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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: Copius on July 23, 2014, 01:48:06 pm

Title: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on July 23, 2014, 01:48:06 pm
Hey guys,

New Guy here on your wonderfull forum.
I belong to few other forums and was told of this Adventure forum by a mate. (Thanx 000OMS!)

I was in the market for a bike to replace my car that I drive to work and back.
Taking into consideration that I live 40km out of town and of that 40km, 10km is a awfull "sinkplaat tande trekker" grondpad.
I looked for something that wil be save on our national roads (thus a 600cc +  ;D) aswell as something that will be cheap to maintain and that will be able to do many miles.

I was brought up on a 500 XT Thumper, and looked for a Yami but could'nt find anything that suited my criteria.
Then out of the blue a colleague of mine said he wants to sell his black 2011 DR with 3500km on the clock for a steal!!

I jumped on it and now its in my garage, and I look at it ever so often.  :biggrin:
Still waiting to get it registered in my name and then its the 100km to work and back on a daily basis.

Now I have two questions,

- I will need better lighting. In the morning (also some late nights) its still dark and with pedestrains "under the influence" aswell as animals on the gravel road I need to be able to see a wider spectrum. Any ideas?

- Secondly the DR is very soft?? So soft that you underestimate the power and torque of the DR.
Will other motorists be able to here you in traffic??

Thanx a bunch guys!
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: pielas on July 23, 2014, 02:04:12 pm
Yo Copius, Welkom hier

For lighting I have HID's on. Does the trick

As for the second question, I take it you mean quiet? The seat is definitely not soft, although the stock suspension might qualify as soft.

There are aftermarket options as to replacing the stock muffler, with different results as far as performance, sound, cost, weight, etc are concerned.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: jagter on July 23, 2014, 02:07:22 pm
I reckon an better windscreen might also help. 100km per day with no screen is going to get annoying very soon.

Don't worry about the bike being quiet, you should ride like you are inivisible. If you are bargaining on motorists hearing you, you are basically waiting to die.


And congratulations on the bike.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on July 23, 2014, 03:06:47 pm
Dankie Jagter in Pielas,

Ja die Ingels jong, " I R Boer".....

Het bedoel die klank is sag van die exhaust, vir eers al ek hom so ry.
Maar net julle opinie gevra rondom dit, en nie bedoel ek moet dit onmiddelik vervang nie.
Vir my is dit perfek soos hy nou klink, nog nooit op 'n daaglikse basis teerpad tussen voertuie gery, soos wat ek nou beplan nie. (Regtig n noob) So verskoon maar die "dom" vra.  :thumleft:

Ek wil die fiets so ver moontlik stock hou.

Sal graag meer wil weet oor die HID kits en windscreen asb?
Prys, beskikbaarheid ens.
PS, Ek sit aan die anderkant van die wÍreld.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Kenzogs on July 23, 2014, 04:03:35 pm
For lights rather get two LED spots from Extreme Lights. They are excellent!
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on July 23, 2014, 04:22:09 pm
Kenzogs, are you referring to the - Mini Motorcycle Spotlight 1200 Lumen - spotlights?
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: fredda on July 23, 2014, 05:02:56 pm
Welkom Copius! Baie geluk met jou goeie keuse, jy sal nie spyt wees nie.

Ek stem saam Jagter aangaande die exhaust. En veral as jy 100km n dag gaan ry is n stock pyp baie beter om mee saam te leef.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Kykdaar on July 23, 2014, 05:12:51 pm
Partykeer beter om jou bike stil te los - kan bv nader aan wild kom in die veld.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: pielas on July 23, 2014, 08:17:39 pm
Partykeer beter om jou bike stil te los - kan bv nader aan wild kom in die veld.

JIp, soos al gese is, kan n koedoe bekruip met die stock exhaust  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Mapog on July 23, 2014, 09:46:26 pm
Copuis, interresant, waar is jy in wereld en waars jou plaas?
Los daai Zorst net so. Een Sondag oggend toe ry ek plaas toe en vloek die sagte moffie exhaust. Wel, toe ek op die plaas kom, toe vang ek  skaapslagters. Hulle het nie die moffie hoor kom nie. Toe #$# hulle!
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: 2wdrift on July 23, 2014, 11:03:02 pm
Jy kan ook vir runner op die forum vra, maar procycle in amerika gee baie goeie diens en het amper alles wat die DR kan vat en nodig het.

Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on July 24, 2014, 08:38:44 am
@Mapog,

Jong, ek boer nie self nie. Eks 'n wynmaker by Oranje rivier wynkelders in Upington, maar bly op Kanoneiland. ("It's a island and its mine" -  :P)
Groot geword op 'n plaas en self geboer tot 2010, totdat die afstand tussen werk en boerdery begin pla het.

Dankie manne, ek hoor julle oor die exhaust. Soos ek vroer gesÍ het, ek vra maar net of dit belangrik is. Vir my is die exhaust perfek!!

Doen nou navorsing oor daai screen en beter lighting.
Vanoggend amper n boerbok getrap met die bakkie.

Dankie vir die kennis manne....
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: jagter on July 24, 2014, 08:49:32 am
Ek sien daar is 'n paar goed oor DIY screens vir DRs oor die internet.  Dit maak dalk sin, dan kan jy die hoogte aanpas soos nodig.

'n Screen wat net 'n cm te hoog of te laag is is erger as geen screen, want dan stuur dit die wind direk helmet hoogte toe. met 'n helse ge-buffet die gevolg.

Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on July 24, 2014, 03:30:05 pm
Ek het geen skaapslagters, of meidn$&iers om te bekruip nie!  :imaposer:

Hou dus van 'n pyp wat gesels op enige fiets. ;)

Die FMF reeks is seker die duurste vir die DR 650, maar maak die beste klank. MAW, hy gesels, maar nie so skril soos enige van die local produkte nie. :thumleft: As jy agter inloer sal jy sien waarom! ;)

Spandeer eers geld op 'n bashplate. PSP Racing, Lecap en daars iemand in GP. :)

Eikeboom op die Forum kan dalk help met 'n skerm. ;)

LoopSoosStroop met footpeg lowering brackets. :thumleft:

Woestynhond maak spieelverlengstukke. :biggrin:

Goeie handguards is ook belangrik. Keer vir die hande, en levers wat breek, as jy neersloeg. :o

Geniet jou DR 650! Dis die beste DS fiets daar buite! ;) Net die wat hulle ry, weet dit! ;D
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Sardine on July 25, 2014, 08:32:44 am
Hello,

I didn't read all the replies, so sorry if I repeat stuff.
I bought the Extreme Lights spots for mine. Can't remember which ones now... but there is a thread here with pics of mine. Those with an orange headlight cover work well, even at night.

I custom-made a screen out of perspex. Works well.

I also had a concern regarding the scooter exhaust. Taking the snorkle out of the airbox gave it a tiny bit more growl. But after much patience, I had a Bosson fitted and now it sounds like a proper thumper.

Geniet hom!  :ricky:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on July 25, 2014, 09:38:03 am
@ Chopperpilot

Thanx vir die info, ek sal dit in gedagte hou in die toekoms indien ek nie die overlanding gogga afgeklap kry nie.
My DR sal vir eers net 'n Daily Commuter wees.

So soos van die manne al hierbo gesÍ het, eers 'n screen dan spots. (tenminste 1200lumen)
Terloops chopper wtf is 'n DS? (Erg noob ek weet - lmpa)

@Sardine

I'll take note of the exhuast's for now, and keep an eye open on the forum to see what the other guys do.
I got a qoute from our Suzuki stealer here in Upington for a Yosimura , best price R10k!! For a sleeve only!!!

I'll check the Tube for DIY Screens.  :thumleft:

Otherwise how do I get hold of Eikeboom?
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: fredda on July 25, 2014, 09:48:38 am
DS = Dual Sport  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on July 25, 2014, 09:55:46 am
DS = Dual Sport  :biggrin:
Most DR 650s have a "Dual Sport" decal on the tank! ;)

Copius

If you have a look on the general DR 650 thread you will find Eikeboom's posts on one of the last few pages. ;D

The Forum's search function should also lead you in the right direction! ;)

I'll have a look if I can find the link! :thumleft:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: eikeboom on July 25, 2014, 10:49:02 pm
Some discussions on screens from page 107 on The DR650 Thread.
Dit kan ook nie kwaad doen om die hele thread deur te lees van voor tot agter nie, veral Lecap se posts...
PM gestuur vir Copius.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on July 27, 2014, 01:02:02 pm
Some discussions on screens from page 107 on The DR650 Thread.
Dit kan ook nie kwaad doen om die hele thread deur te lees van voor tot agter nie, veral Lecap se posts...
PM gestuur vir Copius.
Dankie Eikeboom.


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Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on August 04, 2014, 08:47:27 am
Dankie Eikeboom!

Begin solank data invat.......
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Grumpleton on August 04, 2014, 06:51:52 pm
For lights rather get two LED spots from Extreme Lights. They are excellent!

I agree Replaced My DRZ headlight with a flood for Dip and a Spot for bright from Extreme lights made a massive difference Ok but my light is in a new adventure fairing.also a screen makes a diffrence to the wind
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on August 06, 2014, 03:14:14 pm
FAAAAAAAAAAAARK!!.....
pg 65 of 160+ on the DR650 Thread...

Great read, lots of info.
What I can make of it after 65pages is that you get two types of DR drivers, the ons that KISS and the other that want to BRRRAAAPP on the rear wheel all day long!!!
Repect guys, I'm to a piss gat to try that shyte!



Right, page 66.........
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 01, 2014, 12:12:09 pm
Guys, need your help here please.

Took my DR for a service at a Suz-dealer (4000km) and was very hapy when they told me all is fine, just a very dirty airfilter.
Before the service I achieved 220km on a tank before going over to reserve. Know after the service I barely get 170km?? WTF?
Went back too the machie, and asked if he maybe fiddled with the Carb, but he said no, he will check the manual.

Four weeks later, and still no sollution.

Advice would be appreciated!
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on October 01, 2014, 02:19:21 pm
Guys, need your help here please.

Took my DR for a service at a Suz-dealer (4000km) and was very hapy when they told me all is fine, just a very dirty airfilter.
Before the service I achieved 220km on a tank before going over to reserve. Know after the service I barely get 170km?? WTF?
Went back too the machie, and asked if he maybe fiddled with the Carb, but he said no, he will check the manual.

Four weeks later, and still no sollution.

Advice would be appreciated!
Could be the throttle position! ;) I once went onto reserve at 146kms. :o It was a lekker ride though! ;)

Have a look at the air filter yourself, and see what it has been treated with, and how much has been applied? ???

Sure the manual says engine oil is fine. Clean with paraffin and then Prepsol, and then apply some engine oil. :thumleft:

Also check that your rubber snorkel is not blocked. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Dux on October 01, 2014, 04:03:56 pm
Guys , I would not recommend engine oil unless you are planning to clean the filter after every ride , use proper air filter oil , I use Motul and Silkolene . The air filter oils are tacky and stay in place on the air filter , I see way too many bikes through my workshop with oil under the filter and most of the filter is dry , so in reality it is not filtering properly .
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 02, 2014, 08:49:38 am
Guys, need your help here please.

Took my DR for a service at a Suz-dealer (4000km) and was very hapy when they told me all is fine, just a very dirty airfilter.
Before the service I achieved 220km on a tank before going over to reserve. Know after the service I barely get 170km?? WTF?
Went back too the machie, and asked if he maybe fiddled with the Carb, but he said no, he will check the manual.

Four weeks later, and still no sollution.

Advice would be appreciated!

Check if the choke valve closes fully. Make sure the cable has slack.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 02, 2014, 08:52:50 am
Engine oil on the filter works fine for me. I don't clean after every ride but also don't mess around on MX tracks and don't ride in other peoples dust trails. 126,000km and counting and no oil consumption.

Filter oil for outboard engines of the dude who reverses into a following sea, if you occasionally submerge your bike or if you live in the Pacific NW, Scotland or NZ :lol8:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on October 02, 2014, 09:15:37 am
Guys, need your help here please.

