Drz400 Thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    How do you figure out how high and how far forward the bars need to be when riding? When I ride standing up I feel like I am standing up straddling the gas tank and the handlebars and about crotch high. Needless to say i don't feel the most comfortable or confident riding standing up. If my feet were a bit further back and my hands a bit higher I would probably feel better but without spending lots of money on swapping out parts how do you figure out where you should be on the bike?
  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Basic stand riding:
    Shoulder over bars, slightly bend ur body forward, legs fully extended (with occassional knee bend), elbows out or so, shoulders relaxed.
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    Always stand on center foot never on the ball of ur foot.

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    When hitting turns at medium to hi-speed u must lean even further forward to aplly ur weight on da front end so it won't give away, steering bars slightly steered the opposite direction.
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    In sand or soft terrains that is, slightly move ur butt to the backseat hi-throttle it and let the front ent float over, avoinding it from sink in.
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    Hope this was helpfull.
  5. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info....

    At how long do you set the AP squirt time on the DRZ?
  6. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    Thank you, this helps a lot. I think I will have to prop my bike on a stand and and have a helper take some measurements. I may be able to mimic my riding position and a proper comfortable position and see where my equipment should be. Thanks again.

    I didn't want to quote all the pictures over again, but they were really cool pictures too!
  7. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    What's the logic behind this? I must admit to riding on the ball of my foot at times
  8. Gadget678

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    More secure with less effort. Quicker responses to the gear or brake levers.
  9. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Fair enough. I think I tend to slide my feet back so there less exposed to getting hit by sticks etc.
  10. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    If u hit some hoops big enough to get u airborn when u land if ur on the ball of ur foot 2 things can happen,
    1- ur foot can slip away off the peg (u loose control and crash)
    2- giving the weight of ur body (& whatever ur backpackin') ur ankle will strech down gravely. U can injure it or break it.
    A friend of mine is a motocross racer, he borke it that way, he showed me his vid 2 years ago on youtube (i'll try to dig out this vid and post it).
  11. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    So I have a weird noise come from the front end area of the bike which I am not sure about. I thought it was the front wheel bearings so I checked them and one was a little rough so I replaced them but recently I had a friend take the bike for a spin and the noise still seems to be there. It starts at about 10 to 15 MPH and gets louder with speed...my next guess is speedometer related (wheel drive unit, cable, speedo itself). Have you guys ever had a problem with the speedo, cable, or drive unit and if so what were the symptoms and the fixes?
  12. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I suggest u remove da cable completely off the bike and ride it, next check front brake system ( pads, rotor etc...)...
  13. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I thing i justified my point based on long time experience as well as other rider's experiences and that's your best reponse wow tell us ur opinion then "Mr. i know it all" on the other hand forget it we know ur opinion is full of this(...:topes ...) [​IMG]Just keep riding anyway u WANT, like i give a single solitary F*%# if u break ur ankle or not.
    Just try be helpfull .
  14. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    I pulled the wheel tonight and the speedometer drive seems smooth and I pulled the drive cable out of the sheath and it seems to have grease. I guess I will just disconnect the cable and have my buddy come over and test ride it (recovering from a broke foot). I recently replaced pads after a fork seal trashed them but the noise was there before that so changing the pads didn't help or hurt the situation.
  15. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I don't know if it's same part we're talking about here, check the box assy of the speedo (end speedo cable right side of wheel) part # is 54600-29F00 it also contain moving parts that can cause it.
  16. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Yep, we are talking the same part.
  17. 150ron

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    Some fun in the mud

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  18. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the advice
  19. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    I use this one which is also made by a fellow Inmate.
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  20. DR650SEDDY

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