DRZ400 Who's got one? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by johmarq, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    I got some parts in the post today and started getting this drz tidied up.

    Firsts was the replacement of the pegs, one of them was bent.
    I installed some IMS pegs, nice and wide.
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    Then I replaced the broken caliper guide on the rear brake.
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    Then i took off the tail light and assembly.
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  2. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    Then replaced it with a B&B tail tidy.
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    It still needs to be wired up. And i need to decide if i put on the stock indicators. These came with it. Or some small ones i have in the shed.
    I ride to the trails so I do like to be as visible as possible on the road. I'll probably use the stock ones until I break them.

    Then I stripped down the front to tidy up the wiring and remove the remnants of heated grips.
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    While up there I put the stock indicators on the front. Bulky... but visible.

    That is enough for one day. Unfortunately it will be a few days till i get back to the bumble bee.

    Pile of parts to go... and more to arrive.
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  3. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Long timer

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    That looks like a reasonable old bus. Just a quick question: Why DOT tyres? I assume from your number plates that you're in NSW. No need for DOT tyres, as long as tread depth meets the minimums.

    I assume you're getting two or three air filters. I find that's the easiest way to do things and keep the clean unused ones in ziplock bags, pre-oiled.

    I miss having a bike! Long-term goal for me at the moment.
  4. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    What?

    I can get rego with tyres that say “not for highway use”!???

    Really?
  5. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Long timer

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    It may depend on your mechanic, but technically the tread depth is the only indicator they should check. DOT is the US Department of Transport, so has no relevance here. I have never had a problem, as long as tread depth is ok.
  6. Blossem12

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    Where and how much for the caliper guard
    Cheers
  7. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    $30 usd. From rockymountainatvmc.com
  8. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    5BFF5D5B-F0AC-4F8C-9C00-782008E6F970.jpeg Got around to making the taillight work today. Of course the b&b wiring was different colors to the wiring in the loom. A bit of trial and error and I got there. Had to cleanup the connections at the brake lever end too. Now it works as it should.


    The chain gaurd was a 2min job. 1:30 off that was getting the rusty old bolts out of the holes first.
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    She got some lovely color matching new hand grips too. Under there is a brand new throttle tube. While I was up there I disassembled and cleaned up the brake and clutch levers and perches. Cleaned the clutch cable too. So smooth now!

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  9. Blossem12

    Blossem12 Adventurer

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    Cheers thanks
  10. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    Got stuck into the bike again... I had serious troubles with the vapor speed.
    1. It didn't report speed.
    2. When connected to 12V it would not switch off.

    I didn't want to buy a new one but didn't want this draining the battery.

    The speed was easily fixed with a new magnet.
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    Then i had to find a 12V supply that was switched with the ignition. I wired the vapor in there and cleaned up the old wiring for the heated grips and what ever else didn't have a function.

    I pulled this out of the front end and everything still works!!!
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    And now the vapor works and switches off!
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  11. JD

    JD Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just a tip for the stock front indicators - if you swap them over to the opposite sides they sit up a bit higher and closer to the bars, so a bit less exposed to getting snapped off......
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  12. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    How does the black cable cover on the carb come off? I want to disconnect the throttle cables.... not sure how the cover comes off though. Don’t want to snap it.
  13. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    More time fixing this yellow peril!

    Got the new air filter in.
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    The busted cracked overflow bottle has been replaced. Lesson learned here. Remove the upper chain roller to get this sucker out.
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    Then came the real fun. Getting that carb out. OMG that was tight! Finally got it out and replaced the float needle. The carb leaks out of the over flow.
    If the fuel is left on, it takes 10mins to start leaking but then it is constant.
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    Funnily, getting it back in was easier than getting it out.

    I have been waiting for it but things finally went wrong.

    When taking the flex jet off it's mount, it unwound. I had not counted the turns to see where it was. Rookie mistake.
    Once I put it all back together i had trouble getting a good idle - that is how i figured out the flex jet was all wrong.
    It was late so I didn't mess with it, the bike is noisey and the neighbours like to sleep ;)

    And then.... after 10mins the fuel leaked out of the overflow. fck!

    The float needle is brand new, it came with the bike.
    I have ordered a new float seat and o-ring. What do you think? that should fix it?
  14. squizzy

    squizzy Been here awhile

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    Just sold my F650/800 and want to do some more road riding on the DRz. After a cush hub. Called John Titman Racing in Qld and they reckoned no such thing. WTF. Looked up some previous posts and they were recommended. Not really after a discussion about pros and cons, just a part number. Just a hub is fine, my local guy can lace a rim to it. Next stop is US maybe. Any help appreciated. Cheers Ian
  15. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    My new drz

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  16. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    I bought a used DRZ 400 Talon hub, laced it to a KTM rim and stuck it in the back of my KTM. Straight fit with the KTM spacers, so I would assume that a cush drive hub for a KTM would fit into a DRZ400. You could also see if a DR650 hub would fit.
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  17. squizzy

    squizzy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that info. I will look into that.

    This is on ebay

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    Anyone had any experience with them?
  18. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    @mickd, very nice. So clean and so shiny!

    I am waiting for this to get fitted.
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    And an MT21 on the front...

    Then waiting on a carb needle seat and o-ring to arrive. If i can get that leak to stop then it's off for rego.
    Still have got some servicing to do though:
    flush radiator and add new coolant.
    oil change
    brake fluid replacement
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  19. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    Next set i will be getting is the 606 front and rear
  20. Blossem12

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    Love the 606 on the back and the MT21 front there a great combo