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Old 01-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #21586
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Nicely set up DRZ for sale in the Rockies forum:

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Why thank you!! I didnt want to solicit in this thread but.... SOMEONE BUY MY DRZ hahah
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #21587
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On a side note, I was wondering if anybody knew of an aftermarket non-locking fuel cap for the stock 400S model tank. I was riding home from work in the snow tonight and nearly ran out of gas cause i could not get the lock to function due to ice in the tumblers. survived 20mi on reserve. Needed a heat gun when I got home. Now I have the desire for a non-locking cap to avoid this issue in the future.
you can remove the locking mechanism from the stock cap. i forget the exact steps, but just take the cap off and start taking it apart from the "underneath"...it becomes obvious what to remove. going purely from memory, there are two little "latch" thingies that stick out. you take a plate off the bottom or something like that and then you can pull those two latch thingies out. put it all back together without the latches and you have a non-locking cap.

(i had an issue with it freezing up and not being able to get the key in it as well...so i turned it into a non-locking cap.)
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:24 AM   #21588
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I just did mine, flip the cap over you will see 2 screws. Take them out and the bracket will come off and two arms will come off with it along with a couple small springs. reinstall bracket and scews, locktite wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:45 AM   #21589
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I'm an aspiring industrial designer and every day motorcyclist with a DRZ400, here is my question; to build up my portfolio I've been developing some parts for the DRZ and am curious if others would be interested in buying some parts to keep me going and to get feedback, as well as to fill voids in the aftermarket part sector.
Since you are in the exploration phase, and not yet a vendor, I'll offer a couple of suggestions. My experience is that the DRZ gets even heavier as parts get added, so I would be more interested in someone filling voids in the market with things don't weigh a lot.

Battery box / tool roll holder combo
Lighter skid plate that also protects the side cases
Decent fairing that would allow a bit more room for wiring, horn, instruments, GPS, etc and perhaps use either the stock headlight or a better replacement
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:12 AM   #21590
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Why thank you!! I didnt want to solicit in this thread but.... SOMEONE BUY MY DRZ hahah
Is a 5% commission acceptable?

I'm curious about something. As another high elevation rider, how did you like the DRZ on steep technical climbs? Any engine mods other than the exhaust?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:12 AM   #21591
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Ahaha, sure thing if you sell it for the CL listed price of 2800$

The DRZ has an tuned FCR and exhaust, nothing else. At elevation it didnt struggle much at all. I would typically have it geared 13/48 which crawls along up almost any hill. Never had a problem, it was great to do some hill climbs back to back with a buddies WR250r (All stock). He was winded and couldnt make it up a hill, i would make it to the top and ride his bike up. No wonder he was so winded, the low end torque on the DRZ put the WR to shame. Sorry WR folks, its true.

Low gearing, trials tire and the extra displacement of the Z really made up for any altitude loss.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:40 PM   #21592
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Ahaha, sure thing if you sell it for the CL listed price of 2800$

The DRZ has an tuned FCR and exhaust, nothing else. At elevation it didnt struggle much at all. I would typically have it geared 13/48 which crawls along up almost any hill. Never had a problem, it was great to do some hill climbs back to back with a buddies WR250r (All stock). He was winded and couldnt make it up a hill, i would make it to the top and ride his bike up. No wonder he was so winded, the low end torque on the DRZ put the WR to shame. Sorry WR folks, its true.

Low gearing, trials tire and the extra displacement of the Z really made up for any altitude loss.
I think that's about the same kind of gearing I had for single track. Did you do much highway with that gearing?
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:10 PM   #21593
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I tried 13/48 on highway. Rev limiter was at 70 mph. Cruse speed was around 50. Just watch the swing arm.

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Old 01-07-2014, 04:44 PM   #21594
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I tried 13/48 on highway. Rev limiter was at 70 mph. Cruse speed was around 50. Just watch the swing arm.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #21595
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The 400 can wear through the swingarm chain slider with a 13t counter. If you don't catch it, it will start eating into the aluminum.

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:29 PM   #21596
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #21597
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I've set up my E with 15/43 gearing. It's tall enuff to cruise at 70, low enuff to climb about anything I'm likely to try.

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Finally got the new tires with TuBliss installed. So far seems fine. I've checked the pressure twice over the last week and have lost no pressure. Only ridden it locally so far, need to get out and GO! someplace.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #21598
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I've set up my E with 15/43 gearing. It's tall enuff to cruise at 70, low enuff to climb about anything I'm likely to try.

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Finally got the new tires with TuBliss installed. So far seems fine. I've checked the pressure twice over the last week and have lost no pressure. Only ridden it locally so far, need to get out and GO! someplace.
15/47 lets you cruise, and still do off road /single track. it's the ultimate compromise gearing on a compromise Bike


for dirt only, I'm enjoying 14 /53
for street , 15/ 39
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #21599
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15/47 lets you cruise, and still do off road /single track. it's the ultimate compromise gearing on a compromise Bike


for dirt only, I'm enjoying 14 /53
for street , 15/ 39
Pretty sure I ran 14/51 or 15/51. I tend to pick odd number rear sprockets to avoid wear patterns. Lower gearing would scream on the highway, higher gearing would suck if I got stuck on a steep loose hill. Fanning the clutch invariably resulted in wheel spin. If my riding wasn't so wimpy, I would have held more speed & kept the engine in the power.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:14 PM   #21600
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15/41. Cruise the highway and do fire/gravel roads nicely.
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