Drz400 Thread

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

  1. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    This wasn't the first issue I had with Harold, just the one that was the final straw.

    And if arriving on a trip with a non-GL bag is poking the hornets nest than we have a different idea of what is a reasonable expectation.

    Again, don't want to take up DRZ space with this but happy to talk via PM if you are wanting to continue the conversation.

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  2. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    99,999.9 KMS! I was expecting it to go back to 0, but nope! She's stuck, and so are the trip meters! Not the prize I wanted! I despise the idea of having to replace this because of an engineered glitch....Thanks Suzuki! IMG_2742.JPG
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  3. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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  4. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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  5. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Long timer

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    Is anyone using the Tusk Pannier racks? I am interested in how they look from the rear on a DRZ. Is there enough of room for a Rotopak on the inboard, left side rack?
  6. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Got the DRZ. Installed lowering link lowered forks, stuck shaved seat on and test rode it.
    It's still a tad high.
    Needs a new throttle tube, longer shifter and right lever. Probably all chain wear blocks. Remover hardcase, fixed bent left rear light socket and replaced bulb. Reshaped/shaved the seat. Need hand guards. DOT 4.
    Front tire was flat, so I bought both tubes .
    Need to shorten kickstand.
    Clutch is touchie.

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  7. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    That might seem like a long list of fixes, but they're all relatively easy and cheap at least! Congrats on the bike

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  8. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Thank you
    Here was first shaved version- first pic. Second version is second pic

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  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    You might want new bars too. The factory ones bend/break pretty easy and it sucks to deal with that while out.
    You won't get the grip off that throttle tube if it's the original. Suzuki glues the crap out of them.

    That's an interesting mount they did with the factory tool bag. I like it.
    Also be sure to get some case guards and ensure the backside of the shifter is ground smooth before you take that sucker offroad... or anyplace you might drop it.

    Congrats again!
  10. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Bars are bent I have the ATV high pro tappers off my TW. But looking into options. Yes the grips are glued on but tube is damaged from road rash. The tool bag and hard box are off. Tool bag will be back on as soon as I decide where.

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  11. jujubean

    jujubean Been here awhile

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    I was going through some stuff today and remembered the PO gave me an extra rear spring when I bought my bike. I'm pretty sure it's an aftermarket spring that he put on and then decided he liked the stock one more.
    My question is what difference I might notice by switching them out, and how difficult of a job that is. Anyone have any advice?
    The yellow one is the aftermarket one (I think), and the white one is on the bike currently (obviously). I can't see any markings on the currently installed one, but the other is marked as AAR 0.63 (spring rate I'm guessing).
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  12. CPAT

    CPAT Been here awhile

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  13. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Lectron's Gen II carb has been fully tested on the owners DRZ. I have had the Gen 1 for 10k miles now & rode from sea level to 9k'. My only issue ever was the idle quality.
    The idle circuit on the Gen II is much more sophisticated, I have mine being updated & should have it back this week. I won't say it's better than a perfectly tuned FCR at any given altitude, but it is much simpler to tune with no parts required & from my experience very tolerant of altitude changes. The throttle response is very good & the fuel economy has been stellar.
  14. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Super simple to replace the spring. Factory connection is a brand. Look up the spring weight and see if it's correct for your loaded weight on the bike.
  15. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    After I got my DRZ400S in June 2016, I had high hopes of some adventures. I added a Nomadic rear rack to support a tail bag. This past summer, I rode the WABDR, which was probably around 575 miles of off road and another 400 miles of road riding. The bike and the rack performed flawlessly, except...

    On the rear rack I secured an Ortlieb duffle (mine is a prototype for Polo that I got at a factory sale for about $30; it's 30L). The rack rubbed a hole in the duffle. This happened because inside the bag I had a Trangia 27-3 and below it was the crossbars of the rack. There was nothing between the cook kit and the rack except the bag. I repaired it with Tenacious Tape which seems to be holding.

    Over the summer, I saw a Giant Loop Revelstoke Tunnel Bag. Harold, of Giant Loop, had it on sale at the Touratech 2017 West Rally. I didn't buy it though I should have. After I got home I regretted not getting it so I emailed Harold and he gave me the sales price. It's a fantastic bag, and it fits perfectly on the rack, but I haven't used it to date because I didn't want to wear a hole through it, like the Ortlieb.

    I thought, if I made a cover out of PVC, Kydex, or the like, then any tail bag I used would have a smooth flat surface to sit on with less chance of anything wearing a hole through the bag. Today I made a cover, from 6" PVC pipe, cut and shaped to slide onto the rack. I bevelled all the edges so there's nothing sharp and the two rack mounting screws are completely covered. I also had a Flexible Cutting Board. I can use that inside the Revelstoke or Ortlieb as a floor, and there shouldn't be any wear issues. I'm sure I'll find multiple uses for the cutting board as well.

    And, yes, the D606 needs to be replaced. It's got about 3500 miles on it.

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  16. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    That's an unrolled piece of pvc pipe? Amazing! I never imagined you could do that. Nice job!
    I store my hard stuff inside something softer that I was bringing anyhow... like a towel to prevent damage to the bag and to the item itself.
  17. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    That's what I should have done, but didn't. And I've learned my lesson.

    Yes, it's an un-rolled piece of PVC pipe. The top side that you see in the picture is actually the inside of the pipe.

    I cut a piece of pipe the length I wanted. I cut it down the side so that it could flatten. Just so happened my wife had the oven on at 200 degrees for something she was making. I put the pipe into the oven and it unrolled to flat in just a few minutes (I may have helped it a little, I can't remember). Then I had a sheet of PVC to work with (bigger than the Kydex I had, which wasn't big enough).

    From there, I shaped it with a heat gun around the rack, drilled some holes, made some cutouts, did some sanding, etc. It's not perfect because it was all by by eye, but it turned out good enough for my purposes.
  18. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Looks great. That's one I'll have to file away for later use.
  19. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    It's about 35-40 minutes job to to remove the rear shock of the bike (from the muffler side) and another 20-30 minutes to put on the new spring with adjusting the sag. 6.3 Is a stiff spring unless ur 220 lbs (or in that range) with backpack and tool on ur rear rack than u should be fine.
  20. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    I have the 5.9 on mine. I'm 225 lbs in me skivvies. My DRZ is new to me but it feels just about right at the moment and I've not wanted to make any adjustments so far. Although, I have not yet hit any high speed G outs or sharp edge hits, nor have I loaded it with gear. Time will tell but I think it's about right for my weight.