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Re: Identify the model-Pic added
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 05:13:52 pm »
That is newer than a 2000 as it does not have the timing plug on the right hand side of the motor. and by the way that is a E model, check that the radiators arenít blocked as the radiator reservoir is brown, and make sure that there is no metal in the oil as then it gets expensive, I had to rebuild a complete motor because a bearing cage broke and put metal through the oil pumps .and get parts from Thumper talkhttps://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/Popular/Suzuki-DR-Z-400-c2447/?utm_source=Store&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=DRZ-400+Customers much cheaper than getting here and the arrive within 3 weeks.
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Re: Identify the model-Pic added
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 05:38:14 pm »
Thanks for the link and the info G. I will be bringing the bike home end of next week. Then the first thing will be to start, run and listen for noises. Then look at the oil for any signs of metal. . If in doupt I will do a strip down and do the preventative maintenance engine overhaul of all moving parts. But I will have to pick the brains of you guys that know these Suzukies.
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Re: Identify the model-Pic added
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2015, 10:00:18 pm »
Remember all DRZ motors are fairly noisy . check oils and remove the sive from the bottom of the oil tank , at the banjo bolt and check for metal there. but if there is no metal and no water resedue in the oil, flush the radiator , change the oil filter ( remember to put the O-ring in behind the filter) put in castrol activo and the bike will be a great thing to play with.

Spend some time with it and it can look like this.

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Re: Identify the model-Pic added
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2015, 10:20:26 pm »
Jeez your DRZ looks good. I wil do the oil Check thing. Somehow I think the farm bikes don't work as hard as the road bikes do. Hoping for a sweet motor 😊
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2015, 04:31:16 pm »
I edited the header for clarity :)
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2015, 10:33:24 pm »
Thanks Lecap  :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2015, 12:57:29 pm »
How do you manage to take chunks out of the seat ? No seriously ! See there is still some smog stuff on the side of the carb you can remove.
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 01:23:39 pm »
How do you manage to take chunks out of the seat ? No seriously ! See there is still some smog stuff on the side of the carb you can remove.

You must remember this was a plaasbike, maybe a goat took a bite to taste, goats are known to eat your clothes off the washing lines.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2015, 02:10:13 pm »
I am in Witbank from J-Bay to collect my new old DRZ 400 . I run the bike and took it around the block a couple of times and the motor runs very sweet, quiet with no noises . So I am very happy with the  purchase  . I need to buy some goodies like front shock covers, plastics, aftrmarket indicators .viper or similar speedo meter etc . I am in Witbank for a couple of days and was hoping you DRZ fans could point me in the0 right direction around  the Jhb or Pretoria area to spend some money. I also need a bash plate,  anybody know where to get one ?
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2015, 02:16:30 pm »
Grumpleton do you make those front windscreens to sell. I would like to get one ;-))
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2015, 02:23:46 pm »
And can someone give me a link where I can check the jear model off the VIN JS1BF111100104660number please
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2015, 07:53:38 pm »
Grumpleton do you make those front windscreens to sell. I would like to get one ;-))

no  this was made by MTBiker on the forum ,we make this one
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2015, 12:17:21 pm »
Done a bit of work, only elbow gries .
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2015, 12:21:50 pm »
😊
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2015, 01:44:57 pm »
Nice, and the motor? Hows it going?
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2015, 05:34:15 pm »
The motor runs very smooth and quiet. A sign of oil in the radiator, I suppose it's a seal  on the water pump ? Wht does the DRZ 400  experts say
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2015, 07:48:39 pm »
That is serious, and the water pump packing up. Just go and read on the DRz thread. Think Niva's bike had a pump failure, so just make sure.

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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2015, 07:58:28 am »
The motor runs very smooth and quiet. A sign of oil in the radiator, I suppose it's a seal  on the water pump ? Wht does the DRZ 400  experts say
Damn I think it could rather be the head gasket  ??? Usually if the waterpump seal goes coolant will drip out the drain hole on the outside. There are good write ups on Thumpertalk to fix this. I would test the head gasket first.
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2015, 01:27:05 pm »
That is serious, and the water pump packing up. Just go and read on the DRz thread. Think Niva's bike had a pump failure, so just make sure.

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Have had a oil pump failure as a result of a engine failure... a a result of a bad mechanic

Oil in the radiator can only be a few things, first off is it thick and black or is it milky white?
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Re: DRZ400: Identify the year model - Pic added
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2015, 04:47:55 pm »
The water has very little white  oil floating on top. Just enough oil to dirty my finger. The water tank is also rusty colour dirty.
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