Took my DR for a service at a Suz-dealer (4000km) and was very hapy when they told me all is fine, just a very dirty airfilter.
Before the service I achieved 220km on a tank before going over to reserve. Know after the service I barely get 170km?? WTF?
Went back too the machie, and asked if he maybe fiddled with the Carb, but he said no, he will check the manual.

Four weeks later, and still no sollution.

Advice would be appreciated!

Check if the choke valve closes fully. Make sure the cable has slack.
:thumleft:
Possibility...had one seized in the closed position. Removed it, cleaned inside with ear bud, and polished the valved with metal polish. :thumleft:

What about removing the spark plug to check colour for a rich indication? ???
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: chopperpilot on October 02, 2014, 09:18:20 am
Guys , I would not recommend engine oil unless you are planning to clean the filter after every ride , use proper air filter oil , I use Motul and Silkolene . The air filter oils are tacky and stay in place on the air filter , I see way too many bikes through my workshop with oil under the filter and most of the filter is dry , so in reality it is not filtering properly .
Agree. I use Bel-Ray products. :thumleft:

Could too much of the tacky filter oil, cause it to run rich?  ???
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Dux on October 02, 2014, 09:48:05 am
Engine oil on the filter works fine for me. I don't clean after every ride but also don't mess around on MX tracks and don't ride in other peoples dust trails. 126,000km and counting and no oil consumption.

Filter oil for outboard engines of the dude who reverses into a following sea, if you occasionally submerge your bike or if you live in the Pacific NW, Scotland or NZ :lol8:

I have serviced more than enough bikes that have had the air filters lubed with engine oil and the air filters on all were practically bone dry , so the engine oil theory doesn't work with me , filter oil is not just for wet conditions but serves as an active medium in preventing dirt from going through the filter , and that is something that will happen with a dry filter .
Unfortunately Jurgen a lot of people do ride pretty technical and dusty terrain and also in other peoples dust , so the filters do take a lot of strain . 

Guys , this is not meant to be a personal attack on Le Cap , I used his reply to make a point and not to badmouth him at all so please don't take this up the wrong way .
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 02, 2014, 04:14:22 pm
I have K&N airfilter oil, that I use on my pick-ups cone filter.
Can I also use that on my DR's airfilter?

Keep in mind i'm in the middle of nowhere.  :thumleft:

I'll check the "choke cable slack" today, and also look at the rubber snorkel.

Can I clean the airfilter with soap water, or anything else, wont have parafin close by until end of the week end??
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Dux on October 02, 2014, 04:20:50 pm
K & N filter oil not really suitable for foam filters but better than nothing , rather try and get the correct stuff .
I normally use and engine cleaner and Prepsol to clean the filters , works very well , remember that when you rinse the cleaner out of the filter do it from the inside to outside , that way any dirt is pushed out or to the outer edge of the filter , leave it to dry out in a slightly windy area but not in direct sunlight , do not blow it dry with compressed air .
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 02, 2014, 04:28:30 pm
Okay, got it!

Can I clean the filter with with carb cleaner?

Keep in mind that I had it a service about 4weeks ago, I dont think it will that dirty, and I also realised on the very first tank that its heavier on fuel. Could it be that they over oiled it?? If its under oiled it should be running leaner anyway, and can that effect feul consumption by 5km/liter??
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Dux on October 02, 2014, 05:50:31 pm
Okay, got it!

Can I clean the filter with with carb cleaner?
It could work , but might damage the glue holding different sections of the filter together , you can even use Sunlight liquid .

Keep in mind that I had it a service about 4weeks ago, I dont think it will that dirty, and I also realised on the very first tank that its heavier on fuel. Could it be that they over oiled it?? If its under oiled it should be running leaner anyway, and can that effect feul consumption by 5km/liter??

Both could affect consumption , try and find out exactly what they did on your bike , at least that lessens the places to look .
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Lem on October 03, 2014, 08:29:58 am
Copius, welcome to the forum and I hope you have plenty of great miles on your DR  :thumleft:

Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: OOOOMS on October 03, 2014, 08:50:38 am
Yes Maater Cobus, bly om te sien jy is hier en vra baie vra en kry baie advies  :thumleft:

Een van die dae kom kuier ons, drink 'n wyntjie op jou stoep en braai 'n tjoppie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 03, 2014, 09:47:21 am
Geez Louise!

