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Old 08-23-2007, 06:43 AM   #121
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All,

I don't own a DRZ (yet) but am planning on getting one this fall. I posted a question about max power big bore kits in the 'equipment' forum but since the DRZ is the only DS bike that the company makes kits for, I figured it would be appropriate here too.

Has anyone tried one of these kits, or any other big bore mods? How does that affect long term reliability? I've seen motocrossers that are bored, but since motocross engines come apart fairly regulary, longetivity isn't as big a concern.

Any thoughts on big-bore kits?

http://www.maxpower-engines.com/
i haven't performance modded mine so i'm no expert. a lot of people are putting 440 kits on plus some other mods, hot cams, FCR carb, etc. the bikes stay pretty reliable even with many of these mods. i'm not sure of the PS but maybe almost 50?

advrider.com is a great bbs. however, for questions regarding a particular bike i think it's best to find a more specific forum! try the thumpertalk.com drz forum.

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Old 08-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #122
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In need of a wheel

So, I'm gonna bend the rules a little bit but I figure this would be a better place to check.

I have a K3 DR650 and I'm going to do a fork swap with K3 DRZ-400 forks, and I have pretty much everthing I need except for the front wheel assembly. I need the wheel.hub/axle/disc/etc. If you have it all or just one piece of the puzzle pm me! Thanks and again sorry to post this here!

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Old 08-24-2007, 08:05 PM   #123
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Best Bike YET!

I've got one too!



Best Dual-Sport out there for the $$$$. I really like this bike. It's a PIG compared to my KX250 (which sadly I haven't been able to ride in the last 6mos ); but having that tag is a beautiful thing you can ride 100miles to some trails ride all day and then ride the bike back home

I had what I thought was the ultimate DS a XR650L that had all kinds of Upgrades and Farkles on it, but then this came along; Did a straight trade and couldn't have been happier.
It came with the Clarke 3.9 tanks, skid plate and some sort of "jet kit" put in it.
I added the CRC/TT Case Guards, some Tag X5 YZ double Hi bars, pro-grip dual compound grips, an E model rear shock with a 6.0kg Race Tech spring, a Twin-Air filter, Manual cam chain tensioner, DRC edge taillight (not installed yet) and I just bought some E model forks done up by Factory Connection



I'm trying to source a different carb for the bike for some added ooomph and probably going to go to a Larger head-pipe in the future (gonna keep the stock can on though).
After those mods, I'm gonna leave the bike alone.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #124
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My first post here might as well be on the DRZ thread :-)
Here is mine!

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Old 08-26-2007, 08:00 PM   #125
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My first post here might as well be on the DRZ thread :-)
Here is mine!



Now go get that thing dirty....(get some knobbies of course....) then you can clean it the old fashion Missouri way...........(see the DRZ?)
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:26 AM   #126
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Now go get that thing dirty....(get some knobbies of course....) then you can clean it the old fashion Missouri way...........(see the DRZ?)
Thanks and the knobbies are on thier way (D606's)

It has been dirty and muddy ... i just like to clean my bikes when i put them away.



That pic was right after i got it ... i need to take some new pic's of her.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:06 PM   #127
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:39 PM   #128
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:12 AM   #129
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Whats the best tyres for winter riding, i travel 120 miles to work (in Scotland) so i'm looking for a tyre that's good on tarmac & in the snow, any feedback would be much appreciated.
I have a 2006 DRZ400s
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:25 AM   #130
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DRZ cam tensioner

Hi,
I just bought a 2002 DR-Z400s with 2k miles... all original... love it.

I was reading about the cam chain tensioner issue on this thread and was wondering if there is any way to tell if my bike has the updated cam chain tensioner.

Please let me know.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:51 PM   #131
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All of these cool looking bikes and I'm dying to get one! Your making me drool all over myself!

I have a guy interested in my XR400 here in town but he has to sell 2 of his bikes before he can get mine, man it's killing me i've got to wait cause I will use the $$ from the sale to get a used DRZ.

And to top it off I spent 3 hours working on my co-workers DRZ Saturday. Pulled the carb and unplugged the PJ, set the rear sag, pulled the clutch safety switch, the kick stand switch, and just checked it over. BTW the best thing you can do is when you get the screws off of the carb bowl go get some SS allen screws to replace the cheezy phillips screws.

Keep em coming!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:31 PM   #132
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Hi,
I just bought a 2002 DR-Z400s with 2k miles... all original... love it.

I was reading about the cam chain tensioner issue on this thread and was wondering if there is any way to tell if my bike has the updated cam chain tensioner.


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I have a similar bike, I put the TT MCCT on it (if there's threads on yours it's already been done; but probably hasn't). It's only $35 You also need to RED loctite the Nut for the Countershaft Sprocket and the Primary Nut (this is inside the engine case). Take the suspension apart and REGREASE all the bearings for some reason there's very little grease from the factory on the bearings.

Here's some maps/GPS tracks from my Summer Vacation in W.Mass
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:23 PM   #133
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The seat is an unsolved problem. I want to try an SDG, but they've been back-ordered forever.

Great bike.

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check this guy out
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:21 PM   #134
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Well -- since everyone is posting their DRZs - I thought I would share a picture of mine too:

  • DynoJet Stage 1 Kit
  • FMF Q2 S/A Exhaust
  • Airbox 3 X 3 cut out
  • K&N Filter and Prefilter
  • Clarke Fuel Tank
  • Deleted clutch/kickstand and clutch "safety" switches - dont need them causing a problem in the middle of nowhere!
  • Michelin AC10 Tires
  • Heavy Duty Tubes
  • Rim Locks
  • Tones Skid Plate
  • TT Case Guards
  • Passenger Peg Deletes
  • Kuoba DRZ3 Lowering link
  • Dirtly bar risers
  • Renthal Bars & Grips
  • Acerbis Hand Guards
  • MSR Front Fender Bag
  • IMS Super Stock Foot pegs
  • UFO Tailight Unit
  • LED Front turn signals (Removed stalks)
  • Gel Seat
  • Lowered gearing (13/47)
This picture was taken last summer before all of my mods were complete. The picture location is south of Hayden Colorado -- looking towards Wyoming - . The Zuk is an excellent bike that I have taken on single track and all manner of 4WD/dual track roads...has never let me down.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:37 AM   #135
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Anyone else have a DRZ400s in Fife Scotland, or round about this area, if so would'nt mind going for a bit of offroading sometime
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