Question about 2004 Suzuki DR-Z 400 S
I don't have a service manual for my 2004 susuki drz 400. starting to get some ticking in the engine while i slow sown. figure it needs a lash adjustment. how ever i have not cracked open a motorcycle before so i am looking for a good how too or a free pdf manual online. does anyone know where i can find one? is this an adjustment or shim engine? it's my daily driver so i am not going to crack it open till i have all the information. thanks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The thick layer of grease is probably gone from between the engagement pawls and the thing they push against (forgot the proper name). There should still be a thin layer there, but it does cause more noise. I've been riding a Deore 525 on the rear for the since mid 03, and the same noice popped up at about the same noise. As far as I can tell, don't worry.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
okay theres a couple possable things that can cause this .... carbon on the valves, ran hard,not frequent oil changes, low on oil, cheap oil, spark plugg is too long , too much oil somtimes causes this,crank case breather plugged,it all depends on the way it was treated in the past or the present
i change my oil about every 15-20 hours keeps debre down and less friction on engine,remember this is not water cooled! so use the best 10-40 oil or atleast good known oil and run some seafoam through the gas,it will take that carbon off . and if you dont have a inline fuel filter u should get one they really save carbs and there only $3.00 at oreily! hope this helps <walker>
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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If they cant duplicate it your good.Usualy with backfiring i would make sure to eliminate any exhaust leaks. The dealer is inexperienced at solving compound problems,(sorry) not picking a fight, but sometimes cleaning is not goog enough,I went through this with a 1400 Intruder.several attempts were needed to get the two carbs level on the same line with each other.so the floats would work properly together,then set fuel flow and the air flow through the ventouri in the carbs.Also i had to make these adjustments while level (not on side stand) The floats were very sencitve to needle valve to seat adjustment(bent to open or close some of the flow)
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
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