Drz400 Thread

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

  1. 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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  2. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    She's a beaut!

    TW rear tire on the front? :lol3
  3. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    is the sm rear rotour larger than an e ?
  4. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    Nice bike, but that's a BIG tire up front..
  5. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    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".
  6. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    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.
  7. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    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?

    Thanks!
  8. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    Buy an FCR-MX
  9. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    Just but a new seal, $25, people make it more complicated than it is :D
  10. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    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.
  11. Draft

    Draft Master Moose

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    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.
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  12. WageSlave

    WageSlave Been here awhile

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    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.
  13. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/194044-detailed-instructions-for-the-water-pump-fix/
    This link is what I used to do the water pump fix when mine started leaking. No issues for a couple years since.
    Psycho
  14. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    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"?
  15. Squeaks

    Squeaks Adventurer

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    What size front tire is that?
  16. kioti

    kioti Cruzinonline

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    SM's run 17" front/rear.
  17. WageSlave

    WageSlave Been here awhile

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    Front and rear are Pirelli RallyCross MT 21 's. The front is a 120/90-17, the rear is a 130/90 -17.
  18. Starchamp

    Starchamp Rebel Scum

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    Yes. E and S are the same, SM is larger.
  19. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    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.
  20. tdrrally

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    thank you