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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: Blou Blitz on October 05, 2012, 11:20:30 am

Title: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: Blou Blitz on October 05, 2012, 11:20:30 am
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Hi guys I am interested in buying a 2005 DRZ400e with 9000km.
What would be a good price to pay?
What is the fuel consumption under normal riding conditions?
Any things I should watch out for?
Would you reccomend this as a good choice for a work&back and the odd off-road trip bike.

Thanx for the help.
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2012, 08:49:05 pm
In very good condition they are worth about 30k, tatty ones I would avoid and they sell for about 20k. You will get around 18km/l. Not really made for commuting but a nice trip bike especially with difficult terrain. Check the oil level on a daily basis.
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: Blou Blitz on October 08, 2012, 02:37:25 pm
Thanx Sidetrack,

I am also looking at the new CRF250L, and would rather pay R40k for a new bike than R30k for a 7year old. What do you think? ???
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: Torque Curve on October 08, 2012, 02:55:02 pm
Thanx Sidetrack,

I am also looking at the new CRF250L, and would rather pay R40k for a new bike than R30k for a 7year old. What do you think? ???

Daai CRF's is blerrie nice en hulle is Honda. Laat weet my watter bike jy na kyk. Ek weet van 'n bike wat dalk skeletons in die kas het wat jy moet vermei en ek weet van 'n baie mooi 2008 model wat reg is vir R38.
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: sidetrack on October 08, 2012, 08:00:11 pm
The DRZ is a better bike period !
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: saklx650c on October 25, 2012, 03:51:07 pm
Thanx Sidetrack,

I am also looking at the new CRF250L, and would rather pay R40k for a new bike than R30k for a 7year old. What do you think? ???
Blou blitz, what did you decide in the end. I am in a similar situation.  I am taking the CRF for test ride next week.
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: N[]vA on October 25, 2012, 04:05:01 pm
my DRZ is the most satisfying fun I have ever had on two wheels, that said it has also been the most expensive bike I have ever owned.  :peepwall: + :ricky:  = :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: Grumpleton on October 26, 2012, 07:49:12 am
If the DRZ is in great nick it is a great all round bike, but yes check oil daily and check for white scum in top of oil filler cap,  if there stay away the head for this bike is lots of money
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: MildDog on November 16, 2012, 08:54:58 am
In very good condition they are worth about 30k, tatty ones I would avoid and they sell for about 20k. You will get around 18km/l. Not really made for commuting but a nice trip bike especially with difficult terrain. Check the oil level on a daily basis.

They are awesome for commuting if you aren't on the highway (which I guess is only possible in Slaap Stad). I throw mine around like a 'tard on the tar. (That's a motard, the bike, not a retard, the rider).
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: lecap on November 16, 2012, 09:34:59 am
If you want a hooligan toy get the DRZ. :thumleft:
Only reason why I never got a DRZ was I could just not justify the "primarily holigan toy" part :D

If you first of all want a commuter I'd rather look for a DR650SE.
It is light and nimble (for a 650), won't be more thirsty that the DRZ, simpler = cheaper to maintain and will most likely outlast the DRZ (DR650SE will do well over 100,000km if looked after). Low mileage & recent models sell for R40k or so.

I personally would not go for a 250 DS as a commuter IMHO they are overpriced (looking at value for money, not looking at engineering effort) if compared with the full size 650's. A bit pap if you have to cover open road.
Any 650 will happily do 110 - 120. Most 250's you have to squeeze like a lemon to get there.

If it's inner city 60km/h zones commute only and you want it cheap and nort so nasty get an XR125 :D
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: Manfred on November 22, 2012, 02:11:29 pm
What Lecap says.

I had the DRZ-SM.
Excellent hooligan tool.
Only did 13km to work, but man was it great getting there.
I then started working in Johannesburg.
Dropped a few sizes on the rear sprocket, but it was still too buzzy for me @ 120km/h.
I eventually traded it in on the DR650
Title: Re: 2005 DRZ400e
Post by: flex on December 19, 2012, 09:49:07 pm
Can't compare a DRZ 400 to a CRF250L
Just too different...!
Not in the same league at all.
No prob with Honda - I have a 650L & a DRZ.
But again - its not apples for apples.