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Old 01-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #17191
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BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!

Lucky Strike wrap done by the guys at www.StickyBros.com!!! Can't wait to rip around on it come spring time!

Well I don't think we have those in Canada, this is what Lucky looks like in MY neck of the woods!

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #17192
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Kick-start installation

I installed the kick-starter on my E yesterday. It went surprisingly well, in spite of the way the instructions read.

I didn't have the special tool for holding the clutch, so I put the transmission in 5th gear, stuck a big screwdriver in the rear sprocket, against the swing arm, and loosened the nut. Put it on the same way. A 1 1/16 socket fits the nut (27mm) perfectly. Technically, it's 4/10,000 inch small (1.0625" vs. 1.0629") but neither nut nor socket noticed.

The parts kit is somewhat strangely packaged, with unrelated parts in several plastic bags. For example, I thought the starter shaft seal was missing but it turned up inside the compression release lever cover. Those two parts were in one of the bags. Other weird combinations made me scratch my head. Everything was there, though, including a new cotter key for the rear master cylinder linkage.

With the Unabiker radiator guards in place, the compression release assembly gets ugly. Installing the cable is a trick. Possible, but tricky. Finding room on the left handle bar is tough, as mine has a horn switch and mirror, for road-legal riding. Had to pull off a brand new grip, as well. The lever mount is one piece, and slides on the end of the bar.

Put the new Tonn's skid plate on, too. They're very nice. I went with the bare aluminum version. The steel one is less money but I haven't ever seen one, so was skeptical.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:25 PM   #17193
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I was just wandering around over in the wr250r forum which I was once a usual poster when suddenly I became grateful that I did not need to put a big bore and change all kinds of shit on the DRZ to make it feel like a real motorcycle. I was doubtful when I went back to the DRZ cause of the sixth gear, fuel injection thing... but all in all I am much happier on my DRZ... that is all, just felt like sharing :) torque is nice...real nice!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #17194
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drz shock wanted. Recommendations?

I have a wtb in the FM but I would like a little input from drz owners. I have an 02 DRZ400 that I just recently bought. The rear shock is worn out. Can I rebuild it or anything. I weigh 225 and need a good one. Not in the ohlins price category either. Any suggestions or anybody got one they would sell me reaonably that is in good shape and not used up?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #17195
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shock fit

will a shock from a 07 SM fit an 02 S model? I don't find a chart or cross reference anywhere.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #17196
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These shocks are rebuildable providing that it hasn't been destroyed (eBay for a replacement if it is past rebuilding) and parts are readily available.

For your weight I'd suggest a 6.0kg/mm rear spring matched to 0.50kg/mm front springs.

Add Racetech valves (front and rear) if you have the coin... Highly recommended and they come with DVD howtos clearly explaining every step of the process.

As the rear is shagged I'd also have a very close look at the front and renew all of the wear parts.

It gets very expensive if suspension is allowed to wear beyond its limits for the sake of a few bucks in small parts.


Thanks for the wisdom. I will check on a rebuild. I don't think it is shot just tired. Thanks for the tips on the front as well.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:01 AM   #17197
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front shocks

pretty sure mine are the earlier damper design
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #17198
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They're a wee bit shorter.

EDIT: BTW, you might like to check which forks you have. Early model S forks were the primitive damper rod style, while the later models all (S/E) had the same cartridge forks. The latter is far more desirable and if it comes to spending money on the front end, I'd want the later forks first. They're a drop in fit.
Do you know what year they changed over to cartridge forks?

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #17199
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I have a wtb in the FM but I would like a little input from drz owners. I have an 02 DRZ400 that I just recently bought. The rear shock is worn out. Can I rebuild it or anything. I weigh 225 and need a good one. Not in the ohlins price category either. Any suggestions or anybody got one they would sell me reaonably that is in good shape and not used up?



2000-up Suzuki DRZ400E rear susspension Shock NICE






DR-Z DRZ400 KLX400 shock suspension DRZ 400 KLX DRZ400E






SUZUKI DRZ400 DRZ400E DRZ 400 REAR SHOCK DAMPER *FREE SHIPPING*





If u want to rebuild one might is well drop in an Eibach spring (my favorite) you'll be set for a while. Here's 2 with different settings:



00-07 Suzuki DR-Z400E Eibach Shock Spring 5.9 kg/mm (Fits: DR-Z)






00-07 Suzuki DR-Z400E Eibach Shock Spring 6.1 kg/mm (Fits: DR-Z)




Here's this one if u wanna upgrade ur front suspension.
Race Tech Front Fork Springs fits Suzuki DRZ400 / Kawasak KLX400 / WP4860
I have one i rebuilded it 6 months ago an never used it, if ur intereted pm for more details (price+shipping).
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:16 AM   #17200
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$3.99 blind spot mirrors from Orielly's auto parts, show a whole lot more then the stockers, fold in and out of the brush guards, cheap easy good mod imo.







They clean up the bike a bit too, by getting rid of the stockers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #17201
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$3.99 blind spot mirrors from Orielly's auto parts, show a whole lot more then the stockers, fold in and out of the brush guards, cheap easy good mod imo.

Very nice. Very clean bike overall. If you have details of your taillight, blinkers, any other mods, please post.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:05 PM   #17202
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Nice job on those mirrors! Can't beat that price! How's the vibration?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #17203
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$3.99 blind spot mirrors from Orielly's auto parts, show a whole lot more then the stockers, fold in and out of the brush guards, cheap easy good mod imo.







They clean up the bike a bit too, by getting rid of the stockers.
How do you like those tires? Do you ride a lot of single track with them? Are they IRC, Shinkos, etc?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #17204
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$3.99 blind spot mirrors from Orielly's auto parts, show a whole lot more then the stockers, fold in and out of the brush guards, cheap easy good mod imo.
Nice! Now you just need a real set of hand guards to put them on!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:53 PM   #17205
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Just curious, Is there a particular reason so many bikes here don't have chain guards?


I just noticed the other day that I don't have one, and go to looking around here to see what they look like. Was kind of surprised at how few pictures I found with vs. without.

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