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Offline Brinkman

Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #120 on: March 06, 2020, 08:19:07 pm »
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #121 on: March 06, 2020, 08:25:28 pm »
Nice looking bike
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #122 on: March 11, 2020, 09:54:40 am »
Morning ladies and gents.

Went to Rooi-Els this past Sunday to get my mind free from STRESS>>>

The SM did really well and I'm extremely happy with the complete package than ever before.

I finished editing the Gopro footage and I'm not going to lie it really takes time to cram all that footage into 8 minutes.

See below and turn up the sound to here that MRD exhaust system, I really wish the Gopro could replicate the real life sound

Also turned my chicken snchitzels into tiny chicken strips  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :ricky:

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:VIDEO IS DOWN, BUSY UPLOADING VERSION 2.0 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #123 on: March 11, 2020, 11:07:15 am »
 :laughing4: :ricky:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #124 on: March 11, 2020, 11:40:32 am »
Clarence Drive is altyd 'n lekker pas om te ry om so bietjie te de-stress
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #125 on: March 14, 2020, 09:43:47 am »
More gents/ladies.

Re-uploaded the video. Chopped and changed on the edit and I'm happy with it now.

Below is the new one.

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2020, 07:29:30 pm »
More gents/ladies.

Re-uploaded the video. Chopped and changed on the edit and I'm happy with it now.

Below is the new one.

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Very nice editing, and some judicious shading out of your speed, haha! Engine sounds great :thumleft:

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #127 on: March 18, 2020, 02:12:59 pm »
Check this SM as well, converted to 18/21

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2020, 08:57:34 am »
Check this SM as well, converted to 18/21



Looks awesome! I wish I could get a white one in SA. Blue also looks great
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2020, 09:00:14 am »
21 days to get some work done. I don't have that much to do to be honest, so I got some grey sealant from work and a shim kit from my dad so I will have my first go at adjusting valves with underbucket shims.

Had a look at a bunch of Youtube vids and I have the manual so all should be fine.

21 days is so long, I might just as well undo 1 bolt everyday
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2020, 09:02:06 am »
Anyone working on their bikes during this lock down period? And the most important question, who is using their bikes to go the the shop?  :thumleft:
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2020, 09:26:38 am »
I have a few updates regarding the life of the DRZ.


But first two photo's  O0
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2020, 09:31:15 am »
The bike had a really crappy worn down front tyre on it, so had a new Michelin Pilot Street Radial fitted just before the Rooi-Els video earlier in this thread.
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2020, 09:39:03 am »
Apologies, a bit out of order. I removed the "spoke straws" a while ago as I have never been a big fan of them, but after some time I really regretted the decision as I missed the "blacked out look".

So with that and a ton of swear words I battled to get them back on
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2020, 09:41:12 am »
Front wheel done and the second pic is the complete look back to how I like it  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #135 on: March 27, 2020, 09:46:01 am »
About a week ago I adjusted the tension on the neck bearings as they was a bit on the loose side. No tank slappers, but wobbled a bit through sweeping corners as can be seen on the Rooi-Els Youtube vid.

First I made it too tight as I didn't take into consideration that when the top nut is torqued town it tightens every up a lot more.

I can tell you too tight is much worse than too loose. Snaked all over

Perfect at the moment  :drif: :thumleft:
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2020, 10:43:39 pm »
I've never been a spoke straws fan, but I agree, the blacked out look is kick-ass. Looks great :thumleft: