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Drz seized Pics!
« on: July 14, 2013, 04:02:54 pm »
I figure while I wait for a trailer I may as well find out who can rebuild a drz motor, heddles suggested superfoxi and Mario. He thinks its just piston and rings.

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Re: Drz rebuild
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 09:19:49 pm »
Daniel at Namakwa was recommended to me.  He is out near Gordon's Bay/Strand

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Re: Drz rebuild
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 11:04:26 am »
Mario knows that motor inside and out.
 

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Re: Drz rebuild Pics!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 07:54:43 pm »
All looked good until I discovered fine metal particulant was coating the top.
I'm a little out of my depth with engines having only had a xr125 which never needed anything besides oil and clutch plates  ::)
So i will give Mario a call.











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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 05:46:11 pm »
A couple more













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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 06:12:43 pm »

What area are you located in?
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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 06:23:47 pm »

Where in the Cape you located?
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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 07:56:27 pm »

Where in the Cape you located?


I'm in Durbanville.
 

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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 08:21:51 am »
Time to pull it apart and check what actually went bang.

Don't think this is only piston and rings :(
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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 09:13:53 pm »
Superfoxi has always impressed me with his workmanship.

Julian out at superbike solutions (wrench on here) is also a solid option :)
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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 09:40:03 pm »
It's at Dirt Rider. I'm waiting nervously for the quote.  :'(
 

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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 10:35:26 pm »
Superfoxi has always impressed me with his workmanship.

Julian out at superbike solutions (wrench on here) is also a solid option :)

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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 11:12:24 pm »
sjk.So I'm trying to get my head around all the DRZ rebuilds I have seen on the forum since I joined.
I am obviously interested in Buying  one myself at some stage.
Please give us some more info on your bike ,mileage, possible abuse and cause of this excessive wear on the motor. All for the sake of not falling into bottomless pit when buying one .
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 01:08:01 am »
I bought it with 9000kms on the clock, I added another 2000 when the motor decided to self destruct. I was lucky as the bike was cheap so with an engine rebuild I have the safety of knowing its essentially a fresh start. I don't know much about drz's but there are a many very knowledgeable people on the forum who can answer your questions.
That being said it is a very fun bike to ride I would only consider replacing it with a xrr.

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 01:13:06 am »
As to cause I admitted defeat and took it to an expert. I am guessing failed water pump as the coolant was just above ambient temperature. I'll post here again when I get an answer.


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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 06:57:37 pm »
Okay.... No more guessing.. What was the cause of the engine seizing and what seized..? Definitely not rings...

BTW... My guess was that it might have had a heat seize, because of the extended period which it had it's ear twisted open for. But looking at these pics, I would say, you could be looking at a bit more than the regular freshen up... Try and get more info from the man.
 

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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 09:08:58 pm »
The big end bearing went, 15k for the fix  :o
I have a list of all the parts that need replacing somewhere.
 

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Re: Drz seized Pics!
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 09:20:27 pm »
Limit your open road constant cruising speed to well within limits. I have ridden with MrBig a few times on his XR400, and he cruises at 100, come what may.