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Old 04-17-2013, 04:37 AM   #18376
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Sold a DR650 and got a newDRZ400S

I put 14K miles on the 650 in a year and really liked a lot about the 650, but wanted the better suspension and lighter machine. I'm more into exploring so I plan to put some miles on the 400 also. In the dirt the 400 is better. I like the gear box spacing and with the 650 I seemed to want to slide foreword on the seat to make it work for me and with the 400 I'm already there. But on the blacktop this more upright and forward position seem to wear me out, especially if I'm cruising above 60 mph. I put a 6 hour day in yesterday and rode about 270 miles. Yes I stop a lot. Coffee in, Coffee out.

I'm not going to modify the machine in any big way, just ride it a lot.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:53 AM   #18377
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I really can't accurately answer your question yet just because I didn't have enough fuel in the tank to go from "on" to "res" on the Yamaha petcock in the IMS 4 gallon tank.

Seems like you should have gotten more than a couple of miles out of the donor fuel - if you sent all that fuel to the petcock side of your tank? If you just poured the fuel w/o sending it to the petcock side, you probably didn't get full use of your effort. Had you already tipped the bike to the petcock side? The further you tip her, the more miles you'll get, obviously. Even more if you let her take a little nap!


Even after laying her all the way down to get all the fuel to the left side, a little fuel had slooshed back to the right side by the time I got to the nearest gas station, just a couple of miles down the road. ~Jeff
Hey Lat, what's that screen you have there?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #18378
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My brand new IMS tank held 4.13 gallons yesterday after using all but the last few drops in reserve w/o running out. I had tipped the bike to the left about 8 miles before the fill up to get use of some of the right side "storage". Yes, some fuel did slosh back over to the right side before the fill up - likely less than a quart.

Now, the big question - what kinda mileage/range will i get out of her having just done the JD jetting/3x3 mod? ~Jeff


Hey Buddy,
Where did you get your wind screen?Not only does it look nice,It seems quite functional.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:35 AM   #18379
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My brand new IMS tank held 4.13 gallons yesterday after using all but the last few drops in reserve w/o running out. I had tipped the bike to the left about 8 miles before the fill up to get use of some of the right side "storage". Yes, some fuel did slosh back over to the right side before the fill up - likely less than a quart.

Now, the big question - what kinda mileage/range will i get out of her having just done the JD jetting/3x3 mod? ~Jeff

My base mileage went from 64mpg (UK/imp) to high 40's. But the improvements encourage harder floggings as well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #18380
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Just Saturday I got right at 130 miles before hitting reserve, then went an additional 22 miles before I got to a station. This was riding at Interstate speeds, 60-65. When I went to fill up I still had quart-and - half left. I figure about 40-42 mpg although I have never put "4" gallons in it. I believe first fill was at 3.7.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:02 AM   #18381
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Hey Buddy,
Where did you get your wind screen?Not only does it look nice,It seems quite functional.
Thanks,
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https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...th=144_166_186

Love mine... really makes a difference on those long high speed trips. Well made & can be removed quickly if needed.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #18382
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https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...th=144_166_186

Love mine... really makes a difference on those long high speed trips. Well made & can be removed quickly if needed.
Thank you much.I'll check it out.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #18383
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I really can't accurately answer your question yet just because I didn't have enough fuel in the tank to go from "on" to "res" on the Yamaha petcock in the IMS 4 gallon tank.

Seems like you should have gotten more than a couple of miles out of the donor fuel - if you sent all that fuel to the petcock side of your tank? If you just poured the fuel w/o sending it to the petcock side, you probably didn't get full use of your effort. Had you already tipped the bike to the petcock side? The further you tip her, the more miles you'll get, obviously. Even more if you let her take a little nap!


Even after laying her all the way down to get all the fuel to the left side, a little fuel had slooshed back to the right side by the time I got to the nearest gas station, just a couple of miles down the road. ~Jeff

In my experience you have to have the tires up on a curb or something so the bike is past lying flat to get the fuel all the way over to the petcock. I got over 25km riding very carefully on the last bit of fuel from my Clarke tank
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #18384
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Hi guys, I'm putting togeather a FM ad for this 2006 DRZ-E. Just thought I would post up a picture, to give you guys first dibs.

Bought new in 2007, it was my wifes bike. Due to us having another son, this bike was never really ridden by her. Less then 200 miles on the bike, it still has the stock tires on the bike.

I'll put a link to the FM ad when I post it up.

Edit: the bikes in Phoenix, AZ.

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #18385
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^^ I have a friend in the market, where are you located?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #18386
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #18387
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^^ I have a friend in the market, where are you located?
I would snag that bike in a hard beat if I was in the market for one. I know Garthe, he's so meticulous bout his machines.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #18388
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:23 AM   #18389
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chain length

will a stock drz e chain work for 14-44 gearing.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:05 AM   #18390
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will a stock drz e chain work for 14-44 gearing.
Yes.

FYI, if you use the "search this thread" feature, you will usually get your answer immediately instead of having to wait for a reply.
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