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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2019, 09:14:37 am »
Maak net seker jy het spaar boute as jy die Edge lig installeer.......... Of maak seker dis vas deur locktite te gebruik.
Myne het enkele kere los vibreer.......... maar bygesÍ myne was die E model met aggro knoblies en het obviously meer vibreer as wat die SM sal vibreer
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2019, 09:18:25 am »
Maak net seker jy het spaar boute as jy die Edge lig installeer.......... Of maak seker dis vas deur locktite te gebruik.
Myne het enkele kere los vibreer.......... maar bygesÍ myne was die E model met aggro knoblies en het obviously meer vibreer as wat die SM sal vibreer

Dankie vir die raad. Sal maar bietjie blou locktite gooi
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2019, 09:22:34 am »
It was time to tackle the solenoid.

First off was taking the side hose off and removing the copper hose fitting from the carb.

Then unbolting the solenoid from the opposite side

Easy enough  :imaposer:
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2019, 09:24:08 am »
The carb looks so much better without all the wiring and extra hoses
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2019, 09:29:53 am »
Along with the solenoid the original vacuum hose that runs from the solenoid to the top cap was cut and blocked with a nice tight fitting bolt covered in black RTV silicone.
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2019, 09:32:44 am »
Nog 'n cosmetic upgrade wat baie goed gaan lyk op die SM is om die exhaust header te laat ceramic coat. Dis beslis die moeite werd.
Doen later, spandeer nou eers jou geld op die belangriker goed
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2019, 09:33:15 am »
Doesn't look half bad.

The feed hose that comes from the air box was also blocked off in the same way.
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2019, 10:44:42 am »
@Brinkman

The pipe running to the airbox, is that not a breather, that needs to be open?

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2019, 10:49:53 am »
@Brinkman

The pipe running to the airbox, is that not a breather, that needs to be open?

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Not at all. :ricky: It is the hose that feeds the solenoid so needs to be blocked off so dirt doesn't get into the intake boot.

When the solenoid is removed it does not serve a purpose
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2019, 11:21:57 am »
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2019, 11:30:52 am »
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Quite a few interesting and different aspects touched upon. I enjoyed reading it and viewing the pictures. Well done! :thumleft:
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2019, 12:13:23 pm »
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Quite a few interesting and different aspects touched upon. I enjoyed reading it and viewing the pictures. Well done! :thumleft:

Thanks Eberhard :biggrin:

Even though it's a Super Motard it's still more relevant to this forum than my KTM 200 thread I did :thumleft:

Going to take a nap and then battle to get the carb back into the bike  :xxbah:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #52 on: December 26, 2019, 02:48:52 pm »
@Brinkman

The pipe running to the airbox, is that not a breather, that needs to be open?

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Not at all. :ricky: It is the hose that feeds the solenoid so needs to be blocked off so dirt doesn't get into the intake boot.

When the solenoid is removed it does not serve a purpose
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2019, 09:34:42 am »
Woooooooowieeeeeee! Lifting the front wheel in second gear is a breeze now! Just getting to the sweet spot in the rev range in second gear and pulling back on the bar. Without clutch
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2019, 04:26:22 pm »
Damn near impossible to keep a broom stick mounted Gopro smooth

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2019, 04:49:26 pm »
Pragtige bike!
Dankie vir al die moeite met die fotos en beskrywings dis lekker om te lees!
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2019, 06:00:53 pm »
Pragtige bike!
Dankie vir al die moeite met die fotos en beskrywings dis lekker om te lees!
. Dankie Blikners! Maak dit lekkerder as mense van dit hou
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2020, 09:31:37 pm »
 This is only the first few weeks of ownership so I will keep it updated going into the future.


Next up for the bike is as follows

*DRC Edge 2 smoked rear light

*DRC led indicators

*Michelin Pilot street radial front tyre to match the rear

*Valve clearances/inspection at the Yamaha dealership where I work

What else would you guys recommend?
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2020, 09:32:35 pm »
Buying myself a bit of hard work in a form of a full system restoration project :)

I'm literally on Thumpertalk all my free time, just searching, but there is so many conflicting view points.



The latest head scratcher......

My bike did 148KM/h when it was stock with just a slip on.


Did the 3x3 mod and re-jetted and now the bike is flat up top with a top speed of about 132KM/h. That right there is just sad. But I will give it some proper attention with the new exhaust.  :dousing: :dousing:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2020, 09:36:20 pm »
 I found a Facebook post from someone in Cape Town advertising a MRD SSW full system.

I couldn't believe my luck! This is the most sought after system ever made for the DRZ400. Made in the USA and the owner does all the welding by hand. It truly is a work of art and gets the most power out of the DRZ

It looked really bad on the photo's so I made a Low ball offer of R1800 but we settled on R2000. Their asking price was R3000.

Below is the Facebook ad pics
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