Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Buliwyf

    Buliwyf Been here awhile

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    New guy bump. I'm a newb.

    Just bought a 2012 Suzuki DRZ400 S:
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    I'd like to add:
    Pirelli XCMH tires (no idea on sizes)
    Rimlock on rear wheel. (no idea what size yet)
    Taller Protaper SE ATV mid bars (stock are way too low)
    TrailTech X2 light/ number plate (white)
    Black Acherbis plastic and white side plates. (I keep OEM plastic on the wall, easier to sell that way)

    Fender elimninator and tail light
    Unibiker Radiator guards
    Better skid plate. (No idea! Help?)
    MRD SSR pipe (next year maybe)
  2. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Tires front comes in one size regarding xcmh (80/100-21), rear if ur into going straight fast less turn/switchbacks or less technical stuff get the 120/100-18 if u like to turn and play to much:D get 110/100-18.
    Moose racing is a good .
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moose-Racin...Parts_Accessories&hash=item19da87d447&vxp=mtr




    </TD><TD style="LINE-HEIGHT: 10px" class=dtl>Moose Racing Carbon Fiber Skid Plate By Eline Suzuki DRZ400 00-12 (all)



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    </TD><TD style="LINE-HEIGHT: 10px" class=dtl>MSR SKIDPLATE skid glide plate - Suzuki DRZ 400 - 2000-2012 --446 / 511538



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    Or this one if u like black.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-DRZ-...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ccf743add&vxp=mtr
  3. Buliwyf

    Buliwyf Been here awhile

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    Thanks. That aluminum MSR plate looks good.

    So the smaller rear tire will be a bit more lively? Sounds good to me.
  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Msr that's what i got on mine but now it looks like the surface of the moon:eek1:lol3 underneath. It still holding on good though.
  5. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Any body on here install a kouba lowering link DRZ1 3/4'' on a DRZ400S?

    Only 5'9, being able to only tippy toe the ground at long traffic lights is getting old, want to be able to have more footing on the ground.

    What say you?

    I ride 50/50, lots of street, and lots of hard trail riding.
  6. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    i have installed a set on a drz250, worked well :D

    have you looked at seat concepts short seat ?
  7. edmoto

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    I did. I have a 28"-ish inseam. I can tip toe both feet on ground at a stop light, or flat foot one pretty securely. I also have a seat concepts seat, which I use for longer rides. But if I am riding around town, or just a short half day ride where monkey butt isn't a concern, I put the Suzuki gel seat on instead. The seat concepts seat is flatter, but also wider. And that little bit of wideness is also present at the tank junction to the seat, so it splays my legs out just a little making the above comments more like only one foot tip toe on ground. The narrower gel seat helps get my feet to the ground. I also have supermoto rims and tires, and can say with 17" rims front and rear then all of this is a moot point... both feet no problem. And, unless I'm going to go really off road (which I have other bikes for enduro only) I've softened up the preload quite a bit, too. For reference, I am 5'8", maybe 5'9" if I stand up straight with good posture :wink:
  8. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    i'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam

    i have a taller seat on my drz250 with a stiffer spring, so i'm a bit tip toed on it but so comfy riding .:clap

    i ordered the tall seat concepts seat for the drz400 as well as that stiffer spring
    so i might be near the same sort of issue with comfy to ride but not comfy at a red light:huh
  9. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    +1 on the MSR
  10. savedzrex

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    Great looking bike......... Congrats :clap:clap

  11. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Just listed my Corbin seat in the FM. If anyone's interested let me know.

    Trying to sell it to finance a Seat Concepts.
  12. 150ron

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    Thanks for the info guys, i bought a used set of DRZ1'S 3/4 of an inch lower links from a member on TT, i will install them and report back of what i think of them.
  13. edmoto

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    Also, you may have to address the kickstand. I can't say it if will end up being too long after the bike is lowered as I put my lowering link on at the same time I put the 17" rims on, and with that combo (link and rims) I had to cut my kickstand down quite a bit. On an XR250R I have I also installed lowering links and the bike barely leans over on the stand now.
  14. Psycho18th

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    I have them on my E. Much better for stop lights and such. Just increase the spring preload a bit, and raise the forks in the triple clamps to keep it balanced. It will still sit low in back, but not terrible. Makes it track very well through fist sized rocks. Otherwise, I don't really like it off road as much. Steering is a bit slower, and it bottoms out much more often on anything with whoops. Biggest issue off road is the ground clearance suffers. The bash plate is doing a lot more bashing, got to keep the feet up off the pegs in ruts, etc. I'm thinking of going back to stock. Also, the rear tire with a tall bobby will hit the rear fender when bottomed out. Haven't that that issue with my more street worthy tires with the shorter knobs.
    Psycho
  15. 150ron

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    Thanks guys, im getting the DRZ1 kouba lowering links, which only lowers the bike 3/4 of an inch, im buying it from a guy who had them on his DRZ, but then got the DRZ2'S, which lowers the bike 1.25 inches.

    I will also slide up the front forks about 1/2 an inch.

    3/4 of an inch should not be that much, i will try it out, see how i like it, if i dont ill just put the stockers back on, i know it should be nice on road, just need to take it on some black diamond trails and see how the bike does there.
  16. tdrrally

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    i know some gncc racers that lower their bikes for the handling
  17. Bad Daddy

    Bad Daddy Been here awhile

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    See replies in quote above...
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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    hey, I've seen some of your stuff, very nice write ups. thanks for taking the time man !
  20. focallength

    focallength jefe de servicio

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    As part of my drz, weight loss regimine, I purchased a shorai lipo battery. This thing weighs a tad over 1#. Combine it with a light weight exhaust and the drz strarts getting into the 280 range (of course all the standard deporking measures apply).
    hell its light enough to carry as a spare battery, riding 20 min. every 2 months is enough to keep it topped off.