. They have "high", "mid" and "low" sets that may work for you, .

    I really love my Seat Concepts seat, allthough the "gripper" top is really grippy! I got the "add 1 inch" height as I too am 6' 3" and it's good addition.
  19. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip. They don't seem to list a low peg for the DRZ, though they do for the RMZ. I wonder if they are interchangeable
  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    OK, I just bought a new (to me) 2011 DRZ400S. I'm putting several new farkles on it and have a question. Putting new handle bars on I am replacing the grips (obviously) and I can not get the throttle side grip off. I have cut, pulled and done almost everything necessary to remove a grip, but it won't budge. Both ends a hard and I can't even get a small blade between the grip and throttle tube on the bar end.

    Is the throttle side grip permanently fused to the throttle tube from the factory?

    Do I need to buy a new throttle tube just to replace the grip?

    Thanks for the help..........................