Drz400 Thread

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

  1. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    Yes, was thinking new. Already have used and thought I would give the girl a face lift. Thanks.
  2. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Procycle, or chat with the dudes on the DRZ forum for new face lift

    from Jeathrow Bowdean
  3. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    You are correct. We all know it. Physics are one thing, spacial interferences another.
  4. Jvs

    Jvs n00b

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    Just changed my oil/filter for the first time and forgot to check the second oil filter o ring :kboom

    Looks like I get to pull the filter out again to double check. Hopefully I don't have to drain all the oil again
  5. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Just lay it on it's side.
  6. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    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

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  7. farkleface

    farkleface ridin dirty

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    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:D
  8. DaveyMac

    DaveyMac AARP Trail Rider

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    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.
  9. Jvs

    Jvs n00b

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    Not a bad idea. :thumb
  10. Dirtmongrel

    Dirtmongrel Been here awhile

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    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
  11. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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  12. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    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....
  13. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    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.
  14. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    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:D
    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 :rofl
  15. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    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.
  16. farkleface

    farkleface ridin dirty

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    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 ??
  17. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    Hey guys,

    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!
  18. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    This has nothing to do with water pump rebuilds and everything to do with cattle dog profile pictures.
  19. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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  20. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    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.