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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.
Yes, was thinking new. Already have used and thought I would give the girl a face lift. Thanks.
Procycle, or chat with the dudes on the DRZ forum for new face lift
from Jeathrow Bowdean
You are correct. We all know it. Physics are one thing, spacial interferences another.
Just changed my oil/filter for the first time and forgot to check the second oil filter o ring
Looks like I get to pull the filter out again to double check. Hopefully I don't have to drain all the oil again
Just lay it on it's side.
YEP, im right there with you, had a XT250 before this, and am loving this bike, i hit the trails every weekend, a few pics from today's ride.
20+ miles into the hills
50+ miles into the hills
So.........I put a charger on my drz and forgot about it for over 24hours. When I took it off the charger and turned the key, the bike is dead. No lights, no anything. Also, I noticed the charger was set for a 12v 12a charge rate, which I know is way too much especially for that long. So I checked battery voltage and it is reading 13.4 . I checked fuse and it looks good. I checked voltage at plug between rectifier/regulator and battery and it is reading 13.4. I checked voltage at plug coming out of R/R and there is nothing. I am guessing the R/R is maybe bad? Any help would be appreciated before I order the RR.
Oh, and yes I already know I don't know what I'm doing and that I am an idiot
I've got both ( check my signature) I'm 6'3" and find the height to be good.
Remember when you get into some uneven terrain you want a little extra leg to put your foot down.
Thumper Talk is another great forum for DRZ info.
Not a bad idea.
Was the battery dead prior to charging it?
Don't forget about all the safety switches/interlocks... kickstand switch, clutch switch, neutral switch, start/stop switch. And the one of relays may stuck... the blinker relay behind the headlight is multifunction, your start button goes thru it.
lights should still go on before startup, the R/R shouldn't effect it at that point
Wheeling Cycle Supply has a decent AM selection at decent prices, but Bike Bandit is the only place I know of that sells OEM parts. Though I'm sure there are others....
The OEM stuff is ghastly expensive compared to aftermarket. Let's get that out of the way right now. It is also made better in the case of the front fender. The rears are cheesy and flimsy though. Aftermarket is just as good on side panels and shrouds. Like others have said, Wheeling Cycle Supply. Cheaper and lots of colors to choose from.
Hi back again, the maybe PO says that his DRZ revs 1000 rpm / 10 mph, a buzz that eventually will drive me mad or what?
Lazy revs are nice but then again some buzziness is Ok as long as it does emulate a vibrator for my hands and fingers and I get a pesky performance
Can I give it a cog or two to loose some revs or will this turn it into a sloth?.
Or should I just buy a KLR
The major drawback to the DRZ is its short ratio gear box.
With the "S" stock gearing it is just a tad too tall in first gear, so to me there is not a lot of room to go any higher with the gearing.
With stock gearing I can ride mine all day long around 60 mph true (65-68 mph on the speedo)
Around 65 true (72-74 mph on the speedo) I can still do but it becomes notably more tiresome.
Anything above that is maddening to me.
IMO as long as you mostly can stay around or under 60 mph true the bike is fine with stock gearing.
The battery was low before I put it on the charger, but it had power to everything at that time also?? The charger did something to kill all the electrical ??
I am going to be rebuilding the waterpump on the 400 in a couple weeks. Does anyone have a parts list of required gaskets and stuff i will need? Any advice appreciated thanks!
This has nothing to do with water pump rebuilds and everything to do with cattle dog profile pictures.
I had this happen to me once during a ride and i replaced the fuse located by the batterie. It was due to a short in the wires (under the headlight). U must a have a short somewhere.