Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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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
  2. 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.
  3. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    It'll fit.
  4. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much for replying.
    Very much appreciated mate.
  5. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    Now I have a question. Let me preface. '01 S with BSR carb and full fmf Q4 exhaust. I'm kinda toying with the idea of adding Hotcams and a FCR39 to it. For now, the stock bore is fine, and I need to keep the thing quiet. The bike has over 10K miles.

    Do I need to buy a new cam chain? What else do I need?
  6. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Get a Moto-Rack. They're made by a fellow ADVr

    http://www.moto-racks.com/Blank.html

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667912
  7. yosso

    yosso Been here awhile

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    Yes, but you will need to tweak the exhaust mount and trim the rear plastic.

    I ended up "fabbing" a bracket from an extra upper motor mount plate.
  8. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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  9. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Not really if it doesn't have any signs of wear. But just to be on the safe side they're around $30 new in case u decided otherwise.
    YBN SUZUKI DRZ400 S SM CAM CAMSHAFT TIMING CHAIN 00-09
  10. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    U can always custom made ur own if u r into welding and stuff.
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    I can carry up to 25 lbs easy on that rack.
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  11. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    I made mine. I don't think it cost more than $3.

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  12. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :eek1Wow that's $2 less of what i spend :lol3...
  13. Fantastic Mister Fox

    Fantastic Mister Fox Adventurer

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    I have a query reguarding the fan on the DRZ400, I have a ccm SR40 with a DRZ400E engine and I want to put a kick start on it. However the location of the fan on the Raditaor (from a DRZ400S) of the CCM means that the de compressor won't fit.

    I have a couple of questions

    1. For anyone on a DRZ 400 S or SM how often does the fan Kick in while you are riding and in what situation does it kick in?
    2. For anyone with a DRZ 400E does any one have any horror stories due to the bike over heating in stop start traffic or on technical trails due to the bike not having a Fan on the raditaor??
    3. For anyone with a DRZ 400 E do you need a decompressor to kick start the bike??
  14. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Thanks to all you guys who took the trouble to reply, again very much appreciated.
    The rack that I ordered this afternoon is this .

    Part number
    990D0-29F00-065
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    It's mainly to carry my tools and camera on the trails, so no real heavy load carrying capacity required.

    I really do envy the guys who can weld, your work is great.
    Welding both gas and arc, is something that I briefly touched on while doing my apprenticeship many many moons ago, and never followed up on, one of those things that I'd wished that I'd kept up.
  15. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    The Striker installation uptade, the saga continue :lol3. I never was able to get any reading (mph) when installing that sucker (the sensor) on the caliper, i tried everything, :becca nada. So my buddy send me a photo of his mod regarding mounting that sensor. So i finally got it right and worked great after a test ride (accurate reading with gps comparison).
    I got $1.59 L shape bracket from Ace Hardware, mounted the sensor on it and hold it down with 12mm bolt that hold the axle.
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    I measure the exact distance sensor to rotor with digi-caliper (used the depth gauge) at 4.5mm is the sweet spot.
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    and wrote down on sensor (just in case).
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    I got my new cokpit look for now:wink: until i get bored again :lol3 and start adding other stuff to it:D...
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  16. 59DEN

    59DEN Been here awhile

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    Hi Eddy, is that a 7 inch tablet you have used?, good idea for mounting the pickup
  17. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Personally I'd be inclined to ditch the kick start and keep the fan, the former can always be circumnavigated by a set a simple jump leads, especially if there are two of you, the latter however has the potential to really piss on your parade.
    If battery failure is preying on your mind than buy a new battery, something like an odessy perhaps?
    Plus as the batteries aren't exactly huge, how about just carrying a spare?, and with the extra room that it'll take up just share out the space with your riding buddy?
  18. Fantastic Mister Fox

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    I can only assume you've picked up all the additional information about my situation from my post on ABR, as I made no reference to my "riding buddy" or exactly what I was doing with the upgrade on my post on this thread.

    At no point in either thread have I asked for an alternative to a kick start I am just trying to find facts out about the DRZ 400 cooling system.

    However anyone with common sense would see that I must of posted the same question here because I didn't get the facts I require over there, so why on earth would you just summarize what was posted over there rather than answer the actual questions I asked.
  19. DR650SEDDY

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    Yeah this use to be a logo for cigarette sign (they use it in smoke shops :bubba). The bottum is plastic and as u see the top is plastic window. Between the tablet and mounting bracket i squeeze in another piece of metal (1' 1/4 by 4') to support that first one in case of a crash, which has been crash tested last year:lol3 and passed the test. In the event of long ride I take precision notes (making it a road-book) and slide them under that plastic window and secure it with a clip on the side.
  20. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    No offence, but if people are going to quote something with photos, could they delete the less relevant ones so we aren't scrolling through the same slide show again?:D