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4000 miles & Annual Check up. What maintenance items should I do?

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I bought my 2003 DR-Z400S one year ago this month. I have 3900 miles on it and am planning on having my mechanic do a good Annual go over on the bike. Get it ready for the wet season and a new year of riding. I ride every weekend, usually 50-80 miles. I regularly change oil & filter about every 300 miles, clean and lube my chain lots.

I read the owners manual - it lists mostly just the basics. I see this check up as more then the 4000 mile service. I see this check up as my annual get the bike ready again for a new year. I want to do some good to the bike and do some things recommended here by other DRZ owners. I ride 90% dirt, mostly woods.

Ok here is my list so far, please add to it.

oil & filter

Air filter

spark plug

tighen all fastensers, bolts and nuts

clean fork seals

Lube steering column bearings

Lube wheel bearings

Install a MCCT.

New clutch cable.

questions:

new brake pads? still on originals

Thottle cable?

any engine work?

carb?

what else, do you recommend? Thank you

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you need to add valve clearance inpsection and lubing of the swingarm bearing and linkage.

replace brake pads if they are worn.inspect all cables and replace if any fraying is present.lube all lever pivots.

changing the brake fluid is also a good idea.

better check the spokes as well.

you can do all this your self bob. :thumbsup:

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thanks burned.... there's a very interesting post over yonder about KTM 525s vs the DRZ....... My bike has so much pop and power now with the YOSH pipe and the 3rd clip jetting works perfect at my spots. The bike humms all day never has a bog.

maybe I'll end up going to a 440 too one day

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If your going to mess with the steering head bearings I would recomend changing the fork oil to a good 5W.

You will feel the difference and your seals will last longer.

Thats a lot of ridding :thumbsup:

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If your going to mess with the steering head bearings I would recomend changing the fork oil to a good 5W.

You will feel the difference and your seals will last longer.

Thats a lot of ridding :thumbsup:

Is the 5w lighter or heavier than stock, and how much, what level? :devil:

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