Drz400 Thread

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

  1. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Would it not be stronger on solid ground with a full washer though?
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    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Nice!
  3. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    I have a done a few of these and one of them I did was like you said...just putting the washer on the bottom and welding on the top. It's not what I wanted to do but that's what he wanted. It looked terrible and every time I see it I want to cut it off and do it right... KLR owner. I prefer my stuff to be a bit more clean of an installation, I did another one on the wife's DR200 where I cut it out but welded from the top, not as clean looking.....I may redo it one day it's not about strength it's all about surface area so it really doesn't matter. As long as it helps to keep the bike upright in soft surfaces I will be happy. :D
  4. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    I agree with welding from the top, if only because it looks like 75% of the weld on the bottom was ground off to regain the flat surface. You can see places where it looks like the washer and stand are no longer welded together.
  5. blaster11

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    Seriously dude...its about penetration! How much weight does a kickstand actually support....not a tremendous amount.

    On another note, a buddy came over and we pulled the swing arm and cleaned and lubed all the bearings. The swing arm bolt came out without much effort, I was a bit worried from all the horror stories I had read. The swing arm bearings showed a little sign of water intrusion but everything cleaned up and felt fine. Other than the wheel bearings, which I was going to replace anyway, everything looks good and went back together smoothly.
  6. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Lil' RC!

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    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!

    Lucky Strike wrap done by the guys at www.StickyBros.com!!! Can't wait to rip around on it come spring time!

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  7. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    That's what she said.
  8. 150ron

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    Ran the MRD/SSW pipe today with only the spark arrestor (removed quiet core), tis louder for sure, but definately gained some power.

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  9. focallength

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    +1

    Id go the fcr-mx route first though, that really makes a difference you can feel, prob more than any other single upgrade.
    even on a stock pipe and stock engine, if your gonna spend $600 get the pumper carb.
  10. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    That's neat lookin'. Not sure I would go with a cig sponsor, but being a former smoker, and having kids will change your feelings on that sorta deal. Still neat looking :wink:
  11. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Well I don't think we have those in Canada, this is what Lucky looks like in MY neck of the woods!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36878773@N07/3424321249/" title="Labatt's Lucky Lager by Shelf Life Taste Test, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3616/3424321249_9c06e227af_o.jpg" width="1113" height="904" alt="Labatt's Lucky Lager"></a>
  12. Jon B.

    Jon B. Been here awhile

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    I installed the kick-starter on my E yesterday. It went surprisingly well, in spite of the way the instructions read.

    I didn't have the special tool for holding the clutch, so I put the transmission in 5th gear, stuck a big screwdriver in the rear sprocket, against the swing arm, and loosened the nut. Put it on the same way. A 1 1/16 socket fits the nut (27mm) perfectly. Technically, it's 4/10,000 inch small (1.0625" vs. 1.0629") but neither nut nor socket noticed.

    The parts kit is somewhat strangely packaged, with unrelated parts in several plastic bags. For example, I thought the starter shaft seal was missing but it turned up inside the compression release lever cover. Those two parts were in one of the bags. Other weird combinations made me scratch my head. Everything was there, though, including a new cotter key for the rear master cylinder linkage.

    With the Unabiker radiator guards in place, the compression release assembly gets ugly. Installing the cable is a trick. Possible, but tricky. Finding room on the left handle bar is tough, as mine has a horn switch and mirror, for road-legal riding. Had to pull off a brand new grip, as well. The lever mount is one piece, and slides on the end of the bar.

    Put the new Tonn's skid plate on, too. They're very nice. I went with the bare aluminum version. The steel one is less money but I haven't ever seen one, so was skeptical.

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  13. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    I was just wandering around over in the wr250r forum which I was once a usual poster when suddenly I became grateful that I did not need to put a big bore and change all kinds of shit on the DRZ to make it feel like a real motorcycle. I was doubtful when I went back to the DRZ cause of the sixth gear, fuel injection thing... but all in all I am much happier on my DRZ... that is all, just felt like sharing :) torque is nice...real nice!
  14. superdutyGS

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    I have a wtb in the FM but I would like a little input from drz owners. I have an 02 DRZ400 that I just recently bought. The rear shock is worn out. Can I rebuild it or anything. I weigh 225 and need a good one. Not in the ohlins price category either. Any suggestions or anybody got one they would sell me reaonably that is in good shape and not used up?
  15. superdutyGS

    superdutyGS lone rider

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    will a shock from a 07 SM fit an 02 S model? I don't find a chart or cross reference anywhere.
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    Thanks for the wisdom. I will check on a rebuild. I don't think it is shot just tired. Thanks for the tips on the front as well.
  17. superdutyGS

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    pretty sure mine are the earlier damper design
  18. Speedo66

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    Do you know what year they changed over to cartridge forks?

    Thanks
  19. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    </TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 10px" class=dtl>2000-up Suzuki DRZ400E rear susspension Shock NICE


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    </TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 10px" class=dtl>DR-Z DRZ400 KLX400 shock suspension DRZ 400 KLX DRZ400E


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    </TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 10px" class=dtl>SUZUKI DRZ400 DRZ400E DRZ 400 REAR SHOCK DAMPER *FREE SHIPPING*




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    If u want to rebuild one might is well drop in an Eibach spring (my favorite) you'll be set for a while. Here's 2 with different settings:
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    </TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 10px" class=dtl>00-07 Suzuki DR-Z400E Eibach Shock Spring 5.9 kg/mm (Fits: DR-Z)


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    </TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 10px" class=dtl>00-07 Suzuki DR-Z400E Eibach Shock Spring 6.1 kg/mm (Fits: DR-Z)


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    Here's this one if u wanna upgrade ur front suspension.
    Race Tech Front Fork Springs fits Suzuki DRZ400 / Kawasak KLX400 / WP4860
    I have one i rebuilded it 6 months ago an never used it, if ur intereted pm for more details (price+shipping).
  20. 150ron

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    $3.99 blind spot mirrors from Orielly's auto parts, show a whole lot more then the stockers, fold in and out of the brush guards, cheap easy good mod imo.

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    They clean up the bike a bit too, by getting rid of the stockers.