(tentatively sold to Josh) DR-Z 400S for sale, fresh motor, low mileage – $4200

2003, with just under 13,000 km on the odometer.

I tore the motor down and replaced most of the bearings in the crankcase (crankshaft, balancer, input and output shaft bearings). All brand new valves, valve seals, and the valve seats were just done. Newish piston rings. Nearly new tires (MT43 front, D606 rear). New chain, front and rear sprockets. New manual cam chain tensioner (the bike came to me because the previous automatic tensioner appears to have failed). New throttle cables. New bearings in the rear wheel. New swing-arm pivot bearings. New pro-X gaskets used in the rebuild. Looking at my budget, I put about $1300 in parts into this bike.

The bike has a nice aftermarket FMF powercore muffler, sounds good, looks good, and saves a few pounds (and yes, is a bit louder than stock).

Outstanding issues: Kill / start switch. Kill switch doesn’t work. I have a replacement, but I still have to swap the wiring or the wiring connector. The exhaust header / heat shield is not mounted. The FMF pipe doesn’t have mount for the back of the heat shield. Given time I’ll build a fix. The front wheel needs balancing (I’m out of wheel weights), and to be honest, it has hit its share of rocks. I have new front brake pads on order. It occassionally dies when idling… starts right back up though… might be a leaking o-ring around the float valve seat.

The bike is surprisingly “un-molested” for a 17 year old bike. The exhaust and turn signals are about the only mods the (single) owner made. The carb has not been jetted, the airbox snorkel is still there, and the 3×3 mod has not been done. That is a mixed blessing, no-one botched any work. But these bikes are known to come running “lean” from the factory. There is a little popping/backfiring on deceleration, and an idle that can take a second or two to fully slow down.

Yes, the previous owner appears to be have liked his stickers : ) I could even go register the azzkikr.ca domain if someone wanted it.
It’s a DRZ, and has the fully adjustable suspension, I did run through the clickers and set them back to aproximate factory defaults.
It came to me with an aftermarket headlight shield, but my experience with aftermarket lights has been that they look good, and but don’t work worth beans, so I used some of my spare parts to restore it to OEM.
The Suzuki reflector with a cheap LED bulb in it throws a fair amount of light and is quite visible on the road, unlike the factory incandescent bulb.
To my knowledge, the bike was mainly used as a trail bike, and some of the plastics show the resulting scratches/abuse. These radiator shrouds are relatively cheap and easy to replace.
Gratuitous engine shot, while it is clean. Completely stock.
Right side. Note how little wear there is on the frame paint.
Aftermarket turn signals (it does flash fast / hyper-flash — came that way). Full S subframe with helmet lock.
Like I said, new valves. Was supposed to be four kibble-whites, but the exhausts were going to be slow to get, so they are hot cams instead.
Some of the replaced parts. Still finding bits I didn’t include, like a bent brake lever, and the piston. If you’ve got half an our to listen to me rant, ask me why there’s only two bearings there with the blue seals.
Main crank bearings, counter-balancer bearings, input/output shaft bearings, and probably one end of the shift drum. I didn’t replace the needle bearings as they are hard to remove, and they only move when you actually shift gears. (rear wheel bearings in the back, only two came out, three went back in !?)