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Blinging my DRZ
« on: December 14, 2007, 06:05:45 pm »
Right, as I mentioned on another thread, I put on some Maxxis 6006's, handlebar risers, Protaper bars, Cycra hand guards and foam grips.
Now the first parcel has arrived from the US of A!

This is the standard bash plate... sorry its out of focus.


..and this is my new bash plate from Thumpertalk...5mm thick ally.



And here it is fitted...

Cool!

Here you can see the side covers... they're made from magnesium (so is the camshaft cover...who was asking why  a DRZ costs more than a DR650? ;)) They're pretty thin and can be broken in a fall and are helluva expensive to replace.



So I ordered a pair of ally protectors for them...



Still waiting for the 16L Acerbis tank...

I also quickly built a rack from ally (going to the Breede bash ;D)
I think the design is pretty god as the rack is incredibly rigid and very, very light... but the welding is TERRIBLE! n(no, I didn't do it!)
Any ideas on how to get this done properly ??? :-[



You can also see the tool tube I made from some PVC pipe.

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 07:52:03 pm »
Looking good and it seems you really smaak your DRZ. The foam grips is it for comfort ? Asking cause when my bike was still a 400 it had almost no vibration through the bars. That bashplate looks the business, how much ?
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 10:45:36 am »
good stuff. also how much for the engine protectors?
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 01:59:10 pm »
Looks good
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 03:16:21 pm »
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 07:42:21 am »
Looking good and it seems you really smaak your DRZ. The foam grips is it for comfort ? Asking cause when my bike was still a 400 it had almost no vibration through the bars. That bashplate looks the business, how much ?

There's a lot of vibration through the bars - was from the first day I got it - will check out the head bearings this week. So yes, the foam grips do reduce the vibration and really help on long distances.
The bash plate was $78 and postage about $60  :o - no import duty, just VAT.
Still for about R1060, I don't think it's too bad!
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 11:03:49 pm »


There's a lot of vibration through the bars

Should check your doohickey  >:D Seriously there should be almost zero vibes  ???
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 11:37:59 pm »
Mike,
just check your tool tube is not too secure or consider shortening it.
it should either not be exposed or pop off when you lay it down

with forward motion, it could pull your carrier and subframe or if the roll bends, damage anything in it.

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 07:31:25 am »
Mike,
just check your tool tube is not too secure or consider shortening it.
it should either not be exposed or pop off when you lay it down

with forward motion, it could pull your carrier and subframe or if the roll bends, damage anything in it.

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Good point Topbox - I'm going to make 2 shorter ones and mount them on the sides of the rack.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 08:09:26 am »
 Eeich Mike you are right that welding is well... the solution to the welding is get someone who has a remote clue, dont let your job be the first thing in his life he has ever attempted to weld ;D ;D hope he did not charge you!! ;D ;D

P.s I dont like those bikes coz there's nothing to Autosol!! ;D
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 05:16:50 pm »
Eeich Mike you are right that welding is well... the solution to the welding is get someone who has a remote clue, dont let your job be the first thing in his life he has ever attempted to weld ;D ;D hope he did not charge you!! ;D ;D

P.s I dont like those bikes coz there's nothing to Autosol!! ;D

He's a "professional" welder :o R70!

I Autosol the key daily ;D
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 05:28:04 pm »
Eeich Mike you are right that welding is well... the solution to the welding is get someone who has a remote clue, dont let your job be the first thing in his life he has ever attempted to weld ;D ;D hope he did not charge you!! ;D ;D

P.s I dont like those bikes coz there's nothing to Autosol!! ;D

He's a "professional" welder :o R70!

I Autosol the key daily ;D

here is a small trick i use (pssst dont tell anyone)

take some pratley steel and cover up that shitty welding...

once the pratley steel is nice and dry use hamerite paint - it will look the business  ;)
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 07:27:13 pm »
[qoute]

here is a small trick i use (pssst dont tell anyone)

take some pratley steel and cover up that shitty welding...

once the pratley steel is nice and dry use hamerite paint - it will look the business  ;)
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Now that's just wrong !
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007, 08:57:48 pm »
[qoute]

here is a small trick i use (pssst dont tell anyone)

take some pratley steel and cover up that shitty welding...

once the pratley steel is nice and dry use hamerite paint - it will look the business  ;)
Now that's just wrong !
[/quote]

I agree, a weld should be good, good welds should never be ground, you  just weaken them, fille to pretty them is just :'( :'( :'(
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2007, 12:37:21 am »
[qoute]

here is a small trick i use (pssst dont tell anyone)

take some pratley steel and cover up that shitty welding...

once the pratley steel is nice and dry use hamerite paint - it will look the business  ;)
Now that's just wrong !

Yes but I was replying on my cellphone which makes it tricky  ;D Hijack GSJoe said the seat went AWOL.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2007, 08:01:36 am »
I reckon I'm just going to remake the whole thing and find a decent welder in George who can show me examples of his work!
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2007, 09:09:35 am »
I reckon that guy used a normal arch welder with a aluminium rod. The best will be to find someone with a tig welder.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2007, 08:52:13 am »
My Acerbis fuel tank arrived on Saturday! It holds 16L so at dirt road cruising speeds, I should get nearly 400km ;D (OK, maybe 350!) ;)
It was fairly straight-forward to fit, but for some reason, the sides are not symmetrical at the back of the tank, so I had to trim the RHS side panel a bit. I managed to remove the decals from the original tank and re-apply them to the new one. One unexpected bonus, is that the plastic is transparent enough so that you can see the fuel level in the tank.




Also received my Wolfman Enduro tank bag - it's only about half the size of my KTM tank bag, but is big enough for the camera, (small) bottle of water, snacks, tyre presuure guage etc.
It's specially designed for bikes with sloping tanks and fits really well.


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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 09:38:47 am »
Very nice!

It is real nice that you could manage to salvage the decals (not that you would have a problem making new ones ;)  )

I like the way the DRZ gets better and more suited to your needs as time goes on.

That added fuel range really opens up some awesome options!

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2007, 11:05:57 am »
Looking good LGF just keep an eye on the decals. Plastic tanks have a way of bubbling stickers. The correct ones has some small holes to let the gas vapour escape through it. I got around 380 km on my 15 l Clarke. If you have the FCR carb it will decrease slightly.
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