Wou nie sulke tjorras veroorsaak nie.

Thanks Lecap and Dux for both of your input, I had a word with the Suz dealer and his machie here in Upington again today.
They said the air filter was over oiled. When it was removed and compressed it had lots of oil running out (Yellow oil).
They used BliXem degreaser and Castrol Foam filter oil spray, and thats it.

Butt........ They also replaced the both sparkplugs with hotter plugs!! I now have CR9E's in instead of CR10E's.
Can this have such a great effect on consumption??

Luckily I had to go into Upington, and bought Castrol foam filter oil and I have BliXem at home.
Should I start by checking the choke -> filter snorkel -> reclean and oil the filter - > then the plugs??
The Suz dealer said they will replace the plugs free of charge if thats the problem.

Dankie vir die verwelkoming Lem.

Mark, ek hou nie regting van kuier en braai nie.............
 :pot:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: OOOOMS on October 03, 2014, 10:17:38 pm
Quote
Mark, ek hou nie regting van kuier en braai nie.............
 Pot

......is jy weer gewyn die tyd vd dag, Mr Wynmaker  :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Hoop jy kom gou reg, Boesman  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 07, 2014, 07:52:46 am
Engine oil on the filter works fine for me. I don't clean after every ride but also don't mess around on MX tracks and don't ride in other peoples dust trails. 126,000km and counting and no oil consumption.

Filter oil for outboard engines of the dude who reverses into a following sea, if you occasionally submerge your bike or if you live in the Pacific NW, Scotland or NZ :lol8:

I have serviced more than enough bikes that have had the air filters lubed with engine oil and the air filters on all were practically bone dry , so the engine oil theory doesn't work with me , filter oil is not just for wet conditions but serves as an active medium in preventing dirt from going through the filter , and that is something that will happen with a dry filter .
Unfortunately Jurgen a lot of people do ride pretty technical and dusty terrain and also in other peoples dust , so the filters do take a lot of strain .  

Guys , this is not meant to be a personal attack on Le Cap , I used his reply to make a point and not to badmouth him at all so please don't take this up the wrong way .

It's the same old problem: Few people read to the page in the owners manual (what's an owners manual?) where it says you must look after your air filter more often if you ride in very dusty conditions. For me that goes without even mentioning it but I admit I am somewhat mechanically minded :mwink:

If I may summarise:
You have to oil your foam filter.
The absolutely very utterly and globally important point is that a foam filter does not prevent the ingestion of anything smaller than pebbles, rodents and tweetie birds if it is not oiled.

You can use different stuff. Common to whatever you use to oil your filter is that it has to somehow cling to the foam and it has to combine with dust to slimy goo, still clinging to the filter.

Your filter will only convert a certain amount of dust to slimy goo before it's either totally blocked or before the oil is literally used up - all converted to goo, the filter has dried out and lets dust through.
Another considerable danger is the foam getting blocked by the goo and then getting pulled out of shape by the air flow.

Special foam filter oils have advantages: They are sticky and thereby cling better to the foam with less tendency of draining out of the foam. They also do not turn to margarine if mixed with water. According to Dux the filters oiled with special filter oils filter longer before needing a wash.
On the downside the tackiness makes the foam filter oils more difficult to wash out of the filter.

On a long trip foam filter oil and special filter cleaner is extra stuff to haul around.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 07, 2014, 01:16:30 pm
Thanks for the explanation LeCap.

Any input on the plugs not being the same?
 :sign16:
Butt........ They also replaced the both sparkplugs with hotter plugs!! I now have CR9E's in instead of CR10E's.
Can this have such a great effect on consumption??

Oh yes, you have a PM.  :ricky:
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 08, 2014, 08:52:59 am
Do not use plugs other than CR10E.

