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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

    Blossem12 Adventurer

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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