Drz400 Thread

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

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    lmao @ 60hp drz

    that's like doing 140 mph on a klr ?
  2. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    +1, The guy i ordered it from is a Baja racer and parts dealer and he strongly suggested this one. He only had the H/T in 130 size, i wanted the 120 size. my luck...
  3. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :lol3i wish but i ride it fantasizing like it is and this is what happened.
  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    I lowered it to 15psi i would have gone down to 12 but i carry lot of tools & stuff and wanted to avoid pinch flat. Some sections have a lots of whoops on it [​IMG] ...
  5. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Tested out the Hot Cams today, on the dirt, very nice, really glad i got em, very impressed at the power gains they provided, bike runs great.

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    The bike just gets to speed so much quicker now, and pulls strongly all the way there, stock gearing 15/44 works very well as a true 50/50 imho, can climb anything, and hit 90+ mph on the way home :D


    The only thing that sucks about this gearing, is when you are going down steep hills and want to use the engine braking, well, its not there since you can do 22 mph in 1st gear, lol
  6. bkwags

    bkwags Adventurer

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    Here's an easy one for the group. I am finishing up my winter science project. Doing research on the effects of road salt and winter driving on a 2001 DRZ 400 by the previous owner.

    I am looking for an aftermarket chain slider to begin the reassembly process of the bike.

    Remarkably all parts were disassembled with a minimimum of breakage considering pneumatic impacts, 2# hammers, chisels, brass punches, dremels and impact drivers were some of the more common tools used. Along with a two bottles of penetrating oil..

    Cheers!!
  7. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Which exhaust is that?

    And is that Edge brakelight with OEM signals?

    Bike looks great!
  8. See-Three

    See-Three C3

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    I recently had to replace my swing arm chain rub. I went with An OEM as I know it's going to last and only cost $40. Shipping was free from rocky mountain ATV because I was spending onver $100...The cheapest after market I found else were was $36 shipped.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSR-Swing-A...Parts_Accessories&hash=item5653dd36c8&vxp=mtr


  9. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    I have a TM designworks slider on mine. I wish they made the actual swingarm slider peice too. The quality is good!
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  10. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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  11. rube

    rube Been here awhile

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  12. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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  13. rube

    rube Been here awhile

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    I have not kept close enough tabs on the milage so I cannot comment on longevity. People who seem to know more than me on the web say that it lasts for a long time.
    The tire is very heavy, and from what I read before buying it can be hard to mount. I did not have difficulty mounting it at home with tire irons (no machine). Side walls are very stiff and there are stories about people running them with no air for a while after losing the valve stem due to spinning.
    Not a universal tire for sure. I put it on when I was riding a lot of sand in Florida. The Teraflex digs in and throws big roost!
    I have used it on the street some and it is not a smooth ride. I did not balance it either tough, so maybe that has a lot to do with it!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318905
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/418433-teraflex-tire/

    rube
  14. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    This might be a dumb question .
    Just bought this on e bay and I don't think that it will come with instructions?
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    It's a Clarke 13.7 Ltr tank, and I was wondering how the brace is fitted whether it sits in front or behind the rads?
    A picture would be helpful if anyone has one.
    Thanks,
    Mark.
  15. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Apparently, the company was making tires over here, then changed over to Chinese labor and the tires are now lasting about half as long. This is after reading a review thread in Thumpertalk. There was at one time, two different types, type 1 and type 2, which had something to do with longevity.
    So, keep us informed at how these are doing, I'm a little hesitant now, the d606 is a sure thing, but these tires just look like they dig in, but I wonder about longevity....



  16. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    So what kind of tip is needed for that? it seems to be one of those special star fittings, but with a piece of metal in the middle?

    Anybody know what its called and what size it is?
  17. threadkiller

    threadkiller Long timer

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    I called it a .045x4.5" cutoff wheel. :deal
  18. bonekrusher

    bonekrusher big jerk

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    Not sure how but this seems to work on a variety of different screw heads, truly a wonder tool. :lol3
  19. See-Three

    See-Three C3

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    Often you can break that piece out thats in the middle and use a regular star bit.
  20. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    It's just a security torx bit. but like others, I just cut it off at the welds at the subframe.