Drz400 Thread

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

  1. ADVbuba

    ADVbuba Adventurer

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    Hello everyone. I can not find anywhere in this forum processing or remake sm to enduro for drz400sm so it is best to ask you. I'd like to buy a drz400sm and remake it in the enduro so I used it for off road. Is this problem and how much it would cost to do that? If anyone has experience with this it would be ok to show me a picture or something ... :earThank you :wave
  2. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I think u need to replace wheels/tires and gas tank so u don't bend it (and for weight issues). Replace muffler if necessary while rejetting ur carb (off-rd mufflers are lighter), Your bill in US $$$ might be close to $1200. There's a lot of cheap deals u can get on ebay regarding rims & tires. U might wanna consider flikering with front /rear suspensions regarding the sag. Suspension on off-rd bikes are set up differently then sm/rd bike.
    Good luck.
  3. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    All you would have to do is buy some 17" knobby tires.

    I have seen some bikes with that set up. Kind of reminds you of the Yamaha TW200.

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  4. 150ron

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    The SM drz with the dirt tires up front and back looks awesome imo.
  5. JustGreg

    JustGreg Fast as Molasses

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    Im trying to talk my wife into one instead of another TW. She had a TW a couple of years ago and loved it except for the lack of power on the pavement.
  6. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Does anyone know what this extra white plug on the back of the S/SM speedo goes too?

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  7. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    My Clymer Manual shows it but not connected to anything. I guess they had extras and wanted to use them up.
  8. stooy

    stooy Been here awhile

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    G'day All,

    I have a 2009 DRZ400SM with 25,000kms on the clock.

    At the weekend while riding it I noticed some oil smoke when I back off then get back on the throttle, it wasn't much but more than I am used to. It still goes and revs as hard as ever.

    The bike has had a pretty hard life (lots of high speed and heavy throttle work), but is always serviced and maintained.

    I have read that some people have trouble with the crank case breather, what is the specific problem and what is the solution?

    Thoughts and comments would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Stewart
  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Flux capacitor. :evil

  10. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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  11. Bad Daddy

    Bad Daddy Been here awhile

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    I thought it was for the UK models, and it is a KM/hr to MPH Toggle. Doesn't show in the service manual, but its there in my owners manual... UK also has the flash to pass switch on the left hand electrical switch block, too.



  12. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Local sheriffs dept DRZ'S

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    Added some handlebar risers today, much better when i stand up now.

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  13. Greg MacD

    Greg MacD Been here awhile

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    I did a quick search and did not find what I was looking for....So here we go!

    What is the range of a DRZ with a 3.9 gal Clarke tank? I just installed one on the bike on Friday, went for a ride today, 130 miles and the tank is about 1/2 full, I am estimating about 150-180 miles on a tank full of gas....sound about right?

    Also how do you get the gas out of the right side of the tank to the pickup on the left side as the bottom of the sump is lower than the frame rail?

    Thanks, Mac
  14. Greg MacD

    Greg MacD Been here awhile

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    Thanks, there are a few mods done to the bike, there is the 3X3, re-jet, Yosi pipe, and stock gear ratio, I ride moderate, I can get a little happy with the throttle (easy to do on a DRZ) but to the most part I ride "sane" :D
  15. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Does anybody know if a 2.75-21 will fit fine on the front drz rim? or do i have to get the 3.00-21?

    id rather get the 2.75-21 if possible.
  16. SKINZ

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  17. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    I bought a SM that came with the enduro wheels as well as SM wheels. If I had it to do over I would buy the S. As mentioned above the USD forks aren't as good. But I've pounded them offroad and they seem fine to me. I ended up replacing the rear sprocket with a 46. Stock S is 14-47. I have 13-46. If you want to get rid of the large SM rotor you have to buy a new carrier I think. It's not cheap. I kind of like the look of the offroad tires on the stock SM rims- the TW lookalike. You can buy Continentals TKCs from procycle in Oregon. You will still need to regear it, but that's a $40 fix. The sidestand on the SM is also shorter than the S, so when you put the taller wheels and enduro tires on the bike really leans over. I find myself looking for rocks a lot. In the garage I put it on a brick. I should just buy a used S sidestand ($20). I think you can reprogram the speedo to adjust for the taller tires, but I've never figured it out. Some on here recommend a Vapor. Another $100 plus fix. All the rest of the farkles go right on, like the Clarke tank, moto-billet rack, skidplate. All in all, I don't think it's worth it. Get the S or an E.
  18. ADVbuba

    ADVbuba Adventurer

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    Ok. Thanx. I will see.
  19. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    That's od, when I put that part number of 37820-36E00 into other sites like CheapCycleParts and Bike Bandit it comes up as the engine kill switch.
  20. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I just tip the bike to the left and shake it to get gas in that lobe of the tank. As for gas consumption it is of course dependent on wrist position. In general running forest roads at an average speed of about 25-30 mph mixed with some tarmac travel I get in the 52-55 mpg ranged on my bike. Of course I have also gone as far as 220 miles on a tank (including reserve) and as little as 170 miles when on tarmac for extended periods. My bike has the three by three mod, stock carb, stock exhaust and has been re-jetted.