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Old 12-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #16771
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Hello guys. I just pulled trigger on a new 2012. Pick it up on Monday.



It's my first bike ever
Congrats! I picked my 12 up a few weeks ago...my 2nd DRZ400..should never had sold the first one!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #16772
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Congrats! I picked my 12 up a few weeks ago...my 2nd DRZ400..should never had sold the first one!

thanks.

Ya im a little tipsy.

kinda celebrating.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:14 AM   #16773
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Had the vacuum diaphragm go bad in my DRZ and fill the engine with fuel. It is only a single diaphragm and any leakage goes directly into the intake manifold through the vacuum port downstream of the carb. Gravity will take it straight into the cylinder.

Yes this... And it is not so rare once the bike gets old with ethanol fuel. We also had this happen in an old Suzuki Bandit which belonged to a friend with the same system.Manual petcock is the only really safe system IMO.Basically that big gas tank tries to unload its fuel to the lowest point it can....your crankcase and garage floor.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:24 AM   #16774
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I am looking for a list of tools for DRZ400s 05. Any info or links? Thanks in advance to my friends DRZiers!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #16775
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I am looking for a list of tools for DRZ400s 05. Any info or links? Thanks in advance to my friends DRZiers!
8, 10, 12 and 14mm sockets and whrenches, pliers, allen wrenches,(thandle, you only need a couple) adjustable wrench. A 24mm iirc socket for the cs nut.

If you want to completly tear apart the bike, youll only need a couple of more sockets, one for the swing arm nut, a breaker bar, a torque wrench, thats about it.

I typically use only 1 or 2 different sockets (10 and 12mm, a 14 for the oils drain bolt, a 8mm here and there. And one size allen wrenc ( i dont recall the size) anything else i use for one specific bolt, so i sually have to fish around the bottom of the tool box for the big socket or the allen wrench.

If you do your own tire changes, get 2 long tire spoons.

Trail bag.

12,14 mm wrench
8,10,12, 14 mm sockets
Small drive
Sm. Flat and phillipsmscrew driver (which you dont need if you swap out the 2-3 phillips screws, only used for the clamps

Metal putty, some zip ties, some electrical tape an extra fuse, two tire irons, a length of chain and a chain breaker
Spare master link clips, needle nose pliers.
Adjustable wrench (sm make sure it goes to 24mm, this is for the front and rear wheel bolts)
Youl pretty much use the same 2-3 sockets over and over, so buy a good drive, a good 8,10,12 and 14mm socket. Everything else will be used ocassionally.

Im sure theres 1 or 2 things i missed, but theyre specialty items, used once in a blue moon.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #16776
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Had the vacuum diaphragm go bad in my DRZ and fill the engine with fuel. It is only a single diaphragm and any leakage goes directly into the intake manifold through the vacuum port downstream of the carb. Gravity will take it straight into the cylinder.
I've never seen a single layer petcock diaphragm. Have a look at http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/922.../#entry9626847. Are you sure the diaphragm's plunger o-ring or the multi-hole rubber selector gasket did not go bad in combination with a leaky float valve?

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #16777
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Yes this... And it is not so rare once the bike gets old with ethanol fuel. We also had this happen in an old Suzuki Bandit which belonged to a friend with the same system.Manual petcock is the only really safe system IMO.Basically that big gas tank tries to unload its fuel to the lowest point it can....your crankcase and garage floor.
It was not the diaphragm that was at fault.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #16778
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Finally got a chance to take my new to me DRZ out on some single track today...

This was a replacement for my KLX250S....and an addition to the stable of a KLR and KTM Adventure...and it fits in nicely

Trails were slick as snot with a bit of rain, mud and plenty of leaves....with the exception of needing some new tires..the bike is perfect for my riding.

Paul....just had to post you a couple pictures of the current state of the nice clean bike you handed off to me last weekend.



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Old 12-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #16779
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Finally got a chance to take my new to me DRZ out on some single track today...

This was a replacement for my KLX250S....and an addition to the stable of a KLR and KTM Adventure...and it fits in nicely

Trails were slick as snot with a bit of rain, mud and plenty of leaves....with the exception of needing some new tires..the bike is perfect for my riding.

Paul....just had to post you a couple pictures of the current state of the nice clean bike you handed off to me last weekend.



Looks like the weather held for you dave! That's great news, glad the bikes stretching its legs too! From the pictures I would say you had a good time!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #16780
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Looks like the weather held for you dave! That's great news, glad the bikes stretching its legs too! From the pictures I would say you had a good time!
oh yeah.... going back on Wednesday for some more...new tire is due in Tuesday
Did you get the KLX back together yet?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #16781
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Drz400e

Ok so who can tell me about suspension upgrades
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #16782
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Ok so who can tell me about suspension upgrades
The DRZ can be set up to cope with anything... It's not just about springs though, shims and oil have a lot to do with the way a bike behaves. Find someone that knows what they're doing (professional tuner) and get it set up for your specific riding style. Done properly it will transform the bike.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 AM   #16783
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my buds 2010 drz400sm was stolen from birmingham, al



has cut and meshed side plastics (airbox), side key switch, tag on zip toes under fender, led rear light, and one of thos ugly alien headlights. acerbis plasti hand shields. loud yosh exhaust.

it would be nice to toss a fucker in jail, and recover the bike... y'all keep your eyes open, ok ?

yes, someone actually stole a drz.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:55 AM   #16784
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I pick up my bike today.

Too bad it's raining and I'm a noob and don't have any rain gear.

The few days it actually rains in San Diego it happens when I buy my first bike
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #16785
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I pick up my bike today.

Too bad it's raining and I'm a noob and don't have any rain gear.

The few days it actually rains in San Diego it happens when I buy my first bike
Walmart has rain gear for under $30. Have a friend drop you off and go get that thing dirty!!!
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