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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2007, 11:58:56 am »
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2007, 12:10:11 pm »
From what Ican teel, the "E" has no rear subframe. Is it possible to manufacture/fit some sort of frame so that some lightish soft luggage can be carried on the back?

DRZ 'E in SA came with flickers( the later models,2004 on) and theirefore with subframes.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2007, 12:19:11 pm »
/Hijack on
Hold thumbs, I am taking my E for roadworthy today. there is no brake light switch on the front lever, hope switch on the rear only is enough
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2007, 02:23:13 pm »
Lets us know if it got through!
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2007, 03:11:39 pm »
newguy, what has your impression been so far on the highway, coming from an R80?
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2007, 07:44:30 am »
Yeah!!!! I made it through the roadworthy, on to registration today!

newguy, what has your impression been so far on the highway, coming from an R80?
Dunno, will only get it registered today. I'm still short sprocketed so I cant go over 110km/h at the moment anyway  ;D
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2007, 11:21:47 am »
Yeah!!!! I made it through the roadworthy, on to registration today!

newguy, what has your impression been so far on the highway, coming from an R80?
Dunno, will only get it registered today. I'm still short sprocketed so I cant go over 110km/h at the moment anyway  ;D

Of course :P. Congrats on the roadworthy! :thumleft:

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2007, 02:44:09 pm »
let me be the voice of reason  >:D

why not keep the KTM and get yourself on of these babies for playing



only 5kg's heavier than the DRZ and cheap enough to not have to sell the KTM

and boy are they fun!

my brother had one of them they are a grin a second  ;D

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2007, 02:56:04 pm »
let me be the voice of reason  >:D

why not keep the KTM and get yourself on of these babies for playing



only 5kg's heavier than the DRZ and cheap enough to not have to sell the KTM

and boy are they fun!

my brother had one of them they are a grin a second  ;D

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xr500re%2083.htm

Really wish I could afford both :'(
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2007, 03:00:42 pm »
If only I could find one - The XR500 is still one on my whish list of bikes ;D
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2007, 03:01:12 pm »
i just checked the specs  :o

my TT600 kicks ass (well once its back together again it will kick some ass ;D)

kicks out more power than the drz400 and its almost 10kg's lighter!!!

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2007, 03:19:50 pm »
That XR 500 still stirs me on many levels ...

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2007, 03:28:14 pm »


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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2007, 03:28:34 pm »
Are those specs right ?

32 horses ?

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2007, 03:56:06 pm »
Oh sh*t, I'm in love...
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2007, 03:57:26 pm »
Are those specs right ?

32 horses ?



If I can remember correctly, DigitalDan's bike puts out 45 or so HP.
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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2007, 04:23:05 pm »
My Dakar kicks out 50HP - how do they get 45HP from 400cc? Or does that 400 not last nearly as long as the 650...?
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2007, 04:34:31 pm »
My Dakar kicks out 50HP - how do they get 45HP from 400cc? Or does that 400 not last nearly as long as the 650...?
DD's has been upgraded to 440cc. mine as stock standard is 35kw
 

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2007, 04:41:08 pm »
Oh - sorry - I meant the XR500 ...

Growwes - the Dakar's engine is a little 'over engineered' and not 'warmegemaak'

The DRZ engine comes pretuned and race ready ....

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Re: Calling all DRZ 400S owners
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2007, 04:52:33 pm »
Oh - sorry - I meant the XR500 ...

Growwes - the Dakar's engine is a little 'over engineered' and not 'warmegemaak'

The DRZ engine comes pretuned and race ready ....



Hee hee hee ;D
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