Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Bt10

    Bt10 Long timer

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    Don't leave them out. looks like dirt can enter there. PO probably had a rally fairing on at one time?
  2. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    On some bikes (XR250R for example) the steering tube is isolated and you can add a zerk fitting to grease the bearings.

    I'm not familiar enough with the DRZ frame design, but given that the oil goes in the frame (like the XR) maybe you could replace one of those bolts with a zerk?
  3. Honda_Power

    Honda_Power I'd rather be riding

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    He might have had a really fairing. I think he was trying to make an adventure bike, hence the kick start.

    I could pop a zirk in, will do that or plug the holes with bolts or a rubber cork/silicone.
  4. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Not found on the book of faces

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    Those holes look too big for zerks, may have to put the bolts back in and forget you saw them.
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  5. interactive3

    interactive3 Been here awhile

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    A season of the battery issues... I’ve had to keep the bike on a float charger in order to be able to start it. And then tonight my GF noticed the tail light is slightly on.

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    The ignition is off. The key is out.
    Turning the ignition on lights it up to full intensity, along with the headlight.

    Has anyone solved a similar issue?
  6. menotknow

    menotknow always n00b

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    Just to rule out the obvious, the key was in the off position, not the parking lights on one, right?
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  7. BornAgain

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    Check your rear and front brake light switches.
  8. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    With the ignition off and key out, the brake switches don't matter.

    As @menotknow pointed out, the "park" ignition switch position will turn on the taillight and it will allow you to remove the key.
  9. THRASHED

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    Menotknow, the DRZ doesn't have that..unlike my old Interceptor and my new Triumph...DOH!!

    Not sure if the brake lights work without the key in the "on" position. Looks like an Edge tail light. I would check your wiring and make sure you didn't connect to some constant hot.
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  10. interactive3

    interactive3 Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. That is an Edge tail light. I’ll recheck the wiring.

    The LEDs are so dim I don’t think they are visible during the day. It must have some minute electrical current going to it.

    With ignition ON the tail light goes into its normal brightness. Applying either of the brakes the light goes into bright brake mode. Those switches are correctly adjusted.
  11. Honda_Power

    Honda_Power I'd rather be riding

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    Strange issue. There must be some transient voltage making it to the light. Maybe one of your switches is going bad and not fully closing/opening the circuit.
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  12. menotknow

    menotknow always n00b

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    Mine does, 2006, 3 positions for the key, in order: OFF, ON, and >P< that leaves the tail light on and lets the key to be taken out.
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  13. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Not found on the book of faces

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    What about unplugging the ignition switch to see if the lights go out??
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  14. interactive3

    interactive3 Been here awhile

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    It’s going to be a week or so until I can take a closer look at the electrical issue . I’ll let you guys know what I find.
  15. jeepgeek2002

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    Acerbis 3.7g tank for the KLR400r in Natural color vs black.. i can't seem to find anything for Natural color..
    is that not an option? i don't like the IMS tanks.. and the Clarke only comes in 3.2
  16. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    actually the Clarke says 3.6 ... has anyone tried the Clarke for the E models?
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    I stand corrected....On a personal note, I can't stand that option. I've left mine on before, luckily I caught it before draining the battery.
  18. jeepgeek2002

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    one would think with such a big display suzuki would have included an RPM gauge
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  19. moragabiker

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    Does anyone know when dealers will receive 2020 DRZs?
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    no news yet...