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Offline Skipskop

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My DRZ before and after pics
« on: April 12, 2015, 12:35:29 am »
A little elbow grease is sometimes all that is required to make an neglected bike look ride-able again. The plastics looked unrepairable at first, but after I sanded out all the starches, it slowly but surely came to life again. I like the matt finish and will leave it like that. The muffler was wrecked by somebody with a brick or a stone used to hammer it in and was U/S, so I first replaced it with a silencer I had lying in the wendy hut for a couple years, but that was so noisy I could not hear myself think what gear I was in  :ricky: . Noisy is naais but not for a whole day, I think the crowd that I did the Kareedow - Baviaans side entry loop with will agree with that, especially Jupiter  :biggrin: , as I was riding behind him all day, and Hotwire, he was behind me :biggrin:
I had bought a set of KTM cans from a DOG in Venters Stad a while ago with the idea of fitting one to the ZEE, and I did that today with verrrry good results  :ricky:
It is a bit heavy and I think I have to move it forward a bit, what do you guys think  ???
I am SOOO happy with the bike, I now have the perfect Garage and can save the 1200GS from the abuse of the trails rides  :ricky:
« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 06:55:08 pm by Skipskop »
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 07:06:48 am »
nice, i think the pipe looks good where it is.
good job  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 07:10:53 am »
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 07:39:05 am »
Mooi clem
 

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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 07:53:05 am »
heat the plastics up with a heat gun will become new and shiney again
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 10:14:53 am »
heat the plastics up with a heat gun will become new and shiney again


That sound like a good tip I haven't heard of before. Will give it a try
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 11:28:41 am »
Use very fine sand paper to get it as smooth as you can then use the heat gun, it just melts the outer surface and makes it look like new
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 03:49:54 pm »
Sorry for the hi-jack gents, but would the heat gun solution work for heavily faded black "dashboard" plastics as well?

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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 05:20:34 pm »
Sorry for the hi-jack gents, but would the heat gun solution work for heavily faded black "dashboard" plastics as well?

@Skipskop, daai fiets lyk ...  :drif:
It works on car bumpers and  trim  so it should
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 06:41:34 pm »
Yikes Clem. That is looking awesome.Well done.
I think you should have kept my KLR for a little bit and also "cleaned" it for me.
I started the KLR about 45 minutes after you dropped it off and only got to it again in the last week. Cleaned the carb and took it for a test ride yesterday. I could not believe how well it was running. Looks can be deceiving, that KLR runs like a sewing machine.
 

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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 10:29:32 pm »
Sorry for the hi-jack gents, but would the heat gun solution work for heavily faded black "dashboard" plastics as well?

@Skipskop, daai fiets lyk ...  :drif:
It works on car bumpers and  trim  so it should

Thanks bud!

Will give it a go!
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 08:29:41 am »
Well done... Looking good. Always nice to see new life brought back into these machines
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Re: My DRZ before and after pics
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 11:47:18 am »
Yikes Clem. That is looking awesome.Well done.
I think you should have kept my KLR for a little bit and also "cleaned" it for me.
I started the KLR about 45 minutes after you dropped it off and only got to it again in the last week. Cleaned the carb and took it for a test ride yesterday. I could not believe how well it was running. Looks can be deceiving, that KLR runs like a sewing machine.

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Thanks. Good to hear the KLR is running nicely. aspecially  if you buy the way you did, not knowing if it even runs. Enjoy !
" Of all the things I lost in life, what I miss the most, is my mind"
DRZ 400 E ,1200GS WR450- KLR650 Side-car
Yamaha CV80 Beluga
"We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing"
"Old age is not for the inexperienced" "If you haven't grown up by age 50 , you don`t have to"