I have a 2003 DRZ (actually a KLX400) and the head tube bearings are shot. I ordered a new set to install but I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations on other parts I should replace while I have the front disassembled. I was thinking about new rubber fork protectors, but are there other things that wear out on the DRZ front ends that you can only get to when disassambled?
I also broke off a replacement key that I got for the steering lock. I must have been made of cheap pot-metal. Should I just remove the whole lock mechanism?
Any tips or tricks for getting the old bearings out and the new ones in would be welcome!
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.
I recently bought a 2003 DRZ400S and thought it would be a good idea to check the valves clearance etc . I timed the engine on TDC with the magneto mark aligned as per the manual but I find the cam timing slightly odd. The arrows pointing upward are on the 1st and 15th pin as they should but with the magneto timing mark aligned they are not perfectly straight. Same goes for the arrows that should be parallel to the cylinder head casing. Is this normal or should they be absolutely perfect ?