Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    If you do cover the radiators, one of these might keep your mind at ease: (Copied from the Trailtech website)

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    • Engine, water, or air temperature
    • Sensor options for all standard radiator hoses, oil lines and spark plugs
    • User selectable display: 30-500°F or 0-260°C
    • Measures current and maximum temperature, resettable
    • Spinning-arrow activity icon
    • Flashing dot indicates 6 second sample rate
    • Spinning-arrow activity icon
    • Peel-n-Stick or Bolt-on
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  2. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Cam chain tensioner was upgraded in 2003

    Buy a manual CCT or one from a 2003 and up.

    Suspension was upgraded in 2002 as mentioned.

    There are also torque value changes but other than that it's been the "Bold New Graphics" :lol3

    Make sure you go on Thumpertalk to learn all of the tricks on a DRZ. Main thing is to check that front sprocket nut. These must be installed with red loctite or they come loose. Then the oil seal behind them will weep.
  3. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    I did Israelite last summer with Dennis. Great trip, but I have to save my Annual Leave for the Anne Beadell Hwy in June. PM me if you need the Bremer info.
    Good luck with the springs
    Cheers
    Rob
  4. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    Your problem is carb icing. You are running a BSR.

    You need item 63and 64

    https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/oe...anufacturer=6&category=5&year=2004&model=5310

    Well known problem with the S in those conditions. Some countries the parts are stock (delivered installed). When I lived in Abbotsford it was a real problem. I never did do the fix though as I moved after the second winter.

    I don't recommend covering the rads. It helps but it doesn't actually fix the problem. The vapour is nice but again you aren't really fixing the problem. If you go to TT thee are several threads on it from 5-6 years ago. Last I checked the parts were <$100
  5. WindBlast

    WindBlast Cunning Linguist

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    I am using my drz more and my sprint less and less on our norcal mountain roads. Anyone recommend a lighting upgrade? The stocker is barely usable on the twisty roads at night.
  6. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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  7. OC

    OC Been here awhile

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  8. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Thanks I appreciate the info!
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  9. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    Do yourself a favor and get an HID headlight,cheapest and best solution.

    You WILL have to adjust your headlight down a bit and split the rubber gasket to seal the bulb against the housing again to keep the water out but it's eazy peezy.

    The high beam gives you a bright wide beam that is easily 3x brighter than stock and he low beam is deeper in throw and really picks up road irregularities without blinding oncoming drivers.

    Ron W.
  10. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the Motion Pro Fork Tube Micro Bleeder for expelling air pressure will fit on the DRZS forks. It's not listed. Maybe you know one that does?
  11. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    A route report video for Adventure Guide on a DRZ400

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RIDOMxKrHL4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  12. SuchesRider

    SuchesRider Just Do It!

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    I have an 08 DRZ400S and I am having an issue with removing/installing the stock tank. The stock tank has a non vacuum petcock, there is a corbin seat, and I upgraded the carb to a FCR39MX. It is just about (if not) impossible to remove the tank and then reinstall it without removing the petcock first. The fit is just too tight. Have any of you guys had this experience? If so, what did you do? Thanks. SuchesRider
  13. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Well, its the weekend, so i hit the trails, love being out and about.

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  14. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    60 degrees, everything melting. Great January riding day in Ohio.
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  15. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    We've got a high here in Az of maybe 47 degrees today. What was the temp? Also, do you want us to take up a collection for a bucket, sponge and soap to get your bike washed? JK :rofl

    Thanks for the nice pic :clap
  16. OC

    OC Been here awhile

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    There are a couple of common thread pitches for bleeders. I think I know the size, but I am not absolutely certain. The easiest is to remove one of the screws and measure across several threads with a metric steel rule.
    I didn't even do that when ordering. I've got Zeta bleeders ordered from Wheeling. I told them exactly which fork and they sent me the right part.
  17. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    You know what!!! that is it!! F you guys, ive had enough :flip

    Im washing my bike now :D

    It was cold out, temps were around the high 40's i think.
  18. OC

    OC Been here awhile

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    You too? :lol3
  19. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I am going for a ride tomorrow to Winckenburg Via BuckHorn wash rd da highest in Winken. will be 43 deg. :vardy,bundle up & let's ride [​IMG] . This ride is mostly washes & deep sand crossing [​IMG] . Trakmaster II here i come [​IMG] ...
  20. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    I really liked the trackmasters on my DRZ, but burned through them so quickly with a bit of pavement and a lot of rocks. I'm running a much less aggressive tire now, and just suffering a lot in the washes and the skate-y singletrack. It's some kind of shinko dual purpose tire that looks like the one in 150Ron's picture a few posts back http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20468205&postcount=17547. Seems to hold up pretty well, and is darn cheap, so more likely to get replaced when worn. Have a good ride, and bundle up!

    Psycho