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Old 01-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #21586
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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   #21587
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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   #21588
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15/41. Cruise the highway and do fire/gravel roads nicely.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:43 PM   #21589
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drz, oil cooler? anyone seen one/made one? would the drz benefit from one? I know the xr400 runs one, might be able to modify it to fit...just curious. I was looking over some dakar threads and I noticed all the dakar bikes (450s) run oil coolers. might be beneficial...
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:02 PM   #21590
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drz, oil cooler? anyone seen one/made one? would the drz benefit from one? I know the xr400 runs one, might be able to modify it to fit...just curious. I was looking over some dakar threads and I noticed all the dakar bikes (450s) run oil coolers. might be beneficial...
I would install a temperature gauge first. A dip-stick gauge might be available.

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Old 01-09-2014, 01:40 AM   #21591
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Question Gearing and Carbies.

My green DRZ is running 13/47 gearing. I'm thinking about going to a 12 tooth on the front, for a laugh, to improve hill climbing, and my pathetic attempts at wheel standing!

On a side note. Is there anywhere you can get a carby rebuild kit for the 400e?

Local dealer tells me there's no kits and you just buy the individual bits. eBay yielded bugger-all in the way of results.

It's had a JD jetting kit put in recently with one a fuel screw added. However it still has a few issues down low and some of the internals look corroded.

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:27 AM   #21592
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My green DRZ is running 13/47 gearing. I'm thinking about going to a 12 tooth on the front, for a laugh, to improve hill climbing, and my pathetic attempts at wheel standing!

On a side note. Is there anywhere you can get a carby rebuild kit for the 400e?

Local dealer tells me there's no kits and you just buy the individual bits. eBay yielded bugger-all in the way of results.

It's had a JD jetting kit put in recently with one a fuel screw added. However it still has a few issues down low and some of the internals look corroded.

Any advice appreciated.
13/whatever will eat your swingarm.

14/47 is drz-e stock, and very good.
15/47 is a better road/dirt 50/50 compromise

there is no kit needed to clean the carb, just stick guitar wire through the jets and rinse out the corners of the float bowels with fresh gas.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:03 AM   #21593
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thanks for the reply. I'm aware that lower gearing runs risks. I use this bike purely for off-road.

My friend who is a mechanic told me some of the carby internals needed fixing, but I'll have to find out specifically which bits.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:19 AM   #21594
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13/whatever will eat your swingarm.

14/47 is drz-e stock, and very good.
15/47 is a better road/dirt 50/50 compromise

there is no kit needed to clean the carb, just stick guitar wire through the jets and rinse out the corners of the float bowels with fresh gas.
+1 the 14/47 great for trail, just changed to a 15/47 combo and is the perfect 50/50 combo. I will however put the 14 back on for dirt only rides.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:32 AM   #21595
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+1 the 14/47 great for trail, just changed to a 15/47 combo and is the perfect 50/50 combo. I will however put the 14 back on for dirt only rides.
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I went to 15/44 and was very pleased with it off road and on. Ive decided to go back to 15/47 to make it easier to tackle technical stuff at a slower pace if needed. I went 15/47 instead of 14/44 as I figure the larger diameter front sprocket will be easier on my chain. For a big trip I might slide an alloy 44 rear in my pannier. I reckon less issues with changing this compared to the front sprocket, and it is very light.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:56 AM   #21596
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I would install a temperature gauge first. A dip-stick gauge might be available.

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If it's an E, just install a trail tech vapor. You can program two temperature warning lights. Liquid cooling usually precludes the need for an oil cooler on bikes.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:58 AM   #21597
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drz, oil cooler? anyone seen one/made one? would the drz benefit from one? I know the xr400 runs one, might be able to modify it to fit...just curious. I was looking over some dakar threads and I noticed all the dakar bikes (450s) run oil coolers. might be beneficial...
install a radiator fan if you don't have one... turn it on for the rough stuff, then turn it of for everything else.

the only time my temp light has come on was after smashing my fan (disabling it) and climbing really nasty hills when the outside temperature was 103F.

if the fan works, and you have radiator fluid, its fine.

the oil cooler might actually strain the weak oil pressure
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:11 AM   #21598
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My green DRZ is running 13/47 gearing. I'm thinking about going to a 12 tooth on the front, for a laugh, to improve hill climbing, and my pathetic attempts at wheel standing!

On a side note. Is there anywhere you can get a carby rebuild kit for the 400e?

Local dealer tells me there's no kits and you just buy the individual bits. eBay yielded bugger-all in the way of results.

It's had a JD jetting kit put in recently with one a fuel screw added. However it still has a few issues down low and some of the internals look corroded.

Any advice appreciated.
I bought an eBay rebuild kit for my E less than a year ago, and it worked like a champ. I talked to the vendor ahead of time to make sure I got the correct orings/seals as there are several flavors of FCR carbs out there. I didn't replace jets at that time, just rubber parts. I had a crack in my accel pump diaphragm that was causing serious bogging at the time. Not sure which carb you have...
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:27 AM   #21599
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install a radiator fan if you don't have one... turn it on for the rough stuff, then turn it of for everything else.

the only time my temp light has come on was after smashing my fan (disabling it) and climbing really nasty hills when the outside temperature was 103F.

if the fan works, and you have radiator fluid, its fine.

the oil cooler might actually strain the weak oil pressure
Good tip. I never did install a fan on my DRZ. All of my current bikes have been retrofitted with a fan. I'll never have a bike again without one.

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I bought an eBay rebuild kit for my E less than a year ago, and it worked like a champ. I talked to the vendor ahead of time to make sure I got the correct orings/seals as there are several flavors of FCR carbs out there. I didn't replace jets at that time, just rubber parts. I had a crack in my accel pump diaphragm that was causing serious bogging at the time. Not sure which carb you have...
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I battled jetting issues for 2 years on my E. The final fix appeared to be adjusting the squirt to the bare minimum. The symptoms manifested themselves on technical trails where you are using a lot of throttle modulation. All the modulation flooded the bike and caused it to start loading up. Long technical downhills also caused problems.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:32 AM   #21600
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install a radiator fan if you don't have one... turn it on for the rough stuff, then turn it of for everything else.

the only time my temp light has come on was after smashing my fan (disabling it) and climbing really nasty hills when the outside temperature was 103F.

if the fan works, and you have radiator fluid, its fine.

the oil cooler might actually strain the weak oil pressure
I agree. I ran my DRZ pretty good doing CDR and had a blast this year (without fan). All I did was adjust the fluid to a 60/40 mix (water coolant) and put in some water wetter. Never once did I come close to being on the overly warm side regardless of temp/altitude, load on the engine. The climate, altitude, and terrain was enough to get the Ural riding with me to overheat a few times (take that as you will).

Also, a good trick I learned from Jeeping, drop it a gear. The more fluid you pump through the block and radiator cores, the more cooling capacity you have. Plus the engine works lighter since you have more power. Also since we don't have fans, it also will increase the air flowing through the radiator cause of increased speed.

Speed cures many ills of the drz... Thick sand, go faster. Getting warm, go faster, big hill, go faster... See a theme yet?

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