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Offline Brinkman

Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2020, 10:17:17 am »
FCR, 440 big bore, Hotcams etc. so many things you can do to this bike then go ride a stock KTM 525 and you will cry yourself to sleep  :biggrin: Following your build  :thumleft:

Valid point, but I'm done with KTM. After seeing the built quality on my 2 stroke I had I will never buy orange again. Plus the added maintenance on a 525 is no go for me :ricky:

I want to ride, and not wrench more than I have too
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2020, 10:19:47 am »
Well done on a awesome find and making good progress and improvements  :thumleft:

This bike is something to drool over  :drif:

Thanks for the positive feedback! :biggrin:

I ordered the DRC edge 2 tail light, led flicket unit and DRC LED indicators this morning. Should be here by Friday.

I got them from Langston Motorsport in JHB

Thanks for the reply  :thumleft:

I'm busy restoring a 1982 XR 200R that was put on the road with a very butchered roadworthy kit and the wiring is a mess. I see that DRC have a very nice "plug and play" roadworthy kit that I'm considering.
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #82 on: January 08, 2020, 11:29:50 am »
Well done on a awesome find and making good progress and improvements  :thumleft:

This bike is something to drool over  :drif:

Thanks for the positive feedback! :biggrin:

I ordered the DRC edge 2 tail light, led flicket unit and DRC LED indicators this morning. Should be here by Friday.

I got them from Langston Motorsport in JHB

Thanks for the reply  :thumleft:

I'm busy restoring a 1982 XR 200R that was put on the road with a very butchered roadworthy kit and the wiring is a mess. I see that DRC have a very nice "plug and play" roadworthy kit that I'm considering.

I've never bought any DRC products so hoping it is at least good quality. Spent a sh!t ton on lights now. Kind of feel guilty and a little stressed because this month is still so long.  :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

But this is the last thing I want to do to the bike for now. Otherwise I am extremely happy with how it looks.

So from end of this week I will start building up my savings again...
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2020, 11:37:20 am »
I'm sure that the quality of the DRC products are good.

There is a thread whee DR BiIG750 gave a 1996 KLX 300 a make over and he fitted the road worthy kit.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=243936.msg4372261#msg4372261

Mayby @DR BIG 750 can give his opinion of the quality of the DRC products.
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2020, 08:55:26 am »
DRC products are very good, Japanese company although some of the parts are made in China but DRC won't allow sub par quality.
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2020, 01:55:31 pm »
We have loadshedding so I might as well use this time to post sonething. What a &%$#@! up, atleast the router is running on the UPS.

The newest edition to the SM arrived today. I got myself the DRC Edge 2 tail light in red, smoked indicators front and rear, the flasher relay and front indicator brackets to replace the stock ones. 

The supplier didn't have 2 sets so I organised that I can go and pick up a set tomorrow morning at a bike shop in Cape Town.   :thumleft:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #86 on: January 11, 2020, 01:57:58 pm »
The first impressions was that this DRC stuff is quality. Included is perfect instructions and everything you need.    :deal:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2020, 01:59:16 pm »
Example of the crappy work people do, not even half a sense for routing cables. 
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2020, 02:00:34 pm »
This is the butt ugly poop scoop coming off the back of the SM!
I will never understand why anyone would design and produce such cruelness, but on the other hand it is still not as ugly as some of the other countries
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #89 on: January 11, 2020, 02:02:46 pm »
To my surprise the bike actually sports a very nice looking Aluminium sub frame  :drif: :drif:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #90 on: January 11, 2020, 02:06:02 pm »
Spent the evening cutting the plugs off the existing tail light and indicators and soldering them to the DRC kit.

The IC Flicker relay was a bit of a head scratcher. First tested and then soldered. The DRC IC relay needs to be used in conjunction with the OEM flicker unit.   
 
BEWARE, first put the wires of the indicators through the brackets, put the nut on and then solder! 
One of my many mistakes
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2020, 02:07:15 pm »
My routing of the cables with a really nice "pocket" underneath the numberboard I tucked the wires into
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2020, 03:18:50 pm »
I drove through to Cape Town this morning to go and collect the front indicators.
They are really so perfect for the DRZ!!! 
 

Offline Ri

Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2020, 07:30:22 pm »
Looks great, very neat work!
 

Offline Brinkman

Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #94 on: January 12, 2020, 09:26:53 am »
Looks great, very neat work!

Thanks Ri, I've always appreciated your feedback over the years :thumleft: O0
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2020, 09:31:28 am »
 I finished this morning and did a quick photo shoot. I wanted to do it yesterday but the light conditions was not the best.

Just to refresh the memories of what the bike looked like before. . .
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 09:36:50 am by Brinkman »
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #96 on: January 12, 2020, 09:32:47 am »
And now for the big reveal!!! I have purposely not added a full view of the light in the in progress photos to make this moment bigger 😎

 :useless:
 

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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2020, 09:33:30 am »
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2020, 09:34:10 am »
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Re: The tale of the Suzuki DRZ400 Super Motard
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2020, 09:35:05 am »
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