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Hello,

just introducing myself , been lurking for some time and almost ready to pull the trigger. There are at least 7 for sale within 80 miles or so. If this one checks out on Sunday, its mine. I have a couple questions, it is a 2009, 2k miles, all stock, oil /filters changed as required. Is there anything I missed while lurking about here that is different from prior years ? Example, Pro Cycle sells the FCR39 carb, but only lists availability up to 2007.Being in Ca, I am not sure the air resources board (CARB) spl. evil, hasn't tacked on more laws. I am completely amazed at what is out there for the DRZ. I plan on adding S model DS wheels/ do the free mods and could/will spend a ton if I wanted to.( just a little at a time :lol: So n00b advice is welcome..like what to do first...

thanks in advance

Roc

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the very first thing i would do is check out the oil screen , change the oil and filter regardless of whats been said .

verify the valve clearance for future records

fit the MCCT and some case savers

bearings .. steering and swingarm / linkages need grease .

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Luckly motorcycles don't get smoged in Cali. So your good with what ever carb you want. I think the FCR 39 will fit all models. Some one chime in if I'm wrong. Good luck you'll love it.

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I think the FCR 39 will fit all models. Some one chime in if I'm wrong. Good luck you'll love it.

Not wrong Doug :lol: a correct model FCR39 or 41 either olde style slant or new style MX fits all year DRZ.

Only when you get the wrong FCR model does fitment on ALL year DRZ's become an issue.

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Thanks for the great input. My short term plan is to add pipe and carb, ride it for awhile, and figure out what I want next. I have always been big on suspension as a best first option, but with this, I think I want some snap and road noise. I am hoping the Sunday viewing is positive. Another one popped up locally today, so it seems there are some good choices. thanks for the thoughts

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chooken, thanks that will be my first efforts, p-lus the free mods we have listed here. I am also thinking of the battery mod and the fan mod, although it is winter even in this area...

iitreatedii, I looked around Epic website but didnt find the combination pipe and carb you speak of, ? what am I looking for

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He may have been referring to the 50hp package from Eddie ...on special this month......http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10716831#post10716831

Here are a few things to do when you do get your new ride. :)..I have listed them in order of approx lowest to highest cost....

Locktite fix the counter shaft sprocket, counter balancer nut, primary nut, stator screws, flywheel/starter gear fasteners.

Remove the rear suspension and swing arm, clean and grease the bearings.

Remove the steering stem , clean and grease bearings.

Do the free power mod...http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9566050#post9566050

Install a Manual cam chain tensioner..http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=639008

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/Manual_Cam_Chain_Tensioner_p/eng_tt_mcct1.htm

Install Case Savers..http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case_Shields_p/bp_cfc_case.htm

JD Jet kit for the stock BSR36 carb and the 3x3 air box mod.

Install SS brake lines front and rear.

Re Spring and valve suspension to suit your riding.

Install MRD SSW exhaust...http://www.mrd-racing.com/page05.html

When you can afford it, go for 94mm Big Bore kit ,4mm stroker crank , big valves, RHC stage 2 valve spring kit , Head Flowing, RHC 187 cams, FCRMX41mm Conversion kit. ,SSW Super Start kit...All available from Eddie..:lol:

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Great days, I now have an ' 09 400 SM in the garage. 2700 miles, pure stock,

So there is plenty for me to do.

Craigo, this list is exactly where I am headed, slightly moddified from your post

Locktite fix the counter shaft sprocket, counter balancer nut, primary nut, stator screws, flywheel/starter gear fasteners.

Remove the rear suspension and swing arm, clean and grease the bearings.

Remove the steering stem , clean and grease bearings.

Do the free power mod...http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...50#post9566050

Install a Manual cam chain tensioner..http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=639008

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/Manual_C...g_tt_mcct1.htm

Install Case Savers..http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case...p_cfc_case.htm

Install SS brake lines front and rear.

FCR 39 mm carb kit

Install MRD SSW exhaust...http://www.mrd-racing.com/page05.html

While I understand, in a big way, suspension is critical..... I will do that in the spring, first to order will be the MRD SSW exhuast (does this have an available spark arrestor and silencer ?) and the 39mm FCR carb, Who sells the best kit for the 09 mdl SM ?I also need to do the air box mod and add a uni air filter . There is alot to think of here, like the "O" ring fix for the FCR ?

I also need new tires, I have yet to search here, but will put sm tires in the search funtion and see what pops up. Does the carb come jetted for the MRD exhaust ? Sorry for the max question load, but there is a ton o stuff possible, thats a good thing :bonk: I have been saving for this project for many months.. Am I off to a great start or what ?

edit : should I just grab the 41 mm carb and forget about it ? It could be a long time before I spend any more engine mod $$

Edited by Roc
just confused :)

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Great days, I now have an ' 09 400 SM in the garage. 2700 miles, pure stock,

So there is plenty for me to do.

