Drz400 Thread

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

  1. SKINZ

    SKINZ Geo Steve

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    This is Ghost Lake just west of Calgary. Some friends made a quick video of their ice time out there.

    http://youtu.be/BiKzEFGY7wk

    It's a blast
  2. DRDeano

    DRDeano Adventurer

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    Does anyone know for certain whether a rear sub frame off an 'S' will fit on an 'E'? I have an 'E' and would like to get some pillion pegs so the wife can hop on the back and keep her happy.

    Failing that does anyone have any other work arounds?

    If it does work, does anyone have a rear frame with pegs they would like to part with?

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  3. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Guys, another noob question here. Putting the rear tire back on and I am lost on the chain adjustment. I think i have to do something with the tear drop/half moon/numbered pieces but I really am lost. Searched youtube tt and here. May not be looking for the right thing, but I really want to get this project finished up. A point in the right direction would be much appreciated.
  4. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Owners Manual pages 68-70
  5. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    :cry:cry:cry]
    Bought a Clymers, no worries :)
  6. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    here ya go:
    1 is place motorcycle on side stand
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  7. rideitva

    rideitva n00b

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    I bought an 03 klx 400 because im a kawi guy. ( I know its a suzuki) I sold my zx6r today and my dr250se. My klx wont run with choke off. (Pilot jet whats that) and it doesn't have an off road title I need to convert it. Btw the bike is beautiful. Tdll me what to do guys ;)
  8. SteveROntario

    SteveROntario Adventurer

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    Bobby Ginger: The owner's manual is readily available on the internet. I'm surprised Suzuki hasn't got it posted on their website as most manufacturers provide them for download...because it is important to the safety of the operator to read it.
    Cheers, Steve
  9. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Cheers!

    To everyone else thanks. The litte girl has DT606's on her now and I only have a few spare parts left over :roflj/k.
    Might be time for a new chain though.
  10. jlw

    jlw Adventurer

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    The SW motech work well for me on the DRZ. I have wolfman waterproof soft side bags

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  11. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    My DRZ as well as every dirt or DS bike, came with a rim lock. You should have one on there to keep the tire from spinning on the bead at normal tire pressures front and rear. The rotted rubber was probably the rubber band that wraps over the spoke nipples. You can replace it, or just run a couple wraps of duct tape around the rim over the spoke nipples.

    If you are running on the street, its worth balancing the rim locked wheel with weight opposite the rim lock. Balance with the wheel on the axle between 2 jack stands. It will make for a much smoother ride on the road. I just use stick on wheel weights with a bit of silicon to help keep them attached. Ugly, but functional, and easily replaced when they get knocked off by trail obstacles. There are prettier and more precise options out there, just ask the SM guys.

    First tire change is a big step! Doing the first one solo, without an experienced guy helping and without trip to the ER is quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud.

    The Clymer manual for the DRZ is pretty darn good. Just make sure you are looking at the section for your correct model when it comes to carburetor, electrical, suspension, etc.

    Psycho
  12. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Front and Rear wheel drive DRZ with traction control for the toughest off road riding. Ha Ha. At least it comes with a custom moose hide seat cover !!!
  13. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Ran into a guy on the dirt today with my exact bike, exact mods too, cept he had the FCR-MX 39 carb that i have been thinking about getting, so we switched bikes for a bit and i got to see what this FCR is all about.....

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    Im keeping my stock carb, he did have on a seat concepts seat on his bike, now that is a mod that is worth every penny imho.
  14. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    Even if they do swap over: Being in Oz, your E is registered as a solo vehicle. If you put pillion pegs on, you'll need to get an engineers cert and have the bike re-registered to be able to take a pillion onto the road.... otherwise if anything happens, apart from potential TAC & insurance problems, you could be fined for not complying with registration parameters (much like overloading your car)
  15. DRDeano

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    Thanks Gadget, hadnt really thought about the rego/ insurance side, but most of the time it would have been on private property.

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  16. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    I'd looked at it myself....
  17. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    NICE!! Looks like lots of fun!! Sliding around in the back yard on my xt225 is fun, but that looks awesome
  18. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    On the up side of not getting it done... you won't have anyone on the back spoiling your ride.:lol3
  19. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Long timer

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    Before I left Calgary (now a long time ago) they were just starting regular races. Chestemere had a couple races a winter and they were expanding to more local lakes.

    When I tried it it was an absolute howl. traction was incredible yet the bike was easy and controllable to slide around. Like nice tacky yet fluffy clay....

    My buddies in Calgary are always sending me links of their rides with the ADS group. Just to poke at me.

    Makes me jealous, all mine does anymore is slab it. :cry
  20. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    I have an 03 DRZ 400 S, and I need to get a rack for her.
    The trouble is Suzuki GB only sell racks for the 04 onwards, and when I rang them they won't tell me if it'll fit my 03, and say that 03's are discontinued.
    I can't afford to buy something that isn't going to fit, so could any of you guys pass on some of your wisdom?
    Thanks in advance.
    Mark.