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Old 07-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #19786
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It could have been a latent defect that made it 9300 miles.... OTOH, it could have been the PO who put more miles on the bike than you have. If I were a betting man, I'd guess the second, but there's really no way to know unless you get an expert in there who can look at the pieces and determine if failure looks like a defect or abuse.

Glad you're getting it sorted at reasonable parts cost. That's almost always the most cost effective thing to do with these motors - find a wrecked donor bike with a good motor. Some wouldn't even bother tearing the broken engine down - just put a used engine in, lock/stock/barrel.

- Mark
Mark, you are right, it is hard to tell about the defect, but to be honest, the bike was really in nice shape when I got it. Really looked like new and no real signs of abuse. At this point though, doesn't matter.

You are right about just going to ebay. To be honest, I was looking forward to rebuilding the tranny as kind of a fun project since I have never rebuilt one. It really came apart like it was supposed to, and with the manual, it was really easy to see how everything needed to go back together. Won't hesitate to tear one apart again (though with a DRZ, I will probably just go to ebay. If this motor is in decent shape, its almost sinful how inexpensive it was.

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #19787
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Looks good, I could be up for one of those.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #19788
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i'm interested in one my self
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #19789
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:58 AM   #19790
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Yep got the drz!

Good day DRZ fans,
I am now the happy owner of a 2007 DRZ 400s. I found the bike in Spain through a Spanish classifieds website. I had help from some of the ADV inmates and Hubb. It so happens that the seller is also an inmate.....small world.
Long story short, we drove the bike to Finland from Spain......yes 2 up on a DRZ.....we had two 12 hour rides on the bike the seat concepts seat saved our asses to some extent.....It was 98.6 (37) degrees and this gave sweaty asses in those motorcycle gear and after a while the itching was the problem and not so much the seat.
The suspension was NOT correct for two up and this meant 2 upper chain rollers did not make it and we were forced to drive only 50M/h (80Km/h). I did stress about the chain......we stop at a 3 Official Suzuki service centers to ask about the chain......None of them measured the chain they just guessed that it should be ok....well we did get home and I replaced the chain.....it was over the service maximum as per the maintenance manual.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:20 AM   #19791
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any pictures of that adventure ride ?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #19792
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chain roller.






Not sure should I use the ice scream for my ass or just eat it.



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Old 07-29-2013, 07:10 AM   #19793
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Three weeks ago I was in the middle of the Cohutta wilderness with a couple of friends, winding it out in third gear up a forest service road when the rear end locked up while at full throttle. DH
Dang, must have used the dr650 3rd gear in there

Hope you were in a spot that was the bike was easily retrived. I have been stuck out there overnight.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #19794
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Blue Ridge Trail

A few weeks back, 3 days riding the BRT. The DRZ is perfect for this type of riding

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:40 AM   #19795
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Aftermath of our recent brush fires...

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #19796
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Aftermath of our recent brush fires...

Does this grow back or you now just get more desertification
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #19797
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Does this grow back or you now just get more desertification
I don't know, sure hope it will, but everything is charred up, and they closed down TONS of trails because of it,

This is while it was burning,

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:40 AM   #19798
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I currently have 2000 DRZE 400E. I am running 15 45 sprockets only because that is what the previous owner had. I am overall happy as it matches most of my riding but it is time to replace them. I would like to go 14 and 15 by 45. That way I can just swap front sprockets for the couple of times I am doing gnarly stuff.

The question is, will one chain length cover both options? If so would it be 112 link ?

I have searched but did not find an answer to this specific question probably my poor searching skills.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:25 PM   #19799
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I don't know, sure hope it will, but everything is charred up, and they closed down TONS of trails because of it,

This is while it was burning,

Real shame but I guess your BBQ will taste smoky for a while
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #19800
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Shined up the DRZ yesterday and threw the street wheels back on. Also trying out the Wolfman Medium Duffle on the nomadic cycle rack (aka Ebay rack)



its much easier to keep it clean and running when i have my KTM200 to flog in the woods The DRZ's next major ride will be westfest
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