Drz400 Thread

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

  1. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    Its a street legal dirt bike. Its not going to be very comfortable for long highway stints, no matter what you do to it. If you go into it with that mentality all will be well. Don't expect it to ride like a street bike.
  2. Itgetsnobetter

    Itgetsnobetter Adventurer

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    Hello to you fonts of knowledge, I am fitting the Showa forks to the K, in what is going to be the ultimate compromise of on road / off road :rofland I am having either a new stem made up, or use the DRZ stem and some spacers.
    Which way does the stem press out of the DRZ bottom yoke ? I have drilled and drifted out the roll pin, and given it a little workout on the press, but it won't move. I didn't want to use too much force, until I got a second opinion.
    Thanks in advance.
    Mike
  3. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Has anyone ever experienced ACCT failure in a post '02 DRZ? om my 04 S, (37,000 kms) I'm getting a rather.....Metallic sound out of the right side, And I think it might be the cam chain..... last time I had it in the shop at 28,000 kms, the valves were in spec, and though one was close to the limit, they didn't re-shim. Is the ACCT a good guess?

    Yep, it's getting noisier, and when starting on a cold day, I hear the odd knock if the rpm's drop off from being cold......I still have lots of power, and don't seem to be burning too much oil these days, unlike the summer, where I went through about a cup a week....

    I only really hear the metallic sound at a low to mid level rpm, but it's just noisier over all.

    I understand our bikes are loud, but man!
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I'm gonner make the Aussie version of that.
  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I'm not sure I'd be comfortable putting forks designed for a 300-lb dirt bike on a 525-lb road bike. But good luck regardless, and post up some picts of this interesting mod.

    - Mark
  6. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Put up some pics, id like to see the aussie version :D

    15'' high
    12 1/2 '' length (between rear and front wheel)
    9'' wide (between skid plate)
  7. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    Just purchased new to me DRZ. Already went riding and change color a little!!!! :rofl
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    And one picture with different color!!!
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    Thanks to Fearless Leader Canuman for letting me ride his DRZ and making me sick to get one!!!!
    And this is a list of upgrades
    Upgrade List...

    Pro-Taper SE Mid-ATV Bars
    Pro-Grip 714s
    Sisnero's Speedworks Manual Fan Override Switch
    Tusk Hand Guards
    Metzler Enduro 3 Sahara Tires
    Trail-Tech Vapor
    New White front and rear fenders and radiator shrouds
    Thumper Talk Case Armor
    Tonn's Racing Skid Plate
    Moose Racing Rear Rack
    Seat Concepts, std. height, std. foam seat with gripper top
    Clarke 3.9 gal Tank
    Yamaha Manual Petcock
    JD Jet Kit installed
    3x3 Mod
    Free Power Mod
    Removed Clutch and Kickstand Switch
    Thumper Talk Manual Cam Chain Tensioner
    Unabiker Radiator Guards
    Racetech Springs Rront and Rear
    ADVMonster Volt Meter
    Battery Tender Pigtail.

    Nice!!!! Great success..... (Boarat)
  8. Bob Q

    Bob Q Been here awhile

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    I have a ims in great shape I am not using, pm me if interested
  9. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Nice bike and pics atlas! what front bumper is that?
  10. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Were you riding anywhere near Brooklyn in these pics?

    Tipsy
  11. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    Looks like maybe a factory SM fender.
  12. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    This is near Chicago. Very good place .
  13. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    This is no name aftermarket kit. If you need where it came from I can find out.
  14. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    AtlasExp, it's good to see you lofting the new ride over logs and getting some air! Hope to meet and ride with you when you come up to Canuman's Palace of the People.:thumb
  15. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    Fanny! I am on the phone with him!!!! I am coming to get one rear rack from you!!!!:freaky
  16. Avi8tor

    Avi8tor ADV Poser

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    It's from Forrest at Wheeling Cycle Supply. I think both fenders are UFO or something.
  17. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I've been called an ass, but never a fanny! :lol3 I have one with your name on it!
  18. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Lets make a long story short, im doing 65+mph, 2 lane highway speed limit is 65 me thinks, i see a bike on my left coming at me fast, assuming its a harley, it passes me on the left pretty fast, HOLY SHIT, its a VESPA!!! WTF??? i pin it :D
    catch up to him at about 75ish, he pins it too and we are now both doing 80 :evil good times, im waiting for him to go faster, hes stuck at low 80's, i pin it and leave him in the background, got to about 95 and started slowing down.

    I wait for him at the stop sign, we chat for a few minutes right then and there, cool dude, its a VESPA 300 GTS SUPER, air cooled with a top speed of 80+ mph, i know he was doing 80+ cause i was right there with him, ive never been so impressed with a vespa before, both looks and performance, and he tells me they make exhaust systems and other performance parts to make it go even harder, that thing has balls and looks the business for sure!!

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  19. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  20. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    I met Charlie(the owner of WELD 86)as he and a friend were travelling through N.M. a few months ago.Nice guy,and a great product.Easy install and excellent workmanship.He also has a tool tube set up that is just as sweet.:clapI'm new to the DRZ world and loving it.