I'm looking at buying a 2004 Suzuki DRZ400EK or at least I think it's an EK according to Vin lookup websites, but it does not appear to have a kickstarter. I was told the bike was owned by a motorcycle dealer and that it has a current green sticker, and a California license plate but has not been registered for the streets since 2011. I want this as a dual sport but am not clear if the fact that it already has a plate means I am good to register it or if maybe they took away the ability to register it after it was plated, California loves to do that kind of stuff. Since the bike was owned by a dealer I would think they were up on the latest regulations in California, but who knows. Can anyone add any insight as to what I should look for on the bike itself like the carburetor, model numbers etc? Or do I just try my luck at the DMV?
Good condition with a long list of high end upgrade parts.
Rekluse EXP 3.0 with cover and slave
EVO- Ellensburg suspension tuning for 6' 200# expert rider
Trail-tech map switch
Moose 1-1/8 flex bar
CYCRA probend bar guards
SXS skid plate with linkage plate
Clutch and water pump guards
Fastway Evolution III pegs
SRT Pro Armor radiator and rear rotor guards
Acerbic Front rotor guard
TM designs chain guides
DID race chain
FMF F-bomb header
Dirt Tricks timing chain tensioner
Pro Wheel, wheels
Tubliss front and rear
New top end and valve adjustment 60 hours old
Many more aftermarket parts as well as spare parts and service manuals included in the sale. Willing to include 4 sets of tires with 80% tread left for full price.
Great bike with plenty of life left and set up for anything from single track woods to wide open dessert.
Can hang with any of the 450's but is much easier to handle in the tight woods.
Priced to sell at $6000.00
Willing to consider reasonable offers but no trades or carry.
By That Dan
So after grenading my gearbox, I’m busy rebuilding the bottom end and was contemplating whether to replace the main crank bearings. Motor only has 7000 miles on it.
Is it false economy to not replace the bearings? Both run smoothly with no perceptible play.
Out of interest, it seems like the cause of the gearbox failure was a shift fork seizing on fifth gear. Fork was badly worn radially and showed significant blueing.