DRZ400E Tips

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  1. wfo311

    wfo311 C level Member
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    I will purchasing a 2002 DRZ400E in the next few weeks. I was wondering if anyone on this forum had any weight saving tips for this bike.
    I'm looking at getting a Yoshimura exhaust system shortly after purchase, any other setup tips are appreciated. I'll mostly be woods/trail riding.
     
  2. wayneo426

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    I would say going w/ the kicker will save you 12lbs. The Yoshi system is also a good way to go.
     
  3. CAL

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    Chuck the lights, charcoal canister, get aftermarket exhaust and handlebars. There's not much else to do unless you want to get into Titanium. Click on the link in my signature to see what I've done to my DRZ.
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. cr500

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    LOL@get the Kstart version. Yeha and take the wheels off too. J/K Ik now a DRZ may not be hard to Kstart but i would get the button, most peeps will be thankful in the long run............chris
     
  5. DaisyCutter

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    GO DRZ-E They are cheap and have good contingcy prog. Dont waste cash on yosh. Its annoyingly loud and not as good as stock with restrictor drilled out. I have a yosh TI hanging in garage collecting dust. Get suspension revalved in front if you doing rocks and get right spring for rear. You will enjoy many many rides without any real work on this bike. Maybe you can wait for the electric wr250 ..That would be me!! Remeber that one time when you were out front after reeling in 5 bikes and working for every pass and even bouncing off a few trees? Then remember stalling for whatever reason and watching them all pass you and now from kicking you are so tired you cant catch them? BUTTONS are GOOD


    The button is great and well worth the 12 pounds.

    Some Humor:
    I figured out why my hare scramble starts are so bad.. when I hit the button all the other bikes start.
    JR
     
  6. wfo311

    wfo311 C level Member
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    wayne426 wrote...I would say going w/ the kicker will save you 12lbs
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    I'm going with the electric start so I DON'T have to kick it!! BTW, picked it up last Friday. Rode it Sat and found out that a size 11 Tech 8 can't use the shift lever at the factory setting. Had to raise it before I could ride and then it was really difficult to shift since the lever is so SHORT!! UPS delivered the longer lever from Baja Designs yesterday, can't wait to ride it with that lever. Loved the E-button :D and the smooth power delivery, still in breakin mode but really liked it.
    Can't wait to ride it at the TX Spodefest next month in Meunster. It's the best trail bike I've ridden in a long time.

    Thanks for your responses.

    Ted
     
  7. CAL

    CAL C level Member

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    I never had a problem with my size 11 Formas and the stock shifter.:confused: It is definately a good trail bike. Not all that easy to go fast on, but a very fun play bike. Smoooooooth power. Short turning radius. Plush suspension. And oooooh that button. :) The bike is easy on parts too. The stock chain and sprockets should last you a while as well as the 756's. Unlike my 426. :mad: It likes to eat sprockets and tires and stretch chains.
     
  8. DR.billZ

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    I have an E and love it. I ride all tight trails. Weight is not a problem for me.

    Tips:
    -remove airbox restrictor
    -rejet with 165 main(unless you are at high elevations)
    -TURN FUEL SCREW OUT TO 2.5 TURNS, TOTAL....trust me ;)
    -get higher rise bars. I'm 6'1" and use Jimmy Buttom bend bars.
    -Yosh works great, but is LOUD! Get the sound inserts.
     
  9. geremachek

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    I'll vote Booooooo on the Yosh pipe also. I recently heard one on a DRZ. Why would anybody want to make that much irritating noise in the quiet woods? Talk about a sure way to lose trails. I vote have some respect for your own ears and everybody's elses.
     

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