Craigo, this list is exactly where I am headed, slightly moddified from your post

Locktite fix the counter shaft sprocket, counter balancer nut, primary nut, stator screws, flywheel/starter gear fasteners.

Remove the rear suspension and swing arm, clean and grease the bearings.

Remove the steering stem , clean and grease bearings.

Do the free power mod...http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...50#post9566050

Install a Manual cam chain tensioner..http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=639008

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/Manual_C...g_tt_mcct1.htm

Install Case Savers..http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case...p_cfc_case.htm

Install SS brake lines front and rear.

FCR 39 mm carb kit

Install MRD SSW exhaust...http://www.mrd-racing.com/page05.html

You have a good list of “New to you DRZ checks and fixs”

Add

Round over the back of the shifter

Install radiator Guards

And as it is a CA bike, remove the fuel vapor recovery system if it is still installed

While I understand, in a big way, suspension is critical..... I will do that in the spring, first to order will be the MRD SSW exhuast (does this have an available spark arrestor and silencer ?)

It can be ridden with OEM springs, just not to full potential until the suspension is tuned for you. Yes for the spark arrester.

and the 39mm FCR carb, Who sells the best kit for the 09 mdl SM ?

SSW/ Epic or TT. TT gets you a complete package, SSW/ Epic gets you a complete package that will be pre jetted for your riding area.

I also need to do the air box mod and add a uni air filter . There is alot to think of here, like the "O" ring fix for the FCR ?

O ring is old way, wiring the arm is the new way.

I also need new tires, I have yet to search here, but will put sm tires in the search funtion and see what pops up.
Tires are expendable items, and all work better then most riders. Pick any name brand higher end road tire, and you’ll be fine, try a few over the season and see what you like best.

Does the carb come jetted for the MRD exhaust ?

It will if you order from SSW/ Epic and tell them that’s what you want.. It will come “jetable” from the TT store, but you will need to do the settings yourself based on advice from,, well ya, Eddie at SSW / Epic or others here.

edit : should I just grab the 41 mm carb and forget about it ? It could be a long time before I spend any more engine mod $$

If you’re going to be doing a full engine build, sure buy once.. BUT the 41 is too big for an OEM motor, or even one with just a 94mm big bore.. So.. How long till you get the motor built?

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Thanks, now a much more refined list.

with respect to tires, I should have said "what size " I havn't seen many 140available, I dont care for Dunlops, I am looking at Metzelers /Michelins/ Pirellis, in this order..

Unlikely I will do any major engine mods, primarily just want to do the bolt on stuff, maybe cams, I would be very happy with 42/44 rwhp, I also will look for a set of ds tires/wheels. I understand the 50 + hp version is a little unruly in the dirt ?

Carb canister will be donated to NASA for the next moon shot,

As far as the carb canister (vapor recovery) proper removal, the preferred radiator gaurds and the round over shifter mod, the info can dug up here on TT ?

How much elevation changes can SSW be jetted for , I am in SF bay area, so I get from sea level to 3000 feat without alot of motoring, do you jet for

1500 and compromise ? Oh , and "wiring the arm fix" for the carb..

I have read many posts here on a variety of subjects, this place is full of knowlegable DRZ'ers thanks for all the help, my plans , as I have above, will take a few weeks, but what a changed machine I will have :bonk:

thanks

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Thanks, now a much more refined list.

with respect to tires, I should have said "what size " I havn't seen many 140available, I dont care for Dunlops, I am looking at Metzelers /Michelins/ Pirellis, in this order..

Unlikely I will do any major engine mods, primarily just want to do the bolt on stuff, maybe cams, I would be very happy with 42/44 rwhp, I also will look for a set of ds tires/wheels. I understand the 50 + hp version is a little unruly in the dirt ?

Carb canister will be donated to NASA for the next moon shot,

As far as the carb canister (vapor recovery) proper removal, the preferred radiator gaurds and the round over shifter mod, the info can dug up here on TT ?

How much elevation changes can SSW be jetted for , I am in SF bay area, so I get from sea level to 3000 feat without alot of motoring, do you jet for

1500 and compromise ? Oh , and "wiring the arm fix" for the carb..

I have read many posts here on a variety of subjects, this place is full of knowlegable DRZ'ers thanks for all the help, my plans , as I have above, will take a few weeks, but what a changed machine I will have :bonk:

thanks

Vapor can removal

Unabiker

Sea level to 3k will work just fine, forget the FCR41, if not planning on a Big Bore stroker motor.

