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Old 03-13-2010, 06:12 AM   #5176
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I don't think there is anything unusual nor should you have any issue with oil - you're not opening up the shock. You do need a spring compressor....

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you do not need a spring compressor.

1 Pull right side cover and inner mud flap.
2. Lift bike with motorcycle lift.
3. Loosen lock nuts on top of shock with brass punch.
4. Remove lower links (dog bones) and swingarm linkage.
5. Raise and block rear wheel for better access.
6. Slide collar up and remove snap ring and retainer.
7. Remove spring.
8. Reverse steps to reassemble and clean/grease appropriate parts.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:13 AM   #5177
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Unless I'm a moron (completly possible) there doesnt seem to be a way to remove the lower spring cup/retainer without removing the bottom of the shock where the bolt would go when mounting it. I'll snap some pictures.

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6. Slide collar up and remove snap ring and retainer.
What you talking bout willis?
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:30 AM   #5178
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Unless I'm a moron (completly possible) there doesnt seem to be a way to remove the lower spring cup/retainer without removing the bottom of the shock where the bolt would go when mounting it. I'll snap some pictures.



What you talking bout willis?
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...ht=rear+spring

This should help.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:08 AM   #5179
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Perfect! That did it. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:02 PM   #5180
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I am in a quandry... I had a DRZ 400 S and sold it as I felt it needed to much doing to it to make it a good bike for the trails compared to my XR400. Lately I have become bored again and thinking of something new. If I did this I could only have 1 bike as I would free up funds to allow purchase of something newer so it would have to do it all, road and off road. I only really travel at 65/70 mph on my Transalp and do all the off road on my XR and travel on roads at 55/60 mph.
Part of me wishes Id bitten the bullet and kept the DRZ S but thats gone now. I have been looking at the E model which is the only DRZ we can still buy new here in UK. Not being that clued up on the differences with the E and S bar for better carb, can the E be used as well as an S on road
i.e are the lights bright enough or a poor 35w and is the servicing any differance to the S. Can a rear subframe from an S be fitted as straight bolt on to carry a rear rack and weekend kit
AFAIK, the E's that were sold on this side of the Atlantic (not any more) had a much shorter subframe, little higher compression motor (thinner gasket btwn head & motor), an FCR pumper carb, 35 wt headlight (vs 55 for the S) and no footpegs. They also had a much less complicated wiring 'cuz they didn't have all the electrics an S had and a few other differences that I can't remember but still the same basice bike. Yes, an S subframe can be bolted onto the E but the muffler/mid pipe mount is a little different but nothing a little creativity couldn't solve.

The DRZ is heavier and not quite as agile in tight terrain as an XR400. They're also not as pavement friendly as your Transalp. IMO, DRZ's are the best MIDDLE OF THE ROAD dual sport available. They don't do anything great but they do it well enough that you wouldn't NEED anything else.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:18 AM   #5181
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DRZ 400 owner's manual

Does anyone know of a source for an '07 owner's manual? Thanks
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:49 AM   #5182
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Fuel Shut off -- Gas on floor

'00 400E ....

I have the shutoff valve in the 'off ' -- 9 o'clock position but still have gas exiting the black float bowl overflow tube and onto the floor .. ???

I did a search and saw a post about 'Vaccuum controlled fuel valve/ diaphram' issue ... which sounds like what my problem is ,,,, but I didnt see a fix for it ...

Am I missing something ?

I'm helping my neighbor get his seldom run '00 400E ready for sale ,, hasn't been run in 6 months .... I assume I have 2 problems (1) the mechanical shutoff petcock and (2) the carb must also be gunked up inside to not internally stop the flow ..

Any help appreciated ...

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #5183
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I'm helping my neighbor get his seldom run '00 400E ready for sale ,, hasn't been run in 6 months .... I assume I have 2 problems (1) the mechanical shutoff petcock and (2) the carb must also be gunked up inside to not internally stop the flow ..
Bingo. And if you have an "Off" position on the petcock, then its probably not one of the vaccuum diaphragm ones - they only have On/Res/Prime positions. It sound like you need to rebuild/replace your petcock AND clean up the leaking float valve in your carb.

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #5184
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Mark .. Thanks for the input ... Yes ... This petcock has 3 positions ..On/Res/Off ... I assumed these mechanical petcocks couldnt really fail ,,either open or closed ..

Is it worth taking the petcock apart ?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #5185
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DRZ400S hp and rpm number question

I am looking at buying a 2003 DRZ400S. So I have been reading up on it on the web and found hp and rpm numbers of 48 hp @ 9000 rpm for 2005+ and 40 hp @ 7600 for earlier S models.

Is this a real performance difference or are the numbers misleading?

Do the 2005+ have a higher power and red line?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #5186
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I am looking at buying a 2003 DRZ400S. So I have been reading up on it on the web and found hp and rpm numbers of 48 hp @ 9000 rpm for 2005+ and 40 hp @ 7600 for earlier S models.

Is this a real performance difference or are the numbers misleading?

Do the 2005+ have a higher power and red line?
Figure 36/39 HP for stock. If you put a lot of cash, then 40+.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #5187
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DRZ400S hp and rpm number question

Thanks 42 for the real world numbers.

Are the 2005 and later S models significantly higher performance than the earlier models?

This web site shows a 20% higher hp difference
http://www.suzukicycles.org/DR-serie...shtml~isoraami

Should I pass up on this 2003 model and find a 2005+?
I am skeptical that there is a difference.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #5188
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Couple quick questions for ya'll DRz400 gurus, por favor?

My buddy needs a rimlock for his '05 'S' model. Just the rear wheel.

1. What size rimlock is correct for his stock wheel?

2. Is there already a hole in the rim with a rubber plug, or does he need to drill one?

Muchos Gracias!
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:22 PM   #5189
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All S models are the same HP.



The E models stopped using the FCR carbs at some point, that might be where HP change was, but thats only the E models.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:51 PM   #5190
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US E models started using the S engine in 2006 or 2007. So other than the couple differences they are the same a an S or SM for all intents and purposes.

The hp dropped so that ain't it. The numbers from suzuki bounce around. Call it 34 for an S and 37 for an E. You can add 10hp for around $1500, 20hp for around $3500-4500. It all depends on how much work you can do yourself.
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