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DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 3 months ago #2535

  • DRZ2011
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I pick up my brand new DRZ in Brisbane on Thursday, can someone please type or show an extract of the service schedule from the manual including the first service?
Do I really have to go to work on Monday

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2551

  • 10DRZ
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1000km then every 5000 but i do mine every 1000km

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2556

  • DRZ2011
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Thanks, got it now and I'm going to do same
Do I really have to go to work on Monday

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2558

  • xrman
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I dump the oil and put in a new oil filter at 100KM. I prefer to use mineral based oil for the first 100KM. I usually vary the revs a lot and after it is warmed up put the motor under strain ( give it some throttle to accelerate up and down) rather than constant throttle.

You should also have the filter/screen at the base of the oil tank to checked for metal fragments.

After the first oil change you can use synthetic/ semi synthetic oil if you want.

Despite the oil change interval in the manual, I think that I would dump the oil more than at 5000km. intervals. Motorcycles are very hard on oil and they break it down with contaminates after about 1500KM. If I go on a very hard off road ride I dump the oil. If it isn't too hard I will change oil at 500 KM intervals, especially if I don't use the bike for a while. If you don't want to do this as often then you might want to consider using Motul 5100 synthetic as it does last longer than mineral oil.

So my oil and filter changes are somewhere between 500-1500 Km. depending on the ride type.

Oils I like.
Motul 5100 ( very expensive)
Shell semi syntehtic or full synthetic VSX: easy to find ( expensive)
Shell Rotella Synthetic if you can find it. 20L drums (less expensive)
Caltex Delo400 diesel oil ( I use this mostly /I buy it in 20 L drums : cheap)

Some riders mix Delo400 75% with Motul 5100 25% to get the both of both worlds.

You can get filters from Ballards off road cheaper if you buy 10.

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2571

i do mine every 500km as i ride my bike very hard so i look after it. I use motul 5100 as well and i change my oil filter every time to. Hoping that looking after the servicing side of things it will go forever lol.

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2573

  • wayno
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Thats a lot of oil ? at that rate i would have to stop and change the oil before i got home ? I dont think the dr revs hard enough to break the oil down that quick , haven said that i hope im not pushing it home next week ..

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2575

cheap insurance then! oil ain't that expensive and like I said I flog my bike so like to look after it! still goin strong at the moment so not to stressed

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 6 years, 2 months ago #2634

  • Owey
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Hi Guys,

I have a 2008 drz400e and do the oil about every 500 - 1000kms depending on the type of riding (longer for street use, shorter for bush/trail) as the bush/trail work I give the bike its all.

I use Castrol active 4T (about $32 at repco) and have bought my filters off ebay. have got the filters - Hiflofiltro part no. HF 139 for about $5.50 ea delivered.

So for me oil changes are cheap, and good insurance. I also do coolant every 2000 - 2500 kms. I use the Tectaloy 60 plus pre mixed, again cheap and easy (about $13).

The biggest thing that I have been warned about with the oil/filter changes is the oil filter 'O' ring in behind the filter. If this is left out the oil filter does not seal and the oil by-passes the filter. Have heard of bikes (400) blowing up after as little as 200kms without the 'O' ring. I have not tried to source aftermarket 'O' rings as OME ones are only about $8 ea. I always have a few spare.

Hope this helps, Safe riding and have fun.

Cheers, OWEY.

Re: DRZ400E Service Maintenance Schedule 5 days, 18 hours ago #16597

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