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Old 12-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #16816
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one of the guys has bought himself a DRZ400 and started learning to pop the front wheel up a few weeks ago. thought i'd share this pic of his fine upstanding steel beast.

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #16817
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Noob plea for help

Dove into the DR-Z (-ish) world this weekend (bought an '03 KLX400) and have been scouring this thread and TT looking for instructions for the instrument cluster. Not sure what all the buttons are intended to do. Can someone point me to a post or a thread on the instruments?

Looking forward to putting on some miles.

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #16818
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Same trails + new tire =

Before


After


Much better day riding damp and leafy trails....didn't mean I didn't dump it a few times

Great day for riding
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #16819
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one of the guys has bought himself a DRZ400 and started learning to pop the front wheel up a few weeks ago. thought i'd share this pic of his fine upstanding steel beast.

That looks suspiciously like the road about 5ks before the Gantry on Mt Mee !!!!!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #16820
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I don't know exactly the distance in between hole centers but i recommend u don't go above 1" (if ur off roader) otherwise you'll be bottuming very easely. The standard dog bones could be something like 0.75". U can also adjust the travel on ur rear shock absorber by dropping down the adjuster nut set few mm. (only to avoid bottuming but ur rear susp. will be stiffer)...I hope this help.
I'm trying to get it back to stock height because it has been bottoming out. I'm only short so I'm going to shave the seat instead so I can keep recoup some suspension travel.


If anyone else knows the dimension or is willing measure their standard dogbones, it would be greatly appreciated. Another solution would be if anyone is Australia is willing to part with a pairr of standard ones.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #16821
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G'day Chaps,

My first time posting in here, long time lurker.

I own a DRZ400e and was wondering whether anybody knows the distance between holes centres on the suspension link (standard)? I have Devol lowering links (bought on the bike already) but would like to go back to standard to gain me some wheel travel.


Out of interest, do people know this dimension for lowered and raised heights? IE 1" lower = X between centres?

Sorry if this has already been covered, but there is a lot of posts to read to find this info...or not.
I measured the stock ones and they look to be about 123mm between the center of the holes on the dog bones.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #16822
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one of the guys has bought himself a DRZ400 and started learning to pop the front wheel up a few weeks ago. thought i'd share this pic of his fine upstanding steel beast.

Cool shot, he looks very determined
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #16823
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Same trails + new tire =

Before


After


Much better day riding damp and leafy trails....didn't mean I didn't dump it a few times

Great day for riding

The was I tell my missus, if I'm not dumping it at least once a ride, I'm not riding it hard enough :)
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #16824
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I measured the stock ones and they look to be about 123mm between the center of the holes on the dog bones.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #16825
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Same trails + new tire =


Much better day riding damp and leafy trails....didn't mean I didn't dump it a few times

Great day for riding
When you did drop it, was it due to the front washing out? Try putting on a front tyre that matches the rear... you'll get a much better handling bike.

I had one of those fronts on over the last year- it even washed out on my compacted driveway. Best thing I did was get rid of it. I don't mind the rear sliding around a bit, but if the front slides around you're heading for trouble. Just my thoughts.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #16826
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When you did drop it, was it due to the front washing out? Try putting on a front tyre that matches the rear... you'll get a much better handling bike.

I had one of those fronts on over the last year- it even washed out on my compacted driveway. Best thing I did was get rid of it. I don't mind the rear sliding around a bit, but if the front slides around you're heading for trouble. Just my thoughts.
Planning on replacing it after Christmas...Buying the rear tire was an exception....I get placed on purchasing lock-down from Thanksgiving until Christmas (Wife says I ruin her gift ideas)

As for the cause....which time? a couple times I slid out the front...and a couple I got out of shape riding roots...and a couple the damn trees must have moved .
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #16827
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...and a couple the damn trees must have moved .
They do that.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #16828
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I just checked out Dirt Bike magazine at stater bro's while shopping, they have a new 2013 bike buyers guide, they have all of the
track bikes
off road bikes
street legal bikes
youth bikes

all listed with prices and explanation of pretty much what the bike is about, to my surprise, NO DRZ400S, bullshit!! they had all these beta, husaberg, and other bikes that not a lot of people dont have, they had pretty much every street legal dirt bike on there, the only bike that was missing was the DRZ400S, whats up with that?

it was by cc's, so they had the 650 honda L, the V-strom, klr, and then they went straigh to the husky te 500/419/310 or whatever they are, just skipped the drz all together, i think the drz is pretty much in the top 5 dual sport bikes out there, dont know why they skipped it, feel like writing them a strong worded email telling em to GET BENT.

sorry, just wanted to see my bike in the magazine too.

EDIT, here is the article i was looking at, THOSE BASTARDS!

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/ME2/...th=1&year=2013
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #16829
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Well, I will admit that those are more bike than the drz.. but you're gonna pay for it in terms of msrp and wrench time... most don't look at that.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #16830
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I don't think they listed the Suzuki DR 650 either. Don't know how you could miss those 2 bikes. Both bikes seem really popular. I know this a DRZ 400 thread but just thought I would throw that out there. Looking to buy a DRZ in early spring so I've been looking around here alot.
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