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Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5557

On phone so not easiest read text

Yes was starved of oil and got very lucky as caught it before got bad. Oil Idle pump gear failed but caught it when happened. Bottom was full oil

Dont have the tools or space do bottom end

Must price up pullers and case splitter for bottom ends



Shop has full engine on way over. So night see if he send me the good bottom end then can rebuild my own

Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5562

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Bala wrote:


Many years ago I started using what was in a kawasaki book for ring spacing.

Top ring gap at rear, second ring gap at front, oil ring gap at rear.

I have done a lot of engines this way and never had a problem.

This 180 degree ring gap spacing is what any mechanic I've ever know does. I've never seen one use the 120 degree spacing, ever, yet I've seen it recommended in about three different motorcycle workshop manuals....go figure!

The only variation to what you've described is that the gaps are aligned to either side rather than front and back.

Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5568

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Welcome aboard! I just recently bought a 2001 DRZ400E that is in very good condition. I haven't had an off-road bike in many many years, and it has been so cool getting back into the trails and woods by my house. I just installed front lower fork guards on my bike, and it looks awesome. Nobody makes front fork guards for the DRZE, but I found a place that sells them that fit. I would love to share a picture of what my bike looks like with them on, but I can't figure out why I'm having a problem sending pictures on this site? Any idea why I am not able to share images?
Best Regards,
Troy

Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5570

Eng arrived

Not cleanest and its s model

Gave it bit tidy up but meeds more

Im trying decided pop this in or just use the top end an keep my newer cleaner bottom end (plus any parts that need replacing)








Before the clean




Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5572

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I would put it in and try it,

If it has a problem worry about it then, it may just be a great engine.

Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5573

Bala wrote:
I would put it in and try it,

If it has a problem worry about it then, it may just be a great engine.


Id say its perfect engine just needed good clean

Hopr get few hours this week on it

Re: New member from ireland 1 year, 2 months ago #5576

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Post Re: Drz fucked
took drz out there, had few issues, wouldn't go into 2nd gear ( sprocket guard was hitting gear pedal so had move it down bit and fixed it)

then wouldn't ride just rev out, clutch was set bit tight so once loosened off it was fine

but this bike blows.....


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my old drz out of the water.

70mph no issues what so rev revs freely and rock solid,

suspension is very nice (rebuild by Dr Shox)

moose once warmed up was very nice

next is a good day trail riding then a full service again to flush all out

got a set hot cams one the way too so will boost it over e model spec.
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