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Old 08-04-2011, 06:58 AM   #9901
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Just look at the dog bones and see if they have Suzuki stamped on them. I can flat foot sitting on my DRZ with a 34" inseam. Make sure you set the rear spring rate and sag for your weight regardless. It makes a huge difference in performance.
Yes. My dog bones have 'suzuki' stamped on them. I measured the length and it's 125mm or 4.9'' (center to center). Are these stock?
Suspension setup is the next thing on my list - I would do it last week but riding is so much fun
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #9902
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Brand or kit preference for Chain & Sprockets

Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?
I want to lower my ratio so thought a kit (two sprockets,tab washer, one chain) might be the best way to go if there is such an animal for the DRZ400S.

The plan would be to keep the stock set, 24 hrs on them and install new stuff.

Thanks in advance gents
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:52 PM   #9903
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Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?
I want to lower my ratio so thought a kit (two sprockets,tab washer, one chain) might be the best way to go if there is such an animal for the DRZ400S.

The plan would be to keep the stock set, 24 hrs on them and install new stuff.

Thanks in advance gents

Start here.......http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...dFamilyId=9635

This kit may not be the sprockets you want but the Primary Drive Brand of Chains and Sprockets are reasonably priced and DURABLE!

I have been very satisfied with them and serveral riding buddies also use them.....don't need a 'name' brand for more $

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #9904
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Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?
I want to lower my ratio so thought a kit (two sprockets,tab washer, one chain) might be the best way to go if there is such an animal for the DRZ400S.

The plan would be to keep the stock set, 24 hrs on them and install new stuff.

Thanks in advance gents
I bought my sprockets from Supersprox. Two sprockets (14/47) and the sprocket bolts. The rear sprocket is a steel ring gear button'd onto an aluminum carrier. You get the benefits of both worlds: steel longevity and the lighter (and unsprung) weight of aluminum.

They also have kits that include a new chain if you need one, but mine only had 400 miles on it, so I kept the existing one.

http://www.supersproxusa.com/

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Old 08-04-2011, 03:19 PM   #9905
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Has anyone wired it to light both @ the same time on a drz400?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #9906
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Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?

chain: regina o-ring (though there are certainly other good chains out there)

sprockets: pick one. steel, though, unless you like replacing them more often.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #9907
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Has anyone wired it to light both @ the same time on a drz400?
Yep. No troubles at all. It only draws about 70w.. apparently the DRZ is about100-110w standard.
I hard wired the spot beam to be on permanently, then had the flood come on with the high beam switch. If you wire the spot and flood to the standard high/low wiring, you'll be riding in the dark for a few seconds while the other light fires up (whichever way you go from high/low, or low/high)
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:43 PM   #9908
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Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?
I want to lower my ratio so thought a kit (two sprockets,tab washer, one chain) might be the best way to go if there is such an animal for the DRZ400S.

The plan would be to keep the stock set, 24 hrs on them and install new stuff.

Thanks in advance gents
U don't have to go expensive Eric, like others mentionned no need for brand name but make sure it's o-ring or x-ring type chain. My gearing is 15ct to 47T & i am happy with it, i climb steep rocky hills to freeway riding (up to 80mph) no problem. O-ring chain would be good enough. X-ring is a bit more $$$.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:05 PM   #9909
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Those are E model DRZ's? you must have done some custom support work welded or bolted on the back of the E subframe? I mean there is nothing behind the battery box on the stock E frame. Any chance you have some pictures of what work you did?
Sorry, I was not aware of the different sub- frames on US bikes, could a S frame be fitted to your bike as they are a strong unit. Thanks to the other posts for pointing this out
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:21 PM   #9910
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I mean there is nothing behind the battery box on the stock E frame. Any chance you have some pictures of what work you did?
U mean like this ?? Yes there's a way u can connect it to z frame (on da batterie side), but u must shave a little of ur plastic cover for that arm to go under (i used dremel tool).

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:55 PM   #9911
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More like 180W from a stock S (E is the same?) although 100W is about all that we'd be able to draw on lights and accessories and a few rpm are required for that. 200W maximum is available with a rewind.
I was told 110w for my E (by Betta Bikes in SA - My focus was on the lighting though.)
It's 200w now.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #9912
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Sorry I know this has been covered teeth number wise but What brand can you good folks recommend ?
I want to lower my ratio so thought a kit (two sprockets,tab washer, one chain) might be the best way to go if there is such an animal for the DRZ400S.

The plan would be to keep the stock set, 24 hrs on them and install new stuff.

Thanks in advance gents
I recently lowered my S down to 14/47 , with Steel Sunstar sprockets. They're the same as the OEM ones, and they're really durable.

I love the raitio, it's really wayyy better than the stock gearing off the pavement. I left my chain a bit longer than the stock size, (114 vs 112 Links), so I can get a bigger rear sprocket down the line without breaking the chain. It also makes rear wheel removal a little easier.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #9913
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That reminds me, has anyone tried out this rear sprocket?

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/pr...KET/?id=125450

The thing looks like it would last forever.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #9914
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That reminds me, has anyone tried out this rear sprocket?

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/pr...KET/?id=125450

The thing looks like it would last forever.
There is a bike running around locally that has one of them- very light and thin. It doesn't look like it would last, but he's given it a flogging... and it's doing well.

Here's another one to consider. (I read an article years ago that claimed that these guys were their own worst enemy- their sprockets just don't wear out)
http://www.chaingangchainsandsprockets.com.au/
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:36 PM   #9915
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Yep. No troubles at all. It only draws about 70w.. apparently the DRZ is about100-110w standard.
I hard wired the spot beam to be on permanently, then had the flood come on with the high beam switch. If you wire the spot and flood to the standard high/low wiring, you'll be riding in the dark for a few seconds while the other light fires up (whichever way you go from high/low, or low/high)
I am on the fence wether I should go with the Trailtech X2 HID or the Trailtech 8 inch light. How do you like the x2 so far? Do you have a night time rider perspective with your light on that you would post for us to see? I really prefer the looks and weight reduction of the X2.
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