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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: letsgofishing on January 17, 2008, 05:49:54 pm

Title: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 17, 2008, 05:49:54 pm
The last box of bits and pieces arrived unexpectedly today from ThumperTalk!
I first fitted these Cycra low-profile hand guards to replace the "elephant ears" I had on earlier. I will still keep the old ones for winter.

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010042_tn.jpg)

Then I fitted this Acerbis SM front fender to repalce the standard "sail" - I've read that this might help with the headshake problem - even if it doesn't, I think it looks really cool! (and it flows more air to the rads).

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/p1010034_tn.jpg)
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/p1010033_tn.jpg)
Comparison pics...

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/p1010043_tn.jpg)

...and here it is fitted.

Next up was fitting the radiator guards. Here's a pic of the standard plastic ones...

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010037_tn.jpg)

..and the new 2.5mm thick ally ones.

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010035_tn.jpg)

and fitted.

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010038_tn.jpg)

Last job was fitting the new FMF PowerBomb header. This was a bit tricky but eventually patience paid off. The standard end pipe silencer weighs a ton  - maybe I should replace that too! Ooops, this is meant to be my last mod!

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010040_tn.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/P1010041_tn.jpg)

All snugly in place - at last - something to Autosol! ;D

Oh, I repacked the silencer as well - not sure it made a helluva difference though.
LAST thing to do is take it in for  rejetting and tuning on the dyno next Tuesday - will report back.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Eisbein on January 17, 2008, 05:59:55 pm
Very cool.

That new front mudguard looks more sporty and less plaasbike...

Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: blazes on January 17, 2008, 06:16:00 pm
And how much did that set you back ?
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 17, 2008, 06:34:36 pm
Handguards, front fender, rad guards, header pipe, performance air filter, exhaust packing R3400 excl VAT. Included in that is R700 shipping!
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: sidetrack on January 17, 2008, 07:44:40 pm
You can't stop now, you need a nice silencer to go with that Powerbomb  ;D The Powercore and Q are both good pipes.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 17, 2008, 07:46:27 pm
You can't stop now, you need a nice silencer to go with that Powerbomb  ;D The Powercore and Q are both good pipes.

Yeah, I was tempted by the Q - we'll see ;D
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: sidetrack on January 17, 2008, 09:07:06 pm
It is alot nicer than the stocker and not too loud.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Groenie on January 18, 2008, 07:31:02 am
I thought you trying to save a bit bit money by going for a smaller bike ??? Maybe I was wrong...

But I must admit, it's looking good now.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: SuperJuice on January 18, 2008, 08:10:38 am
Those Flatlands rad guards are the strongest you'll find anywhere. Have used them on 2 of my plastic bikes and they have never failed me, nice buy.

Have a look at the FMF Factory 4.1 pipe as well, very nice...

Love the front mud guard, looking good man!
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: GS-holic on January 18, 2008, 08:21:24 am
LGF, this will be nicest looking "KTM" when you're finished with it.  ;)
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Poffmuis on January 18, 2008, 08:30:25 am
New packing? what for? is it necessary, I cleaned my spark arrester the otherday and saw that there is no packing in my E model at all. That explains all the noise  ;D
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 08:48:45 am
I thought you trying to save a bit bit money by going for a smaller bike ??? Maybe I was wrong...

But I must admit, it's looking good now.

Hi Groenie,
The total for ALL the mods incl. shipping and VAT is just over R8000 - some guys spend that on an exhaust system and 1 service!
For 47 grand, I reckon I've got a great bike!
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: topbox on January 18, 2008, 08:49:50 am
i am looking for stainless steel wool , to pack my prefered XT exhaust
then it's done forever. if i find i will let you know
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 08:52:13 am
New packing? what for? is it necessary, I cleaned my spark arrester the otherday and saw that there is no packing in my E model at all. That explains all the noise  ;D

Exactly - the previous owner gutter the exhaust completely - no spark arrestor nada.
Had a perforated tube made up to put inside the"silencer" - this is what I wrapped the packing around.
The exhaust is a bit too noisy for my liking! It's not much quieter though :-[
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 08:59:37 am
i am looking for stainless steel wool , to pack my prefered XT exhaust
then it's done forever. if i find i will let you know

The FMF Premier kit I got had a sheet of stainless steel mesh, a sheet of stainless steel wool, a piece of high density blanket and some fibreglass packing! you layout the mesh, wool and blanket in a row with eacxh one overlapping slightly. You then roll this around the "tube" as tightly as possible and secure with masking tape. Then wrap the glass around that and secure and then refit the "tube"!
http://www.fmfracing.com/products/catalog.aspx?CategoryID=47
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: topbox on January 18, 2008, 09:03:45 am
interesting, will ask a fmf dealer
i've only seen the soft stuff that blows out after a while
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 09:24:20 am
You can't stop now, you need a nice silencer to go with that Powerbomb  ;D The Powercore and Q are both good pipes.

