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Old 12-27-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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I Ride: DRZ400sm, 450smr, kx250f
New Drz!
Hey guys just got a drz400sm pretty much stock. just seeing if anyone in the area would wanna ride if we get some nice weather cause i dont know anyone that rides out here. it would be cool if someone had a drz with some mods to cause id like to see the difference if its worth it or now anyways keep it on 2 wheels

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the zany side

FYI..... Full exhaust, 3x3 mod and re jet are your first steps

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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I Ride: 2009 street triple R
And by full exhaust she means MRD exhaust...once you start moding it you wont stop I got mine a year ago next month and have put many many aftermarket stuff on it
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:18 AM   #4
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I Ride: '14 DRZ400SM , '08 ZX-6R
whats the 3x3 mod?

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #5
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I Ride: 2009 street triple R
Its where you cut a 3x3 hole in top of the air box. It wakes the bike up big time. Its a must do mod

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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You need to jet it if you 3x3 it

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:07 AM   #7
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Do the 3x3 and NO BIGGER!!

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:14 AM   #8
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ya thats what i was planning on the guy who had it before me cut two small holes drilled out the baffle and jetted it.

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Old 12-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #9
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Welcome. I'm just south of Warrenton. I would ride with you, but I'm not going out in this rain blowing 40 mph. Maybe when we get some decent weather again.

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #10
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I tightened up the squish quite a bit and installed a set of hot cams (in addition to full Yoshi pipe and jet kit) in my DRZ and it made a HUGE difference. Not even the same bike. Sicc still has it, I think....

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Old 01-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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I tightened up the squish quite a bit and installed a set of hot cams (in addition to full Yoshi pipe and jet kit) in my DRZ and it made a HUGE difference. Not even the same bike. Sicc still has it, I think....
How does it feel when you tighten up the suspension? I only weigh about 165. i plan on doing the yoshi, re-jet it and re do the 3x3

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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Squish is the piston to cylinder head clearance. I didn't do much with the suspension. It felt pretty good where it was.

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #13
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How does it feel when you tighten up the suspension? I only weigh about 165. i plan on doing the yoshi, re-jet it and re do the 3x3
For your weight the suspension should be just about right, you might need to set the sag though

As far as getting more power just start with the easy stuff, 3x3 (hole on top of air box) and rejet, Full exhaust (MRD is the best and made in Cali) and go have fun until you need more power.

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #14
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Do the 3x3 and NO BIGGER!!

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Damn it.. I didn't see this until now

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #15
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haha so squish is stroking it or what? is the mrd pretty good? i have heard yoshi is the best for the drz?

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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haha so squish is stroking it or what? is the mrd pretty good? i have heard yoshi is the best for the drz?
It has more to do with raising the compression a bit. i'm assuming a thinner head gasket? or do you guys get some machine work? domed piston?

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #17
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haha so squish is stroking it or what? is the mrd pretty good? i have heard yoshi is the best for the drz?
yoshi is alright but if you only want to do it once. MRD is the way

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Old 01-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #18
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haha so squish is stroking it or what? is the mrd pretty good? i have heard yoshi is the best for the drz?
No Squish is just using a "E" base gasket ... but it is a lot of work to just do that. Yes the MRD is a great pipe

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It has more to do with raising the compression a bit. i'm assuming a thinner head gasket? or do you guys get some machine work? domed piston?

No machine work... just changing the base gasket to the E base gasket as yes it is thinner But why do all that work just to change the gasket and not change the piston and stuff

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:12 AM   #19
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No Squish is just using a "E" base gasket ... but it is a lot of work to just do that. Yes the MRD is a great pipe




No machine work... just changing the base gasket to the E base gasket as yes it is thinner But why do all that work just to change the gasket and not change the piston and stuff
It's not that much work. And 30 bucks in gaskets vs a few hundred in hard parts?

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:41 AM   #20
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Heres mine (Shameless plug...):



I did the 3x3 (with JD re-jet) and full FmF exhaust (powercore 4 and powerbomb header for under 200), and there is a huuuge difference. Plus it sounds nasty

Will do athena big bore in the future, but the thing is perma grin all the time. So much you can do on these that you cant (or wont) do on a full streetbike).

Enjoy man!!

PS: Stock tail light is bleeeeh, try the Edge 2 Eliminator, cleans it up a lot!
http://www.motostrano.com/Edge-2-DRZ...d45-18-706.htm

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