Drz400 Thread

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

  1. dyslexiccaveman

    dyslexiccaveman Adventurer

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    So, unfortunately I left the drz sitting over the winter without doing the proper winterizing and what do you know, it starts up with a lot of throttle but will not idle.

    Thinking the idle jet must be clogged with old ethanol gas, I cleaned the carb and still no luck. I even had the mechanic clean it, and no luck. So I finally took the whole bike in and the mechanic thinks its an electrical problem but can't figure out the exact source of the problem. He suggested a sensor in the carb may be fried or the cdi box may be broken.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them? Any help would be awesome
  2. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    Change the pilot get.
    Its so small that even when it's a little clogged it won't function properly.
    I added a Pingel petcock to each of my DRZ's so I have an "off" that actually won't let fuel flow.
    Unlike my eBay petcock that still flows gas even in the off position.

  3. dyslexiccaveman

    dyslexiccaveman Adventurer

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    I have the cheap petcock and indeed it is a piece of junk, but how would that add to the problem?
  4. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    i favor the raptor valve my self, less money and works as well:D

    the stock pilot jet is way to small for a 125 :huh
  5. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    If you run Sta-Bil treated fuel on your last run of the season (if you have a last run of the season) and shut the fuel off and allow it to run dry you should be good to go on your first ride of the season.
    As long as you address the battery issue.
    :D
  6. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I fully intended to put Sta-bil in last fall....and didn't. Would've been the first time I had ever used it.

    SEA FOAM is great stuff. I just dump about a 1/4 of a can in and top off the gas. Get on and ride it like hell. Never had a problem with any of my bikes/mowers/weed eaters/etc...
  7. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Best bang for your buck lighting solution.

    Ideas?

    Need to get the DRZ Rally Moto ready, or at least better than it is now, and the lighting situation stock definitely needs improvement.
  8. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Edit/double post.
  9. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    I used the Trailtech X2 HID (had an extension cable tied to it to cover the nav gear)

    [​IMG]
  10. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    That looks awesome!

    What'd you do to elongate the fairing like that?
  11. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    HID from ddm. Cheap easy and stand up well
  12. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    +1 :clap
  13. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    That fits DRZ400 too.

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    </TD><TD class="dtl dtlsp">15W CREE LED Head light Lamp KTM Dirt Bike Dual Sport mx Enduro Off Road (Fits: DRZ400)


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  14. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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  15. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    Trailtech X2 HID image (from: http://trailtech.net/light_comparison.html )

    [​IMG]

    Basically it's a piece of 2mm thick plastic. What I ended up doing was building the nav tower to be free- standing, mounted the headlight, then 'filled the gap'. I went through a few different versions before deciding to attach at the widest point of the headlight, and cut a hole with the circular saw for the top light. All held in place with cable ties so that if I needed to get to the electrics of my nav tower in a hurry, I could.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Try these guys my buddy showed me these set on his bike the other night their soooooooo bright. I might get them but I am not big fan of riding off-rd at night time.
    http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/motorcycle-products/led-motorcycle-lights
  17. jordan p

    jordan p projects > time alloted

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    Just thought I'd stop in and confirm the wheels I bought off ebay that fit perfectly with no modifications...just so anyone looking for a set of dirt wheels knows. I bought an 02 rm125 complete front wheel with axle and spacers, and it all dropped right in but no using speedometer pickup. The rear wheel is off an 04 ktm 525 mxc. Also a complete rear wheel...minus axle. Here's a kicker--- the KTMs 48 tooth sprocket actually fits the standard length S model chain with the axle pushed all the way forward. Everything lines up perfect, and I spent a grand total of 280 dollars, and the knobbies are still usable on the wheels I bought. To bad I left my gear bag in Southern California last weekend...it had my tire irons in it, so now I have to wait to put on my conti race attack custom front and Avon distanzia rear on my stock S wheels.... I'll have a badass street sportsman setup very soon. Super excited.
  18. ohgood

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    Look on amazon f for low cost led lights. Several of them are great performers without the high Price tags.

    One 10w spot and one 10w flood is perfect, I have 36w of overkill myself.
  19. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Proof positive that an Eddie Sisneros carb tune and jet kit on a DRZ400 makes it run like a bat outta hell over 13,000 feet...

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y4Yp6TxUR34" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    A spirited run up Mount Evans Road today was hella fun. :evil
  20. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    Where would a guy look for that fairing?