Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Is there anything to be gained taking out my ACCT for inspection on my 04 DRZ S? I suspect it is why my engine is getting noisier all the time. Anyone experienced a failure on mid 2000's models?
  2. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Did he ever make the tool tube thingy for the DRZ?

    I know he has one for the DR650 on his site, but I don't see one for the DRZ yet.
  3. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    Yes,I've got one.
  4. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    The acct probably hasn't failed, the cam chain is likely stretched.

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  5. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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  6. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Yup, thats one on a DR650 and a DR650 one attached to rack thats attached to a DRZ.

    But I dont see one that direct bolts on to the DRZ.

    princess jamaica, you have one that bolts up direct to the DRZ frame?
  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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  8. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Alright, that's a reasonable guess too, so is there a service limit on the cam chain? There's more detail in my post 2 days back.

    how do you remove and install a new cam chain? I understand the valve shimming process in theory, so is it a matter of dangling the chain down till its on the bottom gear, then looping it around the cams or do you have to tear down further?

    I've never been in there myself, but I think I'll attempt it one of these weekends.... It's just getting too noisy! I'll try and post a vid of the metallic sound I hear....
  9. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Its been a long time since I have replaced mine. You can check it by setting the motor at tdc and removing the bolt in the back of the acct and then remove the acct from the head. Inspect how far out the plunger is. If its all the way out the can chain is stretched.

    If I recall when I replaced mi e I had to remove the clutch basket and the crank gear. You have to be very carefully when putting the clutch basket back on cause of the plastic oil pump gear. If the gears aren't lined up and you tighten everything up it'll damage the oil pump gear and starve the engine for oil. I remember the job east hard and it only took me an hour or so but I'm also a mechanic for a living.

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  10. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Go with the DR. 6 speed and better low end power. It will wheeze more on the street, but will get you there just fine.
  11. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    Mine is an E,and I haven't taken the time yet to fool with it.I believe it is set up for the sub frame bikes.
  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    can't tell from your pic...

    is the water pump exposed as much as that oil line is ?

    id rather punch the case with the shifter (bike dropped and stopped) than take a rock to the oil line or water pump at speed.
  13. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don't possess computer skills let alone the tools, capabilities, or desire to make something and would rather just buy it and spend their time doing something else. Don't confuse me with one of those. :D
  14. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  15. Viper210

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    Looks like a big ass shovel. I went with a more conour skid plate by Hyde Racing.
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  16. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    After watching my wife tear off two skid plates from her lowered bike I will stick with shovel like. :D I am not a big fan of the plastic/carbon fiber items, or stuff which has racing in it as its "usually" not built with longevity in mind. Just my personal preference though and your results and experience may vary.
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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    They might. After seeing a guy I ride with rant about how great his carbon fiber cover was on his expansion chamber and then run it into a tree and put a huge dent in it without the cover looking like anything happened...I will just stick to tried and true. Please don't get me wrong I have looked at and contemplated the Hyde stuff before but I concluded that I would only use it for wear resistance or areas that have a strong backing.
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I was the same, at the end of the day it was the torque of the DRZ400E over WR250R and also I intended to do a bit more road commuting. I love being able to just sit back and pull the throttle for the power and not have to work the engine. The WR has power but you have to work the engine. I also loved the "tractor" ability of the DRZ, it's just like a low reving tractor up hills. I really wish I had the WR suspension though
  20. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Cheers all!

    I sold my KTM and get to use my friends DRZ until I buy a bike.

    Beeing a bit spoilt by the austrian I'm trying to set up the DRZ to my riding style so I've got a couple of questions for you and would appreciate some help....

    We have put a FCR 39 and an open exhaust can, bike pulls much much better but it leaks gas on the overflow....I suppose the float height needs to be adjusted; do you know, from the top of the head what is the float height for the FCR39, I think I've read somewhere it's 9 mm.


    Front brake.....is there something to do with stock front brake setup to get more feel or is it just up to the quality of the pads? Wouldn't like to go aftermarket cause it get's expensive quickly so I'm looking for a cheap fix/trick/something.

    The lack of feel on the front brake could be up to the front suspension, I'm 97 kg with gear, stock forks, preload set at 1 groove from top, compression damping set at 4 clicks out from hardest setting.....tips/advice....would also like to stay stock.....

    And the last issue; how much is it possible to rise the bars without stretching the cables too much? Also, what aftermarket bar would you recommend?

    Thanks!

    M.