Hey DD, maybe you noticed - the exhaust guard is no longer attched to the new header - only the original rear mounting point is used. Any ideas on how to attach it besides a hose clamp?
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: topbox on January 18, 2008, 09:27:13 am
http://www.drcproducts.com/exhaust/heat/index.html
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: sidetrack on January 18, 2008, 10:14:55 am
Like Topbox said but I have been riding for a couple of years and never had a problem with no heat shield even with the baggy type pants. I can vouch that my Q fits like a glove though I'm not sure if the E model uses a different model pipe. It really is a great bike with huge aftermarket support. The new fender looks nice, if you do find that some dirt and mud get's flung over it (because it's short) you can also try a RMZ fender that bolts straight onto the DRZ and also has a nice shape. Also does the E have a snorkel on the airbox ? Don't think so but if it does take it out and enlarge the airbox, the FCR likes lot's of air. Talking about servicing I did mine the other day and for two litres of Motul 5100 and a genuine Suzuki oil filter came to R214, a bargain I'd say ! Your biking is looking good, enjoy !
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Poffmuis on January 18, 2008, 10:51:56 am
No snorkel, just a big hole under seat next to CDI
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Poffmuis on January 18, 2008, 10:55:27 am
You guys rate FMF pipes for these bikes?
I want to, some time in near future, fit a full system.
How much for a full FMF?
Otherwise I'll probably go to Chris Bosson.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 11:25:00 am
http://www.drcproducts.com/exhaust/heat/index.html

Thanks Trevor!
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 11:26:03 am
You guys rate FMF pipes for these bikes?
I want to, some time in near future, fit a full system.
How much for a full FMF?
Otherwise I'll probably go to Chris Bosson.

Have fun! - there is more than 1 page!
http://shop.thumpertalk.com/catalogs/Tucker_Rocky_Offroad_2007/default.asp?p=1

Chris will be cheaper, though I'm not sure better.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: topbox on January 18, 2008, 11:26:46 am
http://www.drcproducts.com/exhaust/heat/index.html

Thanks Trevor!

cheers,

i have to tuck my burnt pants into my boots till i get some
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Eisbein on January 18, 2008, 11:28:32 am
http://www.drcproducts.com/exhaust/heat/index.html

Thanks Trevor!

cheers,

i have to tuck my burnt pants into my boots till i get some

Newguy knows how a DRZ can eat your pants ...

Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: letsgofishing on January 18, 2008, 11:29:45 am
Like Topbox said but I have been riding for a couple of years and never had a problem with no heat shield even with the baggy type pants. I can vouch that my Q fits like a glove though I'm not sure if the E model uses a different model pipe. It really is a great bike with huge aftermarket support. The new fender looks nice, if you do find that some dirt and mud get's flung over it (because it's short) you can also try a RMZ fender that bolts straight onto the DRZ and also has a nice shape. Also does the E have a snorkel on the airbox ? Don't think so but if it does take it out and enlarge the airbox, the FCR likes lot's of air. Talking about servicing I did mine the other day and for two litres of Motul 5100 and a genuine Suzuki oil filter came to R214, a bargain I'd say ! Your biking is looking good, enjoy !

I'm about to do my first service - do you recommend Motul over other brands and how often do you change your oil and filter?
I was planning on 3000km to be safe.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: sidetrack on January 18, 2008, 06:02:02 pm
3000 km is fine. I use Motul cause most shops here stock it and I do not like to jump around on oil brands. Motul is a good motorcycle specific oil and not too expensive. I prefer to use genuine Suzuki oil filters, the DRZ and LTZ quad uses the same filter so most Suzuki dealerships normally have plenty of stock. Remember the little o-ring that sits between the oil filter and oil filter housing, it's easy to lose it or forget to put it back.
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: Welsh on January 18, 2008, 06:31:45 pm
i am looking for stainless steel wool , to pack my prefered XT exhaust
then it's done forever. if i find i will let you know

I will ask, I remember you get something like that for cleaning stainless steel.

Welsh
Title: Re: DRZ - last mods (I think!)
Post by: topbox on January 19, 2008, 12:18:25 am
i am looking for stainless steel wool , to pack my prefered XT exhaust
then it's done forever. if i find i will let you know

I will ask, I remember you get something like that for cleaning stainless steel.

Welsh

cheers

T