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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.
is the sm rear rotour larger than an e ?
Nice bike, but that's a BIG tire up front..
I thought that might come out a little off. I was just surprised that it seemed sprung for my weight. I totally agree with the "feel".
Not sure how the front would feel too high. You dropped the front end 1.5 inches so it's lower. As far as turning, it may just be a learning curve with the different diameter tire and smooth tread.
OK, I have a question about the water pump leak issue that DRZ's have.
I have an '07 E-Model, and after a particularly high speed (for me, 65mph) 50 mile off-road loop yesterday I noticed that there was some coolant leaking onto the skidplate.
Apparently this is a pretty typical problem for the DRZ? I have seen two fixes for it, one is to buy an entire new pump assembly including gaskets for about $100-$130 and replace everything. The other is to buy all new gaskets and pull the old pump apart and RTV the ceramic washer to the back of the pump face to prevent coolant from leaking out the shaft.
Has anyone done either of these? Preferences? I have been leaning toward doing the new pump, which suzuki supposedly updated, but when I look on RonAyers or BikeBandit they have two different part numbers for the "water pump assembly", does anyone know which one is the "updated" assembly and which one is the old style?
Buy an FCR-MX
Just but a new seal, $25, people make it more complicated than it is
Which seal? The ceramic one at the back of the impeller shaft? If I do that I'll also need all the gaskets for the water pump as well as the primary cover gasket on that side. That will likely end up costing a lot more then $25. If you're talking about the gasket on the outer water pump cover, that doesn't seem to be the source of the leak.
And FYI I have tried searching ADV Rider and this thread, but it appears that the search function is down.
it is a 2001 drz400e that i spent a bunch of time on, the valves are a little sticky right now, im trying to work that out.
Previous owner put these tires on the bike. I like the aggressive look but when it's time to put new tires on I will go with something different.
This link is what I used to do the water pump fix when mine started leaking. No issues for a couple years since.
That's where I got most of my information. I'm just wondering if I go to all the trouble to pull the side cover and RTV the ceramic washer, doesn't it make more sense just to replace it with the new assembly for an additional $50 over the cost of gaskets/RTV/etc to do the "fix"?
What size front tire is that?
SM's run 17" front/rear.
Front and rear are Pirelli RallyCross MT 21 's. The front is a 120/90-17, the rear is a 130/90 -17.
Yes. E and S are the same, SM is larger.
what gaskets? the reusable rubber ones or the side cover one that's reusable? you don't need new gaskets unless you rip the paper side cover one, eben then $5 tube of copper gasket maker fixes that issue.
The new parts are just as likely to fail as the old ones. I haven't heard of anyone needing to redo the "fix". I did mine when it was 4(?) years old. No problem to date and the engine has been torn down twice and I've never changed back to "new" parts.
The SM rotor is the same size as the RM and most "street" bikes.
Hi, I have a spare FCR 39 that I would like to swap for a 21 and 18 inch Tubliss system (Gen2), plus spare inner tubes to suit.
If interested give me a PM,