Suzuki 400SM

Old 09-30-2005, 07:21 PM
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

I have a question again!!!
I been riding everyday still and I think that I'm making a progress on my whellies. But I'm running out of gear and shifting is needed while on the air.
any pointers????
I can't seem to let go enought to grab the clutch and shift, I was thinking about just shifting with RPM's but I want to learn the right way.

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1. Ok when u shift in a wheelie dont use ur clutch!!
2. Try to bring the wheelies up at a slow MPH
3. You can go farther back in your wheelie to reach the balance point and u will not need to shift in a wheelie, or even better learn to use that rear brake and then u can go way way back and go for every !
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

I always use the clutch when shifting in a wheelie
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:18 PM
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ok , so more likely I'm not lifting the bike enough, cool. thanks for the pointers, beleive me I try them all. The back brake seems too freaking hard for me, I feel very uncomftable with my foot there.

one more hour and I'll trying again!!! :YEAH

I always use the clutch when shifting in a wheelie
I'm still on the rookie status.
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:02 PM
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

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I always use the clutch when shifting in a wheelie

Ditto. Always have a couple fingers on the clutch. It'll either save your azz or kill you... depends on what skill level you're at.
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

I just picked up an 06 400SM, minus the usual stock removals, the only mod on her is the stock exhaust fix.


Are the usual mods for this bike (fcr, yoshi ti, 3x3, etc) worth the money for stunnin?

Just trying to plan my first mods, thanks for any help
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

Get a big bore kit and high comp piston , ditch the pipe, open the airbox cover up so she can breath , jet kit , .....

If your on a budget just replace the base gasket and head gasket with the dirt model DRZ and cut the airbox top and go 1 or 2 bigger on the pilot and 1 needle clip richer.
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

So... I have been thinking about finding a 400SM. Would it be a good bike for a beginner? It would be for runnin to school, work, and around town. I like the aggressive look of it, and think it would fit my needs well.
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

it would probobly be a great beginner bike i started on my 620 rxc, the 400 is probobly real good, not extremely powerful insurance wont be bad, it sounds like it would be a good one.
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

Do not get a bore kit. Lots of problems
If ur gonna just stunt it then do not mod it at all. Once i put my Jet kit and pipe and airbox mod the bike stallls outs at 12:00 oclock wheelies. So circle on this heavy pig is hard and almost impossible.
The CRF's and etc have a FCR carb which works better for the circle wheelies.
Im sure if u put a FCR carb on the DRZ it will help and make a huge dif.
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FCr would help a lot, i know my 620 had a crappy *** carb when i got it i fcr'd it and its a hole diffrent bike, i hear its the same way with the drz's
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Re: Suzuki 400SM

i did a the 3+3 mod with a full big gun exhuast and i had my bike up to 105mph and have had no problems at balance, also no hand brake
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