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Old 10-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #16006
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oh I will, I am most likely going to have to do a complete rebuild top and bottom end. Ill check everything along the way, oil pump, water pump, bearings, thermostat...

I would have noticed a leak that big, if the pump failed then oil would have still been in the engine. Some how it got burnt up...
Losing 2 quarts of oil surely had to result in excessive smoking while running or one big puddle somewhere.....Its not gonna disappear. Unless someone drained it for you without your knowledge. Is the oil catch can still in place?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #16007
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Some how it got burnt up...
Drained the frame too, right? Check to make sure the screen isn't clogged and preventing oil from draining back down to the case.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #16008
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So...went to drsin the oil and...there was none, I put 2 quarts in it a couple of days ago and some how the bike burned it all up...
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I would have noticed a leak that big, if the pump failed then oil would have still been in the engine. Some how it got burnt up...
Nobody else is stating the obvious, so I will.

There is no major oil leak from the engine.

There was no massive smoke cloud behind you while riding it, so the oil didn't some how get burned up.

Unless someone else drained the oil when you were not looking, you probably didn't put the 2qts of oil in it you think you did.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #16009
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #16010
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Drained the frame too, right? Check to make sure the screen isn't clogged and preventing oil from draining back down to the case.


Also check the screen in the crankcase.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #16011
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Nobody else is stating the obvious, so I will.

There is no major oil leak from the engine.

There was no massive smoke cloud behind you while riding it, so the oil didn't some how get burned up.

Unless someone else drained the oil when you were not looking, you probably didn't put the 2qts of oil in it you think you did.
Actually it was 1700 ml, not quite 2L every 9th oil change is free.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #16012
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Does your sister possess the knowledge/ability to drain the oil out of your DRZ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:31 AM   #16013
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #16014
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In the workshop oil pressure is measured at the main oil gallery - check the workshop manual for its location.
that appears to be right off the oil pump, good information but I am also interested in what pressure is available to the cams.
Anyone know the size/threads for the galley and what sensor might fit?
Thanks
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #16015
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that appears to be right off the oil pump, good information but I am also interested in what pressure is available to the cams.
Anyone know the size/threads for the galley and what sensor might fit?
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The oil drain bolt directly under the oil filter housing is a test port for an oil pressure gauge. Remove that bolt and get a sending unit that fits in that galley, and you have a accurate oil pressure gauge sending unit.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #16016
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Foot Pegs

My handlebars are CR bend fat bars, with a small rise in the adapters. I had to re-route the cables to get them to work, so I don't reckon I would be able to get much more rise. I'm 6'3" and still feel a bit too bent over when standing. Looking at the foot pegs, there is heaps of room to lower them without protruding below the bashplate. I reckon I could get 30-40mm easy, with the added benefit of lowering my overall CoG. Im thinking i would cut the pin from the peg and weld the pin higher with a vertical piece of flat steel. Anyone done this? Would it work or am I talking bollocks?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:30 AM   #16017
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Anyone use the SDG HI seat? How would you rate it for comfort on longer rides? I notice on rocky mountain this complete seat is cheaper then a seat concepts replacement cover.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #16018
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My handlebars are CR bend fat bars, with a small rise in the adapters. I had to re-route the cables to get them to work, so I don't reckon I would be able to get much more rise. I'm 6'3" and still feel a bit too bent over when standing. Looking at the foot pegs, there is heaps of room to lower them without protruding below the bashplate. I reckon I could get 30-40mm easy, with the added benefit of lowering my overall CoG. Im thinking i would cut the pin from the peg and weld the pin higher with a vertical piece of flat steel. Anyone done this? Would it work or am I talking bollocks?

Check here http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/cgi-bin/public.cgi for footpegs. They have "high", "mid" and "low" sets that may work for you, .

I really love my Seat Concepts seat, allthough the "gripper" top is really grippy! I got the "add 1 inch" height as I too am 6' 3" and it's good addition.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:55 AM   #16019
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Check here http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/cgi-bin/public.cgi for footpegs. They have "high", "mid" and "low" sets that may work .
Thanks for the tip. They don't seem to list a low peg for the DRZ, though they do for the RMZ. I wonder if they are interchangeable
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:55 AM   #16020
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OK, I just bought a new (to me) 2011 DRZ400S. I'm putting several new farkles on it and have a question. Putting new handle bars on I am replacing the grips (obviously) and I can not get the throttle side grip off. I have cut, pulled and done almost everything necessary to remove a grip, but it won't budge. Both ends a hard and I can't even get a small blade between the grip and throttle tube on the bar end.

Is the throttle side grip permanently fused to the throttle tube from the factory?

Do I need to buy a new throttle tube just to replace the grip?

Thanks for the help..........................
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