Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Daithi

    Daithi Destination Unknown.

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    Amazing the amount of info on here, I've just fitted a 4 wire speedo to a three wire loom and was baffled by the missing wire. Just ignore the Gray one.
    The diagram was handy, thanks!
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  2. Leoffensive

    Leoffensive Adventurer

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  3. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    My guess is that the RaceTech calculator fails to take into account differences in rake angle. I think it assumes some "average" rake angle, so that two different bikes that had the same laden weight would get the same fork spring recommendation, even if their rake angles were different.

    Regards,

    Derek
  4. Viper210

    Viper210 Adventurer

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    Installed new blue fork gators and riser.
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  5. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Nice bike, where can i get that TOOL TUBE you have on there? i have seen a few of them, but cant seem to find one.
  6. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Wheeling Cycle Supply.

    Front: http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/4/1416.shtml Not exactly same as OEM, but I think it gives the DRZ a slightly more modern look

    Rear: http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/4/940.shtml Minor tweaking needed, as it's actually an E fender

    They also sell full kits, if you want some spares for stuff you already have: http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/4/939.shtml
  7. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    And now with super comfy seat! Threw the new regulator on it and it fired right up too. Sorted! :clap

    I may have to build one of these for myself now ...

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  8. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    A few pics from todays ride, did 60+ miles of dirt, and hit 96mph on the way home :D 15/44 gearing is great for true 50/50 riding.

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  9. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Whats the best solution for long hours in the saddle: Airhawk or Seat Concepts recover? Appreciate feedback from anyone who has tried both
  10. johnlt

    johnlt Been here awhile

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    Renazco works best for me. Confy for many long days.
  11. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    My new to me 2003 DRZS requires a new seat, as the foam has been hacked down to suit a previous owner, who must have been vertically challenged.
    The instant answer would be to get it re foamed, however there are so many staples and staple holes I don't see it as being a viable option.
    I've been looking on e bay, and don't know if the seats changed between model years, I've seen one or two 2000 DRZ's and later ones, so my question is will an earlier or later saddle fit?

    Thanks for taking the time to look at this.
    Mark.
  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    For my money I love the Seat Concepts seat on my DRZ. Excellent comfort, quality and they support the site. Check Vendors as they usually will offer ADV inmates some sort of discount.
  13. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip.
    On the Renazco, yes I believe they are good, but also pricey from Oz
  14. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    make one out of PVC plumbing pipe, metal strap or hose clamps.
    I have made two. One a 3 inch tube and this one a 4 inch tube. A friend made a 3" x 15" and likes it.
    This 4" x 16" incher holds all the tools I need for trailside repairs and I can easily get my hand and arm into it. I have ridden with it over some very rough terrain without it self destructing. Including a fall or two on the left side.
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  15. catalinafairview

    catalinafairview n00b

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    This is my first post on this forum. I love this place!! Anyways, I recently installed the kick starter on my 2012 DRZ400S. It works great but I now have a problem. My clutch is not working. The clutch lever just flops around and I have to manually push it forward to disengage the clutch. When I pull the lever in all hte way, it does not fully engage the clutch. For example: Kickstand up, put it in gear, attempt to start it up and the bike lunges forward. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
  16. wingam00

    wingam00 Formely AKA Wingam00

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  17. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Well I wasn't all that impressed with the factory Suzuki cargo rack so I started looking for a new one and found this one from Tonns fabrication. http://www.tonnsfabrication.com/drz.html The craftsman ship is nice and the welds attaching the plate are on the bottom to keep a clean appearance. It was a little wide at the front were it bolts to the seat but a few clicks on the ratchet strap and that was fixed. This should give me a good place to strap my dry bag.
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    New rack over the top of the old one, much longer.
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    Top view installed
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    Side view, pretty low profile
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    Stock rack on top of the new one.
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  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Just noticed for first time on your pic, the S model must come with temp indicator, my E doesn't

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  19. 150ron

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    Nice new rack you got there blaster,

    thanks for the heads up on the ABS piping tool tube coarsegoldkid, i do like that smaller square one a bit more tho, but yours looks like it would last longer :D


    Anybody know where i can get a BLUE DRZ400 SM front fender, like this one?

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  20. Starchamp

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