If the CR10E is not available try to get CR10EK (That's the twin ground electrode version of the same plug). The CR10EK as far as I remember is used as secondary plug in some twin spark BMW boxers (?) and should be available from BMW dealers. They are rather pricey though :-\ , the CR10E not exactly being a bargain item already.

A (slightly) incorrect spark plug still should not use higher fuel consumption. That's obviously only as long as the engine is running fine.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 08, 2014, 04:43:52 pm
Thanks LeCap,

Got my DR back and they said everything is still in factory finish.
Neddle, choke, filter everything the way it should be on a brand new DR.

What do you guys get on your DR @ 100km\h and then 140km\h ?
 :-\

I'll have to test my next tank @ 100km\h.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: OOOOMS on October 08, 2014, 07:44:21 pm
Prober jou RPM onder 4000 te hou, nie seker hoe jou bike rev nie?
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 09, 2014, 06:58:10 am
My average fuel consumption is pretty constant at 5l/100km (20km/l). That's for commuting, occasionally a bit of freeway. Not tootling around on the slow jet but no flat out orgies either.

From my experience a healthy DR should not use more than 6.25l of fuel on 100km of open road (that's equivalent to hitting the reserve of the original tank after 160km / 16km/l). I managed this once going down the N2 from CT to Swellendam in a howling Southeater.
At 140 I'd expect the fuel consumption to be like that. Not sure as neither me nor my DR feel happy doing way over 120 for longer periods.
You could possibly use more fuel if the bike is loaded like a donkey or if you do heavy off road.

If you take it easy the fuel consumption drops to 4l/100km (25km/l) and sometimes even less. Experienced on some tours and on a noob ride.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 09, 2014, 07:54:40 am
Prober jou RPM onder 4000 te hou, nie seker hoe jou bike rev nie?

Mark , DR's het nie 'n rev meter nie.... ;D

Yesterday I went along @ 100km\h and I allready went over 190km on main tank.  :eek7:
So yes looks like Zola does'nt like hauling my ass round at 140, point taken....

Thanx Jurgen, makes sence now....
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Sardine on October 09, 2014, 01:46:43 pm
I commuted at 100-110km/h, and would switch to reserve after 180km (standard tank).
Based on Fuelio records, the bike got 4.93/100km on average. Worst was 5.8l/100km.
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 10, 2014, 08:13:54 am
... Worst was 5.8l/100km.

You must work on that :lol8:

Pin it wide open for longer.
grow taller
get fatter

??? :D
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: fredda on October 10, 2014, 02:11:20 pm
I suppose you guys down at the coast will get marginally better fuel consumption compared to us up here in. Gauteng with the increased atmosphere pressure.

I average about 19.3 km/l commuting and doing 110km/h.

Another factor that will influence the fuel consumption is the length of your trips. For instance I travel 15km to work and 15km back home. In the winter and cold days I use the choke to start te bike and let it idle for about 30sec to a min. That equates to much more idle time consuming fuel as opposed to a long trip where you use the choke once per full tank of fuel.

My DR is on 6000km now, will the engine loosen up more, i.e. will I see an improvement in fuel consumption as the mileage increase?
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: lecap on October 13, 2014, 08:37:12 am
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I average about 19.3 km/l commuting and doing 110km/h.

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My DR is on 6000km now, will the engine loosen up more, i.e. will I see an improvement in fuel consumption as the mileage increase?

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Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Copius on October 15, 2014, 09:05:40 am
Confirmed guys.

Did only a 100km\h the last to tanks and fuel consumption went up to 20.4 and last refill 21.2km\L

FFS, no more Evil Knievil.....
Title: Re: A new DR owner , and a few questions if I may.....
Post by: Dux on October 15, 2014, 10:47:59 am
Sardine and myself did a ride a few months back , her bike was stock , I was on a mates bike , Scorch silencer , modified airbox , jetted to suit , the route was a mix of dirt and tar , dirt we rode according to conditions and tar was mostly about 110kmh , we both averaged about 21km/l , considering my weight that isn't bad going at all . At some fuel stops I would put in a bit more at others she would put in a bit more . Since then I have done similar mods to her bike and the bike pulls noticeably stronger and economy has improved .