Drz400 Thread

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

  1. bkwags

    bkwags Adventurer

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    I bought a used DRZ last fall and the PO had painted all the plastic black.. I would like to buy some original panels to get the bike looking more original. The plastic does not need to be perfect, but clean and no tears or major holes.

    If I don't find anything by spring I suppose I will be either repainting or buying aftermarket plastic.

    Last if anyone has picture a 2001 DRZ400S you could pass along as a reference that would be appreciated as well.

    Thanks in advance

    PS. This post is in the Gear Thread as well
  2. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    our high way speed limits range from 90 to 110 (55.9234 to 68.3508):wink:

    how would 15/47 work for tight woods and single track? i would imagine there would be some clutch bumping

    thanks
    cok
  3. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    The tighter it gets the more clutch bumping with that, maybe 14
    would be better but hey aren't we back to " I need a six speed tranny" :wink::wink:
  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I use this exact gearing and it works great in every terrains, including single track, tight trails and climping hills. I ride an E model though with keihin carb, rejettet and big muffler. I don't know if this would make any sense considering the E model has more power than an S. For example if i would to install the 440cc kid to my bike than 15/45 could pull pretty strong as well as 15/47 on 400cc motor :dunno i'll let u know when i install the 440cc or 434 cylinder kid in few months:evil...I installed a 48t sproket on one of my tires but i haven't had the chance to try it.
  5. threadkiller

    threadkiller Long timer

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    There WILL be clutch bumping. Your left forearm will get huge. hehe But I use 14/44 for a lot of single track and the bikes does it fine. An option would be to drop a tooth size on your counter sprocket once you get to the trail. 14/47 is ideal for tight woods, IMHO.
  6. MetalHeadT

    MetalHeadT 2000 DRZ400E

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    Nevermind the DRZ400 was apparently stolen. FML
  7. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    haha haha
  8. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    I tried 14/44, then 16/44, and found that the 15/44 works the best for true 50/50 type riding, from climbing hard trails, to doing 95 mph, that gearing (15/44) does both pretty good, great combo imo.
  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    No, not tight stuff. Its so much nicer with 14/47. No slippage, no 'almost' got that section. Just go !

    Works great for gymkhana too
  10. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Same here.....15/44

    I have a 14t front sprocket for woods only.
  11. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    my buddy is concerned about the weight on the bike at highway speeds hes guessing 300lbs, i noticed at the calgary moto show the ktm 690 it has a GVWR sticker i think it was around 700lbs

    i havent been near a dr for years any of you guys seen a GVWR?
  12. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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  13. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Mfr Nameplate on my bike says GVWR is 740lbs...this on a 2006 "S". By the time you add a rack or racks, 4gal tank and a few other bits, you're probably pushing a wet weight of around 320lbs. You've got a 420lb payload capacity, including the rider...that's a lot of crap to hang on a bike that size. I'd say the most I've ever had on mine is 50-60lbs and that would be plenty for weeks of traveling. Of course some people travel don't exactly travel light!
  14. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    thanks for the info. great help
  15. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    You guys have nothing to worry about. Check this out!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784942
  16. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    This is probably futile, but here is yet another noisy DRZ video...... This noise has gotten slowly worse this year, and its having more and more trouble in the cold......04 400S, 36000kms, read the description in the vid for more detail. I'm guessing the noise is a stretched timing chain maybe? where should I go from here? should i start with a leakdown?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC7m5tXrw_M
  17. wingam00

    wingam00 Formely AKA Wingam00

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    Is that the stock cam chain tenstioner still on your bike. If it is may want to try a manual tenstioner to see it that helps?
  18. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    from what I hear the stock tensioner is only a pre 2001 issue.
  19. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    time for a new cam chain.
  20. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Was trying to reject today. The jets that come with the Dynojet kit are listed. As DJ 128-DJ136. The stock jet is a 142.5. Is adding the Dynojet main decreasing the flow of gas? I am a little cornfused here.

    Thanks for any help.