Drz400 Thread

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

  1. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Is the bike in SM trim?
  2. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    All I know is that you are going to have to hold on!!:norton
  3. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    A hell of a lot of fun.

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    Picked this up yesterday and I cant believe how torque the 462 is. Granted its geared short, but still manages to power wheelie in 4th, just doing roll-ons! Its insanely fun!

    Just waiting to replace me SM wheels' bearings and Ill gear it up a few.
  4. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    sweet:D

    what fairing is that ? :ear
  5. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I have absolutely no idea. Looks like a custom made job. Does not look to bad actually. I just cant see where I go when the front wheel is in the air.
  6. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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  7. Wasca

    Wasca Adventurized!

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  8. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    So I finally got the 17" street tires on my S model and the handling is all messed up. :cry The front feels way too high now and I can't turn for crap! I'm just trying to do some street commuting trying to save the thread life of my knobbies for the dirt. Any advise? :ear

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  9. mtbbker

    mtbbker MtbBiker

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    Nice Bike you got there from TC in PE :D
    So how does it compare to the S you are getting rid off:evil
  10. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    I keep seeing the spring chart mentioned a few pages ago. I've always heard that DRZ400S was sprung for a light rider. If I read the charts correctly, it's sprung for about 200LBS for rider+gear. Am I reading this right?

    I'm 189 right now and plan on losing at least 10 more. Add about 15-20lbs for gear and Hydration pack when I ride. The bike feels great when I ride (the most important thing for me).
  11. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Who cares what a chart says if the bikes feels right to YOU? :huh
  12. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    Need a quick favor. I'm nowhere near my bike and need to get a few Hi-Res photos of a DRZ400S top clamp ASAP. Could someone pm me a few? Paul at HDB is going to see if he can help me out with something... Thanks very much,
  13. Abelha

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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    check tire pressure ?

    could it be that the rear is sagging worse than mine, the front needs dropping in the tripples, the tank is full of too much fuel or the 25 lbs on the front fender ?

    how's the front tires condition ?

    me and a buddy just finished slapping 17" mags on ours, and they handle great.
  15. jpk1080

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    I was told to throw this in here as well as you guys may be able to help. Thank you.

    DRZ 400 carb issues:


    I recently bought a 2001 drz 400. It only has 1900 miles and is in awesome shape but it sat for a few years so it ran really rough when i went to look at it initially. the seller had taken it in a few times to have the carb cleaned out two previous times for the same reason; having sat too long. the bike runs with the chock on pretty well only missing a few times here and there. after its warmed up you can give it throttle and rpms increase fine. if you take the chock off though with no throttle, it dies. anyways, b/c of other interest in the bike, i had to pull the trigger prior to having the carb worked on by his shop. anyways, i have since pulled the carb off and drained the fuel as well as the fuel tank. i took the carb apart and cleaned everything out. it all looked pretty well. i cleaned 3 jets and the rest of it out, and reassembled. the bike still runs basically like it did before. i have a few questions that i was hoping a few people might be able to help with. of the 3 jets in there that i cleaned, the middle one i could not see through while the other two i could. should the middle jet be the same as the other two or does it operate differently? also, could it be the fuel metering screw that could be causing the issue and if so, approximately where should it be? this bike has not been rejetted and does not have the 3x3 mod. is there a way to adjust this screw from outside of the carb or is it basically just trial and error as in you have ot pull it off and reassembly every time you make an adjustment? thanks very much for your time and possible solutions.
  16. wingam00

    wingam00 Formely AKA Wingam00

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    jpk1080 , do you have a S, SM, or E model? Sound like a piolt jet issue being plunged/clogged/dirty.

    Here is a link that tell about doing the 3x3 and tell you which jet is which. (At about 6:40 time.) Be sure that the little o-ring is not missing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKWbs0N5lo
  17. jpk1080

    jpk1080 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply and video link. It's the S model. I could not see through the middle jet so i'm curious if that could my issue.
  18. wingam00

    wingam00 Formely AKA Wingam00

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    Try blowing air or spaying carb cleaner through the jet. Would bet that is your problem.
  19. WageSlave

    WageSlave Been here awhile

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    I picked this up yesterday and am happy to have a bike again.
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  20. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    She's a beaut!

    TW rear tire on the front? :lol3