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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1880 on: July 20, 2012, 07:08:17 am »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1881 on: September 19, 2012, 01:30:15 pm »
I have just taken possession of a 2009 DRZ 400 in pretty good overall condition. 

I have test rode it off-road, and find the handling, comfort, braking, torque and power etc certainly better than average.  Not too sure about fuel consumption yet. 

I am curious to know the standard settings;
1. Compression damping forks??
2. Rebound damping forks??
3. Compression damping Rear shock??
4. Rebound damping Rear shock??
5. Standard sprockets, and available options?? 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1882 on: September 20, 2012, 05:33:55 pm »
Hi Jimbo,
I have a copy of the maintenance manual, will gladly cut you a CD with it on.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1883 on: September 20, 2012, 05:49:14 pm »
I have just taken possession of a 2009 DRZ 400 in pretty good overall condition. 

I have test rode it off-road, and find the handling, comfort, braking, torque and power etc certainly better than average.  Not too sure about fuel consumption yet. 

I am curious to know the standard settings;
1. Compression damping forks?? 7 clicks out
2. Rebound damping forks??  3rd groove from the top
3. Compression damping Rear shock?? 11 clicks out
4. Rebound damping Rear shock??
5. Standard sprockets, and available options??  Think std was 14/43, I ran 15/41 for longer distances

Thanks.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1884 on: September 20, 2012, 06:04:27 pm »
Great Dale, thanks.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1885 on: October 01, 2012, 07:40:52 pm »
Standard sprockets on the DRZ 400E is 14/47. It should rev out just under 150km/h with that ratio and new knobbly tyres. I got 147km/h and 149km/h on 2010 and 2006 models respectively. For road use only you can gear it way down to 15/43, but if any technical off-roading and sand riding is done on a regular basis keep the std ratio or even go down to 14/52 which still allows easy road cruising at >120km/h. Some US riders use tall gearing and abuse the clutch when needing power off-road because these bike's clutches are so easy to replace.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1886 on: October 08, 2012, 02:39:13 am »
Guys, if anyone is interested, I have a the STD rear sprocket off my DRZ-SM.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1887 on: October 09, 2012, 12:52:06 pm »
Hi
Looking for a replacement LEFT mirror for DRZ400E - mine broke off in crash a few weeks back.
Anyone got some old ones if they replaced orginals?


Not an urgent replacement as I will not be on the bike anytime soon!  :-[

Or any suggested (cheap) alternative?

I will probably be needing a new handlebar too as I think the original is a bit bent.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1888 on: October 10, 2012, 10:11:42 pm »
Craigs Maitland should have something cheap and decent.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1889 on: June 10, 2013, 10:27:30 am »
Good morning. I have some questions for the DRZ experts. Which year models should I be looking at? When did the carburettors change? Is there any problems on these bikes that I should know about? Are they kilo sensitive?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1890 on: June 10, 2013, 10:39:10 am »
Important to buy only plastic tank model with Keihin flatslide carb. E model only.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1891 on: June 10, 2013, 10:43:12 am »
So its the yellow ones in SA. When did it get the Keihin flatside carb? After 2003?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1892 on: June 10, 2013, 10:45:39 am »
Oi!

there is nothing wrong with the 400s.

Both the E and S is just as slow  :lol8:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1893 on: June 10, 2013, 10:46:50 am »
Talking under correction here. Plastic tanks all Keihins and e models.
Steel tanks has mikunis and are s models as well as motards. Anybody to rectify?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1894 on: June 10, 2013, 10:50:08 am »
And all the yellow ones came with plastic tanks. Somewhere I read our esteemed Runner specified that the post 2003 models came with a mx carb, I presume the Keihin. Now to find a decent one!! :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1895 on: June 10, 2013, 11:08:43 am »
Talking under correction here. Plastic tanks all Keihins and e models.
Steel tanks has mikunis and are s models as well as motards. Anybody to rectify?

Motard and S, share the same carb.

They also run a slightly thicker head gasket to lower compression.


 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1896 on: June 10, 2013, 12:43:01 pm »
I have what i think is an E, plastic tank, but it has a helmet lock and a mikuni BSR36 CV? The problem with mine is that at 110kmh my fuel range is 170kms bone dry, it spluttered and died in the garage.
Another is that a decent size tank is $650! :'(
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1897 on: June 10, 2013, 12:54:09 pm »
I have what i think is an E, plastic tank, but it has a helmet lock and a mikuni BSR36 CV? The problem with mine is that at 110kmh my fuel range is 170kms bone dry, it spluttered and died in the garage.
Another is that a decent size tank is $650! :'(

I have the same  :imaposer:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1898 on: June 10, 2013, 12:58:12 pm »
The E came out from 2005 with the keihin carburator, but in California it came out with the Mikuni carb at the same time. So you might have a CA model E.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1899 on: June 10, 2013, 01:28:48 pm »
I smaak  my Diz. Its just so newbie friendly.

Just waiting for the ZAR to strengthen a little to get the tank.