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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2007, 05:00:26 pm »
One thing I've discovered about the "E" version we get here, is that it seems to a combination of the E and S versions that you get overseas. It's got all the great E bits like fully adjustable front and rear suspension, Keihin, carb, higher CR etc, but it also has some S bits like a rear subframe (so you can mount a luggage rack, although this will need some work), a steering lock and even a helmet lock and of course all the street legal kit like brake lights, indicators etc. which you would have to fit to the overseas E model.
Seems like for once good old SA got a really good deal! By the way, this model is also avaiable in Aus.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2007, 05:30:57 pm »
Growwes - the Dakar's engine is a little 'over engineered' and not 'warmegemaak'

The DRZ engine comes pretuned and race ready ....

Does that equate to short service intervals (and shorter life)?
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2007, 06:40:30 pm »
Growwes - the Dakar's engine is a little 'over engineered' and not 'warmegemaak'

The DRZ engine comes pretuned and race ready ....

Does that equate to short service intervals (and shorter life)?

Spoke to the workshop mechanic - if you're not racing it, oil and filter change every 5000km.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2007, 08:30:46 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, if you buy a drz400e from suzuki now, it comes fitte d wiff a fmf racing pipe.  ;)
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2007, 08:41:35 pm »
Are those specs right ?

32 horses ?



That is the S model with 36 mm BSR vacuum carb and other choked up useless stuff. Any E model will be close to 40 hp. With the help of Runner I installed a 440 kit (436 cc actually), Keihin 39 mm MX carb and I run a Hotcam intake camshaft with a opened up airbox. I also have a FMF powerbomb header and Q silencer. Most DRZ's with these mods gives 45 hp. Red line stock bike, blue is the 440 with FCR and Hotcams.



I did not go for higher compression with the thinner base gasket. Next for me will be the stroker mod which will push it to fifty. a 470 kit is also avaliable, those bikes makes 55 hp easily. I have read about 60 hp plus DRZ's as well. These bikes respond well to mods as they are underpowered and detuned when they are sold new.

PS - even with these mods the bikes are still very reliable.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2007, 06:30:04 am »
My Dakar kicks out 50HP - how do they get 45HP from 400cc? Or does that 400 not last nearly as long as the 650...?
DD's has been upgraded to 440cc. mine as stock standard is 35kw

sorry to burst your bubble newguy but stock standard is 35hp - that is 29kw
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2007, 06:47:31 am »
If I'm not mistaken, if you buy a drz400e from suzuki now, it comes fitte d wiff a fmf racing pipe.  ;)

Hey Newguy, where did you hear this from?
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2007, 04:59:39 pm »
sorry to burst your bubble newguy but stock standard is 35hp - that is 29kw
OOpppsss, it sudenly feels slower now  ;D

If I'm not mistaken, if you buy a drz400e from suzuki now, it comes fitte d wiff a fmf racing pipe.  ;)

Hey Newguy, where did you hear this from?

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Sprockets: the E model takes a 14 up front as the largest sprockt, because the sprocket cover is different. so if I put a 41 tooth on the rear I will be close to DD's 15:44 ratio. the SM model comes out with 15:41  :o , but I think it has smaller rims
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2007, 05:10:09 pm »
According to this site: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2003models/2003models-Suzuki-DR-Z400E.htm
35kW????? I dunno, DD probably knows the right figures

SPECIFICATIONS
MSRP: $5,449.00
Engine: 398 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled. 48 hp (35 kW)/ 9,000 rpm, 41 Nm/ 7,500 rpm. Kickstart only.
Warranty: 6 month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Bore & Stroke: 90 x 62.6 mm
Compression ratio: 12.2:1
Fuel System: Keihinâ?˘ FCR39
Lubrication: Wet-sump
Ignition: Digital/DC-CDI
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2235 mm (88.0 in.)
Overall Width: 825 mm (32.5 in.)
Overall Height: 1245 mm (49.0 in.)
Seat Height: 945mm (37.2 in.)
Ground Clearance: 325mm (12.8 in.)
Wheelbase: 1475 mm (58.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 119kg (262 lbs.)

Suspension:
FRONT: Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil-damped, adjustable preload, 14-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping
REAR: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, adjustable high/low compression dampimg and adjustable rebound damping
Brakes:
FRONT: Single hydraulic disc
REAR: Single hydraulic disc
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REAR: 110/100-18
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2007, 09:16:57 pm »
sorry to burst your bubble newguy but stock standard is 35hp - that is 29kw
OOpppsss, it sudenly feels slower now  ;D

If I'm not mistaken, if you buy a drz400e from suzuki now, it comes fitte d wiff a fmf racing pipe.  ;)

Hey Newguy, where did you hear this from?


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Sprockets: the E model takes a 14 up front as the largest sprockt, because the sprocket cover is different. so if I put a 41 tooth on the rear I will be close to DD's 15:44 ratio. the SM model comes out with 15:41  :o , but I think it has smaller rims


Std gearing on E is 14;47. it will hit the rev limiter in top at 155, going down to a 45 makes it impossible to hit the limiter
A 41 rear will actually give a lower top speed cause it wont be able to rev out,and in tec going you will fry the clutch
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2007, 06:28:25 pm »
Now I'm confused. DD runs a 15:44 gearing and he is very happy. 14:41 is just about the same ratio. Dont want to hijack, so please pm me or start a new thread for advice. thanks, newguy
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2009, 11:21:07 pm »
Will run 120 130 all day long, uphils downhills wind you name it. Top speed 160 kph depending on gearing.

I'm running 15-44 at the moment and dont come anyway near 160km/h, how do you achieve this?
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2009, 08:02:08 am »
Will run 120 130 all day long, uphils downhills wind you name it. Top speed 160 kph depending on gearing.

I'm running 15-44 at the moment and dont come anyway near 160km/h, how do you achieve this?
That is 160 on the speedo, so prob 150 km/h true. It went faster on top end with the S carb and cams. I guess it was the jetting. The FCR pulled like a train up to 150 (speedo) or so and then crawled it struggled to get any further.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2009, 10:22:17 pm »
All good opinions.  I have both the DRZ400E and DR650SE and had a DRZ400S.
The E has the odd 5+ BHP more than std. S models.  As for speed I have found that a good compromize for speed & engine rev. is a 44 sprocket at the back but even a 41 works well as you still have a hole box of gears to use but it all depends on how you use the bike.
As for the big tank I would sugest that you don't go bigger than the 17l Safari tank.  It does have an impact on handling and more so when the tank is not totaly full.
You have good fuel consumption 20km/l + that will give you 200km on the std tank.

Hope this helps.