Drz400 Thread

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

  1. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    Just got mine a couple months ago. I love it. The Seat Concepts seat is great. The material on the top surface is grippy. I like it a lot. I"m just learning my way around mine and so far so good. Heading out tomorrow morning on about 1,200 miles this weekend. Heading to Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio...

  2. DaveyMac

    DaveyMac AARP Trail Rider

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    Im in
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    BTW to the other poster, I have a Rekluse EXP clutch and I love it.
    But i ride tight woods 1st & 2nd gear stuff.
  3. kingrj

    kingrj Been here awhile

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    The caps are a good idea but the bike WILL run without them OR the battery. I unfortunately found this out the hard way..but I think the caps will make it easier to start with the kicker..Thanks!:1drink
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I understood that only the kick-only model would do this ? different stator or signal generator or something ?

    I know my s will run very poorly when I broke a battery terminal, and is very hard to bump start, needs 15-20mph to start.
  5. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    Rippoff.. I would pay no more than $4000-$4500 for that year and mileage. SM is worth more as well. But if you go for older years you can find them for $3000 on average w/ less than 3000 miles. Where you live is also a factor and since I'm in CA the street legal dirt bikes are worth more $$. The E models are dirt cheap and I see them go for around $2k
  6. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Hi, how about a real world review on those WolfMan side racks?

    they seem nice for sure, but are they strong?

    I drop my bike out on the trails every so often :D

    Will they survive a drop, or will they bend?
  7. Homercules

    Homercules Doh!

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    I've got the Wolfman racks on my bike and they are definitely strong. The frame tabs you mount them to will probably give out before the racks.

    I didn't like how much they stick out so I mounted them to the inside of the frame tabs which took a little massaging of the racks (and the frame tabs) but i brought them in almost an inch on each side. Makes a bit of difference on the highway.
  8. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Sounds like a good mod, got any pics?
  9. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    My DRZ will soon take on some farkles. Bark busters, Moose bars, front disc proctor, bigger IMS tank and E series pet cock, Moose pegs, shim the carb and air box mods. Soon to be bad ass Rocky Mountain/Baja bike. Maybe some more Wolfy stuff.....:ear
  10. rustycager

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    What size wolfman tank bag is that? Looks bigger than what I usually see on these. Wouldn't mind finding one to stash a 5" 1911 in.
  11. JJMTCHNV

    JJMTCHNV Adventurer

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    Thanks Wayne & gadget. That white one with the rally tower looks awesome.
  12. DaveyMac

    DaveyMac AARP Trail Rider

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    Hi Rustycager, its a Enduro tank bag.
    See it HERE But I don't think I paid that for it.
  13. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    Thank you Outlaws. :beer

    Folks here in WV are kinda fond of their dual sports as you can plainly see. I'll keep looking. No rush, just in heat!
  14. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    I'm the wrong guy to review them. I just got the bike and haven't been off road yet. I bought Wolf man Monarch Pass bags and love them and the way they lash to the racks. The reason I bought the Monarch Pass bags instead of the waterproof comes is for durability. I've had Ortlieb dry bags not last across years and with the bags I have I can swap out cheap dry bag stuff sacks all day long. I use Exped dry bags for about $9 per from Sierra Trading Post
  15. kingrj

    kingrj Been here awhile

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    Nope..the S model will run all day long with NO battery at all! It just doesn't run real good at low speeds and is hard to start...hence the good suggestion to use some capacitors. The reason I know this is I had a battery fail (open circuit) on me on the trail. Fortunately I was at the top of a hill and got it started..
  16. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    ok, thanks. I'm assuming the RR can handle dumping all that unused voltage with the battery too ?
  17. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    I too have the Wolfman Expedition bag rack setup. Most of my low speed get offs have been with the bags on with some stuff in them. A few falls have been with bare rack being stuffed into the soft terrain. They have held up well. And served me well on my recent travels down the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route and up the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. My only complaint is that they don't align up well with the bag attachments so they have a sloppy pants look.
  18. Dirtbauer

    Dirtbauer KB

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    I have 2002 DRZ 400. Is the Clarke tank a good one to go with?

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  19. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I'm buying the IMS. Actually returning the IMS for a smaller 3.2 gallon that allows the use of current radiator shrouds. The 4 gallon clear tank I have just purchased is just butt ugly big. A close freind went through hell with Clarke on a leaking tank. I will spend a few extra dollars for IMHO - a better tank - YMMV. :ear
  20. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    "Butt ugly big":rofl yeah it might be but you won't say that when u need that extra drop of fuel when in the middle of nowhere. IMS 4 gal can fill up over 4.5 gal easy. Also it size is convenient to throw in good size saddle bags they come handy in long trip. Imho...