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Offline BSAfrica

Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2017, 12:17:31 pm »
Hankeeb, I would be interrested in similar graphics, let me know.
 

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2017, 12:27:29 pm »
Hankeeb, I would be interrested in similar graphics, let me know.
I will apply them this afternoon and see how it looks.
 

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2017, 12:28:46 pm »
Took my bike out for a test ride yesterday.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=210796.0

Jeez, my bike is heavy on fuel though. I get about 15-16km/l if I'm lucky.

Carb settings:
Standard Pilot jet
152 main jet
Needle, third from the top.

The bike runs well on these settings.
That sounds pretty good.  On my last ride out like that I got about12km/l.
 

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2017, 02:41:06 pm »
No jis guys a DRZ even with FCR must get 20km/l at least normal riding. Got around 22 - 24km/l on my Z with FCR and about the same with a FCR equipped 525.
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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2017, 02:45:48 pm »
No jis guys a DRZ even with FCR must get 20km/l at least normal riding. Got around 22 - 24km/l on my Z with FCR and about the same with a FCR equipped 525.
Well I have never gotten better than about 15km/l (120km before the reserve came into play) on T63 front and rear.
 

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2017, 08:59:52 pm »
I fitted a new set of rear wheel bearing to my DRZ during the week. What a pleasure. Literally took me half an hour. Super impressed with the double bearing on the drive side. From what I've tinkered with so far, this is a quality bike.

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2017, 10:40:51 am »
I fitted a new set of rear wheel bearing to my DRZ during the week. What a pleasure. Literally took me half an hour. Super impressed with the double bearing on the drive side. From what I've tinkered with so far, this is a quality bike.
That is one thing I still need to do.  What bearing puller do you have?  And where did you get the bearings? And how much did they cost?

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2017, 10:42:40 am »
Meanwhile I got down to sticking my decals on.  Not an easy job!  Just one decal left to do.

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2017, 09:19:28 pm »
I fitted a new set of rear wheel bearing to my DRZ during the week. What a pleasure. Literally took me half an hour. Super impressed with the double bearing on the drive side. From what I've tinkered with so far, this is a quality bike.
That is one thing I still need to do.  What bearing puller do you have?  And where did you get the bearings? And how much did they cost?

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I got the bearings from Bearing Man Group. There are branches everywhere. They sell NTN and NSK. Same same, I got the NSK's. The sizes are:
2 x 6004 2rs
1 x 6204 2rs

You don't need a bearing puller. Just hit them out from the opposite side. It'll take you an hour max if it's your first time. Just make sure when you put the new ones in, you tap gently evenly around the outer race of the bearing. Don't smack it in skew else you'll damage your hub. Gentle gentle ...evenly and straight.

Also clean everything and put a health bit of grease between the bearing and the seal. It helps stop kak from getting past the seal. My seals are toast but the little bushes are worn too so will machine them down a bit and get some seals with a smaller ID.
Grease also stops the shaft from rusting and going mankie.

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2017, 09:20:33 pm »
Can't wait to see your sticker kit on. Post pics when it's done.

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2017, 09:22:27 pm »
I've decided to call my bike Captain Custard. I've never named a bike before....weird.....

The proverbial 'we' did a ride today to the Mareisburg mine dumps. Check out my report.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=210796.0


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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2017, 04:00:27 am »
I fitted a new set of rear wheel bearing to my DRZ during the week. What a pleasure. Literally took me half an hour. Super impressed with the double bearing on the drive side. From what I've tinkered with so far, this is a quality bike.
It's a Suzuki! They are quality bikes!


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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2017, 05:03:04 pm »
Finally got around to putting the last stickers on.  Sadly the tank shroud stickers was for the wrong model so I need to do those over.

All in all it looks ok from far since my sticker sticking skills suck.



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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2017, 06:28:52 pm »
Lyk bed˘nnerd  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2017, 06:33:55 pm »
@Ri thanks! 😀

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2017, 07:25:28 pm »
Finally got around to putting the last stickers on.  Sadly the tank shroud stickers was for the wrong model so I need to do those over.

All in all it looks ok from far since my sticker sticking skills suck.



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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2017, 07:58:43 pm »
Took the bike out for a spin before we head out to Namibia.  Bike felt sooo good!
 

Offline blauth

Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2017, 08:38:57 am »
Finally got around to putting the last stickers on.  Sadly the tank shroud stickers was for the wrong model so I need to do those over.

All in all it looks ok from far since my sticker sticking skills suck.



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I think it looks great. Well done....apparently, your stickering skills don't suck that bad....   hehe

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2017, 08:47:40 am »
Finally got around to putting the last stickers on.  Sadly the tank shroud stickers was for the wrong model so I need to do those over.

All in all it looks ok from far since my sticker sticking skills suck.



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I think it looks great. Well done....apparently, your stickering skills don't suck that bad....   hehe
Thanks man.  From close up you will see a few wrinkles but hey, I am no pro!

 

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Re: My DRZ400E thread
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2017, 10:52:47 am »
I remember when I did enduro's, we'd get stickers where we had to apply the sticker wet which allowed you to move the sticker around whilst working with it. I almost always had to cut a little incision here and there to get it to work well with compound curves though.

I'll be honest, applying stickeris not my favorite pass time, you need uber patience.....something I inherently lack.