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DRZ gearing
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:25:39 pm »
What sort of speeds can be expected on the 400S

Mine runs good at 110kph and will hit touch 160kph (hit 156kph)

Currently my rear sprocket is a 45T. Wheelies well in 2nd, but 3rd seems a LITTLE pap.


Will the FCR make a big difference?
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 09:31:45 pm »
FCR and SSW MRD pipe, also get an intake cam from either an E model, or Hotcams stage one (cheap on ebay) and install the intake cam on the exhaust side, the base gasket is 3 gaskets thick, remove one of them, do the 3x3 mod and a JD jetting kit.

alternatively if you want a faster bike..get a faster bike :)

I think I used to run 14-44, for wheelies pick the bike up in 2nd, then shift through till you reach 4th, it'll stay up forever then.
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:25:20 am »
FCR makes a bit difference, why did you not buy the E ? It has all the go fast bits allready on, to get the S to that level is gonna cost lots of moola, ask me been there done that.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 12:52:53 pm »
The condition of the s  and the price made it worth it. Its not that bad tho. Probably around the performance of a 250f .

Need to have it jetted and dynod though.
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 11:43:46 am »
15-45 was a little too short for me with the bike being too buzzy at 120kph. I re-geared to 15-39 from my motard setup and the bike still seems like it has good enough grunt on the road. It will now run at 120kph a little easier and still pull to about 140kph on the gps, where the S does not have much more to pull it past. Its fast enough for a 400cc thumper anyhow.


Ill run it like this for a while and see how I like it.
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 06:50:22 pm »
I've got the E and was going to go 15-44 for off and on road, I'm wondering if I should get the 39 now.  ???
 

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 07:41:49 pm »
will still wheelie fine in 3rd.
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 09:36:05 pm »
FCR will make a huge difference.
Then look at all that other tom-foolery Etienne is suggesting.
Start a bike thread :) easier than all these different threads for the same bike.

I am running 14-44. Which was fine until I put in a bigger piston and intake cam. Now it's far too short. Cruise at 110km/h.

The MRD exhaust that Etienne suggested is the best exhaust you can get for the DRZ. But it's crap expensive. A decent slip-on (I went for leovince) is a lot cheaper (like R2000 versus R8000).
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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 11:04:53 pm »
At the end of the day, is it really worth spending 12k on the bike for marginal power?

5k for complete exhaust - MRD / FMF (whatever)
5k for new FCR 39
2k for dyno

In which case the bike will put me a couple of $$$ under a 650R with  much more torque.
 

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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 06:00:19 pm »
At the end of the day, is it really worth spending 12k on the bike for marginal power?

5k for complete exhaust - MRD / FMF (whatever)
5k for new FCR 39
2k for dyno

In which case the bike will put me a couple of $$$ under a 650R with  much more torque.

No.
That's what I did. It's fun. I'd rather have the cash now.
Wait and source a second hand FCR off a crashed bike.
Buy a slip-on for R2k, don't change your header pipe.
Dyno is worth doing :)
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Re: DRZ gearing
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 01:06:52 pm »
Apparently the OEM header is very thin and the powerbomb is a little thicker in diameter?

I know of a FMF of a XR650L going for cheap. Guess its just a way of making it fit the dizzer