Drz400 Thread

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

  1. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    I imagine the first indication will be the rising water temperature and overheating. Without circulation you would cook the coolant more quickly than you would cook the piston.
  2. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    The graphics are from AMR. They have all their standard graphics available for the DRZ, but they all pretty much feature flaming skulls, which is a bit juvenile in my opinion. They will do any of the custom designs you want, but it's about $150 for the design work and another $160 or so for the graphics themselves. The quality is incredibly good. They are so thick it's all but impossible to get bubbles in them when applying. They are 2 layers with the top layer being a thick clearcoat.

    The bars are Renthal fat bars. Cant' remember what bend they are. Probably exactly what comes on the SM. I used pro-taper 7/8"-1 1/8" adapters.

    Once the windshield and lights are fully mounted, I'll post up about their performance and get into more detail on the install.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback fellas, much appreciated.
  3. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I believe the bearing failure or seizure before anycnoticable coolant rise...Atty least to the point the warning light comes on.

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  4. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    sorry to cut in

    anyone had rear shock oil leakage? just back from the yukon and there was a puddle of oil under my brand new never ridden drz. took the plastics of and its leaking out of the shaft seal in the rear shock. i doubt theres any oil left inside

    2 hrs to the city for my first and hopefully last warranty claim:cry
  5. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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  6. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    SquadraCorse your bike is sweet! Nice build. I want to put urban camo graphics on mine. I was thinking either white or grey. I have a white bike! I am dead broke now, but hopefully I can get them soon
  7. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    I pick my just-out-of-the-crate '12 DRZ next Friday.

    Tell me it ain't so.......


    BTW, SquadraCorse- NICE build up. Looks great!
  8. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    Is a raptor petcock necessarily a genuine Yamaha part? Or are there knockoffs? I bought one online at eBay. The filter screens were very loose and one of the screens would not stay in. I stupidly tried to glue it in with permatex gas resistant sealer. (I think I confessed to that in a previous post) The on-off-reserve valve seemed really stiff and cheesy. An hour ago I pulled the screens out as part of a tank cleaning and chucked them. I had an inline filter to replace them. When I put the line to the carb back on and tried to tighten the hose clamp, the brass fitting pulled out of the petcock. I have looked at a couple of sites and they say raptor petcock, but do not indicate it's a genuine Yamaha part. Perhaps I should just go to the Yamaha dealer. I might go back to the stock petcock.

    Also whoever suggested safety wiring on the nipple to the vacuum port you don't need with the Raptor, thanks. Very good idea. I've been worried about that popping off.
  9. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    I bought two of those eBay petcocks.
    One for my S and one for SM.
    They are junk.
    I shot the lock off my wallet and got Pingel's.
    If anybody needs one of those eBay petcock's just let me know.
    Cheap!

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  10. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    I found a post on Thumpertalk where the poster indicated there are cheap Chinese raptor petcocks being sold online. Must be what I got. Screw it. I bought a Pingel for $117 shipped. I keep my bikes in the garage next to where I sleep. Last thing I need is a petcock failing and dumping gas next to the furnace. I'm not entrusting my life to something made by some ten year old in China.
  11. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    Mine were from a guy in the US.
    No idea where they were made though.
    I had mine off and my bike started and got about 12 miles on the interstate (at about 75mph) before it started to sputter.
    What's the point in having an off position?
  12. fuelish

    fuelish Been here awhile

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    Often, a plastic(composite/teflon/nylon) gear is used because it has damping properties. Smoothing the shock load from a single cylinder piston stroke on to the pump it is spinning . They can even offer increased life over an aluminum or steel gear, because often the softer part will imbed particulate and it will act as an abrasive against the harder material.


    Also, SquadraCorse, that bike looks great, love the Martini team colors. Makes me want to Johnny Player Special my black SM.
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  13. Okipouros

    Okipouros n00b

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    Its plastic cause is cheaper

    I havent seen an oil pump total failure, some reduced pressure because of wear yes, have you seen one?
  14. LSGiant

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    Glad to know you work at Suzuki, are you in Engineering or Purchasing?
  15. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    What is wrong with you guys? I gave you the Genuine Yamaha part # and price already..... They are $26.99, work for years, don't leak, fit right on and have a built in tank filter. Some aversion to going to your local Yamaha dealer? Why would you try to buy one cheaper than $26.99 online?
  16. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    The eBay parts I bought weren't any cheaper.
    I don't remember why I went eBay over Yamaha.
    I think the eBay part could get to me faster but I'm not sure.
    I just want everybody to learn from my mistake and stay away from the eBay junk.

  17. dasvis

    dasvis Been here awhile

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    +1, here's a past post I made with a photo of the Yamaha petcock. Cheap & looks factory stock.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19308028&postcount=15629

    Dasvis
  18. 150ron

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    I recently installed one of those cheap ebay raptor petcock's on my bike, and it has been fine,

    only reason i got it is cause i had this problem with my other more expensive ON/OFF/RESERVE petcock, this one would hit the tank, the raptor one hangs down further, clearing the tank.

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  19. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    Good point. Except I did not go online with the intent of saving money. I mistakenly (naively) assumed that any "Raptor" was a genuine Raptor Yamaha part. I have no problem with the Yamaha dealer except that it would take an hour and a half of my time to drive through the traffic and back. I was saving myself time (which is more precious than money at my age) and aggravation (I get enough of that at work). Hopefully this discussion will help others to follow your advice and make sure they get a genuine Raptor.
  20. motolab

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    See the last line item at www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528038.

    Regards,

    Derek