400 sm longevity?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:31 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:48 PM
Maintain the bike like it should be and hope for the best. People on here have over 40k on their stock engines.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:59 PM
Edited by sproxtonyz250f, 12 June 2012 - 05:05 PM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
Your best bet is to buy a low milage bike, do routine maintenance and you will not be disappointed.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:34 PM
Yea I would say 10K miles is nothing really...someone who rides a decent amount could put that on in a year. I would say 50K miles is easily attainable with the proper maintenance and riding habits.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:38 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:21 PM
Too many variables to give an estimation....
Depends on what type of riding you are doing.ie.racing , off road, on road. and how you are riding it ,climate,,,oil quality,,, frequency of oil changes , valve train inspections and air filter cleans...etc.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:21 AM
All you need is.........
4 mm stroker crank, 41mm fcrmx carb, rhc cams,1mm over intake valves, and stock size rhc exhaust valves, rhc Heavy Duty springs, "Eddie" Head Work, BB Kit, MRD SS Exhaust.
Short of weight, it will run with your 450 all day long, and you won't need to rebuild it ever few thousand miles. Downside, it will cost you about 3 G's.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:23 AM
Edited by sproxtonyz250f, 13 June 2012 - 06:25 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:28 AM
Edited by yammaxx, 13 June 2012 - 06:31 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:32 AM
And just my $0.02, I would have to disagree that the DRZ motor is unpredictable. It is very predictable because of its reliability. The catastrophic failures are really few and far in between, but seem common because this is a help forum and people usually come here when something breaks.
Edited by Jobistober, 13 June 2012 - 06:34 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:34 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:48 AM
Edit: Oh and read this forum...there is a LOT of good information on here.
Edited by notraps, 13 June 2012 - 07:49 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:22 AM
I've used her as a commuter and for weekend rides, including one San Diego to Las Vegas dual-sport. The only real issue I've had with her so far has been the countershaft backing out and dumping all the oil out on that dual-sport. I've now done all the usual fixes to her and she's run like a clock for me. I now have just over 22,000 km and really don't see anything slowing her down. My pure desert bike is an '04 Husky TC450. The drz doesn't put out anywhere near the hp of the Husky or have the handling, but she's street legal, and nothing stops her. I'm planning some upgrades this year, starting with an MRD and rejet. I want to see how she feels after those changes before I decide what to do next. I really think the next step might be a SM kit since I ride so much on the street, but either way, I've been exceptionally happy with the DRZ, you don't buy one expecting to win hare-scrambles with it, you buy one for the plate and dependability.
PS. Thank you Suzuki for building a workhorse like the DRZ and also for keeping it virtually unchanged for such a long time, it has helped the aftermarket and all us owners more than most give it credit for.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:48 AM
I'm a 56 250 miles on my 07 sm with original motor, original stator too, original battery etc.
Never had to ajust the valves, changed the countershalft seal at about 37 500 miles, that's the only """big""" problem I had since I bought this bike (brand new).
I do a lot of highway, dirt roads, trails, supermoto track, even traveled from Montreal to British Columbia with that bike. It doesn't burn oil unless I beat it.
I think the key is oil changes and the cruising speed on highway.