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Old 02-01-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Eek DRZ400 and DR650 Weight Wet

Does anyone have any info on the weight of the DR-Z400S with the IMS 3.9 gal tank wet? Wouldn't the weight be about the same as the DR650SE since the DR doesn't have a radiator and all the fluid to go with it? The dry weights are listed as 291 for the DRZ, and 324 for the DR650. Also has anyone had problems witht the DR650 cooling during summer months.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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I'd trust the relative published weights, so 35lb heavier for the DR sounds about right. I suspect both are about 20-lbs optimistic. Plastic tanks on either bike will save a bit, but not a huge amount.

I don't think there's much doubt tha the DRZ is a significantly lighter bike and a much better dirt bike, but the DR's simplicity is compeling and as long as you take your time, I doubt there are that many places the DRZ could go that you couldn't get the DR if you went slower.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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Rider Magazine weighed a Stock DR650 at 368 with a full tank.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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I just weighed my DR650 with Safari tank, Happy Trails rack, Corbin seat and no fuel in the bike, weighed 370 lbs.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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Then there is no way I'm going to weigh my farkled F650 Dakar. Ignorance is bliss and all.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #6
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....the DR doesn't have a radiator and all the fluid to go with it?
All the fluid? The entire cooling system only holds a couple of quarts. The weight of the radiators themselves is part of the "dry" weight.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:48 PM   #7
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DR650, IMS tank, FMF pipe....about 375 pounds. 400 pounds, TAT equipped. What a handful. But, a great bike.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:54 PM   #8
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Puke weight

Weight is a relative thing. When I hop on the DR after riding the GS the DR is light, When I hop on my 400 KTM after the DR the 400 is light and when I get on my 200 KTM after the 400 the 200 is light.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:55 PM   #9
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For "wet" weight just add 8 lbs per gallon.

Don't forget to add up all fluids; motor oil, fork oil, radiator coolant, gasoline, brake fluid.........nickels and dimes......
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #10
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Actually its 6 lbs per gallon.

I weighed my DR-Z on some CHP scales once. I have the IMS 4.0 tank, yosh system, pulled off some parts, rear rack, and many other mods that add and subtract weight. Anyway with 1/2 a tank(2 gal approx) it was right at 300 lbs.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:50 PM   #11
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I just weighed my DR650 with Safari tank, Happy Trails rack, Corbin seat and no fuel in the bike, weighed 370 lbs.
So take off the corbin and it should be right around 250lbs right?
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:21 PM   #12
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:33 PM   #14
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Actually its 6 lbs per gallon.

I weighed my DR-Z on some CHP scales once. I have the IMS 4.0 tank, yosh system, pulled off some parts, rear rack, and many other mods that add and subtract weight. Anyway with 1/2 a tank(2 gal approx) it was right at 300 lbs.
ooops, your right water is heavier than oil.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:08 AM   #15
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Then there is no way I'm going to weigh my farkled F650 Dakar. Ignorance is bliss and all.
I guess it was in the 200 neighborhood....





200 Kilos, that is
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