Drz400 Thread

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

  1. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I agree, use the tools you need to do maintenance on your bike, tire change, and so on and those are the ones to carry. As in the kit above it's not really a lot, just the basics.
  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Mines pretty close to that, add a leatherman and a tube valve remover, cable ties and tape

    What's the copper thing with the wire, a 12v power tester ?, a 12v torch ?,

    Spares
    Add a spare tube, some chain links and joiner, pump, a couple of spare fuses, a couple of pool filter skimmer soxs to cover air filter if its dusty, discard them and fit a new one each day.
  3. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    Santa was good to me and my DRZ. Tonn's skid plate!!! Woohoo:clap:clap
    Also some Dual Sport riding DVDs. Going to get my practice on!

    Hope you all had a merry christmas as well.
  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Because i refuse to sit in Santa's lap:rofl i only got this for now: 48t alum.
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  5. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    12v test light.

    How remiss of me not to mention cable ties & tape. I keep a handful of ties secured to my handlebars- easy to access (really handy doing the Safari)
  6. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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    Updated my tools

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  7. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Sorry, been busy and wanted to get a "proper picture" but this is all I got for now.

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    Header pipe is from an E

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    Spark arester in place, I uncapped it for the Shriners Toy Run, it was obnoxiously loud :lol3

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  8. dag6572

    dag6572 n00b

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    I was out riding the other day and killed my bike. I had just changed my oil so I wanted to get back on it and ride around for a little bit. I was riding on trails and had got pretty far from the house when it just cut off on me. I tried to engine start it and couldn't. When I came to a stop... I hit the start button and she fired right up. I should've headed for home right then but I was somewhere I hadn't been before so I wanted to keep riding. I rode for another 10-15 with no problems... well the temperature did get up to about 250-260 a few times when I had to go slow... so I thought the problem was a fluke. Then it cut off on me again. tried to engine start again and it didn't. As soon as I was stopped it fired right up. The battery was struggling to restart the bike but would eventually get enough juice there to turn it over. Now I am heading for home and the bike is fading fast. It is cutting off more and more frequently, until eventually it dies for good. The weird thing is now when I try to crank it... the battery turns the starter fine... faster and healthier than I have ever heard.

    Here is what I have done for trouble shooting.

    I had the battery checked at an auto parts store and it checked out good.

    I got a new spark plug because the old one was giving me a yellowish orange spark.

    I even sprayed starting fluid in the spark plug hole and nothing.

    I had planned on checking the valve clearances after the last ride since I bought the bike from another guy, who traded it for something else, ect.

    When I opened the magnesium cover... found the exhaust cam retention cover had cracked in half in two places right around the cap screws.

    I am wondering what could have happened to cause this failure and what, if anything, can be done to get this bike back on the trails.

    Also, I see some great pics in these post but the only icon I have to post pics wants a URL. I have pictures of what I am trying to explain that could help.

    Thanks.
  9. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    My first thing would have been checking the oil & water.

    If your cam retainer has loosened off (cracked) has it been enough to adjust your timing= piston and valves met?

    Try a compression test. You may find that it's turning over quickly because there is no compression.
  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    My swimming pool skimmer box filter sock for the DRZ multi day rides. Throw it away at night and fit a new one over the twin air filter. Trick is to make sure it's nice and flat and not creased on filter sealing side and oil it up for good seal. 5 for 6 bucks, worth there weight in gold, I'm even thinking of cable tieing one over the 3 x 3 box opening to stop so much dust getting into the air box.

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  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I like that idea about prefiltering thr 3x3
  12. mtbbker

    mtbbker MtbBiker

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    What also works well is "plastering" Grease on the inside of the air-box, helps that the small dust particles stick to the walls. Clean with an old rag after a ride and plaster again:wink:
  13. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    But how much will that influence the breathing and I think it will :ear
    OK where's the experts on this :wink:
  14. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    From the looks of the mesh, it's way less than 50% open space, so putting it on the 3x3 opening might reduce it to more the equivalent of a 2x2, which is 4sq" vs 9sq"...not good at all. There is enough area when you've got it spread over the entire air filter that it's probably no worse than the air filter itself...not so with the 3x3 opening.

    Cheers,
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    theres no way that filter would restrict the airflow by more than 10% over the 3x3. it certainly hasn't droped power and fuel econmiy is as good as ever adventure riding. IMHO
  16. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    As I was using the DRZ for a commuter, it had luggage racks, tail rack, windshield, rotopax tank etc. After riding in the woods with my buddies and dropping it in the snow and mud six times I made some changes.
    MT-21 tires, stripped off most of the excess junk. Ready to give it a try but we are knee deep in the white stuff and its still coming down.
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  17. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    My query was based on the impression that both the filter and 3x3 would be covered, if only the 3x3 or filter then may not be an issue but both has to have some effect :evil
  18. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Does anyone have the bar end weight hardware that they don't want? I found the weight, but lost the screw and expander stuff in a steep hill get off.
  19. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    I have an '01 E model(new to me).I put on the seat concepts cover as well as the rack they sell.As my bike has no sub frame,does anybody know how much my rack can carry?Thanks.
  20. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    I prefiltered my atv airbox lid with a piece of old cut up air filter and hot glue. I didnt notice any jetting changes required. I will be doing the 3x3 on my DRZ airbox in the near future as well. It really lengthens the air filter life and service intervals.