On a new FCR39 slant kit carb

Wire the AP arm and MOD the AP diaphragm stopper like this

If you buy the Newer style FCR39mx carb kit

Wire just the arm. DSCN4146.jpg

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Thanks, now a much more refined list.

with respect to tires, I should have said "what size " I havn't seen many 140available, I dont care for Dunlops, I am looking at Metzelers /Michelins/ Pirellis, in this order..

Unlikely I will do any major engine mods, primarily just want to do the bolt on stuff, maybe cams, I would be very happy with 42/44 rwhp, I also will look for a set of ds tires/wheels. I understand the 50 + hp version is a little unruly in the dirt ?

Carb canister will be donated to NASA for the next moon shot,

Oh , and "wiring the arm fix" for the carb..

Really for the price , i would look at Eddie's 50 hp package deal ..:bonk:

December Holiday Special!

50hp motor kit built and shipped back to you $1799.95

50hp motor kit parts only $1599.95

Cylinder Works big bore kit

39mm fcrmx carb kit

Hotcams stg1 in and ex

MRD/SSW pipe

Just because your going to have near 50hp, it doesn't mean you have to use it, but it is nice to know that extra grunt is on hand if needed....:banana:

Also could swap out the SSW/MRD and just go for the Standard MRD....that would keep the ponies in the mid 40's range..

Eddie will set up the carb for you...jetting, AP arm wiring etc.

On road the pilot powers are a good thing..150/60/17 rear is a nice fit..

And excellent plan for the canister...:smirk::busted::awww:

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707drz, I am in Oakland tween warren and the 580

Craigo, you may be right, but I just got this thing and working on it, riding it,

and having it down for a partial day is all I could take, next year, you can say "Roc, I hate to say it, but I told you so :bonk: Can you tell me what SSW MRD really means, n00b ? for sure, within 2/3/4 weeks I will, although Christmas may slow things up, do all I can to have the MRD and the 39 mm carb installed, I need a clue, what carb kit and why, what MRD , I want to be able to ride state land, it seems to me you have to kiss alot of aasses in Ca to do anything, so spark and noise may come into play..

E.Marquez, the unabike rad gaurds are frikin awesome, does anyone know if the black holds up in the sun ?

If I order carb kit from Eddie, will it just bolt on, all mods ready to go ? I will order tommorrow , I am at sea level perhaps up to 3 or 4 thousand feet, maybe ... I will add the bung option from MRD for future tuning..

Oh is this going to be fun, I have been commuting since I got the bike, short, like 7 mile each way, but through the city 6 am, we have a few great twisty inner city roads near the lake and many in the hills..

thank you all again :smirk:

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cause i am dumb

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707drz, I am in Oakland tween warren and the 580

I grew up in Walnut Creek, and know that area of Oakland well, as friends of my mom had a Turbo manufacture biz not far from there some years ago.. Small world.

Can you tell me what SSW MRD really means, n00b

MRD is a exhaust manufacture MRD Racing http://www.mrd-racing.com/

SSW is Sisneros Speed Works led by Eddie Sisneros .. SSW and MRD worked together to R&D the best exhaust system maed for lightly modified engine MRD pipe for the DRZ, or fully modified DRZ engine SSW/MRD exhaust.

E.Marquez, the unabike rad gaurds are frikin awesome, does anyone know if the black holds up in the sun ?

In my experience, the anodizing done on Unabiker Rad guards holds up very well in sunlight.. I have used on my bikes, gold, silver and black, and installed more than a few sets for others, and never heard a complaint of fading colors from sun light.

If I order carb kit from Eddie, will it just bolt on, all mods ready to go

I hesitate to say yes, as “Bolt on” means and is executed differently by folks with varying levels of experience and tools.. IE, some people can bust a hammer, and should not be allowed to own tools, to them, nothing is “Bolt On”

That said, yes the carb kit sent to you from SSW is the most complete and ready to install available for a DRZ, bar none. It has the vast experience of Eddie Sisneros behind the set up, something no other pile of carb parts sold as a kit has.. If you do not need or want that level of detail, have your own wide band tuner set up, plan on a non standard build, custom air box as you fit a DRZ engine in to a Cart.. then buy the kit from TT, the Carb Sudco direct and while it will be complete, the extras like wiring the AP arm, and specific tuning, will be up to you.

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Is there an alternative to the 3 x 3 air box mod ? I cant seem to find a link that helps me understand what to do, I searched 3x3 air box mod and found nothing, thanks all

Roc

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Is there an alternative to the 3 x 3 air box mod ? I cant seem to find a link that helps me understand what to do, I searched 3x3 air box mod and found nothing, thanks all

Roc

Tons of links, Craig posted a popular one. It is as simple as removing the rubber air boot from the top of your S air box. You will see a molded plastic line on the top of the box.. Measure it and you'll find it to be 3" x 3" Cut along that line with the tool of your choice.. a well heated wide putty know works very well and leaves no saw tooth kerf mess to clean up.

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